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Clarins Ombre Matte Shadows

Hey Guys! 

So todays post is about the new Clarins Ombre Matte cream to powder shadow pots* are a new generation with a silky lightweight texture with mattifying qualities. I was lucky enough to get the chance to review these and i must say i do love them! 

The really nice thing about these shadows is the texture. Although its pretty much written in the name but these shadows are really creamy, and mousse-like texture to the immediate touch, however when applied to the lids they become really easily blended and more like a powder shadow. This is really great because it allows the shadows to blend but also apply very easily and accurately. I got 3 of the shades, 05 Sparkle Grey, 02 Nude Pink, 06 Earth, which again speak for the names, Nude pink being a pretty Nude Pink, Earth being a lovely Brown etc… 

I would say these are great for all ages really because of the cream formulae to begin with, it flatters all eye shapes and blends well. however very easily blend-able so great for younger people who just want something pretty, simple and easy to apply. 

 My favourite shade is ‘Sparkle Grey‘ because I’m not only obsessed with grey but i love a little glam every so often and this shadow contains little sparkles that just look stunning on the lids when creating a smokey eye. Paired with a little silver shimmer in the inner corner and your good to go! 

I would suggest using a primer with the shadows, although they are pretty long lasting on their own, a primer will help keep any minor creasing at bay.

Until Next Time 

Poppy

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NARS Dual-Intensity Eyeshadows

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I was recently lucky enough to get the chance to try out some of the new NARS Dual-Intensity Eyeshadows, when you first look at the eyeshadows they look very metallic and you would think that would be how they apply, maybe a little too much? Well i was surprised! These eyeshadows have a really beautiful almost satin finish when applied onto the lids, I will say that the darker ones more so than the lighter shades as the lighter ones do tend to have more of a metallic effect. 

when swiping my brush into the miniature shadows i wasn’t sure how the pigmentation would transfer onto my lids, but again, i was surprised, rather impressed as i have never seen anything like it! The pigmentation of these shadows were of such a lovely consistency, very smooth and creamy, pigmented but not at all crumbly or chalky. just buttery. 

you can apply these with either your fingers, a brush, a big fluffy blending brush or wet. When applied wet, the pigmentation is even more vivd. Could that be possible right? Well try it for yourself and see! I love these eyeshadows. I have the shades Subra and Dione. Subra is more of a rustic plum shade, Perfectly described as a ‘black orchid’ great for Autumn/Winter. This is my favourite shadow, its the most pigmented and just complements my eye colour! Dione is one I’ve heard a lot of bloggers talk about recently, its a really pretty champagne beige shade with underlying taupe elements.

I do find with these, that if you’re planning to wear them both day and through to night, use a primer and maybe a slight touch up would be needed but other than that, i can’t say anything bad about these little beauties.

If you haven’t given these a swatch yet, i recommend you do (or don’t) as you may just fall in love with them! These eyeshadows currently retail for £21 UK.

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The Magic Of Makeup Revolution

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Todays post is focusing on one of my new favourite drugstore brands Makeup Revolution.

I want to share with you my incredible pigment findings. Pigments are one of my favourite type of product to use, because not only is the pigment usually incredible, it goes further and lasts longer too (in the tub). So who doesn’t want them? well there are a few downsides of course, pigments are loose unless they’re pressed and that can evidently cause fall down, especially ones with larger glitter particles and finding matte pigments are usually a lot more difficult. 

Makeup Revolution have a huge range of pigments (eye dust) from shimmery black to bright exuberant copper shades to subtle wearable hues. I have to say, the quality and pigmentation are just to die for. (not literally of course) but if you heard they were £1 each, you’d drop your bags are run right?

Well guess what folks… they ARE just £1! The consistency and pigmentation on these little pigments are incredible, one of my favourite things from the range. If you spray a little MAC Fix Plus or even add some eye drops or solution. These little pigments pack a punch! Plus i find the lasting power of these are really good. Again i would suggest an eye primer/concealer like with all eye products but i don’t find myself needing to go back into the crease to re-blend or add more.

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In order from Left to Right (Top Picture) 

Row 1 – Starless, Virtuous, Cautious, Panic, Confront.

Row 2 – Shameful, Hysteria, Angelic, Grandeur, Rivalry.

(Bottom Picture)

Row 1 – Mood, Disguise, Flighty, Dynamic

Row 2 – Frolic, Allure, Indirect, Antic

Lone Ranger – Vitality.

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Here are a couple swatches of some of the shades. As you can see, even the black is interesting. Antic is a beautiful shimmer coloured flecks will work perfectly for night outs, evening dos, or (my personal favourite) Christmas Parties! 

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This pretty silver/grey shade is perfect again for those evening looks, but with this pigment, it works great as a slight highlight in the inner tear duct when doing either a strong or subtle eye look.

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Cautious is a really pretty rose gold, taupe shade which is one of my ultimate favourites in the collection! I love how pigmented it is, how pretty it looks on the eyes and this works great in summer!

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Virtuous Is a taupe/purple plum shade which i love because coming into fall time these are going to be some of the colours i reach for. I will complement any plum/maroon makeup looks and give your eye that little pop.

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Now as you all may know, i am a huge fan of highlighters and dewy, radiant skin. Well these highlighters at just £3 each are some of my favourites this summer. On swatch these look a little crazy intense, am i right? well in actual fact, when applied with a soft fluffy brush like the Real Techniques – Setting Brush or Blush Brush it looks flawless and gives that perfect glowy appearance! 

The Gold Highlighter – Golden Lights

The Pink Highlighter – Pink Lights

 

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Their palettes are a tricky one, the colours are fabulous and for the price you can’t really complain, but if I’m being really technical the pigmentation isn’t the best. Not with these palettes anyway. One thing i’ve noticed is that when applied on their own, the pigmentation isn’t amazing, but when sprayed with a bit of fix plus or solution spray they are drastically more intense, like with any eyeshadow. The nice thing about these pallets though is that If you are just learning to blend shadows and always feel that you apply way too much, too fast? these are the ones for you, they really help you build the colour and work in that blending, it just takes a little longer. 

Redemption Palettes – Iconic 1 , Iconic 2, Romantic Palette.

Okay guys, i know this one was a bit longer, but i wanted to be thorough. So i hope you enjoyed it and that it was at all helpful. 

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Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick – Pink Quartz

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So some of you (if not all) may have seen and heard about the new Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Pink Quartz everywhere. Its been shown in blog posts, youtube videos, magazine and of course on famous celebrities. If you don’t already know, i am obsessed with highlighters, dewy skin, glowing radiance and all that good stuff, but guess what, I’ve never owned a Bobbi Shimmer Brick before?! Yes i know… total disaster right?

I finally picked my first one up, and i decided to try the Pink Quartz because it looked so pretty and natural, a blush/highlighter i could wear not only in spring/summer but that i could wear all year round. as this has enough colour to put a pop of champagne pink onto the cheeks it would work well over the top of any autumn/winter blushes you might like to wear too.

I love this! Its totally owned up to my expectations! Pop this on with a fluffy blush brush like the Real Techniques Blush Brush and you have a radiant complexion. Another great handy thing about this is that it has a really good size mirror, perfect for us girls on the go!

On days where i want a ‘simple’ makeup day. I fill in my brows, apply concealer under my eyes and this all over my face; cheeks, cheekbones, bridge of the nose and a bit on the chin and cupids bow. Then my friends i am good to go!

 

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Kendall Jenner Red Lip Tutorial

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So todays post is a little different! if you don’t already know, i have a youtube channel which is where i am most of the time! I recently did a video for my ‘Celebrity Monday Makeup’ Series I’ve been doing on.. You guessed it, Mondays!

This week i just felt the need to do something a little different, and make something a bit more fun, less intense and something that shows off my weird personality a little more! So i hope you like the look i did and how i edited the video! Its a Kendall Jenner Inspired look, which i have had countless requests to do over the weeks.

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Kendall Jenner Look

 

 

Face Of The Day – First Blog Post

Hello Everyone!

This is my first ever blog post! Ive been wanting to do this for a while but never really known where to start, or how everything works. I am so used to putting myself into the public eye via Youtube, which for me now, is a comfortable place. I know how it works, i know my content but here, i again have felt that uneasy feeling of the unknown! I have tried a few times here and there in the past to post the odd one or two but they have always never been up to quite those standards i wanted, so they got deleted!

So here we are with my first blog post, and i thought it would be safe to do a ‘Face of The Day’ post, but expect to see all things from Beauty, Hair, Fashion, Food and life on here!

Okay so into the actually post. For my base i have been loving the MAC Face and Body foundation because its so lightweight and sheer but also give that even coverage and a slightly dewy finish (which is you watch my youtube channel, you will know I’m obsessed with). This is in the shade N2 Which for me at this time of year when the suns out and about works fine. Next is my concealer, its no news to you guys that this is now my most loved concealer of the bunch, its so creamy, radiant and lasts such a long time. Its so worth all the hype it gets guys!

For my Highlighters i chose two, NARS Copacabana, and Topshop Glow in Polished. There is just something about Copacabana that when applied either on its own or mixed in with foundation that just gives the most perfect dewy illuminating finish! As For my eyes i opted for a much broken (oops) shadow from L’Oreal, its one of their new collections and i must say its incredible, the buttery consistency right down to the pigmentation is perfect! This is in the shade Nude 200.

All i have on my lips today is MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Shanghai Spice. A really Pretty Pinky, peachy nude shade, it really does resemble to colour of spices.

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