Concealers

Catrice Liquid Camouflage Concealer

The Catrice Liquid Camouflage concealer is one that every blogger under the moon has raved about including Tati from GlamLifeGuru and Sinead from TheBeautifulTruth.ie. I personally have been trying it out for the past couple of weeks and to be honest have found it well deserving of the rave reviews it has gotten.

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Considering it only retails for 3.99 euros it gives such amazing high coverage that doesn’t feel thick or heavy on the skin.  It has a gel-like formulation to it, that makes it feel really lightweight so it’s not a problem to use this under the eyes. In fact it works great at covering dark circles and blue veins with settling into fine lines.

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It comes with a doe-foot applicator that is slightly longer than your typical doe-foot applicator which I really like as it allows you to apply the right amount of product in a single swipe motion. A tube of this concealer contains 5mls of product or 0.16 fluid ounces.

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I’m currently using the shade 007 Natural Rose however I do feel like it is a touch too dark for me so next time I will definitely be re-purchasing it in a lighter shade. That said I do want to try some new concealers out once this is finished so please do leave me some recommendations of your favourites below.

-Talk Soon xx

Disclaimer: Some of the products featured on this site have been sent for review consideration by brand PR teams, however all opinions and comments are the authors. Any sponsored content (paid for product placement) will be clearly marked as such. All opinions remain the authors own, even when the content is sponsored. 
Foundations

Maybelline Dream Satin Foundation & Mist

I find it so hard to find foundations that I like and that actually match my skin tone. I’m pale, and by pale I mean vampire pale so most brands tend to not have my foundation within their range. I have been using those colour correcting drops in white to lightening most of them but it is nice when I can just use the foundation as is without having to add anything to it.

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This is exactly what the new Maybelline Dream Satin Foundation does for me. I can pick up the bottle, pump out two pumps, apply it and be done. The match is perfect as it should be seeing as they have released a whopping 22 shades within the range. Major pat on the back to them for that. The shade that I’m using is 03 True Ivory and for once it’s actually not the lightest shade, there are two others before it.

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Formulation wise I find this foundation to be quite gel-like in consistency. It’s thick to apply but not heavy whatsoever. It gives really high coverage but I found you can definitely sheer it out with a sponge or if you want it lighter still, add a drop of your fav moisturiser to it and you’ve got the perfect BB Cream. I found the finish of it to be semi-matte. By that I mean it looks and feels matte but it doesn’t make you look flat at all.

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Maybelline has also very cleverly released a Dream Satin Mist as a company product to the foundation. The mist has a luminous finish to it so when you spray it over the foundation it makes the foundation have a dewy finish instead of a semi-matte one. I love the sprayer of the bottle, it disperses a really fine mist all over the face. I don’t like the smell of it however, it’s a bit chemically for my tastes but that won’t stop me from using it.

The foundation retails for 12.99 euros and the mist for 10.99 euros but you can definitely find these on a buy one get one half price offer in Boots. That’s certainly how I got them. Let me know what you’re current fav foundation is :0

-Talk Soon xx

Highlighter

Essence Cosmetics Glow to Go Palette

It’s summer and the one product we use in the summer to make our skin pop is highlighter. More specifically a gorgeous bronze highlight that can make us pretend that we somewhat look like JLO. SAM_4383One of the best products that I found recently to get this look is the Essence Cosmetics Glow To Go palette. This palette has four gorgeous, high shine highlighters that work to give the ultimate bronze goddess look to the skin.

Texture wise all of these are soft buttery powders that apply beautifully to the skin. The shimmer running through them is shimmer-no chunky glitter whatsoever with this palette.

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I will say I wish this palette was split into two duos instead of having all four pans in the one palette. This is simply because I found the first two shades great for using on lighter skin tones and the other two great on darker skin tones. It’s great as is for any of you who are makeup artist and need something for all skin types but for those of us who tend to use products like this for personal use it would have been better split in half. That said I do use the other two shades as eyeshadows and they work great on the eyes just as good as they do on the cheeks.

The palette retails for 4.95 euros and is available in Pennys/Primark stores as well as anyone else who carries Essence Cosmetics stands.

-Talk Soon xx

Face Powders

Madison Makeup CityGlam Palette

Recently I did a post reviewing the gorgeous Madison Makeup Berry Bold Palette and to be quite frank since I got that palette I have not put it down! It’s that good. I was very recently lucky enough to be sent their new highlighting, bronzer and blush palette and because I was already in love with their BerryBold palette I had very high exceptions for this one too.

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I can safely say it did not disappoint whatsoever. It comes in the same thick cardboard flip-up palette packaging as the BerryBold but this one has this cool 3D graphic art design on it. Inside the palette you get a nice sized mirror, 6 highlighters, a blush shade and a bronzer.

Formulation wise it was a bit of a mixture, some of the highlights were nice and smooth and others were a bit chunky in consistency. All of them however gave a blinding highlight effect on the skin and I personally think there is a shade to suit all skin types in this palette.

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The blush shade definitely has a very chunky texture to it but that doesn’t translate once it’s applied to the cheeks. It’s a gorgeous soft peach shade that is shot through with gold reflects/shimmer. I found this to be a great dupe for the iconic Nars Orgasm blush that almost everyone and their mom loves.

Finally the bronzer, it’s 100% matte and I love that it is. It’s got the softest texture of all the pans in this palette plus it’s really light in colour so it’s gonna work great for those of us who have ghost skin. Though it’s light, it is very buildable so even those who have a darker skin tone can wear this without a problem.

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All in all this is an amazing palette if your looking to add a few new highlighters to your collection.  I will be honest and say that if I was given a choice between this and the BerryBold I would go for the BerryBold as that has both eyeshadows and 4 highlighters in the single palette. This is definitely one to go for however if you have loads of eyeshadow palettes and just want something for the rest of the face.

-Talk Soon xx

Disclaimer: Some of the products featured on this site have been sent for review consideration by brand PR teams, however all opinions and comments are the authors. Any sponsored content (paid for product placement) will be clearly marked as such. All opinions remain the authors own, even when the content is sponsored. 
Eyes

🔥🔥 Naked Petit Heat 🔥🔥

I have a confession to make. I’ve never been into the Urban Decay Naked Palettes and I honestly don’t know why. I always find them over hyped. Sometimes I buy into the hype and go to my local UD counter to pick one up…see the shades in the palette and decide against it. It’s mostly because there is not a single Urban Decay Naked Palette available that I would use every single shade in it. Until now that is.

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When the Urban Decay Heat Palette launched I had the same feeling I had with the other palettes. It had shades in it that I wouldn’t use. Then the Urban Decay Petit Heat launched and I was hooked. I had finally found MY naked palette and boy is it gorgeous. Let’s talk packaging. True to it’s name -it’s tiny, so small that it’s smaller than your mobile. It has the most gorgeous flaming roses imprint as the cover design and it’s simply perfect for travel.

Inside you get six gorgeous warm toned eyeshadows. Five of them are mattes and one is a satin finish. You get two perfect transition shades with Vibrant and Hot Spell. The pigmentation on all these eyeshadows is so intense.

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Shades Wild Thing, Heist and Strike are the accent shades in the palette. they can used to deepen the outer edge of the eyes or even to create an all-over smoky eye. The colour you choose will determine the effect you get on the eyes. Personally my favourite shade has got to be Heist, it simply makes brown eyes pop.

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Last shade in the palette is Inhale and this is the shade you use to highlight the inner corner or even use it as the eyelid shade to brighten the look. It’s great as a browbone shade and when you wet it with a bit of Fix+ it literally looks like metallic foil on the eyes.

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I absolutely love and adore this palette. I’ve been switching between it and the Madison Makeup Ireland BerryBold palette. Retail price is 32 euros but if you wait until Debenhams has 20% off it’s beauty range then it’s price is a beautiful 25.60.

-Talk Soon xx

Eyes

Catrice Cosmetics Glam & Doll Mascara

When you ask most people what’s the one thing they can’t live without when it comes to their makeup, they will generally say mascara. Why? Because it’s probably the easiest thing to pop on that instantly make you look 10 times more awake. Which is why it’s so important to find a good mascara that actually works exactly how it says it will on the tube. One that I found that does this recently is the Catrice Glam & Doll Mascara.

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This mascara comes in a really pretty lavender tube and claims to sculpt the lashes whilst added volume and definition to them. The color of it is straight up black and I have to say the pigmentation of it is great. It’s a nice strong black, there is no ashiness with it that can happen sometimes with lower end mascaras.

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The wand surprised me a bit when I first pulled it out as this is a volumising mascara so I expected it to have a big chunky wand. It’s actually rather slim, which weirdly I prefer. It makes it so easy to get every single lash and coat them evenly with product. I also found the slim wand makes it easier to apply the mascara to the lower lash line as well.

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The bristles on the wand are fairly short which makes me happy as this is a plastic wand and with the amount of times I have stabbed myself in the eye because some mascara have long spikes on their wands is insane. And it hurts, so the short bristles make sure I don’t hurt myself in my mascara application process.

All in all I think this is a great mascara if you’re looking for one that will add volume to the lashes without breaking the bank. I found it lasted all day on my lashes without losing the curl and I would definitely repurchase it again.

-Talk Soon xx

Disclaimer: Some of the products featured on this site have been sent for review consideration by brand PR teams, however all opinions and comments are the authors. Any sponsored content (paid for product placement) will be clearly marked as such. All opinions remain the authors own, even when the content is sponsored. 
Eyes

Kiss Pro Lashes

Lashes for me tend to be reserved for special occasion wear and so when Kiss Makeup kindly sent these to me I found them to beautiful not to be reviewed here on my blog. I don’t wear lashes a lot so I gave these as a gift to my friend Ciara of Ciara Louise Beauty  who does wear lashes to review them for me. I guess you could call this a guest post here on my blog.

Ciara’s Review

Whether you are looking for natural flirty everyday lashes or voluminous night out lashes, KISS lashes are the answer.  KISS have a really great range of lashes and they seem to have lashes for every occasion!  I tried out two sets of lashes by KISS the Shy Lashes from their Look So Natural collection and the Posh Lashes from their True Volume collection.  

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I am someone who doesn’t usually wear lashes because I am always afraid that I am going to mess up putting them on or that they would just look horrible on me.  I can firmly say now that this is no longer the case.

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The first pair I tried were the KISS True Volume Lashes in Posh these are full and beautiful, and I liked the way they looked.  For how much volume they gave me they were lightweight and as someone who wears contacts they didn’t irritate my eyes which is great!  

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The second set where the KISS Looks So Natural Lashes in Shy.  I had an instant love for these as soon as I put them on, they looked so natural, were super lightweight and were just gorgeous.  The fact that KISS lashes have tapered ends make they look so much more natural and like they could be your own lashes.  I have been converted to the lash life I have to say.  

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The Looks So Natural Lashes retail for €7.49, and the True Volume Lashes retail for €6.49.  Both can be bought in Boots.  In my opinion they are 100% worth the money and I will defiantly be stocking up on lashes next time I see them!  

Disclaimer: Some of the products featured on this site have been sent for review consideration by brand PR teams, however all opinions and comments are the authors. Any sponsored content (paid for product placement) will be clearly marked as such. All opinions remain the authors own, even when the content is sponsored.