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OFRA x NIKKIETUTORIALS – Review & Swatches

I looove Nikkie Tutorials, she is my favourite youtuber so this post may be a tad bias because I was probably going to love whatever she came out with anyway. However this collection is so versatile and gorgeous, there really is something for everyone!

Highlighter – Everglow

Everglow is officially my ride or die highlighter, not only is every shade completely blinding the wheel includes 3 shades for fair, medium or dark skin tones. As a makeup artist it is important that I have a shade for any skin tone without having to stock up on loads of different pans. They also make for perfect lid colours so you can get the full use out of the product!

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Liquid Lips – Long Lasting Liquid Lips

The three shades again mean there is something for every skin tone. There are two metallics – Coven and Spell. Then a matte nude – Nude Potion. I haven’t really tried metallic lips before but with a simple eye they really steal the show.

I am obsessed with Spell but that’s because I am a red girl through and through. Nude Potion is a perfect pink toned light nude for all my pale girls and Coven is beautiful for any skin tone but I personally prefer it for darker skin tones. They are all massively pigmented and have amazing staying power. They blend well when topping up and I don’t personally find them overly drying. I am so glad I got all 3 but be sure to pick up at least one if you love your lippies!

Swatches: Everglow Highlighters, Coven, Spell, Nude Potion.

The products are of such good quality, 100% worth the money! The packing when you buy the full collection is so beautiful I cannot bring myself to throw it away. All items are available separately and as a collection on BeautyBay.

Have you tried anything from this collection? I would love to hear your thoughts!

Kisses

LeaLou xoxo

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Hauls

Beauty Bay Haul + Review!

So I’m trying to save for the exciting things I have planned this year but I didn’t manage to talk myself out of a little order from Beauty Bay. I picked up a couple things that I have been itching to get my hands on!

Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Liquid Lipstick – Checkmate £16.00

I am not exaggerating when I say I have worn this everyday since it arrived, I am living for the colour. It stays perfectly and doesn’t wear off too much after eating/drinking. The pigment on this is just unreal, its a scarlet red and a definite staple to my lipstick collection. I am definitely getting my hands on some more shades soon!

Zoeva Rose Golden Volume 2 105 Luxe Highlight Brush -£13.00

Honestly, my highlight has never been so perfectly blended. I think it is safe to say I wont be going back to a fan brush any time soon! The brush being pointed makes it so precise but it’s big enough to blend out so you don’t end up with a weird line of highlight. The overall look of the brush is gorgeous as well. A brilliant investment purchase!

L.A Girl PRO Conceal HD High Definition Concealer – Porcelain – £5.00

I have wanted to try out the L.A Girl cosmetics for a while now and this concealer hasn’t disappointed! It’s just light enough for me and I am loving it under the eye. The only thing I don’t really like is that it has the brush attached to it which I don’t think is very sanitary and I don’t like that I can’t see how much I am applying with it. If anyone knows how to get this off without ruining the product please let me know!

L.A Girl PRO Prep HD High Definition Smoothing Face Primer – £6.00

When this comes out of the tube I think it feels slightly gritty which I found odd but as soon as you begin applying it the face you can actually feel it smoothing out your skin. I am beyond impressed with how smooth and light it feels and it does actually feel like its working which I don’t find with a lot of high street primers. There doesn’t seem to be loads of product in the tube so I will definitely be getting a back up soon!

Morphe Brushes R14 Round Contour Brush – £10.00

HOW have I never tried a round contour brush before?! This brush has changed me. It blends out product so well and I’ve never used something so precise before. The bristles are soft but firm enough to have a lot of control over where they go. I haven’t picked up another brush for contour since I started using this and I don’t think I will for a while!

Morphe Brushes M510 Pro Round Blender Brush – £8.00

I’ve got to be honest, I was expecting this to be a lot smaller because the description said precise so I was a bit alarmed when I seen how big it is. That being said it surprised me again when I first used it and with the shape of the brush coming to a point, although it is big for an eye brush it honestly is so precise! It definitely was the most effortless blending for eyeshadow ever I’m really chuffed with it.

Morphe Brushes Concealer – Khaki – £5.00

This is a product that I haven’t seen a lot of talk about, so I was sceptical to try it. The name of the shade has also confused me because it is a light shade? In all I really liked it for blemishes but it is quite a thick consistency for a concealer and I absolutely hated it under my eyes.The amount it creased up I looked like I had more bags than a shopaholic in New York.. I will definitely be continuing to use it on blemishes but a word of advice for anyone wanting to check it out, AVOID THE EYES!

Anastasia Beverley Hills Powder Contour Refill – Mink – £14.00  £4.20!

I mean.. ! What a bargain! I have a sneaky feeling that due to ABH having a UK website now the BB are not going to be stockists anymore.. I was ecstatic when I saw the discount on this. I adore my ABH contour palette and have lately been wishing there was something slightly more chocolatey in it. The highlight shade Sand had hit pan so I popped that out and replaced it with this shade. As it is such a dark colour you need to use a light hand and should only really use it  for a deep contour, definitely not a every day minimal look. It’s definitely come through for me and I now love this teamed with a bronzer for statement cut cheeks.

So that’s everything I ordered, not much but a nice mid month treat. Let me know if you have any of these and what you think!

Happy Hump Day!

Kisses

LeaLou xo

 

 

 

 

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Obsessed vs Detest

This is something I wanted to bring on to my blog and maybe make into a series. There are sooo many beauty brands that I really love but recently I keep picking up the odd product that I am so excited to try but compared to the other purchases’ I made from that brand I’ve been really disappointed. So below are some products from various brands, one (sometimes more, shoot me) that I am obsessed with and one that I really didn’t like and won’t continue to use. I’m not going to include photo’s of every product as a few I have thrown away but I will link what I can!

MUA

I have picked up various bits from MUA over the years and I think because it’s such a low cost brand it’s a bit hit and miss. I know they have certain collections that are different price ranges which I think is a good idea because it means people can shop on their budget.

Obsessed- I have the Undress Your Skin Shimmer Highlighter in Iridescent Gold which is gorgeous from the packaging to the pay off. The highlighter itself is in a beautiful swirly pattern which can  be hard to pick product up from a small fan brush but a medium size brush means there is no issue. It gives off a really healthy golden sheer glow.

Detest – I brought the MUA Luxe Highlight Shimmer Stick which you are meant to apply directly onto the areas you want to highlight under or over your foundation (dependent how bold you want your highlight) and blend out. Superdrug describe this as easily blendable which I really don’t agree with. I think it stays pretty much where you put it and within an hour or so of application it dries up and goes extremely patchy. I’ve actually thrown this away now as I got so frustrated with it every time I tried to use it.

MAC

Now I really do still love MAC, I know it’s a dying fad as everyone used to go crazy for the brand but I really do still love the stuff, I recently got one of their x9 palettes in Burgundy and I love it.

Obsessed – Now this is my definition of obsessed! The Russian Red Matte lipstick is literally my all time favourite makeup product. If I had to bin my entire collection tomorrow and could only keep one product it would be this lipstick, I think I’m on my 6th one? and it’s nearly gone. The formula is lovely not too drying but completely matte with such an even finish. The colour is to die for and it lasts so well.

Detest – The MAC mascaras are so good I love how long and fluttery they make my lashes, however, the first one I ever brought left horrible stringy bits of mascara in my eye. I thought it could just be a faulty one or the type so I tried another which did the same thing so I stopped using them all together. When I got a palette from them they sent a tester of a mascara that I hadn’t tried, this also did the same thing. I’ve spent a while thinking it was just me but I have tried so many mascaras and never had this problem. Has anyone else found this with MAC mascara?

Collection

I have some staples in my makeup collection from this brand and I do think it is one of the best high street brands there is.

Obsessed – The Lasting Perfection Concealer is my favourite concealer ever I haven’t found anything better but I am up for recommendations high end or high street! I just think it blends so well, has full coverage and really brightens which is everything I want in a concealer.

Detest – Now, I do really like some of the Velvet Kiss Lip Creams from Collection but the shade Mulberry which is a really dark plum colour dries patchy and is, quite frankly, an absoloute pain in the arse to re-apply throughout the day. I have completely given up on this as a lip product however it has found a new use as a eyeliner which I love. I’ve included a picture but please excuse my unruly eyebrows!

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New Look

I’ve never really tried clothing store make-up as it just seemed odd to me that it could be any good. However I had heard some good things about New Looks new collection. My boyfriend brought me a voucher for Christmas and since I already have more clothes than I think I could ever wear I decided to try it out.

Obsessed – Matte Liquid Lipstick in the shade Stone. This is a beautiful grey shade with a slight brown tinge to it in some lights. The staying power is amazing and I really like the gold lid packaging. I honestly will be getting more colours from this collection because I am in love with this formula. I can’t link it as it is the only colour not coming up on the website!

Detest – I picked up a Erase Eye Makeup Remover. It’s one of those where there are two liquids that don’t mix. Now, when I say this burned my skin, I don’t mean that it stung me I mean it BURNED my skin and made it really puffy after. I could possibly have had a reaction to it but this has happened every time I tried it and I haven’t been allergic to a facial product before so be careful if you try this!

So.. Let me know if you loved or hated any of these products and if you would like to see more of this type of post in future!

Kisses

LeaLou xo

 

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Makeup Revolution Review 1 – Lips

If you follow me on Twitter you will have seen the huge order I placed with Makeup Revolution which was farrr too big to fit a review into just 1 blog post, so I’ve separated it into three. Here is everything I got that is lips! Links are in the titles if you want to check them out yourself. There is a good variation in the colours because I needed a break from my ridiculous amount of red lips so there’s something for everyone! Continue reading “Makeup Revolution Review 1 – Lips”

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MakeUp Revolution Review 3 – Loose Products

I’m assuming that most of you reading this will have read Part 1 and Part 2 of my MUR reviews which is Lips and Palettes. Now I have products that don’t fit into these categories. I honestly didn’t think I’d ordered that much and when it came I thought holy s**t how am I going to fit all of these into one post, evidently, I couldn’t. So here’s the last one, I hope you’ve enjoyed them!

Continue reading “MakeUp Revolution Review 3 – Loose Products”

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Make-up Revolution Review 2 – Palettes

Ok now palettes are like my favourite thing and they was sooo cheap I couldn’t resist any of them. I originally had nine in my basket which I realised was far too ridiculous so I managed to get rid of three but I couldn’t get rid of any of these because I knew they’d be such good staples. Let me know which one is your favourite, I don’t think I can decide. Continue reading “Make-up Revolution Review 2 – Palettes”

Hauls

Boots Haul!

Okay so, payday weekend for me means buying all the make-up I want to try out. So I went to Boots and also placed a massive order on Superdrug, but because 90% of
that was the Make Up Revolution range I am going to do a review on that later. I thought I would do a little haul for you, telling you what I brought, how much it
cost and what I think of it. Links to the product, if you want them, are the titles in bold so have a little peak yourself! Continue reading “Boots Haul!”