Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Review: Makeup Revolution Lip Trends Ultra Nude Lip Gloss Set

This gorgeous set contains an Lip Amplification intense lipgloss, a Euphoria cream lipgloss and a sheer lip gloss and costs £4.50.
First Impressions: All of these lip products have the same basic packaging, which is fine with me for such an affordable collection. They each have a slim, doe foot applicator and are not scented.

Lip Amplification Intense Gloss:
Superdrug sells these glosses for £3 individually in six different shades. This very pale colour applies a bit unevenly and is not the most flattering for me. It does however have a smooth, thin formula which doesn't dry the lips at all and is very comfortable to wear.
This would be great to wear over a lipstick to add a milky sheen and keep lips hydrated.

Euphoria Cream Gloss:
These are also available to buy separately for £3 each at Superdrug and come in five different shades. The plain packaging doesn't tell me the name of the shade in this set but it is the darkest of the three. The texture is beautifully smooth, like a thinner version of the Nyx Soft Matte Lip Creams.
Because it is not matte, this product wears really well without drying or flaking. It re-applies well over itself and is long-wearing for a gloss. After a couple of hours it gathers a bit on the inner parts of the lips, but it is easy to just wipe away and touch up. Overall, I love the colour and comfort of this cream gloss.

Sheer Gloss:
This is a lightweight gloss which lets the natural lip colour show through.
Again, it would work well to add shine over any lipstick. It is not sticky at all and feels soft and smooth.

Overall: This is a great value lip set which I will get a lot of use out of. There is also an alternative version of this set available featuring red and purple glosses which would be gorgeous for Winter.
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Friday, 14 October 2016

Tanya Burr Cosmetics Hollywood Eye Palette: Review

Tanya Burr's Hollywood Eye Palette is available at Superdrug for £5.99 and at for £6. It contains four, brown-themed eyeshadows and tempts us to "step into silver screen glamour with these rich, classic shades".
Packaging: The box is made from sturdy gold and pink cardboard and features a heart-shaped mirror inside. The design, with the colour names printed beneath each shade and the addition of a pink fabric tab to open the lid, are lovely for the price. The back of the palette has a message from Tanya Burr and helpful tips for application.

Nude Delight: This is a matte, cream colour which Tanya suggests to "sweep across your eye from lash to brow". This shade gives a good, neutral base or a clean, fresh look on its own. I use a primer or cream eyeshadow base underneath to give this a more even finish.

Gold Coin:  This is a pretty, pale golden colour with a hint of shimmer. It has a tendency to be slightly patchy but is nice for a low-key, everyday eye look.

Enchantment: A beautiful, coppery eyeshadow with gold glitter flecks, this is perfect for Autumn makeup looks. The glitter is a bit messy in the packaging, but once the shadow has settled onto your skin it leaves a lovely, reflective effect. This colour lasts well and I don't have anything else like it in my collection.

Bookworm: My favourite eyeshadow in the palette, Bookworm is a warm, matte, chestnut brown which lasts well and could be used to create a wide range of eye looks.

Overall: I think the packaging and thought behind this palette are great value for £6. The colours are very Autumn/ Winter appropriate and easy to wear for day or night. I like the fact that there are only four shades here, so I know I can create a pretty look just using the palette in my hand, rather than having a huge choice which I might make mistakes with. I find the shadows to be pigmented enough for me although a bit crumbly and messy in the packaging. The two paler colours blend more easily than the darker shades, but all of them last well and for a basic, drugstore palette with a hint of Hollywood sparkle, I give this a thumbs up.

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