No7 Stay Perfect Amazing Eyes Pencil Deep Green review

 

 

Hi everybody!

I am back and today I will be reviewing the No7 Stay Perfect Amazing Eyes Pencil Deep Green. No7 sells a set of pencils that come in five different colours, however I will be reviewing just the green one as this is the colour that caught my eye. I have blue eyes so it was interesting to see the result.

The look:

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Colour & Pigmentation:

It is a metallic deep green, which I adore as it looks vibrant next to my blue eyes. I think it would also be a nice contrast for those of you with brown eyes.

Application:

According to the boots websiteNo7 Stay Perfect Amazing Eye Pencils glide on easily and give intense colour that stays put all day ‘However the reality of using the pencil is rather different. Indeed the pencil is very difficult to apply as it’s hard  and so in order to get any colour, you need to press down on the pencil hard and drag across the eyes- I really don’t like doing that because the skin around the eyes is thin and delicate.

 

I have tried pressing the pencil softly but I hardly obtain any colour when I do this. When I have pressed hard on the point of the pencil and this has actually caused it to crumble or break off. Due to this problem, I also find these pencils difficult to sharpen because the crayon can easily break off or smear across the sharpener.

Packaging:

I rather like the packaging. The pencil is double ended- it comes with the pencil crayon on one side and on the other side, there is a sponge tip applicator which is used to blend the pencils and give a smoky effect.

Yet I do find that the packaging is actually very misleading because the pencil looks quite long, but there is only a tiny bit of product in this pencil since half of it is shared with the brush space.

Longevity:

Once applied, the pencil gives long lasting colour and I did not have to reapply at all during the day, which is fantastic since with other eyeliners I have to reapply every 2 hours.

Would I repurchase?

Yes! Although it is somewhat hard to apply it does deliver great results.

Lots of love,

Charlotte xoxo

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Date night: The Great Gatsby Eyes

 

Dear readers,

Today I will be sharing with you a date night look that was inspired by the Great Gatsby. If you haven’t yet seen the film I definitely recommend that you do because it is absolutely stunning and an absolute tear jerker! Hope you enjoy the look and don’t hesitate to share your own make up tutorials.

So from the girls in the film I saw that the make-up of the 20’s was super-smoky! This was because ‘King Tutankhamun’s tomb was discovered in the early ’20s and the world went crazy for everything Egyptian, including Cleopatra’s famed kohl eyes.’ (< http://thebeautygypsy.com/great-gatsby-makeup/>).

To recreate the ’20s sooty effect, I am using the urban decay naked palette. Here are the easy to follow steps:

1.Apply the colour ‘buck’ to your crease


2.Apply colour ‘naked’ just above the crease for a smooth transition


3.Apply the colour ‘creep’ to the outer v and crease


4.Apply the colour ‘gunmetal’ to the lid


5.Then blend, add mascara and eyeliner


Final look:


So there you have it. Until next time…

Charlotte xoxo

The truth about long eye lashes

I have been wearing make up since I was 13 ( I am now 21).  Due to this experience I can assure you that there is a way to get super long eye lashes without wearing fake eye lashes.

I hear many compliants from my friends and family telling me that they are unable to get long eyelashes and are thinking of resorting to fake eye lashes,  or worse,  a product that makes eye lashes grow.

Firstly, let me make it clear that it’s great to be able to wear fake eye lashes but wouldn’t it just be easier to use a mascara rather than spending more money buying the fake eye lashes and having to stick them on?  Also,  I would like to point out that all these ‘miracle’ products that promise to make your eye lashes grow through a secret serum are Dangerous! I was very interested in these amazing claims so I did some research.

 

 

The key ingredient that is  used in these eye lashes growing products is exactly the same one to treat glaucoma ( an eye disease).  So I’m giving you one tip if you are really set down on buying these products – simply go to the pharmacy to buy the key ingredient rather than buying these expensive products.

 

The thing is because it is used to treat a disease it is probably not a good idea to use if you don’t actually have it,  right?  It’s like taking medication if you are not ill.  rather there are side effects.  One of my friends has told me that she now sees specks in her eyes so I’m guessing  it’s a side effect?  Personally I would not want to risk my eyes for longer eyelashes.  Especially when mascaras can actually give you the same result.

 

I can pretty much use any mascara and get really long eye lashes.  However this has taken many years to master and some have little patience. Therefore, I would like to recommend a great mascara that makes it really easy to get longer eye lashes.

 

This mascara is called ” they’re real ” from benefit cosmetics. All you need is a few strokes and you will be amazed with the results.  I have been complimented many times and someone even asked me if they were fake.

 

But before you get into a cufufel telling me that you did not get the desired look please do look at these little tips to keep in mind:

 

TOP TIPS

 

  1. Practice makes perfect, you are not necessarily going to get the best look the first time you try but eventually you will get the knack on how to get longer eyelashes

 

  1. Do spend time on your eye lashes.  It’s like when you work out.- you’re not gonna get super fit if you spend only 4 minutes at the gym.  Spend at least 10 minutes on your eyelashes before saying that this mascara is crap.

 

  1. It’s ok to get bits of mascara on your eyelid. I do it all the time.  All you need to do is wipe off the bits that you do not want and you can continue.

 

I hope this has helped all that have had trouble with their eye lashes previously. Did this mascara work for you?  Do you have any other tips?  Let me know
Xoxo