It’s been a while since I treated myself to new make up! The last time I went high end, but ahead of my holiday next week I decided it was time to revert back to high street, and I have not been disappointed (for the most part)… Oh! And excitingly, this is a blogger collaboration post, too!
It seems everywhere you look, there’s a new trend in beauty! From Kim Kardashian and her vampire facials, to snail slime moisturiser (honestly, not worth it), there’s always something going on!
Hels, Abbey and I decided to do a collaboration on beauty fads. Head to thehelsproject to check out the perfect and honest review of what “bloggers made her buy!” and hit up Abbey Louisa Rose to find an ace write up on beauty fads busted! Go and check out these lovely ladies, they are my blogger BFFs and their blogs are veritable feasts of fab content!
Back to the beauty; if like me, you love a good bit of trashy reality TV (maybe you’re as tragic as me and even follow them on Instagram?!) you’re bound to have eyed up some amazing eyebrow work, some top contouring, and some highlighter that makes cheekbones look like they could cut glass – all looks created with make-up that will no doubt break the bank! I set off in search for some high-street alternatives…
I’m a sucker for trends like that, and for contouring I’d been using the Sleek Make Up Palette for ages, but on my perusal I had my mind refreshed about Make Up Revolution. Make Up Revolution are insanely cheap and have great dupes for your make-up favourites (check out their eyeshadow palettes for a dead ringer of the Naked2 palette).
I spotted their cream contour and decided to give it a whirl. I notice that this doesn’t come with a contour guide – unlike the Sleek one. In the end I reverted to the Sleek how-to as a bit of contour guidance.
You can see, it’s quite a faff contouring! Definitely more one for a night out than for first thing in the morning (I mean people are lucky if I slap on some tinted moisturiser in the morning so you know…)
The cream feels super light , it applies nicely , and it’s staying power was pretty decent. You get more colours in the Pro HD than you do on the Sleek palette, which allows you to create a more subtle blend.
Available at Superdrug
Lip Kit – Make Up Revolution
Lip kits are the hot new thing. A combo kit which comprises of lip liner to accentuate and define, and (usually) a matte gloss to “fill in” the lip lined area. I think I am maybe the wrong person to review this because I’ve come to the conclusion that I hate matte lipgloss. I just find it looks “unfinished”, and I’m not sure the ‘matte’ effect suits my skin tone.
The Make Up Revolution lip kit is good value for money – although the lip pencil broke as soon as I gently applied it, so you have to be super super gentle with it, and the gloss itself applies nicely as gloss and then mattifies within 5 minutes.
To its credit, it lasts a lifetime. More than a standard gloss. Overall I’d recommend this to anyone who liked the matte look and was keen to trial a cheap lip kit. A lipgloss + liner for £6.00 is not too shabby!
Available at Superdrug
I think this is my absolute favourite of my new purchases. The colours are so beautiful, the packaging is SO pretty (am I the only one who’s a total sucker for cute packaging?!). I’m not sure that the swatches in the photos really do this purchase justice.
You can really amp this up for a heavy highlighted look, or you can tone them down for a subtle sweep of highlighter. I can’t wait to take this on holiday and be extra sparkly on my travels!
This particular one is called Precious Metals, but they have some others on their website too if these colours aren’t quite to your taste.
Buy it from Sleek here
This is my “changed my life” product. I’ve been using the Sleek eyebrow palette for the last year and a bit probably, which is unusual for me as I tend to try out different versions of make up when I run out, rather than being super loyal.
This eyebrow palette has a wax part which you apply first using the angled brush, and a powder part which you use to set your eyebrows. They come with mini tweezers too to get those errant little hairs, too. Perfect eh?
If you’re looking for something that gives more definition and longer staying power than a pencil then I definitely recommend this bad boy. I’d be lost without it!
Available from Sleek, here
What do you think of beauty fads such as contouring, highlighting and lip kits? Make sure you check out Abbey and Hels’ posts, too!I had so much fun doing this as a collaboration! 🙂