Morphe – Jaclyn Hill Collaboration- Eyeshadow Palette – The Review!

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Hubba Hubba! Come to Mama!

As you guys know, I treated myself to one of these palettes and also treated one of my followers to one in my 8K Instagram Giveaway! I am so glad I did, this palette is absolutely incredible.

The vivid colours, the multiple looks you can create, and the quality makes this one of my favourite palettes of all time – all those instagram reviews were right! This was also my first ever Morphe palette – but it will definitely not be my last. I am genuinely, and thoroughly impressed by this creation and Jaclyn Hill should give herself a round of applause!

These eye shadows are creamy, highly pigmented, easy to blend, stunningly beautiful and such brilliant value! The blendability of these shadows is next level – it’s so easy to create seamless makeup looks with this palette.

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Look how bright and pigmented these babies are! I think I’m actually in love. Considering the price – £37- and the fact you get 35 unique matte/shimmer shades, it works out as £1.05 per generously sized pan – it’s undeniably good value! Especially when you tally it up to the £43 you pay for an Anastasia Beverly Hills palette where you get half the shades, which are smaller in size.

I cannot wait to get my next Morphe palette to join this one on my vanity table!

Bottom Line:  A varied collection of matte and shimmer shades! Absolute staple that every beauty guru needs!

Price: £37 at BeautyBay.com.

Rating: *****

ONLY 20 DAYS LEFT TO ENTER MY 8K GIVEAWAY! Win a Morphe x Jaclyn Hill Palette.

Hi Guys!

THERE’S ONLY 20 DAYS LEFT TO ENTER MY GIVEAWAY!!!

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One of the most seen and wanted Morphe palette I have noticed on Instagram is the Jaclyn Hill eyeshadow palette, so I’ve decided to give one away! You will be able to find my review on this palette on my website soon – as I spoilt myself with it too!

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This giveaway is open internationally as always, and you can enter by following me on Instagram (if you already haven’t), and then regraming my giveway post with the hashtag ‘#RosemaryHelenXO8K‘ and commenting someone who might like to join this giveaway! 🙂

You can gain up to 10 extra entries by completing the following, each one you complete is another entry or two!:

  • Liking this post.
  • Signing up to my newsletter!
  • Liking my Facebook Page. (Worth 2 Extra Entries!)
  • Sharing this post on Facebook.
  • Following me on my Tumblr.
  • Following me on Snapchat – Username; RosemaryHelen
  • Following me on Twitter!  (Worth 2 Extra Entries!)
  • Retweeting this giveaway on Twitter!

If you already follow me on Facebook/Tumblr/Snapchat – you’ve already got those extra entries – so Reblog and hashtag my Instagram post and that’s 6 entries!

THANK YOU FOR YOUR ONGOING SUPPORT AND

GOOD LUCK!

SMALL PRINT:
  • THIS COMPETITION WILL END ON THE 31ST MARCH AT 12AM GMT, AND THE WINNER WILL BE PICKED AT RANDOM SHORTLY AFTER FROM ALL THE ELIGIBLE PRIMARY ENTRIES (INSTAGRAM REPOST AND HASHTAG) AND EXTRA QUALIFYING ENTRIES.
  • THE WINNER WILL BE NOTIFIED VIA INSTAGRAM DIRECT MESSAGE, AND THE ACCOUNT NEEDS TO BE SET AS PUBLIC – SO I CAN VERIFY THE ENTRY.
  • IF THE ENTRANT IS UNDER 16 YEARS OLD YOUR PARENT OR GUARDIAN WILL NEED TO APPROVE YOUR ENTRY, AND APPROVE PROVIDING YOUR POSTAL ADDRESS TO MYSELF SO I CAN GET YOUR NEW PALETTE SENT TO YOU.
  • OPEN INTERNATIONALLY – ALL WELCOME TO ENTER!
  • THIS GIVEAWAY IS NO WAY AFFILIATED WITH OR ENDORSED BY MORPHE, TUMBLR,  INSTAGRAM, FACEBOOK, SNAPCHAT OR WORDPRESS. I HAVE BOUGHT THIS PALETTE WITH MY OWN FUNDS – THIS IS NOT A SPONSORED GIVEAWAY!

MY 8K INSTAGRAM FOLLOWERS MORPHE PALETTE GIVEAWAY! *WIN THE JACLYN HILL EYE-SHADOW PALETTE!!*

Hi Guys!

As some of you may have seen, I hit 8000 followers on Instagram! So, in celebration I hosted a Poll on my Instagram story to choose what brand to theme my giveaway. Did you want Spectrum Collections or Morphe?!

You guys chose Morphe!

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One of the most seen and wanted Morphe palette I have noticed on Instagram is the Jaclyn Hill eyeshadow palette, so I’ve decided to give one away! You will be able to find my review on this palette on my website soon – as I spoilt myself with it too!

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This giveaway is open internationally as always, and you can enter by following me on Instagram (if you already haven’t), and then regraming my giveway post with the hashtag ‘#RosemaryHelenXO8K‘ and commenting someone who might like to join this giveaway! 🙂

You can gain up to 10 extra entries by completing the following, each one you complete is another entry or two!:

  • Liking this post.
  • Signing up to my newsletter!
  • Liking my Facebook Page. (Worth 2 Extra Entries!)
  • Sharing this post on Facebook.
  • Following me on my Tumblr.
  • Following me on Snapchat – Username; RosemaryHelen
  • Following me on Twitter!  (Worth 2 Extra Entries!)
  • Retweeting this giveaway on Twitter!

If you already follow me on Facebook/Tumblr/Snapchat – you’ve already got those extra entries – so Reblog and hashtag my Instagram post and that’s 6 entries!

THANK YOU FOR YOUR ONGOING SUPPORT AND

GOOD LUCK!

SMALL PRINT:
  • THIS COMPETITION WILL END ON THE 31ST MARCH AT 12AM GMT, AND THE WINNER WILL BE PICKED AT RANDOM SHORTLY AFTER FROM ALL THE ELIGIBLE PRIMARY ENTRIES (INSTAGRAM REPOST AND HASHTAG) AND EXTRA QUALIFYING ENTRIES.
  • THE WINNER WILL BE NOTIFIED VIA INSTAGRAM DIRECT MESSAGE, AND THE ACCOUNT NEEDS TO BE SET AS PUBLIC – SO I CAN VERIFY THE ENTRY.
  • IF THE ENTRANT IS UNDER 16 YEARS OLD YOUR PARENT OR GUARDIAN WILL NEED TO APPROVE YOUR ENTRY, AND APPROVE PROVIDING YOUR POSTAL ADDRESS TO MYSELF SO I CAN GET YOUR NEW PALETTE SENT TO YOU.
  • OPEN INTERNATIONALLY – ALL WELCOME TO ENTER!
  • THIS GIVEAWAY IS NO WAY AFFILIATED WITH OR ENDORSED BY MORPHE, TUMBLR,  INSTAGRAM, FACEBOOK, SNAPCHAT OR WORDPRESS. I HAVE BOUGHT THIS PALETTE WITH MY OWN FUNDS – THIS IS NOT A SPONSORED GIVEAWAY!

LILY ENGLAND – Hair Brushes – Marble Hair Brush Set – PR

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A wonderful, rose gold and marble hair brush set!

I received this case complimentary from the amazing folks at Lily England to try out and review for you lovelies!

This set is the ultimate hair brush set! You have everything in here to style your hair from a large paddle brush, a barrel brush, a rose gold comb with pin tail, and two rose gold hair clips.

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This set is luxurious and beautiful, as well as the ultimate hair brush set. For the price it is incredible quality, as each item is sturdy, and hard wearing. The brushes do not make my hair static when I use them, and do not tear or rip my hair when wet!

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Bottom Line:  Sturdy, budget friendly, ultimate hair brush set!

Price: £20.00 at Lily England.

Rating: ****

LILY ENGLAND – MAKEUP BRUSHES – Rose Gold Makeup/Wash Bag – PR

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Amazing design, spacious and brilliant quality!

I received this case complimentary from the amazing folks at Lily England to try out and review for you lovelies!

It has a very large zip bag section which I put my palettes, cosmetics and foundation in. I like using the separate sections to organise my face and eye brushes to make my make up on the go easier!

I also love the hook feature as I can hang it from hotel doors to save on space on the bathroom counters. You can also use this bag for toiletries and the separated sections are handy for bits and bobs!

Bottom Line: Brilliant design and quality! Also how cute is the rose gold?!

Price: £15 at Lily England.

Rating: *****

LILY ENGLAND – MAKEUP BRUSHES – Marble Luxe Makeup Brush Holder – PR

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A sturdy, handy travel friendly case to keep your prized brushes from getting damaged!

I received this case complimentary from the amazing folks at Lily England to try out and review for you lovelies!

As you know, I am obsessed with anything rose gold, and even splurged out on the huge Holy Grail Marbleous Brushes from Spectrum Collections, so I was very excited when Lily England sent me out their Rose Gold and Marble face and eye brushes!

They also sent me this marble case which compliments their brushes perfectly.  It’s well built, with two pop fasteners to keep the bottom and top together it safely cocoons your brushes ensuring they don’t get smooshed or dirty during travel. You can also use the two separate parts as holders for your vanity to add a bit of marble luxe to your routines, as well as keep your brushes organised.

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Bottom Line:  Sturdy, budget friendly, protective carry case for your brush sets!

Price: £14.95 at Lily England.

Rating: *****

LILY ENGLAND – Makeup Brushes – 4 Piece Face Makeup Brush Set Marble and Rose Gold – PR

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A beautifully soft brush set that is on trend with the rose gold and marble hype!

I received these brushes complimentary from the amazing folks at Lily England to try out and review for you lovelies!

As you know, I am obsessed with anything rose gold, and even splurged out on the huge Holy Grail Marbleous Brushes from Spectrum Collections, so I was very eager to try these out and see if they’re as good as they look!

In this set you get four brushes they’ve called the ‘Complete Face Set’. The four brushes you get are:

  • F1 – Powder Brush
    Large and fluffy, a great all rounder for powder, bronzer, blusher or loose powder foundations
  • F2 – Complexion Foundation Brush
    Domed brush for buffing and blending liquid, powder or stick foundations for an air-brushed finish
  • C1 – Contour Brush
    Designed to create the perfect contours with powder or cream products
  • C2 – Sculpt & Glow Brush
    Tapered brush head perfect for highlighting, setting powder or use in the hollows of your cheek to contour for facial sculpting

I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of these brushes – these are on par with my Spectrum brushes! They’re soft, and high quality – with no bristles falling out on a deep clean – which I always use as a sign of brushes quality as you want something that won’t fall apart after deep cleans! Oh, and they’re VEGAN!

These brushes blended out my foundation, concealer and contour with minimum ease, which is hard to find with certain brushes as I use a mix of liquid, cream and powder formulas! Same goes for the blusher brush – it worked with my Zoeva blusher as well as my cream M.A.C. blushers.

They’ve preformed as well as my usual Spectrum Brushes, and out-preformed my Eco Tool’s brushes – so if you’re on a budget – these are your ultimate tools! Or if you want a set for travel, these are unbelievable to have in your on the go bag!

Bottom Line:  Sturdy, budget friendly, stylish vegan brushes that can tackle any makeup formula with ease to create blended contour on point!

Price: £24.95 at Lily England.

Rating: *****

GERARD COSMETICS – HYDRA MATTE LIQUID LIPSTICK – Mile High

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This is an amazingly easy to apply, long-lasting, creamy liquid lipstick!

This lipstick, has the ultimate staying power – giving a vivid lip mocha blush colour for at least 6 hours.

This lipstick is one of the easiest I’ve ever had to apply, and with just one dip it provides great coverage –  and it doesn’t smudge your already applied part causing it to go patchy! It lasted three re-coats before it got clumpy and started to flake. It can withstand eating and drinking to with only minimal touch up – I was able to devour a three course meal and it still looked presentable!

Bottom Line: Gerard Cosmetics have just created the holy grail of liquid lipsticks! Thoroughly worth the higher price due to the amazing quality and easibility of applying with the built in wand!

Price: £11 @ BeautyBay.com

Rating: *****

ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS – Eye Shadow Palette – Subculture

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Anastasia’s grungiest, rock chick themed eye shadow palette.

After the critically acclaimed Modern Renaissance palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills, they’ve decided to create an on trend Grunge-esque palette called Subculture! I instantly fell in love with Modern Renaissance so knew immediately I had to get my hands on Subculture!

The palette is an on-trend look at the alternative colours that are taking the makeup world by storm, boasting an eclectic collection of duo-chromatic shades, shimmer and matte. The shade Cube is a white base with pink reflect which is absolutely stunning on top of All Star! It has a beautiful golden shade called Adorn, and a wonderfully bright yellow shade New Wave.

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But, the colours might be beautiful but my God, the blend-ability of these shadows is atrocious! One of my favourite points about the Modern Renaissance is how easily the creamy shadows blend – which Subculture has sadly not replicated. The shadows are very pigmented, so a little goes a long way – but to blend that colour out takes AGES! Honestly, it takes a couple of minutes just to basically blend it out.

The shadows have a high levels of fallout, and just by gently touching the shadows – there is already a massive dent in them – so I have a feeling with daily use, I will be hitting pan quicker than expected! BUT – a little goes a long way, its just a shame the shadows lose all integrity the moment you lightly touch it and start falling everywhere.

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Bottom Line: The colours are gorgeous but the formula has made these incredibly hard to work with – which is very disappointing considering the commercial success for Modern Renaissance!

Price: £43 at BeautyBay.com.

Rating: ***

 

 

Benefit Cosmetics – Do The Hoola – Bronze Kit

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The ultimate kit for turning your winter in to a bronzed season! 

I decided to buy this kit to keep my Rhodes glow into the cold, dreary winter months – and boy is it good!

This kit boasts a selection of travel and handbag friendly deluxe minis of the various best sellers and new Dew The Hoola products. In this kit you get the following:

The Hoola bronzer is a mini version of the standard one, with 3gms of product compared to the larger 8gms – but there’s still a lot of product in there. It’s a very travel friendly version as its a solid plastic case – rather than the flimsy plastic casing sometimes found on the mini deluxe versions, and comes with a cute brush! (Brush is sadly prone to having bristles fall out – boo!)

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The Benebalm is the deluxe version you get from Benefit’s mix and match which is usually around £5 on its own. The other Dew the Hoola items and the Hoola lip gloss are also deluxe mini sizes, which are perfect if you’re not too into bronzing but would just like to touch up a summer tan – or to trial before committing to a larger size with a higher price tag.

Bottom Line: Brilliant kit for trialling out the new Dew The Hoola range of bronzing items or composing a travel makeup bag.

Price: £24.95 from Benefit Cosmetics

Rating: **** (The brush bristles falling out on every use is a big no-no for me!)

Check out my up to date Benefit Discounts here!

Other Brand Discounts can be found here!

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