I’ve been meaning to review my two little purchases from Tanya Burr’s Autumn / Winter collection for yonks and yonks. I adore Tanya’s makeup range which regularly completely sells out in Superdrug. I snapped up these two products as soon as they were released on the Superdrug website because they just looked too pretty to pass by.
First up the eyeshadow pallete. This is Midnight Smoulder which retails at £5.99 and contains four eyeshadows – star gazing, endless sky, midnight navy and into the night. As with all of Tanya’s palletes you can use the colours on their own, or use all four together for a perfect smokey and dramatic eye. This pallete is all about the blue, which I usually steer well clear of as I have green eyes, but I’ve actually used it to death in October and November. Star gazing is a great neutral base, endless sky is a little bit ‘meh’ for me, it’s a silvery light blue which doesn’t really do a great deal for me, but acts as a good base on which to build. Midnight navy is a fabulous dark navy and into the night is a classic smokey black. If you are into your blues this pallete is a must and at £5.99 it’s a great introduction to not quite so scary blue eyeshadow!
Next up I treated myself to one of the new lipsticks, this one is ‘happily ever after’. I bought this based on the swatches on Tanya’s blog post all about her new range, thinking it would be a super pretty girly pink, but it’s a pretty strong coral, so strong in fact it’s a complete waste of time for me and I won’t consider wearing this, not even on holiday. I’m so disappointed the colour on my lips was such an extreme difference to the swatches. Even in my photos I don’t think the extreme coral comes through enough – avoid! These lipsticks retail at £6.99 so I’m even more annoyed!
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For as long as I’ve been writing this blog ive been longing for some Charlotte Tilbury makeup! I’ve constantly added stuff to my online basket, not purchased, had another little think, added some other stuff, not purchased, read endless reviews, not purchased! You get the picture! Ive finally plucked up the courage to hit the […]
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Well now what do we have here?! This cute as a button, or should I say bee eyeshadow is Eva from Wild Bout Beauty (http://wildaboutbeauty.com/eyes/powder/powder-eye-shadow). Wild About Beauty is a joint venture between Louise Rednap and makeup artist Kim Jacob. The products are paraben free and contain nourishing ingredients, to enhance skin through traditional make […]
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I have never used anything by beauty guru brand Pixi until discovering their Lip Blush, and now I’m really kicking myself because I love it! Pixi do all kinds of super cute and innovative makeup that comes in very girly, sweet packaging. I plumped for their Lip Blush in Youth (£12.50 from http://www.pixibeauty.co.uk/lip-blush) for my first […]
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Do you remember when super thin, perfectly plucked eyebrows were in? Well I was in heaven back in the day! I have literally no eyebrows! I have a smattering of very superfine hairs, precariously perched on my brow bone! I rarely pluck them properly, because I have so few! I only pluck a few stragglers […]
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I’ve used the Bobbi Brown foundation brush for yonks, then au naturel clean fingers, then switched to tiny pyramid sponges, then back to the Real Techniques stippling brush, then over to the Real Techniques Miracle Sponge, then back again . . . Good grief! What’s the difference? What’s the best? Where should you invest […]
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At £7.99 you probably wouldn’t mind losing this little butter at the bottom of your bag and rediscovering it again at some point in the future, think Oooo pretty, and then promptly forget all about it again! These little lip butters have been around for a few years now, although they’ve had some recent new colour […]
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