Sunday, March 18, 2018

This month I loved, 02

So I am fully aware this is super late but because of my operation and birthday the start of March was insane. However I still wanted to show you what I've been loving throughout February as I have found some incredible products. 

I heart makeup Summer of love triple baked bronzer in Hot summer of love. 

Now I am not normally one for shimmery bronzers however everyone always says how beautiful this product is. It is incredibly glowy however I've been really loving it applied subtly on it's own but also over the top of other bronzers to add a little glow. In the swatch it looks very pale however I find on the skin it is enough for me. I feel like I'm going to continue to love this over the summer. 

Bleach London single eyeshadows 

I am really loving these shadows at the moment, they come in such a huge range of bright shades. I love the fact that there is finally a single shadow range which is easily available at the drugstore. I have a huge range of shades from deep blues to the most incredible bright yellow gold. They are incredibly pigmented and blend like an absolute dream! I would definitely recommend them. 

Jouer Springtime in paris eyeshadow palette 

This is one I have pulled out of the back of my eyeshadow drawer and I love it. It really does have a beautiful mix of spring shades. I absolutely love the purple and navy to add a pop of colour on the lower lash line. Theres also a really fab range of neutral shades. I just think it is a beautiful palette for this time of year. 

Marc Jacobs Highliners 

These are some of the creamiest liners I have every tried. Now don't get me wrong they aren't cheap but I really think if you have a problem with liners disappearing in the water line and it smudging under the eyes then you need to give these a go. They also have an incredible shade range, I definitely have my eye on the periwinkle blue shade. 

George lip liner in Mink pink 

This has been the liner that over the month I have reached for. It is beautifully creamy and hydrating, it's a fairly neutral pink shade and it matches my lip colour so well. I like to use this one under a liquid lipstick so that it has something a little hydrating underneath. 

NYX Butter gloss in Angel food cake 

If you are a long time reader you will know that I love the NYX butter glosses. This shade is just the most stunning deep nude pink shade. These glosses aren't sticky or uncomfortable at all and remind me a lot of the Clarins lip perfectors! 

Anastasia Matte lipstick in Honey 

I haven't been wearing matte liquid lipsticks as much as normal lately and instead I've been reaching for the more traditional matte bullet lipstick. I really love the formula of the Anastasia matte lipsticks and out of the four shades I have honey is definitely my favourite. It is the most stunning pretty pale orangey nude shade. It's one I've been racking for when I don't really know what lipstick to wear. 

I heart makeup bronzer, Marc Jacobs liner, George lip liner, Anastasia matte lipstick, NYX gloss, two shades from the Jouer palette, Two Bleach London shades. 
That's it for today, I would love to know what you've been loving recently. 

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Pretty little palettes - the vampy and the magical ones

I have not seen these palettes on any blogs however I feel like they are all over facebook. I hadn't really paid much attention to these however I saw that they were on a buy one get one free offer and decided to give them a go! 

I ended up paying £22 for the two which I thought was a pretty good deal, after getting them and swatching them I would definitely say it was an incredible deal. The first palette I ordered was the Magical palette, this one is the brightest of the three. I love the colour combination of the blues and the oranges. I feel like this palette is such a individual palette and you can create such a huge range of looks. The shimmers in this palette are so beautiful and metallic. The mattes are incredibly blendable, however I do wish there was maybe one more matte shade. 

The vampy palette is probably the one I get the most wear out of. These shades are super dark and I feel like this is a great autumnal and winter palette. I have to admit some of the shades are slightly more patchy than the magical palette. I feel like the range of shades in this palette are perfect, we have a couple of really stunning transition shades, a couple of really lovely lid shades and then some really beautiful deep shades. I feel like this palette is the ultimate warm toned smokey eye palette. I find that the shadows have a little more fallout opposed to the magical palette so this is definitely one to use before the rest of your makeup is applied. 

Overall I really like these palettes and I think if you can get them on the buy one get one free offer then you should definitely grab the opportunity. 

Sunday, March 11, 2018

The new kids on the block

I feel like recently they're has been a huge influx of new brands on the beauty scene. Today I thought I would share with you my thought on some products I've picked up from some new brands. I've got two new brands to Boots, a new brand to Superdrug and the new Asda makeup range. 

Obsession is a new brand to boots and comes from TAM beauty who are the umbrella brand that makeup revolution and I heart makeup come under. The range of products is fairly limited or at least the range in my local boots is. I picked up three of the matte lip kits and one of their liquid illuminators. The lip kits are all really lovely nude everyday shades, I think there are more shades however these three where the only ones my local boots had. These are very similar to the makeup revolution lip kits and I have been really enjoying the formula. The liquid illuminator is a beautiful duo chrome pink shade which I am so obsessed with. Again very similar to the makeup revolution ones and something I would definitely look into buying more shades of. 

The other new brand to boots is CYO, I believe that these are a replacement to the Seventeen range from Boots which I am actually really disappointed to hear that they are being discontinued. That being said the bits I have tried from CYO so far have been very impressive. I picked up a couple of powder products, the first being a matte bronzer which is a really lovely basic matte bronzer. I also picked up a trio illuminator which has two shimmer shades and a matte shade which is very similar to the bronzer. This looks so beautiful swirled together as a highlight/blush or the colours can be picked out and used individually. I also bought a lip liner which I have been really loving and I am definitely going to go and pick up some more shades as they are so creamy and comfortable. 

New to Superdrug is the Bleach London makeup range. This range largely focuses on custom palettes however they do also have other products such as liquid highlights and brushes. The eyeshadows come in a huge range of shades and are so pretty. I have actually filled up a nine pan palette and I also have a bigger palette with a couple of shades in as the range is super huge so there are a lot of shades that I didn't already have in my collection and I couldn't resist. The pans are also only £3.00 which you really can't complain about. 

Finishing up with the George at Asda range which is definitely the one that I bought the most from. the new range is super beautiful and is so affordable I just couldn't resist. The only thing I am yet to try is the cream eyeshadow which is a stunning bronze shade, it's very creamy I just haven't given it a go yet. The powder blush and bronzer are beautiful, super pigmented but also incredibly easy to blend and wear. The cosmic blush is something I have been using as a highlight and blush topper and I am so obsessed. It looks so beautiful and gives the face such a healthy luminous glow. Then for lips I picked up on of the matte lip shades and one of the satin shades. Both look stunning and wear beautifully. The matte one is so creamy and comfortable yet looks really matte. The satin reminds me a lot of Mac's satin formula both comfortable and creamy but not too creamy. Finally I picked up a lip liner which reminds me a lot of the CYO one. Very creamy and comfortable. 

That's it for today's post, have you tried anything from any of these brands?