Debenhams Gala Event – Urban Decay

Urban Decay Rehab Makeup Prep Range

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Urban Decay, a well known and a well loved brand, has understood that makeup and skincare should go hand in hand as great makeup starts with even better skin!! They have now launched there very first skin care collection. On the night these were the ones that were used and talked about:

  • Hot Springs Hydrating Gel – This product will hydrate, balance and energize your complexion post cleansing. Also has intense moisture without feeling greasy! It has a lightweight formula with its main ingredient being water. This gel instantly hydrates your skin and it will not cause your foundation to smudge. €29Urban decay rehab_hotsprings_hydratinggel
  • Melt down makeup remover – This product is a mighty makeup remover as it melts down the makeup and removes the longest lasting products that are so hard to budge, we all have that waterproof liner that is so hard to shift! Apply this all over and wipe away with a cloth. This creamy gel is non greasy so there is no need to wash off any residue afterwards. This is very good for removing fallout when you do your eyes first. €30
  • Pore Refining Gel –  This product is a vacuum for pores!! Made up of 9 skin nourishing plant extracts. This peel off mask significantly reduces the appearance of pores and leaves you with  glowing skin. This is only applied to your T- zone or any problem areas! €29 Urban Decay rehab_porerefining_peel
  • Lip Love –  Your lips need love to so this product is on my list! This product hydrates, leaving them soft and smooth. With a blend of nourishing Shea butter and Coconut oil, this new lip moisturizer will keep lips from drying out. Great for you girls who wear long wear matte lipsticks!! Apply before going to bed to nourish those lips back up or apply a light coat before applying your makeup. €14

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(picture credit – Urban Decay site)

                                     Lisa Murphys Makeup Look:

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  • First off B6 spray was used. Spray over the face and leave sit for 30 secs to refresh the face.
  • Lisa always uses a primer and really recommends them as they are necessary! Primers blend into the skin and into any fine lines and fills in any open pores. All products are sitting on it and acts as a barrier, great to apply where you find makeup comes off during the day! Works better when applied with hands.
  • Urban Decay has 4 different types of primers. Lisa used the optical illusion primer for this looks as it is used for all skin types.
  • The look lisa done was a day look so she popped on foundation first. Using the all nighter foundation and one pump usually does all thr face depending on what coverage you would like. The shade she used is 4.0 this colour is the most popular shade with tan. This tan oxidises 1 or 2 min than thats the shade it will be for the rest of day! Leaving undereye free from foundation as it would be to heavy! This foundation is so matte that it does need to be set.
  • Concealer used was shade “light warm” Applying to under eyes! €23. Also comes in your colour correction shades; green, lavender, pink, yellow and peach.
  • Next up is priming the eyes with Primer Potion “Eden” eye primer, this enhances any colour put on top of it. Set down with deslick powder, this is great for oily skin or if you find makeup slips off your face. This powder doesnt add any colour to face it keeps it the same colour as underneath. Using this to set eyes makes shadows blend so much easier.
  • Using the new palette “Nocturnal” which contains the first every shadow urban decay ever realised!! This palette is selling out so quick as it is a great palette and a really versatile one. Top part is natural colours and bottom is crazy looks!!  creating a nice day time look started with e29 brush using a credit gum….next colour is baby and focusing more on the lid! Than midnight cowboy with an eyeliner smudger brush focusing on inner cornerurban decay nocturnal palette
  • Using 2 different bronzer,  1 as blush and 1 as bronzer! Sunkissed is lovely as blush with tan! Beached bronzer to use to bronze up the face using f107
    Same brush to use for blush and using sunkissed. On pale skin it would be used as a bronzer but with tan gives a lovely blush
  • Using 2 products for brows. Lisas loving powders now as gel gives to much of a definite brow.. using brown sugar brow box, each brow box palette comes with 2 shades and a wax, brow brush and tweezers. €26.50 .. Than a gel is used which highlights natural hairs on brows but also sets them into place and stray hairs!
  • Mascara used is Perversion which is Blackest mascara they have! Subversion mascara is a white mascara but gives a great curl on the lashes. Leave sit for 10-15 seconds than apply perversion mascara on afterwards which gives an amazing end result! urban decay mascara
  • Lip liner, do not use one without being topped!! Your asking for a disaster! Using liner and lipstick called “714” which is red and using a mega matte lipstick. Urban Decay has 5 different finishs lipstick.
  • Highlight using naked flushed palette.. €31 nooner lisas favourite one!
  • Using same palette outer corner “backfire” focusing on outer corner in a v shape to give a night time eye look.
  • Setting with all nighter spray, there is 3 different sprays; long lasting, oil control and cooling & hydrating. They can all be used throughout the day! Comes in mini which is ideal for nights out!urban decay sprays

Fashion

Stylist and Personal shopper in Debenhams Waterford, Elaine Douglas, showed us all the latest fashion trends.  This is also a free service if you need a hand!

  • All jeans in Debenhams stores mould to your body shape.
  • If your legs are small and top is heavy, show off your legs by wearing print on your bottoms such as trousers, skirt and shorts as this draws less attention to your top part of your body.
  • Jumpsuits are on trend big time this season!
  • Have key items and mix and match your outfits!
  • Bra sized should be checked every 6 months! Wearing the wrong size can put pressure on areas such as your back and shoulders.

If I learned something from the fashion side is to get in as soon as possible and get fitted for a bra properly!!

 

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Beauty Trend – Faux Freckles

While some beauty trends can be ridiculous, this one I love. Faux freckles have been going around social media the last while but Freckles will be a huge trend this year! Don’t worry if you don’t have any they can always be drawn on! I think this trend will be lovely for summer and holidays. After years of woman hiding there natural freckles with foundation to cover them all up now its the trend and people without freckles are faking them with makeup.

How to achieve faux freckles:

  • After applying foundation, choose a light brown or chocolate brown eyeliner, depending on your skin tone.
  • Scatter the placement of the freckles across your nose and cheeks.
  • When you found the placement you want, press down and twist. Don’t make the spots to perfect as having them oddly shaped will  make them more natural looking.
  • Lightly powder over or swipe with fingers to keep them natural looking.

 

What do you think of this trend or Have you tried it?

Let me know!

Another beauty trend for 2017 is saying bye bye to a heavy handed highlight (which we all love) and a dramatic contouring and welcoming back a natural look! We will be seeing more of a natural beautiful skin which will be teamed with a bold lip and eye. That will be a post for another day 🙂

Flormar – Future Historical Collection

Flormar has been one of my favourite drugstore brands since I came across it 2 years ago on holidays in Tenerife. In Tenerife, Flormar had its own store and I bought some stuff over there as it was so cheap and I knew the brand was not in Ireland. So after stocking up on a lot of makeup from this brand, used it, fell in love with it and than raging because we did not have it here, I very rarely used the items as I didn’t want to waste them.. I know I’m not the only one who would do this!!

About 2 months after the holiday Flormar had arrived in Ireland, which meant I could use my products every day!! Flormar ranges in prices from €2.95 – €12.95 and is such amazing quality! I attended Niamh Cleary (NCMakeup) masterclass in Waterford Health Park Pharmacy Waterford and she used Flormar Anti-blemish foundation, when seeing it being applied and the end result I fell in love. For the price of it, it was so flawless looking! I picked this up in shade “Honey” and I also picked up the new age matte liquid lipstick in shade “Tender Terra” and I love the colour. The foundation and lipstick were both used in picture below:

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Anti – Blemish Foundation

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This is  a buildable foundation with amazing coverage it also gives a radiant and natural finish.It hides blemishes but with its calming, soothing and anti – inflammatory ingredients it helps heal and prevent blemishes. This foundation is oil free and has a smooth texture. This is available in 6 shades and costs €11.95.

 

Radiant Touch Brush Concealer

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This smooth concealer is soft and creamy textured. It gives a natural radiant finish and is ideal for all skin types. It gives instant cover to imperfections, hiding appearance of dark circles and fatigue. This is available in 5 shades and costs €7.95.

 

Push Up Definition Mascara

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This is a creamy and soft textured mascara that lifts from the root to tips giving major volume to lashes with no clumps! Due to its formula, it allows multiple coats for extra wow!! It only comes in 1 shade which is jet black but is real intense. This costs €9.95.

 

New Age Matte Liquid Lipstick

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This is a soft, smooth and velvety liquid lipstick that sets super matte but is non drying (which I love!). It gives a rich colour with a great staying power. It is easy to apply with the lip applicator it comes with and lipliner is not needed. This is available in 6 shades and costs €7.95.

 

Colour Stretch Eyeshadow

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This is a light mousse shadow with a creamy texture. The colour is intense that is easy to blend and has a shimmery finish. This is available in 6 shades and cost €6.95.

 

Perfect Matte Nail Enamal

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This nail polish has a velvet matte finish that has a fast drying formula. It has a high coverage with a shine free effect. This is available in 6 shades and cost €3.50.

 

First Impressions #DeiseBloggerEvent

Recently I went to a deise blogger event (waterford blogger) and received amazing goodie bags! There is just so much stuff in them I haven’t even used half of them! I didnt want to quickly use them and just throw up a review I really want to take in everything into consideration. I will be doing a proper blog post on the items and brands in the coming week or so, keep an eye out for that! Here is a first impression on some of the stuff I was excited to get and have used:

 

Fabuloss tea:

I drink green tea a lot in work during the day anyway but I wanted to give this detox tea a go just because it increases energy and reduces appetite (which I need both!). The day tea contains natural herbs, nettle, fennel and hawthorn.  The night tea contains senna leaves and lemon grass. I have been using it the last 2 days and see a reduce in my appetite but energy wise not yet but it is still early days! Will do a blog post when finished!

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Morning Boost: Make one cup in the morning using one tea bag ed for per cup. Pour freshly boiled water and brew for 5 minutes before drinking. Drink one cup per day for up to 14 days.

Night Cleanse: Make one cup before bedtime using one tea bag per cup. Pour on freshly boiled water and brew for 5 minutes before drinking. Drink one cup per every second day for no more than 7 consecutive

Beverly Hills Perfect White:

We got the gold version in our goodie bags! I use the black version of this toothpaste and the mouth wash and find these amazing, I love them and can’t see myself using any other brand. I haven’t used this yet want to use up the other as it’s nearly gone but can’t wait to see how this goes 😊

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Artdeco Most Wanted Contour Palette:

This amazing palette is launching in September but you can get a sneak peak next week with a full blog post and maybe even a snapchat makeup look using it 😋 I received the cool shade it also comes in warm which is darker! These will retail at €37.50, it is well worth it as the pigment is amazing! This will be used regularly, no doubt!

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Sleek Eye and Cheek Palette:

This palette is called “Dancing till Dusk”. A palette for creating natural looks. All sleek products have such amazing quality! Sleek are without a doubt one of my top drugstore brands and they never disappoint in there quality.  I used this and love the colours, i used the orange blush colour as a transition shade on my eyes, the lessed used will be the pink!

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Karora Express Bronzing Mousse:

I am so fussy when it comes to tan as I hate when being washed off it fades off horribly! I have just applied this tonight so will have to wait to do proper blog post but I found it so easy to apply and my skin feels hydrated after it. This tan still develops even when showered off which is AMAZING! It hydrates as it tans because of its ingredients; jojoba, argan, bergament, aloe Vera and rosemary. Ladies such as Pippa OConnor, Just Jordan, Becca Lawson used this tan and that is where I heard of it. I heard great reviews about this tan so cannot wait to use the other products from this brand!

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Glove Your Body:

This range has great reviews, I was delighted when I seen these in the goodie bags. We received the trio which was a tan application mitt, exfoliation mitt and facial cleansing and exfoliating mitt. I have only used the tanning mitt as I was so excited too use it. I used this to put my Karora tan on. There is little finger holders in the mitt for an extra grip and easy application. I don’t think I will be using any other mitt after using this as it was so soft and applied my tan amazingly. It can be washed after use and be reused which is amazing 😍 you need this!

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Have you tried any of these products? If you have let me know what you thought 😀

Because We All Need Good Quality And Affordable Eyeshadows!

Hi dolls,

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A few of you were asking me about what colour eyeshadows I have got as my birthday present when I showed my z palette with the Makeup Geek eyeshadows in it. I decided to do a blog post on this as there is over 20 shadows! I know, no matter how many eyeshadows I have, there will never be a day I will turn around and say “Ok, I have enough eyeshadows to last me a lifetime and I shall buy no more”… and I hope you are the same..

If your like me and watch youtube videos day & night you would have heard of Makeup Geek before! Seeing the likes of Jamie Genevieve, Jaclyn Hill and Irish Youtuber Riona Cahill use them made me want them more!

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Is It Worth The Hype??

I have been using MAC fluidline for years and when I heard many makeup artists rave about this product I had to get it!! Inglots AMC Gel Eyeliner in no.77 is seriously the BEST eyeliner ever.. This eyeliner comes in 17 shades all together, other colours such as White, Purple, Wine and Blue. The inglot site: click here  Inglot.ie

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My New Favourite Brushes!

Hi dolls,

So for Christmas I wanted a good makeup brush set. I have a good few brushes dear and cheap but since I am wanting to become a makeup artist I wanted a nice set. I was eyeing up the Blank Canvas 21piece set and I was gifted these for Christmas. I think the are my favourite brushes aside from the fact there Irish their brushes are a high standard and very affordable!

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