Revolution Precise Brow Pencil Review

As someone who isn’t too great at filling in their brows I’ve finally managed to find the perfect product and it’s only £3!

The Precise Brow Pencil by Revolution is perfect for filling in sparse brows with its tiny nib and the spoolie comes in handy too.

Currently my eyebrows look patchy where I’m trying to grow them and with this pencil I get a perfect even look which doesn’t take too long to do.

Currently on the Superdrug website you can only get the shades light, medium and dark brown which is pretty poor but maybe you can get more shades in the store?

I love how quick and easy the pencil is to use, it’s super affordable, vegan and cruelty free.

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Benefit Hoola Bronzer Review

Benefit Hoola Bronzer is a holy grail product in the beauty community and I have finally had the pleasure of trying it. I have a miniature version that came free in Elle magazine.

Benefit Hoola Bronzer

The full size bronzer is £25.50 with miniature trial sizes being £12.50.

This is a fully matte bronzer which has great pay off without being too pigmented or orange/cool toned. It is the perfect shade for me and looks quite natural when blended into the skin.

Benefit Hoola Bronzer Swatch

I was never really much of a bronzer fan before but ever since having this product I have used it consistently and absolutely love it. As Christmas is coming up the Hoola Bronzer is in quite a few of the Benefit gift sets which are worth checking out.

If you have pale skin there is now a Hoola Bronzer Lite which may be better suited for your skin tone.

Revolution Beautiful Darkness Palette Review

Revolution has recently launched its Halloween 2018 collection and I for one could not wait to pick up some pieces.

Revolution Beautiful Darkness Palette

Beautiful Darkness retails for £6 and features a mixture of gorgeous shimmers and mattes. Can we all take a moment to appreciate the spooky packaging?

Revolution Beautiful Darkness Palette

Something ‘new’ I’ve noticed about the layout of this palette is the larger pans for the transition and matte highlighter shade which a lot of people will appreciate.

Out of 12 shades there are only 4 shimmers but they are absolutely stunning when applied with your finger, I tried with a wet brush but it didn’t pay off as nicely.

Revolution Beautiful Darkness Palette Swatches

My absolute favourite shade is Dead Rose, my swatches don’t do this palette justice but it is a gorgeous Red shimmer. Poison is also a gorgeous green/brown shimmer whereas Corrupted is a beautiful gold that needs building up.

The back of the box on my palette did have a few spelling mistakes for the shade names but that isn’t really an issue for me and might have been from a bad batch but it really doesn’t effect the palette overall.

As always the shadows are pigmented, buildable and had no fallout for me.

This palette is cruelty free, Vegan friendly and currently 3 for 2 on Superdrug.

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick Review

Hey everyone it’s time for another Kat Von D review with this post focusing on three of the Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks in the shades Nahz Fur Atoo, Exorcism and Crucifix.

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

I love the sleek packaging with the rose design, these liquid lipsticks retail for £17 each and come in a wide range of shades.

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks

I normally wear nude shades but after a lot of Googling lip swatches I settled on the more ‘bolder’ shades Nahz Fur Atoo, Crucifix and Exorcism. I initially only wanted to purchase Exorcism after doing an exchange but they happened to be on a 3 for 2 deal in Debenhams so I couldn’t resist picking up two more.

KVD Everlasting Liquid Lipstick Swatches

My favourite shade is Nahz Fur Atoo which is a gorgeous bright red, they are long lasting like the name suggests and once dried they don’t transfer when eating or drinking which is always a bonus.

At first I did find them a little tricky to neatly apply without a lip liner but I soon got the hang of it. I have tried using a Revolution Vampire Night lip liner underneath but it didn’t last well throughout the day.

KVD Nahz Fur Atoo Liquid Lipstick

One of the great things about the liquid lipsticks are that you get enough product with one application and don’t need to re-dip into the tube.

They are not drying so comfortable to wear, last all day with the only downside being it can be a pain to remove them sometimes but I would say they are worth the money.

All KVD beauty is vegan and cruelty free!

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner Review

Kat Von D beauty has been around for 10 years now with one of the holy grail products being the Tattoo Liner pen, I don’t tend to buy high end products but I have recently picked up some bits from the KVD range.

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner

The tattoo liner retails for £17 is waterproof, super black and easy to apply.

I love the brand packaging as it makes a statement and is different to what you usually see from brands.

This shade is called Trooper Black which is a deep black eyeliner which is what you want and doesn’t need layering up to get the colour pay off.

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner

As you can see it has a fine nib which makes it really precise to create your desired look and the pen is comfortable to hold. I am not the best at eyeliner but with this pen it makes it a whole lot easier to create super quick wings.

Whilst the pen is waterproof and doesn’t smudge it is easily removed with makeup wipes which I was worried about being an issue as some waterproof products take ages to remove.

As a whole I really like this product and believe it is worth the hype!

e.l.f Dark Blush Palette Review

If you’re looking for a new blush palette that’s cruelty free and contains shimmer and matte shades then keep on reading. The e.l.f blush palette comes in the shades light and dark so there’s options for different skin tones. 

e.l.f blush palette dark

On first impressions the palette box does not accurately represent the shades inside as I was expecting deeper shades and for the bottom right to be a more brown tone shade, I actually thought from the box it included a bronzer.

e.l.f blush palette shades

The shades consist of 3 mattes and 1 shimmer shade, they are pigmented, buildable and blend easily. Although I have pale skin I found I could still use the palette with a light hand.

e.l.f blush palette dark swatches My favourite shade is the more peachy toned shade and will be the one I use the most, I don’t think i’ll use the deeper shimmery pink colour as it is quite dark and I tend to go for peachy pink blushes anyway.

This palette has the option of popping the shades out so I think it could be for the use of magnetic palettes or so that you can easily replace any shade you run out of.

This palette retails for £7.50

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Top 5 Drugstore Eyebrow Products

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.

Drugstore Eyebrow Products

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?

Makeup Revolution Pro Hygiene Solid Brush Cleaner Review

Makeup Revolution Solid Brush Cleaner hit or miss? Carry on reading to find out my full first impression!

First of all it costs £5 for a 100ml tub so it should last for a while and the packaging is pretty basic. One thing I didn’t like is that the instructions is stuck on with a sticky label which is already peeling off.

Makeup Revolution Solid Brush Cleaner

It’s pretty simple to use and handy to travel with as it isn’t very bulky. It is basically a pot of soap through that expires 12 months after opening.

From first impressions I was surprised at how well it removed harsh pink eyeshadow tones from the brushes with just one use.

used makeup brushes

clean makeup brushes

An observation I found is that it cleaned my EcoTools foundation brushes much better than my Real Techniques ones but it still didn’t remove all of the product.

It cleans eyeshadow brushes very quickly and removes all traces of products but face brushes take much longer and it’s not guaranteed you’ll get a fully clean brush.

Overall I think the product works fine but it didn’t really impress me, had it throughly cleaned my face brushes then I’d be recommending it but it isn’t anything special and if you have a bar of soap already at home then it will do the same job.

B. Pure Micellar Water

Ditch the wipes in favour of the B. Pure Micellar Water. It cleanes, tones and refreshes skin whilst gently removing make up. 

B. Pure Micellar Water
It’s great for all skin types including very sensitive skin and best of all you can use it on Eye make up!

 I’ve tried Micellar waters and face wipes in the past which have made my eyes feel sore afterwards and my skin isn’t even that sensitive but this product is great. One problem I did find with removing eye make up is that for eyeliner it did transfer it under my eye more so than removing it.

For £4.49 you get a large 400ml bottle that’s sure to last a while and currently B. Skincare is buy one get one free so why not stock up! 

*Dermatologically & Ophthalmically Approved

*Cruelty Free

*Suitable for Vegans & Vegetarians 

L’Oréal Paradise Extactic Mascara 

The latest mascara to launch from L’Oréal Paris is the Paradise Extactic (UK) or in other parts of the world it’s called the Lash Paradise mascara. 

It’s believed to be a dupe of the Too Faced Better than Sex mascara as both brushes are the same shape and have metallic packaging. I have never tried Too Faced so I can’t comment further on the similarities.

L'Oreal Paradise Extactic Mascara
This is my first experience with a L’Oréal make up product and upon first use I was very impressed with this mascara! 

It claims to create intense volume, spectacular long lashes and it’s a pleasure to apply.  Now whilst I can fully agree with the first two statements I don’t really see how the application experience differs to any other mascara’s I’ve tried… 

L'Oreal Paradise Extactic Brush
The brush is quite big, has Ricinus oil and is bristles rather than having a plastic applicator. Whilst it’s great on top lashes I’m not so sure on the ease of lower lash application as it might be too large for that area and I don’t apply mascara there anyway so I haven’t tested it. 

What I have noticed is the mascara is smaller than other Drugstore ones with 6.4ml in the tube. The Revlon collection of mascara’s contain 8.5ml and the No7 Velvet Lash holds 7ml. 

Overall I love using this mascara, it makes my lashes look great, creates separated lashes with lots of volume and doesn’t look clumpy! 

Current introductory price £8.99, full price £11.99