Witch Concealer Stick...

Monday, 28 November 2011

This is going to sound really bad but I can't remember if I won this from Witch or if I bought it. I have either won, bought or been sent things from Witch Skin Care and I now have the whole collection (which is BRILLIANT) apart from the moisturiser which I really want to try and get my hands on! If that follows suit and is as good as the rest of the range then I will be a happy chappy.

This concealer is one that I reach for to cover those pesky spots that I have once in a blue moon. I find this slightly too thick to use to cover the massive bags under my eyes so for that I use their other concealer which I am now on my third one of. I use it everyday.

The witch hazel in the product helps to fight the spot whilst concealing it. Available from boots here, I would recommend this to anyone who wants to cover spots and fight them all in one product!

Charli

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Lumiere Eye Pigments...

Saturday, 26 November 2011
[Champagne, Creme Brulee, Espresso]

I was asked to review these by Lumiere Cosmetics a while ago and after using them for sometime I have to say I really like them. The words "loose pigments" usually fill me with dread. An incident of a blue loose eye pigment and a cream carpet at the age of 14 comes flooding back, but I thought now with a steadier hand at the age of 21 I might manage not to get them everywhere.

The colours that they sent me are PERFECT for me, I do love a nude/brown eye! These pigments were right up my street, two shimmers and a matte which I can create so many looks with. I love putting Champagne all over the lid with some black eyeliner and a strong lip. My other favourite is to use Creme Brulee all over the lid with Champagne as a inner eye and under the brow highlight, then defining the crease with Espresso. 

Onto the powder themselves there are so soft and blendable - just what you would expect from pigments that are as finely milled as these are. There is no fall out from these, but of course I wear my ELF primer so there shouldn't be any fall out from any eyeshadow! 

Overall I love these and you can buy them from here. I love all the different names of them!
I have my eye on a few more...
I have some foundations, blushers and bronzers to post up from Lumiere Cosmetics which are equally as beautiful.

Charli...

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Central Pharmacy and Escentual.com 25th Anniversay...

Monday, 14 November 2011
On Saturday I was lucky enough to be invited to Central Pharmacy (Escentual.com) to celebrate them being open 25 years! To celebrate this they had various events over the week which were amazing, yet this one was the one that excited me the most! Mr Daniel Sandler was there!! And better still he was going to be holding a workshop - EEK!! I have been a fan of Daniel's products since I won a fair amount of them so I was oober excited to meet him and watch him work - secretly hoping that I would get the chance to model (I DID! Major fan gir moment!). You'll have to forgive the iphone photos though..In all the excitement I forgot my camera.
Some of Daniel's makeup was on display and I have to say I really do want it all, I am going to be adding to my collection for a long time. 
 Lovely snap of me having my makeup done. As I already had minimal makeup on Daniel did a quick and easy (but not so easy looking) smokey eye to take my makeup from daytime to night time. Pretty much just using his Waterproof Eyeliner in black and green coupled with some contouring. Daniel was so down to earth and was really gentle when applying the makeup - some people on counters have left my eyes watering after putting makeup on me. It was the best makeup I think I have ever had applied on my face, I have never EVER done a winged eyeliner thinking that my face was too round for it, but I love it! What do you think?
I shall list all the products used at the end and in another post I shall tell you what I actually picked up on the night and what I am planning to purchase next. 
 This is my eyelashes after the Jumbo Jet Mascara ... Needless to say I am buying it very soon!




 A VERY happy Charli and the man himself.
Products Used:
FACE
Blotting Powder
Creme Bronzer
Watercolour Blush in POP

EYES
Waterproof Eyeliner Black
Waterproof Eyeliner Green
Sheer Satin Eyeshadow in Coppered Bronze
Eye Delight in Ice
Jumbo Jet Mascara

LIPS

Liquid Lustre Lip Gloss in Bare



Sneaky peak at what I bought.

I would like to thank Central Pharmacy and Escentual.com for the opportunity. A special thank you to Daniel Sandler for proving that I can wear a winged eyeliner!

Charli...

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Andrea Fullerton - Petrol In Water...

Saturday, 12 November 2011





This one one of my lunchtime purchases mentioned here in this video. It is the Nail Trio from Andrea Fullerton called "Petrol In Water". I wanted this for a while after seeing the range pop up in a few blogposts and was curious as to how the colour change would work!
The first colour is a gorgeous bronzey, brown, plum (yes I am amazing at descriptions of colours!) which I love wearing as it is - two coats and it is fully opaque. But the magic happens when you put the other colour on top. The blue and purple shimmer really does look like petrol and I love it! The way the top coat changes the base colour means that you don't have to worry about a perfect application, the glitter covers it!
The only downside is that there is the usual fuss of taking glitter off your nails!
I bought mine from Superdrug for £7.99 which I think is a bit steep considering I don't think that you get that much polish, although I do love it. Plus Superdrug are doing 3 for 2 on all cosmetics at the moment...GO NOW!
Have you used this brand before?
Charli...

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MUA Lipstick - Shade 13...

Friday, 4 November 2011



MUA Lipstick - Shade 13
Another "I'll nip into Superdrug on my lunch time" purchase. Not really sure why I bought another red lipstick, I think I have four, I might do a comparison post to see the difference in what brands label as their "red"? 
Anyway as you will probably know this is from one of the cheapest Make Up ranges around - MUA. From just £1 they are possibly the most affordable brand around (correct me if I'm wrong). 
In some lights this looks slightly pinker than I would like but I still like the colour. It takes a couple of layers to  get it to the colour level in the picture but it lasts a fair few hours for a lipstick that is only £1. Plus I actually really like the colours that it fades through, leaving almost a red stain on my lips. The formula isn't drying either, this doesn't make my lips chap up which is a major plus point!
I have been really impressed with this lipstick and now want more!
I have been loving the MUA range that I have tried so far (two eyeshadows, the Heaven and Earth Palette and this lipstick) what else is a "must have" from there?


Charli...


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Sleek Contour Kit - Light...

Wednesday, 2 November 2011







Another item that I have now managed to get my hands because of working in the city center. After months of lusting after the sleek contour kit - it is mine! 
I have used this pretty much everyday since I bought it, with the exception of about 4! The bronzer is the perfect contour colour that, with a light hand creates the impression that I actually have cheekbones! (I am a moon/football/big round clown face person). The contour lasts a fair amount of the day, I do like to do a sneaky lunchtime touch up of makeup and this is about 7 hours after I apply in the morning. Don't use too much however or you will end up looking a bit stripy! 
The highlighter is a bit of a miss for me, I'm not one to use highlighters that much so maybe I just don't appreciate it? It seems abit to shimmery - which I suppose is the point? See I just really don't appreciate it do I? Although, I do like it as an eyeshadow so I will use it...phew...I really hate wasting products, a reason why I love blogsales! 
I will be adding some face of the days every now and again using the past few products I have reviewed rather than just do a face every time I review something - I'm sure you would be sick of the sight of me :)
Charli...

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