Tag: affordable makeup

Affordable Eye Shadow Palettes: Maybelline, Max Factor, L’Oreal and Revolution

I am sorry for the lack of updates but I have been very busy with work and one project I am currently involved in. But since I have decided to sort out my makeup, I’ve wanted to post about some of the affordable eye shadow palettes that I am passing onto my friends (three of them, one I am keeping for myself).

I am also giving away like 30 lipsticks which makes me kind of proud. I should really  give away a lot more, but I could never bring myself to parting with my precious. Think Gollum from The Lord Of The Rings, ahem.

But here are the palettes.

And they are Max Factor, Maybelline, L’Oreal and Makeup Revolution.

Max Factor Masterpiece Nude Palette Contouring Eye Shadows in 03 Rose Nudes (from Amazon UK and Amazon)

This is the one that I am keeping for myself. But, in my defense, I am giving away some other palettes not shown on the photo. While the photo is not the best quality you can still see how incredibly pigmented these eye shadows are. They are really smooth and

Revlon Colorstay Liquid Eye Pen Review and Swatches

After Rouge Bunny Rouge changed the nib of my all-time favourite Raven Glaze Lacquer liner a quest for a new option began. And, although I like using really thin pen eye liners (or gel ones) on others, I am very particular about the ones I use on myself.

I have been loving ArtDeco Long Lasting Liquid Liner 01 a lot but it was time to get something new so I purchased Revlon Colorstay Liquid Eye Pen about two months ago.

Revlon Colorstay Liquid Eye Pen Review and SwatchesAnd it is a good liner, I have nothing bad to say about it. I did enjoy using it on a daily basis. It stayed on for the whole working day without smudging (my eye lids are not oily), the liner was very easy to apply and it did not drag the skin.

I only wish it

Current Makeup Routine

Here is a look at my current makeup routine, and we are talking about morning routine, not a special night out or not even the weekend morning when I have time, can relax and all. During the week days, I often do my makeup in a taxi, or even  public transport. Yes, I have already learned how to apply the liner on the go. The things I do to sleep those extra 10 minutes.

Current Makeup Routine makeup4all

I always see how people recommend that when you want to save when it comes to beauty products, it should never be a base. Ironically, my foundation is the cheapest product from the selection but it is really lovely. It gives that beautiful sheer dewy finish that is my favourite. Sadly, it seems like it has been discontinued.

And yes, there are no concealers, correctors or powders. To be honest at least 95% of the times I can’t be bothered with a concealer, I know this may sound shocking but I don’t care if I have some darkness under my eyes, in fact I am not a fan of the opposite, when I layer 3 products and it looks way too perfect. Maybe that all sounds weird but this is the way I like it. My skin is dry and the makeup last on me but when I want a powder – I go for this one.

When it comes to eyes – I love my eye makeup. I can

Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick in 45 Review and Lip Swatches

Since I am such a huge fan of Rimmel Kate Moss original and matte lipsticks, it was just a matter of time till I’d get one from their newest nude collection. If you follow me on Instagram, you could already see all the beauties.

Rimmel  Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick  in 45 Review and Lip Swatches

There are five shades in general and I loved N45 the best, as it is a cool toned mauve-ish nude.The lipstick comes in a cool nude tube with a silver details and white Kate signature.

The formula is great, it gives a light coverage which can be layered for a more intense colour. It goes on smoothly and has a beautiful sheen. I don’t find it

October 2014: My Current Top 5 Affordable Makeup Products

It was quite a long time since I did my Current Top 5 Affordable Makeup Products, back in March to be precise. So, I think, it’s time for an updated version.

My Current Top 5 Affordable Makeup Products Loreal Inglot Max factor ArtDeco ShavataL’Oréal Paris Color Riche Extraordinaire in 100 Mezzo Pink (review and lip swatches)

I am sure that it’s not a surprise that I’ve included this  lip product, it is now my handbag staple, gorgeous baby pink everyday colour, beautiful moisturizing and long-lasting formula. Nice applicator and delicious scent. I highly recommend.

ArtDeco Soft Lip Liner Waterproof (Red 08 and Pink 80) £8.40 from Beauty Bay.

Ok, I know this is cheating because I have two shades but I love them both equally. Dark red 08 and dusky rose 80, they glide-on like a dream, despite the matte long -lasting formula. Can be used on their own all over the lips, or to cheat a fuller lip, with  lipstick or gloss on top.

 Inglot Eye Shadows AMC Shine 37 (review and swatches)