Monday, 9 July 2018

Pixi Pretties Review 2018 - Chloe Morello, Dulce and Weylie

Pixi Pretties Review
This year saw the launch of the 2nd Pixi Pretties collabs with three well know Influencers, Chloe Morello, Dulce Candy and Weylie. Pixi is well known for creating and collaborating with some of Youtube's Top Beauty creator's and this year is no exception. So here's everything you need to know about each of the Pixi Pretties kits for 2018. Also be sure to check out my Instagram Video where I demo all of the products here.
Pixi Chloe Morello
Pixi Lip Icing Review
PIXI + CHLOE MORELLO - Chloe created a multi-use palette and Lip Icing that is inspired by romance and love.

PRICE - Palette Chloette retails for £28 and the Lip Icing is £16 for 3.5g of product.

WHAT'S INSIDE -  The palette includes six eyeshadows, three brow/liner shadows and three blushes. The Lip Icing comes in the one shade called Cake.

APPLICATION -
PALETTE CHLOETTE
All of the eyeshadows are beautifully pigmented shimmery shades. I'm obsessed with Passion as it's a stunning rose gold shade that looks gorgeous teamed with a brown liner. You can also use the two lighter shades (Veil and Honeymoon) as highlighters too.

I love using the two light brown matte shades (Knot & Unity in the trio pan) mixed together to fill in my brows and the black (Tux) as a liner along the lash line.

The three blushers have a delicate shimmer to them and all are pigmented, soft to the touch and blendable. I love these as you still get a full-sized pan within the palette and both Promise and Bouquet can be worn as shadows aswell.

LIP ICING IN CAKE
The Pixi Lip Icing is the first of its kind within Pixi's Lip Collection. This beautiful iridescent gloss looks lovely worn alone or on top of a lipstick, this also smells so much like Chocolate Orange!

LONGEVITY - Both the shadows, blush shades and brow colours stay put throughout the whole day. The Lip Icing does wear well but I would advise popping this in your bag for on the go touch-ups.
Pixi Dulce Candy
Cafe con Dulce
Dulce's Lip Candy
PIXI + DULCE CANDY - Dulce has created two versatile eye and lip palettes. Café con Dulce can be worn as either eyeshadow, highlighter or blush. And Dulce's Lip Palette can be used for both the lips and cheeks.

PRICE - Café con Dulce retails for £28 and Dulce's Lip Palette is £28.

WHAT'S INSIDE - Both products come boxed and contain nine generous pans of colours in each palette.

APPLICATION - 
CAFÉ CON DULCE*
As I mentioned above this is a wonderfully versatile palette with a wide selection of nine highly pigmented shimmer shades. I personally love using the top row as highlighters, the middle row as blushers and the bottom row as eyeshadows, but anything goes where this palette is concerned. All of the shadows are buttery soft to the touch, blendable and easy to work with.

DULCE'S LIP CANDY*
This lip palette is not only amazingly pigmented but each colour glides on so easily and effortlessly. There really is something for everyone in here whether your a nude, pink or peach kind of girl. I actually love applying these directly onto my lips with my fingers if I need a quick swipe of the colour and of course you can use any of these to add a pretty pop of colour to the cheeks. All of the shades are matte bar Sirena (Top, Middle) which has a subtle sparkle to it.

LONGEVITY
The shadows last really well and the lip pans last up until you eat, so you may want to re-apply as and when is needed.
Pixi Weylie
PIXIE + WEYLIE HOANG* - Exclusively created for the eyes, both the palette and liner are designed to add dimension and definition.

PRICE - The Dimensional Eye Creator Kit Retails for £22 and includes both the eyeshadow palette and double ended black eyeliner.

WHAT'S INSIDE - As I mentioned above inside the box you get one eyeshadow palette that contains three mattes and three shimmer shadows. The Black Liner Duo is dual ended and includes a fine black felt tip liner on one end and a retractable kohl liner on the other.

APPLICATION - 
LET'S TALK EYES EYESHADOW PALETTE
First of all, I love how compact this palette is and the fact you get a nice mix of both matte and shimmers. On the back of the Eye Creator Kit box, you'll find some tips and tricks on how to use each of the shades if you're unsure on where to start, either way, any of the colours can be worn alone or all together to add definition to any eye shape. It's worth noting Gurl! has a slightly chunkier texture to it.

Overall you get a decent amount of product and all of the shades are buildable, blendable and pigmented.

BLACK LINER DUO
The felt tip liner is lovely and pigmented and has a small but precise tip to create the perfect winged liner. On the other end, you have a soft black kohl liner that works well both for the waterline or to line the lash line.

LONGEVITY - 
The shadows last really well throughout the day and the liner duo is especially budge-proof if worn along the lash line.

Overall whatever palette you decide then you can be sure there is something for everyone!

*These products where sent to me but as always all opinions are my own.

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Saturday, 30 June 2018

Physicians Formula Organic Wear Mascara Review and Photos

Physicians Formula UK
Physicians Formula is a brand I first discovered on one of my many trips to the Drugstore anytime I was visiting the US. I always found this to be an interesting company but at the same time quite expensive for a drugstore brand. However, the thing that appeals to me most about Physicians Formula is the fact they don't use harsh ingredients within their products and they're hypoallergenic and Cruelty-Free too.

I've been yearning to try out two of Physicians Formula's iconic products for years now and I finally got around to picking up the Organic Wear Mascara* and famous Butter Bronzer to test out for you guys. I've actually been doing a few video style smaller reviews over on my Instagram with more to follow. So to see the demo for this mascara, head on over to my Instagram here and scroll down to the bottom of this post to see my review roundup and to shop the Physicians Formula Organic Wear Mascara Family.

 Also if you don't live in the US then Physicians Formula is actually available from iHerb here*.
PRICE - $9.95/£7.37 for 7.5g of product. The Mascara is 70% Organic, 100% Natural & Paraben and Cruelty-Free. It's also suitable for anyone with sensitive eyes. This comes in Ulta Black only.

PACKAGING - I love the quirky shaped packaging and the brush is a lovely thick rubber bristled brush.

APPLICATION - This applies easily and is buildable too. I tested one eye without eyelash curlers and one with. The lash curlers do help however I wouldn't say this is a very lengthening mascara, it's more for thickening and building up the lashes. 

Regardless of my love for rubber bristled brushes I do think if the brush was more pointed at the tip that it may help with really getting into the root of the lashes and catching all those tiny lashes more efficiently.

LONGEVITY - This definitely felt comfortable on the lashes and it wore well throughout the day, despite a tiny bit of transfer.
I award the Physicians Formula Organic Wear Mascara a 4.3 out of 5.

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Tuesday, 26 June 2018

It Cosmetics CC Cream Review UK and Photos

it Cosmetics CC Cream Review
Now that It Cosmetics* is available within the UK, hooray! I thought it would be an appropriate time to share you with you my thoughts on one of their most iconic and best-selling products the It Cosmetics CC Cream. I actually bought this last year in New York and I've only just got around to really putting it to the test over the past couple of months. So here are my thoughts and everything you need to know...
Price
Here in the UK, this retails for £30 for 32ml of product. There is also 7 shades to choose from including,
Fair
Light
Medium 
Medium Tan
Tan 
Rich 
Deep
I picked this up in Fair.

Currently, It Cosmetics is available directly from their website here* as well as BootsSelfridges* and QVCUK.
Packaging
The CC Cream comes in a very informative box with everything you need to know on how to use this as well as plenty of additional details about the cream itself on the side of the box.

Inside the CC cream comes in a very handy tube with a pump applicator which I especially love as this type of packaging it so easy to travel with.
Application
I love the concept of this CC Cream as it has so many benefits to it including the fact that its Full Coverage, Paraben-Free, Cruelty-Free, an Anti-Aging Hydrating Serum and BONUS it has an SPF 50 in it! Yes, 50 that makes my heart sing as you guys know how much I value an SPF!

Upon application, this has a stunning lightweight creamy consistency to it which makes it a dream to apply! I tested the cream out with both a damp sponge and a foundation brush and I have to say I do prefer using this with a Beauty Blender, but nevertheless both give an even, full and flawless coverage, that still looks natural on the skin.

I find one and a half to two pumps is ample to cover my whole face evenly but you can build this up around certain problem areas if required. Overall this is a wonderful CC Cream that really does even out my skin tone perfectly.

Also if you want to see how this applies in a live demo, then I have an Insta Video sharing with you how I use the Makeup Revolution Liquid Highlighters, but it additionally shows me applying the foundation so you can get a better feel of how it looks overall. Watch it here.
Longevity
This lasted well and still looked flawless and natural looking even after a solid eight hours of wear, however, if you are using this as your sunscreen it is advised on the box that you apply this 15 minutes before going out in the Sun and then you re-apply this every two hours thereafter.
Overall Thoughts 
Firstly I have to be honest with you guys and admit that when I first applied this, I really couldn't work out what all the fuss was about, however... I think sometimes it takes a few tries of something before you can decide if you really and truly love it! Thankfully I've become really fond of this a lot because of the fact it does have an SPF 50 included which speaks volumes to me; really you've sold me there and then with that aspect alone! But additionally what I really love about this color-correcting cream is that it covers everything you need it too without masking the skin completely, it just makes your skin look like yours but better, even after a full day of wear. Furthermore, I adore the creamy yet lightweight texture as it helps it apply easily and flawlessly.

Yes, this is on the pricier side but you do get a good amount for your money and the benefits and pro's to this CC Cream are endless! So if you're after a natural full coverage creamy foundation that evens out the complexion and can be worn alone without the need for an additional SPF, then this magic tube is definitely for you!

I award the It Cosmetics CC Cream a 4.9 out of 5

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