Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Girlactik Matte Lip Paint Review

You know when an amazing product comes along and you just have to tell the world about it? This is that product. Girlactik is a slightly unknown brand, unless you frequent makeup shows or the world of instagram, you might not have heard of them. They carry an array of products, which are high end, and incredibly high quality. I have only tried the glitter eyeliner and the matte lip paint, but if the other products they make are of the same caliber of the ones I have tried, then they are winners as well! Now lets get to this fantastic product.

Matte lip colours are all the rage right now, from lipsticks to glosses, the beauty world cannot get enough. The standout product when it comes to a matte lip, is without a doubt the lip paint. There are many many different brands to chose from, but one a few stand apart. LimeCrime is one, and in my opinion Girlactik is the other. While I love the LimeCrime paints, the Girlactik ones stand out for another reason. Their shades. The LimeCrime shades are extremely bright and colourful, and if you're a more modest individual, these colours might not attract you. The girlactik lip paints are the opposite, they are subtle romantic shades, and are universally flattering.

The product comes in a tube, and applies like a gloss. The formula has a slightly oily texture when first applied to the lips, but dries to a fat, matte, finish. Which is beautiful. You can apply one layer for a more subtle look, or wait for the first coat to dry, and apply more coats, until you reach your desired opacity. The colours do not smudge or budge for HOURS. You can kiss, eat, and drink without worrying about your lip colour coming off. The shades that Ive tried are Starlet, and Allure. Starlet is the lightest, most pink shade they offer, and Allure is a neutral, almost brick, medium red. Both are absolutely beautiful. There are 2 other shades offered which are both as beautiful as these. Check out the swatches below, and then go buy yourself some at Girlactik.com

Friday, November 7, 2014

How To: Contour & Slim Your Nose

Have you ever wanted a nose job, but too scared to go under the knife? Well you have come to the right place! Here is an easy way to make your nose appear slimmer, without costing you $10,000. There are multiple ways to contour your nose, you can either use cream, or powder products. But all you really need is a bronzer and a small angled shadow brush. 

In this video Ill be teaching you how to slim your nose using an everyday bronzer, a powder highlighter, and a few brushes. While some nose contouring videos are dramatic and somewhat scary for day to day makeup, this tutorial focuses on a soft subtle look that can be done by anyone, and noticed by no one. Once you've gotten the hang of things, this is a quick addition to your everyday makeup routine. 

In this video Im using:

Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer in Deep
MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Lightscapade
Hair and Makeup Addiction Brushes The Detailer and The Highlighter

My Makeup:

Anastasia Beverly Hills Maya Mia Palette
Anastasia Beverly Hills DipBrow in Medium Brown and Blonde
Benefit They're Real Mascara 
Flutter Lashes in Judy
Gerard Cosmetics RoseHill & Nude Lipgloss combined

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Wearable Blue Shadow

Ever wanted to wear blue eyeliner without looking like a clown, or your mom from the 80's? Well fear not! Its really easy to make bright shadows wearable. The key is to counteract the brightness with some nude, warm tones. For this look I placed the blue in the centre of the lid and a soft burgundy on the outer edges of the eyes. To tie everything into place I used a warm tan matte shadow on the brow bone to soften the look and transition the shadows into the skin.

For this look I used:

Kat Von D Spellbinding Palette
House of Lashes Pixie Luxe Falsies
Motives Little Black Dress Gel Liner
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow in Blonde and Medium Brown

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