Month: October 2014

Makeup Revolution The ONE Blush Sticks swatches

Makeup Revolution The ONE Blush stick (£5 each from http://www.makeuprevolutionstore.com)

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Makeup Revolutions brand new blush sticks come in a sleek stick form in 8 beautiful shades, 4 matte, 4 shimmer. The name are as following:

Dream, Matte Dream, Pink, Matte Pink, Rush, Matte Rush, Malibu and Matte Malibu.

They can be applied dry for high intensity colour, or wet to sheer them out. I have found applying with the stick then sheering out with a damp beauty blender to be the most flattering on my extremely fair skin.

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These are very similar to NARS The Multiple sticks (although exact shade dupes I’m unsure of at the moment) However at only £5 each they are a huge fraction of the price. And even though they are extremely cheaper, the quality is still mind blowing.

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Here are the swatches of the blush sticks. As you can see Dream is a beautiful highlight shade, and Malibu and Matte Malibu and more bronzer shades. You should be able to find a shade to suit your skin tone in this bunch. I personally find Matte Dream and Rush applied dry and blended out and Matte Rush (sheered out with a BB) to suit me best out of the shades.

The formulation is creamy and smooth, and blends like a dream. And they last a lot longer than powder blush. I have tried Matte Dream out today and it has stayed put the whole time. I applied over my foundation, then set with a translucent powder, you could also set this blush with a powder blush.

For a fiver each, you just can’t go wrong! Well done AGAIN make up revolution, there’s a reason this brand is hyped up so much! Affordable, yet quality products every time.

Lois xoxox

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My September/October favourites!

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First of all I wanna just apologise for the lack of my posts lately! Iv been on a family holiday so have been super busy but I promise from now on I’m all yours!!

So let’s move on to some of my favourites of late!
First up is the mac 130 stippling brush I it’s a smaller version of the popular 187 brush that personally I don’t like to apply foundation with so I was sceptical, HOWEVER this brush really does give you a flawless look! I find I use half the foundation i normally would and it just sits beautifully! Blends like a dream and has little to no shedding! It does take a lil longer to apply foundation with as it’s so little, however defiantly worth the extra few minutes in my opinion! In fact I switched back to my sigma f80 the other day as I was in a hurry and wanted a quick face, And omg my face looked so cakey! I had to wipe it all off and start again with the 130, I was so surprised in how much difference it actually made!!!
So concluding on that I rate this 10/10! It’s really transformed my foundation and for that I’m forever greatful 🙏 😂

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(Google image as my brush was a lil dirty for an up close shot sorry!)

Next up is a lipstick that Iv posted about so much lately and even been featured afew times! and that’s Posture by Illamasqua it’s a cool toned lilac/grey and AHHHH I’m obsessed it’s so long lasting, not to drying and a true matte finish. I wear it paired with macs stone liner which is a cool grey and compliments it so well!👌 I get so many lovely compliments when I wear it ☺️ I think any pale skinned girl NEEDS this in their life!!

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My last favourite of the bunch is actually a limited edition blush by Mac, I hate to post LE Favourites as I know they can be super hard to get hold of after release but I couldn’t leave this out I love it so much! (And I believe it’s still available on Selfridges online & some Mac counters)
It is the Blush in “fun ending” from the A novel romance collection, a pale pinky peach blush with a satin finish, its gives such a gorgeous sheen with no actual shimmer! It’s pretty perfect for the lighter skintones as it is gorgeously subtle unlike most blushes I find I can be a little more heavy handed without looking like a clown! I think Iv worn it pretty much every day since finding it at a random mac counter in Scotland! And it’s a total love of mine! Infact I may be getting a backup because I’m weird like that and fear running out of my favourite LE products🙈

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(Sorry about the awful lighting the weather was so miserable and dark outside I was struggling!)

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So there we go my 3 faves of the month! I have afew other fave lippies that I’ll be swatching an posting about soon but couldn’t wait to share these babies with you! So please feel free to like & comment and let me know what you think! Also follow me on Instagram @ElarnerDawn for lots more makeup looks!!

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(Wearing fun ending in pic^👌)
LOVE YA DOLLS ✌️❤️
ElarnerDawn 😘

Makeup Revolution Atomic Collection Lipstick swatches

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Make it tonight, Make it right, Ruby, Serpent and Make it magnificent
These lipsticks are an amazing £1 each!! from (www.makeuprevolutionstore.com)

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Swatches: (Natural lighting)

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As you can see the Atomic Collection is DUPE HEAVEN! At a fraction of the cost… You can’t go wrong!

Let me know if you pick any up! Would love to see you all rocking these bold colours 🙂

Much love

Lois xox

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W7 make up review

I was very fortunate to be sent a few products from W7 and Playboy Makeup to review. I’ve decided to do it in 2 parts so this doesn’t get TOO much of an essay.

First up… “W7 Skin Fresh Concealer” (£4.95 RRP from http://www.w7cosmetics.co.uk)

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The concealer comes in a tube, which is handy and hygienic, easy to squeeze out the amount desired and no wand applicator that can gather germs. The packaging is simple and the shade is written clearly on the packaging.

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They sent me their lightest shade “Fair” which unfortunately is still too dark for me, however, I’m not your typical “fair” skinned girl, I’m a complete ghost. As long as you can normally find your shade within the lighter shades of drugstore foundations this concealer will work for you.

That aside, I still tried it out to test its coverage. Its quite thick in consistency, probably better suited for blemishes rather than your under eye area to conceal dark circles and such. Its a medium coverage, definitely enough to cover average blemishes, discolouration, mild scarring.

It wears well for about 4\5 hours. But you could easily pro long that by setting it with primer/powder/setting spray.

All in all a nice product. I’m disappointed I won’t actually be able to make use of this but I’ll be passing it off to my mum who I’m sure will enjoy it.

Next up…

“Angel eyes – Out on the town” eye-shadow palette (£6.95 RRP http://www.w7cosmetics.co.uk)

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I was so happy with the colour range when I first had a peek inside. The perfect combination of matte and shimmer in all the right colours. A base colour, a highlight (which was actually more of a match on me but as mentioned before that’s just me being as pale as it gets), transition and a darker matte to smoke it out… And some pretty shimmers.

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On the cover of the palette, it claims the shadows are “silky”. When I swatched them I agreed with that statement straight away. They are like butter… Very soft, very silky… Just glides onto the skin very beautifully and smoothly. The swatches shown above are one swipe. I think packing on more than that would help give the colours a little more intensity. So far so good…

I then gave the eye-shadow palette a go. I used the lightest shade as a base, second lightest blended through my crease as a transition, third shade as lid colour and the darkest in the outer corner to smoke it out. Sounds pretty right? But here’s the problem I encountered, the shadows blended into each other TOO well. Even with very light handed blending it just blended into one big greyish shimmer. I think this palette will still work as a lid colour only type deal, but trying to use multiple colours together probably won’t show up as anything more than a bit of a smudgy mess.

Also, from the 3rd shadow onwards, there is alot of fallout. So doing your eye make up before foundation would be essential, so you can clean up without ruining your face. Or use shadow shields (or much easier… A bit of tissue to catch any fall out)

I personally won’t be reaching for this much. I love the first 2 shades for a nice base/transition but I prefer palettes that I can achieve a whole look with as I don’t like using a single shadow from lots of different palettes.

Lastly for this post…

W7 Zoom mascara (£4.95 RRP http://www.w7cosmetics.co.uk)

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Now this I was unsure of. I had previously purchased another w7 mascara and hadnt been much of a fan of it. But I tried to keep an open mind…

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This is my preferred wand style… I feel like it’s easy to coat every lash, and doesn’t get clumpy. So this was a good start. I curled my lashes as usual then gave this a test run… And I FELL IN LOVE. Its a fabulous mascara for volumising your lashes without them getting clumpy and spider leg looking. After one coat I couldn’t believe how pretty my lashes were. After a second coat, even more lovely. I didn’t even feel like I needed my false lashes after! Haha. I do have quite long eyelashes naturally though which is important to point out. Mascara doesn’t hold any magical qualities. But for volumising and separating what you’ve got and making your lashes super black…this is perfect. I’ll definitely be repurchasing this when I run out.

Well that’s it for part 1! Hope this has been helpful to you guys if you are thinking about trying out w7! I’ve been using their products for some time and really love their eye-shadow base, brow gel and in the buff/in the nude palettes (Urban Decay Naked 1&2 dupes) Next post will be about the lipsticks from w7 and playboy makeup.

Thanks for reading
Much love
Lois xoxoxo