Bare Minerals Well Rested Eye Brightener | Review

We’re all in need of creating the appearance of a full nights sleep – lets see if this product can conceal my dark circles!

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I think we could all do with looking a bit more well rested recently, so this definitely caught my eye. With a mix of late nights and early starts, the bags under my eyes are definitely more prevalent than ever. My toddler has recently decided that sleep is for the weak so I’ve had my fair share of 5am starts!

What is it?

This is a mineral based eye brightening powder that has been specifically formulated to achieve the look that you’re a lot more alert than you actually are! Bare minerals is a brand I’ve always enjoyed, their brushes are fabulous and I adore their powder products! As soon as I clocked the ‘well rested’ description in the title, this product really was straight in my basket!

Bare Minerals tick a lot of boxes and so it’s a brand I would definitely recommend trying if you haven’t already – they believe that beauty and skincare products should be good for your skin and therefore they use clean formulas with natural ingredients derived from the earth, free of harsh chemicals, parabens, palm oil and phthalates. Bare Minerals are also a vegan and cruelty free brand that do not believe in animal testing. They have believed in these theories since their brand began 25 years ago!

The Claims

According to the description on the brands site, this product will diminish the appearance of morning drowsiness by hiding dark circles and creating the illusion of a well rested face.

My Results

This product is very brightening! It’s almost like a matte highlighter which ensures a natural looking highlight to the skin as apprised to a shiny / glittery one. I’ve been applying this with a flat brush (*) and dabbing onto my under eyes and the centre of my forehead to give my skin a concealed glow! The way I’ve been describing this to my friends is like real life Facetune!

I think this would be great to use when you’re feeling a little hungover or you’ve been unwell, if really does make your skin look a lot more healthy.

If you’re wanting to create a fully matte make up look but still have a glow to the skin, I think this product works great. It can be used to brighten up the skin, highlight the cheeks or even on a pencil brush under eye eyebrows and in your inner corner.

For £22, I think the amount of product you receive and the size of the packaging is definitely on the smaller side, I was expecting a typical powder sized product but it is really small! A little really does go quite a long way which helps though!

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Thanks everyone for reading. I hope you’re all staying safe and well. All my love, becca x

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Bling Boss By Jaclyn Hill And Morphe | Review

I’ve always been such a big fan of Morphe products, especially their eyeshadows. One of my favourite eyeshadow palettes of all time was the Morphe 35O2 palette.

For this, it’s a brand I always gravitate towards. Their eyeshadow palettes I feel are always consistently brilliant and their brushes are some of my favourites of all time.

Jaclyn Hill is a beauty influencer that has been affiliated with Morphe for a number of years. Now there was a little bit of drama when the vault collection was originally released due to some inconsistencies within the formulation of the shadows, which was noticed when the palettes were delivered through PR to beauty influencers. Morphe decided to delay the launch which I find pretty admirable – it would have cost them a lot of money to do this but ensuring a product is perfect before it reaches the consumer is something I think we can all respect and appreciate.

Packaging

The eyeshadows come in a standard cardboard packaging with a mirror on the lid for easy application on the go. I think the design of this palette makes it perfect for travelling. We’ve all seen the large Jaclyn Hill x Morphe palettes and they are stunning but if you’re wanting something a little smaller to take on the go, I think this would work great.

You can purchase this palette either on its own or as part of the four palette vault collection with Morphe. The other three eyeshadow palettes include the ;

– Ring The Alarm palette – which is full of beautiful orange and pink toned shadows.

– Armed and Gorgeous palette – deep greens and yellows.

– Dark Magic palette – an array of forest greens and dark toned shadows.

The bling boss consists of ten shades all in the purple – pink realms with mattes and also shimmers. I think the individual colour stories of each of these little palettes is so beautiful!

Swatches

  • Bling Bling – A gorgeous pink toned shimmer that is great for highlighting the inner corner and underneath the brows.
  • Hush Hush – a matte cool toned brown which works great as a transitional shade in the crease as a base for any look.
  • Gem – the brightest shade in the palette, a purple matte.
  • Pizzaz – a rust coloured shimmer.
  • Mystic – a dark brown toned matte.
  • Spark – a warm toned matte shade which I really have been loving!
  • Glitz & Glam – a champagne shimmer shade. I think this shade would be stunning with spark, rockstar and mystic around Christmas time for a super festive look.
  • Rockstar – I’ve been using this shade everyday recently as a berry shaded winged liner. I love the way it makes the eyes look, it’s as if I’ve had a brow lift! It’s subtle enough to look contoured but it still is super chic.
  • Ballsy – another pink shimmer shade.
  • Berry Treasure – a very dark, almost black brown with shimmers throughout.

Final Thoughts

I love the colour story of this palette as I think they can effortlessly take you from day to night depending on the look and intensity required. They are very easy to blend and always look seamless blended together or with other eyeshadows. As with most shimmer shades, I find the ones in this palette apply best with your finger or a damp brush to really grasp the full pigmentation of the shadow.

You can purchase this palette here and remember that you can use any of your favourite influencers discount codes for 10% off your order.

Karl Lagerfeld X L’Oreal Paris Collection | Beauty Review

Late last year, L’Oreal Paris released a beautiful collection in partnership with the late fashion mogul, Karl Largerfeld. Karl was arguably one of the worlds biggest and most influential creators within the world of fashion, so what happens when someone like Karl collaborates with a world wide beauty brand? Let’s find out.

The beauty collection was a project that was initiated before his unfortunate death in February 2019. Karl sketched the initial designs which was then finished by his talented team before it’s release during fashion week in September 2019. It consists of a nine pan eyeshadow palette, highlighter, eyeliners, mascara and lipsticks.

Packaging

The packaging of these products was designed by Karl Lagerfield with his iconic monochromatic styling to give a tough of elegance to the designs. The style boasts a rock chic feel with a touch of Parisian vibes and of course it screams class, as does everything Karl has an influence on.

“A collection is not just one basic idea. It comes from something that is in the air, something you suddenly like and put down on paper and then work out”

Karl Lagerfeld

Eyeshadow Palette

The colour scheme represents a classic Karl rock chic vibe with a perfect balance of neutral shades and bolder hues. The disappointing thing is that the Karl imprint rubs off after one swatch – I was hoping it would stay on! But it seems it’s only on the top layer. The shades are really good quality for a drug store price point, they blend nicely together and have a lot of pigment.

I think with this palette you can create quite a few different looks that can take you from day to night. The muave and pink shades are definitely my favourites, however the silver shade is really lovely too.

Swatches done onto my arm with a dry clean finger.

Highlighter

I managed to get hold of the lovely highlighter that was brought out as part of this collection. It is a two part highlighter with a darker shade in the centre and a lighter shade surrounding.

The highlight is a lovely gold that gives a beautiful glow to the skin. It’s very buildable as well do if you wanted an extreme highlight (like I always do) you can build it up. I think the darker shade is a little too dark for me so I will be sticking to the lighter one, however for the summer months when I’m a little more bronzed I think it would be just enough if mixed with the lighter one.

The darker shade could of course be used as an eyeshadow also, there’s no rules within make up!

Lipsticks

I got two beautiful shades from this collection which are Kultured and Karasmatic. The formulation of these lipsticks is very moisturising which leaves a satin and hydrating look to the lips. I almost always go for liquid lipsticks but I think it’s nice to go back to basics every now and then and have a classic lipstick. They glide on with ease and last a few hours before any retouching is needed. I’ve been wearing these with a lip liner to give the fuller lip effect and it works great with them.

I also love the shade names on these lipsticks with the K to the beginning of them, I think it gives the shades a very personal touch.

The lipsticks also have a lovely scent to them, they smell a little like lovehearts sweets!

“Fashion is a game that has to be played seriously”

Karl Lagerfeld

Final Thoughts

I think it’s fantastic that a brand like L’Oreal collaborate with big fashion houses to give us all a chance to experience the luxury at a drugstore price point. The collection is at great quality and you can tell that a lot of thought has went into the products. For many collaborations you can almost tell someone has just put their name to it – but this one you can really feel the time and effort that has went into each product and that reflects in the quality of each item.

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The Best Of NYX Cosmetics | My Top Picks

All my top picks from @nyxcosmetics 💞

NYX is one of those brands that bridges the gap between high end and drug store as their pricing and quality can fit all needs. Prices start from £2.99 and range all the way up to £24.99 so it is a very inclusive brand. I think it’s a brand that can be used no matter what your make up needs or skill sets are, from a regular make up user to a big shot make up artist and that’s why I believe the brand is so successful and popular.

This post marks a new series starting on my blog where I share my top picks from beauty brands from drug store to high street all the way up to high end!

Can’t Stop, Wont Stop Concealer (£8.00)

This concealer is great as it is so long lasting with a great coverage but without drying out your skin or looking cakey.

I love to use this in a light shade to highlight my under eyes and forehead, however more recently I’ve been loving this in a deeper shade to use to contour my face.

I dot this concealer around my forehead and cheek bones to contour, before blending out with a brush and setting in place with a bronzer. I feel like this a great concealer for anyone whether you’re a beginner or a professional make up artist. It’s a very creamy product that can be used in a multitude of different ways depending on your preference and it will last all day long without transferring.

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Matte Bronzer (£8.00)

I’m always on the hunt for a good bronzer as I love to have defined cheekbones and add some colour to my very pale complexion! This bronzer is definitely one of my favourites as the colour is perfect for me and it blends out really well without using too much product of becoming patchy when it’s layered.

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Matte Finish Setting Spray (£7.00)

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I’ve used NYX setting spray for years now off and on and it’s something I always find myself going back to. For such a low price point it works really well and always keeps my make up set in place for the whole day and night whilst keeping a matte finish on my face. It also comes in a few different finishes but matte has always been my favourite.

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Lip Products

NYX lip liners are a fantastic product with a lovely creamy formula in a huge variety of different shades. I also love the soft matte lip creams (£6) for the sane reason of the huge variety of shades but also because they last for hours and are really hydrating. A lot of matte lip products can dry out your lips, especially in the colder months but I’ve never found this problem with these ones.

Another lip product from NYX that I reccomend is their gorgeous collection of butter gloss’. They have superb high shine that are bound to male a statement to any make up look.

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Micro Brow Pencil (£9.00)

I’ve always loved brow pencils with a very thin applicator and always used either Benefit Precicley My Brow or Anastasia Beverley Hills Brow Wiz. I find that this Micro Brow Pencil is an amazing dupe of those two products for less than half the price. It lasts just as long as applies just as lovely.

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What are your favourite NYX products? Be sure to let me know in the comments. Thanks for reading as always x