Prom Makeup Inspo | Vamp Smoky Eye

It is prom season! Can you believe it! Prom was always such an exciting time of year and I have some pretty fond memories (well, and some bad…) of prom. I got to go to prom 3 times, so I am here to share some prom makeup inspo for all of you lucky ladies headed of to prom! I also made sure to use really affordable products, so this look wont break the bank! Check out the video!

Don’t worry ladies, you will look stunning, so relax and have a fantastic time!

xx

B.

Elf Cosmetics, Will You Be My Valentine?

Hello lovelies,

Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone! Although Valentine’s Day is typically about sharing your love with the people around you, I have decided to share my love with one of my favourite brands – elf cosmetics. Yes, I know, very untraditional! But hey, I love elf, so I’m just spreading the love 😉

Elf is one of those brands that I go to when a friend is wanting to try a new product or technique and they are newer to makeup. This is for a few reasons. One, the products are cheaper so they wont be put off by the price tag. Two, the products are actually really good for the price. And three, I personally like using the products right along side any other brand so I can give them some first hand advice.

I thought I would share some of that advice and a few of my favourite elf products that, yes I have had for a while,and love, but there are some really close matches online right now. Most of these ended up being eyeshadows, but there are a couple wild cards in here as well, so here we go!

Up first are these two absolutely gorgeous shadows. I love the colours of these two and they are in the shades Burnt Plum and Dusk. They have good pigmentation, but as I recommend with all elf shadows, they are better with a primer underneath. But come on you guys, look how pretty these are and for better than high street prices!

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Next is another shadow and this is one of their Smudge Pots. This is in the shade Brownie Points. I am pretty sure I have talked about this one before but I am always pleasantly pleased when I come back to it. It is a gorgeous metallic gold and really pops on the eye. I normally pair this with a nice gold powder shadow to go over the top, just to set it a little better so it doesn’t crease, but again, better with a primer.

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Another shadow for you! Now, I don’t think this is available anymore but we’ll truck on anyway. This one is one of elf’s Jumbo Eyeshadow Sticks. This is the shade Turkish Coffee. I use this shadow quite often when I am feeling lazy because it is so easy to just draw on and then buff in with a fluffy brush. I will say, if you don’t wear a primer, do not expect this to stay on your eyes. This one, even more so than the others, really needs a primer. I do love the colour and the ease though, so I am quite happy with this one.

Moving on from the shadows, we have the elf Hydrating Under Eye Primer. Now, as much as I do love elf, there are always products, as with any brand, that aren’t my favourite, and I have to say this is one of them. I am not a huge fan of this product because I don’t really see much of a difference when I have used it. Let me know if any of you love this product because I’d love to hear it! I am quite keen on the packaging though, I like the plain black for this particular product, quite sleek.

This one is a big favourite. This is the elf Total Face Pallet. It is just stunning. The packaging has taken this to the next level in my opinion. The colours are also really lovely on. I think they give a very natural, feminine look, which I am a big fan of. So this is a win to me.

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The last product I want to mention is the stippling brush. I think it looks lovely and professional and you really cant beat the price!

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So there we have it you guys, my Valentine’s Day love affair with elf. What are your thoughts on this brand? What are some of your favourite elf products? Let me know in the comments!

Until next time guys,

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Valentine’s Day Makeup Look

 

Hello everyone!

Today I got to sit down and film my first video since being back home. Since Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, I thought a sweet, romantic date look would be a good place to pick back up. Here are a few pictures of how the look turned out:

 

I am also sharing the video in case you want to see how I did it!

 

Here are the product links:
Foundationhttps://www.toofaced.com/p/foundations/born-this-way-foundation/
Concealerhttp://www.narscosmetics.com/USA/concealers
Eye shadowhttp://tartecosmetics.com/tarte-item-tartelette-amazonian-clay-matte-palette
Mascarahttps://www.benefitcosmetics.com/us/en/product/roller-lash
Lips–  https://us.rimmellondon.com/products/the-only-1#!/51273

Let me know if you have a hot date this Valentine’s Day, or if you will be staying in like me!

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Bronzed Makeup Tutorial!

Hello lovelies!

Today I’ve done a  tutorial for  a really bronzed summer (more evening-y) look, so take a peek! Give it a thumbs up if you like it and please subscribe to my YouTube channel!

xx

B.

Every Day Make-Up Tutorial

Hello all!

I hope everyone has had a great weekend and is ready to get back to the work-week grind. I have been so busy moving house that I haven’t really had time to think but my room is finally all set up and I have time to relax. The rest of the flat needs some attention but that will just have to wait!

Todays post is pretty special to me because my main goal is to start doing tutorials, however, I need to get up-to-scratch with the making the video aspect and I’m currently trying to self-teach. Even though I have a loooooong way to go, today I plucked up the courage to give it a go. Yeah, the lighting is off and I sound a little scared, but hey! I tried it!!! Now that the initial one is out of the way, I can keep learning and trying new things which is very exciting! I think all of your knew bloggers/vloggers out there can understand this one.

Anyway, this is an everyday makeup look that is super easy and I’ve used mainly high street brands as well, so give it a watch and tell me what you think!

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