Author: THE BELPER

Welcome to The Belper. A blog based on Beauty, Fashion and Lifestyle. Edited by Stacy Jang.

MAKEUP VIDEO ☆ CAT EYE LOOK IN 5 SIMPLE STEPS

Hello, Everyone!

So, this video is a five-step tutorial on how to achieve the all-time classic cat eye. I love the fact that this eye-look can immediately transform any eye shape into a fierce feline eye within seconds. A classic look that anyone who loves makeup or is just getting started with makeup should have in their makeup-wardrobe ^-^ As some of you may know, I am a huge fan of eyeliner and I frequently receive questions as to where to start when it comes to practising liner for beginners. I hope this video helps answer any questions regarding the best methods to focus on when creating a sharp wing! Hope you enjoy this video as much as I did filming it.

PRODUCTS USED

Foundation: L’Oréal Infallible 24 Hour Fresh Wear ‘Deep Golden’

Concealer: Makeup Revolution Matte Base Concealer ‘C12.5’

Setting Powder [eyes] : Makeup Revolution Matte Base Powder ‘P12’

Setting Powder [face]: Makeup Revolution ‘Banana Deep’ Loose Powder

Palette No.1: Makeup Revolution ‘Visionary’ Palette

Palette No.2 [black eyeshadow]: Makeup Revolution X Carmi

Eyeliner: Rimmel London Exaggerate Liner

Mascara: Technic Monster Lash Mascara

Bronzer/Contour: Makeup Revolution Matte Base Concealer ‘C18’

Lipstick: Makeup Revolution ‘Triumph’

Lip Gloss: N.Y.C. Colors Liquid Lip Shine ‘538’


Thank you so much for watching!

Lots of love,

REVIEW: “UNCENSORED” STUNNA LIP PAINT BY FENTY BEAUTY (IS THIS THE PERFECT RED?)

So its been over a year since the first STUNNA Lip Paint by Fenty Beauty was released. Almost the entire makeup community way fittingly stunned to see that the Music and now Beauty Mogul, Rihanna had finally Launched a universal red lipstick.

“UNCENSORED” is the first out of the now eight collective STUNNA lip paints released by Fenty Beauty. This liquid lipstick is described as a standout, classic red formulated and fitted to suit all skin tones.

Here is my review of the Fenty Beauty STUNNA Lip Paint in “UNCENSORED.

PRODUCTS CLAIMS:

“When life’s all about taking risks, wearing liquid lipstick shouldn’t be one of them. Enter Stunna Lip Paint: The love child of high-impact colour and low-maintenance longwear—now in a range of head-turning shades that’s got everyone’s name on them. Each shade was hand-picked by Rihanna and created to look incredible on everyone.

Equal parts class and sass, Stunna Lip Paint goes from zero to 100 in one stroke of its lip-defining precision wand, making it easier than ever to dress your entire pout in show-stopping, soft matte pigment. Its serious long-lasting hold is so weightless, if it weren’t for the non-stop compliments, you’d forget you were even wearing it. And if that weren’t enough—Stunna Lip Paint has no immediate feathering, staying kissably smooth. In other words, it behaves so you don’t have to.”

FORMULA, FINISH & OPACITY:

Ironically, even though the packaging is almost reminiscent of luxurious nail polish the actual texture of the product is surprisingly thin (like nail polish) in comparison to previous liquid lipsticks we’re used to. With that being said, A little goes a long way thanks to its extremely high opacity. It. Is. Pigmented! What makes it nicer is that because of this, it’ll last you a while – I mean, that’s unless you wear red lipstick every day of course.

The finish of this lipstick dries down to a plush matte. It’s not at all drying however it will give off the illusion of a complete matte result. And depending on how much you re-apply your lip-paint, you will experience a little transfer. Nonetheless, because a little does go a long way with this product, you’ll only need two swipes (maximum) to achieve a clean, bold red.

COLOUR/UNDERTONE:

At first impression, I experienced a mini shock at how bright it was, only to realise it was the orange undertone it had. It’s good to note that under different lighting, this red changes in appearance but essentially it is red with orange undertones – of which I don’t mind.

In all honesty, this lipstick requires a lip liner for me. I like to alternate between a dark plum colour and a black (applied carefully, obviously) just to add definition against my skin tone. I do agree that it suits all skin tones, although in terms of wearing this completely alone – I’d recommend a lip liner at hand.

The colour itself is absolutely gorgeous as I now somewhat understand why FB chose their red in this colourway – It stands out (more than a red with blue undertones). ‘Uncensored’ was intentionally made to be fiery, sharp and bold.

BEST APPLICATION METHOD:

So this doe-foot applicator was intricately made to make the application process easier to create your lip-shape with. But from my experience, I felt more comfortable putting the product on the back of my hand first (due to lots of product) then following with a lip brush to apply with perfect precision.

Ultimately, I feel like with lipsticks – it’s all about how much you think you need – which then influences your decision on how you apply it. for example:

On days when I want a full red lip, I follow the process mentioned before and then add more by applying the lipstick to the centre of my lips using the actual doe-foot applicator.

I’ve also noticed that since it is high in pigment, it’s allowed me complete control over how I wanted to wear it. As a lip-tint, a subtle red or a bold red – it is completely versatile in the application which I like.

BEST REMOVAL METHOD:

Once this lipstick dries down, it’s not going anywhere, as in – it will take more than just a wipe (for example) to remove it. I love using a traditional cleansing balm or simply a bit of pure 100% extra virgin olive oil applied to the lips and removed with a wipe or washcloth as I remove my makeup thoroughly. This method also works best for when I’ve used this lipstick as blusher or eyeshadow. No irritation, no stains – but left with a clean finish.

LASTS UP TO 8 HOURS

This is following a normal day. It does fade, but still not as much as it could if that makes sense? It retreats to a suitable lip stain after eight hours – and will move around eventually. Nevertheless, it’s easy to re-apply so it’s not a major concern.

PROS & CONS:

PROS

  1. Held in an Innovative and Luxurious Packaging! – Just looking at this makes you feel happy. I completely appreciate the fact that the product comes in a glass bottle, not only does that keep its quality in the container but it will always carry a snazzy vibe which is a plus.
  2. High in Pigmentation and Thoroughly Vibrant – To put it shortly, the definition of a bold red is definitely ‘Uncensored’.
  3. The Doe-foot Applicator Makes it Easy to Apply – Even though I do prefer a different application method. I must applaud FB for creating an application that can create quick and sharp lines – allowing you to create your lip shape as you wish.
  4. Versatile in Wear – as well as wearing this for lipstick, I also love ‘Uncensored’ as a rouge, eyeshadow and lip tint.
  5. Non-Drying Yet Completely Matte – I hadn’t come across such a perfect hybrid like this in a while. So I was ecstatic to know that this red was a matte red that functioned with ease.

CONS

1. Can transfer easily – I think it all depends on the amount of product you use that will determine how quickly/long it dries. If too much is applied, it will take longer to dry down. With this in mind, I like to blot with a tissue after application just to take off the excess layer and help it stay in place.

IS ‘UNCENSORED’ STUNNA LIP PAINT THE PERFECT RED?

(Final Thoughts)

In terms of packaging, formula, texture and finish I do feel like this is one of the most versatile reds I’ve personally ever come across. And after developing an understanding of its undertone to suit my skin tone, I’ve come to the conclusion that this has become the most ‘perfect’ red so far.

What I also love about ‘Uncensored’ is that even if you’re not a red lipstick kind of person, but were interested in trying a red – there is a red lipstick perfectly designed for the beginner as well as for the all-time lover of red lipsticks, which I think is pretty remarkable.


If you’d like to see how I wear UNCENSORED, STUNNA Lip Paint by FENTY BEAUTY, click below to watch my mini tutorial [a red lip routine is coming soon…]

https://youtu.be/ulL3Tk7UfKk


To View and/or Purchase ‘UNCENSORED’ STUNNA Lip Paint by FENTY BEAUTY, Click Here.

SPRING MAKEUP LOOK: GREEN EYESHADOW INSPO 💚

I’m well aware that green eyeshadow isn’t always the first choice when it comes to smokey eyes (especially in Spring) – however, I wanted to break the ice of its reputation and present in this post that green eyeshadow is definitely an eyeshadow to look out for this season. Think bright pale (the 60s) green, the variety of green leaves inspired by the blossomed flowers and trees in the spring. Although many would consider earthy tones to be brown for smokey eyes, I think green is ultimately just as versatile and suitable for all eye colours and skin tones in this category. Like all eyeshadow colours, it’s about how you apply and wear the shadow that makes all the difference in elevating your look.

The Palette I used for this look is in collaboration with Makeup Artist, CarmiMua and Makeup Revolution known as the Kiss of Fire Palette. I haven’t used the palette enough to report my full review on it although I will say that the main eyeshadow I used in this post, dominion, actually looked blue in the pan rather than green. When it comes to eyeshadows like these it’s good to note that whichever colourful eyeshadow you use will look different on every skin-tone – which is why I’ve scouted my top 7 alternative green eyeshadows you can check out by clicking here.


PRODUCTS USED:

FOUNDATION – L’Oréal Infallible 24 HR Wear in ‘Deep Golden 365

CONCEALER – Makeup Revolution Matte Base Concealer 12.5

BLUSHER/HIGHLIGHTER – Burberry Lip Tint “Coral Glow”

POWDER(S) – Makeup Revolution Matte Base Powder, 12 & Makeup Revolution Loose Powder in ‘Banana Deep’

PALETTE – Using ‘Teal Metallic’ from the Makeup Revolution x Carmi ‘Kiss of Fire‘ Palette (This eyeshadow appears turquoise/blue in the pan however, it shows up green on my eyes.)

PALETTE [2] – Makeup Revolution ‘Visionary’ Palette from the ‘Re-loaded’ Collection.

BROWS – Technic Brow Gel in ‘Medium’

MASCARA – Technic Mascara

EYELINER – Rimmel London Exaggerate Liquid Liner in Black

LIP GLOSS – Burberry Lip Tint in ‘Coral Glow’


That’s all for this Spring Green edit! Do let me know in the comments whether you think you’re a fan of green eyeshadows or not. For some reason, I’ve just found a new likeness for green shadows this season…

Thank you so much for stopping by The Belper!

Lots of love,

TOP 7 BOLD GREEN EYESHADOWS TO TRY OUT THIS SEASON

When it comes to makeup, I’m always searching for the newest and freshest take with products, techniques and application methods. I absolutely love the process of re-discovering a particular colour or product to use in a makeup look – and of late, I’ve recently re-discovered my fondness with green eyeshadow. Yes, green eyeshadow. 

I know that green shadows may not be the most sought after or hyped up the product in the makeup world but I feel like, especially for this season, that green has become the new freshness I’d been looking for in eyeshadows this spring.

The variety of different themes, looks and shapes you can create with green is endless, and since its gradient from pale to dark green holds so many possibilities within the looks you can form – I thought I’d scout my favourite 7 shadows of the spring colour: green!

1.

Color Sensational Eyeshadow ‘Pure Teal’ 95 by Maybelline

Create your seamless cut-creases with this intense and long lasting, ‘pure teal’ eyeshadow by Maybelline. A perfect hybrid between blue & green for those that may want a beginners’ green eyeshadow.

Colour: Turquoise/Green

Texture: Easy to Blend

Finish: Satin/Matte

Opacity: Intense

Staying Power: Long Lasting

2.

Little Round Pot Eyeshadow No.07 Noir Emeraude by Bourjois

“Bourjois Little Round Pot eyeshadow has an exclusive baked formula which gives the powder an extreme softness and allows you to blend the colour as much as you want.” – Bourjois

Colour: Deep Green

Texture: Soft & Silky

Finish: Satin

Opacity: Intense

Staying Power: Long Lasting

3.

Eye & Face Colour in 900 ‘Green Butterfly’ by Anna Sui

Get spring 60’s inspo with this vibrant, muted green single eyeshadow by Anna Sui. Withholding the balance between colourful, bright and soft – this eyeshadow can easily work for both the effortless casual and the occasional chic moods.

Colour: Muted Green

Texture: Soft

Finish: Matte

Opacity: Vibrant/Intense

Staying Power: Long Lasting

4.

Soft Eye Shadow, ‘Sparkle Green’ by Stargazer

Make a subtle statement with this soft, simple and ethereal green shadow by Stargazer. Made in the UK, this single eyeshadow creates a soft sheen on the lids thanks to its pearlescent soft texture.

Colour: Mint Green

Texture: Soft

Finish: Pearlescent

Opacity: Medium-Intense

Staying Power: Average

5.

Natural Matte Mono Eyeshadow, ‘Green Lagoon’ by Benecos

Brighten your look with a pastel matte green shadow by Benecos. Infused with natural ingredients such as vitamin E, castor oil and macadamia oil, this eyeshadow will look perfectly for the makeup minimalist.

Colour: Pastel Green

Texture: Soft

Finish: Matte

Opacity: Average

Staying Power: Average

6.

Ombre A Paupieres Eyeshadow 48 Vert Petillant by Bourjois

Cultivate your shimmering spring aura with Bourjois’ green single eyeshadow. Featuring a soft pearly finish and texture, this eyeshadow allows you to flawlessly create your makeup looks with ease.

Colour: Bright Green

Texture: Soft/Silky

Finish: Pearly

Opacity: Medium-Intense

Staying Powder: Long Lasting

7.

Maybelline Expert Wear Mono Eyeshadow No 08 Spring Green

‘Spring Green’. A fitting name for this true-to-colour Single green eyeshadow by Maybelline. The perfect candidate to designing bold green looks for the editorial admirers.

Colour: Green

Texture: Satin/Soft

Finish: Satin

Opacity: Medium-Intense

Staying Power: Average


That is all for this top 7 edit! I’d love to know: Are you a fan of green eyeshadow? Do tell in the comments section below whether green may a colour you’d incorporate with your looks this season 🙂

Thank you all so much for stopping by The Belper!

Lots of love,

QUICK & EASY 5 MINUTE MAKEUP TUTORIAL // MAKEUP BASICS: The Natural Look


Hi, Everyone!

This video is a quick and easy five minute makeup routine I like to do whenever I’m in a rush and just need some refinement here and there. Using my favourite products, I show you my best methods and tools to make the most out of a makeup look done in under five minutes.

✯ PRODUCTS USED IN THIS VIDEO ✯

TINTED PRIMER

FOUNDATION

CONCEALER

FACE POWDER

POWDER BRONZER

BROW GEL

MASCARA

LIP GLOSS: (discontinued) Here is a link to my favourite alternative by Fenty Beauty

LIP TINT

EYELINER

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Thank you so much for watching!

Xoxo,

MAKEUP MOOD: SPRING PINK GLAM

Hello, Everyone! I hope you’re all well. Today’s post is a classic pink glam look inspired by the current season: Spring! For this look I used a new palette from revolution beauty in the ‘Reloaded’ collection. The palette features an array of purple-pink shimmery shades, complemented by cool toned matte colours making it easy to work with if you’re a beginner on colourful eyeshadows or just prefer mellow shimmers.

To create the shape of this eyelook, I went with a mixture of inspiration from the ’60s and ’70s, having blended the majority of my eyeshadows downwards. To refine the pink shimmer on my eyelids, I carefully placed the shade with a thin/flat eyeshadow brush and concealed any mistakes with a cream concealer. I then modernised the look by drawing on a simple straight liner to add sharpness, focusing towards the end of my eyes to appear more feline. 

Products Used 

PrimerDelilah Foundation ‘Chestnut’
FoundationL’Oréal Infallible 24HR Fresh Wear ‘Deep Golden’ (365)
ConcealerRevolution Matte Base (12.5)
ContourRevolution Matte Base (18)
Powder – Revolution ‘Banana Deep’ Powder
Highlighter – Burberry Lip Tint ‘Coral Glow’
BlusherSleek Blush Palette ‘Sugar’
PaletteRevolution ‘Reloaded’
LinerRimmel Eyeliner
MascaraTechnic Volumizing
LipstickRevolution x Soph Collection ‘Fudge’
Brow Gel – Technic ‘Medium’

That is all for this Pink Spring Glam look! I hope you’ve found a little inspo from this edit. Be sure to leave a comment below what you think of this look and if pink eyeshadow will be a thing for your makeup mood this season.

Thank you so much for stopping by The Belper!

Lots of love,

You can find more creative looks from me on my Instagram: @Stacyjang_

TOP 7 SPRING NUDE LIPSTICKS [PART 2]

So in a recent article, I cultivated my top seven most universal nude lipsticks to go for this spring. However, I knew that there was still such a range of nude lipsticks that were not mentioned in the post – so today I’ve written a new top seven edit that will suit all skin tones!

If you’re looking for a little makeup inspiration this spring, you can click over to my last Top Seven Nude Lipsticks post which goes into more detail as to what the current mood is for this season.


1.

L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Lipstick – BALMAIN Limited Edition 469 ‘Fever’

One of my most reliable spring nudes! This is the lipstick you reach for when you just want to look vibrant, fresh and awake. The perfect pick-me-up nude.

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Current Price: £12.99

Colour: Orange nude

Opacity: Medium/Full

Finish: Moisturising, Matte

2.

L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Lipstick – BALMAIN Limited Edition 650 ‘Power’

This deeply rich chocolate brown lipstick is the perfect candidate for every skin tone. Depending on your undertone this will either act as your eventful dark lip or a mysteriously glamours nude.

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RRP: 12.99

Current Price: 3.90

Colour: Dark Chocolate Brown

Opacity: Medium/Full

Finish: Moisturising, Matte

3.

Maybelline Color Sensational Matte Nude 986 ‘Melted Chocolate’

‘Melted Chocolate’ is a well fitted all-time nude you can use for both a smokey eye and a natural look. The ideal all rounder nude.

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RRP: 6.99

Current Price: 4.49

Colour: Chocolate Nude

Opacity: Medium

Finish: Satin

4.

NYX Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipstick -‘Teddy’

For those who prefer a matte finishing liquid lippie, look no further. ‘Teddy’ divinely provides for the ’90s makeup admirers, filling the voids with a cool toned, chocolate brown.

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Current Price: 7.00

Colour: Cool Toned Chocolate Brown

Opacity: Medium-Buildable

Finish: Matte

5.

NYX Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipstick -‘Ruffle Trim’

This nude is adaptable for all seasons. A fabulous yet polished everyday nude that is also excellent for work environments.

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Current Price: 7.00

Colour: Peachy Pink Nude

Opacity: Medium-Buildable

Finish: Matte

6.

NYX Butter Lip Gloss – ‘Praline’

If you’re someone who’s just ran out of your Gloss Bomb and has been on the hunt for a dupe, or has just been searching for a flawless nude-pink-gloss, Praline is as close and affordable as it gets. Its luxurious texture and impressive colour pay-off is what makes this lippie a great nude gloss to always keep in your handbag.

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Current Price: 5.50

Colour: Cinnamon Pink

Opacity: Sheer-Medium

Finish: Moisturising, Glossy (non-sticky)

7.

Makeup Revolution Iconic Matte Nude Lipstick – ‘Inclination’

This Iconic Matte Nude lipstick lives up to its name by suiting any makeup look in the book. From experimental to the  signature looks, this is your go-to peachy nude.

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RRP: 3.00

Current Price: 2.00

Colour: Deep Peachy Nude

Opacity: Medium-Buildable

Finish: Satin/Matte


Well, that is all for part two of the spring lip edit. Be sure to let me know if you’ve found any favourites from this list in the comments section below! 🙂

If you’d like to see any more makeup looks or chat about certain looks for the season, with questions, for makeup advice etc. – you can contact me through my Instagram where I post more frequently: @stacyjang_

to read the article on this look, click here

Thank you all so much for stopping by The Belper!

lots of love,

REVIEW: FENTY BEAUTY MATCH STIX (Matte & Shimmer)

Since it’s big launch in 2017 it’s no doubt that Fenty Beauty has vastly become one of the most sought-after and most followed makeup brands in the beauty industry. Created by the renowned Singer and now Beauty Mogul, Rihanna, the efficiently sleek and well thought out designs of the products have already carved out a separate avenue for the brand. Creating an inclusively individual image that empowers women around the world to enhance their truest selves and inner beauty with their unique formulas, this including the Match Stix sets that launched together with the revolutionary Pro Filt’r Foundation back in September of 2017.

In this post, I will be reviewing the Fenty Beauty Matte and Shimmer Match Sticks.

Skin & Shimmer Match Stix by Fenty Beauty

Product’s Claims:

Meet the magnetized longwear makeup sticks that come together in two light-as-air finishes and a shade lineup to satisfy your every need: MATTE Skinsticks conceal, correct, and contour. SHIMMER Skinsticks highlight, blush and enhance—so you can mix and match, magnetize and multiply.

With Match Stix MATTE Skinsticks, conceal, correct, and contour in 20 shades obsessively fine-tuned and tested to look good on the full spectrum of skin tones.

Made to layer, the buildable cream-to-powder formula is weightless and super easy to blend but also stays put. No creasing and caking when you apply it—so even the delicate undereye area is fair game.

REVIEW

Texture & Finish: Matte (go figure)

MATTE SKIN STIX:

The Fenty Beauty team we’re telling no fibs when they brought out their matte matchsticks, as the finish of these truly are what it says on the tin. The texture of the (matte) matchsticks is really like nothing else I had tried before. When swatching them I couldn’t help but think “gee, have they truly invented an entirely new makeup product?” I kid you not.

With these, you just cannot help but compare them to foundation sticks as they are for skin coverage. And like most foundation sticks we’ve been introduced to over the years, you’d expect the texture of these to just feel like foundation on your skin.

What Fenty Beauty did with this was try to eliminate that feeling of texture on your skinlike second skin. It does take a bit of getting used to, but it’s only now that I could really understand the purpose of this product. A lightweight feeling matte skin stick that can flawlessly cover-up and sculpt your face in a way that looks like your skin. Genius. Depending on the shade you pick up, you can use this as a foundation, contour, under-eye brighter or concealer – works nicely either way.

Dry Skin Tip: Prime well with a good regular moisturiser and you won’t face issues with the finish of these.

SHIMMER SKIN STIX:

The texture of these beautifully opaque highlighters is also like nothing else I’d seen before. The closest comparison I could give I guess would be the Stila putty highlighters texture wise. Because of this, it actually makes the shimmers blend well and melts so seamlessly into the skin. You have more control to either go natural with a little applied, or luxurious without it looking blotchy of which sometimes, some highlighting powders can do that. This, I would call safe for anyone who wants to get into highlighting, but doesn’t need to look too exaggerated. It’s a very flexible product that can be perfect to wear, no matter the reason or season.

Coverage: Medium to Full

MATTE SKIN STIX:

(As a concealer) Using matte skin sticks will make your concealer process easier than ever. I say this because by warming up the product onto your hand first, you enable the product to go on your skin with a fuller opaqueness. Therefore you have no need to keep applying it like the hassle you may with liquid concealers sometimes. You will also be pleased to know you have more control over the type of coverage you want with this. After getting used to how the product worked, I found it pretty easy for me to achieve full coverage with a minimum of two swipes.

SHIMMER SKIN STIX:

Depending on how much shimmer you like, it can easily go from being a clean and fresh glow to a vibrant and pearly shimmer. Both are beautiful results, Its really all up to your preference. Same goes for the shimmery blush skin sticks.

Best Application Method

MATTE SKIN STIX:

This may be an ironic suggestion, but I truly learned how the product worked by watching Rihanna’s Vogue tutorial. I suggest this because there’s no better person to show you how these products actually work, than the creator of the product themselves. She first warms up the product on her hand, applies a swipe underneath the eyes and pats in the product as she blends – this is key. I tried and perfected the exact same techniques and since then I’ve loved the matchsticks since.

SHIMMER SKIN STIX:

Apply the product to your brush first, then blend it onto cheeks/cheekbones. This will give you a flawless result without looking too overdone allowing yourself to add more as you go. Or even apply some onto the back of your hand, then take the shimmer from there.

Lasts Up To 10 Hours (maximum)

MATTE SKIN STIX:

Just like any other product, it works differently for everyone when it comes to lasting. I do believe that if the product is well blended, you shouldn’t have any issues. But, I would suggest to any glasses wearers if you’re using this: double set under the eyes (Sides of the nose area, avoiding the slope) with powder to prevent movement after a few hours.

SHIMMER SKIN STIX:

I’d say that the shimmers will last you up to about 8-9 hours if you’re lucky. This also depends on whether you applied it first or last in your makeup routine as it will naturally fade over time. It’s not too noticeable to the point of disappearing though, you’ll still be glowing.


Pros:

  • Nice shade range
  • Lightweight in feel and texture
  • Beautiful formula
  • Easy to apply once practised
  • Compact and very easy to travel with
  • Lovely coverage & finish (it is matte however depending on how you prime, anyone can use this)
  • Has a beautiful colour range of shimmers
  • Very versatile to use – for example, eyeshadow, highlight, lipstick etc.
  • Easy to clean, keep and maintain

Cons:

    Can have trouble lasting very long depending on how it has been blended in
    [Matte] Can separate if applied like a regular concealer (read my application method suggestions to help avoid this.)

Final thoughts

What I find simply amazing about the Match Stix is that they’re so, incredibly versatile to use. The variety of looks you can create with these alone is just endless. And as a makeup artist, I’m so appreciative of the fact that their compact and magnetic design makes it much more convenient to collect, pack and travel with. Depending on which shades you choose, you’re free to use these as your foundation, concealer, contour, blush, eyeshadow and even lipstick. What’s not to love?

This is just an example of innovative makeup creativity with thoughtfulness put into it. Thank you to Fenty Beauty for believing in that from the get-go as it truly shows.


If you have not viewed Rihanna’s 10 Minute Glam Video with Vogue already, below is a link to her guided tutorial on how she applies the Match Skin Stix:

https://youtu.be/KONe4SNFA64


To shop the single Match Stix retailing for £21, click here.

To shop the TRIO SET retailing for £46, click here.

(The TRIO SET includes the Concealer, Contour & Highlighter in the shade of your choice all in one package.)

Shop and browse the full Fenty Beauty Match Stix range in all shades & shimmers by clicking here.

TOP 7 NUDE LIPSTICKS TO TRY THIS SPRING ‘19

Hello, everyone! I hope you’re all doing well. So, spring is finally on the horizon, so I thought why not cultivate my top 7 nude lipsticks perfect to rock this spring season of 2019.

The mood board for this edit is based on the flower child nostalgia from mainly the ’60s, throughout the late ’70s. Think peachy nude lips for the classic woman with a signature wing, pale nude lips for the daring that would always sport a 60’s smokey eye and the rose nude lip for those everyday effortless gals who would only look chic at all times.

No matter which ‘stage’ you’re at in the makeup game you can never go wrong with a simple but enhancing nude lip. And although a classic nude is suitable enough to be worn all year round – in my opinion – Spring is most definitely THE season to seize.

Optional Tip: Use this mood board as makeup inspo to step out of your comfort zone and experiment with the many varieties makeup brands have to offer you for the perfect nude lip this Spring!

In this edit, I will be sharing 7 of the most popular and fresh nude lipsticks you can look out for to freshen up and become your classic 2019-go-to-nude this season.


Look No. 1 – The Peachy Nude Lip

This lipstick is for those who almost cannot leave their house without at least lashes or eyeliner, thus needing a partner in crime to complete your look whilst still keeping that sense of youthful flair! In this case, a peachy nude is a way to go.

Below is a couple of some of my top peachy lip options, depending on your personal undertones and texture preferences:

1.

NIP+FAB Matte Liquid Lipstick, ‘Cinnamon’

This peachy nude applies like a gloss and dries down to a plush matte finish. With a non-drying formula.

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Colour: Peachy Nude

RRP: £7.95

Opacity: Full

Finish: Matte

2.

L’Oréal Paris Glitter Fever Lipstick 259 ‘Nude After Party’

This lip complete with a nude pink or clear lip gloss over top would look absolutely gorgeous! A subtle show stopper. 

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RRP: £6.99

Current Price: £4.99

Colour: Pale Pink Nude

Opacity: Sheer/Medium

Finish: Sheer Shimmery [satin]


Look No. 2 – The Enhancing Nude Lip

Sometimes all a girl wants is a signature lip to depend on, to pull out of their handbag under any circumstances and instantly feel better. A signature enhancing, defining and mood lifting lip should be in everyone’s makeup bag. Think of that iconic scene of Holly Golightly, in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, (played by Old Hollywood Star, Audrey Hepburn) applying that one last swipe of lipstick before her ultimate confrontation (of love lol). Now, that is exactly how The Signature Chic woman starts her every day – her way. My top enhancing nude lip picks for the ladies of fabulousness:

3.

L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Exclusive Lipstick 620 ‘Julianne’s Nude’

Find the perfect nude with this flattering ‘pink-nude’. The faintness of pink will always guarantee you the finish of the perfect pout. Julianne’s Nude carries just enough balance to suit all skin tones and works amazingly on fairer skin tones. 

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Current Price: £5.99

Colour: Pink Nude

Opacity: Medium-Full

Finish: Hydrating & Creamy Satin

4.

Max Factor Colour Elixir Lipstick 61 ‘Angel Pink’

Infused with vitamin E, this rich pearly-pink nude adds vibrancy and fullness to the lips. Like the name says, it is the ‘Angel Pink’. 

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RRP: £7.99

Current Price: £5.81

Colour: Pearly-Pink Nude

Opacity: Sheer-Medium

Finish: Moisturising, Comfortable Pearly


Look No. 3 – The It Girls’ Go-To Pale Nude Lip

I simply believe that there are a time and a place for the ‘dead’ lip look. I certainly love it for those occasions where you feel like wearing more than just one eyeshadow. This nude is for the smokey eye wearers, the 60’s makeup emulators and the cut crease slayers. To those that want to tell a story with their eyes – a complementary pale nude lip is your perfect companion:

5.

L’Oréal Paris Color Riche ‘Nude’ Lip Palette

What could be better than owning a perfect nude lipstick? Owning a perfect nude lip palette! This travel-friendly compact comes in a gold packaging with a suitable mirror inside, allowing you to apply this whenever and wherever. The compact gives you the luxury to choose from six pink-to-nude-brown lip options, handing you the freedom to mix, match and create your custom lip shade. 

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RRP: £14.99

Current Price: £4.95

Colour(s): Pink Nude-Brown Nude lip options

Opacity: Medium

Finish: Satin

6.

NYX Velvet Matte Lipstick 02 Beach Casual ‘Sand Nude’

Channel your inner 60’s spring chicness with a pale nude like ‘sand nude’. Worn best with red eyeshadow looks, pale toned eyeshadows and of course a cat eye. 

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RRP: £3.75

Colour: Warm Pale Nude

Opacity: Medium/Full

Finish: Velvet [Matte]

7.

L’Oréal Paris Color Riche Lipstick – BALMAIN Limited Edition 647 ‘Urban Safari’

Embody the supermodel bombshell look with this exclusive and luxurious matte nude in collaboration with Balmain, designed by Olivier Rousting. (This is best worn with a lip liner to create more definition.) 

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RRP: £12.99

Current Price: £6.17

Colour: Pale Nude

Opacity: Medium-Full

Finish: Moisturising Matte


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Well, that is all for this curated spring nude lip edit! Be sure to let me know in the comments whether you liked some of the options I chose or even if you would like to see more curated lists of other makeup products like this. I am always open to suggestions 🙂

Thank you all so much for stopping by The Belper!

Lots of love,

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY 💗

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!

There are so many simple things you can do to leverage your Valentine’s Day! Below is my small list of simple suggestions that I personally enjoy doing on this annual holiday:

1. Take time to be thoughtful and help others

This obviously doesn’t have to be too extreme but something as simple as accompanying someone with their bags, a friend with homework or your family with even dinner can be so helpful and appreciated.

  • 2. Be alone, treat yourself to your favourite old school playlist and have a pamper day/night
  • Face masks, Gossip Girl and Ben & Jerry ice cream can do no wrong in my book!
  • 3. Write cards/notes and get creative!
  • Later today I’ll actually be crafting some Valentine’s Day cards with my little brother. If you have kids or small siblings, doing something like can be a lovely way to encourage them to selflessly love more and appreciate others by creating cards out of their consideration.
  • 4. Go out and buy yourself flowers
  • This may seem a little far at first, but I’m not kidding when I say that having a fresh set of £5 flowers can just instantly change the mood of your aura and not the mention the aroma of your own home.

    5. Bake or make your favourite meal

    They say food is the window to the soul… And as part of the love yourself mantra. A favourite meal/take out or set of cookies can be a perfect way to treat yourself on a day like Valentine’s Day! I’d probably buy myself a birds pie lol.


    Make sure to take the time to share and give love today! 😊

    Thank you all so much for stopping by The Belper!

    Lots of love,