Tag: My Makeup Story

Someone mentioned on my Facebook that I should do the “My Makeup Story” tag and seeing as people keep asking me how I got started on You Tube I figured it would be a good one to do.

The funny thing is that I didn’t start on You Tube doing makeup. I actually started on You Tube with a singing channel around 2 years ago, as singing has always been something I enjoyed and hoped to persue as a career once I’d finished school.

Lol. It’s actually quite funny watching that first video I uploaded, I was so nervous!!

My legs were shaking so badly, and that quavering in my voice when I was singing, yea, that’s because I was shaking. Now I’ve deleted nearly all the videos on that Klairedelys channel, I only kept the first video up because of nostalgia and so that I can use it as a motivation video to improve.

I only ended up getting into makeup after I watched Panacea81‘s videos and BeautyArtStudio’s, I suddenly realized that makeup could be artistic and that really appealed to me. Even then I had no intention of going into makeup, it was just something I enjoyed doing in my spare time and it helped me develop a bit of an alter-ego which was more confident than my quiet nervous other half.

It was only after I uploaded a song cover on my singing channel(wearing a makeup look I cane up with) and got a ton of requests to do a tutorial then I started doing makeup tutorials.

At first I uploaded them on my singing channel but I felt it was a bit unfair on my subscribers who had subscribed to hear my awful covers, and not makeup tutorials.

So I finally decided to create a second channel just for makeup and ended up calling it KlairedelysArt, as a bit of a tribute to the fact that BeautyArtStudio was my biggest makeup inspiration.

And since then makeup has become another big passion of mine. I’m still not sure sure if I want to pursue makeup professionally since music will always go first for me, but then again I don’t like to plan things like that. I prefer to just see how things go and enjoy the ride :)


Review- Beauty Encyclopedia: Everyday Eyes

Quite a few people have asked me what eye shadows from e.l.f are the best and the answer is the beauty encyclopedias. The quads are good but you tend to get tones of fallout with them, and the studio line are not very pigmented.

All the eye shadows in this pallet are well pigmented and have a satin-like texture to them, it comes with 12 eye shadows, 2 cream eye shadows and and eyeliner and applicator.

Are they the most pigmented eye shadows I have ever tried? No, for the moment Sugarpill are the only shadows that have blown my mind as far as pigmentation goes, but the e.l.f eyeshadows are still very good.

All the swatches bellow were from one swipe so you can see they’re quite pigmented. One thing I have noticed though is that the shades with glitter in them tend the lose the glitter a little bit when you apply them to the eyes.

As for the eyeliner and applicator in the set I never use them, I normally end up using the applicator for pastel drawings. The eyeliner looks great in the swatches but on the waterline ends up being a weak greyish colour.


  • Good pigmentation
  • Super affordable
  • Good range of colours
  • Shipping is VERY fast!
  • Excellent customer service
  • Cruelty Free


  • Prone to fallout
  • They can arrive a little battered
  • Are very prone to “popping” as they are loosely pressed. Do not drop these! They will explode!

To note:

  • With the cream eye shadows you will need to set them with a primer or a powder and apply them lightly or they will crease in seconds. You can use them as a primer but you have to apply them extremely thinly or again they will crease.

I was going to list the fact that I’m not too fond of the packaging in the “cons” section, but seeing as it’s more a personal preference to have all my eye shadows in pallets it’s not too fair to put it in that section.

Overall this one is much better than the “Sparkle Eyes” encyclopedia, I found with that one that the glittery eyeshadows tented to just blow off my eyelids while these eye shadows have much more staying power.

I hope this review was helpful to some of you and feel free to leave requests of other e.l.f products you want me to review :)

Review-Real Techniques Starter Kit

Before I start this review I just want to say one thing, my review of these brushes do not change the fact that the Pixiwoo sisters are one of my favorite gurus to watch on you tube, and gurus who I have learned so much from. What ever my opinion on these brushes that does not change the fact that I very much respect the Pixiwoo sisters and will continue to watch their videos.

The first thing that made me want to buy these is that fact that the handles were purple.

Lol yes, I know that’s pretty shallow but I have an unhealthy fascination with that colour, and seeing as I needed to find a eyeshadow blending brush to replace my much loved SS224 which is now discontinued I figured I’d try them out and support a fellow You Tuber if I did like them.

Now I might was well cut to the chase, I don’t really like these brushes.

When I first opened the box I thought they looked good but after playing around with them for a bit I have several problems with these brushes, so I’m going to go through them one by one.

With this brush the thing that bothered me is the fact that there aren’t a tone of hairs in the ferrule. As you can see there is a lot of spare space and that allows for water to easily travel up the brush when you’re washing it and as a result the brush does not tend to last too long.

Also I found this brush a bit rough, especially near the eye area. Now to be fair I have incredibly sensitive eyes so that might just be me.

There isn’t much to say about the delux crease brush, it had less of a gap between the hairs and the ferrule which was good. But as with all of the brushes they feel a bit delicate and not very robust.

The brow brush had a similar issue to the accent brush. Quite a gap in the ferrule and was also quite thick. Initially I thought it was meant to be an eyeliner brush but it was way to thick to be used for eyeliner, as a brow brush I just thought it was impractical as anyone with thin brows would find it quite tricky to use.

If you made a mistake with this brush it would be quite hard to correct had you used a dark colour.

The base brush I inititally thought was quite a good brush, it was packed quite nicely in the ferrule and quite soft. But again, felt too delicately made.

Obviously there were no problems with the hairs being loose in the ferrule but this brush is just no good for eyeliner. It’s too thick and I found it quite pointy and tough to use near the eyes.

After washing:

Washing these brushes was the nail in the coffin for me. Any product you use with these brushes tends to collect at the base of the brush and even after washing them 4 times there was still product at the bottom.

As far as the case goes it was a good idea but it feels cheaply made and they only really fit the brushes that came in the set. If you bought all 3 sets of brushes you would not be able to fit all the brushes in one case, and you would have to carry all three cases around with you which would just be impractical.

Some people had mentioned that they thought the coloured handles made the brushes look tacky, and as far as that goes I have to dissagree. I thought having the coloured handles was a good idea as recently I was working on a fashion show and the room was very badly lit, it was quite hard to see my brushes. If my brushes had been colour coded it would have been so much easier to see which brush I wanted.

Pros :
  • Affordable
  • Cruelty Free
  • Not robust at all.
  • Hard to wash
  • Not very practical
  • Loose in the ferrule
  • I don’t think they would be very long lasting

Unfortunately I just can’t recommend these brushes, They just feel flimsy (hollow in the middle) and are not brushes I would consider investing in.

Again I would just like to repeat what I said earlier, I am a huge fan of the Pixiwoo sisters and this in no way changes my opinion of them being amazing makeup artists.