The new Too Faced concealer that I cannot live without

I’m always on the hunt for a good concealer as I struggle with dark circles under my eyes and nothing ever really covers them properly. Until now that is! I recently picked up the new Born this way, Super coverage concealer by Too Faced and let me tell you, it’s a game changer. I’ve been hearing nothing but good reviews for this product so of course I just had to try it out for myself.

This has been so popular since it’s launch that it’s now ranked number 2 in the world (after the famous Tarte Shape tape) and has everyone talking about it.

Packaging

First of all, I just have to mention the amount of product you get with this. The bottle is 15ml which is a really decent size for a concealer. It almost looks like a foundation bottle and is a slightly smaller version to the born this way foundation. Up until now I have been using the Revolution Pro concealer which only last for 5 minutes and it can be a bit a pain having to keep buying replacements. So, I’m loving the generous size of this product.

Coverage

This leads me to the main reason why I wanted to write this blog post. The coverage is INCREDIBLE.

The adaptor wand makes applying this concealer really easy and I’m finding that a little goes a long way. The head is a diamond shape which helps to sculpt out the under eye area and I’ve also been highlighting my face with it.

It is quite a thick consistency but it has a lovely silky texture and it doesn’t cake around the eyes. I like the way this product dries quickly and leaves a smooth finish too. It can even cover tattoos so that will give you an indication of what a wonder product this is. 

There are 20 shades to choose from and I went for ‘Snow’ as I like my concealer to be pretty light to try and combat the darkness as much as possible. In terms of price, this retails for £24 which I feel is fair for the quality and it will last quite a while considering you don’t need to use too much each time.

Final Verdict

I think that I’ve found myself a new favourite make up item with this and will definitely be re-purchasing it when I have finished the bottle. The coverage is so impressive and it’s making a huge difference to my finished make up looks and I’m so pleased I’ve finally found something that actually covers my dark circles! Thank you Too Faced make up gods! I’ve also been enjoying using it for contouring which has been equally as good.  You can buy Too Faced products directly from their website HERE, in store, Debenhams or online retailer Cult Beauty.

Have you tried this product yet?

What are your thoughts on it and what shade did you choose?

Thanks for reading! xx

Riviera – The latest eye pallet by Anastasia Beverly Hills

Image: Cult Beauty

I haven’t been this excited about a new beauty product release in ages. As soon as I discovered the latest eye pallet by Anastasia Beverly Hills I literally couldn’t wait to get my hands on it! I actually first saw this on one of Jeffree Star’s YouTube videos and instantly fell in love with it. This release was kind of unexpected too as ABH didn’t really put out a big press release but started dropping hints on Instagram that something new was coming. They haven’t really had a pallet with colours like this before either so it’s great to see something slightly different from the brand.

These pallets are not the cheapest at £46 but you are not just paying for the name with this, you are paying for the quality which is fabulous. I was lucky to get this discounted with online beauty retailer Cult Beauty who stock ABH and other big brands. I was really excited to test this pallet out and to see if it was worth the money or not, so keep reading to find out my thoughts…

The theme

This pallet is all to do with summer, and is giving me pure south of France/St Tropez vibes! The seaside theme runs right through this product, from the names of the shades right down to the sailor inspired striped case. I really like the Insta-worthy chic packaging of this pallet and it’s a pretty addition to any dressing table/makeup collection.

The shades

The pan contains 14 shades. There are 8 soft mattes, 4 shimmering metallics and 2 duo chrome pressed pigments. The shades range from bold pinks, cool neutrals, ocean blues and glittering golds. I was getting to a point recently where I was becoming so bored of neutral eye shadow shades and there were no new releases that were catching my eye, but this is such a gorgeous new colour pallet for the Summer. I get that some of the colours might look slightly scary to some people – in particular the bright pink, but please don’t be put off by this. Bright pinks can be blended with other shades to create a really lovely warm tone eye look.

I’m loving the shade names which as I said are all in keeping with the nautical theme.

Choose between matte white ‘Sails’, eggshell pink ‘Estate’, mustard ‘Cabana’, peachy ‘Coastline’, hot pink ‘Bahamas’, muted pink ‘Monte Carlo’, royal purple ‘Cannes’, chocolatey ‘Palm’, duo chrome bronze ‘Yacht’ , metallic sky blue ‘Seychelles’, warm pink ‘Palermo’, silvery lilac ‘Seaside’, golden ‘Inheritance’ and ocean-hued ‘Mediterranean’

Image: Cult Beauty

The quality

Anastasia Beverly Hills palettes are well known for how pigmented their eye shadows are and this is such a winner for me in terms of the quality. I’m so impressed with how beautifully they blend out and the intensity of the pigment – a little really goes a long way! This pallet includes a dual ended brush and the bristles are lovely and soft. This brush gives a sleek professional finish and you don’t need to be a makeup artist to get a good result from using this. My favourite shade has to be the glittery turquoise ‘Seychelles’ as it’s such an intense colour that really pops. I have been wearing this in a few different ways, such as blended under the bottom lash line, in the inner corner of the eye and blended on the lid with other shades.

Plus some of the shades double up as highlighters. Dust Yacht above the brow bone for an illuminating finish. Or for a hint of blush, try Bahamas for flushed and fabulous cheeks.

This is definitely going to be my go to pallet of the summer and I cannot wait to try out lots of new eye looks with this!

Have you tried this pallet yet? What is your favourite shade?

Let me know your thoughts if you have tried it!

I Heart Revolution – The latest Glitter eye Palettes

I can never resist an eye shadow pallet and when I came across the new glitter pallets by I Heart Revolution I instantly fell in love with them!! They reminded me of the Polly Pocket toys that I used to have as a child and the inner girlie girl in me just had to try out this collection.

Packaging and shades..

These eye shadow pallets are a good size and the outer cases have gorgeous sparkly particles and little glittery hearts or stars that swirl around the lid as you move them around. These are a ten out of ten for packaging and I haven’t seen anything like this in an eye pallet before.

There are 3 options available in this collection –

Starry Eyed – this has a pretty turquoise case and inside there are 7 dreamy metallic and 2 matte shades. This option includes a mixture of deep blues and greens intertwined with bronze and golds. This is the option that I loved the most in the range.

One True Love – this is a candy pink case which includes 3 gorgeous matte shades and 6 striking shimmers. These are a sparkly mix of golds, rose golds, deep burgundies and popping pinks.

Fortune Seeker – this is a cute lilac case and has 4 wearable matte shades and 5 stunning shimmers. This option includes a warm mix of bronzes, rich burgundies, light browns, burnt copper and pale lavender.

Quality..

I Heart Revolution is a really affordable brand and you can always guarantee a decent price point for their products. For a drug store brand, these eye shadow pallets are really good quality and blend nicely with minimal fall out. The shades in each pallet are really wearable and they work well together to create gorgeous looks for both day and night, so you will get great use out of these. Plus, at £10 per pallet they are a bargain. They remind me of the Huda Beauty obsessions pallets which I featured in my Christmas gift guide HERE although those are double the price of these.

Matching Lipsticks..

To go alongside this beautiful pallet, I also picked up a couple of lipsticks which go perfectly with this range. As I chose the turquoise case option, I decided to get a couple of shades from the mystical mermaid lipstick collection also by I Heart Revolution. This range has two seashell mattes, two glistening metallics and one satin finish. You can use them alone or layer over the top of any lip colour which is great. These lipsticks are in beautiful turquoise packaging with mermaid scales imprinted on the bullet of the lipstick. How stunning are these!


You can purchase any of the products mentioned in this blog post directly from the I Heart Revolution website HERE or at most Superdrug stores throughout the UK.

Do you love the I Heart Revolution make up range? What is your favourite product from this brand? Leave me a comment below!

Christmas Gift Guide part two: Make up & Beauty sets

Welcome back to my Christmas gift guide series! We started off with homewear and lifestyle products in part one HERE. For Part 2 I have picked out my favourite make up and beauty products that will make the most perfect gifts. So here are my recommendations for all of the beauty lovers you will be buying for this Christmas. Although be warned, you will seriously be tempted to keep these items for yourself!

Huda Beauty Obsessions Vault

The Huda Beauty eye pallets are probably the most popular and coveted out there. I absolutely love the gem inspired mini eye pallets and now they have brought out a set which includes the full collection! I am so excited about this and am lusting after this set. Within the striking black diamond-shaped case you’ll find ALL five of the Huda Beauty gemstone-inspired Obsessions palettes – Topaz, Ruby, Amethyst, Sapphire and Emerald. A dream come true for all Huda-holics. Each palette has 9 pigment-packed powders in stunning jewel tone shades. 

The Topaz Obsessions Palette has 4 vibrant duo-chrome shimmers and 5 creamy mattes – in rich rose gold, amber, burnished bronzes and tangerine orange for the ultimate sophisticated polish.

The Ruby Obsessions Palette has duo-chrome and creamy matte textures in rich raspberry, blackcurrant and copper shades for the ultimate feminine lid looks.

The Amethyst Obsessions Palette has 6 vibrant duo-chrome shimmers and 3 creamy mattes – in shades ranging from moody mauve and violet to barely there pink.

The Sapphire Obsessions Palette has 5 vibrant duo-chrome shimmers and 4 creamy mattes – in shades ranging from brilliant blue and vivid turquoise to shining silver and zesty yellow.

Finally, the Emerald Obsessions Palette has 6 vibrant duo-chrome shimmers and 3 creamy mattes – in shades ranging from mint or golden olive to timeless emerald and show-stopping peacock green.

The Huda Beauty Obsessions Vault is priced at £100 and is available to buy on the Cult Beauty website HERE

Charlotte Tilbury Lip Archive trio kit

This is the most fabulous lip kit and would make someone’s Christmas complete! The kit contains 3 nude pink lipsticks in shades that will flatter literally everyone. These are three of Charlotte Tilbury’s best selling shades and are the most perfect gift idea.

The kit includes the following stunning shades:

Matte Revolution Lipstick in Miss Kensington this is a pretty, English-rose pink inspired by the girls of the swinging ‘60s in Chelsea & Kensington and the pastel hues in Norman Parkinson’s pictures.

K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in Confession is a dusky, tawny nude shade flecked with gold particles inspired by the full lips of super models in a nourishing, moisturising lipstick formula.

Matte Revolution Lipstick in Between the Sheets named by Charlotte’s social media followers is a vintage rose petal shade that encapsulates just-kissed, natural lips with a flush of colour.

Priced at £60, you can buy the Charlotte Tilbury lipskit set HERE

The most organised make up bag ever by The Flat Lay Co

When I put on my make up in the morning I like to have it all lined up so I can see what I am using. There is nothing worse than having your make up all piled up in a make up bag that you have to rummage through to get each product out. Whenever I go on holiday or away for a weekend break, I always unpack my make up and beauty items first and get them all organised in the bathroom.

I came across the Flay Lay Company on Instagram and fell in love with their make up bags. They are such a simple concept but so handy! When you open it up it sits as a 50cm wide circle shape. Inside is a zipped compartment and there are 8 brush holders.  I like to put eyeliners and lipliners in these as well as brushes. This make up bag has a drawstring pull, so once you have laid out all of your make up items, you simply pull the string and it bunches everything into the sack for you. It’s as easy as that!

All of their make up bags are machine washable and wipe clean which is great. Priced at £19.50 for the larger size or £14.50 for the smaller version and you can purchase these directly from their website HERE

Huda Beauty fragrences

Another Huda product I have to include in this gift guide is the new stunning fragrances. The Huda make up products are such beautiful quality and their fragrances equally do not disappoint. The packaging alone is so elegant. How fabulous will these bottles look displayed on your dressing table or in the bathroom. Ultimate shelfie goals! Here are my top 3 picks from the collection:

KAYALI ELIXIR | 11

KAYALI translates from Arabic to ‘my imagination’ and this fragrance is inspired by the rich heritage of the Middle East. This fragrance is one of the lighter scents in the range, which Huda and Mona Kattan describe as ‘an ultra-addictive scent’.

KAYALI CITRUS | 08

This is the lightest scent in the range, which Huda and Mona Kattan describe as ‘a contemporary twist on innovation.’ A citrus perfume is so nice for the day time or during the Summer months.

KAYALI MUSK | 12

The third fragrance in the KAYALI COLLECTION | 01, MUSK | 12 is the most intense fragrance in the range, which Huda and Mona describe as ‘emanating power and confidence’. This is my personal favourite as I love a strong and long lasting perfume.

Priced at £84 for 100ml, you can purchase these Huda fragrances from the Cult Beauty website HERE

I hope you enjoyed my beauty gift guide. Leave me a comment below if you have tried any of the items listed!

The new metallic sparkle lipsticks by Too Faced

I am a complete magpie and anything sparkly always gets my immediate attention. So, when I discovered the brand new metallic sparkle lipsticks by Too Faced I just had to try them out!

Colour shades

There are 10 shades in the collection ranging from pretty pinks, purples and reds as well as some more daring colours such as blue and vivid purple. I was tempted to go with the gorgeous light pink shade called ‘Marcia Marcia Marcia’ but I chose ‘Miss Thing’, a pretty peachy nude shade instead. These 10 shades are inspired by the original Too faced lipstick bullets but given an updated twist. This also includes 2 new 20th anniversary shades. I’m loving the sassy shade names too:
  • Hoochie – cool brown
  • Bionic – light blue
  • Hot Flash – crimson
  • Marcia Marcia Marcia – pretty baby pink
  • Miss Thing – peachy nude
  • Pixie Stick – vivid purple
  • That Girl – warm chocolate brown
  • Trampula – electric blue
  • TF20 – vivid pink
  • Too too hot – spicy red

Formula

The Too Faced website says this lipstick range is full coverage. I personally found the coverage to be on the lighter side than what I expected after swatching them on my hand.  However, if you layer this up with a couple of coats, you will get a more intense colour which is what I prefer. The end result was a multi-reflective glitter finish with a pretty sparkly sheen.
I love the overall look of this once applied and I was impressed with the creamy formula. You can wear the lipstick by itself, but I found it also looks really nice over the top of a matt lipstick. As always with Too Faced, this range is animal cruelty free which is also a plus point.

Packaging

Each lipstick case is in a sparkly shade that matches the colour inside which I absolutely love. These looked so fabulous lined up together on the makeup counter that it made me want to walk away with all of them! The box packaging is also completely sparkly and the top of the box has a cute heart detail which shows the name of the shade. I really love the packaging of this collection and I love having this in my handbag.

Value for money?

Each lipstick is priced at £18 which is a pretty standard price for premium make up brands. The stunning packaging and the quality of this range definitely justifies this price point. Plus, you will get a lot of use out of this so the cost per wear is really reasonable if you work it out this way.
You can purchase this new collection directly from Too Faced stores or on their website here
You will also find this in department stores that have a Too Faced counter.
Have you used this latest lipstick range yet? Let me know your thoughts if you have!

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