Monday 4 January 2021


I feel like this product has been sold out in my local Superdrug stores for absolute ages until I was able to get my hands on it in December 2019. I've been using it for a few months now so I think it's the perfect time to finally review it. Since releasing the Poreless Putty Primer, ELF have also released a selection of primers in this range including Matte Putty Primer, and Luminous Putty Primer (which I haven't tried yet).

Thursday 7 April 2016

How I Clean My Make-up Brushes

Hi Everyone!

Who else finds washing their makeup brushes a chore? It takes sooo long to do and should be done more often than any of us wishes to admit. I personally clean my brushes at least once a month - yes I know it's not good enough but I never seem to find the time to clean them all! However I do switch up between brushes after one gets too dirty.

I usually clean them using MAC's Brush Cleanser which you can find here for £12. I've been using this for over a year now and I use up around 20ml each time for all of my brushes - and I do own around 50.

Firstly, I like to get organised and grab all the tools I will be needing before I get started. I usually get a small dish to put the cleanser in, and paper towels to rub the makeup off onto them.

So as you can see, I grab a dirty brush and soak it in the solution. I try to do this sparingly as too much solution will make the bristles become too coarse and sometimes it can get inside the handle and cause the glue to stop working resulting in the brush to come apart. And that is not what you want to happen, especially to expensive brushes!

After I dipped the brush in the solution, I swirl the brush onto the paper towel in circular motions until the brush has no product left in the bristles.

Ta-dah! Yes, it's that easy! However, if you don't feel like spending lots of money on special cleansers you can easily substitute it for a bit of washing up liquid or shampoo and then rinse it out under a running tap without allowing the water to soak up the whole brush.

I hope this helped! How do you wash your brushes?

Lots of love,
Maya xo

Sunday 30 March 2014

E.L.F. make-up haul

Hi guys!
Today I wanted to share with you my recent make-up haul. I have never bought anything from E.L.F. before so I was excited for my parcel to be delivered! I took a picture of all the items I ordered and will describe them below the pic :)
Clarifying pressed powder in ivory - I love the shade of this powder. It comes with a little sponge for application and feels soft on the skin. Gives a lovely airbrushed finish.
Primer eyeshadow in sexy silver - I like the shade of this primer, but I haven't used it as a base for my eyes just yet.
Lipstick in classy - This colour comes out a little bit lighter than what I expected but it gives a nice satin look.
Hypershine lipgloss in bubblegum - This lipgloss is really lightweight and non sticky, but the colour comes out as transparent which kind of disappointed me.
Bamboo flat eyeliner brush - The brush feels really soft but stiff. Perfect for gel eyeliner.
Bamboo smudge brush - This brush is also really soft but stiff, so will be perfect for smokey eyes.
Eyeliner brush - I bought this brush to compare it to the bamboo eyeliner brush. It's a lot wider, therefore it is good for applying eyeshadow to the eyelash crease.
Lip definer and shaper - I've not used this product yet but I have heard great things about it, so I'm excited to try it out asap :)
Mineral eyeshadow in bronzed - I absolutely love this colour! It's shiny and golden, very pigmented. I will definitely purchase more shades from this range.
Lots of love,
Maya xo
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