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Saturday, 14 June 2014

Yes, I've Already Planned my Makeup for Prom


[ to find out where I've been for the past few months, click here]

Being a beauty addict, I was already creating mental wishlists of the makeup products I wanted for the event months before prom and had practised multiple looks. After finally settling on a (rather large) group of products and managing to create a look I could actually put together AND re-create (forget the winged liner Esmé), of course I wanted to share it with you all.  I wanted the main feature to be a flawless base and added a light shimmery smokey eye and nude lip to the mix for a more timeless look. Hopefully this will provide some inspiration or ideas for those of you who have prom approaching, or simply for a more subtle evening makeup style. Enjoy!


 Products in order of application~

Prep (not pictured): La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo +, REN Vita Mineral Eye Gel, Nivea Soft

Base: Garnier Miracle Skin Cream, Benefit Porefessional, Chanel Viatlumiere Aqua (B10), Bourjois Bronzing Base, YSL Touche Éclat, Bobbi Brown Corrector (Porcelain Peach), Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer (Vanilla), Chanel Loose Powder

Cheeks: Stila Convertible Colour (Lillium), Benefit Watts Up, Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Powder, Hourglass Blush (Dim Infusion), Nars Laguna Bronzer

Eyes: MAC Painterly, MAC All that Glitters (lid), MAC Naked Lunch (inner corner), MAC Soba (outer corner), MAC Brun (very lightly in crease and as liner), Rimmel Scandaleyes Nude Liner, Maybelline the Falsies, L'Oreal Telescopic, MAC Charcoal Brown (brows), Benefit Gimme Brow (light/medium)

Lips: Lush Popcorn Scrub, Nuxe Reve de Miel, YSL Rouge Volupte Shine (8)

Nails: Essie Spin the Bottle

Tools Used: RT Essential Foundation Brush, RT Stippling Brush, RT Setting Brush, RT Contour Brush, RT Blush Brush, MAC 217, MAC 266, Kevyn Aucoin Eyelash Curlers

P.S I have never worn so much makeup in my life and predict that Bioderma will be my best friend on the night.
P.P.S If you were wondering why I used two blushes, it's so that it lasts longer (powder over cream). A little Lisa Eldridge tip for you all;)

Esmé





Friday, 13 June 2014

I'm Back!

Well HELLO lovely super patient readers, a big virtual hug and lots of thankyous to you all for perseveering with me whilst I sat my GCSEs. Such a big weight has been lifted of my shoulders now and I can finally get into a blogging routine once more. There should be at least one post per week from now, perhaps with a bonus post midweek sometimes (maybe quick reviews or 'recently purchased'?), so look out for those;)

This was just a quick post to inform you of my whereabouts, so thankyou for reading!

P.S. If you can't already tell by the abundance of smileys, exclamation marks plus the 'yay, no more maths!' pose, I am seriously happy and excited right now; goodbye nasty exams, hellooo nearly 3 months of summer!

Esmé

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Recently Purchased #2

Oh no, another two weeks postless.. (slaps back of hand). I know for sure that any of you with upcoming GCSEs will understand me here, where does the time go? I honestly cannot wait until summer so that I can dedicate more of my time to my blog, perhaps even some fashion content - gasp! Anyway, you know me, I do love a good mooch of the drugstore and over the past few weeks some products may have slipped into my basket...

First up is the Bourjois CC Cream in Ivory. I've worn this the past two days and all I can say is love at first application. Seeing as it is a lighter base I wasn't expecting particualrly great coverage or anything wow, but the colour correcting properties in this do a pretty decent job of counter-acting the redness in my cheeks and in particular hide an unexpeted amount of purple in my undereye circles. Plus, the finish is not too matte nor dewy, but more of a satin appearance, me like. So far, super impressed and cannot wait to wear this for school and in the summer months.

I very rarely take the time to swatch at the Natural Collection counter as the testers are always so grubby, but finally my local Boots put out some clean stock out and I was all over their lipsticks. One peachy nude that caught my eye was Rose Petal. I haven't had a chance to test it yet, but judging by the swatch I think this will be a lovely affordable option.

After hearing all the rave over the Maybelline ColourSensational Glosses I finally snapped up Cashmere Rose yesterday and was very impressed by the non-sticky formula and gorgeous neutral shade. A big tumbs up from me so far!

Anna over at ViviannaDoesMakeup always seems to be featuring the Rimmel Scandaleyes Bronze Kajal on her website so naturally, I was dying to give it a go. A warm chocolate-bronze colour with gold shimmer and some impressive pigmentation, I can tell this will be adorning my lids non-stop during spring.

Lastly, not exactly beauty related, but recently purchased nonetheless are my New Balance trainers. I was originally going to go with the classic monochrome pair but then realised that everything I wear is black and white, so why not spice it up a bit? In the end, this grey, white and orange pair entered my life and as of yet have not come off my feet.. I am completely in love with these shoes; extreme comfort, a smidge of colour and perhaps some fitness motivation too, all the while making me feel like some Scandanavian Fashionista (ha, I wish).

I hope you enjoyed this small collective 'haul' if you like. Thankyou so much for reading, and remember, once my exams are over (mid June time), be expecting more exciting and -fingers crossed- more regular content, but for now thankyou for bearing with me:)

Esmé




Monday, 24 March 2014

The Heavy Duty Beauty Bag

Firstly, I just want to apologise for going over two weeks without posting! Art exams and revision have unfortunately taken over and as much as I didn't want it to, my blog has taken a back seat. Not to worry, I am back today with an exciting post exploring the contents of my 'heavy-duty' beauty bag (bearing in mind I do not pack lightly..). I took this with me at the weekend as I was staying with family for my Nan's 80th Birthday celebration and apparently needed 3kg of makeup for the occasion. Here goes..


Base: YSL Youth Liberator Serum Foundation, Bobbi Brown Corrector, Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer, 17 Stay Time Concealer, Chanel Poudre Universelle Libre

Cheeks: Rimmel Santa Rose Blush, Max Factor Soft Pink Creamy Blush, NYC Sunny Bronzer

Eyes: Stila In The Light Palette, MUA Matte Palette, MAC Quad (here), Urban Decay Anti-Ageing Primer Sample, Maybelline On And On Bronze Colour Tattoo, L'Oreal Telescopic Mascara, Eylure Brow Pencil, Maybelline Brow Drama

Lips: MAC Patisserie, Topshop Ohh La La, Maybelline Cherry Velvet Baby Lips, LUSH Popcorn Lip Scrub

Tools: Real Techniques Expert Face, Powder, Blush, and Setting Brushes, MAC 217, EcoTools Wide Shader, 2 Elegant Touch Eyeliner Brushes (one for brows, one for powder eyeliner), Glass Nail File, Nail Clippers, Tweezers, Bobbi Pins, TwistBands

Hair/Skin: Oribe Dry Texturising Spray, Nivea Soft, La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo +

Extras: Body Shop White Musk Smoky Rose, S&G Hand Food, M&S Antibacterial Gel, Kleenex Blotting Sheets, Mitchum Deodorant

So here's eveything I packed in my beauty bag. Suprisingly I did manage to cram most of this on my face over the course of the two days and had a lovely time:) Hope you enjoyed and thankyou for reading!

Esmé







Monday, 3 March 2014

February Favourites

Hello everyone and welcome to my first favourites post, how exciting! I've put together several items I've been loving throughout the month of February and today I thought I'd share them with you...



I ordered these stunners from Monki a few weeks back and am completely in love. Perhaps a bit inappropriate for the season, but hey we have seen some sun recently and I have been whipping these out at every possible opportunity.Warning, these are HUGE but I personally adore the whole bug-eyed look. The size also makes them great for whacking on with no makeup in the summer as they hide everything that needs to be hidden.

Next up is this pink notebook from Sainsburys I picked up back in January for jotting down blogpost ideas. It's a perfect little size to sit on my desk and is even more likeable with it's mint fastenings.

I've owned this Rimmel Foundation for over a year now and recently have re-discovered it. The buildable, light to medium coverage and dewy but not-too dewy finish accompanied by good lasting power has made it an everyday staple for me in the past month. I would certainly recommend:)

Another Rimmel offering comes in the form of their Blush in Santa Rose. This is a lovely natural peachy looking tone and can be built up from a sheer pop of colour to a bold peach flush. I've just been reaching for this non-stop lately and can't get enough of it!

MUA's Matte Palette launched a few months back and caught my eye in the ever-so inticing isles of Superdrug. OK so the pigmentation isn't outstanding (I didn't expect it to be for only £4) but there are two shades; top row far right and bottom row far left, which I have been using for my eyebrows non-stop. I am now a brow-powder convert due to these ashy-toned shadows, an angled brush and Maybelline's Brow Drama in Medium. Who knew faux-brows could look so natural?

This big-hair-in-a-bottle offering from Oribe has been review-exhausted so I won't go into much detail. I got this to slot into my clutch bag for prom in the summer as I was passing by Space NK, and although it pained me (well, my mum) to hand over the £18, I do love this stuff. Plus it smells divine.

My current mascara of choice is L'Oreal's Original Telescopic. Super lengthing, separating and ultra black, with a seriously thin wand to wiggle right down to your roots. This is completely different to any other mascara I own and is the one I've been reaching for the most throughout February.

A dainty little accessory to end things off are these TwistBand-esque hair ties. I bought two sets from Forever21, wear one on my wrist every day and love them. You all need some in your lives, they're so cute!

What have you loved throughout February? Is there anything I should save up for in March?

Thankyou so much for reading and WOOP for 60 followers!

Esmé