Sunday 13 September 2015

Worth The Hype? | Makeup Revolution Goddess Of Love Highlighter

This is my very first worth the hype post, so if you do enjoy these type of posts do let me know and I will try to post some more. Everyone in the blogging community by now has heard of the fantastic brand Makeup Revolution and their amazing quality products for such a low price. I own a lot of their eyeshadow palettes and blushers palettes and I absolutely love them and reach for them everyday. Which is why it pains me to say I haven't had the same amazing experience with this product.

The Goddess Of Love Triple Baked Highlighter is a gorgeous golden highlight with a nice sheen and when I swatched it with my finger it looked AMAZING! But unfortunately when I went to apply it with my brush the colour payoff just wasn't what I expected. It's not very pigmented like some other highlighters I own. So I attempted to apply with my fingers which made the pigmentation better but wasn't the easiest to blend out so I ended up with blobs of highlight on my face. For the bargain price of £4.99 it's not the biggest loss but I would definitely recommend skipping this item and spending that £5 on some of their other products (especially their eyeshadow and blusher palettes!!). So do I think it's worth the hype... Not so much this product but the brand as a whole YES!!

Have you tried these highlighters? What were your thoughts?

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Wednesday 9 September 2015

Review | L.A.B.² Strokes Of Genius Eye Brush Set

My quest for growing my makeup brush collection is ongoing and recently I got to try out the L.A.B² Strokes Of Genius Eye Brush Set*. L.A.B² is an American brand which aims to bring high quality brushes at a fraction of the price of the competition. Their philosophy is to have Beauty Without Compromise and promise to always give Luxe For Less. The brushes come in neon orange and black packaging which stands out and is very eye catching. You can see the brushes through the plastic display sleeve which is always nice so you can see before you buy. On the back is a lot of useful information including a cut out guide on how best to use each brush.

In the set you get 5 essential brushes to create anything from a simple natural look to a dramatic smoky eye. All their brushes have rubberized handles which I find makes the brush comfortable to hold and easy to guide. Also each brush has its usage printed on the brush handle which is very handy.

Eyeshadow Brush – “Distributes colour evenly onto the lids, crease and brow bone.” I can 100% agree with their description of this brush, it’s the perfect shadow brush to dust a single shade all over the lid and bonus it’s not at all scratchy!
Crease Brush – “Accentuates the crease and blends colours seamlessly together to soften harsh lines.” Eyeshadow is my favourite product to buy and experiment with so blending brushes are a must for me! After all blend is your friend remember! It does exactly what it says on the tin and does it perfectly!
Pointed Eyeliner Brush – “Delivers a precise, firm and even line.” I haven’t managed to try this brush out yet as I’m on a felt tip liner kick at the moment.
Brow & Liner Brush – “Fills in brows and lines eyes for extra definition.” As I said above I like my felt tip liner pens so have only tried this brush on my brows. It’s a great brush for filling in brows and may work better for liner but I think I prefer my Zoeva 322 Brush as it’s more firm so I can really carve out my brows.
Brow & Lash Groomer – “Grooms, combs and defines brows and lashes.” With a spoolie on one end and the comb and brush on the other this is the perfect brush to carry round with you if you travel. I love to use the spoolie to comb through my brows once I’ve filled them in and the brush to tame the beasts but find I don’t use the comb very much. I don’t have the most steady hands so don’t like to use anything near my eye other than a mascara wand.

Overall this is a perfect set for if you’re a beginner with makeup or if you’re more experienced this is a great addition to your collection. This set plus other brushes are available from Superdrug and are on offer at the moment.

Have you tried these brushes before? What were your thoughts?

*PR Sample gifted to me,
All words and opinions are my own.