The Resemblance is Uncanny

The Resemblance is Uncanny

Makeup Revolution is a new cosmetics brand in the UK and since its launch; the eye palettes that have really caught people’s attention are the iconic palettes that are the perfect dupes of the Urban Decay Naked palettes.

It’s not hard to see the solid resemblance between them but there is one distinct difference between them; while the Naked palettes can go for about £37, the iconic palettes go for a staggering £4, and they have just about the same quality in pigmentation and staying power.

If you live in the UK and you’ve wanted to get your hands on all or any of the Naked palettes, but couldn’t because of the steep price, then I’d recommend that you look into these dupe palettes.

Here’s a post comparing swatches from the Naked 3 palette and the Iconic 3 palette.

The links to each Iconic palette is down below:

Iconic 1

Iconic 2

Iconic 3

 

Would you buy any of the iconic palettes?

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Urban Decay beauty product
$63 – beautybay.com

Blogger Wishlist

 I thought I’d do a blogger wish list post as there are definitely some blog enhancing tools that I’ve been wanting for a while now. Check it out:
Blogger Wishlist
  1. A Camera

What’s a beauty/fashion blog without pictures, right?

I’m particularly interested in the Canon Rebel t5i as I’ve read a lot of positive reviews about it and I’ve seen the quality of pictures that it can produce. I can have this, and then leave my smaller camera for when I’m pressed for time and space when I’m heading out.

  1. iPad

This would make blogging on the go so much easier, I wouldn’t have to lug around my laptop and its bulky case – Lord knows it’s heavy. So this would be really convenient.

  1. Laptop

Although I do have a laptop, I’ve had it for a bit over two years now and it’s been through a lot since I’ve gotten it – falls and viruses to be exact – and I’m just so glad that it’s still with me right now; but with it crashing once or twice a week now, I think the end is near.

  1. Camera Bag

What’s a better way to cart around your camera than in style? I really like this camera case from JCPenney. It’s simple and chic and the light pink colouring just adds to my love for it; it could be paired with so many outfits.

  1. A Notebook

Any corky notebook would do, and it would be best if I started planning what my blog posts would be about at this point. Yes I really don’t plan these things. I absolutely suck at organising. Planning ahead would definitely help me to prioritize more with blogging.

  1. Pens

What better way to plan my next blog posts in my funky looking notebook than with some funky looking pens? The pens in the picture are perfect candidates for the job.

Let’s see just how fast I can accumulate the things on this wishlist. Maybe by this time next year I’d of already gotten them.

 

Are you a fellow blogger?

 

What are some things that are on your wishlist?

 

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P.S – The links to these items is down below.

REVIEW | L.A Girls PRO Conceal HD Concealer and Swatches

This is the PRO Conceal HD Concealer from L.A Girls in the shade Cool Tan ‘GC980’.

 Swatch

Blanded

I bought this concealer with the intention of using it as a highlighter, but in truth I think I got the wrong shade for my complexion.

The concealer comes equipped with it’s own brush to make applying it to your skin easier. I wouldn’t recommend that you try to blend the concealer with that brush though, it doesn’t do a great job at it. So just grab a concealer brush and use that to blend. Another thing, don’t take too long after applying it to your skin to blend it, it’s hard enough to get it blended as is.

Since this isn’t my shade, it makes me look ‘ghosted out’ when ever I use it, as you can see in the swatch, so I can’t really comment much on the colour pay-off. But even still, the times where I’ve used it under my eyes it really muted the bags that were there.

Overall I think that this is a good concealer, a bit on the hard side to blend though and it’s easy to apply to the skin. I’d repurchase it, but in the right shade next time – hopefully.

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My Spring Beauty Wishlist

My Spring Beauty Wishlist
Hello everyone, how have you all been? It’s almost Spring and I know that some of you are way ahead on stocking up for your Spring essentials – unlike me. But here’s the list of things that I’d like to add to my Spring collection.
When I think of Spring makeup I think about fresh faced looks – simple and sweet with a splash of colour.
The NARS Sheer Glow Foundation in Trinidad
First up is this sheer foundation from NARS in the shade Trinidad. It helps to keep skin hydrated and gives and glowing and natural finish. This is ideal for me because I don’t usually like to wear full coverage foundation, but on days that I’d like to this foundation also offers buildable coverage.

Aveeno Protect + Hydrate Lotion Sunscreen with Broad Spectrum SPF 70

You have to remember your sun block! And I like this one because not only does it protect against the sun’s rays but it also hydrates as well – I’m a sucker for moisturising! It’s sweat and water resistant and good both your face and body. It only works for 80 minutes though, so you’d have to bring it along for touch ups.

6-Piece Geometric Eyeshadow Palette

I love E.L.F and their affordable, quality products. I’m not sure if I mentioned this before but I really like nude eyeshadows and tend to use them the most. This 6 piece eyeshadow palette from E.L.F is packed with them and only costs $3! Another plus for me is that they’re shimmery as well. It’d be perfect for me for Spring.

Real Techniques Blush Brush

I’m absolutely in love with my Real Techniques brushes. They’re are such good quality and efficient and I’d think that this blush brush would be no different. This brush would be great for applying some blush to my cheekbones.

Sigma | E32 – Exact Blend

I love a good blended eyeshadow and this E32 exact blend brush from Sigma seems a good brush for the job. I heard a lot of good things about Sigma and I’ve been wanting to try some of their brushes for a while.

Spring Capsule Collection by Rita Ora for Rimmel London

I love these lip colours for Spring in Rimmel’s new  Spring Capsule Collection which they collaborated on with Rita Ora. They’re lip crayons giving a smooth application. Can’t wait!

So I know that the radio silence has been . . . a bit much, but with final exams coming up I do have quite a lot of things to do and so my posting wont be too regular for the next couple of months, but that does not meant that I will stop blogging completely. I’ll continue to try and blog as much as I can. I hope you all understand.

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P.S – The links to all the items mentioned above are down below. Enjoy!

Aveeno sun care
target.com

Beauty product
eyeslipsface.com

Nars cosmetic
$52 – liberty.co.uk

Blush brush
target.com

Monday Craves #1

Monday Craves #1
Aww Real Techniques . . .
Hey everyone, it’s been a while hasn’t it?
I’ve been in the market for some makeup brushes lately, mine are crap and I need a serious upgrade. In the makeup community Real Techniques has really taken a stand and has stolen the hearts of many makeup lovers. I heard so much great things about them, their durability, silky smoothness . . . . The list just goes on with them. I’ve decided to give them a try and ordered some a little while ago. I can’t wait for them to get here!
I purchased the core collection and the starter set, the Limited Edition Sam’s Picks brushes were out of stock on the Real Techniques site were out of stock when I was shopping – poo – but still excited.
All though there are many reviews on Real Techniques brushes on the web already, I’ll be sure to give you guys a first impression review and an in depth one later one when I’ve been using them a while.
I’ll talk to you all in the next post!
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Evening makeup
target.com

Dupioni silk curtain
highfashionhome.com

Sia home decor
$9.83 – pavilionbroadway.co.uk

My Monthly Beauty Cravings #1

My Monthly Beauty Cravings #1

Clinique face mask
$56 – debenhams.com

Eos lip care
amazon.com

Brow kit
$34 – thehut.com

Nars cosmetic
saksfifthavenue.com

Shu uemura false eyelash
$21 – harrods.com

Day 9 of Christmas – An Affordable Make-up Starter Kit

Day 9 of Christmas - An Affordable Make-up Starter Kit
This post features product suggestions for anyone just starting out with makeup. I’ve included just the bare essentials to have a complete set and even better all products are under $8 dollars each, with most products coming from Forever21 and the kabuki brush coming from H&M.
The Forever21 brush set is labelled with what the brushes are for, which will make the whole learning process much easier. Not having to remember which brush is for what will really take the load off.
There’s a lip gloss included to give a twinge off colour to the lips and to help with keeping your lips moisturised. A mascara is there to help your eyes really pop. But wait . . . you want more, you ask? Well, have no fair. There’s also some false lashes at varying lengths that you can try out with the use of the included glue.
The ’21 Shades Palette’ comes with tons of neutral eyeshadow to try. There’s a packet of make-up wipes to take it all off at the end of the day, there’s a cute little ‘Are You Kitten Me Right Meow’ compact mirror to watch all this happen and in the end there’s a chic make-up pouch to store it all in.
So that is all. Everything is from Forever21 except the kabuki brush which is from H&M. I got a the links to the different products for you guys. Hope you like.
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