Primer

Cailyn Bright On Eye Balm Primer

Cailyn Cosmetics is actually an Irish beauty brand and I was first introduced to their Bright On Eye Primer when I attended a beauty masterclass hosted by Diane Everett MUA. She used this as her eye primer on her model as it cancels out any discoloration and veins visible on the eyelid. It had such an amazing effect on the eyes when the eyeshadows where applied over it that I just had to try it for myself.

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The primer itself comes in a small 24ml plastic pot and looks like a concealer to be honest. It has a very tacky texture to it when it is applied on the eyes but this is great when it comes to be used as a base for any shimmer eyeshadows, pigments or loose glitters. It can also be set with some translucent powder, making it a perfect base for any eyeshadows to be blended over it.

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I’ve always been a loyal user of the Urban Decay Primer Potions but if I’m honest I personally think this is better for intensifying eyeshadow pigmentation and for increasing the longevity of any eye look when compared to the Urban Decay Primer Potion. It is also better value retailing at 18.50 euros whereas the Urban Decay one retails for 20 euros for a 15ml tube.

Let me know your recommendations for any new primer potions in the comments below as I always love trying new ones.

-Talk Soon xx

Eyes

Glam&Co Jewel Dusts (Diane Everett Collab)

It’s a known concept on YouTube and in the blogging/vlogging sphere that any collaborations that bloggers do with brands we tend to like to support completely simply because it shows how much hard work and effort pays off. Today I’m going to be supporting the amazing Irish makeup artist and blogger Diane Everett as she has recently done a collaboration with the cosmetics brand Glam & Co.

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Glam & Co. are actually well known for their for their loose pigments and glitters and have them in almost ever single colour under the sun. For this collaboration they’ve actually gone with a entirely new formulation called Jewel Dust.

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Each of these loose eyeshadows/pigments looks like boring white powder but when it’s swatched or applied onto the eyes, it reflects it’s true colour in the most intense shine ever.

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I have two shades from the collection and the first is the shade Petroleum, which is a gorgeous ultra violet blue reflect. The actual powder is nice and fine and I highly recommend mixing it with either MAC Fix+ or the Makeup Revolution Aqua Seal Primer to get the highest pay-off in colour with these pigments as they definitely work better when their slightly wet.

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The second shade is Lilac Vibes and as the name suggest it’s a pinky purple reflect. With regards to packaging it isn’t my favourite. I really wise the jar had some sort of sifter to it or at least an internal cap because once you take of the lid it can be a bit of a messy product to use.

These pigments retail at 11.50 euros a piece and you can get them from Waterford Health Park Pharmacy here in Waterford or via the Glam & Co website for international purchases.

-Talk Soon xx