Kiko Infinity Eyeshadows With Swatches + An Amazing Affordable Must Buy Eye Primer

I’ve written posts about Kiko products before as I just love this brand so much. They have such a variety of products at such great prices. Today I am writing about 3 products I purchased recently and I’ll start off with the 2 from Kiko which are from its Infinity Eyeshadow range. The eyeshadow colours I picked were shades 262 Mat Green and shade 229 Metalic Golden Camelia.

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Collection Eye Brow Kit

I’ve mentioned before my go to kit for eyebrows which can viewed here however, recently I completely ran out and needed to buy one immediately. I could not find the Beauty UK kit anywhere and could not wait to order it online so decided to try an alternative. Since I love the range of products from Collection I went for the Eye Brow Kit I saw on promotion in store.

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They have two palettes, one for blondes and another for brunettes so I picked the brunette palette. Two significant plus points about this kit compared to my usual one is that it has a small mirror which is ideal when you are in a rush, the other is the amazing eye brow gel that is included. The eye brow gel applicator looks like a mascara brush and the gel is clear. The texture is not too thick so feels lightweight and does not move the powder product from eye brows. I use the darkest shade in the palette and the powder texture is smooth and looks like eye shadow but is far more longer lasting. The gel really helps keep the brow powder in place and I do not need to reapply again all day! The eye brow applicator comes with a flat end and an angled end. I personally like using my old applicator just because I’m used to it. The other colours are nice to use as eyeshadow when I want to create a neutral look or as part of a subtle smokey eye look. Just so you know the difference:

This is the Blonde Pallette
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This is the Brunette Pallette
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The palettes are currently on offer in both Superdrug and Boots for £2.99 (usually £3.99)

Benefit Do The Hoola Bronzer Gift Set

I received this lovely kit  as a gift so thought I would review it as it contains some wonderful products. The first thing I love about the set is that it comes with a mirror and is very compact so you can easily do your make up anywhere. The set includes, Benefit They’re Real! Mascara, Benefit Benebalm, Benefit Dew The Hoola Liquid Bronzer, Benefit Hoola Bronzing Powder and a Benefit Hoola Ultra Plush Lip gloss. The kit also includes cards with tips to help you understand how to use each product which is really helpful.

 

Benefit They’re Real! Mascara

What I love about this Mascara is that it really separates lashes which gives a really voluminous look. The wand enables you to apply mascara horizontally and vertically since the tip is specially designed to lengthen the lashes vertically. The mascara is smudge proof which is great and does not flake throughout the day the only thing is you need a good make up remover after.

Benefit Benebalm

This lip balm is really moisturizing and has a lovely fruity scent as it is enriched with mango butter. It has a rose tint which I love as I can wear this on my lips on its own without lipstick. My lips feel hydrated and nourished while wearing this balm and the packaging is really vibrant and pretty.

Benefit Dew The Hoola Liquid Bronzer

The texture of this bronzer is really lightweight however, it was pretty much the same colour as my skin so it isn’t suitable for medium to dark skin. I do recommend it for those with lighter skin though, as it contains no glitter and is very matte so would work as a great contour.

Benefit Hoola Bronzing Powder

Again this powder is the same colour as my skin so I can’t really comment on the powder as I don’t use it. This powder came with a small brush however, and I really love it as I use this brush to contour my face with my sleek contour kit. The brush is really soft and is ideal to use for contouring as it helps blend the product easily into skin.

Benefit Hoola Ultra Plush Lipgloss

I hate the sticky texture lip gloss has but this lip gloss pleasantly surprised me as it was a nice texture. The application is shaped so you use only as much you need and can easily apply over lips. It contains a small gold shimmer which looks pretty and brings a shine to lips. I use this on top of lipstick for a nice glossy finish.

Although some products are not suitable for my skin tone, I loved a lot of the other products the gift set contained and the packaging is wonderful so would make a lovely gift for someone this Christmas.

No7 Lovely Lashes Mascara

I’ve written about my favourite Mascara from No7 before in another post. However, recently it was out of stock so I decided to try another mascara from the No7 range instead. I decided on the No7 Lovely Lashes Mascara priced at £12.95 which I purchased from Boots.

 

Even though I bought this mascara as a temporary one until my usual one (No7 Lash Impact Mascara) was back in stock, I think I have found a new favourite. What I love about this one is that it is very buildable so you can add many coats of the mascara and it still doesn’t clump. It is really light weight and I felt my lashes looked glossy which is because the mascara is enriched with nourishing Argan Oil. Sometimes mascara can weigh down lashes but with this Lovely Lashes Mascara my lashes stayed volumised and looked longer. This mascara is slightly cheaper than the other one I used from the No7 range but the quality is just as good, the only difference I found is the Lash Impact Mascara dries quicker than this one. It is really easy to remove with make up remover and kept my lashes looking volumised all day without flaking or smudging. I highly recommend giving this Mascara a try!

Available at Boots

Collection Work The Colour Eyeshadow Pencil Review

I recently purchased the Collection Work The Colour Eyeshadow Pencil in shade Midnight Glam and wanted to share my thoughts on it.

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My eyelids are quite small so sometimes regular eye shadow doesn’t show up very clearly, so I wanted to try an Eyeshadow pencil to see if it will be more noticeable on my eyes. This pencil stood out when I was shopping as it was very chunky so it was noticeable and I already love the Collection range. Midnight Glam is a charcoal black shade which contains lovely specks of silver glitter.

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The texture is smooth and creamy so glides along eyelids easily. It is very blendable once applied and I add it to the ends of my lids for a smokey eye look, however it does dry quickly and once it dries its not possible to blend as much as it is a Waterproof pencil so you have to work quickly. I like the fact it’s waterproof because since I have oily skin, regular eyeshadow tends to fade or crease quickly on my eyelids whereas this eyeshadow pencil lasts long without creasing. This pencil is great for a glam evening look and as its waterproof it lasted all day, so you need a good make up remover! This pencil was really easy to use and there are so many different looks you can create since its blendable. It really made my eyes stand out and the glitter it contains is perfect for the festive season. I highly recommend the Collection Work The Colour Eyeshadow Pencil. It’s very affordable as its priced at £3.19 and is available at Superdrug

No7 Lash Impact Mascara Review

Today I want to write about my favourite Mascara and its one I highly recommend. It is the No7 Lash Impact Mascara which is available in Boots and is priced at £13.50.

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The mascara comes in two colours both Brown and Black and with just two coats, it creates an intense volume. I have constantly changed mascara in the past for reasons such as clumping or wearing off too quickly or making my lashes feel heavy. However, I have no such problem with this Mascara. It provides a great amount of volume on my lashes while still feeling weightless. I think the fact that only one or two coats being needed is the reason it feels light which is ideal especially if you are wearing mascara all day. Another thing I love about it, is that it dries quickly so it’s easy to apply even when your in a rush. This is a must buy in my opinion and I think my search for a great Mascara is finally over.

No7 Lash Impact Mascara is available for £13.50 instore in Boots

Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette

I have small eyes so I wanted to find an eyeshadow with a more neutral shade to make my eyes look bigger. I also wanted a more neutral shade for everyday wear for a more subtle and natural look. The issue was that all the shades I came across were far too light on my skin. I looked around and came across the Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette.

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There were two options. This original palette or the new 2nd edition. I picked the original one as it had more yellow tones which I felt would blend with my skin better whilst still being noticeable. It also had a vastly contrasting black shade which I love for when I do an evening Smokey eye look. The eyeshadows are really long lasting and blend in with each other very effortlessly when incorporating more than one shade on the lid. I add more than one shade to make my eyes appear more open and bigger and I can do this with these tones without it looking heavy or overdone.

The Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette is priced at £23.00. It’s subtle enough to use daily but still lasts long.
It’s available direct from the website  http://www.urbandecay.co.uk/
It’s available online at Feel Unique http://www.feelunique.com/p/Urban-Decay-Naked-Basics-Palette
Major department stores such as
And also online through Amazon http://www.amazon.co.uk

Gosh Cosmetics – Velvet Touch Eye Liner and Eye Shadows

A problem I’ve had with eye liner pencils is that other than Black, different colours don’t show up on my skin effectively. Well that was until I discovered Gosh cosmetics. They have a range of colours and when using the eye liner and eye shadow, the colour intensity is remarkable and so vibrant. The Velvet Touch eye liner is waterproof so lasts all day and the soft texture makes it easy to apply. The range is available in Superdrug. 

The Gosh Velvet Touch eye liner is priced at £4.99
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The Gosh Eyeshadow Quattro is priced at £7.99
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