Showing posts with label Alternative make up. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Alternative make up. Show all posts

Monday, 6 November 2017

New Fire Element palette form NYX

Oh my goodness, Can you tell I JUST had to get my hands on this?!
All those warm tones a mix of shimmery ones about 5 and the rest in pigmented bright matte shades.
This is the FIRE Element palette from NYX costing £25. A bit pricey for NYX but I feel these new element shadows are worth the price point.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Star Family Review Jeffree Star

Jeffree Star came out with his new collection ''Star Family.'' The collection has shades named after him his partner and the dogs that they have. Out of the full collection like many others I only got a few shades and this time a skin frost.

Friday, 22 September 2017

YouTubers and Make Up Inspiration


Hey there cuties!
Today am sharing a few of my all time favoured you tube channels/ accounts. These are you-tubers I really like personally and follow. I thought some of you might be interested in the accounts and maybe you all have a suggestion of channels I need to check out too.

My all time loved you tuber is the channel 'itslikelymakeup'.
Jordie, I adore her so much she is such a button.I just love everything about her , I feel we could totally be gal pals haha! I guess I can relate to her a lot with also being a mom too and a cat mom, oh her cats are just so sweet they are Sphinx breed cats - all the love for them ! I love her make up and love her videos and follow her on most accounts.She also was in the nyx cosmetics face awards and was in the last of the runner ups. As I like nyx make up I find I get a lot of inspiration form her videos with the make up. She has been a bit quite with moving and all but I really adore her channel and content, she can do really creative make up to every day make up that I love so she is my top make up you tuber! So please check her out! 

Secondly I like Sophie Li Ying,  her make up is very goth/ nu goth/ alternative and grunge. She uses a lot of make up brands I use myself. Such as Limecrime, Jeffree star and some Kat Von D. Oh and she also did a whole range of looks with Jeffree Stars Eye shadows ,So this was very useful for me . Also I like how her videos never go on and on and on with chat as some times that is to much with me. Simple straight to the point videos and great make up. Sometimes she will do other kinds of videos but make up ones are more her thing.

The next make up channel I follow is AtLeeeey
I enjoy her videos and make up get ready with mes. I used to follow her more as she used to use a lot of lime crime products but then stopped. I don't watch her as much as I used to but she is worth checking out.

 I do follow many other make up channels such as Dupe That, Jeffree Star , Laura Lee and Manny MUA but the above are the channels I really like the best for different reasons but I think each one can bring something to the table for viewers.

Who do you like to watch on youtube?!

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Lumie Cosmetic Review

Hey there Kawaii Unicorns, here is my newest post. This time its a review on the Matte Liquid Lipsticks from Lumie Cosmetics.  You all know how much I adore a liquid matte lippy so when i found this UK small brand and these yummy warm looking shades. I had to check em out!

Sunday, 26 March 2017

SugarPill and Limecrime Valentines sets


So this is kind of a late post but hey let's get to it...Valentines often bring out a fair amount of cute limited sets, So when Lime Crime and Sugarpill announced the sets they were bringing out , I saw the colours and fell in love with all the red tones that were used. However cause it takes a fair few weeks for any of the UK stockist to have them or on the other hand the shipping from the company direct it takes ages to finally get my paws on them. I also favour getting the brands within the UK to avoid customs. 

So lets have a look at Sugar pill. This is a Eye Shadow Pallete that comes with 4 large size pans with really nice and ( my go to colours) am a sucker for those red shades. The set also comes along with a liquid matte lipstick is a stunning shade and cause they came as a set I had to have it . The eyeshadows are soft and buttery and the colour pay off is really good . I also have used these shades for Blush , Contour and Highlights so its a pretty usable pallet for me.


Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Drug store make up - impressions

So I got a few items of make up from a product haul that are mainly high street drug store ones. Mainly being good old barry M and NYX from boots. I put in a order as I was needing to stock up on some basics and needed to save on some money as I wanted to buy some more Jeffree star products. Jeffree Star is my got too indie brand but more on that later.


So I got hold of some products foundation and foundation powder from barry M which I used as my every day make up for Kawaii mummy mode. I not got time to waste my good make up on the school run and not fussed to much if it lasts all day or not. I use different foundations for different things . So I got my typical shade and a slightly darker one in the liquid as I seem to have tanned in this Scottish weather. Wait what? So that's the basic stuff out the way , I also got 2 items on the offer that was one. 

One is a HUGE bronze powder and one is a strobe cream thing. The glow bronze powder is basic simple to use and the shade is pretty and gives a nice glow. I like to use it when I don't have much time for a full face and it does the job. 

The strobe cream stick . I wanted to like it. But I hated it, It fell off the stick when I opened the lid off. I managed to save it and yea its nothing much I was really disappointed in it that product I thought it was gona be good but no its in the bin. Never mind.


Next up the the brand NYX that was from boots online too. I got a eye concealer, I wanted to get rid of those dark eye designer hand bags but found this to be super heavy on my 1st try and it made more creases under my eyes so I will give it a other go but am not to impressed with it. Update. I have reused this now but again getting the same issues however its been better to use this as a cover up concealer for those sneaky blemishes that have surfaced of late.


The other thing I got that is NYX  was the tango with bronzing powder , which is a fancy compact and I got the one in the animal print style powder- yest that was a selling point for me . Its a nice product I have used is a fair few times now. However I found it way to dark in the pink/peach shade that I found it became more of a glowing blusher for me . But I do love the dark pink/ peach shade its very pretty. It came in a normal sided pan and had a mirror in the compact with the brush inside. Handy for on the go!





I also got a Illuminator highlight product from NYX as I was mega worried about my Jeffree star  skin frost being broken due to a issue of a bunch of orders being dropped on the delivery side of things. So I thought I would get a back up and also all the shades I wanted sold out in like 10 mins so I thought this would work until I saved up for more JSC. 

So I got the shade Riualistic- which has a golden sheen . Its very pretty and has a nice pay off in colour and I rather like this also the fact that its not crazy in price either and would say the pan is about a normal size. I think its a nice back up product to use or a spare . Or a nice starter highlighting product if you are new to highlighting. I did however find it a little chalky and had to blend it right in/

Finally I got a new setting spray, I normally use Neves own one, but I ran out and wanted to try a new one for a change and got the NYX  matte one. I have used this a handful of times . I often forget to use my spray which is why its only been a few times of using this but so far I quite like it. I used it on a 5K fun run with inflatable objects to climb over and after doing that and till the end of the day my make up was still in one place ,not much was on to being with as I was doing this event and didnt want panda eyes or anything haha.

So this is my mini haul of items and my thoughts on them I know NYX themselves state to be animal cruelty free but their mother company is not. Which kinda sucks but hey ho I do try my best to find more affordable animal cruelty UK brands that I personally like. Barry M is a animal cruelty free company.

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Let's Talk Too Faced - First Impressions

Let's talk Too Faced, so there is a company called Too Faced. I came across them a few months ago. I know, I know they have been around a while but I only got into really into the make up game this year. What ever. So I took a deep breathe and grudged paying around 39 quid for eye shadow. Now I did the month before spend like 30 quid on 3 palettes on a low end budget eye make up and they were utter crap and there was many saying they were great dupes for too faced. HAHA yeah. How about no. Any way I decided why not? I had earned a little extra money last month so why not.


Wednesday, 17 February 2016

My Animal Cruelty free Make up list

So this  post here is my findings on companies who are Animal Cruelty free and / or have Vegan products on sale too. Many are swapping to products and companies who are against Animal testing.
Since last year I also decided to swap my make up to cruelty free as well as my house hold products which is still a on going progress. Being a person who respects and adores animals the thought of some sweet creature being tested on for luxury or high street branded make up just to be smeared on my face for me, just to enhance my features at the cost of such torture .I will be honest it boils my blood and the process is totally not Kawaii!