Friday, January 10, 2014

An Explanation


I've received a few messages over the months about where I am, and how I'm doing, and why I don't blog anymore. I really appreciate those messages (but will refrain from listing names to protect their privacy) and I feel like I owe everyone who might stumble upon this an explanation.

I stopped blogging last year for a multitude of reasons. First, and most basic, was that I was too busy with work and other hobbies to continue writing regularly enough. I had cut back how much makeup I was buying. Since then, my makeup artist business has flourished and grown, and I was putting more focus into that and what to buy for my kit versus buying personal items for review.

Second, the blogging network, or community, is not the same as it once was. I saw the changes happening years ago and now the community has morphed into a system of whoever has the most money and the most sponsorship gets the gold. I was never interested in monetizing or getting free products, and I watched my readership and comments go steadily downward over the last few months that I blogged. It's disheartening when you put so much work into something and it feels like no one is listening. I've talked to other friends that blog, and they said they noticed a steep decline as well, so it wasn't just me. The big bloggers and Youtubers who have the sponsorship get the majority of the attention, even if a smaller blogger has more knowledge and better reviews, for example.

To piggy back off of that, and the truthful and final reason for my departure -- I got into a very scary situation with a group of really hateful people that made me have to turn everything off and go dark for a while. To make a long, personal story short, I "pissed off" a company owner who was well known in the community, who also happened to have quite a posse of women behind her at the time. I didn't do anything wrong (I've come to terms with that), but whatever I did, she latched onto me and wouldn't let go. She found out, through someone on my Facebook that was feeding her information, where I worked, where I lived, who my husband was and what other sites I had in my free time. She began stalking me. I was receiving hang up phone calls at work, sometimes with female laughter on the other end. I have screencaps of her threatening to call my boss to tell him that I was doing something online that could have made me lose my job (I can't say the details because I no longer state what I do or who I work for.) She spread lies and rumors about me within the community. I was getting threatening emails and horrible personal messages on Facebook. She even found an OLD Photobucket account of photos of me and my now ex-boyfriend and plastered them on the internet.

The final straw was when I received a screencap showing my husband's job position, full name, and where he worked including their address. Unfortunately he was searchable on Google once she had his name, because of his position within the company he worked for (he was public on many of their networking pages, such as LinkedIn.) I turned off my Facebook for a few weeks and "went dark", so to speak. I had a few close friends that were monitoring the situation and I had also told my husband to be aware at work. She eventually moved on to bothering someone else, but that still didn't change how I felt... how absolutely betrayed and scared the situation had left me. You can only protect yourself on the internet so much, but the lengths that this woman went to were terrifying.

So, here we are. I won't shut down the blog because it's here as a body of my work and I do still get a lot of hits on my lipstick and palette swatches. You just won't see any new content from me.

Thank you all for the support you've given me over the years, and your concern at my disappearance. I really do appreciate it. If you would like to follow my makeup artist work, please send me an email at turtle beauty at yahoo dot com, and I will give you information on how you can do that. I don't feel comfortable posting it publicly here, unfortunately.

- Wendy

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Wet n Wild Fergie Collection: Primer, Highlighter and Lipstick Review

I purchased a few items from the newest Wet 'n Wild Fergie release, which I believe is called the Centerstage collection. I found these items at Walgreens, and pricing information will be listed for each item.

First up is the Take on the Day eyeshadow primer. This was $4.99 (there are $1 off coupons on the display at the moment as well, so keep that in mind... I only paid $3.99).

The ingredients list is quite long and does include Talc, but there does not appear to be any alcohol in the formula. I've only done limited testing of this product and it will take weeks for me to fully test it, but so far I can say that it works just as well if not better than Too Faced Shadow Insurance for me. The texture is quite runny, so one small complaint I have is that a lot tends to come out of the squeeze tube when you use it. It has a slightly tacky quality even after drying and I feel that it works very well for the price. This will definitely be going in my kit once I buy a second one.

A new line of lipsticks were also released with this collection, called Perfect Pout Lipcolor, and I picked up one color just to try them out. They appeared to be quite similar to the Megalast lipsticks in style and color, so I wasn't too bothered. I believe this was $2.99, but it could have been a dollar more at $3.99.

The packaging is admittedly pretty tacky and cheap, but honestly appropriate for Wet n Wild and Fergie teaming up. I don't mean that in a bad way, but it's not luxe packaging. The lipstick itself has that squared/rounded tip, just like the Megalast lipsticks. This color is Di-Vinely Chilled and is a beautiful shimmering burgundy. I did find this color to be a little drying, and I figured it was because of the sparkle. It did have decent lasting power on me, approximately 4 or 5 hours, but was mostly gone after eating. The little bits of shimmer didn't go everywhere though, which I appreciated.

Here is a swatch of Di-Vinely Chilled on my arm, along with a pink eyeshadow from a Sleek palette swatched on the left with no primer/ on bare skin, and on the right over the Take on the Day primer. You can see the vibrancy and payoff difference between the two.

And here is Di-Vinely Chilled on the lips. This was two solid coats.

Last, but not least, my personal favorite item from this collection: the To Reflect Shimmer Palette in Rosé Champagne Glow. This was $4.99 and is literally HUGE:

It easily dwarfs my hand. Onto what everyone really wants, a closeup of the marbling:

This particular shade has swirls of champagne, pink, gold and a burgundy tone. I would say this is more of a highlighter for light to medium skintones, and a very pale pink blush on fair skintones. It imparts the most beautiful glow, seriously. I absolutely love this and think it's a competitor for Mac's mineralize skinfinishes.

I can't really capture it, but there you go.

That's all I have for now from the new collection, and I don't think I'm getting anything else. See anything you like? What have you already gotten from this?

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Shany Cosmetics Eyeliner Gel Set Review + Swatches

As with my last post, for Christmas my husband got me a few things from Shany Cosmetics. I saw a video review on YouTube for these and was interested in the bright colors and using them as an eyeshadow base.

The set can be purchased here:

The current price is $30 but any other time I've checked the item, it's been listed at $20. The prices fluctuate quite a lot on this site so I would recommend monitoring it for a few days before buying. The net weight of all the product in the jars is 5g. For reference, a Mac Fluidline is 3g. Thus, the pots are small and you don't get much product, but these are also inexpensive and hopefully will not dry out before you are able to use one up. As I stated in the other post, our items arrived really fast from this company. 

The set comes housed in a nice box, with a plastic tray holding the eyeliners that slides out as such:

This packaging in particular is quite sturdy, I may keep them stored in this, I haven't decided yet. The jars are plastic with square clicking caps, and a plastic insert to keep the product from drying out.

I intend to use these mostly as cream eyeshadow bases. All of the colors are pigmented, though some had streaking issues. I think when using them as an eyeliner you'd have better luck over primer and eyeshadow than just how I've shown them here on my arm.

01 is a burnt orange/russet brown. Love this.

02 is a medium bright blue and had some minor patchiness issues.

03 is an aqua, again with a little streaking.

04 is a pea/olive green, really unique and opaque.

05 is a medium grey, very pigmented.

06 is a darker, close to navy blue. This was the only disappointing color. It's way different than it appears in the jar and is patchy.

07 is a periwinkle grey blue, really lovely. Little streaky on the eyeliner application.

08 is your bog standard matte black. Very pigmented.

09 is a classic vibrant orange. Very pigmented.

10 is a beautiful plum and again very opaque and smooth.

11 is a lavender-lilac. Another unique shade and surprisingly smooth and opaque for a purple.

12 is a deeper olive green, good pigmentation.

Overall I think that this is an excellent value for the cost. At $20, you are paying less than $2 per pot. While these are similar to the generic ebay liners, I feel like there are a few unique colors in here. I would have liked to see a white, solely because it would make a great base.

Shany Cosmetics Smooch Collection Lipsticks Sets 1 & 2

For Christmas, my husband got me a few items from Shany Cosmetics, a brand that I discovered through Google searching for brush aprons. In this post I'm going to be doing an overview of two of their lipstick sets.

Set 1 is sold here:
Set 2 is sold here:

The price listed at the time of writing this post is $18 for each set, or you can bundle both sets and save 20%, bringing the price down to $32.40 (my husband said he paid $12 each for them). The box says "10gx6pcs" for weight, a Mac lipstick is 3g for reference. When I ordered from the company and when my husband did, we both received our items EXTREMELY fast.

The lipsticks come in a cardboard box as such:

The top pulls off to reveal the lipsticks with their gold cap facing up:

Since opening these, I have flipped the lipsticks over so that the number and color face upward, as I also find it easier to take them out. Unfortunately, the packaging is quite cheap (which is to be expected) and the gold tops pop off constantly.

The tube is a long and slender matte black finish with Shany Cosmetics on the cap, and the color and number on the bottom sticker.

The lipstick itself is a narrow twist up style, similar to the Mac Sheen Supremes only much narrower.

The texture of the lipstick is slightly dry, but I wouldn't say it's drying. It's got a soft texture and a slight balmy quality. I would say they are similar to the Wet n Wild Mega Last lipsticks in feel, though those are a little more pigmented.

Swatches of Set 1:

My favorites in this set are 02 and 04. I grabbed a couple of Mac lipsticks to do a quick comparison:

Morange is lighter and more yellow toned in comparison to Shany 05.

Shany 02 is really nothing like any of these but it seemed like it might be in the tube!

Swatches of Set 02 (I messed up the numbers on this, 07 =01, 08=02 and so on):

Set 02 is similar to Set 01, I don't think you need both. The pinky coral (05) in this set is really lovely, and so is the fuchsia, 02.

Overall, for the price, I think these are a great deal, especially for a makeup artist or someone starting to build their collection. I do think that the packaging needs work, but you could easily melt these into a lipstick palette or just superglue the gold caps down.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Care and Treatment for Allergies and Sensitive Skin, and Going Alcohol Free: An Overview

I know I've not been around much lately and I could go on about my personal life and everything going on, but I don't want to bore you guys. You're here for skincare and makeup and to talk about sparkly things. This post won't be so much on the sparkly side, but a rather long overview of how I'm currently caring for my allergies, sensitive skin, breakouts, and how I've gone heavy chemical, sulfate and alcohol free in many of my body and skincare products.

I have to start off by saying that I am not a physician and you should not take anything I say here as concrete medical advice. Always consult with a physician before you begin any new or radical changes in your medications or skincare routine. I have seen a dermatologist and an allergist now, so I would highly recommend that if you suffer from allergies and skin conditions like I do, consult a doctor as they will be able to tell you what you need more than I can.


Many skin conditions are related to allergies. Most people don't realize that sometimes when they have chronic dry or itchy skin, they are actually allergic to something in their environment that is causing the issue. For me, my allergist recommended something as simple as dust mite covers for my bed and pillows, and I am curious to see if that makes a difference in my overall health. 

I consulted an allergist last week because I've had off and on allergies for most of my life. They usually involved skin and sinus reactions, but more recently I've had a few anaphylaxis reactions and it scared me into consulting an allergist. I had extensive testing done, including a scratch test involving approximately 90 pricks to my skin. But that's a story for another day.

ALLEGRA/ZYRTEC/CLARITIN: These are basic anti-histamine, Fexofenadrine based, daily pills. They are available over the counter now and the price will vary depending on where you purchase. Allegra and Claritin are 24-hour doses, but the Zyrtec is labeled as 12-hour, so keep that in mind. As this is over the counter, you do not need a prescription (this is in the United States but I'm sure the rest of the world has similar products) BUT you will want to talk to a doctor about the differences and what will work best for you. I take Allegra but my brother takes Zyrtec. I get mine from Costco for around $31 for 90 pills (a 3 month supply). This helps with day to day allergic reactions: coughing, sneezing, sinus congestion, headache, and can also help with physical reactions such as anaphylaxis and dry skin.

SINGULAIR/MONTELUKAST: Montelukast is generic Singulair. This is available only by a prescription from a physician. This works in conjunction with Allegra or Claritin to further help alleviate allergy symptoms. If you have occasional seasonal allergies, your doctor probably will not prescribe this to you. I actually have not started taking mine yet, so I cannot tell you of any side effects or how I feel about the medication. It is just what I was prescribed. (Price will vary depending on insurance and where you purchase it. I got mine from Costco for $27.49, 30 day supply. It was the cheapest place by far.)

VENTOLIN/ANY INHALER: I was given an inhaler due to my throat and chest tightening reactions from an unknown allergen. Many people with asthma also have allergies, and the asthma is a symptom of the allergic reaction. If you have EVER had the sensation of your throat tightening, chest constricting, or had difficulty breathing, you'll want to see an allergist and talk to them about carrying an inhaler. Keep in mind that just because the reaction wasn't severe initially, over time you can have more and more severe reactions to allergens, which can eventually lead to an emergency room visit or even a fatal reaction if you can't react fast enough. (My Ventolin inhaler was $40 with insurance coverage.)

Your doctor may also prescribe you an Epipen for serious allergic reactions. If during the allergy scratch test, you react severely at all, or if you've ever had an anaphylaxsis reaction, be prepared to receive a suggestion to carry one of these on you. They are incredibly pricey for most people, and I actually have not gotten one yet because of the price. The base price is $250.00. I won't go into too much about these, but I just wanted people to have the information.


I've had "dandruff" for most of my life, cycling in and out of not very bad to absolutely awful. I learned from my dermatologist that dandruff is actually seborrhoeic dermatitis, and can be chronic and constant in many people. Dandruff should not be confused with a dry, flaky scalp. Often dry and flaking scalps are from using products that are stripping oils from the scalp, thus causing excess dead skin to build up and flake off. Now, I do have patches of true "dandruff", where I get red and itchy scale sections on my head, but many of my flaking issues were from products I was using.

I found, like many have recently, that using sulfates on my scalp caused a lot of issues. Some people can use them their entire lives and never have single flake on their scalp, while others like myself go through periods of non-stop flaking, itching and discomfort. My mom, for example, can use the cheapest shampoo possible and has never had flaking problems. If you have a lot of problems with your scalp (and many think that they "only get it when winter comes around", and in reality need to change their hair care), you may want to consider what you are using on your hair. If you have color-treated hair, this becomes very difficult. The main culprit is sulfates, as I said above, in ANY form. Keep in mind that sulfates are not good for color treated hair as they can leech the hair color out faster. A little fun fact for you: all the sulfates do is make the product lather. Ever notice that you really never see sulfates in conditioners? That's why.

Going sulfate free is a long and arduous road, but for me it has made a huge difference in the condition of my hair and scalp. Watch out for some companies that don't use sodium lauryl sulfate directly, but will use "sulficcionate" and other related items. Google an ingredient if you aren't sure. Many of these derivatives will still irritate your scalp! I found that I cannot use L'Oreal Ever Pure even though it doesn't have any of the traditional sulfates. Whatever it has instead irritated my scalp just as badly, but it would take months of use to show up.

GIOVANNI MAGNETIC ENERGIZING SHAMPOO/CONDITIONER: So far, this is one of the best sulfate AND chemical free shampoos that I've found. If you aren't trying to go more natural, there are a lot more options out there for you in terms of hair care. With me wanting to steer clear of alcohol and other bad chemicals, I had a hard time finding safe options. I've been using this for about 3 weeks and I love it. I have not tried the conditioner yet, but am currently using the shampoo. I barely have to use conditioner with this as it leaves my hair that soft. Giovanni's range in general is fabulous, including Smooth as Silk and the Tea Tree Oil line, but when I went more natural I had to steer clear. I would highly recommend the brand overall for sulfate-free hair and body care. (Giovanni ranges from $5-$12 for their products. This shampoo was approximately $8.)

Other sulfate-free lines: L'Oreal EverPure, Aveeno, Pureology, Organix, Jason, Tigi (SOME products, not all), Alterna, Redken (SOME), and many others. Right now, many of the sulfate free lines are higher end and thus more expensive, but cheaper lines are starting to launch sulfate-free products. However, ALWAYS check the labels before you get sucked into buying any "sulfate-free", "gentle", or "color protecting" hair care. Sometimes they will label the product as such, but when you read the ingredients, you'll find that it has the same ingredients as all of their other products. Pantene is famous for this (and Pantene is also one of the worst products EVER for your hair!). 

MACADAMIA OIL HEALING SPRAY/TREATMENT: I've started using this to treat my ends as it's difficult to go silicone free like I did, as you will tend to feel like your hair is more dry. Unfortunately, silicones leave a coating on your hair and don't actually do much for the condition, so while your hair FEELS soft, it's actually quite often damaged underneath. Now, this spray does have some questionable chemicals in, but I've found that compared to others (Moroccan oil), it doesn't have AS many chemicals and silicones. This is also great for fine hair as it's quite a light oil. For me, argan/moroccan oil is heavy and I find it makes my hair greasy. There are versions of moroccan oil out there that do not contain silicones. (Approximately $30, but I got a deal on mine in a pack of 2 for the same price at Target. I don't know if they still carry it in a 2 pack.)

CLOBETASOL SOLUTION: My dermatologist prescribed me this for my scalp when I do have issues. I haven't had to use it much since I got it, but this is good to have on hand while you test out new haircare, just in case something irritates your scalp. My doctor gave this to me in a dropper form, and you apply it to your scalp after washing your hair to any itchy or painful areas. It has a slight cooling sensation. (Unsure of the price, I think it was around $14 with insurance.)

You'll also want to avoid ANY form of alcohol in your hair products. In all seriousness, no matter whether you care about silicones, sulfates or going natural, alcohol is terrible for your hair. The bottom line is that it is not necessary to put in a hair product. Alcohol is drying, and many companies put small amounts of it in their products supposedly to "thin" the consistency out, but as with many body lotions, it's ACTUALLY to keep you using the products. Your hair gets dry, you use the product and for a while, it makes your hair super soft and nice. So you keep repurchasing. And the cycle continues.


Many people with allergies also suffer from skin complications, from dry and flaking skin, to itchiness, to redness and sensitivity. I have all of the above, unfortunately. I went to see my dermatologist, and through his suggestions and my own changes to what I use, have found a routine that works pretty well for me using these products:

AMMONIUM LACTATE LOTION: There are generics of this behind the pharmacy counter, but there's also branded versions such as Amlactin. I found that Amlactin was pricey and my pharmacy carried a generic version for about 1/3 of the price ($5 versus $15). This is most commonly used to treat a condition called Keratosis Pilaris (or KP), and it is a form of eczema that appears as red or white bumps along the arms, face and legs. I have this condition on my arms and the tops of my thighs, but this lotion can also be used for general dry skin, flakiness and irritation. The chemical in the lotion helps to break down the skin nodules that build up on people with KP and other eczema. Mild exfoliation can also help to remove them as well, in combination with the lotion. I don't know about Amlactin, but I will note that the generic version I got of this smells a little funny. Just something to be wary of... it is fragrance-free but the petroleum base makes it smell a little plastic-like.

EUCERIN ORIGINAL LOTION: I use this as a general body lotion on anywhere I don't use the Ammonium Lactate one. I found it very difficult to find body moisturizers that again, do not contain alcohol. This is also fragrance and dye free. I've only used this a few times but I really like it so far. It's quite rich and emollient but not greasy at all. I use it before bed but can also use it after I get out of the shower, and I don't feel like it transfers to my clothes. (This was $12.99 at Rite Aid on a BOGO1/2OFF deal, but it's a very large bottle of it.)

NIVEA CREME: This comes in a large blue tub (and when I say large, I mean huge) and I know for sure that it is sold in almost every country in this form. Instead of being a lotion like the Eucerin, this is closer to a barrier cream. This does contain lanolin alcohol, but through my own research, I've found that lanolin alcohol is not drying like cetyl or stearyl alcohols. I was using this for a while as a general body moisturizer, but due to it's thicker consistency, found that it wasn't good in warmer temperatures or over large areas of skin. This is, however, great for elbows, knees, feet and hands. This is a good as a general skin protectant, especially if you expect that you will be in colder temperatures for long periods of time. (This is around $8 for a "very large tub".)

DOVE NUTRIUM MOISTURE BODY WASH - SENSITIVE: I just started using this about 2 weeks ago and I love it so far! In addition to being alcohol and sulfate free, it's also fragrance and dye free. It has some good things it in for your skin (coconut oil is one, if I recall correctly) and I've already noticed an improvement over using the crappy, super smelly Caress body washes. As this doesn't have sulfates, it doesn't lather and it more like a creamy lotion. I'm used to it, so it doesn't bother me at all. **I'm reading some reviews saying that this isn't fragrance free, but I do not have 'fragrance' listed on my bottle, so I'm not sure.** (This was around $9 for a large bottle.) NOTE ADDED 12/13/2012: I've looked at my bottle and realized that glycerin is the second ingredient in this, while it says 'soap-free'. It also has 'fragrance' yet says unscented on my bottle. I am contacting Dove's customer service and will update this ASAP.

EUCERIN CALMING BODY WASH OIL: This is another new purchase and as I've only used it once, I can't say much about it yet. It's definitely an oil consistency, which makes it a little strange to use, but it does "soap" up once you begin to rub it into your skin. On the ingredients, there is something that contains 'sulfate' on some listings online but my bottle doesn't say that, so I am concerned over what exactly this contains! I will also add that it smells funny... not in a slightly bad way, but bordering on a REALLY bad way. I'll get through it, but I'm not a big fan. (This was around $8.)

EXFOLIATION: Gentle exfoliation is good once or twice per week to help get rid of dead skin buildup and flaking patches. Never exfoliate open wounds or acne sores as you can allow bacteria into the affected area, leaving yourself open to a skin infection. I am currently using the St. Ives Apricot Scrub for Sensitive Skin, but I am switching away from that once I run out and find an alcohol-free exfoliator. A friend suggested the Tree Hut Sugar Scrubs, which as far as I can tell are alcohol free, so I look forward to testing them out.

- Random tip: Carry a small bottle of soap with you in your handbag if you do tend to have sensitive skin. Once you've found a soap that works for you, this is really helpful when you're in a public bathroom. I find that many generic soaps used in bathrooms irritate my hands like no other, but for some reason Bath & Body Works Soaps don't, so I keep one with me in a hand sanitizer bottle. I also have one at the sink in my office for when I use the restroom at work, so that I can wash my hands and not have to worry about the itchiness and hives that happen when I use the regular soap in the bathroom. 


This section will be short and sweet because I am still switching up my facial products to better items. It's a slow and grueling process!

NEUTROGENA CLEAR PORE CLEANSER/MASK: I personally use this only as a mask once per week. It works great for that purpose, but I admittedly have not tried it as a cleanser! I feel like it's so thick that it wouldn't work in that manner. This is alcohol free, light on chemicals, and leaves my face feeling smooth and cleansed. I've noticed a decrease in acne since I started using it. (This varies from $4-$7.)

CLINDAMYCIN PHOSPHATE SOLUTION: This is only available by prescription. This is a topical acne solution that can be used all over as a facial cleanser for widespread and severe acne, or as a spot treatment. I use it as the latter, on a q-tip twice per day on any acne breakouts. I have a love/hate relationship with this because it works on some breakouts and not others. Now that I've seen an allergist, I've learned that I may actually have a few spots of ongoing hives on my face, and that may be why at times this doesn't seem to work. If you get a regular acne spot on your face, this works pretty well to shrink it down within 2-4 uses (so 2 days). (I don't remember how much this was.)

If anyone has suggestions on a good alcohol and dye free facial cleanser and moisturizer, please let me know!

I hope this was helpful to some! I know that a lot of people have dry and sensitive skin and may not even realize that they should really consult a physician about those issues. Sometimes it's really down to what products you are using. Going alcohol, silicone, sulfate or general chemical free is never easy, but it's a decision that I'm glad I made as I see a huge difference in my skin!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask!

Friday, November 23, 2012

FOTD: Mmm... Cranberry Sauce!

I hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving. This is what I wore to my family dinner. I probably should have taken a picture of my outfit, but with the temptation of a feast five minutes away... err, I forgot.



- Avon Smooth Minerals Liquid Foundation in Nude
- Mac MSF Natural in Light
 - Maybelline SuperStay Concealer in Cream
-Mac MSF in Light Year

- Too Faced Shadow Insurance
- Mac eyeshadow in Amber Lights
- Mac eyeshadow in Coppering
- Mac eyeshadow in Cranberry mixed with plum from Sleek Monaco
- Browbone shade from Wet n Wild Sparkle 'Til the Morning palette
- Sephora waterproof eyeliner in Flashy Bronze
- Dark brown 'definer' eyeshadow from Wet n Wild Sparkle 'Til the Morning palette
- Rimmel Sexy Curves mascara

- MUA Lipstick in Shade 9
- NYX gloss in Cosmo

Saturday, October 20, 2012

FOTD: Off Into the Sunset

Sometimes when I get bored, I play with makeup. Don't we all? I was feeling like layering metallic red and orange over black after a post I saw from Robyn earlier. It somehow started going a little Arabic so I ran with it. I really needed false lashes for this but I'm sat around at home and can't be asked. The golds in Sleek Sunset make for a perfect highlighter, and it's what is on my cheeks and brows.


- L'Oreal Magic Lumi Face Primer
- Avon Smooth Minerals Liquid Foundation in Nude
- Mac MSF Natural in Light
 - Maybelline SuperStay Concealer in Cream
-Mac MSF in Light Year
- Sleek blush in Honour

-Too Faced Shadow Insurance
-Bourjois Smokey eyeliner in Black
- Sleek Sunset palette (the matte black, metallic reds, plummy color, both golds and orange)
- Rimmel Sexy Curves mascara

- MUA Lipstick in Shade 9
- Femme Couture gloss in Sahara Rose