Filling my Z Palette – Make Up Geek Eyeshadows…

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Ever since I posted about making my own Z palette for a measly £1.50 or something, I have been looking at the spaces left and getting itchy fingers… I had space for around four more pans and I was very excited to finally get around to filling them!

I knew for a fact I wanted very versatile choices which would mean this palette would satisfy both matte eyeshadow looks and more dramatic ones. So after some very careful deliberation, I chose the cream, brown, orange and metallic purple shades in the picture above!

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Who started the Matte Revolution?!

So, if you are aware of any beauty or make up trends you will know that the biggest trend of this year so far is matte lips. In fact, I think it’s possible that matte anything is all the rage at the moment! This to me is a pretty weird trend and I think that Kylie Jenner is the root cause of it all.

You’ll all know this now, Kylie Jenner had cosmetic improvements to her face and lips to basically, look like a completely different (and to her, more beautiful) person. This change she made has spawned a business idea – it was furled up into a little roll, put into the barrel of a gun and blown into the beauty arena with tremendous power. We all know the Kardashian-Jenners are all into money: making money, spending money and talking about money.

So it all makes sense that the big business Kylie has started to build is all about matte lips!

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The weird thing I find about matte lips as a trend is that I haven’t seen THAT much of it on the runways. (I may have been missing something here, if I have someone please enlighten me)

Even weirder, I think it’s actually a pretty uncomfortable beauty trend. Matte lips are not comfortable to wear.

They are drying, they showcase the coolest undertones (some of which are so sepia toned they just look dead) and it can require a lot of effort for day to day. We aren’t like the Kardashians and we don’t have people to come blow dry our hair, or apply our make up to go to the shops lol.

Yet, Kylie’s cottoned on to the power of social and the press and she has managed to create Kylie Lip Kits that consist of a lip liner and a matte liquid lipstick in nude colours that are selling out everywhere! Other brands have pre-empted this and seen the opportunity – right off the top of my head I can name Kat Von D, Nyx, Colourpop, LA Girl, Revlon and Stila as brands that have created matte lip options to let you nail this trend affordably. **Shown above are the NYX Liquid Suedes, if you want to take a look you can buy them here, I will be reviewing them for you soon**

This was kind of a little post to discuss the trend and how weird it is – it’s not a rant, it’s not a suggestion, it’s more of a – ‘look how powerful trends can be when you have access to the right tools, and means discussion’.

What are your thoughts on the matte lips trend? Do you like it? Do you wear it?

P.S. I’m not saying I won’t try it because I will – even if it means investing in tonnes of moisturising lip balms…

Thanks for reading 🙂

Rosh xxx

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2016 Make Up Trend Predictions!

IT’S OFFICIAL!!!

It’s 2016 and it feels bloody weird. It’s also my birthday this month which feels double weird – I’m going to be 26 (insert blushing shocked whatsapp face).

I wanted to show you my predictions for the make up trends that will be big this year – then at the end of the year I can see whether I was right or not! In 2015 there were lots of new make up launches…primers, mascaras and new fangled liquid lipsticks. Being a keen user of Instagram I can show you what I think what looks will be big this year and how to get them :).

GLITTER ALL ROUND – 

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Eyeshadow looks featuring glitter and glitter eyeliners have been big in the second half of this year. Heck, even glitter BEARDS have taken off! This is a great easy way to build a party look or a make up look for a special occasion – a simple matte eyeshadow blended into the crease with a glitter eyeliner is a quick way to create a chic make up look.

Or if you’re looking for something more dramatic you could use a glitter pigment or loose glitter to press onto your eyelids…you can use a gentle make up glue or eyeshadow primer for the glitter to stick to. If you are using an eyeshadow with glitter particles in it you could spray your eyeshadow brush with a setting spray to wet the brush and make the pigment stronger.

**TIP – you can click the pictures to shop/browse!**

SHOP THE LOOK – 

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Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner 

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Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow in Solstice

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Stila Magnificent Metals Foil Eyeshadow

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Charlotte Tilbury Eyes To Mesmerise Eyeshadow

MATTE LIPS – 

Matte lipstick is having a BIG thing now. This is partly down to the likes of Kylie Jenner pumping up her lips and applying what seems to be a nude paint on them (not entirely sure why this is so popular) but I think this is a trend that is here to stay.

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Overlining your lips will help to make them look larger and using a matte liquid lipstick with a lighter lipstick patted onto the centre of the bottom lip will help to create this look.

SHOP THE LOOK – 

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NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream 

Topshop Lip Bullet

MUA Luxe Matte Lipstick

I think these trends are gonna be big through the whole of this year 🙂

What make up trends do you think will be popular this year?

Thanks for reading people 🙂

Roshni xxx

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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!

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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!

ALSO – my Blog Lovin’ news update is that I have hit 350 followers!

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!

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Thanks for reading you guys,

Roshni xxx

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Kendall and Kylie Jenner Balmain Inspired Make Up Tutorial

Happy Saturday everyone!

This week in particular feels like it’s been a bloody long one, not particularly sure why (maybe because I been workin’ so hard ;)). The treat for your eyes this morning is an inspired tutorial which came about when I saw that Kendall and Kylie Jenner had been the stars of the newest Balmain fashion campaign.

I love the style of it: dark, moody, navy blues and glittery silvers. Right up my street! I’ve created a simpler more pared down look so that you can actually wear this outside and not have people think you are a Dementor.

I’d love it if you could take a  look (it’s only short, imagine my joy when it uploaded quicker) and please leave a like if you enjoyed it! If you have a YT account and want to see more like this, please also subscribe.

BREAKING NEWS: I have also installed the Pin It hover over on my images! If you see anything that you’d love to have on a Pinterest Board you can now Pin directly from my blog! Ahhhh technology 😀

Here are a few more pictures so you can see the make up close up:

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Hope you all have a lovely Saturday!

Rosh xxx

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Ridiculous Beauty Products – Are they worth the hype?!

Happy Friday All!

I am a massive fan of youtube make up tutorials and get ready with me’s, but one day something caught my eye and I thought ‘What the hell is that?!

I was watching a Chloe Morello video, and after she had applied her eye make up and moved onto lips, she pulled out this monstrosity:

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This is not, apparently, a torture device. This IS in fact something called ‘Fullips’.  What this is designed to do, is plump up your lips by using suction to create fuller lips without the use of injections or fillers. This is meant to be used just before you use lip liner or lipstick, in order to give you a larger pout.

Not only does this LOOK terrifying to me, I personally think this is pushing the boundaries a bit too far. I know that the whole Kylie Jenner 72 hour lip workshop is all the rage now but seriously a good lip liner and lipstick should be there to enhance what is naturally suitable for your face. If every woman (or man) out there had massive lips plastered onto their faces surely that would just make everyone look like Barbie dolls (or even worse, BRATZ).

This got me thinking about other ridiculous beauty products, to be honest I don’t think many have actually slipped through the net of Dragon’s Den or patent companies, thank goodness. Though, some that have are below:

LIP GLITTER

SO PRACTICAL.

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Okay this kinda looks quite nice…

NAIL POLISH HOLDERS

This is meant to hold your nail polish bottle at an angle without it falling over.

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PEDI SOX

Basically a sleeve for your feet.

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BROW BUDDY

A set square for your eyebrows. 

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Yes, I know that most of these are from QVC but I just couldn’t help myself.

Can you think of any stupid cosmetic tools that you’ve seen?

Thanks for reading,

Roshni 🙂 xxx

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