Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Makeup Revolution // Redemption Palette Iconic 3

I really wanted an eyeshadow palette that has lots of different rose gold shades. My price range isn't very high so I had to find one that was fairly cheap but still very much worth buying. After quite a while of looking I finally found the Makeup Revolution Redemption Palette Iconic 3. It was only £4.00 from Superdrug and is just amazing.

When I first saw this palette I was so impressed by the wide range of gold's, pinks and browns. There is a great mix of shimmery and matte shades. It was exactly what I was looking for and I would recommend it to anyone who was wanting the Naked 3 palette by Urban Decay but it was a little too pricey as this is a brilliant dupe.

The packaging for these shadows is very convenient. The palette itself isn't massive but you get plenty of each colour as pretty much all of the container is filled apart from the small indent in the bottom for the brush it comes with. Also, I love it when palettes have clear plastic in the lid because it makes it so much easier to tell which is which instead of having to open them all to figure it out. It also makes the palette look very professional and sleek which I find very inviting as it makes me feel as though the product will be of good quality.

These shadows are so highly pigmented its almost unbelievable (especially as the price is so low.) Every shade is exactly as it is in the palette when swatched and applied to the eyelid. They are so bright and the glitters really do sparkle if you catch them in the light. They are not dusty and the only fallout I have experienced has been bits of glitter falling off my makeup brushes as I apply it.

I created a look using the palette to try and give you an example of what some of the colours look like on. The lighting wasn't great so the colours didn't show up properly you can still see the sparkle.

I have used the palette quite a few times before writing this so that I could get a good feel of what the shadows are really like and they last ages. I would say without a primer they last about six hours but if you put a primer under them I would expect them to last about eight or nine hours.

I definitely recommend this palette to anyone who is looking to brighten up their look and really make their eyes pop.

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Coastal Scents // 22 Piece Brush Set

I've had these brushes for a while now and I just couldn't wait to share with you what I thought of them.
I got these brushes for Christmas off my parents because I'd been desperate to get some so that my makeup could look decent for a change. Its a 22 piece makeup brush set from Coastal Scents and my parents bought them off Amazon for just £34.49.

I had looked at multiple reviews on blogs and on YouTube to try and decide which brushes to buy and these seemed to be the best ones that were in my price range. They just looked so dense and everybody was saying that they were great for applying any makeup and that all of the brushes did the job perfectly. There are a wide range of brushes here from eyes to lips to face.
When I opened the present I got so excited and I just couldn't wait to use them. The quality of the brushes is just amazing. Just as the reviews suggested they are so dense and soft. (I just sat and brushed them over my face for about five minutes.) I have used the brushes almost everyday since Christmas and not one hair has fallen off any of the brushes. I am so impressed!
The brushes look so clean and professional and the faux leather case that they come in is so handy and keeps the brushes from getting tatty.
The brushes themselves pick up the makeup perfectly and have a great colour payoff when you apply the makeup to your skin. They blend really well with the eye shadows I have used with them so far and I really couldn't ask for them to do any better for the price.
I highly recommend buying these brushes if you have a low budget but are still looking for very good quality brushes. I am so happy with this purchase.



Tuesday, 20 January 2015

January Wishlist


I have decided to start doing a wish list. Possibly one every month if I can but it may involve a few repeat products as I probably won't be able to buy them all within that month. They won't always be so beauty orientated and I will try my best to keep up with it all.
I have been wanting to get my hands on all of these products for a while now. The primers are something new for me as I have never used a primer of any kind before. The rest of the products are things that have either been recommended to me by friends or I have had my eye on but never picked up in the store.