Review: Make Up For Ever Eye Seal

This is one of the products that has been lurking in my drawer since I purchased it over a year ago, untouched, unloved. I honestly don't know why I bought it, I didn't really understand what it was for. It was an impulse buy, like many I experience when pay day rolls around. This 12ml bottle retails at around €20, which I thought was steep enough for 12ml of product that is kind of mysterious and not a necessary staple in my collection. Nevertheless, I ended up purchasing this Eye Seal, various mad coloured eyeshadows and the infamous HD foundation in Make Up For Ever. For the next few weeks I tried out my shadows and proudly wore my HD foundation everyday, but my little Eye Seal slinked to the back of my collection, hidden from me and forgotten about. I recently did a sort through of all my makeup that was empty, old or I just didn't use any more, and came across this little gem. I have been trying it out and my god, this is a serious little gem of a product. 


According to the Make Up Forever website, this little baby has the ability to waterproof all powder makeup and intensify makeup colours. We've all heard of products that turn powder products into liquid products (ahem Urban Decay Eyeshadow Transforming Potion), and products that intensify colours (ahem MAC Paint Pot), but this Eye Seal is like a multipurpose wonder, it liquifies, it intensifies, and it waterproofs.

I used the Eye Seal this morning. I dabbed my angled brush into the matte black shadow from my Sephora Smoky Eyes Palette, and dropped two drops of the Eye Seal onto the brush and applied. The end result was smooth, wet, intense black, and it set nearly straight away. It was so easy to use, and I was very very happy with the result. I even exclaimed "Wow this is sooo cool" mid cat eye, so you know I mean business. It applies like a liquid liner, and is a perfect consistency, but it's buildable despite it's intensity. For me this product is easier to use than gel liner, I have a love hate relationship with the latter, and we don't always see eye to eye. The Eye Seal can be used with pigments, glitter, shadow, shimmers, and even pencil. It keeps the product in place, does not budge, doesn't crease, and can even be used in the waterline.

The only pickle I have with this product is the price, but it does last quiiiite a while, I mean one or two drops per eye will last you a long time. I am happy to say this product has made an appearance back to the front of my makeup collection, as it has become an every day staple. Love!

Thank you for reading :)


Trusty Sidekick

Whenever I opt for a smokey eye, I tend to panic a bit, because I have so many 'smokey' colours in my collection, that I hate choosing one over the other. Im a Gemini and very indecisive. It's not that my smokies have feelings, I just want to make sure all my colours are appreciated.
I ventured out to Coppers in Dublin and decided on a smokey eye. I tend to do this on all my nights out. No idea why. As I have mentioned before, I find one of the best parts of a night out is the actual getting ready part. I think it's a girl thing. Or maybe just a me thing.
I chose to use the Smokey Eyes palette from Sephora. This baby is in fact very very good. It's a nifty little palette which contains four colours and even an instruction booklet that tell you exactly how to don a smokey eye. The little tutorial is also quite informative, but I chose to mix and match and kind of do my own thing. No offence Sephora.
Obviously we Irish and UK girlies don't have a Sephora on our little islands, but it is considered the mothership in the US. Their own brand products are of good quality and are also quite a reasonable price.





The palette comes with a base, lid, contour and highlight colour, although as I said I mixed and matched and didn't follow the booklet, I thought it was very black and I wasn't feeling it. I used my Estée Lauder Stay in Place eyeshadow base as a primer, then I used the brown and black to kind of make a smokey amalgamation. I used the highlight under the brow bone. I also brought the black down under the lower lashline to round it off.

Other products I used:

MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NW15 mixed with
Chanel Pro Lumiere in no. 10 Limpide
MAC Creme Matifiant as a primer
Bere Escentuals Powder Foundation in Light
MAC Mocha Blush
Sephora Sculpting Disc

Estée Lauder Stay in Place Eyeshadow Base
Catrice Gel Liner
Essence Lash Mania Ultra Volume Mascara in Hypnotic Black
Inglot Brow Pencil in 515
Clinique Kohl Pencil in Black Noir

Essence Lipliner in Soft Rose
MAC Lipstick in Hue

And here's what I wore:

Sequin Top: Topshop
Black Skinnies: Zara
Heels: Kurt Geiger

Palettes like this are great for nights out and are easy to transport. I may indeed use this alot more, the black is one of the blackest shadows I own!

I hope you're all having a lovely week! :) And if you haven't already, enter my giveaway HERE!


GIVEAWAY! Mac + Sleek Goodies! (NOW CLOSED!)

Hello my lovelies!! This is a giveaway for all of my fabulous followers as a thank you for reading my blog. I recently hit 300 followers and to be honest I can't believe anybody would want to listen to me blabber on. I appreciate all your lovely comments and I have made so many new friends on the blogosphere as well as on Youtube, so as promised, I'm going to give away some goodies to one lovely follower. :)

The Goodies

Any Sleek Palette of your choice
Any MAC Lipstick of your choice

Both products will be purchased by me once the giveaway ends and the winner is contacted regarding choice of palette and colour.
Sleek Palette's include Bad Girl, Storm, Sunset, Acid, Original, and Oh So Special. MAC lipsticks are subject to availability!

To Enter

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The Rules

Leave a comment on this post with the Sleek Palette and MAC Lipstick you'd like to win, if you prefer, your favourite eyeshadow and lipstick. Once the winner is chosen I will contact them for their details and to finalise their choice :)
The winner will be selected randomly using
This giveaway is open internationally
The giveaway closes on Saturday September 10th at midnight GMT

Don't forget to leave links to your extra entries in your comment so I can see them!
And please leave your email address so I can contact you if you win :)

Good luck! :) x

Away With the Fairies




This outfit was just thrown on in an 'I don't know what I'm doing today let's make it casual' sort of way. Casual does not have to mean boring and neutral though, as I have illustrated by donning a glittery purple eye. For some reason though I always do my makeup before I get dressed, perhaps it's because I'm terrified I'll spill foundation or something on my top. I'm clumsy like that and it has happened more than you may expect! I reached for my Paul and Joe Palette and smoothed on a neutral pink champagne colour over the lid, as I was actually going to go for a neutral eye, but I caught a glimpse of it in a different light, and it gave off a gorgeous pale pinky purple toned hue. I don't really like light purpley lilac toned colours and so I figured I simply couldn't turn this into a neutral eye, because I feel that purple, as a colour, has so much more character than that. All out we go so! It's not as loud and bright in the pictures as it was in person, so I'm quite disappointed that I can't share it's audacity and vibrancy.
I washed over the rich purple from the Sleek Bohemian Palette, and finished with a dab of MAC's Fig. 1.
It totally disappears when my eyes are open however, which I'm in two minds over. Heres what I used on my whole face.

MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NW15 mixed with
Bourjois Healthy Mix in 52
Benefit That Gal Primer
Bere Escentuals Powder Foundation in Light
Natural Collection Bronzer in Suntint
MAC Mocha Blush
ELF Gotta Glow Highlight

UD Primer Potion
Paul and Joe Palette
Sleek Bohemian Palette
MAC Fig. 1
Catrice Gel Liner
Essence Lash Mania Ultra Volume Mascara in Hypnotic Black
Inglot Brow Pencil in 515
Clinique Kohl Pencil in Black Noir

Nivea Lipcare Stick

I ended up going to the park today so yay for casualness!

Jeans: New Look
Tee: Zara
Cardi: Primark/Penneys
Pumps: H&M

I found this amazing tree also known as 'The Fairy Tree' and children have left little notes, letters and trinkets for the fairies. Its actually so magical and so adorable. There are tiny little castle-esque buildings at the very top complete with windows and roofs, and at the very bottom a tiny fairy like door etched into the trunk of the tree. Look at the little bell! When my boyfriend brought his daughter to see it she made him hide behind the tree so she could knock on the door because the 'fairies don't come out for daddies'. When nothing happened she said it was because he was there. Its so cute how magical children find these things!



Anywho that's my post for todaaay :) Giveaway soon!
Hope you're all having a lovely week :)