REVOLUTION LONDON – Eyeshadow Palette – Foil Frenzy

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This palette is my go to for any makeup looks where I want a foil finish – the wide variety of shades make it useful for numerous colour schemes. The quality is superb, as always is from Revolution, especially considering the price point.

The shadows are easy to use, and best applied like other foils, by using your finger to get instant pigmentation and the unmistakable foil finish. You can use these shadows with a brush, either wet or dry, but they do not have the same appearance when applied.

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Bottom Line: Amazing quality, pigmentation, quickly became my makeup bag staple for foil shadows.

Price: £10 at Revolution & BeautyBay.com

Rating: ***** 

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Makeup Revolution – Brow Pomade – Blonde

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A pigmented, easy to blend brow pomade to get your brows on fleek!

Recently I decided to change colour of my brow pomade to something lighter for the Summer months as my hair has gone lighter and my previous Anastasia Beverly Hills DipBrow pomade was getting too dark. I found this look-alike pomade from Makeup Revolution when I bought the stunning Abracadabra pressed glitter palette!

When comparing the consistency of the pomade compared to the DipBrow, they’re very similar – they’re both highly pigmented so a lot goes a long way, and their very easy to blend to allow for a flawless brow transition. If you’re looking for a temporary shade, then I do recommend this brow pomade, as it’s a very good dupe of the cult favourite ABH DipBrow. But, if you’re looking to get one for long-term use I’d recommend investing in the DipBrow, as its longevity is astounding.

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One thing I’ve noticed is for a blonde shade it is close to a medium brown in ABH terms, but due to the limited 6 shades Makeup Revolution has compared to the 11 shades that ABH boast, make sure you do a colour check in store to get the closest match! Plus side – this one is vegan!

What I do love from this kit is the brush that you get included – it doesn’t look like much but its a handy, on the go, applicator which isn’t half bad considering the actual cost of this pomade! It comes with an angled brush end, and a flat brush end, the latter of which is perfect for cleaning up the brow with concealer!

Bottom Line: Amazing quality, pigmentation, and a brilliant DipBrow dupe at a fraction of the cost!

Price: £6 at Makeup RevolutionBeautyBay.com

Rating: ***** 

 

Makeup Revolution – Pressed Glitter Palette – Abracadabra

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A magical collection of pressed glitter goodness!

Can I start by saying wow! I rarely find a pressed glitter palette that I must get – usually I’m put off by the formulas or the fact you can’t purchase them from a reputable UK registered companies. Anything regarding glitter makes me dubious – is it cosmetic grade? Can you use it near your eyes? Is it safe?

Ensuring my products are safe and up to the cosmetic requirements is something I hold very important – if the glitter isn’t cosmetic grade it could be small pieces of plastic or metal that can cause damage to your eyes and skin – something that I do not take lightly! Look after yourselves and only buy from reputable sellers! With that in mind, I was stoked to hear that Makeup Revolution was releasing some new glitter palettes which I just had to get my hands on!

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Out of the three, this is the one that caught my eye the most and I knew I just had to have it in my collection! The vivid shades of Alchemy and Superstition just drew me in and I was sold at Witchcraft. Plus you know I’m a sucker for anything witchy! 

The glitters are stunning, easy to use and stick well with the use of a glitter glue/primer. I’ve been using mine with the Nyx Glitter Primer, and been having minimal fallout with enough wear for an evening – approximately 4-5 hours of wear before they start to wear off. I have yet to try it with another glue/primer so it could all be down to that.

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The glitter particles are a good size, not too large or small so they’re perfect for contouring into the eyelid without creating a solid panel – but rather a flexible coating which decreases the awkwardness some glitters can have when worn.

What I love is the variety of colours – making it easier to use for multiple looks. They do offer two other pressed glitter palettes in a less diversified colours with a golden colour scheme and a burgundy red scheme.

Bottom Line: The vividness of the colours, along with the duochrome glimpses of Hocus Pocus have me under it’s spell!

Price: £9.99 @ Makeup Revolution & BeautyBay.com

Rating: *****

Rodial – Glamolash Mascara XXL – Black

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A bold, non-clumping volume boosting mascara!

This is the first of the Rodial makeup and skin collection I have tried – mainly due to the price point being quite high compared to my tried, tested and loved staples. So seeings as I got this free from a magazine (RED; May edition), I was very excited to try it!

I found the brush to be what I like, not too heavy so easy to manoeuvre and apply to all my pesky lower lashes. It applied evenly and the brush wasn’t saturated -just a nice amount to work with. It didn’t clump my lashes together like spider legs but left them looking like wispie falsies – very impressive!

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I do think this will become a staple with use over time – and depending on how long the tube lasts it might even replace my beloved Urban Decay Perversion… Eeek! Never thought I’d say that!

Bottom Line: A wispie eyelash maker, adding volume without the clumpiness!

Price: £24 at Rodial.

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: ***

 

 

ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS – GLOW KIT – SUGAR

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Sugary sweet glow! This is a gorgeously cute highlighter palette.

As you know, I have an obsession with Anastasia Beverly  Hills glow kits, so as soon as this became available I had to get my hands on it – and I am so glad that I did.

These highlighters are a cute collection of pale pink, white pearl, duo-chrome lilac and honey golden glows. As with the other Anastasia Beverly Hills, these highlighters are highly pigmented, and can achieve build-able glow allowing you to go from subtle glow to “I’m a sugar coated unicorn” whenever you want!

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They apply easily wet or dry, and can achieve beautiful finishes either way with unique intensities. I’m honestly in awe of how adorable this palette is!

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Bottom Line: If you’re in to pale pink highlights – this is one that you will need!

Price: £41 at BeautyBay.com.

Rating: *****

Click here for my other Anastasia Beverly Hills reviews! 

BEAUTY DEALS – OCTOBER 2017 – BEAUTYBAY.COM – DROPPED THE PRISM PALETTE!, BareMinerals, e.l.f. cosmetics!

 

So, here are all the beauty offers I have found for October 2017 which are as follows…

All Banners take you straight to the offer and brand website – keep an eye out for special promo codes!

BeautyBay.com;

URGENT INFO BEAUTY BABES!
THEY’VE JUST DROPPED THE PRISM PALETTE BY ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS!

Click here or the image to get your hands on this coveted palette that has taken Instagram by storm!

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They’ve also restocked the beautiful Jaclyn Hill x Morphe palette! Which you can find here, cause it is sooooo pretty!

Beauty bay is stocking so many good brands these days! It’s my number one hub for all my beauty supplies!

  • BareMinerals:
    BareMinerals are currently doing numerous code offers until the 31st October, such as:

    Deluxe Skinlongevity Serum & Face Primer with all £35+ orders using the offer code ‘CARE’!!!


    You can also get Free Standard Delivery on all orders over £35 which is automatically added at checkout! 😀
    Click here or the banner to take advantage of these beauty deals! 
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  • e.l.f. Cosmetics:
    So to make our beauty deal hunting easier, e.l.f. have made a new offer page! Make sure to check this out frequently as their deals change daily!

    They’re currently offering FREE BOLD LIP KIT with all orders over £25 when you use the code code ‘BOLDLIP‘!!

    Remember they have free standard delivery on orders over £25!


    Click here or the banner to view their spiffy new offers page!

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Anastasia Beverly Hills – Cream Contour Kit – Fair

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An easy blend-able contour kit that is perfect for all different contoured looks from slightly sun-kissed to deeply bronzed.

This is my first ever high-end contour kit, and it is now a staple for all of my foundation and contour needs. I decided to get the kit in fair, to ensure that it isn’t too dark as I rarely do strong contouring for my daily MOTD.

This kit comes with six shades, meaning you can blend the shades for the perfect match;

  • Soft Light – Great for highlighting.
  • Lustre – Perfect for strobing.
  • Fair – Great for concealing.
  • Fawn – Ideal for contouring.
  • Shadow – Designed for shading.
  • Mink – Provides the ultimate shading and definition.

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The cream consistency makes it incredibly easy to blend, allowing you to create a build-able contour for whatever your style. It isn’t oily to apply, and doesn’t oxidise – meaning the colours stay the correct shade and doesn’t turn you into a bright orange oompa-loompa!

There is a lot of product in the pans – which makes it feel good value for money, and these kits come in various shades to match any skin tone.

Bottom Line: Amazing quality and value – a little goes a long way!

Price: £39 at BeautyBay.com.

Rating: *****