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WHAT I USE AND HOW I EDIT MY INSTAGRAM PHOTOS

Well hello there!
I love editing my photos so they look their best for Instagram and stand out. There is so much competition on Insta and I like to make my photos colourful and bold as I can without it looking fake.
This is how...




I use Facetune 2 (I bought the full version) on my Huawei p20 pro

Step 1) Once I find the photo I like the best because I take like 50 I then upload it



Step 2) I then go over to Edit and I change depending on the photo the Brightness, Contrast, Colour & Structure. I usually put them all up rather than down to make my photo more bold.



Step 3) Next I go into the Smooth section and I smooth out my face if I feel like I need too. So sometimes if ive done a glam look I don't want my pores or acne scars to stand out so I smooth over them to keep the attraction to my eyes and have a flawless base. 
I also sometimes use the Glow part of this section to make my highlight pop just a little bit more and use it in the corner of my eyes where I have my glow.



Step 4) This is a dependable one. I sometimes use the Patch tool which can erase any spot or mark you want. So when I sometimes have a huge new head on my face which I don't really want to be on the photo I use erase it.


Step 5) I finally then go into the Details tool and go over my eyes and lips and sometimes highlight to make them more detailed and stand out more if the photo makes them look blurry.



I sometimes crop my photos to get rid of too much background or for my face to be the main focus.



So that's it! That is how I edit my Instagram photos! It may be overboard for some people and it may be minimal to others but it is just the way I like to edit them.

Hope you liked this blog post! Comment below what you thought <3

Love,      MATbeauty

WHY BEAUTY PRODUCTS ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN YOU THINK...

Hello there!
For years now I have wore makeup and used many skincare products and I thought I did it because that's what you do however ive recently realised that it all means much more to me personally and I can bet that a lot of other people feel like this too..

It comes down to effort, control and awareness


Starting off with control

Wearing makeup gives me control of my appearance. Using whatever skincare products I want to benefit my skin gives me control of my skin. I personally need to have complete control of my life to be happy.  I can colour my eyelids with whatever colours I feel like on that day because that's in my control. I can use whatever face mask I want to pamper my skin because that decision is in my control. It's the little decisions in life that can make you feel better (or me personally). Only you can have this control. Only you can have this much control over your appearance and skin because that's YOUR skin. The decisions you make with your beauty only affect you so be in control.



Moving on to effort

Your self-esteem is very important and always will be. I don't know about you but somedays my self-esteem can be low and sometimes I don't want to make an effort with how I look or I can't be bothered to treat a blemish or take care of my skin.
But when I do it makes me feel so much better and if that is just me personally then fair enough however I always think 'If I look good I feel good' and that always rings true. My usually nighttime skincare routine has a few products that some nights when I get home from a late shift I REALLY cannot be bothered so I wack on my moisturiser and go to bed however I can always see and feel the difference. Doing the extra step in your skincare routine or even your makeup routine when you can't face it does make you feel better no matter how little it may be. Because you did that extra little thing for you and yourself alone it does affect you. Always look after number 1 first.



I'm going to finish this off with awareness and also happiness

All of this contributes to your happiness. all we want to be is happy right?
Sometimes you aren't aware why you're feeling insecure or low and most of the time it is because of bigger problems going on in your life or somebodies life however it isn't always that simple. Some people may have the best life and don't have any major problems however they feel insecure and low and they aren't content with how their life is. You may look at somebody who wears a lot of makeup and think "damn" or they're always going mad on buying skincare/makeup products but you don't know. You don't know why they wear a lot of makeup (whatever your opinion is of "lots of makeup"). If somebody is wearing more makeup than you're used to then embrace it. Be aware that judging them and having a negative opinion of it could possibly emotionally effect the. So think, If this was your friend, family member or even you and you were so happy with how you presented yourself with beauty however other people didn't agree with it and they made that opinion clear then it would effect you.
A lot of people wont give a monkeys what your opinion is and that's brilliant however there is a lot of people out there (me also) that do take opinions to heart and overthink peoples impressions of themselves and it can be damaging. 
So think. Let them be them. Because if they're happy that's all that matters. 


I wanted to do this post to express that doing your makeup isn't just about looking good and using skincare products isn't just to pamper yourself its much more and to me its about control, effort and my happiness.

Love,

MATbeauty

REVIEW: PROFUSION FESTIVAL PALETTE | Ultimate colour palette?

Well hello there!
This palette was gifted to me by Profusion.co.uk (thank you so much) and I thought it would be perfect for me to do a review on this palette as it could either be the palette of your dreams or your nightmare!
(my review is going to be all truth and not changed because it was gifted to me)
It has all the colours you will ever want so perfect right?
Well keep on reading to find out..




Where to buy: You can buy this palette at the Profusion UK website HERE

Price: £15 (bargain)



Pigmentation-
Mattes: The mattes have a very decent pigment. The shade range for the mattes is great because you can create such a variety or looks.
Shimmer:The shimmers have a weird texture. You dunk your finger in and they feel very buttery and creamy which ain't such a bad thing at all! You have to kind of smudge your finger in them to get a excellent pigment payoff but who cares it works and they are stunning!



Blending Quality: The blending quality of these eyeshadows especially the mattes is actually brilliant. They blend into each other easily without any issues and I don't seem to have any trouble with patchiness from the shadows.



Colour pay off: I used the Makeup Revolution Cut Crease Canvas as my primer so I could get the best of the colours. They came out really well using a sticky primer.

Fall out: I have had a tiny problem with fall out but in my opinion I couldn't care less if the pigment is good then who cares about a little fallout.. NOT ME! The payoff is worth a tiny bit of fall out.

FINAL VERDICT

My overall opinion of this palette is that is 100% worth £15!
I reach for this palette more than I do my more expensive colour palettes like Beautybay and Morphebrushes which is obviously saying something.

I do recommend you try this palette for yourself and just have fun with it! Use a sticky primer on the lid and just go crazy with all the gorgeous colourful shades.
You could even create a rainbow!



MATbeauty x




REVIEW: PEACHES AND CREAM LASHES & REVLON LASH GLUE

Hello lovelies!
I kindly got sent these Peaches and Cream lashes from falseeyelashes.co.uk to review and they kindly also sent me the Revlon false lash glue.
The lovely woman asked me what kind of eyelashes I tend to wear and what I would prefer to review and I told her I like to wear wispy lashes so she send me these 3 to review.

If you're interested in seeing what these look like on the eye and what I thought of the them and the lash glue them please keep reading...


Each set of lashes are very different as you can see. I can't actually say what my favourite pair is but I can say which ones fitted my eye shape better and what eyelashes looked better on my face.

No. 13 lashes were the ones I first tried and I absolutely loved them to a T! They are more or less the same exact style lashes I usually go for because I like the wispy style as it seems to suit my eye looks that I do. The band on these are really thin and so easy to apply. They stayed on the eyes so easily and didn't fly off and I didn't even have too reapply lash glue all night!! But we will talk about the lash glue a little down this blog post.

No. 06 lashes are still quite wispy but more dramatic than the 13's. They worked so well with a dark dramatic eyeshadow look that I use for nights out so these are the ones I've been using for recently when I want my eyes to be the main focus. The band on these are a bit thicker than the 13's but still easy to apply. I had to cut them down to fit my eyes otherwise the inner corner would keep flicking up all night and us eye lash lovers know how irritating that can be! I still didn't have to reapply eyelash glue with these either which just shows how good the band on the lashes are and how already curved they are to fit your eye shape easily.

No. 08 lashes are the big wispy drama llama lashes that you will ever want!
I found these to be a little too big for my eyes so I had to trim them down but even then they took over my eye lids so you couldn't see the eyeshadow look I created. I think these lashes would be perfect for people with big eye spaces or even if you just love big thick wispy lashes then these are definitely for you.
I will still wear these but more for my crazy instagram looks and not for my nights out because of how big they are. I think they are perfect for the Insta creative look and that's why I am going to keep using them.

LASH GLUE
The lash glue is the Revlon..... and it is bloody amazing! Its a black glue so it makes my life a lot easier as I don't have to wait for it to go clear and dry when its usually a white one. My eyelashes stayed on all day using this product and I can honestly say I recommend this lash glue so much and I will be purchasing this once I've ran out!

You can buy these lashes here..
No. 13
No. 06
No. 08

I hope you have enjoyed this post as much as I had writing it!
I loved receiving these lashes and having fun trying them out and seeing which ones I preferred.




Love,   MATbeauty


REVIEW: REVOLUTION CUT CREASE CANVAS

Hello there!
This is a review all about the Revolution Beauty cut crease canvas eyeshadow base.
I bought this with such high expectations and excitement.. has it lived up to what I thought? Keep on reading to find out..



Price: £6! So blooming cheap

Shade Range: Illustrate, Halo, Etch, Create (I bought Illustrate).

Purpose: It's to be used as an eyeshadow base and also to cut the lid for a cut crease or a halo eye or basically whatever you want. 

Applicator: I wasn't keep on the applicator because it was completely submerged and covered in the product so it was going all over my eyelashes and then my eyelashes were touching my crease so it ruined my eye look. However that can be fixed by wiping off any excess product or using another brush to apply it to your eye instead of using its own applicator. That seems to defeat the purpose but it makes less mess so you don't create a mess on your eye.

Formula: I found the formula to be just like a concealer. To cut my crease usually I use my collection lasting perfection concealer but I wanted to try an actual eyeshadow base and the formula seems quite similar apart from the Revolution base was a bit thicker and more dewy so when I applied the shimmer eyeshadow over top it went clumpy and didn't dry so nice so I recommend to properly dab the base in with a flat brush or your finger to dry it more so when you apply the eyeshadow it doesn't crease or clump up.

Coverage: I would definitely say it is full coverage so thats a plus.

Overall Opinion

Overall I probably will still use my Collection Lasting Perfection to cut my crease and apply shimmer shadows over top because it just works for me so well and dries down faster than the Revolution base however I definitley think I will give the Revolution Base more of a chance because I think if I proper dry it down and pat it into my eye then it wont be as dewy and eyeshadows over top will apply much better.

I recommend for £6 you give this a go yourself for sure!

Here is where you can buy..

Love,   MATbeauty

REVIEW: OBSESSION PRODUCTS | Isn't it peachy, Give me some sun & Be obsessed with palettes.

Hello there lovely's!
I hope you are well and excited for Christmas! I am in no where near prepared or even started my shopping for Christmas so i'm excited but also in panic mode 24/7!
I picked up these palettes from my local Boots and they were on 3 for 2 so all these 3 cost me was £12! I mean "JESUS LORD YES A BARGAIN".
So if you're interested in what I think of these palettes and want to see some swatches then just keep on reading...


ISN'T IT PEACHY

This palette comes with 4 blush shades called Glimmer, Daydream, Hint and Bloom.
Glimmer is a shimmer blush and the rest are matte shades.
Daydream is a pale peach shade (my favourite).
Hint is more of a deep orange shade which would be good for deeper skin tones.
Bloom is a typical pink blush shade.

The matte blushes are incredibly pigmented so you literally need to dip your brush in the tiniest bit otherwise your cheeks are gonna be so effing rosy! (unless that's how you like it then that's perfectly fine).
The shimmer blush is beautiful also! Can be used as a blush and a subtle highlight.
I never have used blushers before but I use the shade Daydream everyday now! I love it.

GIVE ME SOME SUN

This palette comes with 4 shades for contouring and bronzing.
Delta is a very shimmery shade.
Buff is a matte contour shade.
Expose is a very sheer shimmer contour/bronze.
Rays is a bronze shade.

I use the shade Rays for bronzing and warming up my face and then the shade Buff to contour and chisel out my face.

BE OBSESSED

This palette comes with 10 gorgeous eyeshadows!
It comes with 8 matte shades and 2 shimmer shades which is a white shimmer and a gold shimmer.
I find the eyeshadows not to be extremely pigmented but they are definitely build-able and that's why I really like them and why i'm going to be buying more of Obsessions eyeshadow palettes!

Here is a look I created with this palette..



I hope you liked this review and I hope you buy and try some Obsession products yourself! I am a new fan of Obsession and cannot wait to buy and review more products!

Love,    MATbeauty