Sunday, 20 September 2015

Autumn Makeup Routine

I feel like if there's any time of year where someone has a specific makeup look that they gravitate towards, its got to be Autumn. Whether it be berry lips or bronzey eyes, I feel like everyone rocks at least one of the makeup trends that come out at this time of year.

 For the rest of the year I can never seem to stick with the same makeup and get bored of looks really easily, but then Autumn comes along and all is right in the world again. I can finally wear the colours that I love and actually suit me for a change (if it isn't obvious already, Autumn is definitely my favourite season). Each year my makeup changes slightly, but its always based around really warm gold/brown tones. The products below are what I've been using this year and I really love this makeup.

Revlon ColourStay Foundation
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Mac Springsheen Blush
Benefit Watt's Up Highlighter

 Too Faced Shadow Insurance Primer
Soap&Glory Eye Palette (I can't find this anywhere :(!)
Soap&Glory Supercat Eyeliner
Rimmel Wake Me Up Mascara
Rimmel Eyeliner

Mac Velvet Teddy Lipstick
Rimmel Addiction Lipliner

xo, Orlagh


Saturday, 12 September 2015


When I first saw these eyeshadow sticks in a Tanya Burr video, I was obsessed. I was all set out to buy one - that was until I saw the price. Some people would think spending £29 on a crayon for your eyes is a bit insane; and so did I to be completely honest. I still really wanted one, so I decided to save up and buy it. At first I was thinking, am I really wise spending this much money on this? But as soon as I used it I knew it was worth the hefty price.

It really is an amazing product. It has amazing pigmentation and is easy to blend, but once it's set, it seriously does not budge. They have a range of 12 colours from bronzes to purples and they're all beautiful and really wearable. They work great as a base for eyeshadows but I often just end up wearing it on its own. The thing I love most about this product is that it is so easy to use, and great if you're in a rush. You can apply it straight from the tube and use a fluffy brush to blend out the edges and you're done! The colour I have is 13 Brown Perfection (below) and it can be used in so many different ways.

 I thought I would share some of my favourite ways to use this product. The first brush is great for packing it on the lid for a smokey eye. If I want something that isn't as harsh as black eyeliner I love using this angled brush to use it as eyeliner (really nice for blue eyes!) For everyday, using this fluffy brush to blend it in the crease looks really nice and keeps it looking polished.

I know these are probably out of a lot of people's budgets, so I found some great dupes that are a lot cheaper:

Thanks for reading! 
xo, Orlagh
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