Urban Decay Naked Palette Review

Hey everyone, today I’m back with a review on the cult favourite Urban Decay Naked palette.

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Urban Decay finally launched in Australia at Mecca Maxima earlier this year and I was super excited to pick something up from the brand, I was umming and ahhing over what I wanted to get and finally settled on getting the beauty community’s number one love, the original naked palette.

There are currently three naked palettes from the brand but I decided to go with the original as the colours in this palette appealed to me the most.

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Swatched left to right

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Side Car

Half Baked

Creep

Gun Metal

I’ll start by saying I really like this palette, I think the colours are really wearable for both day and night. The formula is nice, I did find that creep wasn’t super pigmented when swatched but is able to be built up on the eye to make it a little more pigmented, and the more lighter shimmery shades and very pretty on the eye.

As much as I do really like this palette I unfortunately don’t think its worth the $78 AUD.

The colours are really pretty and neutral and for that reason I think it’s a lot of money for something that is just that, neutral. and I’m not finding that I’m reaching for it as much as I thought I would which is a bummer.

If you are on the hunt for a neutral palette I find I use my Too faced chocolate palette a lot more and it’s a little cheaper.

Do you have the Naked palette, what do you think? let me know in the comments.

xo Cassie

If you liked reading this, you may also like Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette Review

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette Review

Hi everyone, happy new year and welcome to my first post for 2015! Today I’m back with a review on the Too Faced Chocolate bar palette

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Let me start by saying that this palette is so nice, I have found all the shadows to be so creamy and well pigmented and think that there is such a great assortment of shadows in the one palette.

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Here I have swatched from L to R

Salted Caramel

A cool toned matte brown

White Chocolate

A matte cream shadow

Marzipan

a beautiful shimmery champagne shade

Cherry Cordial

A deep redy purple shade with flecks of glitter in it

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All of these shadows have been swatched as is, without any primer and as you can see they are all pretty well pigmented. I think this palette is perfect whether you’re just starting out with makeup and want to branch out, or if you are a professional adding to your kit this palette will not disappoint (It even smells like chocolate how could you resist!)

I love this palette and have been testing it under all sorts of conditions and love it! just recently I took this palette away with me on holidays and I didn’t find myself needing anything else on my lids as I found this held all the colours I needed.

I purchased my palette off Myqty.com.au for $64.99 AUD and you are able to get it here. Trust me, you’ll love it!

Do you own this palette, what do you think of it? let me know in the comments

xo Cassie

All photos above have been taken by me, links posted are NOT affiliate links.

 

Ho Ho Holiday Makeup Look

Hey everyone, today I’m back with a fun Christmas themed makeup look.

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Products used

Ardell lash glue

Lorac mega pro palette

-Fawn

-Camel

-Brown

-Deep teal

W7 Mascara

LimeCrime Lipstick –  Retrofuturist

LA Girl glazed lip paint – Pin Up

Maybeline color tattoo in tough as taupe

Loral Magic Nude liquid powder foundation

Thin Lizzy darkest powder – Contour

Napoleon Perdis – Blush Patrol

Green craft glitter

Red Cherry #102 lashes

Estee Lauder Blush – Nude rose

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I started out by brushing fawn all over my lid as a base and blended camel into my crease, I then used the deep teal shade to map out where I wanted my wing to be. I used a small synthetic brush and in small sections I dabbed on lash glue, and using a wet small brush I picked up the green glitter and placed it on the glue, I did this until the wing was covered in the green glitter. (You could use a black liner to map out the wing, but I found that using a similar shade to the glitter you’re using just means that if you do see any of the shadow/liner, it will blend in)

I took a little bit of the teal, and the dark brown shade and blended that on my lower lash line and prepped my lashes for falsies. For this look I used my biggest and most dramatic lashes, but to make this look a little more wearable you could use a wispy lash.

I buffed in my foundation, and filled in my brows as usual and contoured my cheeks, I then used a muted rose blush shade, and a rose gold highlight to finish off my skin. I kept my skin very neutral as I wanted most of the attention on my eyes. I finished off my look with a a bright red glossy lip using Limecrimes retrofuturist all over and dabbing the LA girl glazed lip paint in the center.

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I had so much fun with this look, and you could change the colour of the glitter to make this suitable for a New Years Eve look.

if you recreate this look make sure you show me using #Paintedlipstick and tagging me @Paintedlipstick on all social media!

I hope you all have a very merry Christmas and stay safe! ill be back on the blog in the new year, but to keep updated on all things beauty be sure for follow me on Twitter and Instagram @Paintedlipstick.

xo Cassie

Styling A Maxi Skirt

Hi everyone, today I’m back with a post on how I would style a maxi skirt for summer.

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(Photo via Polyvore – Styled by me)

I am seriously loving maxi skirts for the Summer months and think they’re perfect for both day and night. Here I’ve styled three options, two that are more casual, lunch out with friends and one that is more date night appropriate.

You can even wear your maxi skirt for a day at the beach or even to the park they are such versatile pieces, finding the right maxi skirt can really make for such a pretty outfit without having to put too much thought into it.

Here I’ve styled all the looks with heels but I also think that depending on the style of maxi skirt you can get away wearing your skirt with a pair of strappy flat sandals and chunky jewelry and looks just as nice, sometimes I even dress mine up for work.

I really think that the maxi skirt is a wardrobe staple for Summer.

How do you style your maxi skirts, would you wear these outfits? let me know in the comments.

xo Cassie

Who won the skeleton beauty contest?

No Body…

Hey everyone, today I’m back with a quick halloween look!

It is coming up to that spooky time of the year for all my American readers, and I have put together a super easy skull look (an oldy but a goody)

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My Photo inspiration

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What I used

Good quality water based face paint (I got mine from Spotlight)

Synthetic face paint brushes

Generic eyeshadow palette

I am a little bit of a cheater though, because I only used a little bit of makeup and the rest was face paint.

I started out by wiping my face and applying some moisturiser and let it sink in, I then used the glue stick method to flatten my brows so they could be covered with the face paint. I used a large synthetic brush to start painting my face white.

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Now you could stop there because that is seriously scary

Please also be so careful around your eyes when using this face paint I cannot stress this enough. I was just slapping it all on my face and near my eyes and then I had issues, my eyes started watering and it started breaking up the paint on my cheek so then I was getting more paint and was trying to pat it on top of where the paint was breaking up. I finally got it all to sit okay. I followed this by getting a large shader brush and patting white eyeshadow on the more problem areas to try and conceal.

Then very carefully using a thinner smaller synthetic face paint brush I took the black face paint and mapped out my eyes, and then painted that all black. I got this in my eye AGAIN (I seriously do not learn) and so I got a black tear streak down my face. I thought it was all over and was about to pack it in but I just kept painting my eye and let the streak dry. once it was I got another small clean brush and then packed on the white face paint over the black.

I then used the sponge that came with my paint kit to dab more white over the area to make sure it was all blended.

Again taking a very thin brush I started mapping out the teeth, nose and hollows of the cheek. once the teeth were all mapped out and the hollows filled in I then mixed amy paints together to make a light grey colour and started adding shadows where I thought I needed it. also marking out my temples and darkening my mouth.

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Finish the outfit off with a black robe and some black fabric over your head and you too can literally look like death.

I had so much fun putting this look together, and plan to be more organised next year so I can do a few more!

If you wear this look please be sure to tag me on socialmeadia @Paintedlipstick

xo Cassie

 

Behind Blue Eyes

Hey everyone, today I’m back with a really pretty summer look on my beautiful friend Amber.

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Products used

NYX eyeshadow primer

NYX Dream catcher palette

ChiChi Cosmetics bronzes palette

Elf cool palette

Individual flare lashes

Elf dark brown brow kit

Maybelline The falsies big eyes mascara

Generic concealer palette

MAC Match master foundation

Mac Mineralize skin finish powder

W7 Bronzer

LA girl glazed lip paints in blushing

I started out by cleansing Ambers skin with a makeup wipe and then patting the eyeshadow primer all over her eyelid and lower lash line, I then used the matte beige shade from the NYX dream catcher palette all over the lid, followed by the copper shade from the ChiChi bronzes palette over the middle of the eyelid and blending it in circular motions outwards and upwards. I then took the light gold shade and blended that into the copper shade on the outer and inner corners of Ambers eyes. I then tapped a dome brush in the matte brown shade from the ChiChi palette and blended that in a circular motion to blend the lighter metallic toned shadows together.

I then took the navy blue shade from the Elf palette and placed that on Ambers lower lash line a little over half way, and then blended it down. As I didn’t want to risk the colour closing up Ambers eye by taking it all the way to the inner corner. I then placed a few individual false lashes to the outer third of her lash line to thicken her natural lashes and to elongate her eye.

I then used the green toned concealer from my palette and dabbed that on any redness. I then blended the foundation where needed and powdered as usual, I then used some bronzer to warm up the face, filled in her brows and applied mascara.

I finished off the look with the LA girl lip colour in blushing.

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Close up of the eye look

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I love this look, it’s really wearable, natural and easy to recreate.

And a big thank you to Amber for letting me do her makeup!

Would you wear this look? let me know in the comments.

xo Cassie

As a side note, Halloween is coming up and I want to do a look for you guys! what would you like to see? let me know!

NYX Dreamcatcher palette review

Hey everyone, today I’m back with a review on the NYX Dreamcatcher palette.

 

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I bought this palette off Ikatehouse for $14.99.

There are 3 palettes in this collection, but I chose the Golden Horizons one because I wanted to be able to use it every day for work, this one is more neutral. The others have a few colours in them so I knew I wouldn’t use it as much.

Swatched

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As you can see, a few of the colours are a little chalky but I find that they all blend really nicely on my eyes. I have used this palette with and without a primer and find that it works really well both ways. Unfortunately this does tend to crease on me after a few hours, but most shadows do tend to crease on me since I have pretty oily eyelids so don’t let that deter you from this palette.

I have found that I get the most use out of this palette and you can make so many different pretty looks without a lot of effort, from a simple day look to a smoky eye.

Unfortunately it looks like this palette isn’t available on the IKatehouse website any more, but you can purchase it off the NYX website for $15.00

Do you own this palette, what do you think? Let me know in the comments

xo Cassie