Friday, September 28, 2018

New Essence releases

I am aware I've been a bit AWOL at the moment! Moving into uni and settling into a new house has been hard but I'm all settled now and am finally getting into a little bit of a routine. Today I thought I would talk about some of the bits I've recently picked up from the brand. I love Essence as a brand, their products are high quality but super affordable, so without further ado lets get into the products. 

Insta perfect foundation - I love the packaging of this, its super cute and easy for travel. It's a little plastic bottle and is perfect for chucking in a makeup bag. The foundation itself is medium coverage and is incredibly comfortable and lightweight on the skin. I have to say I've been really impressed, a lot of essence products aren't pale enough for me at my palest however this one is super duper pale. It just sits so nicely on my dry skin and is a fab everyday kind of foundation. 

Camouflage + concealer - I love the original camouflage concealer so when I saw the new higher coverage one I knew I needed to give it a go. This is super high coverage, it isn't one I would reach for all the time but when I want a really high coverage face this is one thats perfect. Again the shade is super pale and matches me at even my lightest. 

Matt Blushes - The blushes are my favourite super affordable blush, they have just enough pigment and even though there aren't that shades in the range they cover a really good range. They blend really beautifully and look natural on the skin. These are definitely ones I would recommend if you are starting out. The two shades I picked up are new, I love a good nude peach colour so I was instantly drawn to that one and the brighter berry shade was one I decided would be perfect for winter. 

Melted chrome shadows - These are brand new and I am obsessed. They are super highly metallic and work both wet and dry. I've been wearing so many cut creases on my eyes recently and these look beautiful on the lid. I was a little concerned that they might seal however I haven't had any problem with that thus far even after using them wet. Out of the three shades the more rose gold shade is definitely my favourite. 

Electric vibes pencil liners - I've been experimenting with colour on my eyes recently so these really attracted me. They're super neon bright shades, the blue is definitely my favourite out of the two as it is a lot more pigmented. They are both however super creamy and easy to apply in the water line. 

I need a miracle mascara - This is meant to tint the lashes as you use it but I have to say I haven't noticed that at all. That being said I have been loving this mascara, it's super volumising and gives the lashes lots of lift and curl. I'm largely a fan of the Essence mascaras and this is definitely one of the best ones I've tried. 

That's it for today, I'd love to know what you've recently tried from Essence.

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!