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Primark KPop Collection

Let me introduce you to what is probably the cutest collection to ever hit Primark/Pennys stores. Inspired by the many Korean beauty trends that we’re seen these days, Primark/Pennys has created an entire collection that shows off these trends at their best. We have cushion blushes, liquid highlighters, lip tints and much more so let me tell you about what’s good, bad and what’s a must have!

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First products are definitely a must have and my favourite from the entire collection. These are the Primark Bubble Blush Cushion Blushers and they are simply beautiful for getting that really dewy healthy flush look on the face. The packaging is adorable. This can be said for the whole collection really. Each compact comes in the same colour as the blush itself, they all have mirrors in them which makes them even better as it means I can take them on the go.

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I have three of the four available shades and each one retails for 5 euros which is a bit more pricey than normal Primark Blushes but I think that’s because this one is a cushion. The shades are Pastel Pink, Coral Dreams and Sugar Rush.

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Also in the blush department in the collection are two cream blushes which are called Cloud Cream Creamy Blush. I know the cushion blushers are technically a cream but those have a bit of a dewy finish to them when they are applied onto the cheeks. These are matte and have an almost cream to powder formulation to them which makes the last longer on the cheeks. Both are great blushes it just depends on which finish you prefer.

These blushes only come in two shades and I have both. The shades are Sunset when is a gorgeous peach and Dreamy which is neutral mauve nude. These retail for 3 euros each so they are bit less expensive than the cushion blushes.

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Last of the cream blush products is the Super Cheeky Cheek Tints (love the names of these products btw). This has a really interest cushion applicator that allows the product to spread out onto the cheeks almost like a mousse. It’s definitely the most pigmented of the cheek products but I have to say the colour of it isn’t my favourite.

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The shade is called Bubblegum and true to its name it’s a popping pastel pink. It’s got a retail value of three euros so it’s the same price as the Cloud Creams but you get more product.

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Personally I prefer both the cushion blushers and the cloud creams over this but again it comes down to how you like the finish of your blush. This gave a very glossy soft look to the cheeks which to be honest didn’t last as long as the other blushes.

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Last cheek product is probably my second favourite product from the collection and another must have in my opinion. This is the Sweet Cheeks Blush & Highlighter Palette and isn’t it the cutest thing ever!! I love all the little details that went into making this palette. The heart shaped pans with the different emoji faces on them, the coloured squares to correspond to each blush/highlight shade and the “sweet as sugar” quote that you see when you open the palette. I’m not even mad at it for not having a mirror I love the quote detail so much.

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All of these blushes/highlights are shimmery so I personally don’t use them as blushes on their own. I tend to layer shades Candy Floss and Bon Bon on over other blushes kind of like a topper. Shades Jelly Bean and Lemon Sherbet work great as highlighters especially when layered over the next products I’m going to talk about. Jelly Bean is the only shade that’s a dual-chrome that has an undertone of violet blue. The palette retails for 6 euros (BARGAIN!).

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I have a lot of must haves from this collection and that’s only because these products are so good! And the After Glow Liquid Highlighters are no different. These are a dual-chromatic highlighters that come in frosted plastic tubes with handy sponge-tipped applicators. There are three shades available and they each retail for 3 euros each.

Formulation wise I found these highlighters to be very watery. Their also not mega shiny on the face so if you’re looking for that highlight seen from space effect with these it isn’t gonna happen unless you layer they with the Sweet Cheeks Palette.

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The first shade is Shine Bright and this is the palest of the three. It’s a pale white silver that has a pink reflect to it. Shade number 2 is Glow Girl and I will say this is probably going to be the most popular of three. It’s a rose gold pink shade that has a slight silver shimmer running through it. Last shade is Diamond which is a super light blue that has a purple reflect. I absolutely love these highlighters and think they’re perfect for getting a nice everyday glow that’s going to look amazing come summer.

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There is one body product available in the collection and that’s the Beamin’ Shimmer Powder. It’s basically an all over fine glitter that you can pop on your neck, arms, legs and décolleté for a nice golden glow. It retails for 3.50 euros and the shade of it is Star Cluster. It’s a nice product but nothing to write home about. The shimmer tends to disappear after about an hour of wear.

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I have two eye products from the collection and the first is the Sugar Rush Palette. If I was to have a choice between the two palettes in this collection then I would said go for the Sweet Cheeks one. That’s not to say this isn’t a nice palette-it is. It’s just I personally don’t see myself reaching for this sort of palette once the summer months are over simply because of the shade range in it. They are all pastels, 6 are matte, 2 are shimmer and one is a satin finish.

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The pigmentation of these shadows is really good with little to no fallout whatsoever. I love that they have a good few transition shades throw in the mix, means I don’t have to use another palette with it. Price wise it’s the same as the Sweet Cheeks palette at 6 euros.

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Also for the eyes I have one of the five Eye Candy Eyeliners in the shade Tutu. This is a pale pink shade that is simple perfect for brighten the eyes and making them look bigger. It’s a really creamy pencil and it lasts so well in the waterline which is something not all eyeliners can do.

The price of this is only 1.50 euros and I’ve been using it in place of my HG Rimmel London Nude Eyeliner ever since I got it. Looks like a winner to me.

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No collection would be complete without a few lip products and this collection is no different. First up we have our typical lipsticks in the form of the Jelly Belle Jelly Lipsticks. These come in four shades and retail for 2 euros each so nothing that breaks the bank.

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If I was to describe the formulation of these I would say they are very much like a lip-balm. Sheer and very moisturising on the lips. They give a nice amount of pigmentation for how sheer they apply. I have two of the four shades and they are Cherryade which is a soft pastel pink and Pink Laces which is more of a coral pink.

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Last of the products that I have from the collection are the Pillow Talk Matte Lip Cushion Liquid Lipsticks. The name of them says it all. They are a matte formulation liquid lipstick which I found to be a tad bit drying but nothing that a good lip-balm underneath didn’t fix.

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I hate the cushion applicator, it has the tendency to get clogged with the product because of how thick the consistency is of the actual liquid lipstick. I does feel soft on the lips however and it gives a nice soft look to finish of the product. I have all three available shades and these retail for 3 euros each. The shades are Cuddle, Jelly Bean and Honey Bun.

So let’s recap! The must haves are definitely the Sweet Cheeks Palette, the Cushion Blushes, the After Glow Highlighters and the Eye Candy Eyeliner. The okay stuff are the Cloud Cream Blushes, Pillow Talk Liquid Lipstick & Sugar Rush Palette. Personally think you should do a pass on the Cheek Tint and Shimmer Powder.

-Talk Soon xx

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Primark/Pennys Nudes Collection

I think the Nudes Collection by Primark Beauty has got to be their most hyped and raved about release since they started doing makeup. The collection is very elaborate in that is stretches across everything. It has lip products, eye products, tweezers, makeup brushes, sponges and of course the most popular item, a contour set. Now, I was invited to the launch of the collection but unfortunately I couldn’t make it due to a harsh flu that decided to visit me the week of the event. Cause of that I only have the products that I managed to pick up in stores to review for this post but I will of course include images of the other products in the collection at the end.

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As mentioned the most popular item from the collection has got to be the contour set. This set contains 4 items and retails for 8 euros, bringing each individual item’s price to a simple 2 euros. The set is very very similar to the KKW contour set …so similar in fact it’s basically the same packaging that has the  same amount of product with the  same shades and includes the same brush.

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The only differences really is the price tag and the extra highlighter pen that is present in this set. I personally don’t like it when less expensive brands copy more high-end brands outright and I normally don’t review them but with the major difference in price tag between this and the KKW one, I think I can make an exception just this once.

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Let’s begin with the contour pen. It’s double ended and both sides contain a cream contour. One side is simply lighter than the other. I have to say I really love the formulation and the texture of this pen. Both sides are super creamy and blend out beautifully on the skin. It doesn’t cling to any dry patches and looks really natural. Both shades are matte and both shades in my opinion work great on pale & medium skin tones, I personally don’t think these would show up on darker skins.

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The double ended highlighter pen has a concealer for brighten whatever areas of the face you want on one side and a illuminating highlighter on the other side. I will say that the concealer side doesn’t have any coverage to it. You can’t really use it for concealing your dark circles or blemishes-it really is only good for creating a brighten effect on the face. The illuminating side hasn’t got any glitter associated with it. It looks more like a wet shine on the skin. It’s definitely not my favourite when it comes to choosing highlights but I don’t hate it.

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The separate highlighting pen is definitely more of a intense highlight than the one in the double ended one. It has more of a shimmer effect associated with it and I personally think it’s nicer than the one included in the illuminating pen. All in all this contouring kit is great for those of us who struggle with contour as it basically helps you achieve the look with three simple products.

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The last item in the set is the double-sided brush. I both love and hate this brush. I love the bristle side of the brush as it is super soft and works great for blending out, not only the products in this set but other cream products as well. The sponge side is really only go for blending out concealer under the eyes but my main issue with it is that it doesn’t wash well and it gets dirty really quick. With it being a sponge, bacteria becomes an issue so I’m not the biggest fan of it’s sponge side.

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The next item that I picked up from the Nudes Collection is this two pack of tweezers. They are simply gorgeous, and I love the colour of them. One of the tweezers has a slanted ended which is great for removing thick hairs.

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The other has a pointed end which is better for more detailed work and fine hairs. I also found them both great for popping on lashes with. They work beautifully considering they were only 2 euros in price.

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Last product from the collection that I made mine was this lovely packet of sponges. I love primark/pennys sponges and think their great when damped for using to apply foundation. At 2.50 euros a price tag I thought way not give these a go. Plus they’re a gorgeous nude colour and look very nice in my Basic Beauty Tools Superdry stand.

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Have you seen the new Primark Nudes Collection in stores? What do you think of it? Or are you not a fan of Primark makeup? Let me know in the comments below!

-Talk Soon xx

Other Products Within the Collection

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Catrice Active Warrior Limited Edition Collection

The Gym is definitely the one place were makeup is a big no no. When you work out, the pores on your skin enlarge in order for the skin to breath and so any makeup on your skin would be absorbed and these would probably then lead to breakouts. But that said I know some people can’t go t the gym without popping a little something on before hand. Catrice Cosmetics has definitely come to their rescue with the release of this new collection called Active Warrior. All of the products in this collection are waterproof, sweatproof and long-lasting which is everything you need when it comes to products designed for the gym. The collection is limited edition and only available for the month of March and April so if you want anything from it I recommend you head to your nearest Catrice Cosmetics stand.

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Epic Active-Proof Luminize
Price: 
€4.50
Available in two shades

“Creamy, waterproof highlighter with ultra-fine shimmer particles. The practical flock applicator ensures targeted highlighting of individual areas of the face”

Life-Proof Liner
Price: 
€3.70

“Waterproof, long-lasting kohl eyeliner, which unites the simple application of eye pencil with the precision of liquid eyeliner. With an inter-grated sharpener in the lid, the tip of the mine can be sharpened before every application.”

Sweat Solider Refreshing Wipes
Price: 
€2.80

“For on the go: practical refreshing wipes gently and effectively remove unpleasant smells. With an invigorating fragrance”

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Epic Sex-Proof Lip Ink
Price: 
€4.95
Available in two shades

“Colour-intensive lip tint with a long-lasting staining effect. Two powerful shades, combined with light textures for pleasant wear. “

Instant Blurring Stick
Price: 
€4.50

“Mattifying primer stick with a visible soft-focus effect. Can be applied underneath foundation or simply as a touch-up on the go. “

Make-Up Freezing Powder
Price: 
€5.50

“Mattifying, delicate face powder with a soft-focus effect. Sets make-up in place for especially long-lasting performance. Waterproof and sweat-proof. “

Make-up Freezing Spray
Price: 
€5.50

“Setting Spray with a fine spray nozzle for long-lasting make-up. Can be used as a primer, fixing spray or refreshment to go. Sweat-proof!”

 

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Essence Spring Summer 2018 Update!

Long time readers of this blog know it’s no secret that I have an unhealthy obsession with the beauty brand Essence Cosmetics. It’s available in almost every store here in Ireland, it’s relatively inexpensive and almost all of their products work like a dream. The other great thing about this brand is that every 6 months or every season they tend to update their collection/product line to keep up with new trends and in season colours. All of these products are available now as they’ve been released from the month of February and I hope to be reviewing some of them in future posts.

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Get You Glitter On! Loose Glitter & Pigments
Price:
€3.80
Available in 9 Shades.

“Course glitter flakes, colorful confetti or glitter dust-the various glitter pigments offer everything you need for a breathtaking, individual look. Each glitter already creates an amazing wow-look worn solo, but in combination with other glitter shades or types, they make a real statement! No matter whether for the face or body: get your glitter on!”

The Sili Helpers
Price:
€1.90

“A silicon tool to apply the “get your glitter
on!” glitter particles in an optimal and clean manner. The slim, slanted glitter & pigment applicator allows an easy and accurate application of glitter and pigments.”

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Get Your Glitter On! Tattoo Your Body Tattoos
Price:
€2.30

“With these cool tattoos, you can conjure-up doodles on the skin-for an individual style!”

Get Your Glitter On! Glitter Primer
Price:
€3.50

“This primer is the ideal base for applying all kinds of glitter and can be used on face and body.”

 

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My Only 1 Eyeshadow Palette
Price:
€12.49

“22 Colours for breath-taking make-up styles. Subtle nudes, cool nearly-black shades and bright pop-art colours-with this eyeshadow palette, there’s no limit to creativity nd anything is possible.”

Mix & Match Your Look Palette
Price:
€8.75

“An all round palette for the eyes, lips and face, which offers endless possibilities like contouring, chroming or striking looks for the lips and eyes. Eight bold colours as well as white can be applied individually or mixed in the special “mixing zone”. The creamy textures turn to powder upon application and ensure eye-catching styles.”

My Only 1 Lipstick Palette
Price:
€12.49

“There are no limits to creativity with this lipstick palette. It contains 22 colours with a light texture, which can be mixed and matched to create new favorite shades in the special “mixing zone”. Includes an applicator for easy application.”

Holo Wow! Dewy Lip Shine
Price:
€3.50
Available in 5 shades.

“The gloss with a light-reflecting, holographic shine creates fantastic holo effects on the lips. Worn solo or as a topper, it gives any lipstick applied underneath a new dimension.”

3D Dewy Look Stick
Price:
€4.40

“This practical stick ensures an ultimate “dewy” summer glow by emphasizing the cheekbones without any glitter or shimmer. Enriched with shea butter, it offers a light wet-look without leaving a greasy film behind.”

Holo Wow! Sparkle Stick
Price:
€4.40

“The practical stick with fine holographic pigments in pink and gold conjures-up shimmering highlights on the cheekbones.”

Holo Wow! Prisma Jumbo Eye Pencil
Price:
€3.50
Available in 4 shades.

“Magical blue, fascinating pink, radiant white and bright green–all with an iridescent colour effect–create long-lasting eyeshadow or eyeliner styles.”

Holo Wow! Eye & Face Palette
Price:
€4.95

“Four holographic shades for the eyes and face can be changed to suit the mood: all colours can be intensified with the matt black, or lightened with the holographic silver. Absolutely unique!”

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Glow To Go Highlighter Palette
Price:
€5.60

“The palette contains two highlighters and bronzers each, which can be applied solo or combined to create a radiant, sun-kissed look on the face, décolleté or shoulders.”

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Glow To Go Illuminating Setting Spray
Price:
€4.10

“The spray sets the make-up in place and instantly creates a radiant look with its light-reflecting pigments. The soft-focus effect evens out small skin irregularities.”

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Glow Like A Mermaid Highlighter
Price:
€4.40

“The highlighting powder with six radiant colours is reminiscent of a mermaid’s tail and provides the cheeks and face with the shimmering glow of a magical underwater world.”

Brighten Up! Peach Powder
Price:
€3.80

“The mattifying powder in a soft peach shade ensures a silky finish and is ideal for the “baking” technique.”

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Eyeshadow Boxes
Price:
€4.95
Available in 4 shades

“Each of the four extraordinary palettes not only offers a selection of highly pigmented shades, but also lets your eye make-up tell its very own story. No matter whether you go for nude shades with the “million nude faces” version, soft to intensive rosé shades with “in love with rose” or gorgeous “mermaid” looks with holographic effects with “to the moon and back”–all palettes contain ten highly pigmented, long-lasting eyeshadows with matt and pearly effects.”

I Love Effects Eyeshadow Base
Price:
€3.10

“The base intensifies the effect of the eyeshadow applied on top and prevents it from settling in the crease of the lid.”

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Volume Booster Lash Primer
Price:
€3.50

“The primer is enriched with acai oil and mango butter and is applied underneath mascara to give the lashes an extra volume boost. Can be used with any mascara.”

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Volume Hero Mascara Power Black
Price:
€3.80

“The new hero mascara guarantees extra volume and maximum lashes. The large elastomer volume brush captures lots of texture and is sure to reach every single lash.”

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Super Curl Volume Mascara Eye-Opening
Price:
€3.80

“The mascara with a curved elastomer brush ensures endless volume with a breathtaking curl and an eye-opening effect.”

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Eyeliner Pen Long-Lasting
Price:
€3.10
Available in 4 shades

“The long-lasting eyeliner ensures absolutely accurate eyeliner styles in four new and bright trend colours.”

Make Me Brow Eyebrow Powder
Price:
€3.10
Available in 2 shades.

“Thanks to its special applicator and light, powdery texture, this eyebrow powder is ideal for filling and shaping the brows. For bold and accurately defined wow brows!.”

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My Must Haves Eyebrow Powder
Price:
€1.90
Available in 2 shades

“In addition to eyeshadows, lip and face products, two new eyebrow powders are now joining the “my must haves” range and offer even more variation when putting together individual palettes. Simply place in the multifunctional palettes using the special click-in mechanism.”

Prime + Studio HD HYDRA Primer Spray
Price:
€4.40

“The primer spray with coconut water prepares the skin for flawless, long-lasting make-up. It refreshes, provides moisture and visibly minimizes pores.”

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You Better Work! Gym-Proof Primer
Price:
€4.40

“Look good while you work out: not a problem with this primer, which has a sweat-proof formula to last during sporting activities and protects the skin with an SPF of 20. It also visibly reduces the pores, conceals skin irregularities and makes unevenness disappear–the ideal preparation for flawless make-up.”

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Colour On! Shine On Lipstick
Price:
€4.80
Available in 12 shades

“The soft lips tick texture can be intensified with each application to allow subtle as well as bold looks. Twelve colours with a gorgeous shine turn these lipsticks into the ideal daily companions.”

Colour Boost Vinylicious Liquid Lipstick
Price:
€3.50
Available in 7 shades

“These liquid lipsticks offer high colour pigmentation and a breathtaking, glossy finish reminiscent of melted latex. Available in a cool tube design and a varied colour range.

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Stay 6h True Lipliner Waterproof
Price:
€2.50
Available in 8 shades

“The soft lipliner with intensive colour dispersion is waterproof and lasts for up to six hours.”

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Draw the Line! Instant Colour Lipliner
Price:
€1.90
Available in 12 shades

“These supple lipliners are colour-coordinated with the ultra last instant colour lipsticks and effortlessly glide over the lips to outline them. With an integrated sharpener.”

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Smoothie Gloss
Price:
€1.30
Available in 5 shades

“As trendy as fruit smoothies: the lipglosses in the five fragrances mango, peach, strawberry, raspberry and blackberry–all with medium coverage.”

Tint & Colour Shot
Price:
€3.80
Available in 5 shades

“The pleasant, light tint-texture stains the lips and offers a velvety-matt finish with medium coverage and a subtle boost of freshness.”

Hydra Nail Care Serum
Price:
€2.50

“The hydrating and moisturizing water-infused nail care is enriched with aloe vera to ensure healthy-looking nails and cuticles.”

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Fix It! Nail Glue
Price:
€3.10

“The strong nail glue fixes torn nails and can be used for the application of artificial nails or nail art designs. Suitable for all types of nails.”

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Tropical Hand Mousse
Price:
€3.10

“Moisturizing hand mousse, enriched with monoi oil and aloe vera. The non-greasy mousse texture with an exotic fragrance pampers the hands and nails, and leaves them feeling soft.”

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Stamp It! Clear Stampy Set
Price:
€4.40

“Positioning your favorite designs on the nails is super easy with the completely transparent silicon stamp pad-now all nail artists can see exactly what they’re doing! The set comes in a cool paper box and includes a stamp and a scraper to remove excess nail polish.”

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Stamp It! Stampy Design Plate
Price:
€4.40
Available in 2 designs

“Two templates for countless, insta-worthy styles: one contains strong girl power images, the other offers geometric and minimalistic images for a cool look.”

Metallic & Glow In The Dark Nail & Finger Tattoos
Price:
€1.60

“Temporary nail and finger tattoos with metallic effects that glow in the dark upon exposure to light turn the hands into true eye-catchers.”

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Moonicure Nail Stickers
Price:
€1.60

“Moon manicures are easier than ever with the self-adhesive nail stickers in two half-moon motifs and different sizes. If necessary, the stickers can also be cut into the desired shape.”

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Nails in Style-Crystal Style
Price:
€3.80

“Transparent “stiletto nails” are a mega trend: simply leave transparent, paint or decorate with the 19 stickers. There’s no limit to your creativity! Easy to apply thanks to the included, transparent adhesive pads.”

 

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So Fluffy Nail Stickers
Price:
€1.60

“Stick on… The popular nail stickers with a variety of designs are being enhanced with trendy effects! All wishes are sure to be fulfilled and you can design your nails to suit your mood.”

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2 in 1 Colour Correcting & Contouring Brush
Price:
€3.50

“The two different brush ends allow smooth correction: the short bristles can be used to apply concealer textures evenly and the longer bristles are ideal for contouring the face.”

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Flat Powder Brush
Price:
€4.40

“The brush with extremely soft, long bristles has been especially developed for the application of pressed or loose powder. The fan-shape offers a large surface area to set make-up in place–quickly and easily.”

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Makeup Buffer Brush
Price:
€4.40

“The flat surface of the brush is perfect for creamy or liquid textures, no matter whether foundation, bronzer, blush or even day cream. Apply in dabs for an especially flawless look.”

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Precise Eyeliner Brush
Price:
€1.90

“An improved version of the original gel eye-liner brush. Super accurate, this eyeliner brush is suitable for the application of gel eyeliners as well as creamy eyeshadow or expressive pigments.”

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Smudging Brush
Price:
€1.90

“The brush with short, thick bristles ensures smokey looks. It helps smudge the eyeshadow along the upper and lower lashline and is ideal for creating trendy ombré looks on the lips.”

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Disclaimer: All images used in this post have been acquired via Essence Cosmetics Brand PR and are for illustrative purposes only and not for profit gain. All images remain property of Essence Cosmetics™.
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Catrice Blush Flush Limited Edition Collection

The trend of draping has been almost as popular in the makeup world this year as contouring was two years ago and strobing was last year. To make sure you have the right tools to achieve this trend Catrice Cosmetics has based it’s recent limited edition collection for February on it, and has released a total of 6 products in varying shades to help achieve the perfect draped look.

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Double Faced Brush
Price:
5.50 euros

“High-quality, double-ended face brush with synthetic bristles for a particularly flexible application. The end with the slightly wavy, black bristles is especially good for the smooth application of powder while the straight, light bristles perfectly blend creamy textures into the skin.”

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Ombré Blush Palette
Price:
5.50 euros
Available in two shades.

The blush palette with a soft powder texture unites various effects ranging from matte to shimmering. The gorgeous colour gradient allows individual application possibilities for a radiant, fresh look.”

Fluid Glow
Price:
5.50 euros

“The liquid blush has a slightly shimmering finish and an ideal dosage thanks to its pipette applicator. No matter whether used as a base underneath powder formulas or applied solo, the Fluid Glow is extremely versatile.”

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Blushing Mousse
Price:
4.50 euros
Available in three shades.

The blush with a mousse texture has a beautiful matte finish. Its sponge applicator ensures an accurate application. To intensify the effect of powder textures, simply apply the mousse as a base.”

Butter to Powder Blush
Price:
4.50 euros
Available in three shades.

“With an innovative hybrid texture, which transforms the buttery formula into a powdery finish and offers an intensive pigmentation for especially fresh looking colour.”

Cushion Powder Cheeks
Price:
5.50 euros
Available in two shades.

“The creamy powder texture is located in the cap of the stick and has a sponge applicator for easy blending-ideal for on the go!”

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Catrice Spring/Summer 2018 New Range

I have to say I still get super excited whenever I get press releases that feature a brand I love entire collection for the coming season. Catrice Cosmetics is a brand that revamps their entire permanent range every season in order to keep up with all the latest trends. It’s also one of my favourite makeup brands because of this and because of it’s lovely affordable price point. This blog post is simply going to showcase everything that they’re going to be launching for the Spring and Summer of 2018. I will probably be picking up a few of these products to try and when I do I will most likely do a blog post reviewing them so please subscribe as to not miss those posts!

Spectralight Eyeshadow Glow Kit
Price:
€5.50
Available in two shades

“With one metallic and two holographic textures each, the baked highlighting eyeshadows offers a multitude of combination options.”

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010 Manic Pixie Dream Girl
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020 The Last Universe

Dewy Eye Gloss Pen
Price:
€3.95

“The transparent, non-sticky gloss pen gives the eye make-up a perfect finishing touch with a wet & glow effect.”

 

Rock Couture Liquid Liner
Price:
€4.30
Available in three shades

“The rock couture liquid liner with a fine brush applicator is a true eye catcher. With a effects ranging from glittering metallic to intensive duo chrome.”

 

Precious Pigment Loose Eyeshadow
Price:
 €4.50
Available in 6 shades

“The eyeshadows with metallic and glitter can be applied individually or mixed-the coverage intensifies with each application.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prisma Lip Glaze
Price: €
4.50
Available in 8 shades

“Worn solo or as a topcoat: the formula with medium coverage and intensive prismatic and holographic effects creates extraordinary looks.

 

 

Prisma Chrome Lipstick
Price:
€5.50
Available in 8 shades

“Prismatic and metallic effects create a glamorous lip look -combined with perfect coverage with just one application and a creamy texture.”

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Galactic Highlighter Drops
Price:
€5.50

“The drops in soft rosé contain light-reflecting pigments for a galactic shimmer. The liquid highlighter is applied as a finish or on top of foundation. The drops don’t just create stunning results on the cheekbones, but can also be applied below the brow arch or on the decollete.”

 

Holo To Prisma Holographic Stick
Price:
€7.90

“The creamy, silver texture blends easily so that holographic effects can easily be inter-grated into the makeup. Ideal on the go thanks to its practical shape.”

 

Dewy Wet Look Stick
Price:
€5.50

“The transparent gloss stick contains light-reflecting pigments to ensure a dewy look.”

 

Spectra Light Effect Nail Laquer
Price:
€3.95
Available in 5 shades

“The diversity of unique effects turns this nail polish range into a must have: holo and duo chrome finishes, combined with long-lasting formulas and high-shine results.”

 

Light Spectrum Strobing Brick
Price:
€5.50
Available in 3 shades

“Powder highlighter with five shades each which can be applied individually or combined to create a shimmering finish.”

 

Lux Chrome

Luxchrome 2 in 1 Base and Top Coat
Price:
€2.95

“The water-infused base and top coat is a must for a perfect LuxChrome look-and makes the LuxChrome products last longer at the same time. Can be used as a top coat for the nail powders and as a base and top coat for the foil effect polish.”

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LuxChrome Foil Effect Polish
Price:
€4.50:

“Create the impressive mirror shine effect on your nails in a flash: simply apply on the dry LuxChrome 2 in 1 Base and Top Coat to develop a ‘like-a-mirror’ effect that lasts for days and gives the impression of liquid silver. Finally seal with the LuxChrome 2 in 1 Base and Top coat.”

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LuxChrome Nail Powder Kit
Price:
€9.00

“Chrome, holo and shimmer don’t stop at the nails! Sprinkle the nail powders on top of ICONails colour nail polish for extraordinary results: each powder conjures-up a different unique shimmer on your favourite polish. Seal with LuxChrome 2 in 1 Base and Top coat.”

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Ultimate Dark Lip Glow
Price:
€5.50

“The black texture intensifies the colour of the lips and tints them-depending on the pH value of the skin-in an individual pink shade with a smoky finish. Enriched with blackcurrent oil.”

 

Mattlover Lipstick Pen
Price:
€5.50
Available in 8 shades

“The highly pigmented texture has a modern, matt finish and feels wonderfully weightless on the lips. Available in wearable nude tones as well as more intense, bold shades, the broad shade range offers lots of variety.”

 

Instant Glam Eyeshadow Palette
Price:
€7.90

“Eight trendy colours, perfectly combined in four duo eyeshadows. The innovative applicator is aligned with the shape of the eye to allow the professional application of eye-makeup in seconds.”

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010 It’s A Match

Siliconic Eyeshadow Shader Brush
Price:
€2.95

“The soft, flat silicon applicator is the perfect for the application of eyeshadows with a creamy or powdery texture and for setting targeted accents. On top benefit: it can be cleaned quickly and easily with make-up remover.”

 

Lashes To Kill Pro Instant Volume Mascara 24H
Price:
€5.50
Available in 2 shades

“Perfect definition with an instant volume effect: the lashes are given a phenomenal catwalk look thanks to the deep-black texture of the mascara.

Pure Pigments Lip Laquer
Price:
€4.50
Available in 8 shades

“Colours with intense coverage combined with a trendy high-shine finish. At the same time, the soft and buttery non-stick texture feels pleasant on the lips and won’t settle in fine lines.”

Light Correcting Serum Primer
Price:
€4.95

“The liquid primer ensures a sun-kissed complexion. The light reflecting pigments can be applied solo, mixed with foundation or worn under make-up for a radiant glow.

Prime And Fine Anti-Shine Fixing Spray
Price:
€4.95

“The perfect fit for the Prime and Fine Anti-Shine base: the mattifying spray refreshes, sets and extends the durability of make-up.”

Shake & Seal Top Coat
Price:
€3.95
Available in 5 shades

“Inspired by the natural beauty of the ocean and coral; these polishes with a prismatic finish have three phases. Shake before use and apply on top of colour nail polish. Phase 1 offers a beautiful shine and an anti-chipping-effect. Phase 2 ensures a light colour-dispersion and phase 3 provides a prismatic effect.”

Light Illusion Loose Powder
Price:
€5.95

“Soft Focus for a perfect complexion: the loose, yellow powder with a subtle lightening effect has an ultra-line formula to ensure a long-lasting, flawless finish. Can be worn alone or used to set the make-up in place. Enriched with yellow clay.”

Prime and Fine Dewy Glow Fixing Spray
Price:
€4.95

“Instant glow: the fixing spray refreshes, extends the durability of make-up and ensures a radiant complexion with a dewy finish.”

Rock Couture Vinyl Black Liquid Liner 24H
Price:
€3.70

“The extremely long-lasting liquid liner ensures a deep-black, high-shine vinyl finish. Thanks to its fine brush applicator, an easy and accurate application is guaranteed.”

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010 Blackest Sabbath

Rock Couture Extreme Volume Mascara Lifestyleproof 24H
Price:
€4.50

“The perfect partner in crime for day-to-day situations: the deep-black, waterproof performance mascara provides XXL volume and is tear, sport as well as sweat resistant.”

Prime and Fine Lip Colour Remover
Price:
€3.95

“A fast and simple removal of long-lasting lipsticks? Not a problem with the lip colour remover! The transparent gel texture frees the lips of colour quickly and thoroughly, and calms them with aloe vera extracts.”

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010 Take It Off!

HD Liquid Coverage Precision Concealer
Price:
€3.95
Available in three shades:

-010 Light Beige
-020 Rose Beige
-030 Sand Beige

“The extremely slim applicator allows an accurate application of the high coverage and long-lasting concealer texture. It perfectly complements the HD Liquid Coverage Foundation.”

Brow Hero 2 in 1 Bow Pomade & Camouflage Waterproof
Price:
€4.50
Available in two shades

“For eyebrows on fleek: the pomade is ideal for filling and setting the brows in place while the concealer ensures a perfect clean up and framing. Lasts all day thanks to the waterproof formula.”

Lip Treatment
Price:
€4.50

“The rich lip balm with a creamy texture and a subtle citrus scent can be used as a day or night treatment. Nourishes dry lips with shea butter and provide intense moisture.”

Super Dry Gloss Top Coat
Price:
€2.95

“The super dry gloss top coat with an anti-yellowing formula doesn’t just dry nail polish in a flash, it also visibly enhances the shine and extends it’s durability.”

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Power Gel 2 in 1 Base & Top Coat
Price:
€2.95

“Used as a base coat, this high-performance polish evens out small ridges and protects the nails. Applied as a top coat, it extends the durability of the polish underneath and provides a maximum plumping effect as well as a  glossy finish. The anti-yellowing formula also enhances the brilliance of any nail colour.”

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Light in a Box Highlighter Palette
Price:
€11.30

“Four universally applicable highlighters with a powder texture ensures a radiant glow. The palette also includes a translucent glitter powder that can be used as a topper to intensify the highlighters or worn solo to create shimmering accents.”

Galaxy in a Box Holographic Glow Palette
Price:
€11.30

“The four holographic highlighters were voted into the palette by around 13000 Catrice fans via a community voting, and they achieve a prismatic glow in seconds! The transparent face gloss completes the palette and creates a dewy wet look effect.”

Filter in a Box Photo Perfect Finishing Palette
Price:
€11.30

“The four different, matt powders ensure a smooth complexion: blue for a cool light effect, pink for a fresh touch, yellow for a warm light effect and brown for a tanned look worn alone or as a special effect top coat on top of powder textures, the highlighter creates a flashlight filter effect.”

California in a Box Bronzer & Blush Palette
Price:
€11.30

“Two matt bronzing powders as well as one shimmering and one matt blush shade offer lots of options for a sun-kissed look. The palette is complemented by a golden highlighter powder, which can be either be worn alone or applied on top of matt textures as a topper.”

Lip Artist Pro Palette
Price:
€11.30

“The mixing zone, a duo brush and a broad colour range turn this palette into the ultimate tool for endless looks. Black, white, the three base colours as well as ten shades with a silky-matt finish from nude to bold can be mixed and matched to your heart’s content.”

Catrice Creamy Matt Lip Palette
Price:
€9.00

“Indispensable: the premium palette unites a lip primer, eight creamy-matt lipstick textures and a golden highlighting powder. Thanks to the integrated mirror and duo brush. also ideal on the go.”

Catrice Vinyl Lacquer Lip Palette
Price:
€9.00

“The must-have for high-shine lips: with its lip primer, eight lipsticks textures and a silver highlighting powder, this palette leaves nothing to be desired. Especially practical on the go: a integrated mirror and duo brush complete the palette.”

Professional Artist Eyeshadow Palette
Price:
€11.30

“16 long-lasting, ultra pigmented powder eyeshadows with finishes ranging from matt to shimmering, united in one palette. From neutral tones to intensive colours, the palette offers eyeshadows with a subtle texture for a variety of gorgeous looks.”

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Essence Valentine’s Day Trend Edition: 💞 Wood You Love Me? 💞

Valentine’s Day is a holiday that either people really really love or really really hate. There really is no in between. For me, I think Valentine’s Day is super cute and a great way to do something different with the person or persons that you love. However, regardless of whether you love or hate Valentine’s Day I know that you are going to love this new trend edition from Essence Cosmetics called Wood You Love Me?. This is a limited edition collection and features some incredible products that you can use on the day regardless or whether you’re going out or staying in for a cozy night.

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Let’s start things off with the products that I actually have from the collection and then I will pop pictures of everything else from the release below. The first, and probably the most gorgeous product from this trend edition is the Eyeshadow and Highlighter Palette in 01 From The Forest, With Love! This is five pan palette that is very wearable and neutral with regards to it’s eyeshadow shades.

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I have to say I absolutely love the detail that went into the packaging of this palette. It’s got a 2D reflective image on the front of it, that, depending on how you tilt it, will show two bunnies running to hug each other. It also doesn’t have any useless applicators included in it, which is refreshing to see. My only wish was that it should have had a mirror as it would have made a great choice for travel.

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The pigmentation of these eyeshadows is beautiful, rich and buttery and creamy. They blend out flawlessly on the eyes though they do have a bit of fallout-especially the more shimmery shades. The centre champagne shade, in my opinion, works great as both a eye highlight and a cheek highlight and gives off a very intense shine. Highly highly recommend this palette and it only retails  for €4.40.

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To go with the palette, they did include a double ended brush as part of the collection. I have to say, this is a very interesting brush and I definitely don’t have anything like it in my very vast collection of brushes. One of the ends of the brush has a very unique V-shape to it and it took me a while to figure out that when you look at it from above it’s shaped like a heart! So Cute!  ^_^.

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That said I don’t know how you would use this brush side to apply eyeshadow, so far I’ve only been using it for highlighting my brow bone as the shape of the brush doesn’t really matter for this.

The other end is a-lot more useful and is shaped like a dome, making it perfect for applying and blending out product in the crease and the outer corner or the eye. I also found it great for highlighting the inner corner and applying my primer evenly. The bristles of this brush are super soft & yes that softness is still there after washing. They are also synthetic and so can be used with both cream and powder products. The brush retails for €2.90.

Duo Eye Pencil
Price:
€2.90
Available in two shades

“The wooden eye pencil with two perfectly aligned colours in matt and shimmering can be sharpened and has a high coverage as well as a soft texture for gorgeous long-lasting results.”

 

 

False Lashes
Price:
€3.80

“The false lashes offer breathtaking volume and a look that is sure to make all hearts beat a little faster-Includes lash glue.”

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Lip Palette
Price:
€4.40

“Five high coverage, creamy lipsticks in a pink-fuschia-red colour scheme with either a metallic, shimmering or matt finish conjure-up a multitude of kiss-proof styles on the lips.”

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01 You Are My Absolute Favourite

Nail Polish
Price:
€2.50
Available in three shades

“Fast-drying nail polishes with a high coverage in lime, light pink and metallic rose gold create trendy manicures that are sure to last!”

 

 

Nail File Set
Price:
€2.50

“The set contains two nail files to shorten, shape and file the nails-with one extra for your best friend.”

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Make-Up Sponges
Price:
€2.50

“Two practical makeup sponges for the application of all textures-washable and reusable.”

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Highlighter and Blush Palette
Price:
€3.80

“The soft shimmering highlighter in a light champagne shade and the blush in a delicate pink are a dream team for a fresh, radiant complexion.”

 

 

Hydrating Face Mask
Price:
€1.90

“The moist sheet mask with active ingredients provides skin with the moisture it needs and makes the skin feel wonderfully supple. The cute bunny rabbit design is sure to put a smile on your face!”

 

 

Energizing Eye Sheet Mask
Price:
€1.90

“A moist sheet mask for the eyes: it has an invigorating effect and contains active ingredients to provide moisture. And thanks to its foxlike look, the pampering face care is even more fun.”

 

 

And that’s the entire collection! As always, all of Essence Cosmetics products are extremely affordable and this collection has products that suit everyone priorities for V-day, whether it’s chilly at home and pampering yourself or going out on the town in full glam makeup. The collection is available in stores from today up until the 14th of February.

-Talk Soon xx

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