Makeup Tips

Sep 01

Can you make your own Lipstick out of Crayons?

DIY can be a great way to save money and create something that you just can’t seem to find, but is there such a thing as being too crafty? DIY furniture, decor, painting and even clothes can be great, but DIY makeup? Not so much.

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Aug 31

Posts you may have missed

My lifestyle bog Evie’s Life launches on Monday the 1st of September, make sure you head on over to evieslife.com to check it out! Also be sure to follow me on  Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Newsletter and Youtube for more Makeup Tips.

Best Eye Cream for Sensitive Eyes

Eye Primer Basics

How to use a Hydrating Mist

OCC Lip Tar Review

Aug 30

OVER HYPED: OCC Lip Tar
OCC were one of the first brands to start the lip lacquer not a gloss/not a lipstick/not a stain phase in lip products and now just about every brand you can think of is doing their own variations. If you’ve ever read anything about makeup you’d know the OCC Lip Tars get a lot of a hype and quite frankly I can’t quite understand why. No matter how little or much product I use and no matter what technique or tool I use to apply them they bleed, feather, smudge,  smear, don’t last long, dry out and irritate my lips, accentuate flakiness, apply unevenly, fade unevenly, have an overpowering smell and the packaging has a tendency to leak everywhere. I have tried many shades from dark to light and bright thinking certain shades just may work better than others but the result is always the same and I always remember why I don’t like them. I think these are a major disappointment and I’m annoyed I wasted so much money on them. I much prefer products like YSL Glossy Stains, Maybelline Color Elixirs and Klara Cosmetics Kiss Proof Lips.
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OVER HYPED: OCC Lip Tar

OCC were one of the first brands to start the lip lacquer not a gloss/not a lipstick/not a stain phase in lip products and now just about every brand you can think of is doing their own variations. If you’ve ever read anything about makeup you’d know the OCC Lip Tars get a lot of a hype and quite frankly I can’t quite understand why. No matter how little or much product I use and no matter what technique or tool I use to apply them they bleed, feather, smudge,  smear, don’t last long, dry out and irritate my lips, accentuate flakiness, apply unevenly, fade unevenly, have an overpowering smell and the packaging has a tendency to leak everywhere. I have tried many shades from dark to light and bright thinking certain shades just may work better than others but the result is always the same and I always remember why I don’t like them. I think these are a major disappointment and I’m annoyed I wasted so much money on them. I much prefer products like YSL Glossy Stains, Maybelline Color Elixirs and Klara Cosmetics Kiss Proof Lips.

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Aug 29

Spritz skin with a hydrating facial mist before applying moisturiser, you’ll use less product and get more hydration.

Aug 27

Eye Primer Basics

Back to the basics: Eye Primer

An eye primer is a cream or liquid product designed to help improve eyeshadow and eyeliner application, colour and longevity.

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Aug 25

harempantsginger said: I have very sensitive eyes and am searching for a good eye cream that won’t irritate my eyes and make them sting. Do you have any recommendations?

Did you know the skin around your eyes is ten times thinner then your face? Fact. This means it is super important to take care of the skin around your eyes, especially since this is where the first signs of aging usually appear. No one wants crows feet, fine lines or crepey eyelids so prevention is the best cure.

If you’re one like me and have sensitive eyes that have a hard time getting on with mascara, eyeliner, eyeshadow and eye makeup remover don’t fear eye cream just yet as there are many great gentle and natural alternatives on the market.

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Aug 24

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Back to the basics: Why you need to Remove Eye Makeup

Create the perfect Base for Eyeliner

Eyeliner Brushes 101

Maybelline The Rocket Mascara Review

Aug 23

WORTH THE HYPE: Maybelline The Rocket Mascara
Maybelline The Rocket Mascara Review. There are many products on the market that get more hype than they deserve or simply not enough, however that’s not the case with Maybelline The Rocket which gets just the right amount of hype that it deserves, it is easily one of my favourties on a drugstore level. This mascara has the perfect plastic spiky brush for catching every lash and giving ultimate volume and it also does a fantastic job at giving lashes a load of length and lift, in other words it gives you BIG lashes. After using this, lashes look long and thick which is something I love and it doesn’t work too bad for the lower lashes either. The brush is quite large so it’s important to be careful when applying or you may end up with mascara all over your eyelids.   The formula is very wet which is something I’m usually cautious of because wet mascaras are often clumpy ones, this mascara does start to clump when you try to add more coats, but other than that it’s good. I also love that because this mascara does have such a wet formula it means there is no flaky (something I hate in mascara) I haven’t had any issues with the formula smearing or smudging, but if you are cautious you would be best to get the waterproof version. I only wish it would launch in Australia. 
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WORTH THE HYPE: Maybelline The Rocket Mascara

Maybelline The Rocket Mascara Review. There are many products on the market that get more hype than they deserve or simply not enough, however that’s not the case with Maybelline The Rocket which gets just the right amount of hype that it deserves, it is easily one of my favourties on a drugstore level. This mascara has the perfect plastic spiky brush for catching every lash and giving ultimate volume and it also does a fantastic job at giving lashes a load of length and lift, in other words it gives you BIG lashes. After using this, lashes look long and thick which is something I love and it doesn’t work too bad for the lower lashes either. The brush is quite large so it’s important to be careful when applying or you may end up with mascara all over your eyelids.   The formula is very wet which is something I’m usually cautious of because wet mascaras are often clumpy ones, this mascara does start to clump when you try to add more coats, but other than that it’s good. I also love that because this mascara does have such a wet formula it means there is no flaky (something I hate in mascara) I haven’t had any issues with the formula smearing or smudging, but if you are cautious you would be best to get the waterproof version. I only wish it would launch in Australia.

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Aug 22

Eyeliner, Eyelash and Eyebrow Brushes: Eyeliner brushes come in all different shapes and sizes so you will always be able to find one that suits your fancy and gives you the look you want to achieve. Whether you want a super thin precise brush or a thick, dense brush chances are you’ll be able to find one. Brushes aren’t essential for the lashes, but having them on hand means you can do a few nifty little tips and tricks. The everyday girl or beginner doesn’t need every one of these brushes and can just stick to an angled brush and spoolie to get perfect eyeliner and well-groomed brows.
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Eyeliner, Eyelash and Eyebrow Brushes: Eyeliner brushes come in all different shapes and sizes so you will always be able to find one that suits your fancy and gives you the look you want to achieve. Whether you want a super thin precise brush or a thick, dense brush chances are you’ll be able to find one. Brushes aren’t essential for the lashes, but having them on hand means you can do a few nifty little tips and tricks. The everyday girl or beginner doesn’t need every one of these brushes and can just stick to an angled brush and spoolie to get perfect eyeliner and well-groomed brows.

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