Urban Decay Naked Basics

nakes basics packaging

Now that Urban Decay have launched a second Naked Basics Palette, I thought it was about time I got around to reviewing the first palette.

nakes basics colours

This is exactly what it says on the tin……. an everyday basics palette.

I use venus as my highlight colour in the inner corner of my eye and on my brow bone. I normally use W.O.S over my entire lid with naked 2 in the crease for a daytime look. To transform the look for a night out I add faint in the crease and line my eye with crave.

All the colours in this palette are of a beautiful quality and they blend wonderfully. Plus, there isn’t a single offensive colour in the palette!

If you are looking for a natural eye palette for everyday then this is the palette for you!

I love this palette so much that I will be picking up the names basics 2 as soon as I can.

(*I took the pictures months ago but completely forgot to do a review which is why the product looks unused)

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Beautiful natural shadow

 loreal eye shadow

In a previous post I showed you this product but I hadn’t really tried it so couldn’t give a true opinion. I just want to say that U only picked this up because L’Oreal had an offer on and I was buying another of their products so picked this up on a whim, but I am pleased to say that I was very pleasantly surprised. 

The colour is a beautiful taupe colour called Cafe St Germain, but it is the formula that is incredible, 

loreal eye shadow swatch

This is described as a gel-infused eyeshadow. I’m going to be honest I have no idea what this means and I can’t work out whether this is a cream or powder eyeshadow. The texture is so smooth and blendable like a cream eye shadow but it dries like a powder. You need to go into a store and try the tester out. For me, the best thing about this eyeshadow is the longevity. I have been wearing this for work with no primer and it has not creased at all. At the end of the day it looks like I have just applied it. Probably the best eyeshadow I have ever tried!!! 

I don’t know whether L’Oreal have always been amazing but i’m having a L’Oreal revolution and am having my eyes opened to their quality. Seriously getting hooked on this brand!

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Elf Haul!

 

 

 

 

elf haul august 2014

Last week Elf Cosmetics had 50% off all their products so it would have been rude not to!

The first thing I picked up was the clear brow gel. This product has received a lot of hype online so I was excited to try it. I have used it for work the last few days and it doesn’t seem to have flaked at all and has held my brows in place all day so for £2 full price it’s a winner!

I also picked up some of their brushes. I ordered 2 powder brushes and a eye crease brush. These brushes are so disappointing. The moment I opened the packaging I could tell that they were poor quality……. they went straight in to the bin!

I ordered their Shimmer highlighter in Pink. This is quite powdery and doesn’t last for very long at all but for £2.50 full price then it is a good product to use if you are happy to top up throughout the day.

The product that surprised me most was the Maximum Coverage Concealer. Considering that this is only £4 full price it has decent coverage and blends very well. Definitely a product to try if you want an affordable concealer. 

I picked up the Shimmer Eyeline Pencil in Iconic Ivory to use on the inner corner of my eye, however the pencil is scratchy and does not blend very well at all. Definitely not a product to try!

Finally, I decided to add the Tone Correcting Powder to my basket simply because it intrigued me. It is made up of 4 coloured powders: blue, pink. green and yellow. The idea behind the product is great, however the actual product is horrendous. The powder makes your skin look white. Considering that I am a very pale person it is very rare for a product to be too pale for me, so this would be even more horrendous for a person with a medium skin tone!

My verdict…….. I would much rather spend more money on other brands and have decent products than pay extremely low prices for products that are going to go straight in to the bin!!

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My new favourite blush!

estee lauder electric pink

I picked up this little beauty from Bicester Village for £17.50, on sale from £25

This is Estee Lauder’s Electric Pink!

I had heard rave reviews about this so snapped it up when I saw it and I was not disappointed. This blush is very pigmented and is such a beautiful colour. It looks scary in the pan but is in fact a ‘natural flush’ colour which is very flattering. Plus, it lasts all day without fading at all!

I would definitely recommend picking this blush up. My new favourite blush!

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