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Pat McGrath Labs and the MTHRSHP palettes

Pat McGrath playtime! I don’t get to play with makeup very often these days, let alone blog about it! I have a very neglected collection of Pat McGrath products which I desperately had to use. There are more in my collection but I think I managed to get a decent selection on my face this time around!
Pat McGrath Labs and the MTHRSHP palettes Tasha's Face

Pat McGrath Labs and the MTHRSHP palettes Tasha's Face

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Grey, Lips, Uncategorized

Grey Hair Needs Bright Lips

Multi-coloured
Multi-coloured

I’m really liking this grey hair trend at the moment. Why wait until I’m going naturally grey when I can have it now? The question is, how does this work with non-elderly skin without making it look washed out?

The answer has been showcased by several celebrities – bold and bright lips! Mirina Diamandis wears her grey hair with bright orange or Barbie pink lips (two colours I love) and Lady Gaga wore hers with dark blue glitter lips which is clearly not for the faint-hearted.

I love bright lips so here are the colours I think will go best with grey hair:

Orange – opposites attract!

Orange
Illamasqua Flare & MAC Morange

Pastel blue – it’s only a few shades away from grey – take inspiration from Jourdan Dunn

Blue
Makeup Revolution Immoral

Pastel pink and purple – I can imagine a grey/pastel pink ombre for lips and hair!

Lilac
MUA matte lipstick in Lilac Belle and Makeup Revolution lipsticks in Enchant and Depraved

Barbie pink – because it’s fun.

Pink
L’Oreal Color Riche Lipstick in 370

Bold purple – grey and purple make a gorgeous combination

Purple
Makeup Revolution Atomic Lipsticks on Make It Right and Make Me Magnificent

Hot Pink – hot pink and grey is just, well, hot!

Hot Pink
Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet lip colours in 06 Pink Pong and 05 Ole Flamingo and Makeup Revolution lipsticks in Dazzle and Crime

And of course, grey hair looks great with red lips which works for all ages. It will go with all of my shades of red because they are all so bright but I’ve picked out MUA shade 13 for a red crème and Rimmel Apocalips Lips Velvet in Burning Lava for a matte finish:

Red
MUA shade 13 and Rimmel Apocalips Lip Velvet in Burning Lava

Will you be rocking grey hair with bright lips this summer?

Purple, Quick

Quick Mauve and Gold

Quick Mauve and Gold Kit
Quick Mauve and Gold Kit

I only had about 5 minutes to slap on some make-up so in my mega-quick attempt to look somewhat groomed, here’s what I wore:

Givenchy Teint Couture Foundation in shade No8 applied with my Real Techniques expert face brush

Givenchy Mister Light in shade No5 mixed in with some of the foundation applied under my eyes with the same brush to highlight

Maybelline Color Tattoo in number 75 – 24K gold on my eyelids using my fingers

L’Oreal Brow Artist Plumper in Dark Brunette

Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Mascara in 01 Extreme Black

No7 Stay Perfect Lip Lacquer in Sugar Mauve

Clinique Blushing Blush Powder Blush in 115 Smouldering Plum applied with my No7 blusher brush

 

Voila!

Quick Mauve and Gold  closed eyes
Quick Mauve and Gold
closed eyes
Quick Mauve and Gold  open eyes
Quick Mauve and Gold
open eyes
Quick Mauve and Gold  mauve lips
Quick Mauve and Gold
mauve lips
Eyes, Purple

Givenchy Eyes Violet Colour Pop

Kajal No3
Kajal No3
Kajal No3
Kajal No3

After creating my Givenchy face, I had to add a pop of colour using the gorgeous Color Kajal in shade 3, which is a limited edition shade from the Givenchy Beauty Spring Summer Collection. I simply drew it onto my waterline and lower lashline directly from the pencil.

Kajal No3
Kajal No3

I was wearing Givenchy Le Rouge Lipstick in 202 Rose Dressing which comes up quite bright on me so I toned it down by patting it with my fingers so it wasn’t so bold. I was left with more natural looking, not-so-done pink lips. I did this so the eyes were not in competition with my lips.

Le Rouge in Rose Dressing
Le Rouge in Rose Dressing
Full face
Full face

What do you think?

Lips, Purple

Review: Rimmel Apocalips in Galaxy

Rimmel Apocalips in Galaxy
Rimmel Apocalips in Galaxy
Rimmel Apocalips in Galaxy
Rimmel Apocalips in Galaxy

 

I bought the Rimmel Apocalips in Galaxy because Celestial was too pink for me. Apocalips is very easy to apply thanks to the plush, angled applicator. It feels so smooth and soft and effortlessly follows the contours of the lips.

This shade is perfect for me as it is a subtle purple. I find that purples suit me the best although I love pink. I think it because it is the perfect combination of the dark outline of my lips with the pink in the rest of my lips. For some reason this reminds me of black cherry flavoured yoghurt!

The gloss is not sticky and has a nice shine due to the almost microscopic shimmer particles. It fades nicely rather than making my lips look silly and it lasts for a good amount of time before needing retouching.

I’m sure I’ll try out more shades and I really want to try one of the new Apocalips Lip Velvets.

Seventeen

Seventeen Supreme Shine Nail Colour in Love

Seventeen Supreme Shine Nail Polish in Love
Seventeen Supreme Shine Nail Polish in Love

 

This mini bottle of Seventeen Supreme Shine Nail Polish in Love was part of the gift set I bought in the January sales. It’s a pretty pink purple. At the time I described it as almost radiant orchid – Pantone’s colour of the year.

I love this as it is pretty without being too girly – the purple colour tones down the pink. It is a very romantic colour without being obvious so “Love” is the perfect name for it.

Colour wise, I found two coats to be sufficient and the shine is ok. I wouldn’t call it supreme but I don’t mind because I really like the creaminess of the colour.

The only thing I don’t like is the tiny, tiny brush! I find small brushes awkward to work with so I would be better off with the full size bottle.

I am a fan of Seventeen nail polishes and this is no exception – I love it!

 

Seventeen Supreme Shine Nail Polish in Love
Seventeen Supreme Shine Nail Polish in Love
barry m, Topcoat

Barry M Tinsel Nail Paint

Barry M Tinsel Nail Paint
Barry M Tinsel Nail Paint
Barry M Tinsel Nail Paint
Barry M Tinsel Nail Paint

I got this Barry M Nail Paint in Tinsel free at Christmas with the purchase of two other Barry M nail polishes. I thought it would make the perfect Christmas top coat for the burgundy Shellac manicure I had at the time.  I think it was supposed to be limited edition but I actually saw this in Boots a little while ago so you might still be able to get one!

This is a quick post just to show you what the Barry M Limited Edition “tinsel” polish looks like without a colour underneath. You can really see the dark pink-red, blue-purple and green tinsel pieces. As much as a tried, I couldn’t get the tinsel to cover the whole nail with gaps so if you don’t like to see bare nail, you’ll need another colour underneath. I’ve tried it with burgundy here and navy blue here. I prefer it over blue. Which is your favourite? Which colours have you tried this with? I’d love to see!

 

barry m, No7, Topcoat

No7 Betty Blues with Barry M Tinsel Nail Paint

No7 Betty Blues with Barry M Tinsel Nail Paint
No7 Betty Blues with Barry M Tinsel Nail Paint
No7 Betty Blues with Barry M Tinsel Nail Paint
No7 Betty Blues with Barry M Tinsel Nail Paint

There is just something about No7 nail colour in Betty Blues that I love. Maybe it’s the depth of colour which makes me feel like I’m looking at stars far across the galaxy, or maybe it’s so dark it wants to be black but mysteriously stops short. I don’t know! You can see it on its own here. I think the red, purple and green tones in the Barry M Tinsel nail paint topcoat go well with this colour. Tinsel is not just for Christmas! What do you think?