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Saturday, 15 September 2012

How Much Is My Face Worth Beauty Bloggers TAG?

*Firstly i'd like to say a HUGE thank you to all of my readers, I have officially hit 1500 followers via Googlefriend connect (that little thing on the right for all you non blogspotters!) I cannot believe it, I would never have expected to hit such a large number in the few months that my blog has been running, to say that I only started it to help my application to University and now it's become the biggest part of my life, I cannot thank you all enough for your continued support. It just goes to show that those people who continue to mock me for having a blog are only helping to make it stronger. I cannot thank you all enough, a huge giveaway is coming your way as a thanks! I still get excited with every new follower that I get, every lovely email that I get, every lovely tweet that you lovelies send me, I'm still so excitable about the fact that people actually read my blog, so I seriously cannot thank you enough. So much love to you all x x x*


So I went out last night and I decided to do a  'get ready with me' YouTube video so that you guys can see what make up I wear on the average night out, but you can also see me quickly applying it! A lot of people have asked for a make up tutorial but I wouldn't ever pretend that i'm amazing at make up, as i've got a lot to learn, so i'd rather not call it a tutorial as such. Also, I keep promising to do more YouTube videos so I am really trying. Please ignore the bad quality. Below, I will discuss each product that I used and why I use them. I would usually do eye shadow on a night out but I was really really rushed so I just put some false eye lashes on. I am also going to do the 'how much does my face cost' tag and add up how much everything I use costs, i've seen lots of beauty bloggers do this and it seems like fun. Enjoy the video, I wonder how much my 'face costs'... x x x



What products did I use...

Shu Uemura UV underbase primer £29 - This primer is amazing, I will write a full review up of it this weekend because I think it deserves one. I have mentioned it in a few of my other posts/videos, it is very expensive but there is a noticeable difference when it is put under make up. Not to mention that it protects your skin from the sun and therefore, it is anti ageing, hurray! I always put a primer on after i've moisturised as it just evens your skin tone and any lumps and bumps out. It just gives you a smooth base to work with. Recently i've been using Mac's Prep and Prime (full review here) which is amazing, but i've run out so i've moved back onto this mousse formula, which is a best seller so it must be good!

Loreal Lumi Magique highlighting pen £7.25 - This is amaaazing, I absolutely love it, I recently had to buy a new one as I used it up soo quickly which is this products only down fall, you can read the full review of it here  I am beyond impressed with this product. I apply it underneath my eyes, A LOT as you can see, as it really gets rid of bags and I also put it down the side of my nose. I wish it was a tiny bit thicker then i'd use it all over my face, so glad to finally find a good high street product!


Mac Cosmetics Studio Fix foundation £20.50 -  NC30 - Funnily enough I have never reviewed this foundation in depth, which is crazy as I have been wearing it for years now. I do switch between foundations but this is 100% my fave, it has a gorgeous matte finish and although the quality of my video is pretty bad, I do think you can see just how matte it is as soon as I apply it. It's great for any skin type as well which is a bonus. I'm often asked what colour I wear, I always go for NC, which means it has a yellowy undertone rather than pink, as it will go with my fake tan more and in Winter I usually go for NC25-30 whilst in Summer I'm usually an NC35.


Mac mineralize powder £21.50 - Much like the foundation above, I have been wearing this for years. It's just a great powder, I don't even have anything to compare it to because I haven't used any other powders as I am so hooked on this, it gives a matte finish which lasts forever and it makes your make up stay in place. I wear it in colour;medium-dark.


Xen-tan bronzing powder £22.00 -  this is a new product which I am really loving. I also use Mac's matte bronze but I have lost it so this has been my baby for the past few weeks! It looks really dark and sparkly but once you put it on your face it goes a lovely colour, be sure to really blend it though for more of a subtle tan. I tend to use this on my chest as well, because it's made by a fake tan company it really compliments your fake tan, so you haven't got that pale face vs. orange body look going on when you use them both together. It really brings out your cheek bones as well as it's a beautiful colour.


Vivo brown eyeliner pencil £1.00 - This was from Tesco, I quickly bought it the other day because I always lose my eye liners, I got it in brown because I find that black is too harsh on my eyes nowadays. It was only abou £1.00 which is a bargain! It's just as good as any Mac eyeliner that I have used, it's really sharp and it even comes with a blending brush on the other end. Perfect I say!


Clarins Wonderperfect mascara £20.00 - I've raved about this in my recent videos. My friend wears it and her eye lashes always look so wide and false, this mascara is perfectly dramatic and perfectly black. I'd really reccommend it for long, thick lashes.It's last me over 6 months which makes the price seem a bit sweeter, I can't wait to treat myself to a new one.


Shu Uemura eye lashes £22.00- I always get my eyelashes from Shu Uemura's eye lash bar in Harvey Nichols. It's great because they're not all expensive, the most i've paid is £22.00 and that was for my prom, I usually pay around £10.00 and every time you take it back to them, they will put them on for free for you and do your eye make up. It's great if you just fancy getting your eyes done on a night out. They do last forever as well and look really natural, they don't look like cheap tacky eye lashes which is great.


Mac Cosmetics Myth Lipstick £11.00 - My all time favourite, the love of my life. This is Mac's most popular lipstick and I know why (I go through these like it's a Cadburys chocolate bar) it's just the perfect pinky/nude colour, say bye to foundation lips, this looks like foundation lips, but without the whiteness, it's just the perfect shade, I swear by it.


Total cost: £154.25, wow I really didn't think that my 'face' would cost this much, when I add up the price of everything. It's made me think, is it really worth it? And I think not... I am going to try and buy all of my make up from the highstreet when I run out, just as a challenge to see if I can justify cheaper items and still look the same. Watch this space.



Above are some photos of me from the night, as you can see, I did just go for a plain look!

What are your make up essentials for a night out? Do you use any of the products above?
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Lots of love,
Em
Twitter: @emshelx
xxx

46 comments:

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    1. Aww thank you, so glad that you like them x x x

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  2. Thank you so much for the follow,dear.^^
    Follow you back via gfc. Do you also follow me on bloglovin???
    Let me know follow you then back again.:-)

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    1. It's fine, thank you for following me too! x x x

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  3. You look really pretty :) I love your hair!!! Haha

    Adela

    afashionistascorner.blogspot.com

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  4. woohoo, well done hehe

    love your shoes!

    meganbratt.blogspot.co.uk

    meeegs oxo

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  5. Followed you on twitter as well :)

    pastelbokeh.blogspot.com

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  6. Love the video :) you look amazing! my youtube is holleeberrytv :) xxx

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    1. Aw, thank you wow:) aww! wooo thanks xxx

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  7. OMG! I love your blog... lots of interesting things! I am def a follower!
    Please check out my blog and maybe follwo back if you like it :)

    http://gamesoffashion.blogspot.com/

    xoxo, Press

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    1. Aww thanks, so glad you like it :) means a lot to me!

      xxxx

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  8. Hey love thanks for stopping by :-) I am follwoing you via GFC, Twitter, Tumblr and facebook now :-)

    xoxo Keke

    http://madamekeke.blogspot.com

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  9. Congratulations on all the followers - you deserve them! People mock me for having a blog too but who cares! x

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    1. Aw thanks gorgeous. I think those people are just sad... it shows how bad their lives are if all they can do is mock us! xxxxxxxxx

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  10. you are so beautiful :)

    http://blackcherrii.blogspot.com/

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  11. Beautiful:D We invite to cherry-sad.blogpost.com

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    1. Aw wooo thanks for the invite, popping over now! xxx

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  12. Congrats on the followers, great video I need some mac foundation xx
    loveontopxo.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Awh thanks lovely. Yeahhh I run out all the time ahaa, let me know how you get on if you end up getting some:) x x x x x

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  13. you look really pretty...and I love how you kept it simple. gorgeous!

    www.avecjayj.blogspot.com

    jayj x.

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    1. Awh, thank you. I really did go for 'simple' but I think sometimes simple is best:) xxxxxx

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  14. Omg! I don't know how I only discover your blog and youtube channel now!! Love you already girl!
    If you have time, I'd love to know your opinion about my fashion blog. It's all about my style and preferences! :)
    xoxo
    Luzia M.

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    1. Awwwwwww wow thank you:) I will look now thanks sooo much for stopping by, means the world to me that you like my blog:) xxxx

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  15. congrats on the followers :) still have to do the tag, I'd love to know how much it turns out to be with my makeup! no mac products in my stash hehe. I don't use any of the products above but I need to get my hands on the studio fix foundation! xx

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    1. Awwhh yay thank you! Oooo please do it,i'm interested to see:) Ooo, yeah def try Studio Fix it genuinely is really good :) xxxx

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  16. Nice post and blog! (;
    Maybe u wanna follow each other?
    If u wanna, let me know. ♥

    Love, Jackffy
    jackffy.blogspot.com

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  17. Beautiful !


    Love ur blog, Im officially ur newest follower!
    Just added new post with pics from London Fashion Week! Pop in if u feel like it xxx
    http://n-twicfashion.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Aw woohooo thankyou!!!! Oooo cannot wait to see it, i'll go straight over. Thank you x x x

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  18. you're so gorgeous dear!!
    I invite oyu to follow my blog on http://laviecestchic.blogspot.com, and my fb page on www.facebook.com/laviecestchic hope that you like my pages!
    You're always welcome in my blog! Kisses Marika

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    1. Awwh, wow thank you:) Bless you! Aw i'd love to. thank you x x x

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    1. Of course we can. Awh thank you, i'm glad you like it!
      x x x

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  20. Great video I love your wedges! xx
    loveontopxo.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Awwh wow thankyou:) means a lot x x x

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  22. You look lovely, great video and products! X

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    1. Aww thankyou! xx Glad you like x x x

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