I’m getting NAKED 

A lot of makeup lovers love the NAKED eyeshadow palette I thought I would love it too myself.  I didn’t purchase it even when beauty bloggers were raving about the product few years passed and I gave in. I have read blog after blog reviews on YOUTUBE’s now it’s my turn to say my thoughts about this eyeshadow palette. 

Packaging is made of hard cardboard wrapped with this luxurious velvet rich dark brown fabric and the imbosed NAKED in gold. It comes with a brush that is quite good I keep all the brushes I get from eyeshadow palettes they always come in handy. You get 12 eyeshadow each containing 1.3 grams not bad you do get good value for your money my only small problem is there’s only 2 matte shades NAKED and BUCK the rest are satin and shinmery finish. Now I love satin and shimmery finish but you do need matte shades in my opinion anyway. I have yet to try and create a cut crease eyemakeup look using just this palette and not reach for other brands I own in Matte finish. Do I recommend this eyeshadow palette for beginners yes and no. Depending on your eye shape I might stay away from very shimmery eyeshadow palettes if I have hooded eyes.  But if you know how to play with eyeshadow finishes colour and shades then this palette is good to have.  I do love the shimmery shades from this palette but I tend to mix it with other eyeshadow brands because I use Matte shades a lot.

Here  is a look I created using just the NAKED palette. 

Spotlight  or halo technique used NAKED & BUCK as transition and blending shades  Sin & Halfbaked applied in the center of my eyelids used sin to highlight my cupids bow as well. 

Comparison how the makeup photographs with direct flash and without flash.

I love the shades NAKED, Buck, Sin, Half Bake & Virgin.

Sin is handy to use as highlight too.

Do you own the NAKED palette? 

Do you use it a lot? Which colours do you use often? What is your favourite shade in the palette ?

Hugs & kisses

Merliza😘

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OH BABY HARAJUKU !

My niece was asking me what eyemakeup would she wear and she sent me a picture of the dress she was going to wear. I would usually advice someone to wear neutral shades browns, blacks, greys, champagnes nothing too crazy I suppose all depends on how you apply it too…blend blend blend all makeup artist and makeup guru will advice you to do just that.

This is the dress correct me if I’m wrong but to me this looks like baby pink but my niece said its nude ooooppsss am I colour blind or what. So I went through my eyeshadow palettes looked for baby pink shades can’t find a baby pink but there was HARAJUKU shade from my  Gwen Stefani palette so I used that one.

STARK -for my base colour helps to blend all colours easier 

ZONE & PUNK- for definition  since I will do a cut crease not a very harsh one though.

HARAJUKU ,BABY & STEADY-3 shimmer shades used but the main player is HARAJUKU 

The eyeliner is by MAYBELLINE gel liner in black. 

Let me guys know what you think of this makeup look?

Would you try wearing some pink shimmer as well?

Hugs & kisses

Merliza 💋👄

GOLDEN EYES.

It’s a very warm shade of gold if anything it looks like the 18k yellow saudi gold. The metallic shade used here is a pure pigment from Barry M applied with INGLOT duraline.

All other eyeshadow used are from makeup geek.

■BEACHES & CREAM

■CREME BRULEE

■CHICKADEE

■BITTEN

■CORRUPT

For the eyeliner I’m wearing Maybelline gel liner in Black 2 pairs of WSP lashes to finish off this eyemakeup look.

Have a lovely day 😘😘

Hugs & kisses 

Merliza

Glitter liner double cut crease.

My skin is not the best canvas for makeup but that’s just the way it is. I suppose I don’t take care of it properly. I don’t eat a well balanced diet I love sweets which is bad for our skin too enough said. I know a lot of you already have read a blog or 2 on how to have better skin. This blog is not about that sorry. But I will have to try to make my skin better.

This blog is about the makeup look I created today.  I used a mixture of product from the cheap to expensive product.

The eye primer you probably already know W7 concealer in Medium deep. Eyeshadows is by M.A.C.

I used BRULE, SADDLE, DARK BREW, & AMBER LIGHTS. Mascara is by Maybelline  go extreme check image on my last post .Lashes are by DODO lashes @dodolashes 

The Glitter liner is from a shop called DEALZ everything is like €1.49 so i picked up this glitter liner.

Packaging is pretty but I don’t think you will be able to use all the product in this container but thank God it’s just €1.49.

Yes I love INGLOT DURALINE so much and i definitely need a new bottle soon.

For the inner eye corner I used a mint shimmery eyeshadow as highlight  I think this is discontinued. 

For my brows I used ANASTASIA dip brow in Chocolate and NYX micro brow pencil in Chocolate too.

For foundation I used Rimmel Match perfection in 400 Natural Beige. I just picked up the Darkest shade available.  

On myself I don’t really like to wear heavy foundation since it will accentuate all my huge pores so 1 to 2 pumps that’s how much I used. Then I just go all Crazy with my eyemakeup.

Yeah it’s pretty Dramatic Neutral but Dramatic. 

Love.

MERLIZA😘

Eye can’t decide which one is better…??

Eye makeup I have always been fascinated with eyemakeup,  about 5-6 years ago I won’t dare to wear bright colours or smokey dark eyeshadows. Although attempts has been made at the end of the day it always looked bad. The colours fade the eyeshadows creased it’s not a pretty look at all. The eyeliner flick I don’t know how I’m actually able to do it now maybe still not as perfect the way other girls do it but I try my best and I do practice quite a lot. 

Above are the different eyemakeup I have tried on myself. It’s obvious I like colourful shades but that doesn’t mean I dont love neutral eyeshadow, and if it makes sense I always always start with a neutral shade when doing my eyemakeup. Not all this eyemakeup look would flatter my eyes or even the shape of my face, sometimes I get it right sometimes I get it wrong. I’m very thankful its only makeup and I can just wipe it off and wash my face and voila I can start all over again. 

Love

Merliza 👄

I’m Bluer than my blue glitter!

I was feeling a little bit sad today. A little bit of a change from work so will miss my friends and colleagues but I’m most fortunate that they will only be 2 minutes away from where I will be working. 

That’s why I picked this blue glitter for my makeup look tonight for me blue glitter symbolises a little bit of sadness but still a flecker of happiness. The Glitter is from Pennys so no name but boy doesn’t it look great. Eyeshadows used here are 3 Makeup Geek eyeshadows Beaches & Cream, Cocoa Bear & Corrupt. 

For the eye liner flick I’m using INGLOT #77 gel liner & AMOR US #43 lashes one of my favourite lashes. 

For the foundation I’m wearing the MAKEUP FOREVER  foundation palette. I mixed 3 shades to get this bronzy foundation colour. Setting Powder is RCMA no color powder. Highlight used is NYLON for my cupids bow,inner most corner of my eyes & tip of my nose. 

I actually applied a nude colour lipstick first and it’s not really that flattering on me so I switched to the orange shade.

Not all women can pull off the NUDE lippy the Kardashian sisters are so well known for. So if it looks good on them that really doesn’t mean it will look good on me or you too. 

Which look do you prefer guys?  The one with bright lip colour? or the one with the nude lip shade?

Love

Merliza👄

IT’S A CREEPY SMOKE!!!!

I actually did not start with my eye makeup this time. I’m using the APP Snapchat “Merlzmakeup” to do small video clips on how I did my makeup looks You Tube takes more time than this and I don’t have that much time in my hands to film a YouTube videos.

MEHRON HD PRO celebre foundation palette one of my most loved foundations. I fell in love with this foundation even  before I found out that Kylie Jenners Makeup artist used this on her.

Ofcourse after  the foundation I moved on to my favourite part the eyeshadow !!!!

  1. NAKED as transition shade 
  2. BUCK for depth 
  3. CREEP  outer corner 
  4. DARKHORSE outer thirds of the eye
  5. SIDECAR inner corner 
  6. SMOG applied on top of sidecar don’t ask me why I just love to use as much colour as possible 
  7. HUSTLE lower lash line
  8. SIN used as highlight for my eyes inner most corner, cupids bow &  nose

INGLOT HD sculpting powder in shade 512 very pigmented so need extra care applying this light hands please.

NYX HD blush in Double Dare AMAZING  PERFORMANCE & INEXPENSIVE 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Fast becoming my favorite lip liner Chestnut/Marron Wet’N’Wild value for money & AMAZING product 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Using this 2 light from my lipstick palette to create an Ombre lip colour I can’t remember the names of this lipstick I was just very excited to depot and make my own Lip palette. Set with your favourite setting powder I use RCMA no color powder all the time. 

So this is the eyemakeup look.

What are your favourite shades from UD NAKED palette.  I used SIN quite a lot here on this look. Would have been great if it has more matte shades. 

You’re my AMBER LIGHTS!!!

This is one of my favourite eyeshadow palette the M.A.C. WARM NEUTRAL. And as always I start with my eyes its just my habit I suppose.

  1. BRULE applied all over with Morphe MB23
  2. SADDLE using the same brush applied a little above my crease, also used to contour my nose & bronze my face
  3. DARK BREW applied with SIGMA E25 on the outer and inner corner of the eyes blend blend 
  4. AMBER LIGHTS applied in the middle of my lid I think it looks similar to my INGLOT 83 pigment 
  5. Lemon tart used to highlight the inner most corner of my eyes tip of my nose & cupids bow
  6. Vanilla extract to highlight my brows 

My favourite concealer using it as eyeshadow base W7 concealer in shade light this is a GEM. It’s inexpensive and I think its way better than M.A.C. paint pot.

So since i thought AMBER LIGHTS was the same as my INGLOT 83 pigment I applied this body sparkler by INGLOT XL7 just to give a little bit dimension and more glam.

For my brows I just used this NYX MICRO brow pencil in Chocolate AMAZING!!!!!

For my foundation I used this two they are actually 2 shades lighter than my skin tone but I just have to make it work. They are nearly gone too and I would just like to create some makeup looks. CATRICE and REVLON are both full coverage foundation. REVLON would have more colour range than Catrice. Here I’m using Natural Tan & Apricot Beige. 

M.A.C fleur power for my blush

M.A.C whirl applied on its own for my lips.

Photo taken with my camera phone.

Last two photos taken with my camera and strong flash. 

Love👄

Merliza 👄

TEAL WE MEET AGAIN!!!

I always start with my eyes and I am obsessed with eyeshadows. I suppose the reason behind this is that long time ago when I didn’t know what I was doing with makeup my eyeshadows creased big time but not anymore my hard work stays on for up to 9 hours now. So this time lets start with what foundation I used.

INGLOT HD perfect cover up foundation #76 coverage is medium to full. I used my Sigma F80 to apply this on my face.

Bronzer or contour shade used is benefit HOOLA. I have this in my drawer and surprisingly i don’t use it that much i might wear it tomorrow. 

M.A.C fleur power blush very pretty shade of light mauve pink.

SLEEK highlighter palette in Precious metals used all the shades to highlight my inner corner tip of my nose and cupids bow.

My favourite part the eyes!!!

335 used as transition applied a little bit outside the crease area with SIGMA E40 brush.

307 applied on the crease using  SIGMA blending  E25 

340 applied on the outer corner of eyes  using  SIGMA  pencik E30 for depth 

24 applied in the middle of the lid using SIGMA  firm shader E57

Wearing my favourite lashes Amor us #43

Don’t forget to fill in the brows this time I used Brunette with Espresso by NYX tame & frame.

This is the finished look with ombre lip.

Used this 3 pencils and the sleek highlighter  NYX currant, pale pink & intense plum by L’oreal.

And then I tried to create a nude lip shade to change the look..

I titled this TEAL WE MEET AGAIN..because I thought the shade of the Eyeshadows I used were Teal I guess I’m wrong I think its just dark green.

Which look do you prefer? The ombre lip or nude lip?  Any colour suggestions ladies?

Makeup wear it your way💋

Love 

Merliza👄👄 

GWEN STEFANI is on SPOTLIGHT!!!

It’s becoming my favourite eyeshadow base it’s inexpensive and it does the job it might not last 24 hours like other primers would claim but it does last for hours.

My W7 concealer in medium deep applied all over my eyelid as eyeshadow primer.

For this look I’m using Urban Decay Gwen Stefani palette 

  1. Stark is my first transition colour
  2. Zone for a bit of depth 
  3. Punk outer and inner corner part of my lid
  4. Pop placed in the middle of the lid its a SPOTLIGHT look I wanted to create  i think it ended up more like a Halo though
  5. Blonde used to highlight the innermost corner of my eyes

    For my brows NYX tame & Frame in Espresso and Chocolate  the darker shade is used for more definition. 

    Rimmel Scandaleyes in black for my waterline and tight lining my top lashes.

    The maybelline colossal extreme volume in black waterproof.  It can get very clumpy but i like it for my very short eyelashes I don’t think it’s suitable for people with very long eyelashes.

    This is one my favourite eyelashes the shape and length is flattering for my eye shape.

    So here is the SPOTLIGHT eyemakeup using Gwen Stefani palette. Moving on to my face products. 

    Maybelline fit me in 220 applied all over my face the I used the 355 to contour I find it a bit harder to contour with liquid but I will still try to use this foundation maybe mix it with my lighter one next time.

    SLEEK sugar blush palette uses Turbinadp and Demerara since they are Matte finish.

    MAXFACTOR lip liner in  brown n nude & mauve moment.  Very good formula glides perfectly doesn’t tug and good staying power beautiful shades one my favourites. 

    RCMA no color powder this is what I use all the time to set my makeup I even dust a small amount over when I apply concealer on my eyelids it makes it easier to blend the eyeshadow. 

    Maybelline super stay 24 hours setting spray. Now it doesn’t last 24 but it did last all day while I was out and about I think I even prefer this over my URBAN DECAY all nightet setting spray.  Great product and I’m sure I will purchase this again.

    I’m neutral today what harm I might do a colourful look tomorrow again. 

    Makeup wear it your way💋

    Love

    Merliza👄