First make-up *tutorial* here yey! I’m in a green mood these last times. I must say that Hélène’s and Margaux’s green make-ups has something to do with that.
I did a greens gradient, with some pearly touches to illuminate. There’s like a nice beetle effect or whatever, but I didn’t manage to take pics of it, meh. Hope you like it anyway.
Eye Color Fix – Agnès b.
Maximum Coverage Concealer – E.L.F.
Tone Correcting Powder – E.L.F.
Monobulle Effets Spéciaux in Vert et Rose – Agnès b.
Mineral eyeshadow in Outdoorsy – E.L.F.
Outrageous Metallic in Beige – Sephora
Mineral eyeliner in Black – E.L.F
Total Lash Cover – Milani (on top lashes)
Exact Lash Mascara – E.L.F (on bottom lashes)
Eye brushes (all from E.L.F.):
Defining Eye Brush
Studio Small Angled Brush
Blend blend blend, add the mineral eyeliner on the water lines, apply mascara and we’re good.
Hello hello sweeties,
I’m in a super good mood today. I guess it’s because the sun is back in town, yoohoo! But let’s talk about serious girly business : mascara.
I think Naris Up Wink Up Perfect Style Mascara (WUPSM in the following lines) is my favorite of all time (yet). I still have some, but I’m using Total Lash Cover by Milani at the moment. I mainly bought it because of its INSANE brush. Look at that :
It’s both frightening and fascinating ha. The brush is composed of 3 different zones. It looks like there’s a classical mascara brush part, but the thickness of the fibers are different depending on the place. The extremities have neon green fibers that are a bit thicker than the white central fibers. And there’s what I call the pink hedgehog part, made of plastic spikes.
The application is quite fun. This is how I do : I first apply with the fibers part to give volume to the eyelashes. Then, I use the pink hedgehog part to separate the lashes. But beware! Try to not hurt yourself with that part. I’m not kidding, it really is unpleasant. You’ll laugh less when it’ll happen.
The result after a coat is great. Nice volume, very intense black lashes and length is ok. The real bonus is the perfect hold of the curve. After 2 coats, clumps start to form. But it’s not as dramatic than after 3 coats, when the lashes look like spidergrams.
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Naked eye // Eyelash curler + one coat
2 coats // 3 coats
You can buy Total Lash Cover here for less than $5!
Today, lipstick post.
I have a confession to make : I’m a lipstick addict. I have tens and tens of lipsticks, mainly red ones. I started to have this lipstick interest when I got to uni. Before that, I was wearing heavy black kohl on my eyes and that was all (sham gothic thing). Then, I bought a lipstick once, just to try (and because it was on sale ha). And it actually suited me and that’s how it became my make-up signature. At this period, I could go out without anything on my face, as long as I was wearing red lipstick (now my priority is my eyebrows, but I’ll talk about that another time).
Then I became blonde and it totally changed my way to make up. I used to be convinced that the make-up for blonde/make-up for brunette thing was bullshit. But it actually isn’t. I had to leave my red lipsticks because it didn’t suit me anymore. And now that I’m a brunette again, I rediscover the pleasure to wear some.
For 2-3 years, I was a M.A.C Russian Red aficionado. That was the Holy-Grail lipstick, the perfect one, the one that I was going to wear the rest of my life.
But 2 months ago I received Illamasqua Sangers thanks to a Juste Sublime contest. And I changed my mind.
I’m a big fan of the packaging
The pigmentation is wonderful. There’s no need to apply coats and coats of lipstick to have a nice rendering.
Sangers is a true red. It’s not tending to be raspberry, contrary to what the following pictures may make it seem. It’s neither what I could call a warm red. Note that Sangers is more yellow undertoned than Russian Red. The colour isn’t dark or light. On the website, it’s said that it’s a blood red, but it actually isn’t that dark and browny. It’s the perfect femme fatale red.
I’d say it’s a semi-creamy lipstick. The texture is kind of creamy, which permits a great application, but the rendering is not as greasy as a real creamy lipstick would do.
The resistance is really good. Not as good as a matte lipstick of course, but it does the job though.
This is my first Illamasqua product and I’m thrilled with it. I’ve heard a lot of good things about the brand before and I must say that, yes, it’s quality. Long live my new favourite red lipstick!
I didn’t tell you the entire truth. In my Yesstyle order, there was something I didn’t mention in my post. A mascara. Yes, I betrayed you. I’m sorry, so sorry. But, anyway, let’s forget it and talk about this mascara.
This baby is called Wink Up Perfect Style Mascara and it’s from Naris Up, a japanese brand. That’s a long name. When I saw it on the website, I was like “OHMYGOD I HAVE TO BUY THIS, I’LL GET DOLL EYES EVENTUALLY” (yes, I know, I’m way too naive)(and I shout on my laptop). Look at those manga eyes on the packaging. I was really excited when I received it. But when I opened the tube, I freaked out.
Mascara clumps maker, dang
Anyway, I always clean mascara brushes before applying, so it’s fine. And now you’re all waiting for the results eh? Tada!
Natural lame short and straight eyelashes // Eyelash curler + one coat
2 coats // 3 coats
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Well, there is no big difference between the coats on the pics, but it does have one in real life.
Nothing crazy, but it’s a good basic. Not enough volume in my opinion. But it kind of holds the curve, gives the eyelashes a nice length and doesn’t make as much mascara clumps as expected. Best point is the beautiful deep black colour. And it’s under 10€, yey!