Saturday, 22 November 2014

Makeup Geek Eyeshadows! Peach Smoothie, Bitten, Cocoa Bear,Cosmopolitan & Creme Brulee!

Girls (and guys too) listen up! Why it's taken me so long to get my hands on some makeup geek Eyeshadows I really don't know! I've heard everyone rave about them for so long so I finally caved and picked up a few shades. Mostly from Jaclyn Hill's recommendation!

Shades shown clockwise; Peach Smoothie, Cocoa Bear, Cosmopolitan, Creme Brulee, Bitten.

I picked up five shades, all of which are really warm in tone. Four of them are matte and one (cosmopolitan) is shimmer. I though that for the price they are there might be a slight compromise on quality but there totally isn't. All the shades are buttery soft and blend onto the skin so beautifully it's unreal. Peach Smoothie is a little dusty and if you're not careful you can end up with a lot of product on your brush really quickly but other than that I can't fault these eyeshadows at all. I love how the shades I picked up are nice and warm in tone, I think they're perfect for this time of year for some nice warm smokey eyes. I was also pleasantly surprised with how quickly they arrived too, I live in Scotland and was expecting to have to wait a good few weeks for my package to arrive. To my delight it arrived in about 7 days which I thought was pretty impressive. With the exchange rate it works out that these eyeshadows are about £6 each which is an absolute steal. I added some sticky back magnetic tape (badly) to the bottom of my shadows are just popped them in my Mac palette where they fit nicely. 
I really love these eyeshadows and I'll definitely be picking up more. I think they might even give my Mac shadows a run for their money!

Have you tried any Makeup Geek eyeshadows?


Monday, 17 November 2014

Nars Digital World Lip Pencil Coffret!

Being the lipstick junkie that I am, any Christmas lip set always draws me in. I already have a love for the Nars lip pencils so when I saw this set on Space NK I added it to my basket immediately! Also, Nars always bring out amazing sets at Christmas time and this one is no exception!

Packaged in a gorgeous, hard plastic box comes five Nars lip pencils. Two mattes and three stains, all of which are colours to die for. Cruella - which is a classic - is a fabulous dark, vampy red shade which looks gorgeous at this time of year. Yu is a bright fuscia pink that's amazing, I think it'll be perfect for the summer time. Iberico is a beautiful orangey red shade which I can't wait to wear! I don't own any colour like this so I really want to try it out. Torres Del Paine is a pretty peach colour which is great for everyday. My favourite is Descanso, which is a really easy to wear nude. I think I need to sharpen it already! All the pencils wear like a dream too, the mattes glide on with amazing pigmentation but don't dry out the lips and the satins smooth onto the lips and leave a gorgeous sheen. All round this set is an absolute favourite for me, I highly recommend it. It's still available on the Space NK website but I get the feeling it'll be sold out very soon!

What Christmas sets are you eyeing up this year?


Thursday, 13 November 2014

Soap & Glory 'The Perfect Ten' Eyeshadow Palette!

Beauty lovers, get prepared. The Christmas sets are here and there are some crackers this year. I've picked up a few things already one of them being this gorgeous palette from Soap & Glory, which in my opinion is a must have. 

Like the name suggests, this palette contains 10 eye shadows. It has pretty impressive packaging too, a slim cardboard box that even has a mirror on the inside. The shadows themselves are an array of pretty neutral colours, totally up my alley. What I love the most is that it up even includes some matte shades - something that isn't usually too common in a drugstore palette. All the eye shadows are brilliantly pigmented, even the mattes, and they all blend seamlessly too. For £16 I'd recommend you pick this bad boy up before it sells out. It's definitely going to give my naked palettes a run for their money. My favourite shades are Minky, Aubersheen, and Brownie simply because they're gorgeous and I'm pretty sure they'd suit every skin tone and eye colour. The only bad thing about this palette is that it's limits edition for Christmas.. Get your running shoes on and speed down to Boots Asaph if you want to get your hands on it!

Soap & Glory Eyeshadow Palette - Available at Boots

What's on your Christmas list this year?


Saturday, 8 November 2014

Lime Crime Lazuli Eyeliner!

This one might not be for everyone but it's definitely something to give a go if you want to try something new! I've wanted to try a blue eyeliner for the longest time after the trend earlier this year but I was so scared I couldn't pull it off. Another problem was that I couldn't find d the prefect blue that I was after... Until Lime Crime stepped in...

So tiny yet so powerful. This tiny tube packs a punch and certainly makes you stand out. I found the best way to wear blue eyeliner is with very nude eyes, a little definition in the crease and lots of mascara. A thin line of the perfect cobalt blue across the lashes turns any basic makeup look in to something bold and fun. As scared as I was to try this out I actually really loved it! Perhaps a little more appropriate in the summer months but I'll happily wear this all year round haha! The eyeliner itself is amazing, I'm a gel liner kind of girl so I found this wet, brush like formula and application a little trickier than what I'm used to but the brush is fine enough that I had enough control and precision to achieve the look I was going for. It lasted all day on my eyelids, even without primer - which is quite impressive considering how oily my lids are! All and all I was really impressed. For those of you wondering where to purchase Lime Crime here in the UK, I got this liner from Amazon and it was too pricey either.

Have you tried any Lime Crime products?

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