I am really loving the Revolution collaborations at the moment – you hopefully would have seen my recent review of Carmi’s palette with them last week (if not, read it here). I was very excited… More
Obsession, as mentioned before, are a sister brand of Revolution. I absolutely love their products and actually believe they are totally underrated. They’re advertising campaigns aren’t in your face and I think they get missed because of this. I highly rate everything I’ve bought from them – I’ve never had a dud product!
These palettes were launched last week – once again with little to no promo, that I could see, beforehand.
I purchased two of the four palettes which were released – Warm Up and You Got This. The other palettes consist of a cool toned eyeshadow palette (so not my thing!) and a very neutral nude eyeshadow palette. The two I bought were the most exciting of the four.
Obsession You Got This Face Palette
This palette contains setting powders, contour shades, blushers and highlighters. The perfect palette for travelling. The highlighters are super pigmented and just stunning. I was blown away by the pigment of the whole thing to be honest. Its incredible!
Obsession Warm Up Eyeshadow Palette
The eyeshadows in this eye palette have my name written all over them. They’re warm, red toned and just stunning. Once again, the pigment packs a punch. The shimmers are beautiful and could be used for the most elegant of eye looks.
As you can probably tell, I’m really blown away by these palettes. For £5, you’re getting more than your money’s worth. You must see for yourself!
Get your own, here.
This palette caught my eye as soon as I saw a photo of it in an email from Models Own. Donuts? And eyeshadow? Yes please! This is the latest special edition offering from the very quirky Models Own – Cheat Day Eyeshadow Palette.
The palette comes in an icing covered cardboard box. The product itself has a plastic, clear lid with the donut icing decorations printed on it. The eyeshadows themselves are particularly unique – a large round pan which a contrasting colour in the centre of them. One of my friends pointed out that they look like boobs (she has a dirty mind!) but I, of course can only see donuts.
I swatched the outer rings of the pans in natural daylight, using my finger. The pigment didn’t blow me away to be honest. I was a little disappointed whilst I did this. However, when I used the colours on my eyes, they did show up much better. The shimmer shades are definitely more pigmented than the mattes.
I like the selection of colours – nice, can’t-go-wrong nudes. I’d love it if Models Own brought out a vibrant colour version though!
To buy your own, click here.
Sorry I’ve been so quiet on here recently – I have had a lot of MUA gigs and have also been working hard on my qualification. I’ve been having a think about the blog and my posts and have decided to trial keeping them short and sweet!
So here we have the Sample Beauty The Cult Palette!
This is an original offering from Sample Beauty, which had input from fans and followers.
There are 18 extremely pigmented shadows with can also be mixed together to create custom colours. It’s very clever and very magical!
I love how random the colours seem in the packaging – there isn’t a theme, just a selection of beautiful colours that will please everyone and just get my creative juices flowing!
To buy your own, click here (affiliate link)
I received a voucher for my birthday for our local shopping centre and rushed into the city today to pick up this beautiful new release from KIKO – the Gold Waves Bronzer. I had seen it featured in a SophDoesNails video where it received rave reviews and I wanted to try it out for myself.
I don’t really own a special bronzer – I ran out of my Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer a while ago so have just been using a matte L’Oreal one. Since we have had such glorious sunshine over the last few days, my need to glow, glitter and sparkle has been overwhelming and matte bronzers just aren’t really an option right now. This offering from KIKO has the right amount of shimmer and gives me a healthy glow. I went for the lightest shade – 01 Sun Celebration Honey.
The bronzer is part of a summer collection released by KIKO called the Golden Waves Collection. Some of the products available include highlighters, eyeshadows, matte lipsticks, waterproof foundations and eyeliners. All perfect for that sunkissed glow whether staying home this summer or going away.
I can’t really review this product without mentioning the beautiful packaging. The cardboard box is gold with a gorgeous blue pattern embossed on the front. The bronzer itself is encased inside a lovely (large) gold compact with a mirror inside the lid. I love the detailing on the outside too.
This is a baked bronzer which smells beautiful! It is enriched with Jojoba oil which makes it very soft and smooth and easy to blend out onto the skin. It is scented with vanilla – but not in an off-putting way, it’s subtle and very summery. The smell just makes me happy. You also receive a lot of product for your money – 20g to be exact!
To buy your own online, visit KIKO here.
As mentioned in my previous Revolution Pro post, I was sent the whole range by the company. I’m still in a state of shock to be honest with you and can’t stop looking at all the beautiful products! I wanted to review this palette for you because I know a lot of people want to know what it’s like!
It comes in a sleek black box with the Revolution Pro logo emblazoned across the front. I’m really loving the Pro range packaging – it looks expensive and professional, something I really want to shine through from my own kit. Inside are four large pans of extremely bright highlight. I literally heard the angels sing when I flipped open the lid and was temporarily blinded by the shades – what a punch this palette packs!
As you’ve already figured out from the title of this blog post, this is the Gold palette – there are two 4K palettes, the other being the Rose Gold one (which I will hopefully review soon). The highlighter in the top left is a pure white/platinum shade and is perfect for very fair skin tones. The other three pans are dripping with gold shades – good for medium to deep skin tones. I couldn’t get away with wearing them as a highlight, but they make bloody good eyeshadows!
Although this palette packs a punch, I do have to be quite honest in saying that it is quite chunky and very glittery. When I put my finger in for the swatches, or use a brush to get product, there is a lot of fall out and kick back unfortunately. I also find it doesn’t stick to my face that well – gutted! It terms of its uses in my MUA kit, the pigment itself would be perfect for a fashion shoot or something that needs a blinding glow and a bit of sparkle.
To buy your own, click here.
I absolutely adore I Heart Revolution products and have reviewed many over here on the blog – including the chocolate palettes, mermaid, unicorn and dragon highlighters and the intriguing surprise eggs. I was super excited to see the launch of lots of lipsticks under either a mermaid, unicorn or dragon theme. Today I’ll be reviewing two from the Mystical Mermaids collection, but also keep your eyes peeled for reviews of two from the dragon and unicorn collections in the near future.
I chose the two matte shades in the collection – to be honest I can’t cope with anything other than matte on my lips for long day wear, so decided not to get any other shades. I really liked the look of these two shades anyway!
Below I have swatched them on my hand and on my lips in natural daylight.
Reasons I love these lipsticks – the finish is even and pigmented and lasts for a good, long time.
The colours are absolutely gorgeous – I especially love Beach Babe with its pinky undertone.
They look STUNNING! The outer packaging stands out with the turquoise tube with mermaid scales – it puts me in the mood for summer and I love the scales pattern on the actual lipstick itself too.
For £4, you really can’t go wrong!
To order your own, visit Superdrug here.
I’ve never been so excited for an eyeshadow palette as I was this one. I’m no die-hard fan of Jeffree Star, I rarely watch his videos but I do adore his makeup line. I own a few lipsticks and a highlighter and I seriously can’t fault them. When I saw pictures of this palette doing the rounds online and sat myself down to watch Jeffree’s launch video, I made it my mission to get my hands on it. It is everything I could ever want and need in an eyeshadow palette – let’s start with the incredible packaging shall we?
The palette came inside a retro looking VHS type box, which I have of course kept in a drawer because I simply can’t let go! The palette itself is an impressive size and in a beautiful red faux leather case with some amazing clasps – I own absolutely nothing like it! To be honest, the packaging played a huge part in my instant love for this palette – it’s just so aesthetically pleasing to me. I love the huge font on the top and just how bold it all is – you just know that inside is going to be something else.
And it really is! Just look at the 18 shadows of pure perfection – I haven’t stopped staring at them since it arrived on Wednesday!
The mirror inside the lid is an added bonus and is actually a very good sturdy one. I love the embossing on each eyeshadow – 16 of the shades have the JSC logo on them, one has a surgical needle and the other has the symbol of medicine (the Caduceus). I really like the whole medical theme of the palette – I’ve had an interest in the history of medicine myself since studying it at GCSE – sounds odd, I know but it’s all fascinating stuff!
Now for the reason you’re all here – the swatches! Once again, I did my usual – natural light, used my finger and didn’t use primer.
Amazing, right? Not one shadow is patchy, difficult to work with or lacking in pigment. Every single one feels like butter to the touch and blends like a dream. I’m particularly obsessed with the shades Tongue Pop, Cake Mix, O Positive, Prick, Cherry Soda and Extraction. There are just four shimmer shades in the collection and the rest are mattes. I don’t mind that there are so few shimmers because the ones that are in there are just stunning – no more were needed. I also really like the fact that you can create multiple looks with the palette and that each row works as a look but also so does each column – go back along my photos and you’ll see what I mean!
I have created a few looks with this palette myself now and have shared my favourite one below. For this one, I actually followed a Jeffree Star and Lipstick Nick tutorial, which you can watch here.
You can probably guess from my review that I love my new Blood Sugar Palette – in fact, I’d go so far as to say it’s my new all-time favourite eyeshadow palette. Even as I write this, it’s on the desk next to me open, sharing all its prettiness with me.
It went on sale last week and sold out the same day on Beauty Bay. I really don’t know the situation with re-stocks unfortunately. I really hope they do because I just want everyone with a love of makeup to own this beauty. I’ll post an update on my Instagram when I hear any news. If not, you can buy it from the Jeffree Star Cosmetics website, here (when back in stock!).
Memi were kind enough to send me a selection of products from their gorgeous range, including this Luxe Lipstick in the shade Quickie. If I was to design my ideal lipstick shade, quite honestly, this would be it. It’s that perfect peachy nude that I’m forever searching for in shops and longing to swatch on the back of my hand. When I popped this lipstick out of its casing, I was very excited! Just look at it!
The lipstick comes in a silver, matte box with the Memi branding on it. The lipstick itself is inside a gorgeous silver mirrored effect plastic case. Top Tip: You can even use the lid as a mirror when applying on the go!
To use the lipstick, you have to pop it out of its tube by pressing on the bottom and a spring-like contraption releases it. I love it because it means it won’t come open in my handbag/makeup drawer/pocket .
The shade and pigment of the lipstick itself is stunning. It applies smoothly and evenly in just one swipe and doesn’t sink into fine lines on the lips. It also has excellent staying power and is easy to top up after a heavy meal.
In case you couldn’t tell already, I am in love with this lipstick and hope to purchase more from the range. The brand are also vegan and cruelty free – which makes me very happy!
This is the first of many Revolution Pro product reviews on the blog, as I was very kindly sent a large selection of products from the range. As my regular readers will know, I feature Makeup Revolution (now just Revolution) products a hell of a lot on here because I really believe in the brand. I also feel like the brand believe in me too – I’ve been to two of their epic event parties now and met some amazing people whilst there. The head honcho of the brand, Adam Minto, has also had a lot of time for me and it is thanks to him that I have been sent these amazing products from the new Revolution Pro range. He knows about the Makeup Course I have just enrolled on and he has supported me by helping build up my MUA kit. For all of this, I am extremely grateful.
Back to the product itself! Meet the Revolution Pro Regeneration Goldmine Eyeshadow Palette! Revolution Pro was launched on the 28th March and there has been a lot of hype online about it. The new releases have come in their hundreds – foundations, eyeshadow palettes, brow products, highlighters, lip pigments and lipsticks – so. much. stuff.
This palette contains 18 richly pigmented eyeshadows along a gold/orange/brown theme. This is my ideal palette for everyday makeup looks and I can see it being a staple in my MUA kit – perfect for Mother’s of the Bride and more mature ladies.
To be honest, I swatched these eyeshadows terribly! I think I was having an off day! I just wanted to get this post up as quickly as possible as I know a lot of people are searching for reviews on the Pro range. I found that generally the mattes took more work to swatch than the shimmers did. They were nicely buildable on the eye, but some were quite patchy. The darker shades actually performed pretty well, and I created a smokey eye look using the shades Lavish and Private Jet. I usually struggle to blend darker eyeshadows, but these were pretty good!
The eyeshadows were swatched with my fingers, on no primer in natural light.
Overall, the palette performs pretty well. It’s not my favourite palette produced by Revolution – but that is mainly due to personal preference. I prefer more bold, statement colours, whereas these are quite safe. As I said before though, it’ll be a fantastic addition to my kit.
To buy your own, click here.
Are you, like me, looking for an injection of colour into your makeup routine? Do you want to wow passers-by with your rainbow eyelids and creative makeup? Well, you’ve come to the right blog post. This palette from Blush Tribe will not disappoint in the pigment department – bold, bright, floral and gorgeous – the Blossom Palette is a stunner in its own right.
There are 16 flower-theme shades – all mattes and all unique. I own nothing like this palette and I wonder what I was doing before I did! It really has opened up my mind and creative juices to colourful eye looks and ideas. I have been scanning Pinterest for inspiration and even had a go myself at something pretty bold (for me anyway!) yesterday – but more on that later.
The eyeshadows are soft to the touch and easy to blend and apply. I would definitely recommend placing down a white liner on our eyelid first so that the colours really pop and stick.
When I swatched the shadows, I didn’t place down a primer or white liner, so this is them in all their glory.
Just look at that blue!
Even though there are some very bright and potentially intimidating colours in this palette, there are also some which are perfect as crease and transition shades and for all over the lid for every day wear.
I had a go at a sunset eye yesterday using this palette and the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in ‘Milk’ as a base.
I was impressed with the pigment of the eyeshadows and the way they blended so well, even on a tacky base. This palette is also cruelty free – overall, a big thumbs up from me!
To buy your own Blossom Eyeshadow Palette, visit the Blush Tribe website here.