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.
Today's post is something a little different. If you are like me and love adding items to your cart, looking at the price and clicking the 'x' I thought I would share with you some of the items I am dreaming about but are way out of my budget!
Anyone that knows me knows how much I love my designer brands. My bank account won't allow me to purchase any of these brands but I made this wishlist cause someday I will get them! (Praying for a miracle or lotto win!)
My one true love! I currently have 4 designer items in my collection - My LOVED LV Neverfull MM, 2 Michael Kors beauties and a Marc Jacobs wallet. I love handbags and while some of these are ridiculously expensive, if I had the money you can be sure they would be on my arm! (Don't judge me!)
I picked up my first pair of Carvela shoes recently and I have completely fallen in love! The comfort and feel are stunning and I definitely want to get more... when I win the lotto. LOL
My favourite kind of shopping is shopping for makeup. I lust over Chanel and YSL but there are some brands like La Pairie I know I will never be able to afford... But I can dream and these are my makeup wishlist lusts!
So that's my current wishlist goodies! I'll be honest and tell you I'm already saving for the YSL bag, don't judge me... please!
I hope you enjoyed this slightly different blog post. Would you like to see more of these? Let me know
Until next time,
Images obtained from www.brownthomas.com. No copyright intended.
Cue the cliché..... Where has them 5 months gone! I can't believe we are now in June and half the year is almost over! Anyway, today I'm talking about my May beauty favs. Products I've been using the past month which include some olden goldies and new finds... You know the drill at this stage, now enough waffling. Here are my May Favourites!
Chanel Universal Bronze
Not going to talk too much about this as I have a dedicated blog post here. In a nutshell... I'm obsessed!
MAC Burgundy Times 9 Palette
I remember when I first got this palette way back last year it was the only thing I used for a really long time. I then went away from it and it was thrown in the back of the drawer and forgotten about. That was until two weeks ago when I picked it back up and started to use it again.
I love these palettes as they are compact and the colours are right up my alley.
UD x Jean Michel Basquait Eyeliners
First off this whole collection is beautiful but I love these two eyeliners from the new Urban Decay x Jean Michel Basquait collaboration. The colours are so different and unusual but really beautiful. I particularily love the acid green liner (Post Punk). The brick red (Anatomy) is also stunning, I've been alternating between the two with every look I've been creating recently. They retail for €20 from Debenhams.
Lancome Cream Cushion Blush
This little pot of magic is BEAUTIFUL. This is the shade Je M'appelle Rose and while it is branded as a cream blush it is more a highligher in my opinion. It is a stunning rose gold and I have been using this on all my clients to leave their skin looking healthy and glowing.
I did receive this at a press day recently and I have not put it down since. The texture is so unique I'm not sure how to describe it. It's one of those you will just have to swatch and see how gorgeous it is for yourself.
Laura Mercier Translucent Powder
It is worth the hype! The powder is so finely milled it just leaves the skin looking airbrushed. All my other setting powders have become obsolete since getting this.
Inglot Pigments & Brush
Since Inglot has come to Athlone it is alot more accessible for a lot of people in the Midlands - myself included. I recently picked up the 67 pigment which is a rose colour and the 54 body sparkle. The two of these combined make for the prettiest eye look. Obsessed!
I also picked up the new 38SS brush. I am loving this for foundation at the minute. I prefer a smaller brush when applying foundation so I can really work it into the skin and this brush is the perfect size.
MAC Faux Lipstick
A cult favourite and now one of my favourites. It is just the 'your lips but better' colour for me. I love it so much it is constantly in my handbag and no one else is allowed use it!
Duo Latex Free Glue
I feel eyelash glue is extremely underrated. It's one of them products that you forget about and yet it's a key in any makeup look. I love this one because it's latex free for anyone that is sensitive and I also love that it has a brush applicator which makes it so easy to get an even layer of glue on your false lashes!
So that's my favourites for the month of May. The eyeshadow palette has been my favourite find because I genuinely forgot how obsessed I was with it!
What are your favourite products at the moment? Let me know!
Until next time,
Today's post is taking a look at the new Garnier SkinActive Moisture Bomb Tissue Mask. As you may know I have extremely dry, dehydrated skin so I am always on the hunt for the 'miracle' product to hydrate my skin
What is it?
This mask is said to hydrate and revitalise while reducing the signs of fine lines and wrinkles and makes the skin radiant. Big claims in my opinion.
This make is for those with dehydrated skin that need a boost on the go. It is inspired by Asian skincare which is always a winner for me!
In 15 minutes: Skin is intensely rehydrated, Skin looks smoother, Complexion is radiant. Fine lines appear reduced, Skin looks plumper, Skin radiance is revitalised.
So does it work?
Like I said I have super dry, dehydrated skin. I did feel the benefit of this mask and the fact it only took 15 minutes was great. I used it before applying makeup and the difference it made was immense! My skin felt so soft after the mask. I have also been using the Moisture Bomb face cream to in conjunction with the mask and it has been a game changer!
I will continue to use these masks as a boost to my skin probably once a week to get my weekly hydrating glycerin! The mask is only €2.09 so an inexpensive little luxury. Who doesn't love a good mask to relax and unwind!
Have you tried this mask out?
Let me know your thoughts in the comments
Until next time,