Halloween Makeup Tutorial

I’m not really one to celebrate Halloween but this year I wanted to create a cat inspired makeup look! I didn’t want the look to be difficult to achieve and I had a couple of ideas in mind to get the look I wanted: smokey eyes and a berry lip. Let’s jump right in!

Products Used:

Face

1. Max Factor Lasting Performance Foundation in 101 Ivory Beige – This foundation is my favourite when I want more of a matte finish. It doesn’t have SPF so I also knew it would look nice in pictures. This foundation has good coverage, for this look I applied two light layers and blended them out using my Expert Face Brush from Real Techniques.

2. Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer – 1 Fair – This is my holy grail concealer and it blends so nicely with the Max Factor foundation.

3. MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NW10 – I applied a smidge of this on top of the Collection to further eliminate redness and to even out my skin tone.

4. Rimmel Match Perfection Loose Powder – I wanted my skin to look more on the matte side so I applied this to the tops of my cheeks, my forehead and my nose and chin, basically any area that gets shiny.

Eyes

5. Rimmel Professional Eyebrow Pencil in 002 Hazel – I am still using this to fill in my brows. Enough said.

6. Maybelline ‘The Nudes’ Palette & Makeup Revolution Iconic 2 – I used a combination of shadows from both of these palettes. I started with two matte base shades from The Nudes before using a dark, plum shade through the crease from the Iconic 2. I then applied a darker shimmery brown from The Nudes on the centre of the eyelid and finished with a dab of shimmer from two shades in the Makeup Revolution palette. I also applied a little bit of the brown shade from The Nudes under my lower eyelashes to complete the look.

I have included a diagram and marked which shades I used on both palettes with a diamond.

7. Rimmel Scandaleyes Lycra Flex Mascara – Another of my holy grail products! This mascara lengthens and adds volume to my lashes which I love. The lashes look beautiful and fluttery and compliments the eyeshadow shades well.

Lips

8. Rimmel 107 – This is one of my favourite lip colours and I instantly knew it would be perfect for this look! The berry shade looks stunning with smokey eyes.

The Finished Look:

(I know the whiskers aren’t straight and nose shape isn’t perfect but I still had fun creating this look!)


Are you dressing up for Halloween this year? What do you think of my cat makeup?

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Sleep Chic

Sleep ChicHappy Friday lovelies! Today things are going to get a little bit sexy round here and I hope you don’t mind. As women we like to feel good about ourselves and beautiful in what we wear and lingerie is one of many ways we can achieve that. Whether you’re buying to please yourself or someone else, *wink emoji* we all deserve to feel sexy and confident.

I will be honest with you and admit I was in two minds about doing this post. I struggle quite a bit with insecurity about how my body looks and how I feel about myself. I find it difficult to think anything I wear could look sexy or that anybody could find me sexy but these feelings pushed me to go ahead with the post anyway. Maybe it will inspire someone out there who feels the same.

I have selected five gorgeous sleepwear and lingerie sets Adore Me have to offer to demonstrate a few different styles to you.

PastelsSleep Chic - PastelsPastel colours suit all skin tones and are perfect if you want to inject a bit of oomph into your lingerie. Pastels allude to delicacy and femininity. The soft tones offer up a dose of demure sexiness without being in your face.

Classic

Sleep Chic - Classic
Some of us have a more traditional approach to sleepwear and like to be comfortable. On those cold winter nights there’s nothing more inviting than getting home from work and curling up in your pyjamas. A set like this is sure to keep you warm whilst looking stylish.

Girly

Sleep Chic - GirlyGirly girl, check! Lover of pink, check! The blush tones combined with the black, bows and frills make this set utterly adorable. Whilst being girly, it’s not childish and still looks sophisticated.

SimplisticSleep Chic - SimplisticIf colour is not your thing, black and white always looks classy. The lace trim adds a bit of sexiness and transforms what could be something quite plain into something seductive. The camisole cutout makes it even more stunning!

BrightSleep Chic - Bright
Do you like to make a statement? Lightweight, lacy, bright – a match made in heaven for those sizzling summer nights. I also think this style would suit petite, boy-ish frames especially; the material skims over everything and gives the illusion of curves.


I hope this post has given you some inspiration on how you can spice up your lingerie drawer and some of the styles that are out there. Which style is your favourite?
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Day 14 – A song that reminds you of your boyfriend/girlfriend

If I wasn’t already feeling like my love life is a failure I definitely am after this challenge haha! In all seriousness I’m not someone who needs to be in a relationship all the time and I actually think never having had a boyfriend has helped me to be more independent and look after myself. Of course I dream of finding true love and probably have this romanticised idea about what it’s really like but love should be special, it should make you feel things you didn’t even know you could feel. I’m okay with being alone at the moment, just as long as it isn’t forever 🙂