Makeup Revolution Arch and Shape Brow Pencil Review

I swear I own other make-up brands.


So today I am reviewing the Makeup Revolution Arch and Shape brow pencil in the shade Dark. I need to start out by saying I am VERY new to the whole eyebrow hype, I’ve never had mine done professionally because I is a wiiiiiimp! 

My first farour into eyebrows was when my future sister-in-law aka Brow Queen! Did my makeup. She used Benefit Kabrow and my eyebrows looked fan, so I went and bought it but I honestly struggled. Thats where this guy drops in. 

This two in one has made doing my brows so easy for an everyday look. It has a super soft pencil, which is easily workable in to my brows to help define the shape I want. My brows have a pretty good natural arch, so I follow the shape of my brows, and built the arch up just a little. The pencil is a very pigmented colour which blends perfect with my natural dark brown hair. 

The other side is all filler. But also all killer. Tumbleweed… 

The other side looks like a felt tip pen, and again is a very pigmented liquid that fills in all the gaps perfectly, whilst still looking natural. It would be great after you have spoolied (now a word) your brows into place to fill in any hairless spots. 

Here are some swatches of both sides so you can see the consistency of them, and the colour pigment. The pencil is on the Right and the ‘pen’ is on the left. 

The best thing about this product? Ā£3.50 I’m superdrug! It is the perfect beginners tool to start learning how to get great brows. 

Once more, if you liked this leave a comment, or if you have anything you would like me to review, please let me know below! 

Warm Neutral Tone Tutorial


Today I will go through the shades and tools and techniques I used to create this super wearable look. 

So, as I mentioned previously, I always start with my eye make up in case of fall out, or absolute disaster and having to restart. We all know the pain of having to redo half your face coz of questionable colour choices! 

I start by using Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in the shade Light. I’m too cheap for an eye primer unless someone has some decent recommendations??! I find this keeps my eye make-up on for the whole day, so why pay more, right? 

I went in firstly with the white and off-white shades in the Makeup Revolution Fortune Favours the Brave Palette as it gives an excellent base to any colour. I then moved into my I Heart Makeup Unicorn Love Palette. I use a Boots Seventeen Eye-shadow Brush, and take the fourth shade from the top row of the unicorn love palette and run through my crease, I do this with my eye open initially, so I know I’ve actually got my crease an not half my brow bone. 

I then used the fourth shade in on the second row to deepen the crease, which I find helps define my eyes. I blend this the whole way through the crease and the outer corner. To really give definition to the outer corner, I use the dark brown on the bottom row to create a neutral smokey look. 

I finish my eye look with the gorgeous golden shimmer shade on the bottom row, called Love and I place this all over the lid to add a bit of sparkle.

I then used my Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge, dry (I’m not on the damp sponge hype yet, I’ll be there in 3 months time šŸ˜‚) and apply my L’oreal Infallible Total Coverage Matte Foundation. After this I use more of thr collection concealer under my eyes, on the bridge of my nose and on my t-zone. I then use my sponge to apply MUA Ultra Fine Loose Setting Powder under my eyes and lightly all over to bake my face. Whilst baking I use my Makeup Revolution Arch and Shape in the shade Dark to fill in my gappy as hell eyebrows and use my Soap and Glory Supercat Eyeliner to get those flicks. 

I brush off the excess setting powder and use Benefit Hoola (sample size, cheap as hell) to contour my cheeks, the top of my forehead and my temples to warm up my face, and use my Makeup Revolution Ultra Blush Palette in Sugar and Spice, I used the third shade in on the top row, the gorgeous pinky tone to the apples of my cheeks with my Real Techniques Buffing Brush. I then use a Real Techniques Foundation Brush (its tiny!)  To apply my highlight, I use the white shade in the sugar and spice pallete on the tops of my cheekbones and on my nose. 

Finally, for the lip, I used Makeup Revolution Lip Euphoria in the shade Karma. And finish up with Makeup Revolution Pro Fix Setting Spray. 

Thank you for reading this tutorial, I really liked this look, it lasted 9 hours at work and still looked good when I finished. 

If you have any questions or suggestions for me, please do leave a comment below! 

Bye for now!

Make Up Revolution Fortune Favours the Brave PaletteĀ 

Gooood morning! 

As you will rapidly find, I am a sucker for all of the TAM beauty brands and products, they have powder products down. 

The Fortune Favours the Brave palette was my first farour into Makeup Revolution and I haven’t been disappointed thus far! 

This palette was a collab with British Beauty Blogger, which I think is awesome! We see so many collabs from makeup companies with American youtubers/bloggers/influencers that its refreshing to see a Brit get the chance. I also think its awesome that it is a collaboration with an affordable brand as not everyone has Ā£40 to drop on an eye-shadow palette at a moments notice. Only so many times I can say something is for the wedding šŸ˜‚

Let’s look at this pretty packaging! Mine is well loved as you can all see! The gold gives this palette a very luxe look with the gold embossed emblem and the black writing. It is again a hard shell, so it has that big mirror which as I mentioned before is brilliant, considering you get 30 shades, a durable casing and a mirror for Ā£9.99. Bargain. 

Excuse the glare, I know, I know. 

Look at this layout! They nailed it! All the shades are pretty much surrounded by complimentary shades which has made it really simple to create amazing looks for an eye-shadow newcomer or latecomer…

The top row has gorgeous light shades, which I often use as a base for my lid and a light brown to start my crease off with, moving down we have a baked yellow-orange toned gold which again looks foiled when packed on. I must say they did well to include blues in this palette, but the colour payoff isn’t the best for these, especially as they’re dark blues, but as I have hazel eyes, blue isn’t a colour I often look to, so its no biggie. 

Second row has more of those amazing baked shades, again mostly varients of gold (wonder why?) It is also home to a gorgeous shimmery brown which again looks great to deepen the crease. The real VIC’s (very important colours) are the khaki greens at the end. These are creamy and cool toned and just awesome (I think I feel a tutorial coming on) 

I have included some finger swatches of the third row, as its the row I use most often. 

The brown at the end is my go to. I love it. Nearly as much as pie. It just helps create a gorgeously smokey look, and the formulation is a little creamier than some of the others, making the blendability amazing for the price point. Again more light shimmers which add a lovely sheen to a more natural, low key look. 

Look at those blacks smooooookey. In the pan the second black down has red shimmer running through it which gives a subtle warm glow to the colour, its just awesome. Moving on to the matte black, hey girl! This shade has got you for ultimate rock  chick chic. 

Forth row is home to a gorgeous pearlescent silver which rocks the inner corner! This row also houses the rose gold baked shade which I love all over the lid on a light neutral crease for a daytime look. At the end are some purples which again aren’t really my thing, but a nice formulation all the same. 

The baked shades, I find, work best if used with fingers, then blended out, to get a great colour pay off. Some of the darker shades such as the blue may benefit from the same, but the shades of blue just aren’t for me in this selection. I mostly use the neutrals and the baked shimmers for work appropriate, wearable looks. 

This can be bought at superdrug, either online or in store and on for Ā£9.99. 

If you liked this review, or have any suggestions, please do leave a comment! 

Unicorn Love Palette by I Heart Make Up (TAM beauty)Ā 

I thought I would make this my very first review as this palette is everywhere! For good reason I mean, look at it! 

Firstly the packaging, it pink. I am not a massive pink person on reality, but there is something endearing about the packaging, I can see that this would appeal to younger make up users/beginners. (the journey begins young padawans) Also its furry, more like a fuzzy kind of fur which again is fun, but one foundation explosion away of being wrecked. 

On the inside you get the standard beautiful big mirror that you get in most of the hard shell TAM beauty palettes, and its super useful, as I do my eye make up first as it saves from shadow fall out (more on this to come) 

Then there are these beautiful colours, unicorn, the white/pale is a great base to go over an eye primer/concealer to set it. The top row are full of colours that make a great neutral eye look quite quick and easy, work down the row, add some of the gold colour Love on the lid for a glitter pop and boom, good to go. 

The second row is where the fun starts! Those purples are on the pink side, you can pack them on to get that real magenta colour, but for a standard look, it came out more of a pinky hue. Again on this row more crease and neutral colours, a lot with warmer tones, which just goes lovely with these unicorn purples. 

The bottom row has some gorgeous shimmer shades which are so highly pigmented they can basically be foils if you use your fingers or a packer brush. The only downside to this palette for me is that blue. In my mind I’ve been struggling what to do with that blue. It has no other lighter cool shades, the rest of the palette is very warm, so it seems a tad out of place. 

The formulation of these shadows is just devine for the Ā£7 price point in the UK. Its very smooth and pigmented, even the lighter shades such as the beautiful peach colour are present with very little swirling in the product or many layers. I am very impressed with this palette, the only thing I wish was different is maybe some of the many browns could have been complementary colours for the stunning blue. 

I love it guys, what TAM beauty palette should I buy next? 

Let me know in the comments! 

Hi Guys!

So stereotypical. I know.

Hiya! I’m Amy, I’ve used the screen name AmyToria for literal years, so I thought it should also be applicable to my blog!

I’m a twenty something make up enthusiast, I’m getting married in October 2017, and have a house with my wonderful fiancĆ© Joe and our furbaby Lily. That is why my blog is beauty for the broke. Houses and cats and fiances are bloody expensive, and tbh really impede my make up budget :’)

I kid. I love those two!

I wanted to start this blog as I put lots of looks on my Instagram, peppered between cat pics, so if highlight for days and cat ears are your thing, you can check out my insta, I’m just @amytoria and I will get this linked above!

Now you know me, and my motivation behind why I want to blog, lets get to it!

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