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Freedom House of GlamDolls Vintage Doll Palette | Review

12248040_1206399972721697_4541421291068435810_oFreedom Makeup and House of GlamDolls have collaborated to bring us four palettes based around 4 looks that contain all the products necessary to create the look. The palettes contain 4 x brow powders, 3 x powder highlighters, 10 x powder eyeshadows, 2 x blushers and 4 x lip colours – all for only £8! Each palette comes with a tutorial showing how to recreate the looks.



Brow powders


(l-r: Taupe, Brunette, Bark and Ebony)

The brow powders are all highly pigmented and have a great shade range allowing you to choose which will best suit your needs. Applied with an angled brush they can be used to create a soft natural brow or a full on defined brow.

Powder highlighters


(l-r: Starlight, Light and Haze)

I think Starlight might be perfect for me! It’s hard for me to find highlighters for my pale pink skin as they often show up or yellow or too dark but Starlight is a lovely white gold shimmer. It’s great that a matte shade is included as well as Haze which will work well on darker skin tones, making it a universal palette.

Shimmer eyeshadows


(l-r: Silverscreen, Delicate, Scarlet, Siren, Vamp and Heroine)

The shadows all have good pigmentation (Vamp could do with being a little stronger but it could come out differently on the eye) and a nice mix of warm and cool colours. Suitable for a range of skin tones.

Matte eyeshadows


(l-r: Pure, Demure, Allure and Jet)

These matte shades work will work perfectly along side the shimmers and I’m very impressed by how pigmented the black is, quite rare for a high street/drugstore brand.



(l-r: Retro and Glamour)

I’m not a fan of wearing blush but these two shades are nice and allow you to opt for a more natural flush or a bold cheek.



(l-r: Flapper, Dark Cherry, Power and Ruby)

These super pigmented glosses will help to finish off your vintage doll perfectly.

The Vintage Doll palette is £8 and available here.

(All items in this post were purchased by myself. Opinions are my own)

House of GlamDolls GlamBlush Wheel 1 | Review



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).


(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)

UMAexpo 2015 Vlog

I went to the United Makeup Artists Expo at The Business Design Centre in Islington, London on Saturday and decided to try out vlogging! The expo was great, with lots of discounted brands to shop and interesting talks and demos to watch. It was lovely to see a few friendly faces there too.

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Contouring for fair skin | Review

In this post I’ll be sharing my 2 favourite products for contouring that work perfectly for my fair skin tone. One is cream and one is powder and I usually use both, however you can use them alone.

House of GlamDolls GlamBase Wheel in Sculpt 1
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House of GlamDolls GlamBase Wheel 1 & 2 | Review

David Horne has created two wheels which contain a mixture of concealers and cream pigments to allow for skin sculpting and perfecting. GlamBase Wheel 1 is aimed at fair to medium skin tones and GlamBase Wheel 2 is aimed at medium to deep skin tones.

GlamBase Wheel 1



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