GRWM – Morphe Night Master 15N

Hello my lovelies, I bet you’re thinking who the HELL is this. It’s me, Katie, i’m making my return to blogging for what the 76428th time now?

It’s taken a lot for me to get back into this after such a long time but I feel better than ever now. I’m just going to pretend I haven’t been MIA for a year.

So today, or tonight I should say we’re going to kick this off with a get ready with me. I have a super updated makeup collection since I last did one of these so I wont go into detail with every product; but if you want to see a blog post about my makeup collection please let me know (because that would be really fun for me to do so please say yes). So basically what I’m trying to say is I’m just going to show you the eye makeup look I created using the Morphe Night Master 15N palette. I have already reviewed this palette so you can read that here if you’re interested in what the palette has to offer.

Anyway, onto the look. Here’s the shades I will be using below.

Yes I’m one of those, I do my eye shadow before the rest of my make-up. So as always I start off with just a basic eye shadow primer. I have quite prominent/visible veins on my eye lids so this makes it super easy to just have a neutral base. But you can literally use any primer you like. Just make sure that it’s all blended out and dried before you start applying eye shadow.

So first off I’m going to start with the shade ‘hello‘ and blend it all over the lid. Now, I will warn you this shade isn’t the easiest to blend to work super careful with it.

Next I took the shade ‘cliche‘ and blended that into the crease and just made sure everything is blended well together. I then packed ‘scene‘ again into the outer v and blended that out.

Next, cut the crease, I absolutely hate doing this as I always manage to mess it up in some way or another but try your best.

Now the messy part. Glitter time. The glitter I used wasn’t actually from the Night master palette so I guess you can skip this part if you want. But I’m using the revolution pro pressed glitters in the shade ‘stop look and glisten ambition FRG01‘. I don’t use glitter glue just because I’ve never invested in buying any, I find concealer does the same job anyway? Pack your glitter onto the lid and again using the shade ‘scene‘ to blend the harsh lines.

I mean that pretty much the look done, but with every eye make-up look I do always like to add some eyeliner. So choose your favorite liner and get your wing on.

I love to finish off my look with a pair of false lashes, I went for some big ones to make the look a little more dramatic but the choice is entirely down to you.

And that’s the finished look. let me know what you think in the comments. what looks have you created using this palette? I’d love to see them!

Expect to see some more content from me very soon!

K x

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Morphe 15N Night Master Palette… Worth it?

Hello my Lovelies, I’m back again with another blog post. I hope you’ve all had a lovely week, I can’t believe it’s Friday already, March seems to have flown by. It will be summer by the time we know it, not that I’m complaining at all.

I’ve had a bit of a hectic week trying to get all of my writing together for my university interview in 2 weeks time. I’ve never had an interview for university before so I’m super nervous! (I didn’t require an interview for my sociology degree)

Today I thought I would share with you my thoughts on the Morphe 15N Night Master Palette which retails for £15 on Beauty Bay but I think you may also be able to purchase this palette from the Morphe website. Price wise I think it’s amazing and definitely worth the money. In my opinion Morphe palette’s are amazing quality for your money. The shades are always super pigmented and super blend-able. I just completely love Morphe palettes so much.

The packaging of this palette is pretty sleek, it’s different compared to the other palettes as it also includes a big mirror which is super handy. I love having a mirror on a palette so I don’t have to start dragging out my other mirror. For £15 you can’t really go wrong, the palette looks really high-end and durable. It’s also a great size for travelling, not too big and has a great range of shades in that you can create loads of different looks.

The palette contains 15 shades, 3 rows of 5 shades, each row contains all the colours you need to create an eye shadow look. Each row contains 2 shimmers and 3 matte shades. The idea behind this set up is that it makes it super easy to create different eye shadow looks as all the colour you need are right in front of you. I think this is a great idea for individuals who are a bit more scared to experiment with darker colours, or just someone who doesn’t really know what eye-shadow look they’re fancying.

Here’s a description of the shades taken from the Beauty Bay website:

  • Custom – A matte cream.
  • Unique – Shimmering beige.
  • Opal – Matte orange.
  • Talent – Shimmering orange peach.
  • Shook – Matte deep orange.
  • Va Va Voom – Matte dusky deep red.
  • Illustrated – Shimmering pink purple.
  • Goals – Deep matte orange.
  • Editorial – Matte orange brown.
  • Creativity – Shimmering coral.
  • Scene – Dark matte purple.
  • Cliché – Deep matte pink.
  • Excuse Me – Shimmering dark purple.
  • Hello – Matte off brown.
  • Craze – Shimmering purple.

The only difference between my palette and this list is that one of my shades is called something else which I find is really strange. What should be the shade “Opal” is called “Selfie” in my palette. I’m not sure if there’s a new version out or an error or something but it’s the same colour? Oh well, anyway, onto the swatches.

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I’m so pale the shade ‘Custom’ doesn’t show up on my arm, it is there I promise!!

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As you can see from the swatches above all the shades in the palette are really pigmented and really creamy as well. I found the shimmery shades weren’t chunky at all and were actually some of the most pigmented shades in the palette! None of the shades seem patchy or lack pigment which is amazing for a palette that only cost £15, I would totally recommend getting this palette, the shades are beautiful and it’s perfect to create some eye-catching night looks.

I used the first row of colours to create the following look…

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As you can see I used the first row of shades to create a natural look but you can definitely vamp it up to create a more glamorous look.

What do you guys think of the look I created?

This palette definitely gets a 5/5 for me, I’m totally in love!

Thank you for reading, don’t forget to follow me on Instagram @livewithkatieblog

Until next time,

K x

 

 

March Beauty Must-Haves

Hello my Lovelies I’m back again with another blog post! I hope you’ve all had a wonderful day, mine on the other hand has been an absolute nightmare. I had some bloods drawn this morning for a routine check-up and the nurse accidentally hit a nerve! So I’m mostly typing with my right hand as my left arm is currently injured.

Anyway, onto today’s post. I thought I would share with you my favourite beauty favourites, basically which products I’ve been totally loving this month.

One of the many products I’ve been loving this month is the Benefit KA Brow in shade 3. Now this isn’t exactly the cheapest brow product ever, it retails for £20.50 which you can purchase from Boots, House of Fraser, Debenhams and other beauty stores. I’m not usually one to spend that amount of money on a brow product but I do have to say it does wonders for my sparse, lifeless eyebrows. the packaging is stunning let’s be real, I just love the packaging of Benefit products, I think they’re just beautiful. It defiantly looks high-end.

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The second product I’ve been loving the past couple of weeks is another product from Benefit. It’s the Benefit Bad Gal BANG Mascara, which I have done a full review on a few weeks ago so I won’t babble on too much about it. If you’d like to find out more about it make sure you check out my blog post —> here. I absolutely love this mascara, my eyelashes lack volume and length so for me a usually go for a mascara that does both as well as using an eyelash curler everyday. This mascara was on another level, it was almost as if I was wearing fake eyelashes. I would totally recommend this mascara to anyone!

 

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Next up is the Maybelline Superstay 24 Hour Foundation which I have also done a full review of and you can check it out —> here. I’ve been loving this foundation so much, it’s even my daily go to foundation now. The coverage is amazing and it’s even great for my awfully dry skin. Doesn’t crease up through-out the day, doesn’t look cakey. I just love it so much. If you haven’t tried it, you need to.

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OK, so the last item on my list that I’ve been absolutely loving this month is the Soph X Revolution Eyeshadow Palette which you can purchase from Superdrug for a bargain price of £10! Yes £10! The palette contains a range of shades, 14 mattes and 10 shimmers which is an amazing deal, 24 shades in total. There is a massive variety of shades in the palette which means you can create so many looks with just using one palette! One of my favourite shades in the palette is a shimmer called Grow Old. Apply this with your finger to your lid and it literally looks like foil. Buy, buy, buy, buy.

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Thanks for reading, what’s your favourite beauty products of the month?

Until next time,

K x

Eye Makeup Look Using Morphe 35N

Hello my lovelies, I reached out to you guys on my Instagram (@livewithkatieblog) and asked if you’d like to see an eye makeup look using the Morphe 35N palette and you highly requested it. So here it is.

As you may know if you’ve used Morphe palettes before the shades don’t have names which is quite annoying, however doesn’t shift the fact the palette is amazing. I personally love Morphe palettes because they’re not really on the expensive side and you get a hell of a lot shades for what you pay for.

So today I will be running you through the look I created using the Morphe 35N palette which you can purchase from Beauty Bay for just £23. Now I think that’s an absolute bargain if you ask me, especially for 35 shades. All the shades in this palette are matte there are no shimmers at all so you may have to use your own shimmers if you want to up your look however this palette is made up of neutrals so it’s amazing for an everyday look.

So to start off my look I used the first shade in the palette to just set my concealer (which I used to prime my lid) which is just a really natural white base shade which is perfect to just put down all over the lid.

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Next I moved onto transition shades, I used a burnt orange shade mixed with a brown to create a transition, popping both shades straight into the crease. The shades in this palette are super blend-able, I had no problem with blending the two together, plus they look so beautiful together.

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I wasn’t really sure what look I was going for when creating this but the beautiful dark purple/burgundy shades immediately popped out to me. I used the next two shades to darken up the crease, the lighter colour more so just to add a bit more warmth to the crease.

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Taking that same dark purple I then popped that onto the outer v of my eyelid and dragging it into the crease slightly, just making sure everything is perfectly blended together.

I then added a gold shimmer to the top of the lid from another palette as like I said before this palette contains no shimmer what so ever.

Underneath the last line I used some of the transition shades I used on the top lid just to pull the look together.

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Now that’s my eye look complete. It’s nothing too extreme or anything, it’s just a pretty simple look, one that I completely made up on the spot anyway. At the end of it you should pretty much have a finished eye makeup look somewhat looking like this….

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I hope you guys like the look as much as I do! If there’s any other makeup looks or reviews you’d like me to do make sure you leave a comment down below!

If you’re not already following me on Instagram make sure you give me a follow @livewithkatieblog I’ll be opening my giveaway up soon, it’s full of beauty products! Make sure you’re following and you’ll be the first too see when it’s opened!

Until next time,

K x

Casual Eyeshadow Look Using Modern Renaissance Palette

Hello Lovelies, hope you’re all having a lovely day. Today I thought I’d share with you a little tutorial I created using my favourite palette of all time! The Anastasia Beverly Hills Morden Renaissance Palette.

This palette has been my holy grail go-to palette since February when I bought it in New York! I absolutely adore the colours inside. At first glance of the palette I never thought I’d be able to make the pink shades an everyday look but believe me you can.

This palette retails for around £43 which you can purchase from Cult Beauty and other beauty retailers. Yes it’s a little on the expensive side and it’s the most expensive palette I have ever owned. However, it is the best palette I have ever owned as well. The palette contains 14 shades, 11 matte and 3 of which are metallic. All of the eyeshadows are highly-pigmented and the palette definitely lives up to expectations.

Casual Eyeshadow Look

Even if I’m going to work or just going out to do a little bit of shopping I like to have a little bit of colour on my eyelids because I feel like it makes everything come together.

Now by all means I am definitely not a makeup artist so please forgive me if my application isn’t exactly the best. But this is the how I create my everyday eyeshadow look using the Modern Renaissance palette.

  1. So to start of with I like to put a tiny bit of concealer on my lid to blur out some visible veins and any other discolouration on my lids. I used the NYX Full Coverage Concealer which you can purchase from Boots in the link above for £6.
  2. Secondly I like to pop just a nude/white eyeshadow colour on as a base and set the concealer down. For this, I used the shade tempera from the Modern Renaissance palette (all shades from now on will be in this palette).
  3. Next I pick a transition shade to blend all the colours into. For this I used 2 shades, burnt orange and raw sienna which are absolutely beautiful shades. Pop these 2 in the crease and blend as you go.
  4. Now onto the colour, I am totally in love with the shade love letter it’s such a beautiful pink. I place this onto the outer v of my eye, blending it in towards the middle of my eyelid and into the crease.
  5. You could probably get away with stopping here if you were looking for something super plain and causal but me, I love a bit of glitter and shine. I like to add the shade Vermeer on the inner part of my eyelid. (from the middle towards the tear duct). My top tip for this part would be to apply the shade with your finger. Sounds crazy I know, why would you apply eyeshadow with your finger but trust me. The pigment is just insane. After applying this, give everything one last blend in.
  6. I don’t like to leave my lower lash line bare and plain for this look I mixed together love letter and burnt orange and popped that on my lower last line to bring the look together.
  7. Lastly, pop a bit of mascara on. I used L’Oreal Miss Baby Roll Mega Volume Mascara which you can purchase for around £8.

So this is the final look! It’s perfect for an everyday look and you can totally glam it up if you’re going out somewhere in the evening!

Let me know what you all think of this look!

See you next time with another blog post,

K x

What’s In My Make-up Bag?

For me make-up isn’t just a tool for confidence, it’s also a hobby of mine. I thought I’d share with you what’s in my make-up bag and which are my favourite items.

Face Products

  • L’Oreal Paris Infallible Total Cover foundation (shade 10 Porcelain)
  • NYX Full coverage Concealer (shade 01 Porcelain)
  • Collection Lasting Perfection Ultimate Wear Concealer (shade Fair 1)
  • Collection Pressed Powder (shade 01 Candlelight)
  • Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser

I’m not really too fussed on having an amazing primer, just something that hold my make-up well and creates a smooth base for my foundation. It’s cheap and available in pretty much every drug store, if you’re looking for a cheap and good value primer, look no further.

I have tested so many foundations in the past but I’ve finally found one that compliments my skin type. I have oily/acne prone skin so it’s hard for me to find a full coverage foundation that isn’t heavy and doesn’t cause anymore harm to my skin. The L’Oreal Paris Infallible Total Cover foundation is a lightweight creamy consistency which leaves a matte finish behind. This foundation is the best full coverage foundation I’ve ever used due to the fact it doesn’t feel so heavy on my skin. I would highly recommend it if you have the same skin type as me.

The NYX full coverage concealer used to be my baby however it started to cling to my dry areas and my spots after a few months. I’m not sure if they changed the ingredients but it wasn’t the right product for my skin anymore. I still use this concealer but only use it for cleaning up my eyebrows after filling them in. The concealer that replaced the NYX one was the Collection lasting perfecting ultimate wear concealer. I used this before however it started to sting my under eyes so I stopped. I recently repurchased the concealer and I’ve had no problems with it (so far). The concealer is a good coverage and wears so well under the eyes, very impressed with it considering it cost £4.99.

I don’t really like the Collection pressed powder at all. This is mainly due to the fact it’s not light enough for my skin (I’m very pale) but I will continue to use it reluctantly until I invest in another one.

Eyebrow Products

  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer (shade Soft Brown)
  • Revolution Bulletproof Palette (Medium to Dark)
  • L’Oreal Paris Brow Artist Plumper (Medium/Dark)

I bought the Brow Definer back in February when I went to New York and it’s only just run out so I’m so impressed with how long it’s last. This item is by far the best eyebrow product I’ve ever used, it’s so easy to use and gives amazing results. The Revolution Pallet is actually an extremely good pallet, it comes with 4 powders, 2 waxes, 1 highlighting concealer, 1 highlighter and 2 small eyebrow brushes. I’ve had this pallet over a year so it probably needs to be replaced but I use the powders to fill in gaps that my brow definer hasn’t (which is very rare) but hardly use it anymore. I use the Brow Plumper daily (or whenever I do my make-up) it’s so easy to use and holds the eyebrows in place all day.

Highlight and Contour Products

  • Mary-Lou Manizer Highlighter
  • Sleek Face Contour Kit (Light)

The Mary-Lou Manizer is my absolute baby, the best highlighter I’ve ever had and would highly recommend it as it’s such an affordable price. The Sleek Face Contour kit is a small compact with a contour powder and a highlighting powder (which I don’t use, not my kind my colour).

Eye Shadow Products

  • Morphe 12 Shade Pallet (12NB)

I have other Eye Shadow pallets but this is my natural one that I would use if I was going for a casual look which is why I keep it in my make-up bag. The pallet is small so you can easily travel with it and put it in a small handbag. It has 4 shimmery/glittery shades and 8 matte shades, all of which range from light shades such as cream to dark browns.

Setting Spray

  • Rimmel London #Insta Fix & Go 2 in 1 Primer and Setting Spray

This isn’t the best setting spray I’ve ever tried but it does the job, you get what you pay for. After a few day the spray jammed and instead of spraying the product onto my face it not squirts. So I will be investing in a new one. If anyone can recommend a good and affordable setting spray please leave a comment down below, I would really appreciate it.

I’m leaving my Lip Products for another time as my collection is never ending! Let me know what your favourite make-up items are so I can start expanding my make-up bag.

See you soon,

K x