In today's post I am talking about my all time favourite liquid liner. If you are a fan of a good winged liner look then you probably know the struggle of finding a good liner to suit you and make it a little bit less tense when applying them stressful flicks! Well here's the one I swear by...
Kat Von D Ink Liner
The Kat Von D Ink Liner in Trooper is (in my opinion) the best liquid liner on the market. I have tried many liquid liners and none compare this pen. First off the packaging is nice and easy to hold and you can get right up to the root of the lashes. It is also a SUPER black ink and waterproof which is always a plus so it does not smudge or transfer once set.
The most common problem with pens like this is they tend to dry half way through application. This product does not do that and stays fluid the whole time, I have one I bought last November and it is still like new with each time I use it. I only use it on myself however for hygiene reasons and truth be told I should really throw it out and open the new one in my draw but it is honestly still perfectly applying the liner.
The reason why it is my favourite liner is done to the tip or applicator. As you can see in the picture above it is like a felt tip pen. However, it is flexible so it moulds to the shape of your eye to make it effortless. It also dries quickly meaning if you are like me and have hooded eyes it won't transfer to the top lid. You can also create the thinnest line possible with the tip so it is great for detail work or inner corner points!
In a nutshell it is deadly! You can now get it from Debenhams for €20 and trust me... Whether you are a professional liquid liner expert or a beginner starting this is the best liner out there!
Have you tried it? Are you as obsessed as I am? Let me know below! ;)
Until next time,
Today's post is taking a look at the Sculpted Palette by Amiee Connolly. For those of you who don't know who Amiee is she is a Irish makeup artist who writes a beauty column for the Sunday World and has also been featured many times on TV3's Xposé. She release this palette along with a brush last year and I am finally putting it under review. So let's get to it.
The Sculpting & Highlighting Brush
The brush (that is sold seperately for €12.95) is a duel ended brush to use with the shades in the palette both for contouring and highlighting. The quality of the brush itself is nice for the price point. The hair is super soft so it feels nice on the skin and the size of both brushes are perfect for their duties. The bigger side is perfect for blending out bronzer while still giving precision for contouring. The highlight brush is also nice and is tapered so you can apply highlight where needed with ease. I am impressed with this brush and have been using it since receiving these products a couple of weeks ago.
Sculpted Highlight & Shader Set
Overall I like this product. The packaging is sleek and compact and there is a big mirror so you can use it on the go. It retails for €24.95 so it's not super expensive and the shades are very universally pleasing.
The bronzer is a beautiful sun kissed golden brown that is perfect if you have a slight tan. The colour payoff is good so you don't need to use a lot of product, There is a slight bit of 'kickback'* so I would recommend tapping off some of the excess product before applying it to the hallows of the cheeks.
The Golden Sheen is STUNNING! I am obsessed with is as both a highlight and an eyeshadow. It is a beautiful gold shimmer and just so so pretty. This has hardly any fallout but it is very shimmery so if you are not into that blinding highlight you might think it is a bit much. I, however, love it and again, with a tan is just looks amazing!
The cream shade - champagne cream, compared to the other two is more subtle. It is a cream so it can be used as a base for Golden Sheen but it is also nice on it's own for a dewy finish to the cheekbones. I would use this on days I want a very soft highlight. It leaves a very healthy, natural glow on the skin and would be perfect for any brides to be out there.
Overall I think both the palette and the brush are well made and I would recommend them if you wanted natural, easy way to contour and highlight. The Golden Shade is one of my favourites at the minute. It is just beautiful. This product has been added to my professional kit so that will tell you how highly I rate it.
There is a full stockist on Amiee's website here.
Hope you enjoyed this post! Have you tried this palette yet? What are your thoughts? Let me know in a comment.
Until next time,
I did receive this product at a PR event but as always all opinions are 100% honest.
In today's blog post I'm going to be talking about the Urban Decay Full Spectrum eye shadow palette. There will be swatches and details all down below!
Anyone that owns any UD palette knows the quality of the eye shadows and this palette lives up to the standard. This is a rainbow palette of gorgeous shades perfect for creating almost any look. It is a mixture of Mattes, Shimmers, Satins and Metallics.
Let's take it row by row.
The top row consists of muted slightly darker tones of the rainbow spectrum (red, yellow, orange, pink, green, blue, purple)
This row would be the more 'wearable', not as bold shades to use on the eyes. The shade Warning is my favourite from this row... A beautiful burnt orange that is right up my alley!
The middle row is bright bold colours. These are so pigmented and so colourful I absolutely love them! Two of my favs are Calavera and Blindsided. A bright Yellow that is so easy to blend and so vibrant! and a lovely cobalt blue.
The bottom row is the shimmers and they are beautiful. Urban Decay always do such buttery shades that blend like a dream. This row is more cool toned shades and there is a brilliant matte white essential for setting an eye base.
This is a great palette to have as it has every colour you need to do anylook... From the bright bold eyes to more simple everyday staples.
It is currently on sale @debenhams for just €29.40 a huge saving of 40%!
Hope you enjoyed reading this post,
Until next time,
Today's post looks at one of the new Lancôme Juicy Shakers. You have probably seen these Shakers as Lancôme first released them last year and have now introduced 7 matte shades to the range.
The formula of these bad boys is lovely as it does not dry out your lips! A huge draw back to liquid lipsticks is often how it sets so matte your lips feel dehydrated. These shakers are a water in oil emulsion so they keep your pout hydrated. They are also SUPER long wearing.
The fun part is all in the packaging as you have to shake the lipstick to dispense it on the cute sponge tip. I do recommend lining your lips with lip pencil like always and then applying the Juicy Shakers for that burst of colour.
The range is available in 7 gorgeous, vibrant colours and you can get in on counter and online at Debenhams for just €22.50.
Here's a look at the lipstick on my pale skin! It's fab, and I love it!
Have you tried any of the Lancôme Juicy Shakers? Let me know your thoughts.
Until next time,