Catrice Autumn/Winter 2018 Collection! *GIVEAWAY*

Hi Lovelies,

How are we all doing? I am back with another blog post this time featuring Catrice. A few weeks ago I was invited to an event where Catrice previewed their Autumn/Winter 2018 collection and am so excited to share it with you all!!

I have made a video where I show you how some products test out so you can check it out right now –

Also, I have a GIVEAWAY open up on my Youtube Channel, it will be open until the 16th September! So be sure to participate!! All the details with regards to the Giveaway are found on the video linked above!!

Onto the products that are found in this new collection this upcoming winter from Catrice!!

As you know Catrice releases different trends including a number of makeup products, this autumn/winter we will be seeing the following trends – (The ones marked with a * are the products I have not tried so I just give a brief explanation of what the products are supposed to be from the information I was given!)

Glow Dewy Glitter – Effect2

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This trend seems to include lots of metallic and sparkling products! 

The Glitterizer mix n’match eyeshadow palette

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I love the packaging of this palette and it brings forward 8 glitter shades that apply so well on the lid, however, I preferred wetting my brush and then applying these shades!

Charming Fairy Lip Glow

This again comes in stunning packaging and has a lovely lilac tint shade which is holographic and translates to a pink shade.

* Liquid Metal Longlasting Cream Eyeshadow *

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This is said to be a glitter liquid cream eyeshadow which comes in two shades. Its applicator also offers an easy application of such a glitter product.

Glowdoscope Highlighter palette

I love this cream palette of different highlights. These turn to a powder with a shimmering finish when applied and blend so nicely on the skin without increasing the appearance of textured skin.

Arctic Glow Highlighting Powder

I loved applying this on top of one of the shades of the highlighter palette as can be seen in the video I attached above! It is an iridescent highlighting powder with white, silver and soft violet colour pigments!

#Peeloff Glam easy to remove Effect nail polish

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I have now tried one of these shades of peel off nail polishes and they apply so well and allow for an easy removal! As normally glitter polishes are a pain to remove! These come in 4 gorgeous shades as can be seen in the photo!

Insta Ready

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These products have been created for a, “perfect instalook on – the – go”. 

Prime and fine powerless blur primer

I have been using this everyday as my primer and I love its effect. It reminds me of a lighter version of the Benefit Porefessional as its texture is quite similar but quite lighter, whilst the Porefessional has a much heavier texture. Has a lovely smoothing effect and allows for a pore-free complexion. Personally, it just decreases the appearance of pores, but not totally makes them disappear!

The Blazing Bronze Collection Eyeshadow Palette

This palette includes seven shimmering shades from bronze to burgundy. I like palettes which also includes matte shades, however, these shimmering shades I applied some in my crease and they blended out great with a blending fluffy brush as was seen in my video. Therefore, it didn’t bother me that all the shades were shimmer ones!

Lash Couture #Instavolume Lashes

I have tried applying them but I don’t think they are beginner friendly cos they have such a thin lash band so I wasn’t quite too happy with these.

* #Instato Go Blur Stick *

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This product is said to visibly erase small flaws such as fine lines and wrinkles on the skin!

Be a Pro

This trend only includes two products and states that, “learning from the pros is easier than ever thanks to social media.” Basically these products will help in creating contemporary looks! 

*Brow comb Designer Pro*

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This product is said to help create short, thin lines and fills in the brows so naturally. This will come in three shades, medium brown, warm brown and ash brown.

Light Illusion Loose Powder

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I loved using this to set my under eye concealer. Even though it is a yellow loose powder it added a nice brightness and I wasn’t left with yellow skin!

ATHBEAUTY – XXX Proven

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I think this is my favourite trend out of them all! Basically it states, “performance products for strong women who like to live life to the full!” I love that !! 

Prime and Fine Multi-Talent Fixing Spray

I loved this fixing spray, I used it to prime my skin and my makeup lasts all day and you can also use it to refresh your skin and look! Sprays out nicely and has a lovely scent to it!

Eyeshadow Stix

I did not try this but it’s found in my giveaway! Be sure to participate loves! This comes in five different shades from lilacs to pinks and purples! They are sweat proof and perfect for ladies who are on the go as can be easily applied!

Eye foundation Waterproof Eyeshadow primer

I never prime my lids except with concealer but using this helped the eyeshadow shades pop more, blend in easier and last longer!

Blush Box 

I love the blush I tried which was the berry shade blended in so nicely! There are six different shades from pinks to a burgundy shade! Cute!

Brow Colorist Semi-Permanent Brow Mascara

This brow mascara will help make your brows darker every time you use it!! Comes in three different shades – light, medium and dark.

Storytelling

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Basically this trend should mimic the world now moving onto the major use of social networking and social media. And these products complement this lifestyle and attitude.

*Light Correcting Serum Primer*

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Kathleen Lights tried this and loved it! So it must be a good product haha! Basically this primer is said to help build a sun-kissed complexion!

The Little Black One Volume Mascara

This comes in two shades – Like Jackie and Like Holly Golightly. I think one is darker than the other. I tried the Jackie one and I love the brush of it as it grips the lashes so tightly which helps volumise and lengthen them easily!

Dewy-ful lips conditioning lip butter

These are such cute lip butters which provides care and shine to your lips! This comes in 4 shades and their names are so cute! You I DEW!, Let’s DEW This!, Dr.DEW little and DEW you care?

*Iconails gel lacquer*

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This is a nail polish formula with a gel shine finish and maximum durability.

Blurred Lines (Limited Edition end of September-end of October 2018)

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This trend edition came from the countless filters and apps we use to turn our selfies into works of art! Therefore, these products are said to do what these apps potentially do and that is blur your skin! Hence the title, blurred lines! At least that is how I understood it! 

*Blending Sponge*

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This sponge is said to ensure a perfect look for your skin and you use the rounded side of the sponge to apply mousse and primer on the face. The soft tip is ideal for a more targeted application like around the eyes, nose and lips.

*Tinted Blur Mousse*

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This mousse is said to cover redness and any skin irregularities. It also adds a fresh, matte complexion.

*Dr.Blur Smoothing Face Primer*

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I really want to try this, it has a light texture and prevents makeup from setting in any enlarged pores or fine lines!

Extreme Blur Loose Powder

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This is the only product I have tried from the collection and I loved setting my makeup with it. It does similar things to the primer and helps provide the skin with a “photoshop effect”.

Bam Brow (Limited Edition – end of September till mid of November 2018)

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This trend reminds me of how Benefit promoted their eyebrow products! This trend includes 2 products and one of them I find to be very interesting!  

*Brow pro pen*

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This has a 2 in 1 solution to build dimension – it has a double-ended brow pen with a waxy texture and an oval mini brush to ensure the most natural results. I am intrigued to try this out!

Brow boost serum

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So this I have been trying but I cannot really tell you if it is working as I have only tried it for a week and actually you should apply it once everyday but I kinda forget on some days. But it should create a fuller  brow effect in just four weeks! This is the interesting product I was talking to you about!! Follow me on my Instagram/Facebook were I will share with you my experience after using this product for 4 weeks!

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The makeup look I created only using Catrice products!

And those were all the products from Catrice that will be found in their Autumn/Winter 2018 collection!! Are you intrigued by any? Have you tried any? Let me know in the comments down below!

I also would like to thank Catrice Malta for the invite at the event and for the products!!

Sorry that this post was a long one but I had a lot to say!! Thank you so much for reading and for supporting me and my blog!

Until next time, 

Love Kezia

xoxo

 

 

My Favourite Summer Lipsticks

Hi everyone, 

Apologies for not writing the blog posts I promised last week! I guess dissertation stress is taking over! But I want to continue uploading regularly, be it on my blog or my youtube channel. When I am having a bad day, I just love sitting down at my vanity and apply makeup, it is just my sort of therapy to help me relax and get back at thinking more positively.

Anyways, going away from the deep talk as Eyal does on Love Island (Who watches the reality show??), today’s blog post is about my favourite summer lipsticks! I shared a video where I showed you swatches of my choices. So you could either watch that or read this blog post … or do both!!

In summer I love wearing bolder and brighter lipstick colours. I wear less makeup yes but that doesn’t stop me from wearing a vibrant lip shade! My top 10 choices cover pink nudes to fun reds and oranges to a stunning hot pink and even a purple shade. Play around with colours, step out of your comfort zone and have fun with makeup!!

Here were my choices – 

1 – Pixi by Petra Matte Last Liquid Lip – Au Naturelle

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2 – Huda Beauty Liquid Matte – Bombshell

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3 – Catrice Cosmetics Matt 6 hr Lip Artist – Hibiskiss Proof

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4 – Revolution Pro Supreme Matte Lip Pigment – Imagine

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5 – Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme – Fancy

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6 – Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip – More Better

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7 – Milani Matte Lipstick – Luxe

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8 – Makeup Academy MUA Velvet Lip Lacquer – Zest

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9 – Golden Rose Longstay Liquid Matte Lipstick – Shade 06

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10 – 3INA The Longwear Lipstick – Shade 508

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Which shade was your favourite? What are your favourite lipstick shades for the summer? Let me know in the comments down below!!

See you all next time and thank you all for reading!!

Love Kezia

xoxo

Blogmas Day 10 & 11 ☃️🎄🎅🏻 – My Favourite Nail Polishes

Hi everyone,

So sorry for not uploading a Blogmas post yesterday. However, I had an exam today. I am writing this post on Sunday so by the time I upload this I would have finished my exam!!

Ahhh so nervous. This week included lots of studying and stress!

Anyways, today’s blogmas is all about my Top 5 Favourite nail polishes at the moment and I want to share them with you all. Please also let me know what your favourite Nail Polishes are, I would love to know! Simply comment down below!

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My Favourite Nail Polishes –

#5 Catrice Brown Collection Nail Polish in Shade 02 Sophisticated Vogue 

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I love this nail polish shade, it really reminds me of the autumn months and the leaves that change colour! I love pairing this with a dark red nail polish too!

#4 Rimmel London Rita Ora Collection in Shade 812 Pedal to the Metal

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This is a pigmented and metallic grey and I just love the effect it gives to my short nails. Makes them look better than they actually are!! My nan loves this shade also hehe!

#3 Studio London Nail Polish (No Shade Number Sorry!) 

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This is a lovely mauve purple shade with specs of glitter. I love this on it’s own or else pairing it with a pastel pink but I would do that not during these cold months!

#2 Studio London Nail Polish ( No Shade Number Sorry!) 

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This is a cute glittery light brown with a bit of pink … I don’t know how to describe it but it is perfect for the Christmas time in my opinion.

#1 Rimmel London Super Gel Nail Polish in Shade 45 Flamenco Beach 

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I of course had to include a red here because it is Christmas time and I guess it is a must plus this is a Blogmas Post so why the heck not! But I love this red shade – perfect for the holidays!

And those were my favourite nail polishes. Don’t forget to leave your favourites in the comments down below!

Thank you so much for reading!!

Love Kezia

xoxo

Catrice Cosmetics – Autumn/Winter 2017 – Review

Hi everyone, 

How are you all doing? It’s another Friday, so time for a new Blog post! Next week I should be posting 2 blog posts I hope!! So Stay Tuned!! 

 

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Today’s blog post is all about some NEW products from Catrice Cosmetics from their Autumn/Winter 2017 collection. Unfortunately, I missed the launch party of these products but Pharma MT were so kind enough to keep me a goodie bag – so I would like to thank them and Catrice Malta!!

If you would like to stay up to date with Catrice cosmetics then like the Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/CATRICE.Malta/ and also if you live in Malta, you can find a number of Catrice stands at your local pharmacy. The one I have used the most was the one at the Health Shop at the University of Malta, if you are wondering.

Let us move on to the products!! 

You can watch my video right here of testing out the products –

Ever since I filmed this video I have used them some more. So here are more of my thoughts on the products.

Brown Collection Nail Polish

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The Catrice Nail Polishes have one of the best formulas of nail polish. I only need to apply one layer and the colour would be perfect. I love these two that I got in Shade 2 –Sophisticated Vogue and Shade 4 – Unmistakable Style.

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I used them together and I think they are two perfect shades for Autumn. They also lasted a week before chipping away.

Re-touch Brightening Concealer – 

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This is a Colour correcting concealer in lanvender.  It balances yellow skin patches and brightens dull skin. I use it for under my eyes and it gives me a more of a brightened look.

Do not apply too much as the more you apply the more it creases. But it settles nicely once you apply some powder. This also states that it should give you a moisturising effect that lasts for 18 hours however I am a bit skeptical about this.

Re-touch Anti-Dark Circle Concealer – 

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Again this states that is an 18hr moisturising product and again I do not quite agree with this. This anti-dark circle concealer comes in a yellow shade and it neutralises your dark panda looking eyes.

Again it works well and remember that you do not need to apply too much. What I can add is the packaging of both these concealers is the one were you twist the pen so the product comes out. I generally don’t like using products with this packaging, I prefer the ones that come with a sponge applicator.

Brow Palette Matt & Glow – Powder & Wax – Shade 10 – Now flASH Lights – 

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I love this brow products. Both the wax and powder worked great together. What I like doing is applying the wax first and then go over the empty pieces with the powder – and I found that the powder really filled in my brows well.

But what I like most about this product is that they have a glow shade with speckles of glitter to make your brows glow!! And the glitters really do transfer on your brows! Love!!

Glam & Doll Super black Eyeliner – 

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I always have mixed feelings about eyeliner pens but this one I have been reaching every time I need to apply eyeliner. I find that the pen makes for an easy application and the tip of it helps create a good lined look.

It is also very pigmented and it dries down so quickly!! And this is also waterproof.

Glam & Doll False lashes Mascara – 

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I love using this mascara to separate my lashes and lengthen them. But then I like going over my lashes with a volumising mascara to give my lashes more of a pop feeling!

Again this is waterproof and it doesn’t clump my lashes. The wand is perfect for separating them!

Professional Makeup techniques Face Palette –

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I LOVE this face palette. If you are just starting to build up your makeup collection I really recommend you getting this palette!! You have a contour shade, a bronzer shade, 2 blushes – one matt and one shimmery, you also get one cream highlight and one powder and then you get a matt cream and matt powder.

All of these products work out great. I especially love the highlights, and if you use them together they give you such a gorgeous glow!! I highly recommend this!!

Volumising Lip Balm – Shade 10 Beauty-full lips

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I love the packaging of this product. it is so pink and cute. It also comes in a mint scent and it just moisturises my lips nicely.

Metal Matt Liquid Lip Powder – Shade 30 Jenny From the Bronze

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Pair this product up with a matte liquid lipstick and apply it in the centre and you are good to go! I love this so much and you can use it on its own or else as I said on top of a matte lipstick. It really plumps your lips and gives you an additional glow!

Ultimate Matt Lipstick Shade 40 Dramatic Lilatic!

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This is such a gorgeous shade for the autumn/winter!! I love pairing this with the metal matt liquid lip powder, I think the two go great together!! It is a lovely matt shade on its own too and it lasts long.

Matt Lip Artist – 6hr shade 40 HibisKiss Proof

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I love this colour, would not technically call it an autumn/winter shade but I still like it! You can pair this up with a natural look and wear this and your makeup would pop!!

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The finished look from the video

Have you tried any of the products out? Or any other Catrice Cosmetics products? Let me know in the comments down below!! 

Thank you so much for reading and HAPPY WEEKEND! 

Love Kezia

xoxo

Collective Makeup Haul

Hi Makeup lovers,

How are you all doing today?

I simply had to come here and share with you all my latest video! This time it was all about the latest makeup products to my collection.

Now I purchased these all throughout autumn/winter so I did not purchase these all at one go!!

Here were the products I purchased – 

MAC Retro Matte – Ruby Woo

A perfect red matte lipstick – love the red shade of this lipstick and it is one of the most popular shades of Mac lipsticks!
MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick – Topped with Brandy

MAC recently came out with new shades in their Retro Matte liquid lipstick line and I had to pick this shade! It’s a lovely a deep brown shade.
Purchased from Cult Beauty –
Pixi – It’s Judy Time Eyeshadow Palette

I love this eyeshadow palette. The shadows are very pigmented and last all day. They are also easy to blend.
NYX Strobe Genius Illumination Palette

I love this palette. I love the powder highlights and they have a lovely finish.
Purchased from NYX Malta –
NYX HD Photogenic Foundation

I tried this once and was a little disappointed as I had high hopes for this foundation! I thought it would have high coverage but it isn’t so. In my opinion it’s more of a foundation with medium coverage. Will try to test it out more.
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream – Stockholm & London

I love the formula of these lip creams. They don’t last long but they are so small so you can easily take them with you wherever you go to reapply.
NYX HD Photogenic Concealer – Fair

I love this concealer. It stays nicely on the under eye regions of the face and is long lasting. It also has a lovely finish and doesn’t crease when set well with the right powder!
Sleek – Precious Metals Highlighting Palette

I love this highlighting palettes. I love the cream highlight and just by using my fingertips I apply it to my highest parts of my cheekbones. It just have the perfect golden shimmer highlights!
Purchased from ladymakeup.eu

Don’t forget that I have a 10% discount code that you can use at checkout – KEZIA10
NYX High Voltage Lipstick – Wine and Dine

Love the shade of this lipstick – such a gorgeous deep wine.
MUA – Velvet Lip Lacquer – Passion

This is a gorgeous coral peach shade – perfect for the summer season!
L’Oreal True Match Foundation

Ever since I tried this foundation I absolutely fell in love with. It is such a lovely foundation with buildable coverage! Lasts for a while but you will definitely need to retouch it after a couple of hours. It is also not heavy on the skin.
L’Oreal Color Caresse Shine Stain – Berry Persistent and Lilac Everafter

I don’t like these much – they are very patchy and sticky.
Golden Rose Lipstick – Shade 12

Have’t tried this out on the lips yet!
Catrice All Matt Plus Foundation

I haven’t tried this one out yet but when I do I will surely let you all know!
Catrice Liquid Camouflage Concealer – Porcelain

I have been loving this concealer! It sits well and doesn’t crease! However I prefer the NYX one over this.
Catrice Glow Mineral Highlighting Powder – Shade 10 Light Infusion

This is such a pretty highlight and you can work it out to be an intense one too!
Catrice All Matt Shine Control Powder

This powder works great and I can mattify my foundation and help it last longer. It has a lovely finish!
Purchased from Flormar Malta –
Flormar Matt Touch Foundation

I love this foundation – love that it has ingredients that also helps the skin! I love the finish of this foundation and it isn’t tacky either!
Flormar Loose Powder

This powder works well with the foundation from Flormar! It just sets everything so nicely and helps it last longer.
Flormar Ultra Black Eyeliner

I am embarrassed to say this but I haven’t tried this out yet.
Flormar Silk Matte Liquid Lipstick – Dark Violet and Fall Rose

I love these matte lipsticks – they honestly last long. They don’t have a strong scent to them but I love the finish look of these 2 lipsticks!
Purchased from Kiko (Rome) –
Kiko Universal Fit Hydrating Foundation

This is a great everyday natural foundation. It is a little sticky at first but do not worry it will settle down nicely!
Kiko 30 days extension night treatment booster

I haven’t tried this out yet!
Kiko Volume Attraction Mascara

I love the effect of these mascaras, they really lengthen and volumise my lashes!
Kiko Matte Lipstick – Shade 319 Velvet Passion

This I actually haven’t tried out yet!
Purchased from Wycon (Rome) –
Wycon Midnight Holiday Blush – Vintage Babe

OMG I love this blush. Besides the fact that it has amazing packaging, it also blends nicely on the skin! I love the two pink shades of the blush they blend nicely together.
Wycon Prime & Fine Powder

I love this powder, it was one of my monthly favourites of April. I just love the finished look it gives!
Wycon Champagne Party Lips – Monroe

This lipstick is goals – it just have a lovely red shade to it – the perfect signature to a Marilyn Monroe look.

Wycon Liquid Lipstick – Plum Call, All about Love and Wine Word

I love these lipsticks – they really last long and has a lovely finishing look!

(Sorry for the lack of pictures but you can view all the items in my video)

Have you tried out any of these products? Would you like to? 

Comment down below!!

Thank you so much for reading/watching!

Love Kezia

Happy weekend!

xoxo

Spring Evening Makeup Tutorial

Hi everyone, 

Hope you are all enjoying a Spring day! Well except for your Australian ones who have changed into Autumn instead.

Yesterday I uploaded a NEW VIDEO which I obviously wanted to come here and share with you all.

It was a collaboration with my good friend Farah Asif. You can check out and support her channel too!

We both did a Spring Makeup Look but she did a morning look whilst I took care of those who were looking for a more evening styled spring look!

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The products I used were – 

NYX Angel Veil Primer
Gerard Cosmetics Slay All Day Setting Spray
Catrice Liquid Camouflage High Coverage Concealer
ELF Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced Bon Bons Eyeshadow Palette – shades – Cotton Candy and Divinity
Urban Decay All Nighter Liquid Foundation
Wycon Cosmetics Prime & Fine Powder – Shade 2
Catrice – All Matt Shine Control Powder
BH Cosmetics HD Brow Pencil
Max Factor Natural Brow Gel
Glitter Fix Liquid
Pressed Glitter Palette
Lashes from – http://www.bornprettystore.com/5pairsbox-seamless-handmade-false-eyelash-cross-criss-fake-lash-p-14501.html
miss Sporty Kohl Kajal eye pencil
Rimmel Glam Eyes Liquid Eyeliner
Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer
Milani Powder Blush Tea Rose
NYX Strobe of Genius Illuminating Palette – applied with the a fan brush from bornprettystore.com – http://www.bornprettystore.com/shape-blush-brush-foundation-powder-makeup-brushes-beauty-make-cosmetic-blending-tool-p-36690.html
Milani Runway Lashes Instant Volume Mascara
Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip Alyssa

What do you think of my look? Comment down below! 

Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Thank you so much for reading/watching!

Love Kezia

xoxo