Sunday, July 23, 2017

Jeffree star Summer collection review and swatches.

I cannot even begin to tell you how excited I was when I got the text to say this parcel had arrived. I know Jeffree star is most definitely a marmite kind of person there is no denying that he creates some insane liquid lipsticks. After his reveal video for the new collection I knew I wanted the vault as I love 7 out of 8 of the shades and I know I will wear the 7 incredibly often. You will probably already know which one I don't love and that is Venus fly trap however I will definitely be trying using it as a liner as it is a super funky colour. So without further ado I'm actually going to review these separately as the formula does definitely differ over the collection.
 First off we have the shade Butt Naked this is a beautiful peachy nude shade which reminds me a little of nude beach from last years summer collection just less pastel. For me I find this one to be a slight bit thicker than some of his other VLL however I still like the formula and don't find t drying at all.

Next up we have Calabasas which is one of my favourites from the collection. I will say that for me this definitely is a more autumnal shade however I have still worn it multiple times already. It is a stunning medium berry shade and has a very thin formula which lasts an insane amount of time without feeling dry.

Next up is Venus Flytrap which is definitely the out there colour of the collection. I found this one didn't apply the best and looked a little streaky on the lips. Not only was the formula not favourite this shade makes me look like I've died and that's just not the look I want.

The fourth shade is Family Jewels which is a stunning deep berry toned brown. Again like Calabasas I wouldn't have put this shade in a summer collection as for me it is definitely a more autumn inspired colour. The formula of this however is so beautiful again it has the incredibly thin pretty much instant drying effect which Jeffree's lipstick are praised for.

Butt Naked, Calabasas, Venus Flytrap, Family jewels, Hunty, You Better work, Flamboyant, Candy ass.
Hunty is the other nude shade in the collection, it is much less peach and more orange than Butt Naked meaning it is a little darker. Out of the whole collection I would say that this one is my current favourite shade. This again has a slightly thicker formula but that means it looks flawless with just one dip into the tube for product.
I feel like You Better Work is definitely the most hyped shade out of this collection. It is the most stunning bright pink toned purple shade which pretty much looks neon on the lips. The only issue I have with this one is that the formula is a little on the dry side. As long as the lips are well prepped there is no issues however for me on my dry lips re-application is a no go. I need to completely remove and then reapply.
Finally moving onto the metallic shades in the collection we have Flamboyant which is a gorgeous pinky coral which a slight metallic sheen, once on the lips it reflects a stunning gold sheen and I just think it is the most perfect summer lip colour. This formula is more on the mousse side meaning it is incredibly comfortable to wear. The shimmer is also nice and fine meaning it doesn't feel gritty on the lips which is the one thing I dislike about metallic lip shades.
The final shade is Candy Ass  which is a gorgeous rose gold metallic. This definitely has much larger shimmer particles in it that Flamboyant however these are still fine enough not to be irritating. I am so in love with this shade however it definitely needs a lip liner underneath as most metallic shades do. Again  the formula is very similar to the other metallic however this one doesn't really set at all and remains moveable on the lips.
So that's it for today, I'd love to know what your favourite shade from the collection is?

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Products bloggers made me buy #1

So being a blogger I am very often swayed to buy things I probably don't need. Most bloggers can probably understand the feeling so today I thought I would share some of the products I've tried because of the hype surrounding them.
First off a couple of super hyped bits from Anastasia. The modern renaissance palette is honestly probably my favourite palette ever. The shadows blend like an absolute dream and are so incredibly pigmented. I love all the shades as they are just so me and work for all the seasons. The other product from them is the Dip brow which is just the best brow product ever. This shade is absolutely perfect for me. I just think everyone needs this.
Next up we have Nars Laguna which is my favourite bronzer of all time. It is just the perfect balance of Orange and grey meaning it doesn't either look too grey or too orange. I love the fact that this has the slight golden shimmer in it as it just gives the skin the most beautiful healthy glow. Also for the cheeks I wanted to mention the Laura Geller Gelato swirl highlighters. Everyone absolutely loves the shade gilded honey but I also bought charming pink which is a really pretty pinky shade. I can't actually use gilded honey when I am pale however in the summer I absolutely love it.
Finally for today I wanted to mention the Bobbi brown gel liners which are 100% my favourite liners. I have really watery eyes so a lot of liners end up all the way down my face however once I have put this in my waterline or on my lash line it is stuck and doesn't move at all until I take it off. I feel like these were more hyped a couple of years ago however they still seem to be that cult product that so many still use.
So that's it, I'd love to know what products you've picked up because of the hype.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

My favourite Makeup geek palette

You will know if you are a regular reader that I am obsessed with the Makeup geek shadows and today I thought I would show my sort of orange, red, gold and pink palette as this is the one that I reach for most often. So without further ado lets get on with it.
Beaches and Cream - An almost cream peach with a matte finish.
Peach smoothie - A brighter peach, perfect for a transition shade on paler skins with a matte finish.
Chickadee - Warm toned yellow brown shade with a matte finish.
In the spotlight - One of the foiled shadows, a stunning pinky peach metallic which looks incredible.
Mango Tango - Raspberry pink shade with a slight gold shimmer.
Poppy - Orange toned red shade with a matte finish.
Morocco - A deep orange with brown tones.
Cosmopolitan - A metallic deep pink shade with gold reflects.
Goddess - A copper shade with a metallic finish.
Steampunk - A duochrome brown to red.
Sorbet - A basic matte baby pink shade which is perfect for highlighting the brow bone.
Cinderella - A really pretty shimmery slightly brown toned pink.
Mai Tai - A duo chrome baby pink to light peach with gold reflects.
Cupcake - The perfect transition shade for a pink smokey eye. A beautiful slightly mauvey matte pink.

Tuscan sun - A warmer transition for a pink eye look. A beautiful slightly orange pink.
Simply Marlena - An insane bright pink shade which looks incredible on the lid.
Roulette - A very gold based copper which makes a stunning lid colour with a burgundy in the crease.
Anarchy - Beautiful metallic pinky red shade with gold shimmer.
Bitten - A matte very pink burgundy shade.
Burlesque - Slightly metallic deep burgundy.
Cherry Cola - A brown based burgundy which makes the perfect crease shade.

Desert sands - The darker slightly more Khaki version of chickadee.
Casino - A very warm yellow toned gold.
Bleached blonde - A cool toned gold shade with fairly large shimmer particles.
Pocket change - A golden copper shade which makes a stunning lid colour.
Glamourous - A very warm toned gold shade.
Corrupt - The best matte black shadow I have ever tried.
So that's it for today, I'd love to know what your favourite makeup geek shades are.


Saturday, July 15, 2017

Four favourite foundations

So as you will probably know if you are a regular reader I am on the quest to find the best foundation for dry skin. Today I thought I would show you four of my current favourites.
Clarins True Radiance foundation - This is possibly the Dewiest foundation I have ever tried and I completely love it. This is definitely one to avoid if you have an oily skin type but for all my dry skinned gals out there this is perfect. It is incredibly comfortable and even though it is so dewy it sets down on the face and doesn't feel as though it is moving around as a lot of heavily dewy bases do. I find that throughout the day this doesn't fall into the dryness on my nose especially and offers a good medium coverage. This is one I think anyone with super dry skin will love.
Charlotte Tilbury Magic foundation - This one is definitely more of a satin finish so I feel it would probably work better for more skin types. This has a medium to full coverage and again sits very comfortably on the skin. Despite it definitely being a satin matte it doesn't cling to any patches on my skin and is the one I have been reaching for when I have been going out.
Clinique Beyond perfecting - This is the only super full coverage foundation I have ever really got along with. Although it has the coverage it isn't super thick meaning that it doesn't cling to any drier patches. This is again more of a Satin finish and the lasting power is incredible. I actually picked it up on the way to Iceland and it stood up so well against the cold and the wet as well as dealing with the fact my skin was even drier than normal.
N07 Lift and Luminate foundation - I actually picked this one up as Kathleen lights recommended it and every foundation she likes I normally like too. This is a bit thicker than I would normally go for when I pumped it out for the first time I was a little concerned however I have to say I love it. It definitely doesn't look thick on the skin and blends beautifully offering a beautiful dewy finish and a medium coverage. The thing I love the most about this however is the fact that it lasts so long on the skin and honestly still looks flawless at the end of the day.
What are your favourite foundations at the moment?