URBAN DECAY – Blush, Bronzer and Highlight Palette – Sin Afterglow Palette

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A sparkly collection of blusher, bronzer and highlights!

So I got this recently as I wanted an all in one palette to take on my travels to save me carrying a load of compacts/kits in my makeup bag. The colours weren’t anything special, which is sad from a brand as innovative as Urban Decay. I feel they played it safe with the release of this palette – but by doing so it creates an everyday staple.

In this palette you get six shades; A matte rose pink – Kiss Off, a sparkly peach pink – Score, a matte universal tan brown – Paranoid, a glittery rose-gold/brown –PSA, a peach gold highlight – Spotlight, and finally a champagne highlight – Sin.

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Although the colours are run of the mill standard blushes, bronzers and highlights – I have to commend them on their formula. They’re easy to use, blend and apply – no fallout and easy to build up colour to create the look that you want. I wouldn’t say they’re a buttery powder, they’re as Urban Decay say – ultra-lightweight due to their afterglow formula.

A little goes a long way so I’m very glad from a value for money side of things. They’re also very long lasting. Urban Decay say they should last up to 8 hours. I’ve worn them for 6 hours without a primer or setting spray and not seen them wear off!

Bottom Line: If you want to have a blush, highlight and contour palette in one and love Urban Decay formula – this is for you, but the shades aren’t revolutionary!

Price: £30 at Urban Decay

Rating: ***

BEAUTY DEALS – MARCH 2018 – BEAUTYBAY.COM – Save The More You Buy!! Up to 30% Sitewide, ICONIC LONDON – 20% Off Everything!! MISSGUIDED AND OTHERS!

So, here are all the beauty offers I have found for March 2018 which are as follows…

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  • BEAUTYBAY.COM;

They’re offering all of you makeup lovers a range of discounts depending on how big your haul is – getting ready for the Easter Haul-i-day!
If you spend £50 they’ll give you 20% off, Spend £80 you get 25% off making it a tasty £60 haul and then Spend £120, your haul becomes £84 – Saving £36!!!!!
Perfect time to complete your Anastasia Beverly Hills collection!!!!

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Also just to update you lovelies, Beauty Bay have just stocked three new and exclusive Morphe makeup brush sets! Here are the new deets on these new brush sets;

  • Exclusive Elite II Eyeshadow Brush Trio

Featuring three essential eye tools for creating flawless eye looks, Exclusive Elite II Eyeshadow Brush Trio makes buffing and blending effortless. Made from synthetic fibres, the carefully designed brushes have super soft bristles for high pigment coverage.

  • Exclusive Elite II 4-Piece Complexion Brush Set

Featuring four face brushes, Exclusive Elite II 4 Piece Complexion Brush Set has everything you need to create a flawless base. Apply, conceal and buff foundation and concealer like a pro with this comprehensive must-have set.

  • Exclusive Rose Gold 6-Piece Brush Set

Exclusive Rose Gold 6 Piece Contour Brush Set features six super soft brushes specifically designed to provide a flawlessly contoured finish. Masterfully sculpting and defining your cheekbones, jawline and nose, this incredible set is a makeup bag essential

Click here or the banner below to see the new, stunning brushes!!!

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  • Iconic London:

They’re offering a tasty 20% off their site! CODE NEEDED; FLASH20, just get shopping!

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  • MISSGUIDED;

Missguided are offering 24% off EVERYTHING with the code ‘gogogo′ !! Spruce up your wardrobe with this adorable offer!

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URBAN DECAY – UDXKL – KRISTEN LEANNE COLLABORATION – KALEIDOSCOPE EYESHADOW PALETTE

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Oh my, such an electric collection of glittery stunning shades!

As you’ve seen from my Beauty Beam palette and Daydream palette – I am completely obsessed with this Kristen Leanne and Urban Decay collaboration!

I decided I had to complete my palette collection and splash out on something outside of my usual, neutral, not too flashy palettes – so I decided to grab this beauty! This palette contains a wide range of shimmering, rainbow colours to create a magnitude of looks!

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In this palette you get a creamy collection which boasts a vibrant pink, an electrifying purple and a stunning gold to name a few. The shades are names after Kristen’s favourite things such as Corona, Tajin and Dye – the latter being a homage to her Arctic Fox company that specialises in Vegan hair dye!

This palette is the complete opposite of her Daydream collection as it’s for more glam looks as it’s vibrant shades are jammed packed with shimmer and glitter. The shades build beautifully, allowing you to create beautiful and unique looks to which you’re able to customise the colour payoff.

As with the other eyeshadow palette, you get a vegan brush included that has a fluffy, blending end and then a stubby, compacted end to help create your looks!

Bottom Line: Oh my god, I am in love with the bright striking shades!

Price: £28 at Urban Decay

Rating: ***** 

URBAN DECAY – UDXKL – Kristen Leanne Collaboration – Daydream Eyeshadow Palette

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A stunning collection of five shades to create dreamy day looks!

As you know from my Beauty Beam highlighter palette review from the new Urban Decay and Kristen Leanne collaboration, I was very excited for these palettes! I snapped up this Daydream palette so I had a one stop palette for day looks, as the neutral and muted tones are perfect for pretty, subtle day looks.

The packaging on this palette is adorable, with the front looking like pink frosting. The inside is a beautiful baby blue and teal, with pink roses – painting an adorable rose garden imagery.

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The shades in this palette are all matte, and come in a variety of neutral base and transition shades with a lovely dark shade, Eight, that makes a wonderful eyeliner for days when I’m not wanting a dark cat eyeliner look.

Lucy is a beautiful, bright white shade for highlighting the brow bone and laying a foundation to make the other colours pop! Daydream is a stunning, all over base for eyelids to create definition. 12/12 is a stunning salmon pink matte shadow that is easy to build pigmentation on, whereas Subscribe is a light brown with yellow tone, that is perfect for defining your crease.

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The other three shades are perfect for creating your own unique take with the shades – you can go pretty in pink with 12/12, bronzed goddess with Subscribe, or smokey siren with Eight. You can also use Eight to turn your day look into a night look.

With this palette you also get an adorable mini blue double ended brush to help you create your looks! One end is a fluffy, pointed blending brush whereas the other end is a stubby, fluffy brush to pack on the colour and blend it out.

Bottom Line: A quintet of beautiful, matte eye shadows to create dreamy, day ready looks.

Price: £28 at Urban Decay

Rating: ***** 

Urban Decay – UDxKL – Kristen Leanne Collaboration – Beauty Beam Highlighter Palette

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This was the collaboration I was looking forward to the most this year!

Everyone who follows me on my social media will know I love Kristen Leanne – I even lost it when she liked my photos on Instagram.  So when this collaboration was announced on Kristen’s social media – I knew I had to own these. I was so, so psyched for this collaboration. As soon as these items hit the Urban Decay UK website, I placed my order – and I am so glad I did.

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The first two items I ordered were this Beauty Beam highlighter palette and her Day Dream eyeshadow palette – I will be reviewing the latter soon. I am eager to get my hands on the Kaleidoscope palette but there has been a supply issue in the UK.

This palette is amazing as it is an all in one highlighter palette with three shades; a dark bronze highlight, a light gold highlight and a champagne gold highlight. Each shade is as shimmery as the next, and the colour payoff is immense. The bronze shade is perfect to define and contour and the light gold is perfect to highlight your cheekbones where as the softer nude champagne highlight is perfect for a subtler glow.

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Bottom Line: A trio of creamy, shimmering highlights that will suit everyone’s look.

Price: £22 at Urban Decay

Rating: ***** 

Beauty Deals – January 2018 – BEAUTYBAY.COM – 50% off Laura Lee Palette and NEW EXCLUSIVE Morphe Brushes!, Iconic London – FREE CONTOUR PALETTE, Benefit Cosmetics – Three FREE Funsized Brow Products!! AND OTHERS!

So, here are all the beauty offers I have found for January 2018 which are as follows…

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  • BEAUTYBAY.COM;

They’re offering all of you makeup lovers 50% off Laura Lee’s Cat’s Pajamas Palette with the special code; ‘LAURALEE50’ !
The 50% off now makes this stunning palette £17.50, down from the original £35!!
Click here to get the offer, or click the image below!

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Also just to update you lovelies, Beauty Bay have just stocked three new and exclusive Morphe makeup brush sets! Here are the new deets on these new brush sets;

  • Exclusive Elite II Eyeshadow Brush Trio

Featuring three essential eye tools for creating flawless eye looks, Exclusive Elite II Eyeshadow Brush Trio makes buffing and blending effortless. Made from synthetic fibres, the carefully designed brushes have super soft bristles for high pigment coverage.

  • Exclusive Elite II 4-Piece Complexion Brush Set

Featuring four face brushes, Exclusive Elite II 4 Piece Complexion Brush Set has everything you need to create a flawless base. Apply, conceal and buff foundation and concealer like a pro with this comprehensive must-have set.

  • Exclusive Rose Gold 6-Piece Brush Set

Exclusive Rose Gold 6 Piece Contour Brush Set features six super soft brushes specifically designed to provide a flawlessly contoured finish. Masterfully sculpting and defining your cheekbones, jawline and nose, this incredible set is a makeup bag essential

Click here or the banner below to see the new, stunning brushes!!!

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  • Iconic London:

They’re offering a free Cream Contour Palette with every order that is over £35!! NO CODE NEEDED, just get shopping!

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  • BENEFIT Cosmetics:

Benefit are giving away three, deluxe funsized brow trios with every order over £40 when you use the code ‘WINTERBROWS’ !!!

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  • MISSGUIDED

Missguided are offering 30% off wardrobe staples with the code ‘TAKE30′ !! Spruce up your wardrobe with this adorable offer!

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  • Cult Beauty;

Did you see that Too Faced has landed at Cult Beauty?! To celebrate this huge brand coming to their store, they’re offering FREE DELIVERY on all Too Faced items, so get stocking up!

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Cult Beauty also have the following offers on the go;

FREE Deluxe Elasticizer (40ml) with any Philip Kingsley purchase

FREE Brow Duo with a £25 spend on Benefit

FREE Detox Kit when you spend £45 on Caudalie

FREE Deluxe Alkaline Infusion when you spend £30 on Kiki Health

FREE Full Size Essential Daily Moisturiser when you spend £40 on Skin Laundry

BEAUTY DEALS – November 2017 – BeautyBay.com – UP TO 30% OFF SITE WIDE!, KIKO Cosmetics- Buy 3, get 3 free!, MISSGUIDED – 50% off dresses and UBER-BABE sale!! and OTHERS!

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

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

  • BeautyBay.com;

    UP TO 30% OFF SITE WIDE – AND SPECIAL ITEMS 50% OFF!
    BeautyBay.com is ofering up to 30% off on all items – including Zoeva, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Jeffree Star, and Morphe to name a few! Click here or the banner for the deal! 

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  • They’re also offering up to 50% off on these following items, which is only for today and you use the code; TUESDAY50:

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  • KIKO COSMETICS:

    KIKO are offering a “Buy 3, get 3 free!” offer for this entire week, ends 26th November. This offer works just buy adding the 6 items to your cart and the cheapest 3 will be free!!! Click the image or here for the deal!

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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: *****

#MOTD: Panic! At The Disco

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This is my makeup I wore to see Panic! at the Disco at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff!

I started off by tackling my eyebrows – I used my Goof Proof Brow Pencil in Dark to define and shape, and set my brows with the Ready! Set! Brow! clear gel – I’ve stopped using my L’Oreal Brow Artist brow gel when I’m drawing my eyebrows more defined.

For my eyes I did a gold cut crease over a grey smokey eye using my Urban Decay Naked 2 palette. For my crease I used Tease from my Naked 2 and blended out – I love using this shade to add warmth to my smokey eyes – and went over with Pistol and Blackout. I cut my crease using my NYX Concealer Jar in CJ01 – Porcelain, which helps define the cut of my crease and eyelid. I layered over the concealer my favourite shade from the Naked 2 – Bootycall!

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I then used my Kat Von D Ink Liner in trooper to do wings, and added my false eyelashes – as I didn’t want to go over the top for my gig with large eyelashes,  so I used my subtle Fleur de Force 3/4 lashes from Eylure. I used my Urban Decay Perversion mascara to blend my natural lashes to the falsies.

I did my usual; for my foundation I used the NYX Angel Veil primer to prime my skin ready, and used my NYX Stay Matte Not Flat in Ivory as my base. I used my Bourjois’ Blur The Lines concealer in Ivory under my eyes and as my highlighter. I used Bourjois’ Mat Illusion Bronzer in Hale Clair to define and contour my cheekbones and nose. I set my concealer and foundation using my Rimmel Stay Matte pressed powder in Transparent. To add my glow, I used my NYX Strobe of Genius palette in the light gold to highlight  along my cheekbones, nose, cupids bow and temples.

My lipstick is from my Sleek Makeup Matte Me Mini Collection – in the shade Birthday Suit! I then finished off using my Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray.

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#MOTD – Gig time!

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This is my makeup I wore to see Bring Me The Horizon at the Bournemouth International Centre!

For my eyes I did a cut crease, as they’re my favourite at the moment, using my Urban Decay Naked 2 palette. For my crease I used Tease and blended out, and layered Busted over the top and blended that out too. I used the shade Blackout to define the outer corners, and to define my crease.

I whited out my eyelids using my NYX Concealer Jar in CJ01 – Porcelain, which helps define the cut of my crease and eyelid. I set the concealer using my Rimmel Stay Matte pressed powder in Transparent. On top of my eyelid I used YDK and Verve– to create a silvery, pale pink shade. I used my Kat Von D Ink liner in Trooper to create a classic wing.

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I added my falsie, which were my Eylure x Fleur De Force Fleur Loves 3/4 lashes, full review here – these are my fave for not looking OTT! I used my Urban Decay Perversion mascara to blend my natural lashes to the falsies. For my eyebrows I opted to draw them in, using my Benefit Goof Proof pencil in Dark, and my Ready, Set Brow! in clear.

For my foundation I used the NYX Angel Veil primer to prime my skin ready, and used my NYX Stay Matte Not Flat in Ivory as my base. I used my Bourjois’ Blur The Lines concealer in Ivory under my eyes and as my highlighter. I used Bourjois’Mat Illusion Bronzer in Hale Clair to define and contour my cheekbones and nose. I set my concealer and foundation using my Rimmel Stay Matte pressed powder in Transparent. To add my glow, I used my NYX Strobe of Genius palette to highlight using the light shimmery shade, 4th shade clockwise from top left, along my cheekbones, nose, cupids bow and temples.

My lipstick is the amazing Studded Kisses by Kat Von D in Magick – I love this lipstick as it is a beautiful shade with a purple tint and glitter!! As usual, I set it all using my Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray and it lasted the entire gig!

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