Sunday, 15 February 2015

Maybelline Color Tattoo 24hour Eyeshadow- Review

I have owned these two eyeshadows in my makeup collection for quite some time now. In fact they were one of the first ever makeup products I purchased. I opted for the colours 05-Eternal Gold and 35-On and on bronze. I went for these two colours as they are probably the most wearable and I have to tell you they have lasted me a very long time, which is useful since they aren't the most affordable eyeshadows costing £4.99 each when you can buy an entire palette of eyeshadows for that price, but then again they are a lot cheaper than if you were to buy high end eyeshadows. But I took the dive and definitely do not regret it one bit, and I will tell you why.

So firstly they are very compact and easy to carry so if you are travelling, you only need to take one or two eyeshadows rather than having to take an entire palette which saves a lot of room and is a lot more lightweight. Overall I prefer these individual eyeshadows over palettes because you get more choice in the colour of the shadow. When you buy a palette, you don't get to decide what colours are in there so you are always guaranteed to get at least one or two eyeshadows your will never use which is really a waste of money. However this way you can pick the ones you know you are going to wear the *bleep* out of, which in my opinion is fab.

So the quality of the eyeshadows are unbelievable considering they are drugstore products, they are very highly pigmented (however I did find the shade eternal gold to be a little less pigmented than the bronze so you just have to apply a little more product.) I find that with them being creme eyeshadows they are better to apply with your fingers rather than a brush because they are very drying and so they hard to work with, but from the heat with your fingers you can work them in better, the same goes for when your blending the eyeshadows together. I have to admit they are a lot more hard work than your average pressed eyeshadows but it is worth it in the end. The good thing is you can wear just one shade on its own, because the shadows are very much shimmery rather than matte, it still has an amazing finish. I tend to wear them on their own as an everyday look, but I do use both every now and then to create a more effortful look.

I absolutely love these products and would recommend them to anybody. I am going to purchase more shades, but I just want to make sure to buy shades I will get a lot of wear out of. Rating- 4.5/5.

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Sleek MakeUp Face Contour Kit - Swatch and Review

When a product is so highly raved about by so many people, you just feel like you have to go out, buy it and try it for yourself. Well that's what happened with Sleeks contour kit, so is it really worth the hype?
I am going to start by saying I was so intrigued by the product since Sleek is such a go-to-brand of mine and I 'd much rather buy duo's than buy them separately. The product itself is very pretty and of high quality, it is compact so it's good for travelling with and even contains a mirror which is always handy to have.
So with the contour, and this depends on you individually, but personally I tend to go for the more natural contour look just so it gives definition to my cheeks without looking too bold. However I found this product to be highly pigmented and not very buildable. It blended out but then it was more like a bronzer than a contour. Because of this I was very disappointed in the product yet it did make for a very good bronzer instead. Due to it being a dark matte shade, I found it useful for darkening the edges of my face.
Luckily it isn't all bad since I have fallen in-love with the highlighter. It gives the most amazing duey finish, which I am officially obsessed with. It is translucent so it matches any skin tone, but it contains a shimmer so when it catches the light, it makes your skin glow beautifully. Due to this I will definitely be investing in some more of Sleeks highlighters, but overall I wouldn't repurchase this product again. Rating 3/5.

Sunday, 1 February 2015

"Granny takes a dip"- Lush Bath Bomb Review

First of all can I just say, similarly to all the other products from lush how amazing this smells. It has a sweet yet subtle fragrance. So for those of you who tend to stand outside of lush due to there acclaimed overpowering scent (and you know who you are) I can assure you this is the perfect medium. 

I love the look and style of this bath bomb which is what drew me to purchasing it, however I found it to be slightly misleading. The bomb is a mixture of pink, blue, peachy rose and green which is how I assumed it would come out in my bath as it states on Lush's website; vibrant and colourful. And although each layer broke off in different colours, it very quickly faded into a reddy-toned purple.

On the other hand the results were sensational. The bath water was a rich silky consistency, coated with a thin layer of bubbles and ensuring for the most luxurious soak of a lifetime. I was officially on cloud 9. It left my skin feeling and smelling incredible and I would definitely re-purchase this product again at the extremely inexpensive price of £3.35. Rating- 4/5.