Sunday, 10 March 2013

my march favorites! (so far)

Hey guys,
so today I thought I would list a few of my new products that I really like. I've bought quite a few things but these are my favorites thus far!

1. Rimmel Professional Eyebrow Pencil in shade 004 black
    First off this was £2.99 in Superdrug and comes in a couple different shades. The shade I purchased was 004 black. I know this may sound weird but I actually don't like this product as an eye brow pencil, I like it as a lip liner! I own way too many red lipsticks, and not enough darker shades. So what I do is use it as a lip liner and then blend it out with red lipstick and it goes a really beautiful dark red! Also I should add that this pencil is NOT black, it is a dark brown, I'm not sure how its even labeled as black? but anyways it works great for the whole "red velvet lipstick" that I love!

2. Barry M Eyeshadow Brush
   This brush was £2.99 in Superdrug, and its worth that and a bit more! I don't really like eye shadow brushes as I am too picky with what I like in a brush. But this is REALLY good and applies eye shadow beautifully! Also at that price how could you go wrong?

3. MUA blush in shade 4
  This Make Up Academy blush was £1 in Superdrug, and this brand is becoming my favorite for SO many things. This blush does not go on streaky or cakey, it is just the right texture. I just think for the price of MUA'S items you just get so much payoff its crazy! I have this in two other shades, but so far shade 4 is my go to blush.

4. MUA Hide & Conceal Concealer in shade Fair
    This Make Up Academy concealer was £1 in Superdrug, and once again MUA pulls through! I am starting to wonder what this company actually can't make amazingly! I use quite alot of concealer when I do my daily make up, and this product passed my test! It is not really oily, and does not crease after being on for a few hours (not sure how it will handle the heat though).  I really love this, and I think this may be one of my new daily products.

5. MUA Pro-Base Eye Primer
    this product was £2 out of Superdrug, and I LOVVVVVEEE it. I usually cringe at the price of good eye primers (urban decay, MAC, etc) so when I saw this I was so excited at the chance to maybe save some money. I was very skeptical when I applied this as the color of the product is almost clear, so I figured it would not work great. I am really glad I purchased this because I was so wrong, even though the product's color is a bit un usual it works GREAT, and makes such a difference!

So those are some of my march favorites so far! have any of you tried any of these products? what are some of your new favs? let me know! xxx


Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Review of MUA highlighter!

hello all!
So sorry for the lack of posts, life has been a bit crazy lately! I've recently done quite a big make up haul so I will be posting more regularly!  Anyways, Today I will be reviewing Make Up Academy's new product " Undress your skin shimmer highlight". When I first saw this product I was REALLY excited because I have not found alot of brands that do a good highlight at a decent price. When buying this product I really did not know what to expect because MUA is a bit of a hit and miss with their products.After buying and swatching I really really love it! for only 3 pounds you really can't beat it! i use it to highlight down my nose, my cheeks, and anywhere else you want to show a bit more! Also I've found that it stays quite well and does not sweat off during the day.
when applied with no primer

PROS: very cheap, available in super drug, stays for a long time.
CONS: packaging is a bit cheap, but that is it!

so get out there and try this amazing highlighter! has anyone tried this product? what are your thoughts?