05/10/15

Rabbit Club Malta-Calender Photoshoot

Hello guys,

Last week I was begged to help as a Make-Up artists for the Rabbit Calendar photo-shoot. Of course I didn’t do any make-up on the Rabbits themselves 😛 but I did however do Make-Up on two beautiful women named Svetlana and Miriam. Being that today is mothers day I felt it appropriate to post the photos today being that they are mother and daughter. I was very pleased to do their make-up not only because I love what I do but because they appreciated my work and gave me a lot of positive remarks.

I wish to wish all the Mothers out there a Happy Mothers day, may your daily sacrificed be appreciated and celeberated :D.

Now as for the photo-shoot, the Rabbit Club do an annual Calender shoot were they exhibit their beautiful rabbits which natural gorgeous models. I was asked by the Rabbit club committee to do a very natural make-up look, however being that it’s spring and almost summer I wanted to give that vibe by adding a bit of colour onto the lips. The final photos with the rabbits will be posted at the end of this year however in the meantime I have some beauty shots for the Make-Up I did.

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Having beautiful facial feuturs and big eyes to work on I decided to make it a bit heavier than most common natural make-up because on camera it would barely show she has make-up on. I still used natural bronze colours on the eyes, using gold and brown shadows and a thin eyeliner. Then I applied a nice pink shade on the lips. This is not a natural look for an evening out but it is when it is for a photoshoot. I have tested make-up on camera and have learned a lot along the way.

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Miriam

Before I explain the look, Miriam is on her 50’s and she is simply stunning for her age. I truly wish I look as good as she does at her age.  Make up on a more mature women should be as lighter as possible, using lighter foundation and lighter colours. When you apply heavy a darker shade of foundation or eye-shadows on a mature women, it might make her look older than she is, and we definitely don’t want that. I used similar colours as Svetlana but made sure to use less product. Finally being that Miriam has beautiful pouty lips I applied a nice light pink shade and Voilaa.

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Products Used:

  • MAC Face Primer
  • Vichy Dermablend foundation 15 and 25
  • Urban Decay Eden Eyshadow primer
  • Urban Decay Naked 2 palette
  • Wjcon Duo Blush N Bronzer – Chicago Symphony
  • Make Up Revolution Eyeliner
  • Benefit Mascara
  • Wjcon lipstick Pure Colour 405
  • MAC Viva Glam by Nicky Minaj

Well I hope you like my work, if you do please like my facebook page, feel free to comment and follow me on social media,

Lots of Love and Happy Mothers day to all the Mothers and those women which have been mothers to people in need, may you feel beautiful and loved on this day 🙂

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

04/29/14

Urban Decay- Potion Primer Eden

It is not secret  that Urban decay has an amazing range of great quality products and their Potion Primer is no exception. I’ve heard so much about this primer that I had to have it. A long time ago I bought the Original Potion Primer from e-bay and the result wasn’t at all satisfying, but its a huge probability that they were either expired or just not right.  Then as I was in London apart from the Naked 2 palette I had to buy the primer of course, however this time I bought it in eden. I really like the yellow-toned colour  and that it’s matte(which reminds me to that of a concealer), I find it ideal as a base colour.

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The aim of the product is to prevent creasing and helps your eyeshadow stay all day long and also increase the color vibrancy of the eyeshadow.  It truly does what it says, it didn’t crease on me and it worked wonders on my skin tone and the eyeshadow truly does last all day long. I have used this primer for weddings and photoshoots and they all were impressed how their make-up stayed put all day long. It truly makes the eye-shadow more vibrant, even if it’s a cheap shadow. If your skin has pink undertones I do suggest Sin instead of Eden as this might be a bit too yellowish for your taste.

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Like the name Potion Primer, the packaging looks like a potion bottle which I find to be utterly cute. I have seen this primer in a tube like mine but there might be also available with a doe foot applicator.

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 Pros:

  • Good quality and cute packaging
  • Prevents creasing
  • Eye-shadow stays all day long thanks to this primer
  • This beauty costs £16  which is probably about 19 or 20 euros, this might be seen as pricey but seriously it’s worth every penny.

Cons:

  • The only con I can think of it that I might not be suitable for someone with pink undertones but other than that this is just perfect.

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Will I ever buy this product again? Definitely, if I ever run out of this primer I will have to figure a way to repurchase this beauty and probably the rest of the Urban Decay Primer Potion collection.

Do I recommend it? For sure, I personally think this is a must have especially for those special occasions where you need your make up to look great all day long like weddings or other celebrations.

Rating:

Have you tried this particular primer, let me know what you think about it down below 🙂

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

03/26/14

Urban Decay – Naked 3 – Eye-shadow palette

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I am really excited to finally start reviewing this so well known palette by Urban Decay, which all make-up geeks and beauty gurus have and should have. I probably should warn you this will be a pretty long review, but it will definitely help you visualize and know more about the product, especially if you intent to purchase.  As I was cruising in London at the House of Fraser stores last year, I came by the Urban Decay section and of course I had to buy the Naked palette. At first I was unsure if to buy the original Naked or Naked 2 palette, being that the 3 wasn’t out yet. The colours of the Naked 2 palette really appealed to me more than the original Naked palette, even-though they are quite similar.

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I have to admit that the Naked 2 is pretty much a phenomenal value, it consist of 12 eyeshadows, a lovely two sides brush and a small lip gloss. It is packaged in a bronzed metal tin that can be opened and closed very easily, which is a great way of protecting the shadows. I haven’t had any problem with the opening or ripping of the packaging and it does feel pretty secure. The brush is pretty nice to, the bristles are very soft and great for application. I do tend to forget that I have it, which reminds that I should probably place it next to my other brushes.

Now lets talk about the colours:

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Foxy is like matte yellowed beige colour, it is on the sheer side and a bit powedery. This colour is barely visable in my forearm however it can work for highlighting the brow on light complexions.

Half baked is a beautiful coppery-golden brown shimmery colour, it has a good color payoff and a smooth texture.

Booty call is a white-beige shimmery colour, it has a good colour payoff and i love using it for the brows or as a base.

Chopper is a  shimmery coppery-orange colour. This shade has a pretty good colour payoff however the sparkle is prone to fall out.

Tease is a dirty mauve-brown colour with a matte finish. I really like the shade as I have nothing which looks anything like it, however the pay off is a little bit disappointing being that the texture is a bit dry and stiff. You really have to jab at it with the bristles of your brush to loosen enough product to apply it.

Snakebite is a a dark bronze with a dirty golden shimmer-sheer. I love using this color for contouring, as it isn’t too dark but neither light.  The texture is dense and buttery and an excellent color payoff.

Suspect is a champagne-bronze colour with a metallic sheen. It has a good colour payoff eventhough it felt a bit powdery.

Pistol is dark grey- brown colour with a shimmer sheer. The texture of the pistol is soft and smooth and it has a good payoff.

Verve is a pale silver grey colour with a pink tinge.

YDK is a warm , coppery medium brown with a frosted finish. I love its smooth texture and the pigmentation is pretty good.

Busted is a dark burgundy-tinted brown colour with golden undertones. The finish is very soft and frosted. The colour payoff is very good and the texture is very smooth though a little less dense.

Blackout is a really intense, matte deep dark black colour. The pigmentation is great and it goes on very black.

Naked lip-gloss is a sheer neutral brownish pink colour. The gloss is not that sticky and has a lovely mint scent

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Pros:

  • Great packaging, its sleep, sturdy and very secure
  • It is a really wonderful and well-rounded palette, with a good range of light to dark colour in a variet of finishes.
  • The majority of the shades are very pigmented, easy to apply, and blend.
  • The brush is very soft and lovely to work with
  • It is good value for money
  • Great for travelling

Cons:

  • Some of the colours aren’t as pigmented as most of the other colours
  • It is a bit pricey for anyone that doesn’t have such a budge, however I do think it worth every penny. I do

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 Will I ever buy this product again? Definitely, I find it very handy for natural make-up looks and for travelling.

Do I recommend it? For sure, the palette has some good range of colours and the pay off is impeccable. If however this palette is out of your budget I do suggest you try the MUA Undressed palette, the colours are very similar and it is way cheaper. I do however suggest you invest in this beauty, as it has defiantly a lot more product and better quality, than the Undress me palette.

Rating:

let me know what you thing about the gorgeous palette, would love to read your opinion by commenting down below, thank you for stopping by 🙂

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

12/7/13

Hey Smokey – Make-up Look

Hey guys,

Here I am back with a new make-up look for you guys. The only thing I like about winter is that you can get away with smokey eyes any time. Even though I would still wear this look any time of the year, in winter I find it to be more suitable.  This look is definitely for the daring girls but I believe black smokey eyes look good on anyone if it’s done in the right way, you can have green, blue, brown or black eyes, it will still look good on you. Being that I have big eye lids, smokey eyes never wear me out, but someone with smaller features has to be more careful, but if you do not go above the crease one shouldn’t worry. 🙂

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Eyes:

Instructions:

  1. First things first, I always start with an eye-shadow primer, to which I apply it all over the lid and somethimes even on the brows (so that I can shape them the way I want). I started applying a black eye-shadow and applied it all over my lid and made sure to blend it onto the crease with a light brown colour.
  2. Then I use the shimmer white colour under the brow and on the inner corner of the eyes.
  3. Then move on to the eyeliner and to add a different touch to this look I applied the glitter black eyeliner, which unfortunately isn’t so visible in the images. 🙁
  4. Finally I curled my lashes  and applied some mascara and defined my lashes with some black eye-shadow

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Products:

  • Urban Decay Potion Primer – Eden
  • Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette – Blackout – Tease
  • Make up store – Satin
  • NYX – The Curve Eyeliner
  • NYX – Eye Pensil -Black Glitter
  • Benefit They’re real Mascara

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Instructions:

  1. As to my cheeks, I made sure to contour my skin as much as I can, I find it to be very important when you do smokey eyes. Being that the eyes are so dark, you need to make up for it by contouring or else  your face will look flat. So I used a lot of bronzer around my face and under my cheek bone, then use a nice redish-pink blusher, which gave my skin a bit of life.
  2. For the lips I went for a very natural baby pink, nude colour

Products:

  • Primark – Sunkissed Bronzer
  • MAC- Breezy
  • MAC – Creme cup

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So that is all guys, I hope you like this look, I have a couple of interesting looks coming up, and do not forget the Giveaway which I will be hosting pretty soon 😀 So keep posted , thanks for following

XOXO

11/8/13

Urban Decay – Naked 3 Palette?

Hello guys,

Sorry for being M.I.A lately buy I had a really tough and busy week, so It was really hard to find time for blogging. Enough about my crazy and busy life, but have you you heard the big news in the Make-up industry?

If you haven’t I am more than happy to tell you myself,  well it seems like that Urban Decay will be launched their Naked 3 palette. It seems like Urban Decay felt they needed to make a new Naked update. I am super curious to see what are the colours this new palette will provide. I am already in love with my Naked 2 palette, so I don’t imagine this will be of a disappointment.

So guys make sure to keep on the lookout, I will definitely let you know when they officially launch this new palette.

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

09/30/13

London Cosmetics Haul

Hey guys,

Yes I am back 🙂 and I am so excited to show you all the gorgeous products I got from London. I shall admit I fell in love with the city, it is just beautiful and there is a lot to do and places to see. In the few days I’ve been there, I’ve seen some beautiful landscapes, tourist attractions and of course huge shopping places. What I bought mostly,were clothes, but I also go some shoes for the coming winter, and a couple of jewelry items. But of course I could not leave London without getting my hands on some make-up and skin care products.

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To be honest I didn’t have a lot of time to shop but I did my best with the time I got. When it comes to cosmetics I bought make-up from 4 places in particular, Primark, Boots, House of Fraser and Selfridges. As for skin care, I only bought products from L’Occitane.

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I will start with the cheapest which is Primark, I got these gorgeous 4 lipsticks for just a pound and a huge bronzer compact for about 1.50 pounds if I’m not mistaken. I will give you a review further on 🙂

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At boots I got products from various brands that we don’t find in Malta, like berryM, soap and glory, and even benefit. I really I can’t wait to try them and tell you about them on my posts.

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When I went to House of Fraser, I was actually looking for some MAC products, but found out that only Selfridges sell MAC at oxford street. As I was heading out I saw an Urban decay display and I was immediately drawn to it and of course, I ended up buying the Naked 2 palette and primer. Can’t wait to review these products, check more product out on their website here.

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From Selfridges, I bought a couple of Mac products some of which I own already and some other products which I cannot wait to try.

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Last but not least, I bought a gel cleanser,moisturizer  and hand cream from L’Occitane which I cannot wait to try out. I have heard a lot of good reviews about them and I finally has the opportunity to try these products out. I got these beauties on a discount, so do check them out if you are going to Oxford street in London.

I am very happy with my purchases, and can’t wait to review them for you guys :). I don’t think I will post some of the other things I bought like clothes and accessories but I might do some outfit posts in the future. However if you are interested do comment down below. Well, keep posted as some new exciting reviews and posts are coming up

xoxo

Sarah-Jane