Illamasqua Fundamental Palette...

As you might have seen from a recent post i made an Illamasqua order, and bought the beautiful Fundamental Palette. What instantly drew me to this palette was the contrast in colours and mix of textures. The palette includes a powder eyeshadow is Hype (matte sunshine yellow), Liquid Metal in Surge (molten pewter), Cream Pigment in Bedaub (matte mint green), and a powder eyeshadow in Inception (matte violet purple). Along with a big mirror, and all housed in the lovely trademark compact.

On first look, it might not seem the most wearable of colours but there are so many options with this palette. For a simple daytime look Surge is perfect for lightly washing over the lids to give a little shimmer, or smudging Inception on the crease works really well too. I already had Bedaub on my wishlist simply because i love 'corpse like' and pastel colours (horror & kawaii fan) and this was the perfect kawaii corpse colour! 

The cream colours are really easy to work with, and stay put really well. Creasing was inevitable, but i do like creasing as i'm a fan of more 'messed up' make up so i didn't find it a problem. The matte shades are also really easy to blend (which can sometimes be a problem for mattes) and are shockingly pigmented too! Overall i absolutely love this palette, and although i haven't quite found a good use for Hype yet (determined to!) i am reaching for this almost daily. 

Hello Kitty lipsticks!

If you read my blog regularly you will know i am a big fan of both bargain shops and Hello Kitty, so i was excited (understatement) when i saw these Hello Kitty lipsticks in B&M for just £1.49 each! Out of the 5 colours i picked these lovely Autumn shades.

Firstly let's agree the packaging is ⊱✿ ♥ ♥✿⊰ (no words needed!) Kittys head matches the lipstick colour on the inside. As you can see from the swatches the pigmentation is really good. The texture is really creamy and moisturising too. The shades i got were Koala Berry (a rich wine berry red), Fleur Rider (a pinky nude), and Peachy Keen (a golden peach). Peachy Keen is my least liked shade as it is just too shimmery and nowhere near as pigmented as the other 2.

Overall a great bargain! 

My First FOTD...

Following on from yesterdays review of Etude House Dear Girls BB Cream here is (my first) FOTD using it. As it's my first FOTD post I've kept it simple! (And yes, bad fringe day!) Here's what i used:

Nina Ricci Moisturisinf Whitening fluid, Nina Ricci T Zone Mattifier
Etude House Dear Girls BB Cream
Accessorize Concealer Kit Ivory to Nude
Mac Select Sheer Pressed powder NC15
Benefit High Beam

Illamasqua Liquid Metal in Surge 
Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner in Black Ink
Benefit Eye Bright
NYC Sky Rise Mascara
Mac eyeshadow Carbon (brows)

No7 Lipliner in Nude
Etude House Rosy Tint Lips 08

Etude House Dear Girls BB Clear BB Cream

Today i will be reviewing Etude House Dear Girl BB Cream. I've been wanting to try an Etude House BB Cream for ages, and i must admit the reason for choosing this one was the cute pink packaging ❁◕ ‿ ◕❁ This BB cream claims to offer whitening and UV protection SPF30. The box says that it promotes youthful skin with it's natural coverage that conceals imperfections and uneven skin tone. Perhaps this wasn't the right choice for me as it is aimed at young/ teen skin.

The shade is perfect for my pale face, although i do believe this is the only shade 【・ヘ・?】Once applied i found it gave a 'soft focus' finish to my face. It neutralised, and blurred out imperfections although not totally erasing them. I also found it caked a little on my nose. Overall i was pleased with the finish, and it felt nice and light. I found this lasted really well all day, and my skin certainly didn't get as oily as it usually would. (>‿◠)✌

Here are the dreaded before and after pictures! As you can see concealer was still needed, but my skin definitely looked better. The after picture was taken before powder/ concealer. I felt i definitely needed a primer for this and used Nina Ricci Moisturising Whitening Fluid, and Nina Ricci T Zone Mattifier. 

I'm looking forward to trying more Etude House BB Creams, as i'm sure i will find one that will suit my skin even better than this one  ◕ ‿ ◕ I've posted a FOTD using this here.

Look Beauty Statement Eyes Single Eyeshadows

Today i wanted to share Look Beauty's Statement Eyes single eyeshadows. For just £4 (or right now, and often £2) you get a large pan eyeshadow in sturdy (and a little bulky) packaging. There are 30 shades available.

 Apart from the fact there are some lovely shades to choose from the quality of these are brilliant. I love how silky they are. There are a selection of different finishes and most of mine are metallic- and buttery in texture. The pigmentation is brilliant and they blend really easily. I'm really impressed with the one matte shade i have, which again has great pigment without being chalky.

I find these are better with some sort of base, as they tend to crease (although i find this with most eyeshadows personally). 

Top: Satin, a metallic deep pink. Tutu, a shimmering cool toned light pink. Sorbet, a matte peachy orange.

Top: Denim, a metallic royal blue. Disco, a metallic rich purple. Suede, a warm toned velvety brown. Cashmere, a soft taupe.
Anyone else a fan of these eyeshadows?