MAC Burgundy X9 Make Up Tutorial

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Recently MAC has come out with their pre made palettes. I was never really into them until I saw the Mini palettes such as the one above. This palette is 9 eyeshadows that fit into their regular four pan palette. This palette is so handy for travelling or putting in your make up bag for touch ups.

There are 4 different palettes to choose from I went for the Burgundy one. The shades in this palette are Honey Lust, Poppyseed, Quarry, Antiqued, Embark, #noir, Haux, Star Violet and Sketch. The price of this eye shadow palette is €40 and I bought mine of Brown Thomas . They were amazing it came within two days I would highly recommend them if you live in the Republic of Ireland.

Onto the Eyeshadow look;

BASE

L’Oreal Infalliable foundation in 120, Urban Decay Naked Concealer in Warm Neutral, MAC Harmony to Contour, NYC Sunny Bronzer, MAC Soft and Gentle to Highlight

EYES

MAC Soft Ochre paint pot to prime, MAC Cork in the crease, MAC Embark to deepen the crease and outer corner. Sketch in the outer corner. MAC Honey Lust all over the lid.

BROWS

Soap and Glory Brow Archery in Hot Chocolate

LIPS

Maybelline  Color Sensational in 725 Tantalising Taupe.

Sunset Orange Eyes

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Orange is not a colour we tend to wear on our eyes but it is actually very wearable and can really warm up our eyes. I used this Inglot eyeshadow in the shade 363 which is a gorgeous burnt orange colour. I attempted to do a cut crease and it didn’t turn out to badly. So here’s what I did;

On the eyes: 

All over the lid I used MAC Blanc type: a neutral skin toned eyeshadow.

In the crease I used Inglot 363 (orange) on a MAC 217. I built up this colour until it was intense.

On the lower lash line I blended Inglot 363 to meet up with the crease.

For mascara I used Benefit Roller lash (my new favourite mascara)

 

What do you think  of the summer-y orange look?

Max Factor Lipgloss in Lustrous Sands

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I was never really one for lip gloss more of a moisturising lipstick kinda girl. But recently I have been loving adding a bit of gloss to my favourite lipstick MAC Patisserie, or sometimes I just wear it on its own.

The lipgloss is not one of those stuck to your hair, annoying lipgloss. The colour is not to pigmented so it doesn’t alter the colour of your lipstick too much. The shade Lustrous Sands is the perfect pinky nude gloss in my opinion. Since I’ve got it’s all I’ve been wearing.

This lipgloss retails for €11.49

What are you favourite lip glosses?

Charlotte Tilbury The Dolce Vita

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Charlotte Tilbury is someone I could have only dreamed of meeting but this year thanks to blogging. She is the nicest sweetest person and has come incredible advice.

Her Dolce Vita palette is something I have been lusting over since it came out. So when it hit Brown Thomas, It was the one thing I was going to pick up.

Like I thought this palette is amazing! I am obsessed with the pressed gold pigment! and the deep brown/red is another winner in my eyes!

These eyeshadows are so pigment and buttery, and they blend seamlessly.

Whats your favourite Charlotte Tilbury Eyeshadow Quad?

 

A Hint of Cranberry

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I am just obsessed with make up tutorials at the moment, they really make me break out of my comfort zone and try something new! Who knew I’d purchase a teal eyeliner and love it that post is  coming soon! At the moment I feel like my blog is changing so expect less reviews and more tutorials!

Here’s a look at what make up I wore today, It was very minimal and unfortunately the camera doesn’t pick up my cranberry eye liner but trust me its there!

This is my go to look and it will only take you five minutes tops! A video is on its way so make sure your subscribed to my youtube channel to see it pop up in your subscriptions box!

Let’s begin with Base  I am trying out a new foundation at the moment it’s the L’Oreal Infallible 24H Stay Fresh Foundation I wear the shade 120 Vanilla. To me this is heavier than L’Oreal True Match but it still feels light and give a flawless finish. For Concealer I used the L’Oreal True Match Concealer in 2, its ok it conceals!  Now onto the contouring the only product I ever use for contouring is MAC Harmony! Its amazing at giving me cheekbones!

Next onto Eyes The most exciting part. I swept MAC Wedge all over the lid, Wedge is a cool toned brown colour and then on the outer third of my eye I buffed MAC Swiss Chocolate, its a gorgeous Red- Brown. Thats all I did on my eyelids. On my waterline I lined them with NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in 619 Rust. Its more cranberry than rusty to me. I smudged the eyeliner out with a MAC 217 that I had used on my eyelid.  I then added lashing of L’Oreal Telescopic Waterproof Mascara. The fact that this mascara is discontinued still makes me so upset!

On my Lips I’m wearing Maybelline Lipgloss in Cashmere Rose.

This is such an easy look if you recreate this look or want me to recreate a look tag me or use the #laurenaalice so I can find them.

Sony Lens G Review

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Anytime I whip out this camera I always get a million questions about it! Mainly because It is so different to any camera we normally see!

This is a Sony Lens G,DSC-QX10 basically what it is, is a lens that you clip on to your phone or you can have it free standing and it takes amazing quality photos and videos. It is so handy for blogging and vlogging as it’s so small you can bring it everywhere! The reason I bought this camera was because I wanted a fancy DSLR but couldn’t part with the best part of €500 for one, so this was my alternative.

I am so glad I bought this lens and heres why;

  1. So easy to use
  2. Photos automatically load onto my phone, laptop.
  3. Photos are clear and good quality
  4. Can use my phone, iPad as a viewfinder for filming video’s and taking blog pictures.

Lets get into the technical stuff but don’t worry I am a camera novice so lets understand what those fancy photography terms mean to you and me!

  • 18 mega pixels – How clear your image will be,
  • 10x optical zoom and automatic stabilisation, how far away your image can focus in on, and how stable the camera will be after your shaky hands.
  • HD Video

To control your camera you need to download the play memories mobile from iTunes or android. Its free don’t worry!

On Play Memories Mobile you can;

  • change camera settings my favourite is superior mode as in low light like winter and when your in restaurants the camera automatically adjusts the light so that the image is bright and clear. This has been a lifesaver for me!
  • You can zoom, focus. All the basic stuff!

The reason why I love this camera is because its not fussy obviously if you want you can adjust the camera to your own settings but for me I like the superior setting it comes with. Its such an easy camera to use sometimes having to attach your phone is a bit of a faff but the images are then on your phone so you can upload them to twitter, instagram, Facebook your blog. If your in the market for a new camera, I would check this one out,

Its €179 which I think is personally an amazing price for such a good camera!

You can find more details about the camera on Sonys Website