My go to Naked 3 Palette Look.

 

I thought I would share one of my favourite night time makeup looks using the Naked Palette 3, so following these steps you can achieve this look! Thanks to my little sis Aoife, for being brave enough to put her naked face on the web (you go girl!). I’ll start with the base tutorial but you can skip further down for the eyeshadow tutorial!

Base Tutorial

  1.  Make sure you have moisturised before applying primer. I used Gosh Classic Foundation Primer all over and Benefit’s The Porefessional on her nose and chin. Porefessional is great for blemishes but lucky Aoife has great skin!
2.  Aoife has redness along her cheeks and nose. I used Max Factor CC Colour Corrector along her cheek and on the front of her nose to help conceal the redness. This is great when blended with foundation! I then used Makeup Academy’s Pro base Prime and Conceal, using the peach colour I concealed her under eyes!
3.  From there I mixed L’Oréal Paris True Match foundation in Rosy Ivory and MakeUp Academy’s Illuminating Foundation in Porcelain together. I used Real Techniques Stippling Brush to buff it into the skin.
4. I then used Topshop’s Glowstick on the upper cheek bone, along the brow bone, the temples, the bridge of her nose and her cupid’s bow. Then using a clean sponge I blended it into the skin.
5. Using a blush brush, I dabbed Makeup Academy’s Cream Blush in Yummy on her cheeks blended it out after I dabbed the stippling brush along the cheek so the colour wouldn’t be too strong.
6. I set her foundation lightly with Rimmel London’s Clear Complection Clarifying Powder in the colour 021 Transparent. This powder is good because it minimises breakouts and controls shine!
6. Using Barry M’s eyebrow duo in the Colour Medium, I filled her eyebrows, (My new favourite eyebrow product).

Eye Tutorial


 
1. Prime the eyes. I used Urban Decay’s Primer Potion and it’s the best primer I’ve found. Your eyeshadow is guaranteed to stay in place and not crease.

2. I applied the colour Buzz all over the lid and Trick on the inner lid.

3.Using a fluffy real techniques shading brush I blended Nooner into the crease.

4. I then used the same Darkside on the outer corner of the eye in a v shape.


5. I used dust on the inner lid and to finish it off used Buzz on the lower lash line

 
6. Then using your favourite eyeliner, wing it out! I used Essence  Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner .
7. I curled her eyelashes with an eyelash curler and Urban Decay’s Perversion as mascara.

Lips

I used Rimmel London’s Apocalips Lip Lacqeur in shade Celestial. 

So this is the finished look, doesn’t she look gorgeous 🙂








 
 
 

Product List 

  1.  Gosh Primer –https://www.carapharmacy.com/p/gosh_velvet_touch_antiwrinkle_foundation_primer_30ml
  2. Benefit’s The Porefessional –  http://www.boots.ie/en/benefit-porefessional-primer-22ml_1143232/
  3. Max Factor Color Corrector –  http://www.boots.ie/en/Max-Factor-Colour-Corrector-Sticks_1460798/
  4. L’oréal True Match Foundation- http://www.boots.ie/en/LOreal-Paris-True-Match-Foundation_16049/
  5. MUA Illuminating Foundation- http://www.muastore.co.uk/undress-your-skin-illuminating-foundation
  6. MUA Pro-Base Prime & Conceal- http://www.muastore.co.uk/pro-base-prime-conceal-palette
  7. MUA Cream Blusher – Yummy – http://www.muastore.co.uk/cream-blusher
  8. Benefit Hoola – http://www.boots.ie/en/benefit-hoola-bronzing-powder_2819/
  9. Rimmel London Clear Complection Powder
  10. Naked Palette 3 Urban Decay –http://www.debenhams.ie/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/prod_10052_10001_123932030999_-1
  11. Primer Potion Urban Decay –http://www.debenhams.ie/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/prod_10052_10001_123932101999_-1
  12. Essence Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner – Penneys/Primark
  13. Eyelash Curler – Penneys/Primark
  14. Perversion Mascara Urban Decay http://www.debenhams.ie/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/prod_10052_10001_123932037099_-1
So there you have it, my go to make up look. Show me your favourite looks or how you recreated it by tagging me on instagram @yabighamya
Until next time,
grá mór,
Cait xo

What’s in my Makeup Bag?

The makeup bag. A girl’s bag full of tricks aka my best friend. So, I’ve decided to dedicate a post to my trusty little friend.

Thanks to my little sister for the lovely bag !

 

  1. Naked Basics – Urban Decay
One of the best palette’s Urban has. Basically all of your neutral eyeshadows in the one place and if you are a fan of the naked palette’s like myself,  you’ll be happy not to have to lug your full palette about.


You can find it in any Debenhams shop or online Naked Basics – Debenhams

 

2.  Brow zing – Benefit

My go to eyebrow kit, because of it’s size it’s really good for your average makeup bag. I use the shade medium, the kit consists of a wax and powder. It also comes with a tweezers and two small brushes. I’m running very low at the moment so I only have the powder left, but I’m really impressed with how long it has lasted. Definitely worth your money. You can find this product in any benefit stand, I got mine in Debenhams or online. 

Brow Zing – Debenhams

3. Naked Skin – Urban Decay

The bottle promises weightless ultra definition liquid makeup and it delivers. I loved this foundation during the summer because it felt like I had nothing on my face when it was a hot day.

It is very light so if you’re looking for a full cover foundation look elsewhere. I like to mix it with my everyday foundation for a more full coverage look.

 

4. Skin Matching Luminizer Foundation – NYC

Nothing really special about this foundation, it’s your everyday foundation. I usually mix it with naked skin and then I’m happy with the result. I bought it on a whim in Penney’s and I can’t remember how much it was exactly but I think it was around the four or five euro mark!

5. Revlon Photoready Primer

I read a lot  of reviews about this primer but I’m not blown away. I’ve nearly finished the bottle and I don’t think I will buy it when it finishes. It’s hard to pump out onto the skin and you cannot unscrew the top which makes it very hard to get the product out.  I have dry skin which normally means with a good primer my makeup will stay intact for a good few hours but with this my makeup doesn’t last as long!

Available in boots for 17.99 or online

6. Skin Fresh Concealer – W7

I usually use this when wearing a darker foundation. It gives really good coverage especially those dark circles. I didn’t spend much on it and overall I’m happy with it! Available in Cara Pharmacy!

7.  Glowstick – Topshop

I cannot rave about this highlighter more, I bought it while holidaying in Liverpool. Such a lovely highlighter, it instantly makes your skin brighter! I use it everyday, the only bad thing I have to say it that it is a little bit tough to blend so make sure you blend it well or it’ll look like a big white line on your cheek. Major love for this product!

Available in Topshop

8.  MAC Powder Blush – Well Dressed

What can you not love about MAC blushes. They last FOREVER, pretty sure I have this two years  and I love it. The colour is pigmented and even though I use this pretty regularly there is no dent visible!
Available in any Brown Thomas Store!
MAC Blush – BT

9. MAC Pressed Powder

I’m nearly out 🙁 Another one for the Christmas list. It’s a great powder and it sets your foundation and concealer! So happy I invested in it because it lasted so long! Not too heavy but it does a great job setting!

Avalible in Brown Thomas
MAC Powder – BT

10.  Eyeshadow Primer Potion – Urban Decay

Hands down the best eyeshadow primer ever. My eyeshadow or eyeliner never moves when I put this on. You only need a little bit so it lasts a long time and a really good investment.

Primer – Debenhams

11. Supreme Shine Lipstick in Rich – Seventeen

My Favourite lippy for winter. You can’t go wrong with the burgundy colour especially this time of the year!
Such a bargain only 6.29 you can’t go wrong!

SEVENTEEN-Supreme-Shine-Lipstick-Boots

Until next time a chairde,
grá mór,
Caitríona xo

Must Have Spring Products 2014.

This Spring’s must haves you won’t want to miss!

1.Hair Chalk – The Body Shop

Ever been afraid to take the leap and throw a crazy colour in you hair? Well fear not, The Body Shop have come up with hair chalk’s including the colour’s pink and blue. No commitment, no regret. When you’re sick of it, wash it out. It’s a great way to experiment without breaking the bank or regretting it. Hair Chalk is only € 11.95 so keep an eye out girls!

 
 
 
 
2. Out with Red in with Bright Orange
The lips are on fire, the name says it all. Catrice have brought this low cost lipstick out for Spring that you can pick it up online or in Penney’s! It’s great because it’s pigmented and creamy! Put that red lipstick down and try something new, you never know you might like it.
 
 
 
 
3. Glowy Skin – Beat it Matte
In winter we see a lot of matt foundations, lipsticks and blushes. However this Spring the focus is on making your skin seem brighter. I love this trend because you’re make up isn’t as heavy. With the weather getting brighter it’s nice to see your makeup following suit. I use products like W7’s Shimmer Compact and Benefit’s High beam to achieve a highlighted look! You can buy High beam from Debenhams in store or online for
€ 27.50!
 
 

 

The Holy Grail of Mascara – Benefit Bad Gal Lash .

Mascara is probably one of the most common makeup products, that you will find in a girls makeup bag.  Being a student I lose A LOT of makeup on a night out, so usually I wouldn’t spend a huge amount of money on mascara.  However, this mascara is probably one of the best investments I’ve made so far.

An expensive one but a goodie, great for adding volume to eyelashes and no clumps in sight. I’ve recommended it to all my friends and they all love it too!

You can find Bad Gal Lash at http://www.debenhams.ie/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/prod_10052_10001_123901802599_-1 for €23!

Top Tip : Use eyelash curler before applying!