Revolution Conceal and Define Concealer

So most of you will have seen all the hype around this concealer as it is meant to be a dupe for Tarte Shape Tape. I haven’t tried the Tarte one myself yet but know from reading other reviews it is very high coverage. I have been trying a lot of new concealers recently and although I have liked them all I haven’t really loved any of them… until I found this gem.

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This concealer is amazing for using under your eyes. It is high coverage so you only need a small amount and is great at covering any discolouration or bags under the eyes. If you don’t apply too much it also won’t crease. I’m not sure how this would work on oily skin as I did have to set it really well as it looked almost shiny on 0arts of my skin so it may look overly shiny on those of you with oily skin.

I bought the shade C2 for highlighting, C3 for my usual under eye shade (they are both a lot more similar than I thought they would be) and C5 for any spots that need covered. I currently mix C2 and C3 for under my eyes as I find although the shades are very similar C2 is a little brighter so really helps to brighten my eye area.

The best part about this concealer is it retails for £4 and Superdrug usually have 3 for 2 offers on.

I would highly recommend this to everyone its only £4 and works better than a lot of high end concealers I have tried in the past.

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KKW x Mario Collection

Surprise! Extra post today… mainly because I just could not wait any longer to post this!

I was so excited when I heard about this collection as I absolutely love Kim and Mario, their friendship is clearly something very special and I think it is lovely to see.

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I have followed Mario on social media for so long and really hope I can go to one of his masterclasses one day as they look amazing! I think this collection is so gorgeous and lovely that it was brought out to 10 years after Kim and Mario first met.

The packaging for this collection is stunning! Very minimalist and classy, it truly just lets the makeup speak for itself. I ordered the full bundle, even although I am not a huge fan of lip glosses normally I thought I would just get the full bundle anyway.

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I am really liking the glosses so far. The shade Super Nude is a stunning beige nude shade that looks amazing over most lipstick colours. I have found if I am wearing gloss I don’t like to wear it all over my lips and just a pop in the centre of my lips to give more of a 3D effect to the lips.

Juicy is a stunning peachy pink shade that again I would use as a pop in the centre of the lips. I am not a huge fan of how gloss feels when it is all over my lips although this one is not super tacky feeling I just find gloss gets too messy when its windy and your hair ends up stuck in your lip gloss like a hot mess!

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With flash Top left Classic K with Super Nude Gloss Top Right Classic K with Juicy Gloss Classic K Juicy Gloss Super Nude Gloss

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Without flash Top left Classic K with Super Nude Gloss Top Right Classic K with Juicy Gloss Classic K Juicy Gloss Super Nude Gloss

Next in the bundle is Classic K lipstick. I wasn’t sure how I would feel about this shade as it is I tend to go for a much darker nude and this one is much more of a beige shade than I would usually go for and I love it! With this being a light shade with a creme finish lipstick it can settle in cracks in the lips so I would recommend exfoliating your lips beforehand. This is also definitely one to keep in your bag for top ups throughout the day as it has such a creamy formula it will not last as long as a matte lipstick as you would expect.

Now on to the star of the show… the eye shadow palette!

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Without Flash

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With flash

The palette itself is super lightweight but still feels durable and has a nice good sized mirror inside. What I love the most about this palette is each shade name has been chosen as it means something to Kim and Mario.

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Without flash L-R 2008, Glam, Miami, Armenian, Loyalty

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With flash L-R 2008, Glam, Miami, Armenian, Loyalty

The top row consists of 2008 a stunning silver/white shimmer shade that just makes me think of a ice queen and sparkly snow (that should totally be a thing). Next up we have Glam a stunning shimmer golden bronze shade, this shade is so creamy, easy to apply and super pigmented. The centre shade of the top row is Miami which I found perfect to use in the crease, blends out so easily and is just my perfect kind of transition shade. Next up we have Armenian a gorgeous yellow gold shimmer, I usually struggle to pull of these shades on their own but I actually love this one as its not too yellow and more golden so it complimented my eye and skin tone more than I expected. The final shade in the top row is Loyalty a lovely medium warm matte brown shade, this shade is super easy to blend out and looks great in the outer crease or smudged into the lash line for a great smokey eye look.

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Without flash L-R Decade, Albanian, Vegas, Libra, Bronzy

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With flash L-R Decade, Albanian, Vegas, Libra, Bronzy

The bottom row starts off with Decade a matte creamy ivory shade which I personally love for highlighting my brow bone as when I have a super intense look going on I like a matte highlight on the brow bone over a shimmery one. Next in the palette is Albanian a stunning burnt red brick shade again an easy to blend matte shade, I have found my go to for this palette is Miami in the crease, intensified with Albanian and Loyalty and the outer crease. We are now on to the last three shades in the palette which are my favourites the centre shade for this row is Vegas, a stunning plum shade with hints of a more red undertone, this is not quite as shimmery as others in the palette but I love it. I always find plum shades really compliment my eye colour so I can see this being very well used. Next up we have Libra the most stunning cobalt blue shimmer shade I have ever came across! I was slightly scared to try this out as I thought it would look horrible on me but I love it! It goes on so creamy and just looks stunning. The final shade is Bronzy which basically just explains itself in the name! A gorgeous shimmery bronze shade that is brilliant for everyday wear, again this is another one of the shades I tend to go for often as I love my shimmery bronze shades.

Something I found with all the shimmer shades is I did not need to apply fix + to my brushes to make the shades more intense as they look great without this. They also apply great with your fingers, I was so excited to try this palette and only had a couple of clean flat shadow brushes left so I ended up using my fingers to apply Glam and Bronzy in the looks below. Also I did get some funny looks today when I took my sunglasses on as I possibly forgot I had Libra on one eye and Vegas on the other to test out how long they would last in the surprising heat we have had here! The shimmer shades have stayed strong for a solid 8 hours before I took them off.

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Look one glam on the lid, Miami and Albanian in the crease

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Look two – Armenian on the lid, Miami and Albanian in the crease

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Look three – Bronzy on the lid, Armenian as pop of colour in centre. Miami and Albanian in crease Loyalty in outer corner.

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Look four – Vegas on the lid, Miami, Albanian in crease. Loyalty in outer corner

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Look five – Libra on lid, Miami and Albanian in crease, Loyalty in outer corner

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Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops – Rose Gold

Liquid highlighters have been everywhere recently, I had tried out some from revolution and really liked them so decided to treat myself to this Cover FX one.

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I absolutely love how versatile these are, if I am just looking for a subtle glow I mix a couple of drops in my foundation and for a more intense look I apply this directly to my cheekbones after applying foundation but before I start using any powders.

I attended a wedding recently and I had a sleeveless dress on so I applied some of this to my shoulders and legs to give them a glow and it worked out so well. I have also found if you want a seriously blinding highlight applying this on your cheekbones followed by a powder highlight will take your highlight to the next level of glowing. I love using Becca Prosecco Pop or Parisian Lights as they both have gold undertones so they really compliment the Cover FX one.

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This highlight also lasts really well on the skin and does not fade away easily. I love the fact it can also be used on the body as it will be great when we hopefully get some better weather! I will definitely be purchasing more shades of this.

This retails for £34 and is available in the UK from Cult Beauty and Beautybay.

Look Incredible April Deluxe Box Review

I have been buying the Look Incredible Deluxe box for three months and this is by far the best subscription boxes I have had.

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It is slightly more expensive at £35 per month but it is so worth it, I have loved every product I have received. Boxes contain full size products from luxury brands and is usually worth around £50.

This months edition contains four full size products from Tarte, Benefit, Too Faced and Urban Decay.

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The product that caught my eye the most was the Tarte eye palette. The Rainforest of the Sea Vol III highlighting palette is absolutely stunning and contains so many gorgeous shades. The palette is in very sturdy feeling packaging with a large compact mirror whilst still being a perfect size for travelling. The palette contains shimmery gold, bronze and neutral shades. This palette is perfect for everyday wear as this shades are quite natural but still have great pigment. I wouldn’t have personally bought this palette as I do prefer more variety from eye shadow palettes but I can see this palette becoming a staple in my everyday routine. Although this is a eye palette a lot of the shades could also be used as a highlight for the cheekbones. This palette retails for £30 and is available from the Tarte website.

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The second product is Benefit That Gal primer. I have not used this primer in so long and I forgot how much I loved it! This was a staple for me years ago when I worked for Benefit, I would use That Gal on the outer portion of my face to prime and use Porefessional in the centre parts of my face. I have gone back to using it the same way as before and I have noticed a huge difference in how much brighter my skin looks already. The primer has a pink tone to it which helps to brighten the skin. This retails for £24.50 and is available from the Benefit website.

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Next up we have Too Faced Melted Metal liquid lipstick in Debutante, a stunning metallic coral shade that goes on quite glossy. As a lot of you know I prefer a matte lip but with summer coming up (hopefully we will see some sunshine!) I try to go for more glossy lips… that is until I get too annoyed at my hair getting stuck in it and take it off! This retails for £21 and is available from the Too Faced website.

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Finally we have Urban Decay All Nighter Liner in Perversion, I have the 24/7 pencil liner in the same shade so I already knew I would love this. It is perfect for lining the inner rim of your eye as it does not budge… which is great until you are trying to get it off! I would recommend using a oil based eye makeup remover. This retails for £15 and is available from the Urban Decay website.

This months box is worth £90.50, let me know if you would like me to review the Look Incredible Deluxe Box monthly.

Skin Chemists 24 Hour Aqua Repair Facial Serum

I received this beauty a couple of months ago in one of my subscription boxes (it was either Birchbox or Glossybox but I can’t remember which) I was dying to try this as soon as I opened it as you all know my skin has been super dry recently which I am not used to so I have been trying out a lot of new skincare to try and hydrate my skin.

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I was immediately impressed with this serum as it comes in a squeezy tube so you won’t waste any (with the £64 price tag you would wannt to get every last drop out of it!)

The serum is quite thick compared to those with the dropper style bottles and also has a very distinctive smell which I really like. For those of you who are not a fan a heavy fragrance it does disappear after a couple of minutes.

I did expect this serum to take a while to fully soak into the skin and leave that  tacky feeling on the skin which it doesn’t, the serum soaks in within a couple of minutes while still leaving your skin feeling hydrated but not greasy or tacky.

This is definitely something I will be keeping in my daily skincare routine for a while, I’m not quite sure if I would repurchase this purely because of the price tag for only 30ml of product so it would need replaced every few months at least. It is something I would maybe buy now and again as a treat.

The serum is available here https://www.skinchemists.com/face/shop-by-category/serums/24-hour-aqua-repair-facial-serum.html

Charotte Tilbury Colour Chameleon Pencils

These have to be my favourite eye shadow pencils. Charlotte has released a wide variety of shades and they are so stunning and easy to use!

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I love these for day to day wear as they are so quick to scribble on your eyelids and blend out and they set super quickly and last all day! I would recommend that because they dry so quickly that you blend out one eyelid at a time.

One of the best parts of the Colour Chameleon pencils is Charlotte has specifically designed a day and night shade to suit specific eye colours along with some that suit all eye colours. There’s ones for green, blue, brown and hazel eyes.

The first shade shown is Enchanting Indigo a dark denim satin shade, this is not the shade I would normally go for but it was part of a gift set and I absolutely love it! Although it is designed for brown eyes I still think it looks lovely on green eyes too.

The next shade shown is Amethyst Aphrodisiac the night shade for green eyes, a true amethyst purple shade with some silver reflects. I love this shade for night time looks with some extra glitter added. I normally add the pop shade from the Glamour Muse palette or the silver pop shade from the Uptown Girl palette depending on what kind of look I am going for.

Next up we have my most recent shade Amber Haze, again for brown eyes but this also looks great on all eye colours. This stunning warm antique golden shade is stunning for day to day wear and also looks great under the eye shadows from Charlotte’s Look in a Palette in Beauty Glow (reviewed previously) as it gives the shade a extra pop and also helps them to last even longer.

This next shade is my favourite (as you can tell by the size!) and is the day shade for green eyes, Bronzed Garnet is a stunning warm bronze shade with a slight metallic finish, this one really brings out green eyes beautifully and looks so stunning on everyone, every single time I wear this shade I always get compliments on how lovely the colour is and how it brings out green eyes.

The final shade we have is Bewitching Black, this is a true satin black shade that is so creamy ad easy to blend out, it looks great if you put this underneath a heavily metallic eye shadow is it adds a lot of depth to the eye look. I also like to use this for creating a smoked out liner as it is just like a thick version of the Bedroom Black eye pencil from CT so can really intensify a smokey eye.

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These shades are available on Charlotte’s website and from a variety of other retailers. i believe some of the shades may be sold out but they should hopefully be back soon.

Jeffree Star x Manny MUA Liquid Lipstick – Daddy

This was my first Jeffree Star liquid lipstick and the shade is so beyond my comfort zone it took me a while to build up the confidence to wear it outside.

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It says on the bottle to shake before use and it makes such a difference when you do as the formula did feel a bit funny the first time I used it but it was much better after shaking the bottle.

Daddy is a cool toned brown beige shade, I have started going for more brown undertones with lipstick recently but this one is a lot more brown than others. This typically lasts for about 5-7 hours depending on what you are eating and drinking before it starts to wear off and I have found this formula is less drying than others and doesn’t seem to crumble off.

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I find this shade looks best with a dramatic smokey eye look rather than for everyday wear but I am sure there’s a lot of people who can pull this off as a everyday shade but not me.

This is available from Beauty Bay in the UK and retails for £16.