GRWM – Using Revolution Pro Pressed Glitters

Hello my lovelies, I’m so sorry for being totally MIA for the past couple of weeks. As you already know I took a break back in December due to some personal issues and I just felt like I needed to take a break again and give myself some self soothing. You know I’m a big sucker for self-care as it’s super important for your mental health. Just wanted to say thank you to everyone who has stuck by me through out this time and still takes the time to read my blog. I’m super grateful!

I thought I would come back to you all today with a new blog post about the new Revolution Pro line. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you must’ve been living under a rock. I treated myself to a few goodies when the line first came out so I thought I would include some of it in this GRWM post.

As I always start these GRWM post’s I’ll just give you a run through of what I used to create my desired makeup look.

BROWS

So, to start off with I always do my brows using Benefit Ka Brow – Shade 3 to create a good shape for my brows as they’re super sparse and thin. After this I love to use the Loreal Brow Plumper to just stick all my brow hairs down so it looks tidy. To finish off my brows I always always always tidy them up using the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer as I love my brows to look sharp and they just pop a bit more.

EYES

To start off my eye shadow I always like to pop a bit of concealer on my lids, this just evens out the discolouration on my eyelids and also primes my eyelids for eye shadow. For the majority of this eye shadow look I used the Violet Voss Holy Grail Eye Shadow Palette.

  1. R U Kitten me as a transition shade. Blending this into the crease lightly and slowly building it up so you have the perfect gradient.
  2. To darken up the crease I love to use Brownie Points as it adds a bit more depth to the crease.
  3. Now onto the outer v of my eye, I used Teddy Bear, which is a darker brown, pop that onto the outer v and slowly blend it into the crease slightly.
  4. Cut the crease with concealer, for this look I created a halo eye, using the collection lasting perfection concealer. After this make sure you blend a little more colour around the edges of the concealer just to make sure it’s perfectly blended.
  5. Now for the best part, the new Revolution Pro pressed glitters, I used the blue shade from the Glisten Up refill pack because I thought I’d do a look a bit out there and bold. I simply used my finger tip to apply this to the lid and it was sooooo pigmented! Literally one swipe of the glitter covered my entire lid!
  6. For the lower lash line I just run Brownie Points underneath the lash line and popped the Marc Jacobs Highliner in earth(quake) into my waterline.

BASE

I don’t know if it’s just me but I always like to do my base last and after my eye makeup. For my foundation I use my favourite foundation at the moment the Maybelline Super Stay 24 Hour foundation and apply this with a damp beauty blender.

Now to pop some concealer under the eyes, again using the Collection Long Lasting Concealer and blending that out using the same beauty blender.

CONTOUR, BLUSH AND HIGHLIGHT

For contour I use the Kiko Smart Contour Kit in the shade Light. This is one of my absolute favourites recently, the contour shade just seems to go so well with my pale skin.

For blush I’ve been absolutely loving the Benefit Rockateur blush, I never used to wear blush because every single one I tried used to look awful because I’m so pale but I have finally found a blush I lovveeee.

Highlight I used the Babe in Paradise highlighting palette by Morphe X Bretman. This palette is absolutely insane!! I love the shade Vagaytion, it’s the perfect champagne colour and it is sooooooo pigmented!! I run this across the high points of my face and also in the corners of my eyes.

Let me know what you think of the Revolution Pro glitters and if you’d like me to do another make up look using them!

For me these glitters definitely get a 5/5… IN LOVE.

Until next time,

K x

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March Beauty Must-Haves

Hello my Lovelies I’m back again with another blog post! I hope you’ve all had a wonderful day, mine on the other hand has been an absolute nightmare. I had some bloods drawn this morning for a routine check-up and the nurse accidentally hit a nerve! So I’m mostly typing with my right hand as my left arm is currently injured.

Anyway, onto today’s post. I thought I would share with you my favourite beauty favourites, basically which products I’ve been totally loving this month.

One of the many products I’ve been loving this month is the Benefit KA Brow in shade 3. Now this isn’t exactly the cheapest brow product ever, it retails for £20.50 which you can purchase from Boots, House of Fraser, Debenhams and other beauty stores. I’m not usually one to spend that amount of money on a brow product but I do have to say it does wonders for my sparse, lifeless eyebrows. the packaging is stunning let’s be real, I just love the packaging of Benefit products, I think they’re just beautiful. It defiantly looks high-end.

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The second product I’ve been loving the past couple of weeks is another product from Benefit. It’s the Benefit Bad Gal BANG Mascara, which I have done a full review on a few weeks ago so I won’t babble on too much about it. If you’d like to find out more about it make sure you check out my blog post —> here. I absolutely love this mascara, my eyelashes lack volume and length so for me a usually go for a mascara that does both as well as using an eyelash curler everyday. This mascara was on another level, it was almost as if I was wearing fake eyelashes. I would totally recommend this mascara to anyone!

 

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Next up is the Maybelline Superstay 24 Hour Foundation which I have also done a full review of and you can check it out —> here. I’ve been loving this foundation so much, it’s even my daily go to foundation now. The coverage is amazing and it’s even great for my awfully dry skin. Doesn’t crease up through-out the day, doesn’t look cakey. I just love it so much. If you haven’t tried it, you need to.

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OK, so the last item on my list that I’ve been absolutely loving this month is the Soph X Revolution Eyeshadow Palette which you can purchase from Superdrug for a bargain price of £10! Yes £10! The palette contains a range of shades, 14 mattes and 10 shimmers which is an amazing deal, 24 shades in total. There is a massive variety of shades in the palette which means you can create so many looks with just using one palette! One of my favourite shades in the palette is a shimmer called Grow Old. Apply this with your finger to your lid and it literally looks like foil. Buy, buy, buy, buy.

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Thanks for reading, what’s your favourite beauty products of the month?

Until next time,

K x

Maybelline Superstay 24hr Foundation… Worth It?

Hello my Lovelies and welcome back to my blog! I hope you’ve all been having a lovely week because I know I have! Is it just me or am I the only person that is soooo glad the snow has finally gone? There’s no more fighting over bread and milk, everyome can go back to work, I can order take-aways, yay!

Sorry it’s been a little while since I last posted but I’ve been making major changes to my blog and Instagram. It’s been absolute madness. Let me know what you think of my blog now that I’ve shaped everything up.

I thought I would share with you today my thoughts on the Maybelline Superstay 24hr Foundation. I only buy drugstore foundation because being a student and all that we have a budget we need to stick to.

I purchased this foundation from Superdrug for £9.99 which I thought was a pretty good price point for a foundation. It’s affordable even for those who are on a budget. Onto what the foundation is supposed to do.

Superdrug describes this foundation:

“SuperStay 24h full coverage foundation completely corrects visible flaws and imperfections making it the perfect base for a hi-impact make-up look. 
Relentless, all day wear. Lightweight hi-pigment coverage. Flawless transformation. 

Skin type: 
Suitable for all skin types. 
Finish: Soft matte. 
Coverage: Full 
End result: Transform your skin. 
Wear: All day wear (up to 24hr)”

DISCLAIMER: At the moment my skin is extremely dry so this foundation review will be based on my opinion on how the foundation works for people with dry skin.

Right off the bat I love the packaging. It’s plain, simple and classy. Doesn’t look cheap, doesn’t look expensive so you’re getting exactly what you’re paying for; which in my opinion is great.

I applied this foundation with a damp sponge and it applied so effortlessly and blended amazing. Like no joke, I was a bit shook because I wasn’t expecting it to be that good. The coverage was on another level. When it says the coverage is full, it really is. For £9.99 can you go wrong? It’s easily build able and does an amazing job of blurring pores and concealing blemishes.

This foundation is super full coverage but doesn’t feel heavy on your skin at all. Even better it doesn’t look like you’ve just dipped your face in paint like some drugstore foundations do. As for how the foundation reacted with my dry skin, it was great. I mean I did plaster on loads of moisturiser before hand but it didn’t cling to dry patches at all which I was really surprised by.

As for matching up to the description it does definitely do what it’s supposed to do! I would highly recommend this foundation for anyone who’s on a budget and want’s good value for their money. Since testing out this foundation for a few weeks ago it has actually replaced my old foundation and become my daily go-to. It is really worth it.

For me, this get’s a 4.5/5, buy buy buy!

Until next time,

K x

£6 Foundation! Worth it?

Hello lovelies, I’m back with another ‘worth it?’ post. If you haven’t seen my last one, you can check it out here. I’m a bit late to the party but I know there’s been a lot of hype surrounding The Ordinary Coverage Foundation which you can purchase online.

I paid in total £6 for this foundation from ASOS. I know right, £6?? I thought the same, to be honest I wasn’t expecting much for £6 considering your average foundation retails from £10-13. On ASOS there are 13 shades to choose from, which is more shades than my current foundation has. (I think there are more shades available these are just the ones available from ASOS). I picked shade 1.0NS because I thought it was the closest to my skin colour and when it arrived I was definitely right, it was a great colour match. The foundation contains 1 Fl Oz which is pretty much the same as any other foundation, the bottle for the foundation is just more compact which personally is so much better.

The packaging looks pretty high-end. It comes in a small bottle which has a matte feel to it with a small black pump. The foundation doesn’t have a lid but the pump locks so you won’t be wasting any product. The bottle/container (whatever you want to call it) for the foundation is smaller than I thought it was going to be but I quite like it. It’s easy to travel with and super compact that you could just pop it in your bag if you ever need to top up.

So, what does the product do? This is the description off of the Cult Beauty website.

It’s caused a serious stir – and when you snap up The Ordinary’s Coverage Foundation (if you’re fast enough!) you’ll soon see why. Formulated from a unique combination of colour pigments suspended in the brand’s proprietary ‘spreadability system’, this full-coverage yet lightweight liquid foundation offers a smooth, perfected, semi-matte finish that lasts all day without settling into fine lines. For an ultra-natural result, it’s available in 21 versatile shades, ranging from very fair to very deep and each classified according to its undertone. ‘P’ shades stand for pink undertones, ‘R’ for red, ‘N’ for neutral and ‘Y’ for yellow, so you can easily identify your perfect match. And, as if you needed further convincing, the formula also offers SPF 15 mineral sun protection, to protect as it perfects your complexion.”

I put this to the test.

The coverage was very good. I mean it was amazing for £6. I firstly used 1 pump of the foundation and it covered my dark under eyes and my acne which is an absolute must for me in a foundation. The coverage is also very build able which is great, if you’re looking for a medium coverage one day but a very full one the next this foundation could be great for you.

The application was smooth, easy and it didn’t leave any patches. I used a beauty blender to apply it and I did find the sponge soaked up quite a bit of the foundation so I ended up using 2 pumps. Maybe it would have applied better with a brush? Anyway, the foundation applied smooth, blended out great and didn’t settle into fine lines which is exactly what it claims to do. The foundation itself dries semi-matte which for me is perfect because I have extremely dry skin so have a problem trying to find a foundation that doesn’t flake.

As for the wear it was amazing. The foundation never oxidized so I didn’t look orange by the end of the day which is a typical occurrence in some drug store foundations. The foundation still hadn’t settled into any fine lines and it didn’t look cakey by the end of the day at all. BUT, one thing it did do was cling to some patches on my skin where it was extremely dry. Not majorly but it definitely clung. It wasn’t half as bad as some foundation’s I’ve tried before on dry skin so I can already tell it would potentially be a favourite of mine.

I am really loving this foundation and I’m also loving the price. For £6 you can’t go wrong. Everyone needs this in their make-up bag, it’s so worth the money.

I think I’ve just found my new daily foundation. This is a 10/10.

Until next time,

K x

 

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Holy Grail Make Up Product of September

I’ve decided to make some sort of series as it seemed you guys liked my last make up related post which you can find here. So every month I will make some sort of post about what my favourite make-up products are at the moment.

My first holy grail make up product has to be my L’Oreal Paris Infallible Total Cover foundation which I purchased about a 2 months ago. So, here’s what you need to know about it.

  • You can purchase it from any drug store that I’m aware of, including Superdrug and Boots.
  • It retails for £9.99
  • Comes in 6 shades
  • Full coverage claims to last up to 24 hours
  • Matte finish, lightweight foundation, transfer-free

I bought this foundation due to a recommendation from a family member back in July. This foundation claims to be full coverage and even claims to cover tattoos so I thought surely it will be able to cover a few blemishes, right? Well I can tell you now it was telling the truth. This foundation is SO GOOD. The coverage is amazing and it conceals any blemishes or redness on my face.

I chose the shade 10 Porcelain (because it was the lightest one) and it’s one of the first foundations from the drug store that have actually matched my skin. Because i’m so fair I find is extremely difficult to find a cheap and affordable brand that does a fair shade which doesn’t look orange on my skin. Considering the product only comes in 6 shades I was shocked to find that the lightest shade does in fact match my skin which for me is a huge deal.

The foundation blends extremely well and it is easy to apply more coats if need be.  It leaves a matte finish with zero shine which is a bonus for me as I have oily/combination skin. It blends well with any make-up tool really, I’ve tried a beauty blender and just your average brush and both left an even, full coverage, matte finish.

The coverage on this Foundation is amazing. It definitely does what it claims to do. I have bad acne and spots and this foundation covers them completely, I don’t even have to add concealer on top! I’m in love with this foundation.

The wear on the foundation is great from my experience. I wear a primer and setting spray on top of my make-up to help it hold in place and last all day so the wear result may not be the same for those who don’t. As for the 24 hours claim I am yet to test this, I don’t normally wear my make-up more than 7/8 hours, by the end my T zones (chin, forehead and around my nose) start to get a bit oily but I’ve had worse with other foundations. So for me this doesn’t bother me as I’m always carrying around a powder compact to block out the oils.

Would I Recommend This Product?

YES. For me the answer is plain and simple, this foundation is full coverage and covers all blemishes for an affordable price. Why wouldn’t you want to buy it?

The texture of the foundation is quite thick and creamy but surprisingly it is extremely lightweight and doesn’t cake up or feel heavy on your face.

I would 10/10 recommend this foundation, especially for those who have oily/combination skin and are looking for an affordable, full-coverage, lightweight foundation.

Let me know in the comments below what your favourite make-up products are.

Until next time,

K x