Tuesday Takeover: Beauty and the Chic

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

This week's Tuesday Takeover is featuring the lovely Claudia from Beauty and the Chic.
I recently discovered her blog and love the clean friendly layout of it as well as the lovely clear pictures and easy to follow reviews, so be sure to check her out!

Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick - Obsessed
Hi FrootiBeauty readers, I'm Claudia and I write the blog Beauty and the Chic and I'm so excited to be guest posting for Safiyah today as I love her blog so much, I'm so addicted to copying her make-up looks, they are incredible. 

As a fellow Urban Decay lover, I decided to review one of their Revolution Lipsticks for you in the shade Obsessed. First off I have to comment on the packaging, the lipsticks are encased in the beautiful shiny gun metal grey with Urban Decay engraved on the side and UD on the top of the lid. They have to be one of the prettiest packagings out there. 
Obsessed is a baby pink shade which usually, I steer clear of as I thought it didn't suit my complexion however I feel this one does and it's become one of my favourite shades now. When I swatched this on my wrist, I loved how it felt moisturising and was very glad to find that it's lovely once applied to the lips too. I like to use mine after applying a lipbalm to make sure it doesn't sit in any dry patches and I found it was fine. I like to build this colour up so it's nice and bright and bold and I love the finished look. In the picture it gives off a very glossy look because of the balm underneath however, without a balm they do have a sheen to the finish and I really like this. I also found it didn't apply patchy at all, so top marks! Wear time is extremely good for me, it lasted about 3 hours and it didn't transfer easily which is always a plus as most of the lipsticks I own do transfer easily and it can be annoying. 

Now my next statement is very bold, I think these lipsticks are incredible and they have 100% taken over my first place choice of MAC lipsticks, don't get me wrong I still love them too but I have the over-powering need of wanting every shade of the Urban Decay line now and I prefer the packaging of these too, everything about these lipsticks I love.

Thank you again for letting me guest post and if you fancy having a read of my blog, feel free to pop over to Beauty and the Chic to say hi! 

Have you tried these lipsticks? What are your thoughts on them? 

Take care! 

Claudia xx 

FFF: Motives Brown-Copper Smokey Makeup Look - Pictorial!

Friday, 10 January 2014

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Hello my lovelies! Hope you all had lovely holidays and had a nice break.

Mine was busy (of course) with makeup bookings for weddings, so unfortunately I haven't had time to review products or write full blog posts but I have gotten round to doing a makeup look for this week so I hope you enjoy!

Products used:
> UDPP - Eden
> NYX JEP - Black Bean
> Motives Pressed Eyeshadows in Cappuccino, Chocolight, Onyx and Whipped Cream
> Motives Photo Finish Powder in Neutral Medium

> Anastasia Beverly Hills Beauty Genius
> MAC pigment in Copper Sparkle  
> UD 24/7 Shadow Pencil - Demolition  
> Inglot AMC eyeliner gel - 77 (black)
> Daniel Sandler Jumbo Jet Mascara
> Motives
Color Perfection Quad in Medium
> Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade - Ebony
> Eylure Girls Aloud lashes - Kimberley
> Motives Color Perfection Quad in Medium
> Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit - Fawn, Java, Havana for contour, Banana and Sand for highlight
> Motives blush in So Peachy
Lips: > Motives Lip Pencil in Naked
> Motives Rich Formula Lipsticks in Natural and Red Coral
> Motives for La La Mineral Lipstick in Naughty

I started by filling in the brows with the my new favourite brow product: Anastasia Dip Brow Pomade in Ebony.
I then primed the eye with Eden PP and patting Whipped Cream eyeshadow to the brow bone with a flat brush. 
With a fluffy blending brush, I then applied Cappuccino lightly to the crease followed by Neutral Medium Photo Finish powder above this, blending to the brow bone highlight.
NYX JEP in Black Bean was then applied to the eyelid only, then gently patted with a flat brush to blend.
Using the same flat brush, Chocolight was patted over this and blended upwards into Cappuccino in the crease. 
I alternated between Cappuccino, Neutral Medium powder and Chocolight, taking the blending higher until I was happy:
I then added MAC Copper Sparkle with my finger tip to the middle of the eye using the Anastasia Beverly Hills Beauty Genius.
I went back with the flat brush and added more Chocolight to either side of the pigment patting to blend slightly but not too much.
I then outlined the top liner with an angled brush and Inglot Gel liner creating an extended wing at the outer corner of the eye (not forgetting the inner top eye).
I followed this wing from the bottom outer corner leaving a gap in between. 

UD 24/7 eye pencil in Demolition was used to line the bottom waterline whilst a pointy brush was used to smoke out the bottom lash line winged liner with more Chocolight eyeshadow. You can add Onyx eyeshadow to the crease with a fluffy brush and Whipped Cream eyeshadow to the inner corner too to highlight if desired).
The gap between the top and bottom double winged liner was then filled with another angled liner brush and Anastasia Beauty Genius with MAC Copper Sparkle.
The under eye was concealed and mascara to coat top and bottom lashes.
Finally Eylure Kimberley lashes were applied to finish off the eye makeup:
I created a collage with the main steps so that it's easier to follow too:
For the rest of the face, I used the Motives Color Perfection Quad in Medium and contoured and highlighted following the Dress Your Face contouring guide using the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit; I used Fawn, Java, Havana for contouring, graduating from light to dark, then Banana and Sand for highlighting.
Motives blush in So Peachy was used on the apples of the cheeks followed by the lip pencil in Naked with Rich Formula lipstick in Natural for the first lip combination:
I then used Motives Rich Formula lipstick in Red Coral:
Finally, I thought I'd up the drama with a dark lip too, using Motives for La La Mineral Lipstick in Naughty:
I realise now that the last couple looks have been with a smokey base; this was unintentional but I clearly seem to be loving smokey eyes at the mo so I hope you don't mind!

Would you wear this makeup look? Which lip colour do you prefer with the eye makeup?
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