Saturday, 28 February 2015

Avon's Arrived || Brochures 04 & 05!

Hello everyone!

So today I've got a few things to show you that I bought from the last couple of Avon brochures including some super exciting new products!

Let's all ignore the fact that at first glance I seem to have gone for a monochrome theme since I didn't even realise until I came to write this post.
But anyway, I have been so excited by some of the new products that Avon are releasing as I think they are trying to branch out to a younger target audience (no complaints from me!).

This is the Ideal Flawless Cream Concealer in the shade Fair. This is basically a highly pigmented cream concealer with medium coverage. I really like this as although it is a cream product, it isn't too thick which makes it easy to blend out. I have the lightest of three shades, and it is a great eye cover-up/highlight colour. Another massive pro is that it has a really smooth finish and doesn't tend to crease under my eyes. I think this is the best concealer that Avon does and I'd recommend it to anyone!

This winter I have been seriously loving matte nails, and although Avon has sold matte formulas in the past, they have revamped the whole product to give the Magic Effects Matte Nail Enamel. I bought the shades White and Black as these are super wearable colours for everyday. The formula of these polishes are really nice and they last well without chipping. 

Next is a different item to what I normally get from Avon and it is the Floral Clusters Drama Necklace in White. I don't tend to get much jewellery from Avon (apart from my beloved rose-gold watch) and I just think it is all a bit old for me and I wouldn't personally wear it.  However this necklace really caught my eye. It is a gold chained statement necklace with three white floral-designed clusters. I think this is a really good necklace to have as you can pair it with tonnes of different looks.

Lastly, Avon has released a new colour selection of their Ultra Colour Indulgence Lipstick. This is a really smooth gel-like formula, which although is sheerer than the other lipsticks, creates that super plump glossy lip. I got the shade Tawny Rose which is a dark pink/brown nude. This colour is a perfect 'your lips but better' shade and because it is SO glossy, you don't need to wear a lipgloss over the top which I love!

Have you tried any of these products too?

Sunday, 28 December 2014

Review & Swatches || Revolution Eye Shadow Palette

Hello everyone!

During my last visit to Superdrug I noticed this new brand up for sale, and in specific this eye shadow palette. Revolution (Makeup Revolution London) is a relatively inexpensive yet high quality brand. I picked up their Redemption Palette Iconic 1 palette, which has a prefect range of party colours, and getting 12 different shades (with quite big pans too) for a drug store product is an instant winner!

The colours range from a pale pink to dark black/grey shades, with a mix of matte and shimmery shades. All of the shades are really pigmented and easy to blend which helps to create quick eye looks. My favourite shades include the light brown shade (three from the left) as it is a great matte crease shade, and the shimmery yellow-gold shade (six from the left) as it applies so pigmented and glittery!

Have you ever tried this palette and what is your favourite shade?

Saturday, 27 December 2014

Review || New MAC Products #3

Hello everyone!
First of all I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and are looking forward to the new year as much as I am! So today's post involves a small MAC haul. For my birthday I received quite a few vouchers, and so thought I'd get some products from MAC that I've wanted for quite a long time! 

Boxed MAC products.

So the first thing I picked up is the Pro Palette Large/Single and the Pro Palette Eye Shadow x15 insert. I wanted to invest in a palette as it's cheaper to buy the eye shadow inserts instead of single ones in the black containers. I simply de-potted my current shades (using a few YouTube tutorials) and I can't wait to make my own custom eye shadow palette!

Pro Palette Large/Single.

Pro Palette Eye Shadow x15 insert. 

Next I wanted to pick up a highlighter so I went for the pretty well-known Mineralize Skinfinish in the shade Soft and Gentle. This is quite a raved about product so I won't ramble on. It is a warm gold toned highlight powder. It is quite pigmented so use it with a light hand if you don't want anything major, but I love just brushing it all over the high points of my face, especially on nights out!

The new packaging of the Mineralize Skinfinish products.

Soft and Gentle.

Next was a very exciting product for me as I've never bought a 'high-end' concealer, but always had troubles with creasing and my under-eye concealer simply rubbing away. This led me to buy the Pro Longwear Concealer in NW20. So far I love this product as it has the perfect balance between coverage and long-lasting power. I went for a shade similar to my foundation shade as I don't tend to have under-eye highlights on a daily basis, but I just love this concealer and will probably find it hard to revert to drug store ones!

Pro Longwear Concealer in NW20.

Next is the Pro Longwear Paint Pot in the shade Soft Ochre. This is another well-loved product that I just needed to have! It is a beige-nude cream eye product that can be used as a base/primer or on its own as an eye shadow. I went for a simple nude shade as I like to wear light/nude colours on a daily basis, and using this as a base makes your eye shadow last all day.

Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Soft Ochre.
I hope you enjoyed reading this post! Let me know if you have tried any of these products too, or would suggest anything for me to try out!