Showing posts with label makeup. Show all posts
Showing posts with label makeup. Show all posts

Saturday, January 10, 2015

5 Natural Makeup Essentials

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Hello!First of all,Happy New Year!I wish you all the best in the upcoming year. I'm sorry I was absent for 4 whole months but,to be honest, it was something I expected due to school and so on.
Either way, I wanted to share my 5 essentials for a good natural makeup look, as it's something I wear every day. 
 
















 

Number 1: A good mascara | A good mascara as in a mascara that will separate your lashes and make them look naturally voluminous and long. I've decided to chose MF's Masterpiece Transform as it's great for separating your lashes right at the root and elongating them. Also, I would like to point out Maybelline's Lots of Lashes mascara-one of my top top favorites.
















 

Number 2:The base | A natural looking,glowy base is one of the key components of a natural looking makeup. (At least in my opinion) You don't necessarily have to have a dewy foundation/tinted moisturizer. I like to use an illuminator or a illuminating creme (such as the Corine de Farme illuminating hydrating moisturizer or the illuminator from NYX). I also adore liquid highlighters. I use the one from Catrice, which I reviewed here.


 Number 4: A medium brown (matte) eyeshadow | A medium brown eyeshadow is kind of a must in a natural makeup look. In my opinion, it's best if that eyeshadow is matte as it will look more natural. The thing is, with just this one eyeshadow you can do your entire eye-makeup. You can intensify it in the crease and add more on the lower lash line for a more night time look. (The one from the picture is from Pupart palette no.1)

Number 4:Blusher | I love using a peach or a light pink color when doing a natural looking makeup because they will usually give you a natural, pinched cheek looking blush. This blush tint is great as it literally looks like a natural blush and the other blush is a peach powder version which I love dusting at the top of my cheeks. (Catrice Tint and H&M Dazzling Peach)

 

 












Number 5:Lip Tint | On everyday basis I love using a lip tint or a tinted balm rather than a lipstick simply because it's easier and low-maintenance. I think the Baby Lips are perfect for that because they give a slight tint to your lips and moisturize them at the same time. (My favorite are the Peach Kiss and Cherry Me)

I'm sorry I've been so absent and lazy, I promise I will try to be more active around here. On that note, I decided that I will be renaming my blog as I'm not happy with 'LipstickJunkie' anymore,at all. Until I find a name that I'm 100% happy with, my blog will be named after me. (Laura Palmer)

Have a lovely weekend,
Laura xo

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Wet n Wild: Cherry Bomb Review

Sunday, June 22, 2014
Hey dolls!
A week ago I stumbled upon a WnW shelf which I happily browsed trough until I decided to buy myself a lipstick. I've worn it couple of times and I decided it's time for a review. I'll try to make the review as much in detail as possible. Let's get into the review!


Packaging and price: The packaging is simple, nothing special yet nothing too much or tacky.The tube where the lipstick itself is placed is quite narrow and I'm pleased to say that my lipstick has not smeared to the lid.(By itself, of course.) The price is baffling-4$. As I get more into the review you'll see how much of a bargain this product is!



The Product Itself: The lipstick itself has a matte finish but not a dry texture, yet a slightly creamy one. I do suggest putting on a chapstick before because your lips can feel dry after wearing it for some time. It's easily applied straight from the packaging but I prefer using a lip brush, simply because I'm clumsy. I have to say it stays on for quite long, I only reapplied to certain areas after eating.  and I'm pleased to say it doesn't smear! (bleed)

Color and amount:  The color of this product is just..amazing. I love plum and dark red shades so this makes me an even bigger fan. The color is somewhat in between red and purple, I'd say it's purple with some dark red shades in it. It looks lovely on most (if not all) skin-tones and it suits well even with a heavier eye makeup. For the price of 4$ you get 18ml of product, which is quite of a big amount!


Conclusion: This product is bag-friendly, easily applied , not over-drying with a lovely matte finish. Definitely has my recommendation!


Until next time,
Laura x




Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Review:Essence Love Letters Duo Eye Pencil

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Hey dolls!Yes,yes another review.Recently I've been using a lot of new products and I thought it'd be interesting to include some on here.I hope you enjoy this review, if you do let me know in comments below!

Packaging and price: The packaging is grey colored with the company's logo and the Love Letters written next to it. I'm not too fond of the packaging, it isn't very elegant or neat but it's quite easy to use and the wand is quite long so you don't have any trouble when applying.The eyeliner is about 2 euros.

The Product itself: The formula of the eye pencil is very creamy and easily blendable. The sponge is firm but not rough on the eyes. The color I have is 01 Inkheart. This color is quite nice, a dark, graphite grey.This color is amazing for both smokey eyes or a natural eye look. I find that lasts long, doesn't smudge and doesn't need reapplying trough the day.(I quite like the name, too.)






Conclusion: This eyepencil is a nice, creamy product, easily blendable and hand-friendly. This product has a great price and I definitely recommend it.


I hope you liked this review and will try this product out!What would you like to see from me?What's your favorite eyepencil steal?Let me know!See you soon,






Sunday, April 20, 2014

Review:Catrice Re-Touch Light-Reflecting Concealer

Sunday, April 20, 2014
Hey dolls!
This couple of days I've had time to write some reviews and take some pictures to make it up for the quite long break.I'm constantly in a search for a perfect highlighter and concealer with a lighting purpose. Recently, I ran out of my current favorite concealer, Maybelline's Fit Me and I decided to try something new. I decided for the Light Reflecting Concealer from Catrice as I didn't try many of those in my life. I hope you enjoy this review and find it helpful. Let's go!

Packaging and amount: The concealer comes in a light-reflecting tube (as well) as a twist-pen. The packaging is neat and fits into a makeup bag very nicely, I would say it's quite handy and easy to use. You get 1.5 ml for around 4 euros (5 $). At the top of the tube there is a brush with which you apply the product.


Ease of Use: The brush is a centimeter long and I find it quite easy to apply this product. Although, when you first use it you need to twist plenty of times until any product comes out. As I mentioned above, the bottle fits nicely into my hand and I have no trouble with it. 

The Concealer itself: This product is creamy and hydrating, perfect for girls with dry or sensitive under eye area. It blends really easily and is quite buildable without getting cakey. I find that it lasts almost entire day(5-6 hours) on my skin.(I have the shade 020 Light Beige, which is a yellow based colour.)

What the product promises: '    The ultimate creamy, light concealer for radiant eyes and a fresh appearance: light-reflecting pigments and medium coverage combined with moisturizing ingredients hide shadows under your eyes and other small imperfections in no time at all. Its gentle texture feels pleasant on the sensitive skin around your eyes.
Available in a premium silver twist-pen'

The concealer definitely gives you radiance and freshness but it doesn't cover dark circles or imperfections. The coverage is light to medium(buildable as I said), but I find that it doesn't cover my circles, just refreshens my eyes.










 
















(On the pictures above you can see that it barely covered my beauty mark and, hopefully, you can see it's reflective.)

 Conclusion: This light reflecting concealer is amazing for highlighting and giving you a more radiant look, however it is not effective at covering circles or imperfections, which is a minus. I do like this product and would repurchase it simply because I use it for highlighting. I wouldn't recommend it for anything more than that.

*In Middle Europe Catrice is available in local drugstores(Muller,DM) and in Ireland.I'm not sure about rest of the world.[link to the website here ]

That was it guys!I hope it didn't bore you to death, I really wanted to do a detailed review. I hope it somewhat helped!Thank you for your patience over the past few weeks, see you soon


Sunday, March 16, 2014

Favorite Mascaras and Lipsticks ǀ March

Sunday, March 16, 2014
Hey dolls!Lipsticks and mascaras are something we all use on a daily basis;in my case,they alternate and change every month.Thought I'd share some of my loves from this month.Sit back and enjoy!


















[MF 2000 Calories, Bourjois Volume Glamorous Max Definition, Manhattan Supersize False Lash Look]



MF 2000 Calories Mascara:This one i s a classic that everyone loves.It has thicker and longer bristles at one end and shorter ones at the other.It's great for achieving voluminous lashes which are extended at the end.The small bristles are great for lower lashes and lashes at the inner corner. 5/5

 Bourjois Volume Glamorous Max Definition: This brush is plastic and it has short bristles.When I first bought it,it was quite liquidy,but after few times using it, it became drier-which I prefer.This mascara gives you amazing volume and length.It does not smear trough the day and it's easy to reapply if needed. 5/5

  Manhattan Supersize False Lash Look:This formula is quite on the liquid side,but I like it never the less.The brush is pretty big so it's not really good for inner corner or lower lashes.I love using this at the very ends of my lashes,as it gives amazing length.That being said,I do find that it kind of sticks my lashes together if I apply a bit more, and then I have to take it off and reapply again. 4/5

 [From left to right:Catrice Ultimate Shine060:Teddy Brown, Catrice Ultimate Color 010:Be Natural, Wet n Wild E902C:Bare It All]

These three have been my best lips friends this month;I'm usually a dark lip kind of a girl,but these are so lovely;it's impossible not to love them.


-The Wet n Wild one is very matte so I often use some lipgloss ot lip base, or I just simply leave it like that.
-Catrice in 010 is a shiny,creamy lipstick that glides on very smoothly.It's very moisturizing but I do feel I need to reapply,it must be because of the creamy formulation.The shade is a very light nude,great for a 'no makeup' look.
-Teddy bown is a shiny, brown color.A tad bit shinier than Be Natural, but just as creamy.A really lovely shade of brown, amazing for everyday. Same as Be Natural,I need to reapply trough the day.

That is it for this week dolls,I hope you enjoyed this post and you come back for more!I'll be inactive on my social media for a while,just an fyi.New post coming on Wednesday/Thursday Central European Time.Have a lovely rest of the day.Lots of love,
 




Sunday, March 02, 2014

Alarm

Sunday, March 02, 2014
hey dolls!In the August of last year I made a review on a lipstick from Rimmel in the shade 170:Alarm.Since then,I've fallen in love with this lipstick and it has become my favorite red lipstick.It's quite bright and it adds life back to your face.It's a lovely matte that is easily applied and does not smear trough the day.












I started off by applying my favorite foundation,Bourjois 123 Perfection in 51 Light Vanilla.I then highlighted my nose and covered my circles with Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 20.I set all that with Manhattan's Compact Powder in 03.










Over my entire eyelid I applied Catrice's mono eyeshadow' Bring Me Frosted Cake' and in my inner corner I applied a Wet n Wild shimmery eyeshadow.I applied Catrice's mono eyeshadow in 080 'Go,Charlie Brown!' in my crease and I blended that in on my lower lashline as well.I've put white eyeliner in my inner corner and lower waterline and I applied my MF 2000 Calories Mascara.















Before lipliner and lipstick,I applied a lip base from Catrice just to smooth out any lines or cracks.After that I outlined my lips,because they are uneven,with the Manhattan Extreme Last Lipliner in 44N.(Unfortunately,I had technical difficulties so I lost the picture.)
After that,I filled my lips in with the already mentioned Rimmel lipstick and blended it in with a lip brush.













The finished result.
















The lipstick and the lip base.


Products used:
Bourjois 123 Perfect Foundation/51 Light Vanilla
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer/20
Manhattan Compact Powder/03 Teint Beige

Catrice Absolute Eye Color Mono/090 Bring Me Frosted Cake
Catrice Absolute Eye Color Mono/080 Go,Charlie Brown!
Wet n Wild/738 Comfort Zone [the left browbone color]
Rimmel Soft Kohl Kajal Eye Pencil/071 Pure White
MF 2000 Calories Mascara

 Rimmel Eyebrow Pencil/001 Dark Brown

Catrice Liplocking Base
Manhattan Extreme Last  Lipliner/44 N
Rimmel Lipstick/170 Alarm

That is it for this week loves!I hope you enjoyed this makeup look,if you did leave a comment down below.See you next Thursday,




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