Friday, 25 July 2014

Makeup Revolution I Heart Makeup Goddess of Love Highlighter

Wow, what a mouthful that title was... I have quite a few Makeup Revolution posts to go up and I wasn't sure what should go first. Makeup Revolution have taken the beauty world by storm and I am absolutely smitten with their amazing products and prices, so much so that I'm just about to place another order with them today!

I ♥ Makeup seems to be an extension of the original Makeup Revolution brand, complete with stunning shades and pretty packaging. One of their releases has been six baked hearts which include two bronzers, a highlighter, and three multicoloured blushes. All of these hearts are are triple baked and packaged in the sweetest boxes. They are very much inspired by the Too Faced Sweethearts blushes but at a fraction of the cost. 
Makeup Revolution I Heart Makeup Goddess of Love Highlighter

Makeup Revolution I Heart Makeup Goddess of Love Highlighter

I am a little bit of a highlighter fiend, and I always seem to find myself buying them. I tend to like a few different tones and types depending on the look I'm going for. I have found that a little of this is all you need for a pretty and natural glow. It is quite easy to go a little overboard and end up like a glitter ball but I guess that it's pretty much the same for all highlighters. The powder is soft to the touch, which great because it means that it doesn't get too powdery and kick up a lot of dust when I swirl my brush around in it.
Makeup Revolution I Heart Makeup Goddess of Love Highlighter

Overall, it's love. I have really enjoyed using this highlighter for everyday use and think I will continue to do so for a very long time!
You can buy this and other I ♥ Makeup products from their online store.

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Summer Wedding Guest Makeup

I'm sure that many of us will have been to a wedding at some point. I have fond memories of being a bridesmaid at numerous family and friends, and the excitement building up to it is pretty intense. As a bride to be myself, I love nothing more than wedding talk. Seriously, anything wedding related and I will be first to bring it up in conversation. Anyway, I thought it might be nice to share with you the items that would make it into my makeup bag as a wedding guest. With a couple of my friends getting married, I've put a little bit of thought into the makeup that I will be wearing as a summer wedding guest. 

Summer Wedding Guest Makeup mac loreal rimmel stila blush foundation blog retrolove

As it is summer time and we have been having beautifully warm weather, I wanted something that would lighter on my skin without sacrificing any coverage. I had to make a decision between L'Oreal Lumi Magique or Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation. I chose the latter as it offers a good coverage without being overly heavy, and it brightens my face which eliminates the need for any concealer. 
For cheeks I have picked some of my most favourite items. MACs Fleur Power blush and Soft and Gentle mineralize skinfinish is all that's needed for a fresh and healthy glow. A tiny touch of highlighter is all that's needed as the foundation does most of the most of the work.
I like to let my eyes do all the talking whilst still using natural, earthy tones. For my base, I have gone for Rimmel Scandaleyes shadow pencil in Bulletproof Beige. This is a super pretty pale gold which blends like a dream and creates the perfect canvas for shadows. The shadows that I have chosen is my beloved Stila In The Light Palette. Featuring a stunning selection of neutral shades, it is the perfect palette to take you from day to night and everything in between. I was also going to feature some falsies but if its hot weather, lashes are the last thing that I want to be fiddling with, so Benefits They're Real Mascara will be my mascara of choice.
Finally, I think that there is nothing better than a neutral lip to match all of these products and pull the look together. MACs Fanfare is the perfect choice for me as it is still nude but with a slight hint of colour to warm up the lips. It will be a great shade to take you right throughout the day.

What would be your Summer Wedding Guest Makeup choices? 

Friday, 4 July 2014

Retro Makeup: 1930's

A long time ago I had an idea that I would live up to my blogs name and reignite my love for everything with a retro vibe. I had the idea that I would attempt to recreate iconic makeup looks of the decades, ranging from the 20's to present day. It has been a while since my last attempt which was a 1920s Flapper Girl, but I've finally got round to doing another which is look based on the 1930s.

For this look I was a little bit suck for ideas, because I didn't want it to look too much like a 1940s recreation which I already have a look in mind for. As I wasn't getting any closer to any ideas I asked my grandma who was born in the 30s if she could give me some sort of idea. She told me how she would watch her older sister apply makeup, and the type of products that she used. She told me how everything was very simplistic but a red lip was always the thing to wear. So here is my attempt at a look...

I wanted it to look as though I had nothing on my skin so I just mixed some of MACs ProLongwear Concealer with my regular moisturiser. This gave me a very light coverage but with just enough to cover the bits that need hiding. This was it for the base, no bronzer, blush, highlight or concealer. For my eyes, I applied a very light layer of Bootycall from Urban Decay Naked 2 palette and buffed in until it was almost invisible. This just brightened my eye a little but still looked like there was nothing there. A tiny bit of mascara and a light application of matte brown shadow on the lower lashline. A slick of matte red lipstick, the one I chose was Sleek Matte Me in Rioja Red, and you're done!

I love how simple this is and how little products I had to use. It's definitely a look that I see myself wearing again!
If you want to see my 1920s Flapper Girl look, you can find that here