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    Tuesday, 16 October 2018

    EASY SFX MAKEUP: BULLET HOLE WOUND

    Hey lovelies! A tutorial is up on my YouTube channel on how to create super easy special effects bullet hole wounds using just only 3 products! Check it out huns - if you struggle with Halloween looks I’ve broken this right down for you!







    Enjoy huns and if you watched thank you so much x
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    Monday, 15 October 2018

    MORPHE X JACLYN HILL - THE VAULT COLLECTION SWATCHES & FIRST IMPRESSIONS

    Hey lovelies! Here we are again with more products that I’ve bought for us to review! I say us because I feel like I buy products for us all to try out I feel like we’re best friends and we’re all shopping together and buying things and testing it out and talking about how we feel - i dunno!haha 

    So I’m so late on the Morphe X Jaclyn Hill Vault Collection - I’ve just got so many eyeshadows & palettes in my kit and it makes me think WOW do I really need more? But my inner shopping addict took over my body and made me finally buy the collection.

    I have the first Morphe X Jaclyn Hill Palette and it’s one of my favourite palettes in my collection so I was very hopeful that I’d love the Vault Collection just the same!

    So what I want to do is swatch each palette in this blog post and give my first impressions and from that I want to film 4 YouTube tutorials showing you looks you can use with each individual palette (because some people might not want to buy the whole collection) so keep your eyes peeled on my YouTube channel for those tuts coming out soon!



    So let’s talk about the facts. I purchased the Vault Collection on the Morphe UK website for £49 with standard free shipping. I ordered on the Sunday and it arrived on the Wednesday. In the Vault Collection you receive 4 palettes; Ring The Alarm, Armed & Gorgeous, Dark Magic & Bling Boss. Each palette has 10 shades in making the whole collection add up to 40 shades.
    THAT WORKS OUT AT £1.23 PER EYESHADOW!!!!!!!!!!!


    My first impressions were..the packaging is great! For 4 palettes it's so compact perfect for travelling, I'm going to Amsterdam for a few days in November and don't want to take many palettes so will definitely be taking one of these. When I started to open each palette I was just blown away at the colours. Some of the shades may seem unwearable to some people, however, being a makeup artist there are some shades in these palettes that I've been needing for a long time. I also love that there's a mirror in each one! There's no longer an excuse for brands not to put mirrors in palettes. Fact. 

    So let's take a closer look...

    RING THE ALARM



    RING THE ALARM. This palette is a bit of me. It's filled with warm toned cranberries and browns with a few golds and pinks and I'm here for it! I've used this palette a few times for my day to day makeup and for some of my Instagram Halloween Looks - I'm absolutely loving them - I have no problems with the formulation, pigment or blending I think they're fantastic - my current favourite shades are: Bomb Ass, Mugshot, Secret and On Camera. If you love warm tones - get this!



    DARK MAGIC



    DARK MAGIC. I feel like because I'm someone who's quite creative with makeup I instantly look at this palette and I know what look to do with it. However, I know not everyone works that way! So I can understand why some people might freak out when they look at this but I love all these deep teals and forest greens it's so nice to see something refreshing and different than the same old shadows! I'll be uploading a YouTube tutorial soon on how to use this! I think the shades in here are absolutely flawless, the shades Power Cut, Potion & Trickery are my favourites!



    BLING BOSS



    BLING BOSS. If you've got green eyes like me then you need this because purple/maroon eyeshadows make our eye colour POP! This palette is full of purples, maroons and rose golds! I've also used this palette to create some looks and honestly I love it. My favourite shades are Gem, Sparks, Pizzaz & Berry Treasure.



    ARMED & GORGEOUS



    ARMED & GORGEOUS. Ohhh huns, this palette. if I was an eyeshadow palette this would be me. Golds, warm browns and a forest green! I cannot stop wearing this palette, I'm honestly obsessed. I can't wait to film a look using this palette, I might have to do 5 videos because I've got too many ideas! My favourite shades are Access, Coin, Gilt Trip, Secure, Classified, Top Secret & Smooth Criminal (basically the whole palette).



    Huns, if you don't have this get it. The quality is absolutely exceptional and if you don't want the full collection you can buy the palettes separately! I am honestly blown away by these shadows and I can't wait to start creating some looks! I've been using them daily and for a few Halloween looks but I just can't wait to sit down and have a proper play with each palette! Keep your eyes peeled on my YouTube Channel for alllllll the looks to come using these gorg shades!

    Have you bought the Vault Collection? What are your thoughts? Which palette are you most drawn to? Let me know in the comments! See you in the next post!

    Rebecca x
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    Thursday, 11 October 2018

    NYX CAN'T STOP WON'T STOP - WORTH THE BUY?

    Hey lovelies! Guess what we have today - another affordable foundation review! Aren't I just treating you this week huns! So today's review is of the brand new NYX Can't Stop, Won't Stop Full Coverage Foundation. This foundation has taken the internet in it's stride and created so much hype since the launch..and rightly so!

    The product comes in an impressive 45 shades, we love that. I think this foundation was created in collaboration with Alissa Ashley and she did an incredible job helping with the shade ranges, as always I'm pretty good at picking up my shade online so it was super easy to see which shade I wanted!

    This foundation claims: 

    "Lightweight, waterproof and pigmented AF, our new Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Full Coverage Foundation hustles as hard as you do. This comfy liquid formula comes in 45 flattering tones that don’t transfer. Every creamy shade glides on smooth, delivering matte coverage and colour that stays true for up to 24 hours. Our little over achiever also works to control shine and mattify your complexion all-day long. But it doesn’t stop there: this foundation is non-comedogenic and suitable for normal, oily, combination, and sensitive skin types." - NYXCosmetics.co.uk

    So let's get on with the good stuff!




    So I purchased the foundation from the NYX UK website as I have a pro account that gets me 20% off their products, which made this foundation £12 for me, however the original retail price is £15. Now in comparison to my last post where we reviewed The Ordinary Coverage Foundation for £6, there is a £9 difference. However, if we compare the NYX foundation to my favourite foundation ever MAC Studio Fix (£26), the difference is £11. So I think the price point for the NYX foundation is pretty reasonable considering we get a pump as well.

    You get 30mls of product and there are 45 shades to choose from! I chose the shade 'Classic Tan' which is a beautiful shade, I could go a little darker for night time so I might purchase 'Golden' also! but Classic Tan is perfect for daytime for me! For reference I'm an NC40 in MAC Studio Fix. So now all that's out the way - LET'S REVIEW!





    So as always, when I review a foundation, I use all my normal skincare, face products, brushes etc just to make sure there's nothing that could affect the performance of the foundation. I'm just going to put this out there and say it, this foundation is fantastic. I feel like I just need to say that I'm going to ramble on for the next few paragraphs about how fantastic this foundation really is.

    It is definitely a full coverage foundation, it covered all my freckles and imperfections and also built up really well. The finish is definitely matte, I'm actually surprised at how matte it actually kept throughout the day because I do have an oily skin type, so if you are a dry skin type I would suggest really prepping your skin and making sure it's well hydrated before applying this as I feel like it could cling to any dry areas.

    As always I only set my T-Zone with powder and left the rest of my face, this isn't a problem for this foundation because it dries down and feels so comfortable on the skin - it barely feels like you're wearing foundation and it definitely doesn't feel heavy on the skin.

    I finished my makeup off and that was it! I wore the foundation from 11am - 8pm and when I looked in the mirror to take my makeup off, I'm not lying it barely looked any different to when I applied it that morning. My skin still looked flawless I just had a little bit of patchiness underneath my chin from where I'd been resting my hand. 

    This foundation reminds me so much of MAC Studio Fix I juts feel like this one has more of a matte finish. It is honestly a beautiful, beautiful foundation and I've been wearing it for 6 days in a row now. I'm obsessed, I'm honestly obsessed. 

    Every day that I've been wearing this foundation I've just had that confidence that throughout the day I know my foundation isn't going to budge. That's what I look for in a foundation and that's why I love Studio Fix so much and the fact that this one is so much cheaper and matches up to that level of quality for me - is a winner.

    Would I wear it again? Yes.
    Would I wear it in the daytime? Yes.
    Would I wear it on a night out? Yes.
    Worth the price? Yes.
    Would I repurchase? Yes.
    Is this full coverage? Yes.

    I hope you enjoyed this review on the NYX Can't Stop, Won't Stop Full Coverage Foundation. If you're a full coverage lover - I urge you to try this, you will not be disappointed! Have you tried this foundation? what did you think? Let me know in the comments below! See you in my next post!

    Rebecca x

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    Tuesday, 9 October 2018

    THE MOST PINTEREST WORTHY BRUSHES

    Hey lovelies! I’m back and this week we’ve got 3 blog posts and a Youtube video! And to kick off your Monday - we’re delving into the most beautiful brushes ever created - Cosmic Brushes. 


    (Blood Moon Set)

    Don’t these brushes just SCREAM Pinterest! But that’s not even the best part! Cosmic Brushes are cruelty free, handmade and are all synthetic brushes! But what makes them stand out from the rest is that they’re not private labelled and they’re the best synthetic brushes I’ve ever used for as long as I’ve been doing makeup. 

    I was introduced to the brand when I was hired to be their makeup artist on a campaign shoot for their new collection. Cosmic Brushes were kind enough to gift me with some of their beautiful brushes for me to play with before the shoot*! I’ve been using these brushes (including their new collection) since September. I’m super excited to share with you some of my favourite brushes from the brand that I now, couldn’t live without. Talking about the products with the Cosmic Brushes team made me realise how much effort & work goes into these brushes - there is honestly nothing else like this on the market that even compares!


    My new favourite eye brushes are from the Gold Star Eye Set. The set includes 5 beautiful synthetic brushes. 3 of which I cannot possibly live without. I’ll be using these in my upcoming Youtube videos so you can see how I use them but application with these is absolutely flawless.


    This particular brush is from the new Royal Sapphire Set (£55). The Pre-Sale for these brushes is on the 10th October (12pm UK time) and after that the General Release is on the 20th October. I’ve been using this brush for bronzer & blusher and honestly I’m obsessed. I can’t understand how this is synthetic because it feels so much like natural hair - which is good for applying powder products. The size of this brush is perfect for the cheek area! I'm obsessed with this brush and I can't stop using it!


    Ahhh this little beauty! This is my favourite brush from the new Royal Rose Gold Set! I love it for foundation, blending concealer under the eye, applying moisturiser to clients - it’s a good all-rounder! This is also going on Pre-Sale on the 10th October and the General Sale will be 20th October.


    That’s it for today’s post huns! Aren’t these just the most beautiful brushes you’ve ever seen?! I’m in love with them and not sure if I can ever live without them! Make sure you check out Cosmic Brushes - they have some beautiful products! See you in the next post..

    Rebecca x

    *Some of these products were sent to me for free for me to try out, all opinions are my own*
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    Monday, 8 October 2018

    #31DaysOfHalloween - Week 1

    Hey lovelies! Just a little post about an update on the 31 Days Of Halloween Challenge! For those who don't know, this challenge is popular amongst makeup lovers all over the world! It involves uploading a Halloween inspired makeup look every single day of October, I've been working on my content for this since the start of September and to tell you the truth I've got rid of half of the content I've created because I'm such a perfectionist.

    But here's all the content from Week 1! Including a YouTube tutorial on Day 7's look.

    DAY 1


    DAY 2


    DAY 3


    DAY 4


    DAY 5


    DAY 6


    DAY 7


    There's all the catch up for Week 1! It would mean the world to me if you checked out my first youtube video and if you want to follow my #31DaysOfHalloween challenge this month the link to my Instagram is here. Are you planning on any Halloween inspired looks this year? Have you already done some Let me know in the comments! See you in the next post..

    Rebecca x







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    MY FIRST YOUTUBE VIDEO

    Hey lovelies! I'm back! This is just a quick post to say that I've just uploaded my first ever YouTube Tutorial! For those who don't know I'm a fully qualified makeup artist, I do appointment, lessons and courses but I've been watching to start YouTube for a long time now. Blog posts are amazing for pretty pictures and creative writing however, when a look requires a lot of explanation and demonstration, I feel like YouTube is a better platform to express my work.

    So my first video ties in with my current #31DaysOfHalloween challenge I have going on, on my Instagram @rebeccacapelmakeup. I'm uploading a Halloween look every single day of October so if you could check it out that would be amazing! 

    Today's video is inspired by a girl I found on Instagram her handle is @simple.symphony, she's absolutely incredibly at what she does and she is a fantastic artist so go and check her out too!

    If you want to see how to get this SFX Football To The Head look then the video is linked down below! If you liked my video and subscribed as well that would mean the absolute world to me x




    See you in my next post!

    Rebecca x
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    Thursday, 4 October 2018

    THE £6 FOUNDATION - SHOULD YOU BUY IT?

    Hey lovelies! I’m back, this Thursday’s post is SUPER exciting because today we’re talking about a foundation that is £6 - YES £6! If you read my The Ordinary - Affordable Skincare Haul (and if you haven’t, you should) you’ll know that I picked up The Ordinary Coverage Foundation in the process! This foundation was around £6 so I thought I’d give it a go and let you all know my thoughts! 



    So let’s talk FACTS.

    I purchased this foundation from Cult Beauty for £5.95 - bargain! It has 30ml of product (standard foundation size) AND IT COMES WITH A PUMP! We love that. 

    I purchased the shade 3.0 Y Medium Dark which is the perfect shade for me I’m pretty good at guessing my foundation shade online now (I’m NC40 for MAC Studio Fix for reference). However, 21 shades is a bit pathetic in 2018.

    This foundation claims:

    “Formulated from a unique combination of colour pigments suspended in the brand’s proprietary ‘spreadability system’, this full-coverage yet lightweight liquid foundation offers a smooth, perfected, semi-matte finish that lasts all day without settling into fine lines. For an ultra-natural result, it’s available in 21 versatile shades, ranging from very fair to very deep and each classified according to its undertone. ‘P’ shades stand for pink undertones, ‘R’ for red, ‘N’ for neutral and ‘Y’ for yellow, so you can easily identify your perfect match. And, as if you needed further convincing, the formula also offers SPF 15 mineral sun protection, to protect as it perfects your complexion.” - CultBeauty.com

    When I review a foundation I like to apply it the way I apply all my other foundations. 
    • No changes to my skincare
    • No primer
    • No changes to my other face products
    • Worn for a good amount of time at work

    After the first day is when I start to switch things up to see if this changes the performance of the foundation!

    Day 1 - 
    I applied the foundation as normal, my first impressions were amazing! It’s super easy to blend and it does provide a lot of coverage! I would say this is a medium-full coverage I wouldn’t say it is full as I could still see some freckles/imperfections on my skin underneath the foundation. I also noticed that this foundation was a lot more dewy than I expected - I don’t think semi-matte is the right description however I am an oily skin type so this could have contributed. As always I set my t-zone and left the rest of my face.


    (This was 8:30am just after I applied the foundation with no edit or filter to this picture)

    I wore this foundation from 8:30am-11pm so 14.5 hours (I’m just as disgusted as you, but this was a long day at work and by the time I’d got home, had something to eat etc I didn’t get to take my makeup off till 11pm!) 

    Around 6/7pm I started to notice that the foundation was becoming slightly patchy around my forehead&chin area. I never set foundation, only in my T-Zone, and what I realised is that this foundation doesn’t dry down so it felt quite sticky on my face all day. However, for a £5.95 foundation, I thought for it to last this long and only some slight patchiness - this was a good result.

    Day 2 - 
    After Day 1 I was intrigued to see if The Ordinary - Spreadability Fluid Primer would contribute to making the foundation last any longer. I also decided to use a pressed powder to set my whole face rather than just my T-Zone to stop the foundation feeling sticky throughout the day. I wore the foundation from 8am - 6pm, 10 hours. 



    I used a few drops all over my skin but focused the product more in the T-Zone. This makes your skin feel soft and I actually enjoyed using this (for someone who hates primers).

    I then applied the foundation again and did everything the same as before except I set my whole face with pressed powder. The foundation looked & lasted a lot longer than the day before by changing these two aspects of the routine. 

    However, despite setting my whole face with powder, I did still feel like I could feel the stickiness of the foundation on my skin, the foundation itself does feel quite heavy and you feel like you’re wearing a lot of makeup - which is probably because the foundation itself doesn’t dry down. 

    So what are my overall thoughts?

    For the price, I think this is a fantastic foundation. 
    Medium to full coverage, long-lasting and a pump - these are all things which I love about the foundation. However, being an oily skin-type I feel like this was just slightly on the dewy side for me - which probably caused some of the patchiness in my T-Zone, I don’t think this foundation is heavy duty enough for my skin type. I also feel like because the foundation doesn’t dry down, it feels heavy on the skin, you’re very aware that you’re wearing foundation.

    Would I wear it again? Yes.
    Would I wear it for a night out? No.
    Would I wear it in the daytime? Yes. 
    Do I think it is worth the price? Absolutely.
    Is it full coverage? No. 

    I hope this has been an interesting read as we took to pieces The Ordinary - Coverage Foundation. I love testing out new products and letting you all know what I think. If you’re on a budget I think you’ll absolutely love this foundation! I have another affordable foundation review coming this week so keep your eyes peeled! See you soon x


    Rebecca x
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