MAKE UP FOREVER ARTIST SHADOWS 2

2.3.17




Today I'm going to review the Make up Forever Artist Shadows vol.2 palette. Let me start off by saying that this is my first ever purchase from MUFE and I decided on this particular palette because I was drawn to the coppery shade in it. The palette costs £32 and holds nine eyeshadows, so its a bit pricey but in my opinion really worth it now that I have tried it.

As I mentioned previously I was really drawn to the copper shade in the palette. Its a beautiful colour that isn't too warm or cool in tone or too dark/light. Its the perfect copper shade, which can be used to create a multitude of looks. The quality of the eyeshadow is phenomenal! Every single shade is super blend- able and buttery smooth to the touch  (there are no inconsistencies). They are honestly a dream to work with and are very fool proof, so if you're a beginner or just having a hard time blending eyeshadows and want to invest in some eyeshadows you definitely won't be disappointed with these.

What I love about these shadows is that they don't crease throughout the day/night and last a very long time. Usually eye shadows last quite a while on me but I can always tell after a while that the pigmentation is gone and they start to fade away, with these it doesn't happen. They stay on looking vibrant and flawless until you take them off.

This palette might look a little bit intimidating at first glance because of the hot pink, purple and turquoise but its honestly so versatile and can create some very gorgeous looks that aren't too bold. The light pink in the left hand corner is a beautiful iridescent colour which looks great across the whole lid as a neutral wash of colour or can be used in the inner corners or on the cheeks as a highlight. Next to it there's a stunning silvery grey, which looks perfect in the evening as a smoky eye. Then there's the gorgeous champagne colour which works great in the daytime with some black liner. Next row down we have the hot pink shade which can create some great intense eye looks or is actually a very pretty blush colour when applied with a light hand. Right next to it is the gorgeous turquoise, which looks great as a pop of colour smudged out on the lower lash line with a bronzy/ coppery eye. Next to that there's the copper colour which you already know I love, its just a very easy colour to wear, its suitable for both day and night time. Next row down we have the darker shades. There's the bright purple which also works great as a pop of colour on the eyes and would look stunning if you have green eyes, or for the brave it could double up as a blush topper. Right next to it there's the beautiful green/brown which looks great in the evenings and adds a little bit of 'je nai se quoi' to the whole look. And lastly theres the stunning deep plum shade which could be used as a crease colour as its not very shimmery or iridescent so it works perfectly to darken up your eye looks.

Have you tried anything from MUFE? If so what are your thoughts and opinions? I would really love to try their HD foundation and some lip glosses as I've heard great things about them.

Dom xx
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KAT VON D HAUL

12.2.17






Hello! Long time no post, ehh? I've been a little bit m.i.a for a while now. As you all probably know life gets in the way of things sometimes but I'm back and want to get into the groove of things. I haven't really been posting but I was still buying and testing makeup, so today I want to share with you a few of the goodies I got from Kat Von D makeup. As you probably all know Kat Von D makeup launched online at Debenhams last October and since, they have opened two makeup counters one in the Debenhams on Oxford Street and one in Lakeside. Side note, more often than not Debenhams do their 10% off beauty events and I'm fairly sure that Kat Von D makeup would come under it as most premium brands are included in the offer. 

So let's get started with the haul! I didn't go crazy and buy all of the lipstick shades and other bits and bobs but I got a decent selection of products. I never like buying everything a new brand (to me) has to offer, even if its super hyped up and everyone loves it because I don't know how the products are going to perform on me personally, as everyone has different skin types and preferences. 

I picked up the Lock it Foundation which was £27 because I've been looking for a heavier and fuller coverage foundation as sometimes I just need a little bit more help. I got mine in the shade Light 45 because I'm super pale at the moment and can always just use a little bit more bronzer if necessary.

I also got the Shade and Light palette £37, honestly because I wanted to see what the hype was about. I wasn't really looking for any sculpting and highlighting powders but I have used it a few times and I know its something that will be a favourite of mine. I can do a separate blogpost on it, so let me know in the comments if that's something you'd like to see? 

And last but definitely not least I picked up three of the 'everlasting' liquid lipsticks, which were £17 each. I got the shade Lolita, I feel like everybody and their mother has this shade and honestly, I don't blame them because its such an easy shade to wear. I also picked up the shade exorcism because I thought it would be perfect for the colder months. And I'm not sure why but I got the shade witches. I have never worn black lipstick before and was a little bit intimidated but also really drawn to it, I think with the right eye look it could work really well. 

There you go, that's the end of my Kat Von D haul and a little bit of a life update. Let me know if you have ever tried anything from Kat Von D before and what your favourites are?

Dom xxx
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3INA MAKEUP | BRAND REVIEW

28.10.16




When I was last in Covent Garden and I discovered a new makeup brand, called 3INA (although I do think that you are meant to pronounce it as mina, I'm not quite sure). I popped into their store and decided to pick up some goodies. I was instantly drawn to their lipsticks, so I picked up two with matching lipliners. I also picked up two eyeshadows form their metallic eyeshadow collection, because I thought that they would be good items to start off with as I'm getting to know the brand. 

Let's start with the lipsticks because they're my favourite. I picked up the shade 103 which is a muted dusty pinky colour and 111 which is a great autumnal plum shade, its quite dark and vampy which I love. The formula on these lipsticks is great, they're very nice and smooth and comfortable on the lips. They aren't the most long lasting lipstick that I have ever tried but they do last a long time and with a more creamier lipstick its just bound to disappear a little bit faster than a matte. I think that for  five pounds (at least that't how much I think they were) they're a good lipstick that's very easy to apply. I have used the pinky one on an everyday basis and I think its becoming one of my favourite 'go-to' shades. 

As I mentioned previously I also picked up two matching lipliners, the lipliner for the pinky shade is  the number 435 and the plummy toned one is number 455. The lady in the store told me that they had a batch of wrongly numbered liners and so they don't correspond to the lipsticks, so if you like the liners I'm guessing just go by the lipstick number. The liners are also great in my opinion, they are very nice and smooth and not too hard to apply on the lips, the texture is very nice as they aren't too stiff like some lipliners can be. They come with a Chanel-esque lip brush on the other end of the liner, which isn't half bad. I don't tend to use a brush when applying my lipstick or lip liner but I did try it out and it is quite soft, so if you like a brush just know its there and its not bad at all. One more liner that I picked up from 3INA was the Essential lip pencil in a gorgeous maroon colour. I can't tell you the shade number because it doesn't seem to be written down on the lip pencil itself. Honestly, this product I was a little bit underwhelmed with, considering the other liners are really nice. Compared to the other two this one just seems quite stiff in texture and you have to work a little bit more to get the right colour pay off (but the colour is stunning once you get there). In my opinion I'd just get the other formula.

Lastly, I picked up two of their metallic eyeshadows, one in the shade 501 which is a gorgeous coppery shade and 505 which is a gorgeous blush pink with a blue toned iridescence in it. The shadows are nice and smooth. They're not patchy and blend quite nicely, although I do find that the pinky one has a bit more fallout and is a bit more powdery than the other shadow. Overall though, I don't think that they are bad shadows but I don't reach for them as often as I do for the lipsticks and liners. The last thing I wanted to mention was the packaging. The packaging is really nice and sleek, its plain matte black with the 3INA logo on it. Overall, I do enjoy this brand, especially the lipsticks and I will pick up some more products as I'm really intrigued what their skin products are like, its just a shame that the only store near me is Covent Garden. 

Let me know what you thought of the makeup! And if you have ever tried this brand gimme your thoughts on their products as I'd like to know how they perform. 

Dominika xx
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