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Posted by on Sep 8, 2015 in Makeup | 6 comments

The budget W7 Bronzer/Blusher/Highlighter palette you can’t live without!

The budget W7 Bronzer/Blusher/Highlighter palette you can’t live without!

I really love discovering new products from budget beauty brand W7, they’re so affordable and yet they so often produce amazing dupes for cult beauty items from other brands. You might have seen my review of W7 Night Glow liquid highlighter a couple of weeks ago which is a complete dupe for Benefit High Beam. I spotted the Cheeky Trio palette on Amazon it’s a pressed powder palette containing a bronzer, blusher and highlighter and it reminds me a bit of Sleek Face Form Contour Palettes (but this W7 option is much cheaper at under a fiver!) I’ve been looking for a good highlighting powder for ages so I thought I’d give it a go… The three powder shades are called Dream Machine (bronzer), 5th Avenue (blusher) and Hot Stuff (highlighter). The surfaces of the powders are rippled which look quite effective in the palette but I did find it made it a little bit difficult to swish your brush over them evenly! The image above shows swatches of the three...

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Posted by on Oct 8, 2013 in Makeup | 1 comment

MUA – Eyeshadow Trio in Legendary

MUA – Eyeshadow Trio in Legendary

A couple of months ago I purchased a huge MUA make-up haul, and included within it was this Trio Eyeshadow in Legendary. I really love MUA’s budget make-up and it’s great for trying out new colours and trends if you don’t want to shell out a lot of money. Want to see what else I bought in my MUA haul? Have a look here. This MUA Eyeshadow Trio palette consists of three eyeshadow colours – a dark pinky brown powder shadow with ripples of chocolate brown running through it, a pinky peach powder shadow with undertones of gold and finally a pale cream coloured powder shadow with ripples of pink and chocolate running through it. The rippled colour effects remind me a bit of ice cream! Nestled inside the palette there is also a small double-ended foam applicator – I don’t usually mind using these applicators as I find you get less powder drop-off than from a brush, but the thin end on this one is very difficult to...

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Posted by on Jul 4, 2013 in Makeup | 4 comments

MUA – Eyeshadow Trio in Blue Babe

MUA – Eyeshadow Trio in Blue Babe

I recently purchased a huge MUA make-up haul, and included within it was this Trio Eyeshadow in Blue Babe. I really love MUA’s budget make-up and it’s great for trying out new colours and trends if you don’t want to shell out a lot of money. Want to see what else I bought in my MUA haul? Have a look here. This MUA Eyeshadow Trio palette consists of three eyeshadow colours – a dark blue powder shadow with grey undertones, a bright pale blue powder shadow and finally a white/cream coloured powder shadow with a golden shimmer. Nestled inside the palette there is also a small double-ended foam applicator – I don’t usually mind using these applicators as I find you get less powder drop-off than from a brush, but the thin end on this one is very difficult to use. I love the fact that on the base of the palette there is a little diagram which suggests where on the eye you apply each colour – good for...

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Posted by on Jun 12, 2013 in Makeup | 0 comments

Collection – Work The Colour Trio Eyeshadow in Poison Ivy

Collection – Work The Colour Trio Eyeshadow in Poison Ivy

Whilst in Superdrug a couple of weeks ago I picked up this Work The Colour Trio Eyeshadow in Poison Ivy from Collection (formally Collection 2000). Collection is a brand I haven’t really looked at before, as I’ve explained before I always used to avoid budget make-up brands as I thought you got what you paid for, but I have been proved wrong recently so I thought I’d give it a go. Want to see what else I bought in my Superdrug haul? Have a look here. This trio palette consists of three eyeshadow colours – a dark shimmery khaki green powder shadow, a bright mid-green powder shadow with a gold shimmer and finally a white shimmery cream shadow, plus a double-ended foam applicator (I actually don’t mind using these applicators as I find you get less powder drop-off than from a brush). I love the fact that on the base of the palette there is a little diagram which suggests where on the eye you apply each colour – good...

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