BECCA Cosmetics – Volcano Goddess – Eyeshadow Palette

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A stunningly beautiful palette of vivid, metallic and matte shades to unleash your inner Goddess.

I stumbled upon this palette whilst on Instagram, and I couldn’t believe the array of colours that were in this palette. BECCA have captured a Volcanic eruption perfectly – the deep reds, the light beige with the smokey greys and black.

I’ve seen BECCA on Instagram a lot, and in awe of their ability to create a natural glow and vivid shades, so I just had to get this one. I am so glad I did. 

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If you follow me on Instagram you would know I crushed hard on this palette, its my go to for a bit of empowering glam. The multitude of shades allow me to create unique looks every time and dare me to be braver with each look!

The formula is creamy, with little to no fallout after a Jeffree Star-esque brush tap to remove excess, and the pigmentation is very vivid – a little goes a long way making this a perfect build up the shade palette.

The shades are punchy, but can be honed for a subtle eye look or you can create a strong, empowering eye look. This is definitely a palette everyone should have in their collections, it is simply stunning.

Bottom Line: One of the prettiest palettes I have ever bought!

Price: £36 @ CultBeauty.com
£32 @ John Lewis & Partners

Rating: *****

 

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OPV Beauty – Yemoja Eyeshadow Palette

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A majestically beautiful palette of vivid, metallic and matte shades.

I stumbled upon this palette whilst on Instagram, and I couldn’t believe the colours and how vivid they were – so I had to buy it and test it for myself. And I’m so glad I did.

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OPV Beauty based this palette on inspiration from the Nigerian goddess of Yoruba, the protector of women, love, and healing. This lead to the creation of twelve oceanic shades ranging from a deep crimson red, Eko, to a deep blue, Oba.

The palette boasts a healthy amount of matte and foil shades to help add dimension and light to your eye makeup. The shadows are build-able, with good colour pay off, and blend well allowing for creating combination shades.

The foils apply easy with fingers, and via wet or dry flat brushes to help create intensity desired. My personal favourites are Ayao, a pale pink gold reflects which when applied is a wonderful rose gold appearance, and Oko, a deep foiled forest green. The diversity of the shades make this a great palette to experiment with, and the quality is superb with little fallout.

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Bottom Line: A delicious array of colours to create dramatic foiled looks as well a matte masterpieces.

Price: £29 @ BeautyBay.com
£29 @ OPV Beauty

Rating: *****

E.l.f. Cosmetics – Eyes, Lips, Face – ExTRA Lip Gloss – Brian & Brett

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Highly pigmented lip gloss, which offers a matte lip coverage in a gloss!

I was actually blown away by these lip glosses – I have used other E.l.f. cosmetics products and I’m always surprised at the quality considering their budget friendly prices – and it was the same for these lipsticks!

These lip glosses are creamy, easy to apply, non sticky and don’t make you feel tacky whilst wearing them. They have a good formula which makes them easy and accurate to apply – I hate it when gloss is so runny it’s hard to put on and drips off like a Vladamua look.

These lip glosses come in a variety of colours and it’s easy to find one to suit your tone and style!

Bottom Line: They glide on easily, and are non sticky, but due to the high pigmentation they’re not suitable for lip-toppers but are a perfect alternative to lipsticks!

Price: £3.50 at e.l.f. Cosmetics. 

Rating: *****

MAKEUP REVOLUTION LONDON – Highlighter& Eyeshadow Palette– Good As Gold

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A beautiful golden brown collection with stunning shimmery highlights.

I snapped this palette up alongside my other Makeup Revolution London palettes. This palette caught my eye due to the glittering gold shades of eyeshadows, and the fact it has four complimentary highlighter shades!

These eyeshadow shades are very pigmented and the shimmery shades do not contain chunky glitter. With beautiful neutral matte base shades, and dark transitional shades this is a perfect all in one palette for created gilded looks. There’s different shades of gold to get the glam look you are aiming for whether its subtle, or showstopping!

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You also get four highlighter shades; a bronzed shade, a bright 24K gold shade, a pale champagne gold and a pale pink shade. The golds are shimmery, with fine golden shimmer where as the pink shade is a matte highlighter. The pink shade is absolutely stunning if you don’t want extra shimmer, but still want an eye-catching highlight that is buildable from subtle to glow queen!

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Bottom Line: A stunning collection of golden eyeshadows and highlighters!

Price: £8.00 from BeautyBay.com and Superdrug

Rating: *****

Makeup Revolution London – Highlighter Palette – Ultra Cool Glow – Unicorn Glow!

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A bright, vibrant highlighter palette to turn you into the shimmering mythical creature you are!

I got this palette at the same time as my Soph Does Nails eyeshadow palette, as I wanted to get a few brighter shades to add a bit of colour to my looks – whether it be in highlighter or eyeshadow form!

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These highlighters are very pigmented, and have shimmer – not glitter – which is what you want in a highlighter! As the name suggests, these are cool toned shades so add an “icy” feel when used. They’re lovely rainbow shades, and you can use these as an eyeshadow, highlighter or anything else that you want to do as the colours are build-able so you can decide if you want to go subtle or show-stopping.

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This palette reminds me of the Anastasia Beverly Hills Moon Child palette and the Aurora palette – so if you’re looking to get those or a dupe, this is a very budget friendly version- especially when you get eight gorgeous shades.

Bottom Line: A brilliantly vibrant highlighter palette for unleashing your inner unicorn!

Price: £8.00 from BeautyBay.com and Superdrug

Rating: *****

Makeup Revolution London – Soph Eyeshadow Palette – Soph Does Nails Collaboration

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A stunning vegan palette of on trend shades, at an affordable price!

So, after seeing everyone’s Instagram posts of this stunning palette, I decided to go out and buy it! This would be my first palette I have bought from this brand, as I’ve recently started to stick to premium makeup brands – but this is about to change!

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All I can say is wow! Honestly, from the moment I popped into the store and swatched this beauty of a palette, I fell in love. So much so, I bought two and gave one to my housemate for her to enjoy as well!

The colours are pigmented, and shimmery – not glittery! – which makes their formula so easy to work with and blend. This has now become the makeup palette I travel with as the range of shades, with the different shimmer and matte finishes make it a very versatile palette.

The wide variety of shades, and numerous combinations you can use them in make this one of my ultimate palettes. You can create pink, gold and stunning blue/purple looks just from this single palette which is rare to find, especially with this price tag attached. You can find numerous looks using this palette on my Instagram page, as well as my Snapchat updates!

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This palette has definitely persuaded me to check out the entire Makeup Revolution London collection in the future to ensure I get my hands on some quality makeup bargains. Plus this palette is VEGAN!!! Yasssss!

Bottom Line: A versatile, brilliant quality, 24 shade eye-shadow palette perfect for a combination of looks which everyone should get their hands on!

Price: £10.00 from Beauty Bay and Superdrug

Rating: *****

Tarte Cosmetics – Make Believe In Yourself Palette – Unicorn Palette

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A beautiful, one-stop palette for adding a touch of shimmer and sparkle.

I got this palette while I got my Grav3yard Girl’s Swamp Queen palette, as they were both on offer. I had been eyeing up this palette since its launch as I love anything Unicorn themed, and this collection was beautiful.

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I snapped this one up on Tartes pre-holiday sale, and fell completely in love with it. It’s an eye and cheek palette, as the white pan in the middle is a silvery highlighter which glides on to let your inner Unicorn glow! It also has ten eyeshadows, one matte and the rest shimmery and glittery! They have pretty much one shade of each colour so it is my one stop shop for adding a bit of sparkle to my makeup looks.

My current favourite shades are fairy, pixie and dream, as they are very pigmented and add a lovely pop of colour to my eye shadows. The one matte shade is a salmon-pink shad called myth, which is a very complimentary shade to the other shimmery eye shadows, and can be used as an all over lid base for them.

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These shades are all individually beautiful, and each as highly pigmented as the next. This level of pigmentation allows for a lot of colour pay off for little product, which will make these last a while before you hit pan!

Bottom Line: One stop palette for all of your Unicorn shimmery needs!

Price: £37 at Tarte Cosmetics(Currently on sale for £22!!!)

Rating: *****

TARTE COSMETICS – Swamp Queen Palette – Grav3yard Girl Collaboration

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Well, well, well, looks like a Queen is reigning! 

I have a few Tarte Cosmetics palettes and products, and I have to say, this has become my favourite to travel with. This palette is the perfect face and eye palette due to the complimenting shades of blusher, bronzer, highlighter and eyeshadows.

This palette is the brainchild of Grav3yardGirl, who hopefully you all know of due to her unique and quirky personality, and pays homage to her home state of Texas. The palette has unique shade names such as ‘dogman’, ‘gator wings’, and ‘does this thing really work?’. If you’re wondering, yes it does really work.

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This palette boasts a beautiful gold highlight, which is the most pigmented highlighter I have ever used – it’s literally like painting my face with gold, and I love it. 

The blusher is a lovely rosy pink with gold reflect shimmer which is perfect as standalone as the shimmer is eye catching enough, or team it up with the gold highlight for ultimate glow!

The bronzer is a lovely warm brown shade, which is sadly slightly orange, so use it sparingly and not as your base contour otherwise you’ll end up a gilded tangerine…

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This palette has nine incredible eye shadow shades, which have been displayed horizontally in complimentary trios. They are made up of two light neutral matte shades and seven shimmering shadows in warm toned plums, browns and oranges. Together they are a lovely selection of base, crease and lid shades to mix and match or use the complimentary shades for your desired look. The palette also comes with a soft, closely packed brown eye shadow brush which is handy for adding the shimmer shadows to your look, as opposed to blending the shades!

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Bottom Line: Lovely, warm toned, highly pigmented eye shadow shades to create a vast array of everyday looks, or darken with the smokey shades for glam nighttime looks when teamed up with the complimentary blusher, bronzer and highligher. This is the ultimate travel palette!

Price: £37 at Tarte Cosmetics(Currently on sale for £22!!!)

Rating: *****