Counterfeit Makeup… Is it worth it?

“If something seems to good to be true- it probably is”


Hello lovely people in blogging land. 
Today I want to talk about something that I’m so passionate about. 

And that is counterfeit makeup… 

The reason I haven’t been blogging is because of this post. I have been doing as much research as possible so I can bring you facts rather then half truths. 

Myth- counterfeit products are made in China/Japan. 

Truth- counterfeit products can be made anywhere in the world!!!

Just because your buying something from your home country doesn’t mean it’s not a fake! 

I want to show you some photos now, these are not my own photos, these are photos I found whilst researching this. 

Lime crime:-


Notice how the lipstick inside the tube is all seperated. Lime crime liquid lipsticks don’t do that! Also all lime crime packaging and on the tube should have a “TM” next to it. These don’t! These are fakes!! 

There should also be a rose ontop of the lid. I can’t speak for the first photo but in this one, there’s no rose… 


I’m personally not a fan of lime crime anymore due to my own personal reasons. But this is what to look for when buying lime crime. Better still, just get it on there official website. 

Anastasia Beverly Hills:- 

Everything from abh has been faked. Down to the eyebrow pomade. I mean really… I actually feel sorry for the company! And I feel sorry for the people who are buying these fakes!! 


I do have to give it to them tho, these are the best looking fakes I have seen! The only difference is the colour, the tube however is exactly the same as the real one! I own some abh liquid lipsticks and was trying to compare them to the photos I was seeing and I couldn’t see much of a difference, the pattern in the gold band seems to be the only noticeable difference. 

Mac:- 


As we all know, Mac lipsticks have a vanilla sent to them, from things I’ve read, the fakes smell like crayon or a really cheap lip balm… 

You will find not just with Mac but most counterfeit products, the packaging will be cheap and falling apart, like that really cheap plastic you can get. 

Kat von D- 


Again, another fake that could pass for real. Having a Kat von D pallet myself I did struggle to see the differences, the colours are slightly off but that could be bad lightening. When I was looking this up, people have said the packaging has a loud bang when it shuts rather then the real once which has a quiet magnetic closing. The font is different and the colour font is different. 


Don’t be fooled into buying fake counterfeit makeup!

Selling counterfeit makeup is illegal!!! 

If you suspect you’ve bought some or know someone that sells it, report them and demand your money back!! 

The places you are most likely to find fakes are 

eBay- 

If you’ve bought what you believe to be counterfeit makeup from eBay, contact them, explain what’s happened, they will get the account banned and give you your money back! 

Wish

Aliexpress 

Them links on Facebook promising you cheap makeup.

So now we know the basics… Let’s talk about what is actually in these products

I’m just going to list a few below 

Mercury

Lead

Human urine

Rat droppings 

Arsenic 

Cyanide

I mean, if you want that on your face, be my guest, but is finding something slightly cheaper really worth ruining your looks? 

Here’s some photos I found of people having a reaction after using counterfeit makeup 


To me, that’s not worth it.

Please don’t buy fake counterfeit makeup! 

Please buy from a respected store, beauty bay, beautylish ect. They stock brands some countries can’t get but they ship worldwide!

Better still, get them from the actual website!

Is saving £10 really worth your face? 

Something to ask yourself 


I hope you liked this blog, if you did please leave a comment and like. 

See you all soon

Charlotte x


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Make up of the day 

“Is it to late now to say sorry, cause, I’m missing more then just your body”

Hello all you lovely readers out there in blogging land

I apologise for the Justin bieber at the start, it’s stuck in my head… 

Today I want to share my make up of the day with you all, because, I really like it and I’m going out later, this will stay on all day!

So get comfortable, grab a cuppa, because in order for this to stay on allllll day/night we used a lot! And I shall tell you then all! 

Enjoy 

Face:

Primer- Loreal Paris infallible matte.

Colour correcting- Nyx full coverage concealer in green 

Foundation- Too faced born this way

Concealer- LA girl pro concealer and Collection 2000 lasting perfection. 

Contour- Loreal Paris true match concealer 

All of the above was blended out/in using a beauty blender. 

Powder- coty airspun loose setting powder and Mac studio fix powder 

I used a big fluffy brush to apply the Mac studio fix all over my face and a beauty blender to apply my loose powder under my eyes to bake! 

Highlight powder- Nyx eyeshadow in whipped Cream

I used a small angled face brush to wipe away my bake and apply the eyeshadow to the area to lighten everything up

Bronzer- Mac give me sun

I used a big big fluffy brush and just applied it everywhere, well not everywhere, just where I wanted to be bronzed up

Setting my contour- sosusan light diffuser highlight and contour duo

I used a angled face brush to apply this ontop of my liquid contour

Highlight- The balm Mary Lou manizer

I used a small flat face brush to apply this on the tops of my cheekbones, brow bone, tip of my nose and Cupid’s bow

Eyes/eyebrows:

Eyebrows- freedom brow pomade and modelco thickening gel

I used a small angled brush to apply the brow pomade and then applied the thickening gel

Eyes- this will be easier if I show you each shadow…  

  1. Prime your lids. Shade porcelain 
  2. Set the primer- freedom pro12 secret rose 
  3. Apply sellotape to the sides of your eyes to get that sharp line
  4. Using the same pallet, start deepening the crease 
  5. Blend out as you go
  6. Apply colour just on the outter corner, make up geek, cherry cola 
  7. Blend out into the centre, add the colour slowly 
  8. Add more colour in the outter corner, Shaaanxo pallet 
  9. Blend until your arm falls off
  10. From the same pallet, add shimmer on the lid 
  11. Apply black eyeliner on your top and bottom water line. 
  12. Using the Shaaanxo red colour smoke out your bottom lash line. 
  13. Add mascara to top and bottom lashes 
  14. Choose your favourite lashes
  15. Stick those bad boys on
  16. Add highlight to your inner corner, I used Mary Lou.
  17. Remove the sellotape 

And your done with the eyeballs!

Lips- lined with Mac whirl and filled in with Jeffree star mannequin 


That is literally the whole look done!! 

Thank you for reading! 

Next time I will talk brushes more, I just find brushes are brushes, don’t need expensive brushes.

I hope you enjoyed 

Charlotte x

How much is your face worth tag..

I spend to much money on make up. Said no woman, ever” 


Helloooo all you beautiful people out there in blogging land! 

Today I am doing the “How much is my face worth” tag! 

Now I haven’t been tagged by anyone, because, well let’s face it, I’m not popular enough *inserts crying face*

But I’ve wanted to do this for a little while, things kept coming up, so today’s the day 

Yaaaaaaay!!! 

I will insert a photo as the bottom, as per usual of today’s look, today’s look is the look I will be pricing up. 

I won’t include brushes in this, that’s a whole different tag… 

Let’s start. 

First off I use a primer, recently I have been loving Loreal Paris infallible matte primer, this gives you the perfect base to work with, minimises pores and keeps the oils at bay, all day, no seriously, all day. This retails in boots for £7.99

Next I go in with my foundation, today I used the Too faced born this way, I am in the shade porcelain, this is by far my favourite foundation, it’s medium coverage which can be built to a full coverage, it has a Demi matte finish and looks beautiful on the skin, this retails in debenhams for £29.00

After foundation I like to use a concealer, today I used the Lasting collection long lasting concealer, I actually mentioned this in my dupe post, this was my dupe for the urban decay naked skin, you can find this in boots for £4.19

Next it’s powder, I use 3 different powders here, first let’s talk baking! Not a cake, baking under the eyes. For this I use the Coty airspun powder, this is literally my ride or die powder, I have been using it for years, it is my far my favourite for baking the face, you can find this on Amazon for £10.45

To set the rest of my face I use the Mac studio fix power, I use a big fluffy brush and dust is all over my face, I like this because it gives me slightly more coverage. You can find this at Mac for £22

To sweep of my bake and highlight under my eyes I like to use Mac studio fix powder, if your as pale as me, this will actually highlight your under eye! Because it’s straight up white! I love this stuff! You can find this at Mac for £22

From my bronzer I used the Mac give me sun and yup! You guessed it, you. Can find it at Mac for £24

My highlight of choice today was the Sleek solstice pallet, I used the peach and the gold colour together, this is at superdrug for £9.99, but be quick, this sells out soooo quickly!!! 

For blush I used Nars blush in orgasam, I found mine on feel unique for £24, this is another that sells out so quickly! 

Total- £131.62

Let’s move onto the eyes

So first I like to use a eye primer, today I used the Nyx concealer jar, you can get this at boots for £5.50

I then set that with Freedom decadence pallet, I used the lightest shade to do this. You can get this on the freedom website for £6

To darken up my crease I went in with a taupe shadow, the one I used was Latte by make up geek, this is £4.95 from beauty bay. 

Sticking with make up geek (the same link above can be used) I then went in with cherry cola to deepen my crease even more. This is also £4.95

To add some more red tones into the shadows I went in with Shaaanxo pallet by bh cosmetics, I used the brick red colour, you can find this on the bh cosmetics website for $14.50, about £11

Using the same Shaaanxo pallet I then went in with the rose gold and just put that on my lid. 

I then used Poundland liquid eyeliner for my winged liner. This is my favourite eyeliner I have ever used! This is £1 from poundland. 

For my mascara I used the Loreal Paris red carpet black, this is £7.99 from boots

For the eyeliner in my waterline I used Gosh waterproof eyeliner, this is £6.49 from superdrug

My eyelashes are Ardell natural wispies. These are £5.49 in boots and I applied these with the Duo lash glue. Favourite duo… 

For my eyebrows I used the Nyx eyebrow pencil, I love this pencil, I find it just glides over the brows and is very pigmented! You can find this at boots for £7.00

Sticking with eyebrows, I set my brows using the Modelco more brows thickening gel, you can get this online for £13

Total- £67.88

Lip time!! 

On my lips I am wearing Jeffree star cosmetics in the shade rose matter. Of course, this is sold out right now. But Jeffree star does indeed ship to the uk!!! This costs $18 but it works out to be £12!

Total- £12.00

To set everything I used the Mac prep and prime, this costs £17.50 from Mac… 

Total- £17.50

So that’s everything! Let’s work out how much it all cost

Drumroll please…. 

My face today… Was worth… 

£229!!!! 


I actually don’t think that’s to bad considering I do use alot high end products, you may disagree with me but I think I have a good balance of high end and drug store! 

I’d love to see your how much is my face worth tags! 

I hope you enjoyed reading this! 

Until next time

Charlotte x


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Highend dupes!!!! 

Helloooo!!!!

For today’s blog I thought I’d talk about some dupes!

Disclaimer: some of these are not perfect dupes, they may need to be built up more or have different formulas but the colours are pretty much spot on! 

Concealer: 

High end- Urban decay naked skin, £17.50


Dupe- Collection 2000 lasting perfection £4.19 

LA girl pro concealer £5.00 


Foundation:

High end- Nars all day luminous £32.00 


Dupe- loreal Paris lumi £10.99 

High end- Clinique beyond perfecting £25.00 

Dupe- loreal infallible £8.99 

Setting powder- Laura mercier £29.99 


Dupe- nyx hd setting powder £8.99 

Coty airspun powder £8.00 


Eyeshadow: 

High end- Melt radioactive stack (yellow) £49 


Dupe- Revolutionmakeup in acid £1.00 


Lipstick: 

High end: Mac velvet teddy £15.50 


Dupe- sleek liquid lipstick in birthday suit £4.99 

Maybelline 24H beige be good £8.99


Setting spray: Urban decay all nighter setting spray £21 


Dupe: Nyx setting spray £6.00 



That is it for the dupes that I have found! I’m normally quite good at finding dupes so if there’s anything you want me to try and find, comment, let me know!

Thank you so much for reading! 

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The liquid lipstick test! Who will survive?!


Helloooo!!!

Today I thought I’d do something completely different and that is the liquid lipstick test, who will survive?! 

The lipsticks all claim to be matte, long lasting and waterproof, I put this to the test! Trust me, the winner will shock you…

The lipsticks I am using. In the order they are swatched on my arm, top to bottom are 

MUA velvet luxe 

Anastasia Beverly Hills

Lime crime 

eBay ones 

Sleek

Nyx 

Max factor 

Velvet 59

Occ 

Illamasqua

Jeffree star


I would just like to add a disclaimer 

The same pressure was used on each part of my arm, there was no special treatment or me acting biased with any of the brands, I wear all these lipsticks but thought something like this may help those who don’t know the best long lasting lipstick to buy. 

On to the video! 

Enjoy

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40 Beauty Questions Tag

Helloooo!!! Today I thought I’d do something slightly different and do the 40 beauty questions tag. I am also going to be repeating this on my YouTube but using different questions.



How many times do you wash your face daily?
Twice a day- morning and night

What skin type do you have? (dry, oily or combination)I have combination- oily skin. 

What is your current facial wash?
My current facial wash is the boots tea tree and witch hazel with red berry.


Do you exfoliate?
I do- 3 times a week

What brand do you use?
I use a Exfoliater from Avon. Literally the best one I’ve ever tried


What moisturiser do you use? 
I used loreal Paris triple active 




Do you have freckles?
I do 🙂 

Do you use eye cream?
Yes I do- I use the benefit eyecon


 Do you or did you have acne prone skin?

I do suffer from acne but right now I’m having a good skin month! 

Did you ever use ProActiv?
No idea what that even is haha

What foundation do you use?
Oh to many to even name. Think of a foundation, I probably own it haha!

How about concealer?
Same as above, I like to switch it up a lot! 

Do you know your undertone colour?
I do- I am natural 😉

What do you think of fake eyelashes?
LOVE LOVE LOVE THEM!!

Did you know that you are supposed to change your mascara every 3 months?
Yes

What brand of mascara do you use?
I prefer drug store to high end, my favourite is loreal Paris false lash superstar



Sephora or Mac?

My dream in life is to shop in sephora 

Do you have a MAC Pro-Card?
Not right now… But might be in the process of getting one 😉

What make-up tools do you use in make-up application?
Beauty blender, morphe brushes, make up geek brushes, abh brushes, real techniques brushes. Whatever I grab first really

Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes?
Yes and no. It depends on the look I’m doing! Some looks you don’t need a primer 

For the face?

Yes! 100%



What is your favourite eye shadow? (Colour or Shade)
Right now it’s a close tie between cherry cola from make up geek and the brick red from the shaaanxo pallet!


Do you use pencil or liquid eye-liner?
Both! 

How often do you poke your eyes with an eye liner pencil?
Everyday. Without fail

What do you think of pigment eye shadows?
Love them! When there applied correctly 

Do you use mineral makeup 
Nope, my skins to oily for that. 


What is your favourite lipstick?
Jeffree star- mannequin 


How about lip gloss? 
Tanya burr- just peachy 


What is your favourite blush?
Not really a huge fan of blush 

Do you buy make-up on e-bay?

Yes and no. I won’t buy anything branded on eBay, like eyeshadow pallets and lipsticks but I do by my coty airspun powder from America on eBay because I can’t get it anywhere else!

Do you like drug store make-up?
Yes! Love it!

Do you go to CCO’s? (Cosmetic Company Outlets)
If there was one closer then yes I would be going haha! I have been to a few though 

Did you ever consider taking make-up classes?
I have just completed a make up course to get certified but I am a self taught Mua.

Are you clumsy in putting on make-up?
No! I’m pro

Name a make-up crime that you hate

Badly blended and muddy contour. Or really bad eyebrows. They make me sad!

Do you like colourful shades of make-up (lipstick, eye shadow) or neutral tones?

Love both!

Which celebrity always has great make-up?
Jeffree star and manny Mua. I love them… My dream is to meet them and just touch them haha 
If you could leave the house with just ONE Make-up item, what would you use?
Highlight!!! 

Could you ever leave the house without any make-up on?
Yes! Of course, do it every morning for the school run haha!

Do you think you look good even without any make-up on?

Im content with my face. Would I go to the shop with no make up on. Yes. Would I go for dinner or to the pub with no make up on. No haha!

In your opinion, what is the BEST make-up line?
Oooooooo…. This is tricky! Also not going to answer it haha

What do you think of Make-up?Make up is fun! It’s a one size fits all that has no rules! 


Thank you for reading my beauty questions tag!! If you want to do it for yourself the questions are here!  I won’t tag anyone in this but please feel free to take the questions and leave a link to my blog  for someone to find them. I couldn’t find the questions on there own and had to delete other people’s answers! It takes forever!!

How many times do you wash your face daily?

What skin type do you have? (dry, oily or combination)

What is your current facial wash?

Do you exfoliate?
What brand do you use?

What moisturiser do you use? 
Do you have freckles?
Do you use eye cream
Do you or did you have acne prone skin?

Did you ever use ProActiv?

What foundation do you use?

How about concealer?

Do you know your undertone colour?

What do you think of fake eyelashes?
Did you know that you are supposed to change your mascara every 3 months?

What brand of mascara do you use?

Sephora or Mac?

Do you have a MAC Pro-Card?

What make-up tools do you use in make-up application?
Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes?

For the face?

What is your favourite eye shadow? (Colour or Shade)

Do you use pencil or liquid eye-liner?

How often do you poke your eyes with an eye liner pencil?
What do you think of pigment eye shadows?

Do you use mineral makeup 
What is your favourite lipstick?

How about lip gloss? 

What is your favourite blush?

Do you buy make-up on e-bay?

Do you like drug store make-up?

Do you go to CCO’s? (Cosmetic Company Outlets)

Did you ever consider taking make-up classes?

Are you clumsy in putting on make-up?

Name a make-up crime that you have 

Do you like colourful shades of make-up (lipstick, eye shadow) or neutral tones?

Which celebrity always has great make-up?
If you could leave the house with just ONE Make-up item, what would you use?

Could you ever leave the house without any make-up on?

Do you think you look good even without any make-up on?

In your opinion, what is the BEST make-up line?

What do you think of Make-up?


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