Sunday, 29 November 2015

November favourites

November favourites!

hey guys, for today's blog post I thought it would be suitable to do a favourites post for this month. This month my favourites have mainly been make-up based including one high end dupe which I absolutely love!

My first favourite is a product I use for my eyebrows. Recently super drug introduced a new make up range called freedom. At first I was quite happy as they resembled the products of revolution but I was a bit unhappy with the prices. Some of the prices are cheap but you can get a similar product from revolution for cheaper. Overall I wouldn't recommend the brand but I think this particular product is unique and a good price for what it is. 

I never used to fill in my eyebrows because it used to look to harsh. But this powder is the perfect colour for my eyebrow and fills them out, making them look more defined, without making them look to dark or drawn on. I use the lighter colour for the start of my eyebrows as I think the darker colour looks too dark at this part of my eyebrow. Using the darker colour at the middle and ends of my eyebrow it gives my eyebrow a sort of ombre look without looking weird (I promise).

The next product in my favourites is something I am so happy to now own. Ever since I started wearing make up I always wanted a mac lipstick and the other day I purchased not one, but two! I'm in love. I also read up about the deal mac are doing if you give them six empty lipstick boxes you get a free lipstick. The deal is called back 2 mac and is defo worth doing for you mac lovers out there!

The lipstick on the right is matte honey love and its a gorgeous nude. The one issue with this product is that it would only suit fairer skinned people so if when I have a tan I wouldn't be able to wear it sadly. The lipstick on the left is called matte diva and its a beautiful deep red colour perfect for the winter. I love this shade and will be wearing it a lot for winter. It looks really nice on any colour skin and especially suits people with blue, grey or green eyes(aka me my eye colour is weird). 

My next two favourites are both concealers from the same brand. Benefit is my favourite high end make up brand. I have so many products from benefit but recently I have been using two of the concealers they have. 
 The two concealers are the boing concealer in shade 01 and erase paste concealer in shade no.1. however I brought the erase paste from america and I believe the shade is darker than the English version. I'm not sure if that's true or not but it looks considerably dark for a shade one. The erase paste is good but sometimes it can sit in the creases of my skin and you can see the product sitting on my face. I think with a fresh clean proper concealer brush this would blend better. This is brilliant for covering under eye circles and spots. when I use bronzer all over my face I use this product. The boing concealer blends a bit better and is better for everyday use when I have no foundation on to cover my spots. I would defo recommend both these concealers as a two in one for under eye brightening and covering spots. 

A couple of months ago I purchased the smashbox studio skin foundation. After it had ran our quite a bit I decided I needed another foundation. I was going to buy another smashbox but after thinking about it I realised I couldn't afford the £30 again at the time and stumbled across a dupe for the estee lauder double wear. Revlon colourstay. It was £12 and decided to give it a try and fell in love. 
The only issue I have with this product is that it doesn't have a pump. So once my smashbox had finished I transferred it across to the bottle so I could use the pump. The foundation itself gives build-able coverage. I usually use around three coats to really cover my imperfections but one coat would be enough to give light coverage. If you was thinking of buying a smashbox or estee lauder foundation I would defo save your money and buy the revlon colour stay instead. 

Thanks for reading, georgia xx

Friday, 23 October 2015

urban decay naked palette dupe!

I am actually obsessed with this dupe! I cannot believe how good this is for the money. if you read my first blog post you will know I am a lover of cheap products and when I found out I could get a urban decay naked palette dupe for £4 I was about to cry happy tears!!

this is the revolution iconic 3 palette, as you can see, it includes 12 colours. A mixture of mattes and shimmers that are absolutely gorgeous! my favourite shade is the white which I use under every eye make up look as a sort of primer to make the colours pop. 

As you can see the palette includes a brush. Now usually with cheap palettes the brushes are bad quality but this one is amazing! It reminds me of my favourite superdrug brush i had ages ago. I have no doubt that this brush will last as long as the palette. 

The one down side to this product is the colours do go a bit powdery and tend to make a mess but for £4 who can complain?

I have greenish grey eyes and this compliments my eyes so well. The shimmery colours are great for more tanned skin whilst the darker ones would suit a paler complexion.
 I am in LOVE!!!!! with this product please please buy yourself a revolution iconic palette they are amazing!! the next time i go to superdrug I will be purchasing all of the iconic palettes!

thanks for reading xx

Friday, 16 October 2015

Cheap lip products!

Whilst in superdrug today I came across some lipsticks from MUA and revolution which were £1 each! I tried and tested all of the lipsticks on the back of my hand, which resulted in my arm looking like a paint palette, but I eventually picked the ones I liked to try out at home. My first impressions are that they are a bit sticky on my lips and make my lips feel greasy which I  hate but for £1 I didn't expect the texture to be amazing. The colours themselves are a little weak and probably would go best over a lip liner. I only had a lip liner to match two of the lipsticks so that is why the other two look so weak. I am thinking about buying a white lip liner to use under these lipsticks as it will give them that extra pop without effecting the colour. 

From left to right; pouty pink-MUA, rebel with cause-Revolution, the one-revolution and peachy keen-MUA.

 I love the packaging as they look a bit like sleek lipsticks but have a little window on one side to show you the colour. This is quite handy in the morning when your rushing and just want to pick the colour you need straight away. I love the fact both sides are flat as it means I can stand them up in my drawer which i love as some lipsticks have curved edges and they're hard to stand up.


this picture was taken with the flash on

this picture was taken with the flash on.
Colour: my first impressions of the colour are good. The swatches on my am look pretty much identical to the colours in the little colour windows. One thing I would say is you need a few coats to get an actual strong, bold colour otherwise it just looks like a tinted lip balm rather than a lipstick. My favourite colour out of the four is rebel with cause as I think it is especially a good colour for this autumn weather.
Texture: the texture of these lipsticks is really greasy and so I had to blot it with a tissue to take some of the slipperiness away.
Appearance: It says these lipsticks are matte but only the two pink ones seem to be.
Quality: For £1 each these lipsticks are really good and I  would defo recommend them to anyone on a budget.l It is also good for trying daring shades out such as black or purple that you think may not suit you but you want to try out for cheap.

Does it stay? I would say this product stays for at least 3 hours without reapplying unless you eat or drink.

Below are the pictures of the colours on my lips.

rebel with cause, flash on, no lip liner used. 

the one, flash on, purple lip liner used. 

pouty pink, flash on, red lip liner used. 

peachy keen, flash on, no lip liner used.

overall I give this product a 7/10. This product is amazing value for money, has great staying power and the colour is really bold if you apply a few coats or use a lip liner.

thanks for reading feel free to leave comments :) x