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Mu-Lac Cosmetics Swatches and first impressions

   Mu-Lac Cosmetics Swatches and First impressions

http://www.mulaccosmetics.com/
Mu-Lac is an Italian brand who has a wide range of make up ranging from every day glam to fun and edgy, upon reading up about them I came across this quote on their site, and I love it

“If we were all the same, where would the fun be?”

First Impressions will be included under each swatch below.

I wanted to try and show the detail of each swatch, so instead of covering my arm and getting everything confusing I separated them into categories. All swatches are directly from my camera, no filter no editing, in natural lighting to try and show best what they look like in the flesh

Cream highlighters

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(01 Flash, 02 Gleam, 02 Spark)

*Angel chorus* These are absolutely stunning, buttery, creamy and very pigmented. There is a scent to all of the products, but it is not unpleasant, kind of a sweet smell. I feel these will be gorgeous applied with a damp sponge for a subtle glow, or as a base for the powder highlights, for a intense glowing goddess look

Powder highlighters

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(06 Eros, 07 Apollo)

Also, very gorgeous. I feel like I’d have to be VERY light handed with Apollo to pull it off being so pale but I’m determined to make it work.

Cream contour and highlight

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(01 Eos, 08 Era, 05 Artemide)

These suprised me so much. At first glance the texture looks rough and at very first touch of the cream it feels that way too. but the second the warmth of your skin mixes with it, it’s very creamy. What i like about these is they do have a bit of sticking power, by that i mean when you place it down, it doesnt budge all that much, which is great for contouring so you can keep everything where you want it to be, but at the same time, blending out beautifully. These do remind me of the Anastasia cream contours, but a bit creamier.

Powder contour

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(01 Ipno (bottom), 08 Ares (top))

HELLO perfect contour shade for ghosties, Ipno I’m talking to you. For the longest time I’ve used NYX Taupe Blush for contouring, I don’t like to contour with harsh warm tones (but thats just me, you do whatever makes you feel good) so upon finding this I was very excited. The darker warmer one Ares probably isn’t for me, I think it would work on someone more tanned but i’m a ghost, so nope. But Ipno… i think there is a beautiful love story in our future

Powder blush
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(04 Scar, 06 Ariel)

These scare me. But only because I dont wear blush very often. But i’ve been trying to get out my comfort zone alot more and I’ll definitely be giving these a try with a very light hand. If I can’t get these to sit right on my ghost face I’ll use them as eyeshadows 😉 The colours are so beautiful though, makes me wish I wasn’t so pale so i’d at least have a shot with these

Lipsticks

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(02 Mou, 08 Shock, 10 Pulp, 05 Pretty Woman)

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I love the names of these, especially Pretty Woman. Such beautiful shades, wearable, fun and egdy, can’t wait to wear these. They are very creamy to swatch but they dry and mattify more after a while, and VERY pigmented. When I came to wiping these off after I took a picture I found they all left a stain that was quite hard to get off. I don’t know about you but to me thats a good thing! I’ll update with more indepth review once Ive had a good play which all the products properly. I was extremely fortunate enough to be sent these, however, as always the opinion is my own and reviews are 100% honest.

Mulac –

http://www.mulaccosmetics.com/

All the Love

Lois

xoxox

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Makeup Revolution The ONE Blush Sticks swatches

Makeup Revolution The ONE Blush stick (£5 each from http://www.makeuprevolutionstore.com)

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Makeup Revolutions brand new blush sticks come in a sleek stick form in 8 beautiful shades, 4 matte, 4 shimmer. The name are as following:

Dream, Matte Dream, Pink, Matte Pink, Rush, Matte Rush, Malibu and Matte Malibu.

They can be applied dry for high intensity colour, or wet to sheer them out. I have found applying with the stick then sheering out with a damp beauty blender to be the most flattering on my extremely fair skin.

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These are very similar to NARS The Multiple sticks (although exact shade dupes I’m unsure of at the moment) However at only £5 each they are a huge fraction of the price. And even though they are extremely cheaper, the quality is still mind blowing.

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Here are the swatches of the blush sticks. As you can see Dream is a beautiful highlight shade, and Malibu and Matte Malibu and more bronzer shades. You should be able to find a shade to suit your skin tone in this bunch. I personally find Matte Dream and Rush applied dry and blended out and Matte Rush (sheered out with a BB) to suit me best out of the shades.

The formulation is creamy and smooth, and blends like a dream. And they last a lot longer than powder blush. I have tried Matte Dream out today and it has stayed put the whole time. I applied over my foundation, then set with a translucent powder, you could also set this blush with a powder blush.

For a fiver each, you just can’t go wrong! Well done AGAIN make up revolution, there’s a reason this brand is hyped up so much! Affordable, yet quality products every time.

Lois xoxox

Drugstore/High end Pinup make up!

Hey boys and girls! When Elarner and I got done doing our Sailor Moon make up collaboration we both couldn’t WAIT to do another. So we decided to both embrace our dark hair, pale complexion with a Dita Von Teese inspired pin up look! We also decided to do “high end” only  (Elarners look) and “drugstore” only (my look)
So here it is, we hope you like it! We had so much fun doing this and are both agreed that we’ll be rocking the pin up look regularly as we love it so much! All products will be listed below.
Much love to you all,

Lois. Xoxox

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ELARNER  (HIGH END)

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FACE:
Primer- Mac skin & benefit Porefessional
Foundation- Estée Lauder double wear in sand beige
Concealer- bobbibrown corrector in light peach
Setting powder- Mac Mineralize skin finish natural in Light
Contour- Mac extra dimension bronzer in AphroditesShell
Blush- mac fleur power
Highlight- mac Mineralize skinfinish in Lightscapade
Brows- Anastasia Beverly Hills dip brow pomade in dark brown & her brow powder also in dark brown

EYES:
Lid- urban decay naked basics palette using the shade “naked 2” to define the crease
Liner- benefit there’re real push up liner
Mascara: ysl babydoll in black
Lashes: Red cherry #43

LIPS:
Lipliner- mac cherry
Lipstick- viva glam Rihanna

LOIS (DRUGSTORE)

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Drugstore only pin up look by Lois.
Face
Primer : Garnier perfect blur  (Reviewed here)
Foundation: L’Oréal Infallible in 015 Porcelain
Concealer : Collection Lasting Perfection in Fair
Blush: Makeup Revolution in “Treat”
Contour: Sleek face form in Light.
Highlight: Sleek face form in Light.

Eyes:
Eyeshadow: Death By Chocolate by Makeup Revolution  (Not really that visible as I just used white and a taupe colour to define crease a bit)
Eyeliner: Double Flick by Makeup Revolution.
Mascara: L’Oréal Miss Manga
Waterline: MUA white eyeliner
Lashes: Red Cherry lashes in #43
Brows are Anastasia pomade in Ebony. Not really drugstore but already had it on from earlier. A drugstore alternative can be E.l.f cream liner in coffee.

Lips:
Liner: MUA lipliner (Red)
Lipstick: Makeup Revolution Lipgeek lipstick in Cherry Bomb.

Bandana from eBay!

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All topped off with mac fix + 👌

Blank Canvas Cosmetics Contour Palette

As I’m sure you know by now, I’m pretty damn pale! And being pale I have 2 struggles that are REAL. Finding a matching foundation and finding highlight/contour shades that work for me. I saw an ad while browsing the interwebs for blank canvas and decided to check them out, and came across this palette.
Blank Canvas Cosmetics Contour Palette  (http://www.blankcanvascosmetics.com £8.76)

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Apologies for the markings on the palette, it’s used daily and is also that material that LOVES to grab finger marks and hold them dearly forever, no matter how much you wipe it down!

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You get 6 shades. Highlight, Contour and a blush. I am a huge fan of the blush as it really suits my skin tone. A lovely corally pink!

I use the white shade as an under eye highlight, which would possibly be extreme on anyone with a normal skin colour, so the next one up would be a better fit as a highlight for a darker skin tone. I also use the white as an eyeshadow base, it’s fairly close to my skin colour when applied (yes, I really am that pale)

The second darkest contour shade is absolutely perfect for fair skinned girls, it’s not muddy, orange or too brown, and applies beautifully. This is my go to contour shade.

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Left with flash right without.

The pigmentation isn’t amazing but I honestly prefer it that way for contour and blush as it’s not as easy to over do it. To me the white, yellow, lighter contour and blush are all PERFECT for my pale complexion. The powders blend lovely and gives a natural but visible finish and lasts all day. I will repurchase this palette forever!

Much love
Lois Xoxoxo

Bobbi Brown Day To Night Palette Review

First off. Let me remind you all, I’m all about the drugstore life. ALL ABOUT IT. But I do own some high end, but they pretty much live in my kit.

Today I reached for an oldie but a goodie, my Bobbi Brown day to night shadow palette. Sadly you can’t find this on the website anymore, but there are places online you can get this.

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Now this palette is pretty small. Fits in the palm of my hand in fact. So its IDEAL for travelling. The packaging is a sleek compact, inside you will find your 5 shadows, a mirror and a little blending brush. I have tried the brush and as far as the brushes that come with palettes go (usually a foam applicator I find) it’s quite nice.

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The colours included in this palette are PERFECT for exactly what the palette is called… day to night! You can achieve a neutral eye, or a dramatic shimmery smokey eye.

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The lightest shade would probably be a lot more visible on most people so please bare in mind I’m a ghost!

(LEFT TO RIGHT)
Navajo, Slate, Heather Mauve, Steel, Caviar)

Verdict
All in all its a nice palette. It’s very travel friendly and if a neutral look is something you like than this is a great palette for you. The shadows are pigmented without fall out and easily blend able and long lasting.

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Bobbi Brown Day to night eye palette worn in photo.

Much Love
Lois Xoxoxo

Make up Revolution eyeliner pens review

I recently ordered a few new bits from Makeup Revolution. In that haul I got a couple of eyeliner pens. When they were launched I was so excited as I’m a big fan of felt tip style liquid eyeliners.

Make up revolution Double Flick & Kohl and flick liquid eyeliners  (£3.50 each)

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I got the ‘Awesome Double Flick liquid eyeliner’ and the ‘Awesome dual eyeliner Kohl & flick’

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I was very excited about this Kohl & Flick eyeliner. Everything I need in one pen! I always use gel/liquid eyeliner on my lid and Kohl for tightlining/waterline.

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The Kohl side of the pen is a twist up as opposed to a pencil, which I prefer. It glides nicely and applies a strong pigmented matte black. The other side is a ‘precise’ liquid eyeliner, which I’ll go into more detail in with the double flick eyeliner pen.

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The double flick liquid eyeliner has two liquid felt tip pen style tips. One is more pointed, the “precise” liner. This side can be used to create extremely thin and precise lines, perfect for drawing on that extra sharp wing! The other side is a little thicker and less pointed but still very precise. This side will create a little thicker of a line. My favourite method for using this eyeliner is drawing my lash line on thick using the thicker pen tip, carving out a wing with the precise side, and filling in with the thicker side.

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(I used the Double flick liquid eyeliner in this photo)

The liner is long lasting and pretty smudge proof. My new favourite, eyeliner. I love it, especially for £3.50!

Much love
Lois Xoxoxo

Www.makeuprevolutionstore.com

Introduction to Beautiful Darkness

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Hi guys! First of all thank you for checking out our blog! We seriously appreciate everyone here!

So let me introduce myself I’m Elarner but Larny to most! I’m 24 from kent just outside of London, a mum of 2 gorgeous kiddies and a self confessed Makeup addict! My obsession mainly lies with M.A.C but most high end products I find I can’t resist!!! (So expect lots of reviews on them 🙈)
I’m a self taught MUA I do freelance but I also have some exciting things coming up in the future!!! 😁 Lois and I are so excited to colab on this blog as we both have the same passion for all things beauty! I hope our reviews and tutorials help everyone lean new things an enhance your inner beauty!! Please feel free to ask questions and let us know what you think!! 😘

Much love
XoXoXoX

Instagram @ElarnerDawn

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Hi Beautifuls!

I’m Lois, you may know me off Instagram, but it’s hard to really tell you about myself on just a photo caption, so here you’ll be able to get to know me better, as well as in depth reviews and the occasional tutorial!

 I’ve teamed up with my friend Elarner and together we created “Beautiful Darkness ” The name inspired by both  being pale ladies with dark hair! We’re both in the Make up artistry industry, so we thought putting our passion for make up together in one place could be a pretty cool thing! We hope you think so too!

So more about me. I’m 22, I live in Surrey, which is on the border of London, I’m a self taught MUA. I have 2 beautiful children, both boys. When it comes to make up I am a hardcore drugstore junkie. I love me some affordable yet quality make up that doesn’t break the bank. You can expect a lot of reviews on make up under £10.

I’m also a big fan of out of the ordinary make up. I find having rainbow eyeshadow and blue lips way more fun than a neutral look! But now and again I rein it in a bit and try and go natural 😁

Other than that I can’t think of much else. But I’m sure you’ll learn more about me through reading my blog posts, and future videos. Thank you so much for taking the time to read this, and we are so excited to have you join us on this exciting journey! Love & Kisses

Lois.
Xoxox

Instagram: @LoisMua

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