"In my Makeup Bag this Week" & my favourite fashion and beauty iPad apps!
By Tina A. - May 25, 2012
Time to talk makeup again!
To be fairly honest with you, between the rainy weather we've been having all week so far and my breakout incident (think miniature chicken-pox style), I didn't feel much like my usual makeup loving self, hence the lack of posting. Today, however, is a sunny day here (unless I just jinxed it), so why not celebrate with an update on the (recently renovated) blog? :)
First things first: my current makeup choices!
From l to r we have: Rouge Bunny Rouge eyeshadow in Delicate Hummingbird (love this because it's a 24/7 type of shade), Barry M Glossy Tubes lipgloss in no. 4, NYX cream blush in Natural (I really ought to use up my cream products), the old L'Oreal eye khol that's made plenty of cameo appearances on here (and that I'm surprised noone's told me to toss yet), and Revlon lipstick in Pink Pout.
Swatch time (the camera washes the colours out a bit):
As you can see, bit of a drugstore selection this time, but believe me, the quality of all of these is definitely up to par!
The Barry M lipgloss is very shiny and not at all sticky, which is also the case with the NYX Natural cream blush, a great basic and flattering shade, that you just can't go wrong with.
As for Revlon "Pink Pout" lipstick: no surprise that it's such a big hit within the beauty community. Apparently a close dupe for MAC Snob, Pink Pout is a cool toned pink shade, with a matte finish, and one that can easily match any skintone, regardless of its undertones.
And time for some technology talk!
I couldn't help but notice that everytime someone on twitter asks for iPad app recommendations, those tweets tend to go unanswered. So, testing out a few of the apps myself, I compiled my little list of some of the best fashion and beauty iPad apps out there - hopefully they'll be of help to someone! :)
Oh, and they're all free by the way! ;)
1. Victoria's Secret.
Gets updated very often with new products, lots of event snaps, as well as behind-the-scenes videos and makeup looks. Definitely one to download if you're a VS fan!
2. Daily Street Snaps.
Pretty self-explanatory, it's a street style app. It's updated daily with great quality photos.
Another style app, this one features the best outfit pics from Lookbook and some of the best fashion/style blogs. Lots of pics and lots of different styles, though it's pretty much the same people over and over again.
4. Net-A-Porter magazine.
An absolute must-have! Every week I can't wait to flip through the new issue's virtual pages!
5. Beauty School - typef.com.
Pretty basic, but it features videos of all the basic how-to's when it comes to makeup.
6. Fashion Network Original.
If you ever want to watch a runway show, you can find it here!
7. Beauty Genius by Marie Claire.
Another app with tutorials, I like this one for the great quality pics on the main page.
The database comes in app form too!
Ok, time for me to go!
Do let me know what you're loving at the moment, it doesn't have to be makeup! Also, what are your favourite iPad apps?