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Blank Canvas Cosmetics Contour Palette

As I’m sure you know by now, I’m pretty damn pale! And being pale I have 2 struggles that are REAL. Finding a matching foundation and finding highlight/contour shades that work for me. I saw an ad while browsing the interwebs for blank canvas and decided to check them out, and came across this palette.
Blank Canvas Cosmetics Contour Palette  (http://www.blankcanvascosmetics.com £8.76)

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Apologies for the markings on the palette, it’s used daily and is also that material that LOVES to grab finger marks and hold them dearly forever, no matter how much you wipe it down!

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You get 6 shades. Highlight, Contour and a blush. I am a huge fan of the blush as it really suits my skin tone. A lovely corally pink!

I use the white shade as an under eye highlight, which would possibly be extreme on anyone with a normal skin colour, so the next one up would be a better fit as a highlight for a darker skin tone. I also use the white as an eyeshadow base, it’s fairly close to my skin colour when applied (yes, I really am that pale)

The second darkest contour shade is absolutely perfect for fair skinned girls, it’s not muddy, orange or too brown, and applies beautifully. This is my go to contour shade.

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The pigmentation isn’t amazing but I honestly prefer it that way for contour and blush as it’s not as easy to over do it. To me the white, yellow, lighter contour and blush are all PERFECT for my pale complexion. The powders blend lovely and gives a natural but visible finish and lasts all day. I will repurchase this palette forever!

Much love
Lois Xoxoxo

Bobbi Brown Day To Night Palette Review

First off. Let me remind you all, I’m all about the drugstore life. ALL ABOUT IT. But I do own some high end, but they pretty much live in my kit.

Today I reached for an oldie but a goodie, my Bobbi Brown day to night shadow palette. Sadly you can’t find this on the website anymore, but there are places online you can get this.

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Now this palette is pretty small. Fits in the palm of my hand in fact. So its IDEAL for travelling. The packaging is a sleek compact, inside you will find your 5 shadows, a mirror and a little blending brush. I have tried the brush and as far as the brushes that come with palettes go (usually a foam applicator I find) it’s quite nice.

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The colours included in this palette are PERFECT for exactly what the palette is called… day to night! You can achieve a neutral eye, or a dramatic shimmery smokey eye.

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The lightest shade would probably be a lot more visible on most people so please bare in mind I’m a ghost!

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Navajo, Slate, Heather Mauve, Steel, Caviar)

Verdict
All in all its a nice palette. It’s very travel friendly and if a neutral look is something you like than this is a great palette for you. The shadows are pigmented without fall out and easily blend able and long lasting.

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Bobbi Brown Day to night eye palette worn in photo.

Much Love
Lois Xoxoxo

Elarner’s Top 3 Highlighters!!!

So one of the biggest craze in beauty these days is contour & highlight right? I know I jumped on the band wagon and now I can’t leave the house without it!!!

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So today I will be reviewing my three favourite highlighters ranging from high end, to very affordable and in three different shades, and let me say I believe any skintone can use any shade of highlighter! A lot of people worry that if it is to silver toned it won’t show up or if it is to bronze they will look over the top (I used worry the same!) however with a light hand and the right tool (I find a fan brush best) you really can use whatever tickles your fancy!!

Let me start buy giving the run down of what highlighters are used for, there are afew different types of highlighters out there and they have different purposes, today we are looking at shimmer highlighter powders. You apply these along the top of cheek bone, cuspids bow, brow bone and I also like to pop a little on the tip of my nose all to give that illusion of a youthful, fresh complexion, but of course you can use it in other areas this is just my personal preference.

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So let’s get started with the best value of the three
ELF Baked Blush “Pinktastic”
and as you may have guessed it’s actually not a highlighter at all, it’s a baked blush! However this IS a highlighter you just couldn’t use this as a blush unless you are trying to look like a fairy princess in that case knock yourself out 😜

This highlighter is pink based, however the veins that run through give it that gorgeous mix of pink & beige and they create the most gorgeous colour together! I find it’s not the longest lasting highlighter out there but for £3 I’m happy to retouch it after afew hours!

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Next we move on to my personal holy grail
MAC Cosmetics Mineralize skin finish “lightscpade”
Anyone that follows me on Instagram will know I’m a total M.A.C addict and can do little wrong in my eyes, but they really did create a wonderful product here!

This is the most beautiful yet subtle highlighter, no chunky glitter just the a smooth blendable shimmery silver! This also has gorgeous veins of blues & yellows running through it and oh my it really is perfect! It truly is one of them products I will always reach for and lasts a good 6-8hours! And for £23 it’s actually very good value for money because of the sheer amount of product you get!

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Last but not least we have my high end pick
Bobbi brown shimmer brick “bronze”
Let me start by saying the is quite pricey even for me coming in at £32.50, so I really did have to take time to decide what shade I wanted as I won’t be getting another anytime soon! After researching for a while I settled on the shade “Bronze”, and gosh I’m so glad I did! I never used to reach for a bronze highlight purely because I’m so pale I was always worried I’d look rather strange and it would be VERY obvious that I had it on my cheeks, but Iv been pleasantly surprised!!

This has 5 shades that you mix together an results in a gorgeous light gold shimmer that like the mac is not chunky and blends like a dream! I find I can wear it all day with no touch ups and it just stays put!

So that is it my three faves!!! If you have any or try them after this l’d love to know what you think!

Much Love! Elarner XoXoXoX

SWATCHES! Left to right, MAC “Lightscapade”, Bobbibrown shimmerbrick “bronze”, ELF Baked blush “Pinktastic”
Top pic indoor light, bottom in direct sunlight

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