5 Essential Products for Great Looking Eyeshadow

Make up tutorials are so popular now, with the rise of youtube and blogging there are so many professional looking and glamorous looks available for people to try.

I was thinking about the things that I use when I am doing a tutorial or even just make up on myself and I realised there are a few things that kind of make an essential kit for creating great eyeshadow looks!

I have narrowed this ‘essentials kit’ down to 5 things! (I know, well done me!).

**Look how well co-ordinated they all are**:




Using a primer will give you an blank canvas and an even base to layer your eyeshadows over. I now do this step whenever I am doing an intense or matte eyeshadow look – especially because it helps to even out any veins or unwanted red tones on your eyelids. My favourite to use isn’t actually a ‘primer’ but a paint pot from MAC (aptly named, Painterly). It’s a great, cool toned taupe grey shade (this doesn’t sound that nice but it works really well as a primer!). I’ll put in a close up picture below :)


For those days where you want a bit of colour or something something on the lids, don’t spend half an hour faffing about with eyeshadow if you don’t want to. Invest in a good long lasting cream eyeshadow (now this doesn’t mean you need to spend a lot!) The one I love the most is the Maybelline 24 Hour Colour Tattoo in ‘On and On Bronze’. Loads of bloggers have raved about this shade and the formula is one of the best that I’ve tried! This doesn’t crease, which is amazing, and it lasts for aaaaages on the lid.



If you are in a hurry getting ready to go out or go to work but you need to give your make up a lift, get a simple dark brown eyeshadow stick. Using one of these you can smudge it along your upper (and lower if you are going for an evening even) lash line and using a fluffy brush to blend this out a bit. This helps to add a touch of definition and a bit of smokiness, it’s a great way to update your make up and add something different. I love the Laura Mercier Cocoa Caviar Stick :).


The Lorac Pro Palette pictured below is my go to palette when I want to create a good day time eyeshadow look, but it’s also got some great eyeshadows for evening. When you get a good palette with great quality matte eyeshadows it means you have a myriad (a lot) of eyeshadow looks waiting to be created. This palette has a brilliant pigmented black shade which can be pressed into the crease for an intense smokey eye, or you can use an angled liner brush to push it into the lower lash line.



Before starting on a layered eyeshadow look, or a smokey eye, I’d definitely recommend using a transition colour. This doesn’t have to be the exact same colour as the eyeshadows you are using but it is a great base layer for the colour going in your crease. I’ll let you in on a little secret…


Bronzers are perfect transition colours! If they are good enough for contour, they are good enough to use in the crease for a transition colour. The one I love using is NARS Laguna bronzer, which is mostly matte but has a touch of shimmer. It’s a great warm brown, which helps other eyeshadows blend into it with a nice gradient. Either I’ll use Laguna OR I’ll reach for the Taupe shade in the Lorac Pro Palette!

I hope you have enjoyed reading about my tips for getting the best eyeshadow look you can. Please feel free to leave me a comment, or click through to my Blog Lovin’ and follow me there :).

Thank you for reading and have a great week ahead!

Roshni xxx


Antique Gold Glitter Smokey Eye Tutorial

Hi Everyone!

Today I have a new tutorial for you to watch with your beautiful eyes! It’s a look centred around the new eyeshadow trio I got from Born Pretty Store last week.

The trio contains the most gorgeous dark brown/gold glittery shade and I just knew I had to use it in a tutorial at some point. Turns out I couldn’t wait any longer!

To see my review of the palette, you can click here!


This look features a glittery smokey eye, winged liner and false eyelashes, but a nude slightly overlined lip. I kept the rest of the face very simple as the eyes and lashes are the main focus.

I hope you enjoy reading and watching my tutorials and posts, feel free to leave me a comment if you did!

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My next aim is for 400 but seriously I’m amazed new bloggers are still following…is only me writing about what I like about make up! Lol :). Click the image below if you’ve stumbled upon my blog and fancy giving it a follow!


Thanks for reading you guys,

Roshni xxx


The Glitteriest Eyeshadow Trio…EVER.

Hi Guys!

I’m gonna start this post with a picture :). A glorious, glittery and glamorous picture.

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This gorgeous eyeshadow palette was kindly sent to me by Born Pretty Store. I was gifted a few products, here you can read my first review of an amazingly thin liquid eyeliner :).

This Shimmer Eyeshadow Trio is only $4.22, so it’s great value for money. I said in my previous post, please don’t be concerned that the prices are in dollars…I found that the shipping was quick and the quality was great.

I have always loved the idea of an antique gold-y eyeshadow and I have now finally got one! The first thing I noticed about this palette was just HOW glittery they are. They were really pigmented when I watched them, but the only thing I wasn’t as keen on was that they do contain quite coarse glitter.


The white shade is most probably my least favourite colour…the bronze gold and the ‘antique’ gold are gorgeous! I would definitely recommend using an eyeshadow primer with these simply because creating a light base will help these colours pop.

I don’t think I’ll use the sponge applicator that came with it, I’d much rather use my eyeshadow brushes but you could probably do a decent job even with the little double ended sponge. If you fancy trying some products from Born Pretty Store then you’ll be pleased to hear they offer FREE worldwide shipping AND I have an exclusive 10% off discount code!

Scroll up and take a look in my side bar —> If you click that banner you’ll be taken directly to the store…don’t forget to type in the below discount code for 10% off!


Thanks for reading everyone :)

Roshni xxx


The Winter Beauty Routine Edit

Hi Everyone!

In the past two weeks in the UK it’s definitely felt a lot colder. This is the sign of winter edging it’s way nearer to us, which means soon the evenings will start to get darker and all of a sudden you’ll be craving things like soup and hot chocolate.

When we start to move into Autumn/Winter there are a few things that I do to change my skincare and beauty routine around, which I like to call the Winter Beauty Routine Edit.


I’ve included TEN things you can do to shift your beauty routine into 5th gear and keep your skin and make up looking and feeling great even when it’s cold and dark and gloomy!

    1. Layer your moisturisers – using more than one moisturiser or moisturising method can boost your skincare massively. I am currently liking layering a Vitamin E moisturising face mist with the Clinique Moisture Surge!
    2. Carry around at least 4 lip balmslip balms are your friend as it moves towards winter – the harsh cold winds and increased use of heating can lead to dehydration leaving your mouth prone to cracking and dryness – EW.
    3. End your shower with a burst of colder water on your hair – ending your shower with a luke warm to cold burst of water helps to flatten your follicles which makes your hair shinier. It can also help to reduce frizz!
    4. Shower in the eveningthis is more of a personal tip – basically if you hate getting up early, and hate the fact in winter it’s really dark when you get up, shower in the evening so you get optimum sleeping time!
    5. Baths and bath bombsThis is where you add the luxury to your bath and skincare routine. Indulge in some splurging at Lush and order some bath bombs to treat your skin to a soak!
    6. Once a week, use a body scrubAlthough less people are seeing parts of your body, it doesn’t mean you have to forget about it! Use a good body scrub like the Soap & Glory Breakfast Scrub to keep your skin smooth and to buff away any dead skin cells – AGAIN, EW.
    7. Use a good foot cream – I don’t really wanna have to explain this one but it’s similar to the point above and, oh TRIPLE EW.
    8. Have a make up clear out – Take this as your chance to get rid of any manky old mascaras, any bacteria laden powders or dusty old lipsticks and clear them out! Use this time to refresh your make up collection for winter, remembering you want moisturising products – and you can experiment with plummier moodier colours if you are brave enough!
    9. Invest in a good liquid eyeliner – The windier, rainier and more torrential the weather gets, the more your make up is vulnerable to attack on a daily basis. Investing in a good LONG LASTING liquid eyeliner will stop you looking like a panda!
    10. Morrocanoil – This stuff is a god send! Smoothing a small amount of this through the ends of your hair is great for keeping hair in good condition during winter. My favourite way to use this is to warm a few drops in the palms of my hands for a few minutes and then hold the ends of my hair in my palm – the warmer the oil the better it will take to your hair (not like 100 degrees or anything!)

I hope you have found this useful to read as winter begins to knock at the seasonal front door like an unwelcome carol singer.

Please feel free to leave me a comment!

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Thank you for reading lovely people,

Rosh xxx


Born Pretty Store – The perfect place to get beauty bargains!

Hello Everyone!

***Keep reading for an exclusive 10% discount code!!!***

So, a while ago I was approached by the website Born Pretty Store, who kindly sent me some items that I will be reviewing here! It’s mainly beauty items that they sell, but they do everything from make up brushes, to temporary tattoos, eyeshadows and eyeliners!

One thing I want to make clear right away, is that I beg you PLEASE don’t judge this website on what it looks like. OK, yes it is all in dollars, yes they are Chinese run but I have to say I was really impressed with the service and the products themselves.

I’m going to be honest here and say that whenever I get emails asking me if I want to review products I am always sceptical at the beginning…but I had no need to be with this store as I actually love the products that I received and would definitely buy them myself in future! (Also the lady that emailed me was so lovely and adorable it made me smile :))

The item that I tried first of all was a liquid eyeliner. I have tried a few different eyeliners but I am very fussy, so I pretty much always stuck with my L’Oréal Superliner which is really pigmented but can be quite tough to remove. I was attracted to this eyeliner because of the NIB. Anyone who loves using liquid eyeliner knows how important the NIB is.


Here is what the ‘Extremely Thin Eyeliner Pen’ looks like:


For only $4.07, I have to say I was SO impressed with this eyeliner. The nib is firm but soft at the tip (stop sniggering in the back there) and the liquid is JET black. It is quite liquid-y though so when I watched this on my hand it bled into the lines of my skin. See below:


When I applied this along my lash line I didn’t see any of the colour bleeding – the liquid was so smooth and pigmented, and the nib made it really easy to start with a thin line. It is actually really easy to thicken the line too if you need it, to top it off creating a flick was easy as can be!

I wore this to work, so to see whether it lasted all day I took a ‘Just After Application’ photo and ‘End of The Day’ photo:


On the whole I was really impressed with the staying power of this – think about it, the product is only $4, the formula is quite thin and yet it lasted all day without smudging.

Most excitingly, I have a 10% discount code if you want to place an order. I’ll tell you why you I think you should consider giving Born Pretty Store a browse:

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Here is the exclusive code if you’d like to get 10% off your order:


I hope you guys like the products from Born Pretty Store as much as I have! More reviews to come from me for this place so if you still aren’t convinced keep your eyes peeled :)

Thanks for reading,

Rosh xxx


September Beauty Wishlist – If Money Was No Object!

I go through phases where I see a beauty product over and over again and I think AHHHH I WANT IT. Then I don’t buy it because ALAS, my beauty addiction is not the reason why I am working full time.

However, every now and then I love to bundle together the little cosmetic joys that are making me drool over instagram and blog posts and create a beauty wishlist…for fun I also tot up the damage to my imaginary brimming wallet.


1. Laura Mercier Eye Chromes Palette – £32.00

Oh Holy Palette! This is an insane looking palette (not one for daytime, this) from Laura Mercier – this will quench any chrome/glitter/shimmer thirsts you have and more. The shades look like they would be super pigmented and used with some Fix Plus or make up spray these would look AMAZING.


2. Zoeva Rose Golden Palette – £15.50

This palette looks insanely good and all for such great value. Considering the Urban Decay Naked Palettes are around £40 per pop, depending on how pigmented these eyeshadows are I would say that’s a pretty good steal in the palette department. The shades look awesome, with two matte shades thrown in there for good measure.


3. Charlotte Tilbury Film Star Bronze & Glow – £49.00

The most pricey item in my wishlist, this would most definitely be a beauty investment as I would expect this to be super pigmented due to the price and last a heck of a long time. This has had rave reviews and I’d be mad not to want this contour and highlight duo!

4. Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Eye Palette in Dolce Vita – £38.00

I didn’t realise I had so many palettes in this wishlist. Oops. This quad from Charlotte Tilbury looks like it would be such an investment – the shades you get in here have enough for a very neutral matte day time look and then a POW IN YO FACE shade for evenings and nights out. That burnished gold has me weak at the knees.


5. Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Lip Liner in Pillow Talk – £16.00

You can’t beat a good nude lip liner and I’ve heard that Charlotte Tilbury ones are some of the best. Designed to be creamy but long lasting, these would be ideal for layering under a nude lipstick, or helping to nude out a pinky lip you have already applied. This seems to be one of the more realistic things from this wishlist that I would purchase!


6. Tarte 12 Hour Amazonian Clay Blush in Flush Pink Berry – £9.25 converted from dollars

This blush looks so pretty and to be honest, although I’ve only picked one shade I could quite easily have every single one of them. I have heard rave reviews about the colour pay off and I’ve always wanted to try something from the Tarte brand.


7. Sephora Cream Lip Stain in Pink Souffle – £9.62

I would liken the colour of this lip stain to the blush I have put in above. The shade I’ve chosen would be a great pinky lip that isn’t too brash – it would be ideal for everyday wear! These are matte/satin-y lip stains from what I’ve read, they sound amazing and would hopefully last for a long time on the lips too :).



So that is the end of my September Wishlist!

The grand total if I were to buy ALL these amazing products would beeeeeee…..


I hope you enjoyed reading this – please leave me a comment if you’ve tried any of these or want the same things as I do in your beauty collection!

Thanks for reading,

Rosh xxx


A Speedy Glittery Smokey Eye Make Up Tutorial!

Hi Everyone!

So I have an exciting new tutorial that I’ve filmed for you, where I have created a glittery, shimmery smokey eye look that is ideal for a glamorous evening or night out. It uses matte eyeshadows to build up intensity around the crease and then a shimmery eyeshadow stick (By Terry Ombre Blackstar in Misty Rock – I’m sure you’ve heard someone talking about it before).

This look does use false eyelashes and I’d definitely recommend these ones that I have used in the video which are by the brand Red Cherry, these are GORGEOUS and they only cost around £3.50!! Bargain – AND you can reuse them! I would say you can reuse them a maximum of three times, which is better than the usual Eyelure strip lashes you get from Boots.


Please leave a like on the video if you enjoyed watching, feel free to leave a (nice) comment and please subscribe to my channel if you want to see more videos like this one!

Thanks for reading/watching/visiting my space on the Internet

Rosh xxx