Impulse Sparkle & Shine Gift Set Review

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas….

Superdrug kindly sent me some gift sets to review for their Blog Squad and first up is the Impulse Sparkle and Shine Gift Set which is exclusive to them.

This set retails for £10 and comes in a large disco ball which you’ll either love or hate. Personally I think it aims it more at a younger market.

Inside is four of their full size 75ml body sprays including: Hint of Musk, True Love, Tease and Very Pink.

The sprays usually retail for around £1- £1.99 so really you are paying slightly extra for the packaging.

I think the gift would make a great present idea for a Secret Santa.

There are more Impulse gift sets available catering for different price ranges.

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Superdrug Oat & Coconut Range Review

The new Superdrug Oat & Coconut range is designed for sensitive and dry skin and retails for £5.99.

The products were kindly sent to me to review for the Superdrug Blog Squad.

The range smells better than I expected as I’m not keen on Aveeno products with the oatmeal scent.

My favourite product is the oil enriched cream, it doesn’t feel greasy and dries down quickly. My partner also used this product on a burn and it cleared it up and made that area less sensitive.

The Daily Lotion also dries down quick and is perfect to use for a light moisturizer.

I am not really a fan of hand creams and I did find this one to be slightly greasy but if you do suffer with dry or cracked skin in the Winter then it may be worth trying. It retails for £4.99.

Overall I do like this range and feel it would be a great alternative to Aveeno for a much more affordable price.

As always with Superdrug it is cruelty free and vegan.

Revolution Pro Regeneration Mischief Mattes Palette Review

The Revolution Pro Mischief Mattes palette is packed full of colour for fun bold looks. It retails for £8 and contains 18 shades, I was kindly sent one to review for the Superdrug Blog Squad. Revolution Pro Mischief Mattes PaletteFirst of all I have to admit this is not a palette I would have chosen for myself due to the bold colours and the fact it’s all mattes as I prefer warm tones and shimmer.

Revolution Pro Mischief Mattes Swatches Row 1
Row 1
Revolution Pro Mischief Mattes Swatches Row 2
Row 2
Revolution Pro Mischief Mattes Swatches Row 3
Row 3

Some of the colours aren’t as bold as I thought they would be but they do build up nicely and blend easily. They might apply better with an eyeshadow primer as a few colours weren’t looking the best after a full day of wear.

This palette would be great for a makeup kit, festival, holiday or even for a bold everyday look. I love that the shade names are now printed on the palette, it’s also cruelty free and suitable for vegans!

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Revolution Pro Blur Stick Universal Face Primer

Hey everyone today’s post is another item from Revolution Pro which was kindly sent to me for the Superdrug Blog Squad. The Blur Stick Universal Face Primer is absolutely massive so it is difficult to get coverage all over the face so I tend to rub it on my fingers to be able to apply it to my nose etc…

Revolution Pro Blur Stick Universal Face Primer

It doesn’t come out with a colour on the face even though it looks like a foundation shade, it did make my face feel smooth but I personally prefer other primers with a gel like/moisturising consistency. Whilst it didn’t fully eliminate my pores it did reduce them and gave my base a matte finish so if you prefer a more dewy look then this primer is not for you. Personally I wouldn’t re-purchase this primer when it runs out as I feel there are better ones out there which are cheaper and easier to apply.

This primer is 30g and retails for £10, it is also vegan is cruelty free.

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Revolution Pro 4K Highlighter Palette Gold First Impressions

This month I was kindly sent a Revolution Pro bundle to review for the Superdrug Blog Squad. Revolution Pro is I believe the takeover of the Freedom brand.

Revolution Pro 4k Highlighter Palette and Swatches

I was really excited to receive a highlighter palette as who doesn’t love a highlighter? I was surprised to see how ‘bold’ the colours are as I would have associated them with eyeshadows instead of highlighters but they are really gorgeous colours.

For £8 you get four large pans in a cardboard casing which I think makes the palette look quite cheap as I would have preferred a plastic case and you don’t get a mirror.

The colours although they look great when swatched they are rather glittery on the face which I wasn’t a fan of personally, they are pigmented just very heavy on the glitter.

I wouldn’t recommend this as I feel for £8 and even under you can get much better highlighters from the Drugstore. This palette is cruelty free and vegan. 

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Revolution Renaissance Flick Eyeliner Review

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. 

Revolution Renaissance Eyeliner tip

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!

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e.l.f Beautifully Bare Natural Highlighting Glow Stick Review

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.

e.l.f naturally targeted glow stick swatches

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.

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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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e.l.f Lip Tint Oil: Berry Kiss Review

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.

e.l.f berry kiss applicator

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.