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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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My September/October favourites!

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First of all I wanna just apologise for the lack of my posts lately! Iv been on a family holiday so have been super busy but I promise from now on I’m all yours!!

So let’s move on to some of my favourites of late!
First up is the mac 130 stippling brush I it’s a smaller version of the popular 187 brush that personally I don’t like to apply foundation with so I was sceptical, HOWEVER this brush really does give you a flawless look! I find I use half the foundation i normally would and it just sits beautifully! Blends like a dream and has little to no shedding! It does take a lil longer to apply foundation with as it’s so little, however defiantly worth the extra few minutes in my opinion! In fact I switched back to my sigma f80 the other day as I was in a hurry and wanted a quick face, And omg my face looked so cakey! I had to wipe it all off and start again with the 130, I was so surprised in how much difference it actually made!!!
So concluding on that I rate this 10/10! It’s really transformed my foundation and for that I’m forever greatful 🙏 😂

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(Google image as my brush was a lil dirty for an up close shot sorry!)

Next up is a lipstick that Iv posted about so much lately and even been featured afew times! and that’s Posture by Illamasqua it’s a cool toned lilac/grey and AHHHH I’m obsessed it’s so long lasting, not to drying and a true matte finish. I wear it paired with macs stone liner which is a cool grey and compliments it so well!👌 I get so many lovely compliments when I wear it ☺️ I think any pale skinned girl NEEDS this in their life!!

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My last favourite of the bunch is actually a limited edition blush by Mac, I hate to post LE Favourites as I know they can be super hard to get hold of after release but I couldn’t leave this out I love it so much! (And I believe it’s still available on Selfridges online & some Mac counters)
It is the Blush in “fun ending” from the A novel romance collection, a pale pinky peach blush with a satin finish, its gives such a gorgeous sheen with no actual shimmer! It’s pretty perfect for the lighter skintones as it is gorgeously subtle unlike most blushes I find I can be a little more heavy handed without looking like a clown! I think Iv worn it pretty much every day since finding it at a random mac counter in Scotland! And it’s a total love of mine! Infact I may be getting a backup because I’m weird like that and fear running out of my favourite LE products🙈

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(Sorry about the awful lighting the weather was so miserable and dark outside I was struggling!)

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So there we go my 3 faves of the month! I have afew other fave lippies that I’ll be swatching an posting about soon but couldn’t wait to share these babies with you! So please feel free to like & comment and let me know what you think! Also follow me on Instagram @ElarnerDawn for lots more makeup looks!!

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(Wearing fun ending in pic^👌)
LOVE YA DOLLS ✌️❤️
ElarnerDawn 😘

Elarner’s August favourites!!!

So today I’ll be telling you my favourite products of the month!!!

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It’s safe to say one of the products I will forever be addicted to is lipstick!!! So no surprise that 2 of my new ones have made it into this months fave!!!

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The first is M.A.C Ruby woo (£15.50) it’s just the most stunning matte red! I know a lot of people complain it’s drying but I think with a good lipliner (I like a Barry M one) and moisturised lips you really shouldn’t have any problems, I find this one of the most versatile reds out there, it suits every skintone and doesn’t travel at all, with it’s matte formula you can get a extremely long wear out of just one application!

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Next on to Faux by M.A.C (£15.50) I loveeeee any lipstick of this colour! a pretty nude pink with a satin finish, I wore this all day yesterday over a liner (whirl by mac) i ate twice and drank throughout the day, and I think I re applied 3 maybe 4 times the entire day which I was very impressed with!!! I love lipsticks like this for every day wear I think this will be a forever repurchase of mine.

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Swatches of both in natural light

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My next fave product combo is the ZOEVA fine liner brush 315 (£5.95) & Rhimmel Kate black gel liner (£4.99 reduced from £6.99 at superdrug) As we all know I’m a total winged liner girl, Iv been doing it for aslong as Iv been doing makeup, Iv been in search of a nice gel liner & brush combo for a while since my benefit push up liner was such a fail I wanted something I can really get a clean sharp line and these are the two products Iv been loving!
The gel liner itself is super creamy and dries a matte black, extremely pigmented & easy to work with! Also no transfer at all once it dries it’s not budging anywhere!
The ZOEVA fine liner brush is one of the angled tip brushes so you can apply the liner from any angle with great ease and precision! It’s actually the first time Iv used a brush like this and it’s just perfect Iv already ordered another for my kit!

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A next love of the month is my Red cherry 43 lashes! 100% human hair lashes for £2.60! Can you seriously beat that price??? They have soooo many to chose from but I just love the 43’s so much I always go back to them and have atleast 5 at a time stocked up! I would recommend them to anyone!

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My last HG product of the month is my hourglass Ambient lightning powder, which I reviewed on my last post so please check that out to see how amazing it is!

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So that’s my top 5 for this month what products are you loving right now! Please comment and let us know so we can check them out!!!

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Love ya dolls!
Elarner xoxoxo

Hourglass Ambient Lightning Powder

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So just a quick review from me today!! After hearing about this for months and all it’s amazing reviews I just couldn’t help myself and had to jump on the bandwagon! I was slightly sceptical at first, how can this powder transform my makeup so dramatically???? But it’s safe to say it is incredible!!!

At £38 I really wanted to get my perfect shade the first time round, so I got diffused light a yellow based cream powder and with the recommendation of Wayne Goss, saying it’s the shade for all us pale skinned girls!

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Diffused Light is supposed to “reduce redness and give skin clarity.” Like all of the shades within the new range, it is supposed to be suitable for all skin tones. The larger idea behind the Ambient Lighting Powders is that they help to make your skin look like it’s been lit by soft, diffused light; think having a bit of a photographer and his lighting crew follow you around, except in powder form.

Some people mistake these powders for highlighters but they aren’t at all, they are finishing powders that can be applied to different parts of the face to create the perfect light effect on your face at all times!

I like to apply mine after all my face makeup is finished, using a real techniques blush brush I lightly dust under my eyes on my forehead and down my nose, it just gives you that healthy glow but no way is it shimmery!

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Overall Must say this is a 10 out of 10 for me! I most certainly will be wearing this on my wedding day it really does create such a flattering finish, it’s hard to describe just quite what it does for your think but just think flawless!

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This is incredibly hard to swatch but this is it dusted over my hand you can see the gorgeous sheen it gives! Ahhhhh I love it!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Much love
Elarner XOXOXO

My go to palette! Too Faced à la mode review

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So afew weeks ago I asked what kind of things people want to see reviewed and my go to eyeshadow palette came up a number of times! In all honestly I have so many eyeshadows I mix and match on the daily but I decided to talk about this one as I find it the most versatile and has some of my most reached for shades. Anyone that follows me will know I love a neutral brown smokey eye I’m not really big on colours for my everyday look, but with this palette it does have the right amount of colour & neutral shade balance it’s perfect for that simple smokey eye of if you want to mix it up with a pop of colour you have that option aswell!

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So let’s start by what too faced describe this palette as:

Too Faced A La Mode Eyes Sexy St Tropez Eye Shadow Collection is a gorgeous collection of summery shades to create bright and fresh eye makeup looks.
Capture a summer sunset in St. Tropez and say Ooh La La to this sensational collaboration of coral, golden pink and fiery copper hues. This indulgent eye shadow palette utilises Too Faced’s revolutionary silky smooth eye shadow formula which blends seamlessly and delivers vibrant colour with pure pigments for true colour payoff with an airbrushed effect.

First of all I will say this is a summer palette but as I understand it will be permanent for the time being so don’t worry you can still pick it up!

So let’s jump in with the shades
Described below
St. Tropez – Soft beige shimmer.
Cannes – Fiery copper.
Soleil – Rich chocolate shimmer.
Riviera – Pale peachy nude.
Jardin – Golden coral shimmer.
Cote D’Azur – Shimmering pewter.
La Croisette – Matte ivory.
Monaco – Fuchsia pink shimmer.
De La Mer – Deep navy blue.

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I find I reach for riviera for my lid and Soleil for my outer v the most out of all the sades in the palette, however i’ll also use Cote D’Azur as a transition shade or for a more subtle smokey eye, and De La Mer for a real intense smokey eye normally if I’m going out or just feeling extra vampy that day, one of the things I love also about this palette is with a light hand you can use any of the lighter shades as a highlight even Jardin looks gorgeous swept over your cheekbone blended into blush 👌

This palette retails for £28.48 on beautybay.com I love to purchase my high end makeup from there as there is always a sale on or a free sample thrown in with a order!

My final thoughts
The only thing missing from this palette in my opinion is a good matte brown shade for transition! So if you are travelling or on the go you will need to grab one from your collection to go along with it but that is just my personal preference, it is also a very shimmer heavy palette so if you are more the matte shade lover it may not be for you but the shadows are of such a high quality, smooth & blendable I just can’t fault it! Like I said before u tend to mix and match with other shadows but you can quite easily create loads so many looks with this I will defiantly be repurchasing in the future!!!

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Let me know what you think? Do you love it aswell? Leave your comment below!!

Much love
Elarner XOXOXO