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Make Up Forever – Star Powder in #941


So I recently turned 21 and as part of my birthday present I got a Grab-One voucher for the Face 2 store in Dublin, with the voucher I bought the Star Powder along with a foundation and concealer (I’ll be doing a review on them soon).

You pay €10 for 0.4g of product which seems a lot but when I thought about it I’d only be using it as an inner corner highlight so it will last me for ages.

The powder is a very slightly off white colour filled with tiny pieces of silver glitter. It is extremely finely milled and surprisingly you don’t get that much fall out considering how much glitter is in it.

The best way I have found to use it is to add a tiny bit of primer/cream eyeshadow to the inner corner of your eye then gently pat this on with a Real Techniques – Accent Brush which is absolutely tiny but work perfectly for this.

Used correctly it can really brighten up your inner corner and look beautiful but, believe me a little goes a long way otherwise it will look way too over the top. I just use what’s in the lid and it means you don’t end up with too much on your brush.

Have you tried this? What were your thoughts?


Green Day Album Artwork: Nimrod

So here is the second instalment of my Green Day inspired make up tutorials. I really am loving doing these so so much so thank you for all the positive feedback.

This weeks tutorial was Nimrod. I have to say I think this was one I was looking forward to the most, I’m not entirely sure why, it may have been because I love the colour yellow so much or because I wanted an excuse to wear the black lipstick. Either way I was really pumped for this one.

So here is the artwork itself:

As you can see the obvious colours are bright, bold yellow and black, I also wanted to incorporate some grey in there too. this this is what I can up with:

Primer: MAC Painterly paint pot
Eye shadows:
White: Inglot #496 D.S. finish
Yellow: Inglot #474 D.S. finish
Grey :  
MAC Print satin finish
Inglot #63 AMC finish
Liquid liner:
Illamasqua precision ink in Abyss
Pencil liner:
 MAC Smoulder eye kohl
Maybelline Volume Express Cat Eyes
Barry M lip paint in #37

I really hope you like this look because it is definitely one of my favourites.

FOTN : Frank Turner in Whelans

So last night I was going to see them amazing Frank Turner in Whelans last night (for only €13.50? Bargain!). Before I get into my make up can I just say how mind blowingly amazing he was? I had heard good things about him but nothing prepared me for how goo the show actually was. If you havent heard of him go give him a listen because I guarantee you wont regret it. He’s like Mumford & Sons but a bit more on the punk side, just amazing. Songs I would recommend are Reasons Not To Be An Idiot, Photosynthesis, The Road and The Real Damage. Oh and did I mention he’s rather easy on the eyes too?

Anyways on to the general point of this post which is what I was wearing on my face to said gig.

Foundation: MAC ProLongwear in NC15
Concealer:  Garnier Eye Roll-on, Inglot Cream Concealer (#)
Powder: Inglot Loose Powder (#11)
Blush: Natural Collection in Pink Cloud
Highlight:  Virgin from urban Decay’s Naked Pallete
Lips: Rossetto from the Kate Moss for Rimmel (swatches here)

Primer: MAC Painterly paint pot
Eye Shadows:
(all from Urban Decay Naked Palette)
Inner corner & lower lash line – Half Baked

All over lid – Naked
Crease – Buck
Centre of lid – Smog
Outer corner – Hustle
Liquid Eye Liner:  Illamasqua Precision Ink in Abyss
Gel Liner: Inglot gel liner #77
Mascara: (this got a little out of hand)
Maybelline – Cat Eyes, Falsies AND One By One 

Green Day Album Artwork Tutorials: International Superhits

As I am sure many of you are aware I am a massive Green Day fan and have been since the tender age of 7. Green Day have always had a massive influence on me from my personality, the clothes I wear, friends I have made the whole package really. I have never wanted my blog or YouTube to be just about make up because then it wouldn’t be true to me, I have always wanted to incorporate my love of music into it as well so here it is.


This series came from a conversation with my lovely friend Amy who suggested I do Green Day tutorials which in turn has become the idea of creating make up looks based the artwork of Green Day albums, which has already proven to be harder than you would assume due to the very small colour range seen in their artwork, but where’s the fun without a challenge right? Every week (or so) I will pick an album name from this thing and do a tutorial based on the artwork of said album.

The first one to come out was International Superhits which is a compilations album but an album none the less.

Here’s the artwork:

As you can see the prominant colours are red, orange, pink and black, and here is the look I came up with:

As you can see it doesn’t look too over the top and I think MAC’s Girl About Town is the perfect shade of pink for this look.

Primer: MAC Painterly paint pot
Eye Shadows:
Inner corner – Essence Duo 02 Sweetheart
Light orange – Inglot #10 AMC Shine
Brighter orange – Inglot #366 Matte
Red – Inglot #449 Pearl
Black – #63 AMC
Liquid Liner: Essence Liquid Liner #1 Black
Pencil Liner:  MAC Smoulder Eye Kohl
Gel Liner: Inglot Gel Liner in #77
Mascara: Maybelline Volume Express Cat Eyes
Lipstick: MAC Girl About Town (Amplified finish)

Hope you guys like it and leave any other band/music tutorial suggestions below 🙂

Mini lipstick haul

So I am, as I’m sure most of you are, a bit of a lipstick junkie at times. I LOVE lipsticks almost as much as mascara (and that’s saying something!).

Some of you may already know this but for those of you who don’t I’ll explain briefly, basically for the past I’d say year or so I have been on a hunt (and I mean hunt!) for a purple lipstick, not just a sort of plummy colour but a bright, no shimmer, full pigmentation Barney purple. Sadly I have not been able to find such a shade and no one else has been able to find one either (moo). So the other day I got a tweet from the lovely Laura or FitznBitz saying to check out her post about the new Kate Moss Rimmel lipsticks that there was a purple, the second I seen it I was like “Yes, I’ll be ‘avin’ that thank you”, its still not exactly the shade I’m after but its certainly the closest I have found so far and at Rimmel prices? Happy days! So off I went to Boots to get said lipstick and I also wanted a black one for a series I’m gonna start on my YouTube soon. There was a 3 for 2 offer so naturally 3 had to be gotten.

Firstly, we have the entire reason for the trip which was the Kate Moss for Rimmel lipstick in 04 Rossetto (€6.95) . Its a very dark and vampy type plum colour but personally I love it! Bit of a matte light brown shadow, thick black liner? You’d be only gorgeous! I really like how the purple contrasts with the yellow in my hair. I can definitely see myself wearing this very soon.

Next we have the other lipstick I had intended on buy which is the Barry M lip paint in 37 (€6.75) which is their straight black colour. As I’m sure many of you are aware black lipstick is becoming quite popular recently and I’d been wanting one for a while but could never totally justify it, but now with an upcoming tutorial series I’ll be doing on good ole YouTube I knew the black would be needed. I have to say I was a little bit scared of it (as were my friends) BUT I kind of love it! I think it kind of suits me in a weird way, not sure how well it would suit me with dark hair but I think it looks nice with the blonde (sorry, yellow) . Now just to get the courage to leave the house with it on.

Lastly was a bit of an impulse (but sure it was free!), years ago me and my friends bought this lipstick ages ago thinking it was a for real green lipstick but its more of a gimmick than anything. Its Barry M lip paint in 124 (€6.75). As I said this one is mainly just a bit of a giggle from people’s reaction. In the tube it is a vibrant true green but once it touches the skin it changes to a like vibrant pink lip balm that is also a stain? For me it comes out as a “your lips but better” shade. It feels like a lip balm and lasts for ages, love it.

Have any of you picked up a Kate Moss lipstick? And would you rock a black lip?

And of course if any of you know where I can get my Barney lipstick please let me know.

Barney ain’t got sh*t on me

I am a very big fan of using bright bright colours on my eyes, I’ve never been one to shy away from going a bit crazy with colour. One of my favourite looks to do all summer has been this purple one, I’ve done it numerous times in the past few months and especially since I’ve bleached my hair.

Right so now for some products:

Crystal (frost) eyeshadow
Carbon (matte) eyeshadow
Noir Plum (LE mega metal) eyeshadow
Smoulder eye kohl
Painterly paintpot
Docile lipglass
Quite The Thing! (sheen supreme) lipstick

#446 (pearl)
#71 (AMC)
#482 (D.S)
#351 (matte)

Abyss precision ink

Falsies black drama mascara
One By One mascara
Here’s the tutorial itself if you haven’t already seen it :