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Sunday, June 09, 2019

Charlotte Tilbury Glowgasm Face Palette On Textured Medium-Tan Skin

The Charlotte Tilbury Glowgasm Face Palettes come in two variants - Lightgasm, for light to medium skins, and Lovegasm, for medium to dark skins. This post has the review and swatches of the Charlotte Tilbury Glowgasm palette in Lovegasm, and a tutorial of the palette used on textured, tan skin.
The Glowgasm palettes cost £60 each, and contain four shades - a "bronzer", a highlighter, a "multi-glow", and a "pop blush". The packaging is gorgeous, the whole thing feels and looks luxurious and heavy, and the pattern is very pretty.
Therein end the raves, for me at least. There are some real issues with this one. No, really - don't believe me? I have a proper demo of this thing right ahead.

Scroll down for the review, swatches, and demo of the Charlotte Tilbury Glowgasm Face Palette on textured medium-tan skin.

 Here's the review, swatches, and demo of the Charlotte Tilbury Glowgasm Face Palette on textured medium-tan skin.
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Tuesday, June 04, 2019

Revolution x Carmi Make Magic Palette Review, Swatches, Duochrome Makeup Tutorial

Are you ready for this? Duochrome eyeshadows! Magical blending! Easy-to-do EOTDs with depth and dimension!
Meet the Revolution x Carmi Make Magic Eyeshadow Palette, launched by Revolution Beauty in collaboration with beauty YouTuber Carmi MUA. This is Makeup Revolution's second collab with Carmi.
The Carmi Make Magic Palette is very different from the Tammi Tropical Carnival Palette, that I reviewed here - that was a lot bolder, more summery - this one isn't seasonal, you can use it at any time. 
The palette costs just £10, and contains 20 eyeshadows, of which six are a bit larger, and include duochromes, foils, metallics, glitters, and shimmers. The rest are matte or pearly/shimmery, no glitters. The colour scheme includes something for everyone. There are perfectly work-friendly neutrals, including the ideal base shades for those who are tan/warm/medium/olive hued. There are pops of colour that will see you through Summer. There are rich, smoky shades. There are ice-queen pales. Best of all, there are warm and cool eyeshadows in here. In short, I think this is one of the most universal palettes I've seen in a long while.

Scroll down for my review and swatches of the Revolution x Carmi Make Magic Palette, and a duochrome eye makeup tutorial.

Review and swatches of the Revolution x Carmi Make Magic Palette, and a duochrome eye makeup tutorial.

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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Cult Beauty Summer 2019 Goody Bag Available Worldwide

Cult Beauty's Summer 2019 gift with purchase is right on the dot, in the last week of May, as expected. This one is worth more than £300, and contains 20 products, of which FIVE are full-sized, including a full-sized EYESHADOW PALETTE! I can't even!
I find, of late, that Cult Beauty GWPs contain more full-sized products than the Space NK ones, and they also contain more makeup. However, this edition also contains some nutritional supplements and fake tan.
The Cult Beauty Summer 2019 Goody Bag is available here worldwide, when you buy for £150 on the Cult Beauty website. The GWP goes live from 29 May.

Scroll down for the contents of the Cult Beauty Summer 2019 Goody Bag, a gift with purchase that is available worldwide.

The contents of the Cult Beauty Summer 2019 Goody Bag, a gift with purchase that is available worldwide.
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Monday, May 20, 2019

By Terry Lip-Expert Matte Liquid Lipsticks Review, Swatches, Demo

Cremes may come and glosses may go, but my heart shall continue to flip at the sight of a long-wearing matte liquid lipstick. Hopefully, the trend isn't over yet - there are brands that are continuing to launch liquid lippies, By Terry having come out with a set of 15 shades for Spring 2019, called the Lip-Expert Liquid Lipsticks.
These come in shine and matte finishes. No prizes for guessing which I picked. 
The packaging is very different from other liquid lipsticks we've seen; this one is futuristic, and, for the want of a better term, very cool. Doe foot applicator. I picked up three shades, and returned one - shade 3 happens to be a bubblegum pink rather than the dusty rose they've advertised, but shade 2 is perfect for everyday wear, while shade 4 is a deeper colour that I'm embracing in my quest to get out of my comfort zone. But you'll see all of that in a minute.

Scroll down for the review and swatches of the By Terry Lip-Expert Matte Liquid Lipsticks.

Here are the review and swatches of the By Terry Lip-Expert Matte Liquid Lipsticks.
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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Benefit Cheekleaders Face Palette Review, Swatches, Demo

The Benefit Blush Bar was among my Christmas goodies for 2018 - I love the comprehensive face palette; there's everything my cheeks need in one handy, travel-friendly box.
So, when the Benefit Cheekleaders palettes were launched for Spring 2019, I felt I didn't need them - two palettes were launched; the Pink Squad, and the Bronze Squad.
But. But. But. Benefit also launched two deeper versions of their iconic Hoola Bronzer - Hoola Caramel, and Hoola Toasted. Plus, there were two highlighters - Tickle, and Cookie. The last two were exclusive to the Cheekleaders palettes, and I was intrigued.
I found that both Cheekleaders palettes - and their mini versions, with three products each - contained FIVE FULL-SIZED box of powders, including ONE of the new highlighters. The Bronze version also had the new Hoola Caramel. So I treated myself to the Cheekleaders Bronze Squad palette, and to a single box of Hoola Toasted.

Scroll down for the review, swatches, and demo of the Benefit Cheekleaders Bronze Squad Face Palette, and for a comparison with the Benefit Blush Bar.

Review, swatches, and demo of the Benefit Cheekleaders Bronze Squad Face Palette, and for a comparison with the Benefit Blush Bar.
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Sunday, May 12, 2019

Makeup Revolution Haul + Free Beauty Mystery Bags Contents

Recently, I hauled from Revolution Beauty - formerly Makeup Revolution - and received two free Mystery Bags, which are full of full-sized makeup. The Mystery Bags are a regular offer from Revolution every couple of months or so, and are free with purchase of products worth £30 across the site. They're supposed to contain makeup worth at least £28-£30. I made my haul in two different orders, so I got two free goodie bags.
I'm going to show you what I hauled, as well as what I got free, and whether the contents of both the Mystery Bags are the same.

Scroll down to see my Makeup Revolution haul, and the contents of TWO Revolution Beauty FREE Mystery Bags.

Check out my Makeup Revolution haul, and the contents of TWO Revolution Beauty FREE Mystery Bags.
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Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Space NK x Coach Summer 2019 Destination Beauty Edit Contents: Available Worldwide

Long time, no GWP! Space NK are kicking off the flurry of Summer 2019 goody bags with an amazing selection - this is the Destination Beauty Edit, containing a curation to keep you beautiful through this Summer, no matter where you are. This GWP is in collaboration with Coach, and features a neat wristlet purse from the brand, in addition to 27 beauty products. The whole thing is worth more than £400, and is yours if you buy for £185 on Space NK here, and check out with code BEAUTYGIFT. They ship worldwide, and this GWP is available internationally as well - hurry, as stocks are limited.

Scroll down for the contents of the Space NK x Coach Summer 2019 Destination Beauty Edit GWP.

 Here are the contents of the Space NK x Coach Summer 2019 Destination Beauty Edit - a gift with purchase that ships worldwide.
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Sunday, April 07, 2019

Spring 2019 Makeup Giveaway Open Worldwide

I've had a rather hectic week with allergy issues - third time in the ER in 2019, and we're barely in the fourth month, so things aren't going as planned for me. Hopefully things will begin to look up from next week - it's my birthday on the 14th!
On a brighter note, as promised, here's my Spring 2019 makeup giveaway, open worldwide. This is more of a Spring-Summer giveaway, and contains eight makeup products and a bag.
Please scroll down for the entry form.