Thursday, 16 October 2014

Makeup Revolution - I ♡ Makeup Eyeliner

Eyeliner is the mainstay of my makeup routine. I've worn it all kinds of different ways from the incredibly smudged grunge look (yes, I am that old) to a sleek, defined cats' eye. I wear eyeliner most everyday and lately I've been finding it really difficult finding one that doesn't smudge or fade throughout the day. I'm actually going to put a post together showing you all the different liners I've been trying.

Anyway, this post is about, the quite frankly amazing, I ♡ makeup all day and night eyeliner pencil. I have Channeling My Inner ( bit of a typo on their packaging, oops). This is a beautiful rusty brown pencil that glides on easily, is soft enough to blend out but once it sets that's it, it really doesn't budge.

I've slept in it, had weepy eyes, and had a baby run his hands all over my face and it still didn't smudge or fade. And it's only £1.99! In fact it's a brilliant dupe for the much more pricey Urban Decay pencils.

I'm so impressed with these that I've just purchased a couple more. A great product for a budget price. *Thumbs up*

Have you tried these? Are you impressed with Makeup Revolution/ I ♡ makeup? 

Sunday, 12 October 2014

L'Oreal Color Riche Blake's Pure Red Lipstick

When I first saw Blake’s Red advertised on the television I knew it’d be mine. It is the most stunning blue-red which makes it perfect for those of us with cool or neutral undertones to our skin. Everything about it feels more expensive than its £6.99 price tag. The packaging is sleek and sturdy and the lipstick itself feels really high quality. Despite it being a matte it’s easy to apply. The application is creamy and smooth, no pulling or dragging on the lips. One swipe gives fully pigmented colour. Typically for a matte lipstick this is long lasting. It survived a couple of meals and drinks on my lips before it started to fade. 

If you’re a fan of red lips I highly recommend this lipstick. It’s a striking red that I’ll get lots of wear out of, in fact I’ll probably buy a back-up, when they’re back in stock that is. There’s other colours in range to suit different skin tones if this one doesn’t quite suit you.


Thursday, 9 October 2014

The Beautiful £2.99 Blusher

Yes, another blusher review straight after this post on cream blushes, I like blusher, what can I say. I look ill most of the time (mainly because I am but that's besides the point) and blushers are an excellent way of perking up pallid skin to look a bit healthier. I bought H&M's on a bit of a whim. I was buying some lovely clothes for my baby boy and decided to give myself a wee treat. And I'm really quite impressed with this blusher.

The presentation is gorgeous and the colours are all complementary. There's three matte shades and one with a bit of shimmer but not too much for day wear. It's surprisingly pigmented, I wasn't really expecting much for a blusher that cost £2.99 but it's really good. Not only is the colour great (which would suit most skin tones) but it actually lasts for ages on the skin too. I was expecting it to fade after a couple of hours but it's still on at the end of the day.

The packaging is also pretty good. There's a mirror and a brush contained within the packaging. The brush does a fine job at applying the blusher so it's great for popping in your handbag.

There's also another version of this blusher available, you can see it here. It has more peachy tones through it and had heart designs instead of hearts. 

I really recommend giving this blusher a go. For £2.99 you get a beautifully designed blusher with great pigmentation and longevity. Excellent.

Have you tried H&M's makeup? Any recommendations?


H&M blusher