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NEW Makeup Revolution Eat Sleep Makeup Repeat Palette

Posted on January 15, 2015

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Hi Guys!

Makeup Revolution have been at it again and I have one of their latest offerings to show you today. This is the Eat Sleep Makeup Repeat Pro Looks palette – and it’s definitely the brightest palette I’ve ever seen!

Eat Sleep Makeup Repeat comprises of 15 eyeshadow shades that are separated into three sections, with the idea that you can create a whole eye look out of each section, so in theory you have three eyeshadow palettes in one.

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The shade selection here is clearly not for the faint hearted, with rainbow colours that could be used to create a multitude of looks, this palette reminds me of the Colour Chaos palette which was released about 5 months ago (which is also pretty much a spot on dupe for the Urban Decay Electric palette by the way) The Eat Sleep Makeup Repeat palette is also only £6.00 – which makes each shadow only 40p, what a bargain!

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First up we have the red and pink section. The first reddish orange shade, ‘Say it Now’ was fantastic, highly pigmented and a joy to apply. But I found the next one, ‘Right Now’ to be quite disappointing. This looks like a bright neon pink in the pan but due to it being a matte shade it comes out quite sheer and chalky, which is a shame. Overall, the two matte shades, which were the white and the pink here weren’t very good, but the rest which are shimmers were great!

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Next up are the greens and yellows. The lightest shade here ‘Rave Off’ is actually a subtle silver shimmer which would work fantastic as a inner eye highlight. I’m in love with ‘Needle On’ an intense lime green shimmer, and can’t wait to incorporate this into a look! Again the middle matte neon shade ‘Hot Track’ is quite disappointing, but the other shimmer shades definitely make up for this.

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And lastly the blues and purples. This set of colours start off with an intense silver shimmer – ‘Repeat Again’ which is so highly pigmented it almost looks as though it’s been applied wet. Unfortunately my picture doesn’t do it justice. The only slightly disappointing shade in this section is ‘Magician’ the lightest purple shade which is fairly chalky, all the other shades though are fantastic!

Overall I’m really impressed with this palette as it includes some fantastic highly pigmented shimmer colours. If you buy this just for the neon (matte) shades though, depending on your expectations you may end up disappointed. Despite this I’d still recommend this if you’re into brights, especially if you’re looking to experiment with colour! For just £6.00 this palette is definitely worth buying.

The Eat Sleep Makeup Repeat Pro Palette is available at Superdrug for £6.00.

Would you wear these colours? I’d love to hear what you think! xxx

This post contains a sample provided for review

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

Sugarpill Palette and Loose Eyeshadow Pigment Review and Swatches!

Posted on February 28, 2013

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Sugarpill are a US based niche makeup company offering a cruelty-free line of vibrant, richly pigmented cosmetics. At the moment they specialise in eye makeup only. I hope one day will start selling lipsticks and glosses too!

I love bright colours so as soon as I saw these Sugarpill palettes I had to get them, I’ve never before seen eyeshadows in such bright vibrant colours. I have to say, they really do live up to the hype!

This is the outer packaging: The palette comes in a box with a cute design on it, and the palette itself has a black satiny finish with the Sugarpill logo, it feels sturdy, quite heavy and of good quality.

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When you open the palette there is a good sized mirror on the inside which is always a plus, I hate when you get a palette without a mirror. There are no brushes included, which I think is a good thing, it’s always disappointing when you buy a good quality palette to find they have included naff sponge ended applicators! The eyeshadow pans are also generously sized, about 3cm across which is a great useable size.

 I have the Sweetheart and Burning Heart palettes. The colours are for Sweetheart: Dollipop (matte pink), Afterparty (metallic blue), Midori (metalic green) and Taco (matte white), and for Burning heart: Flamepoint (matte orange), Buttercupcake (matte yellow), Love+ (slight metallic red) and Poison Plum (slight metallic purple).

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I used my fingers to take some swatches on the back of my hand, but I seem to have lost the photos somehow! So I just have the photos of the swatches on my finger tips! The finger tip photos actually really give you an idea of the true colour of the shadows. You can really see how richly pigmented the colours are. The colours are easy to blend and you can easily add layers to build up the depth colour. I can’t find any fault with these shadows!

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Here are the loose eyeshadows I have: Goldilux, (Brilliant, highly-reflective metallic gold with breathtaking shine, the brightest gold you’ve ever seen) Magpie (Dramatic silky black with metallic blue sheen and turquoise sparkles) Junebug (Luxurious forest green with a burst of diamonds) Lumi (Snow white with turquoise sheen and flashing bursts of blue and green.) The loose pigments all have a metallic finish, they are also very finely milled which means they are a joy to apply and easily manipulated.

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I absolutely love Goldilux, it really is the brightest gold! And Lumi is another favourite, it gives a sheer turquoise sparkle, similar to MAC’s Reflects Transparent Teal. You can use this on its own to give a sheer veil of metallic sparkle, or over another shadow to create your own look.

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More loose eyeshadows: Starling (Vibrant, metallic turquoise with intense sheen.) Darling (Stunning teal loaded with iridescent turquoise star bursts.) Royal Sugar (Striking bright blue with a heavenly burst of turquoise diamonds.)

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I have some photos of a look I did with the loose eyeshadows but the pictures came out very dark and you really can’t see very well unfortunately. So I’ve found a picture from Halloween when I originally bought the palettes, I used Dollipop and Taco from the Sweetheart palette, spooky hey!

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If you are in the UK you can purchase Sugarpill Cosmetics from Love Make Up and Cocktail Cosmetics xx