Sunday, 19 May 2013

Over to the Dark Side.

Even though I said I wouldn't be doing a blog post until I'd finished all my uni work, I decided to give myself a break, cover my face in my new make up purchases and give you a sneaky peak of a new look I'm so in LOVE with.

Earrings; Primark £2 Necklace; H&M £3.99

So this week I've had a bit of a beauty splurge. I decided I needed to save my MAC studio fix foundation so I went to Boots and Superdrug just looking for a cheap everyday foundation. Superdrug are currently offering 3 for 2 on all their cosmetics so I HAD to buy my favourite Maybelline Matte Mousse Foundation so I also Rimmel Match Perfection to get Maybelline's Great Lash Mascara free. I then went on to get 3 for 2 on the MUA products and got a Blusher, Bronzer and a Concealer. I really recommend the concealer its BRILLIANT and only a quid! I also bought an MUA eyebrow pencil as my current one had been sharpened down to the end of its life. Whilst I was also in Superdrug I thought I'd treat myself to a new foundation brush, I've used a Superdrug one before my last brush and honestly I don't know why I ever changed brands, its super soft, smoothes the foundation and gives your skin a really even tone. Its easy to clean and dry and it lasts for ages!
I then decided to go into Boots and as I had a £3 off No.7 I decided to take a look at their mascaras (you can never have too many!!) I have used quite a few of their mascaras and really like them, but I've only ever bought them with a voucher as I do think they are quite pricey and they're not any better than other high street brands! The last product I bought was a shade I have never tried before but I have seen many people try it and I really liked the look. I have been looking everywhere for a really good dark dark purpley/red lipstick. When I saw the name New Black written on 17's Lipstick I assumed it was actually black so never paid much attention to it. But actually it is just the colour I'd been looking for! It's really dark but you can decide how dark you want it by using a piece of tissue and dabbing your lips to take some of the colour out. It is really pigmented and is really moisturizing on your lips!

So for this new look, I used all of the products shown in the above picture.
Maybelline Matte Mousse - Nude - £7.99
Rimmel Match Perfection Pressed Powder - Classic Beige - £5.99
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara - Blackest Black - £4.99
MUA Bronzer - Shade 1 - £1
MUA Blusher - Shade 5 - £1
MUA Concealer - Natural - £1
MUA Liquid Eyeliner - Black - £1
MUA Eyebrow Pencil - Brunette - £1
17 - New Black - £4.49 
Superdrug Foundation Brush - £3.99 
No. 7 Intense Volume Mascara - Black - £9.50

With the lips being so dark and prominent in this look, you need to be careful to not cape the eyes in make up and keep them quite simple. You can do a slight smokey look but just be careful to to make it too top heavy. I just stuck to a gentle line of eyeliner across the top lid and kept the rest of the lid bare and nothing on the bottom lid. But I guess it's completely up to you, and what suits you best!

To finish the look I just added my Gold Cross earrings from Primark and my favourite necklace at the moment from H&M.

These are all products I will continue to buy time and time again. They are great for quick application but create a lovely night out look as well. I think I'll have to be quite daring to wear the lipstick for an everyday look but it is definitely my new night out look! 

What do you think of the look? Let me know with your comments below, I love all the feedback from you lovely readers!


  1. Looks lovely on you.
    Wish I was brave enough to wear this colour!


    1. Thank you! It honestly is my favourite lip colour at the moment! Give it a try!

  2. This look really suits you - really wish I could pull off a look like this! Lovely blog! X

  3. Loooove the lipstick, really suits you!

    Thanks for sending me your link on twitter, lovely blog, following now :-)


    1. Thank you honey :) now following you too! Some brilliant posts over there!

  4. Your pout is fabulous, you carry off this colour so well :)

    Love Kate at prettylittleus


  5. That lipstick is such a nice berry shade, looks great on you!

    The next time I visit Boots, I am going to head to 17 stand.

    Shanaz @ La Belle Aventure