Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Make Up Revolution blush in Treat

Hi Beauts.

I bring to you yes, another make up revolution review. This time around I shall be reviewing their powder blush in 'Treat'

I currently own two other powder blushes from the brand, and was so impressed by the quality that I just had to add another to my collection.
I usually gravitate towards pinks, mauve's and berries, but decided to move out of my comfort zone and pick this shade up which is more of a peach blush.

As I already mentioned, this is a peach shade and is so pretty. I've worn this with and without bronzer and contour and just love it both ways.
Without bronzer and contour it just adds a little warmth to the cheeks and really makes the skin look glowy. With bronzer and contour, it definitely helps pull out the contour and helps the cheek bones look more defined and just brings the whole bronzed look together.

One of the reasons I've tried to stay away from peach shades in the past, is because I find them to be a little warm toned for me and can pull of quite an orange tone on my skin. However, this one doesn't do that at all and looks beautiful on my pale skin.

The pigmentation is so intense with all of the blushes I've tried from MUR and I find myself reaching for a stippling brush to apply as I can sometimes be a little heavy handed. They blend out so well and I've had no problem with fall out or them being too powdery.

For £1.00 per blush, we're really getting a bargain!!! I shall definitely be adding more shades to my ever expanding blush collection, and I look forward to trying out their cream blushes too.

What's your favourite Make Up Revolution item in your collection?

Stacey x 

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Gosh velvet touch lip liner in Nougat Crisp

Hi Beauts.

Trends surround us every day, whether it be fashion or make up. I don't follow either to be honest, I like to just rock whatever I fancy that day. That's not to say I don't sometimes dip into a certain trend, and one that I've been pretty caught up with lately is the 'Kylie Jenner lip'.

So many people are sporting the dark brown nineties nude aren't they? I've never been one for brown shades as they never seemed to suit me, however this one I couldn't pass up.
Whilst raking through my make up collection yesterday I rediscoverd a lip liner I bought about a year ago, and seemed to forget about: Gosh velvet touch lip liner in 'Nougat Crisp'

I fancied something different to the berries and mauves I'd been wearing for the past couple of weeks, so applied this liner and knew this was going to be my go to look for quite a while. This shade is a little more on the warmer side, but is definitely that nineties colour and I'm in love.

Gosh lip liners are great if you want long lasting colour. I applied this shade at around 12pm yesterday, and it was still perfect when I got to work at 2:15pm and I'd eaten a packet of crisps.....how's that for staying power? Another thing I love is how creamy they are, they just glide on without any pulling or dragging the lips.

The gosh liners retail for £4.99 which is a whole lot less expensive than some of the lip products out there. 

I may just need to pop to Superdrug and buy myself a back up before they fly off the shelves!

Are you currently rocking the Kylie Jenner lip? 

Stacey x

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Eyeko skinny liquid eyeliner

Hi Beauts.

Let's talk eyeliner. Felt tip eyeliner. I've used around 3 or 4 from different brands now and have loved 2 in particular so far, I'm so fickle sometimes. 

Today I'm here to declare my love for the Eyeko skinny felt tip liner that I've been using for a month or so and just can't seem to give it up. 

When it comes to any eyeliner, whether it be liquid or felt tip, I need the tip of the applicator to be quite short and firm. I've used liquid liners that have had a long thin and very flexible tip and I just ended up looking like someone clocked me in the eye. 
This Eyeko pen is perfect; the tip is the exact size and has just enough flexibility to allow precision and it's so easy to use and control. Once you've created the line and flick your heart does so desire, it's there for the rest of the day and there ain't no budging it. 
I apply my make up at 5:30 each morning, and usually get home around 6:30pm that evening and my eye make up is the exact same as that morning. 

The pigmentation is intense, if you're looking for the blackest of black then this is the one you want. Not once have I had to go over my liner when using this, one swoosh and it's perfect.

It is a little more pricey (£12.00) than I've paid for liner before, but it's worth every penny. I'll definitely be repurchasing when this one dries out. Which may I add, is taking a while!! I've had this opened for quite a while and it still works like the first day I tried it.

Now I need to try their skinny mascara too!!

Have you tried anything from Eyeko? What would you recommend?

Stacey x

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Kiko intensive hand balm

Hi Beauts.

One of my biggest complaints is that my hands are always dry and are definitely looking aged, considering I'm only 28, you'd think I was so much older just looking at my hands.

Whilst I was in Rome a few months back and spotted a Kiko shop in the train station, and obviously couldn't pass by without going in. Whilst browsing the many products one thing I spotted and snapped up was their intesive hand balm.

They had 3 different types of hand creams in total, but I read the 'intensive' and thought it was best suited to me. I've tried a ridiculous amount of hand creams in my time (some great, some not so much) but I've never tried a hand balm before so couldn't wait to crack it open. 

As you would expect from the name, the consistency was that of a balm and to me felt a little like a silicone which at first I found quite strange. Once applied and rubbed into the skin it did absorb pretty quickly which is always something I look for in any hand/body cream and lotion.

My hands felt really soft immediately after applying it, and I did notice that the balm felt as if it had left a film of something behind for a while after it had absorbed. Which, again is something I've never experienced before but is something I liked as I felt as it it continued to keep my hands soft for quite a while after applying.

I've been using this for a couple of months now and really am enjoying it. My hands are now feeling so much softer, and looking so much younger! This is definitely an item that will be getting a lot of use now that the colder months are approaching.

What's your holy grail hand cream?

Stacey x

Friday, 26 September 2014

Make up Revolution blush palette

Hi Beauts.

I'm pretty sure that every beauty blogger and addict have tried at least one product from the brand Make Up Revolution, am I right? 
I am SO impressed with everything I've bought and tried so far and haven't stopped using one thing in particular since I bought it. And that is their blush palette in 'Sugar and Spice' 

Now I'm a major blush junkie and I think that my blush drawer is the most overflowing out of any other make up drawer I have. As soon as I spotted this palette in Superdrug in I snatched it up and bolted for the tills. They have two blush palettes out currently, this one which pinks and another called 'Hot Spice' which consists of more orange and peach tones. 
I went for 'Sugar and Spice' as pinks and mauve's are my favourite colours to wear, and I can't really pull off anything to warm/orange toned. 

This palette comes with 8 shades: 6 mattes and 2 shimmery baked shades. The blushes range from cool toned peaches to bright pinks and on the end we have a baked pink and a baked pink toned highlight shade. 
I already new from using Make Up revolution single blushes in the past, that this palette would not be a disappointment in the least. And I was right. 

Each blush is beyond pigmented, I literally have to ever so slightly dip the very end of my blush brush into each shade and I have enough to apply to my cheek. I never have to reapply my blush through the day as these are super long lasting and at the end of each day my cheeks still have the same amount of blush as they did when I applied in the morning

If you're yet to try anything from Make Up Revolution yet, I'd recommend giving one of their blushes a go first. I promise you won't be disappointed!!

These palettes retail for £6.00 each and can now be found in most larger Superdrugs and on the Make Up Revolution website

Stacey x 

Friday, 19 September 2014

What I use to bronze, contour and highlight

Hi Beauts.

Only recently have I started to bronze and contour on a daily basis. I dipped in and out of it for a while but didn't really add it into my every day make up routine, because I felt I wasn't that good at it. 
However, for the past few weeks I've bronzed and contoured each morning, and have had a few comments on my make up from people I work with. 
So today, I figured I'd share which products and brushes I use as I thought it might help some of my fellow pale chicks out there. 

After applying my foundation and powder, I go in with my FashionistA bronzer in the shade 'LA' and use my Real Techniques blush brush. I never use this as a blush brush as I feel it's too big for what I want. This bronzer is pretty neutral with a small warmth to it which is perfect for my skin tone

Next for contour. I recently bought myself the NYX blush in 'Taupe' after hearing how great it is for a contour shade. It is definitely cool toned and doesn't look muddy. I apply this with a very light hand on my Barbra Daily angled blush brush. I can see where the product needs to be now, but found it very helpful to do the fish face when I was first starting out.

Third but not last is blush. I think everyone wears blush right? Again I apply this with an angled blush brush, and apply it on top and just above where I contoured. I'm currently using and loving the Make Up Revolution blush palette in 'Sugar and Spice. I love each shade, in particular then third from the left on the bottom

And last in my little routine is highlight. I've been loving The Balm Mary-Loumaniser lately and apply this to the very tops of my cheek bones with the elf blush brush, as it's quite a small brush and applies just enough product

Well, that's my easy peasy routine. As I say this has now become part of my every day make up and I really enjoy wearing it. On a day to day basis I do contour quite lightly and tend to deepen the colour for an evening.

What do you use for bronzing and contouring?

Stacey x

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Products I've been loving

Hi Beauts.

As I haven't posted a favourites in a while, I thought I'd share some products that I've been loving these past few months. Some are new things I've recently been trying out and loving and some are rediscoveries.

* FashionistA bronzer in 'LA' - I've never really been one for bronzer, if I'm honest because I could never find one that suited my skin tone. However I dug deep into my make up collection and pulled out this little bronzer. Bronzing and contouring has now become and every day essential for me

* NYX blush in 'Taupe' - Because I'm so pale, I find it hard to get a decent contour powder that doesn't look muddy on my skin. This blush is perfect for all of us pale skin ladies. It's a cool toned, light taupe shade that blends easily, and lasts on my skin all day

* Make Up Revolution blush palette 'Sugar and Spice'- This is a new palette to my collection, and one that will be a favourite for a very long time. It comes with 8 different pink toned blushes, that will suit everyone. The pigmentation I'd intense, the shades are gorgeous and the staying powder is amazing

* Make Up Revolution eyeshadow palettes - I couldn't pick one palette from the three that I have. Each one has outstanding pigmention, a beautiful shade range, they all blend like a dream and each contain mattes and shimmers

* Eyeko Skinny liquid eyeliner 'Black' - I'm a huge fan of eyeliner pens, and this one impressed me big time. It's so easy to control, it glides on effortlessly, it's super black and it stays put literally all day long 

* The Bodyshop Amazonian wild lily fragrance mist - This smells AMAZING!! I kid you not, this could possibly be the nicest smelling thing I've ever sprayed on me. I won't even begin to try and describe it, but I will say that it smells so fresh and clean and I adore it!

What products have you been enjoying lately? 

Stacey x