How to fake, fake lashes.

 

Fake eyelashes are great way to make your eye make up more dramatic. I have been using fake eyelashes for years and I think I’ve mastered the technique of application but I always forget one thing. I never remember to buy them!

Frequently, I’ll be going out with my friends or to a family event and I want to add to my look but I never remember to buy them.

So, I scoured the internet looking for ways to make my eyelashes fuller and longer and I came across a little secret make-up artists use. Baby powder. Yes, you read that correctly.
It gets a little messy so wait until after your lash is done to apply your foundation! I used my sister Aoife to demonstrate ūüôā

What you need

1. Mascara
2. Baby Powder
3. Cotton Buds

So here’s how I did it!

1. Curl your eyelashes using an eyelash curler.
2. Apply a few coats of mascara. At the moment I’m using Better than Sex mascara by Too Faced and I’m loving it!
3. Then grab a cotton bud and apply the baby powder on both sides of the lashes.
4. Then apply your mascara and if you have a disposable mascara even better!
5. You’ll notice that your eyelashes are thicker and fuller.

The finished look…

 
With a little practice you should be able to perfect this trick!
Tag me in your fake lash looks!
Until next time,
Caitríona.

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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’Or√©al 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 ūüôā








 
 
 

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 Р http://www.boots.ie/en/Max-Factor-Colour-Corrector-Sticks_1460798/
  4. L’or√©al 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

Wish List for March 2015

Hi guys so this is my first ever wish list on the blog. I really like reading other peoples wish lists  so I decided to add this feature to mine.

I’ll post things that I’ve spotted over a month at a time. ¬†I’ll be posting things like make-up, hair accessories/products, jewellery, books, albums and miscellaneous bits and pieces.

So without further ado here is my March Wish List!

1. No7 Skin Illuminator

I got my hands on some No7 vouchers for my birthday, so the next time I’m in Boots I’ll be picking up this little gem. I’ve heard so many great things about this illuminator and coming into the summer months I love the dewy look!

2.  Contour Powder / Blush Palette

I’ve heard so many good things about this product and when I saw it in action on Expos√©, I decided I needed to add it to my makeup collection. I like the fact the palette includes blushes as well as contour powders because it makes it more compact.¬†

3. MAC Living Legend – Lipstick

I’m a big fan of red lipsticks. I’m a big believer that a red lip can lift your make up! I saw this colour on one of my favourite MUA’s BuffandBlend¬†!
You can find these lipstick in any MAC or Brown Thomas Shop around Ireland!
¬†Link to buff and Blend’s Facebook ¬†page ¬†¬†https://www.facebook.com/BuffandBlend?fref=ts

4.  Smash box Oil Free Primer

I’m jetting off on my holidays in a few weeks time so I’m looking for make up that lasts in the heat! I’ve read a ton of good reviews about this primer. So I cant wait to test out ¬†this primer in the desert!

5. Ribba Picture Ledge

I’m always looking for ways to make my room more organised. I love my¬†ever-growing¬† nail¬†polish ¬†collection but I never found a good way of putting them on display, until now.¬†
While browsing on the ikea website (bad habit), I spotted these guys! I know that they’re picture ledges, but I think they could work as a nail polish display!¬†
You can find this ledge here : http://www.ikea.com/ie/en/catalog/products/20126065/

6. ASOS Chunky Cat Eye Sunglasses

 

I love sunglasses! They can instantly change your outfit! So I really want to add these bad boys to my collection! 
You can find them here:
If you guys buy any of the items on my wish list, please let me know by tagging me on Instagram @yabighamya!
Until next time,
Cait xo

Make Up Don’t Fake Up got a Makeover!

 

If you’ve been visiting my blog and noticed I haven’t posted in a while, I have a very good reason.
Not only that but you may have noticed I got a makeover. A lovely woman named Jana also known as LittleWebWritingHood was working on my little blog!

For a long time I was unhappy with the appearance of my blog and I felt that it wasn’t representing me 100%. So I did a little research and I found Jana’s shop on Etsy. After reading through her reviews and packages, I was really confident that she could design something unique and something that represented me!
Jana sent me a form to fill out, with what I wanted for my blog and ideas I had! From there she created a header and we chopped and changed until I was happy. It was great because we were in constant contact and Jana had no problem tweaking things until I was happy.
Then Jana went away to work on my test blog and we continued to alter things until I was happy! Jana showed great interest in my blog and I got the feeling that not only was this a job for her, but  that she actually has a genuine passion for it!
After a few days we both agreed that it was time to install. Overnight, just like that Make Up Don’t Fake Up was beautified!
I’m really happy with the end result and if any bloggers out there want to spruce up their blog be sure to get in touch with Jana!

You can find Jana’s Shop on Etsy here – https://www.etsy.com/ie/shop/LittleWebWritingHood

Until next time,
Cait <3

P.S If you guys want more information about Etsy check out my post here :Etsy-online-shopping-haven

Christmas Gift Guide – for her or him.

It’s the most wonderful time of the yeaaaaaarrrrr. Christmas is coming and here are a few ideas for gifts for your loved ones.¬†


 

1.            Bath bombs

 
A great stocking filler. They’re inexpensive and they look great. A personal favourite of mine is Fizzbanger from Lush. ¬†Lush is great, because they have so many varieties of bath bombs and they aren’t ¬†harsh on the skin! So for the friend who love soaking in the tub, this is the perfect gift!
 
 
 

2.            Nail Art Acessories / Guidebook

 
For your NOTD (Nail Of The Day) Instagrammers this present is perfect. ¬†Who doesn’t love nail art and for the girl who loves D.I.Y beauty a present like this is thoughtful! I got The Wah Nails Book of Downton Girls as a present myself and I love it. It has great ideas and shows you how to do it! Most look more complicated then they are! If you are looking to add onto this present you could buy a few¬†accessories¬†to go with the book. Penneys (Primark) have nail tools and stickers!¬†
 
You can get The WAH Nails Book Of Downtown Girls in¬†Easons¬†for¬†‚ā¨17.25¬†
 
 
3.          Glossybox Membership
 
This is one of my favourites. I got a three month membership for my birthday!¬†Basically¬†you fill¬†out a¬†questionnaire answering for your friend and then they send a box full of beauty products and samples. You can pick how long the membership lasts! Prices vary depending on the length of the membership! It’s a great gift because you discover new brands and products!¬†

http://www.glossybox.co.uk
 
 
4.    Yankee Candle  
 
I don’t know about you but I love a good candle! Candles are a great present for any age group because who doesn’t want their bedroom or house smelling good! A personal favourite of mine is Black Cherry and my uncle ¬†loves midsummers night dream for men because it smells like aftershave! Around this time of the year Christmas Cookie goes down a treat! You can find these candles all online or pop into the Yankee Candle Shop itself, you don’t need an excuse to go in and smell all the amazing candles!

www.yankee.ie

5.   The Cookbook


For the foodie friend or even the friend who needs to learn. Asos has been bang on with Christmas presents this year and I found this little gem, The Hungry Student Cookbook. Not only is it practical but it’s¬†humorous. I really liked it because it’s not your average cookbook it has great tips for students and it’s more personal because, ¬†it relates to the person receiving it. Asos is great right now because they are reducing prices as Christmas nears but don’t leave it too long or it will sell out.
 
You can find this book at Asos ¬†–¬†The Hungry Student Cookbook.
Another option –¬†The Hungover Cookbook

6.  The Hamper

What better way to show your friend that you know her, then to buy all her favourite things. I love this because you can personalise your gifts and stick a few inside jokes in there too. Pictures, momentos not to mention funny stories that you share on little cards are great. For my friends birthday I included her favourite colour nail polish and her favourite drink. The more personal the better because it shows that you care!


 

7.  A Watch

For the friend who is always running a little late. A watch is always a great present because the price range is pretty wide. You can always get nice watches, whether your budget is unlimited or restricted. The Watch shop and Asos.com have a great online selection at the moment. I love this Asos Sekonda Watch¬†it’s stylish and timeless.¬†



 

8. The Mixtape

Or in our case the MixCD, it¬†doesn’t have the same ring to it does it. A great personal gift, we all have songs that are personal to you and a friend. What better way to put them all on one CD! It’s a great idea for your friend who has a car, road trips seem more bearable with music.
 
 
 

9.  Headphones

I constantly lose my earphones. Headphones are a little harder to lose maybe¬†because¬†they’re a little bigger to lose. As a media student good headphones are a necessity for editing and for the music lover a gift sent from heaven. Good quality headphones are brilliant because sound quality improves and headphones are better for your ears. Think of it this way you’re protecting their ears. HMV and Harvey Norman have a good selection of Headphones.
 
 
 

10. Concert / Comedian Tickets

One Direction Concert 2014

With a little planning you¬†could give your friend a night with¬†there favourite popstar, ok there’s a good chance that 5,000 other fans might be there but you can see the¬†sentiment. Whether it’s Taylor Swift in the 3 Arena or your friend’s favourite local group in the R√≥is√≠n Dubh. Tickets for a musician or comedian are a great way for both of you to¬†enjoy a present. You both get to spend a night together laughing or dancing and hey, any excuse for a night out!









Remember, don’t forget to use those student cards and unidays.com!
Until next time a cairde,
Caitríona 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 РDebenhams

 

2.  Brow zing РBenefit

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 РTopshop

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 РWell 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 ūüôĀ 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 РUrban 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