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Gothic Smokey Eyes Tutorial

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Hi girls and happy Tuesday! I have one awesome makeup tutorial, which I wanted to show you  for such a long time. It is one of my favorite smoky makeup and I think it looks so beautiful on any eye shape and color. And even though this makeup is very dramatic, it looks very elegant and absolutely not vulgar. To create this smokey and slightly Gothic look you need to follow few steps: 

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1. Let's start from priming and filling our eyebrows. The next step is to put white eye pencil on the inner corner of the eye and smudge it with your finger;

2. Now we will highlight inner corner with white eyeshadow and put some light grey on the eyelid;

3. Now take the black pencil and start to create a shape on the outer corner of the eye. It will be a base for the black eyeshadow and will make it last longer, line your lower lash line;

4. Set the black pencil with matte black or glitter eyeshadow and highlight your brow bone;

5. Line your eyes with liquid or gel eyeliner, don't forget about the inner corner. 

6. Last steps: put black waterproof pencil on your waterline, add some mascara and false lashes.

You can easily transform your daily makeup to this evening Gothic look and it will not take too much time. The main colors here are black and white, which are universal for any outfit you will wear. But you can easily substitute shades to match your dress. Hope you liked my tutorial, don't forget to follow my blog for more amazing looks and review. Bye, bye ladies, I'll talk to you very soon :)

Lots of love,
Liz
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MeNow Eye and Lip Pencils | Review & Swatches

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Hi girls, how are you today? Recently I was walking around on the online beauty stores and trapped on these eye and lip pencils by MeNow. 12 pieces of beautiful pencils just for few dollars sounded very seductive at that moment so I decided to buy and try them out. All Asian beauty products, which I picked previously were super amazing and I was satisfied with their quality. So let's see if these pencils by MeNow are good as well.

MeNow eye and pencil set comes in a very simple plastic beg and includes 12 pencils 1,1 g / 0,038 oz each. It is a regular pencil, which you need to sharp manually. I actually prefer to use them, because I can decide by myself how sharp and what shape I want for my pencils :) Though some girls find regular eye and lip pencils not economical. Also MeNow's pencils have a very tight cover, which is a great con for those who are as clumsy as me. I'm sure I will never loose any of these covers :3

Each colour of eye/lip pencils has it's number and here is my little description for every shade:

001 - matte black;
006 - middle brown (red undertone) ;
016 -  light brown (yellow undertone)
019 - fuchsia color;
022 - dark terracotta;
028 - bright red (pink undertone)  ;
033 - matte white;
034 - grey silver (frost finish);
035 - navy blue;
036 - sky blue;
038 - fresh green with frosty finish;
040 - goldish olive with frosty finish.

So most of the pencils are matte, I have just few frosty shades in the set. They are all well pigmented and I can say they are easy to work with. The only problematic pencil for me is white, I just wish it was more creamy than hard, so I can use it on the waterline. On the other hand hard pencil stays longer on it's place and don't smudge during the day. I also like that all of these pencils have triple function. As I understand they are suitable for eyes, lips and eyebrows. You can use them anywhere you want. The only thing I would change in this pencil set is color selection. I would substitute few browns with purple or baby pink shades.

I think MeNow eye and lip pencils set is a very good budget variant for beginner makeup artist. So many different pencils to play with for a very cheap price. Thank you to stay with me ladies, I wish you all to have a good time. Kisses!

Lots of love,
Liz
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Model in a Bottle Eyebrow Sealer | Review

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model in a bottle cosmetics review swatches opinion
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(before) - my natural eyebrows; (after) - filled eyebrows with Model in a Bottle Eyebrow Sealer

Hi everyone! Girls we all know how it is important to have a beautiful eyebrows, they are like a frame for our face. And sometimes small imperfection or slattern shape can ruin the whole makeup look. The best way to make sure that our brows will stay on their places is to set them with a special gel. It is like a hair spray or mousse for our hair. And today I will tell you about recently discovered eyebrow product - Model in a Bottle Eyebrow Sealer*. 

It comes in a small 15 ml bottle which looks like a nail polish. But instead of the brush you receive a small applicator, which looks like a mascara's wand. It is very comfortable to apply eyebrow sealer and comb your brows at the same moment. To tell the truth I never saw eyebrow gels in such packaging, but I like it very much and I guess it is more economic. You will also receive another brush, in case you prefer a different way to apply the product. The sealer itself has a liquid consistency and almost transparent rosy color. 

Model in a Bottle Eyebrow Sealer is an amazing product. It holds eyebrows for the whole day. No flakes, no dust, no shine. It dries with a matte finish and works well with any product you will use to fill your brows. And the most amazing is that a little of this product goes a long way. You will need just few drops of long lasting eyebrow sealer to hold your brows all day long. I applied it early in the morning and took a look on my brows just at night - wonderful result, my brows looked freshly done.

My verdict - I strongly recommend Long Lasting Eyebrow Sealer. Especially now when the weather is hot, and the skin becomes oily and wet, we all need to make sure that our make up will last all day long. I think this product will suit everyone because it is transparent, it has dual applicator system and works whether you use to fill your brows - pencil, wax or powder. Thanks to be with me ladies, I'll see you very soon. Bye!

Lots of love,
Liz
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Perfect Winged Eyeliner Tutorial

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Hello ladies! Today I decided to show you the way how I create my winged eyeliner. I know there are lots of good detailed tutorials and pictorials on internet. But I still feel that it is my mission to help some of you. So I hope this little tutorial will help you ladies to learn how to create a perfect winged eyeliner.

The most common products we use to create this look are pencil eyeliner (eye pencils and eye kohls), gel or creamy eyeliner and liquid liner. Usually I'm using liquid liner, but if you want to reach smoky effect you can substitute it with pencil or creamy eyeliner and smudge it after.

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1. Before to start make sure that your eye lid is well prepared, prime it with a primer, foundation, powder or matte eyeshadows - anything you have or need for makeup at the moment. The next step is to find out angle of your future line. For a classic wing line we are using our lover lash line as a guide. It is simple, just draw a line up, as it would continue your lower eye lid;

2. Now line your upper lash line as closer to lashes as possible. It will not look beautiful if you leave some empty spaces between your lashes and the lid;

3. Then we need to draw an upper line connecting outer corner of the eye and the tip of our wing. The thinnest line of our eyeliner will be on the inner corner of the eyes, and the thickest on the outer. It is one of the most important rules of beautiful winged eye;

4. Fill the empty spaces and if you need go back with eyeliner to fix the imperfections or to make it thicker.

We all know that practice makes perfect, so don't get upset if your winged eyeliner will not be perfect at first. If you are a novice try to use eye marker. It is more easy to control and there is absolutely no difference between looks created with marker or any other eyeliners. And don't forget that all people have different eye shapes and skin types. If your eyes are not extended, but hooded or round you will need a different technique of applying winged eyeliner. We girls are all beautiful in our own ways, we just need to learn how to compliment our values :) 

Lots of love,
Liz
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Revlon Top Speed Nail Lacquer in Lily | Review

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revlon nail polish review swatches, revlon cosmetics review

Hello ladies! In my recent Little Beauty Haul post I told you my first impression about this spring nail lacquer by Revlon. I started to love pastel lavender shade right after all this `pastel gothic` obsession and I really think every girl should own clothes and products in his shade. Not because it is popular or something, but just because lavender shades are very feminine and make you look younger. But anyways, now it is a time to talk about Revlon Top Speed Lacquer in details and show you some pictures.

I picked Top Speed lacquer in `Lily` shade, because it compliments spring time and looks very neat and fresh on the nails. I would describe this color as a pale pastel lavender shade with a glossy finish look. Formula of Top Speed lacquer is also adorable, a little bit watery, but I think it is just because lacquer is very fresh yet. `Lily` is very pigmented, one coat is enough for full coverage, but I used two, just to make sure it will look beautiful on pictures. As it calls Top Speed Revlon claims that their nail lacquer dries in 60 seconds.And it actually dries very fast, not in 1 minute but few minutes are enough. Great news for all girls who likes to do their mani 5 minutes before hang out :) 

And now about some cons. I'm officially a housewife now so I take care about the house and dishes and my husband and everything that demands my nails to look bad :) So Revlon Top Speed lasts just for 2 days for me and after I need to redo my nails again. But I bet for girls who don't do much house work it will work longer without chipping . Or if you have a good top to protect the colour.

But overall I'm happy with this lacquer, especially with it's beautiful shade. And I think I will definitely try more nail polishes by Revlon. I hope you also liked to hear my thought. Tell me what you think about Revlon Top Speed Nail Lacquer in comments. Wish you an nice day ladies!

Lots of love,
Liz
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