It was national donut day yesterday in the US so my makeup collab girls and I each did a makeup look to celebrate. I chose a jam donut as my inspo. 😀
Foundation: The Body Shop Matte Clay Foundation
Brows: Freedom Makeup Brow Pomade
Eyes: Juvia’s Place Mini Masquerade Palette, K Rose B Cosmetics loose pigment in Poseidon. Revolution Makeup Awesome Dual Eyeliner Line & Flick, E.L.F Volumising & Defining mascara.
Cheeks: New CID Cosmetics I-glow-mini shimmer powder in Ice Pop and Revolution Makeup Vivid Baked Highlighter in Golden Lights (more noticeable on nose)
Lips: Saturated Colour Cosmetics lipstick and vinyl lip gloss in Lady In Red.
I had so much fun. Of course, the red lip represents the jam and the shimmer on the eyes is the sugar.
As soon as I saw Shay and Blue London had an offer on their Black Tulip sample size I jumped at the chance! It had me at “white chocolate”! Oh my god Black Tulip is absolutely divine! Honestly wish I had smell-o-vision right now, guys!
It has notes of plum, white chocolate, black tulip, cyclamen and snowdrops. I can’t stop smelling myself; it’s such a rich, decadent, sweet and beautiful fragrance! If you wear different perfumes in the daytime than you would at night then I’d definitely say this is the perfect scent for a night out. Particularly if it’s for a romantic dinner!
Normally, the sample sizes are £5, and for 2ml, I’d say that’s quite steep but with the promo code: BLACKTULIP the sample was just £1 with free delivery. I couldn’t grumble at that and it turned out to be so worth it! Would definitely recommend you guys stop on by Shay and Blue to try it out for yourself. You can thank me later! 😀
Hop on over to K Rose B Cosmetics to check out their amazingly pigmented (I’m not kidding! They really are crazy pigmented) eyeshadow pans and lashes! The eyeshadows pans are 36mm in size, so bigger than standard pans, and also come with an iron sticker so that you can put them in your magnetic palettes!
Eyeshadows = £4
Magnetic palette = £5 (currently showing out of stock)
Lash applicator = £4.50
Lashes = £8.50 – £12
Here’s an example of a couple of the eyeshadows and how pigmented they are (pics taken from the site).
The other day I thought I’d have a play around with some new makeup that I’d received over the Christmas period. I don’t really get much chance nowadays but thought I’d grab a spare moment whilst Willow had her nap.
All products are cruelty free and some are also vegan which I’ve put in brackets next to the products.
💜 Primer: Illuminate and Glow correcting primer by Pür Cosmetics (vegan)
💜 Foundation: Matte Clay Skin Clarifying foundation by The Body Shop (vegan)
💜 Eyeshadow: Shade and Light Contour Quad eyeshadow palette in Rust Kat Von D (vegan)
Style Eye-Con No. 7 Eyeshadow palette in Starlet using the rose gold metallic shade by Marc Jacobs
💜 Mascara: Beyond Limitations mascara in Jet Black by Saturated Colour
💜 Lipstick: Powerful Color Natural Lipstick in the shade Tender Heart by Pacifica (vegan)
💜 Setting Spray: Glowsetter setting spray by Glamglow
I am absolutely bowled over with the eyeshadow palettes! I am no longer a KVD or MJ virgin! The KVD palette is so buttery and soft and the MJ palette is gorgeously pigmented. What I will say about the style eye-con palette is that there is better colour pay-off when you apply with your finger! It is such a gorgeous metallic rose gold shade that I just know I’ll be reaching for all the time. Can’t wait to try out the other shades in the palette though!
The Pacifica lippy is such a pretty shade and is quite longwearing too! I think it may have converted me back to using lipsticks again rather than liquid lippy! I also love that the brand focuses on natural ingredients! This is another brand I’ve not tried before and as well as the eyeshadow palettes named above, I received it in my Christmas swap box that I spoke of in my blog post here. Check it out to find out what else was inside! I would love to try more of their products and hope they ship to the UK!
Have you used any of the products? What do you think to them? Let me know in the comments below.
I would just like to add, that I discovered Glamglow is NOT entirely cruelty-free as they test on animals when required by law (normally this means that they’re trading in mainland China). I actually feel quite disappointed by this considering how the brand started out. 🙁
OMG Beauty Bay has finally stocked the 35R palette! I’ve been dreaming about this beauty! It’s so gorgeous!
Look at those shades! The beige/nude shade is gonna make those shimmers pop! I’ve been admiring this on the Morphe website so I’m so excited that Beauty Bay finally has it in stock! Now I just need to drop major hints for someone to buy me it for my birthday lol!
Part II: Chemical X-ray – Too Faced Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick Colour Queen B – What is inside and what does it do?
I don’t know about you but I’m really interested in what each ingredients in my beauty products do so I found this blog post really interesting and wanted to share it with you all. Warning: grab a cup of coffee or tea and get comfy! 😀
As a chemist and beauty junkie, I always look through the ingredients in products, most often out of curiosity, especially on products that worked really well. Since the Too Faced Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick colour Queen B worked so well for me, where a lot of others and other brands failed, I decided to look into its ingredients in detail.
I wrote this down in case this is something that helps or interests you too, with explanations on what each ingredient is doing in the lipstick. This way you can get a better idea of what is doing what and why this lipstick works or doesn’t for you. You don’t need to be a chemist or scientist to understand, I am hoping that I explained everything to be easily understandable by anyone during a coffee break.
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I love Makeup Revolution’s vivid baked highlighter in golden lights. You can use a quick swirl of the highlighter for a natural glow, giving a flawless look to your skin. Sooo easy to apply and blend. You literally only need a tiny bit for that subtle glow or a little bit more to really blind them!
Dare I say it’s better than Jeffree Star’s Skin Frosts?? Yes! And at £3 it’s a fraction of the cost! I shall definitely be purchasing again! On my eyes I’ve used the Jeffree Star Androgyny palette and on my lips the Morphe liquid lipstick in School Girl.
I bought my Vivid Baked Highlighter from Superdrug but you can also purchase it online from Tam Beauty.
Note: The makeup products I have used are either cruelty free or vegan! 😀 🐰
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