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Posted by on Nov 16, 2015 in Makeup | 4 comments

Budget eye make-up from W7

Budget eye make-up from W7

I love discovering great budget make-up products and W7 is one of my favourite brands for this. A couple of months ago I reviewed a selection of their affordable lip products, and today I’m going to be telling you about some of their eye make-up… W7 Pearl Eyes pencils* – first up are these chunky eye pencils in Park Lane and Easy Does It. Park Lane is a dark chestnut brown and Easy Does It is a reddy bronze. Both shades have a pearlised shimmer to them and smudge nicely with a cotton bud. In the swatch image below, from left to right – Park Lane, Easy Does It. Park Lane is easily my favourite and has replaced my trusty black eyeliner for a while now. I just draw on a little at the outer corners of both my upper and lower lash lines then smudge with a cotton bud for a low key look. You could also use them all over the eyelid as a shadow, they’re long...

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Posted by on Sep 26, 2015 in Makeup | 6 comments

KOREAN BEAUTY 3 Concept Eyes – Long Wear Eye Crayon

KOREAN BEAUTY 3 Concept Eyes – Long Wear Eye Crayon

I am currently taking part in an initiative working with BNT News International, a global beauty/fashion/lifestyle and entertainment source based in Seoul, South Korea. I am helping BNT to promote a selection of new and exciting Korean beauty products to a UK audience, these are products that you probably won’t have seen before and some of them are really different and unique. You might have already read some of my previous Korean beauty special reviews, like this one of Artclass by Rodin contouring powder compact from Too Cool For School. Today I am reviewing Long Wear Eye Crayon* from 3 Concept Eyes. The Long Wear Eye Crayon is available in 7 different shades, each of them is shimmery and lustrous. I have been using the shade called Fallen, it’s a dark bronze brown shade with a great shimmer. The eye colour applies straight from the crayon and you can either leave it as it is or blend it with a brush or cotton bud to give a more gentle...

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Posted by on Apr 6, 2015 in Makeup | 2 comments

MeMeMe Cosmetics – Eye & Brow Make-Up

MeMeMe Cosmetics – Eye & Brow Make-Up

My experience of MeMeMe Cosmetics in the past had been a bit hit and miss… I really liked the Eye Inspire Mono Eyeshadow in Mirage that I reviewed in 2013, but I wasn’t keen on their Cherub’s Blush Cheek & Lip Tint and found it messy and difficult to use. But when I was awakened by the postman on my birthday in March, I was very happy to find that MeMeMe had sent me a selection of eye and brow make-up for my birthday! A very welcome treat indeed and totally unexpected. So, what did I think? Read on to find out, there were 3 products: MeMeMe Dark & Divine Mascara – it’s very rare that I find a mascara that I love so I didn’t have very high hopes with this one, but I’m pleased to say that it’s really great. The brush is very thin with tiny plastic ‘bristles’ and it’s so easy to get it right down into the roots of the lashes, to coat the lashes...

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Posted by on Dec 14, 2014 in Makeup | 0 comments

Clarins – Perfect Eyes & Brows Palette

Clarins – Perfect Eyes & Brows Palette

This Perfect Eyes & Brows Palette* is a new product from Clarins, it’s an all-in-one compact set that contains everything you need to keep your eyebrows neat, tidy and defined plus a suits-all range of basic eyeshadows. If you like to keep your make-up bag pared back then this is for you! The classy gold compact contains three pressed powders in varying neutral shades (which can be used on brows or eyelids), a holding wax to set brows and a luminous pink shadow to enhance and highlight the eyes (I like to add a small dab of this just below my brow bone to highlight the area. There is also a double applicator, an eyebrow brush and mini tweezers –  I love the tweezers, they’re so cute! The set also comes with a little instruction sheet that gives you step-by-step instructions on how to use the different elements of the kit to get great brows. I really like the wax product, it should be brushed gently over the brows...

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Posted by on Oct 30, 2014 in Skincare | 0 comments

Elite Serum for eyes – 50% OFF!

Elite Serum for eyes – 50% OFF!

You may remember my review from September of Elite Serum for eyes, and the great results I experienced from it. Well the lovely people at Elite Serum are offering my readers an exclusive 50% OFF Elite Serum this weekend only – 1st & 2nd November 2014! Find out why I love Elite Serum… Elite Serum is an eye serum which aims to increase elasticity on the eyelids and below the eye within days, reduces dark circles, performs a lightening around the eyes and minimises puffiness within a few weeks plus it continues to reduce fine lines after that for up to 6 months. Elite Serum is stored in a precision airless syringe which is really easy to use. Just remove the plastic cap and rubber tip, then unlock the syringe by twisting the end and press to dispense a dose enough for both eyes. I actually prefer using a serum to a cream, I sometimes feel that eye creams are quite heavy and make my eyes feel rather itchy...

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Posted by on Sep 20, 2014 in Skincare | 1 comment

Elite Serum for eyes

Elite Serum for eyes

Most of the beauty products that I review have pretty instant effects – such as make-up – or begin to show their effects after 1-2 weeks – such as moisturisers and skin treatments. I’ve been using Elite Serum* around my eyes for 2 months now as it takes 45-60 days to start to show benefits and will show maximum benefits to the skin around the eyes following 6 months of regular application. Elite Serum is an eye serum which aims to increase elasticity on the eyelids and below the eye within days, reduces dark circles, performs a lightening around the eyes and minimises puffiness within a few weeks plus it continues to reduce fine lines after that for up to 6 months. Elite Serum is stored in a precision airless syringe which is really easy to use. Just remove the plastic cap and rubber tip, then unlock the syringe by twisting the end and press to dispense a dose enough for both eyes. I did find that my syringe...

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Posted by on Jun 16, 2014 in Makeup | 1 comment

e.l.f. – Mineral Booster Natural Mineral Makeup in Sheer

e.l.f. – Mineral Booster Natural Mineral Makeup in Sheer

I’ve had this Mineral Booster powder from from budget New York make-up brand e.l.f. (stands for Eyes Lips Face) for quite a while now but I’ve only just got round to trying it. It’s part of e.l.f.’s mineral make-up range, made from 100% natural minerals with no chemical additives, dyes or parabens. I’ve already reviewed a few products from e.l.f. including their Mineral Lipstick in Runway Pink. The Mineral Booster is a loose powder that is packaged in a small tub with a ‘sieve-type’ shaker and a black lid. I have been using the Sheer shade which is a very pale creamy colour with a pink undertone, although I have to say when it is on the skin it is pretty much translucent. e.l.f. suggest that Mineral Booster powder can be used alone, or worn over foundation and concealer to give a matt effect. I wouldn’t really recommend using it on its own, the powder is so light and fluffy that it doesn’t really ‘grip’ to the skin and...

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Posted by on Feb 18, 2014 in Skincare | 1 comment

Lancome – Gentle Softening Cleansing Fluid

Lancome – Gentle Softening Cleansing Fluid

I received this sample size of Lancome’s Gentle Softening Cleansing Fluid (Galateis Douceur) in my Selfridges Beauty Advent Calendar in December, although I have purchased it in the past. It’s a really simple, gentle product, and can also be used around the delicate eye area reducing the need for a separate eye make-up remover. The product is a very light milky white lotion and it has a gentle creamy scent. It turns almost transparent when you warm it in your hands before applying it gently to the face. I have combination skin with a particularly oily chin but this Gentle Softening Cleansing Fluid doesn’t feel oily at all on the skin, just gentle and light, and I think it would be great for oily skins. It would also be great to use in Summer when skin naturally produces more oil in humid temperatures (if we get a Summer that is!). My skin feels light and refreshed after using this product, but not dry, and it does easily remove eye...

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