Sunday, 17 August 2014

Eyes Like Angels FOTD

Quick look I did using my new Revolution palettes.  I purposely didn't use NYX Milk as a base like I usually did as I wanted to test pigmentation of the eyeshadows on their own.  Both the eyeshadows and blushes were so pigmented and easy to work with, I'm super happy with my latest find!

YSL Touche Eclat foundation BR10
Illamasqua Skin Base Lift concealer White and Light 1
Urban Decay Ultra Definition Loose Finishing Powder Light
Revolution Sugar and Spice palette (blush and highlight)

NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
Revolution Eyes Like Angels palette
Rimmel Glam Eyes black liquid liner
Illamasqua pencil in Sophie
Clinique High Impact mascara
MUFE Aqua Brow

NYX Xtreme Lip Cream in Candy Land

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Part two of my haul review! Collection nail polishes and NYX Extreme Lip Cream.

Onto the second part of my haul!  I picked up two Collection nail varnishes, Fairy Dust and Scorched Copper.  I really like their Work The Color polishes as they apply evenly, dry quickly, and have fairly good wear time on them.  And all for £1.99 each!

Fairy Dust was a little bit of a disappointment to be honest.  It's a beautiful shimmering colour, but it's just so sheer!  I'm not a fan of sheer polishes, so I'll probably use it layered over another colour.  Below is four coats and my nail line is still clearly visible. It still looks super pretty, especially when the sun catches it, but I wish it was more opaque!

Scorched Orange on the other hand is fantastic to work with.  It's a bright coppered red which was opaque in two coats.  Due to it's metallic finish brush strokes are a little more visible, but not to the point that it bothers me.  A really nice autumn shade!

And last but not least is NYX Xtreme Lip Cream in Candy Land.  I've read loads of reviews that rave about these, and I have to say that I'm also a fan of the formula.  They're lovely and opaque, but unlike other liquid lipsticks it doesn't dry down.  It feels to thick and creamy to be classed as a gloss though, and I didn't find this at all sticky.  Wear time was 3 or 4 hours, and my lips felt nice and moisturised.  I'm so picky about lipsticks that it's always nice to find a cheaper formula that I love!

I also picked up Revolution's Pink Lights highlighter today.  I doubt I'll do a review on it as highlighters are tough to photograph, but I love it and I'm sure it'll be used in future FOTD!

Friday, 15 August 2014

Revolution eyeshadow and blush palettes review

My lovely boyfriend took me shopping the other day for a couple of makeup bits.  I picked an NYX Xtreme Lip Cream that I'd been wanting to try, and a couple of new nail varnishes.  In Superdrug I spotted a new display of a brand I hadn't heard of before; Revolution.  They didn't have any testers out, but the prices were s good that I just had to try them!

The first thing I'll note about these palettes is they were both sealed.  One of the reasons I dislike buying drug store makeup (particularly from my local Superdrug) is that a lot of it has been opened and played with.  No worries with that here, the boxes were wrapped in plastic, the cardboard boxes taped closed, and then the palettes within the cardboard were wrapped in plastic too!

The palettes look nice, sleek black plastic with simple gold lettering.  They're weighty, making them feel more expensive.  The plastic does show finger prints really easily though.

They had so many eyeshadow palettes, but in the end I opted for Eyes Like Angels, a 32 pan palette.  The eyeshadows are on the smaller size, but I have so many eyeshadows that I rarely finish a pan.  There's a good mix of colours and neutrals .

The palette is a mix of frosts and satins, with some nearly matte shades.  As with most shadows, the frosts have better colour pay off than the matte shadows.  They're nicely pigmented, soft, and easy to blend.  I am blown away by the quality for the price!  I'm sure I'll be picking up more of the palettes soon.  

Black Stars, Green Dream, Peach Cream, Orchid

Sophisticated Pink, Dream, Pink Glow, Peacock Dream

Silver Star, Emerald Night, Lilac Shimmer, Purpled!

Cream, Pink!, Lilac Frost, Award

Pearl Necklace, Night Stars, Blue Sheen, Pink Frosted

Moss, Molton Chocolate, Choc!, Green Stars

Green Envy, Copper Dream, Bold Purple, White Light

Orange!, Aqua Dream, Truffle, Silver Dream

 I also picked up the Sugar and Spice blush and contour palette.  This palette is pink shades, and despite it's name, doesn't really have any contour shades.  There are 6 satin finish blushes, one frosted highlighter, and one frosted blush.

Like the eyeshadows, the blushes are soft, pigmented, and easy to blend out.  I'm in love with the highlighter.  I've been after a pink powder highlighter for quite some time (think powder version of Benefit's High Beam).  I'm tempted to pink up their baked highlighter in Pink Lights soon.

Overall I'm really impressed by Revolution's offerings, and I'm sure I'll be spending some of my pay check next month on a couple more items.  You can pick up the eyeshadow palette for £8, and the blush palette for £6 from Superdrug.  Their website also ships internationally!

I'll be putting up swatches of the lip cream and nail polishes tomorrow.

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Sad Keanu FOTD

I blotted Shiro's Sad Keanu intertube a bit as it can get a little messy when applied normally.  I really must start writing down product lists (or, even better, post the looks the day I do them!).  Time just seems to be getting away from me recently.

Friday, 8 August 2014

Silver smokey FOTD

Pretty standard smokey eye I did for work.  I used Sleek's Bad Girl palette, but you could get the same look with Benefit's Smokin' Eyes palette.

Benefit Porefessional primer
Benefit Big Easy foundation Fair
Benefit Boi-ing concealer Shade 1
Illamasqua Skin Base Lift concealer Light 1 and White 
Urban Decay Ultra Definition Loose Finishing Powder Light
Benefit Sugarbomb blush

NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
NYX Jumbo Pencil in White
Benefit Blingo! eyeshadow
Sleek Bad Girl palette
Benefit They're Real gel liner
Benefit They're Real mascara
Urban Decay 24/7 pencil in Zero
Benefit Brow-zings Light

Benefit Sugarbomb lipgloss

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Neon green FOTD

I saw this look on Instagram and had to pull out my Sleek Acid palette!

YSL Touche Eclat foundation BR10
Illamasqua Skin Base Lift concealer White and Light 1
Urban Decay Ultra Definition Loose Finishing Powder Light
MAC Alzalea Blossom blush

Nars Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk
Sleek Acid palette
Shiro A Terrible Fate eyeshadow
Urban Decay 24/7 pencils in Freak and Sabbath
Benefit They're Real Push Up Gel Liner
Clinique High Impact mascara
MUFE Aqua Brow

Shiro Team Rocket opaque lipgloss (blotted)

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Majorette FOTD

I finally got around to wearing Majorette yesterday, but was super ill in the evening so didn't get a chance to post.  Blush is always a hard one to show off in pictures, without looking like a clown in real life, so you'll have to put a little faith in me when I say that it's a super pretty blush.  I applied it with a normal blush brush, and found it really easy to slowly build up and blend out the colour.  I like blushes that are a bit on the sheerer side as I find they work better with your individual skin tone.  The peachy colour is so pretty that I'm not sure I'd want to put a blush on top, but I'm sure I'll do some playing around in work.  Wear time was about the same as your average powder blush (5-6 hours before fading).  The scent didn't linger for very long at all, and whilst I like the smell, I was pleased that it disappeared, therefore not interfering with whatever perfume I might be wearing.

For the look I used Illamasqua's Paranormal palette, and Precipice from Illamasqua's Reflection palette.  Love the colours, but they crease so quickly that by the time I'd finished doing the rest of my makeup they were already looking worn.