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Lora Arellano Inspired featuring OMBRE LIP

Lora Arellano is a huge inspiration to me, her makeup skills are out of this world, flawless, beautiful and creative. Follow her on Instagram @loreleicakes to see beautiful looks daily

Eyes using Naked 2 & Undress me too palette

  1. Use a white or cream shadow as a base and apply it all over the lid. For this i used Foxy from Naked 2.
  2. Take a deep purple and blend it all across the lower lash line and then up through the crease blending it outwards into a subtle flick. I used Busted from Naked 2
  3. Take a gold highlighter or glitter and apply a small streak in the middle of the lower lash line. I used Illamasqua illuminator in Glimmer.
  4. Highlight the inner corner of the eye with a shimmery white or silver and blend a light brown through the rest of the lid. I used Verve from Naked 2 on the inner corner and a mixture of lavish and obsessed from the Undress me palette across the lid.
  5. Line the whole eye top and bottom and go out into a flick in the corner with a black liner. I used Bobbi Brown gel eyeliner for this.
  6. Finally apply fake eyelashes, coat your bottom lashes and the falsies with mascara. Then as a finishing touch darken the tail of your eyebrow with the gel liner. I used Red cherry lashes in DW and volume flash mascara from Rimmel

ImageOmbre Lips

  1. Line the lips with a deep brown. For this I didn’t use lip liner I used an eyebrow pencil from in the shade black/brown.
  2. Apply a mid tone purple lipstick. I used Mac lipstick in the shade Rebel.
  3. Take the lip liner and colour in the edges of the lips and blend in with the lipstick
  4. Finally take a highlighter on concealer and pat it in the center of the lips. I used Illamasqua concealer.

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Benefit They’re real! mascara REVIEW

So there was a lot of hype over this mascara so I had to buy it and It was very disappointing  Benefit is a really good brand and everything else I have ever used has really impressed me so this was really surprising for me. The mascara retails at £19.50 which in my opinion is a bit steep but for what it could offer I decided to give it a go anyway.

Now, my eyelashes are just impossible, they’re really short and they never want to do what i want them to so that does play a part in the outcome of this mascara. I found the consistency really wet and because of that it took a long time to dry. My mascara usually takes me 5 minutes max to make them look half decent before I give up but with this mascara I literally took about an hour doing my lashes ( aint nobody got time for dat!) which is beyond ridiculous and the outcome was alright but nothing special, when after an hours use of this ‘amazing’ mascara I should of had them as long as a cows!

Something positive about this mascara is that i really liked the wand , I usually go for the proper brush as I don’t like the spiked brushes but this one was really nice, it was very bendy and has a little spiked ball on top, the kind of brush that should be good for separating lashes. But not in my case, my eyelashes were very clumped but they were ever so slightly longer. I did use it on my mum and my sister and it did work better on there lashes but still it was nothing to write home about.

Benefit claims ‘They’re real! lengthens, curls, volumizes, lifts & separates. Our jet black, long-wearing formula won’t smudge or dry out. A specially designed brush reveals lashes you never knew you had!’

  • 94% saw dramatic length & volume**
  • 90% saw base-to-tip curl**
  • 94% saw visible lift* 100% saw long-wearing results**
  • 100% saw long-wearing results*

No. Dramatic length and volume? No, unless clumping is what you call volume. Base to tip curl? Errrr a little bit. Lift? No. Long wearing? Yes! I had to get the mascara surgically removed with the amount I put on.

I don’t want to say the mascara is terrible because I know how bad my lashes are to work with, also I have not seen one single bad review about this mascara which makes me think that in some freak accident I am the only person to purchase this that has had a dodgy one, very unlikely, I know but still possible. Positive things about the mascara is, the wand is really nice, it was very black and bold and the slightest bit of lengthening. Negatives? wet, takes ages to dry, clumps and doesn’t do anything it really says it does.

So to wrap it up, in my opinion I wouldn’t buy it again and I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone, unless you’re eyelashes are already really long and are easy to work with then yeah i’d say go for it but if you’re blessed with super long lashes then any old mascara is going to do. I use Rimmel or Maybeline mascaras and they are perfect for me and I would recommend those makes to all of you. I do not intend or wish to be harsh in my reviews I am just being honest and giving my personal opinions and experiences with products, I do like Benefit as a brand and they’re other products but this mascara was just not for me and probably the worst thing I have ever used and it confuses me that it seems I am the only person to think this.

Hope this has been helpful, Thanks for reading, Please follow, like, comment & share.

Milly xoxo

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Naked 2 vs Undress me too

So its my  turn to be one of the 1432904923 bloggers and Youtubers that have done a review on these palettes and they’re undeniable similarity’s, although this wont be the first or last video or post you will see on this i just wanted to put my two cents in.

So as you can see from the photo there is pretty much no difference what so ever between palettes, the shades are the same, in the same order and lets face it the name isn’t that much different, MUA were clearly having a lazy day when they came up with this original palette….

The Naked 2 palette by Urban decay costs £36 and comes in a metal case with a mirror on the inside of the lid, it comes with a double ended karma eye brush which is for shadow and crease and a travel size lip junkie lipgloss in naked, which is a coraly pink colour. The colours range from pale to dark and from matte to shimmer. I personally love this palette, i never go too bright with my eye makeup and always keep it very neutral so this palette is perfect for me. You also don’t need to use a lot of product, a little definitely goes a long way and it is easily blend able  If you can afford this palette then i do recommend it but what has the Undress me too palette got to offer?

This Mua palette costs only £3 and offers the same as the Urban decay, the colours are the same but in my opinion I think MUA is slightly more pigmented, the palette also ranges from pale to dark and matte to shimmer. So as far as the shadow itself goes, there really is no difference. It comes in a plastic case and has a double ended basic eye shadow applicator inside.

So which comes on top? What i think makes Naked 2 better than MUA is the packaging is a lot better and prettier, the brush is better by far, you get a free lipgloss and the shadows blend very easily. What i think makes MUA better than Naked 2 is the price which has to be my main reason and the colours are more pigmented. That is the only differences between the two. So what would you rather do spend £36 or £3? either way you’ll get exactly the same.

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Milly

xoxo

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