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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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Anna Sui Eye colour palette Review

When browsing through the FeelYounique.com sale, I came across the Anna Sui eye colour palette, which normally retails for £28.00, down to £12. So I decided to give it a go.

Anna Sui Eye Colour Palette (Feel younique/Asos – £28.00 RRP)

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So as soon as I opened the palette, I noticed a familiar scent, the same as my Missha Signature Radiance foundation, a smell that resembles old lady perfume. Why companies feel the need to heavily scent make up I have no idea. So immediately i disliked this product as I can’t stand that kind of scent, but I tried to give the benefit of the doubt, and see how it swatched.

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For £28.00 I was disappointed in the texture and pigmentation of the shadows. A few shades were extremely chalky, powdery, very cheap feeling. As a big fan of Makeup Revolution eyeshadows, which are usually around £4-6 for a palette of 12 colours, I was sad that this much more expensive palette couldn’t even match that of the affordable shadows I usually use.
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Not sure if you can see in picture but a few of the shades have chunks and alot of flakiness. The pale pink practically fell apart just being swatched too.

The next day I gave the palette one more chance and tried to wear a few of the colours. Apart from the horrible scent all was fine as I covered my lid in the white shade, and when I went in with the khaki green in the outer corner, I noticed the shadow just blends away to nothing. You have to lay  it on quite heavy to get any pigmentation from it, and then when you try and blend it, it just disapears.

Very disapointed, and relieved I didn’t pay full price for this palette, but even £12 seems far too much. Wouldn’t repurchase, wouldn’t recommend, and to be honest, this palette won’t be used at all.

Have you got this palette? Do you feel differently? Let me know in the comments!

Much Love

Loisxoxoxox

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

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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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

The Kylie lip!

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So unless you live under a rock you will know that the latest lip craze is a mauve nude colour aka the Kylie lip! A gorgeous everyday colour that I must say Iv been wearing for the longest time! it’s no magical new colour 😂 but hey anything the Kardashian/Jenner clan touch seems to blow up right???

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So basically these are the 3 colours that apparently Kylie wears, along with whirl lip liner as a base… Please don’t shoot me down if it’s not an exact match we all have different lip pigmentation at the end of the day!!

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MAC Brave a gorgeous pink-beige with white pearl and Satin finish

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MAC Velvet Teddy This is a medium-dark beige colour with a rather prominent greyish undertone and Matte finish

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MAC Cosmo a rosey-mauve colour with a amplified finish

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In conclusion I really think they all give the same ish pay of as what Kylie wears, I’d reach for “Brave” or “cosmo” if you are wanting a pretty close match to hers and “velvet teddy” if you want something that pulls more nude than mauve, but overall these are some of my personal favourite lipsticks! cosmo was the very first lipstick that I used up in less than a year! I will forever repurchase it!! 🙈❤️

Love you all!!!!
Elarner XOXOXOX

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