Tom Ford’s Eye Defining Pen Pencil Review

Tom Ford finally released a liquid eyeliner, and it is flat out phenomenal. The Eye Defining Pen in Deeper, $55 USD, is a dual-ended eyeliner pen with one of the richest, satin-matte black formulas I have ever encountered. I was hesitant at first since it is not a waterproof formula, which is best for my hooded almond eyes, but my expectations were far exceeded at first swipe.
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 The calligraphy brush is amazing; it makes applying liquid eyeliner a breeze, and you can achieve such thin, precise lines with hardly any pressure. The brush is nicely saturated, so it doesn’t skip or drag while applying, so you can get crisp, opaque line. The calligraphy brush is capable of thicker lines, but it excels at the thin lines in particular.  The formula is very wet, and it takes a few seconds to dry down and set.
However, at $55, this bad boy requires serious beauty budget wiggle room. But oh my God does this thing work! A dual-tipped pen with a long flexible nib on one end and a shorter precision tip on the other, it downright delivers. Both tips draw preternaturally smooth, jet-black lines in a single pass, better than anything else I’ve ever used! Tom Ford obviously doesn’t give a darn about breaking budgets, and Deeper is far from cost-effective, but at least it delivers top-notch results. If you crave high-end makeup and value long-wearing, black-as-night liners that also look phenomenal, Deeper is as delicious as a good pecan pie.
Hope this helped!
Xx
Aisha

Mac’s Let’s Skate: Product Review

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This shade had really great pigmentation–it was fully opaque on the lid, and it didn’t need to be built up in endless layers either. It wasn’t the most flattering when it dried down on my lid, but from a normal viewing distance, it didn’t create noticeable crepiness. I didn’t experience any fall out with this shade, which was definitely a happy surprise! It had a creamy, blendable consistency that dried down just slightly longer than a cream/matte Paint Pot but not so long that it had time to gather in the creases and settle there. After twelve hours, there were no signs of creasing or fading.

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I love MAC paint pots, and after asking the girl working at the store what she was wearing on her eyes, she told me she had decided on a more natural look today and that she had used this. So I bought it thinking I could use it everyday. Well, I can use this everyday, however I find it very glittery. A lot more than I expected. I am not sure if it’s just the color when it’s applied or what. I like it, but I don’t love it like I expected. It appears baby pink and when it is applied it seems to look almost white, and very glittery. I will try maybe mixing this with another color, or just buying a different color next time!

 Hope this helped!

Xx 

Aisha

Our most used make-up products!

So, today I thought I’d tell you guys our most used make-up products. This way, you guys will know what type of make-up we at glitterguide love to use! These are my current favourites; products that I use for both day and night wear, that can be kept natural, or built on for a more dramatic look.

1) Mac Frankly Scarlet Blush

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love love love this product. Probably Mac’s best product.

This blush may look frightening in the pan, but if you know how to apply it, it is beautiful. It is a very intense bright red with a slight pink color to it. All you need is one light swipe with your blush brush to get a pretty flushed, doll-like look– applying any more than that and it can look extremely garish and unnatural on your skin. (Like you took strawberries and smeared them on your cheeks! lol) Less is definitely more with this blush. Because of this, I doubt I will ever run out of it and need to purchase more, so this is an excellent buy! The best part is that you can apply it to build the color up to your liking. At first it can be pretty intimidating to wear such a bright red but really the results can range from subtle to dramatic and not in the best way either! Oh and the matte finish is amazing I like it but I won’t be repurchasing because even though I’ve had mine for nearly two years it still looks brand new.

2) Soap and Glory One Heck of A Blot

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Best translucent powder I’ve tried. It’s mattifying, without making the skin look dull or loaded with powder. I use it over my nose, forehead and chin, and it keeps my skin looking oil-free all day. It takes away shine, doesn’t look cakey and gives my makeup a more expensive look. I adore the packaging too which is pretty and fits into my little black clutch for nights out.

3) Maybelline liquid liner in black

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This is my favorite liquid eyeliner. I love the sponge tip and it goes on smoothly and easily. This liner also lasts me through out the day. It is honestly one of the best liquid liners I have used. I’ve tried everything- from MAC, Lancome, to Wet’n’wild, and this one is the best out of all of them. It is a felt tip so it is easier to control with detail as opposed to a brush tip. It’s a nice inky black with a nice, not too slippery or thick consistency. I would recommend this 10/10.

4) Mac Lady Danger Lipstick

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Lady Danger is definitely my favorite red lipstick of all time! Keep in mind I love bright lipsticks like Candy Yum Yum, Saint Germain, Morange and Viva Glam Nicki. On my lips it looks like a bright true red. I don’t have to put concealer on my lips with this lipstick because the pigment in my lips help to sort of cancel out the orange tone yet keep it bright. It lasted all day and isn’t as drying as Ruby Woo.

5) Urban Decay Naked Palette

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My absolute go to eyeshadows! Lovely natural looking hues an really complimentary. There is something for everyone in this palette. It’s pricey yes but totally worth it and lasts forever! I’ve been using this everyday since two years and I’ve hit pan on half backed and smog which is to say they are my favourite 2 shades in the palette. I have already bought the full size individual pots for these 2! I use half baked as a lid colour, then smog on the outer thirds. Then darkhorse on the outer V if I want to deepen the look. These 3 shades compliment each other so well. I’ve recently started using the 2 matte shades, naked and buck for work day looks and I love how natural and clean my eye make up looks! I love to dip my brush into half baked mixed with naked so there is a bit of shimmer for all over the lid, and the same with smog when using buck on the outer thirds. I love all the shades, but the ones I’ve mentioned are the ones I use on a regular basis. When I run out of these shades I think I will buy the individual pots and make my own palette using their empty palette cases. I own the UD Nake Palette 2 as well, but as the shades are more cooler, I don’t find them working well for my skin tone. Or I haven’t experimented enough with it. If I had known, I would not purchase the 2 palette and stick with the original only.

 

That’s all for today guys.

Hope this helped!

Xx

Aisha

How to: shape your eyebrows in 8 easy steps!

Most people say eyebrows are the frame of the face, but let me tell you: now is the time of full-browed ladies like Cara Delevingne and Lily Collins, now, more than ever, brows need to be in tip top shape.

So, here’s how:

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First things first: clean up any stray hairs between your brows, or intolerably below your natural brow line. Avoid the super-magnifying mirror, though—we tend to overdo it when we can’t see the big picture. Pro Tip: Tweezerman’s slanted tweezer never lets us down.

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Tweezerman Pink Perfection Slant Tweezer, $22, Sephora

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Next, brush your brows up and out with a spool brush, to see your natural shape and which areas need to be filled in. This item pulls double duty, but any clean mascara brush does the trick.

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Anastasia Mini Duo Angled/Spooley 7, $18, Sephora

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Now, the hard part: Filling in your brows. To find the right shape, take an eyebrow or eyeliner pencil that’ll leave a mark, but is easily removable. Mark the spot where the pencil hits when your brows intersect it with each of the following places: The sides of your nose, your pupils, and the outer corners of your eyes.

Then, take an eyebrow pencil and fill your brows in using light strokes, with the points as guidelines. We love Benefit’s Instant Brow because it’s super soft and waxy, so looks natural without making us press so hard we take out real hairs (it’s happened). Brush through with the spool brush to make it even more convincing.

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Benefit Instant Brow Pencil, $20, Sephora

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If you’re searching for a perfect color match, you can opt for the powder option. These are great for when you just want to darken your brows or fill in sparse areas without creating an entirely new shape (this one’s for you, blondes), and Urban Decay’s Brow Box comes equipped for everything.

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Urban Decay Brow Box, $29, Sephora

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An angled brush is best for powder application, and we love the slightly flexible synthetic fibers in this one. Natural fibers are usually more stiff, if that’s what you’re looking for.

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Benefit Hard Angle/Definer Brush, $20, Ulta

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Wax pencils are a great option to keep everything in place if you’ve got thick, unruly brows, although we like to rub it on with our finger for a slightly more natural look.

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Anastasia Brow Fix, $21, Beauty.com

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Clear mascara is a cheap alternative to wax, and has almost the same effect. Plus, the mascara wand makes for easy application.

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Maybelline Great Lash Clear Mascara for Lash and Brow, $4.79, Drugstore.com

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Finish off with a highlighter either right underneath or above your arch—either helps to brighten and open up your eyes. This is one step that we tend to skip but know we shouldn’t, because it makes a surprisingly big difference. If you don’t want to spring for a separate pencil, light pink or bone white eyeshadow has the same effect.

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Benefit High Brow, $20, Sephora

 

That’s about it guys.

Hope this helps!

Xx

Aisha and Cyra

Printed Pants Love!

We’re sooo in love with the printed pants trend these days! I mean there’s so much you can try with this look. So today we’re gonna show you guys different ways you can pull this off!

Floral Printed Pants

first of all, here’s a collage we made for you guys, so you can clearly the different types of floral pants in the market. They look great in every season, and we’re sure after you read this you will pull this look of really well. it’s good to use pastel colours with floral pants if you want to create a girly effect.

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However, if you want to create a casual look, you can pair your floral pants with a casual grey tee, like Miranda Kerr in the photo:

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The accessories we would pair with floral pants would be in nude colours like in the photo below. A chic watch or bracelet will help complete your look!

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For a more bold look, you can pair a bold floral print with a grey shirt and a black blazer like this:

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Striped Pants

So this is the classic black & white vertical striped pants. There are many ways to style these. The following picture that we’ve put together shows three different ways in which you can wear these:

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The first one is a fancy bell bottom, good for a formal outing or for work.

Second one exhibits a nonchalant rolled up look with a white top and leather jacket.

And the third is the casual skinny that works with just about anything!

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The thinner striped ones look super cool with a punk rock look!! Put on some nice shades and a funky coloured beanie to complete the look.

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To add a little spice in the otherwise black and white façade, wear a coloured jacket or other accessories!

We like how this beige leather jacket looks. (Don’t miss the groovy hat!)

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Camo Pants

Everyone’s favourite pants these days, and ours too, are camo pants!  They look super cool and can be pulled off really easily. If you want a rock chic look for your camo pants, pair them with a leather jacket and shades, or even a grey tee. Here are photos of the look you want:

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On the other hand, since camo pants are sooo versatile, you can even use them for a more girly look. For example, they would look great with a pastel blazer, or even a cute sweater! Check out these photos and see how:

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Hope this post helped you guys! We’ll be covering more types of printed pants later so follow us at http://www.glitterguide.wordpress.com

Xx

Aisha and Cyra

Shoes to die for this fall !!

Bonjour lovelies!
So just two weeks ago I returned from my trip to Paris and no amount of words can do that trip justice. But what distinguished it from my other trips was THE FASHION!!! I bet you wish you were me
And the most eye catching of all were the shoeeeees. So of course, I decided to share my experience with you guys. So here it goes…

Lets start off with my personal faves:

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The wedged ankle-high boots! Just look at them!!! It’s like all your dreams have come true ❤
I bought this beige pair to mix and match with my maroon skinny jeans and cream sweater. Chic!

They come in neon too ^_^

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Then of course there’s the classic brown boots, with the coziest leg warmers ❤
That's me outside my hotel early morning on my last day in Paris!

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One can never go wrong with a cute pair of sophisticated pumps! Just pair them with a cute dress, preferably a nice pastel colour and you’re good to go, señorita!
What I wore to Aisha’s birthday 🙂

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So you know you have one of those days when you’re in a mood to dress but you’re also not in a mood to try so hard. Well, those days these ochre casual boots are your key to the day!

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Last but not the least, here’s a picture from fall 2012
It’s me, Aisha and our girls that we love to BITS!!!

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That’s a wrap on my first post. Eeep! hope you guys like it
Je’taime!!!

Kisses,
Cyra