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Neutrogena Skin Care Product Reviews.

Hey guys.

So today I thought I’d review some Neutrogena products I recently got. They are The Neutrogena Oil-Free Eye Make-Up Remover, Rapid 2-in-1 Cleanser/ Mask, Ultra Sheer Face Sunscreen and Ultra Sheer Body Mist Sunscreen Spray.

Neutrogene products

 1. Neutrogena Oil- Free Eye Make- Up Remover.

This is my all time favourite eye makeup remover as it doesn’t irritate my eyes and removes make up so easily. You don’t have to sit there scrubbing it off it comes off within 2 wipes. It is oil free so won’t make you break out and contains aloe and cucumber that soothes the skin. At around $8 AUD it lasts around 2 and a half months if you are removing eye make up every day.

Neutrogena oil free eye makeup remover

Rating: 9/10

2. Rapid Clear 2-in-1 Cleanser/ Mask

This product is great because it can be used as both a face mask and cleanser depending on how long you leave it on for. It should be left on for 5 minutes if used as a face mask. I use it as a face mask once a week as I already have a different cleanser and find it keeps my skin more clearer and smoother than it was without it. It is very refreshing and you feel very invigorated once you put it on. It contains saciliyc acid and natural clay minerals to help control oil and smells sweet though I can’t put my finger on what it actually smells like- kind of like clay haha. I love the feeling of using it and at around $11 AUD it’s very good value especially if you use it once a week as a face mask as it will last you forever.

Neutrogena face mask

Rating: 7.5/10

3. Ultra Sheer face sunscreen

This sunscreen is 50+ so you can be sure it will give you the protection you need. What I also love about it is that it is oil-free won’t give you pimples. You don’t feel like you have put a tub of grease on your face after using it like some sunscreens haha. It can also be used as a primer underneath your makeup to make it last longer while also keeping you protected. It is described as having a water light texture which gives you a matte look so is great for matte lovers. I highly recommend this to anyone who finds that normal sunscreen causes them to break out. At around $14 AUD it is pricier than your average sunscreen but as you’ll only be using it on your face it will last ages.

 Neutrogena face sunscreen

Rating: 9.5/10

4. Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist Sunscreen Spray

This sunscreen is actually clear upon applying which I found to be a really cool feature about it as this is unusual for sunscreen. It is not even a little bit greasy and it is really refreshing like spraying a cooling mist on yourself. It has a lovely weightless, clean feel and it is 30+ so isn’t the highest level of protection you can get but is still better than nothing. 🙂 It is 4 hours water resistant and won’t clog pores likes its face sunscreen counterpart. I love the feel of putting this on and how it is so easy to apply, spraying sunscreen is so much easier and quicker than wiping. It is $11 AUD and is an awesome product to add to your beach bag.

Neutrogena sunscreen body mist

Rating: 9/10

 Thank you for reading. 🙂

Megan. X

https://www.instagram.com/megangaudry/

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Urban Decay Naked Palette 1 Review

Hi Guys!

So today I am going to do a review of the Urban Decay Naked Palette 1. This palette has been around for ages and has been used by many celebrities and makeup artists. I had been putting off getting it due to the price and the fact I already had a similar palette but decided it was time to give in.

So firstly the packaging is great. The box is dark brown with with gold writing and displays all the colours in this sort of crushed up way on the front. The actual palette itself comes in a velvet case which exudes luxury and is just the right size- not too big not too small. Inside the case is a mirror and a double sided makeup brush. Though eye shadow is around the same size as most eye shadow palettes and will last you a fairly long time. The eye shadow brush is great and feels very high quality.

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UBNP 2

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The colours from left are: Virgin, Sin, Naked, Sidecar, Buck, Half baked, Smog, Darkhorse, Toasted, Hustle, Creep and Gunmetal (excuse the silly tablecloth in the photo).

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Buck and Naked are suitable colours to use just above the crease. They have the ability to really pull together the whole look as they help make the colours used on the crease and brow bone look as if the are fading out instead of just appearing as block colours (which is not ideal haha).

Creep, Hustle and Darkhorse  look great on the crease and outer lid as they are the darkest colours and this helps create a greater shadow and make the eyes look larger by doing so. Darkhorse is ideal for bronze smokey eyes and hustle is perfect for a sort of mauve twist on this.

Half baked, Smog and Toasted are perfect colours to use on the middle lid. Smog is particularly glamorous and toasted is is very feminine and beautiful and perfect for a rose gold smokey eye.

Virgin is the best colour to use just below the brow bone as it is the lightest and creates a highlight and Sin is gorgeous on the inner lid as a way to blend the mid colour and once again to create a rose- gold eye shadow look.

 This palette has a lot of great colours which can be used for really toned down, neutral looks but also sexy, smouldering looks. It is suitable for both night time and day time. 🙂

Instead of having a selection of dark browns which you would expect from this kind of palette it has a dark mauve, greeny-gold and a dark blue. This is great if you already own a kind of neutral, goldy- brown eye shadow palette like me. The blues in this palette are perfect as they are glam but not too over the top.

All the colours compliment one another beautifully and blend quite easily. Though I did find myself having to re-dip the brush in the pan quite a few times to get the vibrance I wanted. Personally I prefer the Too Faced Chocolate Bar which is a little cheaper and has similar colours. This is because I found the colours to be slightly more pigmented. Regardless I am still really happy with.

Here is a look I did using this image from Google. I found this really helpful when first using the palette as I find new eye shadow palettes a bit like driving a new car- it takes a while to get a feel for it and figure out which colours look best together.

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UBNP 7

UBNP 8

It’s not perfect but this was my first go so time using the palette so go easy on me. 😛

I should also mention that their is 4 free eye primer potion samples you get with the palette as everyone loves a good freebie. I’ve only used the nude matte one called Eden so far but I love it as it goes on so smoothly and definitely helps eye shadow looks last longer.

UBNP 5

UBNP 6

Verdict: This palette is great for beginners as it has a lot of light colours which you can use first and then work your way up to the darker colours. It has great colours for both night time and day time and you will be satisfied by the looks you can create. The Urban Decay Naked Palette its pricey at $81 AU dollars from Mecca Maxima and while I love it I do feel that there are other palettes out there which are slightly better (only slightly!) and cheaper.

Rating: 8.5/10

Megan. X

https://www.instagram.com/megangaudry/

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How To Do A Dramatic Smokey Eye.

Hey guys.

Today I am going to tell you how to do this look:

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It is what I would call a dramatic smokey eye as the colours are quite dark and the eye liner wing I created is quite long (for me atleast). It’s actually quite easy as there is mainly one colour being used on the lid and the main trick you have to remember is to start dark at the lash and get lighter as you make your way up to the brow. These are the steps:

1. Fill in brows and apply eye primer or eye concealer all around the eye. Apply sticky tape from the edge of the eye to the end of the brow. This will stop any excess eye shadow from falling outside of where you want it to go and will ensure a cleaner, more precise look.

2. Put a mid shade of brown on the crease of your eye.

3. Put a dark brown shade on the lid.

4. Line your eye using some black shadow an eye shadow brush. It doesn’t matter what size it is as it doesn’t necessarily have to be very small because it does not have to be too precise and neat. It will naturally blend in with the dark brown shade you just used creating a more smoked out look.

5. Apply a light brown shade above the mid brown colour on the crease stopping about 1.5 cm just below the brow, blending it with the mid brown shade.

6. Put a creamy white shade on the brow bone just beneath the eye, blending with the light brown colour slightly. Take off the sticky tape you applied earlier.

7. Line the top eye lid and create a wing by angling it towards the end of the brow and following the edge of the eye shadow where the sticky tape previously was. You can make it as long as you want depending on how dramatic you want it, I made mine about 1.5 cm.

8. Line the bottom lid, taking it from the outer edge to the center of your eye. Don’t take it too far in as you can risk making your eyes look closed in.

9. Apply false eye lashes or leave as is and you’re done!

Learn how to do a bronze smokey eye here.

Dramatic eye makeup tools

What I used: Designer Brands Eye Shadow Brush, Bourjois Liner Effect Mascara, Too Faced Cholocate Bar shadows in Triple Fudge, Semi Sweet, Milk chocolate and White Chocolate, Napoleon Perdis Eye Shadow in Black from the Swan Lake Prismatic Quad, Face of Australia HD Brow Kit in Taupe, Rimmel Exaggerate Eye Liner, Almay Wake Up eye concealer.

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How To Do A Bronze Smokey Eye.

So it’s Autumn for many of you and gold and copper tones are very in this Autumn so I thought I’d show you the steps to create a bronze smokey eye. It also happens to be my favourite eye makeup look.

Step 1-

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Apply your eyebrow pencil/ shadow to eyebrows before starting, then apply eye primer or eye concealer to your eye lids and on the brow bone beneath the brow (basically everywhere you will be applying eye shadow).

Step 2-

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Next apply a light white gold eye shadow just below the brow and a light brown eye shadow on the crease and outer lid. Only take the light brown eye shadow half way from the outer crease to the middle.

Step 3-

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Apply gold eye shadow on the inner and middle part of your lid.

Step 5 –

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Apply a dark brown eye shadow on the outer lid and a touch in the crease. Tidy up the look as needed by further blending the white gold eye shadow you used earlier near the light brown eye shadow at the crease.

Step 6-

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Next line your lid and create a small wing, angling it toward the end of your eyebrow. Add some mascara. You can also line your lower lash line using some dark brown eye shadow with a small slanted eye shadow brush taking it from the outer edge to the centre and no further.

Step 7-

FINAL

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Apply some white eye shadow to the inner part of your eye next to your nose to brighten eyes up and some false eye lashes for that added wow factor.

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What I used: Rimmel Exaggerate Eye Liner in Black, Bourjois Liner Effect Mascara in Black, Designer Brands Eye Shadow Brushes, Almay Wake Up Eye Concealer, Napoleon Perdis Set Eye Palette in Chicago and the Duo in Barbados (however I only used the brown).

For my face I used a primer, foundation and illuminator on top of the cheek bones, around the eye, on the nose and above the lip. I also used bronzer beneath the cheek bones and a touch of blush on the apples of my cheeks. Finally I used a plum lipstick as this is a trend for Autumn.
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12 Of My Favourite Eye Makeup Tips and Tricks.

1. For a softer eye makeup look line your top lash line with black eye liner and your bottom lash line with brown eye liner. They look will be defined but subtler than using only black eyeliner.

2. Use an angled eye shadow brush dipped in wet brown or black eye shadow to line your top lash line if you’re not confident with eye liner. It is easier to apply than eyeliner due to its soft texture and will blend in easily with any eye shadow you use.

3. When lining the bottom of your eyes only take the liner halfway from the outer edge of your eye to the inner part of the eye as taking it all the way in will make eyes look smaller and more closed.

4. I’ve said this before but I’ll say it again, use a cream or white eye liner on your lower water line to open your eyes up. Using a waterproof soft kohl eye liner is best as its soft texture won’t hurt the delicate skin of the waterline. It is also important to use a waterproof liner as that area is moist and you don’t want it coming off as soon as you put it on.

5. Always angle your winged eyeliner to the direction of the end of the outer part of your eyebrow. If you angle it down further it will make your eyes look droopy and sad. The best way to apply winged eyeliner is to aim for it to be subtle so don’t take out the wing to far unless you want a dramatic look.

6. Use a primer, concealer or liquid foundation as a base on the eye lid before applying eye shadow, just make sure it is sticky so that the eye shadow has something to stick to.

7. Don’t use a heated eyelash curler regularly as it can damage the eyelash in the same way a straightener can damage hair.

8. Use white eye shadow on the inner corner of the eye to open eyes up and make them appear larger.

9. Use brushes when applying eye shadow. Many people already know this but I thought this was way too important to leave out for those who don’t. Eye shadow brushes will be your best friend when applying eye shadow as they make the whole blending process easier and ensure that all the colours look like right.

10. Use a very light, slightly iridescent colour just below your brows to make them look defined and to brighten eyes up. Good options are light white gold or light pink.

11. Use shimmery eye shadow on the lids to draw attention to your eyes and make them appear larger.

12. Not used to applying eye shadow? Stick to gold, brown and neutral colours that don’t stray too far from your natural skin tone, as it won’t be as noticeable if you make a mistake. These colours are also super easy to blend together and are great to use for smokey eyes.

Rimelby Manuel Marín. CC by 2.0

Rimel by Manuel Marín. CC by 2.0

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Revlon Volumize False Lashes Starter Kit Review.

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Hi guys!

Today I am going to be reviewing the Revlon volumize false lashes starter kit, theres me with them on above (with my favourite nude lipstick!) Heres what it looks like in the package when you buy it.

Revlon package

After several failed attempts at applying false eye lashes with my finger and getting glue everywhere I realized that I needed an eyelash applicator. I was torn between the Glam Eyes and Revlon one at Priceline but decided on the Revlon one as it came with lashes as well. The applicator also looked easier to use than the Glam Eyes one which was large and clunky.

The applicator is very easy to use and fits in with the curve of the lash allowing you to hold it against your lid with the right amount of pressure so it sticks. Another good thing about the applicator is your fingers aren’t getting in the way while you’re applying the lash so you can see what you are doing. The glue is much better than any other glue I’ve tried as it doesn’t go everywhere when you squeeze it out alowing for more control. The lashes are very good but are definitely the kind you need to wear with eyeshadow to balance out the look, though they look ok with only winged eyeliner. Overall I like them better than other brands I’ve used such as Napoleon Perdis. They’re just the right size if you’re creating a nice smokey eye and the applicator definitely makes applying easier. Overall this is a nice pack to buy if you’ve never applied falsies before or are really struglling with them. Heres what the applicator looks like.

revlon applicator

Heres a before and after of what my eyelashes look liked:

before revlon lashes

after revlon lashes

So as you can see they look alot bigger and don’t look too fake (hopefully!)

Heres what they look like before a smokey eye. Personally I like it better with eye shadow of some kind as it balances them out but I’m sure everyone has their own preference when applying false eyelashes.

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The photo at the top shows what it looks like with smokey eyeshadow and the Face of Australia Lip Quench Lipstick in Iced Almond.

Let me know what you think by using the comment button on the side and if there are any falsies you guys like 🙂

Rating: 8/ 10

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