Thursday, August 21, 2014

REVIEW: SLEEK BY 3 BLUSH IN PUMPKIN

Hi Guys,

I love SLEEK cosmetics so much! Especially their blushes!! I  recently added the PUMPKIN palette to my collection. I have Pink Sprint and Lace and i have been enjoying those so much. I'm sure everyone is familiar with the sleek blushes so i'm not going to go into too much details. 

WHAT SLEEK SAYS: The ultimate cheeky palette offering you three times the impact. Includes three complementary shades, each designed with its own distinctive finish, from rich shimmers to intense matte shades.Available in eight unique colour combinations designed to suit all skin tones.Each shade can be used alone, or layered for a unique lookEach palette has a versatile selection of shades to take your makeup from day to night and keep it on trend from season to seasonSet in a mirrored compact, ideal for touch-ups throughout the day.

DAZZLEBEAUTIE:  First of all, these blushes are super pigmented. One little swipe and you 're good. The colors show up great on all skin tones and just look super amazing. They show up pretty good in pictures too. I noticed that there is always a shimmer and a matte shade in  every palette but not necessarily in the same color family. The colors in this palette are:

Lantern:  Shimmery coral
 Squash: Shimmery  bright pink
 P.Pie: Matte burnt orange

The packaging is similar to all the other sleek packages. The palette is sleek and black with a mirror which i really like. It snaps shut and the packaging is not too bulky. Overall i really like this and can't wait to get the Sugar and Flame!

WHERE TO BUY: Mymakeupng.com
PRICE: N2500

What do you guys think of these? Do they compare to other high end blushes you have?Let me know what you think in the comments section below.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

REVIEW: Anastacia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade"Chocolate"

Hi Guys,

So i got this brow pomade a while back and i really wanted to try it out a few times before i reviewed it. Everyone has heard of the ABDBP, YES THATS WHAT IMMA CALL IT. The name is sooo long.

After seeing all shapes and shades of brows on IG i decided to get this product. Honestly, i am a pencil girl when it comes to the brows. I know some people fill in their brows with a pencil and then  use a brow powder over them but honestly i just fill my brow stiff at the ends, stroke lightly in the centre andand brush it all out. I don't have the energy to do two or more steps just for my brows. After watching a ton of brow tutorials i finally got this product.

ANASTACIA BEVERLY HILLS: Sculpt and define your brows with Dipbrow Pomade Waterproof Brow Color by Anastasia Beverly Hills. The smudge-free, creamy formula is a must-have for those with oily skin or for those living in humid climates because it glides on smooth and adheres to your hair no matter what, carving perfectly precise brows that won’t fade away.

Pro tips: Tighten the cap after each use to prevent drying. It can be used as an eyeliner as well.

DAZZLEBEAUTIE: First off, i  really like the packaging! Its so cute.. It looks tiny but this is a lot of product because you only need a little at a time . This product will last you for a while. The consistency of this pomade is creamy and dries quickly. I like how it does not move even in heat because i always have problems with this when i sweat. When you dab your face with a handkerchief it doesn't transfer product like a waxy pencil will. 

Now i must say, i don't know what the fascination with this product is? Eyebrows are important to me. Nail your brows and it just lays the foundation for a beautifully made up face. But i haven't grabbed this product a lot since i got it. I purchased because of the hype and it looked like a pretty simple product to use and it is. You just need a small angled brush to work with. Overall,this is a  nice product and its good to have if your are into brow products. I like my pencils because they are straight forward and save my time.

Anastacia Beverly Hills kinda came out of nowhere and they are seriously gaining momentum in the beauty world. Especially on IG. I know a ton of us follow them.. I would really love to get my hands on their lavish palette and the new AMREZY one too. Also that contour set. They look promising.

WHERE TO BUY: www.beautyrevolutionng.com
PRICE:N4500


What do you guys think? Thanks for Stopping by!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Milani baked blush in Rose D'oro Review, Swatches..

Hi Guys!!!
Hows everyone doing. I know i have been MIA for about a week.. I have been extremely busy with my other life but ever too busy to drop in and share some stuff with you all. Today i will be reviewing this blush from milani called Rose d'oro. I have been eyeing the milani baked blushes for some time now and i have researched online and almost everyone raves about them. I saw this little girl sitting in a corner of a makeup store i visited recently and decided to pick her up.

WHAT MILANI SAYS: A luxurious powder blush that features a mélange infusion of colors baked on Italian terracotta tiles. Easy to use, sensorial in texture, the nuances of color become extraordinarily luminous. Silky smooth application leaves your face looking healthy and radiant all day.

There are 9 colors in the baked blush range and i picked up the second color not because i chose it among others but because it was the only one in the store at that time. 

DAZZLEBEAUTIE: Rose D'oro (gold in Italian) is a soft peachy coral color with a burst of gold shimmer. The color pay off is amazing and one swipe gives a beautiful healthy glow to the cheeks. I was pleasantly surprised how pigmented this blush was. I reminds me of the sleek rose gold blush i have and also looks super similar to the Nars Orgasm blush too. This could definitely stand in for that and it costs less than half the price. DUPE ALERT!!

The blush comes in a gold circular plastic casing which is just the right size to fit into your makeup purse. It has a clear see through top with the brand logo printed untop so you can see the product inside. It snaps shut so you shouldn't have any problems with it breaking...(unless you drop it of course).

Overall YESSSSS!!!! 5/5... I love this blush. Its gorgeous and i believe you can use this as a cheek bone highlight too. It just lights up the face and catches the light beautifully!! I can't wait to get my hands on Dolce Pink, Coralina, Fantastico Mauve and Red Vino. They look amazing!

Does anyone have these?What do you think about them?

WHERE TO BUY: POISE IKEJA
PRICE: N1500

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

MAC VIVA GLAM RIHANNA 2 Pictures..First Look

Hi Guys!!

Okay now!!! MAC is killing me collection after collection! Release after release!! I can't keep up with this madness. LOL. MAC has decided to team up with Rihanna again on the viva glam campaign. I'm guessing RIRI is a cash cow for them due to the mega success of her other collections and her just released Viva glam 1 campaign!! (I say just released because wasn't that a few months ago)This is Rihanna's second viva glam campaign with MAC and i'm guessing will be her last because they did same with Nicki Minaj and lady gaga. Well you never know with MAC.

Now this color, it is very Interesting. The lipstick is a dark brown mauvey shade with glitter in it and it looks like a frost finish. The lipglass leans more purple from the pictures with silver glitter in it. I cant wait to see swatches of this pop up online.

I must say Rihanna looks very pretty in this AD. Love the green hair and the lipstick looks quite nice on her.I must say the color leans more editorial that "walking out your house feeling cute"ish.  This is not a review and i hope i do get either the lipstick or the lipglass when it is released so i can do a proper review with pictures of the product.

What do you guys think of this?... I'm quite surprised at the color though. It is far from the regular.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

10 Tips for flawless makeup


*YOU WAKE UP*... FLAWLESS!!* POST UP.... FLAWLESS!!*RIDING ROUND IN IT* FLAWLESS!! *FLOSSING ON THAT* FLAWLESS!!I WOKE UP LIKE THIS!!!  I WOKE UP LIKE THIS!! LOOL. I just had to guys.... After typing up the title of this blog post i starting singing that song and my fingers went off on my keyboard!! 

 Everyone wants flawless makeup!! Flawless Skin!! Flawless EVERYTHING!! I know we all  look at the pages of magazines and drool at how polished, blemish free, smooth and gorgeous the models are that grace the vanity filled pages of Vogue , Cosmopolitan and Tatler magazines to name a few. I always wondered are these people REAL!!! Oh and the celebrity photshoots too!! That's another one too! Did God select these people to just be fine and oppress we regular folk?? 
* Questions that trouble the heart*

Now, everyone knows most of those pictures and retouched and photo shopped. These people are not joking. They can  distort the body shapes, put a head on a different body and  all sorts!  Even we regular folk have some apps that can turn you into a flawless butterfly! *coughs* Perfect 365!! YES I'M GUILTY TOO AIN'T NO SHAME OR BLAME IN IT!! We all want to look like that too. Okay let me not say all because some people will say oh no i'm fine the way i am! *side eye* Okay o! Now i'm not saying these people who are edited do not have great skin. I believe it is what the camera sees it captures and this is what can only be enhanced. There are also great makeup artists that understand the art of makeup and know how to cover up  imperfections and serve a bad ass beat on these people!!

There are different levels to makeup o!! One is Airbrushing but i'm not going to go into that on this post.Today i just want to give a few personal tips to achieving flawless makeup for those weddings and parties we all attend. Its no secret , magic or big deal!! So here goes,

- KEEP YOUR FACE CLEAN! Heaven helps those who help themselves! Pls wash your face every night before you go to bed. Whether you applied makeup or not. I have been guilty of this too. I'l say "but i didn't put any product on  my face now it should be fine" It doesn't matter!! There is bacteria in the air from dust and other stuff  that can clog your pores and cause those annoying pimples we all can't stand. Also, i saw on THE STYLE NETWORK that you should not use the same soap you use on your body to wash your face. I don't know what the repercussions of this is because i have done this in the past and still do when i don't have the energy to stretch my hand and grab for my face wash. But on the days i do, i make sure i was my face thoroughly and follow up with my other products i use when i do my skin care routine . I haven't had any major pimple issues in a verryyy long time. Maybe one here and there but nothing serious. 
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- CLEANSE, TONE, MOISTURIZE! For great skin, you have to put in a little work. You can do this five minutes a day. That's all you need really. Cleansing is very important for the skin as it helps remove dirt and makeup which can block pores and lead to break outs. It is adviceable to cleans twice a day especially if you have oily skin. Using a toner helps to keep skin clear and leave you with new healthy skin cells.
Apply moisturizer lightly to your face using your finger tips. Start by rubbing the cream into your forehead,  Don’t apply too much of the product, as this will just sit heavily, and prevent your skin from breathing. 

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-USE A PRIMER! Ok don't just use a primer, use a GREAT PRIMER!! This step is very important . You want to go for a party in this hot weather and you want to wear, foundation, concealer, powder, highlight and contour, but you didn't give it anything to sit on. That's just like balancing a sack of rice on toothpicks. Noo dont do that! Get a great primer. This helps to give your face a smooth base for foundation and helps your makeup lasts longer. Don't be cheap with this. Buy a high end one and you will see a major difference with this especially if you have oily skin like me.

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- PICK YOUR FOUNDATION! Some people have great skin. They feel they don't need it. That's fine, just grab a BB cream, CC cream, tinted moisturizer, whatever works for you. But if you are like me and want a great base and some coverage. By all means grab a foundation. This is very important. I honestly cant wear just powder on my face. I go bare  faced or i wear foundation and then powder. (Personal preference). Now when it comes to foundation, SPEND THAT MONEY!! I know there are a few drugstore foundations out there that are great and people swear by but i prefer the high end ones. They give great coverage and last longer. You can use any formula of foundation you like, liquid, cream or stick. Just make sure to blend this out perfectly and make sure it is your SHADE!! Pls plsss plss ladies that wrong foundation shade is old and expired milk!!Pls take it off the shelf! Thank u ! ;). Test it out in daylight or go to a makeup counter and let a professional try it on you.

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- HIDE IMPERFECTIONS ! Foundations give coverage. But sometimes some spots and imperfections just be poking their head through. For some extra coverage, go on ahead and apply some extra concealer where necessary. You can use a brush or just your good ol fingers for this step. Try not to load it on too heavily so your makeup doesn't look cakey. Concealer should further enhance the beautiful foundation work you have already layed on. 

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- USE AN EYESHADOW BASE: If you are an eye shadow girl like me, you have to make sure you have a great base to aid beautiful application. Eye shadow bases can be gotten from different brands and the drug store ones are some of the best too.

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- USE THE RIGHT MAKEUP BRUSHES: I cannot stress how important it is to use quality  brushes.  Buy some!!  Now when i say great i'm not talking expensive. There are a ton of good quality makeup brushes now you don't need to spend a ton of money to get a 15 pc makeup brush set that will get the job done. Even the E.L.F STUDIO brush set is great for both beginners and professional makeup artistes. The price is also great too!!

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REASSESS /USE YOUR FINGERS TO PERFECT: Nowwww i'm going to talk about using fingers. When you apply foundation with a brush  sometimes you need to go in with you hands to smoothen everything out. I honestly believe the fingers are a great blending tool. They are also great for applying concealer under the eyes and aligning a nose contour. I do it and it works well for me. Also take a moment and step back to look at everything. This is for makeup artistes especially. If there are any corrections to be made, do this and perfect your work.
I RECOMMEND: FINGER AND EYES ( lmaooo)

- APPLY LIGHTLY AND BUILD UP: Now i've been guilty of this, i have made many makeup Faux pas and i have learnt from my mistakes. Always start with a light hand when you are applying any aspect of your makeup. If you are not satisfied with coverage or intensity of product on any part of the face, you can then build. Apply that crease color lightly, starting from the lightest color to the most intense. Start with one pump of foundation on your face. If you need more coverage then reapply. I always say it is better to go slowly rather than rush, make a mistake and then correct.

I RECOMMEND: SUBTLETY!!

- USE A FINISHING SPRAY: I never really thought these where all that necessary but  not i am a living testimony of the wonders of a great finishing spray. When you highlight and contour and use all those powdery products to set , your makeup may come off a little BAKED. A finishing spray will take off that cakey look and also help to hold your makeup for hours. This is guaranteed to give you a flawless finish every time.


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I'm sure someone is thinking, this isn't anything i don't already know right? I told ya , there is no magic to it. But the problem is, do you do it? Also, do you do it RIGHT! I'm sure there are tons of extra tips out there but i hope this gives someone out there some advise next time they about to give themselves an amazing beat!! 

Thanks for stopping by!!