Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet, Frambourjoise Review!

Bourjois, Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick, Frambourjois Review Swatch, Pale Skin, My Pale Skin Blog

Bourjois, Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick, Frambourjois Review Swatch, Pale Skin, My Pale Skin Blog

Bourjois, Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick, Frambourjois Review Swatch, Pale Skin, My Pale Skin Blog

Bourjois, Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick, Frambourjois Review Swatch, Pale Skin, My Pale Skin Blog

Bourjois, Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick, Frambourjois Review Swatch, Pale Skin, My Pale Skin Blog

As a massive fan of a matte lip, I was super excited to try out the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet lipstick in Frambourjoise*! I'd been wanting to introduce some colour into my life and having been lucky enough to receive a few of these in a goody bag at an event, I made sure I got stuck in and gave it a go.

There are eight shades in the Rouge Edition Velvet line, and the lipsticks have a lightweight texture and provide an intense colour pay off. One of the things I really like about the them is that they're a sort of lipstick/gloss hybrid. They apply like a gloss with the wand applicator and dry to a vibrant matte finish like a lipstick.

I find the best way to apply for an even coverage is to apply in two layers. I apply one layer, and run a clean finger over it to make sure it's evenly distributed and then go back in with the wand to seal the deal. Be warned, it is a bit of a stainer on the lips so if you go outside your lip line or smooth it out with your finger, make sure you clean that up sooner rather than later.

In terms of wear-ability, I find the colour works well with my pale skin tone, and i'll even go as far to say that I've found my new red.

It's certainly one i'll be adding to my main collection, and when I build up the courage to wear more bright lipsticks out of the house, this will be one i'll be reaching for.

Have you tried any of the Rouge Edition Velvet Lipsticks? I'd love to hear your thoughts! Let me know in the comments.
Em xxx

Monday, 21 July 2014

Foundations For Pale Skin: Pale Test #5 - NARS Sheer Glow, Siberia

Nars sheer glow, siberia, light 1, pale skin, foundation for pale skin, swatch, my pale skin, blog, review

Nars sheer glow, siberia, light 1, pale skin, foundation for pale skin, swatch, my pale skin, blog, review

Nars sheer glow, siberia, light 1, pale skin, foundation for pale skin, swatch, my pale skin, blog, review

Nars sheer glow, siberia, light 1, pale skin, foundation for pale skin, swatch, my pale skin, blog, review

Nars sheer glow, siberia, light 1, pale skin, foundation for pale skin, swatch, my pale skin, blog, review

Nars sheer glow, siberia, light 1, pale skin, foundation for pale skin, swatch, my pale skin, blog, review

Nars sheer glow, siberia, light 1, pale skin, foundation for pale skin, swatch, my pale skin, blog, review

Nars sheer glow, siberia, light 1, pale skin, foundation for pale skin, swatch, my pale skin, blog, review

I get asked on an almost daily basis which foundations and concealers are the best for pale skin tones, and this series is going to explore all different types of  products from varying brands and at all price levels which will hopefully help you to make a decision on which foundation and concealer is right for you! 

In universal skin tone terms.. I'm an NC15 in Mac. However, Mac isn't really doing it for me at the moment, so i'm on the hunt for a replacement that will be the perfect foundation for My Pale Skin. 

Product: Nars Sheer Glow Foundation - Sibera (Light 1)

Price: £31.00 

Packaging:  The foundation comes in a thick glass bottle with a matte black screw cap.  The foundation does not come with a pump, and you will have to purchase one separately, I didn't now this when I  purcahsed it, so just a heads up. The packaging feels luxe, however I'm not a fan of porous black matte packaging on foundations - purely down to the fact that they take so long to clean and remove any signs of product which has made it's way onto the outside of the lid.

Coverage: I find the Product gives a medium to full coverage. It's a buildable foundation, and applying in different ways will give you a different coverage. For a sheer look, try using a beauty blender and for a full coverage, try using a brush such as the real techniques expert face brush. I like to buff mine in using a buffing brush such as the Nanshy flat top buffer.

Colour:  The Nars Sheer Glow foundation in Siberia is the lightest of the entire range. I'm so happy to have found this foundation, as it seems to be the perfect shade for my pale skin, with no orange tones to be seen!

Finish: Although it's called 'Sheer glow' I find that when you first apply it, the foundation does have a dewy glow, however, after buffing I find that It does seem to transform more to the matte end of the spectrum. If you're looking for a dewy foundation, you may find yourself disappointed with the glow not being overly obvious in this one.

Final Verdict: At £31.00, The Nars Sheer glow foundation is the most expensive I've ever purchased, and certainly one i'd recommend you swatch and test to make sure you're happy with before splashing out on it. I love the coverage, and the subtle 'glow' which is more of a sheen, that this product gives. The Nars Sheer Glow in Siberia (Light 1)  I'm happy to report has PASSED the pale test with flying colours.


As Always, I'd love to hear your thoughts on this foundation or what you'd like me to try next, let me know in the comments.
Em xxx



Sunday, 20 July 2014

My Homeware Haul!

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Homeware haul, Cargo homeware Haul Mypaleskin blog

There's nothing I love more than a good bargain and after I found myself wandering through Wimbledon town centre after finishing a really early 5am film shoot I headed into Cargo and picked up a few pretties for my flat! Have you ever shopped and forgot everything you bought? Well I have, and I did... 



I never thought I'd find myself enjoying filming YouTube videos as much as I do, and I'm hoping when I get the hang of it, I'll find a schedule that works for me! I'm aiming to post one video a week for you guys, and am working on a few video ideas to post over the upcoming weeks!

 If you have any suggestions for videos you'd like me to film, let me know in the comments!
Em xxx


Saturday, 19 July 2014

Elf Cosmetics, Candid Coral Studio Blush Review!

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elf cosmetics candid coral blusher swatch nars orgasm dupe

elf cosmetics candid coral blusher swatch nars orgasm dupe

In regards to Blushers, right now Elf Cosmetics can do no wrong. Every time I try a new blush by Elf, I fall in love just a little bit more. I picked up the Candid Coral blush a while back in a big Elf bundle, but it has been hiding at the back of my blusher drawer. I recently dug it out and was more than impressed with it.

As a pale kid, trying to find a coral blush that doesn't make me look like I've slapped orange face paint on my cheeks or rolled around in gold glitter is a little harder than it sounds, and this blusher has the perfect combination of soft coral tones and a light touching of shimmer which enhances my pale skin, rather than fighting against it.

I've heard this is a perfect dupe for the Nars Orgasm blusher, but as i've yet to test the Nars blusher, I can't confirm the dupe facts for you. 

At £3.95 It's not the most long lasting of products as it wears off throughout a working day. However it definitely is worth adding to your collection if you don't mind reapplying or expecting it to have the same lasting effects as more pricier brands.

I really like the studio blush collection, and i'm looking forward to adding more to my blusher drawer!


Have you tried any of the Elf Blushers??  I'd love to hear your thoughts! Let me know in the comments...
Em xxx

Friday, 18 July 2014

Grabble #Grabamakeover Event at Andrew Barton Salon!



On Tuesday Night I was lucky enough to be invited by Grabble to their #Grabamakeover event at the Andrew Barton Salon in Covent Garden.
It was my first Grabble event and I was very much looking forward to attending, not only for everything the event had on offer, but also as I knew some of my bloggy friends were attending too.

L-R Monica, Beth, April, Em (me!) Photo Copyright - Grabble




Photo Copyright - Grabble
L-R Monica & Em (me!)

L-R April & Beth


Andrew Barton

L-R Monica & Beth

L-R Kitty & Monica

L-R Sarah, Lorna, Kitty & Monica

L-R Monica, Katie, Jess, Sarah, Em, Beth

L-R Katie, Em, Monica, Beth, Sarah, Emsy
Grabble had thought of everything at the event, from massages and manicures to dental specialists and hair consultations... did I mention Pizza by the bucket load too? I have to say that Katie and the rest of the Grabble team had worked their little socks off. There was an amazing raffle and the very beautiful Kitty managed to win herself not just one, but two incredible raffle prizes. 

It was so lovely to see some of my fave girlies such as April, Beth &  Monica. And catch up with some lovely girlies such as  Lorna, KittySarah and meet some other lovely bloggers in the flesh such as Em and Katie.

I had a wonderful evening at the Grabble #Grabamakeover event and I'm very much looking forward to the next.
Em xxx


Thursday, 17 July 2014

A More Wearable Bold & Gold Look...







Yesterday I shared with you my Bold & Gold make up look. Today I'm bringing you a more wearable version of the same look. Make up is a funny old thing, by just changing one lipstick, you can transform an entire look and an entire frame of mind.  Teaming this same look with a 'My lips but better' lipstick, made me feel elegant and red carpet ready. 

I'd say this is the type of look that I'd wear to a premiere... if I ever got invited to one, or perfect for prom... not that I even went to a prom... (Still sad about that.)

There are so many different ways to wear this look and the KIKO eyeshadow Sticks I bought recently are perfect for experimenting with to mix up the 'gold'. I may try this same look with another Eyeshadow stick to see how that effects my mood too! 

The full product list for this look can be found in my previous post.

LIPSTICK:


I'd love to hear your thoughts on this look! Which of the two did you prefer? Let me know in the comments!
Em xxx

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

A Bold & Gold Make Up Look!








Last week I talked about introducing colour into my life... and this week i'm doing something about it.
I started this look having no idea how I was going to finish it. I knew I wanted it to be bigger and bolder than something i'd normally wear and after about 30minutes of playing with products and pushing my comfort zone, I'd created this look.

Purple lips aren't something I think I've ever worn out of the house, and i'm not sure if i'm ready to take that step just yet, but for now, I'm having fun experimenting. Here's the full product list if you want to recreate this look!



FACE:
Nars Sheer glow - siberia
Collection lasting perfection concealer - 1
Rimmel Matte Perfection Pressed Powder - Translucent
NYX Taupe
Elf Coral Cutie Blush
Naked Basics for highlighter

EYES:
Naked Basics - (brows, highlighter and base eye shadow)
KIKO Eyeshadow stick - 3
KIKO Eyeshadow Stick - 39
Collection Love Eyeliner Black
Bourjois Paris Volume 1 Second Mascara
Katy Perry for Eyelure Lashes (OH HONEY!)

LIPS:
Collection -Gothic Glam Collection: Scorned.



I'd love to hear your thoughts on this look! And if you'd like a tutorial, let me know in the comments!
Em xxx