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Friday, May 25, 2018

Revolution Pro Supreme Matte Lip Pigments Review, Swatches, Demo

The Revolution Pro Supreme Matte Lip Pigments are long-wearing cruelty-free liquid lipsticks from the professional range of Revolution Beauty. They cost just £4 each, and are supposed to be dupes for the NARS Power Matte Lip Pigments.
They come in a whopping 30 shades. Very impressive - there are foundations out there that don't have half as many shades. The shades range from white to black, and include neutrals, pinks, berries, brights, reds, and corals.
These claim to be transfer-proof, fully-pigmented, and long-wearing. Let's see if all that is true.

Scroll down for review, swatches, and demos of the Revolution Pro Supreme Matte Lip Pigments.

Review, swatches, and demos of the Revolution Pro Supreme Matte Lip Pigments, the best liquid lipsticks of 2018.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Privacy Policy Updates And Email Newsletter Consent

My readers' privacy is very important to me, and I am committed to protecting your personal information. I have made some updates to this website's Privacy Policy, in line with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679.
You may view the updated privacy policy here.

You are always in control of the data you provide in the course of using this website. If you haven't already signed up to my blog's weekly email newsletter, you may do so here.
If you are a subscriber and wish to continue receiving my weekly email newsletter, you need to do nothing; you may also participate in my blog's ongoing giveaway here. The email newsletter also allows you to stay updated of upcoming giveaways (I have giveaways ongoing every month of the year).
However, should you wish to unsubscribe and not participate in my giveaways, you may do so here

There is nothing you need to do, but if you have any questions regarding the Privacy Policy of this blog, or your data, or anything else, please contact me.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Mid-Year Makeup Giveaway 2018: Open Worldwide

As promised, my mid-year makeup giveaway is on - it is open to my YouTube and email subscribers.
The giveaway is open worldwide, as usual, and closes on July 15, 2018.
The winner - one person - gets an assortment of 12 makeup products. Winners WILL only be chosen by the Gleam widget at random - NOT by me, thanks very much!
As usual, comments containing profanity, rudeness, racism, hyper-links, promos of MLM, entreaties to pick you as a winner, and so on, will not be published.
Enough. Off you go; look at the prizes, rules, and entry form.

Scroll down for my mid-year makeup giveaway, open worldwide.

Mid-Year Makeup Giveaway 2018: Open worldwide through June until July 15.

2k Celebration Giveaway Results

Whew. There were so many entries for my 2k Celebration Makeup Giveaway that I have bloodshot eyes after going through the entries. Sadly, there was also quite a bit of fraud, with multiple entries, non-subscribed entries, and incomplete information, including profanity in lieu of relevant details I need to contact you if you win.
But let's not have any more unpleasantness here. I have the results down below. The next giveaway commences within a week or so - do stay tuned for that; it is my mid-year makeup giveaway.
The winners need to contact me with the following details:
  1. Name
  2. Address, including postcode and country
  3. Telephone number, including country code (used ONLY for postal purposes).

Thursday, May 17, 2018

How To Shop Makeup Anywhere Around The World

One of the most frustrating things about being a makeup addict - irrespective of where you live on this planet - is knowing that a bunch of brands are inaccessible to you, simply because they are unavailable in your country. Similarly, you also tend to miss out on country-exclusive sales and deals.
 These days, however, thanks to the internet, most brands either ship worldwide directly, or do so indirectly through retailers (Stay tuned for a series on where to buy what brand and get it shipped anywhere around the world). Nevertheless, there are some brands which aren't available outside of their country of origin. Lorac is one huge example - as far as I can see (and I shop extensively), no authorised retailer ships Lorac worldwide; nor does the brand do so directly.
This is where you have something called a "forwarding service". Essentially, a forwarding service is someone who, when you sign up, gives you an address in the country where you want to shop, receives packages for you, and forwards them to your address within your country. Neat, innit?
Having researched and compared a bunch of forwarding services, I find that a number of them charge you just to sign up and get an address within, say, the US. Others charge to receive packages or to repackage. Yet others refuse to consolidate packages without an additional charge.
Even worse, most forwarding services offer only DHL and Fedex as their carriers, and we know what the postage costs for those two are - often exceeding the cost of the items purchased.  
Ideally, a forwarding service should not charge for just signing up/getting an address within, say, the US, or for consolidating or repackaging your purchases, or for storing them for a couple of weeks. The charge involved must centre around the cost of forwarding the package to you, and not much else - maybe a nominal service charge. And, the carrier options must vary, and include local shippers who don't charge as much as DHL.
I've finally found a forwarding service that fulfills all these requirements - 1GrandTrunk. They ship from the US to anywhere at reasonable rates, and offer better value for money than their competitors, and have successfully shipped out more than 5,000 packages last year alone, to more than 45 countries.

Scroll down to find out how to shop for makeup from anywhere around the world.

How To Shop Makeup Anywhere Around The World
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Saturday, May 05, 2018

Revolution Pro Makeup Haul + First Impressions

Revolution Pro is the "professional" range of makeup from Revolution Beauty, a.k.a the company behind Makeup Revolution. The moment I heard this range was out, I wanted in. I treated myself to a few goodies for my birthday - this range has everything, from foundations, concealers, brushes, brow products, eyeliners, eyeshadows (singles as well as palettes of various sizes and forms), lippies (bullet and liquid), highlighters, and more. The range is cruelty-free and vegan, and most products are made in Taiwan.
My haul doesn't include everything, of course - but there's quite a few interesting products in there. Stay tuned for individual review posts.

Scroll down for my makeup haul from Revolution Pro, and my first impressions.

Makeup haul from Revolution Pro, and my first impressions.

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Makeup Revolution Fast Base Foundation Stick Review, Demo On Oily Skin

Makeup Revolution's Fast Base Foundation Stick costs just £5, and is a buildable medium-to-full coverage foundation that blends out like a dream.
Let me get this straight. I dislike stick foundations. I've noticed that they go on streaky, are hard to blend out, and don't stay on very well on my freakishly oily skin.
This one is the exception. And, I can't get over the cost! It is cheaper than The Ordinary's foundations. There are 18 shades, with more being added soon. You can take it along while travelling; nothing happens when you drop it - been there, done that - and, while I require some mattifying powder over lunch, it does perform quite well on my skin. As well as the average high-end foundation does.

Scroll down for my review and demo of the Makeup Revolution Fast Base Foundation Stick.

Review and demo of the Makeup Revolution Fast Base Foundation Stick, the best budget makeup of 2018.

Friday, April 06, 2018

Makeup Revolution Easter Surprise Eggs Swatches, Demo, Review

I hope you enjoyed your Easter break. Remember I told you about the Makeup Revolution Easter Surprise Eggs a few days ago? I got mine finally, and, as promised, I have swatches, review, and a makeup look for you.
For those who came in late, the Easter Surprise Eggs are Makeup Revolution's Easter launch. They are metallic "Eggs" that contain five eyeshadows and two highlighters apiece. Each one costs just £5. There are six eggs in all. I accidentally ordered only five - don't ask me how; it was an oversight.
The eggs are colour-coordinated, and four of them are named of mythical creatures - Unicorn, Mermaid, Dragon, and Angel. The other two are Gold and Rose Gold, and you can guess the colour scheme inside.

Scroll down for the review, swatches, demo, and makeup look of the Makeup Revolution Easter Surprise Eggs

Review, swatches, demo, and makeup look of the Makeup Revolution Easter Surprise Eggs.