Monday, 11 February 2013

Urban Decay All Nighter

While working on the counter I heard good things about all their setting sprays.
Now personally I didn't really believe in setting sprays I always thought a good long lasting foundation and powder were the keys to a successful night of lasting makeup.
However I tried out the Urban Decay All Nighter over my Mac ProLongWear foundation and I loved the finished results.
My makeup usually lasts me all day and night as I always wear a long lasting oil free foundation and make sure I powder to set it in place, but I found that when I used the All Nighter it gave a sort of glow to the finished look.
Sometimes when you finish a look with powder you can be left with a dull complexion and lets be honest everyone wants that warm glow to their skin rather than a dull face.
For me the All Nighter gave me that and gave moisture to the make up.
Depending on different skin types you can choose from a range of three different sprays.
If you are prone to oil and shine, you can opt for De Slick which will help keep oils at bay, its also oil free as well.
Or if your the opposite and have a more dehydrated/dry skin type then you can go for Dew Me to give the dewy finish.

The counter I worked on had these bottles but Urban Decay are actually in the mids of changing their packaging, and bringing out all three in travel sizes which is perfect for keeping in your bag.
The new packaging looks like this.


Urban Decay OZ Palettes

So the other week I worked on an Urban Decay counter and completely fell in love with all the products.
I already own an eye primer potion and a Naked Palette but I hadnt really looked at any of the other stuff so it was amazing to work with a new brand and learn about all their products.
Last week they brought out the new Oz Palettes which are from the film The Great And Powerful OZ, and I completely fell in love with them.
I havent seen any other brand do what Urban Decay do, they are completely original and the packaging is beautiful on all the products, I would be proud to have it all in my makeup bag.
Both the palettes are Disney limited edition, they come in a beautiful tin packaging which you can pop in and out colours, so its reuseable which is really good. You also get a lip stick and a 24/7 eyeliner.
I personally purchased the Glinda Palette as I would use those colours more than the Theodora Palette.

That is what the Glinda Palette looks like, it comes with a lip colour in Glinda and the eyeliner in Rockstar. For me personally the lip stick is too nautural and pretty much the same colour as my normal lips.
You also get a card with the palette with a Get The Look face chart on it telling you how to complete the look and what colours to put where which is really useful if your not a keen make up artist.
All the colours in the palette are limited edition and brand new colours, so you wont be able to purchase them individually, it also comes with a two tone colour called OZ which is gold and silver.
This palette is perfect for flair complextions and a subtle eye.
When looking at both the palettes I originally wanted the Theodora palette as I tend to go for warmer colours over pinks, but when it came to it the colours were fairly similar to the Naked palette and theres noway I would use a green on my eye.
However if you have a warmer complextion this will be perfect for you and you get the red lips and black liner. Perfect for that sexy subtle look.
Make sure you grab one before they are all gone as I imagine they are going to attract a lot of make up junkies attention and they will soon be on every one of our dressing tables haha.

Hi 2013

Hey my gorgeous readers, its been a while right...
I have had so much going on over the last month or so I haven't had time to get on here and update you on some things.
So a quick over view, in December I left Clarins, it wasn't initially planned but it was something I had been thinking about doing for a while to go off an explore other passions I have.
I still have an amazing passion for make up and have continued to stay within the industry but by working with a lot of different brands which is amazing for me to learn new things and be in new places all the time.
I get bored easily you see ;)
So while I am still in the make up industry I have gone onto pursue my first love which is Performing Arts. It has felt like the right time, I have been meaning to do this for so long but have always worried about not having constant work, but Ive done it and its exactly where I want to be and what I want to be doing.
I got my first job on a film in January which was amazing, it was one of the longest days I had done in a while. But forgetting the hours, it was one of the best days of my life and it kicked 2013 off to a positive start and it made me realise its what I love.
'If you love what you do then you will never have to work a day in your life'
I look forward to sharing the rest of my story with you guys :)
Stay tuned