buckle up because this is a long one!
I’ve been collecting a few bits and pieces of affordable makeup brands (supermarket, drugstore, pharmacy, high street), and I decided to do a video where I try several of those products on my face and get to see how they behave throughout the day.
you can find most of the products at your local drugstore/pharmacy, but Feelunique, Look Fantastic and Boots International are always great international references for these kinds of brands (except Essence, Kiko, H&M and Makeup Revolution).
Kiko Smart Dry Nail Laquer
Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge (Look Fantastic, Feelunique)
L’Oréal True Match Foundation (not many shades at Feelunique, but you can find it at your local drugstore)
Essence 2 in 1 Highlight and Contouring stick
Essence I Love Color Intensifying Eyeshadow Base
Essence My Must Haves Eyeshadow 14 – Purple Clouds
Makeup Revolution Eyeshadow in Purple Heaven — I couldn’t, for the life of me, find an online store that looked reliable, so check your local drugstore or pharmacy to see if they carry the brand.
Essence Eye and Face Palette 01
Rimmel Scandaleyes Reloaded Mascara
L’Oréal True Match Pressed Powder, again, through Feelunique or Lookfantastic
Essence My Must Haves Highlighter Powder
Essence Strobing Highlighter in let it glow!
Essence My Must Haves Lip Base
Essence My Must Haves Lip Powder
Essence Glossy Stick Lip Colour 02 – clear nude
also mentioned but not worn:
Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation
H&M Sensorium Eye Color in Cuveè Rose
this one was soooo hard for me. I hate seeing myself with pink makeup. I thinks it’s because of my yellow undertones, it always looks… off… oh, well, but I took one for the team, and I managed to pull it off before I chickened out!
Continue reading “monochromatic look — the pinks”
I’m moss-green and orange is not my jam, what do I do?
Continue reading “makeup 101 . bronzers”
I talk so much, it took me almost a day to get this video under 15 minutes… but I think I got to make a good bundles of tips and favourites for you guys.
Continue reading “beauty 101 . eyeshadows”
this is an in-depth video on the three cushion foundations currently available here in Portugal.
Continue reading “the cushion foundation thing”
one of those trends that became an addiction an that, for many, is strange and complicated.
it’s no more than playing with the light and shadows of your face to enhance or recede some areas.
Continue reading “101 . contour and highlight”
richly pigmented and with a matte finish, lip liners are often disregarded as those things that you don’t actually need, or you’ll think of using once in a blue moon when you’re in the mood for a seamless bold lip with added lasting power.
there is more to these overlooked products, I say! when you’re pouting because you’re tempted by an on-trend colour and you don’t want to dish out all that money for a lipstick you won’t wear that often, these are the babies you should pay attention to.
they are also the perfect tool/product to mix and match lip colours with more ease, tone down some brights, spruce up some lights, and vice-versa.
why, you’re not in the mood for a matte lip? no worries: a lip balm can provide a creamy texture, and a gloss makes your smacker shine on for the night.
Continue reading “lip liner galore”
for those who got overwhelmed with the colour-picking, the blending, the expensive products and the overall faff of my previous smokey eye video, here’s a fool- proof tutorial with one eyeshadow and one brush.
Continue reading “affordable, quick, fuss-free smokey eye”