Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Kat Von D - Shade + Light Quads.

Kat Von D Beauty coming to the UK has been an absolute blessing, I've replaced my fake eBay Shade + Light palette (Which I didn't know was fake at the time of buying, don't buy from eBay and support shady business practices and animal cruelty) and now I have these 2 Shade + Light Quads, or 'pointless little nuggets' as Manny MUA referred to them as. Which only made me want them more might I add, and I adore them! They are great for travelling and brilliant quality, plus the packaging is every goth's dream. What's not to love? Unless you need to bitchily put something down to impress your new cool friend I suppose.......
The large pan in each palette is also great to use as a contour or blush. £17 from Debenhams

Monday, 10 April 2017

Friday, 30 December 2016

Kat Von D Lock-It Hydrating Primer Base

I've only ever had bad experiences with primers in the past. They always turned my foundation into cottage cheese and I could never understand why so many people rave about them. I decided to give the Kat Von D Lock-It (formerly Featherweight) Primer a go, since I have the matching foundation.
This primer really does work wonders, it makes my face feel silky smooth without leaving a film-like texture on the surface and foundation glides over like a dream. It is a perfect companion to my two favourite foundations; KVD Lock-It Light 42 and Illamasqua Skin Base 02.
The fact this product had the most beautiful design is an added bonus as with all of Kat Von D's products. Most importantly it is vegan and cruelty-free.

£24 from Debenhams

Monday, 12 December 2016

Sugarpill Black Friday Haul (2015)

A couple of things I picked up from Sugarpill's Black Friday sale last year. My order got lost in the post but Irene from Sugarpill was so helpful and tracked my order for me and sent me a new package. Brilliant customer service from a wonderful company.
Sugarpill has just re-launched their limited edition shade Pumpkin Spice along with a matching liquid to matte lipstick, so I thought this post was still half-relevant.

Urban Decay Vice 4 Palette



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Thursday, 20 October 2016

Caked Makeup Lip Fondants

Caked Makeup is a relatively new indie makeup brand that I discovered a few months ago on Instagram. All of their products are cruelty free and vegan. They call there liquid lipsticks 'Lip Fondants' which I really like as the whole line has a bakery theme. I picked out two shades 'Low Key' - a terracotta/brick and 'Legit' A dark cool berry. The Lip Fondants are $16 each and you get 0.24 fluid ounces / 7mil of product. As always when ordering from America I got a nasty customs charge but luckily I like the lipsticks enough to let it slide. 

The product has a whipped mousse-like texture very similar to NYX soft matte lip cremes but with a much better colour payoff. They last a long time and are relatively smudge proof but like other liquid lipsticks aren't completely resistant to food and drink, but re-apply very nicely. My favourite of the two is definitely 'Legit'


Here are my lip swatches: