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My Top Picks From Neve Cosmetics

Posted on March 26, 2015

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Hi Guys!

You know I love bright colours, and Neve Cosmetics really have hit the nail on the head here! I’ve got some fab products to show you today, including this amazing palette of rainbow eyeshadow shades, a brightening primer, coloured eyeliner pencil, concealer and illuminating powder.

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The Intensissimi Eye Palette (£21.95) contains ten bright and bold eyeshadow shades, in a fantastic array of rainbow colours. I know this isn’t going to be everyone’s’ cup of tea, so it’s also worth noting they have other palettes available with darker colours, pastel shades and neutrals too. I love that the palette is a really good size, and the pans are massive so you definitely get your money’s worth when it comes to the amount of product included. The only improvement I’d add is a mirror in the lid!

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And just look at the pigmentation! These colours rally are superb. They’re super soft, full of pigment and are easy to apply and blend too. The only palette I have that I can compare this too is the Makeup Revolution Colour Chaos Palette, which is smaller in size but full of bright shades. I think the Neve palette comes out on top just because the pigmentation is that much better, though I’d still recommend the MUR palette if you’re looking for a cheaper alternative.

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I also have the Hide and Seek Concealer (£6.95) – this is a handy little pot of cream concealer that really does the job. It dries to a matte powder finish, and it’s also vegan, silicone and paraben free. I have the second lightest shade which is Light and it’s definitely fair enough for my neon white skin tone. I love the super matte finish it gives – there’s nothing creamy or shiny about this product at all. I’m currently using it to help disguise my under eye dark circles and it’s doing a great job!

The Illuminismo Face Powder (£9.95) is a gorgeous soft and silky weightless powder that highlights the complexion – it’s basically a loose powder version of MAC’s MSF’s. It’s perfect for creating highlights under the brows, on the cheekbones, or wherever you want your skin to catch the light. Again it contains no parabens and no silicones and it’s vegan and cruelty free. I have to say I really love the finish of this powder, it really is just like a MSF, but I think I’d prefer it in a pressed powder just for ease of use.

And the BioPrimer Brightening Primer for dull skin (£9.50) – this is another vegan, cruelty and silicone free product, promising a smooth finish to the skin with brightening properties to enhance a dull or dry complexion. This sounds just what I need right now! It’s formulated with nourishing argan oil, protective shea butter and moisturising aloe extract, so this primer aims to give skin a healthy and radiant finish. I love that it gives the slightest hint of illumination to the skin, I couldn’t capture it on camera unfortunately. It’s not sparkly or shimmery, but definitely illuminating and just makes your complexion look a bit brighter.

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I’m really impressed with all of the products I’ve been using today, and I can’t get enough of the amazing eyeshadow palette. I’ve used some of the eyeshadow shades, and the Pastello Eyeliner Pencil in Turquoise (£3.95) in the waterline to creat a quick, fun and colourful eye look – what do you think?

Neve Cosmetics are available in the UK from Cute Cosmetics – do check them out, as I brand I think they’re definitely underrated! And I also have a previous post on their lip products here.

I hope you enjoyed my review! xxx

This post contains samples provided for review

Eye of Horus Scarab Sapphire Eyeliner | Review

Posted on November 14, 2014

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Hi Guys!

Today I’ve got a brand new shade of eyeliner from one of my favourite brands, Eye of Horus! This time they’ve released the Scarab Sapphire Eyeliner – a gorgeous deep blue colour with a hint of shimmer.

(If you’re interested you can check out my previous reviews of the Lazuli Blue PencilEmerald Tabula Pencil and Nubian Brown Pencil too!)

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The best thing abut Eye of Horus eyeliners is they’re super soft and easy to apply, they last all day, and did you know they can be removed with only water? How amazing is that! Eye of Horus sell a special Microfibre Cloth Pack that you just add warm water to and remove your eyeliner and mascara, it’s like magic!

Eye of Horus eyeliners are waterproof, smudge-proof, long wearing pencils that glide on to the lid and last all day. Made with a combination of waxes Bees Wax, Carnauba Wax and Candelilla Wax, the creamy rich metallic formula is easy to apply and yet easily removed. These pencils are non-irritating, nourishing, perfect for sensitive skin and pararben free.

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I know it’s not the best picture but I think it captures the true colour of the eyeliner. It really is a beautiful blue! I can’t recommend these eyeliners enough, they’re a fantastic all round product!

The Scarab Sapphire pencil will be available shortly from Cocktail Cosmetics for £17.00.

I hope you enjoyed my post! xxx

This post contains a sample provided for review

Makeup To Make Your Blue Eyes POP!

Posted on September 15, 2014

Hi Guys!

The other day I had an awesome idea for a collaboration post, I thought I could put together a couple of looks that I love – specifically for blue eyes – and collaborate with another blogger to do the same, but with brown eyes, good idea no?

I know many people are scared of blue eye makeup – mentioning blue eyshadow especially conjurs images of 80’s popstars or even a pantomime dame. But blue can be good if you get it right! And if you read my blog you may have noticed I have a bit of a thing for blue eyeliners 🙂

I find a blue eyeliner, rather than eyeshadow especially can really accentuate blue eyes, and the right shade can really make your eye colour pop.

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If you’re scared of blue shadows, I’d highly recommend a bright blue liner in the waterline. Whereas black liner in the waterline can make the eyes appear smaller, a bright sky blue can brighten up your face and eyes and look pretty awesome too!

On the image above I’ve teamed a neutral smokey eye with one of the most vivid blue eyeliners I have… here are the products I used –

  • Makeup Revolution What You Waiting For Palette
  • MAC Chromagraphic Pencil in Hi-Def Cyan (on waterline)
  • Bourjois Contour Clubbing Waterproof Eyeliner in Atomic Black (on upper lid)
  • Bourjois 1 Seconde Mascara in Black

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And in this one I’ve gone for something a little more daring, with full on blue eyeliner on the top lid and waterline, and warm red and golden eyeshadow shades. It’s always handy to be ‘colour conscious’ when considering which eyeshadows to use, anything warm such as golds, coppers and browns are great colours to accentuate blue eyes.

Products used above –

  • I Heart Makeup by Makeup Revolution Explicit Content Palette
  • MAC Chromagraphic Pencil in Hi-Def Cyan (on upper lid)
  • Bourjois Contour Clubbing Waterproof Eyeliner in Blue Remix (on waterline)
  • Bourjois 1 Seconde Mascara in Black

So that’s me done, I hope you like!? Let me know what you think!

The lovely blogger that’s collaborating with my on this post is Emma from Not Your Average, I’ve included one of her looks below, but please check out her post – here for more gorgeous brown eyed  makeup looks xxx

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Anastasia Beverley Hills Amrezy Palette | Review & Look

Posted on September 11, 2014

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Hi Guys!

Ok so I may have placed a little Anastasia Beverley Hills order the other week… I’ve had my eye on the Amrezy palette since it was released, and now they’ve just released the new Maya Mia palette I couldn’t resist! So I ordered the Amrezy, Maya Mia, & Catwalk palettes, and a Pro Pencil concealer. Ya know, when in Rome and all that. I’ll have reviews of everything in the coming weeks 🙂

So, I understand Amrezy is Anastasias daughters’ best friend, she is a fabulous makeup artist and put this palette together with the idea that it’s super versatile, offering easy-to-wear ‘essential’ shades for the lid, crease and highlight, and two colour ‘pop’ shades in Iridescent Purple and Emerald to accentuate and emphasise and experiment with. I love this idea, it’s my perfect palette! I also now follow Amrezy on Instagram, this girl is *so* pretty, and she definitely knows her stuff when it comes to makeup! Check her out and give her a follow!

Anyway I digress, basically I fell in love with the Amrezy palette but I couldn’t find it on sale anywhere in the UK. The new Maya Mia is available at Cult Beauty but the Amrezy was nowhere to be found, aaargh! So after much consideration I purchased direct from the Anastasia US site for $29 (£17.91) All the palettes I bought cost the same each, plus the standard UK shipping rate of $17.95 (£11.09) plus the Pro Pencil $18 (£11.12) The total order came to $112.45 (£69.47) (this included a 10% off first order discount) If I’d have purchased the same order UK, the palettes are £24 each and the pencil is £13, so it would have cost me £85 here and that’s without shipping, so I actually got a pretty good deal!

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The palette comes in a cardboard outer box, and the packaging itself is thick card too. It has a mirror in the lid, which appeared ever so slightly warped, but still perfectly useable. The pans are about 2cm square, so on the smallish side, but not too small to use comfortably.

I simply love the shade selection in this palette! The top row are all shimmers, and the bottom are mattes. Personally I love Topaz or glisten as a base, Legend or Vanilla to highlight, and Deep Plum or LBD in the crease. I’ve done one look below with this palette where I’ve used emerald under the bottom lashes too, but I really can’t wait to experiment with these shades to see what else I can come up with!

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The shimmers are SO buttery soft I can’t even tell you, and just look at the pigmentation in the mattes – matte shades are notoriously powdery and under-pigmented, but these really are some of the best I’ve seen!

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And here’s a look I put together with these shades, as you can tell I’ve artificially deepened the colour of the eyeliner as it appeared almost flaky in my photos and really did nothing for the look. I also used Bourjois Contour Clubbing Eyeliner in Blue Remix in the water line.

So you can probably tell I’m in love with this palette! I’d love to hear what you think?

I hope you enjoyed my review xxx

Urban Decay Chaos Blue Eyeliner Review & Goodie Bag!

Posted on March 21, 2014

Hi Guys!

If you’re a regular reader, you may have noticed I have a thing about blue eyeliner. I’m always on the hunt for the perfect shade of blue, and recently I treated myself to this amazing bright blue Urban Decay eyeliner in Chaos…

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Urban Decay are definitely one of my favourite eyeliner brands. They offer such a vast array of colours that you won’t find anywhere else. The only down side is the price, at £14 each they’re far from cheap, but I think you definitely get your monies worth as these, in my opinion they are one of the best eyeliners available on the high street at the moment 🙂

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Just look at this colour! It’s a real bright electric blue! Just what I’m looking for!

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Swatched on the back of my hand, the colour payoff isn’t quite as good as I’d hoped, it’s still good but not quite as intense as I would have liked. As with all Urban Decay eyeliners, the formula is great, it doesn’t drag on application and it lasts all day.

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But look at it on! I love it! Here is the look I made using the Chaos eyeliner pencil and the Urban Decay Naked Basics palette, which is my everyday go-to palette at the moment. Chaos is a slightly lighter and brighter blue shade than my previous favourite blue eyeliner – Bleu Neon Contour Clubbing Eyeliner by Bourjois. I have to say, I think Chaos is my new favourite! What do you think?

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Oh and did I mention I received this little bundle of freebies when I placed my order!? How awesome is that! Debenhams had an offer on if you bought two or more beauty items (I purchased some Elemis Cleansing Cloths too) just pop in the code when you place your order and you receive this massive bundle of free goodies! There is –

  1. Lancôme La Vie Este Belle Body Lotion 200ml (£34)
  2. Estée Lauder Foundation Brush (£28.50)
  3. Guerlain Black Mascara 1.5ml (£4.31)
  4. D&G Femme EDP 2ml
  5. Vera Wang Bejeweled 1.2ml
  6. Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream 3x1ml
  7. YSL Forever Youth Liberator 1ml (£1.29)
  8. Gucci Toilette Bag

So that’s over £65 worth of freebies! Woo hoo! I’m afraid this offer has now ended but if you sign up to receive Debenhams emails and also keep an eye out on their Facebook page, they’re often giving away freebies or free delivery so there’s bound to be another offer on shortly 🙂

I hope you enjoyed my post! xxx