Monday, 19 September 2011


Hi guys!

Ok, so I haven't posted a blog for ages. And this blog is just on a whim to be honest. I was bored and thought it would be fun to try out some drag makeup!

I have never done it before, but I really admire drag artists that are really good at their makeup application. Just imagine say, your boyfriend, trying to apply a full face of makeup and coming out of it looking more glamourous and pretty than you do! Obviously that is a bit of an over exaggeration as drag artists do take other steps to make sure the application is easier, but still. Stubble, eyebrows, etc are difficult to cover and that's just the beginning!

My biggest problem came from my brows, which are naturally quite thick and course - which makes them a pain to cover!

I used Pritt stick to cover them, it did work to some extent, and would be perfect for someone with thinner brows that wanted to cover them. There are many other products on the market that you can use, but I haven't ever researched these products enough to know the ins and outs of eyebrow covering. Soap can also be used to cover your brows, although this is a massive no no for me as mine are just so thick!

Once I'd covered the brows I then smoothed them as much as possible with a small amount of water and then left them to dry while I applied my foundation.

I went very light with my foundation (especially as I have a tan from my holiday), but dramatic looking makeup is the whole point of drag, it's full on glamour. Going slightly lighter with my foundation allowed me to get a darker shadow when it came to contouring!

Foundation: MAC NC45 Studio fix fluid, mixed with MAC NC45 Pro longwear concealer

To cover the brows; after the Pritt stick had dried, I used Pro longwear concealer followed by the foundation to blend it.

Next I repositioned the eyebrows using MAC eyeshadow in Espresso, I then went over it making hair like lines with Rimmel eyebrow pencil in 001 Dark brown.

So once you have the new eyebrow position, you can now also raise the natural position of your eye makeup also.

So I started by applying eyeshadow primer:
Urban Decay primer potion (any colour) and then on top I used Sleek eyeshadow primer from their palette in green.


All sleek colours
From the Monaco Palette - the deep purple, light purple/ lilac, the acid green and the fushia

From the Original palette - the deep toned purple/ blue

White eyeliner pencil to line the inner water line

Black liquid liner

Fake eyelashes top and bottom

I'm not going to add a write up of how I did the eye make up, but basically, I took my time to blend all of the colours together and to create a line of depth above the socket to give the illusion of bigger eyes.

Sleek blush in coral, mixed with the Fushia from the Sleek eyeshadow palette again.

I used Revlon eye pencil in Aubergine to line the lips
I mixed MAC Spirit and Captive lipsticks and blended into the pencil
I then used a gloss to add shine.

Hope you like the look!


Friday, 19 August 2011

Liz Earle - Young Skin Kit; review

I have heard such rave reviews about Liz Earle products in the past from various makeup artists over the vast world wide web. Even my Aunt who uses these products and has sworn by them for many years (she is 50+ and trust me, her skin looks flawless all the time).
And so I finally decided to take a look for myself. I went to the Liz Earle website and had a browse, and after a little while decided that the most cost effective thing to do was to buy the young skin tester kit! At £23 it wasn’t what many would call cheap but I think it is a good price for higher-ish end products as the price correlates to the ingredients used. 
After testing my Liz Earle products for almost 3 weeks now, I think that it has now been a lengthy enough period for me to have a solid idea of my feelings towards each item within the kit!
So I’ll start off with the bad and end on the good :)

I have combination skin which is also very sensitive, and so I sometimes have reactions to new cosmetics I try out. The 
Instant boost skin tonic was no exception to this. I have had trouble using toners in the past, even the toner by Simple brought me out in exactly the same rash that I got from the Liz earle toner.

And so I stopped using both the Instant skin tonic toner and Instant skin tonic spritz an they both contained almost exactly the same ingredients.
Obviously not everyone would share the same reaction to these products that I did, and before the rash arrived I really liked the affect the toner had on my skin.
Another product in the kit is the Spot on rescue treatment for blemishes, bites and cuts. I think this is a really great product, because like all Liz Earle products its made from completely natural ingredients, and it contains no strong alcohol which often dries out blemishes and leaves a horrible flaky effect behind. But this product has a drying effect while also hydrating the area with essential oils. The key thing here being that it did in fact dry out my spots.
The second best product was the Skin repair moisturiser it’s the first moisturiser that I’ve found to hydrate my skin but not make it ridiculously oily!
The most well renowned product to date from Liz Earle is the Cleanse & Polish hot cloth cleanser, which is what caught my eye in the first place. It’s a creme formula that comes along with a Muslin cloth to buff the product away along with your makeup and other dirt and impurities that have built up.
If you’re prone to spots one of the best way’s to stop them is to keep your skin clean, and this is a great face cleanser to do this, even if you don’t even wear makeup.
Since I have brought this my skin is 10X clearer, and although I still have scarring and a few spots left to get rid of it’s made it a lot better! So out of all of the products this is the one that I would definitely recommend to people!!
A full size bottle of the hot cloth cleanser will set you back £13.25 from the Liz Earle website. But you don’t need to use huge amounts of product each time so it should last a while. If you have hard to manage skin I’d recommend you try at least the sample size products you might find something you like! :)

Welcome to BeBeauty!!

Hi Guys!
I thought I'd just start off my new blog with a BIG HELLO, and also give you the basics on what to expect from my new blog.

So as a cosmetics and beauty lover, I have recently been thinking about how I'd love to share all of the new things I've found out/ tried, and also share my thoughts on new products that I've been using (messing around with).

I have listened to loads and loads of my friends, talking about things that they find difficult when it comes to their skin, make up application etc. And over the years I have found blogs, and tutorials on the Internet fascinating and helpful, and have learnt new things and tried new products that have helped me learn about what works best in different situations etc.

And what better way to learn more things about all that I love than writing about them?!

So what to expect:
- Product reviews
- Lots of makeup!
- Video tutorials (hopefully coming soon)

Anyway, I hope you'll all like what you find here!