NO MIRROR MAKEUP CHALLENGE😱😱

Me and my sister Anna decided to do the no mirror makeup challenge for my Youtube channel…

Go and have a watch to see how we got on!

Thanks for all your support in growing myself to be where I want to be

Cya later,

Courtney x

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New Content & My Youtube Channel

Hey guys, it’s been a while but as you all know by now because I say it every single time I post I’m a real busy body so have rarely anytime to write anymore *cries*

HOWEVER, my Youtube channel has officially kickstarted!

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I have a new video posted yesterday (CLICK ME, CLICK ME) I brought myself a brand new camera, lighting, stuff for content and so on… I will be posting more on there and my beauty Instagram from now on. I hope everyone is having a fabulous start to the summer, I’m currently following & subscribing to all beauty related accounts that follow/subscribe to me also.

If theres any specific looks/videos you would like me to create then don’t hesitate to drop me some comments or an ask over on my curious cat page

LOVE YAS

Courtney x

Urban Decay | Afterdark Palette | Review

Hey guys, so I’m trying to think up some more review ideas but it’s rather difficult as I haven’t been able to purchase any new makeup for a while, (currently waiting for the next student loan to drop so I can treat myself again).

I thought for this post I’d do a small review on my current favourite eyeshadow palette, Urban Decay’s Afterdark! At £39.50 I can say it is rather expensive but it’s so worth it if you’re an everyday eyeshadow wearer like I am.

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This was definitely an impulse buy, I didn’t really research into it I just really enjoyed the colours and hey it’s Urban Decay so I knew it was going to be good quality. The colours in this palette are so bold and bright and I love that they all have a slight shimmer to them. You really can experiment with these as I manage to get bright popping eyes for when I’m feeling that bit extra but also really subtle everyday makeup out of this baby.

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IN ORDER L-R: Paralyzed, Fringe, Lounge, Backfire, Druggie, Off Duty, Sinful, Supersonic, Scene & Alter
You get 10 colours in this palette ranging from light to darks. My favourites and most used have to be ‘scene’ and ‘supersonic’ these can be blended nicely together to create subtle ombre style eyes…

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I was tired and had uni so this was rushed, but it’s a good example of how subtle the palette can be
I also am in love with the shade ‘fringe’ I’ve used this on a few recent looks you may have seen, especially if you follow me on Instagram, this is a bright green/turquoise colour and pairs amazingly with ‘sinful’. These are two of my favourites to achieve a bold cut crease. It also blends nicely with ‘creep’ from the original Naked palette for more of a smokey eyed look.

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It’s also used in my first ever youtube video, so if you’re interested in seeing how it turned out check it out here

This is the palette I use almost every day, if you’re like me and love bright in your face eyeshadow yet sometimes enjoy toning it down this is definitely something you need to add to your collection.

Just to add, it goes so well with the Anastasia Beverly Hill’s Moonchild Glow Kit, those of you who know of this will know it has different pigments in each highlight so it’s nice finding a glow that you can pair with your eyes!

I’d just like to take a moment to thank everyone for the support, your comments and likes mean everything to me because I’m still getting to grips with this whole blogging business!

Love yas,

Court x

Dear make up newbies,

As you all know make-up artistry is becoming a really big part of our generation and has been growing rapidly, bringing in a massive following through multiple social media platforms. So here’s some tips for those of you wanting to get into make-up/progress in your make-up skills.

  1. Don’t head straight in with the big expensive brands

You don’t want to be splashing out £40+ on a palette that you can’t get the hang of, drug stores are everywhere and if you know what shades you’re looking for you’ll notice a lot of places sell dupes. Superdrug is always a great place to look for cheap but also decent quality brands (MUA and Makeup Revolution being two very popular examples of this).

  1. Beauty blenders – A make-up bag must have!

Cant get to grips with blending out your contour with a brush? Unsure of how to apply foundation to get a more even coverage? A damp beauty blender is enough to solve all of this and you can pick them up cheap, mine cost me £3 from Boots and I can’t live without it!

  1. Less can be more

Not everyone can pull off these cut creases and bright green lips. Trust me, those that can probably wish they could pull off the more natural look themselves. So rock those nude lip shades and soft brown eye shadows, and forget about what’s “trendy” in the make-up world.

  1. Just because it works for them, doesn’t mean it’ll work for you…

Tutorials are ways in which many people can learn how to apply/blend/learn all different make up techniques. However, don’t be disheartened just because your favourite YouTuber’s styles don’t work for you. Everyone has their own techniques and styles, practice all different ones and stick with what you know and are comfortable with.

  1. Finally, practice does make perfect

Let’s be honest here you’re not gonna be the next MUA after only a few attempts, it takes these people years to be able to perfect their style. So like everything else practice makes perfect. All good things don’t occur instantly, these things take time and most importantly HAVE FUN WITH IT.

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My makeup a year ago vs my makeup now

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Above are a few of my recent make up looks, as you can clearly see practice does help and I am far from being perfect still but maybe one day. A great tip is just finding what works for you in terms of products, brushes and application.

Hope this helps and have fun pretties,

Love Court x

Maleficent Makeup Tutorial

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HEY GUYS,

So I just put up my FIRST EVER makeup video on YouTube!

I went with a Maleficent theme because it’s me and I’ll find any excuse to theme my makeup, hopefully you enjoy watching as much as I enjoyed making it!

♡Click here to watch♡

Love ya honeys,

Court x