Sunday, March 26, 2017

The Spring makeup shakeup.

These are one of my favourite posts to put together at this time of year as I love picking through my collection and picking out all the spring/summer colours. As usual I've picked out a few cheek, eye and lip products I think I'm going to get a lot of used out of in the next couple of months.

Starting of with base the highlighter I jut know I am going to use a ridiculous amount this month is the Urban Decay Afterglow highlighter in Fireball which is a beautiful peachy shade with a pink shift. I was a little concerned this would be to dark for me initially however I find that it actually looks just as beautiful on pale skin as it does on darker skin types. I would definitely recommend everyone checks this out as it is the perfect highlighter for the warmer seasons. I picked out three blushes, the first being the Clinique Cheek pop in the shade Berry pop which is a beautiful bright pink shade. I love these Clinique blushes they are just such a lovely texture and I have to give them points for looking so beautiful in the pan.
Fireball, Poppy pop, Soft pink, Life's a peach
I picked out another pink shade but this time it's a little more muted, Max Factor Cream blush in Soft pink is a really pretty everyday one if you like a super subtle blush. What I love about these is that they just seem to sink into the skin and leave a really beautiful natural flush on the cheeks. I also would have to say that these are definitely the best Drugstore cream blushes I have tried in terms of lasting power. The final blush is one from Sleek in the shade Life's a peach. This looks super scary in the pan however on the cheeks it's fairly subtle. What I like about this is that it isn't overly pigmented meaning if I want a really light dusting of peach I can have it and if I want an incredibly heavy dusting of peach I can have it.

Wild Orchid, Sin, Gumdrop, Bad seed, 36, Hot orange, Stila perfect me palette
Moving onto eyes I had to include this gorgeous little quad I picked up from NYX with my birthday money. This is from the NYX custom palette system and I have the Hot singes shadows in Sin, Gumdrop, Bad seed and Wild orchid. All of the shadows are beautifully pigmented, incredibly easy to work with and so easily blendable. I really love a pink eyeshadow look and I feel like these pinks are a little more summery than something like the Anastasia Modern renaissance palette. I then had to include the Kiko eyeshadow stick in number 36 which is the most gorgeous purple/pink with lots of gold shimmer in it. I love these Kiko sticks as they last such an incredible amount of time and work well for both a stand alone colour and as a base for powder shadows.
I had to mention the NYX primal colours shadow in the shade Hot orange as it is such an incredible crease/transition shade for when I am feeling brave. This is such an insanely pigmented beautiful shadow and I really need to check out more from this range. The final product I have for eyes is the Stila Perfect me Perfect hue palette. I recently reviewed this and I just really love it. It's a perfect everyday palette which looks so beautiful. As well as five shadows it also contains two blushes which just makes it so perfect for the spring time as well as for travel. These palettes also come in a couple of colour ways to suit different skin tones which I love. 

Plushest punch, Crème brule, 110, Not guilty.
Finally we have the lip products. I wanted to mention the Clinique Chubby stick intense in Plushest punch as it is one of my favourite shades to wear at this time of year. It's still deep enough so that it isn't a bright pink however it isn't so dark that it looks more like a berry shade. I also really love how comfortable it is on the lips. I am sure no one is surprised to see a NYX Butter gloss in here. This is the shade Crème Brule which is slightly paler than the other one I always go on about which is Tiramisu. This one looks incredible alone but I also love wearing it over the top of a nude lipstick to amp up the gloss.
Rimmel 110 is something I pull out every spring this is an absolutely stunning orangey reddy corally bullet. I feel like for me this is the perfect summer colour. I love Rimmel's matte formula as I find it incredibly comfortable but still nice and longwearing. The final thing today is another one from Rimmel. I have fallen in love with the Provacalips lip lacquers over the past couple of months as they are some of the best staying lipsticks I have ever tried. The shade not guilty is a really pretty mauvey pink and makes an incredible transitional shade from all the dark berries of the winter months to the bright shades for spring and summer.
So that's it for today I really hope you enjoyed my little spring edit. Let me know what your favourite spring beauty products are in the comments! 

Friday, March 24, 2017

Review - Stila Perfect me Perfect Hue palette

I won this palette in a giveaway before Christmas and have been meaning to review it ever since as I think it is the best palette for travel. It contains some really beautiful neutral shades making it a really lovely one to throw in an overnight makeup bag.
The palette contains two blush shades and five eyeshadows which are all really beautiful everyday colours. The two blushes are Romantic which is a pale slightly lavender toned pink and Playful which is a very slightly coral toned pink shade which is a lot darker than the other shade. What I like to do with these shades is to put the lighter blush all over the cheek with a little of the darker shade on the apples. These blushes blend really beautifully into the skin.
Alluring, Breath-taking, Dynamic, Passionate, Glamourous.
The eyeshadows are also really beautiful, blend together nicely and last really well over my usual Urban decay primer potion. Alluring is a pinky toned base shade which is a really lovely transition if you aren't into anything deeper to blend out your shadow. Breathtaking is my least favourite out of the five shades, it's quite a stark pink toned white shade which for me isn't quite a highlight but is far too stark as an all over lid shade.

Romantic, Playful
Dynamic is a mid tone mauve purple shade which makes a really lovely really light crease shade. This one blends so beautifully and if you want a darker transition shade this is the one to go for. Passionate is a gorgeous lid shade which is a pinky toned shimmer. It is the only shimmer in the palette and it has the most beautiful really metallic finish. I also love this one all over the lid with nothing else. The final shade is Glamourous which is a really deep quite warm brown. I didn't expect this to be as warm as the rest are quite cool/mauve toned however this is really beautiful and for someone like me who loves a good war toned shadow this is perfect to add a little more warmth.  

So that's it for today guys, I hope you enjoyed this review and would love for you to let me know if you have given one of these palettes a go! 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Products I've hit pan on

It isn't very often that I hit pan on anything so today I thought I would show you the products in my collection that I love enough to have hit pan on. Just a little warning if you don't want to see some heavily used makeup this post definitely isn't for you.
Benefit Hoola bronzer -
This one is a go to for me, I would have definitely have to put it up there with my all time favourite bronzers. I personally am not a fan of this for contouring however for all over bronzing this is the best. It's that perfect mix between a warm and a cool tone meaning it does do a little bit of sculpting whilst giving the face a beautiful bronzed look. I would definitely recommend that if you hate bronzer you give this one a go as I'm fairly certain it will convert you.
Maybelline Colour tattoo in On and on bronze -
Do you remember the days where everyone was super obsessed with this product. I was pretty much stuck to this like glue I probably wore it for a good year constantly and I do still really love the shade. It's a gorgeous slightly cool toned brown which is something I would never buy now but every now and then I do like to dig it out of my collection.
Mac Bare study paint pot -
This is just such a fab all over lid to add a slight shimmer to the lids. On a daily basis this is a really fab one to just throw onto the lid. Again I don't wear it as much as I used to however it is still one of my go to shades for the days when I wear a more minimal makeup look.
Anastasia Dip brow -
Oh good lord this stuff is good. I love a good brow and this is 100% one of my favourite brow products. It is such a beautiful product which gives some killer brows. I still wear this pretty much every day as I love the way that I can get both a natural and a really strong brow with this one.
Urban Decay Naked Basics 1 -
I used the shade faint in my brows everyday for a good year and a half. I really like the shade faint for both my brows and as a crease shade. I'm actually quite close to pan on Naked 2 as well which is anther fab shade. Again this palette is a perfect everyday palette. Again another one I reach for when I am going for a more natural look. The quality of these shadows are just amazing and I definitely think these are fab for people who are just getting into eyeshadow.

So that's it for today I hope you enjoyed this post, I'd love to know what products you have hit pan on. 

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Duty free and Feel unique haul

So I may have splurged a little bit but I mean discounted (and some not discounted) makeup is the best kind right? Anyway we have to look on the upside this little haul is going to help me going with reviews for a good few weeks. Today I just thought I would show you what I picked up from duty free on my way out to Iceland and also a couple of bits I picked up as well as do some teeny teaser reviews as you can expect to see most of this in the next month or so. So without further ado lets get into it.
Liz Earle Cleanse and polish starter kit -
Starting off with the only skincare item I picked up, this is something I tried a sample of loved and just never got round to picking it up. I really love it, it does a fabulous job of removing every last bit of makeup whilst not leaving the skin feel stripped.
Bare Minerals Complexion rescue -
It's not very often that I will repurchase a base but I really love this stuff. It is a stunning very lightweight base which is just perfect for chucking on everyday. It is incredibly hydrating so is the perfect one for anyone with dry skin.
NYX HD concealer -
Another repurchase, this is one of my favourite cheep and cheerful concealers. I really like this as it is a nice high coverage and has a more satin finish than most of the other concealers that I reach for regularly meaning it's the one I go for when I want to go for that really high coverage look. Although it does also look really nice on an everyday basis.
Urban Decay Afterglow highlighter in Fireball -
Oh my gosh this shade is absolutely stunning, it's a duochrome pink to peach and is just going to be so perfect for summer it is ridiculous. I was a little concerned that it would be too dark however I love the other shade which is Sin so I just decided to bite the bullet and pick it up and I'm so glad I did.

Nars Unfiltered 1 Blush palette -
This was my big purchase from feel unique and I am absolutely obsessed with it. I wanted some blush shades that were a little different in my collection and this palette seemed to be perfect for the job. I am currently especially loving the shade Exhibit A which is the red shade.
Clinique Beyond perfecting foundation -
Moving on to things I picked up in the airport, I had to give this foundation a go as I've heard so many good things about it. It is a really beautiful quite full coverage foundation without being heavy or cakey. I picked up shade 2 which is a little dark for me however as long as I bronze down the neck I can get it to work for me.
Mac Pro longwear concealer -
So many people love this stuff and I thought it was about time I gave it a go. First off I hate the bottle it's stupid and really not travel friendly but other than that I really love this product. It has some insane coverage however doesn't feel thick and cakey on the skin. It sits beautifully even underneath the skies and in general is a good all rounder.
Mac Blush in Harmony -
I've been on the look out for a new contour product for so long now and I've heard good stuff about this one for pale skin so I thought I might as well give it a go. It is a really natural shade as it has a little more warmth than your average contour powder meaning it can double as a bronzer contour type product.
Mac Lipsticks in Twig, Brave, Matte royal, Viva glam V and Modesty -
So I went a little crazy with the Mac lipsticks but at that amount of money off you have to grab it while you can. I think that I am going to do a separate post on these as going into depth will make this post even longer so keep your eye out for that.

Bobbi Brown Gel liners in Black ink and Sepia ink -
I have needed a new gel liner forever but because it's not something I wear all the time I just never really got round to it. However when I saw this on the plane I decided to grab it as I've heard some really good things about these and so far I really like them. They're very easy to use a last really well.
Shiseido Cream eyeshadow -
This was something I picked up in Iceland when I was trying to spend my krona in the airport and I'm actually really glad I did as I feel it isn't something I would have tried otherwise. It's a really pretty pink shade which I think will be absolutely beautiful for as we transition into spring.  
Shiseido cream shadow.

Fireball, Harmony, Top 3 shades Nars palette

Nars Bottom three shades.

Viva Glam V, Modesty, Brave, Twig, Matte Royal.
So that's it for todays mammoth haul I hope you enjoyed this!