Friday, June 24, 2016

Kiko Cheeky Colour Creamy Blush Review | My first Kiko product!

Kiko cheeky colour creamy blush review

Kiko Cosmetics is a Milan-based makeup line known for their vibrant colors and stellar formulas. Kiko isn't available here in Canada, so my only exposure to the brand was through other bloggers. Imagine my glee then when one of the bloggers at the last CBB swap brought in a bunch of brand new Kiko products! The first thing that caught my eye out of her swap pile was this beautiful and downright chibi-like cream blush stick.

Apparently launched as part of Kiko's limited edition Sportproof collection in 2014, the Kiko Cheeky Colour Creamy Blush is the cutest cream blush I've seen. I couldn't find a lot of English reviews on these, but from what I can tell, these blushes come in four summer-ready colours and offer long-lasting wear with bright color. I'm not sure the exact shade I got, but it's marked as #3 on the bottom of the tube and I would describe it as a vibrant red-based coral.

Kiko cheeky colour creamy blush review

As I have midget hands, the Kiko Cheeky Colour Creamy Blush fits perfectly in my palm. It has a unique wide and rounded top that makes it ideal for swiping across cheeks. You can either swipe a quick stripe across cheeks or dab color onto apples, then use either your fingers or a brush to blend. Whether you use fingers or a dense blending brush, it doesn't matter as the blush will blend easily; just be quick about it as this blush does set quickly.

I find a lot of cream blushes apply vibrant and then fade quickly, but the Kiko Cheeky Colour Creamy Blush is pretty true-to-pan. The color lasts well throughout the day, but does fade on me after the 5-6 hour mark and it has a matte finish.

For a first encounter with Kiko, I'm pretty pleased! This blush is such a fun color, is easy to apply and looks absolutely great for summer-kissed skin.

Kiko cheeky colour creamy blush swatch

Final Verdict
Buy - creamy colour that wears well and applies true-to-pan. It hasn't converted me into a cream blush stan, but it's one of the better cream blushes I've tried!

Have you tried Kiko before? What do you recommend?

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Stila Perfect Me, Perfect Hue Eye and Cheek Palette in Fair/Light Review + Swatches + Look

Stila Perfect Me, Perfect Hue Eye and Cheek Palette in Fair/Light Review

New for summer 2016, the Stila Perfect Me, Perfect Hue Eye and Cheek Palettes are one of the most exciting launches to come out of Stila in awhile. Clad in Stila's sleek new gold packaging, the Perfect Me, Perfect Hue Eye and Cheek Palettes are one of the first I've come across that are coordinated not on eye color, but on skin hue, to *ahem* perfectly match one's natural features.

The Perfect Me, Perfect Hue Eye and Cheek Palettes come in four unique renditions: Fair/Light, Light/Medium, Medium/Tan and Tan/Deep. Each palette contains five beautiful eye shadow colors alongside two coordinating blushes.

I was fortunate to receive one of the new palettes to try and after a few weeks of use, I'm now ready to report back on my thoughts!

Price & Packaging
Each Perfect Me, Perfect Hue Eye and Cheek Palette retails for $39, which is a fairly standard price for a mid-range palette. I absolutely adore Stila's new packaging. Gold just always makes things feel a little fancier and the sleekness of this palette, which doesn't contain any unnecessary brushes, feels very modern and is of course, very travel-friendly! The palette also comes with a big interior mirror, which is always a nice touch, and is made of a sturdy plastic that clicks satisfyingly when closed.

stila perfect me perfect hue palette review

Pigmentation & Wear
The shades included in the Fair/Light palette consist of:
  • Alluring, a matte blush pink base shade
  • Breathtaking, a matte bone white highlight shade
  • Dynamic, a matte taupe with slight pink undertones transition and lid shade
  • Passionate, a shimmery champagne gold
  • Glamourous, a matte chocolate brown outer corner and liner shade
  • Romantic, a slightly blue-toned blush pink blush
  • Playful, a warm petal pink blush
stila perfect me perfect hue fair/light swatches
Lefto right: Alluring, Breathtaking, Passionate, Dynamic, Glamourous, Romantic, Playful

Since this palette is meant for the fairest of the fair, I was pretty skeptical that it would have any impact on my more medium skin and I was somewhat right. 

Each shade has decent pigmentation, but because of my skin color, I had to layer it on way heavier for it to show. For me, this is a very no-brainer, beginner set of colors as it's pretty hard to overdo it and my skin takes to these types of warm pinks and browns very well. The colors in the Fair/Light palette are like a paler version of my favourite Urban Decay Naked 3 palette and it's super easy to use this palette to create the soft, feminine eye looks that I favor wearing for everyday looks. 

With the exception of Glamourous, none of these shadows really show up on my skin. Alluring and Breathtaking, for instance, are basically non-existent and while Passionate looks amazing in the swatch, it applies really sheer on my eyes unless using a damp or dense shadow brush. Dynamic applies very neutral on me and is more of a base shade for me. Although the shadows were duds for my skin color, I think for someone with say, NC15 or lighter skin, these would show up a lot more.

In terms of wear time, the eye shadows wore well without primer over the course of the day, but I like using primer with these just to get more color payoff. 

Surprisingly, I think the blush shades were more pigmented than the eye shadows as it took only a light hand to get an instant burst of color. Romantic is a bit too pale for my summer skin and maybe even my winter skin, but Playful is a fun, girly blush to wear. I've been blending the two together for a really pretty wash of color. Both blushes are totally matte, but don't give me that ugly powdery finish and the wear time is one of the best I've ever seen. Seriously, these blushes stick and don't quit. Normally by the end of a 9 hour workday, my blush has faded away, but these continued to look almost freshly applied. Needless to say, I am very impressed with these blushes!

Sadly, my biggest complaint with all the shades in this palette is their major major fallout. I don't know if this occurs across all the shades, but every pan in my palette is all messy now because each shade just kicks up so much powder that little crumbs of color are now everywhere. I always tap my brushes before applying and these shadows literally kicked off a huge CLOUD of color that piled up in my sink. Passionate, being a shimmer, is especially guilty of this, but Alluring is a close second. Buyer beware because if you aren't careful, you will likely end up with powder all over your face. Even the blushes had a lot of fallout, which is something I've never experienced with blushes before. 

Final Verdict
Ditch - Overall, I think the colors of this palette are excellent for really fair skinned people and Stila did a great job coordinating the shades to create a cohesive, easy-to-wear look. I was also really impressed with the longevity of the blushes; however, the excessive powder that flies off of every color in this palette really turns me off and it makes me skeptical about whether I'd purchase the other shades. 

Now for the makeup look! Here I thought I'd go basic and follow Stila's recommended guide on how to wear this palette. I think this look would be perfect for a daytime date, tea time with the girls, or to a wedding! Let me know what you think of this look, or your own experience with these palettes if you've tried them, in the comments!

Stila Perfect Me, Perfect Hue Eye and Cheek Palette in Fair/Light Review

makeup look with the Stila perfect me, perfect hue eye and cheek palette

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Monday, June 20, 2016

Urban Decay Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluid Review | 1 step to insta-ready skin

Urban Decay Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluid

Lately I am all about that color correcting life and am fascinated with the concept of color correcting. In case you've been living under a rock (or you know, you're a regular person who isn't constantly reading about makeup trends), color correcting is a pretty big deal right now. The concept is that instead of just covering your face in a thick layer of foundation to try and conceal everything, you can instead take a more targeted approach by using color theory to apply the right solution to the problems you want to fix. I love the idea of color correcting as your foundation can't always fix everything and plus on lighter makeup days, sometimes it's all you need!

Now there are lots of posts out there explaining how to color correct, so I won't go into it in too much depth, but basically it's:
  • green to cancel redness
  • peach and pink to cancel dark circles and conceal
  • yellow to highlight
  • lavender to cancel out dull, sallow skin

Most people know to use green and peach to cover up blemishes and redness around the nose and cheeks, but today I want to highlight one of the lesser used color correctors: lavender.

For us warmer toned gals, lavender is a new best friend. Too much sun, or too little sun, lack of sleep and even just weird undertones in foundation can leave us looking like we're permanently walking under unflattering fluorescent lighting. A few slashes of lavender though and things are tipped wonderfully back into balance!

Lately, I've been using the Urban Decay Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluid in lavender for just this purpose. I like to apply the Urban Decay Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluid right after my priming step. This color corrector comes with a standard doe foot applicator that makes it super easy to apply. My routine is to generously apply the fluid across the apples of my cheeks, the center of my forehead and the remaining bits onto my chin. Then, using either a buffing brush or a damp Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge, I'll gently pat and blend it into my skin.

Urban Decay Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluid lavender swatch
Left: straight out of the tube and blended

The Urban Decay Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluid has an almost mousse-like texture. It is fairly pigmented, but blends beautifully into the skin so you don't need to worry about having a weird purple cast afterwards. The lavender fluid makes my skin seem more luminous and fairer, without any shimmer or greasiness. The lavender also illuminates my skin in a more natural way compared to pearlescent primers, which I find tend to work better on cooler skintones, or when I have less of a tan.

I could probably get away with just wearing the Urban Decay Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluid on its own, but usually I still layer on a light coverage foundation over top to just smooth out my skin's texture and eliminate any unevenness.

The Urban Decay Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluid is definitely a targeted solution as it won't really cancel out dark circles or conceal pores or blemishes, so if you're just getting into the color correcting trend, then I would not splurge on these. However, if you have tried color correcting before and you know which shades you use the most, then the Urban Decay Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluids are a great option to go all in on. Personally, I'm hooked and am considering whether to purchase the green or the peach one next!

Urban Decay Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluid review

Final Verdict
Buy - a little pricey, but if you love color correcting and you know you'll use these shades a lot, then they're a great value. Pigmented and very blendable, these correcting fluids will help you achieve that flawless look!

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Friday, June 17, 2016

Get Your Glow On: Current Bronzer Roundup

summer bronzers

Anytime of year is a good time for a little glow, but summer especially is when you want a little warmth in your skin. Coral lips, bright pink blushes and bronzer just all go hand in hand. Here are a few products in my current rotation that give me that sun-kissed look without actually being outside.

For subtle warmth:

  • Wet N' Wild Color Icon Bronzer in Reserve Your Cabana (reviewed here) - this satin-finish, lightly tan bronzer is probably the most subtle bronzer I've ever used. I wouldn't even use it in the traditional manner of a bronzer as it's so subtle, but what it is perfect for is as an all-over powder to set and give a hint of golden warmth to skin. It won't keep you matte, but it sits as light as air and I love just blending this on all over as my final step to add a hint of shimmer.
For glow and light warmth:
  • MAC Otherearthly Mineralize Skinfinish - I scooped this up very recently, but it first came out earlier this year with the MAC Future collection. I wasn't even that into this powder until I saw it on other bloggers and then got hooked when I swatched it in store. This powder is SO GORGEOUS. It's a mix of a warm bronze, peachy pink and glittery silver that seems like such an odd combo, but when mixed together they just look so amazing. My skin just looks ethereal with this one and you can wear all the shades as eye shadows too! If you're a low maintenance person, then you just can't beat this for value and speediness as this powder can be your eye shadow, blush and bronzer all in one!  
For maximum warmth and glow:
  • MAKE UP FOREVER Pro Sculpting Duo (reviewed here) - now we're getting into the heavier hitters with this shimmery duo from MUFE that came out out last summer. This quintessential bronze and highlight duo contains a beautiful bronzer that is VERY warm toned so I would recommend shade matching before trying. The highlight in this shade is incredible, so if you're into strobing then you can definitely carve out your bone structure using just this alone.
  • Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow - my absolutely favourite bronzer ever. At around $80-90 it's the priciest item on this list but I would gladly drop that cash again for this one. This bronzer is a perfect match for my skin color. It blends like a dream and is cool enough to use for contouring and bronzing on me. Plus the gold highlight is absolutely stunning, although it's very vibrant so a light hand is needed. Between the stunning gold retro packaging, the quality of the shades, it's stay-all-day lasting power and the fact that I've barely dented it after months of use, makes this truly my HG, ride-or-die bronzer.

What are your favourite products to get that (fake) summer tan glow?

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

#FOTD: Going Bold with the Revlon ColorStay 16 Hr Palette in Wild Sauvage

just j makeup look of the day

I'm back with yet another attempt at a halo eye, time with the Revlon ColorStay 16 Hr Palette in Wild Sauvage! This was another pick from my recent CBB makeup swap and I chose this palette since how often do you get to play with such bold colors as what this Wild Sauvage palette offers?

revlon color stay eye shadow in wild sauvage

I have no idea why, but this season I'm way more curious about color eye shadows than I have been in a long while and I fell in love with the lush, tropical tones of Wild Sauvage. As part of the summer 2014 Revlon Rio Rush collection, Wild Sauvage is a vibrant eye shadow quad consisting of:
  • a sparkly snow white highlight
  • a tan slightly shimmery lid color
  • a matte turquoise green
  • a matte red-orange
Each shade has decent pigment and although the pans are a bit hard, they were pretty easy to work with and very blendable with little fallout. I think if you don't have very oily lids you could even forgo primer, but since I wanted to ensure solid color, I opted to put on my trusty Urban Decay Primer Potion before beginning.

There are a variety of ways to wear this quad. You can actually go quite neutral as the orange shade comes off sheer. For an everyday look, I like to apply the tan-gold shade over my entire lid then sweep the orange across my lid up to my crease and lastly bring color to my outer corners with the green. For today's look though, I wanted to take things up a few notches! 

motd with the revlon rio rush eyeshadow

As opposed to a true halo, this look came out as a bit more of a trio of blended stripes. I love the result though. One thing when attempting this type of look is to keep faith. Midway through, I had serious doubts about myself as it just looked so clown-like and bright, but once I applied mascara and some generous amounts of eyeliner, it pulled together.

Here's how to get this look!

  1. Apply the tan shade across entire lid up to brow bone.
  2. With a fluffy blending brush, apply the red-orange shade from lashline to above the crease. Take the color a little higher than normal since you want the orange to still peek above the green.
  3. With a flat brush, load up on the green shade and then start patting it from the outer third area of your crease working inwards, making sure to leave a generous gap between your crease and the lashline. You kind of want to make a rainbow shape across your lid with the green, with the color more concentrated on the outer edge. Only after you've patted down the color can you do some gentle blending of the edges
  4. Take a small, tapered brush and spritz with water. Then take your more shimmery gold (I'm using the highlight shade from the Charlotte Tilbury Bronze & Glow palette) and dab gold highlight all up on that gap you created in step 3. Layer it on thick as you really want that gold to pop!
  5. This is the point where you're going to feel really weird. Take a deep breath.
  6. With a black kohl eyeliner, tight line your upper and lower lash lines. If you want, wing your liner out for a more playful look.
  7. Load up on your favourite black mascara.
  1. To balance such a vibrant eye, go a bit darker with your brows. I applied brow powder then a tinted brow gel on top (I'm using the Marcelle Perfect Brow Gel, which I reviewed before here).
makeup look with the revlon wild sauvage eye shadow quad
Really need to make a threading appointment!

  1. Apply a medium-full coverage foundation to give yourself a clean, flawless base. I'm using the Stila Stay All Day Foundation in Light.
  2. Take a warm bronzer and generously contour your cheekbones.
  3. Go to town with your favourite gold highlighter. For both step 2 and 3, I'm using the Charlotte Tilbury Bronze & Glow!
  1. Neutral lips are the answer here, but I wanted some with a bit of summery warmth. First, go nude with your favourite brown nude. Here I'm using the Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate lipstick in Rosetto.
  2. Then layer in some coral warmth with fun, coral-pink lipstick. My current summer go-to is The Body Shop Colour Crush lipstick (reviewed here).
  3. Lastly, a look like this does not deserve matte lips! Dab the centre of your bottom lip and your cupid's bow with a shimmery gold gloss. Here I'm using MAC Lustreglass in Instant Gold.

revlon rio rush color stay eye shadow in wild sauvage

I'm glad I went a little out of my comfort zone with this look. Since I have hooded lids, this type of look doesn't actually look that crazy on me and it's the perfect amount of drama for a night out. I hope this encourages you to try out colors you wouldn't normally consider! 

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Monday, June 13, 2016

Sigma Beauty E30S Pencil Brush Review | For the true makeup lover

How many brushes does one need? Well, if you watch Youtube or read blogs, then you'll know the answer: a lot. There are definitely a few absolutely essential types of brushes one needs for basic makeup needs (if you can't tell, I'm not a finger person and I never use the included sponge brushes!!), but I think for most people that could equate to 2-3 brushes tops. However, once you get curious about being more precise with your makeup, or you want to try more creative looks, then it quickly becomes obvious that you're going to outgrow those 2-3 brushes.

That's why I was so happy when Nail Polish Canada offered to let me try out one of their new Sigma Beauty brushes. If you've never heard of NPC, then you definitely need to check them out. They've been around for years and are a great destination for purchasing makeup and beauty products, as well as a variety of tools. Just in the last few months, NPC has expanded their store to now sell Sigma Beauty brushes, which are super popular online for their affordability and quality. While I wouldn't say these are cheap or similar price-wise to a drugstore brand like E.L.F or Real Techniques, they're certainly nowhere near as expensive as some brush brands can be. I'd say Sigma brushes are priced similarly to MAC and are known to perform quite comparably. I'd never seen them in stores here in Canada, so this was so exciting to get to finally try one!

sigma e30s pencil brush review

After much debate and internal turmoil, I finally settled on the Sigma Beauty E30S Pencil Brush. NPC has so many Sigma brushes available, but the E30S sounded quite unique to have. It's a small, very tapered and dense brush made up of firm synthetic fibers. The E30S is actually the smaller version of the more popular E30 version, which I think must be huge as the E30S seemed full-size to me!

The handle is nice and light and can easily be manipulated with the fingers. On Sigma's site it looks like you choose between two ferrule options: chrome or rose gold, but NPC only sells the silver for now.

The E30S is designed to precisely place color along your upper or lower lashlines and in the inner corners. You can use this brush to line your eyes, to smudge your liner and to apply highlight anywhere. The E30S is a nice-to-have brush in a collection, but that doesn't lessen how handy I've found it to use.

sigma e30s pencil brush review

The E30S can be used with cream and powder products and the tip is really just the perfect size for my lid. Too often when I'm lining my under eye with shadow, my brushes are too wide and I end up looking like a sad raccoon as opposed to smoky and alluring. With the E30S, this problem is totally eliminated! It's smaller tip is also the perfect size for lining my upper lashline with a sparkly highlight, in order to add that coveted hint of glow to really make my eyes pop. I've been using it just this exact way lately everyday with the silver shade in my MAC Otherearthly Mineralize Skinfinish powder and I LOVE how it just distributes the silvery glitter so evenly and without any fallout.

You can purchase the Sigma E30S Pencil Brush for $19.60 off of Nail Polish Canada.

Final Verdict
Buy - this brush is a great addition to any makeup lover's brush collection as it works perfectly to do precise placements of powder and cream colors.

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Friday, June 10, 2016

#FOTD featuring Eye of Horus | Review + swatches

eye of horus isis sun goddess eye shadow palette fotd

It's always super fun trying out new makeup lines and I was really thrilled to try Eye of Horus Cosmetics after winning two eyeshadow trios off of Girl Loves Gloss during a blog giveaway ages ago. Eye of Horus is an Australian makeup brand known for their amazing eyeliners and mascaras and they are also cruelty-free! Inspired by the beauty of ancient Egypt, Eye of Horus evokes the glamour of that time with their dramatic black and gold packaging and focus on dramatic, vibrant color.

The two eyeshadow palettes that I won were the Isis Sun Goddess Shadow Palette ($46) and the Sekhmet Shadow Palette ($46). As a kid I was a big ancient Egypt geek (I even learned how to write in hieroglyphics with a special stamp set) and so I absolutely geeked out on this makeup concept. Isis is kind of a queen among Egyptian gods and is the goddess of nature and magic, while Sekhmet is the goddess of war - very interesting inspirations for eye shadows!

Both palettes are baked with a mix of shimmer and satin finishes. They can also be applied dry or wet to increase the intensity.

eye of horus isis sun goddess eye shadow palette
Eye of Horus Isis Sun Goddess palette. Left to right: Enigma Mist, Chalice Bronze and Sacred Husk

Of course my eye was drawn immediately to the Isis Sun Goddess palette and I had to try this one out first. The Isis Sun Goddess palette consists of:
  • Enigma Mist, a soft shimmery peachy gold
  • Chalice Bronze, a golden shimmery light brown
  • Sacred Husk, a rich bronzey gold
I adore warm, golden metallic shades in summer, or pretty much anytime of year so this was right up my alley! Despite how pigmented they look in the pan, these shadows actually apply fairly sheer on the lid, but they can be built up easily. Out of the three, Sacred Husk is my favourite as bronze colors are one of my favourite tones to wear. I'd say Sacred Husk is quite similar to Chopped from the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette, but is a lot more sheer and more gold-toned. Enigma Mist is of course an excellent base shade while Chalice Bronze is a great lid or outer corner shade for creating dimension. All are shimmery but not so much that it's overwhelming and have zero fallout. I can even wear these all day without primer! 

eye of horus sekhmet smoky eye palette
Eye of Horus Sekhmet Smoky Palette. Left to right: Elixir Sands, Silver Eclipse and Raven Onyx

The Sekhmet palette is a sheer smoky eye palette and consists of:
  • Elixir Sands, a matte peachy nude 
  • Silver Eclipse, a shimmery light grey
  • Raven Onyx, a deep blue-grey shimmer
I'm not a big fan of grey shadows so I was a little skeptical about this one, but it wasn't as bad as I feared. Again, these baked shadows apply sheer with no fallout and don't require primer. Elixir Sands is nothing to write home about, but it's nice that they included such a flattering matte shade to act as both a base and transition shade, if you are light skinned enough for this one to work for you. Silver Eclipse is warm enough that it doesn't make me look ashy like most grey shades do and Raven Onyx is great for darkening the outer corner. I actually wish the colors in this palette were more pigmented dry as it seems like the type of colors you'd really want some drama with. If you have blue eyes, I think Silver Eclipse would make them really pop when worn as a sheer wash of color across the lid. Next time I go out, I'd like to try these wet to see if that helps up the intensity! As far as grey shadows go though, I actually liked this one.

eye of horus isis sun goddess eye shadow swatches
Swatches in indoor light: Enigma Mist, Chalice Bronze, Sacred Husk, Elixir Sands, Silver Eclipse and Raven Onyx

eye of horus eye shadow review
Swatches in direct sunlight - check out that shimmer! Left to right: Enigma Mist, Chalice Bronze, Sacred Husk, Elixir Sands, Silver Eclipse and Raven Onyx

Out of the two, I'm definitely favouring the warmer Isis Sun Goddess palette more as it just goes so well with glowing, bronzed skin. Both palettes come in nicely sleek and travel-friendly cardboard packaging and also contain decent sized mirrors and brushes, which I didn't bother using.

eye of horus eye shadow swatches
Swatches in outdoor light: Enigma Mist, Chalice Bronze, Sacred Husk, Elixir Sands, Silver Eclipse and Raven Onyx

While I was quite happy with my experiences with these shadows, I don't think I can really recommend them as they're just too expensive. At $46 each these are super pricey and not exactly great value considering you can get a Tarte or Urban Decay palette for just $10 more and those contain around 12 shades each. If price isn't a concern for you though, then by all means try these out! 

Finally, here's a look I wore recently featuring the Isis Sun Goddess palette and the purple shade from the Urban Decay Urban Vices palette (see my review of that palette here). I love this combo of gold and purple and it totally makes me feel like an Egyptian goddess... even when just going to a friend's house to watch Game of Thrones.

eye of horus isis sun goddess eye shadow palette review
Wearing Sacred Husk across lid + Urban Decay Urban Vices Hoodoo in outer half of lid and Chalice Bronze on under eye

makeup look featuring eye of horus
Wearing Sacred Husk across lid + Urban Decay Urban Vices Hoodoo in outer half of lid and Chalice Bronze on under eye

eye of horus makeup look

To really get that Egyptian goddess glow, I kept things light and dewy by applying the NIOD Photograhy Fluid (review here) to really amp things up and then a light layer of the Burberry Fresh Glow foundation (review here) using a damp Real Techniques Miracle Sponge (review here), then setting everything with my Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light.

Finally I strobed it up with my Charlotte Tilbury Bronze & Glow highlight - this stuff will give you crazy glow and I just went to town with it with a light fluffy blush.

Black mascara is a must here, so I used the Stila Extreme Huge Lash Mascara to get inky black lashes and then filled in my brows with my usual Clinique Pretty Easy Brow palette (review here).

Finally, I love brighter lips in summer so I slathered on my favourite Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution lipstick in Amazing Grace. I think I should have put a bit of gloss on this just because gloss always makes me think summer, but hey it still works as-is!

I hope you enjoyed this look! Have you tried any Eye of Horus products?

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