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Make Up For Ever Artistic Palette | Review

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The Make Up For Ever Artistic Palette is part of the limited edition Arty Holiday Collection. The palette features MUFE’s gel-powder Artist Shadows in four different formulas: Satiny, Diamond, Iridescent and Metallic. The Satiny shadows are an almost matte texture that has a soft sheen, Diamond are an iridescent shadow that has glitter running through it, Iridescent features a finely milled shimmer and Metallic are a high shine foiled finish. All the formulas work beautifully alone but can all be used together to create different textures.

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The palette has been designed to be used in trios to create 3 different looks that have tutorials in the leaflet which is perfect for inspiration. The shade ME-912 is technically a blush but may also be used on the eyes. I’ll be recreating all 3 of these looks so be sure to follow my instagram @alienandrogyny to see the results! The palette comes in a beautiful collectors tin and the insert can be removed so you can use the tin for storage once you’ve finished the palette.

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(l-r: ME-912, D-712, ME614, ME-108, ME-122, ME302, I-220, D-552 and S-102)

The palette is £37 but all Make Up For Ever products are 10% off this week at Debenhams (ends Sunday 13/11/16) so be sure to pop in store or by online!
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All products in this post were purchased by myself. All opinions are my own.

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Kat Von D Beauty MetalMatte Eyeshadow Palette | Review

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When I first saw that Kat was releasing this palette I was super excited. I already have lots of colourful metallic eyeshadows but not many colourful mattes to work into them but this palette gives you lots of options for both. I have already fallen in love with the KVD matte shadows but have only tried one of the metal crush eyeshadows so was interested to see how they performed. The finish isn’t exactly the same for all of them, some have more glitter in and others have a finer metallic shine, they are all beautiful and pigmented however.

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The matte shadows are all superb, with ribbon and silk being slightly more sheer than the others, the rest are all highly pigmented. The palette is highly versatile with there being options to create neutral looks as well as bold and colourful looks. The only downside to the palette is the size! It’s a lot bigger than I expected making it not particularly kit or travel friendly.

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(l-r: Nebula, Watt, Ignite, Tinsel, Glitz, Twinkle, Volt, Synergy and Flash)

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(l-r: Linen, Jet, Velour, Stone, Moss, Ribbon, Silk, Fringe, Feather, Oak, Suede, Bone and Velvet)

My friend’s parents picked this up for me while on a recent trip to the US but it will be available soon at Debenhams for £50 and is available now from Sephora for $60.

 

All items in this post were purchased by myself. All opinions are my own.

Kat Von D | Review

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With Kat Von D Beauty launching in Debenhams UK on 5th October 2016 I thought it was finally time to post about the KVD items that my parents picked up for me when they visited Miami earlier this year.

Shade and Light Palette

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The Shade and Light Palette is the perfect powder contour set featuring a mix of cool and warm tones. The shade range is wide allowing it to be used over a wide range of skin tones. I actually use the middle contour shade as a bronzer for my pale skin. The shades all have a good level of pigment, but not so much so that it makes them hard to blend, and the buttery formula glides over the skin. While I don’t really use matte highlight powders I have found them useful to lighten up the complexion if I’ve done my base a little too dark. The packaging is chic and slimline allowing it to fit nicely into your makeup bag or kit.

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(l-r: Lucid, Lyrie and Levitation)

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(l-r: Sombre, Shadowplay and Subconscious)

The palette is $46 and available from the KVD website  (I’ll add UK links when they launch)

Shade and Light Eye Palette

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The Shade and Light Eye Palette is the perfect companion to work along side the face palette. The palette is all matte and features a range of warm and cool tones from light to dark. This is probably the only all matte neutrals palette that you’ll ever need!

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(l-r: Laetus, Lazarus and Ludwin)

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(l-r: Samael, Solas and Lucuis)

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(l-r: Saleos, Shax and Liberatus)

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(l-r: Succubus, Sytry and Latinus)

The shadows all blend like a dream and work well alone or when paired with shimmer shades.

The palette is $46 and available here

Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

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Now while I am a bit over liquid lipsticks (I find them too dry for everyday wear) the Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks are a pretty nice texture and not super drying. The only annoying thing I find about them is the packaging. It’s long and thin so the applicator is pretty long which means you don’t get quite as much control as I’d like so I prefer to put them on with a lip brush.

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(t-b: Echo and Damned)

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(Ignore how badly applied it is but here is Echo on the lips)

The Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks are $20 and available here 

When KVD Beauty launches here what are you most excited to try? I’m looking forward to trying the concealer, especially the white shade!

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.)