Tuesday, July 31, 2018

The evolution of the Pinky neutral

I feel like the pink toned palette has come so far in the past couple of years. To think that Anastasia Modern renaissance kicked off a trend I am now so obsessed with.   

Starting off with the original, Anastasia Modern renaissance is still one of my go too palettes. I really wish all the Anastasia palettes had this formula. the shadows don't have too much fallout but are still incredibly pigmented. I love the fact this palette has a mix of the warmer orange shades and pink shades. It's definitely the least pink of all the palettes I wanted to mention. 

Lime crime Venus XL is the perfect slightly deeper pink toned palette. It doesn't have as many of the bright pink shades it leans a little more on the Burgundy side of things. It does have a couple of bright pink peachy shades which make gorgeous transition shades to add a little pop of colour to the look.

Violet Voss Holy grail is such a gorgeous palette. I adore the Violet Voss shimmer formula. They're so creamy and pigmented and just look amazing and foiled on the lids. I feel like this palette is a good mix, again like modern renaissance it has enough of the warm brown shades to make it a neutral palette. If you want to give a pink based neutral palette with plenty of shimmer I would definitely recommend this one.

Out of all four of today's palettes this is the brightest, I absolutely love the purple shades and the true red is absolutely stunning. Out of all of the Jeffree star palettes (I have all four) this one is definitely my favourite of the four formula wise. The mattes blend beautifully and the shimmers are so intense I absolutely love the formula. 

So that's my round up of the pinky neutral palettes in my collection, I'd love the know how you feel about pinky neutral palettes. 

Sunday, July 22, 2018

The Vegan Rainbow palette - Certifeye Tropical wonders

I have been really getting into my bright eyeshadows recently so when I saw this palette everywhere I knew that I wanted it. This palette contains 15 matte shades which pretty much cover all the colours on the spectrum. I was initially a little concerned about the lack of a peachy transition shade (not that I'm stuck in my ways or anything) however I've been really enjoying mixing up my transition shades a little. 

I have to say my favourite shades out of the palette are the two red shades - they are so beautiful and don't blend out into more of a pink shade like so many other red shadows do. These shadows all have such stunning pigmentation however it does mean there is quite a bit of fallout with them so it's definitely a palette to use before foundation. 

Comparing this to the NYX Ultimate brights palette - another bright palette I love it is definitely much more concentrated pigment wise so its amazing for super vibrant rainbow looks. That being said the NYX palette is definitely slightly easier to work with and is one I'd perhaps suggest for people who are getting into rainbow shades. Whereas this certifeye palette definitely requires someone who loves a bold look and knows what they are doing with bright shadows. 

Packaging wise I love the design on the front but I do wish that it was in either plastic or a sturdier cardboard casing. I find it a little flimsy and although the magnets are really nice and strong I've found the packaging gets bashed about so easily. I do think these shadows need a primer to make them really pop and reduce any fading but for me this isn't an issue as I would never use shadow without primer underneath.

The palette is fully vegan and cruelty free which is something I always like to hear, this leaves me even more impressed with the red shades as they don't contain any carmine. Overall I really really love this palette and I would definitely recommend it for anyone who is looking for a gorgeous rainbow palette. I'm very excited to give more palettes from Certifeye the new one they've just sneak peaked looks amazing. 

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Where have I been - new hair and a little life update

It's been a while, involuntary however. I sent my laptop off for a repair of the down key as it stopped working. It took them two months and it is not fixed as apparently the damage is due to water damage so to say I'm not best pleased is an understatement. Hence the lack of posts as I've had nothing to write them on. It doesn't help I'm also currently working two jobs so I am going to have to cut down how much I'm posting. I have to say I've really missed writing and I am so glad to be back at it. 

In other news I have new hair, me and my hairdresser are working on getting it to a bright pink into a baby pink however we are working on toning down the red. Hopefully at the start of august I will be going fully pink into a more baby pink ombre. I am so excited about my new hair. In other news I finished my first year of uni with a 2:1 which considering everything thats happened over the past year is pretty impressive. Finally I've been really investing my time in my instagram and I've been creating so many makeup looks. I'm also getting ready to relaunch my youtube channel which I am very excited about now I have my laptop back. 

So that's it, I'd love to know what you've been up to recently and I am hoping you look forward to some new posts from me.