Sunday, 26 December 2010

Xmas Eve, Tron Legacy Inspired......

Yep, me and Chris went to see Tron Legacy in IMAX 3D, which was spectacular! Fantastic film, even if some of the tech talk went over my head, i loved the pretty costumes!
I was inspired by the eye makeup the Siren's wear and the colours of the film. I also had just got Barry M's dazzle dust in 98 Petrol Black, which is an incredible colour that flips between blue, green and purple shimmer on a black base. reminds me of the feathers on a magpie. When i was applying it i saw blue on my lids, and purple in the pot, yet alot of my photos show green!
With my eyes, i used the shape of the Siren's eyemakeup and used the powders to give the effect of the glow of the good guy's blue white over the black and the reflected blue on the black of their costumes.

Fyrinnae / NYX green and metallic brown

I wore this on 23rd December and wanted a play a bit more with the Nyx glitters i got.
This time i used a rich green and the gold from the Fresh Greens set.

I also used some of my favourite loose colours by Fyrinnae. the Arcane magic certainly are magical! The two colours i used are flip tone colours that dance between shimmery greens and rich brown or silvery taupe...

Thursday, 23 December 2010

Aldi brand makeup Lacura - a review

Aldi have been getting some kind words about their skincare and i wanted to see if theyre makeup was as good.
The makeup is under the name Lacura and isnt tested on animals as are any of Aldi's toilettries.

I bought a waterproof mascara in black and the concealer pen.

Both are packaged in shiny silver metal packaging, which gives the products a very high class look, even though the prices are as the americans say drugstore. ( I cant remember exactly how much i paid for these but both were under £5)

First up the mascara -

Its quite a small tube, but i like that as the brush reaches right the bottom of the tube. The brush is a thick shape that does give a lovely thickening to the lashes.

Here are my eyelashes with no mascara on them.....

and with one coat of the mascara  (eyelashes were not curled prior to application) -

and two coats with eyeliner-

Now ive yet to find a true waterproof mascara and sadly this is also not actually waterproof, but it is smudge proof and long lasting, plus it does emphasise the lashes, curls them slightly and lengthens them.
It does has an interesting scent, somewhat floral, which is odd but not noticeble when worn.
Its a good mascara for the price and easily comparable to main high street brands like Max Factor and Revlon, i'd buy it again.

Next - Concealer Pen-

Again a lovely silver metallic mirror finish to the packaging.

Its a click up design similar to many under eye brighteners and its a liquid in a light neutral slightly pink toned colour that instantly brightens my dark circles under my eyes. I also use it along the sides of my nose to diffuse the area. This is a fantastic product! It really does work as well as some of the high end versions of this type of product.  Id definitely buy this again, probably more than 1 as my Aldi isnt that local to get to!

These were the only 2 products that interested me from the range, although they do do lipsticks, lipglosses, foundation, powder, an eyedshadow duo and a normal mascara.

LOTD - purple sparkly look.

Been away from here a while, that was due to losing my camera battery charger! Well i found it and could continue to take photos lol

This was my look i wore went i dragged myself into town to do the last of my xmas shopping. I felt i wanted to bring a bit of colour to the white outside. Since i had picked up a couple of NYX glitter creme palettes i felt i needed some glitter too! Purple is my favourite colour and is often my go to when i cant decide what shades to go for.

Monday, 13 December 2010

NYX cosmetics at T K Maxx!

I popped into TK Maxx yesterday looking for a nice new jumper and although i didnt find anything in liked i stumbled across a load of NYX makeup for sale there. they have some large palette collections - like lip colour palettes, eye shadow palettes and makeup artists palettes, all with huge discounts! I got the makeup artist palette which has large eyeshadows, some blushers and highlighters and couple of lip colours. I should have got the eyeshadow collection too...will nab that when i go back!
They also had some of the small 10 eye shadows palettes (of which all left were damaged) and some of the glitter eye cremes, of which i bought 2 - a purple set and a green set.

if you have wanted to try NYX but didnt want to ship from the US, run as fast as you can to T K Maxx and nab one of the collections palettes!