Purple Glitter Smokey Eye

MAC came out with a new formulation of eye shadows called Dazzleshadows last year. Most of them sold out within minutes but I managed to get Cant Stop Don’t Stop which is  gorgeous cranberry/purple colour.  When I first used these eyeshadows I wasn’t that impressed I was expecting some serious colour and glitter. The best way I have found to apply them is with a damp brush and then press them into the lid.

To create this eye look I used

Too Faced Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette shade Peanut Butter (my ride or die shade for all looks)

MAC Swiss Chocolate to deepen.

MAC DAZZLE SHADOW in Cant Stop Don’t Stop on the lid.

I used the Maybelline Gel liner to hide my lash band. Lashes were Ardell Demi Whispies!

What do you think of this look? Its a little different from my usual warm toned smokey eyes.

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;


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


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.


Soap and Glory Brow Archery in Hot Chocolate


Maybelline  Color Sensational in 725 Tantalising Taupe.

MAC Morange Lippie

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Nothing that the sun is here (sometimes) It is time to break out the bright lippies!

MAC Morange is the easiest orange lipstick to wear. Because it has a strong red undertone it makes it more wearable and it suits lots of skin tones.

Here’s how I created this look


  • Maybelline Baby Skin
  • BareMinerals Complexion Rescue in Vanilla 02
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer in Warm Light
  • MAC MSF in Medium
  • NYC Sunny Bronzer


  • MAC Soft Orche Paint Pot
  • MAC Blanc Type all over the lid
  • Wet n Wild Comfort Zone Palette Peach Eyelid colour all over the eye
  • Benefit Roller Lash
  • MAC Brow Pencil


  • MAC Morange

MAC Lady Danger



Me and red lips is not something you will see very often. As much as I love them, I just feel really self conscious when I wear one and I just don’t think I can pull it off. But this year I have decided to be adventurous and not worry what people think.

When I wear a red lip I like to keep things simple for the rest of my makeup.


Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation in 52 Vanilla

MAC Blot Powder in Medium

MAC Harmony Contour powder

Blank Canvas contour palette the white shade


MAC Wedge in the crease

MAC Woodwinked on the lid

Benefit Roller lash mascara


Soap and Glory Brow Archery in Hot Chocolate

Maybelline Brow gel in brown


MAC Lady Danger

and some concealer to clean up the edges.

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.

Gel, Liquid or Pencil Eyeliner – Whats Best?





Pencil eyeliner is what I call the beginner eye liner. This is probably the first eye liner product you will buy and for good reason. Pencil eyeliners are easy to use and they create a soft look. Pencils can be smudged out on the lash line so they look barely there or can be used all over the lids as an eyeshadow.

  • great for beginners
  • soft lines
  • can be used as an all over eyeshadow
  • suitable for tight-lining and water-lining.

Gel Eyeliner  a hybrid of liquid and gel eyeliner. It creates precise liner but they can also be easily smudged.

  • matte finish
  • precise lines
  • can be smudged
  • suitable for tight-lining and water-lining.

Liquid Eyeliner creates precise, clean lines.

  • perfect for winged liner/graphic lines
  • Excellent staying powder
  • Glossy finish
  • not good for beginners
  • Do not use in the waterline – it will burn.

Products shown above Maybelline Gel Eyeliner, MAC Dipdown Gel Eyeliner, L’Oreal Color Riche Le Smoky Eyeliner in 211 Purple Dream, L’Oreal Superliner Perfect Slim in Intense Black.

What is your favourite eyeliner, tell me down below or tweet me @laurenaalice