New Look Pure Colour Matte Liquid Lipstick in Burgundy

I said this deserved its own review! 

I bought this liquid lipstick a little while ago, and honestly, it never fails to impress me. 

The packaging is quite basic, its plastic with a black lid but I love the rectangular shape. Its just a bit funky in my sheltered mind haha. The only trouble is as you can see, it is easy to not completely do it up, which could potentially cause a gloopiness issue of time. The scientific termonolgy there…

I really really love this doe foot applicator. It holds just the right amount of product to cover each part of the lip, and has edges that allow you to effectively line your lips to get really crisp and precise lines. Which we all know is goals. 

As you can see from the swatch it is a very dark colour, which you would expect, and is very opaque. The formula is of a creamy consistency as it goes on, so it’s not a loose or watery liquid lipstick at all. This attributes to the fact that it doesn’t cling to dry skin on your lips, which let’s face it is all a girl can ask of her liquid lipstick when applying makeup at 6am for work 😴

And this is how it wears! Cheating I know. It is such a versalite, go to colour that makes most looks look classy! So overall, I am down. I can’t have paid more than £4 for this so it is an absolute steal!

Any suggestions on what to review next? Let me know?!

Glowy Look Tutorial

Hey guys, so I thought I’d do another tutorial, this time on the glowy look I put together for work today! 

I started my look with the Makeup Revolution 24hr Primer. I just find that my makeup won’t last a 9+hr day without it, I am super curious to find other affordable and good primers, so hit me up! So I would recommend a primer to start, especially if its a long day. 

Next you are gunna need a foundation with a dewwy finish, I used Maybelline Fit Me foundation in shade 015. Another alternative might be the Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation. To blend in I used my real techniques sponge, but if you have a good foundation brush this would work just as well. 

If you have dark circles, or like me its 6am, you might want to add some concealer under your eyes. Today I used Rimmel Match Perfection 2 in 1 Concealer in 010 Ivory. I used this as it has a dewy illuminated finish which is just what I was going for! Its of course all optional, but I also used this on the bridge of my nose and on my t-zone. 

If like me, you have combination skin, you might want to set your concealer. Using a light  hand, I applied MUA Professional Loose Powder in Translucent. For ultimate glow, just powder the areas that get greasy. 

To contour, I picked a cool shade, but you can pick whatever suits you. I used the Rimmel London Kate Sculpting Palette in Light to define my cheek bones and top of my forehead. I then went over my forehead and temples with Benefit Hoola to warm it up slightly, but this can be emulated with other matte bronzers. The MUA bronzer I mentioned in my wishlist looks a pretty good match, and is only £4. 

For the eyes, I used a light off white shimmer as a base, the one I used was from Makeup Revolution’s Love the Revolution Palette and then used the dark matte brown/khaki colour from the same palette. I blended this into the crease and outwards to the brow bone to soften the line. I then used the dark matte brown in the Fortune Favours the Brave Palette on the outer corner, and again smoked this out to the brown bone, along the lashline and through the crease. I also used the same colour along the waterline. To finish the eye-shadow, I went in with the original off-white shimmer to the centre of my eye inwards. I also used a dab of the bright white in the Fortune palette in the inner corner and under the eyebrow to give lift. 

I used Benefit Gimme Brow in 5 to keep my Bushy AF brows looking natural. I think there are definitely cheaper alternatives to this, I’m on it guys, dont worry. 

To line my eyes I used my trusty Soap and Glory Supercar Eyeliner to do a super thin line along the lash line. This was probably the first and last time I dont do a flick. I wasn’t a fan of this natural eye shape haha. 

I actually forgot to put mascara on, if I hadn’t I would have used my MUA Amplification Statement Lash Mascara as I actually prefer it to my Benefit one. 

For my cheeks, I wanted a peachy colour, but this is all preference and would work with most blusher shades. I used the coral blusher from the Makeup Revolution Ultra Blush Palette in Sugar and Spice. I tapped on the colour then blended as it is super pigmented. 

To highlight I wanted to make sure the those areas I used powder on earlier are still glowing, so I used the Real Techniques Foundation Brush to apply Makeup Revolution Vivid Bakes in Golden Lights to highlight the cheek bones, bridge of my nose, middle of my forehead and cupids bow. 

For lips, I decided on a dark Burgundy colour, because it matched my dress, my hair and my soul. Just playing. I used the New Look Pure Colour Matte Liquid Lipstick in 67 Burgundy. I’m gunna have to have to do a full review on this lipstick because its just bomb, honestly. 

To finish use a setting spray, you can get illuminating setting sprays, so look out for those. I just used my standard Makeup Revolution Flawless Finish Setting Spray, because it was like £6 and it works really well. Since using it, I find my face makeup lasts the full 9+hrs. 

I hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial, if you have anything you want me to test out or review, please let me know! 

Makeup Revolution Ultra Blush Palette in Sugar and Spice Review

Hellooo

So today I will be reviewing the Makeup Revolution Ultra Blush Palette in Sugar and  Spice. Until I Bought this, I only owned one blusher, that I’d had maybe a year, and to be honest, the powder had become greasy and compacted and had crap pigmentation. Que this guy…

This one comes in a sleek hard shell, which is just the perfect size to chuck in your handbag, and know you’re gunna have a full size mirror to hand. To check out allll that beauty. Its durable, and could probably stand a drop with minimal damage. The only downside, it scratches super easy, which takes away from the sleekness of the packaging. 

They pan size is surprising large, and just perfect for getting a fluffy blusher brush (say that five times fast) in there to get great coverage on the cheek. This palette holds 6 blushers and 2 highlights, which also makes this a very versatile palette. 

Some of the colours are more wearable than others in my mind, but I have perpetual clown face blusher. Like I dont even know sometimes, but I’m working on it. I have done some swatches for the the first four at the bottom are the top row, and the second four on top are the second row. 

First off, these shadows are PIG-MENT-ED like you seriously have to blow the brush before it hits your cheek, and my best suggestion is to tap product on to your cheek, then blend out for maximum control on colour. 

I personally find the first 4 colours more wearable on a day to day basis, because I tend not to wear pink unless its a nude colour, and a lot of the second row colours are deeper, so I think these will suit a darker skin tone, or good for a night out. Third one in from the second row is a lovely corally pink which I find nice. 

Let’s talk about these highlights now shall we? The light pink 4th up is a gorgeous duochrome pink colour that I find extremely wearable. The dark pink though could only really be used as an eye-shadow for me, I tried putting it on my face and it was hilarious! This I could imagine being stunning on deep skin tones, but for a milk bottle like me it is far to dark. 

I am again, overall, very impressed with this palette, from the design, to the colour variety and the formula of the product. None of these shadows are chaulky powders, all of them and creamy and blendable. This was like £7.99 so an absolute bargain for a palette you can get so many different uses from. 

I hope you enjoyed reading! 

Affordable Makeup Wishlist

Hello!

Thought I would so something a little different for this post, and share with you what is on my online basket at Superdrug and Boots!

Foundation

I am currently using L’oreal Infallible Total Coverage, but I find that without a bronzer I literally look like Liv Moore from iZombie. I love the coverage of it though.

Barry M Flawless Matte Foundation

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I really like the look of this foundation, it says it is an oil free, moisturising foundation, which honestly, I need in my lifeeee. The reviews are all fairly good that I’ve seen and its £5.99 which lets face it, is a complete steal.

Powder

Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Translucent

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I make a damn mess with my loose setting powder, I think I just need to bite the bullet and buy a pressed poweder. Also it will be easier for top ups. I heard DramaticMac on youtube say that this used to be her favourite setting powder, and well, they don’t call them influencers for nothing!

This one claims up to 5 hours of natural shine control, which sounds like a top up at lunch time, but honestly, its not the end of the world. This one is £3.99, and I have high hopes for it.

Bronzer and Contour

MUA Bronzed Perfection Matte – Sunset Tan

MUA Bronzer

Again, I have seen so much hype about this bronzer, that I feel I just have to give it a go for £4. It looks to be a lovely warm shade, that I think is buildable, so I can start small and build up. I really enjoy my Benefit Hoola bronzer, but it is very very pigmented, and sometimes leaves me looking orange.

Makeup Revolution Ultra Cream Contour Pallete

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I am really interested in trying a cream contour, as it looks absolutely stunning when done correctly, and I think for £8, this would be a great place to start. I have tried other revolution cream products, and know they are pigmented and blendable, so I think this could be really great.

Eyes

I heart Makeup’s I love Chocolate Eyeshadow Palette Vice

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This looks so dark and interesting! I am instantly drawn to those red and pink shades. This is £7.99 and looks like a steal if it is anything like my Unicorn Love Palette. It looks to have some gorgeous transitional colours that will help create some dramatic looks!

Lips

Barry M Matte Me Up Liquid Lip Paint in On the Scene Brown Nude

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I am Amy, and I am desperately seeking the perfect affordable brown nude liquid lipstick. This could be it! I again have seen rave reviews of these online, so I think I can stretch to £4.99 to try this one out!

This basket comes to £34.96 which is amazing for basically a full make up look, with most of the items being extremely versatile. Now I can’t wait for the 26th of the month!

So this is this months wishlist, If you like these I will do one every month, so we all know how I intend to spend payday, and its kind of a prelude into what I will be reviewing in the future.

If you have any thoughts or recommendations, please leave a comment below!

 

Makeup Revolution Lip Euphoria in Karma Review.

Back to your regularly scheduled make up brand…

Hi guys, 

Just a short review today, of the Makeup Revolution Lip Euphoria lipgloss in the shade Karma. 

The packaging is nice. Its not anything to shout about, but it holds the product, so  that’s always a plus. It is a generic lip gloss tube, and the product cost £1.99 so I couldn’t expect much more. 

This shade Karma is such a gorgeous light brown nude shade, I am absolutely living for it!! This a very thick, full pigment lipgloss that would look gorgeous over a similar toned lipstick (one that you can set!) It goes great with my light skin tone and gives a great neutral look. 

I have to say, when I bought this online, I didn’t really read what a Lip Euphoria was, I assumed due to shade it was a liquid lipstick that would dry down, that is not the case. The pigmentation is on point, one stroke for full coverage which rules, but its stays wet and tacky which gives this next to no wearability for me. It looks great in photos though! 

In all honesty, I won’t buy it again, but that’s because I am not a gloss fan (long hair and a habit of always having a drink does not make it fun), if you are into glosses, I would definitely recommend you try this. £1.99, what you got to lose? 

Thank you for the people who have been reading my blogs, sharing my posts and following me on Instagram, it is so appreciated xx 

Laroc Beginner’s Collection 120 Summer Shades Review

I told you I own other brands. 

So, if you’ve followed my Instagram, you’ll know I bought this a little while ago, but I thought it was worth a review


Firstly, the packaging on this is so sleek in my mind, the font kind of reminds me of the American Horror Story font. I love AHS, so I ain’t even mad. Its a durable, hard shell casing, that stores two stacking palettes of 60 shades each. 

The shades this palette holds is insane! The whole rainbow is covered in here in both mattes and shimmers. I have to say though, the mattes are very poor, the fall out is ridiculous and the colour pay off is next to nothing. The only ways I can get a payoff from those mattes is to either use my fingers, or put the product on my brush and spray fixing spray on the brush. 

Im not a total meanie though. The shimmers in this palette make the whole thing worthwhile. Again, packed on they are very pigmented, and look fantastic on the eye. I always use my finger for this, because again, they dont work well with a brush. Some of the shades are of a baked consistency, and they are the bomb! 

That green though 😍 

Overall, I’m not shouting off the rooftops about this palette, but it was £8.99 on eBay. Considering there is at least 30 shades I would and could wear, its not a total waste of money. The baked shimmers are practically pressed glitters in some cases. 

If you want me to put together some looks with this palette, please let me know in the comments! 

Makeup Revolution Arch and Shape Brow Pencil Review

I swear I own other make-up brands.

Hello! 

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? £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

Hello! 

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 😂) 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 Palette 

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 £40 to drop on an eye-shadow palette at a moments notice. Only so many times I can say something is for the wedding 😂

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 £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 TAMBeauty.co.uk for £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) 

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 £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!