Makeup/Look of the Day – Purple & Stags!

Hi peeps!

Here is another makeup of the day, which I thought I would share with you as I used some new products; so it’ll sort of be an initial impressions post at the same time.

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Here’s what I used:  Revlon Colorstay foundation in Ivory, MUA loose translucent powder, No7 Soft Damson blush, Maybelline Color Tattoo in Endless Purple, topped with MUA Electric Purple eyeshadow, and a flash of MUA Lilac eyeshadow in the middle, to give a metallic-looking sheen.  I also lined my eyes with 17 Metallic creamy eyeshadow pencil in Purple.  It’s not really intended for lining and is quite chunky, but it actually worked quite nicely.  I’ve had the 17 pencil for aaaages but only ever used it on my upper lids as a shadow.


New products used/initial impressions

  • I heard on the beauty grapevine that Revlon Colorstay foundation is a ‘dupe’ for my beloved Estee Lauder Double Wear – at around £10, it is £20 cheaper, so I thought I would try it out!  I can definitely see why it’s lauded as a dupe… it has a very similar consistency (very runny), is super fast and easy to apply and gives a similar level of coverage.  It also has a similar finish.  I would definitely purchase this again in the future, as it’s hard to tell the difference between the two and Revlon is much cheaper!  I have only had it on a few hours so I can’t comment on the stay yet, but I will see how it goes.
  • If you’ve read my previous posts, you probably know that I love Maybelline Color Tattoos.  There are still a few colours I don’t have, and I picked this Endless Purple one up today, to help complete the collection!  I have to say, it’s definitely not my favourite.  It’s a beautiful deep purple colour but it doesn’t have as good coverage – this one took three layers to look opaque and not patchy.  I did have to top it with some purple eyeshadow to get the intensity I wanted, but if you prefer a lighter, more subtle look, you would probably like this.  I am still happy with it, I just prefer my other ones (like Pink Gold and On And On Bronze)!
  • Finally, and most excitingly, I got the MAC lipstick I’ve had my eye on!  It’s called Up The Amp and is an Amplified finish. It is beautifully smooth and creamy on the lips.  It’s a gorgeous deep purple colour.  My favourite lipstick is my MAC Heroine which is a super-matte bright purple, but I don’t wear it often as it’s very drying and has to be applied really carefully to look good.  I wanted a purple that I could wear every day and would be more moisturising on the lips – and I’ve definitely found it in Up The Amp!

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Finally, I wanted to tell you about this beautiful marl grey t-shirt I bought recently.  We have a really cool shop in Leeds (in The Light) called Fabrication.  It’s a collaborative shop that sells the work of over 40 local artists and designers!  You can find really unique things in there, from home decor, jewellery, tea, artwork, clothes, and much more!  If you’re local, you should definitely have a look around. The t-shirt I picked up is by Urban Fox – described as a brand selling “unique handmade and screen printed homewares, clothing and accessories inspired by nature and wildlife, with an enigmatic twist”!  I was instantly attracted to the stag print on this top, and also got a notebook with the same print on it!  Forgive the rubbish mirror selfie, my husband wasn’t home to take a proper photo for me!!

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Have you been using any new products recently?  Let me know!

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