Eye shadow palettes you need.

If you don’t get a new eye shadow palette for christmas has santa even been?

Now, I am a bit of a makeup snob so I tend to buy and wear higher end products but there are some great dupes which I will include!

Here are some I think you should get:

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1.Laura Mercier Extreme Neutrals palette £45.00 

I got this palette last year from Santa.. I truly love it. I use the matte browns as a shadow shades in my crease then build the glitters on top. The colours are so pigmented so you only need a little on your brush to work with.

2.Naked palettes…£39.50

I love all the Urban Decay Naked palettes, Maddey and I also own all the Naked palettes. My all time favourite is now the Naked HEAT with SMOKY coming a close second! Once again the pigments are crazy strong. Stronger than a double vodka coke. The HEAT is a copper palette which works best with my blue eyes and pale skin. The purples in this palette are too diiiie for! The Smoky palette is full of pressed glitters. The ‘blue’ trio; Amour, Slanted and Dagger are my go-to’s in there.

3.Hourglass Modernist palette- Graphite £56.00

 Just like Maddey, this small palette packs a hefty punch. It is made up of five colours (off-white, gold, brown, blue and silver), the only colours you need for any outfit. This palette doesn’t give you a massive range of colours like the UD’s but it does create a beautiful eye.. its just a shame about the price!!

4.Charlotte Tilbury…£39.00

In case you don’t know, I am a massive CT fan. A foam finger-t-shirt wearing super fan. Mad and I are slowly collecting her Luxury palette looks. So far we are on 7 out of 10. I hope once you have collected them all you get something free. I really rate these palettes, each palette has 4 colours… all you need for a red-carpet look. They also last for agggggeeesss. My day to day go to is Vintage Vamp!

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1.NYX ultimate palette £16.00

I often wonder how we survived before this palette. It puts the pop in popular eyeshadow looks. We love the pink row of colours, I also dabble into the yellow and orange to create a ‘sunset’ eye.

2.No.7 stay perfect smoky palette £15

Over the years I have used no.7 eyeshadows and they are great! I would place the eyeshadows at no.7 on my list….sorry terrible joke.

3.Max Factor Jades £9.99

When you don’t have £56.00 to spend on the hourglass one, buy this one!

4.NYX darling damsel £9.00

NYX eyeshadows are fabby. The NYX shadows blend beautifully! This snazzy palette is very similar to the CT Vintage Vamp! If the CT is Kate Winslet this dupe is Kate Winsless. Luckily with the price of this palette you won’t watch your money sink into the unknown!

I hope you get some nice new eyeshadows for christmas.. FYI christmas is around the corner so you really need to start hinting now. *walking around Fenwick ooooh this palette..wink wink.

TPS X

 

(All photos taken from links)

How to wear bright eyes!

Did you know that smokey eyes are out and bright colours are in??? (not factually correct) You know the saying; Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain.. well put those colours on your eyes!

There are some great products out there in the world of makeup all varying in price. Ellie and I adore the NYX ULIMATE Brights palette. £16 for a range of bright colours (a great dupe for Urban Decay Full spectrum palette £43).

For us, the best way to wear colour is too create a base with nude-y colours then build the colour on top. But what do we know??

Heres some inspo for bright eyes:

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Have fun with colours… you don’t have to go full colour (like the top picture) you could simply run a colour through the crease, like the bottom picture. Or you could use a coloured liner to give you that pop, NYX do some great ones!

One tip: if you are using colours, blend. blend, blend, blend!

TPS X

The Rebel- Charlotte Tilbury

I wouldn’t say I’m obsessed by Charlotte Tilbury, I just really really like it. Maddey and I could open our own CT store.. in rural Northumberland… I’m sure people would come.

I have re-created one of Charlottes signature looks, The Rebel. If you tick these boxes, you should try it. Are you Bold? CHECK. Are you Brave? CHECK- but don’t turn off the lights. Or if you like to be daring and your thinking it’s getting a bit cold to get my boobs out, this look is just as daring.. and the boys will still wink a you.. sadly.  If this look was a girl, she probably drives a fiat 500 but not a white one, a black one, maybe with a cool colour inside. Classic with an edge.

In the words of Charlotte ‘Ok Darlings, lets get started’.

Eyes:

  • Brow lift (its either called Cara D or supermodel), brush them up, colour them in. Just like a super cool art student.
  • Your going to think I’m crazy but I do my Eyeliner first. Now hear me out.. If you get your eyeliner perfect now and you will be left with a faded line to follow at the end. No more throwing your eyeliner at the mirror and refusing to go out.
  • Cover the lid with the Eyes to mesmerise Cleopatra, this gives you a great base to work on top of.

It’s now time for the eye shadow! The best part.

  • Take your enhance shade and blend it across the entire lid. Open your eye and blend up and out (towards the end of the eyebrow).
  • Blend the smoke shade into the socket and outer corner.
  • Its glitter time. With your finger place the pop shade all over the eyeshadow. If you like it really really glittery… like me, add more of the pop shade with a flat brush. Pressing it onto the lid. For more depth mix the prime shade with the pop shade.
  • Using the Rock ‘n’ Kohl pencil, trace over your original eyeliner (only do the flick and about 1/3 of the eye), I go back with the smoke shade on top, making it more ‘smudgy’.
  • Run the enhance shade underneath the eye
  • Curl you lashes, Mascara, then lashes.
  • With a big fluffy brush, blend the edges once more.

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Skin:

  • Prep the skin with Wonderglow primer
  • Magic foundation (shade 2 for me). All over, I start in the middle section of your face and work out. (I like my skin to look like skin rather than leather). Where I need more coverage, I ‘bounce the brush’ to leave more product in that area.
  • The retoucher (shade 1), under my eyes. I don’t do the ‘triangle’ that goes from under your eye to the side of your mouth. why do that..seriously you end up looking like Casper?! I just use as much as I need. If I have any blemishes, I would also cover them… obviously.
  • Hollywood contour (light to medium), on the hollows of my cheeks…follow the hollow.. On top of that the Filmstar Bronze and Glow (light to medium).
  • A bit of blush to make the look pop!

Lips:

I always go for this combo, Pillow Talk and Penelope Pink, this combo is as legendary as a Tango IceBlast and popcorn at the pictures. Funny enough its probably the same price.

  • Line you lips with Pillow talk
  • Lipstick time: Penelope Pink

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I just love this look. L. O. V. E. Imagine this look for those christmas parties; a little black dress, a sparkly bag in one hand and a bottle of Prosecco in the other. You’ll be getting all the attention!

I would recommend CT products. Its not cheap. However, I feel that they are worth the money. You could always sell a kidney to give you some extra cash. I could not live without:

  1. Magic foundation. £30.00 Great for day or night, very build-able to create a flawless finish
  2. Filmstar Bronze and Glow. £49.00. Only £49.00 to look like a VS angel…bargain.
  3. Lipsticks: Penelope Pink and Pillow Talk £24.00(lipstick) £16.00 (liner), the perfect nude lipstick combo.
  4. Brow Lift. £22.50. don’t ask me why, I just like it!

I wonder what will be the next purchase, maybe another eyeshadow palette or a new lipstick. I really should buy a new foundation, I’m on that scrapping stage.. i know, I’m gross. But sadly, I will have to wait until my next pay check, I’ve already spent this weeks. well done ZARA, my new jumpers are pretty though…

Other products I used:

  • Eyes to mesmerise, Cleopatra, £22.00
  • The Rebel eyeshadow palette, £39.00
  • Rock ‘n’ Kohl pencil, Barbarella Brown, £19.00
  • Full Fat lashes mascara, £23.00
  • Wonderglow Primer, £3.850
  • The retoucher, £25.00
  • Hollywood Contour. Light to medium contour, £29.00.
  • Hollywood highlight. £29.00

EL

TPS X

PS. If you want to see this look in a video form (don’t think too big, I’m not actually Charlotte) give me a Holla!