Eyes

Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara

It’s always such a nice thing to be able to say I found a great mascara at an affordable price point. Why? Because mascara is one of those things that unless you fork out 30 quid you always tend to be slightly disappointed in. It either doesn’t give you enough volume or it does give you enough length and almost always makes you think “that’s not black enough for me”.

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As of late I have been trialing the latest mascara launch from the brand Maybelline. This is their Total Temptation mascara and according to the many influencers online it is a direct dupe for the infamous Too Face Better Than Sex mascara. Personally, I have never tried the Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara but can say if it’s as good as this mascara than it has my vote of approval.

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I absolutely love everything about this mascara from the gorgeous soft blush pink packaging of it’s tube to the epic non-plastic, actual bristles brush of the wand. It gives big, thick and long lashes that are jet black and totally dramatic. Some people might find it a bit much for everyday wear however if you are like me and are looking for a mascara that ticks every box than this is the one for you.

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Price wise this mascara retails for 12.99 euros however most drugstore than to pop it in a Maybelline 3 for 2 offer.

-Talk Soon xx

Eyes

🍑 Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette 🍑

Recently Too Faced Cosmetics released an entire new collection for their peach range called Peach Perfect. Rather than rushing out however to purchase said collection and ending up either loving or hating them, I thought it better to review the original product that started the craze that is peach-smelling makeup; the Sweet Peach Palette.

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This eighteen shadow palette comes in a gorgeous light gradient to dark peach colored tin as it’s packaging. The palette does have a mirror in it’s lid so major brownie points for that and YES it does smell of candied peaches. There are a total of six matte shades, ten satin shades and two shimmer shades. Colour wise the palette has some good highlighting shades and warm toned browns plus of course the pretty peach shades and a few deeper darker shades popped in for good measure.

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Out of all the formulations I found the satin finishes to have the best finish on the eyelids and the best pigmentation so it’s a very good thing that the majority of the palette is composed of this formulation. My favourite shade from the palette has got to Nectar and this is an interesting deep peachy gold shade that is probably the equivalent of the inside of a peach.

The palette does retail for a massive 47 euros and to be honest, now that autumn has reared it’s head, I don’t find the shades great to use as they’re more suited to spring/summer. It really depends on whether or not you can justify spending that price tag for a palette that you’ll only really use 5 months (if that) out of the year. Would you?

-Talk Soon xx

Lip Products

My First Dupe!

As you can probably guess from the title of this post, this is going to be a review of my very first dupe product. Now for those who don’t know what a dupe is, let me clarify. A dupe, is a product that is similar to a higher end product and enables the user to achieve the same effect as the higher end product at a lesser price tag. It is not meant to be a rip-off or a copycat. Those are not dupes, those are just brands stealing ideas from other brands.

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My dupe comes from the land of Primark/Pennys and is a much less expensive version of the very hyped about Too Faced Unicorn Tears Lipstick. The hype around this product is because it’s actually a blue lipstick that applies to the lips to give a really holographic popping pink shade. It’s very similar to those PH lipsticks that are green in colour and then become a soft pink.

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Primark’s version is called Pixie Kisses and it’s also a blue lipstick. Upon comparasion between the two lippies (via online images) I noticed that the Too Faced version doesn’t have obvious glitter particles in it like the Primark one does. It has more of a purple iridescent sheen running through it. The Primark one doesn’t have that sheen, instead it has small tiny silver glitter particles.

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Though the glitter is there it doesn’t cause any chunky feeling on the lips. The formulation of this lipstick is very hydrating and moisturising and applies on very nicely without any patchiness. I found the pigmentation of it to be brilliant to and when comparing the shade of pink it has to online pics of the Too Faced version this one is slightly more pink toned in colour whereas that one is more of a purple-blue shade.

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The Too Faced lipstick as far as I know retails for 21.78 euros whereas the Primark one is only 2 euros. Big difference me thinks. I personally have enjoyed wearing this lipstick a lot as I found it to be very faltering on the lips. The only issue I have with and I don’t know if this is the same with the Too Faced version as I don’t own it, is the smell of this lipstick is seriously unpleasant. It has a very sweet sickly scent to it almost like bubblegum.

I don’t know if this is going to be a limited edition product from Primark but they are selling out like hot cakes from stores so if you want one I say go go go!

-Talk Soon xx

Collections

TooFaced Sweet Peach Collection

It’s back! The incredible TooFaced Sweet Peach palette is back and it’s brought a few new friends with it too. This palette was released last year by TooFaced and for those of you who were lucky to get well done, but not many people were so fortunate. TooFaced could not keep this palette in stock and it’s fan base has demanded it’s return. TooFaced listened it would be seem but rather than just releasing the palette all on it’s lonesome, they created an entire peach collection to go with it.

Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette
Price:
44 euros

“A palette of 18 peach-scented eye shadows for limitless, timeless and modern looks.”

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Shades:

  • White Peach (Matte Vanilla Crème)
  • Luscious (Pearl Peach Champagne)
  • Just Peachy (Shimmering Peachy Pink)
  • Bless Her Heart (Golden Moss)
  • Tempting (Bronzed Black)
  • Charmed, I’m Sure (Matte Medium Cool Brown)
  • Nectar (Pearly Peachy Cream)
  • Cobbler (Peachy Pinked Bronze)
  • Candied Peach (Matte Coral with Violet Shimmer)
  • Bellini (Gilded Peach)
  • Peach Pit (Satin Perfect Raisin)
  • Delectable (Matte Smoky Amethyst)
  • Peaches’N’Cream (Matte Milky Peach)
  • Georgia (Matte Peachy Pink)
  • Caramelized (Dark Gilded Bronze)
  • Puree (Metallic Dark Bronze)
  • Summer Yum (Matte Gingerbread)
  • Talk Derby to Me (Dark Black with Violet Hue)

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Sweet Peach Glow
Price:
40 euros
Shades: Highlighter, Blush, Bronzer

“Peach-Infused highlighting palette with three shades for a lit-from-within luminous glow”

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Sweet Peach Creamy Lip Oil
Price:
17 euros each
Shades: Peach Fuzz, Papa Don’t Peach, Peach-sickle, Pure Peach, Peach Please!, Poppin’ Peach, Peach Tease, Tickle-Me Peach.

“A whipped peach lip oil with the shine of a gloss and the moisture of a lip balm.”

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Papa Don’t Peach Blush
Price:
28 euros

“Infused with the essence of peach, this blush smells like peaches, and its rich, pigmentation provides buildable payoff.”

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The entire collection will be available in Debenhams on the 16th of January and is already available online on the Debenhams website.

-Talk Soon xx

Disclaimer: All images used in this post have been acquired via brand PR representative and are for illustrative purposes only. All images remain property of TooFaced Cosmetics™.