GRWM – Using Revolution Pro Pressed Glitters

Hello my lovelies, I’m so sorry for being totally MIA for the past couple of weeks. As you already know I took a break back in December due to some personal issues and I just felt like I needed to take a break again and give myself some self soothing. You know I’m a big sucker for self-care as it’s super important for your mental health. Just wanted to say thank you to everyone who has stuck by me through out this time and still takes the time to read my blog. I’m super grateful!

I thought I would come back to you all today with a new blog post about the new Revolution Pro line. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you must’ve been living under a rock. I treated myself to a few goodies when the line first came out so I thought I would include some of it in this GRWM post.

As I always start these GRWM post’s I’ll just give you a run through of what I used to create my desired makeup look.

BROWS

So, to start off with I always do my brows using Benefit Ka Brow – Shade 3 to create a good shape for my brows as they’re super sparse and thin. After this I love to use the Loreal Brow Plumper to just stick all my brow hairs down so it looks tidy. To finish off my brows I always always always tidy them up using the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer as I love my brows to look sharp and they just pop a bit more.

EYES

To start off my eye shadow I always like to pop a bit of concealer on my lids, this just evens out the discolouration on my eyelids and also primes my eyelids for eye shadow. For the majority of this eye shadow look I used the Violet Voss Holy Grail Eye Shadow Palette.

  1. R U Kitten me as a transition shade. Blending this into the crease lightly and slowly building it up so you have the perfect gradient.
  2. To darken up the crease I love to use Brownie Points as it adds a bit more depth to the crease.
  3. Now onto the outer v of my eye, I used Teddy Bear, which is a darker brown, pop that onto the outer v and slowly blend it into the crease slightly.
  4. Cut the crease with concealer, for this look I created a halo eye, using the collection lasting perfection concealer. After this make sure you blend a little more colour around the edges of the concealer just to make sure it’s perfectly blended.
  5. Now for the best part, the new Revolution Pro pressed glitters, I used the blue shade from the Glisten Up refill pack because I thought I’d do a look a bit out there and bold. I simply used my finger tip to apply this to the lid and it was sooooo pigmented! Literally one swipe of the glitter covered my entire lid!
  6. For the lower lash line I just run Brownie Points underneath the lash line and popped the Marc Jacobs Highliner in earth(quake) into my waterline.

BASE

I don’t know if it’s just me but I always like to do my base last and after my eye makeup. For my foundation I use my favourite foundation at the moment the Maybelline Super Stay 24 Hour foundation and apply this with a damp beauty blender.

Now to pop some concealer under the eyes, again using the Collection Long Lasting Concealer and blending that out using the same beauty blender.

CONTOUR, BLUSH AND HIGHLIGHT

For contour I use the Kiko Smart Contour Kit in the shade Light. This is one of my absolute favourites recently, the contour shade just seems to go so well with my pale skin.

For blush I’ve been absolutely loving the Benefit Rockateur blush, I never used to wear blush because every single one I tried used to look awful because I’m so pale but I have finally found a blush I lovveeee.

Highlight I used the Babe in Paradise highlighting palette by Morphe X Bretman. This palette is absolutely insane!! I love the shade Vagaytion, it’s the perfect champagne colour and it is sooooooo pigmented!! I run this across the high points of my face and also in the corners of my eyes.

Let me know what you think of the Revolution Pro glitters and if you’d like me to do another make up look using them!

For me these glitters definitely get a 5/5… IN LOVE.

Until next time,

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

 

 

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