Friday, 24 October 2014

Makeup Revolution The One Blush Stick's

On Saturday morning I had, what I would call probably the most exciting delivery from the lovely team at Makeup Revolution. Now usually I don't share my thoughts on a product until i've properly got to know it, but I just had to tell you guys about this latest release from Makeup Revolution, and give you a kind of first impressions.
This latest release from Makeup Revolution comes in the form of The One Blush Stick Collection*, containing eight shades, four matte and four shimmer. Now i've wanted to try out this type of product ever since I set on the Nars Matte Multiples, but these are a much more affordable option and probably very similar formula wise. Also, they can double up as a lip colour, but I am yet to test this out.

As the collection contains eight different shades, not all of them are going to suit every single skin tone but they have got the perfect mix in order for you to find at least one or two shades to suit you. I've picked out four shades (pictured above), which I find work best for me. Dream (£5), which is a lovely shimmer highlight shade and i've been using this a cream highlighter, as i've never used a cream highlighter before. Pink (£5), which again is a shimmer but a light pink blush shade and this is lovely on the apples of your cheeks. Matte Pink (£5) is very similar to pink, but a matte formula and a little darker in pigmentation. Again a lovely blush colour to brighten up the complexion. Matte Malibu (£5) is probably my favourite and it works as a lovely cream contour, although i've found a little really does a go a long way with this one.

The other shades available are Matte Dream (£5), a matte baby pink blush shade. Rush (£5), a red/pink blush shade that is very similar to Nars 'Orgasm' Blush. Matte Rush (£5), which is a matte red toned blush and Malibu (£5), a shimmer contour shade.

The formula of these blush sticks is lovely and creamy, and I find that they don't dry too quickly that they give you enough time to work with them. The pigmentation is amazing as you need the smallest amount of product on your brush. I find applying directly onto the skin and then blending with a stippling brush to be the most affective, and then cleaning anything up with my foundation brush. Overall i'm really impressed by this latest release from Makeup Revolution and i've really enjoyed using them as part of my daily makeup routine this past week.

Have you tried out any of these blush sticks?


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Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Sharing The Love #2

As my most recent sharing the love post went down so well, I thought i'd continue but this time talk about my favourite Youtubers of the moment as my subscription box is never ending, and i'm constantly finding more and more people to subscribe to. 
Starting with one of my all time favourite youtuber and one a lot of you will probably also love is Essie Button! I love love love her beauty videos over on her main channel, that girl cracks me up big time. I also love her vlog channel EssieButtonVlogs as I always enjoy having a nose into peoples days and seeing what Estee, Aslan and Reggie get up to , but I love that even the most boring of days for them turn into some really comical moments on camera. 

Another favourite of mine is Faye from Fayes Fix, and I just find her so cute and genuine. I really enjoy her videos as she has a really similar taste in both beauty and clothing as I do, so i'm always keen to watch her Primark hauls. I also really enjoy her vlogs, again getting to nose into peoples day to day lives is something I really enjoy, no shame.

Suzie from Hello October is also another huge favourite of mine, her editing is always so on point in terms of consistency and she just makes some really great content. Her vlogs are the main thing I look forward to, her puppy is so adorable but I do also really enjoy her beauty videos, especially her get ready with me videos. I'm also really jealous of her brows, she has some great brows.

Moving away from the beauty youtubers now, and a big favourite of mine is Ben Brown. His daily vlogs are enough to make anyone crave his life as he's always jetting off to some amazing country that i've never been to, and the antics he gets up to with Fun For Louis and Steve Booker (who I also love to watch) just brighten my day. His visual vibes videos are always a favourite, and his editing is always on point. 

I think i'll leave it with those ones for now, and share some more with you in the future but those are the ones i'm really enjoying at the moment, and I hope i've maybe recommended some new people to subscribe to.

Who are your favourite youtubers? 


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Monday, 20 October 2014

What's in My Autumn Makeup Bag

With the warmer weather definitely a thing of the past, i've been switching things up in terms of makeup, as lighter bases and bright lips are definitely being put to one side, and the dewy/berry lip combo are coming back out. I thought i'd share what is currently in my makeup bag for autumn, whilst also talking about some new products and of course some old loves of mine.
Starting with my base and favourite foundation for a dewy glow and this is the Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation (£8.99). I've just repurchased this, and have gone a shade down for the winter as I found my current shade was a little too warm/yellow toned for my liking. I love this foundation as it gives the skin a dewy radiant glow that you often lack naturally in the winter and the coverage is great for everyday use.  

Brows next, and for me winter is all about a strong brow so i've been loving the Benefit Gimme Brow (£17.50) in order to set my brows in place, whilst also adding some pigmentation into the more sparse areas. I usually use this alongside a brow powder, but it is great for those days where you're in a rush as it acts as two products in one. As for cheeks, a new favourite of mine is the new Makeup Revolution The One Blush Stick* (£5). These are cream blushers, that can also be used on the lips but come a stick form. Great for travelling and just great in general. I'm really enjoying the matte shades in this range, including 'Matte Malibu' as it works great as a cream contour. 

Onto eyes, and of course i've been loving adding a touch of colour to the lids and the Makeup Revolution All Day All Night Eyeliner* (£1.99) in the shade 'The Last Laugh' has been my go to. It's the perfect shimmery gold that you can apply and smudge all over the lid, or just into the crease over the top of an eyeshadow. They also stay put really well throughout the day. I've also been using the YSL Shocking Eyeliner (£25) for a winged look, just to add some boldness and then finishing the eyes off with the Laura Mercier Long Lash Mascara (£19.50).

Rapping things up, finishing off with lips and i've been loving MAC 'Plumful' Lipstick (£15.50) for an everyday shade, as its the perfect subtle berry lipstick. It's one of those shades that would suit anyone and is perfect for a/w.

What products are you currently loving for a/w?


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Friday, 17 October 2014

Lip Edit: A/W Lip Picks

I've seen a fair few bloggers sharing their a/w lip picks and I thought i'd jump on the bandwagon, and share which shades i'll be getting the most wear out of as the winter months roll in. 
Last a/w I was all about the berry lip, it was my go to and I loved how confident a berry lip made me feel. This year, i'm still going to be rocking the berry lip, but i'll also be introducing some different shades into the mix.

Starting with the Makeup Revolution 'Atomic Red' Lipstick* (£1), which is this beautiful pink toned red shade that I have literally fallen in love with. This lipstick is from Makeup Revolution's new Atomic Collection and all of the shades in this range are all about intensity and drama. This shade is definitely the most intense red i've ever owned and I love the rich pigmentation to it. Next up is my favourite lipstick of the moment, and this is the MAC 'Plumful' Lipstick (£15.50). It's a beautiful muted down plum pink, perfect for everyday wear and I love the little pop of colour that it gives. As it's a lustre finish, the pigmentation isn't as intense but it is really build-able and it isn't at all drying. 

Moving on the more deeper berry shades, and a firm favourite of mine is the YSL 'No.5' Volupte Shine Lipstick (£25). This shade is very rich berry/plum shade that has this beautiful shine finish to it, that I absolutely love. I really need to wear this lipstick more, I just get scared carrying around that i'm going to lose it, but I think i'll be getting a lot more wear out of this. Next is a more cheaper option when it comes to berry shades, and this is the Revlon 'Raspberry Pie' Lip Butter (£7.99). This shade is a lovely deep raspberry shade, but is also really moisturising and so wearable for an everyday basis.

Lastly is my lip crayon pick for a/w and this is the Revlon 'Flirtatious' Colorburst Lacquer Balm (£7.99). I love the finish of this as it is super nourishing, but also so pigmented and so wearable for an everyday basis. It's also great if you want a quick sweep of colour when you're in a rush. 

What shades are you wearing this a/w?


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