26 April 2017

HIT or MISS?! Trying LUSH (Handmade & Ethical) Makeup!

Hey guys! So a little while ago I picked up some makeup products from LUSH which I’ve never tried before, so I thought I would do an everyday makeup look to test them out and let you know what I think!

First is the Colour Supplement in “Dark Yellow”. This is their foundation. It blends out easily and feels more like a tinted moisturiser than a foundation. It looks pretty on the skin but man was it shiny! My skin was quite oily at the start of this video and this foundation didn’t get rid of that. Lush do sell powder but I didn’t get it - wish I did! 

Next up is Colour Eyeliner in “Independent”. It was great and easy to use! It tidies up easily (v. important for when doing winged eyeliner) and isn’t flaky at all! I love it.

Okay on to the Eyes Right Mascara. It was a really cute little brush but super impractical packaging - you can't wiggle the brush around to pick up more product. It’s not clumpy at all which is one plus.

Next I tested out the Charisma Skin Tint and the Feeling Younger Skin Tint. I started out with the bronzing Charisma one and didn’t see a whole bunch of difference to be honest. The Feeling Younger highlight was really pretty.

For my lips, I tried their Sugar Plum Fairy Lip Scrub. It smellls SO GOOD and tastes great too. I feel like it doesn’t really take off much dead skin but it helps by getting blood flowing to your lips.

For the lipstick I took the Handmade Colour Lipstick in “Believe”. It’s a beautiful shade - like a pearlescent sorbet watermelon and very creamy!

Overall I was pretty impressed with these products though I did end up powdering over the whole look with ‘Un’ Powder by RMS because I had to go out in public after this tutorial and my skin was just TOO. SHINY. 

Check out the video below to see how they held up after a few hours of wear!

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25 April 2017

Taking One Makeup Look and Creating THREE (without starting over!)

Hey guys! Today I did a sponsored video with Bobbi Brown where I show you a way to create not THREE makeup looks in one, all using their new product - the Art Stick Liquid Lip collection. 

I love that they’re squeezable and super pigmented but still light-weight on the lip, AND that there are sixteen colours, everything from nude to bright to bold. I also love that the tip is plastic rather than felt or other material, it means that you can keep it clean and wipe it off between uses. You can grab the collection at Sephora.

So the first of these three looks is an everyday makeup look with a bright lip. Start with your foundation - I used two different shades to contour with and blended it with a sponge. Next up are eyebrows, which are probably the most important thing to do even when you’re in a rush, since having filled and neatly straightened eyebrows can make you look put together even when you’re not. Next I used the Bobbi Brown Retouching Powder to take away any shine from my foundation. 

I used the Matte Covershot Palette from Smashbox to create a really simple eyeshadow look -remember, this is for everyday wear. For my day looks I usually use a gel pencil eyeliner and put it on the outer corner of my eye to lift it (the effect is subtle but really nice). You can smudge it out with a medium brown eyeshadow if you like. For my blush, I used a peachy/orange blush (“Cantaloup” by Surratt) to give my face a bit of warmth without using too much colour. I finished up the loop with the Bobbi Brown Art Stick Liquid Lip in “Lily” on my lips (it makes my teeth look whiter which is an unexpected bonus!)

Now for the second look, which is a wearable glam with a bold lip (my favourite). So the quickest way to get a glam look is with the dreaded WINGED EYELINER. It takes a steady hand and a lot of practice, that’s for sure. Some false eyelashes are also essential for amping up that nighttime glam. Next, I did some contouring using the Step by Step Contour Trio by Smashbox and blended it with the 3DHD Blender by Sigma (use code chloemorello10 for a discount!). To brighten my inner eye I took some Too Faced Glitter Glue and then covered with a Bobbi Brown eyeshadow called “Silver Heather”. Don’t forget to blend it out! I chose a hot red lip colour for this look - “Hot Tangerine”. To add a bit more glam, I took the Bobbi Brown Face Highlighter in “Seashell” and applied it to my cheekbones using my finger - and I also like to highlight the bridge of my nose between my eyes. 

For the third and final third look, an evening glam look with nude lip. I start by dabbing over everything with the blender to freshen it up, and retouching with Bobbi Brown’s Retouching Powder. Brush away the excess and blend it in. I contoured with my Revlon Sculpt and Highlight Contour Kit (which I helped develop!) Because I broke the highlight in my Revlon kit, I used the awesome “Moonstone” Powder Highlight from Becca

For my eye look, I used the Smashbox Matte Covershot Palette again, taking the black colour to my lid. Don’t forget to use a tissue to catch any fallout. Then take some medium brown through the crease. Then add the mid brown under the eye to finish! Such a simple eye look but so effective! I freshened up my brows with some brow pomade and added more mascara since this is a nighttime look. I chose the colour “Honey Bear” for my lip and made it pop by tracing my lips with my foundation. Mess your hair up a bit to complete the look and you’re ready to go out!

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24 April 2017

Sultry Winged Out Look (Requested!)

Hi everyone! This smoky eye look that I wore in my last two videos was highly requested by a bunch of you guys, so here’s the tutorial!

I’m using the Tarteist Pro Palette, I must say that this palette has a really nice selection of shades for creating a sultry eye look. 

I started by taking the colour “Classic” and dusting it all over the lid so that the the later/darker shades will blend more smoothly. I used “Bold” in the crease and blended it out with the E35 Tapered Blending Brush from Sigma (use the code CHLOE for a discount!). I love this brush, it’s perfect for softening out your transition shades. Next, apply “Edgy” through the crease and soften it out. Next, take an eyeliner and make a very thick wing, going into your lash line and your waterline. At this stage you can make it messy, because next you’re going to smoke it out with a pencil brush. Then you can start to draw your wing. I used a little eyeliner brush and drew pigment straight onto the brush from the eyeliner.

Now I used the colour “Punk” to add the dark black of the smoky eye. You’ll want to catch the fallout. This colour gives such an intense black to the look. Next I patted “Smoked” on the seam of the black to create a gradient and soften out the whole look with a blending brush.

Don’t forget to take a concealer to brighten up around your eyes. I used the P89 Bake Precision Brush from Sigma which I swear by. This will also clean up the wing and make it pop more.

Now you can apply your mascara and add some falsies. I used Strip Down Lashes by Velour Lashes. You can finish the look with a sultry lip colour of your choice, I used the Perfect Nude Art Stick by Bobbi Brown

Don’t forget to check out the video for this look, like and subscribe! 
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25 March 2017

Trying out $14 veneers!

Hi everyone! So in my last trip to the US I visited CVS with my fiancĂ© Seba and we found these “Perfect Smile Veneers” for $14. 
I’ve been very privileged in my life in that I have had access to dental care - everything from regular dentist visits to orthodontic braces and professional teeth whitening. However, not everyone is as fortunate as I have been. To not feel like you can smile and laugh because you are insecure about your teeth would be awful and so I hope this video can maybe help some of you find an affordable option to help out in this area.
A mouldable bit of plastic adheres to your top row of teeth and holds the veneers in place. You have to soften it in boiling water (be careful!) before applying it to your top row of teeth. It definitely pushed out my top lip and felt quite bulky and awkward in my mouth. Talking was a struggle - it felt like wearing a retainer. I also cannot understand why they made the gums so red! It would be such an improvement if they were a more natural colour. You can’t eat or sleep while wearing this, but drinking is ok (I would recommend using a straw). 
These would be difficult to use for everyday wear but I think with some practice you could make it work. If the gums are poking into your mouth, I think filing them down could fix that. I would recommend them for photos (school picture day for example) or for times when you won’t be talking a lot or eating.

This product made me very grateful to have my teeth. I definitely think that dental and health care should be accessible for everyone and not just those who are fortunate enough to be able to afford it.  If you would like to try these veneers you can find them on Amazon or on the Perfect Smile website. Thanks for watching!
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How I Straighten out my Button Nose!

Hey everyone! So, confession: I was never able to contour my nose properly until I was forced to practice while collabing with Revlon to make my contour kit. I wouldn't contour my nose every day, usually only with a full face of makeup. Straightening your nose like this definitely adds some sexy glam to your look so I would tend to wear this at night going out. If you have a button nose like me (which is cute, but sometimes you want it to look a bit straighter), then this video is for you. 

First, use the banana powder and powder over your nose, which will help the powders blend seamlessly. Next take an angled precision brush and take a very small amount of the contour shade on the edge of the brush. Starting from the top and moving down in small strokes, begin to contour the sides of your nose. Remember, you want to build the contour GRADUALLY - it’s all about keeping it subtle and natural. Next, lighten with the banana powder down the centre of your nose, and clean up the contour by softening it with the banana colour again. It’s super simple once you have a bit of practice!

I used the P89 Bake Precision™ Brush from Sigma to contour the sides of my nose.

Now you’ve contoured, you can go ahead and do your eye makeup! If you mess up your beautiful contour with mascara like I did, don’t freak out, just wait for it to dry and then GENTLY scrape it off with a clean spoolie. 

If you have any tips to share, please leave them in the comments! I’m still not an expert on contouring and I love hearing from you guys. See you next time!
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