Charity Giveaway for Cork Simon Community

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So today’s post is a charity giveaway as the title suggested. I was recently wandering around Cork City and was absolutely appalled by the amount of homeless people I saw begging in the streets in the pouring rain. It’s not the first time I have seen this but recently Cork’s homeless problem has become out of control. I saw people as young as 14/15 and people as old as 60/70 lying in the streets begging. Sometimes they will have a child with them and sometimes it was a dog. I saw empty shop doorways where people had try to gather what belongings they could, such a sleeping bags and clothes, in order to keep them dry while they went begging during the day. This also meant they were keeping their doorway spot so they might at least have some form of shelter at night. I can’t imagine living homeless and my heart goes out to anyone who is forced into this situation. Because lets be realistic, no one wants that for themselves or their children or family.

 

 

So today I have decided to try do something about that and contribute to a charity that directly helps the homeless people in Cork city. The charity I’ve chosen to help is Cork Simon Community. But here’s the thing, I need your help too!! I have gathered a hamper of prizes worth over €350 that I am going to giveaway to one lucky person. Also, just to clarify, all these prizes were either bought by me or were PR samples I never got around to reviewing (bad blogger I know!).So what do you need to do to enter to win this fabulous prize?

 

 

All you have to do is donate whatever you can afford,be that €1/ €2/ €5, to Cork Simon Community through the link below. Then simply take a screenshot of the confirmation page or confirmation email and send that to me through any of my social media accounts or via email. This donation is your entry into the competition. I wanted to do this raffle style giveaway so that someone can spend €1 or €2 euro for the chance to win over €350 worth of goodies and also feel like they have contributed to a good cause!

 

 

The prize includes the following:

  • YSL Gift Set containing a Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils (black) and Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick (No.1)
  • Lancôme Nutrix Royal Mains Intense Nourishing and Restoring Hand Cream
  • Lancôme Bi-Facil Non Oily Instant Cleanser
  • Lancôme Absolue Premium Moisturising Cream *
  • Lancôme Absolue Nuit Premium Moisturising Cream *
  • Lancôme Hydra Zen Moisturising Cream *
  • Lancôme Hydra Zen Nuit Moisturising Cream *
  • Lancôme Le Crayon Khôl  (Noir) *
  • Lancôme Advanced Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate *
  • Lancôme Teint Idole Wear Foundation (050) *
  • Kiehl’s Creme De Corps
  • Kiehl’s Calendula Herbal-Extract Toner
  • Kiehl’s Ultimate Strength Hand Salve
  • The Body Shop Fresh Sorbet Blush (Cuban Watermelon)
  • Ziaja Coconut Body Butter
  • Ziaja Cocoa Butter Shower Scrub
  • Garnier Oil Control Complete Vanishing Cream
  • Cocoa Brown 1 Hour Tan Mousse
  • Cocoa Brown Lovely Legs Spray
  • Burt’s Bees Lips to Tips! set containing Hydrating Lip Balm with Coconut and Pear and Coconut Foot Cream
  • Revive Beauty Fresh Faced Natural Cleansing Sponges
  • Bomb Cosmetics Rose Petal Infused Bath Oil
  • Penny’s Nail sets (5 sets)

 

To win all these amazing goodies, simply donate at: www.corksimon.ie/donate and send me the confirmation email or a screenshot of the confirmation page to me through the following social media:

There’s no minimum donation but the button on the site defaults to €25 but you can donate whatever you like by clicking on the drop down menu and entering your amount. The competition is open to Ireland and UK residents only (sorry can’t afford international shipping) and I will be picking at winner at the end of March (date to be decided closer to time).

Chat soon,

Mar

The Lipstick Loving Nurse 30 Day Makeup Challenge:Day 9

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It’s Day 9 of my 30 Day Makeup Challenge and the category is Cartoon. I almost feel like I could have named this category Lichtenstein. I absolutely love his art and I based my look today on Liehtenstein’s Pop Art Collection. This involves bold colours, flawless skin and a serious of graphic lines and design on the face. As I look at the photos of the looks I see slight faults but considering it’s late in the evening and I’m a tired Marian, I’m still happy how it turned out. I found once I had done the graphic line work on the face, I felt there was something missing so I added a beauty spot and some tears. That, I feel, really completed the look. What do you think? Do you enjoy this type of modern art?

 

 

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Products Used:

Face:

  • Garnier Oil Control Complete Vanishing Cream
  • Gosh X-Ceptional Wear Foundation in Porcelain
  • Mac Pro Conceal and Correct Palette in Light
  • Gosh Pressed Powder in Golden Honey
  • Flormar Flashy Blush in Love Scene
  • Ps…CC Radiance Powder
  • MeMeMe Eye Sweep Precision Eye Definer (for lines and design)
  • Blue Face Paint (for tears)

Eyes:

  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Eden
  • Blue Loose Pigment (I think Stargazer?)
  • MeMeMe Eye Sweep Precision Eye Definer
  • Wet N Wild Max Volume Plus Waterproof Mascara in Amp’D Black

Lips:

  • MeMeMe Eye Sweep Precision Eye Definer (for lines and design)
  • OCC Lip Tar in NSFW
  • White Face Paint

 

Let me know if you like this look or this challenge in the comments below🙂

Chat Soon,

Mar

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The Lipstick Loving Nurse 30 Day Makeup Challenge:Day 8

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It’s Day 8 of my 30 Day Makeup Challenge and the category is Raver. Today’s look is something I just decided on last minute. I am tired today and I’ll admit the daily blogging is tiring. Never the less I was happy with what I came up with in the end. I went for a mishmash of bright colours on the eyes, rather sloppily blended for a more authentic look. Ravers aren’t always known for their perfectly blended eyeshadows. I added pink brows, a well known trend of the raver girl, a bindi and some metallic gold feather transfers. I kept the skin to a minimum only using some foundation, concealer, blush and a little powder down the T-Zone and under the eyes. Despite the shiny cheeks I’m bearing in this picture, I’m not wearing highlighter. The blush I used was quite shimmery. Then to finish the look I added a bright purple lipstick. I have never being to a rave but I don’t think I’d look out of place if I showed up rocking this look and some pigtails. What do you reckon?

 

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Products Used:

Face:

  • Ps…Pro Mattifying Primer
  • Ps…Pro Longwear Mineralized Foundation in Porcelain
  • Amazing Cosmetics Amazing Concealer in Fair
  • Kiko Weightless Perfection Wet and Dry Powder Foundation in CR15
  • NYX Powder Blush in Rose Garden

Eyes:

  • NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Cottage Cheese and Purple Velvet
  • Makeup Revolution Salvation Palette in Colour Chaos
  • Maybelline Great Lash in Blackest Black
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil in Anarchy (for brows)

Lips:

  • Flormar Long Wearing Lipstick in Extraordinary Purple

 

Let me know if you like this look or this challenge in the comments below🙂

Chat Soon,

Mar

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The Lipstick Loving Nurse 30 Day Makeup Challenge:Day 7

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It’s Day 7 of my 30 Day Makeup Challenge and the category is 10 Minute Look. This look took me exactly, to the seconds, 10 minutes to do. This is a category I am very confident in because I am a person who loves my sleep and will sacrifice makeup application time to get extra minutes in bed. The most important thing about getting ready in 10 minutes is to stick to tried, tested and loved products. That way, less chance of anything going wrong and costing you precious minutes. I use multi use products a lot for getting ready quick. That’s why I used a two in one brow pencil and highlighter. Also it’s chunky so application is faster. It’s also why I used a cheek palette with three products in one. It’s much quicker than searching around for extra products. I often have to get ready for work quick, so as a makeup artist, it’s important to still look put together and flawless, while still making some impact with your makeup. In order to look like a professional makeup artist, I opt for two things, a soft smokey eye and bright lips. They are two things that are easy and quick to do but still make it look like you put some effort in. I use one shade for the soft smokey end and one brush for application and blending. I like to use shades that have a slight two tone appearance to them so when blended out it can look like more than one colour and again, seem like it took longer to do than it actually did. Good colours for a look like this include Mac Satin Taupe, Club or Woodwinked. Then I choose a bright lip, today I opted for a bold red and I love it. A bright lip for everyone might not be the easiest thing to do but with a quick outline with a liner and fill in with the lippie, it takes me about 2 minutes. The only other thing I did was use a kabuki blending brush to apply my foundation. It’s not as seamless as a Beauty Blender but it works and it’s much much quicker.

 

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Products Used:

Face:

  • Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer
  • Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Foundation in Light 45
  • Catrice Liquid Camouflage High Coverage Concealer in Porcelain
  • Essence Get Picture Ready! Brightening Concealer in Ivory
  • Wet N Wild Coverall Pressed Powder in Fair
  • Urban Decay Naked Flushed in Streak

Eyes:

  • Mac Eye Shadow in Satin Taupe
  • Wet N Wild Max Volume Waterproof Mascara in Amp’d Black
  • Soap and Glory Arch De Triumpe Brow Shaper and Highlighter in Taupe/Buff

Lips:

  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil in Bad Blood
  • Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in F-Bomb

Let me know if you like this look or this challenge in the comments below🙂

Chat Soon,

Mar

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The Lipstick Loving Nurse 30 Day Makeup Challenge:Day 6

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It’s Day 6 of my 30 Day Makeup Challenge and the category is Pretty in Pink. So here’s one thing you need to know about me for this look. I am obsessed with pink lipstick! It’s my favourite colour of lippie and I’ve about 20 shades of pink to choose from. I narrowed it down to one of my two favourites and finally landed on the Lancome lipstick. It was a total last minute slap decision to buy this lipstick and I decided to get it on the basis of ‘treat yo’self’. I combined this lipstick with a pigmented lip liner and gloss. The eyes I went classic with winged liner and sharp brows. I also put on a few individual lashes to give the eyes a little extra flare. My face was starting to look a bit pale at this stage with all those bright pinks to compete with. I decided to go for light contour, a light pink blush and a gorgeous duochrome pink/purple highlighter to add some shape, dimension and colour to my face.

 

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Products Used:

Face:

  • Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer
  • Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Foundation in Light 45
  • Catrice Liquid Camouflage High Coverage Concealer in Porcelain
  • Mac Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Light
  • Primer and Fine Professional Contouring Palette in Ashy Radiance
  • Flormar Flashy Blush in Love Scene
  • Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighter in Peach Lights
  • Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray

Eyes:

  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Eden*
  • Illamasqua Cream Pigment in Androgen
  • Mac Pro Blush in Full Fuchsia (depotted)
  • Accessorize Baked Trio Eyeshadows in Shameless
  • Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette (Colours Strange and Limit used)
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Waterline Eye Pencil in Push*
  • Sleek Dip It Eyeliner in Black
  • Sleek Brow Kit in Light
  • Gosh Crazy Volume Mascara
  • Duo Brush On Adhesive with Vitamins
  • Pennys/Primark Individual Lashes

Lips:

  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil in Anarchy
  • Lancome Rouge in Love lipstick in 377N
  • Benefit Ulta Plush Lip Gloss in Lollibop*

Let me know if you like this look or this challenge in the comments below🙂

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Mar

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The Lipstick Loving Nurse 30 Day Makeup Challenge:Day 5

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It’s Day 5 of my 30 Day Makeup Challenge and the category is Retro-Futuristic. First of all, what is retro futurism? Well, basically, it’s what people imagined the future would be like back in the 70’s and 80’s. A few good examples of this can be seen mainly in films like Tron, Blade Runner and Logan’s Run. I wasn’t sure what I would be doing for this one so I just sat down and thought of some colours from the 70’s.I don’t have much details on this look just because I went into it with no plan. Somehow, I came up with this look and I absolutely love it!

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Products Used:

Face:

  • Garnier Oil Control Complete Vanishing Cream
  • Catrice All Matt Plus Shine Control Makeup in Light Beige
  • Catrice Camouflage Cream in Ivory
  • Skinfood Salmon Dark Circle Concealer Cream
  • W7 Banana Dreams Loose Powder
  • ELF High Definition Undereye Setting Powder in Sheer
  • Milani Baked Powder Blush in Luminoso

Eyes (and the triangle on my forehead)

  • Rimmel Scandeleyes Waterproof Kohl in Nude (just to outline the design)
  • NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk and Purple Velvet
  • Illamasqua Cream Pigment in Androgen
  • Kiko Smart Lip Pencil in 707
  • Physician’s Formula Eye Booster 2 in 1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner and Serum in Ultra Black
  • Stila Sparkle Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Curacao and Rock Candy
  • Max Factor Wild Shadow Pot in Untamed Green*
  • Kiko Infinity High Pigment Eyeshadow in 207
  • Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette (Colours Lovesick, Coax, X-Rated, Damanged, Voodoo and Betrayal used)
  • MeMeMe Dark and Divine Mascara*
  • MeMeMe Beautiful Brows Brow Pencil in Light Brown*

Lips:

  • Essence Long Lasting Lip Liner in Be A Game Changer
  • Sleek VIP Semi-Matte Lipstick in Attitude

Let me know if you like this look or this challenge in the comments below🙂

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Mar

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The Lipstick Loving Nurse 30 Day Makeup Challenge:Day 4

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It’s Day 4 of my 30 Day Makeup Challenge and the category is Ice Ice Baby. So this is the type of category I feel like going a tiny bit artsy for. In order to give that iced up look, I mixed some white foundation in with my regular full coverage foundation. I wanted it to look like I had physical ice on my face so, first, I covered my brows partially with a white cream shadow and applied glue on top of this. In order to get a textured look of ice, I used a combination of sugar and rock salt on top of the glue. I also applied a generous dusting of white/blue duochrome glitter on top of that. You can see the same glitter on the tops of my cheekbones, over a cream highlight. On my eyes and lips, I used a combo of frosty blues and whites, for that icy look. Then, to really sell the ‘frozen’ look, I added white face paint to my hair and a coat of white cream shadow on my lashes. Finally, because I felt like the look was missing something I added some cute white freckles. That’s it! Simple, right? Ah not so much. This look took me a lot longer to do than I’d like to admit, although a lot of that was due to the terrible white eyeliner I had- Stargazer Cake Liner- It’s going into the bin. Can anybody recommend a cracking white liquid liner or cream liner?

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Products Used:

Face:

  • Illamasqua Satin Primer
  • Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation in SB01 (white)
  • Gosh X-Ceptional Wear Foundation in Porcelain
  • MeMeMe Flawless Concealer in Porcelain*
  • W7 Go Concealer in Fair
  • Essence All About Matt! Fixing Compact Powder
  • Ps…CS Radiance Powder
  • Mac Cream Colour Base in Luna
  • Stargazer Caker Eye Liner in White (for freckles)

Eyes:

  • NYX Eyeshadow Base in White
  • Bourjois Light Concentre De Lumiere in 01
  • Light Blue Pigment (No name- Stargazer I think?)
  • Urban Decay Deluxe Palette (Colour Peace used)
  • Stila Jewel Eye Shadow in Blue Sapphire
  • Eylure Lash Fix in Clear Finish (for brows)
  • White/Blue Duochrome Glitter (No name- again, Stargazer I think?)

Lips:

  • Physician’s Formula Shimmer Strips  Eyeliner Trio in Yeux Blues*
  • NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Cottage Cheese

 

 

Let me know if you like this look or this challenge in the comments below🙂

Chat Soon,

Mar

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*PR Samples provided. All opinions my own as always.

The Lipstick Loving Nurse 30 Day Makeup Challenge:Day 3

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It’s Day 3 of my 30 Day Makeup Challenge and the category is Brow Power. I don’t know why but for this look I felt like flawless skin, minimal eye makeup and matte nude lips was the way to go. I wanted to make the brows the focus of the look. I used a combination of a cream, powder and gel to do the brows to get that also “perfect Instagram brows” look. But I don’t go for perfect either so I used the gel to brush my brow hairs up slightly, just so they weren’t 100% right. That’s not particularly a look I crave. I like things a bit messy but that’s just a personal thing. What’s your idea of Brow Power?

Products Used:

Face:

  • Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer
  • Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Foundation in Light 45
  • Essence Get Picture Ready! Brightening Concealer in Ivory
  • Catrice Liquid Camouflage Concealer in Porcelain
  • Mac Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Light
  • Illamasqua Cream Pigment in Hollow
  • MeMeMe Blush Me! in Coral*
  • Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray

Eyes:

  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Eden*
  • Bare Minerals Ready Eyeshadow 2.0 in The Hidden Agenda
  • Code Beautiful VLM Volume Lenghtening Mascara
  • Make Up For Ever Aqua Brow in 10
  • Sleek Brow Kit in Light
  • Benefit Gimme Brow in Light/Medium

Lips:

  • Milani Color Statement Lipliner in Nude
  • Makeup Revolution Ultra Velour Lip Cream in Can’t We Just Make Love Instead

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Let me know if you like this look or this challenge in the comments below🙂

Chat Soon,

Mar

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*PR Samples provided. All opinions my own as always.

The Lipstick Loving Nurse 30 Day Makeup Challenge:Day 2

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It’s Day 2 of my 30 Day Makeup Challenge and the category is 80’s. I was super excited for this category because it was something I actually did a bit of research for. I read a few articles and tried to find advertisements and pop stars from the era. A few things popped up so that’s what I used to put together today’s look.

 

First of all the skin was usually glowy, almost shiny from no powder and using a light foundation or BB. The 80’s did like concealer though so feel free to make up a little coverage with that. I used a primer for filling in pores and evening texture and then a glowy primer all over. I followed this with a BB Cream and concealer to under the eyes and problem areas. I used a wet Real Techniques sponge to apply all these layers. Finally I finished the T-Zone with a small bit of powder. The rest of the skin involves a lot of blush from the temples down towards the hollows of the cheeks, usually where you would put contour. In the 80’s they favoured only blush on the cheeks but it was bright and there was plenty of it! I finished the skin with a spray or 5 of a setting spray.

The eyes in the 80’s meant bright and frosty eyeshadows in abundance. The 80’s favoured colours like sky blue, fuchsia pinks, bright oranges and greens. So I went with a messy combination of all those colours. I didn’t overblend or worry too hard about precision of placement of the eyeshadows. Eyeliner was worn aplenty in colours like black, blue and green. I used a green on my waterline. Then just a coat or two of mascara. Feel free to add lashes but I didn’t. I left my brows completely bare, as was the trend of the 80’s.

In the 80’s lips were bright and generally… eugh I shake at this… frosty. Believe it or not, I found two (TWO!!) frosty lipsticks in my collection. Both were PR samples because I would never buy one for myself. But actually it turned out being slightly more wearable than I would have ever thought. Still frosty though. I piled on the lip gloss, as was the trend for the era.

And that’s it. It’s actually a pretty simple and quick look to do. I think it took about 20 minutes or so, max. It’s completely not wearable but it’s fun and that’s good enough for me today!

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Products Used:

Face:

  • Gosh Foundation Primer Anti-Wrinkle
  • Botanics Radiance Balm All Bright
  • The Body Shop Tea Tree Flawless BB Cream in 01*
  • Mac Pro Conceal and Correct Palette in Light
  • Ps…Pro Pressed Powder in Light
  • Mac Pro Blush in Full Fuchsia (depotted)
  • Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray

Eyes:

  • NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk
  • Makeup Revolution Salvation Colour Chaos Palette (orange and blue shades, no names)
  • Urban Decay Deluxe Palette (Fishnet and Peace used)
  • Max Factor Wild Shadow Pot in Fierce Pink and Defiant White (depotted)*
  • Soap and Glory Smoulder Kohl Waterproof Eyeliner in Aquabat
  • Revlon Photoready 3D Volume Mascara in Blackest Black

Lips:

  • The Body Shop Colour Crush lipstick in Make My Heart Gleam*
  • Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie Lip Gloss in Rule Breaker

 

 

Let me know if you like this look or this challenge in the comments below🙂

Chat Soon,

Mar

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*PR Samples provided. All opinions my own as always.

The Lipstick Loving Nurse 30 Day Makeup Challenge:Day 1

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It’s Day 1 of my 30 Day Makeup Challenge and the category is Rock Chick. This was an easy category for me because, well, it’s kind of my gig. I love rock and metal. I love the dark messy makeup that goes along with the attitude and music. I see the classic rock chick music as a big, messy smokey eye with pale skin and nude lips. So that’s what I did! I opted for a dark navy smokey eye with no blush/bronzer and a little contour. I was originally going to do a black smokey eye but i feel that’s a little obvious. I also didn’t overblend, to leave the messy look to the eyes. Think Courtney Love and Hole. List of products below. And don’t forget if you’re taking part in the challenge to tweet with the hashtag: #TheLLN30DayMakeupChallenge!

 

Products Used:

Face:

  • Ps…Pro Mattifying Primer
  • Ps…Pro Longwear Mineralized Foundation in Porcelain
  • Catrice Liquid Camouflage Concealer in Porcelain
  • Essence All About Matt! Fixing Compact Powder
  • Catrice Prime and Fine Professional Contouring Palette
  • Essence Keep It Perfect! Makeup Fixing Spray

Eyes:

  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Perversion
  • Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette (Habit, Prank and Smokeout used)
  • Rimmel Scandeleyes Mascara in Extreme Black
  • Kiko Precision Eyebrow Pencil  in 02

Lips:

  • Catrice Longlasting Lip Pencil in Sweet Nothing
  • Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Liar

 

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Let me know if you like this look or this challenge in the comments below 🙂

Chat Soon,

Mar

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*No PR Samples used