Obsession Warm Up Eyeshadow Palette and You Got This Face Palette | Review and Swatches

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.

Kerry x

Mum’s Christmas Makeup Look 

When my Mum asked me to have a go at her makeup, I felt so excited! She’s the perfect person to practice the skills I’ve been studying on my Makeup Artistry course. I had to bear a few things in mind whilst I made my plan –

  • This is a Christmas party look, so it had to have a bit of classy sparkle somewhere!
  • Mum has green eyes, so I checked the colour wheel to see which colours complimented this and went for purples and burgundies.
  • Mum is a bit older than me, so really won’t appreciate unicorn highlighter and false eyelashes!
  • I asked Mum to bring her own foundation so that it was a perfect match for her skin tone and type.

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After going through the plan with Mum, we decided not to use the Grav3yard Girl Swamp Queen Palette shade ‘Mancat’ as I previously planned, and opted for NYX Single Shadow in ‘Addiction’ instead as it had a bit more shimmer to it and a dramatic look.

Here is Mum’s before photo –

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We began by cleansing, toning, moisturising and finally priming the skin.

 

MoisturiserBio Extracts Light Face Cream mixed with the Glow Booster

Primer – Nivea Sensitive Post Shave Balm

Next was foundation, Max Factor Colour Adapt in 70 Natural (Mum’s own) –

My favourite part now! I used the Too Faced Shadow Insurance Primer on Mum’s eyes and got to work on the eyeshadow look I’d planned for her.

Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette –

  1. Peaches n’ Cream all over the lid and brow bone
  2. Georgia over the lid
  3. Bellini in the centre of the lid
  4. Luscious in inner corner
  5. Peach Pit along lower lash line

NYX Hot Singles Shadow in Shade ‘Addiction’ in outer half of lid. I concealed under the eyes with the Soap & Glory Kick Ass Concealer.

Next up, brows! I was particularly pleased with this as I think they changed Mum’s face completely! I used the Collection Eyebrow Define in Blonde.

I used the Collection Precision Contouring Stick just under Mum’s cheekbones. I didn’t want to go overboard on this because I think Mum has a lovely bone structure, without me having to cut it even more with contour. I also used Makeup Revolution’s Golden Sugar Blush Palette on the apples of the cheeks in the third shade along the top row. To add a subtle highlight, I applied the Maybelline Master Strobing Stick in shade 001 Light.

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The combination is gorgeous, don’t you think?

Now onto the lips, I wanted a subtle purple colour to make Mum’s eyes pop even more. We went for the Lancome Juicy Shaker in Berry in Love (smells delicious too!).

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To complete the look, Mum applied her own mascara. Mum absolutely loves the Max Factor 2000 Calorie Mascara, she says she doesn’t get panda eyes with it and it stays on all day. Definitely one I want to have a go with!

 

 

Here is the completed look! Ta Dah!

Doesn’t she look beautiful? I’m so pleased with how everything came out and Mum was happy too! Mum’s eyes definitely look greener and larger and she’s definietly ready to party at Christmas!

If you would like to feature on the blog, then get in touch! I’m always happy to have a go at your makeup, or send you advice so you can have a go yourself. Email here if you’re interested or for more info.

Kerry x

My Beauty Favourites – July 2016

Hi Readers!

This is the first of many monthly posts about my favourite beauty essentials. I hope you’ll keep checking in to see the products I have to review which will include both old, reliable favourites and the new kids on the beauty block. I have included links for each product, should you wish to buy one yourself.

COCOYOU Coconut Oil


As you may already know from my previous coconut oil post, I absolutely love this stuff! I eat coconut oil, drink coconut oil and use it on my face and body. I put it on my face each night to keep wrinkles and dry skin at bay. I love how soft my skin feels in the morning. I also put some in the ends of my hair to stop them getting dry and split. There are so many uses for this miracle product and recently Lucy Bee (the queen of coconut oil!) has released a book which suggests tons of beauty uses for coconut oil. I will be buying that book next month – keep your eyes peeled for a review!

Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate 15 Year Collection


I am so in love with this lipstick! It is one of five shades created by Kate Moss with Rimmel to celebrate her 15 year collaboration with them. I got this in the shade Boho Nude, but to be honest all of them are beautiful.


 I am always a bit dubious about buying lipsticks that claim they will stay on your lips for hours and hours, but I have to say this one does hang around for quite a long time! I did notice that some of the product came off when I ate my lunch, etc. but it was still visible on my lips afterwards. The lipstick is also very moisturising, which is a big plus point especially as I wear a lot of matte lipsticks which have a tendency to dry my lips out. They’re currently part of a ‘Buy one get one half price’ offer in Boots at the moment, so I bought the eyebrow gel too – another brilliant product.

Tanya Burr Peachy Glow Palette


Ahh I love this palette so so much! It’s a real bargain too! I love peachy toned makeup at the moment as it makes my blue eyes pop and it is perfect for the summer. The powders in this product are highly pigmented and very little product is needed for a beautiful finish. I have a feeling I will have this palette for a very long time! 


I will be doing a FOTD vlog in the next week or so featuring this product along with the Too Faced Sweet Peach palette, so look out for that one!

L’Oreal Paris Mega Volume Miss Hippie Mascara – Waterproof


I will let the photos do the talking with this mascara! It’s the best mascara I’ve had in a long time. I have incredibly short eyelashes and have always struggled to find a mascara which both thickens them out and lengthens them. This mascara does the job beautifully.


Thank you once again for taking the time to read my post.

Let me know – what are your beauty favourites this July?

Kerry x