Monday, February 23, 2015

Sunday's FOTD ft. Stila in The Light palette

Hi Everyone

The weather here in London was horrible today, rainy and windy. My umbrella ripped and then just broke haha!. I had no special plans today but in Iceland there is Konudagur which is a day where we celebrate women so it is kinda like wives day, but for example my dad used to buy something for me and my sister as well. It is kinda like celebrate the woman in your life. 
In Iceland we don't traditionally celebrate Valentine's day but we have Bóndadagur (husband's day) and Konudagur (Wives's day), Valentine's day is actually in between these days. There is a long story about these days but basically the Konudagur marks the end of the month of Þorri. I am not going to go into Icelandic traditions but this all makes sense if you're Icelandic haha.

Anyway what I was trying to say, since it was Konudagur I wanted to do my makeup a little bit more than a normal Sunday and go out and buy myself something from Space NK. I actually bought the new foundation from Nars and a new eyeshadow duo. If I have time tomorrow I want to use them and take some pictures of both products :)

So here is everything I used today

I have been obsessed with the new Rimmel products, especially the Rimmel Lasting Finish Primer and the Rimmel Lasting Finish Nude Foundation. The primer is very long lasting. I have been using it for few weeks now and it is really good. I definitely feel like the foundation goes on more smoothly and lasts longer with the primer. The foundation is definitely medium coverage but it does look like your skin. The shade is a good match for my skin tone and I am in love with these two products. 
My concealer is the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer and my skin is bad right now so I need to cover my spots, for a highlight under my eyes I used MAC Prep+Prime highlighting pen, I have been using this daily and playing around with the whole v-shape highlight. To set everything I used Nars Light Reflecting Pressed Setting Powder and this powder is fast becoming my favorite setting powder. 

I contoured with my Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit, I will do a full review on this kit soon but I have to play around with it for a little bit longer. I used the middle bottom shade to contour and the top right as my highlighter. My blush is a new addition to my collection and that is MAC Warm Soul. 

I used the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Pompeii in Blonde and I am still looking for the best brush to apply this product. It is easy to use too much but when you get used to this product it is amazing,

On my eyes I used the Stila in the light palette. I love this palette, I used to have it couple of years ago and got rid of it but I ended up repurchase it. I have Kitten all over the lid with a mixture of both matte browns in the crease. I just think this palette has it all. My liner is the Seventeen Make your Mark and that is on my top lash line and on my waterline I have the Makeup Revolution Inner Brigthner which is a light peach shade that brightens up your eyes. My mascara is the YSL Volume Effect Faux Waterproof Mascara, it is still my current favorite. 

On my lips I have the Revlon matte balm in Sultry, the Revlon matte balm are one of my favortie lip products ever. 

That was my FOTD ! 

I am currently on the Makeup Geek website trying to pick out eye shadows to order, if you have any recommendations let me know, I currently have a list of 12 and I am only ordering 9 haha!

Hope you enjoyed this little post :)
If you have any questions about the products that I used just leave them down in the comments.

Thank you so much for reading!

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

FOTD - Easy & Quick products ft. Kiko eyeshadow stick & Clinique Chubby Stick

Hi Everyone :) 

I really enjoy dark berry lips with smokey eyes but let's be honest, it takes a bit of time. I think during the colder months, bold brows, smokey eyes with lots of mascara, flawless base and a dark lip is just perfect. However it takes a little longer til put all this makeup on my face. I found few products that are quick and easy to use and give that 'pull together' look within minutes. 

I used the Chanel Perfection Lumére Velvet Foundation and the Nars Raidiance Creamy Concealer for a good and natural coverage. I have been enjoying the Chanel foundation alot recently, I should definitely do a little post about it.
For bold brows I used the Rimmel Brow This Way, wax and powder duo. I am really liking this so far. It is in the shade Medium brown, it is a little to dark for me but I could not find a lighter shade in the store. I think bolder and darker brows are great for autumn/winter. This brow duo is good, I prefer a pencil to be honest but with the right tools this is great. 
I always have to use a eyeshadow primer and today I used the Too Faced Shadow Insurance. 
The quick fix for eyeshadow is the shadow stick. I used KIKO Long Lasting Eyeshadow Stick in number 38 Golden Taupe. In my last post I spoke about a different KIKO shadow stick. They are just so easy to blend out and last all day!
I used a L'Oréal Color Riche L'Ombre Pure Eyeshadow in my inner corner as a highlighter. I don't have the name of the color in front of  me right now but like I said in my last post, you should be expecting a post with all the shadows I have :)
I used the MAC eyeliner on the waterline to make it a little darker and then applied loads of mascara. 

The mascara I am using is the Dior Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Waterproof. I was going to do a separate post on this mascara because last year I was obsessed over another Dior mascara so I decided to try this one out. It is rubbish, for the price, no good. It crumbles down all over my face and just looks bad. It does not hold curl at all like most waterproof mascaras. It does not apply nicely and just don't bother buying this! (haha I just had to be brutally honest here!)

The second quick fix product is the Clinique Chubby Stick Intense moisturising lip color balm (omg long name) in 09 Roundest Raspberry. It is a beautiful raspberry shade that is so flattering.
I used the Benefit Christmas Set for my cheeks (Hoola bronzer and Dandelion blush) You can find a little review and pictures about that here.

The two products that really make the look are the KIKO eyeshadow stick and the Clinique Chubby Stick. Both these products are quick, easy and very convenience for everyday use. I just apply the KIKO stick and blend it out with my fingers. The lipstick is very winter appropriated and since it is a chubby stick it goes on really easily. the shade is such a beautiful raspberry color. I love both products and the KIKO shadow is called Golden Taupe on the website. It is a taupe shade with gold shimmer, the shimmer is not super obvious but it does give it a great dimension. 

What are your favorite easy and quick products?

Thank you for reading 


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Monday, February 9, 2015

Top 10 under £10 - Winter Edition

Hi Everyone

Just a quick update.... my blog address has changed! It happened really quickly but I know that my main traffic has completely disappeared :( but I will in the next few weeks get a new banner and a layout for my blog so I am super excited. 

Anyway I am very excited about a new 'series' here on my blog. Every season/few months, I am going to post my top 10 products under £10. These are some of my favourite and even though these are winter edition you can definitely find this post helpful all year around.

I decided to do a full face look with all the products, I love everything about this look. It is a bit heavy with the dark lips but you can always go for a nude shade instead. 
I really love how defined the cheeks are even without contour, the Sleek blush is so nice.

Here are all the products that I used:


For my base I used the Bourjois 123 Perfect CC cream (£9.99). I love this for my base. It is a CC cream so it has some color correction in it but it is also moisturising and that is good for me because my skin gets a bit dry in the winter. It is also great because it gives a medium coverage, you can build it up from light to medium. I know CC and BB creams are more popular in the summer but I really love using this CC cream all year around. It leaves a satin finish to the skin and the lightest shade is perfect for me.

Flawless base is something very popular in the winter time so to cover up my dark circles and lovely blemishes I like the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer (£4.49) It gives full coverage and lasts all day. I make sure to use a good eye cream before using the concealer under my eyes to help it blend. The formula is very thick but it is so good.

One blush that I discovered this winter is the Sleek blush (£4.99) in the shade Suede. It is a very natural shade that is perfect to wear when you are wearing a heavy lip. The blush looks a bit dull in the pan but it looks very nice on the skin, it adds so much definition to my cheeks. All the Sleek blushers are super pigmented and easy to blend.

To add a natural glow I use the I heart makeup Goddess of Love Triple Baked Highlighter (£4.99) I do mention this highlighter in my affordable highlighters that will be up soon. (In the next few days) This one is lovely because it gives more glow than sparkle. It has duo chrome sheen to it. I really like this product and I think I want to try the blushers from the same line.


For eyes I used the KIKO Long Lasting Stick Eyeshadow in 505 (£6.90) The KIKO shadow sticks are one of my favourite eyeshadow stick formulas. The formula is so blendable but waterproof at the same time. I am currently obsessed with eyeshadow sticks and the Kiko sticks are really good. The shade that I used today all over the lid is so nice and most of the time I wear it all on its own or smudge on the lower lash line. Another affordable eyeshadow sticks are the Barbara Daily which I talked about before (link here) but I'm not sure they are available anymore.

Like I said, I love wearing the KIKO eyeshadow stick all over the eyelid but today I used the L'Oréal Color Riche L'Ombre Pure Eyeshadow in Lumiere 502 (£5.49) to darken up the outer corner and to add a little bit of depth to the look. 
It is a beautiful shade that can be build up to a very dark shade. The formula for these shadows are so buttery and blendable. I will post soon swatches of all the shadows that I own from this range. I was so surprised when I tried this shadow, it is amazing quality for a drugstore product.

I love a good felt tip liner and the Makeup Revolution Awesome Double Flick Eyeliner (£3.50) is just awesome. It is super easy to use because it offers two different size of felt tips on each end. One end is very skinny so its great for a natural thin line or just the inner corner and the other end is a bit thicker so great to get the feline flick. The formula is smudge proof on me but not waterproof. 

On my eyebrows I have the L'Oreal Paris Brow Artiste eyebrow Pencil (£5.49) It looks like most drugstore brands are bringing out new brow products at the moment. This pencil is great it has wax on one end and then the brow pencil itself on the other one. I find it very easy and quick to use it and the shade is a good match.


On my lips I went with a quite new lip product and that is the Maybelline Color Drama Intense Velvet Lip Pencil (£4.99) In the shade 310 Berry Much. This lip pencil is so good. The Berry Much shade is very unique to the drugstore. The formula is nice, very long lasting but do not dry out my lips.

Another lip option that I am obsessed with is actually a shade dupe for MAC Ruby Woo but not the same formula just the shade. It is the L'Oréal Color Riche Collection Exclusive Pure Reds in the shade Blake's Red (£6.99). This range from L'Oréal is a great. There is a red for everyone but I honestly love this shade of Blake's red. It is so classic and the formula is very creamy but lasts for ages on the lips. 

Here are some swatches of the products that I have mentioned: 

The mascara I used I think is the Maybelline the rocket mascara which s under £10 as well and I love it.

What are your favourite products under a £10? Is there anything that I should try out?

Thank you so much for reading :D


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Monday, February 2, 2015

First Impression on the Max Factor Creme Puff Blushes and FOTD ft Laura Mercier Caviar Stick

Hi Everyone!

I spotted the new Max Factor Creme Puff blushes the other day in Boots and just had to try them. I had only seen few pictures of them but no reviews when I bought them. As soon as I came home I found few reviews and some people were saying these were a dupe for the Hourglass ambient light blushes! Well I do have the Hourglass blush palette and now I have three of the Max Factor Creme Puff blushes. 

First off, I like the packaging, it is not to big and it is very sturdy. 

The product itself is amazing, I wouldn't necessarily say it is exact dupe for the hourglass blushes, however this is probably the closest drugstore formula you can get. 
The creme puff blushes are so smooth and feel like silk. The blend effortless into the skin and leave a beautiful glow. First time wearing the nude shade it lasted all day. Sometimes blushes wear off on my cheeks but it lasted a long time.

The shades are amazing. I love love the nude shade called Nude Mauve and I think it is my favorite. Seductive Pink is beautiful and the Gorgeous Berries is kinda like a pinker version of Nars Dolce Vita.

I am wearing the Nude Mauve blush and here are the rest of the products I used for my face. 

For my base I used the Maybelline Dream Flawless Nude Fluid Touch Foundation, I am very curious about this foundation. (a new drugstore product) I have only used it few times and I really like it. I own the YSL Fusion Ink Foundation and so far the Maybelline is soo similar to it. I really should to a comparison because I honestly can't see much difference. The Maybelline foundation has a medium coverage and leaves a silk/velvet finish on the skin. I did end up blotting my foundation an hour after I applied it because I didn't set it when I applied it first. 

I used my Collection Lasting Perfection concealer under my eyes and around my nose and chin. 
I added a bit of warmth with the Too Faced Milk Chocolate bronzer and did a light contouring with it as well. 

The blush is the Max Factor Creme Puff lush in Nude Mauve, like I wrote about earlier :)

Eyeshadow is the Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Color in Burnished Bronze and I just apply it straight on my eyelid and then blend it out with my fingers. I used MAC Vanilla Pigment for my inner corner and I have really been obsessed with it recently. I actually used a tiny bit of my Urban Decay Naked Basic 2 palette to blend the crease out and the lightest shade on my brow bone. 

I have been lining my eyes quite heavily recently and I used Makeup Revolution Double Flick eyeliner on my top lash line and then the Too Faced eyeliner on my waterline.
My brow pencil is from Soap and Glory and my current favorite mascara is the YSL Volume Effect Faux Waterproof Mascara.  

Again as always... I forgot to take a picture of my lipstick but it is the Revlon matte balm in Elusive.

Well I am loving this look because it is so easy and Hello three day old hair! It's my new thing to curl it and then it just lasts ages and I love it!

Hope you enjoyed this post, let me know what you think? And if you have tried the new blushes what do you think? Do you maybe fancy trying them? :D

Thanks for reading


Just a little heads up, I am trying to change most of my social media all to MargretsCorner and soon the blog itself will change.

Here are my newest links since some of my old one have stopped working :)

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Aaaaand I know this blog has been dead in January but I have been a bit ill and having a crap time so.... but I promise things can't get any worse haha so things will start to look a bit more alive..

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