Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Review // Makeup Revolution Blush & Contour Palette in Sugar & Spice

Finally I am coming at you with a Makeup Revolution review! While my blog has been on the back burner, I've been testing out the products I was sent, and now I finally have time to talk about them.

Complete with four blushers, two contour shades and two highlighters, this Ultra Blush and Contour Palette in Sugar & Spice* really does have it all for those cheek product lovers. The contour shades surprisingly work well for my pale skin, despite them looking a little strangely coloured (to me, at least!) in the pan. There is also a really nice range of blush colours, going from a natural peachy pink to a deep burgundy tone that is perfect for this season. I personally don't wear the hot pink too much but I've been loving the rest! The highlighters are also super pretty but need a very, very light hand to look remotely natural - which goes for the rest of the palette actually. Use with caution!

For a palette that costs only £6 I can completely commend it. Each shade is highly pigmented and the different products can be interchanged to create almost any look. Go give them a swatch!

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Daily Outfits // The Cosy Jumper

When my family came to visit me at university the other week on a sunny but very breezy day, I knew it would be the perfect opportunity to take this cosy Blue Vanilla* jumper out for a spin. We went for a wander around the town and I found some beautiful buildings I'd never seen before - pretty shocking really, since I've been living away from home for two months now! Anyway, back to the clothes.

Jumper // Blue Vanilla*
Jeans // Topshop
Leather jacket // Miss Selfridge
Boots // Topshop
Scarf // Primark
Bag // New Look
Necklace // Black Tied

I kept the outfit casual, pairing the jumper with my ripped jeans, boots and a leather jacket. My huge comfy scarf came along too as I dreadfully needed something around my neck. I love the dogtooth pattern on the jumper, and how the different sizes clash with each other. Also, it's super fluffy. What's not to love?

bonus #ZoellaBeauty photo!

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Giving In To The Hype // Rimmel Apocalips Matte

When the first batch of Rimmel Apocalips came out, I was intrigued but didn't give into the hype. At the time I wasn't a big fan of really bright colours on the lips. However, after finding out they had come out with a matte version of the liquid lipstick, and then spotting the gorgeous colour Meteoric Matte, I had to get it as soon as possible.

Meteoric Matte falls into that category of lipstick that I love - it's a deep berry shade with plummy undertones, but isn't super vampy or too purple. Because it's matte, it also doesn't look too dramatic when worn during the day. I never used to love matte formulas as my lips are always dry, but slowly I've been coming around to the products that don't completely dry out the lips - Apocalips being one of them.

This lacquer applies smoothly and opaquely, although it can be patted on with fingertips to stain the lips a slightly lighter shade which I have been experimenting with recently. It takes a minute or two from application to dry down to a matte, but then it's stuck there for hours with only minimal fading. It even lasts through food and drink well, and is just detectable on the lips - you can feel there's something still there but it's not sticky whatsoever!

I'm pretty much in love with this shade and want to take a look at the other shades because for me, the formula is spot on!

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