Coloured Raine matte liquid paint

Coloured Raine is a paraben and gluten free brand, that’s also vegan friendly and cruelty free. I’ve tried their liquid lipsticks in the past and i was very impressed with the colour pay off, longevity and the comfort on my lips!

The only con i have is that they are a bit on the pricey side, at £15, which is a bit steep for a lipstick, just my thought. Now i usually wait till there’s a sale on Beauty Bay so i can take advantage, which is what i did this time around.

Here’s a little run down on their matte liquid paint:

”A highly pigmented matte finish liquid lipstick in a variety of shades. ” It is opaque and has a light weight feel. It goes on as liquid and dries to a matte finish which is intense and will stay all day . It claims to be smudge proof.

Are they smudge proof? Yes! Are they intense? Yes! just apply two to three coats and you’ll get great colour pay off. Here are a few swatches i did.

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This one is called “Classy” it is a pink- tinged white. If you are of a dark or deeper skin tone, i’d suggest using a brown lip liner. If you are light to medium, then just apply it as is and you are good to go.

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This is “Whatever” and it’s a true mocha, one of my favourites. Would go nicely on medium to dark skin tones.

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Excuse the silly face, haha. What’s life without a little silliness sometimes? Now this shade is also a favourite of mine, i wear this shade all year round. Suitable for all skin tones, the name is “Roulette”, a dark rouge with purple undertones.

Which was your favourite? Check video linked below to see what other shades i swatched. Thanks for stopping by, happy Friday.

Love,

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GWA (Girl With Attitude) makeup look + review

Hey everyone, hope you’re all well.

You know i love to share my new and not so new discoveries with you right? Hey sharing is caring! Ok so this brand i’m about to tell you about isn’t very popular as far as i know, however they are quite good. The first time i came across this makeup line was in a store in the UK called Savers, if you know me then you’d know i go where things are pretty inexpensive.

Ok so lined out in the makeup section of this store were some of the most beautiful lashes i’ve ever seen, and the packaging was very nice as well. What do you know, i have about ten pairs of lashes in my basket, why not? haha, they were £2.99, i wasn’t gonna pass up those great offers. To cut this story very short, i basically fell in love with their lashes, so i was very keen to try out the other products in their line. Here we go!

This is how it happened, one fine day, i was scrolling down my Instagram Timeline and saw this brand again, this time, they were advertising their eyeshadow palettes, so i went onto their page and was amazed at how beautiful and well presented their products were, so i went straight to their website and ordered a few bits.

I was away at the time, so i can’t say how quick their delivery system was, but all i can say is, the packaging were to die for! They have put some thoughts into every single detail. Even if the product themselves were crap, you’d definitely be sold based only on how they looked, so magical!

I loved everything, from their eyeshadow and highlighting palettes to their matte liquid lipsticks! Oh did i mention they were also vegan friendly and cruelty free? Oh yes, and also affordable!

 

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Here are the claims for both palettes:

*Ultra pigmented

*long wearing

*Velvety smooth

*Cruelty free

The eyeshadow palette was £9.99 and the highlighting palette £11.99. As for the liquid lipsticks they claim they are:

*Ultra pigmented

*Long wearing

*Matte finish

*Non transfer

It also smelt like peaches, insert smiley face 😉

So far i can say their claims are true, i’m a happy camper!

Here’s the look i came up with.

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Hope you liked the look, feel free to check out the tutorial, linked below. I’ve also done a swatch of the palettes as well, so check that out whilst you’re there! Thanks for stopping by.

Love,

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Juvia’s Place Masquerade mini palette

I’ve been having a lot of fun with this palette! It is raved about by a lot of makeup artists and enthusiasts. The quality and pigmentation of the eyeshadows are absolutely amazing!

This brand Juvia’s Place is well known for their eyeshadow palettes, some may say they are quite affordable but that is relative! I purchased mine off Beauty Bay and i paid a whopping £26, now they have gone up to £30! With that being said, they are worth the price, for the quality and the amount you get in a palette.

According to the Juvia’s Place site and i quote, “This palette is inspired by African festivities, filled with joy and spiritual activities. The bold colours represent costumes used in festivals. The nudes and browns represent the African soil and environments.”

I think it a lovely combination of colours, perfect for anyone who wishes to create, bold as well as neutral looks.

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This look i created is one of my favourites, the colour pay off and the blending ability of the shadows are unrivalled.

Mind you i did get a little bit of fall out but i guess tapping the excess off the brush or using a slightly damp one will minimise that issue. This to me is a minor problem, i highly recommend this palette, big thumbs up!

To see how i created this look, click link provided, please share and also subscribe to my channel for more makeup tutorials etc.

Thanks for stopping by.

Love,

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Bold Summer Makeup

Hey beauties!

Take a look at this beautiful look i did using the Revolution ‘Redemption Mermaids and unicorn’ palette. The colours in this palette are absolutely beautiful, they are bold, pigmented and blend very nicely.

I’m sure a lot of you may be familiar with Makeup Revolution which is a UK drugstore brand. You can purchase their products online as well as many other makeup outlets, so they are easy to get your hands on. They are an affordable brand, with great quality.

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I used those two shades shown above, and they were the perfect combination! To give the eyes a little more drama, i used NYX Brights liquid eyeliner in ‘Vivid Sapphire’.

I loved the outcome, I think this is such a playful, fun look. I hope you like it as much as i do. Thanks for stopping by.

Love,

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Rimmel stay matte liquid lipstick review

As a Drugstore liquid lipstick i am actually impressed. Rimmel came out with 15 shades of their stay matte liquid lip colour, ranging from nudes, pinks to very dark shades. The collection has a wide selection of shades that’ll compliment any skin tone.

I picked up 5 shades and i’m quite happy with my choices. I’ve tried numerous Drugstore and high end liquid lipsticks and end up tossing them to the side!

These liquid lipsticks claim to be-

Kiss-proof

Waterproof

Touch-proof

12 hr wear

Lipsticks can get very messy,  especially when you kiss someone say on the cheeks or you drink from a bottle or glass, most of it comes right off! How annoying is that? Now these bad boys from Rimmel won’t do that, once they are properly dried, they are locked into the lips and won’t go anywhere for up to 12 hrs. Mind you, i haven’t worn them for that long so i couldn’t say for sure if that’s the case, but i do know they are indeed smudge proof . There’s also the discomfort to contend with when it comes on to some liquid lipsticks, they often times leave your lips dry and looking blotchy, i haven’t experienced this with Rimmel, so i’m delighted.

Pros-

Affordable

Long lasting

Not drying

Great pigmentation

Cons-

Some goes on patchy

You’ll need about 2-4 coats(depending on how intense you like it to be)

Takes about 45 secs to a min to dry completely matte

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This shade is called ‘Heartbeat’- A beautiful cerise pink.

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This one is ‘Blue Iris’- A deep purple with blue undertones.

I do have three more which i swatched and reviewed on my channel, so be sure to check it out, the link will be provided below.

They retail for £5.99, and i got mine from Superdrug in the UK, however i’m almost certain you’ll be able to get your hands on them from any beauty store.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great day.

Love

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Morphe 25A palette, worth £19?

Hey there lovelies!

To add to my growing makeup collection, i’ve purchased another Morphe palette. I have been a big fan of Morphe ever since they were highly spoken about by a lot of beauty influencers on social media. Don’t get me wrong, i don’t always buy everything they rave about, a particular product has to really grab my attention for me to spend money.

Browsing on Beauty Bay, I came across this palette that looked like something i’d most certainly enjoy using, now Beauty Bay i must add is one of my favourite online makeup stores, i  always end up purchasing even when i’ve said to myself i’m only window shopping, yea right! Haha.

Of course i quickly grabbed this palette as things on Beauty Bay go so fast, ‘you snooze you lose’. It has been my ‘go to’ it consists of some really gorgeous warm shades, that are perfect for everyday wear or any occasion for that matter. I can never have too many neutral palettes as i always wear them more than i do bolder more vibrant shades.

This palette has 25 shades, ranging from taupes, beige, browns, golds to blacks. Basically you get a decent selection of warm tones.

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1st row

The first row swatched ok, i use the beige  shades for my brow bone highlight. If you’re going to use on the lids, then you’ll definitely have to build them up.

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2nd row

I don’t care much for the second row, it’s my least favourite in the palette. I don’t know what exactly i’d use these to do, but i’m sure they can also be used as lid colours. They aren’t as pigmented either.

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3rd row

The third row again was just ok, let’s just say the first three rows in this palette were not the best.

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4th row

Now the fourth row is my absolute favourite, just look at how pigmented these shades are! The shimmer or foiled shades are hands down the best in the palette. They are super pigmented, smooth and blend like a dream.

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5th row

The fifth row wasn’t bad either, the shades are pigmented as well.

My overall thoughts on this palette, i would say it is definitely a mixed bag! The first three rows weren’t up to much.

Is it worth £19? In my opinion not really, Morphe has other palettes which have 35 shades, and some have amazing pigmentation selling at £22, now that’s a better deal. I guess it comes down to a matter of personal preference.

Here’s a look i created using this palette, i have to say i really loved the outcome!

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Thank you for indulging me.

Love,

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Glow on a bugdget-highlighting palettes

Hello friends, welcome back, it’s been about a week since i last blogged but sometimes we need to step away to reflect and gather our thoughts.

Ok so i’ve been playing around with different highlighters that are more on the affordable side, i’ve often times stressed that you don’t have to break the bank to look good, and in this case i’m speaking about makeup.

I picked these up a few months ago, so i can safely give my honest opinion on them. Let me start off with the LivBeauty Shine Bright palette, mind you i’m not familiar with this brand but i must say i have no regrets testing it out.

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It has 6 shades, which are pretty much beige, rose and hints of champagne. This palette is perfect for light to medium skin tones, but also dark skin friendly. The beauty about highlighting palettes are that they double up as eyeshadows so if you think that some of the shades may not pop very much on your skin tone, no need to toss it to the side, just sweep them across your lids and you’re good to go.

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So as you can see in this swatch, it can also work on dark skin tones. Beautiful shades that are very nicely pigmented and soft to the touch. Very travel friendly as well as it’s lightweight and easy to store.

 

This one from Revolution is my favourite! I think it suits my skin tone better as it has a very lovely warm golden shade that always seems to compliment any skin that is dark to deep dark.

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Eight beautiful, pigmented, soft shades that range from gold, rose pinks, champagnes to beige. Now this palette is definitely suited for most if not all skin tones. The golden shade at the bottom right is the one i always gravitate towards, sometimes i like to mix it with the other shades. Another travel friendly palette.

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I have not been able to put this palette down since i purchased it, Revolution has some amazing highlighters that are super affordable and are of great quality. I have another highlighting palette from Revolution as well that i also love.

All i can say is, these two palettes are truly winners, you get so much for a small price tag! I know a lot of people are big fans of the more high end ones but honestly these measure up in my opinion.

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Do let me know what your favourite highlighters or highlighting palettes are and also if you’ve ever tried these before. Thanks for stopping by.

Love

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