beauty, eyeshadow, glitter, Makeup, Uncategorized

Favorites In The Beauty World

Two Blogs in two days? how organised am I!!

So I’m thinking on a Thursday i’ll be reviewing some of my favorite products. Some of these things i’m sure you will have heard off and seen 1000’s of times but some will surprise you. This first one I almost never hear about online:

Barry M’s Dazzle Dust!

I love playing with this stuff. Its so much fun and can be used in so many different ways to create so many different looks. It can be a bit messy, lets face it, most loose powders like are but it’s so worth it. It’s best to do your eye look before your foundation though in case of fallout. Its safe enough to be used on eyes, lips and cheeks and is also vegan and cruelty free.

Here is a picture of just a few from my collection.

dazzle dust for blog

 

(What I used for the swatches, the brush was wet) tools used

Unfortunately Barry M’s selection used to be a lot bigger. A lot of the shades are now unavailable BUT keep and eye out in your local pound world as sometimes the odd one comes in.

Otherwise, they can be brought from Superdrug, Boots or the Barry M’s website for £4.59. They go on offer quite a bit as well, as I write this they are 3 for 2 in Boots and if you spend £7 on Barry M in Superdrug you can get a free nail polish (which are also awesome).  Even without an offer, in my opinion you can’t beat that pigmentation…it’s very much worth the full price!

eye look An eye look using 96 and 66 (and other colours for transition)

The wear time is also great, I went to my niece’s birthday party for around 8 hours and it had barely faded.

If you love glitter, if you love sparkle and even if you just love to experiment with different colours I highly recommend these.

 

 

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beauty, empties, Makeup, primer, Uncategorized

What a load of rubbish!

It has been a REALLY long time since I’ve even looked at my blog but I want to get back at it.  Here goes nothing…

One of my favorite things to watch on YouTube is empties, probably because i’m so nosy and want to see what everyone is buying.  It’s also a great way of saving a few £££ as the you-tuber has done the testing so you don’t have too! I’m now going start my own mini series of empties, including makeup, beauty and skincare.

I hope if you stumble upon my little blog you find it enjoyable 🙂

First up, Sleek Control Shine & Prime Primer

primer

Price: £7.99 for 15ml

Claims: This primer claims to control oil and mattify the skin while minimising pores and skin imperfections. It is a lightweight formula, velvety texture which once applied is undetectable on the skin.  It also claims to prolong the wear of your foundation.

How to use:  Pat into the skin with your fingertips starting from the center going outwards. Can be used on its own or under makeup.

Ingredients: Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Silica, Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Isononyl Isononanoate, Isododecane, Polymethylmethacrylate, VP/Hexadecene, Copolymer, Trimethysiloxysilicate, Mica, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl, Glycol, Titanium Dioxide (77891), Iron Oxide Yellow(77492), Iron Oxide Red (77491), Iron Oxide Black (77499)

It this product cruelty free?:  Yes

texture

 

My Verdict: This product is very hit and miss with me. I absolutely hated the first time I tried it due to its texture. When you rub it into the skin it can ball up which I didn’t like either.  Its true that it does blur pores, this is most likely due to its high dimethicone content.  I have VERY oily skin and do not feel it helped with the wear time of my foundation. It leave skin very soft but again, this will be down to the dimethicone which you can find in most primers. It did help my foundation sit nicely on the skin for the first few hours of wear time.

Would I repurchase? In short, no.  There are a few products from sleek which I love but this falls short in too many areas.  There is not a lot of product but it will last longer than you think as you only need a small amount. I feel that you can get better primers for around the same price point.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

beauty, eyeshadow, Makeup, Uncategorized

Makeup Revolution Mini Haul Review

Hey everyone!!

So, I said a while back that I made a Makeup Revolution order.  I gave a few of the products away (because i’m nice like that) and kept the rest to play with and try a out few different looks.  I never really use colour so this was good start.

all together

First impressions? WOW! All this for £25! I wanted cheap and cheerful so my expectations weren’t that high, but a few swatches later and i’m totally hooked.  These products are great quality.

hightlighter and lipstick

The lipstick colour is beautiful on and very comfortable to wear. You will be topping it up throughout the day but for £1, there’s no big complaints here. I will emit that I do not reach for this highlight often. That’s mainly because Casper looks tan beside me. There is a nice shimmer to this and does what its suppose too.

 

choas

When I first opened this palette, it was a bit bright and scary. Apart from a neon party or festival, when am I ever gonna wear these? After swatching thought it didn’t seem so bad. As you can see some are more pigmented than others but all round this is a nice wee palette to have.  Also, the rounder colours can go on a bit chalky.  It’s usually £6 and I don’t think it’s something I would have usually brought but it came free with my order. Free is always a good price.

fix pro

This fixing spray was recommended to me by so many people. Keeping the bottle at arms length, just a few sprays over your face and your makeup stays in place all day.  It was £5 and I’ve had it for 6 months and still have around half the bottle left. Great value!

I have since found a fixing spray I love more than this (from Avon believe it or not) so I wanted to try something out.  I broke up half of a powder highlighter i never use (from MUA) and added it to this.  Now when I want to look metallic (you can never have enough highlighter in my opinion) I give myself a spray of this and shine brighter than a unicorns fart :-).

thumbnail_Collage 2016-07-10 22_12_33Saving the best till last!! I love this palette, the colours are so pretty (look at copper dream <3), the shimmers are gorgeous under light and everything is wearable!  Blending wise, there are more blend-able palette in the world but that’s not saying using this is hard.  I also suggest using a damp brush to apply as it really brings out the sparkle in some of the colours.  At £8, this cost the most out of all the products.  I would gladly pay double if I needed too as it just so beautiful.

If you want great makeup with a great price tag, I strongly suggest Makeup Revolution. From what I have used so far, I can honestly say I haven’t came across a dud product.  If your only starting out in the world of makeup then this is a great inexpensive way to try out different ideas.

Nobody’s perfect…and that’s okay! 🙂 xxx