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Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick Review & Swatches

Good Evening Munchkins!

Disclaimer: My lack of activity is explained at the end of the blog post.

Today I will finally be writing my review on the Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipsticks! I’ve wanted to write this for a few months now, but I wanted to include a variety of colours so thought I’d wait until I got the ones I really wanted before showing you them. I personally love Jeffree Star – I know he’s a very controversial individual, but I find him really funny and over-the-top (in a good way!). Obviously I’m judging this on the product, not the person who designed it, so if you don’t like him, you may still like the product just as much as I do! I think I’ve chatted enough now, so I will actually start the blog post! I’ve also got a feeling it’s going to be a long one, so I’d grab a cup of tea and a biscuit if I were you!

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Firstly, the packaging. I’m very grateful in that I own three of his liquid lipsticks; one from the permanent range, another from last Summer’s collection and my newest one from last year’s Christmas set. This does mean that each of the lids are different colours so they’re very much distinguishable from each other, but they still follow the same style. The lipsticks are presented in glass bottles with a kind of rounded edge at the bottom, which does look really effective even if it means the whole tube doesn’t contain product. This is quite sturdy glass that I trust to keep the product inside safe, but it does cause some concern when travelling, so just be aware of this. It has a screw-on lid (the permanent collection in pink, the Summer collection in yellow and the Christmas collection in red) that is very easy to fasten and open, ensuring the product can’t dry out or leak in any bags. It’s also decorated in stars  and the shade name is labelled on the bottom of the tube with a little pink sticker. Although pink isn’t my favourite colour and I don’t always think it matches the colour of the actual lipstick, it definitely determines which brand it is – Jeffree did his job in being unique! Each lipstick comes in a small box which lists the ingredients and all the other important details about the product and it’s wear, so don’t fear that it’s not on the bottle! I’m just not that good at holding onto the boxes! It does, therefore, allow the bottle to appear quite minimalist and the colour of the lipstick much more visible and, hence, easier to see if it’s running out or dried up. It’s also relatively lightweight considering it is made predominantly of glass; I’d guess that the lid is made of plastic, but don’t hold me to that. The applicator is quite small to make applying the product more precise and neat, which would suit a variety of lip sizes, so there’s nothing to worry about there! Each bottle contains 0.19 fl. oz of product.

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As I’ve previously mentioned, I own three very different shades, so I’ll briefly talk you through them and their different scents. The first shade I received was Watermelon Soda from last Summer’s collection which, unsurprisingly, smells like watermelon! This is a very bold, almost neon pink that I haven’t been able to wear too much as of yet, but roll on Summer and this will be worn a lot, I’m thinking! I’ve then got Gemini from the permanent collection which is a red-y brown with very small pink undertones; on my lips it looks a bit like a ‘my lips but better’ nude, which is really on trend at the moment. This has a very vanilla-y scent. The final shade I own is Pumpkin Pie which is from last year’s Christmas collection, and is a burnt orange with very small gold glitters within it. I think I’m still a tiny bit too pale for this, but I wore it the other day and completely fell in love with it! It’s almost similar to Gemini, but I think it looks a bit bolder because of the orange within it. This has a less noticeable scent.

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As I think we can all expect, these are very high quality products! Each of these apply really easily and mould into the lips very simply. The small-ish applicator does help with this, but it’s still quite easy to wipe off before drying down if there are any mistakes. It also applies so pigmented-ly (that’s not a word, is it?!) – it’s just a bold, thick colour as soon as the applicator touches your lips that never needs topping up throughout the day! I’ve eaten a Subway sandwich with it on, and none has come off – if that’s not a good sign, I don’t know what is! If you don’t like strong smells in cosmetics, it does disappear after a while so that isn’t a place for massive concern. This is smudge proof and does not budge, I can 100% guarantee you of this; the first time I wore one of these, I spent ages scrubbing my lips trying to get it off, but now I know the correct way to do it (which I will share in the future, by the way) so my lips remain intact! It definitely does dry down matte after around a minute, but I’ve never fully timed it to the second, so I can’t promise you what it says on the box. It doesn’t dry out your lips if you are constantly treating your lips before application, during and after you’ve taken it off, but the first time I wore one I did notice that it irritated me slightly; this could just be due to not having worn a liquid lipstick at all before these one’s, but my lips kept feeling itchy and almost swollen. Now they’ve got used to it and I’m not going back! But yes, as I say, with any liquid lipstick you need to properly treat your lips throughout the process so that you don’t end up with scars where your lips used to be! My lips don’t matte down until they’re flaky/dry, they remain quite comfortable and I can still move them quite easily, so that’s always a bonus! None of the colours differ in product capability too much, but Pumpkin Pie’s glitter particles can sometimes get caught in the cracks of your lips if you don’t remove it thoroughly enough. I’m kind of used to this now, though – I just end up finding glitter everywhere!

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Finally, price and availability. In the UK, Jeffree Star Cosmetics are available on Beauty Bay, and after a collection has finished it’s initial run, they will publicize offers (i.e. how I convinced my Mother to buy Watermelon Soda and Pumpkin Pie!) or sales. These tend to be really good and Beauty Bay is a reliable shop (I think I officially count as a regular!), so keep an eye out for those! Watermelon Soda and Pumpkin Pie may be slightly difficult to get hold of now, but that doesn’t necessarily make it impossible if you have a little look around! The general retail price for the liquid lipsticks are £16, whether they’re in the permanent range or seasonal collections. I think I got the other two for around £11 or £12 in separate sales so, as I say, they are quite good if you stumble across them!

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Would I recommend these to you? Absolutely, they are one of the only things keeping me steady during this stressful period! If you can’t afford these ones, there are many dupes which are equally as good, but if you have a birthday coming up or for Christmas, I would highly recommend these lipsticks! I am a makeup collector/addict, so I’m going to turn around and be like ‘my life goal is to buy them all’, but if you don’t have such a keen interest or don’t wear them too much, maybe buy a more inexpensive one just so that if it dries out before all of it is used, it’s not loads of money down the drain. This is down to you and what you believe it best for you, but I love them (have I said it enough times now!?)!

And there we have it! I hope you’ve enjoyed this blog post – I feel like I’ve rambled a lot but there’s so much to say about them! Let me know what you think about the Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipsticks if you own any for yourself, or what your favourite liquid lipstick is right now!

Thank you so much for reading and I’ll see you Saturday,

Rachel xx

Hi guys. As many of you know, I’m in my final year of school and this is the run-up to the exam period, so it has completely taken over my life (as if it hasn’t already!). No matter how much I would love to keep updating this blog 3 times a week with a new post, it’s just not possible right now. Until the end of June/beginning of July (I will let you know of exact dates closer to the time) I will be uploading once a week on a Saturday at 12pm because I don’t want to take a complete break, but it’s just not possible to keep everything up and maintain a stable mind! This does mean they will be just beauty related, so all my ‘Let’s Talk About…’s’ will be on hold for now, unless you request a specific one. I will be back with 3 blog posts a week soon enough though – I have a 12 week holiday after my exams so I’ve got to do something! And sorry for extending this blog post even more, it’s massive as it is! I hope you all have a lovely day and I’ll see you next Saturday. x

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EOTD: Pale Pink Everyday Smokey Eye

Good Afternoon Munchkins, and a very happy Easter to you all!

Something which I never do is type a blog post on the day of it’s upload, but I’m finding this Easter pretty difficult for a variety of reasons, so I thought I would start my day by typing in bed – surely the best way to start the day! The other day I had to go into school for some extra revision, but I was also meeting up with someone afterwards so I needed a neutral-ish makeup that looked gorgeous but would last from about 8 in the morning till 10 at night (check me out staying up after half 9!)! Trust me when I say it actually succeeded this; when I got in it looked the exact same as when I had first put it on! Anyway, here is the look I have created:

As you can see, it is a very simple but effective look that anyone can complete. I’ve said that it’s a smokey eye in the title, but I’m sure many of you will disagree; the only reason why I’ve said this is because it contains similar steps and tricks, and has a slight gradient which is much more noticeable when you don’t have it on, if that makes any sense! So it is a smokey eye, but it’s not! This is also a mixture of drugstore and high-end products, so I’m sorry for being awkward!

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The first product I applied is the Maybelline 24hr Colour Tattoo in Pink Gold (available from Boots and Superdrug), meaning I don’t have to apply a primer underneath like I usually would! I live my life by these pots of goodness, yet no one expects it because they are so affordable! I just apply this all over the lid with my middle finger, ensuring there’s even coverage and that most of the product is evident in the centre. It doesn’t have to be overly neat at this point because they are really easy to wipe off and blend out, but centre it mostly on the lid.

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I then head into the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette (available from Feel Unique) and take the shade Liar on a medium flat-headed eye shadow brush, just applying this on the outer third of my eye and blending in towards the rest of the eye. This is a slightly darker pink so will give a kind of gradient effect without looking too in-your-face for daytime.

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From the same palette, I will also be using the shade Dust on a smaller flat-headed eyebrow brush and placing it on the inner third of my eye, blending in as I do so. You are also free to use this as your inner corner/brow bone highlight, but I decided to use a separate, coordinating shade for that. This actually paired stunningly with the Pink Gold cream, and they could look just as beautiful on their own.

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This step is completely optional, but for a little bit of gradient I head into my original Urban Decay Naked Palette (available from Feel Unique – sorry for the swap in palettes!) and take the shade Buck through my crease. This is my go-to crease colour, I use it literally all the time – it’s a warm-toned chocolate brown but it goes with every single eye shadow I’ve every paired it with. I’m yet to be disappointed by this one! But if you want to keep this look to a few products only or want it to be entirely pink, I wouldn’t use this step; it’s not compulsory, I promise!

And there we have it! I hope you have enjoyed this blog post – I think I need to start experimenting with my eye looks more, I just seem to be stuck in a rut of same thing each day with school taking up all my time! Let me know what you think of this look or what you’re current favourite look is!

Thank you so much for reading and I’ll see you Tuesday,

Rachel xx

Lancome La Base Paupieres Pro (Long Wear Eye Shadow Base) Review

Good Evening Munchkins!

Today I will be sharing with you my thoughts and findings when testing the Lancome La Base Paupieres Pro (possibly the longest name for an eye shadow primer ever!). I received this from my Grandmother and have been using it from the day I got it, so that’s been around a month now, give or take a little bit. If you saw my most recent Favourites, you probably know how this is going to go, but I thought I would give you a little further insight to the product itself for you!

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 Firstly, the packaging. This comes in a very minimalist glass tub with a black lid and transparent part holding the product, so you can look at how much you’ve got left/the colour etc. The black lid is adorned with the statement Lancome rose, which really reminds me of Beauty and the Beast, but you can’t doubt how stunning it looks. This also hasn’t chipped unlike other branding on some other products that have been rattling around in my makeup bag, so that’s a good sign! The lid is screw on so it’s really easy to open and safely fasten should you be travelling. Taking travelling into consideration, I would be quite cautious because it is made of glass and, although this gives it a really luxurious vibe, it does mean it can smash. It feels quite sturdy, but it’s better to be safe than sorry. The lid is plastic, though, so that keeps my worries at bay! This is slightly more weight-y because of that factor, but taking into account it’s thick glass, it’s not as heavy as you would think. Maybe that’s just because I’m used to lifting it up and using it everyday now, but that’s just what I’ve noticed! On the bottom is has all the vital information you may require, like the ingredients and the colours and the amount of time you can use it for, and it’s displayed quite simplistically without appearing too busy. There is quite a lot of product in this, also: 5ml/5g/017oz, which I consider a lot for a solid eye primer. This is going to last me forever!

As expected, there is no obvious smell about this product. This is in the colour 02 Beige Porcelaine which was, as previously mentioned, picked out by my Granny, so I’m guessing there’s other colours and it’s not just used as a skin-toned eye primer. I’ve just assumed this because this colour is very much my kind of skin-toned, but it does contain some little specs of glitter, which I guess gave it away. This isn’t any hassle to me because I always set my primer with powder which mattifies it quite well. The glitters aren’t evident when wearing a completely matte eye, so please don’t let that put you off, and, as I say, I am guessing there are other colours in the collection you can choose from.

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Onto the product itself. As this is one of the only high-end products in my makeup collection and one of the first Lancome products I used, I’m not going to lie, I had high hopes, like a lot of us would. I had an inkling to the general price of their products, so I did kind of make my predictions based on that, which you probably shouldn’t do! This is one of those products I apply with my finger but blends into the surrounding skin really nicely and is super creamy during use, but doesn’t budge once applied! I’m actually surprised by how easy it is so use and how it hasn’t dried up because I’m guessing my Granny bought this around this time last year, but I obviously can’t find out now! This also increases any eye shadows pigmentation and longevity amazingly – I cannot believe the choice of eye shadows I have for school now, it’s slightly overwhelming! It makes glitters stick onto your eye so easily and any colour, whether it be neutral or dramatic, look 10 times better than it already would! I also think it’s increased the longevity of my eyeliner, but that could just be due to chance and me doing something different! Blending products out is just as easy as it was before, but I have always applied setting powder in my crease to help with this, so I’m not overly surprised that I haven’t seen a massive change in this. It makes everything last until it’s time to take it off, which can sometimes be 12 hours after applying it, so I’m happy and it definitely lives up to its expectations!

Finally, price and availability. As we can all guess, this doesn’t come cheap, and has the hefty price tag of £21. I do think you get what you pay for though, with an amazing product and the amount of product also being much needed when you wear makeup as often as some people *cough* me, sorry skin *cough*. This is available in Boots, in-store and online, so if you have one near-by you can go get one quite easily, or you will have to go to a bigger department store like Debenhams or John Lewis, which is a bit of a hassle, but most places have a Boots so I wouldn’t worry too much! I think those are the only places in the UK you can get it, but you are more than welcome to correct me!

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Would I recommend it to you? Yes, but if you have the money to spare. I got this simply through chance and, quite frankly, luck, so please don’t feel worried that I endorse budget friendly items then whip out this £20 primer! Trust me, I agree on the expense of it, but you do get what you pay for, and I do believe certain products in a makeup routine, like an eye primer, should be kind of like an investment. It’s products like these that I see as the true foundations of a makeup look because it really does hold it all together. I’m sure you can get much more affordable ones of a similar quality, hence why I say only get it if you’ve got the money spare; don’t force yourself into debt over an eye primer!

 And there we have it! I hope you have enjoyed this blog post – you all know by now how much I love writing my reviews! Let me know what you think of this product if you’ve used it yourself or whether I’ve now convinced you to get it! Also, don’t forget to let me know what else you would like to see on this blog or what you believe are the foundations to a makeup routine!

Thank you so much for reading and I’ll see you Sunday,

Rachel xx

Morphe VS. Makeup Revolution [Eye Shadow Palettes]

Good Afternoon Munchkins!

Today I will be chatting you through my findings whilst using the Morphe 35K palette and the Makeup Revolution Flawless Ultra Mattes palette, and the differences I’ve found between them. As a little bit of background, the Morphe palette contains (as you may be able to tell!) 35 eye shadows, which are mainly neutral, and contain a mixture of matte and shimmer shades. The Makeup Revolution palette, however, contains 32 entirely matte eye shadows in much smaller pans. This won’t be a full review on either palette (though if you would like that, please let me know and I can write that for you), it will just be ‘VS.’ between the two of them and pointing out their obvious differences.

So the first thing I’m going to be talking to you about is the pan sizes. I know to most this won’t seem like anything that interesting, but the difference is significant! In the Makeup Revolution palette, the pans are much smaller, meaning you do get less bang for your buck (I hate that phrase, but it fits!), but there are so many colours to choose from, I don’t think you’ll be missing out too much! I’ve had this for nearly a year and use it quite a lot for school and I haven’t hit pan yet, so it does last for a while. In the Morphe palette, my brushes literally swim in the pans! They are massive and I don’t know how I’m ever going to finish one eye shadow let alone the palette! I’ve only had this since Christmas so I wouldn’t expect to hit pan on it no matter what palette it was, but this is definitely going to last me a lot longer. At the same time, though, I think you do pay for the pan sizes you are given with both palettes.

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As I’ve already mentioned, the Makeup Revolution palette I own contains only mattes (though they do offer other palettes with shimmer shades) and the Morphe one contains a pretty even mixture of mattes and shimmers. The Makeup Revolution palette is quite pigmented and can last throughout a day where you’re not doing much, but the Morphe colours can literally go through natural disasters and a world war and still look just how you applied it earlier that day! They both contain relatively neutral shades (i.e. creams, browns, blacks) with the odd exception of a few pinks or blues along the way. Although the Morphe shades win on the pigment and longevity front, the Makeup Revolution palette does come with a sheet of clear plastic which has the eye shadows names on, something I really do appreciate when I’m writing blog posts. This does depend on your wants and needs in a palette, but I find that when the eye shadows are labelled, they’re much more practical when blogging.

Onto the packaging. As you can see, both are in a very minimalist black, plastic casing. The Makeup Revolution has a much glossier effect whilst the Morphe one has a matte, wipe-down finish (the irony), both of which are easy to travel with and I can wipe any spillages off of. Both also have the names of the brands imprinted on the front; the Makeup Revolution one in a gold, which has started to chip away slightly, and the Morphe one containing it’s usual white and red logo. They’re both click shut and, despite being smaller, I actually think the Makeup Revolution palette is relatively heavier than the Morphe palette. Also, it’s quite evident the size difference of both palettes – the Makeup Revolution palette is less than half the size of the Morphe one, making it much easier to travel with. In saying this, you could get away with only taking one of these palettes with you if you were to travel because they contain practically every colour you could ever need, particularly the Morphe palette. Something else which is quite stand out is that the Makeup Revolution palette comes with a mirror whilst the Morphe one doesn’t. This isn’t great for practical reasons, but I do have loads of handheld mirrors I could use in replacement of Morphe’s lack of mirror. Neither of these palettes come with a brush.

Finally, price and availability. The Makeup Revolution palette is available from Superdrug for £8. I personally find this a really reasonable price for a palette of so many colours which are of a decent quality, particularly for beginners. It’s also really easy to get hold of because it’s available in-store and online. The Morphe palette, in the UK, is only available online at Beauty Bay as of recently and retails for £21. This is much higher in price but you do get what you pay for and if you divide that price by the amount of eye shadows, it’s still less than £1 per eye shadow.

I love both of these palettes, though, and I think it would depend on the occasion as to which palette I would opt for. I think the Makeup Revolution palette is suited more to beginners or those who don’t wear makeup very often so just want one palette with everything in, whilst the Morphe palette is for collector’s or those who wear makeup more often (like myself).

And there we have it! I hope you have enjoyed this blog post – I love writing ‘VS.’ blog posts so let me know what else you would like to see compared! Also, don’t forget to let me know which palette you prefer out of the two if you own one, the other, or both for yourself! Or, you can tell me which palette I have now swayed you towards if you own neither of them!

Thank you so much for reading and I’ll see you Tuesday,

Rachel xx

All About: Urban Decay Naked Palette

Good Evening Munchkins!

Today I will be telling you All About the Urban Decay Naked Palette. I have been the proud owner of this palette for nearly a year now and I finally have everything I need to tell you all about it. As I always say when I include this palette, I’m not sure if this is the real deal or not but I will simply be reviewing the version I own so please do not be alarmed if yours looks or appears different to mine and the swatches I will be showing you. I love writing these blog posts so I will now start it for you!

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First of all, the packaging. I feel as if the Naked packaging is so statement and bold and I actually really like it! It’s the only one I own with this type of faux fur effect on it which makes it really easy to grab if I’m just reaching around for it without really looking and it also looks really cool. After a lot of use, however, it can become quite rough and not feel as nice as it used to but that obviously depends on you – for some people it will mean everything to others it will mean nothing. The title of the palette is in gold foil which I really like against the brown; I also feel like it’s a nice introduction to the colours inside as they are mainly brown and golds (which I am loving right now). It also has a magnetic shut which I really like as it assures me it is closed and I don’t have to worry about it when travelling. Due to the size, it’s not ideal for travelling but I do feel like it has every colour you could possibly need in it. I don’t really know what material the packaging is but it feels sturdy so I know it won’t break easily. It also has a little mirror in the lid and comes with a full-sized Urban Decay brush. When I first received this palette, it came in a box/unicarton as well.

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Within this palette, there are 12 colours; 9 shimmer and 3 matte. All of these are super buttery and creamy and so easy to work with. The shades that are shimmery are packed to the brim with glitter (much excitement!) and they all appear so pigmented. I do always use a primer so this does help the colour stand out but there are also some that seem bolder when the brush is damp (I will let you know of these as we go along). I think I’m going to get on with each individual colour for you now.

The first colour is Virgin. This is a pale, ice/shell-toned, shimmery pink that looks stunning for everyday. I personally love a pink as an everyday look as it’s just something a little bit different to a typical white. I personally find this pigmented enough just with a normal brush and primer. This also looks stunning as a brow bone/inner corner highlight if you want a little bit of colour there.

This next shade is Sin. This is another shimmery shade but is a much cooler-toned brown with silver shimmers in it. It looks slightly warmer when swatched but it is also quite neutral and sheer so if you want to test some form of shimmery colour, this could be the one for you! It’s not that noticeable on my hand but on top of a primer it does look beautiful for a daytime look.

The third shade is Naked and is this matte, yellow-toned nude colour. It looks much more white in the picture and then when swatched it looks quite brown, but it’s somewhere in the middle on the yellow scale. This is just a typical base colour that can come in handy literally with any makeup look.

This next colour is Sidecar. Yet another shimmer, this is a slightly darker, warmer-toned brown that for some reason looks really dark in the pan. This is one that you can just use as a wash of colour for day-to-day with a little bit of eyeliner and be good to go. I  would also say this is a slight level up from Sin for when you have a bit more confidence.

This colour, Buck, is one of my all-time favourites. This is a simple, warm-toned, matte brown that I live for. This is, usually, my go-to crease shade as it creates a gorgeous, natural shadow (as you can tell!). I feel like I own hundreds of these shades but this blends out so nicely; it’s 100% my favourite!

The middle colour is Half-Baked, which I actually included in a blog post the other day! This is another shimmery shade that I have previously described as ‘blonde Labrador’ – but do you see what I mean?? It looks really white in the pan but when swatched and applied it has a much more gold-y/champagne-y undertone to it which I also love for everyday!

I’ve only just realised that the next half of the palette is significantly darker that the first half, so these are the ones I probably use less on a day-to-day basis! I do wear this one, however (I can just about get away with it!). This is Smog and is a gorgeous bronze-y/brown shade that really makes blue eyes stand out because of that bronze undertone. This is also shimmery and is pigmented enough with just a brush, which I love when I’m just chucking it on for a wash of colour!

This is one of the shades I haven’t yet tried due to it’s darkness but I would love to next time I go on a night out! This is Darkhorse which is an earth-y toned brown/black with some cool undertones. This has some shimmer in it but not too much to overpower the colour of it. I will definitely be wearing this in a smokey eye soon as I have a fair few parties coming up!

This next colour is one I have recently fallen in love with! This is Toasted and in the pan it looks quite intimidating with the red and the pinky undertones but when swatched it just has this gorgeous pale bronze/rose gold kind of vibe which is very on trend right now. I also love this as a wash of colour but I do find this applies better either with a damp brush or with a dry brush then a finger to go over top. I will show you how to wear this without it looking too scary soon, I promise!

Hustle, fun fact, was one of the first colours I used from this palette! Although this is shimmer-y, I have used this on the outer third of my crease to darken up a look before and it has looked beautiful! This is a slightly warmer-toned, dark brown shade that I actually live for in a smokey eye! This does apply as strongly with a brush, as well.

This penultimate colour is another I haven’t yet tried but will do for a navy smokey eye, I’m thinking! This is an almost black shade with some slight blue undertones and very little (if any) shimmer. I will be testing all the colours I haven’t before soon, by the way, and let you know how I get on! This could be worn really beautifully, though, I’m thinking!

Gunmetal is the final colour in this palette and is actually stunning. Again, I don’t think I could wear this to school so haven’t actually trialed it on my face yet, but when swatched it is beautiful. This is a mid-blue shade with darker undertones and a shiz-ton of shimmer that also reflexes in different lights. I have been hinting at a navy smokey eye tutorial and that will be coming soon, I promise you, and this colour is definitely my inspiration for it! I feel like this will be worn a lot over Christmas.

Finally, price and availability. As I think everyone and their mother knows, Urban Decay is a high-end brand and is not cheap! This palette retails for £38.50 on Feel Unique. I feel like that is a bit extortionate but you do get what you pay for and, as a complete makeup addict, I feel like I had to have it in my collection. It does include some stunning neutral shades but I feel like if you’re only going to wear those shades, you’re much better off looking around for a dupe instead because there is no point spending that amount of money for half the palette. Personally, I do love this palette and I would pay that much but that’s because I know that I would need it in my kit and I will use all of these shades at some point.

Would I recommend it to you? Yes, but only if you can afford it! Maybe save some money up or ask for it for your birthday or Christmas because it is very expensive for some powders. Obviously money means different things to different people but this is something I would have to work for for at least 14 years in order for my parents to buy it! I’m joking but it did take a lot to convince my Mum to buy it for me last Christmas!

And there we have it! I hope you have enjoyed this blog post – I do love writing All About’s so let me know what other palette’s you would like me to write about! Also, don’t forget to let me know what you think of this palette if you own it for yourself or what you would like to see more of!

Thank you so much for reading and I’ll see you Sunday,

Rachel xx

My All-Time Favourite Eye Shadows (Drugstore and High-End)

Good Evening Munchkins!

Today I thought I would chat you through nearly all of my all-time favourite eye shadows! I say ‘nearly’ simply because this was from rooting around my palettes so I haven’t got any single eye shadows in here nor ones I’ve just collected from various places over the years and I’ve chosen to only include powder formulas. Why? Because I genuinely love all my cream eye shadows and it would just be showing you what you’ve already seen and I think you’d find that just a little bit boring!

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Products I Want To Try Before I Die

Good Afternoon Munchkins!

Today I thought I would share with you a few products that I really want to try before I die. This contains mainly high end pieces that I will only be able to afford in my dreams *sobs* so this is purely a list containing my wildest dreams! These are products I’ve seen floating around YouTube and other blogs and so thought I could properly note down these bits and pieces with you now!

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer

This is one of the more realistic products that I might get my hands on one day considering it is so cheap! I’ve only ever heard good things about this concealer and some of my most loved YouTuber’s/bloggers live by this, so I thought why not. I don’t have particularly problem-prone skin, but I can get really bad dark under-eye circles which I would really like to fully cover one day! It also comes in a liquid formula which I prefer in my concealers.

NYX Liquid Lipsticks

Again, something I may hopefully get my hands on one day! I think these have a variety of names instead of just being called liquid lipsticks but I would love to own one sometime soon anyway! NYX is fairly new to the UK so is only in a few select Boots stores and my closest one is across the water, so it’s a bit tricky for me to go pick one up! I do tend to get quite dry lips if they are neglected in anyway and I’ve heard that these aren’t too drying so I think they have my name written all over it! I don’t actually own any liquid lipsticks so I would love to jump on that bandwagon for the autumn/winter season!

Jeffree Star Cosmetics

Just every single product he sells, please! I love me some Jeffree Star and his liquid lipsticks and highlighters and eye shadow palette are all calling me! He releases so many innovative products that you don’t see from many brands at such a high quality, it is impossible not to love him! I think he’s the only creator out there who can entice me to wear a turquoise lip colour! Unfortunately, his products are quite expensive, so onto the Christmas list they go, and he’s America-based so there is only one online shop that will sell it in the UK (meaning once it’s out of stock, it’s out of stock).

Too Faced Eye Shadow Palettes

Again, something I can only dream for! I think Too Faced in general is pretty highly spoken about, but their Chocolate Bar and Sweet Peach palette has been stand-out to me in particular. Anything that has the connotations of chocolate without the calories is a winner in my books! Their colours all look so gorgeous, ranging from matte to shimmer, and they all seem slightly different to each other in some way (which can’t be easy!). I think there’s also a peanut butter and jelly themed one which I’m also much excited for but I can’t remember the name of it! I’m a massive one for scent as well, so the chocolate and the peach will just float my boat nicely! And do I really need to go into the packaging?? It’s just so different but so beautiful and I just need it in my life!

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick

I think Bobbi Brown was one of the first high end brands I’d ever heard of and hence lusted after, and I think everyone and their mother’s cat has heard of the Shimmer Bricks by now! I just think they look really interesting and would help me step out of my comfort zone a little bit. I tend to play it safe with blush because I naturally have very rosy cheeks, so I spend a lot of time trying to cover them up and don’t want to then reapply a really heavy blush on top. But these have shimmer, so that’s okay. In fact it’s more than okay. It’s just beautiful. If I ever owned one I think I’d end up framing it instead of actually using it!

Nars Sheer Glow Foundation and Blush

If there’s anyone who hasn’t used the Nars Sheer Glow Foundation other than me, raise your hand. Yep, I see exactly no one! Everyone raves about this foundation and (even though I know I don’t need to!) I do want to expand my foundation collection a little bit, just for a bit of day-to-day variety. After all, there is no fear like the fear of colour matching when you first use a new foundation, is there? I also would like to try the blush shade in Orgasm (see why I didn’t put it in the heading now?) just because the name makes me laugh and I think it is a really pretty colour. Deep Throat also sounds like a good one but I think it may be a bit too dark for me. I’m so immature, I’m so sorry. I just really want to turn round to people and say ‘I have Orgasm on my cheeks’ and see their reactions. I’m a danger to society. I should stop.

Benefit Hoola Bronzer

Another high-end product to complete my list! I once heard someone say that the Hoola bronzer fits everyone’s skin perfectly, which I’ve decided I need very much because everything else either fades immediately or goes orange once applied, which is never the look I’m going for. I struggle a lot with contouring for this reason and the fact I have high cheekbones so I don’t know how to do it without looking like I’ve had major plastic surgery (again, never the look I’m going for). I just want to sculpt my face like a drag queen and be happy with it, and I feel this will help me to do so! I’ve lusted after this for a long while now, also, so that’s basically all the justification I need when I blow £20 on it!

And there we have it! I hope you have enjoyed this blog post – I loved chatting through each product with you so if you would like another blog post like this, I’m pretty sure I can look for more things I don’t need (but very much want) on my face. Let me know what products you want to try before you die, as well!

Thank you so much for reading and I’ll see you Tuesday,

Rachel xx