sreda, 26. november 2014

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow - Review & Swatches

Let's continue with the reviews for this epic week like I promised on Monday. Charlotte Tilbury is a well known make-up artist, who created her own luxury make-up line last year, but it became more widely available around the world in the last few months. I purchased it this palette back in August and I don't really know why it took me so long to feature it on the blog because I absolutely love it!

ponedeljek, 24. november 2014

Chanel Tissé Rivoli #226 Review & Swatches

When it comes to make up I can get a bit carried away sometimes. In the past month this has happened quite a couple of times as you will be able to see and read in the posts that are coming this week. But I still think that it's better to buy something more expensive that you absolutely love and know you'll be using a lot than a cheap item you're just ok with and it ends up sitting in your collection and you don't even end up using.
I fell in love with this Quadra as soon as I saw some photos on-line (mainly comparisons with the Poesié Quadra) and when I saw both in person I had a hard time deciding which one to pick, because they are both so beautiful! Tissé Rivoli is one of the eight permanent reformulated Multi-Effect Quadras from Chanel. Their surface is made to resemble the texture of a classic Chanel Tweed Jacket and this is why they reflect the light in a gorgeous way.

sobota, 22. november 2014

Tanya Burr Individual Eyelashes

I have a big fancy event coming up soon, so I decided it was about time to finally try some false eyelashes. A famous youtuber - Tanya Burr recently expanded her make up line and included a range of false lashes so I thought I would give them a go.

četrtek, 20. november 2014

Urban Decay Naked 3 Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay is one of my favourite make up brands and so far I haven't tried anything from them that I didn't like. I LOVE their original Naked palette which was my main eye shadow palette for the longest time, until I finally branched out and got a couple of other things. The Naked 3 Eyeshadow Palette was released around this time last year, but I got it a couple of months later and I really like it. It is rose hued, so every eyeshadow is a neutral with a pinkish-rosy undertone.
It includes 12 different shades with ranging finishes, from matte, pearly, shimmery and metallic that come in a tin case. Every palette includes a double ended shadow and blending brush and 4 samples of their amazing Eyeshadow Primer Potion (Original, Sin - my favourite eyeshadow primer at the moment!, Eden and Anti-Ageing). All eyeshadows are well pigmented, with the exception of Dust which really seems like glittery dust and doesn't apply well.  I love that I can just sweep my brush in the eyeshadow once and pick up all the product I need. 
Eyeshadows are creamy, blend well and you can literally create countless combinations with them for work, school or nights out. There are a lot more shimmering colors than mattes but it suits my skin which has a neutral undertone. Unlike their other palettes I've tried I've experienced some fallout here (mainly with shades Dust and Buzz), which can be annoying when you're applying darker shades - it helps if I tap the brush before applying the eyeshadow so some excess product can fall out.

Shade descriptions and swatches:
- Strange: Pale Neutral Pink Matte-Satin
- Dust: Pale Metallic Pink Shimmer with Iridescent Micro-Glitter
- Burnout: Light Pinky-Peach Satin
- Limit: Light Dusty Rose Matte
- Buzz: Metallic Rose Shimmer with Silver Micro-Glitter
- Trick: Light Metallic Pinky-Copper Shimmer with Tonal Micro-Sparkle
- Nooner: Medium Pinky-Brown Matte
- Liar: Medium Metallic Mauve Shimmer
- Factory: Pinky-Brown Satin
- Mugshot: Metallic Taupe Shimmer with Slight Pink Shift
- Darkside: Deep Taupe-Mauve Satin
- Blackheart: Smoky Black Matte with Rosy Red Micro-Sparkle
If you're deciding between this one and the other two Naked Palettes I'd say it's still better to buy the first one, because rose hued eyeshadows might not be suitable for all skin tones - it's best if you can check it out in person and decide when you see it there. But if you already own the first one (or two) this can be a great addition to your collection. I would also consider it a great gift for the up coming holiday season.

The Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette is available at Sephora (US) and FeelUnique (UK/Europe).