Halloween Makeup Looks!

Here are some picture of my Halloween makeup tutorials so far! There are video tutorials on my YouTube @madithemermaid

Abandoned Bride

Rick Genest Skull

Eleven Stranger Things

Zombie Mouth Tear (No video yet!)

Sharon Needles Drag

Queen of the Damned Vampire

Hope you enjoy these looks!!

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First Outfit of the Day of Autumn

Hey! I haven’t posted an outfit of the day in forever, but I’m in love with this one. I was able to get some cute pictures due to all the lovely leaves! This outfit is cosy but cute and definitely has the fall style going on. I was also partially inspired by the character Rachel Amber from the game Life is Strange! Any fans out there?

I built this outfit around this super soft red checked shirt from Pull & Bear. This fits slightly shorter than some other flannels but I still love it!

He is the whole outfit together! Excuse the label sticking out of my scarf!

Here are some closer details for you. In love with the boots. The top you can’t really see but has cute velvet sleeves which I love. Today I went Halloween shopping in this outfit! I love all things spooky if you didn’t already know!

ITEMS WORN:

Top (not really visible!): Hollister
Flannel: Pull&Bear
Scarf: Levi’s
Jeans: River Island
Bag: Paul Costello
Boots: Next
Jacket: Red Herring (Second hand)

Makeup: Eyes are Huda Beauty Desert Dusk, Lipstick is Jeffree Star liquid lip in Celebrity Skin

Madi x

 

Jolie Beauty Luxe Glitz Palette! + 10% off!

This palette is a brand new addition to my collection! This is the Jolie Beauty Luxe Glitz Palette, with 5 mattes and 5 pressed glitters. I think it’s so rare to find pressed glitters in a palette, so this is a super convenient form. You can get 10% off the whole Jolie Beauty site with my code MADITHEMERMAID, so feel free to check out their site!  GO HERE

Here is the palette along with swatches! These were finger swatched but with no Primer or base. The mattes are very soft with a slightly powdery feel, but I find this helps with blending. There is a very light peachy shade that would be a good transition for most skin shades. There is definitely a warm undertone to most of the shades which I love! The glitters are smooth even without a base which is impressive! This is a very pretty palette and blends well.

Here is the look I created with this palette! I was really pleased with how it turned out! You don’t need a lot of the shadow as they go a long way, I ended up with quite a big eye look as I used a bit too much!! The lashes here are Aether Lashes in the style Belladonna 💗

This palette is £25.99 but is a bit cheaper with my code! MADITHEMERMAID

I hope you enjoyed this post!

Madi x

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Yellow Makeup Look

This makeup look is one my favourites I’ve ever done! I love it so much and I’m so pleased with it, there’s a full video tutorial on it but I thought I’d chat about the inspiration etc for it here.

So this look is part of my rainbow series over on my YouTube channel! I used the Morphe 35C which is all matte bright colours, and one of my favs for colourful looks. I would like to try a realllllly pigmented yellow so any recommendations let me know! I used LaSplash Glitter in Mai Tai, and this is such a gorgeous shade! The packaging can be a bit messy tho, as it’s like a sphere with a small flat part on the bottom? Sounds like a disaster waiting to happen right?! I tried out another NYX brights liner in Vivid Halo, and I was NOT impressed. Chunky and dry and so hard to work with, the brushes are pretty awful too. I really want some affordable bright liners, so if you have a fav let me know! This look was very much on the spot, all I knew was I wanted to try the liner out. It’s definitely a summery look! You can watch the whole video below 😊

Thanks for reading! X

 

False Eyelashes

So I really want to start wearing lashes more and I need recommendations on some big fluffy ones! I would love to hear your fav lashes below, preferably those that are easy to apply. I love Aether Lashes, and Ardell! I also want some with the style below on the right, where there are groups of lashes together! Please help!

 

Thank you! Xo

Madi x

My Go-To Makeup Look (Summer 2017)

Hey everyone! Today I wanted to talk about my recent go-to look and why I can’t seem to stop doing neutral brown eyes! I recently got the Tarte Tartelette in Bloom palette, that my boyfriend bought in Sephora Las Vegas. I’ve wanted this palette for so long and it’s so easy to blend, creamy and pigmented. I don’t have to blend for ages with this palette at all! The best shades to me are Smarty Pants, Rebel and Funny Girl. With just these 3 you can create a pretty, blended look that goes with any lip colour.

So here here is an example of the look I’ve been doing! I take the lightest shade and apply it with a Morphe E8 over my primed eye area. Then I take Smarty Pants, a warm brown and blend it into the crease. Then I use Rebel on the outer crease, and add a highlight with Funny Girl or another shimmery eyeshadow! I paired this with Kat Von D Lolita liquid lipstick, another go to!

I love this look, however I feel a little bit uninspired recently, and definitely need something to kickstart my creativity! Even a cool picture can inspire me, but I’m still unsure! If you have any reccomendations let me know!

Link to my YouTube:https://m.youtube.com/channel/UC4LZCXL6ATx3TC0LxbxDkcw

Thanks for reading 💗

Madi x

This Or That tag?

Here we are again, with another post no one tagged me in! I just wanted to do it, soooo here we are! This tag looks really fun and a bit different, so I thought it would be fun to share my answers with you. If you feel like doing this tag, go ahead, and let me know so I can read it!

Beauty

Blush or Bronzer?
I would have to go with bronzer! I don’t wear blush very often as not many colours suit my pale skin tone, but I love to contour!

Lipgloss or Lipstick?
Definitely lipsticks!

Eyeliner or Mascara?
Would have to be mascara, I think it makes the biggest difference!

Foundation or Concealer?
I’m a foundation junkie, I love trying them out!

Neutral or Colour Eyeshadow?
I think I’d honestly have to say colour, as burgundy/reds are my favourite.

Pressed or loose eyeshadow?
I would say pressed, but I love loose pigments when I’m making an effort!

Nails

OPI or China Glaze?
China Glaze!

Long or Short Nails?
I like mine long, when they actually grow!

Acrylic or Natural?
I would love to try acrylic nails, but I think natural is a lot easier.

Bright or Dark?
Dark red is my favourite nail colour.

Flower or no flower?
Depends, but I think simple nail art is cute!

Body

Perfume or Body Spray?
I love a luxurious perfume!

Lotion or Body Butter?
Lotion, as body butter is just too thick usually.

Body Wash or Soap?
Body wash for me, soap for my makeup brushes!

LUSH or Other bath companies?
I love all bath products, but Lush is probably my favourite!

Fashion

Jeans or Sweat Pants?
Definitely jeans, I wear them all the time.

Long or short sleeves?
I like both, but I probably wear short sleeves more.

Dresses or skirts?
Hmmm, I like both, skirts probably!

Stripes or Plaid?
Striped tops and skirts, and plaid shirts!

Flip Flops or Sandals?
Flip Flops

Scarves or hats?
Hmm, I like both!

Studs or dangly earrings?
DEFINITELY dangly!

Necklaces or Bracelets?
Necklaces for sure, I love them!

Jackets or Hoodies?
Probably jackets, but I do love a big cosy hoodie!

Hair

Curly or Straight?
I love to curl my hair, when I have the time!

Bun or ponytail?
Neither!

Bobby Pins or Butterfly Clips?
Probably bobby pins but I rarely use them!

Hair Spray or Hair Gel?
Hair spray for sure!

Long or Short hair?
Long, I haven’t had short hair since I was a child!

Light or dark?
Light probably, or bright!

Side sweep or Full on bangs (fringe)?
Side sweep, not big on fringes.

Up or Down?
Down!

Random

Rain or Shine?
I kind of like a sunny day but not too warm!

Summer or Winter?
I used to hate summer but I love it now!

Autumn or Spring?
AUTUMN!

Chocolate or Vanilla?
Vanilla, my favourite!

Thanks for reading!

Back from my break!

Dear my lovely followers,

It has been a really long time since I posted on here, and I have definitely missed WordPress. I would love to get back into blogging, and I now have a YouTube channel. Most of my content will now be video based but I would love if I could come on here to post swatches etc, and have chats with all of you. If you have any requested posts please let me know!

Also, today is the day of the Manchester attacks. My heart goes out to anyone involved, please stay safe.

Thank You for reading, and if you have an idea of how to re-kick-start my blog let me know down below.

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