Tuesday, September 11, 2018

The palettes worth investing in

I am a palette junkie, I cannot deny that at all. I am a woman obsessed and today I thought I would share with you the palettes I think are really worth investing in. 

Anastasia Modern Renaissance and Soft glam. 

I tried so hard to pick between these two but I just couldn't. I absolutely adore the formula of these two palettes and without doubt I think they're the best out of the five Anastasia palettes I own. Soft glam is a really stunning basic warm toned neutral palette and is one that I reach for all the time when I want something nice and basic. Modern renaissance is a beautiful neutral palette with a couple of pops of deep pink. The mattes from these palettes blend beautifully and the shimmers look so stunning and metallic. If you don't already have these palettes in your collection I really think you need them! 

Blank Canvas cosmetics Master palette. 

I never hear anything about this palette but I feel like it is the perfect everyday palette. It is almost completely matte and that is something I love about it. Very often when I want to keep my makeup natural-ish I reach for an all matte palette and this is the one I tend to go for. As with most of the palettes I own this is warm toned however not as much as warm as soft glam. These shades are really blendable and easy to work with although definitely require more building than something like Anastasia however if you ask me that only makes it better for beginners. 

Coloured Raine Queen of hearts. 

This palette contains some of my most favourite shimmer shades. They are incredibly metallic and go on so high shine even without using them wet. I love the mix of shades in this palette as its almost neutral but not quite. A few of the mattes don't swatch so well however on the eyes they preform beautifully and blend so easily. 

Certifeye Tropical wonders palette. 

I absolutely had to include this palette. It is by far my favourite rainbow palette, the colours are so intense and blend so beautifully. If you love bright shadows then this is the palette for you. The pigmentation is so intense yet the shadows don't have huge amounts of fall out and are still very easy to work with. Honestly I feel like I could go on and on about this one all day. If you love bright makeup or you are wanting to try bright colours then you need this palette. 

Jeffree Star Blood sugar. 

I had to mention this one as I am using it so much at the moment. I love the fact that it is half neutral and half super pink and bright. The two shimmer shades are super intense and metallic and the mattes blend so nicely. I feel like the formula has really been stepped up from Jeffree's previous palettes. If you love warm tones and pinks this is the one for you. I love the packaging too even though its super bulky I just love how expensive it looks. 

That's it for today, I'd love to know what palettes you think are worth investing in? 

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

My favourite Jeffree star nudes

If you follow me on social media you will probably know that I absolutely love the Jeffree Star liquid lipsticks. Today I thought I would share with you my five favourite nude shades. I know Jeffree is a controversial guy however there is no denying that his cosmetics are incredible quality. I have to say his brand is one of my all time favourites. 

First off the lightest of the shades is I'm Nude. This one is definitely not one for people who don't like the concealer lip look however on me I adore this shade. It is a slightly cool very pale nude shade. I personally like to pair this with a darker lip liner for that classic nineties nude lip. 

I was so glad when it was announced that Christmas cookie from the Christmas 2017 collection was being made permanent, unfortunately though without the beautiful glittery packaging. This is a brown based medium nude shade with slight hints of pink making it one of those perfect your lips but better shades. This is the one I reach for on the everyday when I don't feel like using anything with too much colour. 

I'm nude, Christmas cookie, Leo, Gemini, Androgyny 
Leo is a beautiful orangey pink nude shade. I feel like this shade is so unique. It's not something I could dupe at all in my collection everything seems to be too pink or too orange. I absolutely love pairing this shade with a warm eye look as it really pulls out the orange tones. 

Gemini is a more pink shade than Leo. This is more of your traditional slightly darker pink nude shade. It is quite similar to Leo and again pairs beautifully with a warmer toned look however this one also compliments cooler look. 

The darkest of my five favourites is Androgyny, now I know to a lot of people this wouldn't be classed as a nude however for me even though it is super dark it is still a nude based shade. It has a really beautiful purple undertone. In terms of pairing it with looks I prefer to use it with more purple looks as it really pulls out the purpley undertones. 

So that's it for today, I'd love to know if you have a favourite Jeffree star shades!

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

The best primers for dry skin

If you are a regular reader you will know that I have the driest skin in the world. So today I thought I would share with you some of my favourite primers for my skin type. I didn't until after I'd taken these shots that these are on the higher end of things however I thought I would share them with you anyway as I think investing in a good primer can make or break your entire look. 

Starting off with probably my favourite, we have the Pixi Rose Flash balm. This is a beautiful super thick moisturiser which can be used under foundation, but also as a mask if you layer it thickly onto the skin. This stuff is potentially the most hydrating product I've ever used. It creates a beautiful sticky base for under foundation and is the one out of the four products I wanted to share today. 

The lightest product out of the four is the Smashbox Primerizer, this feels like a very lightweight serum on the skin. It sinks in so quickly and you can barely feel it on the skin. It isn't the most hydrating however when I'm having a slightly less dry skin day this is the one I reach for. This really does help with the longevity of my makeup. 

Something I love for more of a glow is the Clarins Instant light radiance primer. It has an absolutely stunning pinky reflect which really helps to add more radiance to the skin. This does add some hydration to the skin however I do feel like I need to add a moisturiser or serum under it on my more dry skin days. This is one I'd really highly recommend for anyone who has dull skin and is looking to add some radiance to the skin. 

Finally I had to mention the Stila one step moisturising primer. This stuff is just slightly less moisturising than the Pixi but is still one I reach for really often. This again leaves the skin really nice and tacky prepping it beautifully for foundation. I definitely don't need another moisturiser underneath it. 

I would love to know what primers are your favourites. 

Thursday, August 23, 2018

The most hyped collaboration of the year - Smashbox and Vlada MUA

This is most definitely the most hyped colab from this year. The first sneak peaks had me hooked and I knew I had to pick up something from the collection. This highlight is so beautiful, in the end I went for the shade Gilded Rose. This is the lighter of the two shades with the textured rose on the packaging. It is the most stunning champagne, pink duo chrome shade. I was a little worried initially that this would be a little too dark on me but luckily I haven't had any problems. 

I don't find this has too much shimmer in it but it does have the most stunning duo chrome metallic effect on the skin. I don't find this picks up on the texture on my skin and I find it lasts really beautifully without the base shade disappearing and the shimmer being left behind like so many highlighters can do. I love the duo chrome finish on highlighters and as I wear so many warm tones on my eyes and lips this works really beautiful with huge amounts of the looks I do. I have to mention the packaging which is absolutely beautiful, it's 100% my favourite packaging of any product in my collection. 

Overall I absolutely love this product and I would highly recommend everyone gives it a go whilst it's still available. If you are even paler than me it might be a little too dark on you but I would definitely recommend you give it a go.