Winter look โ„๏ธย 

Hey guys? How you all doing? Sorry this post is a bit late, had so many college deadlines this month? ๐Ÿ™„ How’s 2017 treating you? Have any of you actually stuck to your new years resolutions? I know me and poppy definitely haven’t. 

Anyway we’re at the start of February aka smack bang in the middle on winter. Bring on the cold weather! I may love this cold weather but my skin certainly doesn’t , the low humidity level causes my skin to dry out which is so annoying. I know most people also tend to have dry skin this time of year too so we thought what better than a winter makeup routine to help you overcome winter makeup blues and have glowy radiant skin all year round. 

Excuse the Christmas jumpers in the pictures, this post was originally supposed to be uploaded before Christmas but unfortunately had to be postponed. 

Incase you were wondering the grey Christmas jumper in the pictures is from matalan and is one of my favourites! Christmas jumpers tend to be pretty tacky and are worn mainly for festivity rather than fashion but this grey jumper is gorgeous and can be worn with confidence as it stylish while still being festive. 


Clothing – 

โ„๏ธ๏ธ The burgundy “I ate Christmas” jumper is also from Matalan 

โ„๏ธ๏ธJeans are from top shop 

โ„๏ธ๏ธHunter wellies 

โ„๏ธ๏ธCan’t remember where the fur jacket is from but you can pull this lock off with any fur coat! 

Makeup 
๐Ÿ’„To start with I’ve just preped the face with a moisturiser to ensure the skins feeling nice and healthy. 
๐Ÿ’„Then for a base I’ve applied the smashbox photo finish primer oil, this just absorbs into the skin leaving it moisturised and nice and dewy. 
๐Ÿ’„Next I’ve applied revlon colour stay for normal/ dry skin and this foundation leaves a nice dewy sheen the the skin. 

๐Ÿ’„For concealer I’ve applied the NYX hd concealer which I love as it really dose brighten up the under eye.
๐Ÿ’„I’ve set the face with MUA skin define hydro powder, this powder is really light weight and doesn’t dry out the skin or make it look cakey like lots of powders do. 
๐Ÿ’„Ive then contoured with my Barry m cream contour palette as well as using the yellow shade to further brighten areas of the face. I love using this product when when I want a radiant finish as it’s cream so doesn’t dry out skin like powder would. 
๐Ÿ’„For blush I’ve applied the sleek blush trio in brown sugar and I’ve used the shade turbinando . This blush is so pigmented and one of my favourite blushes. 
๐Ÿ’„For highlighter I’ve applied the shade ecliptic from my Solstice Highlighting Palette by sleek. I recently got this palette and it quickly become my favourite, the highlighters are so pigmented and iridescent it’s unreal. 
๐Ÿ’„For brows I’ve just filled in the brows with my Sleek brow stylist as poppy had very thick defined brows so I just used this to darken them a little. 
๐Ÿ’„Next up is the eyeshadow aka favourite part, for this look I’ve used shades from both my the balm pallets, the nude dude and the nude tude. These shadows are my holy grail their so pigmented and long lasting, totally worth the price. The nude tude is current half price at Tesco so grab it while you can! 

๐Ÿ’„I’ve used the shade sultry all over the lid as my base colour. Then I’ve used the shade sexy to deepen the crease. I’ve then further deepened the outer v with the shade sleek. Next I applied the shade fit all over the lid and the shade faithful to the centre of the lid to create dimension. I also smoked out the lash line with the shade sexy and then to finish this look I added the shade fabulous to the Inner corner. 

๐Ÿ’„For mascara I’ve applied maybline waterproof lash sensation, it rains all the time without any notice in England so gotta be prepared for the rain. 
For lipstick I’ve just applied the wine red lip tick from the Katie Moss Rimmel collection 

๐Ÿ’„And then lastly to end this look I’ve applied the NYX dewy finish setting spray. 

Hope you liked this look! We would love to hear your winter skin care tips so please tell us bellow. We were thinking of uploading a skin care Routine so tell us your thought on that. We’ll be back to updating regally again so keep your eyes pealed for our next post which will be up next week where we’ll be reviewing the makeup revolution death by chocolate palette. Please subscribe if you’ve enjoyed this post! Until next times ๐Ÿ˜˜ 

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Christmas countdown! ๐ŸŽ„ daily updatesย 

Hey guys, how have you all been? It’s nearly Christmas! I hope your all as excited as we are! Sorry we haven’t updated in a while, we’ve been busy planing lots of festive and exciting posts for this amazing month! I will post the reviews from the autum post which I promised  in a few days so keep your eyes open for that.๐Ÿ‘€                                                                                 But in the meantime, it’s December first today! And that can only mean one thing…..advent!                                                    Now I know everyone is into different things, some people like chocolate, same people like makeup, others like candles but if your anything like me and poppy then you love bath bombs! 

Now during this very joyous month me and poppy are going to share our bomb cosmetics advent calendar with you! So check in every day with us to see what’s behind each door! We will not be starting a new post for everyday we will simply be adding to this one. 

Also comment below what calendar you’ve gotten this year and what’s behind your door each day as we would love to know! Hope you enjoy this post

Bomb cosmetics is an up and coming company/ store who are a lot like lush! They use all organic and natural incidents, they don’t test on animal and all their products are 100% hand made. This advent calendar retails for ยฃ20 and can be found here

So under the first door in this amazing Christmas calendar is a snowdrift creamer,  so this is a little hard bath butter made with krankincence and ginger oils. Now I hate the smell of ginger so i was expecting not to like this one but let me tell you this little butter smells heavenyl! It’s to die for! Even just the smell is relaxing! โ„๏ธ 

The outside of the bath butter is covered in silver glitter โœจ which looks amazing! The inside is just plane white, on your put this into your water it will make your water so sparkly, smell amazing and it releases oils which will help you to relax! So I would defiantly recommend this bath product and this calendar so far! The full size product is only ยฃ2 and can be found right here

So lovelies that all for today! See you all tomorrow to uncover what’s underneath the second door! Stay tuned for all our wonderful festive posts we have coming soon! Please like and subscribe if you’ve enjoyed this post! And comment below what your favourite thing about Christmas is we would love to know! ๐ŸŽ„ ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป

Day 2

Hey guys! How are you all doing? Back again and today! And it’s a day closer to Christmas ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜„ who’s excited to uncover what’s  under door number 2?…       ….          ….          ….        ….      


So under door number two we have the perfect present blaster which contains pure frankincense and myrrth essential oils. So far I can see that frankincense is a recurring ingredient in the daily goodies, frankinsence is one of the most festive ingredients and it has many health benefits. This little treat is amazing! It leaves your bath smelling as fresh as ever as well as making your water silky and leaves your skin unbelievably smooth! ๐Ÿ˜ unfortuntly it doesn’t have any effect on the colour of the water but it’s still perfect for a relaxing bath at the end of a long day. The full size perfect present blaster retails for ยฃ2.99 

Day 3

We’re on day 3 now guys! Who’s excited for Christmas already? Have you guys bought all your gifts yet? ๐ŸŽ I’ve just finished my Christmas gift shopping today! Talking about gifts so ready to see what’s under door number 3? 


So today we have a go mango soap, now let me tell you I’ve never ever smelt anything so amazing in my life! The smell is heavny it’s so fruity and delicious! It smells of mango with some peachy berry undertones. ๐Ÿ˜ now I usually hate bars of soap becuse their just so drying on the skin but this soap leaves your skin feeling so smooth and silky, I love it! 5/5. I would defiantly recommend the full size version which retails for ยฃ2.99. It’s also amazing value for money as a bar of soap will last a very long time! So far this calender hasn’t disappointed at all! Don’t forget to leave a comment telling us the best thing you’ve had in your Christmas calender so far this year! 

Day 4

Day 4 today guys!, this is where I’m starting to feel like I want to open all the doors at once ๐Ÿ‘€  anyway we’re officially one sleep closer to Christmas and that means time to open door number 4 and receive yet another amazing treat. 

So today amazing goodie is a strawberry creamer, and it smells aboutly delicious it smells like strawberries and raspberrys dipped in chocolate fondue ๐Ÿ˜ this also a very genorus size as it’s the largest so far! It contains coco and she’s butter so it’s really moisturising on the skin. It makes the water cloudy but it also leaves little cranberry seeds in your bath which can be very annoying of you want to wash your hair! I would probably give this a 3/5 just becuse it leaves annoying seeds in the bath and it disent really do anything that amazing or exciting. It’s not a bad product but there are just so many other things by bomb cosmetics which are a lot better. The full size of this retails for ยฃ2.09 so it’s quite a bargain! 

Day 5! 

Not long to go now to get all the last minuite gifts and bits and bobs! Under door number 3 is one of my favourites so far! I 

Okay so this one is May favourite so far! I love it! It smells amazing and the smell sticks to you so you’ll be smelling this this bath fizzed for a while! ๐Ÿ˜ it’s also so relaxing and the shea butter helps to nourish your skin leaving it silky soft! It gives a water a very light blue tint and leaves little stars floating around which look amazing! But their a bit unpractical if you plan to wash your hair! The full sized version retails for ยฃ2.99 and comes with little gold balls inside instead of little starsโญ๏ธ I would definatly recommend this product. It can be found here 

Day 6! 

Hey lovelies…how are you all doing? Amazing I hope ๐Ÿ˜Š. So we’re yet another day closer to Christmas and that mean we another gift to uncover under today’s door! I don’t know about you but I’m loveing this advent calender haven’t been disappointed at all. How are you guys finding your calenders? 

What’s going to be under today’s door? ๐Ÿ‘€

Omg! Today’s item is a ginger love mellow! So this is just like a little bath bomb that frizzes. It looks so cute! I’m in love with the aprance of this, it looks like a little cake! ๐Ÿ˜ eventhough im mesmerised by the looks it’s the inside the really counts and unfortunatly I’m not loving this product, it just smells to sting for my likening but if your like sting scents like orange and ginger then your will love this product! Also this is the third  product in a row that has little bits in, this is just so unconvenient. I wouldn’t kid if they were more spread out though. This doesn’t really do anything to the water or to your skin so I wound really recommend this product but if you do want to check out out the it retails for  ยฃ2.99 and the full size produc looks so much better then this mini, it’s covered in glitter and has a little gingerbread man on. 

Day 7! 

18 more sleeps guys! Who is as excited as I am! I’m going to get straight to it today, can’t wait to see what’s under today’s door!

So this little bar of soap smells delicious! It’s so sweet and calming! I love the little cute doodles in the soap they look fun and amazing! As always their soaps are so nourishing! This soap contains ylang ylang oils, and if you’ve never heard of ylang ylang before it’s an episode salt which relaxes the muscles and is used in armomatheropy. So it’s one of the best ingriedients I’ve every come across in a soap. The pink pamper soap retails for ยฃ2.99 and is worth every penny in my eyes it’s the best soap I’ve ever used. 

Hey lovelies, hope your all doing great! Unfortunately we’ve had to stop this Christmas countdown post here unforeseen circumstances. But we’ll be back shortly after Christmas with a Christmas/ winter look โ„๏ธ so keep your eyes pealed for that!

Autumn/ fall look ๐Ÿ‚ ๐Ÿ’„ย 

Hey guys, how have you all been? So Autumn is among us, it’s one of my favourite times of the year! It’s the most beautiful season of all when all the nature bursts with amazing and vibrant colours. The pumpkin spice Lattes  โ˜•๏ธ and the warm comfy jumpers are a bonus but my favourite thing of all about autumn is the makeup! ๐Ÿ’„ 

This is our annual Autum look! We hope you all like it! I will link all the items of clothing and I will go through the steps to achieve this makeup look! We will also be posting reviews on our main makeup products We’ve used to achieve this look later on this week!          


Clothing 
Jumper – Matalan,Long sleeve Spacedye Jumper

Jeans – Top Shop, knee ripped jeans ๐Ÿ‘– 

Coat– Matalan, Pakara coat 

Shoes – Matalan, ankle boots/hunter equestrian boots

Scarf –  matalan,circle scarf 

Hat – Top shop, pink Faux Fur Pom-pom beanie hat 
Makeup ๐Ÿ’„๐Ÿ’‹
For primer I’ve used Rimmel London’s long lasting primer, we’re in autumn now and that means the weather will be more unpredictable then ever! So we’ve got to be ready to face sun, wind or rain! โ˜”๏ธ this primer claims to increase foundation wear by up to 8 hours so will be prefect to face whatever the weather brings. ๐Ÿ‚ 

For foundation I’ve used Revlon colour stay foundation for normal / dry skin, this foundations has 24hr wear so it will stay on throughout the day no matter what the weathers like ๐Ÿ‚ it’s also good as it feels very light on the skin yet it has an amazing coverage. 

For concealer I’ve used NYX HD conclear, I love this concealer as it brightens up face making you look more awake and it looks amazing in photos. 
For powder I’ve just applied Rimmel stay Matte to remove any excess oils and keep the skin looking matte. 
For blush I’ve used the burgundy shade in my brown sugar sleek blush palette. This is the prefect fall colour as it matches the beauty of all the autumn leaves. ๐Ÿ‚ I will be posting a review in this later in the week so keep an eye out for that ๐Ÿ’œ
For contour and bronzer I’ve just used my Barry M chiseled cheeks powder contour kit to define the cheeks and make them look fierce. 
For highlighter I’ve just used the white shade from my makeup revolution highlighter palette, this just gives you a nice fresh glow. 
For eyes, I’ve apply a concealer and translucent powder to start with, this will just give me a clean base and make the eyeshadow pop more. Then for eyeshadow I’ve used my I heart makeup death by chocolate palette, I’ve applied the shade consume me all over the lid which is a Matt light brown shade, then in the crease I’ve applied consume me which is a shimmery dark brown shade, then on the lid I’ve applied the shade tear the wrapper which is a copper orange/ gold colour. Brows, golds and oranges are prefect for this season as they twin the colours of the autumn leaves ๐Ÿ‚ I will also be posting a review of this palette later this week! 
For brows I’ve just filled them in lightly with my regular brow pencil. 
For mascara I’ve applied lash sensation oil blend by Maybelline this hits nourishes the lashes and gives them a long and defined look! I’ve also applied a coat of the waterproof version of this mascara over the top to beat the unpredictable weather. 
For lips I’ve applied the new look Pure Colour Burgundy Matte Liquid Lipstick with the matching lip liner. This again is the prefect colour for this season and looks amazing on any skin tone! I will also be posting a review on this later this week so stay tuned. ๐Ÿ’„ 
Then I’ve just finished this look with Freedom prostudio fixing spray.
Thank you for reading! Please like and follow if you’ve enjoyed this post and keep your eyes out for my products reviews which will be out later in the week! ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ‚ 

Stay curiousโœจ

                              Lovell&Merick 

ย Makeup dos ๐Ÿ˜ and don’ts ๐Ÿ’ฉ

Hiya, lovelies! How have you been? ๐Ÿ’œ          this post is about do’s and don’ts for everyday makeup. The right side of the face is the makeup do’s and the left side of the face is don’ts. Enjoy! ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’“


Makeup dos ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘ธ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’„


๐Ÿ˜Step 1. primer

it’s essential to use a primer as it makes your skin smoother and it makes your makeup last longer. For this side of the face I’ve used NYX pore filler which retails for ยฃ11 and can be found in boots stores. This is a really good primer for smoothing out the skin and filling in any bumps or pores making the skin texture look amazingly smooth and helps foundation to glide on effortlessly.
๐Ÿ˜step 2. Foundation

For this side of the face I’ve used revlon colour stay foundation for combo/ dry skin, this retails for ยฃ12.99 and can be found in boots or superdrug. This is one of my favourite foundations it has a very full coverage yet it doesn’t feel heavy on the skin. However, when using foundation you have to be careful that you have the right colour for your skin tone and blend it into the neck which has been done on this side of the face. And you also have to make sure you have the right finish foundation, if your skins is dry you should be using duey foundations and if it’s oily you should be using Matt foundations or if you’re unsure use a foundation for combination skin. 

The foundation on this side has been applied with a damp beauty blender, this insures that the products is evenly distributed and doesn’t look cakey, if you don’t have a beauty blender you can use any other beauty sponge or foundation brush but just don’t apply it with your fingers as this will leave you looking patchy. 
๐Ÿ˜ step 3. Concealer 

On this side of the face, I’ve used Maybelline age rewind concealer which retails for ยฃ7.99 in boots and Superdrug. I’ve used the shade light and I’ve just applied it in a triangle under the eye and then blended this out using a beauty blender. The result are amazing as you can see from the pictures, the under eye on the left side looks flawless, while on the right side you can see the under eye bag. So concealer is a must as it will immediately make you look more refreshed and awake.  
๐Ÿ˜ Step 4. Powder

On this side of the face I’ve used Rimmel stay Matt powder which retails for ยฃ3.99. This powder sets the foundation, will stop it moving around and it will also absorb any excess oils and making the makeup stay on longer. 
Step 5. ๐Ÿ˜ contouring/ bronzer 

For this side of the face I’ve used the Barry M chiseled cheeks contour kit which retails at Boots and Superdrug for ยฃ6.49. I’ve used the middle shade, which is the bronzer, around the hairline to make the forehead look smaller and I’ve used some on the jawline to make it look more defined. And then I’ve applied the last colour which is a more dusty cool toned brown to contour the cheek bones making sure everything is blended well and there are no harsh lines. I’ve applied this with a light hand to keep it natural looking as it’s and everyday look but you can intensify it based on your skin tone and the look you wish to achieve. 
๐Ÿ˜ Step 6. Blush ๐Ÿ˜Š

On this side of the face I’ve used the light coral shade from the sleek blush pallet in brown sugar which retails for ยฃ9.99 in Boots and Superdrug stores. This is the perfect colour for the skin tone on this side of the face as it has an orange undertone which the bronzer also has so it transitions beautifully from bronzer to blush. 
๐Ÿ˜ Step 7. Highlighterโ„๏ธ

On this side of the face I’ve used Sleek bare skin illuminator in the shade Monaco, I absolutely love this highlight, I’ve previously done a review on this highlighter so check it out! For this look I’ve just put it on lightly and blended it in with a beauty blender, I’ve kept it looking very natural for an everyday look but the product can be blended less if you want a more intense look.
๐Ÿ˜ Step 9. Eye shadow

For both sides of the face I’ve used the death by chocolate pallete by makeup revolution which retails for ยฃ7.99 in Superdrug. First, I primed the eye and then I went in with the shade break me up which is a light peachy brown colour, I applied this all over the lid as a transition colour. I then went in with the shade consume me which is a dark dusty brown shade with some shimmer, I applied this to the crease of the eye to deepen it up and add dimension. Next I blended this to soften the crease a little and then I packed the colour tear the wrapper all over the lid which is a peachy copper shade. Lastly I used the shade bring down angels on the brow bone and the inner corner of the eye. This is a very natural browny/gold colour perfect for a natural fall look. 
๐Ÿ˜Step 10. Mascara 

On both eyes I have used maybelline lash sensation mascara which retails for ยฃ7.99. On this side I’ve applied it evenly and brushed though the lashes with a lash Comb so I’m left with nice long separated lashes which help to make the eye look bigger
๐Ÿ˜ Step 11. Eye browsโœ”๏ธ

for this side I’ve used The Rimmel London brow this way kit in the shade dark brown, this is a very versatile product as it can be applied with a light hand, for lighter brow or you can easily make it look darker. 
๐Ÿ˜ Step 12. Lips ๐Ÿ’‹

For both sides of the face I’ve used MUA velvet lip lacquer which is a Matt liquid lipstick that retails for ยฃ3 in Superdrug, I’ve used the shade tranquility. I’ve just gone over the natural lip shape giving it a hint of colour and keeping it natural for an every day look. 
๐Ÿ˜ Step 13. Setting spray โ˜„๏ธ

To finalise the look I’ve just sprayed makeup revolution pro fixing spray over the face to set the makeup, this retails for ยฃ5. This is good for keeping your make up 
Makeup don’ts ๐Ÿ’ฉ



๐Ÿ’ฉStep 1. Primer 

On this side of the face I haven’t used a primer and as you can see the skin doesn’t look as smooth as on the other half of the face. Primers are essential for making the skin appear smoother and for making your makeup stay on throughout the day.
๐Ÿ’ฉStep 2. Foundation

For this side of the face I’ve used #InstaFlawless by Rimmel which is a very light weight bb cream, it retails for ยฃ6.99 and can be found in Superdrug or boots. This is one of my favourite BB creams as it gives you a radiant glow and enhances your complexion if you just want a “no makeup” makeup look but this isn’t always the best product to use as it’s very duey and can leave you looking like an oily mess, so only use this if your skin is pretty dry or if you are having a dry skin day and your skin needs a lift. The foundation on this side was applied with just fingers so it doesn’t look as good as the other side as it’s pretty patchy. The biggest mistake with this side of the face is the colour of the foundation, you should never apply a foundation colour which is darker then the rest of your body because it will just look odd and unproportional, if you want to warm up your face this can be done using bronzer but never apply a darker colour unless you have a tan and your body is the same colour. It’s also important to blend your foundation into your neck so you’re not left with a thick line don’t the bottom of your face as a lot of the time foundation won’t be the exact colour of your neck. This is especially visible on the right side/ bad side of the face because of the colour of the foundation.
๐Ÿ’ฉstep 3. Concealer

On the right side of the face I’ve skipped using any concealer and as you can see from the pictures it makes a huge difference. Concealer will remove any darkness or bags under the eyes instantly making you look more refreshed. 
๐Ÿ’ฉstep.4 powder

On the right side of the face I haven’t used any powder and this means the foundation hasn’t set so can move around and there are quite a lot of excess oils on the face which hasn’t been absorbed especially because the BB cream used is so oily. If a powder was used it would mattify the skin absorbing excess oils and would allow the makeup to stay on longer, it will also insure you don’t look super shiny. 

๐Ÿ’ฉ step 5. Contour/ bronzer

For this side of the face I’ve used Barry M’s chiseled cheeks cream contour kit which retails in Superdrug for ยฃ7.99. Cream contour is harder to blend so if you’re just getting into makeup and contouring the powder one will be easier to use. 

For this side of the face I’ve used the second contour shade and used have this in exactly the same places as I did on the good side, the only difference is that I haven’t blended it in properly so there are visible harsh lines around the the cheek bones and jawline, this doesn’t look very natural or nice so just remember to blend until there are not harsh lines. 
๐Ÿ’ฉstep 6. Blush

On this side of the face I’ve use the same blush as I did in the good side but it’s too light in comparison to the skin tone so it leaves a light streak down the cheek, using a slightly darker toned blush would give a more natural rosy cheek look. 

๐Ÿ’ฉ7. highlight

 On this side of the face I’ve applied makeup revolution baked highlighter in the shade golden lights, this highlighter is extremely pigmented so has to be applied with a light hand. But on this side of the face I’ve packed it in all over making it look too vibrant and shimmery leaving a big white streak along the face. 
๐Ÿ’ฉstep 8. Eyeshadow 

for this side I’ve also used the death by chocolate makeup revolution palette but I’ve used different colours. I didn’t prime the eye on this side so the eyeshadow won’t stay on for as long or look as vibrant. I packed the shade love you to death all over the lid which is a dark purple colour and I’ve used the shade set me free in the crease which is a very light silver colour. As as you can see it hasn’t worked at all, love me to death is a very deep colour which is the one I usually use in the crease and set me free is very shimmery light colour which I would normally use as an inner corner highlight. Using the dark colour on the lid and the light colour in the crease makes the eye look sunken and smaller as the dark colour pushes the the lid back and the light colour brings the crease forward emphasising it. Also not using a transition colour means that it will be a lot harder to blend the colours together leaving harsh line. 

๐Ÿ’ฉ Step 9. Mascara

For this side of face I’ve also applied maybelline lash sensation masrca, but I’ve applied multiple coats at once not leaving the lashes to dry between coats, this has caused the lashes to all clump together and look like a mess. To fix this you can Combe though the lashes to separate them.
๐Ÿ’ฉ step 10. Brows 

For this side of the face I’ve used the same product which is, Rimmel London brow This way, which retails for ยฃ3.99. This product is very sheer so it is better for filling in your brows rather than over lining/ drawing them in, if you wanted to do that you would need something more pigmented like a brow pencil or pomade. Also the brow on this side is unnecessarily over drawn to the point that it looks unproportional to the rest of the face, you should always use your natural brow shape and thickness as a guide when your doing your brows. 
๐Ÿ’ฉ 11). Lips ๐Ÿ’„ 

I’ve also used MUA velvet lip lacquer in the shade tranquility, I’ve over lined the lip on this side but without a lip liner which leaves the lip looking very unnatural and obvious looking because a lip stick/ liquid lipstick is very sheer looking in-comparison with a lip liner which is more pigmented.
๐Ÿ’ฉ step 12. Setting spray 

 I haven’t used a setting spray in this side the makeup will not last as long, if you want your makeup to last all day then using a setting spray is important. 

That’s all for now guys, but stay tuned because I have a fall look which I will be posting later in the week as well as some product reviews. So keep your eyes out ๐Ÿ‘€, hope you all enjoyed this post and don’t forget to like and leave a comment! Untill next time ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’œโ„๏ธ

Sleek illuminator review๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿฆ„

Hey lovelies๐Ÿ–๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ธ, today I’m going to be reviewing the sleek barekissed illuminator which retails for ยฃ8.99 and can be found at Superdrug, boots or on the sleek website. I’ve picked it up in the colour Monaco which is a very beauty silvery colour with a hint of purple and I’m not going to lie it’s one of my favourite highlighters ever! ๐Ÿ˜

Directions โžก๏ธ- so this product can be used in 3 different ways: 

๐Ÿ™ˆ. it can be used alone on the high points of your face like cheek bones, brow bone and Cupid’s bow which will help to make you look more awake and refreshed on a no makeup day which I personally love doing when I’m in a rush and I don’t have anytime for makeup in the mornings. 

๐Ÿ™‰.it can be used over foundation in the same way to accentuate your features, personally I feel that the highlighter is more vibrant and noticeable when applied over foundation.

๐Ÿ™Š. Or It can be mixed in with your foundation to give you a more glowy look but this is something I don’t recommend especially with the shade Monaco as it is such a light silvery shade it will make you foundation look lighter. If you had Pompeii the bronze shade then it would be perfect for the summer when you’ve got a tan as it will make your foundation darker. 

Pictures ๐Ÿ“ธ
This is the applicator, when the product was first launched it originally had a pump applicator but that caused far too much product to be released when only a small amount is needed so now the applicator has been changed into a stick coming off the lid.

Swatch unblended 

Swatch blended 

Without flash  
With flash, the illuminator contains light reflecting pigments which are visible in the picture. โ˜„๏ธ(apparently this is an emoji of water but to me it looks like frozen glittery ice so I’m going to use it any way ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿฝ)


Pros ๐Ÿ˜ – 

๐Ÿ˜Build-able

๐Ÿ˜Doesn’t enhance uneven skin textures 

๐Ÿ˜Light reflecting pigments (makes you look amazing and glowy in pictures)

๐Ÿ˜ good staying power regardless of how it’s used

๐Ÿ˜A little goes a long way
Cons โ˜น๏ธ๏ธ-

โ˜น๏ธ๏ธHas fine bits of glitter which some people don’t like 

โ˜น๏ธ๏ธTakes a while to blend 
My thoughts ๐Ÿ’ญ ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’œ

I love a good highlighter. Highlighters are probably one of my favourite make up items but I’ve struggled for a long time to fine a good one because powder highlighters tend to be chunky and enhance the texture of your skin which is amazing if you have smooth skin but if you have any pumps or large large pores it ends up making them look worse and then on the other hand liquid highlighters don’t do enough for me as they tend to not be very pigmented and don’t tend if stay on the skin for long . But this highlighter gives me the glow I want without making my skin look bad and that’s because of one key ingredients which is dimethicone. dimethicone is a silicone based polymer which makes this a silicone based product which helps the illuminator to glide smoothly onto the skin, it’s often used in primers as it helps to minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, so it dose help to make your skin look as smooth as possible. I also love this highlighter because it can be used for any look, whether you want a sheer highlight for a natural look or you want to build up the highlighter into a strong glow for a more glamorous look. The light reflecting pigments also look amazing in pictures whether you have gone for a subtle or more dramatic look. 

That all for now, keep you eyes out for my next post! ๐Ÿ‘€ don’t forget to leave an suggestions ๐Ÿ’œuntil next time ๐Ÿ˜˜Keep glowing my fairies! ๐Ÿฆ„

-GracefulGrey

Welcome๐Ÿ’“

Hey guys, welcome to GracefulGreyBeauty, this is going to be a blog all about makeup, I will be posting product reviews, tutorials and more! Don’t be afraid to leave suggestion or mention any products you would like me to review. My first review will be up in the next couple day so keep an eye out for that ๐Ÿ‘€, it will be a review of sleek barekissed illuminator! I’ve been really into makeup for a while now so i thought why not share my passion with the world. See you soon!
~ GracefulGrey