Makeup Geek 9-Eyeshadow Starter Kit | Review

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Having not tried Makeup Geek eyeshadows before I figured the best and most cost effective way to try would to be to buy the starter kit, and luckily I wasn’t disappointed. The mattes are probably the best matte eyeshadows that I’ve ever used! The kit contains a great mix of warm, cool, shimmer and matte shades so it makes it super versatile when creating makeup looks.

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(l-r: Shimma Shimma, Creme Brulee and Glamorous)

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(l-r: Prom Night, Unexpected and Drama Queen)

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(l-r: Cocoa Bear, Mocha and Corrupt)

What I found strange about these shadows is usually I find that shows swatch better on your hand then they do apply on your eye with a brush, however these look better applied on the eye than they do in a swatch! I would definitely recommend these shadows.

The kit is $50 and available here.

(All products in this post were purchased by myself – all opinions are my own)

Phee’s Makeup Tips Limited Edition Christmas Eyeshadow Duo| Review

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Phee is killing it again with her Christmas duo! The shades are the perfect to create a glitzy Christmas look that will have all eyes on you. All of Phee’s eyeshadows are super pigmented but I feel like these shades take it even further.
Moreish is an intense foil gold and Pyrite is a more subtle antique gold with a black base.

Check out my instagram for a moving swatch:

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You can expect a tutorial using these shades soon!

The duo is available for £11 here or for £6.50 each.

(All products in this post were purchased by myself – all opinions are my own)

Urban Decay X Gwen Stefani Palette | Review

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Urban Decay and Gwen Stefani have teamed up to create this beautiful palette. Unlike most celebrity makeup collaborations this palette feels like Gwen had a real input. The colours inside will work best with someone of a similar skin tone to her so it’s perhaps not the most universal palette but it works perfectly for me.

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(l-r: Blonde, Bathwater, Skimp, Steady and Punk)

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(l-r: Baby, Anaheim, Stark, Zone and Serious)

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(l-r: Pop, Harajuku, Danger, 1987 and Blackout)

As with all Urban Decay shadows, I feel they show up better on the eyes when using Primer Potion underneath, but I’m pretty impressed with the palette!

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Here’s a quick look that I created using a few of the shades in the palette.

 The palette is £40 and available tomorrow (I think!) from Urban Decay counters.

(All products in this post were purchased by myself – all opinions are my own)

 

Phee’s Makeup Tips PHEExWD Trio | Review

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The latest eyeshadows created by Phee’s Makeup Tips (she has two new shades coming out very soon).
Tell It To The Frogs is a lime green with gold duo chrome
Coda is an earthy red with subtle blue reflects
Dead Weight is a midnight blue with purple reflects
I would describe these shadows to be satin as they all have only a soft shimmer to them, they are super pigmented and easy to blend.
I personally tend to stick to neutral colours on my eyes but it will be fun creating some looks with these shades!

The shadows are available as a trio for £15.50 or individually for £6.50 each here.

(All products in this post were purchased by myself)

Phee’s Makeup Tips Mineral Eyeshadow in Iris | Review

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I would say that Iris is a new shade by Phee’s Makeup Tips but it’s been out for ages and I just haven’t got round to reviewing it yet! The shade is less shimmery than the previous shades that Phee has created so it’s a great addition to her line of mineral eyeshadows. The colour shows up on the skin as a deep indigo purple with a blue duo chrome. Iris works great by itself as well as being paired with other colours from the collection.

Iris is £6.50 for 3g of product and is available online here.

(All products in this post were purchased by myself)

House of GlamDolls GlamBlush Wheel 1 | Review

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House of GlamDolls have released a cream blush wheel to work along side their sculpting GlamBase wheels (you can read my review for them here).

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(l-r: Strobe, Babyface, Peachy Nudester, Pinch and Dolly)

Strobe is a silver highlight and Babyface could be used as both a highlight and blush. Nudester would be a great shade for sculpting. All shades can be used on both the cheek and lip areas. The shades have a high pigment and are easily to blend meaning they will last you for ages. The GlamBlush wheel is a great addition to any MUAs kit as it offers variety in compact packaging and it’s also good for any makeup enthusiast who likes to change up their blush colour often!

The GlamBlush wheel 1 is £25 for 35g and is available from House of GlamDolls.

(All products in this post were purchased by myself)

MAC The Matte Lip: Matte Royal | Review

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The only colour from the recent MAC collection The Matte Lip that appealed to me was Matte Royal. As the name suggests, it’s a royal blue colour and while I don’t normally go for dark lips (I prefer bright) I do love how this looks.

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Despite being a matte lipstick it glides on smoothly and has an intense pigment. I would suggest using a lip liner with it, or a long wear eyeliner, but I don’t have one that matches, so if you have any suggestions then let me know!

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Matte Royal is £15.50 for 3g and available from MAC stores, counters and online.

What I’ve been up to | Update

As you may have noticed I’ve been a bit quiet on the blog lately, this is because of my new job. I am now a full time Retail Makeup Artist for Make Up For Ever! This is a hug opportunity for me as it’s an amazing brand and it means I get to play with makeup everyday. We are exclusive to Debenhams in the UK and currently only have two counters in London and Birmingham, with one opening in Leeds soon.

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So if you happen to be in Birmingham then pop down to the Bullring and pay me a visit!

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation Demo and Review | Video

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Products used:
MUFE Step 1 Smoothing Primer
MUFE Ultra HD Foundation in R230
– Ebay brush
MUFE Full Cover Concealer in 1
MUFE 144 brush
MUFE HD Powder
MUFE 128 Brush

(This video contains a mix of gifted and paid for products. It is not sponsered and all opinions are my own.)

Phee’s Makeup Tips Mineral Eyeshadows | Review

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I was lucky enough to be sent the new mineral eyeshadows created by Phee’s Makeup Tips. I was super stoked to try them out and I wasn’t disappointed. The eyeshadows come pressed in a larger-than-usual 37mm pan giving you 3g of product. They will fit easily in a Z-palette and the minimal packaging is great for the environment (hooray!)

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The shadows are crazy pigmented and have a lovely shimmer to them that isn’t chunky in the slightest. When applying the shadows I didn’t experience any fallout, which is great considering shimmery shadows often do have a lot of fallout (just remember to tap the excess off your brush before applying) and they blended perfectly.

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Here’s a quick little play I had with the eyeshadows, I used Polilla all over the lid, Sphinx in the crease and under the eye (I do love a good warm colour in the crease) and Peppered to highlight the inner corner. The colours all look great together but would work perfectly alone as well.

The eyeshadows are available for £6.50 for 3g of product from her website and as with all Phee’s products, the mineral eyeshadows are cruelty free.

(All products in this post were gifted to me)

Phee’s links
Blog: www.pheesmakeuptips.com
YouTube: Phee’s Makeup Tips
Twitter: @pheesmakeuptips
Instagram: @pheesmakeuptips
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