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Green Smokey Eye Makeup Look

A look at how I create this easy green smokey eye!

Products used:

Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide Foundation
Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place Concealer
Urban Decay Naked Concealer
MAC Studio Fix Powder
Anastasia Contour Kit
Estee Lauder Lover’s Blush
Estee Lauder Bronze Godess Palette (Similar, Similar, Similar)
Too Faced Shadow Insurance Primer
Lancome Cils Booster
Estee Lauder Double Wear Eye Pencil in Forest (Similar, Similar)
Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara
Clinique Quickliner in Intense Ivy Liner
LA Splash Lip Couture in Ghoulish
MAC Eye shadow in Charcoal Brown Shadow

Lots of Love,

Buffy x

Lotions & Potions…

Flatlay

Here is a round up of a few of my favourite lotions/moisturizers and oils to use during the winter months (all year round for that matter but especially when it is cold out).

S&G Nutrix JM Diptyque

Jo Malone // Diptyque // Soap & Glory // Lancome

I love the smell of this Jo Malone body oil. I actually ordered this one but they sent me the one in this picture. I smelt it before I was going to send it back but loved the scent and ended up keeping it. A lot of the time I actually put this on my shoulders and use it as my perfume. It smells great and really helps with dry skin! This Diptyque oil I have had for a little while (previous post on it here) and I still really enjoy using it. It also smells great and feels great on the skin. I don’t use it in my hair because it makes it oily but if you have think coarse hair I think it would work great. I discovered this Soap & Glory moisturizer a few years ago when I went to Turkey. I wanted a small moisturizer to take with me and found this in boots. I absolutely love the smell of it that I think this is about my 4th pot of it. Lastly, this lancome moisturizer is great if you want something that is thick but does not feel sticky. I used this when I went to the beach last summer and it worked great!

Lots of Love,

Buffy x

Daytime Makeup look with a Bold Lip

My first Youtube Video! A great day time makeup look. Please enjoy and let me know what other looks you would like to see.

For products used please see below or the description box from the video:

YSL Touche Eclat Foundation
Double Wear Stay in Place Concealer
Urban Decay Naked Concealer
Anastacia Contour Palette
MAC Studio Fix Powder
Estee Lauder Alluring Rose Blush
Mary Lou Manizer Highlighter

Urban Decay – Original Eye Primer
Nars – All About Eve, Cordura Shadows
Lancome Cils Booster
Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara
Estee Lauder True Liar Lip Potion
Lancome Brow Pencil – Le Crayon Poudre

Lots of Love,

Buffy x

Daisy Dress

DRess the mulb dress texture

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boots

Full Look

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Dress: Topshop // Black Tights //  Boots: All Saints // Jacket: All Saints (similar here & here) // Bag: Mulberry // Earrings: Kate Spade (similar) // Bracelet: LokaiMadewell // Sunglasses: Ray-Ban // Lipstick: Lancome

I love this daisy dress (the fabric is nice and thick), adding some summer to my outfit in these colder months! Check out how I did my makeup here. Thanks for stopping by.

Lots of Love,

Buffy xx

Electric Cobalt Liner

I have had my eye on the new Estēe Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Electric Cobalt liner since it came out and so while I was out I caved and decided to pick one up. I played around with it a bit the other day….I thought paired with a coral lipstick it would be a great look for summer but for the colder months I wanted less of a contrast. This is the look I came up with. Please bear in mind I only have a few pieces of my makeup with me…still I think this is a nice look that really brings out the blue but is not over the top (OTT).

Looking down

My first thought was that I wanted a somewhat neutral shadow all over my lids but I wanted some blue in there somewhere. To start I primed my lids with Too Faced Shadow Insurance… I then decided to go with MAC Satin Taupe all over the lid and then MAC Contrast in the crease of my eye and below my lash line. I did add a little bit of MAC Cork right above the crease just to warm up the look a little. For liner on the top I went with the old Estēe Lauder Double Wear Pencil in Midnight Blue (old one). I choose this because it was less in your face and also helped darken the lash line slightly. I then used the new one to line my bottom waterline. To finish the eyes I curled my lashes, added my Lancôme Cills Booster followed but my Estēe Lauder Sumptuous Extreme mascara. This is a really quick and easy look!

Shadow & primer

Brushes

Liner Mascara

Once I was finished with the eyes I cleaned up any of the fall out with the Double Wear Concealer followed by the Double Wear Brush-on Glow BB Highlighter. This pen really adds brightness to under the eye area. It is also great for any other highlighting you want to do (above the eyebrows, bridge of the nose, chin etc.).

For blush and bronzer I went with MAC Pinch Me and MAC Harmony and finally for lips I went with a really natural look and just put my Diptyque lip balm on them (love this stuff!).

Blush

Other Products used in this post:

Closeup2USE Blue Liner1 USE LOOKING MaybeUSE

These are a few more from different lighting.

Catherine 3 USE

Facing the Camera Closeup

*This is a MAC heavy post because they are the easiest palettes I have to travel with.

I love this pop of blue and the unexpectedness of the liner! What do you think? How would you guys wear this Electric Cobalt liner?

Lots of Love,

Buffy xx

Green Eyeliner

Today’s post is another makeup look. I wore this to a wine dinner last night and choose it because I wanted something that had some green in it but was not a green smokey eye. Also, I wore a green dress and thought the green liner might be fun! Check back for the next post to see the whole outfit.

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I paired the green eyeliner with a light brown smokey eye and kept the rest of the makeup very basic.

Eye Products 2

Eyeliner (Emerald Seductiver) // 2 shadow Palette // MAC Single Shadow // Eye Primer

Tape // Pencil Liner (similar) // Mascara // Large Shadow Palette

I started this look off with the eyes. I used some Micropore tape tape to get the shape of the smokey eye. I stuck some from my bottom lash line up towards my eye brows. I then used my Urban Decay eye primer to prime my lids. I went over this with the Sonia Kashuk palette using the colour closest to my skin colour. Using a blending brush I again went over my entire lid with MAC’s Uninterrupted. For the crease of my eye, and to add some depth, I used (with a MAC 219 Brush) the darker colour from Nars Cordura duo. When I had the shadow how I wanted it I removed the tape. The tape ensures you are left with a very shape line.

Tape for the eye Nars Shadow

Now for the green eyeliner! I applied it using a Sonia Kashuk Bent eyeliner brush #107 and followed the sharp edge of where the eye shadow was. I also took a little bit under my eye, along with some of the darker shadow from the MAC 219 brush. To finish I took Estee Lauder’s Double Wear eye pencil in Forest and traced my waterline, curled my lashes and applied my Sumptuous Extreme Mascara.

Green Liner - Lancome Brushes

217 // 219 // 12 // 107

For the skin I used the Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide foundation (review here) and then went with my usual routine of concealer, powder, brows, and bronzer. The blush I used was Benefit’s Rockateur and for lipstick MAC’s Ravishing with Lancome’s Lip Lover in 316 on the top.

Lip Products

Here is the finished look.

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I hope you guys enjoyed. What eyeliner colors do you really enjoy wearing?

Lots of Love,

Buffy xx

Winged Gel Eyeliner

I hope you all have a lovely Valentine’s Day and weekend! Today’s post is just a quick post of the makeup I wore to go to the cinema with 2 friends this past week. I really wanted to wear winged gel eyeliner since I hadn’t worn it in a while. I paired this with a coral lipstick and a contour using Illamasque’s skin base in Amber (a product I have not used in ages).

I do find that it takes practice to get the wings right and even and the brush you use makes a huge difference. I usually use one of 2 brushes as I find they give me the best results. They are: the MAC 209 and the MAC 208.

Winged Liner - Looking down

Everything neat and tidy before getting ready!

Getting started

Annnndddd….this is the mess I created while trying to get ready!

Looking at everything

Some of the products I used are listed below:

Everything

MAC Blush (Pinch Me) // Chubby Stick (Heftiest Hibiscus) // Pen Liner*

MAC Lipstick (Costa Chic) // Eye Primer // Concealer // Cils Booster // Brow Pencil

*I use the Pen Liner to just go over the gel liner where I think it could be made more precise or sharp.

Foundation

Foundation // Contour Foundation // Concealer // Highlighter Pen

Palette

Eye Shadow Palette* // Lipgloss (144 – Glittermania) // Mascara

* I used the colour on the third row furthest left in my crease.

Powder

Powder (Great for a Kit)

Close up

Fix + // Gel eyeliner // Hourglass Ambient Powder (Dim Light)

Here are some more pictures of the final look:

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Scarf (similar) // T-Shirt // Earrings

Test Shot

What do you guys think? Do you have any tips of creating the perfect wing when applying gel eyeliner?

Lots of Love,

Buffy x

– Silver Smokey Eye –

Today’s look is a Silver Smokey eye! I have been wanting to try a look using my Estēe Lauder Stay-on-Shadow Paint in Steel and eye shadow in Cyber Silver for a while and thought with Valentine’s Day around the corner why not try one now. I think this look is a great alternative to a Black Smokey eye and is also a little softer. Keep reading for more details on how to recreate this Silver Smokey Eye.

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I started off moisturizing my skin with Aveeno Clear Complexion Daily Moisturizer to ensure that my foundation did not stick to any dry patches. I wanted this look to have a strong contour (not sure if it showed up in the pictures because of the flash) and so I started off with my Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate Palette. Using the Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate brush I drew on where I wanted the shadows to appear – An E and a 3 on the face (temples, cheek bones and jawline) and down the sides of the nose. From there I drew on where I wanted the light to hit using my Estee Lauder Stay in Place Concealer in light. This was down the middle of my nose, between by eyebrows, above my eyebrows, under my cheekbones, my chin, and 2 up side down triangles under each eye. If visualizing where to place the highlight and contours is difficult it can help to look at a face chart online showing you where each should be placed.

Moisturizer

Aveeno Moisturizer

Tom ford

TF Palette // Brush

TF using

Concealer

Concealer

For foundation I decided to go with my Graftobian Foundation Palette in Neutral. I mixed a couple of shades together on a mirror and then buffed it into the skin using a Sigma F84 brush. Make sure to buff in either the contour or the highlight (with the foundation) first and separate so that you really keep that contour/highlight showing. I set this all with my Bobbi Brown Loose yellow powder.

Foundation

Foundation Palette // Brush

Mirror

Powder open

Powder (old packaging) // Brush

For blush I used Illamasque’s Naked Rose since I wanted something light that would go with the lipstick I had picked out. This blush is very pigmented and so you only need a tiny bit. I then went over the creme contour with a little of the Chocolate Soleil from Too Faced.

Blush & Bronzer

Blush // Bronzer

Putting on blush

Before moving on to the eyes I quickly filled in my brows using MAC Charcoal Brown eye shadow.

Brows

For the eyes I started with Urban Decay’s Primer Position to make sure that this look would last and not end up creasing. Using my finger I patted on some of the shadow paint in Steel. From there I pushed on some of the Cyber Silver eyeshadow to ensure that I got it as much pigment on my eyelids as possible. This stage does not have to be neat because you will clean it up later. To ensure there were no harsh lines I used a MAC 217 blending brush to blend out the shadow.

Eye Primer

 Eye Primer

Eyeshadow

 Cyber Silver // Shadow Paint

Eye & Brushes

Brush 1 (top) // Brush 2 (middle – Blending Brush)

Brush 3 (bottom – great for using with gel liner and filling in brows)

To add some more depth to the look I took a MAC 219 Pencil brush and MAC Black Tied shadow and added this to the outer V of my eye (lash line and crease) and blended. This is also a good time to shape how you want the eye shadow to be – I waned mine to have more of a lifted tapered look (and not round) and so I used the pencil brush to help achieve that shape. Using that pencil brush I also took some of the Black Tied shadow under my lash line. To warm up the look a little I blended some MAC Wedge right above the crease in my eye. The last touch was to highlight the brow bone and for this I used some MAC Nylon shadow. When I got all the eye shadow how I wanted I took a Q-tip and just cleaned up the shape. Please not that if you want a more intense look you can keep adding Black Tied shadow until you get the desired look.

Blk Shadow2

MAC Black Tied (center) // MAC Nylon (above)

The next step was to add the black gel eyeliner (using a MAC 266 brush) on the top lash lines and for this I used Lancome’s Black Fishnets. For the water line I went with MAC Pro Longwear eyeliner in Definedly Black. Finally, to finish off the eyes I curled my lashes, added some Lancôme Cils Booster, and toped them off with a few coats of Estēe Lauder’s Sumptuous Extreme Mascara in Black. If you want a more intense look just add some fake lashes (individual or strip)!

Gel liner

Gel Eyeliner

For the lips I wanted a light nudish pink and so chose MAC Angel.

Lipstick & Eyeliner

Lipstick // Eyeliner

The final step was to use some of the Illuminating crème from the Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate Palette on my cheekbones to add a nice glow! And the look is complete!

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I really enjoyed creating this look and I like that it can be played up or down easily (adding more Black Tied and/or fake lashes).

What do you guys think?

Lots of Love,

Buffy xx

Rouge in Love 375N

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So today’s blog post is all about a really quick and easy look with a nice POP of colour. Whenever I want to look put together but do not want to spend a lot of time getting ready I like to throw on this bright fuchsia lipstick – Lancôme’s Rouge in Love 375N. To see what other products I used for this look keep on reading.

Makeup use

Lipstick // Foundation // Eyeshadow Palette // Blush // Bronzer // Eyelash Curler

Eye Pencil // Mascara // MAC Palette // Corrector Palette

I started off with a new foundation that I am trying out; it is the Perfectionist by Estēe Lauder. I added more depth to my face by using the Graftobian Corrector Palette. I used the color second from the left to highlight my face by blending it under my eyes (in 2 upside down triangles), above my eyebrows, on my chin, under my cheekbones, down the center of my nose and up between my eyes. I then took Harmony blush by MAC to contour my cheekbones. I follow that with MAC blush in Fleur Power. I used the top left MAC eyeshadow (Charcoal Brown) to quickly fill in my brows and then it was on to the eyes.

Foundation Graftobian Palette Blush & Bronzer

MAC Fleur Power (Top) // MAC Harmony (Bottom)

For the eyes I wanted a non makeup makeup look. I like this Sonia Kashuk Palette (eye on neutral 02) because all the colours are matte. I used the top right color all over my lid followed by the peachy colour, all the way to the left on the second row, on my crease. To add a little bit more definition I took a mix of the black and the brown, directly above it, and also added that a little more precisely to my crease. I made sure everything was blended well and that there were no harsh lines. I curled my lashes and added some Lancôme Définicils mascara because it gives a nice natural look. I finished up with a nude colour eyeliner by Illamasque (Vow) in the waterline to add some brightness to my eyes!

Liner & Mascara

Last but not least – the lipstick! I did not use a lipliner with this lipstick but I would recommend one. It will help to ensure there is not bleeding. Lancôme’s Rouge in Love lipsticks are some of my favourites because I find they are very moisturizing but have really good staying power!

YES? Glasses on

Hope you guys like this quick and easy look. Let me know what you think.

Lots of Love,

Buffy x

NYX Loose Pigment Smokey Eye

It has been a while since I did a makeup look. This is one I like to wear regularly because it really makes green eyes pop! However, it is still good for any eye colour. Keep reading if you want to see everything I used to complete this NYX loose pigment smokey eye look.

Shows shadow

I used a wide range of products and brushes as you can see below.

All Brushes

Brush 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // Beauty Blender // Lash Curler

MAC Close up Nars Real Tech Sigma close up

Make Up

MAC Palettes, shadows, blushers, & Lipstick // Concealer // Foundation

Shadow Primer // Lash Primer // Mascara // Powder // Bronzer // Loose pigment

Brow Pencil // Estēe Lauder Highlighter // Powder Palette (I didn’t end up using these last 2)

I started by using the Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide Foundation (Review Here) with an Sigma F84 brush. For concealer I used the Estēe Lauder Double Wear concealer in light for under my eyes and light-medium for where I wanted any extra coverage. I used a beauty blender for this.  I then set this all with MAC Studio Fix Powder.

Powder act

For blush I used MAC Melba and for bronzer I used Bourjois Bronzing powder (which smells and looks like chocolate).

Blush Act Bronzer close up

For eyebrows I used the Lancôme Le Crayon Poudre pencil in Sable. I usually use a dark matte eye shadow to fill in my brows but lately I have really liked this pencil.

Now for the eyes! I started off with one of my favourite eye shadow primers Too Faced Shadow Insurance. After that I pressed MAC sable all over my lids and then softly blended it out with a blending brush.

Eye Shadows

NYX Pigment // MAC Shadow 1 // MAC Shadow 2

1st colour belended out 1

From there I used the MAC Sketch in the outer corner of my eye and through my crease. I finished off the shadow with NYX loose pigment in either Penny or Rust (my label came off). I took my MAC 239 brush and pressed this into the inner corner of my eye through to about the middle of my eye. I also took a little bit of this under my eye to make it a bit more smokey.

underneath eye

To finish the eyes, I curled my lashed then grabbed my new eyelash primer, Estēe Lauder’s Little Black Primer (review coming soon), and then their Sumptuous Extreme Mascara.

Primer

shadow done just tint

This is Just with the Estēe Lauder Primer – It can be used as just a tint!

Lastly, for lips I used my new Lancôme Rouge in Love Lipstick in 200B – this is a great everyday colour. (Love these lipsticks!)

lipstick colour

What do you think?

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Lots of Love,

Buffy xx