My Brow Routine – Collab with Daisy Petals

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Very recently my eyebrows have become one of my most important and favourite pasts of my makeup routine., which I think is safe to say so has most other people. I’ve suddenly started paying much more attention to them. Personally , I go for a natural look, as not a big fan of big bold brows. This is a colab with the lovely Daisy Petals –  I love reading her new blog posts and look out for them. She’s a really lovely person, so I defiantly recommend checking her blog out. So here’s how I achieve my brows …

Back in October I got my eyebrows threaded, I know that seems like ages ago and everything has probably grown back, but that created guide lines and the perfect shape, so that I don’t over pluck. Since then, I’ve just been plucking out the strays with tweezers, trying to keep the shape. My eyebrows are naturally fairly dark so they don’t take much to look fake and like draw on sticks because of this I try to stick to products that match my hair colour and nothing to heavy. DSC_1111

  1. On days when I want high intensity bold brows I will use the Nyx ‘Proof It’ Waterproof Eyebrow Primer. Now this product is crucial, but you can really notice the difference once you start using it. With this product, my eyebrows stay on all day and don’t smudge, as I’ve found powder products cling to your brows more. So I simply wipe this on to my eyebrows and wait a few seconds for it to dry.
  2. Next, I outline underneath my brows using the pencil included in the Seventeen ‘ Brows That’ Kit. I really recommend this kit as it comes with everything you need :wax, pencil, powder, highlighter; all in a cute little palette. This is quite hard, but creates a really soft and subtle line, which is really easy to blend out with a spoolie.
  3.  As I used the primer earlier, I skip the wax, which I find creates thick and obvious look, which some people may like, personally I prefer a natural. Powder is really easy to be precise with and easy be built up to achieve the levels of boldness desired. Using an angled brush from Wilko, I apply the powder in small amounts, meaning I can slowly build up.
  4.  I also find my brows look drawn on after this, so I blend the product in, a staple part of this routine, using a basic spoolie. Doing this all the powder to be even distributed and any excess easily brushed out.  DSC_1097
  5. If your eyebrows are still unruly and have lots of strays, I suggest using a brow gel. These make sure that every single hair stays in place throughout the whole day. The Primark one served me well and has eventually run out, to replace it I purchased The Maybelline ‘Brow Drama Sculpting Brow Mascara’ in Transparent. Unlike my old one my eyebrows don’t feel as hard and stuck together. This has a really unique brush shape – the only way to describe it is long and thin with a ball on the end- this allows you to arch your brows easily.

 

 

Testing Makeup Gallery – Collab

For the those of you who aren’t aware, Makeup Gallery is Poundland’s signature makeup brand. Each product being only a pound, sometimes there products are assumed to be poor quality. With this in mind, we decided to test it to see if there’s any bargin pieces. This a colab with Lifestylebeautyandme, One of my best friends and a really good blogger, who’s just starting out.
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Gorgeous Flawless Foundation, 02 Warm Ivory – I was actually surprised by the vast shade range, I think there were 8 different shades, as I’d heard some other people complain about this. We picked up shade 2, which is surprisingly quite dark. This foundation felt a nice consistency – thick but watery. Once blended in it didn’t making any difference to be honest and you needed to apply quite a thick layer for decent coverage.
Hide and Chic concealer, 01 Ivory – I’ve only tried a stick concealer once before so was very excited to try this. We brought the lightest shade hoping to use this on our under eyes. This concealer stick isn’t very creamy, so it drags your skin when you apply it. We found it very hard to blend this in with a brush or beauty blender and resulted to using our fingers. Once it was fully blended I found it lurked in your creases but provided very good coverage.
Smoothly Does It Pressed Powder, 1 transparent – This powder looks very yellow in the pan, but isn’t too noticeable once applied. All I have to say about it is it does it’s job! It doesn’t do an amazing job, but it isn’t too heavy or long lasting. I think this would be quite good for baking under your eyes as it’s quite thick.
Good To Glow Matte Bronzer, 2 medium – Again this was quite orange and not recommended for people with very fair skin. On the positive side, it blended out really easily and is subtle but buildable.
Feeling Blush Blush, 3 Spice – This was one of my favourite products, which was surprising as we got a darker shade than usual, all they had. It took no effort to blend as it wasn’t very pigmented. I would describe the colour as cute, as it’s really natural and subtle.
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Good To Glow Highlighting Powder, 1 Pearl Shimmer – I actually owned this before and use it a lot. It’s really nice and shimmery, without having too much glitter in it. Like the other face products it’s very subtle and natural, perfect for anyone looking for a good highlighter on a budget.
Never Ending Story Mascara, 2 Black – In the shop there was a choice of two or three different mascaras, but we chose a lengthening one. The brush was very thick and fluffy which I liked. One coat provided a very natural look, whereas a few more made your lashes look much thicker and longer.
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Colour Story Eye Shadow, 8 Mocha –  This was the only colour of eye shadow our local store sold, but it’s a really nice shimmery medium brown shade – perfect for any eye look. It blends in really easily and has enough pigment. Next time I’m in Poundland I’d love to see if they have any more colours, apparently there are 20 different shades.
Shine On Lip Gloss – On their Instagram page, I saw some Matte Liquid Lipsticks, however they didn’t sell them either. I really hated this product, it was very thick, sticky and gloopy to apply. If your have any dry patches it would cling to them. The product claimed to have intense colour, instead it made your lips look really thick. Definitely, not worth purchasing.
Overall, I think they have an impressive shade range, however not all their stock varies throughout stores. Before, buy any of their makeup I suggest reading a review before you purchase any of it. dsc_0810