30 Nov 2015

November Favourites 2015!

Well, November is over, and so finals begin. I jumped right back into makeup as a coping mechanism while writing my term papers- so here are my favourites for this month!



Only a few things this month, and the majority of them eye stuff! I finally learned how to do eye shadow properly this month and got really excited- thank you, YouTube tutorials. I finally learned what transition shades and blending were....

Let's get to it!



I fell back in love with my Electric Palette by Urban Decay- particularly the shades Urban (blue-purple) and Fringe (the teal, which I'd never particularly liked before). I discovered the magic of layering these shadows over a black base. It's incredible!



Here are some looks I've done with the palette!



Said black base is the NYX Jumbo Shadow pencil in Black Bean. This base is the bomb. Fully opaque, matte black, a little sticky, smudgable, and makes shadows pop! NYX's Jumbo eye pencil in Milk (white) is already my Holy Grail go-to for a white base under colourful shadows, and Black Bean is just as good for making shimmery shadows intense as hell!



One such shadow is the MakeUp Geek foiled eyeshadow in the shade Center Stage, a beautiful foiled sapphire. I bought this shade and never really used it until this month- now it's one of my favourite eyeshadows! It looks amazing over NYX's Black Bean, and is an amazing, unexpected pop of colour for smokey eye looks.






Remember how I was saying that I learned what a transtition shade was? Well, this is pretty much the one I used all month. MakeUp Geek's Peach Smoothie is insanely pigmented and smooth, and makes my shadows blend out beautifully.



Lastly, I have the Wet N Wild Contouring Palette in Caramel Toffee. The lighting in this picture is making the colours go off- the highlight side is a lot more pink than yellow in person, and the contour a lot cooler-toned. I've been using this a lot, just the contour side, but I'm not totally sold- it's good for a very subtle contour, easy to use and blend, but you almost have to scrape your brush against the powder to get any product.

Well, that's what I've been loving in the month of November! What were your favourite products this much?



2 comments:

  1. Transition and blending shades change everything. I never liked the concept of them... I mean... brown is boring right? Ugh, why bother! But the way it changes how you blend is incredible. Good on you for learning it now! I only picked up on it in the last 3-4 years and I'm 32 years old! EESH!

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    1. Exactly what I thought, like, why would I want to spend money on a matte brown when there's so many pretty greens and blues and oranges? It's totally changed my eyeshadow life though!

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