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WORTH THE HYPE: Tom Ford Shade & Illuminate
Tom Ford Shade & Illuminate Review. Contouring can make your cheekbones appear more prominent, your nose appear slimmer and your jawline more refined. However, when contouring is done wrong it can look more like mud on your face or an orange foundation/spray tan. Finding a good contour product that looks natural on the skin can be a struggle and that’s why I’m head of heels in love for the Tom Ford Shade & Illuminate Duo. (I have shade intensity one) The contouring shade has the perfect balance of warm and cool tones so it doesn’t look grey or orange, it’s completely matte with not even a hint of shimmer, which is the most important thing for me in a contouring product.  In terms of formula the sculpting cream is beautifully creamy and blends into the skin with absolute ease, but doesn’t fade, cake or oxidize either. The only part of this product I found disappointing was the illuminator, it was a bit oily for my liking and was really just a transparent balm with a bit of shimmer, I prefer my illuminators to be more shimmery and pigmented. Overall I think this product is fantastic and it has become a major staple in my makeup bag for contouring,  I DO think the price is very high for a makeup item but beggars can’t be choosers and if you have the money to spend on this baby, do it.
*This product was sent to me for consideration disclosure policy.
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WORTH THE HYPE: Tom Ford Shade & Illuminate

Tom Ford Shade & Illuminate Review. Contouring can make your cheekbones appear more prominent, your nose appear slimmer and your jawline more refined. However, when contouring is done wrong it can look more like mud on your face or an orange foundation/spray tan. Finding a good contour product that looks natural on the skin can be a struggle and that’s why I’m head of heels in love for the Tom Ford Shade & Illuminate Duo. (I have shade intensity one) The contouring shade has the perfect balance of warm and cool tones so it doesn’t look grey or orange, it’s completely matte with not even a hint of shimmer, which is the most important thing for me in a contouring product.  In terms of formula the sculpting cream is beautifully creamy and blends into the skin with absolute ease, but doesn’t fade, cake or oxidize either. The only part of this product I found disappointing was the illuminator, it was a bit oily for my liking and was really just a transparent balm with a bit of shimmer, I prefer my illuminators to be more shimmery and pigmented. Overall I think this product is fantastic and it has become a major staple in my makeup bag for contouring,  I DO think the price is very high for a makeup item but beggars can’t be choosers and if you have the money to spend on this baby, do it.

*This product was sent to me for consideration disclosure policy.

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Loreal SuperLiner Silkissime Eyeliner Swatches

Loreal SuperLiner Silkissime Eyeliner Brown Temptation, Seductive Black

L’Oréal SuperLiner Silkissime Eyeliner Brown Temptation and Seductive Black

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WORTH THE HYPE: Klara Cosmetics Kiss Proof Lips
Klara Cosmetics Kiss Proof Lips Review. I’m a huge lover of lip products, especially lip lacquers & creams and these have simply reconfirmed my love for them. These lip creams are amazing. They apply evenly with the uttermost ease and are full on pigmented, the colour you see is exactly what you get. The finish isn’t semi matte just full on pure matte goodness, the same kind of matte effect you can only get when you set your lip colour with a matching powder blush or eyeshadow. The staying power = perfect, I can apply these in the morning and they last until I’m ready to remove them (in which case they are tricky to remove so you need to use a really good makeup remover) My only gripe is that they are drying (which is what one comes to expect in a matte lipstick) so it’s essential to use a really good lip balm underneath. Overall I love these and think they are some of the best matte lip creams I have tried, the colour range is fabulous (firey oranges, vintage reds, watermelon pinks and perfect purples) 
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WORTH THE HYPE: Klara Cosmetics Kiss Proof Lips

Klara Cosmetics Kiss Proof Lips Review. I’m a huge lover of lip products, especially lip lacquers & creams and these have simply reconfirmed my love for them. These lip creams are amazing. They apply evenly with the uttermost ease and are full on pigmented, the colour you see is exactly what you get. The finish isn’t semi matte just full on pure matte goodness, the same kind of matte effect you can only get when you set your lip colour with a matching powder blush or eyeshadow. The staying power = perfect, I can apply these in the morning and they last until I’m ready to remove them (in which case they are tricky to remove so you need to use a really good makeup remover) My only gripe is that they are drying (which is what one comes to expect in a matte lipstick) so it’s essential to use a really good lip balm underneath. Overall I love these and think they are some of the best matte lip creams I have tried, the colour range is fabulous (firey oranges, vintage reds, watermelon pinks and perfect purples)

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Physicians Formula Nude Wear Glowing Nude Powder Swatches

Physicians Formula Nude Wear Glowing Nude Powder, Blush, Bronzer

Physicians Formula Nude Wear Glowing Nude Powder, Blush and Bronzer.

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UNDER HYPED: Essence Eyebrow Stylist Set
Essence Eyebrow Stylist Set Review. Brows are my favourite feature to accentuate, they frame the whole face so get them wrong and you’re screwed, get them right and you’re makeup will fall straight into place. I’ve tried thousands of brow products and whilst I prefer the precision that pencils give sometimes nothing beats the softness of a powder. Essence Eyebrow Stylist Set contains my all time favourite brow powders and for the price you simply can’t go wrong. The powders are perfect, not too soft, not too dry and contain the perfect amount of pigment. They blend so easily, stay in place and give a super natural result. Lastly, the powders are cool toned, I’m not a fan of warm toned brow products and I think unless you’re a warm brown or a redhead they aren’t the slightest bit flattering so I couldn’t be more pleased about the fact that these are cool toned brow powders available at the drugstore. I don’t care much for the stencils or the brush included, but the powders (and the price) are amazing. PS: Originally there was only one shade available that only matched those with dark hair but now there’s a shade for blondes too!
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UNDER HYPED: Essence Eyebrow Stylist Set

Essence Eyebrow Stylist Set Review. Brows are my favourite feature to accentuate, they frame the whole face so get them wrong and you’re screwed, get them right and you’re makeup will fall straight into place. I’ve tried thousands of brow products and whilst I prefer the precision that pencils give sometimes nothing beats the softness of a powder. Essence Eyebrow Stylist Set contains my all time favourite brow powders and for the price you simply can’t go wrong. The powders are perfect, not too soft, not too dry and contain the perfect amount of pigment. They blend so easily, stay in place and give a super natural result. Lastly, the powders are cool toned, I’m not a fan of warm toned brow products and I think unless you’re a warm brown or a redhead they aren’t the slightest bit flattering so I couldn’t be more pleased about the fact that these are cool toned brow powders available at the drugstore. I don’t care much for the stencils or the brush included, but the powders (and the price) are amazing. PS: Originally there was only one shade available that only matched those with dark hair but now there’s a shade for blondes too!

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Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick Swatches

Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick 150 Piccadilly Pink, 170 Ringa Ringa Roses, 180 Vintage Pink, 210 Fancy, 220 Heather Shimmer, 260 Amethyst Shimmer, 310 Back To Fuchsia,  330 Sloane's Plum, 360 As you Want Victoria, 500 Diva Red, 660 In Love With Ginger , 720 Notting Hill Nude, 780 Camden Brown

Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick top to bottom, left to right 150 Piccadilly Pink, 170 Ringa Ringa Roses, 180 Vintage Pink, 210 Fancy, 220 Heather Shimmer, 260 Amethyst Shimmer, 310 Back To Fuchsia,  330 Sloane’s Plum, 360 As you Want Victoria, 500 Diva Red, 660 In Love With Ginger , 720 Notting Hill Nude, 780 Camden Brown

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OVER HYPED: Benefit They’re Real Push-Up Liner
Benefit’s They’re Real Push-Up Liner when I first heard about it I though it was a really unique concept and the only eyeliner I know of its kind (I have since seen that Maybelline released a very similar liner a while ago) II had extreme high hopes for this product and it turned out to be a real let down. The application was uneven and clumpy; the formula itself was just too crumbly and dry and the applicator wasn’t firm enough to work with such crumbly formula. This product did not work well for winged eyeliner/upper liner as the formula was so soft the line ended up clumpy and uneven. Benefit describe this as a “lash hugging gel liner pen” so I hoped this eyeliner would be good for tightlining, but it was just a big goopy mess, the dry formula sort of “balled” up and wouldn’t grip to the area in between the lashes. In terms of staying power it failed on all counts. Benefit call this eyeliner “budge proof” but in under six hours of wear this eyeliner had completely smudged, it was all above my crease and halfway across my temples, the liner also flaked onto my cheeks. I’m so disappointed with this product and can say it is one of the worst eyeliners I have ever tried, I had hoped for so much more. Out 27th of June
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OVER HYPED: Benefit They’re Real Push-Up Liner

Benefit’s They’re Real Push-Up Liner when I first heard about it I though it was a really unique concept and the only eyeliner I know of its kind (I have since seen that Maybelline released a very similar liner a while ago) II had extreme high hopes for this product and it turned out to be a real let down. The application was uneven and clumpy; the formula itself was just too crumbly and dry and the applicator wasn’t firm enough to work with such crumbly formula. This product did not work well for winged eyeliner/upper liner as the formula was so soft the line ended up clumpy and uneven. Benefit describe this as a “lash hugging gel liner pen” so I hoped this eyeliner would be good for tightlining, but it was just a big goopy mess, the dry formula sort of “balled” up and wouldn’t grip to the area in between the lashes. In terms of staying power it failed on all counts. Benefit call this eyeliner “budge proof” but in under six hours of wear this eyeliner had completely smudged, it was all above my crease and halfway across my temples, the liner also flaked onto my cheeks. I’m so disappointed with this product and can say it is one of the worst eyeliners I have ever tried, I had hoped for so much more. Out 27th of June

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UNDER HYPED: Max Factor Kohl Pencils
Whilst I love my gel and liquid liners I’m a huge lover of pencils, specifically kohl pencils. Kohl pencils are one of my favourite eyeliner formulas, they can be blended over the eyelid as an eyeshadow base or a quick fix shadow, smudged in between the lashes for a smoky effect and they also work beautifully on the waterline. Many of you may know that I’ve been a lover of Rimmel kohl pencils for as long as I can remember,  but I’ve had a new favourite for a while now… Max Factor’s Kohl Pencils are the most beautiful, creamy, soft kohl pencils I have come across. They’re soft and gentle, they don’t irritate my eyes and they give the most beautiful smoky, grungy effect when blended out, whether you smudge it out on your upper & lower lashes with a brush, cotton tip or even your fingers you’ll have gorgeous, sultry, smoky looking eyes that are basically foolproof. I love these things.
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UNDER HYPED: Max Factor Kohl Pencils

Whilst I love my gel and liquid liners I’m a huge lover of pencils, specifically kohl pencils. Kohl pencils are one of my favourite eyeliner formulas, they can be blended over the eyelid as an eyeshadow base or a quick fix shadow, smudged in between the lashes for a smoky effect and they also work beautifully on the waterline. Many of you may know that I’ve been a lover of Rimmel kohl pencils for as long as I can remember,  but I’ve had a new favourite for a while now… Max Factor’s Kohl Pencils are the most beautiful, creamy, soft kohl pencils I have come across. They’re soft and gentle, they don’t irritate my eyes and they give the most beautiful smoky, grungy effect when blended out, whether you smudge it out on your upper & lower lashes with a brush, cotton tip or even your fingers you’ll have gorgeous, sultry, smoky looking eyes that are basically foolproof. I love these things.

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Revlon Cream Blush Swatches

Revlon Cream Blush Review

Revlon Cream Blushes in (anti-clockwise) Coral Reef, Pinched and Flushed

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