|Wearing Pinup Powder, Cadillac eyeliner and Whistle Bait Lip paint|
Looking back, I find myself swelling with pride at how much my makeup skills have come along in the past few years. I come from a family where make up wasnâ€™t really worn. My mum worked in roles that didnâ€™t allow make up and as such, I never really felt much drive to wear more than a swirl of lip-gloss growing up. I kind of fumbled through most of my early 20â€™s, still without a clue and not wearing much make up until I got into dressing retro. Looking back at my first make up attempts from my baby pinup days I canâ€™t help but giggle: I was a novice with eyeliner, I didnâ€™t wear lipstick as I found it too intimidating and wore a translucent powder as a foundation. Iâ€™ve certainly come a LONG way since then and wanted to start sharing more of my makeup journey with you all as well as make up reviews! I felt the best way to do this was to share now only on my YouTube, as I was previously doing but also on my blog! So this week I wanted to share some goodies with you all that I recently got sent by Le Keux Cosmetics!
|Lip Paints in: peachy keen, Cherry Bomb and Whistle Bait. Cadillac eyeliner and pinup powder|
Le Keux Cosmetics are a UK based cosmetic brand which make paraben free and cruelty free cosmetics with a retro vibe. Beautifully packaged and each with a lovely subtle smell, these will definitely give your dressing table a touch of glamour. They arrived quickly in the post from the UK, wrapped up in a hot pink mailer bag which caused the postman much amusement and me a lot of excitement. For my first review I decided to share my thoughts first on the Pin Up Powder and Cadillac eyeliner as I wanted to review the lip paints separately, as there are a few different ways to wear them!
|Liquid foundation and Pinup Powder applied|
|Liquid Foundation applied|
As my previous setting powder had just run out, I was super excited to give the Pin Up Powder a try. I was super excited to open up the box and find the pretties packaging inside. Size wise this powder container fits in the palm of my hand and is a pretty pink colour. When you open this container it features a sealing top under the lid, to help stop you spilling your powder and the powder itself has a soft smell to it that is really quite pleasant. I personally like to apply this powder with a powder brush and a little definitely goes a long way. I found it wore well and I didnâ€™t get oily through it by the end of the day either, which is something thatâ€™s super important to me! It also held up well against my morning walk to the station, which can normally REALLY trash my makeup. I also havenâ€™t reacted to it, which is another plus as my skin is quite sensitive. I now jump between wearing this powder and my other one, depending on the look I want to get. Â Definitely something Iâ€™ll keep on wearing!
|Brows and shadow applied. Time to Apply the Cadillac Liner|
|Cadillac Liner Applied|
|Cadillac Liner Applied|
Â I will admit, the Cadillac liner took me a little while to get used to using. My first attempt was disastrous as I didnâ€™t read the instructions on the packaging which was totally my bad. After some investigation and seeing where I went wrong I re-tried to delightful success. The Cadillac liner is high pigment liner, which is a bold black. To activate the liner, you need to swirl your brush (which I didnâ€™t do initially!) and evenly coat your brush before applying. I found using both a liner brush and an angled brush gives me the best results. This liner wears well and I found it had minimal smudging throughout the day. To increase its long life you can even set it with the Pin Up Powder, which also gives it a more â€˜matteâ€™ finish. For someone who is completely new to liner, this product may take a little getting used. As someone a bit more practiced with liner, once I got the hang of the angled brush I didnâ€™t find I had any problems applying it.
|Complete look with Pinup Powder, Cadillac Liner and Lip Paint in Whistle Bait.Â|
The finished look when teamed with the Le Keux lip paints is a strong pinup look. As I said before, Iâ€™ll be reviewing the lip paints in a separate review as they have multiple wears that I wanted to cover in greater detail! To finish this look I teamed it with the colour Whistle Bait, which is one Iâ€™ve been wearing a fair bit of late! Overall Iâ€™m super happy with my goodies from Le Keux and cannot wait to try different styling combos and add to my collection. For gals who love a bold pinup look, this is a brand to look at!
I hope youâ€™ve all enjoyed this review and Iâ€™ll be doing a YouTube video of the application of these goodies soon! Also, for my followers! If you use coupon CURVECREATION10 youâ€™ll get 10% off your own Le Keux goodies!
Til next time darlings!
Disclaimer: Whilst IÂ received these items in a collaboration from Le Keux Cosmetics, all opinions expressed are honest to help ensure the most accurate information for my readers.Â