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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

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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 😘

Autumn Lips

So Autumn is upon us! My favourite time of the year! With my birthday & Halloween I get a little excited to say the least! however I also get to rock my favourite dark vampy lip colours!!!! And don’t get me wrong I do still wear them in other seasons but nothing beats a real vampy lip in the fall, so today I’ll post my top 5 I hope you enjoy them and maybe try some out!!!

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First is illamasqua “growl” I was lucky enough to get this in a sale but it’s RRP is £18.50, this is one of the most gorgeous rich monogamy brown with a matte finish! Extremely long wearing and amazingly pigmented!

Second pick is Limecrimes “wicked” velvetine, retails for £13.50 from cocktailcosmetics.co.uk, a deep red with slight brown undertones, this is a liquid lipstick so goes on like a gloss as drys to a Matte finish but surprisingly not drying on the lips at all! and lasts literally all day with just one application, I especially love this if I’m going out to eat as I know It will stay put!

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Third on the list is a new favorite of mine thanks to the recommendation from my gorgeous girl Lois! This is Makeup revolutions vamp lipstick in the shade “100% Vamp” you can purchase this from MakeupRevolution.co.uk for just £1!!!!! this is a very close dupe of macs cyber lipstick just with more of a creamy finish! A gorgeous deep plum I just cant get enough of it!

The last lipstick of the bunch is NYX, soft matte lip cream in “Transylvania” (£5.50) This is also a liquid lipstick so apples like a gloss and doesn’t budge at all! It’s a deep deep wine colour, so pretty and will be forever a lipstick I reach for!

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So my last Autumn lip essential is actually a lipliner! Nightmoth by Mac cosmetics, (£12.00) I actually wear this liner with all of the above lipsticks it’s extremely versatile great for a ombré lip effect or just lining the lips normally! I personally find it essential with any dark lip colour as you especially don’t want the lipstick smudging or bleeding all round your mouth so this will defiantly keep it looking crisp & beautiful!

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So that’s my go to Autumn lip colours! I hope you all enjoy them and look forward to rocking them over the coming months

Much love dolls!
Elarner XoXoX

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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

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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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

Benefit they’re real! push-up liner

So after posting about the benefit they’re real push up liner afew weeks back on Instagram Iv had so many questions about it so today I will clear up how I feel about it

RRP: 18.50

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Benefit describe this as the FIRST EVER lash-hugging gel liner in a pen! This matte black gel formula won’t smudge, budge or dry out, and the innovative soft AccuFlex™ Tip hugs your lashline from corner to corner. The closer the line, the bigger the eye!

The first thing I will say about this description is that it is indeed very matte black and that I LOVE, however there is something not quite right with the formula, i tend to find the first application goes on nice and creamy but the next click is much more clumpy.. It drags on the lid SO much and that is the biggest NO NO in eye beauty!! It’s very hard to get a crisp flick and I don’t think someone new to winged liner would get on well with this at all! I find I have to go in with a liquid liner to clean up the lines and that’s way to much effort!

In conclusion I will carry on using it untill it runs out as I’d did cost a pretty penny! But would I repurchase???? Not right now, not unless they improve the formula and untill then I will happily stick with a pot of gel liner and angled brush! 👍

Would love to hear everyone’s views on this! Have you got it let me know what you think!! 😘

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Lots of loveee
Elarner
XoXoXoX

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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