Benefit -They’re Real! Big Sexy Lip Kit – Review

Hi guys! So today I will be reviewing Benefit’s Lip Kit Set, which I got as a birthday present! This set has four lip products in, which are combined together as a lipstick and a lip liner. Half of the product is the actual lipstick and the other half is the liner, so this is something that I’ve never seen or tried before. The lipsticks do have a satin finish and I have swatched them below.

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Some of the colours do look quite similar on camera, but Lusty Rose is obviously a rosey-pink nude, Pink Thrills is a bolder pink with a darker liner, Revved-Up Red is more of a coral red and Flame Game is an orangey-red. Some of the liners do look a lot darker than the lip shade in the tube but when applying them they do blend together quite well and there isn’t too much of a difference overall. I do quite like the concept of the lipstick and liner together, as I personally don’t have a lot of liners so getting one with a lipstick is a bonus for me! Both the lipsticks and the liners glide on well and are very pigmented. I can sometimes find them quite tricky to apply however because of the shape of them (it’s a sort of teardrop shape which makes getting into the corners quite tricky after you’ve used them a few times). My favourite shade is Lusty Rose as I’m a fan of pink nudes so just instantly gravitated towards that colour. My least favourite shade is Flame Game as I’m not the biggest fan of orange lips. Because of the satin finish the lipstick and liner do transfer quite easily and it’s virtually impossible to get a neat looking liner after you’ve used them a few times as they wear down and loose their pointed shape. The liners do help to make my lips look a lot fuller however so I enjoy them for that. I did receive this as a gift however, so didn’t have to fork out the £25 that they cost, which may put some people off considering that each lipstick and liner duo only have 0.75g worth of product in it (although you are getting 4 lip liners as well as the lipsticks so it could balance out). Overall though, I do really like these products from Benefit and have been using them quite frequently, although matte lips are still my fave. I personally think they’re so expensive for how much product you get, but I guess it’s the brand you pay for and I would recommend them to people willing to pay the price for them!

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Makeup Revolution – 144 Eyeshadow Palette – Swatches

Hi guys! I got this Makeup Revolution 144 Eyeshadow Palette Collection for Christmas and it is literally my favourite thing ever! It’s absolutely huge (so big that it doesn’t fit into my makeup drawers) but I love it nonetheless. All of the shadows are shimmery and I LOVE shimmery eyes so much so this was brilliant for me. If you’re solely into mattes though then this isn’t the palette for you.

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This palette literally has every single colour you could ever need, so much so that I can’t justify buying anymore shimmery palettes for the moment (ow). A few of the shadows are a bit more on the chalky side but still very pretty and pigmented. However, the majority are amazingly creamy and so pigmented that you only need a small amount to get the colour you want! See the swatches below.

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Column 1 Swatches

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Column 2 Swatches

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Column 3 Swatches

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Column 4 Swatches

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Column 5 Swatches

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Column 6 Swatches

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Column 12 Swatches

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The reds and coppers are definitely my favourites (love the greens too) and I will be getting so much use out of this palette. Props to Makeup Revolution!

Love Me Beauty – December 2016 – Review

Hi guys! Today I will be reviewing the December edition of the Love Me Beauty box! This is my first box in probably a year, as I got a one off box ages ago with a voucher but didn’t have the money to fork out every month! But for Christmas I managed to get a 3 month subscription, which I was so excited about! I do love the more expensive products, I can just never justify buying them for myself, so being able to try them out as a gift is amazing!!

First off, I love the bag! You can never have enough makeup bags can you? I managed to get my hands on four products: the EcoTools blending and bronzing brush, the Laura Mercier primer, Benefit’s Roller Lash and the BareMinerals Skinlongevity!

EcoTools Blending and Bronzing Brush


I’m not the biggest bronzer fan but I wanted to try one of the EcoTools brushes so picked up this one. The brush is semi-soft but can feel quite rough on the face when pressing down because of the tightly-packed hair fibres, which just makes my face feel SO itchy afterwards. I guess it would be good for bronzing but the brush is fairly big so you will need to be careful not to make your whole cheek bronzed up! So overall, I wouldn’t recommend this brush. I have others that are better and a lot cheaper, like my eBay rose gold brushes (see previous post).

 Laura Mercier Primer


Next up is the Laura Mercier primer (and don’t worry this one is positive)! I love this, it feels so smooth when applying and really helps to prime my face before I apply my foundation. I apply this to my cheeks, chin and forehead as I use the Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser for my t-zone! It makes my skin feel silky smooth and really helps stick my makeup down but doesn’t feel sticky itself.

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Benefit’s Roller Lash is next up, which I haven’t actually tried before. I use Benefit’s Bad Gal Lash all the time and love it, so I wanted to try the Roller Lash. Whatever I try and do, my eyelashes never curl up and just stick straight out (I hate it) but I’ve been using the Bad Gal Lash and Roller Lash together and they work like a dream in curling my lashes up! Definitely recommend.

 BareMinerals Skinlongevity 


Last up is the BareMinerals Skinlongevity, which is a facial serum that is meant to help fight the signs of ageing and promote a youthful appearance. I don’t think I’m at that age to really see results yet, but I wanted to try a facial serum as I’d never had one before. I apply it after I have cleansed and toned my face and it does actually revitalise my skin and make it feel really soft and smooth! I’m impressed with how its worked so far, and will definitely consider buying it when I’m a bit older to benefit from its full effects.

Overall, I’m extremely happy with this months bag and I’m seriously excited for January’s edition (Make Up For Ever yes please) which I will be posting very shortly!

Ebay Finds – Rose Gold Makeup Brushes

Hey guys! So today I’m doing a review on these rose gold makeup brushes that I found on Ebay. I’m not about that expensive life so I try to find cheaper things that are still great quality! I’m also obsessed with rose gold at the moment, like everyone else ever to be honest (oh well). This set comes with 12 brushes but can also be picked up in a 4 piece and 7 piece set if you don’t need all of the brushes. They also come in gold and silver!

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So first of all, they look AMAZING. Super pretty I love their design and colour! I’ve been using these brushes non-stop since I got them and honestly, they are pretty amazing. The eye brushes are really good and they’re my go-to brushes to use now for my eyeshadow. I don’t use the bigger brushes as much because I’m used to my other sets, but they’re also really good. I’ve used the more dense, flat-headed brush to carve out my contour and then the less dense, also flat-headed brush to blend the contour in. The other bigger brushes are great for highlight and blush also!

These brushes are amazingly soft (I find myself just sitting there and feeling how soft they are a lot) and I’ve experienced no shedding with them so far. Sometimes they do make a sort of clicking noise when you use them because of the plastic but I don’t really mind that.

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Overall, these brushes are amazing and, not only would they look good on a dressing table, they are also great quality and I would highly recommend them!

Pick these brushes up here: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/12pcs-Techniques-Make-up-Brushes-Set-Foundation-Eyebrow-Eyeliner-Cosmetics-Brush-/162231967025?var=&hash=item25c5c75d31:m:m__OojRHV1BWxPxYqbaGH3w

 

Makeup Revolution Haul – My Sign & More

This is officially my first post and it’s going to be on the (fairly) new Makeup Revolution My Sign palettes. I was born on October 1st, making me a Libra, so obviously I picked up the eyeshadow palette and lipstick that were both for my sign. The palette itself is comprised of three eyeshadows, a highlighter, two eyebrow shades and a primer. I love pinky-tones on my eyes so instantly wanted to pick this palette up when I saw it online. I love the colours on the eyes (see swatches below) and don’t really mind that there isn’t any matte shadows as I LOVE shimmery eyes. The highlighter is gorgeous and works just as well as an inner corner highlight. I use brow pomade on my eyebrows normally, so didn’t really favour the brow powders, however they would work well as an eyeshadow if built up. The eye primer is also very good and makes the shadows look vibrant on the lid!

I’m not the biggest fan of lipgloss (long hair, British weather and lipgloss just don’t mix) but I wanted to pick it up anyway because of the whole ‘Libra’ theme. I love the rosey-red colour and, although I’m the worst at applying lip products (oops) I do think it looks nice on the lips. I also picked up one of the Makeup Revolution rose gold lipsticks, in the shade Chauffeur. It’s a glossy nude colour and I love the mauvey shade on my lips!

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The first 6 swatches are the Libra palette. Lip colours: Libra then Chauffeur.

The lip palette by Makeup Revolution isn’t something I would pay for myself, as I prefer actual lipstick tubes, but I spent £10 in Superdrug so I got it for free! After swatching it however, I fell in love with it! The colours are so pigmented and I’m excited to ATTEMPT some ombre lips with the palette (attempt as I’ll probably fail badly).

Yeah, so overall I would definitely recommend the My Sign line, especially if you’re into star signs like myself. Makeup Revolution is probably my favourite makeup brand and the best if you’re on a budget, so I would highly recommend checking them out! They also offer free palettes very frequently on Superdrug when you spend a certain amount, so don’t miss out!