How To Christmas Makeup Look When You’re Time Poor!

With Christmas just around the corner, you may be stressed over what makeup look you’re going to do or when you’re going to find the time to do it!

Christmas is such a busy time of year and if you’re time poor but still want to create a glamorous holiday makeup look, look no further.

Here are some quick tricks to get your makeup on and your butt out the door! Continue reading “How To Christmas Makeup Look When You’re Time Poor!”

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50% Off Makeup Sale Priceline Drugstore Haul 2017

Who else got their hands on some bargains at the Priceline 50% off cosmetics sale? I managed to pick up some of my favourite products and a few new ones to try out so I filmed this Priceline makeup haul!

Although 50% off is amazing, Christmas is almost here so I didn’t go too overboard. My total spendings at Priceline came to $62.37 but on the bright side, I saved a whopping $62.45! Here is what I bought and why.

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NUDE BY NATURE Mineral Veil Finishing Powder 12 g

The Nude By Nature mineral finishing veil is amazing at creating a smooth and flawless finish on the skin without enhancing any fine lines or wrinkles. I haven’t heard many people talking about this product but it is amazing! I press it into the skin with a damp beauty blender to set my foundation.

It doesn’t contain Talc, Bismuth or Parabens, so it not only helps minimise excess oil and shine but allows your skin to breathe (plus no flashback in photos!).

With 50% off it came to $19.97 Continue reading “50% Off Makeup Sale Priceline Drugstore Haul 2017”

NYX Total Control Drop Foundation Review

During a routine Priceline shop, I came across the NYX Total Control Drop Foundation for $24.95. The sleek yet simple packaging was intriguing enough for me to pop it straight in my basket. 

I’ll be honest I’m not a huge foundation girl, I would much rather pop on some concealer and head out the door but there was something about the NYX Total Control Drop Foundation that caught my eye.

I liked the idea of a using a dropper to apply the foundation. I colour matched myself with the shade ‘light claire’ which has a yellow undertone to match my skin tone.

The NYX Total Control Drop Foundation claims to give you total control with the dropper. It says to drop 2+ drops for a light coverage, 3+ for medium coverage and 4+ for full coverage.

It claims that you can “fine-tune this velvety, matte foundation with the included dropper. Simply adjust the number of drops until you create the look you’re feelin’ today. Want more coverage? Add more drops! Buff expertly using the Total Control Drop Foundation Brush for a seriously smooth finish.”

The NYX Total Control Drop Foundation Brush 

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The NYX foundation comes with a makeup brush with an indentation to drop the foundation into. The hole in the brush is designed to hold the foundation while you buff it into the skin. However, after watching review I decided not to spend my dollars on the brush because people have said it seems to eat the product.

I decided to test the foundation to see what MAKEUP tool applies it best, the real techniques expert face brush vs a damp beauty blender.

NYX Total Control Drop Foundation Packaging

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I am all about simplicity – so the sleek and simple design was definitely a packaging tick from me. I like the glass bottle and the sleek black writing and dropper. However, the bottle is quite small and because the product is watery, it is quite messy.

Pros of the NYX Total Control Drop Foundation

  • Extended shade range for every undertone and complexion.
  • Easily blendable and easy application.
  • Love the texture and semi-matte finish.
  • Doesn’t accentuate pores or cause breakouts.
  • Sheer to full coverage, depending on how much product you use.
  • Fragrance-free formula!
  • Suitable for normal, oily and combination skin types.
  • Natural-looking foundation and lightweight on the skin.

Cons of the NYX Total Control Drop Foundation

  • The bottle gets messy because the product has a watery consistency.
  • No SPF included!
  • Expensive – you only get 13ml for $24.95 for a drugstore brand.
  • Instructions are not accurate – 2+ drops are not enough to cover entire face (especially with a brush).

Would I repurchase the NYX Total Control Drop Foundation? 

Yes, I am loving this foundation for everyday use because it is light yet buildable depending on my coverage needs. It is a versatile product because you can use it as a foundation, I use a few drops as a concealer or as custom drops to make other foundations lighter or darker.

Brooke xo

The Best Creepy Clown Halloween Makeup

“In the real world, Halloween is when kids dress up in costumes and beg for candy. In Girl World, Halloween is the one day a year when a girl can dress up like a total s**t and no other girls can say anything else about it.” – Cady, Mean Girls

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Some people get all dressed up to look sexy for Halloween, while others enjoy the traditional form of Halloween – scaring the absolute crap out of friends and family.

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A sure-fire way of scaring people lately is to dress up as a clown. The recent release of ‘It’, the supernatural horror film starring Pennywise, the dancing clown has people running scared.

While I would love to be talented enough to create my own clown makeup look, I entrusted in the amazing makeup artist and my friend Alex aka You Bloody Beauty.

Watch Alex transform me into a creepy clown that will scare the pants off you!

Let me know you what you’re going to dress up as or your favorite Halloween looks from 2017!

Brooke xo

End of Winter Empties and Product Reviews

I have a confession, I am a hoarder. After I finish a product I keep it in a little box in my office to review for a Youtube empties video. 

Whilst that’s all good and well, there no better feeling than finally throwing away that empty bottle so, here is my end of winter empty products. I tell you whether I will be repurchasing the product and why.

The Clinique Clarifying Lotion

I use The Clinique Clarifying Lotion as a toner, I picked this one up because it is alcohol-free which is a lot more gentle on the skin. It’s hard to tell how much of a difference a toner makes because you use products before and after a toner.

This toner did not irritate my skin and was also calming on my sensitive skin so, I would repurchase.  Continue reading “End of Winter Empties and Product Reviews”

Fiance Does My Voiceover

I’m not sure if I’m game enough to do the fiance does my makeup challenge, so here is the fiance does my voiceover challenge instead!

I’m surprised by how much Tazz actually listens to what I say regarding makeup but some of the things he comes up with in this fiance does my voiceover challenge, is very imaginative.

There is possibly no one in this world that can make me laugh like he can, I love my fiance and how much he makes me laugh every day –  enjoy!

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5 Beauty Products You Need To Replace Today!

No matter how much you love your favourite lip gloss, that was discontinued in 2010. You need to throw it away, trust me on this one.

pexels-photo-324654.jpegBefore knowing these facts I held onto my favourite lipglosses, mascaras, and even sunscreen, for longer than I would like to admit. Once I realised that products actually have a use by date, I started throwing out products like a mad woman.

Not only are you getting rid of nasty products, you’re making room for new products by decluttering. Here are the top 5 beauty products I got rid of and so should you after reading this.

Continue reading “5 Beauty Products You Need To Replace Today!”

5 Eye Makeup Tips For Glasses Wearers | New Glasses!

Wearing glasses doesn’t mean your eye makeup has to suffer. There is a tonne of makeup tips you can utilise to look bomb in your favourite spectacles. 

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I was inspired to create this video today because my new glasses from Firmoo arrived! I am in love with the clear frame and gold detailing, and the fact that they are big enough to fit my fat head, yet still very delicate and stylish.

I’ve come up with my top 5 tips for making your eyes look amazing in glasses.

1. Use eyeshadow shades that enhance your eye colour

To make your eyes pop behind those glasses use eyeshadows that are going to enhance your eye colour. The easiest way to find the colours that enhance your eye colour is to find your eye colour on the colour wheel and look directly opposite that colour.

For my blue/grey eyes, orange shades make my eyes pop.

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2. Keep your lids light & bright Continue reading “5 Eye Makeup Tips For Glasses Wearers | New Glasses!”