23 September 2013

Deborah Milano 24 Ore Velvet Eye Shadow in Ocean Blue

During last weeks #BBloggers chat on Twitter, we were discussing what were we most looking forward to in Autumn. Cosy knits, gingerbread lattes and nights in under a duvet were just a few of the things that were mentioned, and my goodness don't they all sounds dreamy. Along side this, someone also mentioned looking forward to wearing rich jewel toned eye shadows, for that ultra glamorous twist on the classic smoky eye. If like me you're dying to don the luxe jewelled eye trend, I've have come across the most perfect shade for doing so.

The Deborah Milano 24 Ore Velvet Eye Shadow* in Ocean Blue is the perfect shade of midnight blue, it's vibrant yet sultry with a subtle frost finish giving it that jewel finish that's perfect for Autumn/Winter. The shadow itself is seriously impressive, as you can see from the swatch above the 24 Ore Velvet Shadow is unbelievably rich in pigment and looks very striking even when used without a base or primer. The Deborah Milano shadow is also ultra bendable and almost buttery to the touch, which means it's blends like a dream onto the eye and with following shadows. On the lid, Ocean Blue lasted around 5 hours on my oily lids without a primer and a full 8 hours when teamed with Too Faced Shadow Insurance!

The beauty of this formula is that is can be used wet or dry depending of the level of intensity desired, and the navy blue shades looks totally gorgeous as an intense eye liner when teamed with polished skin and a nude lip. 

If you've fallen for this shade as much I have, it's available online on the Deborah Milano website here priced at only £5.50! 

Note - if you follow me on Twitter you'll know I've broken my nose and I have subsequently got two black eyes, I was planning to do a make up look with pics on this gorgeous shadow but the photos looked odd due to the swelling and bruising  If you are interested in seeing this shadow used in an make up look, please let me know and I'll do it when I have recovered!

20 September 2013

Look Beauty Baby Blue Eyes Mini Makeover Palette

After seeing that everything on the Look Beauty website was half price, I treated myself to a little (big) spurge on the site and got lots of goodies I've been wanting to try for a while and totally took advantage of the offer while I could. Before said spurge, I'd only tired a couple of things from the Look Beauty stand in Superdrug and I was suitably impressed by everything I had used and eagerly awaited  my huge order to arrive. Whilst browsing the site for items I wanted to snatch up, I came across this Baby Blue Eyes Mini Makeover Palette and I honestly couldn't believe it was down from an already bargainous £6 to a measly £3! For 6 beautiful eye shadows, 4 pigmented lip colours and a blush it was a deal too good to miss.     

This mini palette houses some of the most beautiful colours I have seen, and it's hard not to fall in love with it. The 6 stunning eye-shadows are joy to use, they're pigmented, soft and totally bendable and last well on the lid when used with a primer. The colours are aimed at blue eyes beauties, promising to enhance the natural blue-ness and make the eye colour pop! But I say this pretty palette is suited to anyone, and is sure going to be a hit this Autumn with all those rich copper metallics. Don't tell me this doesn't scream Autumn to you?!

The 4 lip colours are incredibly pigmented, and look beautiful work alone or mixed together to create your own perfect custom shade. They're quite thick and very opaque, which means they stay put on the lips better that your standard lipstick. The same thing goes for the autumn peachy blush, it is unbelievably rich in pigment and lasts well on the skin.

If things couldn't get any better, Look Beauty ship FREE across the world! I seriously cannot recommend this palette enough, and I seriously suggest picking one up whist it's still £3.

Available from most Superdrug stores or online here