10/25/14

Halloween- Ghost – Make-Up Look

Hello guys,

I am back :), finally after months being away from this blog, I have time again to start writing some posts for you :). Halloween is coming up, isn’t that exciting? ūüėÄ I think its the best opportunity we get, to be creative with make-up and costumes. This year I should be a having a Halloween photo-shoot which I will post once published, for which I might be using this make-up look, not on myself but on other models. The look is basically a scary Ghost inspired from various movies, like the Ring, Mamma, the Grudge. It is a very easy look to do, all you need is a ton amount of patience and the right products.

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Below you will find my instructions of how to create such a look:

1. The first thing you should do when creating this look is apply a primer. Chose an adequate for your skin type. If you have redness use a primer that will hide the redness so that it won’t show even after applying foundation.

2. Apply a very white foundation, it doesn’t¬†need to be a very pale white, just choose a two shade lighter foundation. I’ve seen make-up artists over do it with the white foundation and instead of looking artistic it ends up showing that it’s just a pasty make-up. ¬†You want to make it as real as possible, that it scares people out :D.

3. Then we can start on with the eyeshadow. For this look all you need are black and red colours (elf palette). I started off by using a black eyeshadow and marked the area around my eye, then followed with a¬†black matte gel liner (WetnWild) and topped it all over the shadow. It’s hard to created a very dark black circle using just eyeshadow, which is why you need a gel liner to get it as dark as possible. In order for the look to be more “natural” i blended the black outwards. Further on I applied and blended the red eyeshadow with the black shadow under my eyes, and finally created some crack lines with a liquid liner.

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4. Finally I applied some black shadow to highlight my cheek bones, on my inner lips and even around my nose.

5. I also suggest backcombing your hair to create a scary hairstyle and wear a black or white dress, and be ready to scare some people for Halloween :D.

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I hope you enjoyed this look as much as I did doing it, if you try this look make sure to tag me so that I can see it. Show some love by sharing this post with your family and friends

Happy Halloween Everyone

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

09/21/14

Arrow Liner – Make Up Look

Hello guys,

If you follow me on facebook you would know the reason behind me being MIA, but a while ago I did this look and I though of sharing it with you guys. I called it Arrow, being that the main focus of this look is the arrow-like eyeliner. I have to be honest the result it not as precise as I wanted it to be, however I really liked the colours of shadows I used for this look.
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Being that I’ve done this look a long time ago, I honestly forgot what product I used so I am just going to explain about the look itself. If you have a look at the below eye-look ¬†images, I used a mixture of bright colours to contrast with the blackness of the liner. ¬†The shadows I used were a nice white forty shadow under the browns and into inner corner of the eyes, then as a mid tone I used this nice orange-rusty colour and instead of the usual dark colour on the crease, I used a nice purple colour.

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I hope you like this look, let me know if you have any questions or wish to know anything about this look, just comment down below. Would appreciate if you showed some love and liked and shared my facebook page

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

 

 

08/11/14

Pupa Milano – Viva Carioca Summer Collection – Long Lasting Eyeliner

Pupa Milano always keep surprising me with their season collections and their summer collection is no exception. Being that world cup was held in Brazil, it had to be inspired by its traditions and tropical colours. The collection is called Viva Carioca and it consists of some colourful Vamp, Duo eye-shadow, chubby glosses, like a doll luminys blushers, lasting colour gel duo and long lasting eyeliner.

If I could have the entire collection, believe me I would be a happy girl. The colours are simply beautiful, tropical, bold but still very feminine. I’ve been lucky enough to get a sample of the Long lasting Eyeliner in 004 Electric Green. Now something I want to mention before I continue with my review is that even though I got this product for free, my opinions about the product is solely mine. I am very honest in my reviews, so if I don‚Äôt like a product I am not going to lie and say how much I love it.

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So back to the eyeliner, something which I loved instantly as I swatched it on my hand, is the high pigmentation of the colour. Other than that I was impressed by how long it lasted on me, it took me a while to remove as well. Something I am not too fond of is the shimmery particles, I would have preferred if it was just a strong simple colour without the shimmer.

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With regards to the packaging, being that I don’t have the actual one I truly cannot comment on that, however I do like the soft felt tip of the brush. These type of brushes are my favourite, because you can apply the liner pretty well and easily.

Apart from all that, all of their products are low risk of allergies, ophthalmologist tested, paraben and fragrance free.  If green is not your colour there a another 3 colours the 001 Flashes bronzer,002 Exotic Purple, and 003 Parrot blue

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Pros:

·         Great pigmentation

·         Long lasting

·         Nice brush, easy application

·         Low risk of allergies, ophthalmologist tested, paraben and fragrance free
Cons:

  • Not too fond of the shimmer particles, I could do without them

Will I ever buy this product again? I might, I always wanted to try coloured eyeliners and now that I have I am thinking of getting more.

Do I recommend it? For sure, It is very pigmented for a coloured eyeliner, and very long lasting, so give it a shot. But if you don’t like shimmer eyeliners then go for something else.

Rating:4/5

Let me know if you tried their new collection out, love to get your opinion. The Pupa Viva Carioca Collection is found in most Pharmacies around Malta and Gozo.

XOXO

07/23/14

Make-Up Portfolio

Hello dear readers,

I wish to excuse myself for my absence lately but my life has been very hectic, apart from my full time work, I have been very lucky in make-up jobs and currently rehearsing for another Voices concert. If you follow my Facebook page I have uploaded a bunch of photos of my recent work, I still have more to upload but in the meantime you can have a look of what I have been up-to so far.

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MUA Portfolio page

I also uploaded most of the looks on my MUA Portfolio page, in which there are mentioned some of the amazing photographers I have worked with. I whish to thank especially two different photographers Fritz Von Weisberg and Eva Ferrier, for giving me the opportunity to work with them. They are both have very different artistic styles, but both of them believed in my artistic talent, for which I will be always grateful for.

As time goes by, I do hope I get to chance to work with other various photographer and apart from that have different clients, that will enable me to create whatever they and I want.

Once I organize myself a bit better, I will post more reviews, make-up looks and fashion segments. If you wish for me to post anything in particular, do not hesitate, by commenting down below. I always love to read your comments and get to know you guys.

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

07/8/14

MAC – Cremesheen – Creme cup lipstick

Being a make-up artist, it is vital to have the basic coloured lipstick. I was in the search for a beautiful nude colour to use on clients especially for brides, and as I saw the Creme cup lipstick by MAC I knew I had to have it. When it comes to lipstick, I think no one beats MAC they last for a long time and have simply beautiful pigmentation. I have to admit that the matte lipsticks last longer than the Cremesheen but then again the cremesheen aren’t so bad themselves.

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The only factor which makes the sheen ones better than the Matte lipsticks is that they are creamy and feel really nice on the lips. While the matte ones can be a bit to dry. The colour is a pinkish nude colour which is why looks pretty nice on anyone with light skin. If you have a medium or dark skin colour I would opt for other colours, however on most Mediterranean skin it worked just fine.

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Overall I think this is a must have, I used it mostly on myself if I am doing a Smokey eye look, or else if I’m wearing an overall natural make up look.

Pros:

  • Beautiful sleek black packaging as all other MAC lipsticks
  • Creamy texture
  • Long lasting between 4 to 5 hours
  • Worth every penny

Cons:

  • The only con I can think of is that it might be a bit pricy for some people but it‚Äôs truly worth every penny. So there isn‚Äôt any negative really.

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Well I hope you liked the review, let me know what you think about the products. Show some love by liking and sharing my page

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

06/26/14

Make Up Store – Gloss Lips in Cleo

A while ago I visited the awesome Make Up Store at Tigne Point Sliema, and I was given this gorgeous lip gloss. I have to admit that I¬†wasn’t wearing a lot of lip glosses lately but slowly after seeing my Idol Beyonce wear this bold glossy red lip-gloss in her latest music video Partition looking sexy than ever, I knew I had to give them another shot. Cleo is a beautiful red lip gloss, very pigmented and surprisingly opaque. It can be worn on it’s own or on a top of a lipstick looks exceptional.

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It has quite a sticky texture, but after a while the stickiness reduces and it becomes a bit creamy. Apart from being glossy, it also has small shimmery particles in the colour itself, which make the lips look pouty and glossy. As to longevity, I do find it to be pretty average, I do need to apply the gloss after a few hours. But overall I do like it, and I am glad I have it in my collection :).

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Pros:

  • Beautiful Pimented opaque lip gloss
  • The packaging is pretty handy to apply and travel with
  • average longevity
  • reasonable pricing

Cons:

  • Not a bit fan of stickiness of this lip gloss, because for some reason I always end up with hair stuck to my lips

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Will I ever buy this product again? Probably, even if I am not much of a lip-gloss person, I truly like wearing this lipgloss and I love it soft feeling.

Do I recommend it? Definitely, it’s a good quality product. If you manage to get this well lucky you but it not do check out some of their other lip glosses as the quality and formula is pretty similar.

Rating:

Would love to hear from you guys your opinion ūüôā

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

06/21/14

Flawless – Make-Up Look

Hey guys,

A while ago I bought the “Flawless” tshirt from Beyonce’s new Album clothing line. As most you already know I am quite a huge Beyonce fan and as a Woman and quite a ¬†feminist I am really in love with her song called Flawless.¬† The song Flawless is about us women believing in our true natural beauty and to always work to better ourself and not to please men but to please ourselves. With that motto in my head, I put the shirt on, wore some fancy jewellery and wore a fearless and ‚Äúflawless‚ÄĚ make up look. Some of you might have thought I would do a more natural look, because indeed we are¬†all beautiful naturally. But nothing makes me feel more flawless than an edgy make-up look, cause in the end we should feel free to express our self the way we like. ūüôā

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The look is very edgy, smoking but still feminine, check out my step by step instructions below:

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Instructions:

  • For the eyes I basically did a normal Smokey eye look with a twist underneath. I started off with the black eye shadow onto the crease and blended it out on the mid lid with a beige/white colour. Very easy and simple to do.
  • I also used a brown colour on the crease to blend the black with the white, which unfortunately isn‚Äôt that visible due to my low quality camera.
  • What makes the look stand out is the purple cream eye-shadow which I applied under the lower lashes moving further out, under the black eyeliner.
  • Of course you cannot finish the look without the usual eyeliner and mascara

Products:

  • NYX Palette
  • Wjon purple cream eye-shadow
  • MAC gel liner
  • Benefit They‚Äôre real Mascara

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Cheeks and Lips

  • For the cheeks I used a little bit of bronzer (but not as much as it looks in the photo hehe which reminds me, to but a good camera) and then applied a reddish tone blusher.
  • As for the lips I used the natural pinkish colour lipstick

Well I hope you liked this look, it is a very simple look so you can try it easily at home. If you love Smokey eyes but want to try something different use a pop or colour under the lower lashes, believe me you will look great. Remember if you have small eyes, it is better to use coloured eyeliner, and make it very thin.

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Show some love by liking or sharing my posts, and I always love to get your response, so feel free to comment down below.

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

06/19/14

Planter’s – Now in Malta – Young and Natural Aloe Vera Repairing Cream

Hello beauty readers,

Planter’s Cosmetica Naturale is now available in Malta. How great is that? If you don’t know about Planter’s you are about to be lectured. Planter’s is an Italian cosmetic company which works to create products that are eco-friendly, made only from natural ingredients, safe on skin and most importantly not tested on animals.

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Most of their product is made from Aloe Vera and Sweet almond. I have been familiar with Aloe Vera¬† for quite a while and I am very impressed by its healing nutrients.¬† On the other hand, sweet almond is also known and used to smoothen and soften the skin. I was lucky enough my get my hands on the Aloe Vera Repairing Cream, thanks to the Planter’s cosmetics in Malta. The packaging is really cool; I simple love the graphic design on each tin, which varies in different patterns and colours.

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Now as about the cream itself, it is instantly absorbed into the skin and little goes a long way. I have to confess something, I am really at taking care of my skin, I always forget to put lotions on, except for the weekend.¬†However a great way for me to actually start using hand creams, was taking them at work with me. My hands and elbows for a fact are always very dry and flaky, and since I started applying this cream on me, it really worked wonders. ¬†Apart from that my colleague recently had a sun burn and her face was very dry, she was asking if we had any lotion, and I saved the day with the Repairing cream.¬† She truly loved the lotion, it really helped her dry skin from one application, and it was smooth back again.¬† Apart from that the smell is very pleasant, it’s hard to recognize but it reminds me to that of a coconut. ¬†It also can be used on all skin types including men and children.

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These beauties contain 75ml of product and it costs ‚ā¨6.50 only, and if you want a larger size you can opt for the 150ml but it has regular tube packaging.

Pros:

  • Beautiful packaging,
  • It truly repairs the skin from dry it makes it soft
  • Very good affordable price
  • Perfect for any season from winter cracks to summer burns

Cons:

  • There are none, honestly and truly

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Will I ever buy this product again? Probably, I have been relying a lot on this cream recently, so I will probably repurchase it.

Do I recommend it?¬†For sure,¬†this cream is a must have. I carry it around with me everywhere especially now in summer when my skin feels really dry, and it’s great as an after sun cream.¬†I suggest you give their website a look by clicking¬†here.¬† You can also check out their Local (Malta) facebook page by clicking¬†here¬†and you will find Planter‚Äôs at all leading pharmacies on the Maltese Islands and selected salons.

Rating:

Have you tried any from the Planter’s skin care line ? if you have give me your opinion on the comment section

Thank you for stopping by

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

06/6/14

Pupa Milano – Navy Chic Spring Collection – Matic Sylo Eyeshadow in 002

Hello dear readers,

Not sure if you follow the amazing brand Pupa Milano, but as Spring came about, they launched their Spring Collection called Navy Chic. The collection includes beautiful bright and bold colours from eyeshadows lipstick and nail polishes. I simply cannot get over the yellow nail polish or that beautiful red lipstick from this collection.  Even-though spring is almost over I am sure this collection will look great for this Summer aswell. Unfortunately I might be a little bit late with this review, but I always love to test a product as much as I can before giving a final review, so please bare with me.

Pupa Milano in Malta gave me the Matic Sylo eyeshadow stick in Taupe which is a lovely colour to use a medium tone. This Matic Stylo is available in 4 different colours the oo1 Golden rose, 002 Taupe, 003 Wisteria, 004 Silver. The eye shadow is very creamy and is applied like a dream. It feels very wet and refreshing on the eyes, the feeling is very similar to that once you get¬†out of the shower. The awesome thing about this shadow is it doesn’t smudge nor crease. What is pretty impressive about all of the Pupa products is how long they last and this is not an exception.

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Pros:

  • Functional Packaging, easy to apply
  • creamy and refreshing formula
  • Does not smudge or crease
  • Long lasting for up to 5hrs

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Cons:

  • I have really nothing bad to say about this product.

 

Will I ever buy this product again? Probably, I love the texture of these shadows and them being so long lasting 

Do I recommend it?¬†For sure, I personally think this is a great addition to anyone’s ¬†make-up bag

Rating:

Have you bought any for these fabulous shadows from their spring collection?

06/4/14

Make-Up Look – Malta Fashion Awards 2014

Hello guys,

As promised,  today I want to show you the make-up look and what I wore for the Malta Fashion Awards. Unfortunately I do not have a picture of the outfit, but let me describe it. The outfit consisted of a black body con type dress with white and coral flowers and on top a black blazer, being that it was quite a chilly night.

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To match the dress, I wore this beautiful gold chain necklace with coral shaped flower and matching earrings, ring and bracelet.  Pastel colours are very much in this summer, so definitely be on the lookout. As for my nails, I used the Pupa Milano gel nail polish in a very similar shade as the accessories.

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Now let’s move on to the most important part which is the make-up. Being that it is the most fashionable night in Malta, I had to go all out, so I took my time and tried my best to create something great. I basically was inspired by the outfit itself and used a mixture of corals, gold and black colours.  Apart from applying the eyeshadow on the upper lid I also applied the coral colour under my lower lashes.

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I finished the look with some winged liner, mascara and of course some individual fake lashes for more of a dramatic effect.  This look is perfect for this spring and summer to come; it’s very dressy but still vibrant for the hot summer days which are yet to come. Finally I chose a light pink shade for the lips and even for the cheeks.

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List of Products:

  • MAC Prep and Prime primer
  • Vichy Dermablend foundation
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion Eden
  • NYX Eyeshadow Palette
  • MAC Gel liner
  • Rimmel Scandalous eyes Mascara
  • Ardell individual fake lashes
  • NARS Laguna blusher
  • NARS Deep Thought bronzer
  • MAC Viva Glam by Nicky

Well I hope you enjoyed this look and my post, please show some love by liking my page or following my blog. I do appreciate if you share my blog with your friends and family

Lots of Love

XOXO

Sarah-Jane