Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Review: BH Cosmetics Wild Child Baked Eyeshadow Palette

 Hey lovelies, 

 I've wanted to try out BH Cosmetics products for a really long time as they offer a range of affordable makeup products which I have heard lots of good things about. Back at the beginning of January, I put in a big order, if you follow me on twitter you may have seen the picture of the palettes I chose, which look so gorgeous and colourful! Throughout the next month, I will be reviewing each of my purchases! To start of the BH Cosmetics reviews I have this gorgeous Wild Child baked eyeshadow palette.

The Wild Child Baked Eyeshadow palette was one of the first products to catch my eye when I was browsing the website, not only do I love the animal print packaging but the colours looked right up my street. I’ve heard really good things about the BH baked eyeshadow formula and their pigmentation so I was excited to try them out. As you can tell by the swatches the colour pay off is insanely good for the price. This nine pan palette contains a mixture of both neutral and bold shades. There are some bronze, peach, taupe, white, and purple shades. They all have a gorgeous metallic shimmer to them. You can use these shadows just as they are or you can use them with a damp brush to get an even better pigmentation which makes a lot more of an impact and in my opinion gives a much nicer finish. Another great thing about these shadows is that they really stick to the lids and with an eyeshadow primer last all night!

The packaging is a lot bigger than expected which is good as I thought it would be tiny and it has a really great large mirror which is great for when you're doing your makeup on the go. This would be a great palette to take on holiday or for a weekend away as you can create such a range of looks with the colour selection. I'm hoping to do some face of the day/night with the BH eyeshadow palettes soon so keep your eyes peeled!

This palette is currently in the sale for the bargain $9.95. The shipping took just under three weeks to arrive as it was coming all the way from America to the UK.

Hope your all having a lovely week so far!

Faith x

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Review: Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Contour & Highlight

Sculpting Contour stick in 01 Curvy Contour and the Sculpting Highlight in 01 Hefty Highlight.

If you're like me when a new contour/highlight product comes on the market its a very exciting time. Clinique has an extensive range of chubby sticks, for your eyes, cheeks, lips and now they've really upped their game and brought out ones for your highlight and contour! 

A Couple of years ago I had no clue whatsoever what contouring and highlighting was and little did I know it would become an essential part of my daily routine. As my makeup obsession grew I kept hearing things about it and was so intrigued. I first tried highlighting and contouring after watching Kim Kardashian makeup tutorials on youtube and I was fixated at the way you can add so much definition to the face by adding this process to your makeup routine. My first attempts at trying it out myself left me looking hilarious with a very patchy miss matched face (we've all been there). One thing that I learnt over the years is that the key to perfect contouring and highlighting it's keeping it looking natural. Personally, I love a cream based contour opposed to powder as it looks a lot more natural and blends easier, so these two sticks sounded so ideal for me.

The contour stick is a big winner for me, it makes contouring a quick and easy process and is ideal for when you're in a rush but still want your contour game to be strong. The highlight stick is also lovely, with its pearl-like shimmer that really captures the light and makes the areas to which it is applied stand out. The two used in combination with each other really add definition to the face and allow you to sculpt out certain areas to look less or more prominent. As they're both a cream formula on a stick it makes it easy to get a precise application and then they blend out so nicely. 

If you are new to highlighting and contouring these would be perfect for you as they are pretty much foolproof and are so easy to work with. These babies will be launching on the 6th February 2015 and retail at £19 a pop.

 Will you be trying out the Clinique Highlight and Contour Chubbies?

Faith x

Monday, 5 January 2015

Review: Gerard Cosmetics Lipsticks

(L-R) Buttercup, 1995, Nude, Cherry Cordial

At long last I have got my hands on some of the Gerard Cosmetics Lipsticks and boy oh boy are they beautiful. If you are an avid fan of many American Beauty Vloggers like I am then you would have seen these lipsticks talked about a lot, for months I have seen these pop up everywhere. Two of my personal favourites Carli Bybel and Jaclyn Hill rave about these lipsticks and I knew that I needed them in my life. I ordered the four lipstick deal from www.whiteninglightning.com, and used the code thankful4 to get four shades of the lipsticks for $38 dollars(£24.82), which for four really good lipsticks is a pretty good price. The shipping was free last month which was another added bonus, and they came really quickly! As I have been lusting over the Gerard Cosmetics lipsticks for quite a while it's fair to say that I was very excited when the four of them arrived in the post. The first thing that caught my eye was the packaging which is absolutely gorgeous, it's similar to the MAC lipstick shape but it has a shiny gold casing instead. I chose the following four shades:

Buttercup - A sweet pink, this is one of my favourite of the four its such a wearable everyday shade and is really nice if you like slightly glossy pink lips which still give great colour pay off. 

1995 - This is the perfect shade if you're into the 'Kylie Jenner lip'. This is the lipstick that I have really heard talked about a lot. It was specially formulated to resemble Kylie's lip and it really does. Its quite a dark natural lip colour and really makes the lips look fuller.

Nude - An orange toned nude. A medium nude, it's not too dark and it's not too light.  

Cherry Cordial - A vampy dark red/purple. I'm really excited to wear this one out as I love dark lips and its a really deep shade.

The formula of the Gerard Cosmetics lipsticks is really nice - its creamy to apply and they appear really matte on the lips (apart from Buttercup which has a slight gloss to it) but they don't dry your lips out at all. The lasting power is also on point they last for a really long time, I would even say some of them especially 1995 is on MAC's matte lipsticks staying power levels. I really love all of the shades that I picked up but would say Buttercup and 1995 are my absolute favourites! On a whole, I'm really impressed with them and I really want to try some more of the Gerard Cosmetics products, they also have a really nice selection of lip glosses that complement the lipsticks.

Hope your all having a lovely day!

Faith x
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