Thursday, 31 January 2013

Rainbow glitter makeup look

Hey blog followers! 

I thought I would start off by saying welcome to all my new followers! I have received so many comments & I will be sure to follow you all back, just bare with me. Thanks for following my blog and enjoy this makeup madness page!

Heres a look I did last night inspired by drag makeup. WARNING! Lots of glitter is involved and it is very dramatic- something definitely up my street. Have a little browse and don't forget to share your thoughts with me in the comments below your kind words mean so much!

Products used

FACE-  Nars sheer glow foundation and Illamasqua concealor 
CHEEKS- Nars super orgasm blush, Mac studio fix powder in Nc55 and collections 2000 dazzle dust in magical
EYES- Sleek ultra matt palettes, Sleek acid palette and glory palette. Glitter from Ebay & craft store. Miss sporty eyeliner in ocean and rimmel kohl pencil in nude & white. Illamasqua intrigue blush
EYEBROWS- Illamasqua eyebrow cake in thunder
LIPS- Illamasqua lipstick in blaze 

Don't forget to tweet, instagram or facebook me any inspired looks @lookamillion! Also don't forget to check out my short Q&A on the Illamasqua website here  

Love always



Friday, 11 January 2013

FOTD: Mac diva lipstick

Hey blog readers! 

I thought I would do a FOTD, this is my first one and let me know in the comments below if you enjoyed this post and would like to see more of these!

Products used
FACE- Revlon colorstay and Illamasqua rich liquid
CONCEALOR- Illamasqua and Collections 2000
lasting perfection concealor
BLUSH- Nars deep throat blush
HIGHLIGHT- Mac pearl cream colour base
LINER- Maybelline eye studio gel liner
EYELASH CURLER- Shu uemura eyelash curler
MASCARA- Bourjois clubbing mascara
BROWS- Illamasqua eyebrow cake in thunder
LIPS- Mac currant lipliner and lipstick in Diva
This is the first time I tried out my new addition to my makeup collection- Mac currant lipliner and lipstick in Diva. The lipliner was amazing, my lipstick did not bleed at all and I loved how the lipliner wasn't too creamy or too hard- but just the right consistency for me to outline my lips making it really sharp.

Whether I wear drugstore or higher end foundation I always mix it with my Illamasqua rich liquid in RF140. This shade is lighter than my skin tone but has a strong yellow undertone which I like because I can never find my correct foundation shade as they are either too pink or too dark, so i buy a slightly darker foundation shade and mix a pea sized amount of my rich liquid. This foundation is super full coverage so a pea size goes along way and really transforms the foundation I am using. Revlon colorstay foundation is one of my faves and I use it in the dry to normal formula.

Nars deep throat blush is my all time favourite blush, theres a perfect balance of shimmer and it shows up as a baby peachy pink, it really gives a healthy flush and glow to my skin. I love to combine it with Macs cream colour base in pearl for a dewy look.

Recently I have purchased Illamasqua brow cake in thunder. I may do a full review on this product because it is simply amazing! Great pigmentation, a beautiful cool toned brown for the eyes and the formula makes it budge proof! 

What are your favourite everyday products? Let me know in the comments below! 



Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Get your barbie on! Collab with Halimam27

Hey blog readers/followers


I recently did a collab with a beautiful makeup artist on Instagram. For you guys who don't know what a collab is- its basically where we both do a similar or same look- but our own interpretations. Me and Halima both agreed on Barbie as its a little more creative using fun colours. 

Have a browse through our pictures and let us know in the comments below if we did barbie any justice! If you would like me to do more Collabs let me know which ones you would like to see. And just a quick update for you guys- hopefully my makeup tutorials should start soon as I have just ordered my new camera eek! So excited! 

This was my inspiration picture I found on google. I loved the contrast of lime and pink and this barbie was a brunette too! I decided to recreate it as I hardly use this colour green shadow and it can be quite daring to pull of. The eyeshadows I used were from the sleek ultra matt brights and dark palette. I love sleek palettes they are so pigmented and blend so easy. 

My inspiration picture.
Heres a picture of my 'barbie' without flash

without flash

without flash

With flash. I used Illamasqua intrigue blush to give a highlighted effect underneath the eyes and on the tops of the cheekbones. I applied mac silver dusk on top of this to add some shimmer and dimension to the look to avoid the face appearing flat. 
For the cheeks I used a bright almost florescent blush by sleek (the middle shade in the blush by 3 in pink sprint)

with flash, for the brows I used Illamasqua eyebrow cake in thunder

Halima used mac studio fix foundation and powder in nc25 to achieve a flawless finish. For the cheeks accesorize blush in starlet was used to give that bright pink flush. She used collections 2000 lip pencil to line her lips and boots 17 lipstick in pink power to get her barbie pout. For the shadow she used mac golden lemon pigment, the sleek acid palette and a loreal shadow in platinum beige. Halima used a gorgeous pink glitter to add sparkle to the eyes and the tops of her cheekbones. To open up the eyes and give the look the finishing touches she used Eylure lashes in 107.

What do you all think? Would you like to see more collaborations? Don't forget to check the beautiful Halima out on Instagram @Halimam27

Love always