Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Makeup Revolution // Baked Eye Shadow Palettes

Makeup Revolution sell some of the most beautiful drugstore makeup on the market in my opinion. Every time I see something of theirs I like, I just cannot resist the temptation. I recently bought some new products by Makeup Revolution from Superdrug and I am so excited to create some lovely looks with them. I purchased the Chocolate Deluxe and the Electric Dreams Baked Eye Shadow Palettes and I'm impressed to say the least. Also, to make it even better, they're only £2.50 each!

As soon as I saw these palettes all I could think about was how many different looks I could create with them. The shimmery shades stood out among all the other eye shadows that I had looked at they were the ones that I was desperate for. When I swatched them in the shop I was surprised by how pigmented they were and after playing about with them a bit I can confidently say that they look just as good on the eyes.

The packaging for the products is very sleek. The clear top allows me to see which palette is which without having to open it up. The gold lettering contrasts beautifully with the black plastic holder and the shadows are a lovely shape.

Electric Dreams Palette from bottom right to top left

Chocolate Deluxe Palette from bottom right to top left

 The pigmentation of the shadows is really good as you can see from the pictures above. The shadows aren't glittery as such but have more of a pearl effect as they reflect the light. They aren't dusty and I haven't experienced any fall out so far. The palettes include a wide range of colours from light to dark. If I had to pick some favourites I would have to say the gold on the Chocolate Deluxe and the lightest purple from the Electric Dreams. The only problem I have with these palettes is that the shadows don't have individual names but that doesn't effect the quality so it isn't a big deal.
Electric Dreams
 For this first look I used three of the colours from the Electric Dreams Palette. I used to bottom right colour in my crease and the outer corner of my eye and blended it out. I then put the top right colour on my lid and the top left in the inner corner of my eye to brighten the look. I also used some of the bottom right colour under my eye.

Chocolate Deluxe

 For the second look I used the penny colour from my MUA Matte Palette and applied it to my crease. I then put the bottom right colour of the Chocolate Deluxe palette on my lid and the top right colour in the inner corner of my eye. I also put a little of the penny colour under my eye.

I love these palettes and would recommend any makeup revolution eye shadows to everyone. They are just perfect!

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Nail Art // Valentines Day

I love nail art and considering valentines day is coming up I thought I would show you my themed design.
First, I prepped my nails by removing any old polish and filing my nails to the shape I wanted. Then I applied two coats of Coconut to all of my fingers except my middle one as I did that in two coats of An Affair In Red Square.
After the polish had dried I applied the stamp to my ring finger on both hands. To do this you must put a thick line of polish along the top of the design you want to use. Then, using your scraper, scrape downwards to remove any excess polish and fill in the design. Press your stamper onto the plate and then roll it over your nail to apply the design. It may take a few times to get this right so I suggest having a little practice before you go in to do it properly.
After you have stamped you will probably have quite a lot of polish around your nails. Just dip a cotton bud in remover and wipe it around the edges of your nail to get the polish off your skin. Then apply a topcoat (I used the original one from OPI) to seal in the design and give it a brilliant shine.
I hope everyone enjoys their Valentines day. Thank you for reading xx

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Maybelline Colour Tattoo // Pink Gold

Just after Christmas I went shopping with my boyfriend and picked this up from Superdrug. Its the Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Pink Gold and it was just £4.99. It wasn't a product that I had set out to buy but I had seen so many people raving about it so I decided to give it a try and I'm so glad I did.

First of all, the packaging for this product is just lovely. It looks so clean and professional. Maybelline seem to have really thought about how this product looks as the glass bottom is so chic and shows off just how lovely the colours in the range really are. The screw on cap is really easy to use and also makes it safe to put in your handbag as you can be sure that that cap wont fall off and the product won't get all over your handbag.

I have never been a great lover of cream eye shadows, but this product has made me think twice. It is so smooth and creamy unlike many others I have tried in the past that have been sticky. I doesn't crease on the eye and you cant even feel its there. The product applies so easily and just glides onto your eyelid. Its best applied by just using your fingers as I found it was quite hard to pick up with a brush but that doesn't bother me in the slightest.

The pigmentation of this product is just amazing. Its so shimmery and bright. I think it really makes your eyes pop and you don't need much for the colour to show and the more layers you put on, the more shimmery it gets.

The product claims to last 24 hours. Now, I can't really test that theory very fairly because I'm not prepared to stay up for that long whilst wearing the product but I can say that it lasts quite a while. I occasionally put this on in the morning for school and it still looks just as pigmented at 9 o'clock at night when I take it off.

I did attempt to make a look with the product. Firstly I put the Colour Tattoo all over my lid. I then put a dark brown shade from the Makeup Revolution Redemption Palette Iconic 3 in my crease and blended it up and into the cream shadow. I applied a little more pink gold to my lid just to make sure the sparkle was showing. Lastly I curled my eyelashes and applied my favourite mascara (Maybelline Volume Express Colossal 100% Black )

Overall I absolutely love this product. The texture, payoff and even packing are just amazing and I cannot find any faults. I am really hoping to try some more shades in the future.