Illamasqua – Gel Sculpt

I must admit, initially I was intimidated by a ‘liquid’ contour product as I had been steering clear of these in favour of the powder alternatives but I dare say my powder palette’s are going to take a backseat to this easy to use product!

The art of contouring is something I myself have not yet mastered. I have watched the likes of Kim K, Kristen Leanne and Jeffree Star show me what I am supposed to be doing that I have struggled endlessly to get it right. I have always ended up with unblended, dark lines across my face where the shadows are meant to fall instead of perfectly chiselled features like the faces of my makeup idols. I have used various different blending products and techniques but it has taken me a long time to find a product that I love and can use! This is where the Illamasqua Gel Sculptcomes in!

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Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde – Makeup Men.

I don’t believe that enjoying makeup and wearing makeup is a bad thing, in fact, I encourage it.

I believe that I have a makeup addiction.

There, I said it! I am not comfortable taking a selfie or photograph without makeup on so to present my poem and picture below to you is taking an intense amount of guts… I am showing you the before, the real, the unedited ME – The makeup free Shevy.

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VOXBOX – Marc Jacobs Highliner

Pink and blue will never do, cos’ all the boys will wink at you!

It was not that long ago that I decided to sign up to Influenster, 6 weeks ago to be exact, after seeing like-minded bloggers receiving their own VOXBOX’s containing great products from high end brands to review and keep. Like many other applications and sites, I assumed that Influenster would be the same – that I would try and do all of the ‘snaps’ (survey questions) and nothing would come of it – I was wrong!

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Isn’t Jeffree a STAR.

Considering I already own its fantastical cousin, ‘Unicorn blood’, it was a necessity to have the blood of the mermaid as well.

I don’t know about you but with all of the products that Jeffree Star has been putting out in 2017, I am so excited to see what JS has in store for us in 2018 and if the brand can think of any new colours to put out (By now, surely they have done them all?)

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Tried & Tested – RégimA Derma Zest Cleansing + Toning Gel

After a few more makeup applications, some iPhone X portrait mode photography testing (priorities) and some seriously dirty brushes, I put the RégimA Derma Zest Cleansing + Toning gel to work on these beauties and was ecstatic with the results.

Disclosure: “This is a sponsored post for RégimA which I have been compensated for. All opinions remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company.”

A few years ago I started getting very seriously into makeup, I went through a period of binge shopping the latest trends online and discovering a myriad of brands thanks to bloggers and vloggers alike, some of whom I still take advice from and follow today. I have always worn makeup but my experience was limited to Christmas stocking fillers and the free applicator that they came with, never had I splurged on extravagant beauty tools or the Instagram worthy brushes I coveted. Last year, I finally went out and topped up my makup brush collection with a fairly expensive haul of gorgeous tools of unrivalled quality and only then did I think about how much care I needed to take in prolonging the life of these tools.

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