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INSTANT POT CHICKPEA CURRY

INTRODUCTION Whether or not the idea of chickpea curry sounds familiar or downright peculiar to you. I must say that this dish is like no other in the sense that this is the PERFECT combination of spice and texture without anything too heavy involved. This recipe is not only a great option for something warm, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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! […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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REVIEW: GLOSS BOMB UNIVERSAL LIP LUMINIZER – “FENTY GLOW” BY FENTY BEAUTY

Gloss Bomb. The name of one of the most raved about lip glosses since it’s launch in 2017, Fenty Beauty created and brought back the experience and excitement in lip glosses: The Universal Gloss Bomb Lip Luminizer. Now being sold in 3 different shades, (Original) “FENTY GLOW”, “DIAMOND MILK” and “FU$$Y” the gloss bombs have […]

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REVIEW: L’ORÉAL TRUE MATCH SUPER BLENDABLE FOUNDATION

True match is undoubtably one of, if not the most definitive of all drugstore foundations. Growing up, I’d watch my mother smoothly apply her L’Oréal foundation in the early mornings. Her makeup routine always began by reaching for the L’Oréal bottle in her unbelievably clean makeup bag. Before all the overwhelming skin makeup options we […]

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REVIEW: L.A. GIRL PRO HD CONCEALER

If you’re someone who knows anything about makeup, you’ve probably heard of the makeup brand L.A. Girl pop up in conversation with a makeup artist or in almost all the earliest makeup tutorials on YouTube. The best-selling £5 concealer over the years has cultivated a dedicated following not only because of its affordable price but […]

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REVIEW: L’ORÉAL INFALLIBLE TOTAL COVER FOUNDATION

L’Oréal Infallible Total Cover Foundation: Containing 35g of product, the total camouflage coverage foundation comes in 7 different shades, ranging from (the lightest shade) ‘Light Sand Nude 9’ to (the darkest shade) ‘Cappuccino 33’. Product’s Claims: Discover Infallible Total Cover Foundation for a flawless, full coverage base that lasts up to 24 hours. The zero […]

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2 MOODS: MATTE & GLOSSY EYES (Neon Purple Edition)

Before we get into this edit I just wanted to thank you all very much for the love on my last blog post! I’m thrilled to know that you also liked the look as much as I enjoyed creating it. So, for this edit, I created two different moods: a matte look and a glossy […]

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MAKEUP MOOD: PINK + RED 80’S ALLURE

Inspired by Fenty Beauty’s ‘uncensored’ Stunna Lip Paint (worn in this edit) I wanted to push myself a little further out of my comfort zone and add some clashing yet complimenting shadows for my eyes, specifically for the liner. I achieved this by thinly tight-lining the top lash line of my eyes with black eyeliner, […]

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JANUARY ‘19 MAKEUP MOOD: 60’S PALE BLUES

Happy belated New Year Everyone! So sorry I wasn’t able to blog towards the end of the year as I’ve had lots of work to catch up on. But as we’re now in the first month of 2019, I’d like to turn over a new leaf and talk about the first makeup mood of January […]

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CHRISTMAS DAY MAKEUP LOOK

Since my last blog post was a more laid back holiday look, I thought it would only be fair to publish my own rendition of the very ultimate but wearable, Christmas Day makeup look. In all realness, It’s nothing more than a glittery eye and a dark plum lip. But I suppose an event like […]

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MAKEUP EDIT: GLITZ GLAM, BELLA HADID INSPIRED LOOK

Happy December 1st, everyone! Party season is here and so I thought why not start of the festive looks with one that I have been obsessing over recently. A glitz glam smokey eye inspired by model, Bella Hadid created by makeup artist, Hung Vanngo.   This look is quite dramatic although, something I liked about the […]

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November 19, 2018 – QUOTE OF THE DAY

It’s always the smallest things that make life worth living for. Take a little bit of time out of your day to look around yourself, spend time with the people that make you feel happy and content. Perhaps consider treating yourself to a favourite book or movie at the end of the day. We all […]

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MAKEUP LOOK: FALL RETRO VIBES

This look is by far one of the most complicated eye-looks I’ve ever created and I’m not even exaggerating lol. It was inspired by a look I saw on a model photographed around the 60’s in Italy. Unfortunately, I do not know the credits to the photo – but one thing I do know is […]

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November 17, 2018 – QUOTE OF THE DAY

Hope you all have a wonderful Saturday! Thanks for stopping by The Belper! Lots of love,

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ULTIMATE HALLOWEEN GLAM | INSPIRED BY NIKKIE TUTORIALS

Not too long ago, beauty mogul and makeup YouTuber, NikkiTutorials released a Halloween glam makeup tutorial! I love Halloween, although in all honesty, my efforts for creating a variety of Halloween looks throughout the month of October are just none existent (as you can already tell) no matter how hard I try. With that being […]

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MAKEUP MOOD: SHOCK WAVE

Happy Sunday, Everyone! This look is quite an advanced glam as I wanted to experiment with graphic eyeliner in combination with a statement lip also. A very vibrant, nod to the ’80s wearable look that I think will be perfect for any upcoming festive events this fall/winter or just to try out and have fun […]

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TOP 5 AFFORDABLE POWDER FOUNDATIONS FOR FLAWLESS SKIN

I’ve noticed that around this time of year, that I begin to regularly receive questions as to how I achieve a more flawless foundation look without looking too cakey and just all-around even in tone with my makeup. Now, of course, liquid foundation and concealer play a huge part in my Autumn/Winter makeup routine but […]

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MY SUMMER RED LIP ROUTINE

I don’t really wear red lipsticks often (just based on personal preference). But whenever I do, it always becomes a rather strategic process for me. I made a post some time ago about my red lip routine, mentioning the time it took for me to become more comfortable and confident enough to wear red lips […]

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MAKEUP LOOK: Bold Eyeshadow Inspired by the ’60s

I’ve recently been noticing this new re-birth of 60’s style makeup. Although it had already made its influence through many other modernised renditions of the 60’s look over the decades, this year has really become an interesting time for different makeup artists and non-makeup artists to experiment with the simplicity of single, bold eyeshadows. Paired […]

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MAKEUP LOOK: TWO-TONE EYESHADOW

Greetings, everyone! I hope you’re all well today. **Sighs, followed by face palm** I know I have not been the most consistent with content since before my birthday back in May (btw makeup deets on the yellow look I wore will be uploaded soon). But this time, I promise I’m back on track and here […]

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MAKEUP LOOK: Bronzy, Rosy Mood.

I essentially wanted to go for a bronzy look with matte brown hues, however, I ended up with a much rosier result merging with red and copper tones. I found that this look was so easy to create, only taking me up to 30 minutes to finish (not bad ^-^), it certainly gives me some […]

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REVIEW: NIP+FAB Contour Palette & Liquid Highlighter

In this blog post, I’ll be reviewing a couple of products from Nip+Fab that I ordered not too long ago. So it was after hitting pan on the Anastasia Beverly Hills Powder Contour Refills, (that I used to set my makeup with) that I subconsciously went on a face powder/palette hunt and soon found myself […]

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MAKEUP LOOK: GREEN GLAM!

Hello everyone! I hope you’re all doing well! Today’s blog post is a makeup look which I must say, is a little experimental ^-^. For some reason, I’ve become obsessed with the colour green lately. Not a particular shade of green, anything green really (lol). It’s a colour I’ve been incorporating in makeup looks, my lifestyle […]

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Brown Tones ‘90s Supermodel Inspired Makeup Look

Happy Wednesday everyone, I hope you’re all doing well! For this blog post, I wanted to focus on a particular makeup theme that still inspires my makeup looks to this day. The ’90s Supermodel Look, brought to you by ‘The Trinity’ of supermodels Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell and Christy Turlington respectively. The ’90s supermodel era […]

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MY (UPDATED) QUICK & EASY, GO-TO MAKEUP LOOK!

Hello Everyone! I hope you’re all enjoying your Friday morning, afternoon or evening, when and wherever you’re reading this article. Today’s post is on yet another, new Go-to Makeup Look. Now, even though I finally uploaded my Signature Makeup Look on YouTube last month, it was up until a few days ago when I stumbled […]

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FRESH FACED, PEACHY MAKEUP LOOK

All throughout January, I’ve been loving this fresh-faced, peachy look! It’s so easy to recreate and requires only one blush/shadow to achieve it. I will say that the look is quite inspired by k-Beauty. This look definitely enhances a more youthful side which I love. Simple and easy yet makes all the difference for those […]

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DRAMATIC NYE MAKEUP LOOK

I chose to do this makeup look simply because I’m a lover of 60s eye looks. However, this one carries elements of futurist vibes to it. Only fitting I dedicate this look to NYE as I’d only ever wear such a daring makeup for this occasion lol. This sharp, bold, dramatic eye look is perfect […]

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Christmas Day Makeup: Red Ombré Lips

Here is a simple Christmas makeup look featuring how to achieve an easy red ombré lip! This look is all about the skin and the lips. Perfecting the skin by buffing in a nice, thin layer of your foundation of choice and going over the areas that need a little more help with a pot […]

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MAKEUP OF THE DAY (BLOGMAS: Day 11)

This makeup is a little more dramatic on the eyes. I started with a shimmery dark brown shade on the eyelids and blended it in with dark matte shades. I added a bit of warmth by blending in red shadows on top and finished with a black liquid liner for a doll like effect. I […]

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Makeup Of The Day (BLOGMAS: Day 8)

Happy Friday! Brown smokey eye, simple skin and a pink stain. EYES: Makeup Forever Single Eyeshadow in “ME-828” (To blend around the edges) Sleek Bronze Block in “Dark” Mascara: E.L.F Lengthening mascara Brows: Too Faced Cat Eyes Palette BASE: Foundation: Loreal True Match Concealer: M.A.C. Select Cover Up Bronzer: Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick + Sleek […]

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TOP 5: HOLIDAY MAKEUP MUST-HAVES (BLOGMAS: Day 7)

This Friday I’ll be travelling to visit family, so I thought why not post something about my top five makeup essentials when it comes to grabbing your multi-purpose products on the go. Sleek MakeUP Blush by 3 Palette Sugar  This blush palette is my most versatile blush palette. Especially for this holiday season, you have this […]

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LIPSTICKS YOU NEED TO TRY THIS CHRISTMAS! (BLOGMAS: Day 6)

If there’s one way to treat yourself without feeling guilty this December, it’s by buying a new lipstick to add to your collection! It’s something small but it goes a long way, not only to lift your mood but also give you a fresh look! Here are my top six tried and tested lipsticks perfect […]

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MY TOP 5 FAVOURITE BEAUTY ADVENT CALENDARS (BLOGMAS: Day 5)

So I’ve managed to pin down my top 5 favourite advent calendars for this Christmas. Was quite the challenge this year but for the moment these are my top picks! 1. The Body Shop 25 DAYS OF GAME-CHANGING ADVENT-URE ULTIMATE ADVENT CALENDAR  2. Soap & Glory It’s a Calendar, Girls! 3. No7 Ultimate Beauty Calendar 2017 […]

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Makeup EDIT|’60s Eye Look (BLOGMAS: Day 3)

This Makeup Edit is inspired by a Jean Shrimpton Photograph, Shot by Bern Stern for Vogue in 1965. Out of all makeup looks/trends, the most influential decade of Makeup had to be the 60s. For the past couple of years, I’ve found a tradition of having a 60s/70s inspired makeup look for every New Year’s […]

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Downton Abbey Inspired Makeup Look (BLOGMAS: Day 1)

Happy 1st of December, Everyone! Today’s makeup look is probably one of the simplest yet enhancing makeup looks I’ve done on The Belper. After a full Downton Abbey series binge watch one weekend (oops), I couldn’t help but take note of the makeup looks aristocratic women wore back in the early 1900s to late 1920s […]

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Makeup EDIT: The Purple Look

This editorial is inspired by an eyeshadow look I saw on Shalom Harlow when interviewed by Tim Blanks, click here to see Shalom Harlow’s makeup in her interview. From the moment I saw her eye look, I just knew I had to recreate my own spin on these colours! I couldn’t pin down exactly when […]

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REVIEW: Irum Cosmetics 100% Pure & Organic Skincare

So this week I’ve had the opportunity to try out a couple of organic, skin care products from Irum Cosmetics! This vegan and cruelty-free brand currently feature two organic products on their site that they’ve kindly sent me to share my thoughts and review. As someone who wears makeup more than often, I never go […]

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MY FOUNDATION ROUTINE

Happy Monday! Sometimes it’s hard to narrow down a simple yet effective face routine without including a lot of products. This lightweight, skin-like base is what I do whenever I need a long lasting yet enhancing makeup look for for the day ahead! I love cutting time and using multitasking products that can work for […]

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Autumn’s Go-To Makeup Look

I wanted something easy to re-create without any fuss or a ton of products. I really wanted a light approach to the makeup on the eyes and skin, focusing on light shadow and enhancing my natural features. It’s no secret that I have a thing for pink eyeshadow because it is a colour that can […]

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Makeup Look: Light Rust Tones

I’ve been gravitating towards light weight, rusty and shimmery eyeshadows on the lids! This easy look is perfect for transitioning into the fall season without going too heavy. Simple yet enhancing. Eyeshadows Used: “Warning” and a bit of “Seize” from the Urban Decay Full Spectrum Palette Mascara- E.L.F Cosmetics Lengthening Mascara (New Fave!) I lined […]

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Go-To Eye Look: Summery Shimmer

Lately, I’ve been simplifying my makeup looks when It comes to eyeshadow. I’ve only been using two main products to form one of my favourite beachy looks which is a nice blend of gold lids! Not much of a true gold but more copper-bronzed and suited to my skin tone. These two products are all […]

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My Journey To A Healthier Lifestyle

It’s easy to lose track of your weight and fall of the grid subconsciously – I experienced weight gain and frequent headaches, the unhealthy foods I’d put in my body began to show all throughout my skin. I felt awful, probably the hardest thing I had to acknowledge was that this unlimited unhealthy diet I […]

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MAKEUP LOOK: The Natural Glow

Lately, I’ve been sporting a more ‘natural’ look in preparation for summer just to enhance my facial features without full coverage makeup a touch of illuminator on the highest points of my cheeks and I’m good to go! I think during spring/summer months it’s always lovely to have a more light-weight feel to your makeup […]

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BLUE HUES: Eyeshadow Look + Urban Decay Full Spectrum Palette Review

As one of my birthday gifts from my amazing Aunt, I graciously received the Urban Decay Full Spectrum Palette. Ironically I mentioned in my previous blog post that I would be playing with more colours in my looks this spring/summer, and I think I have the perfect palette to do so.  In combination with this […]

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THE CLASSIC EYE LOOK

Product details: Eyebrows- Dark brown eyeshadow Concealer- @lagirlcosmetics Pro HD “Fawn” Eyes- @anastasiabeverlyhills #ModernRenaissance “Cyprus Umber” Lid- #modernrenaissance “Vermeer” Liner- @nyxcosmetics Matte Liquid Liner Mascara- @maybelline Waterproof Stiletto Voluptuous

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MAKEUP MUST-HAVE

Mini-haul on my current makeup must haves to set my base (this powder does not alter colour at all!) #bbdaretoshare SETTING POWDER – RCMA NO COLOUR POWDER  MAKEUP BRUSH – MORPHE BRUSHES E53

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MY FAVOURITE MAKEUP BRUSHES

Brushes are my top essential tools for my makeup looks! Loving how extremely soft their bristles are, @mikasabeauty Brushes make application simple and easy. I’m happy to announce that you can now get 25% OFF your purchases using my code, STACYJANG25 mikasabeauty.com

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GLOSSY LIDS

So I finally got round to trying out the glossy lid look. A popular trend right now where you use eye gloss or even lipgloss (what I used) on your lids to create an ethereal glow to your makeup. I will say this is more editorial rather than a wearable out-the-door makeup but depending on […]

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THE SPRING LIP EDIT

Spring is upon us and lately, I’ve been gearing towards a more fresh-faced makeup look. knowing that I will be doing more colourful looks this spring/summer, I thought I’d share my current go-to makeup look + my favourite lip colour at the moment.  Keeping within the ‘fresh face’ theme, for me, that is clean looking […]

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MY SKINCARE MUST-HAVE 

Whenever I feel my skin is a little dull, I like to treat myself to Erno Laszlo’s Luminous Dual Phase Vitamin C Peel ✨ I’ve been using this exfoliant for almost a month now and my skin has never looked and felt so luminous 😆 What’s your favourite skin boosting product you can’t live without? […]

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DRAMATIC EYES 

Products Used- Brows: @nyxcosmetics_uk Eyebrow Gel “Espresso” #nyx Concealer: @maccosmetics Select Cover Up concealer “NW45” Eyes: I used @Anastasiabeverlyhills #ModernRenaissance palette (for the crease of my eyes) Lid + Inner corner highlight ✨@toofaced Cat Eyes palette (shimmery pink shadow) mixed with #Anastasiabeverlyhills Modern Renaissance palette’s “Primavera” + “Vermeer” Eyeliner: @nyxcosmetics #nyxliquidliner Mascara: @bourjoisparis “Queen Attitude” […]

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SWATCHES: Anastasia Beverley Hills Contour Kit Refills

Swatches of 3 of the Anastasia Beverley Hills Contour Kit Refills: I use Nutmeg to set under my eyes, Carob to contour and L’orange for blush (favourite combo at the moment).

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THE PERFECT RED LIP

I’ve never really been the type of girl to wear red lipstick as I feel many red lipsticks out on the market have different undertones, so finding the right shade can be tricky. It’s also important to note that the ‘Red Lip’ is known to be worn as a bold, statement Lip colour to vamp […]

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MAKEUP LOOK: Valentine’s Day

It’s Valentine’s Day next Tuesday, so I thought why not do a look inspired by the Red, Pink, Blush tones the day is well known for. For me, makeup looks to do with these hues in mind is perhaps one of my favourite types to create – not only on myself as I think this […]

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WHAT’S IN MY MAKEUP BAG

Current Makeup Essentials: Primer: Erno Laszlo Toner, Burberry Fresh Glow Foundation: L’Oréal True Match  Concealer: L.A. Girl Pro HD  Highlighter: Bare Minerals All Over Face Bronzer Blush + Lip Colour: Bourjois, Lip Velvet Brow Gel: NYX Mascara: Bourjois, Queen Attitude  #makeupbag #downtonabbey #faveourites

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MINI REVIEW: Lacura Skincare Serum

I’m absolutely loving these beauty serums from the #lacuraskincare 2016 Beauty Advent Calendar by @aldiuk #day6 #Voguejanuaryissue As instructed, I use each phial twice a day (morning and evening, before bed) and my skin has had nothing but great results. My skin feels more hydrated, plumped and tighter (in a good way). I’ll definitely by […]

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REVIEW: Mikasa Powder Contour Set

**This review is not sponsored**  On a recent Instagram post, I shared my unboxing of a new brush set I received from of Mikasa Beauty. I wanted to share my thoughts on one of their brush sets I received, as I’ve used them enough to explain how much I love this bundle! Mikasa Beauty is […]

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EYE LOOK: Eyeshadow As Eyeliner 

I ran out of eyeliner, so I used a brown eyeshadow from the #toofacedcateyes palette to create a soft wing.

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EYE LOOK: Neutral, Brown Tones

EYES: I started with a black cream eye shadow as an eye base, then went it with a dark brown eyeshadow from Cargo Cosmetics California Throwback palette on the outer part of my lid (creating a winged effect) On the centre of the lid, I used Morphe Brushes Single Eyeshadow in Granite mixed with a […]

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REVIEW: Erno Laszlo Timeless Skin System

This review is not sponsored. I’ve always been obsessed with skincare and the luxury of a good regimen. However, for a long time, I felt I didn’t have the right products to keep my skin blemish free. In the past, I’ve suffered from acne scarring and clogged pores; It was this month I decided to […]