Sunday, 29 March 2015

Barry M Eyeliner | Urban Decay 24-7 Dupe

I've always been an eyeliner gal from day dot. I love a good black eyeliner and have them all (well most of them) from Bourjois, Rimmel, Maybelline, Max Factor, Mac, Bobbi brown and so on. But I've always had one problem...they never last and make always smudge. 

A few months ago I purchased the 24-7 eye liner by Urban Decay which was amazing, as it glided straight on and stay put for at least 6 hours. But when this ran out, I couldn't justify £15 on an eye liner especially when my road tax was due. Nope. Hardest decision ever. But for real, £15 for an eyeliner is a lot of money especially if you wear it everyday and lots of it.

About a month ago, I was shopping in Boots as you do on your lunch break when I came across the Barry M Waterproof Eyeliner. Now a work colleague mentioned this eyeliner was the ages ago but everywhere I went, it was just never in stock. Long story cut short, I'm already on my second eyeliner due to my sister pinching the first one from me because it's that good!

The formula is soft, creamy, easy to apply and glides on like a dream. The pigmentation is incredible, the eyeliner is so full of pigment, it's exactly what you expect from a black eyeliner. And the question you're all wondering...does it smudge? It doesn't! After 30 seconds the eyeliner dries and stays put. It's amazing and isn't something I expected from Barry M, especially for £3.99. I honestly think this is the best dupe for Urban Decays's 24-7 eyeliner in Perversion.

If you love eyeliner, and you're looking for a non smudge, affordable eyeliner. Barry M's WP Eyeliner in black is the one!

Sabi x

Sunday, 22 March 2015

MAC | Velvet Teddy & Blankety

Velvet Teddy

So last week I made a little MAC order and picked up Velvet Teddy & Blankety. Yes, you heard right. Velvet Teddy is back in-stock online, go get ya Kylie Jenner on girls! I asked some of you girls during the #bbloggers chat if I needed these colours in my life and boy was you right! Absolutely in love with both of these shades, I haven't stopped wearing them since last week!

So Blankety is a beaut creamy nude colour and reminds me a little of Pure Zen. It's really hard for us Asian girls to pull of nudes as they can really make us look like our lips dissolved into our faces, this is probably the lightest we can go without looking washed out. I don't think this lipstick is an all-rounder which would suit everyone, so I recommend you go into a MAC store and try a sample before purchasing. Things I love: the consistency, the creamy texture and longevity this lipstick. Love, love, love.

Low & behold, where do I start with Velvet Teddy? I've heard a lot about this lipstick, from various beauty bloggers and of course the one & only Miss Kylie Jenner. Velvet Teddy is a matte browny pink shade which makes you wanna relive the 90s. This shade is life, I can't believe I never tried this sooner. Velvet Teddy has a matte finish but doesn't dry your lips out at ALL! If you haven't tried Velvet Teddy before, I advise you all to go and purchase this one! Now it's clear why this is always out of stock!

Have you tried Velvet Teddy/Blankety before? Which MAC lipsticks do you recommend?

Sabi x

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

My Everyday Lip | Rimmel & EOS

When it comes to lip colour, I like to keep it pretty nude and toned down during the day especially when I'm on my way to work as I can imagine rocking a red lip on the tube in the morning wouldn't go down very well...

I think this was the first ever lipstick I started wearing and I've actually gone through 4 of them already which should tell you how strong this lip game is :) - it's the Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate lipstick in the shade 08. It's a mauve/rose toned shade which in my opinion is the perfect nude shade for Asian skin tones. Let's face it us brown gals can't rock a full on nude lipstick - seriously it looks like our lips melted! 

I'm a big fan of the Kate Moss lipstick range as the formula, colour & wear has always been on point. Before I apply lipstick, it's always a must to prep the lips as it is for your face! I start off with my EOS Lip Balm which is amazing! Again, this is my third one & I'm currently using the Blueberry one. My friend got me this from the States as they're super cheap out there compared to the UK. So where was I? That's right, I start off with applying lip balm to my lips, while they get the right treatment, I finish applying makeup to the rest of my face & then I go in with the lippy. It's my fave everyday lip combo & I really hope this shade never gets discontinued...and if it does I shall be making sure I get hold of plenty to last me forever!

What's your everyday lipstick?

Sabi x

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

#OOTD | Layering Up

As we're slowly approaching spring, I've started to dig out some of my spring/summer clothes and have been layering them up with cosy knitwear to start transitioning from full on winter outfits. I absolutely love my Topshop fisherman jumper which is available in black or khaki. It's super cosy and is my go-to jumper when it's cold outside! I teamed it up with my sleeveless denim Glamorous shirt dress with a H&M gold necklace as well as matching gold accessories Toy Watch & Monica Vinader fiji friendship bracelet. For the shoes I went for my Topshop Chelsea Boots. I don't think I'm quite ready to rock shoes just quite yet :)

Sabi x

Monday, 9 March 2015

Sleek Eyeshadow Palette | Oh So Special

Loving this Oh So Special Eyeshadow palette by Sleek Makeup which I purchased a few weeks ago from Superdrug. It's one of those eyeshadow palettes which cater for every skin-tone and occasion. From beige, to sultry browns, to metallic pinks & greys. 

Bow is the perfect shade to use as a base before applying a smoky eye. It's also good to use as a highlight shade on the brow bone.

Organza is a pink shimmery shade with a silver undertone. 

Ribbon is a matte pink shade which has a coral undertone, not something I would particularly use but it's great for a pop of colour.

Gift Basket is a gorge bronze metallic shade which is great for Asian skin tone in particular! Definitely one of my favourites from the palette.

Glitz is another gorge shade from the palette which is in between a silver and a blue. This looks great as a smokey eye!

Celebrate again, is another one of my faves. Celebrate is a shimmery deep plum shade which would look amazing on it's own smoked out. It also works really great on the lower lash line for a soft sultry look.

Pamper if I'm honest is my least favourite shade in the palette purely because it wouldn't suit my skin tone. Pamper is a matte baby pink shade.

Gateau is a little similar to Oraganza as it's a metallic pink shade with silver undertones.

The Mail is a warm matte shade which has a kinda camel tone to it. I think it's a great shade to use as a base when rocking a smoky eye as it really makes the colour you apply on top pop!

Boxed is a beaut matte dark brown shade which you need in every palette! I sometimes use this on my brows if I can't find my Anastasia Brow Whiz.

Wrapped Up is more of a mocha brown shade which I personally find great for the crease or worn alone for a soft smoky eye.

Noir - is a matte black and is a must have for any eye shadow palette! I've always used Mac's Carbon eyeshadow but this beats Mac as it's super pigmented even in one sweep!

Another great palette by Sleek Makeup, hats off to you guys always giving us pigmented products with a variety of colours to suit all skin tones!

Which Sleek palettes/shades do you recommend?

Sabi x

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