How to create sultry eyes and 1st makeup review of 2013!

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Ciao, gorgeous makeup lovers! Recently I filmed a makeup tutorial teaching you how to create a stunning sultry, smokey, brown eye. The photo opposite was from makeup that I applied at a photoshoot for designer RowanJoy. This tutorial is perfect for those all important dates and parties that you have planned in 2013…….. WOW, 2013, its seems crazy that another whole year has flown by. Last year for me was amazing, as I travelled around the world…..sadly this did mean my beauty blog suffered. However, I am now back and ready to keep you updated with the latest beauty trends and makeup reviews. I have also just recently moved to London so I am hoping I will have lots of exciting photoshoots to share with you as well.

So….my first review of 2013 is the makeup that I used in this makeup tutorial. Lets get started!

First up is Ingot eyeshadow, I have already done a review of this makeup brand but I love it so much I thought I would share one of my favourite eyeshadow brands with you again! Inglot have about 200 different eyeshadows to choose from and every finish imaginable. I used 3 eyeshadows from the matte range for my makeup tutorial and they are so fantastic to work with! Highty pigmented, blend beautifully and have amazing staying power. At only £4.50 per eyeshadow you can make your own palette up for a fraction of the price of high end makeup brands. P1110946

Matte 360        Matte 365             Matte 329

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Introducing……. Maybelline 24hr cream eyeshadow in ‘On and on bronze’!! I love these SUPER DUPER long lasting cream eyeshadows. At £4.99 they are really affordable and I would compare them to Estee Lauder Double Wear cream eyeshadows. I love using these as a base before blending in my powder eyeshadows on top, this way eyeshadow lasts all day and night and stays looking perfect! These cream eyeshadows are great if you have oily eyelids as they will not crease.

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Next up is the new and AWESOME Sleek blusher palettes…….. I have one called Lace which has 3 amazing colours in. For £9.99 you can get 3 beautiful blushers that have great pigmentation, go onto the skin very evenly and give a gorgeous flushed look to the cheek. This is a bargain that you can’t live without! My favourite is the colour Crochet.

Chantilly                     Guipure                  Crochet

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Lastly, I have fallen in love with the Caresse range of lipsticks from L’oreal. These are super creamy lipsticks that act more like a tinted lipbalm providing a hint of colour an instantly hydrate your lips. They come in many different colours….. I had so much trouble choosing only 3! I would have all of them if possible.

Rose Mademoiselle 04, Aphrodite Scarlet 06, Cheeky Magenta 07

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Well, that’s all for now folks…… Please check out my makeup tutorial below if you want to create sultry looking eyes and remember to subscribe here.  xxxxx

New Year…..new you!!!

Happy New Year!!!

Did everyone make some great new years resolutions? Is it wrong that mine was to buy more makeup……hee hee!!

Here are my ‘must have’ makeup products for the new year……

I love my Z-palette filled with totally awesome eyeshadows from Inglot! Here are the colours that I chose, you can see the some of the swatches below. This photo was taken whilst I was out shopping in Inglot, my arm was such a mess!

Here is my final z-palette, my yellow eyeshadow broke in transit on my way back from America. 

The numbers of the eyeshadows in my palette are as follows-

Matte 334, Matte 379, Pearl 429, Pearl 428, Pearl 415, Matte 322

Matte386, Matte 325, Matte 336, Matte 321,

Matte 366, AMC 50, D.S 504, AMC 58, Matte 379

I love my Cargo Blusher, highly pigmented and a great range of colours. These blushes are perfect for black skin.

Cargo are also famous for their bronzers! I adore the new hydrobronze, moisturising and the perfect colour for pale skin. This bronzer gives the most natural glowing tan!

For those of you who have read my blog before you may have heard me mention my new found love for Make Up Forever HD Blush! I love the creamy consistency that blends flawlessly to create an amazing finish. I have #13 and #14. 

FINALLY I HAVE FOUND AN AMAZING MASCARA…AND WAIT FOR IT…..ITS FROM VICTORIA SECRETS!

Seriously, thanks to friend of mine for passing this mascara onto me I am in love with what I believe to be my new perfect mascara! Its black as black can be, lengthens and gives volume to your lashes and doesn’t leave any clumps. I discovered this mascara after I had my lashless episode where I lost a whole clump of lashes due to individual false lashes, so it really was my saving grace. 

Recently I came across ‘Rouge Automatique’ by Guirlain, the nifty contraption to open and shut the lipstick instantly drew me in and I soon found my ultimate lipstick colour. I use #164 almost everyday now and I am completely in love with the gorgeous pink/red colour that instantly warms my complexion up. These lipsticks are silky smooth in texture and stay on your lips for a long time without going all dry, mmmmm……

Whilst away in America I came the makeup brand, Stila, where I soon discovered the awesome lip glazes. Considering these are lipgloss there are relatively well pigmented and stay on your lips for a long time. They are slightly sticky though so beware if you have long hair and its windy outside.

I am super excited about what 2012 is going to bring………definitely more traveling to Africa and Asia…..maybe a certain big move to NYC to follow my dream…….What are you guys looking forward to in 2012? Let me know…..

Love Fi xx

A sneak peek into my gold leaf and bright pigment shoot!

Ciao Bellas

I had the most AWESOME and FUN photoshoot today. I had organised a photoshoot with my friend and very talented photographer, Jessica Lin, with two different themes- gold leaf inspired makeup and bright pigment makeup. After a very busy day, 3 models and many,many makeup looks we have been left with the most AMAZING photos! I can’t wait to show you all them. Meanwhile here is a sneak peek of behind the scenes…..

The beautiful, Atim! This model honestly had the most gorgeous skin ever!!! It was glowing…….Here I am putting together the 1st makeup look with the gold leaf. I used my new Inglot eyeshadow palette and MAC pigment to create this look. You can check out my review of Inglot makeup below but it is awesome! Super great on camera!Our super duper talented hairstylist Tonya!! Ultra fast at doing any hairstyle required and she did an AWESOME job! Having some fun on the pigment shoot with models Isaac and Kate! These guys really did a fab job on the photoshoot, putting up with me blowing pigment all over them! 

Well i really need my bed now!! TIRED!

ZZZZZZ………