What Bronzers are best to Contour with? Lemme tell you!

Hello everyone!

Merry Sunday to you all, I hope you are relaxing and showing your lovely Mum some appreciation (and then continuing to do so even when it’s not Mother’s Day)

I wanted to give you guys a run down on the bronzer’s I’ve tried and the ways in which I use them the most! My favourite ever bronzer so far is the NARS Laguna – it’s the bronzer that I have ceremoniously hit pan on.

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NARS Laguna is so versatile – you can use it for contouring (which is what I use it for most of the time), bronzing up your whole face, slimming down your neck, or like a transition eyeshadow shade. Laguna will probably be too dark for light skin tones but it is just right for me :).

It costs around £28 which is a lot but it’s definitely worth the money for staying power and pigmentation. Look at what a mess it is lol but I won’t chuck it until it’s all disintegrated…

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This bronzer is 90% matte, it does have very tiny shimmer particles in it but you don’t really notice – AND it is so pigmented you don’t need very much of it to create some flattering shadow on your face!

The Esteé Lauder Bronze Goddess bronzer is massive – the compact is almost as big as my face! This bronzer is much more of a orangey undertoned bronzer. It’s very warm compared to the NARS Laguna, but it is still a great everyday bronzer to keep in your stash.

The Estée Lauder bronzer is £33 but again, you get a massive mirror and the product is worth it. This bronzer has larger shimmer particles in it than the NARS Laguna so if you want completely matte stay away from this.

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Back to a more cool toned bronzer, you could try the Charlotte Tilbury Film Star Bronze and Glow which is in the most AMAZING luxurious packaging! The palette has a bronzer which is cool toned (I think I’ve got the Light version) and it has a finely milled champagne coloured highlight in there.

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It’s a powder that’s SO finely milled it kind of means it isn’t as glittery, it’s more shimmery than something like MAC Soft & Gentle (I think that’s actually a good thing though). It costs around £49, which is completely excessive so this is perfect for a gift, or a way to really spoil yourself. The sculpting powder is VERY good though, it doesn’t look like much in the pan but is perfect for contouring.

What are your favourite bronzers?!

Thanks for reading everyone!

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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A Mauve Smokey Eye

Hello ‘Pressers!

Today I’ve got a matte smokey eye for you that is centred around purples and browns. I used my Lorac Pro palette, which I originally reviewed here, and I have been loving experimenting with all the different shades! In particular, there are quite a few lovely purple shades which when used together are great for creating a mauve smokey eye.

Here’s a picture to show you the finished look, and then I will give you a simple run down of how to create it. People talk about smokey eyeshadow like it’s really difficult to do but at the end of the day, if you have some time to blend it out usually it’s not too hard to achieve something half decent!

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So the first thing was to prime my eyes, I used the Lorac primer that came with the palette:

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Once I had smoothed the primer over my eyelid and up to my eyebrow, I selected the shade ‘Mauve’ on an eyeshadow brush and swept this over the whole lid, not going too far up the eye. I added some ‘Cream’ as a brow highlight, and in the inner corner to make sure it’s not too dark.

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Then I used a fluffy brush, like the Zoeva 227 ‘Luxe Soft Definer’ and started to build up some ‘Sable’ in the crease, blending only a little back and forth throughout.  Then, to start to make this slightly darker, I used ‘Espresso’ in the same way.

On an angled brush (I used the Zoeva 317 ‘Wing Liner’ brush), I then applied some ‘Deep Purple’ along the top and bottom lash line. On the bottom lash line I then buffed this out with the Zoeva 231 ‘Petit Crease’ brush to make sure the lines aren’t too harsh.

I lined my top waterline (or is it tight line? I have no idea!) with this Max Factor brown kohl pencil:

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Lining your upper waterline is great for making your eyelashes appear fuller and darker, without having to layer on loads of mascara…

Then, to finish up I used the brilliant Maybelline ‘The Falsies’ mascara, and used the L’Oréal Superliner to draw a thin line, slightly winging this out at the end.

I’m looking forward to using ‘Garnet’ from this palette as well, all of the shades are great to work with and the texture is smooth and almost…buttery (weird, I know). That’s just a sign of how amazing this palette is!

Thanks for reading 🙂

Rosh x

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The Perfect Palette

Ahhh, the joys of make up palettes. The luxury packaging, the satisfying click of the lid, and the wide array of colours, shimmers and mattes.

A considerable newb to palettes, I have the Naked 1, and also recently added to my stash the ultimate palette of them all (eek!). Kindly linked by a fellow blogger (who is brilliant, may I add, LittleBitSoph), I quickly ordered the Lorac Pro Palette.

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I was seriously pumped, particularly because I had my sisters’ engagement coming up. Unfortunately I was brought back to reality by the shipping time! I think it stated a minimum of 13 days and actually it wasn’t too bad as it took…13 days to arrive! That was from order confirmation to actually receiving the palette. The customs charge was unwelcome, but hey ho in for a penny in for 1 MILLION POUNDS.

I heard about the Lorac Pro palette through a number of blogs, namely from LittleBitSoph and Vivianna Does Makeup. What really drew me to it in the first place was the simple fact that it contained a row of matte shades (brilliant for your crease) and a row of shimmer shades. Too often in palettes from what I’ve seen, you get the odd lumpy glittery shade that ruins the look of it, doesn’t apply nicely and gets all over the rest of the palette.

The packaging of the Lorac Pro is very different to anything I’ve really used before, but it does have a feel reminiscent of the Nars packaging: black, soft to the touch and sturdy. With a magnetic ‘shut’ it isn’t the most practical in terms of making sure it is completely closed, but it is very slim and neat if you were travelling with it.

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MARVELLOUS MATTES:

There are 8 matte shades in the palette, and what I love about them is that there are only 3 ‘light’ shades, and 4 whole ‘brown’ shades. For asian skin this is really useful, as some browns in the crease can look too warm or cool toned, but in this palette you have 2 of each. The black is great when used with an angled liner brush like the Mac 263, for a more subtle eye liner. ‘Taupe’ is my favourite crease colour at the moment, just the right amount of warm toned brown, and you can really build it up for more definition.

SHAMAZING SHIMMERS:

The shimmers in this palette are really versatile. With my favourites so far being ‘LT. Bronze’ (no idea what that means), ‘Champagne’ and ‘Pewter’, there is a good array of nudes with a few more unique shades like ‘Garnet’, ‘Deep Purple’ and ‘Slate’. The formulas for these are great because the shimmer is minute, so it creates a really iridescent look without being too ‘sparkly unicorn’. Don’t worry that’s not an eyeshadow shade, but I am tempted to see what that would look like :p.

Using this palette for the first time, I used the shade ‘LT. Bronze’ over the lid, with ‘Taupe’ blended into the crease. To build up the brightness, I added some ‘Half Baked’ from the Urban Decay Naked 1 palette. A thin line of jet black liquid eyeliner, a coat of Maybelline ‘The Falsies’ mascara, a set of false eyelashes and you have a great look for a special occasion (such as doing my sister’s make up for her engagement, see snippet below!).

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What’s your favourite make up palette? Please be careful with your suggestions…as there is a very vulnerable shopper writing this here post 🙂

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