Tuesday, 29 November 2011

FOTD - Royal Sugar

Just a quick one today. We've been having a run of bad news recently, well, not so much us, but people we care very much about. Either way, it sucks, but we're all trying to remain positive.

In the spirit of that, here is a rather bright FOTD featuring Sugarpill Royal Sugar chromalust.

For a list of products used, and another picture, keep reading!!

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

FOTD - Feeling blue

I'm not particularly happy with how this turned out, but I wanted to post it anyway because I've not posted many blue looks. I'm getting back into blue shadows after quite a long time not wearing them, I guess I'll just have to keep practising!

Keep reading for another picture + product list!

Monday, 21 November 2011

Product Raves - Revlon Colorstay

Today’s rave is on my favourite foundation – Revlon Colorstay.

This costs around £12.50 and is available at Boots, Superdrug etc.

I LOVE this foundation. It provides medium to full coverage without looking mask like, it’s available in formulations for both dry and oily skin and the finish is flawless.

To compare it to another foundation, I’d say the coverage and formula is pretty similar to MAC studio fix fluid. However, Colorstay is more affordable, the pale shades run less orange and I’ve heard of far fewer cases of people breaking out from this foundation.

The range of shades available in the UK at the moment isn’t going to suit everyone, and I really hope they extend the range in future. Luckily, “Ivory” is pretty much a perfect match for my skin.

I stipple this on using my E.L.F studio flat top powder brush and work in layers depending on how much coverage I want. Please note that this product does dry pretty quickly, so you need to work fast. Other than that, this is HG for me.

Check it out and let me know what you think!

Sunday, 20 November 2011

FOTD - copper and burgundy glitz

This is the look I did to go for coffee on Saturday. It's one of my favourite out of all the looks I've been doing recently!

For a second picture and product list, keep reading!

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Product Raves - Boots 17 Photo Flawless Eye Pencil (Black-gold)

This is the start of my “Product Raves” series. I noticed that there are products I’ve been using a lot recently which I don’t want to do a full review on, but that warrant a little bit more detail than just being featured in a monthly favourites post.

First up is Boots 17 Photo Flawless eye pencil in black-gold.

These pencils cost a mere £2.89 and are available at Boots stores and on the Boots.com website.

I’ve been wearing a lot of bronze/brown eye looks recently, and this wonder pencil has featured in most of them. The Boots website describes the photo flawless pencils as being “black with a twist of pearlescent colour”, but this is really just a beautiful bronze liner.

I don’t use pencil liners very often, mainly because my lids are quite oily AND they’re hooded, so anything even remotely creamy transfers within moments, but not this pencil! It doesn’t set instantly, and there is enough time for you to smudge it a bit, but once this is on it does not budge. I wore this to a wedding recently and my make-up was on for twelve hours, including throughout a rather weepy speech and the consumption of several glasses of wine. At the end of the night, my eye make-up looked exactly the same as when I first applied it.

I've been using this to line my upper lash line instead of liquid liner, and I really love the softer look it gives.

I also have these pencils in the blue and green shades but I haven’t had chance to give them a proper road test yet.

In the meantime, if you see this in Boots, I urge you to pick one up!

Thursday, 17 November 2011

I am alive!!! (+ a FOTD dump)

Hi guys! I'm so sorry that I haven't posted for over a month, and that I didn't get around to doing the give away I promised. Please understand that other things have had to take priority over the last few weeks. It's not something I feel the need to discuss here, but rest assured, I had good reason to take a break. I'm not going to make promises regarding how often I will publish new posts, but it will be as often as possible!

On that note, what kind of posts would you like to see in the future? More FOTD'S? Reviews? Something completely different? I was also wondering if you'd like me to do the small give away I had planned, or wait until I have 200 followers and do a much bigger give away? Let me know what you think either by commenting or mailing me at notamakeupsnob@gmail.com

Onwards to the FOTD dump! I'm afraid I can't remember the products I used for these looks, but what the hell! Enjoy :)