Everyone has a certain set of colours they feel the best in and the most themselves in.  I’ve always been a neutrals girl – bronzes, browns, and champagne colours are my preferred cup of tea. That being said, there are so many flavours of tea out there, and life would be boring if we only over drank the same type every single day. I’ll stop with the tea analogies now. In the world of eyeshadows, I consider neutrals to be the Earl Grey and English Breakfast of the eyeshadow world. Gorgeous, classic, and wonderful, but you shouldn’t necessarily limit yourself to them. There are so many other colours out there – like blue eyeshadow!

BH Cosmetics Blue Eyeshadow colorful makeupI never really loved how I looked in colourful eyeshadow until recently. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve always loved playing with colour – but I felt a lack of inspiration for a while. I decided recently that I needed to get back into what made me fall in love with makeup, and that’s experimenting; just sitting down, playing with products, and seeing what comes out of it! I’ll be sharing more makeup looks like this blue eyeshadow halo eye regularly here on my blog, and on my Instagram!

Blue Eyeshadow Halo Eye Makeup

Affordable Palettes To Create Colorful Looks:

I’ve been playing with 2 palettes from BH Cosmetics for a couple of weeks now, and I’m so  obsessed with them! I love how this blue eyeshadow/halo eye turned out! I’m planning to do a full review of the palettes soon, so stay tuned for that! They are such great palettes for anyone wanting to add some fun and colour to their collection – and they’re extremely affordable!

Products  Used: 

Blue eyeshadow

These are the colours I used to create this look:

 

 

 

 

*this post is not sponsored, but may contain affiliate links in which I can earn a small commission if you choose to purchase product, at no extra cost to you. You are in no way obligated to use my links, but it is greatly appreciated!*

The next instalment in my makeup declutter series is all about foundations! See what foundations I’m throwing out and getting rid of, and why! I’m slightly ashamed to admit that I’ve been hoarding foundations like they’re going out of style.

I’ve tried more foundations that I can count, always on the market for the next best foundation – sadly,  more often than not I end up disappointed. My skin has always been difficult, as I’m prone to sensitivity and texture. Many foundations end up looking heavy and cakey on my skin, accentuating texture rather than hiding it.

Join me as I declutter my foundation collection, and I’ll show you which ones I would repurchase!

Cruelty-Free Dupes:

In this makeup declutter, I mention foundations from brands that test on animals. I now only buy and promote brands that are cruelty-free, so I wanted to include some cruelty-free alternatives to those foundations mentioned:

What’s on my face:

 

 

 

*Disclaimer: this post is not sponsored in any way. All opinions are my own and not representative of any brands or products. This is not intended to speak badly of or insult brands or products. Some links are affiliate links in which I can earn a small commission if you choose to purchase product through those links, at no cost to you!*

I picked up the new NYX Can’t Stop Won’t Stop foundation as soon as it launched here in my city. I was so curious about it and thought it would be the perfect opportunity to segway into a new series of videos I plan on doing – wear test reviews! I love watching wear test reviews, as seeing the product actually worn on the skin throughout the day tends to be the most helpful when deciding if it’s something you want to purchase.

For this wear test, I wore the NYX foundation for 12 hours without using a primer, and without setting it with powder to really get a feel for how it performs on its own.

Check out my video to see my thoughts on it, and if I recommend it!

 

 

Nyx Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Foundation

Too Faced Born This Way Super Coverage Multi-Use Sculpting Concealer 

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette

Nudestix Magnetic Eye Colour – Nudity

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade – Dark Brown

Lise Watier Nude Velours Eyeliner

Sigma Sinuosity Lash Mascara

Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer 

PIXI Glow-y Gossamer Duo

Becca Flowerchild Mineral Blush

Lise Watier Waterproof Lip Pencil – Nude

Lipstick Queen Lipstick – The Truth 

 

I’m currently in disbelief at the fact that it’s already September. I genuinely feel like we didn’t even have a summer, let alone that it’s already feeling like fall! Not that I’m complaining, as fall is my favourite time of the year! The dawning of a new month means all new phone and desktop wallpapers!

September’s wallpapers have a clean theme with the florals transitioning to fall colours. While I may have had to resist the urge to fill this month’s wallpapers with a Halloween theme, I wasn’t quite ready to say goodbye to florals yet.

Thank you so much to everyone who downloaded August’s wallpapers! I love seeing all your photos using them! If you download or purchase any of my wallpapers and use them, make sure to tag me on Instagram @raincoatesbeauty so I can share them on my page and Etsy shop!

I have way more styles available on my Etsy shop, and you can save 15% on with the code “15OFF”

Phone Wallpapers / Backgrounds

Every month I will be sharing a new wallpaper design that you can download for phone and/or desktop, for free!

September’s Wallpapers:

You can chose for phone and desktop, with or without the calendar! Click the link below to download easily!

Phone Wallpaper With Calendar:  Sept-Wallpaper-With-Calendar.jpg

Phone Wallpaper Without Calendar:  Sept-Phone-Wallpaper.jpg

 

Desktop Wallpaper With Calendar:  September-Desktop-Calendar-Wallpaper.jpg

Desktop Wallpaper Without Calendar:  September-Wallpaper-Desktop.jpg

 

 

I hope you enjoy this month’s designs! Let me know what designs you’d like to see in the future in the comments below!

 

Check out my previous posts: 

How To Do Eyeliner – 1 Liner In 4 Styles

Makeup Declutter – Eyeshadow Palettes

 

In this video I’m sharing some of my best eyeliner hacks, tips & tricks for mastering winged eyeliner! Eyeliner is one of the most popular elements of makeup, yet it’s something that can be difficult to master. Whether you’re wanting a really natural look or a dramatic smoked out liner, I show you how to use 1 eyeliner to create 4 different popular eyeliner styles!

There’s a look for everyone, and I break it down step by step to show you how to create each look, and correct any mistakes!

There’s a soft, natural look, 2 variations on the classic cat eye, and more of a smoked out liner!

 

Products used:

Sigma E06 Winged Liner Brush

Sigma Wicked Gel Liner

Sigma E25 Blending Brush

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette – Raw Sienna, Cypress Umber, Tempera

What’s on my face:

Smashbox Primer Oil

Nyx Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Foundation mixed with Pur Hydra Fluid Foundation 

Too Faced Born This Way Super Coverage Multi-Use Sculpting Concealer 

Lise Watier Teint Velours Loose Powder

Sigma E06 Winged Liner Brush

Sigma Wicked Gel Liner

Sigma E25 Blending Brush

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette – Raw Sienna, Cypress Umber, Tempera

Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer 

PIXI Glow-y Gossamer Duo

Becca Flowerchild Mineral Blush

Lise Watier Waterproof Lip Pencil – Nude

Smashbox Primrose Lipstick 

Eyelure Silk Marquise synthetic lashes from Ulta

 

Check out my cruelty free Sephora shopping guide:

The best affordable makeup organizers:

 

 

*this post is not sponsored! I did receive the Sigma Eyeliner and Brush for free, but all opinions are my own. This post may include affiliate links in which I can earn a small commission if you choose to purchase through my links, at no extra cost to you! You are in no way obligated to, but if you do choose to it is much appreciated!*