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December goodies

21 Dec
Hello hello!!

Can you believe that in just 4 sleeps it will be Christmas? It is such a beautiful time of year. Other then the oh so glorious presents, people are generally happier. And the food, don’t even get me started on the food.

This year James and I are going to his Grandma’s house for Christmas lunch. His parents come down from Canberra and his Uncle from Melbourne drives up as well. They’re such a caring family, they have really made me feel like one of the them. Anyway, enough mushy stuff, onto the haul.

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In one of my recent pre-Christmas hauls, I picked up a gorgeous slightly shimmery mauve colour eyeshadow by Maybelline. It is a part of their MNY range. It has become my go to Christmas look. It is just so beautiful. It has a gold shimmer through the red that makes it completely wearable for work and play. I did have one similar to this from Covergirl or Max Factor that I completely adored but it is off with the makeup fairies now. Sad.

A discovery thanks to Rachael Jade were Maybelline’s Smoochies. Bought from Priceline, they are reasonably priced but lacking in variety. I bought two our of the three available but sometime after Christmas I will probably buy the last one to complete the set. So far I’m enjoying them, they’re nice on my lips, add a little bit of tint and looks charming underneath the MNY sparkly lipgloss I also bought.

My recent move to the outer suburbs has been fantastic. Along side the birds singing is a wholesale makeup shop. Oh yes! They stock makeup that you can no longer purchase from regular makeup retailers. I found some little goodies that I am looking forward to trying. I grabbed a pack of Mary Kate and Ashley mattifying papers, basically it just helps to blot away any oil on your face. I’m not sure about their brand and how it ranks, but these will be very handy for my bag. I also picked up a blue tone eyeshadow pallet from Maybelline. Blue is one of those colours that I just haven’t gotten into, so we will give it a go. I’m thinking of a bit of a smokey eye may be calling from the pallet. I do have a navy blue mascara and now a navy eye pencil to add to my collection. Maybe that alongside the gold liquid liner could be some out there party look that I may not attempt… πŸ˜€

This has been over a couple of weeks and pretty much all of them were bought on sale minus the Smoochies. I’m testing them all out still to see what works for me but at the moment my MNY eyeshadow is definitely winning.

I do know that I am getting some pretty exciting stuff for Christmas, so no doubt, that will be up here soon.

Have a lovely Christmas every one! Spend time with your loved ones and eat lots of good food, if there is ever a time for it, it is now.

Love Matilde xx

My every day makeup

7 Oct
Hello hello!

After the excitement of yesterday I’ve come back down to more steady ground. Kind of. It’s a bit of a mess trying to get this all finalised. I guess it’s not just like we are buying a pair of shoes. It’s a little but bigger than that.

I thought I would share my everyday makeup routine with you all because I love seeing everyone else do their stuff. As I’m still very novice to all of this, I don’t actually have any brushes or fancy tools. I have my fingers and toilet paper to clean up any of the messes. I am going to do a but of research into brushes and see what I can afford πŸ™‚

Every morning I shower, use my Olay cleanser that I mentioned in an . I tone with my Nateo Young toner and moisturise with My tinted SPF15 Dove moisturiser. I don’t use concealer or foundation unless I am going somewhere a bit special – the tint in the moisturiser evens out my skin tone enough and helps dull my redness. Once all that slightly boring stuff is done I get onto the makeup.

I find that greens and browns and colours on the darker side of the spectrum work best with my skin tone. I found this little cheeky pallet for $3 from a cheapy shop when I was in desperate need of something a bit new. I’m not super picky when it comes to brand, as long as it does what it is supposed to, that is my main priority.

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So I generally start off with number 1 on this pallet which is an army green sort of colour in the outer corner of my lid. I usually use my index finger to work it into the crease.
Then I get number 2 and work it in the middle third of my lid. I blend it in with the outer corner.
Once it move onto number three a wipe it across my eye from the inner corner to just before the end of the outer corner.
Last, I use number 4 right in the inner part of my eye so it gets a little bit of gold on the top and under my eye. I use my pinky finger for this one.

After I do my eyeshadow I go onto the liquid eyeliner. The skill in which I recently mastered! Yay! If I can get it super thin on my upper lash line, that is how it stays. If I happen to flinch and my brush moves a little then my line is a bit thicker. Today it was a little thicker, I had a super crazy urge to sneeze.

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Once I’m happy with my liquid eyeliner I move onto pencil liner. Once upon a time I would just use black eyeshadow on my lower water line but I moved on from that stage of my life. Also, it’s kind of hard to do the upper water line with powder. I am also at a stage where I like to only line a third of my lower water line. So that is my next step…

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I line the lower water line about a third of the way across and also just under the water line. Once I do that I smudge the liner a little bit with my ring finger. I line the upper water line the whole way across.

So the process is nearly over. I already have quite long eye lashes but I like to define them a little. I don’t curl or anything, I just whack a little bit of mascara on. One thing I do with mascara is that I start right from the base of my lash, it fills in any of the gaps my liner missed.

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Once this is all done I add a little bit of 5 from the eyeshadow pallet underneath my eyebrow, down the middle of my nose and the little bit in the middle of my upper lip. I don’t do this every day though, maybe once or twice a week.
My finishing touch is my new favorite gloss, Apocalips in Celestial. It is such a pretty colour.

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So that is it! It takes me around 5 minutes to do this in the morning before work or uni. I find that by applying my moisturiser all over my face and finishing on my eyes, it works almost like a base. It doesn’t crease or fade that much πŸ™‚

Okay, so that is it for today.

Love Matilde xx

I totally forgot to add the final look on me. Oops! Lucky I don’t have a million followers who would notice πŸ™‚
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