Friday, 31 October 2014

CREAM BLUSHERS

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Cream blushers are always a delightful piece of make-up to have in your stash or collection, whatever you have, they add to a natural look with gorgeous, flushing cheeks in every colour you could think of; pinks, reds and oranges. 

They're a pleasure to use as well because they're so creamy and hydrating, and easily glide on and with their lasting power they stay put all day. They're a great item to use in the colder months because they add to where the cold would naturally make your skin appear pinker, so by enhancing your cheeks with a cream blusher it still looks natural and no one needs to know a thing. (Shhhh!) 






These are all so easy to use, even in stick form you can literally swipe this across your cheeks; blend, blend, blend and you're good to go. I'd say that Soap and Glory Sexy Mother Blushers are the most pigmented out of them all, you only need one swipe - so a little goes a long way with these. Whereas although the Max Factor Blushers aren't as pigmented they seem to be a tad creamier, they feel like silk when I run my finger continuously round in a circle to pick up a slight sheen of colour, too luxurious to be budget. 

SHADES LEFT TO RIGHT
Sexy Mother Blusher in Onamatopeacha, Pinker Belle and Berry Jamm. Revlon Pinched, Bourjois Exclusif and Max Factor Blush in Soft Copper, Soft Pink and Soft Murano.

Thursday, 30 October 2014

NOT JUST ANOTHER CONCEALER

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Soap and Glory Kiss Ass Blur and Brighten Concealer is a piece I've had in my drawers waiting to used for a while, but I've never got round to using it. It's always been in the back on my mind and I've always caught it in the corner of my eye. When I first bought this and opened it, it ended up in the freezer because the crayon had stuck to the lid and consequently half of it had snapped off, that's why it's so messy! 

I was surprised at how good this actually is, it's really creamy and feels super velvety and luxurious - it's just a delight to use. It's really easy to blend out and buff in, it doesn't dry too quickly or end up gathering up in sections. With Medium, buildable coverage it covers my dark circles effortlessly and stays put with it's long-lasting powers. The yellow tone works against the pinky/red tones in my skin where I want to cover marks or redness and against the blues and purples in my under eye baggage, and sits well under foundation. What more do you want! Did I forget to mention it also comes in two shades light and medium and in crayon form, where you can twist the concealer up if you ever need more - Perfect for one the go!

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

AUTUMNAL SMOKEY EYES

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I've had this piece in my collection for a while now, it's always been tucked away in my drawers because I've never really been bothered to use it. I don't know why, but something's always put me off. I noticed this a few weeks ago and thought this would be ideal to dust off during the Autumnal Season. 

LOreal Paris Colour Riche Quad Eye Palette are a beautiful thing to have in your stash, they're great for travelling, there's four gorgeous shades in one compact. This one, in Eau De Rose is perfectly suited to Autumn and Winter - the light to dark pinks and a strong burgundy to finish your smokey eye off.

The shades are stunning, feel really lightweight and velvety and apply super creamy and soft. The powders blend out seamlessly and feel extremely comfortable without drying or flaking away. The shades aren't seem matte or to shimmery and have great colour pay off - another excellent budget palette! And another great thing is that it's foolproof, each shade is designated for a certain eye area and it shows you where on the back of the packaging. 

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

SKINCARE HITLIST

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Kiehls Creamy Eye Treatment, £20
I can't tell you how long I've been eyeing this eye cream up for, either I forget or I can't bring myself to spend £20 on an eye cream - it sounds ridiculous I know! I've heard nothing but raved reviews about this as well, I've never met anyone with dry skin who doesn't like this. 

No7 Hydration Mask, £12.50
No7 are a favourite brand of mine, both their skincare and make-up are great quality and there are always offers on to be had. I read reviews on this and was instantly sold, I've never seen a face mask advertising for very dry skin, they're always normal to dry but my skin does get very dry at times and only certain products help that. (I'm dying to buy this now!)

REN Omega 3 Serum, £23
This sounded like a complete winner for me, I used to take Omega 3 capsules but they'd always make me break out in spots. In the winter my skin needs that extra hydration so a serum is perfect, I love sitting in my pj's with a face mask on - I NEED this.

The Body Shop Vitamin E Eye Cream, £11
I love the Vitamin E range, I use their Intense Moisturiser and my skin just drinks that stuff up - and the packaging is perfect to apply under the eyes. I'm in desperate need of a new eye cream, one that works against dark circles but hydrates at the same time - is this the one!?

GLAMGLOW Thirsty Mud, £39.99
Who hasn't raved about this, I've heard so many people say this is a beautiful, hydrating mask perfect for when your skin needs a long term pick-me-up. It sounds perfect, but the price as it's so expensive I may have to put this on my christmas list. 

Monday, 27 October 2014

THE GOLDEN PEARL

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Seventeen eyeshadows are always a hit with me, especially their solo shadows that are super cute! Seventeen have a great selection of shades, and they have every eye look covered with both their solo and trio shadow pots. The Solo pots are around £3.89 each, which sounds like alot for one shadow, but they're worth so much more than that because they're great quality and the pot will last as long as you need it to - I can't take how cute this teeny tiny pot is! 

This stunning shade is Walnut Pearl, a beautiful golden shade with brown undertones - ideal for all over the lid or blend into the crease to create an eye-catching flick. This shade will make any eye colour pop and suit all skin tones, it's effortlessly chic. It's really creamy, very long-lasting and easily blendable with a strong colour payoff so a little goes a very long way with this! I've had this for over a year and still haven't even made a dent in the imprinted design, there's alot of product in this 'teeny tiny' pot as they're much bigger/deeper than your standard MAC shadow. I highly recommend these as they tick all the boxes for me, they're much greater in every area than any other budget/drugstore eyeshadow.