Wednesday, 23 July 2014
Tuesday, 22 July 2014
This is a bit of a different post for me, showing you what beauty products I've recently finished. I'll give you quick run down of each product, whether I liked it and if I will be repurchasing it or not. It's
almost like a super quick review! Lets get into what I've used up this month...
Moroccan Oil Hair Treatment £31.85 for 100ml
I've had this stuff for over a year now and its only just finished! When it comes to hair oils, this one from Moroccan oil is definitely my favourite. It leaves my hair feeling so soft and shiny. I switch it up between using it on my wet hair when I leave it to air dry which stops it going frizzy, and after blow drying to tame fly aways. What gets me excited the most is the smell, I absolutely adore it. I will 100% be repurchasing this in the very near future!
MAC Fix + £15.50 for 100ml
I bought Fix plus on a whim while I was at the airport duty free last summer and for a little while didn't even touch it. Since rediscovering it about six months ago I haven't been able to put it down. It has so many uses in my makeup routine from spritzing onto makeup brushes for more intense eyeshadow to refreshing your makeup. My favourite way to use this is after finishing a full face of makeup. I love the dewy look since I have dry skin my makeup can sometimes look a little powdery. This little spray sorts that right out. It feels so refreshing and I love the smell too. I already have another bottle on its way to me.
Kiehls Ultra Facial Toner £15.00 for 250ml
I'm a big fan of Kiehls skincare and have been using their products for about six years. This is a really great toner for me as it doesn't make my skin feel tight yet it gets rid of all the impurities and left over makeup. For dry skin girls this is great as it doesn't strip your skin of it's natural moisture. I'm currently trying to swtich up my skincare to try out some different products so I haven't repurchased this. However its a great fail safe to go back to as I know it works for me.
This powder has such a beautiful finish which looks so natural on the skin. Even though my skin is dry I still need to set the centre of my face if its hot or for a night out but it doesn't look powdery at all. Sometimes I use this powder by itself to even out my skin tone a little. This is a holy grail powder for me which I cannot be without. I always have a backup for when I run out!
I had intentions of doing a full review on this pencil but never got around to it. This is my favourite brow pencil because it makes my brows looked groomed but not "filled in". The self sharpening nib is really fine and creates hair like strokes. The spoolie on the other end is the perfect size for blending without smudging them all over the place. Dark brown is a good shade for me as its not too warm which some browns can be that look weird in your eyebrows. This is another repurchase for sure although I would like to try the Hourglass eyebrow pencil next.
I hope you enjoyed reading this post and found some good recommendations of products I've been loving. If you did like it please let me know in the comments below! I hope to do a post like every month or so providing I've accumulated enough products to show you!
Monday, 21 July 2014
New brand Makeup Revolution hit the beauty world with a bang a few months ago and bloggers all over have been going crazy over their products, namely a few eyeshadow palettes resembling the infamous Urban Decay Naked palettes for almost a third of the cost! Makeup Revolution aim to give you great quality makeup without the hefty price tag. Similar brands like e.l.f and MUA spring to mind however Makeup Revolution seems different, I feel like they've really tried something different and really understand what us girls want when it comes to makeup. They recently launched a whole host of new products to their website, one of them being this Blush and Contour palette. I instantly knew I had to try it out and with eight shades in the palette for just £6 I had nothing to lose.
The Blush and Contour Palette comes in two shades, Hot Spice which has more warm orangey tones, and Sugar and Spice which is cooler and more pink blushes. I chose the latter as I wanted to step out of my comfort zone a little as I usually gravitate to peaches rather than pinks. Straight off the bat the packaging is so sleek and professional looking. Just by looking at this palette there is no way you would think this palette costs under £10. Simple black packaging is my favourite and the simple gold adds just enough. With it being shiny plastic too its easy to wipe down and keep clean (bonus!).
The palette itself contains a good mixture of finishes from mainly matte, to shimmer as well as a baked blush and a baked highlighter. The shade range leans much more towards pinks but I still think the selection is great with more subtle shades right through to intense brights! The first two shades in the palette are more subtle pinks with just a hint of brown. These two could be worn alone without bronzer to create more of a contoured look to the face. These two are also great everyday shades as they aren't too intense. The third shade is a bright bubblegum pink. This is really bright but just a tiny bit on the cheek gives you such a pretty flush of colour. It's so fun and summery. The fourth shade in the palette is a cool toned pink shimmery and is one of two baked shades in the palette. I would say this is my least favourite in the palette as I much prefer champagne and gold highlights on my skin tone. If you have a fair complexion this would look stunning. The fifth shade in the palette is an intense berry pink shade and is my favourite in the palette. I have nothing like this in my blush collection and looks so beautiful when paired with a dark berry lip. I can tell I will be wearing this all winter! The sixth seventh shade are very similar warmer pinks, one being slightly darker and the other more of a shimmery finish. The eighth and final shade is another baked finish with intense shimmer. This is another I was not so keen on as the shimmer is too intense for me to wear as a blush.
As you can see from the swatches the pigmentation of every blush is superb. The matte shades have a buttery soft feel that is only ever so slightly chalky. You only need to tap your brush into the pan slightly to get colour pay off which you can always build to your liking as they blend out beautifully. The two baked shades have a little bit more of a grainy texture from the shimmer but on the skin they don't look chunky.
For my first Makeup Revolution purchase I am so impressed by the the quality of these blushes. I wasn't expecting them to be as soft as they are. My only little nag is I wish they had included one bronzing shade to this palette to make it a complete blush and contour palette. Although you could wear the first two shades as a blush and bronzer in one, for me I find them way to pink and would need to apply a bronzer. Having not tried the Hot Spice blush palette maybe that palette has more shades suitable for bronzing? (Let me know guys!). I won't hesistate to try other products from Makeup Revolution and I'm already eye balling the Awsome Metals foil finish eyeshadows!
The Blush & Contour palette is available now on Makeup Revolution's website -link
Have you tried Makeup Revolution? What are your favourite products from them? I'd love to hear your recommendations!