Friday, January 20, 2017

Clinque Lip pops in Blush pop and Poppy pop

I bloody love these lip pop lipsticks, I would 100% say that they are one of my all time favourite lipstick formulas. They are glossy but not too glossy meaning they are incredibly comfortable but having the longevity of a matte lipstick. Honestly if I could describe my perfect formula it would be these. Don't get me wrong I do love my matte lipsticks however these are the first thing I reach for when my lips are feeling a little drier than usual. The think I love the most about these is that they are glossy but they don't do the weird thing where they get my hair stuck to them and I end up with tiny lines of lipstick on my face. I'm really hoping somebody gets this because it is literally the worst thing ever.
As so many other bloggers and vloggers do I really love any packaging that shows what colour the lipstick is clearly. I think this is super sleek but the colour makes them a little bit more fun and they just look absolutely stunning lined up next to each other. (Has a more blogger sentence ever been said)
Blush Pop, Poppy pop
Moving onto the shades, Blush pop is a really stunning muted pinky nude shade which is honestly just that perfect throw on not too nude but not to pink shade. I have worn this so much since I picked it up at the end of December and I can see it becoming one of my staple shades. The other shade I have is Poppy pop which for me is the perfect summer shade, it is an incredibly orange toned red which I pretty much wore constantly in the summer and every time I wore it in a video I had so many compliments. I have been searching for a comfy orange red for so long and I think the glossiness of this just makes it even more summery.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

MUA Luxe Glow beam highlighters

I honestly cannot praise these two products enough, I do find budget highlighters can very often emphasise texture on the face and in my case that is definitely something I need to avoid. I've seen these products being mentioned a lot since the release and I have to say curiosity got the better of me and I had to give them a go. I hadn't actually given in to the cushion product hype before I picked this up however my general attitudes with crazy hype is to let it die down a little and see if people are still talking about things. However people are still going on about them and I finally gave in and I have to say I do like the concept. It's clean and easy and it means that you get the exact amount of product that you want.
 The cushion highlight is a darker gold shade than the powder however it blends into even my incredibly pale skin like an absolute dream. It is a gorgeous warm gold with a slight luminescence which just gives the skin a beautiful healthy glow. This is something that is perfect to wear alone on minimal makeup up days but it is also perfect for using under a powder highlight. I really love this product now but I feel like I'm going to love it even more in the summer.
Moving onto the powder, which is honestly one of the strangest packaged highlighters I have ever seen. You twist the lid and it shaves off a little bit of the product leaving you with a very fine dusting of powder. As it is shaved off like this it means it is basically impossible to overdo it as it is a beautiful fine powder. This is a beautiful pale gold which when paired with the cushion highlight gives the perfect mix of paleness and bronziness. What I love about this is that it isn't glittery like a lot of drugstore highlights it is just so beautiful and again like the cream gives the skin a beautiful healthy glow. One thing I will say however is that the lid on this isn't the most secure so I would definitely recommend avoiding taking it on any bumpy journeys.
I really love these two products and at £5 each I really can't complain I think these are both incredible products and I would happily pay more for them! I'm just hoping they are going to expand the shade range and bring out a pink!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The best sparkly palette ever

I am so late on the band wagon with this one as per usual but can we just take a moment to appreciate that this palette is glittery both inside and out. I wasn't going to bother reviewing it as it was basically the only palette people talked about at one point however I just loved it so much I had to mention it in case of some of you have been living under a rock and haven't seen anything about this palette.
This palette contains 8 of the Moondust shadows, which for £35 isn't too bad especially for me who wouldn't buy some of the shades in full size however it is nice to have then in my collection. The outer packaging of this product is just absolutely stunning. The casing feels incredibly hardy and like it would withstand travelling well. I of course also absolutely love the glittery packaging.

Inside the palette you get a nice large mirror as you do with the majority of Urban Decay palettes. In terms of size this was actually a little smaller than I imagined but for me that really isn't a problem as I just think it makes it more convenient for travel. In terms of the formula I already knew I loved it. These shadows are basically just pressed glitters and once on the lids they add a slight hint of the base colour but nothing major. One thing I would say with these is it is definitely best to apply them before applying any base product as they do have some fallout as with any other glitter shadow does. In terms of lasting power I find these last nicely. Some glitters can fall into the crease very quickly however these remain fully intact for a good 8 hours before they begin to move about.

The first shade in the palette is Specter which is the most beautiful duo chrome peachy pink colour. This is definitely my favourite shade out of the palette. It looks absolutely beautiful pressed over anything however my favourite way to wear it is pressed over a pink eyeshadow look. Next up we have Element which I feel like is such a me shade. It is a stunning burnt orange shade which looks incredible pressed over any warm toned looks. It is also absolutely perfect to top coppers with to give them more warmth. Next up is Magnetic which is a deep grey based purple shade. Again  this looks beautiful with a pink eye look but also adds a little edge to a purple smokey eye. The final shade on the top row is Lightyear, I think this is the only shade in the palette that I probably not going to touch. Although it is a gorgeous jade green shade I'm just not quite sure I'm brave enough.
First up on the top row we have Granite out of all 8 of the shade this is the one with the strongest base colour it is a deep charcoal grey base with a silver glitter. I absolutely love adding this one over the top of a smokey eye to make it super dramatic. The most neutral shade in the palette is Lithium this is a really pretty brown and gold glitter which just adds a little bit of something to an otherwise neutral look. Another super bright one is Vega I absolutely love blue eyeshadow pressed under the waterline and the sparkle just makes it even more fabulous. This isn't quite a bright cobalt blue but it isn't quite a baby blue either. If you are a fan of a pop of colour on the waterline this is perfect. The final shade in the palette is Galaxy which is another stunning blue shade. This one is much closer to a navy with lots of blue and silver sparkle. Again another fab one to pop on top of a smokey eye to add a bit of a twist.

Sunday, January 08, 2017

December Makeup

This post was so difficult to write, I feel like December is a difficult month to pin down what makeup I used as it involves lots of new makeup and so many party looks. Today I thought I would show you a look that is somewhere in the middle. There's a little bit of glitter but nothing too dramatic so without further ado I hope you enjoy.
Starting off I have the Clarins Instant light perfecting primer in 01, this is actually a little bit of a cheat product as I haven't been using it long however I know I'm going to be obsessed with it. It is a beautiful radiance primer however it isn't shimmery like so many others are. This just adds a beautiful dewiness to the skin and is perfect for any fellow dry skinned gals. Foundation wise again I've been reaching for my Bourjois Healthy mix serum a lot, this is just the best drugstore foundation I have found for my skin it sits beautifully and doesn't highlight any of the ridiculous amount of dry patches I currently have. Concealer wise for under my eyes I have been using the Bourjois Radiance reveal which is a really pretty light reflecting concealer and then on any redness and blemishes I've been using my trusty Clarins Instant light concealer. To add some colour I have as usual been using my Benefit Hoola bronzer I'm not going to go on about it again but if you are pale them you need this in your life.
I've actually been doing a little bit of contouring this month and I've been loving using the NYX HD blush in the shade Taupe which is one of my favourite shades of contour on my pale skin. Highlight wise I've been using a duo from L'Oreal first of I have been putting a little bit of the True match liquid highlight in Icy glow on top of the cheek bones and then I have been setting that all with a little bit of the powder in the same shade. Finally for my face I've been finishing it off with a little bit of the Soap and glory Peach party blush. Moving onto the eyes as usual I've been using the Urban Decay primer potion as per usual, then I've been using Illamasqua's Vital palette which is the perfect everyday matte palette. If I have been wanting a little bit of sparkle I have just been patting the Urban Decay Moondust shadow in cosmic all over the lid. Mascara wise I've been using the Soap and Glory Thick and fast extra collagen mascara.  
To finish of the look I've been using the Milani Amore lip cream in the shade Adorable which is just the most stunning nude shade which I am absolutely head over heels in love with and that's it. I really hope you guys enjoyed this post and I would love you to let me know in the comments what you have been using the most this month.