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INGLOT – Copper Eyes Tutorial

I recently picked up this gorgeous Body sparkles pigment from INGLOT in #64, which is a lovely copper colour which shimmers with fine glittery particles and is just the most gorgeous colour ever!  Coppers and golds look beautiful on Blue eyed girls so I decided to give this a go on a recent night out.

Copper Bodysparkles

Copper Blog pic 2

To get this look I used the following products:


  • Bourjois Healthy Mix
  • Flormar Setting Powder
  • MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Deep for contouring


  • MAC Kid (beigy brown) in the crease with
  • MAC Folie (a dark brown) on the outer corner
  • INGLOT Body Sparkles #64 packed on the lid
  • Maybelline Gel eyeliner on upper line and water line.
  • Lancome Doll Eyes Mascara


  • Boot No7 Lipliner in Nude
  • INGLOT duo lip gloss in #14

And that’s it!

Would you try something like this yourself?  Do you tend to wear colours that make your natural eye colour stand out?  Let me know what you think in the comments below 🙂

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Opening of INGLOT’s New Pro Store -1 South Anne Street


Last night I attended an exclusive event for Beauty Bloggers to unveil the brand new INGLOT Pro Store which is opening today (Saturday 28th September) on 1 South Anne Street (just off Grafton Street) Dublin.


The impressive new store stocks the full INGLOT cosmetics collection and make-up accessories, as well as products that are exclusive to the new flagship store.  A make-over studio, brow bar, and a spacious private studio, which will host parties, make-up courses, and professional master classes, is also part of the latest new Dublin INGLOT store.

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INGLOT’s fantastic makeup artists were on hand to help on the night and their senior makeup artist Ingrid did a demonstration to show off some of their new products like the Stage, Sport, Studio range of mattifying powders which are exclusive to the the new Pro store on South Anne Street.  Ingrid said they were a big hit with the MUA’s there and really make your makeup last the day with minimum touch-ups.



Inglot stocks everything from priming base, foundations, concealers and blushers, complemented with a selection of body illuminators and bronzers.  For beautiful eyes there’s eye-shadows, protective base, eyeliner, brow-liner and mascara; and a range of nourishing lipsticks, liners, lip-paint and gloss to deliver truly luscious lips.

Accessories, from brushes and applicators, to make-up bags, tweezers, false eyelashes and nail art are all stocked, and there’s also a range of facial toners and gentle make-up removers, to complete this unique one-stop-make-up-shop!

I am a big fan of their unique Freedom System where you can make up your own custom palettes of eyeshadow, blush, powder or lip and brow products.

Freedom System


Nail Varnish

We all received fantastic little goodie bags and I made some purchases on the night which I’ll detail in another post 🙂

Will you be popping in for a look?

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Easy Quick Makeup – for when you’ve no time to spare

Some people can’t face the world without makeup and I am definitely one of those people but a makeup routine can be time consuming, especially in the mornings when you’ve so much to do before you even leave the house.  If you like wearing makeup but never seem to have the time to apply it, maybe because you’re always rushing to get out the door to work/college/school or you’re a busy mother whose kids demand your attention so you barely have time to brush your teeth never mind apply makeup! Maybe you like to apply makeup on public transport on your way to work (ignoring the funny looks!) or even in the loo’s once you get there. I don’t recommend applying makeup in your car but I still see tons of women doing this every day on my morning commute to work!

Whether you’re looking for a quick makeup routine to allow you one more hit of the snooze button in the morning or you want to apply your makeup in the easiest way possible with the maximum effect I’ll show you what to use to get perfect makeup with not much time to spare or while on the go.  You can use a couple of the tips if you need to, as you may not like to apply a full face of makeup.  Firstly you need to have a makeup bag packed with the following easy to carry multi-use products:

Tools to apply Makeup

A mini brush set is a great thing to have in your makeup bag and the brushes are less fiddly to use and carry around with you than regular full sized brushes.

Inglot do a great set which comes in a small black zip up case and has 4 really good quality double ended brushes that will fit easily into your makeup bag.


If you need the coverage of a foundation every day but don’t have a lot of time to apply it, a mineral foundation is a good option and gives good coverage.  There are numerous types to choose from, Bare Minerals is a good one or MAC does some great ones too.  You just buff it into your skin in quick circular motions with a buffing brush and it takes less than a minute.

If you have good skin you can just conceal where needed and powder over or use one of the new BB creams.  They are basically a moisturiser with a foundation combined which will also save you time, you can apply this after you cleanse your face in the morning and then you’re done with your base.

Eye shadow

Cream eye shadows are great because you can use your finger to apply them (they actually apply better this way anyway) and you get a good colour that looks effortless and lasts.  Some of the better ones are from Benefit, Bobbi Brown, No7, Catrice and Maybelline and come in a wide range of colours and don’t look too frosty or shimmery for daytime wear.

Eyeliner & Mascara

Eyeliner takes a bit of time and patience to apply, there’s no way around that but some come with a small smudging tool on the end which means your line doesn’t have to be perfect as you can smudge it out after you apply anyway.  A volumising mascara will give you great definition in one application.  The perfect products for the above are the new Maybelline Master Smoky eyes pencil and Colossal Volume Mascara.

Blush & Lipstick

If you wear blush I’d recommend cream formulas that double as a lip and cheek colours, like The Body Shop Lip and Cheek Dome or Stila Convertible Colour.  Or, a cheaper way to do this is to use your favourite lipstick as a cream blush, a quick dab on the apple of your cheek and blend well and it works just as well as the more expensive lip and cheek colours.  My mother has been doing this for years!


Makeup Kits

Benefit do great makeup kits like the Smokin Eyes one below which comes with Eye shadow, Brow colour and eyeliner as well as some cool little brushes.   Their Big Beautiful Eyes palette is great too and comes with a concealer which is really handy.

So there you are, it’s easy to look great every day by applying makeup quickly in minimum amount of time.  Now you’ve no excuse for scaring small children by stepping outside the door Au Natural! 😉 😀