I am not an MUA but…

BabyM, Beauty, Church, IMAN Costmetics, Uncategorized

Hello and welcome to my blog. This blogpost is partly showing my gratitude towards God for His loving kindness and the strength He gives me to carry on in this life. It is not easy but in Him i have peace.

The other part is my regular beauty post. I kbow i have not posted much lately about the stuff i am experimenting with in the makeup department.

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I will try and do a beauty post every sunday as it is the day i wear makeup and some saturdays if i am going to a wedding

The truth is I only wear makeup on sundays when i am going to church. I am a bit lazy when it comes to doing my makeup during the week because it means i have to wake up a wee bit early lol. I will share some of today’s look with you.

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How did i do? I am not an MUA but to be able to do my makeup like one is always my aim

I used the MAC studio Fix foundation in NW55, the coverup concealer in NW45 mineralised skin finish in dark deep and LA Girl concealer in Fawn. Lip liner is Barrym in plum and lipstick is Revlon pinkpout.  #Thatsall

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The hair is a whole different story. But this is my signature hair it frames my face well i think. The way i have worn it also fits my face well. Personally i do not like hair in my face

Until next time, have a blessed week.

Iryn

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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

Review: New Lancôme foundation Shade 16 (Café)

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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