Hey everyone, this months Superdrug Blog Squad parcel is all goodies from Revolution and Revolution Pro which I can’t wait to test out. Take a peak over on Instagram to keep up with what reviews will be coming up.
First of all how stunning is the packaging? This is the relatively new launch Renaissance Flick felt eyeliner which retails for £5. I don’t tend to use eyeliner as much as I used to but I would pick a felt pen over kohl pencils anyway.
The nib is very slim so helps with creating precise wings and glides on without dragging across the eye, it is very black which is a bonus and dries quickly. It is not runny in the slightest and is super easy to use which is great for me as I’m not brilliant at applying eyeliner, the pen is also comfortable to hold.
I wouldn’t say it is fully budge-proof as I wore it for around 6-7 hours and I could see it was starting to come away on the wings and if I rubbed it then it would look like it was crumbling off but it was a hot day so that could be why.
You can layer this eyeliner without it appearing patchy which I have had in the past with felt eyeliners and because the nib is so small you can get really close to the lash line.
This eyeliner is vegan friendly and cruelty free and definitely a bargain at £5!
Hey everyone, just a quick post today to show you what products I have been loving recently and haven’t put down throughout the month of May, there are tons more products but I’ve kept it short and sweet.
Delicious Destination Body Mists: I believe these are a relatively new launch in Superdrug and cost £3.99 each, I love the Layering Lab Body Mists but they are usually sold out so I thought i’d give these a try. The Watermelon & White Lotus mist smells fruity and fresh whilst the Kiwi & Palm Leaves smells very similar to the Gucci Bamboo fragrance which I absolutely love.
Wake Me Up Caffeine and Green Tea Wipes: These are Superdrug own brand wipes and cost £1.29 they are great for removing make up whilst being gentle on the eyes as I have had problems in the past with wipes making my eyes sore. I love using these on bare skin without make up as it makes my skin feel refreshed. These wipes are suitable for all skin types as well.
Carmex Strawberry Lip Balm: I use this everyday and it definitely keeps dry lips at bay, its one of the best lip balms I think you can get and it retails at £2.69 with loads of different flavours to choose from.
Maybelline Falsies Mascara: This is by no means a new product but I rediscovered it last month after my favourite L’Oréal Paradise Extactic Mascara ran out and I don’t know why I stopped using it, it’s a great volume mascara and only costs £8.99.
Models Own Chrome Indigo Polish: I’ve had this polish a while from a Chrome gift set but I hadn’t actually used it before and its now my favourite shade. It looks great and is the perfect mix of blue and purple, the only downside is that it doesn’t last too long without a top coat applied over it. You can get this shade off the Models Own website for £4.99
What products have you been loving recently?
If you love cream highlighters then the e.l.f ones are definitely worth checking out and only cost £5. These ones are part of the Beautifully Bare collection and there are three shades to choose from: Pink Pearl Glow, Champagne Glow and Fresh Morning Dew.
I was kindly sent two of the shades by Superdrug to review, although I don’t have the Fresh Morning Dew shade it is described on the e.l.f UK website as being a clear non-shimmer shade.
I love the size of these highlighter crayons as they make it so much easier to swipe across the cheekbone, they glide on with ease and do not drag across the skin. I also love the Revlon Photoready Insta-Fix Highlighting Stick if you want to check out that review.
As you can see from the swatches they are quite pigmented and that’s before blending! It is recommended you blend with your fingers rather than with a brush or sponge. I found that blending it with my fingers meant that it did not remove any of the foundation underneath.
I love the Pink Pearl shade the best and to make it pop more I like to add my favourite powder highlighters on top which are from the Soph X Makeup Revolution Highlighter Palette .
These highlighter sticks would be perfect to take away on holiday or to festivals and are super affordable, cruelty free and Vegan friendly.
The final lip product I was sent to review for Superdrug’s Blog Squad is the e.l.f tinted lip oil in the shade Berry Kiss. On first impressions it looks like a deep vampy purple but it doesn’t apply as dark on the lips.
When I first tried this product I found it to be quite greasy on the lips and I didn’t like it at all but after a few more uses and less product I didn’t find it too bad. The colour isn’t one I would usually go for as I prefer nude shades but it is really pretty.
The wand is quite small and has a small dip in it which makes it super easy to apply, I think the liquid matte lipsticks would have been much better if they also had this small doe foot.
The lip oil is not long lasting but it does leave your lips feeling moisturised and would be great teamed up with the lip exfoliator scrub. This retails at £7.50 and comes in different shades.
e.l.f is cruelty free and vegan friendly.
I love matte liquid lipsticks so I was excited to be sent one to try out for Superdrug’s Blog Squad. The lipstick today is by e.l.f which admittedly is a brand I haven’t tried out all that much in the past. The shade I was sent is a gorgeous deep nude called Praline.
e.l.f’s packaging is pretty basic and generally the same for each item. From first impressions of the liquid lipstick I was quite surprised at how large the applicator is in comparisons to other brands.
I have found it quite hard to apply due to the size of the applicator and without a lip liner as I cant seem to get it neat around the lip line. I do absolutely love the colour though its just a shame its a bit awkward to use.
The colour is very similar to the shades in the new Revolution Nudes Collection: On Display and Stripped Liquid Lipsticks. e.l.f Praline retails for £6 whereas Revolutions retails for £3.
It is definitely not a long lasting liquid lipstick and does need touching up throughout the day but with that said I don’t think you can complain really for the price. Whilst I don’t hate the product I don’t love it either.
e.l.f makeup is cruelty free and suitable for Vegans.
This month I was kindly sent an e.l.f package by Superdrug to review so to kick things off I thought I’d review the Lock on Liner and Brow Cream. I was kindly sent the shade Medium Brown which is perfect for me as I have medium-dark brown hair, on the Superdrug website there was only one other shade which was called Expresso so if you have light eyebrows you may need to search the store for your shade or order off the e.l.f website.
I have tested this purely as a brow cream as I don’t really wear eyeliner but it is very creamy and pigmented. I found on my brows it looked more of a darker brown than medium so if you have light-medium brows then this will probably be too dark for you as it doesn’t really match the shade in the pot once applied.
I have only used one other brow cream which is by the now discontinued Freedom range but you can still get brow creams from Revolution, I found this e.l.f one to be much easier to use and if I’d had this first I probably wouldn’t have tried the Freedom one.
The formula is very creamy so you only need a small amount on your brush, it also doesn’t budge or smudge which is always a bonus for your brows and would be a great eyeliner if you wanted a brown liner instead of black.
It is a more pigmented cream so I would say it is better for ‘Instagram’ brows rather than natural looking brows but if you did want natural looking brows you could probably get away with being very sparse with the product.
It only costs £5 so is super affordable and worth giving a try and would be a great alternative to the Anastasia Beverly Hills brow pomades. e.l.f is also cruelty free and suitable for Vegans.
Watch out for more e.l.f beauty reviews!
Time for another skincare review and of course it’s another Superdrug product as you all know I love Superdrug’s own brand and feature it a lot on this blog and I am also part of their Blog Squad.
Go fruity or sweet with the Treat Me range which features bath soaks, body butters and body sorbets in a range of different scents.
I was kindly sent these products to review and whilst I love the scent of the Mango & Coconut I’m not too keen on the Rhubarb & Custard one.
I’d never used a body sorbet before and did originally think you used it in the shower like a gel but you use it afterwards. It’s runny in comparison to a moisturiser and does take longer the sink in but it’s worth it.
These sorbets will leave your skin feeling super soft and for an extra pampering sensation you can actually put them in the fridge beforehand for a cooling effect.
The Rhubarb & Custard is true to its scent but I found it quite strong so I would recommend you smell it before purchase. The Mango & Coconut smells very tropical and leans more towards the mango side for the scent.
These retail for £3.99 and are cruelty free, vegan and vegetarian friendly.
Revolution formally known as Makeup Revolution has launched a brand new nudes lip collection consisting of four mattes, four metallics and four glosses. This review is about two of the new matte shades.
I love nude liquid lipsticks with a matte finish so I opted for On Display and Stripped although all of the shades do look stunning.
All of the shades cost £3 each! I’ve always loved that Revolution is so affordable and offer good quality products for such a low cost.
I love both of these shades and can’t decide which one I prefer, Stripped is a softer brown nude whereas On Display is deeper and has more of a burnt orange undertone on me.
They haven’t dried down fully on my swatches but they don’t take too long to do so either. If you have dry lips then it will pick up on these areas, however, it is comfortable on the lips and doesn’t feel too drying.
The applicators are so easy to use, especially if you aren’t using a lip liner! The shape is different to the previous liquid lipsticks in the lip kits but I much prefer the newer wands.
Overall I’m really pleased with the longevity of these lipsticks, they just don’t budge! They are super affordable, pigmented and come in a great range of shades and finishes. I much prefer this newer range of liquid lipsticks formula over previous ones produced by Makeup Revolution.
Hey everyone, today’s post is all about my top 5 favourite eyebrow products. I’m no expert and can’t create the perfect brow but the products featured are super easy to use and great at filling in any gaps.
Maybelline Brow Satin: With a thin pencil at one end and a filling powder at the other it’s super easy to fill in your brows. I love this as it’s quick to use and small hair like strokes can be achieved. There’s currently not many shades to choose from which is the only downside. My shade is Medium Brown and it retails for £6.99
Maybelline Brow Drama: I use the clear shade (Transparent) and it’s perfect for setting brows into place, although the brush is quite large and ball shaped. It lasts for ages and only costs £5.99.
Freedom Eyebrow Pomade: this is my first experience with a pomade and I have the shade chocolate. I find it’s easier to apply when it’s warmed up first on the skin. The shade is great and it’s affordable at £5, you can also get pomades from the sister company Makeup Revolution.
Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil: I have a mini sample which came free with a magazine so it’s not an exact shade match but it is so easy to use! It’s shaped similar to a tear drop so you can use the point to shape and then fill in with the rest of the pencil. Full size: £20
Benefit Gimme Brow: As before it’s a magazine sample. It’s a brow gel with a small brush which applies so easily and doesn’t create a mess. It’s brush is a lot smaller than the Maybelline brow gel so it’s slightly more precise. Full size: £20
Out of all these products my go to is the Maybelline Brow Stain pencil as I personally find it the easiest to apply and it’s the best shade.
What’s your favourite brow product?
Shower moisturisers are so underrated, I mean how many brands offer them? I discovered the Nivea one when I was pregnant and included it in my Pregnancy Skin Care Favourites. Now I’ve tried the Superdrug Vitamin E one I think I prefer this one out of the two.
First of all the scent is just like a regular moisturiser so nothing strong or off putting and it has a similar consistency. A little of this really does go a long way and it can be so easy to squirt too much out.
This product makes your skin super soft so you don’t need to apply a body butter or lotion after the shower and lets face it who can always be bothered to do that?
It’s recommended for normal to dry skin types and costs £2.99 for 250ml.
The Vitamin E range is great and has everything from micellar water to face scrubs and every other skincare product you might need.
As always it’s cruelty free, vegan and vegetarian friendly.