Thursday, 21 June 2012

Sleek I Divine Ultra palettes...MATT WIN!!!

Sleek have come out with not one, but too excellent I Divine palettes. Both called Ultra Mattes, these are pretty much a win for Sleek ( previous all matt palettes haven't been at all good) The two palettes come in Brights and Darks.
Usual packaging of cardboard box over with black case. shadows are protected by clear plastic with shadow's names printed on that. Each palette comes with a double ended foam applicator.

These mattes are intense, pigmented and go on beautifully, bar the white shade..which isn't as pigmented.


Thursday, 7 June 2012

A sad day for animals and one very ANGRY consumer- edited to add happy news update on UD!

This news has come to my attention. Leaping Bunny ( The coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics) has announced it is removing Urban Decay, Two Faced and Hard Candy off its list as these companies have decided to put profit ahead of compassion and sell their products in China.
http://leapingbunny.org/press6.php
(China's laws mean that products sold their MUST be tested in animals --oddly not products made there and shipped abroad though!)

SO yes i will be removing those 3 brands and any others i find doing the same and i certainly wont be promoting their products on my blog.( I have quite a few of their products but will not name them here in future posts)

Sad day indeed.

EDIT_ This in from Hard Candy -  - URGENT!!! We do not, have not and will NEVER test on animals! Leaping Bunny is incorrect - Hard Candy is NOT owned by Urban Decay. Hard Candy has ZERO affiliation with Urban Decay. We will be contacting Leaping Bunny immediately to retract this harmful and damaging statement. Again, Hard Candy does not test on animals. EVER!!!

So Hard Candy IS ok.....this is good to know, although its a hard brand to find in the UK, wish it was easier to get hold of here.

EDIT 2!!! - Urban Decay have decided not to sell to China!!! Read more in my new post -
http://www.urbandecay.com/Animal-Testing-Policy/animal-testing-policy,default,pg.html

Friday, 1 June 2012

Tick Tock Showcase - Beach theme

The third and final show case post for Tick Tock cosmetics.

The theme was Beach, And i always think of deep blue seas and golden sands.
I decided to do three looks using the same 4 colours to show how versatile they can be.
I used Frozen In Time, Big Ben, High Noon and Time Turner in all 3 looks.

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First i used a black base(Tick Tock's Black Hole is good for this), i call this look - Midnight beach party
Big Ben used all over lid with Frozen in time on the inner corner and lightly brushed under brow arch. High Noon on lower lid near inner corner and Time Turner under eye and winged out. On the Lips is Marks and Spencers Pale Blush lipstick with Illamasqua's Sheer gloss in Provoke on top.

Second look is called 'Beach party' as this time i used a white base(Tick Tock's Milky Way or Nyx's Milk Jumbo Pencil are good). See how different the colours behave on different bases! (Also new hair lol)
Same placement of shadows. Lips this time are just Illamasqua Sheer gloss - Provoke.

Third and final look called Seashore and swapped the placement of the colours with Big Ben and Frozen in Time on the lower lid. Also used a white base in this to help the dustier High Noon stick.
To mix it up a beat i used a dark matt blue for the eyebrow mixed with a charcoal grey, which matches my blue black hair (doesnt really show on photos). Lips this time were Inglot AMC creme in 51.

All other makeup -Other makeup used in all 3 looks - Innisfree Trouble Care bb cream (great for cool toned pale skin in summer), NYX HD Photogenic Concealer in shade 2. NYX blusher in Taupe. Illamasqua Eerie fine pencil and Famous Matt shadow shade 4 on eyebrows (except look 3 where i used the new Sleek I Divine palette in Ultra Mattes Darks - shades Ink and Thunder). Essence Gel eyeliner in Black and GOSH Waterproof mascara (except in look 2 where i used GOSH extreme Art liners in shades Deep Sea and Black). Meow Minerals Glow Powder in Quartz and Their Flawless formula foundation in shade Himalayan.  Finally Aldi under eye concealer.



Tick Tock Showcase - 2 - Spring Time

The second of my Tick Tock showcase posts - This one featuring the 3 looks i did under the theme Spring Time.
First is 'Spring Rain'
I used Methusela and Clepsydra on the eyes, swapping their placement between the upper and lower lid. Simple but effective. Also added a little Frozen Time in the inner corner. Lipstick is Morgana Minerals in Otherworldly
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Second look is called 'Petals'
I used Once Upon a Time and Midsummer Night. I also used The lipgloss - Friday I'm In Love.

Third look is inspired by Spring bunnies!
I used I <3 U 4EVA and Time Turner plus a mix of Friday I'm In Love and First Kiss lipglosses.

Other makeup used in all three looks - Missha Signature Real Complete bb cream in shade 13, NYX HD Photogenic Concealer in shade 2. NYX blusher in Taupe. Illamasqua Eerie fine pencil and Famous Matt shadow shade 4 on eyebrows. Essence Gel eyeliner in Black and GOSH Waterproof mascara. Meow Minerals Glow Powder in Quartz and Their Sleek formula in shade Himalayan 1. Finally Aldi under eye concealer.




Tick Tock Showcase part 1

First off, Hello again, sorry ive been awol the past month or so, other priorities i'm afraid. Now i'm back and this is all about Tick Tock cosmetics. I was chosen as one of their models and for the past few months have done some looks based on what themes they asked for. Sadly due to my other commitments i've had to leave as a model, but here is what i did for them.
Click Below for pics -