First Impression: Kat Von D Thunderstruck Eyeshadow

I couldn’t resist this when I was on Debenhams repurchasing the Tattoo Liner. I’m still ill so I haven’t used it in a look yet, but here’s a little first impression.

The packaging is nice – you can the shade inside so you’re not guessing or turning over all your compacts to find the right shade. The powder is lovely and soft to apply BUT after seeing all the hype on this I did expect it to be much shinier and reflective. I’ll probably make the most of this as a brow highlight as I prefer that to be less intense.

What do you think? Have you tried Thunderstruck? Would you like comparisons to other highlighters like my own and MAC Vanilla pigment?

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When Makeup Goes Bad

I had such a clear idea of how this would look in my head that the way it picked up on camera means I HATE IT.

Instead of scrapping the photos and making that hour and a half a total waste, I’m still posting it to show not all my looks turn out how I imagined. And maybe you’ll still get some inspiration from it.

In real life my face was the same colour as my neck, but under my box lights it was showing up very pink :(

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img_7252Face:
Illamasqua Skin Base 3.5
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Creme Brûlée
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Cream Colour in John Doe
Kryolan Translucent Setting Powder
Illamasqua Powder Eyeshadow in Heroine
NYX Matte Bronzer in Medium
Illamasqua Blusher in Naked Rose
Phee’s Makeup Shop Buzz Unicorn Highlighter

Brows:
Illamasqua Brow Gel in Glimpse
Illamasqua Brow Cake in Stark

Eyes:
Urban Decay Ultimate Naked Basics Palette
Phee’s Makeup Shop Moonstone Luxe Eyeshadow
Phee’s Makeup Shop Tell It To The Frogs Eyeshadow
Phee’s Makeup Shop Trance Unicorn Highlighter
Sugarpill Midori Eyeshadow
Kiko Super Colour Eyeliner in 105 Jade Green
Peaches Makeup #11 Lashes
Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Mascara

Lips:
Melt Cosmetics Mum Lipstick

 

The #UnicornHighlighter

Sometimes I think to myself I’m playing it too safe, I’m being too fucking boring with Phee’s Makeup Shop.

The Luxe Highlighters are so much more majestic and fabulous that they deserve to be called something much more epic. And so the Unicorn Highlighter was born.

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I want Phee’s Makeup Shop to be better than it is right now – more FUN – because at the minute I feel like it’s a bit, bare. All the looks you create with the products are so amazing and so varied that I want the website to reflect all the different things you can do with the products on there.

So I’m ending 2016 and starting 2017 as I mean to go on. Majestic and fabulous as fuck. Have a wonderful and SAFE (Mum in me is coming out) New Year!

If you wanna bathe yourself in Unicorn Highlighter it’s available right now for £20 or if it’s your first order you can get 25% off making it £15

Current Skincare Routine

My skin is far from perfect, but this new range of products that I’ve been using has really improved the texture and tone of my skin more than anything. I still get blemishes (hormonal and when I eat too much sugar) but I’m loving how my skin looks overall more than ever.

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Even though I don’t have a photo of it as I don’t have it on me, to take off my makeup I use the Pixi Nourishing Cleansing Balm. You only need the tiniest amount to melt off all your makeup and it smells gorgeous. Whenever I don’t have it to hand I’ll use Coconut Oil to do the same job.

Use a damp flannel to take everything off and you’re good to go with your cleanser.

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Realgar

It’s been a while since I busted out the Anastasia Modern Renaissance Palette so here we go with the with the warm tones again.

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Face:
Illamasqua Skin Base 2.0 & 3.5 mixed
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Creme Brulee
Kryolan Translucent Setting Powder
OCC Creme Colour in John Doe)
Illamasqua Heroine Powder Eyeshadow
NYX Matte Bronzer in Medium
Phee’s Makeup Shop Gloaming Luxe Highlighter
Illamasqua Naked Rose Powder Blusher

Brows:
Illamasqua Glimpse Brow Gel

Eyes:
Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette (Golden Ochre, Raw Sienna, Burnt Orange, Realgar, Cyprus Umber)
Phee’s Makeup Shop Sunset Highlighter (3 shades mixed together)
Kat Von D Trooper Tattoo Liner
Urban Decay Fireball Razor Sharp Liner
NYX Black Gel Liner and Smudger
Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Mascara
Peaches Makeup #9 Lashes

Lips:
Urban Decay Junkie Vice Lipstick
Kiko Intense Long Lasting Colour Liner Pencil #9

Vixen

I’ve been itching to try glitter lips ever since my Lit order came in and I finally had a few minutes spare to give it a go on Christmas Eve.

Some words of wisdom if you plan on wearing them over party season:
– Some glitter WILL come off on whatever your drinking from/eating
– It will feel heavy on your lips, especially with product on your lips
– Remove with an oil based remover (coconut oil, saves the day every time)

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Face
Illamasqua Skin Base 3.5 & 2.0 mixed
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Creme Brulee
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics John Doe Creme Colour
Kryolan Translucent Setting Powder
Illamasqua Heroine Powder Eyeshadow
NYX Matte Bronzer in Medium
Phee’s Makeup Shop Gloaming Luxe Highlighter
Illamasqua Naked Rose Powder Blusher

Brows
Illamasqua Brow Gel in Glimpse

Eyes
Urban Decay Enigma Primer Potion
Kat Von D Metal Matte Palette (Bone, Jet, Moss, Watt)
Phee’s Makeup Shop Gloaming Luxe Highlighter (over Watt)
Kat Von D Trooper Tattoo Liner
Kiko #9 Intense Colour Long Lasting Eyeliner Pencil
NYX Black Gel Liner and Smudger
Phee’s Makeup Shop Pyrite Eyeshadow
Illamasqua Sealing Gel

Lashes
Peaches Makeup #9 Lashes
Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Mascara

Lips
Armani Beauty Lip Magnet in 401
LIT Cosmetics Vixen #1 Glitter