Barry M Liquid Chrome Highlighter Drops.

Hey my loves.

Today I want to share with you an amazing drug store product I’ve found, and I guess you could say it’s a dupe for the Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops.

The product is the Barry M Liquid Chrome Highlighter Drops.

These Drops retail for a price of £6.99 and have a shade range of 5 colours. The colour above is called ‘Liquid Fortune’.

Ever since I started working full time, I’ve been looking in Boots and Superdrug constantly for drug store alternatives to my fave (but expensive) make up products. I’ve actually surprised myself by finding loads of great drug store dupes on the market.

You get 12ml of product in one jar, keeping in mind these drops are pigmented, so they will last you a while!

Here’s a swatch:

You can mix these drops in with your favourite foundation for a luminous finish or it can be used as a liquid highlighter. Personally, I love mixing it with a matte foundation for a healthy glow, not only does it complement my bronzer, but sometimes I can even skip highlighter with this step.

It’s super quick and easy to use and blend out onto the skin (with fingers or a beauty blender). The product has a dropper, which helps disperse the product evenly.

This product is a total winner and I will definitely be repurchasing again when I run out. 💕

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The Body Shop – Matte Clay Skin Purifying Foundation.

Hello my darlings!

I have numerous amounts of make up I want to review, but I’ve just not had the time. But I thought, seeing as though I have a week off work, it would be a fab time to catch up on some blog posts!

So today I want to review and share with you all The Body Shop Matte Clay Skin Purifying Foundation (phew that was a mouthful).

I stumbled across this product a few weeks ago when I was on the search for a budget friendly BB cream/tinted moisturiser for work. I’m sure all of my working girls know the struggle! (I will be posting a budget friendly, everyday make-up routine for work very soon).

Continuing… I was shopping in The Body Shop buying my usual hand cream and skin care items. I’m not usually one to look at the make up, but I did, and it took me by surprise.

One of the kind ladies approached me and asked if I needed any help, so I told her I was looking for a budget friendly BB cream/tinted moisturiser. She showed me the range of creams and moisturisers they had, but none of the colours seemed to match my skin tone. I told her about my oily and problematic/acne prone skin and this is when she suggested this beauty:

This product took me by surprise for many reasons:

  • It is full coverage and has a matte finish.
  • Is infused with tea tree oil.
  • Helps reveal clearer looking skin.
  • Absorbs excess oil.
  • Ideal for sensitive skin.
  • Light weight formula.
  • Breathable 24 hour coverage.
  • Is 100% vegan.
  • Price: £10.00
  • Water and sweat resistant.
  • Available in 10 shades.
  • 30ml of product.

So as you can see, this product ticked many boxes and had quite a few amazing qualities for anyone that works long days and wants their make up to stay put.

In all honesty, I love this foundation!!! I’m not usually one for wearing a foundation for work on a daily basis. If anyone knows me, I’m a Bare Minerals tinted moisturiser kind of gal – but it does get expensive when wearing it on a daily basis.

Anyway, this product holds up well on my oily skin for 12 hour working days. It doesn’t banish all oil, but I have noticed it keeps some of my t-zone oils at bay. It has a nice full coverage, so concealer isn’t needed. I only power once a day which is in the morning, and the foundation doesn’t crumble or separate on my skin. I’ve noticed it doesn’t break me out, like any other foundation would (normal foundations would clog pores and aren’t infused with tea tree oil).

Here are some swatches:

1. Product straight from the tube.

2. Product spread out on skin.

3. Product blender into the skin.

The only downfall about this product is, it sticks to dry patches and is better blended with fingers/a damp beauty blender sponge. Be sure to keep your skin hydrated and well moisturised before wearing this foundation, otherwise it will accentuate your dry patches.

I’ve found that working this product into my skin with a damp beauty blender sponge helps remove excess product from my skin, so I do not look caked. It is easy to go over board with this foundation so be careful! Also, I have found that it makes my skin look flat, so I have to complete the look with some bronzer.

For a total of £10.00, I can’t complain. The foundation does the job for daily use and is budget friendly. With it being high coverage, it will last you a while, as you are not using excessive product to build up coverage.

For any of my gals that are a fan of loyalty cards, be sure to sign up to The Body Shop loyalty card. You will receive £5 off on your birthday each year and will receive other promotions such as 40% off (which is what I used to buy my foundation, lowering the price to £6), not to mention £5 off for every 500 points you earn.

I hope you all enjoyed this review and are all having a fab Christmas break and enjoying time with family. 😊

Stay beautiful. 💕

NARS: My ride or die brand.

Hey my loves!

Today I want to share with you a few products from my ride ’till I die brand, NARS. I’ve been using NARS for around 5 years now, and honestly it’s been a game changer. I don’t think I could live without these products.

So here are the top 3 (well, there are 4 but I’m still waiting for one product to be shipped!) products I repurchase endlessly.

Starting off with the NARS light reflecting loose setting powder. This powder is finely milled and is translucent. It mattes the skin out for a flawless base. I could not be without this powder! I use it to bake my under eye area so my concealer doesn’t crease and set my t-zone area. I also use it to bake my nose (because it gets extremely oily) and it just works a charm! I wear this on days I have a full face of make up and even on days I’m wearing minimum/no make up just to take the shine away from my face. This retails at a price of £28.

The second product from my ride ’till I die brand is the NARS sheer glow foundation. This foundation has the perfect medium to full coverage, without making you look cakey. Although I have oily skin, this foundation sits better on my skin than the sheer matte foundation. My shade is Barcelona. I’ve been using this foundation for years, it’s one of my all time faves! I also use this foundation to spot conceal on the days I wear tinted moisturiser. It blends our perfectly and doesn’t oxidise on the skin. It keeps oils at bay and leaves your face with a fresh and healthy glow. This foundation retails at a price of £32.

Next is the NARS radiant creamy concealer. This, ladies and gents, is the best possible concealer known to man. I’ve been using this since the age of 17 and now I can’t be without it. It’s seen me through my worst days! It covers dark circles perfectly, whilst leaving a flawless finish with no creases under the eyes. There’s no need to colour correct with this product because it does it all for you. It’s also a great product for highlighting the skin. My shade is ginger. The concealer retails at a price of £24.

Last but not least, I haven’t included this in the image because I’ve run out of it, but the NARS Laguna bronzer is also one of my faves. It compliments my skin tone perfectly and leaves a natural glow. Great for contouring, bronzing and sweeping over the eyelids during summer, this universal bronzer is a must have. It retails at a price of £29.

I hope you enjoyed this post. Don’t forget to comment below on what your ride or die make up brand is! 💕

Haulin’: Topshop and Nyx.

Hey my loves!

Today I want to share with you some make up I recently purchased at TK Maxx. Some things were a real steal, others I’m not too happy about pigmentation wise. But before I go off on a tangent, let’s get started!

Here are the products are picked up. A handful of goodies from Topshop’s make up line and one thing from Nyx. If anyone doesn’t know, TK Maxx sell great branded things cheaper, including make up!

The first thing I want to review is the smoke stick by Topshop in the shade Glory. I have to say, this product wow’ed me. It’s so creamy and applies like a dream. It’s meant to be an eyeshadow stick but I use it as highlighter on my nose, cupids bow, under my brows and inner corners of my eyes. It’s so pigmented, words can’t explain how good this product is. It’s totally worth having in your make up kit.

The next product is the Topshop lip liner in the shade Ceramic. The formula is so creamy and hydrating, you could get away with wearing it as a lipstick without drying your lips out. The colour is a perfect warm peachy nude colour. Defo a new fave of mine.

Thirdly, is the Topshop matte lip bullet in the shade Duvet Day. I love the texture of this product but the colour seems to be too light for my skin tone. It looked like a nice nude in the packaging but once I swatched it, it was like I was wearing concealer on my lips (not a good look!) I would probably repurchase this, but in a different colour.

Last but not least is the Nyx eyeshadow palette, Love in Paris. I have to say, usually I’m a fan of Nyx, but this eyeshadow palette was so disappointing. It isn’t pigmented and the texture is so chalky and thin. The colours looked appealing in the palette, but once I applied them to my eyelids, there was no colour pay off, especially with the matte shades.

I hope you enjoyed this review. Don’t forget to like and comment below on your fave beauty steals. 💕

Bobbi Brown eyeshadow quad.

Hey my loves.

I was recently gifted a few make up products as part of graduating university. One thing I received was the Bobbi Brown eyeshadow quad. I’ve never really bought much from Bobbi Brown, just because I feel like it is too expensive for myself. Maybe one day when I have my career in check! But anyway, I wanted to review this little beauty for you.

I can’t actually find this on the Bobbi Brown website, so I’m guessing this was part of a collection.

I don’t usually go for pink tones, but I was gifted it and thought I’d try it out just to step out of my comfort zone.

Here are some swatches:

The white and brown shades are matte, I found them to be very chalky and clumpy. There is a shimmery pink shade and a satin pink shade. I wasn’t too keen on the matte shades, the texture didn’t feel nice on the skin. The two pink shades had a better formula.

I use the white shade to sweep all over my lid, to help blend out other eyeshadows I apply on top. I use the brown shade as eyeliner and the shimmery pink and satin pink shade as a normal eyeshadow.

The eyeshadows are really pigmented. They do leave fallout though, so it’s best to start with eyes before your base when using this palette.

The one thing I love about this product is the packaging. O M G, it’s so classy and sophisticated. I like it more than the Charlotte Tilbury eyeshadow quad packaging!

I’m not sure how much this palette retails at. I’m not exactly woo’ed by the contents of the palette, but I am woo’ed by the packaging.

Would I repurchase? Maybe, but not this exact palette. I would definitely choose warmer colours to compliment my olive complexion. I would be sure to try before I buy too, as the matte shades in this palette felt chalky.

Charlotte Tilbury – Dolce Vita eyeshadow review.

Hey guys!

I recently bought my first Charlotte Tilbury eyeshadow quad a few weeks ago, I’ve been dying to get this for ages but I couldn’t justify spending £39 on an eyeshadow quad! But I committed the sin and bought the Dolce Vita palette.

That’s the palette without flash and with flash.

I’ve totally fallen in love with this palette. I hate using these words because it’s so cliche, but the eyeshadows are so… BUTTERY AND CREAMY! They glide on like a dream and blend out so well. The eyeshadows are so pigmented and can be used with brushes or fingers. It’s suggested that the copper shimmery shade is applied with the finger for best colour pay off.

The packaging is so glam and chic. It’s elegant, feminine and seductive. It comes with a mirror in the compact.

Here are some swatches without flash and with flash:

Totally worth the money in my opinion. A little goes a long way. I want to purchase Vintage Vamp next, that palette woo’ed me too!

I hope you enjoyed this review. Comment below on what your fave Charlotte Tilbury products are. 💕

Huda Beauty Liquid Lipsticks.

Hey my darlings!

Today I want to share with you a couple of liquid lipsticks I’ve been loving. I’ve wanted them for so long but have held back due to not being able to swatch the products and test them out. I was in London a couple of weeks ago and got the chance to swatch and snatch them from Harrods! They’re the Huda Beauty liquid lipsticks.

These retail at a price of £18.00. I picked up the shades ‘Girlfriend’ and ‘Trendsetter’.

Here are some swatches:

Girlfriend is on the left, and Trendsetter on the right. Girlfriend is a great everyday nude shade. It can be worn with a simple eye look or a bold eye look. Trendsetter has an orangey/brown undertone. It reminds me of MAC spice lipliner and Taupe lipstick. This is great paired with a gold/copper shimmery eye look.

The consistency is liquid, but when it dries it is a matte finish. It’s long wearing, the only downfall is, it can crumble on the lips. I have worn this a few times to work, and by the end of a long shift, it has turned all crumbly. I’m not sure why that is.

Other than than that, this product is highly pigmented and good value for money with the amount of product you get. Be careful not to drop the container though because it will shatter!

Xx