How to find the perfect glasses for your face shape

As you know, I wear glasses almost 24/7. It’s not a fashion statement. As Millhouse would say “I need them to see!”. I’ve been shopping round for some new frames recently because my current ones are the most expensive things I own and I wear them all day and I’m constantly worried about breaking them. During my research I came across this very helpful video by one of my favourite beauty bloggers, Michelle Phan, explaining how to make sure you find the right frames to suit your face shape.

 

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My top 5 vintage beauty icons

Who do you think of when you think of beauty icons from the past? These five women are often revered for their icon status, as pioneering women of beauty, hair and makeup. But I am interested if there is anyone less well known that you think deserves a mention.

This is my top 5:

Obviously, Marilyn

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Those arched brows with the winged liner and red lips.

Jayne Mansfield

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Following the trend Marilyn started for the glamorous blonde, Mansfield made it far more interesting with her beautiful tanned skin and brown eyes.

Veronica Lake

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These waves have been imitated  for 70 years.

Sophia Loren

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This insanely beautiful woman knew eyeliner and lipliner like nobody else.

Brigitte Bardot

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Obviously influenced by Loren, Bardot is the universal symbol of 60s glamour. Matte nude lips, a ton of eye liner and big hair has been a fail safe beauty look ever since.

Who do you think of when you think of vintage beauty?

Ruby Rose’s Hottest Makeup Looks

 

Ruby Rose is fast becoming a household name after her appearance in Orange is the New Black. To some, however, she has been known for a while for her androgynous beauty.

I have compiled a list of my favourite Ruby Rose makeup looks so all of my followers who are unfamiliar with her, can appreciate the flawlessness that is Ruby Rose.

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This kohl lined/smudged brown eyeshadow smokey eye look appears a lot on Ruby’s instagram page. And you can see why. Its makeup that looks great whilst still looking effortless and andro-chic. As you will see it can be paired with any lip, such as this nude/brown…

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Or this baby pink.

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This more intense glam look adds some extra liquid liner and some lashes with a darker, brighter hot pink lip.

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With these statement lips, the only eye makeup necessary is a bit of mascara, which Ruby totally rocks.

But my favourite makeup look of Ruby’s by far is…

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No makeup.

Brown Lipstick

As the nineties beauty trend is still going strong, I’m seeing a lot of brown lipstick everywhere.

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Its definitely a classic nineties look

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And it looks great with updated modern makeup.

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A great brown lipstick that people are going bonkers for is this Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Birkin Brown (£23)

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slightly cheaper are these Bobbi Brown Lipsticks in Brown and Chocolate (£19.50).

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And this Iillamasqua lipstick in Shard (£18.50)

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This one is good for transitioning into the trend because it has a red tinge.

They’re all very Kylie Jenner.

Ways to wear green makeup for St Patrick’s day

Green can be a tricky colour for makeup. As an eyeshadow it can look dated. But here are some great ways you can pull it off:

Theres this teal extravaganza

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A classic matte green

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A green with gold and yellow flecks

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A subtle splash of green under the lower lid

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Or mix it with blue for a mermaid feel.

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Then of course, don’t be afraid to go Rihanna…

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Green lipstick looks FIERCE

Mac Cinderella Collection

Mac is releasing their Cinderella collection to coincide with the movie release in March.

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It will consist of:

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Two lipsticks. The more pinky nude is Royal Ball and the browner nude is Free as a Butterfly.

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Two lipglasses in Happily Ever After and Glass Slipper (almost identical, right?)

One eyeshadow palette:

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Two ‘Eye Glosses’ in Lightly Tauped and Pearl Varnish

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This is a new type of product, one that I haven’t seen from Mac before. It seems to be one of those sheer ultra glossy cream eyeshadows.

There’s also a line of Fluidline gel liners in two different colours: Little Black Bow and Macrviolet

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There are two gorgeous looking powder highlighter in Coupe D’Chic and Mystery Princess

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Three pressed pigments (although one is actually glitter!) in Reflects Pearl, Evil Stepmother and Pretty It Up:

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The Olive pigment seems a bit incongruous with the rest of the collection but hey, its Mac.

There’s also a mascara and two brushes (boring)

I have to say this is the nicest collection to come out of Mac in a while. The movie doesn’t seem like much to get excited about (Its certainly no ‘Into The Woods’) but at least the makeup is cute. I wonder if any of the normal public will be able to get hold of any of the products before the sell out.

How to rock black lipstick

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Khloe Kardashian posted this picture of herself earlier rocking black lipstick, and it got me thinking about all the other celebrities who have worn black lipstick and looked great doing it.

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You don’t need to be any kind of famous to work this look, however. Lime Crime have a gorgeous matte black in their Velvetines collection ($20)

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The colour is called Black Velvet, and the gloss wand makes it really easy to apply.

The trick with black lipstick, and with any dark lip colour, is to have Q-tips and concealer on stand-by for clean ups. A dark colour is very unforgiving with errors. With a light colour the edges aren’t so defined or noticeable, but with black your edges have to be crisp. Which is why is it important to go round the lips with concealer and a decent brush after you have applied the colour.

With a bottom heavy makeup look like this, it helps to balance it out with bold brows. But with your eyes, anything goes. Whether you want to stick with just a simple cat eyeliner or go for a more sultry smokey eye, you can get away with either of these with a black lip. And if in doubt, just think: what would Rihanna do?

The ULTIMATE Kylie Jenner lip tutorial

So I did one of these a while ago, but I have to say that this is the ultimate Kylie Jenner lip tutorial:

Jenna absolutely nails it. Watch it. Its hilarious.

NARS Roman Holiday Review

You may remember a few weeks back I posted an article about great Christmas present ideas, in which I mentioned the NARS Roman Holiday collection. Well, my parents bought me it for my birthday! I was so excited, I wore everything in there.

First up, the Nails:

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This comes out as a pinky/purpley/shimmery mauve.

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Its a subtle, sophisticated pink, perfect for evenings or just when you want to look fancy.

The Lipstick is a gorgeous barbie pink, without being too fluorescent, and the same goes for the blusher:

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The pictures aren’t great. The first one is a snapchat in a pub and in the second one I’m not wearing the lipstick, but they looked cute I promise. I received many a compliment.

I always think pink is a flattering colour on everyone, because its not too harsh and it softens the features. Therefore I recommend this set to everyone! When in Rome(an Holiday)..

NARS Lip Pencil Review

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas or non denominational winter holiday. I received these from my brother:

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These are five great colours consisting of 3 Satin looks and 2 matte looks.

First up is this festive dark red, Cruella (matte)

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Going lighter and a bit more orange toned, Iberico (matte)

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Then theres a classic winter Future, Yu

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And two nudes, Descanso

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and Torres Del Paine

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These pencils are great for accuracy. They wear like a lipstick but with the accuracy of a liner and no where near as drying. The satin finish gives a bit of a sheen, whilst still being highly pigmented. They are by no means sheer. And the mattes also manage the nearly impossible feat of looking matte without drying your lips. They’re comfy enough to wear all day and they are food proof, meaning the colour withstands a good meal.

I love these pencils and highly recommend them to anyone who wants a lipstick and liner in one.