Thursday, 21 August 2014

Makeup Revolution - romantic smoked palette

Makeup Revolution romantic smoked palette

Swatches of redemption palette romantic smoked

Romantic smoked palette on the eyes
Another beauty from Makeup Forever is the redemption palette romantic smoked.  The 6 shades on the left are shimmery, and the 6 on the right are matte - all very well pigmented.

This palette has some really lovely, well thought out colours - where you can mix mattes and shimmers to create cool or warm smokey looks.  My favourite look is to put the 5th shade all over the lid, and the 6th shade on the outer third/half - it creates a really pretty soft everyday look, which could easily be darkened with the 11th shade in the crease and outer v.

The colours are all very well pigmented, creamy and easy to blend, and when you look at the price tag £4*, you get great value for money.  There really isn't anything I don't like about this palette, it's great quality, lovely shades that are very wearable and very me :)

You can see it for yourself either at a Makeup Revolution counter in a stocking Superdrug, or on their website.

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

3000 Follower giveaway

Giveaway palettes

the balm palette

makeup revolution palette

It's been a while (months) since I've had a giveaway on here, and reaching 3,000 followers was such a big milestone for me, it couldn't go unmarked.  This might well be the last giveaway I do where I buy the products myself (and not a collaboration with a brand) as once the baby comes, my money will dry up and what little I have, will go on the baby :)  With that in mind, I wanted this giveaway to be a special one, so I've picked a palette by the Balm that I would love for myself, and one from Makeup Revolution that's stunning too - I love the quality of palettes from both brands, so both of these will make great prizes.

This is a big thank you to all who have followed me and supported me and my blog over the last 2.5 years.  This giveaway is open internationally, you MUST be a follower of my blog via Bloglovin' and GFC.  I will be checking all entries, and if there are any false entries by a person, then all their entries will be removed (i.e. if you say you've written a blog post, and all you've done is share it on Facebook, or you've done nothing - all your entries removed.  Or if you say you're following me on Twitter, and before the giveaway is over you unfollow me - all your entries will be removed).  This is to keep the giveaway fair for everyone.

The giveaway will run for 1 month.  There will be 2 winners, the first winner will win the Balm palette, and the 2nd winner will win the Makeup Revolution palette.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Makeup Revolution - The One foundation

Makeup Revolution 'The One' foundation

Makeup Revolution The One foundation on half my face

Makeup Revolution The One foundation all over

Makeup Revolution 'The One' foundation - finished face

When the lovely people at Makeup Revolution sent me a package of their products to try, I was dubious.  There was so much hype (much like there was with MUA) that the products had a lot to live up for.

Pitched as 'one' foundation for everyone - much like Lord of the Rings (one ring to rule them all) - they believe that this will be the only foundation you reach for.  It's available in an impressive range of 16 shades, which is a lot to boast for any makeup brand.

It's a very runny formula and needs a good shake - the consistency is similar to the L'Oreal nude magique eau de teint foundation.  I had shade 3 - it looks quite yellow when you pour it out, but as you blend it in it seemed to adjust (sounds strange I know) to suit my skin.

I've had mixed experiences of this - mostly positive.  It all depends on how well I've been looking after my skin.  If I'm exfoliating daily with my Origins gin-zing exfoliator, and moisturising regularly then this sits on my skin beautifully.  It gives a pretty matte finish, especially when paired with a good setting powder.  However, if I've neglected my skin and it's become a little dry it does have a tendency to cling to any dry patches on my skin - so make sure you moisturise and prime first. 

I typically have combination skin with a very oily t-zone and dry cheeks (all very extreme since becoming pregnant) - I think this would be best suited to either oily or normal skin.

If you're interested in giving this a whirl, you can find it at Makeup Revolution counters for £4* or on their website.