Friday, 10 June 2011

MUA PRO range review & swatches

So Ive been so looking forward to the release for the new MUA PRO makeup, the launch date was June 4th I believe as I was on my Spanish getaway I was worried I was gonna miss all the good stuff but thankfully my nearest superdrug (wood green) that was carrying it had a good amount of stock, yaaaaaa!!!!!

with my basket in hand i decided to buy ------
              eXtreame metallic: Ccelebrity                          
                                           Show Stopper                                          
               Trio eyeshadow:   Blue Base
                                          Chocolate Box
               Mosaic Bronzer: Natural Glow                       
                                         Sunkissed Glow
               Nail Quake:        Broken Arrow
         Eyeshadow Palette: Heaven & Earth
 eXtream voulum Mascara: Extream Black

a total  of 12 items, my initial first impression is great packaging great price (£2.50-£4) how can i go wrong.
The consistency of quality is very good across the range, I have not tyred out the nail quake yet so I'm not gonna comment on them.
NOTE: at present superdrug wood green does not have testers so my purchase were all brought on a risk and hope that if this company can sell really good eyeshadow for £1 then what must there PRO range be like I ask you?

The shadows that i chose to buy all a have a pearlesent undertone shimmer to them and the three colours go very well together,they are very pigmented and have a beautiful sheen to them as you can see in the picture (NOTE the shadow was applied directly to my hand with no base or  primer and is 1 swatch) I can see myself using these trio's allot this summer and well into the winter when im sure MUA will bring out more colour ( hopefully)

In this picture I have purposely blended the colours with my finger ONLY  to demonstrate how easy the shadows are to blend which is very easy

eXtrame Metallics:
These have 4 stripes of colour in them and again are very creamy and easy to apply out of the 3 that I brought I think I like STARSTRUCK the most the pink colour is actually a pinky/gold colour and is absolutely gorgeous. 3rd swatch down

Mosaics Bronze;
These for my skin tone are too light to use all over my face but i do like how they look on my skin so i shall be using them for my cheeks, again these have a velvety texture and give a good depth of colour due to the mosaic.( unfortunately my camera never picked the colour up to well so I have not posted swatches)

eXtream Mascara:
Now out of all the 12 products I got this is a miss for me, :(  I naturally have long eyelashes but have no volume so I hoped this would be good for me as its a volume mascara, Sadly it failed UNLESS I was willing to apply 3-4 coats (because of my baby I don't have time to do) :( BUT I MUST SAY the BRUSH is AMAZING its thick and well packed, it separates my lashes great so I will 100% be using the brush on its own.

VERDICT: over all i really like this new line from MUA the colour pay off is amazing for a budget shadow  I have used MUA'S £1 range and this is a great step up and the feel of the shadow is much more better as my biggest tip to you all out there is to buy a good primer and these wront move all day.( use UD.)
The price range is £2.50 - £4 and the colour range is so varied the looks are endless, and as the shadows are of good qulity these are great for everyone newbies & pros
FINAL WORD: 9.5/10

12 eyeshadow staches in heaven and earth
very nutural colours not to shimmery everyday colours
very smooth to apply

NOTE: the 2nd colour down is a light blue
I hoped these swatches helped you

Saturday, 14 May 2011

loreal hip paint eyeshadows and crayons

Hello gals so I've been looking for loreal hip eyeshadow paint tubes for a while now since really taking a interest in make-up over the last year been I've been watching YouTube videos and reading reviews.
so then I started looking at prices and were i could buy them from? the main place was good old e-bay with the cheapest being a UK seller for £3.99 for 2 +99p p&p so that's £4.98 for two, but was still unsure if i really wanted to buy 2 tubes so i carried on my search'# and found a website called
They sell them for £1.75 each

Above are 5 of the 6 colours available at time of writing this.
I got my ones last week and have been using them since then these are great paints and don't move once dryed they make a really good base or on there own. but I'm sure we've all know this :) &  for this price i think I'll be stocking up as loreal don't sell them over here.
Also this site sells the loreal hip eye crayon for 99p each I also have these and let me tell you these are 100'% water proof they are just great
just wanted to share with my gals on great buys that I've found
hope this was useful for ya xxx
note in NO WAY am I affiliated with this site I just wanted to share a great bargin with ya

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

elf NEW mineral eye brightner

I only found e.l.f 5 months ago and may i say I LOVE there products. my most recent purchase of new products was the MINERAL EYE BRIGHTENER.

elf's description of the eye brightener says it will "perk up those eyes & diminish the appearance of dark shadows" you can buy this from for £3.00

I've never used a mineral product before and was worried that i wouldn't be able to apply it correctly but i must say i found this brightener very easy to apply as long as you BUILD AND BLEND! it will not look chalky or flaky.
I did look at youtube videos before i purchased to get a general census and i must say i got a few mixed reviews, but i thought I'd give it a go anyway and I'm glad i did as in my opinion this is a very good product.
I've only used it under my eyes but e.l.f says you can use it anywhere you want to brighten and as a
eyeshadow base?

As you can see the eye brightener really makes a difference to the dark lines around my eyes (NOTE: i have no other make-up on) and it blends in very well with my own skin tone i applied it with a blending brush in outward strokes from my inner corner to my outer eye.

VERDICT: 8/10 because I don't know if this would suit darker skin tones but for me it's very very good and a repurchase item

(I payed for this item myself)