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Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Review: Zoeva Cocoa Blend Eyeshadow Palette

Zoeva is a beauty brand that consists of makeup brushes, palettes and much more. Zoeva is an affordable brand from Germany founded in 2008. I have always wanted to try a product from Zoeva not only for its quality but its price tag too!

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For Christmas I was lucky to get the Zoeva Cocoa Blend Eyeshadow Palette, a palette of 10 beautiful shades, five mattes and five shimmer shades.

Mattes:

Bitter Start- a matte creamy white shade
Sweeter End- a taupe matte shade
Substitute For Love- a matte mocha shade with little chunks of glitter in
Freshly Toasted- a matte milk chocolate shade
Beans Are White- a matte black shade

Metallic/Shimmer-

Pure Ganache- a shimmery metallic gold shade
Warm Notes- a metallic burnt pink shade
Subtle Blend- a metallic shimmery brown shade
Infusion- a metallic grey with chunks of glitter
Delicate Acidity- a metallic heather shade

This palette has a perfect combination of shades and finishes, these shadows can create many looks for both day and night, this palette is now a firm favourite! My favourite shade has to be Warm Notes which is stunning with its beautiful shade of pink/red teamed with Freshly Toasted is amazing.

These eyeshadows are that creamy that when I swatched them and ended up ruining Warm Notes as went in too hard! Was so upset but have salvaged it! The pigmentation is fantastic, just one rub of the finger and the colour is shown not like some shadows where you have to rub over and over to get any colour to appear. The colours are not chalky and blend easily so is a palette easy to work with.

I truly adore this palette and the eyeshadows are simply stunning and for only £15.50 and is available on Beauty Bay.

A x

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Sunday, 24 January 2016

Review: Ellie Goulding MAC Makeup

Most of us know the popstar Ellie Goulding, a blonde bombshell who did the soundtrack for the raunchy 50 Shades of Grey so no wonder MAC wanted to do a collaboration with this talented little beauty!

Ellie Goulding came onto the music scene as a natural beauty queen, but as the time has gone on her makeup has become more dramatic with smokey eyes and subtle pink cheeks and her MAC collection definitely defined her style.

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The packaging for the products are sleek and have a high end appeal. Each package has a glossy black exterior with a rose gold interior featuring a rose gold triangle with Ellie Gouldings initials. Rose gold is just so pretty that it instantly appeals to many, especially with a glossy black background. The only I would say is that I wish the actual products featured the rose gold inside. A lovely addition to the products is the triangle and initials embossed on the lipsticks and blushers.

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The lipstick I have is the Only You in Cremesheen, a creamy moisturising MAC formula. This lipstick is very creamy and glides onto the lips, it is my lips but with a peach tint so is a lovely lipstick for everyday especially for the hot summer days. You do need to reapply this regularly throughout the day so if you are after a long lasting lipstick this would not be for you.

The next product I have is the powder blush featuring a peach blusher and light brown bronzer. The bronzer is the largest part of this powder blush with an embossment of the triangle symbol, it is a light brown with tiny glitter particles. The peach blusher is a pretty summery peach colour that will be stunning with a tan! I have used these individually, the bronzer isn't dark enough for me but is nice for a flush of colour. I also have swirled these colours together which created a very pretty peachy bronze colour to the cheeks, the subtle shimmer in the bronzer worked so well with the peach shade so this is a winner combo! Get swirling!
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Have you tried any of these products or any other within the collection?


A xx
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