Ariana Grande Dangerous Woman Makeup Tutorial

Hey guys! As Ariana Grande’s latest album, Dangerous Woman, was released today, I thought it’d be fun to recreate the makeup look that she wore in the Dangerous Woman music video.

It’s actually a surprisingly easy look to do yourself, as it’s a mix of nicely blended brown shades on the lid, light contouring, and a pink/brown toned nude lip.

Products used:

Collection Illuminating Touch Concealer
Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder
Makeup Revolution Fortune Favours The Brave Eyeshadow Palette
Rimmel Brow This Way Brow Gel
Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara
Fleur De Force False Lashes ‘Fleur Loves’
MAC Lipliner in ‘Edge To Edge’
Soap & Glory Smoulder Kohl Eyeliner
Makeup Revolution ‘Golden Sugar’ Blush & Contour Palette

Here’s the tutorial! Hope you guys enjoy it!

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My Eyeshadow Palette Collection

I don’t know how it happened.

One day I woke up, and the entirety of my desk was hidden.

Hidden underneath a sea of eyeshadow palettes.

So in order for them to give me my desk back, I bargained with them. They wanted their own post, so here it is.

I’m going to talk you through 80% of my eyeshadow palette collection.

IMG_2353Soap & Glory’s Perfect 10

I did all I could to get my hands on this palette. As soon as I saw it online, I tried to order it, and it was out of stock. I thought I was out of luck because it was limited edition, so I checked every Boots that I could, and none of them stocked it in-store. Just as I was about to give up, a very helpful Boots employee ordered in to be delivered to my local Boots for me.

I’m so glad I got this palette because I hadn’t tried any Soap & Glory makeup before (I know, I was missing out!) and I had heard great things. I was very surprised at how affordable this palette was, especially considering that it was limited edition. I love the shades, as a lot of my eyeshadow palettes are quite similar, but the shades ‘Damsel‘ and ‘Plumtious‘ are unlike anything else I own, and ‘Toasty‘ is a perfect all over lid or focussed crease matte.

Urban Decay’s Naked 3

Purchasing this palette was my first ever makeup splurge, and I had never felt such excitement over buying an item of makeup. The Naked 3 had been my favourite of all of Urban Decay’s palettes, and I felt that the others were quite plain and reasonably monotone, but this rose-gold infused shimmering and matte goldmine had me looking like the emoji with hearts for eyes.

You don’t need me to tell you that this palette is incredible, but I’ll quickly do it anyway. The formula of every damn shade is so creamy (yes even the matte shades!) and every colour can be blended together seamlessly. This palette gives you everything you need to simply brighten your eyes, create a shimmery pink eye, or a dark smokey eye with glints of rose-gold.

IMG_2349Makeup Academy’s Heaven & Earth

This was one of the first eyeshadow palettes that I had. I actually really loved it because it reminded me of some of the shades in the Naked 3, but at a much more affordable price. Again, every shade can be blended together to make an endless amount of smokey eye looks. With this palette, all of the shades are surprisingly creamy (I expected them to be powdery, but they’re really not.) and leave practically no fall out at all when applied to the lids.

Collection’s Little Mix

Before I had decided to make the commitment to the Naked 3, I had stalked it for ages, and realised that my favourite shade was ‘Trick’, and this insanely affordable palette from Collection featured 2 shades that were so similar to ‘Trick’ that I couldn’t pass it up. I was also impressed by just how dark the black shade was in this palette, as many drugstore palettes can lack intense pigmentation, but this one proves true one the eyes, to how they look in the palette.

Barry M’s Natural Glow 2

Another one of my first ever palettes, I’ve actually held onto this one because these shades are well pigmented, and when used together, can give a really light and bright, almost dreamy look to the eyes. I also really like that it includes a concealer shade, so once you’ve created your eye look, you can clean it up and make it super crisp.

IMG_2356Makeup Revolution’s Fortune Favours The Brave

I AM SO GLAD I FINALLY GOT THIS PALETTE. Apologise to everyone in Tavistock, yes I did take the last one, soz. Just look at these shades, do you blame me for lusting after this palette for as long as I did? Do you blame me for grabbing this and running to the till before anyone else in the store saw it? This palette really is so unique, I’ve never seen beautiful peach shades, fade into magnificent blues, to browns, pastel pinks and then purples.

So many of these shades remind me of planets, or just beautifully blended cocktails of eyeshadow dreams. I even love the packaging of this palette, it’s matte and feels so lovely. The shades are again, nicely creamy, easy to blend and compliment each other really well. I’m not crazy, this palette is a dream.

Makeup Revolution’s Beyond Flawless

Exactly my type of palette. Rose-gold tones? Yup. Blendable and complimentary neutrals suitable for daytime and nighttime wear? Yup. This was one of my first purchases from Makeup Revolution, as I didn’t want to go too bold with the shades, but I couldn’t argue with the price, as it included 32 gorgeous shades.

Makeup Revolution’s Eyes Like Angels

Once my eyeshadow collection had just started taking over half of my desk, I realised that I wanted some really vibrant and unique shades, as opposed to the usual rose-gold, pink and brown neutrals that I already had. And therefore I grabbed this palette. Once more I was really happy with the amount of shades you get for your money, alongside me already being impressed by the creamy formulation of Makeup Revolution’s eyeshadows.

Makeup Revolution’s Advent Palette

I’ve searched the entire Internet for this particular palette, but I can’t find it. I assume it was a special palette for the Makeup Revolution Christmas advent calendar last December, because no other palettes have this particular combination of shades. Once more these shades are really creamy and easy to blend. I also really like that the pigmentation of this particular palette can be built up, which I think is perfect for palettes like this that include slightly more ‘unnatural’ shades, like bright pink and green, which is perfect if you’d like to experiment with these shades, but for them to not be overdone and harsh.

IMG_2342Urban Decay’s Alice Through The Looking Glass

The palette that everyone has been talking about, and lusting after. And I completely understand why. I’m not going to give you a review right now (I’m teasing, I know) because you’re getting an entire post dedicated to this palette next week!


There you have it (almost) every eyeshadow palette I own. I purposely left some out so that I can talk about them with you sometime in the near future, so I hope in the meantime you enjoyed reading about these ones!

What is your absolute favourite eyeshadow palette?

The Mascara Edit

I think mascara is one of the first things people tend to experiment with when it comes to makeup, but we often fall into the habit of always just repurchasing the same mascara that we always use, never knowing the effects of endless other mascaras! So today I thought it’d be interesting for me to talk you guys through the mascaras that I have tried, and let you know how well they work, if they last all day, and if they do everything that they claim to.

IMG_2243Rimmel’s Wonderfull Waterproof

I was initially drawn to this mascara because I’d had a real problem with my mascara transferring onto my eyelids and underneath my eyes throughout the day, so I thought a waterproof one was just what I needed to combat this happening. This was also one of the first plastic applicators that I’d ever had, and I was keen to see how that affected the application. The brush itself is big enough to catch all of your lashes in one go, so it’s a lot easier to build it up into a couple of coats, and I can confirm that this mascara will only budge when you properly remove it at the end of the day!

Makeup Revolution’s The Viper

I briefly spoke about this mascara in my Makeup Revolution Focus post that went up a couple of months ago, and like I said then, I was quite disappointed with this product. Now don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love Makeup Revolution, their highlighters, palettes, lipsticks and lip lacquers are absolutely perfect. But I think the combination of this mascara being a bristle brush applicator, with a ‘snake-like’ shape, makes it difficult to apply properly. I found that it can give reasonable volume, but no real length or lift.

Avon’s Super Shock

I was really impressed by just how long the applicator for this mascara was! The bristles are short, and really condensed, so you catch a lot more of your lashes when applying this mascara. I’ve found that this product is quite affordable and effective, but it definitely works much better if you’ve curled your lashes first, as the straight brush does make it tough for you to get a nice lift and curve to your lashes.

IMG_2245Benefit’s They’re Real

This mascara is as famous as it is, because it truly is amazing. Just one coat of this and it really gives you an effortless ‘false-lash’ effect. The varying length of the bristles means that it catches long and short lashes all in one swift swipe. The only con I can think of when it comes to this product is that it’s incredibly difficult to apply to the lower lash line, because it’s almost too good at lengthening the lashes, that it can leave them looking spidery and transfer onto underneath your eye.

Benefit’s Bad Gal Lash

The formula of this mascara is incredible, as it never flakes or crumbles throughout the day. The black colour is one of the most intense I’ve known when it comes to mascaras, and Benefit tackle the one issue I have with “They’re Real” with this mascara; it’s really difficult for applying to the lower lash line. I think it’s because the applicator isn’t plastic, so it holds onto the product, meaning you don’t over-apply the product. It’s also one of my favourites because the brush is twice the length of any other I’ve previously used.

IMG_2247Soap & Glory’s Thick & Fast

As I’ve gone through so many various types of mascaras, I never thought I’d find the perfect hybrid of all of these, until I saw Soap & Glory’s 7 sided super mascara! I’ve found that this mascara does wonders for curling your lashes up, but only really adds noticeable length and volume after a couple of coats.

Maybelline’s Lash Sensational

Everyone’s favourite drugstore mascara, and I can completely understand why! Whether you only apply one coat, or you prefer to build it up, this mascara is always noticeable and adds everything you’d like to add to your lashes, curl, length, and volume, all while remaining pretty and not spidery. It’s even the perfect formula and brush for applying to your bottom lashes. This is by far, my favourite mascara, because it does the job so well, and it’s affordable.


That’s it for all of the mascaras I’ve tried! Do you have a favourite that I haven’t mentioned? Let me know in the comments below!

Beauty Products I Can’t Live Without

We’ve all got them, our ‘go-tos’, our ‘staples’, well today I’m calling them ‘Beauty products I can’t live without’ (simply because “Beauty Products That I Really Adore But Could Probably Live Without But I Would Rather Not Imagine That Existence” isn’t the catchiest of titles, so here we are.) and I’m sharing my most used and favourite products with you all!

IMG_1734Basics

Obviously a primer is a a sensible staple for everyone, because without a good base, your makeup just isn’t going to last. I consider this particular primer from Makeup Revolution a staple because it’s light, does the job for your entire face, and it’s incredibly affordable.

This Stay Matte pressed powder has also become a staple for me, because it’s perfect for matte-ifying any foundation or concealer, and it works wonders for oily areas, keeping them matte for up to 12 hours!

Collection’s Illuminating Touch Concealer is the only concealer for me, it’s so easy to use, and it has the perfect amount of coverage for me, it’s definitely a medium coverage, but it can be built up or worn very sparingly.

I also can’t imagine applying my makeup with anything but a beauty blender now. I know a lot of people rave about them, and there is this insane amount of hype around them, but they really do live up to it all. Whether you like to use it wet or dry, applying your foundation with this tool makes your base look so much more flawless and ‘airbrushed’.

If I could only use one tool and absolutely no makeup, I would choose an eyelash curler, without question. I think that if you’re having a lazy day or you just don’t want to do your makeup, just curling your lashes really adds something to your eyes, making you feel and look fluttery and gorgeous.

IMG_1737Hair & Body

For my hair my holy grail products are this Salon Professional hairspray, and Vitapointe leave-in conditioner. This hairspray is a perfect mix between being lightweight and still having an incredible hold, and it actually smells really nice, which is rare to find in hairsprays. I also really like this leave-in conditioner because it’s perfect for smoothing dry ends and adding a sleekness and shine to straightened hair.

I’ve spoken about this body butter very recently, and it definitely lives up to the hype behind it. It’s softening and light, so it doesn’t leave you feeling greasy. Perfect for all over your entire body.

I also really like using any and all Babylips chapsticks, not only because they are highly moisturising and keep chapped lips at bay, but there are so many tinted options available now, that the possibilities are endless!

 

IMG_1740Lips

I thought I’d just quickly share my ‘go-to’ red and pink lip, because I feel like I’ve finally found my all time favourites. Rimmel’s Kate Moss 107 is is a perfect dark red shade, that I’ve found is suitable for all skin tones, and you know that it suits you well enough for you to wear it with confidence. I also really love this shade from Chanel, and I know it’s a lot pricier than your average drugstore lipstick, but this lipstick is definitely worth investing in because the formula is really moisturising and creamy, so it feels really nice to wear, but also, this particular shade ‘432’ is a beautiful and natural looking pink, so again it’s highly wearable.

 

IMG_1742Makeup

I’ve mentioned all three of these products before, so we all already know that I love them and find myself reaching for them constantly, so I’ll quickly run through them all. Collection’s Extreme 24 hour felt liner is my favourite liner on the market. The fact that I know its name without having to read it off of the product itself is telling of how often I not only use it, but talk about it. It’s everything anyone looks for in an eyeliner, and it’s only £2.99, foolproof. Maybelline’s Lash Sensational, I’ve been using this mascara for a long time now, and even recently I’ve been getting comments on how it looks like I’m wearing false eyelashes, only for me to emphasise to everyone that I really don’t have time/can’t be bothered with applying false eyelashes daily, and my look is entirely down to this mascara, I’d recommend it to everyone.

Finally, there’s the Estee Lauder All Over Face Compact, I use this compact in most of my makeup looks, because it contains everything that I need to put a look together, with a nicely pigmented bronzer, and three varying shades of blush, no matter what tone of look I’m going for, I can incorporate this palette.


That’s it for my beauty staples, let me know in the comments what makeup items/tools you can’t live without!

Soap & Glory Focus

Much like my Makeup Revolution collection, slowly but surely in the background, my Soap & Glory collection has been gradually growing, and today I thought I’d talk you guys through the variety of products that I’ve acquired!IMG_1528IMG_1529Clean On Me Shower Gel | This shower gel (like all Soap & Glory products) smells absolutely amazing. It finds the perfect balance of being a generally clean scent, while still remaining unique. It lathers wonderfully and leaves you feeling super fresh.

Scrub Your Nose In It | I’ve mentioned this face mask before, but to summarise it, it really is quite strong for a face mask, so I wouldn’t recommend using it if you have particularly sensitive skin, or if you’re having a tough time with your skin, it’s much more suited towards just generally brightening already calm skin.

Orangeasm Body Wash | You know that really fake, overpowering scent of orange that most ‘orange-scented’ products seem to always have? Well Soap & Glory throws all products with that fake scent in the trash, because it has absolutely nailed a natural orange scent, like a fresh, dewy orange. It’s amazing. Again, this product lathers really well, and is a really nice option to have as opposed to a general ‘clean’ scent, or an overpoweringly fake scent. IMG_1530Foamous Bath & Body Wash | This product has another unique scent. It has elements of rapeseed and honey, so it’s a much more sophisticated scent, and actually smells sort of like a rich biscuit, strange I know, but also weirdly comforting. It takes a bit of work to foam up well, but it does leave you feeling clean, but clean like a cookie, so delicious as well.

Sugar Crush Body Wash | That famous Soap & Glory sugary scent! THIS is why we become obsessed with Soap & Glory. I could very happily use this product for the rest of time and pretend that I am the living embodiment of a beautiful mix of a sherbert lollipop and a parma violet.

Foam Call Body Wash | Another rich scent with yuzu and green fig nuts. This is definitely a product that I’d use frequently to break up the scent of sugar and orange. This one really does live up to its name because it lathers really well, but also leaves you feeling moisturised after rinsing.IMG_1531Scrub Of Your Life Body Butter | This product is slightly confusing, because while it’s name is ‘Scrub Of Your Life’, it claims to be a ‘super-smoothing body butter’. But fear not, it is a scrub, and a damn good one too! When you apply a tiny amount, you may think that it does look like it would be up to much, because you can only see very few tiny pink beads, but as you start to scrub with it, you’ll notice that the entire formula turns into a light scrub, that doesn’t require harsh scrubbing at your skin. It smells like another lovely general Soap & Glory scent, and that scent stays with your skin even after washing.IMG_1532The Righteous Butter Body Butter | Now THIS is actually a body butter. If we’re going to eliminate everything, and pick one thing that Soap & Glory reeeeaaally know how to do; it’s body butters. I really like the formula of this product because it’s a lot thicker than most body butters, so it lasts a lot longer than most body butters. The formula also means that your skin really absorbs the product, so you feel moisturised, and not sticky.IMG_1534The Perfect Ten Eyeshadow Palette | I’ve spoken about this palette in a lot of detail HERE, but I do really love it, and I still can’t believe it’s the only Soap & Glory makeup product I own (I know, how insane) but it is definitely one of my favourite eyeshadow palettes across other brands too! I love the variety of shades, and the combination of looks you can put together.IMG_1535

That’s it for my run-through of my Soap & Glory products! Have you tried Soap & Glory’s products? Be sure to let me know which product is your favourite!

Quick & Easy Valentine’s Makeup Look

Dudes, before you overlook this post thinking to yourself, “Corinne, I really don’t need to watch another video with far too many steps to be practical, with far too many products for anyone to necessarily own”, this post is different.

Yes it’s a Valentine’s Day inspired post, but it actually is really quick, easy, and there’s no red lip in sight.backgrounderI know most Valentine’s Day makeup tutorials talk about different shades of red to perfectly suit every skin colour, but the truth is that some people just don’t want to wear a red lipstick, so this look is a simple but romantic ‘loved-up’ look.All I’ve used to create this look is 6 products (and one tool, but I’m not counting that) and it takes roughly 10 minutes to be fully done.IMG_1255

Start out by prepping your skin with moisturiser, then complete your usual foundation regime. I’ve then lightly contoured with the Estée Lauder “All Over Face Compact” and highlighted with Makeup Revolution’s “Blush” Palette.

Then fill in your eyebrows and apply ‘Mink’ from Soap & Glory’s “The Perfect 10” palette all over your eyelid, then apply a little bit of ‘Nudecomer’ to define the crease of your eye, and finally a little bit of ‘Moon Mist’ to the very inner corners of your eyes.

Once you’ve finished your eyeshadow, draw a thin cat eye with eyeliner, and apply some glue to some light and fluttery lashes. I am in love with this set from Fleur De Force by Eyelure because they are actually only 3/4 of the usual size of eyelashes, so they focus on the outside of your eyes, making your eyes look super big, and your lashes natural and fluttery!

Once the glue has almost dried and become tacky, curl your lashes, and then apply the falsies, and fill in any gaps with your eyeliner. The final step is to apply Bourjois’ “Rouge Edition Velvet” in the colour ‘Nude-ist’.


And you’re done! I hope you guys enjoyed this post, and like this look, I really wanted to give you a different option to a bold red lip for Valentine’s. Let me know if you’re going to be wearing a similar look for Valentine’s Day!

What are you getting up to this Valentine’s Day?

Soap & Glory “The Perfect 10” Eyeshadow Palette Review

I know, I know, this is a limited edition Christmas special eyeshadow palette, so the odds are that it has entirely sold out now, but if you can manage to get a hold of this palette, it is now only £4.80, so keep your eyes peeled guys!IMG_0825Anyway, onto the palette!

I first discovered this palette through Twitter, where a fellow blogger had posted a picture of the shades, and I needed to know what this palette was called, who it was by and where I could get it right away. Thankfully, in today’s society most companies are also on Twitter, and they really want to tell people when something is theirs, so Soap & Glory very kindly told me that it was their “The Perfect 10”, and that it was currently on sale in Boots for only £8, half of its original price!IMG_0826This palette really does live up to its name, inside there are 10 gorgeous shades ranging from a shimmer-based white, through to a blue-toned black. The shades do remind me quite a bit of the Naked 3 palette, as the majority of these shades are rosy and shimmer-based.

However, the reason I knew I needed to have this palette, aside from it being limited edition, reduced and makeup by Soap & Glory, were ‘Plumtious’ and ‘Toasty’. These shades are nothing like any other eyeshadow colours I own, either in individual pigments or in larger palettes.

‘Toasty’ is a matte pinky mauve colour and ‘Plumtious’ is a shimmery purple. These two shades were what sold this palette to me, because as I’ve previously mentioned, a lot of these shades are similar to pigments in Urban Decay’s Naked 3, but these two are really unique.

This palette is also surprisingly creamy, and not dry or powdery at all. Fallout is very minimal when using to create an entire eye-look, and all of the shades are really well pigmented, so you don’t need to go overboard with them, and they all blend really nicely, so you have an incredible amount of combinations you can try out with this entire palette.IMG_0831Like more people who have bought and reviewed this palette, the only thing I would consider a con from this palette would be the brush. It’s quite small, and the bristles are far too long to properly apply the eyeshadow/blend it together at all.


So there you go, another worthwhile affordable drugstore eyeshadow palette! I love when Soap & Glory bring out new makeup (hint hint Soap & Glory…) because it’s always lovely to try out new affordable makeup, especially when you know that the brand have got it so right before.

Did you manage to get a hold of this palette? Let me know what you think of it/any Soap & Glory makeup in the comments below!

BLOGMAS Day 5 // Gift Sets With Soap & Glory

While the 3 for 2 sales are still on in Boots, I thought now is a great time to talk to you guys about the Christmas gift sets currently available from Soap & Glory!gift sets with Soap & Glory (1)To start things out, there’s this gorgeous box, ‘Bright & Bubbly’. It contains 4 travel-sized Soap & Glory famous-goodies! Not only are these products perfect for the winter time, as they are various body butters/scrubs and hand lotions, and a huge Soap & Glory body puff, but the box itself is so glam and cute, that it can be reused after Christmas for storing more products!

Soap & Glory have also released an adorable tree decoration, that contains their famous ‘The Righteous Butter’ body butter, in a handy bauble style! Again, this case is even perfect for hiding other treats in to hang on the tree!gift sets with Soap & Glory all things bright & bubblyThen there are the Soap & Glory crackers. I think this is one of the best ideas any company has thought up for the Christmas season. Enclosed in this case, are 6 full-sized Christmas crackers, with Soap & Glory packaging, containing 6 full-sized Soap & Glory pampering products! I love this gift set because it can either be a splurge for one person, or a great item to have at a party for up to 6 people who love pampering themselves!gift sets with Soap & Glory Christmas crackers


That’s it for this years gift sets from Soap & Glory! I think every single set is absolutely adorable, and would each make a really thoughtful and fun gift. Let me know if you’re hoping to get one of these, or if you already have!

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