All made up and ready for church…

Beauty, e.l.f Velvet Matte Ruby Red, Fashion, Uncategorized

Hello and welcome to my blog. I know i have been a bit silent and it is because i have exam i am preparing for so during lunch and the weekends i am in my books. Once again thanking God for another week: glory to Him alone.

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This picture was taken at the wrong time but looks very posey lol

I was going for blue and red. The eye shadow is max factor 45 Sapphire rage and the outer corner i used MUA midnight blue. It is not that visible, i know but it looks very dark blue like navy blue but darker. In my tear duct, i used Bare minerales morning glow.

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I have struggles to work with that Max factor blue for a while. I think it was ok this time round

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I love the finish of the elf lipstick in ruby red. It tastes sweet lol and it has a velvet finish. Foundation and conceal is mac. My usual shade. Ben Nye in Topaz to set my under eye.

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This is the final look this sunday. The top and skirt are both Primark i bought this a long time ago. I am part of the protocol team in my local church and we wear uniform every sunday. When i do visit i do wear the uniform. The shoes are from New Look i also had this for some time.

Until next time happy sunday.

Iryn

 

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My birthday weekend at a glance…

Beauty, Culture, IMAN Costmetics, Makeup, Natural Hair
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The idea was that my cake match my dress and my makeup too 😊

Hello and welcome to my blog. It has been a while since i came on here with a lengthy blogpost. I have been quite busy with travelling up and down the country and buay in general.

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This is the makeup i did for the sunday of my birthday weekend. I used the BH cosmetics solar eye shadow pallette. the hair was done for me by a friend

On the saturday i got my makeup done by a friend which i loved. I looked completely different and as it was not any ordinary birthday, i was happy with the outcome of the entire look. I had been planning this look in my head for weeks.

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I bought the dress and shoes from Asos. They were quite affordable as they were in their sale section. I think the shoes were £18.00 and the dress was £15.00. But my cale cost more than my outfit put together.

I went out to central London to eat with a few friends.i went to a restaurant called Bangalore Express and the experience was not great as it was during the short blizzard period in London so it was cold inside. They said their heating had broken down and they made no substitute *roll eyes.

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This is their coconut rice with their lamb masala. A lot has change since the last time i went there. It did not feel like for the better. The ambiance was off, no background music just noise from a party down sta

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Just so you can see and apprecoate the art on my face. If you are in the UK and need an MUA let me know i know a couple of people.

I was initially looking for a dress for a wedding then i stambled upon this one and a burgandy one. In the end i wore Karen Millen to the wedding.

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This is the silk Karen Millen dress i wore to the wedding. I have had this dress since 2011. I bought it for a wedding.

I got the hair inspiration from Shameless Maya after my ideas were taken by others. But i liked this hairstyle alot. I was going for the bad girl look so hopefully i achieved it.

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I was the black rapanzel that weekend. i got this dress from asos as well. it has a slit on the other side. I believe this one was £18.00. I wore this with my Nine West sandal shoe.

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How the dress looks from the front. makeup was done by myself.

It was a great weekend and i am grateful to God for allowing me to see this age and this year. May all that i do bring glory to His Holy name for it is in Him i live and have my being.

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Model behaviour #GloryToGodAlone💫

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 💫 The cake 💫

In my new age i intend to explore a lot. i have a few travel ideas. I was meant to be going Japan at the end of this month but due to the nature of my job i can not take time off around that time. 😢 So maybe next time. I am thinking of coach journeys to Europe 😃 so stay tune!.

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💫 #Legs

 

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Some more pictures of my sunday look. This makeup was done by me. 💫

Thanks for stopping by and until next time, it bye from me.

 

Iryn

 

 

 

I Feelunique: unboxing

Beauty, Makeup, MakeupHaul

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today post is about Feelunique an online beauty shop like beautybay  I first came across this site on TV when i was in my early 20s. It has grown significantly.

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In january i made a few purchases totally almost £70. I bought the LOreal true match in 10N Cocoa, 11N Dark coffee and the toffee shade for a friend. These were more than 50% off at that time. Superdrug and Boots are doing 3 for 2 on Loreal products. I also bought two of the Revlon colorstay combination/oily in Mocha.

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Unboxing my feelunique. The packaging was good and secure.

Shipment was pretty quick but obviously it’s in the UK i believe. The offer that was on at that time was up to 70% off. The products are genuine and affordable as well during sales or offers. For example i bought two of the Revlon colorstay as it was half price and had salcylic acid in it.

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My feelunique

I am happy with my purchases and would visit the site every now and then and keep an eye out for to take advantage of offer. I also got some sample product of aveda hair and Paco Rabone 2ml perfum.

Until next time, shop wisely.

Iryn

My 2017 favourites looked something like this

BarryM, Beauty, IMAN Costmetics, Makeup, Natural Hair, Superdrug, TeamNatural, Uncategorized

Hello and welcome to my blog. This os a long awaiting blog and thua there is not going to be too much words.

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As you can see i was very busy with loreal during last year.

My 2017 favourite is mostly the loreal infallible line. Simply because they did the job for me. I got pretty amazing look from the line. I played around with foundations from deep golden to deep cool, mixing cuppacino and espresso as i was not sure which was my shade but got my shade in the end which i believe is 11N Dark Coffee. I could be wrong but i like that finish to the deep golden and deep cool. The matte lip colour: Forgive my sin was my favourite lip colour too. I am in my red phase still.

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Im currently wearing forgive my sin in this picture not too sure which shade of foundation of the true match im wearing. The eyeshadow is MUA

The BarryM lip pencil in plum also helped me alot. As mentioned before i love their lip penciles. I may try their eye shadows this year.

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Revlons pink pout with BarryM lip liner Plum

Revlon’s pink pout has also been a staple lip colour I reached for. I have worn it many time last year.

Iman cosmetics eyebrow pencil. I prefer the colour to other eyebrow pencils i have tried.

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I was going for a natural look with the true match in this picture. You can call it my no makeup makeup look.

For concealer i prefer and use MAC’s prolong wear and cover up. It just does the job. I have tried other concealers and let’s just say i returned to my first love. In addition to their skin finish in dark deep. I think.

Not forgetting Fenty beauty in 460 although it looks red when first applied, it does give a good matte finish and matches me perfectly.

Until next time, its bye from me

Iryn

First impression: Revlon colorstay foundation combination/oily

Beauty, IMAN Costmetics, Journey To Clear Skin, Makeup, Natural Hair, Uncategorized

Hello and welcome to my blog. I recently bought a few shades of foundation from feelunique and have been trying them since sunday. On sunday i wore the loreal True Match in 10N Cocoa. The foundation looks dark in the packaging but a bit bright when i put it on.

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Revlon ColorStay 24 hours wear in Mocha | Shade 450.

Yesterday i wore it in 11N which is Dark Coffee and it was my match yeps!. I might mix the two namely 10N Cocoa and 11N Dark coffee in the future.

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That corporate swag

Todays look is the Revlon Colorstay 24hour Wear, combination/oily,  shade:450:Mocha. I really like the finish look of just the foundation. It is lightweight with a medium coverage so you will have to use more to cover any hyperpigmentation. I bought two for £6.45. The reason i bought two is on the website it states that there is salicylic acid in it and since my skin attracts acne i thought this would be perfect for my skin by keeping the acne at bay while looking flawless.

Thought on this foundation 

At the moment i really like it and would buy it again. I would use it as an everyday-work foundation because of the natural feel and look it gives me.

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My take on the no-makeup makeup look. My eyebrows are not identical twins. The lighting in the toilet though

Since I rushed doing my makeup this morning, my eyebrow kind of do not match. Reminder: They are not identical twins. But when i do wear this again i will share more pictures.

Finally i used MAC’s skin finish in dark deep to set my face and Nivea’s lip balm in Soft Rosé to add a touch of light pink to my lips. I also used Revlon’s eyeliner and BarryM’s black eyeliner pencil to line my water line. The eyebrow pencil i am using is from Iman Cosmetics. I used loreal’s infallible matte spray to finish it all off. I wish i had done a light contour but i was literally rushing. All this pictures were taken at work in the toilets – not literally but you know what i mean. 😬

The hair

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I left the front part then sort of corn row the rest back and corn row the front part and tuck it in to look like its one corn row from the front to the back. Hope this makes sense. Aim is to protect the ends because its very cold. I slick the front down with a bit of olive oil eco styler gel 

Until next time, its bye from me

Iryn

Red lips: e.l.f Ruby Red 💄

Beauty, MUA Eye Shadow, Natural Hair, Superdrug, Uncategorized

Hello and welcome to my blog. This will be more pictorial showing you how the e.l.f Ruby Red look on dark skin.

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Over the christmas holidyas i was in the shopping spirit so i got myself this e.l.f ruby red lipstick from superdrug.

I purchases it for £4.99 from Superdrug. Mhe foundation i am wearing is MAC in NW55 and NW45 prolong concealer. Eye shadow is MUA chestnut and  and mascara L’Oreal’s million volumn lashes from Superdrug.

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I love red now. Previously have been wearing Loreal’s infallible which is matte. I love this velvet finish from e.l.f

I intend to collect some more reds so let me know of affordables one you have tried.

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All set to leave the house.

I must say i love my old Huawei P8 which i have had for almost 3 years. I use it to do my photoshot until i get my sony mirrorless.

Until next time its bye from me

 

Iryn

 

All Madeup with MAC studio fix fluid, concealer and prolongwear powder

Beauty, e.l.f Velvet Matte Ruby Red, Makeup, MUA Eye Shadow

Hello and welcome to my blog. This is yet another beauty blog about my recent MAC purchases. I have worn this on three occasions; twice last weekend and on new years eve so i thought a review was befitting.

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A quick recap regarding my recent purchases are the NW55 Studio fluid in NW55, concealer in NW45 and prolongwear powder in deep dark.

The fluid gives you a full coverage and holds up really well. It covers dark circles around the eye area and gives you a good canvas to work on and due to this, you can actually wear the fluid and powder for a natural no-makeup makeup look. For primer i used a bit of the loreal and milk of magnisia as i was going to be out for a while. I concealed with the MAC NW45 and set my under eye with ben nye powder in topaz and ebony to contour. I also used the Anastasia Beverly Hills glowkit  bronze  to highlight.

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Having applied the MAC NW55 foundation on

My thoughts

I really love this foundation shade and would buy it again but will only wear it to weddings or other events that my makeup will be required to be on point.

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When i applied the foundation in NW55 and concealer in NW45. You can stop at this point for a more natural look or opt for an eye liner.

I will also keep to the NW55 although i think there should be another shade between that and the NW58. Its slightly bright by itself in pictures but i can work with it. One can wear the foundation and powder as is because it gives you a really good coverage in addition you can get really good pictures at this stage as well.

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I took this pictures using my Huawei P8 and using filter demist which helps make every detail of your makeup stands out and one layer beauty filter.

Apart from the NW58 i feel MAC foundation when applied tend to be a bit brighter. And this is a mon avis (in my opinion). May i also add that they make the best concealers ever. I have tried other concealers but i find myself going back to MAC. I like the NW45 both the fluid coverup and cream one. For a more affordable one i will use the LA girl pro which i got from Beauty Bay.

You can get professional natural looking shots both for portofolios and personal keep in addition to artistic shots.

I hope this has been helpful.

Until next time, its bye from me.

Iryn

Foundation: Fenty Beauty Foundation 460

Beauty, Uncategorized

As promised this is the review of the all famous fenty beauty by Rihanna which was recently released. I queued up outside Harvey Nichols to purchase the foundation and primer totalling £50.00. They each cost £25.00. We were given refreshment and samples when we were waiting so it made the whole experience nice. The security guard had Trophy wife on which i thought was cute 😄.

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Fenty Beauty Foundation in 460 and primer

I was actually shaded 430 at the door whilst we were waiting to get inside of Harvey Nichols. But when we arrived at the counter and were being matched with what had been prescribed for us, it was too light so we worked our way through some of the dark shade and arrived at 460. Lets get into it.

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Swatch me: Fenty beauty application

The foundation

I believe 460 is my shade and it has a redish undertone to it although in the pictures  it shows a golden undertone. It also has a matte finish and dries quick so you have to be quick with application. I did not get the concealer as i already had a MAC NW45. The foundation exodises over time but i like the look it gives me.

The primer

The primer is creamy but if you have oily skin it will not hold the foundation longer than 6 to 8 hours depending on the climate and what you are doing on the day. You may need to blot it here and there after that many hours. One does not need to have makeup on for so long!

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Fenty Beauty 460

I have worn the foundation on three ocassions to an interview as i wanted a more natural look. I also wore it on my first day of work because i thought i will have my ID done but turns out pictures were not required on our ID cards. Go figure! I have been wearing it to church so far.

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With filter (demist) on Huawei P8. This indicates that it will be good for photo shoot as well. Natural and Over the top.

Finally there are a lot of reviews of this on youtube which is equally helpful. I do like the foundation and would recommend it for those looking for a matte finish look.

I hope you enjoyed this post.

Until next time is happy new year

Iryn

I got M.A.C -ed: M.A.C unboxing

Beauty, Makeup, Uncategorized

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It looks like i have another review coming up. I love M.A.C foundations so i was adamant about finding my shade with them again. I recently purchased these items from them on HOF.com. Their cream foundation helped me in my late teens in covering up my hyperpigmentation so we kind of had something good going on. You can call it my first love. 😍

I initially had the NW50 but over time i felt my complexion had changed so it was no longer matching my complexion. The cream foundation i usually wore was constantly out of stock so out of frustration i stopped searching.

I turned into a mixtress and started mixing NW50 and NW58 which is basically espresso-like shade, their darkest.  This was during the past 2 to 3 years until i got my hands on l’oreal true matches: deep golden and deep cool. I think NW55 is inbetween NW50 and NW58 so i am in good hands. I will review this with pictures once i try them on this weekend.

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Swatch me: The studio fix fluid blended in with my skin so well i had to keep adding more so the shade stands out.

These are the items i purchased

MAC Pro Longwear Powder/Pressed
Product code: 221722114
Colour: Dark Deep
£22.50

MAC Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 Foundation
Product code: 160690735
Colour: Nw55
£23.50

MAC Pro Longwear Concealer
Product code: 160693571
Colour: Nw45
£18.00

This purchase was partly subsidise by a £25.00 HOF voucher given to me by my old work colleagues, so I paid about £39.00 out of the total of £64.00.

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This was not what i had planned to post however i couldnt contain my excitment so here it goes. Thank you for stopping by.

Until next time its bye from me.

Iryn

Review: New Lancôme foundation Shade 16 (Café)

Beauty

As previously promised, today’s post is about the New Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear, 24 hour wear retouch-free.

The foundation gives a light to medium coverage and is really light weight however if you have hyperpigmentation you may have to used a bit more to build up the coverage.  When I wore it, it basically felt like I was not wearing anything on my face. It is really light and if it was not that expensive I would use it as an everyday foundation for work. It cost £31.50 for 30ml. I guess I can add it to my budget and invest in one each quarter, that should work. I will wear this foundation to an all day event because i know at the end of the day it will be easy to take off and will not clog my pores. If you want a natural look for a photoshoot this will be perfect for you.

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In the first and second image from the left I am only wearing the foundation. Third image with concealer and MAC X15 eye shadow. Lipstick e.l.f Ruby Red and red lip liner from BarryM

The first two from the left of the above has no filter so you can see the coverage.

Initially I wanted to buy the shade 15 which is moka but when I tried it in store it was a bit light so I went for the next dark shade. The one I initially wanted was also the old one, I was told in store that this is new.

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Packaging of the Lancôme foundation in shade 16 (Café).

 In some other pictures I took, the shade is slightly darker. This may be due to lighting however it matches my neck and not my chest which is lighter. I did add a tiny bit to my neck to see if it will be any different.

From the picture above it looks like a perfect match and does not look too dark. I am glad it matches my neck. If I use a shade closer to my chest it would have been too bright.

I am not a makeup artist but what I have learnt from doing my own makeup is that, when you use a darker shade than your usually shade you can work around it using concealers. So what I mean is once you apply the concealers and highlighter, your face is all contoured. I have tried this technique with the L’Oréal and MAC espresso. All in all I do like this foundation and would buy it again.

My next beauty review will be on the fenty beauty shade 460.

Are you currently using the new Lancôme foundation? What are your thoughts?

Until next time its bye from me.

Iryn