Make-Up Tutorial: ‘Watermelon Glam’

Hello all my gorgeous readers!

I have been in such a great mood lately – so motivated, inspired and happy. Hope all of you are well too. First of all can i just say how mind blown i am that we are nearly on 1K followers & 16.2K readers on here?! That is insane! I just wanted to say thank you to all of you who take time to check out my work. I love you all.

Today i have another summer make-up look for you with all the details listed below. If you missed the first one, catch up on it! – RASPBERRY RIPPLE .

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ABH: Aurora Glow Kit Review & Swatches

Hello everyone,

How are we all doing today? I have been posting more than just once a week so far and i’m loving it! I shall continue to do so until i have a more busy schedle again.

So, i have a fresh review of the ever so hyped about addition to the Anastasia Beverly Hills glow kit family … the Aurora Glow Kit! I bought it right at the release date and finally took some nice photos of it to share with you.

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Anastasia Beverly Hills: Powder Contour Kit (5 min read)

Hey!

So today I want to review the ever so loved by most beauty gurus ABH Pro Series Contour Kit.

I got mines in May this year as a birthday gift and ever since I have rigorously used it every single day.  To find out what I think about it … carry on reading!

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This contour kit has always been viewed as a “classic” and a “must have” in your make up collection. I would say this is partially true; I feel that make-up beginners may in fact struggle to use this product as a lot of brush techniques are involved to apply it, but then for more advanced individuals this will be a holy grail.

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My ABH contour kit is in the shade “light to medium” and features six decadent facial powders designed to contour, sculpt and highlight the complexion; “Java”, “Vanilla”, “Fawn”, “Havana”, “Sand” and “Banana”.

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  • Sand – Soft beige for light to medium skin with warm and neutral undertones.
  • Vanilla – Peachy nude for light to medium skin with warm beige undertones.
  • Banana – Warm nude which universally flatters all undertones.
  • Java – Soft mocha for light to medium skin with cool olive undertones.
  • Fawn – Toffee nude for light to medium skin with cool, beige and olive undertones.
  • Havana – Coffee brown for light to medium skin with warm olive undertones.

 


My most used shades without a doubt are “Banana”, “Java” and “Fawn”. I use “Banana” for highlighting the bridge of my nose, under eyes and cheekbones. “Java” is the darker shade that I contour with and “Fawn” is ideal for creating a shadow for more hollowed cheeks. The powder is easy to blend and mega pigmented as I would expect for the price of the product (£39.00). It’s very high quality and I simply became addicted to this kit! It really impressed me with its staying power too as even after a trip to the gym it looks untouched.

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Another great thing is that the pans are refillable and the palette itself is magnetic. This especially comes handy if one shade is very loved – you can just buy another one and put it back into the palette.

The only con that I need to mention is that the colours are more warm toned than cool toned and may look more orange on fair skinned people. For me this is not really a problem as I have a tanned complexion but just wanted to give a heads up to those who are more pale and are considering this kit.

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Overall, this product is so worth they hype. I can’t imagine using any other contour kit after this.

Since I live in the UK it is hard to find stores which sell ABH cosmetics due to it’s American origin. For now the only online store I buy my Anastasia products from is BeautyBay. They give me a free, tracked shipment on all orders and sell many American goodies that I would not otherwise be able to get my hands on! Click here to shop.

Hope you enjoyed reading my review, have any of you used this product before? If so, what are your thoughts on it? I would love to hear from you in the comment section below!


Speak soon,

Love, K.

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Updated Eyebrow Routine: Even More On Fleek (3 min read)

Hi!

Eyebrows still seem to have a major impact in the world of beauty at the moment and my routine has slightly changed since my last post on this topic. To refresh your mind on it click here or simply carry on reading my updated eyebrow routine.


I use five products daily:
1. Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer in “Dark Brown”

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I use this product at the very start of the whole routine, it is two sided: one side has the product and the other has a special spooly. I use that spooly to brush my hairs in the direction of my forehead and this makes them look more voluminous once filled in.

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I first use the thinner side of the product to draw hair like strokes at the front of my eyebrows and fill in any sparce gaps. Here, you want to stick to a natural look and it is yet not the right time to make them dramatic. Then I go on to use the thicker side of the product to draw a line on the bottom of both eyebrows. This acts as a guild line for the next few steps.

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2. Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Pomade in “Dark Brown”

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This is a miracle worker. It is very buildable and allows you to play around with it more than a powder would. It is almost of a clay texture and very pigmented, so be very careful on the amount that you put onto your angled brush. You want to make your brows dark at the tail, lighter in the middle and almost faded at the front. I know that every person has a different brow preference, but I like to keep them natural. Make the strokes of your brush stronger from the line that you drew with the ABH Brow Definer and go in an upwards motion. Avoid making a bold line on top of your brow if you to aim for a more natural look. Once I get the desired colour I brush through my brows with the ABH Brow Definer spooly once again to blend everything in. Don’t worry if the brows look messy – the next two products will help us tidy it all up.


3. M.A.C Cosmetics Pro Longwear Concealer in “NC20” 

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I then pick up a clean angled brush and apply some of this product onto it. I draw a line directly below the bottom of your brows to create that tidy look. It’s good to use a light shade of concealer or foundation under your brows  because it uplifts them and gives an illusion of gorgeous brow bones.


4. M.A.C Cosmetics Studio Fix Fluid Foundation in “NC 20”

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Similar application to what we did with the M.A.C Cosmetics Pro Longwear concealer but this time we apply the foundation on top of your eyebrows. This once again tidies your brows and creates a sleek look. At this point feel free to add any more colour to your brows if you went over too much hairs with the foundation.


5. Maybelline Brow This Way Gel in “004 Clear”

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Use any clear gel to set your brows and tah dah you are finished!


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Snapchat filters make life better & here are my brows for you guys!


I hope that your brows are even more on #fleek now and that you found this post useful.

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Thanks for reading and speak soon again! As now I caught up with my posts a bit, I will only be posting on Mondays and Fridays.

Love, K.

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