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27.11.14

If you only buy one Makeup Revolution item


The Makeup Revolution Ultra Blush and Contour Palette in Golden Sugar

The Makeup Revolution Ultra Blush and Contour Palette in Golden Sugar
 Makeup Revolution Ultra Blush and Contour Palette in Golden Sugar Swatch

Makeup Revolution Ultra Blush and Contour Palette in Golden Sugar



A pretty big claim, yes. But I stand by it, and if for some reason you only decided on buying one Makeup Revolution, then I suggest you look no further than the Ultra Blush and Contour Palette. Even if you don't want to buy this (crazy people) then just stop to admire just how gorgeous the colour are please. This blush palette contains 8 shades ranging from matte, shimmer and merged baked blushers, and that includes two colours for contouring and highlighting.

Over the past few weeks, on an almost daily basis, I've been wearing all the shades to contour, highlight and add some colour to my cheeks. Not many palettes can have that claim with them, as there is always a dodgy colour thrown in somewhere, yet a £6 palette has done it.

I have the newest colour to the Ultra Blush and Contour family, Golden Sugar, which I'm sure you can guess is full of golden tones. Even better, the pinks in this are not too pink and girly, making me look around 13. If anything the swirly light pink is rather similar to the Ambient Lighting Hourglass blush. On my pale days the darkest brown shade can be a bit too orange to work as a contour, however this could work nicely on warmer and deeper skin tones. And my skin once I have had a tanning session.

All the shades themselves are are slightly powdery, but the pigment totally makes up for it, but are extremely soft and a dream to blend in, especially when I go blush overboard. No more can really be said on the beauty of this palette, except what are you doing without this in your makeup bag? Just how your cheeks are coping is beyond me. 


Makeup Revolution Ultra Blush and Contour Palette in Golden Sugar £6


Have you tried the Makeup Revolution Ultra Blush and Contour Palette?




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25.11.14

Makeup that can handle the weather


Makeup that can withstand the weather


‘Women don’t sweat, they glisten,’ or so that saying goes. Regardless of the fact we are firmly in winter, and of course Christmas incase you missed that, I don't think there is any other time of year I sweat more. Backwards? Hear me out, as despite the cold I find myself continually overheating and sweating my makeup off, as I turn up the heating on full blast and wear about 126 jumpers at the same time. And I was challenged by BlueBay Hotels & Resorts Weddings to find some makeup items that can withstand the heat. So if you're in the same boat as me, then here a few tips with some makeup items that can handle the weather.

First up, replace your rich cleanser and face cream with a foaming gel and an oil-free daily lotion before you start any makeup applying. Then how much it pains me to say this, primer. This just helps everything stay put, and I have been using Nars Multi-Protect Primer.

Silicone-based foundations are truly the longest wearing and the very best option when met with moisture enhanced faces. And if you don't have Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation in your life, that needs changing. No foundation lasts all day, and still looks application fresh when you come to take it off.

With powder, pressing is your friend, don't sweep across the face. This just sweeps my foundation straight off with it with the brush. Make Revolution Ultra All Day Prime & Anti Shine balm is excellent for this. Just soaks up shine and moisture, and even though it sounds like a kitchen object, this does the trick perfectly.

Plus a highly pigmented, waterproof concealer hides dark circles and blemishes, even in extreme heat. Again, another holy grail of the beauty world, the Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection concealer is the best bet.  With blush, a pink tone is better and does disguise if you're going red in the face yourself, and surprisingly creams stay put better than powders do. Add the the Yves Saint Laurent Touche Elcat for a bit of non slip highlighting too.

Gel Eyeliners work better I find. Kohls are a big no no, and felt tips pens can't really handle much wear and tear either. The Maybelline Eye Studio Gel eyeliner has always served me well, or Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel if your bank account allows it. If mascara is the only waterproof product in your makeup bag, then it’s time to do a little shopping. Lancome Hypnose Drama Waterproof Mascara is one of the better waterproof mascaras, and despite my hate for them, Lancome has done a pretty good job here, this mascara is very well behaved. And to keep my lashes company, Illamasqua Brow Cake in Motto ensures I do have some eyebrows left at the end of day. 

Obviously lip products are best left to a minimum, unless you're brave. I am not, but if you are, choose matte formulas as they generally wear well through the day, and leave a lingering lip stain even if they do disappear into thin air/melt off.

Makeup that can handle the rain and heat weather





What are your makeup items that can handle the weather?



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23.11.14

What I've Been Loving This Week


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I seemed to of skipped my 'What I've Been Loving This Week' posts for..well, quite a fair few weeks now. Useless. And as I have withdrawal symptoms from giving them a miss, I decided to write one again, and of course, share the blogging love...

Temporary Secretary - How To Make A Good Impression. A blogging advice post that was actually different. And as I had no 'About Me' page for around 6 months. As you do.

Cole Of The Ball - Best of Rimmel. For some reason I just can't like Rimmel (except the Kate Moss 107 lipstick of course), but Cole has defiantly highlighted a few items, mainly the blush, that I am now rather keen to try.

Sian Marie Beauty - Brazened Honey. Well Sian is such an enabler anyway, and she is now able to sell a product to me without me having a read a single word of her review. The title just did it. Brazened Honey? Need I say more?

Hello April. Even I was slightly heartbroken that April deleted her beauty blog, I am a huge fan of her new venture, Hello April. Just look at her face. How can you not be envious?

She Might Be Loved. I have followed Georgia's blog for a while now, but she won 'The Best Fashion Blog' at the Plus Size awards last night, so I do think she need a extra mention, as well as a congratulations.

Instagram. I know I know, I always mentioned Instagram but, as I just hit 1000 followers (had to drop it in somehow eh!) I seem to love this just that tad more.

What have you been loving this week?





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