Contour, highlight and add a pop of colour to your face in one handy sculpting kit presented by Rimmel London as part of the Kate Moss collection. There are currently two shades to choose from 002 Coral Glow and 003 Golden Bronze. As far as I’m aware there is not a 001 which is odd to me but I could be wrong (let me know in the comments!). This retails for £6.99.
As you can see it’s pretty standard packaging with a window to show off the colours, it’s a decent size for travel, however, it doesn’t contain a brush or mirrors. I like to use the PS Angled Brush from Primark for the contour shade.
If you are new to contouring then it makes a great starter palette, if however, you use contour a lot then it probably isn’t for you if I’m being honest due to the lack of shade options.
The powders can easily be built up but you do have to tap a lot of the excess off of your brush, for lack of a better word it is quite ‘powdery’ and as you tap your brush in the palette you can see it starting to come away in the air.
I love the blush colour and find that the contour shade works well for me, its on the warm side so if you use cool toned highlighters then again this isn’t for you. The highlighter is a nice golden shade but personally I think there’s better highlighters on the market.
Rimmel London are against animal testing but I think they’re sold in China where animal testing still takes place so it depends on your personal preferences whether or not you would use this palette.
I Heart Makeup Blushing Hearts come in a great range of shades and products, currently you can get blushers, highlighters and bronzers for a price point of £4.99. I only own the shade Peachy Pink Kisses at present but I would buy more from this collection.
First of all how cute is the packaging? It does come with an outer box but I threw mine away. The shades are super shimmery, pigmented and can be applied separately or you can swirl your brush over all 3.
The blusher container as well is quite large and will last a while, it’s definitely a bargain at £4.99. The packaging is just cardboard packaging hence the low price.
The shades are buildable but due to the high amount of shimmer they’d work just as well, if not better as highlighting shades depending on your own preferences. If you aren’t really into shimmer products then this won’t be for you.
The peachy colours are great and make a nice change from the standard pink blushers on the market. It’s the perfect shade for the summer or to take on holiday.
I personally found it is easier to remove with micellar water over face wipes.
Currently you can buy the Blushing Hearts range from Superdrug and TamBeauty.com
Wilkinson Sword has teamed up with the newly released Wonder Woman film to bring 4 fabulous shades of lipstick you can choose when purchasing a selected razor product. (Intuition, Quattro and Hydro Silk)
The shades are called Wonder, Wisdom, Power and Grace and are worth £10 each.
The shade I selected is Power, along the sleek matte black packaging is the Wonder Woman logo on one side as shown and on the reverse of the lid is the shade name. The website claims the lipstick will be moisturising and long lasting.
The shade itself swatched gives off a pinky red vibe, it glides on the lips and gives the perfect classic red lip look. Whilst I’m not sure on its longevity I can tell you it does easily transfer when eating/ drinking and it does feel quite moisturising.
The other shade I ordered with my promotional code and hope to receive soon is the shade Wonder which is a gorgeous nude shade. Wisdom looks to be a deep red and Grace is a coral colour so there is quite a diverse selection to appeal to all audiences and skin tones.
The ingredients list for the lipsticks can also be found on the Wilkinson Sword website.
Highlight delight, the sell-out MUR palette you must get your hands on!
If you’re in need of a palette which houses bronzer, blusher and highlighter all in one then look no further than the Golden Sugar 2 Rose Gold palette by the brilliant Makeup Revolution. The affordable palette retails at just £6 and contains 8 shades to choose from.
The products are quite pigmented and can be built upon to reach your desired look. (the palette looks so much better in reality)
Whilst the bronzer shade on the bottom row (second from the right) initially scared me to start with I found that it made a great eye-shadow shade, I don’t really wear bronzer much myself but others may love it.
The majority of the shades are shimmery, the only exceptions being the two matte bronzers on the end which are good shades for contouring. Unfortunately my Iphone isn’t the best at capturing how great these shades actually are.
Whilst the palette has sold out on Superdrug it can be found at Tambeauty which is the new home of the former Makeup Revolution website.
This is the first palette ive owned by MUR which wasn’t eye shadows and im really impressed with it overall.
Looking for a lipstick with a satin feel? Then look no further, No7 has an amazing collection of Moisture Drench Lipsticks from gorgeous pink shades to beautiful plums and everything in between.
One of my favourites from this collection is the shade Tawny Rose, a nude pink colour with a lasting finish. The shade is perfect for those out there looking for the perfect nude lipstick which isn’t brown.
As you can see from the image it is a much loved lipstick… What No7 offers is a moisturising lipstick with intense colour and a satin/semi-satin finish.
Of course all products from this brand are hypo-allergenic so perfect for those with sensitive skin.
As ive already mentioned the lipstick has a lasting feel so you don’t have to worry about it coming off easily if you have a drink. It costs £9.95 and is currently on a 3 for 2 promotion.
Have you tried any of the Moisture Drench lipsticks?
The Galaxy Eye Palette by Tanya Burr Cosmetics is a mini eye palette that features the four shades brilliantly named Snowflake, Moonlight, Stormy Sky and Starry Night. Cased within a small compact Square its easily accessible to your handbag or make up case and features Tanya’s trademark heart shaped mirror.
The packaging itself is cute with its silvery box and shiny stars to add to the space theme, the scalloped framing is again a classic feature of the brand.
One of the reasons I picked this palette out of the others is because of the colours, I loved the look of the brown colours and the shimmery black. This is the first eye palette I have used for Tanya Burr and do not own any others at present.
At a glance the colours are absolutely lovely but unfortunately on application they aren’t very impressive which the swatches below will show. I’m not sure if the other palettes have poor application or if its just this one. As expected the shimmery shades do have fall out but I think this happens with most glitter eye-shadows.
From left to right is Snowflake, Moonlight, Stormy Sky and Starry Night. My favourite colour pre-application is Moonlight which is a shimmery brown/nude but as you can see from the swatch it isn’t very visible.
I don’t really use Snowflake and Starry Night isn’t as shimmery as it looks in the box. I feel in order to get any pay off from the brown colours is to pack quite a lot on your eyelid, even then the colours are still mundane.
Overall I didn’t find this palette very impressive, I wouldn’t buy this one again when it runs out but it hasn’t put me off buying Tanya Burr Cosmetics in the future as I love her lip-glosses and nail varnishes.
Tanya Burr Cosmetics have a great range of products out, the new collection Soft Luxe launched just last week and consists of matte lips and new palettes, todays post is a haul of lip glosses from the previous collection launched in 2015.
Firstly I love the sleek packaging and the gold lids have the signature heart logo on top. Tanya created a great range of colours that apply easily, aren’t sticky and smell like watermelon!
From left to right we have Afternoon Tea, Aphrodite, Champagne Toast and Berry Picking.
The prices usually range from around £5.99 however, more recently you can actually pick some colours up for 99p in Superdrug, im not sure if these are being discounted to make room for the new range or whether they are just on offer.
I absolutely love Berry Picking which leaves a nice stain after the gloss has worn off, I managed to get it for 99p as well as Aphrodite. I love all of the colours, however I find that Champagne Toast works better when applied on top of a lipstick or crayon etc… this is just due to being a sheer gloss.
This year saw Revlon throw out their old mascara collection such as the Grow Luscious mascara in favour of five new mascaras which offer Ultra Volume, Super Length, Volume + Length Magnified, Ultra Definition and the All-In-One.
I picked up three of these beauty’s when they first came out, I purchased the All in One, Ultra Volume and Ultra Definition, whilst I have only used Ultra Volume so far due to having loads of already opened mascara’s I am very pleased with the results.
The mascaras come in three shades: Blackest Black, Blackened Brown and Waterproof Blackest.
The simple packaging is featured on all the mascaras but alter with the lid colours. If you read my review on the No7 Velvet Lash Mascara then you’ll know what volume is key for me when it comes to mascara. I don’t wear false eyelashes so I love mascaras that create big eyelashes.
The large brush boasts the ‘Revlon Lash Plumping Brush’ which has triple grooves to hold the mascara formula. I love this brush it leads to a smooth application without the dreaded clumps which some mascaras can’t avoid.
Admittedly I had never used a Revlon mascara prior this one due to some negative reviews of the old formulas but I am so pleased that they bought out this new range and I cannot wait to try the rest of the range.
Introducing the I Heart Makeup I Heart Chocolate Pink Fizz palette (what a mouthful!). As you may know I Heart Makeup brand is the sister company to Makeup Revolution who I absolutely love so and as a first timer to I Heart Makeup I thought I’d give the Pink Fizz palette a try.
The packaging is quite cute and looks like a half melted chocolate bar and it is said that the I Heart Chocolate palettes are a dupe for the Too Faced Chocolate Bars as well.
There are 16 shades included, 3 matter and 13 shimmery as well as the long eye shadow applicator but personally I prefer brushes. I have found that the shimmery pinks such as Party and Rosy needed quite a bit of build up but if you have a eye primer on hand then you may not have this problem.
I’ve included one swatch photo of the middle row purely because its my preferred colours and im also really bad at photos when it comes to light shades!
I like this palette but I prefer the offerings of Makeup Revolution and will probably stick to them in the future as I cant resist their 32 shade palettes!
Have you tried any of the I Heart Chocolate palettes?
The Nudes by Maybelline is a 12 shade palette and was released before The Blushed Nudes which you may have read on my previous post but if not catch it here (Maybelline: The Blushed Nudes Edition). Just like its partner it comes in sleek packaging with an open window showcasing the shades.
Although I prefer the pink packaging of The Blushed Nudes, I do think that the black stands out for the classic nude shades housed inside. Although the majority of the shades are shimmery there are also a few mattes.
This palette allows you to create great smokey eyes as well as simply keeping your eyes natural if you want to go for bold lips. I love the pigmentation Maybelline offers without the use of eye primers, the colours are easy to blend and last quite well.
Although again it isn’t the greatest photo to go by I have tried to include some swatches so you can gather some idea as to how the shades look, but believe me they are a lot nicer in person!
The price of this palette retails at £9.99 but quite often enough you can find it on offer, especially in Asda! Seems random I know but they tend to have a variety of offers on their stands, currently you can get the Super Stay (Better Skin) foundation for £6 so it might be worth given them a browse.