W7 Delicious Natural & Berry Eye Colour Palette | Review, Tutorial and Swatches

I love a good dupe when I see one and so far, this has to be the most interesting one I’ve come across. This W7 Delicious eyeshadow palette is such a good dupe for the Anastasia Beverley Hills Modern Renaissance palette that it might actually be a bit naughty! 

The ABH Modern Renaissance palette is one I can only dream about owning (or hope that someone close to me reads this post and surprises me with it!) so when I saw that the very affordable high-street brand W7 had released this little beauty, I was intrigued to give it a go. 

The palette comes in simple cardboard packaging with a mirror inside and includes a brush. The brush is also a replica of the ABH one too, with a fluffy brush one end and a smudging brush the other. There are twelve eyeshadows inside – 4 shimmers and 8 mattes. Upon swatching, I found some to be much more pigmented than others. The palest shade is pretty much non-existent on my skin, so isn’t visible in the swatch photo. Some of the colours are also quite chalky. However, upon using the palette, I was impressed with how pigmented the darker colours were and how well they blended.

Here’s a simple tutorial for an every day look using the palette –

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And here’s the finished look!

The shadows lasted very well throughout the day and are still going strong now. I used my MAC Paint Pot in Painterly as a base/primer and the shadows have stayed put without creasing.

Do I think this is a decent dupe for the ABH palette? If you’re on a tight budget like me and can’t justify spending so much on some eyeshadow – then yes, this is a brilliant substitute! When it’s on your eyes, who’s going to know the difference, hey?

I ordered this palette direct through the W7 website here and it cost £12.95.

Kerry x

Makeup Revolution Renaissance Palette Night | Review, Tutorial and Swatches

Makeup Revolution released the beautiful Renaissance palettes last week, including this Night version, a Day one and a glow palette. The Day palette contains all matte shades and the Night one a mixture of one matte and four shimmer shades. 

This palette came beautifully packaged in a gorgeous black box with rose gold decoration. The palette was inside a gorgeously soft pouch inside the box, which adds an extra element of luxury. The palette itself has a matte black case and a beautiful rose gold clasp, which I’ve never seen on a palette before. 

Inside the case lid is a mirror – I love Makeup Revolution for this – and a double-ended brush. The shades themselves are beautiful. The matte colour is a white, perfect for highlighting the brow bone, as I did today. The pink and bronze tones are intensely shimmery and pigmented. The final two shades have reflective glitters in them and are stunning. 

 

I created an eye look today using a majority of the shades in the palette – 

  • Use the matte white to highlight the centre of the brow bone 
  • The lighter brown on the outer V and slightly into the crease, also along the lower lash line 
  • The copper tone over the rest of the lid and along the inner part of the lower lash line
  • The light pink on inner corners as a highlight 

The shades in the palette are very easy to work with and blend. I experienced little to no fall out. The shadows are of a very high quality. 

Overall, I’m very pleased with this palette. The packaging is stunning and compact enough to travel with. I also think this palette would make a brilliant gift. 

To buy yours for just £8, visit TAM Beauty here

Kerry x

Makeup Revolution ~ I Heart Makeup – Unicorn Love Palette with Swatches! 

Makeup Revolution’s sister brand I Heart Makeup, have just launched this beauty. It’s the Unicorn Love palette and oh my gosh, it has a furry outer case!

Inside you get 16 matte and shimmer shades all with elements of fantasy and unicorn. Each shade has a fairytale name, for example – Fortune, Magic, Wings, Sparkle (my personal favourite name for obvious reasons!). There is a lovely range of shades – not as wild as I’d have expected from a palette named after creatures of the rainbow – but they are subtly beautiful. There are some perfect crease and transition colours, some beautiful, glittery brights and some all-round stunning shimmery shades.

You also receive a double-ended sponge applicator. I would’ve preferred a brush as I find sponge applicators to be the most useless makeup tools known to man – why oh why? There is a large and extremely useful mirror which spans across the whole inner casing lid and doesn’t distort you like something from the House of Mirrors.

I have swatched all of the shades for you below – I took one photo with the flash on and one without. I swatched from left to right, starting on the top row.

Unicorn Love Palette – Taken without a camera flash
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Unicorn Love Palette – Taken with a camera flash

The shades I am particularly impressed with are –

  • Flutter – a beautiful peachy shade
  • Fortune and Gallop – both orangey/pinky browns one is shimmer, one is matte
  • Story – Gold and so sparkly – just stunning!
  • Wings – The perfect neutral brown crease shade
  • Love – a gorgeous champagne gold and white

I created this look with the palette, here’s how –

  1. All over the lid, use Pure to set your primer and create a smooth base
  2. In the crease, use Flutter
  3. On the outer crease, use Wings to add more definition
  4. To create a Halo Eye look, use Fortune on the inner and outer corners and then blend them together along the crease so that they meet there in the middle
  5. Use Fortune again along the lower lash line
  6. To darken up the edge of the outer corner, use Gallop and blend out
  7. Using your finger, put Story in the middle of your eyelid and the middle of your lower lash line – this really adds to the Wow Effect!

As you can probably tell, I am a little bit in love with this palette. I love the range of shades to suit all skin tones and eye colours. There are endless looks to be created with it. The colour pay off and pigmentation is fantastic – particularly in the shimmer shades like Story. I’m wearing this eye look now and it hasn’t moved all day. I do use an eye primer, but it hasn’t dropped down below my eyes or moved into my crease. I am very impressed for a palette that costs only £7.99.

You can purchase this palette from TAMbeauty, but be quick as it does keep going out of stock very quickly! As I write this, there is only 1 left! Here’s the link to buy – Unicorn Love Palette.


Kerry x

Benecos Natural Beauty – Product Reviews

 

Last week I was sent some gorgeous goodies from Benecos to review. Benecos produce natural, cruelty-free and vegan makeup and sell them at affordable prices. They also sell natural skincare, natural hair care and natural body care products which are all 100% natural with organic ingredients. In my package I received the Natural Light Fluid Foundation, Natural Lipstick in ‘Catwalk’ and two eyeshadows – Shimmery Eyeshadow in ‘Rose Quartz’ and Eyeshadow Matte in ‘Mauve Me’. I tried them all out today and here’s my honest review…

Benecos Natural Light Fluid Foundation in Dune – £7.16

This is a lightweight foundation which blends beautifully and evenly over the face. To apply it I used my Kabuki brush. I built up the coverage because I have some redness on my cheeks which I like to cover. The foundation coped very well with this and evened out my skintone effortlessly. I took a photo of the coverage on just half my face for comparison purposes.

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The foundation on half of my face (my left side), after applying just one layer

The foundation contains organic, hydrating and nourishing ingredients including Avocado Oil and Argan Oil to keep your skin hydrated throughout the day. It has a matte finish – perfect for me and my oily T-Zone! I also found that it lasted for a good few hours too and only started to cake slightly around my nose (no foundation has ever passed this test – trust me!). To purchase this foundation for yourself, click here.

Eyeshadows – Shimmery Eyeshadow in Rose Quartz and Eyeshadow Matte in Mauve Me

I received two beautiful eyeshadows, which perfectly compliment one another. I find that Mauve Me is perfect for the crease area, and have been reaching for it a lot.

Rose Quartz is a gorgeous shimmery shade, excellent for brightening up the eyes and I love to use it on the centre of the lid and inner corners for exactly this purpose. This would also make an absolutely stunning cheek highlight.

The eyeshadows are, of course, made from natural ingredients including Macadamia Oil and Sunflower Oil to help care for the delicate eye area. To buy yours, visit the eyeshadow section of the website here – there are lots to choose from!

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  Benecos Lipstick in the shade Catwalk – £5.56

 

 

 

I love this lipstick colour! It’s an orange-toned red and is such a statement lip colour. It is very nourishing on the lips and glides on with ease.

It contains beneficial and kind ingredients including Olive Oil and Avocado Oil to keep your lips feeling soft and moisturised throughout the day. It is just beautiful! To purchase your own, click here or to see what other shades are available, click here.

 

 

 

 

 

Overall, I am very pleased with these products and the high quality payoff I get from them. They also have fantastic longevity and didn’t need touching up throughout the day (apart from the lipstick!). I especially rate the foundation as the coverage is excellent and so natural looking. It also made my skin look silky smooth and the colour was a perfect match for my skin tone!

Visit the Benecos website here to find out more about the brand. I just know you’ll love them too!

Kerry x

Makeup Tutorial with Belle’s Beauty – Glitz Cosmetics 12 Colours Pigmented Eyeshadow Palette 12K

This beautiful eyeshadow palette was sent to me by Belle’s Beauty, a new and independent makeup seller. The business is run by Jade and Vicky who are both dedicated to finding high quality and most importantly, affordable makeup for everyone. I will be posting a few times about this business as I have to show you some more wonderful palettes accompanied by makeup tutorials showing you how to make the most of your palettes.

Today’s post is about the Glitz Cosmetics 12K palette – stunning isn’t it? It contains twelve shades – 6 matte and 6 shimmer. They range from light nudes, peachy pinks to rich browns and burgundies.

I have swatched the shades, starting at the top row and going down, swatching from left to right.

Top row, natural light
Top row, with flash
Second row, natural light
Second row, with flash
Third row, natural light
Third row, with flash

So let’s get started with this tutorial! I went for a purple theme this time, as requested by my cousin’s lovely fiance, Lucy. As usual, I primed my eyelids with MAC Paint Pot Pro in Painterly.

I began by applying the colour closest to my skin colour over my eyelid to set my primer. I then applied the gorgeous peach shade in my crease as a transition shade.

I decided to create a ‘Halo’ eye look, so applied the purple tone shown below, to my inner and outer lids and blended/joined them together in my crease.

Now for some shimmer! I packed on this beautiful duochrome light nude/peach colour to the centre of my lids and the center of my lower lash line.

To emphasise the shimmer even more I added another sparkling shade over the top with my finger tip.

Finally, I used the pink, shimmery shade on the top row on my brow bone (and well done me for cropping this out of the photo!).

BONUS! This palette doesn’t just have to be used on the eyes! I took the beautiful duochrome nude/peach shade I used earlier and applied it as a highlighter! Subtle and beautiful. It really pulled the whole look together.

TA-DAH!

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As you can tell from this review (and my Instagram!) I adore this palette. The colours are perfect for my eye colour – especially the peaches and burgundies, but this palette will work for everyone. There are colours to suit all.

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To buy your own, visit Belle’s Beauty here. The Glitz Cosmetics 12K is an incredible £12.99 – worth every penny! Whilst you’re there, check out their other beautiful palettes.

Keep your eyes peeled for more tutorials featuring Belle’s Beauty palettes in the next couple of weeks.

Kerry x

Makeup Revolution Fortune Favours the Brave Eyeshadow Palette 

Once again I’m writing about Makeup Revolution and once again it’s an amazing product. This is the Fortune Favours the Brave eyeshadow palette which was designed in collaboration with the brilliant British Beauty Blogger aka Jane Cunningham.

The eyeshadows are inside a gorgeous matte gold case – it’s a good travel size and has a massive and very handy mirror inside. There are 30 shades inside the palette – a combination of mattes, shimmers and sheens. You also get a good double ended brush.

One of the most amazing things about this palette is the price. It’s £9.99 and is probably the only palette you’ll ever need. You can create hundreds of looks with this palette, from smokey eyes to matte glam. There are shades to suit every skin tone and eye colour too. I’ll be uploading a tutorial using this palette, later this week.

I have swatched each of the shades, starting with the top row, down and from left to right.

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Each shade has a name – very handy for tutorials!
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Top two rows – Without flash
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Top two rows – With flash
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Bottom two rows – Without flash
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Bottom two rows – With flash

The colour pay off from the majority of the shades in this palette is fantastic. I’m amazed at the high quality and high pigmentation for the price. As mentioned before, I will be uploading a tutorial using this palette later this week.

This palette has been out a few months now and I’m really late to the party on this one, but I just had to review it. I’ve been using it pretty much every day since I got it last week and I’ve been very happy with the final results every time.

To buy your own, visit TAMBeauty here or Superdrug here.

Kerry x

Makeup Revolution Awesome Metals Foil Finish Eyeshadow in Rose Gold

I’ve seen a lot of YouTube makeup gurus referring to this product and when I saw that it is currently only £2 on the TAMbeauty website, I just had to get myself one. The Awesome Metals Foil Finish eyeshadow in Rose Gold is one eyeshadow not to be missed. 

Inside the box you get –

  • The intense eyeshadow pigment
  • Liquid eye primer
  • Mixing tray

To use –

  1. Put a small amount of the primer on the mixing tray
  2. Put some of the eyeshadow on the tray
  3. Mix the two together
  4. Apply to the eyes! The colour is buildable, so you can repeat the process if necessary.

I have to say, this has instantly become one of my all-time favourite eye makeup products. It is just stunning and adds instant glamour to any eye look. 

It stays put all day because the primer that you mix it with is brilliant. The colour is gorgeous and when it catches the light it is multi-tonal, so blinds anyone looking at it with its shine! 

I only applied the tiniest amount in these photos. So far I have worn it just on my inner corners, over the whole lid and in the centre of my eyelids to make my eyes pop. 

I can’t wait to create more eye looks with this Awesome Metals Foil Finish Eyeshadow – I’m obsessed! To buy your own, visit TAM Beauty here, or Superdrug (where it’s £3) here

Kerry x