Saturday, 16 September 2017

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick - Wonderchilde

Kat Von D make some amazing products, especially their lip colors. Their Studded Kiss Lipsticks are amazing and come in a full range of colors from nudes to more daring colors like dark purples. Purple is such a great color on the lips and the color I went for was called Wonderchilde which is a iridescent neon lilac color.


The color looked amazing on and it glided onto my lips nicely and didn't dry them out. These lipsticks are well pigmented and don't need a lot of applying to get the color looking intense. It also stayed on most of the day too without needing reapplying. There were two ways I wore this - on it's own and with the Alchemist Holographic Palette.

The Alchemist Holographic Palette also by Kat Von D can be used as a highlighter palette or the colors can be layered on top of other products to change the color. I put one of the colors from the palette on top of this lipstick to change the color, which looked amazing.

On it's own

With Alchemist Holographic Palette

Both on it's own and with a color on top the lipstick looked amazing. I just love the colors that Kat Von D bring out.

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick - Ayesha

I'm a big fan of liquid lipsticks and one brand I am loving right now is Kat Von D. Their liquid lipsticks are called Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks and they come in a full range of colors from nudes to really daring colors like blue and grey. I love my purples so I decided to get one in the color Ayesha which is a lavender colored lipstick.


The color looks amazing on and glides on smoothly to my lips. The pigment is fantastic too and I don't have to keep layering it on either to get the color looking intense. I really don't like liquid lipsticks that dry out my lips and this one doesn't do that at all. When they say everlasting they really mean it as this one stays on for pretty much all day.



New Highlighters From Makeup Revolution

One budget brand I love to use is Makeup Revolution and they have recently brought out some new highlighters. Highlighters are my must have product at the moment and I love to try new ones. New to Makeup Revolution are Skin Kiss, Rainbow and Gradient Highlighters.

Rainbow and Gradient Highlighter


The Gradient Highlighter comes in a few different shades. The one I went for was in the color Rose Quartz. It looks more like a blusher and is designed to be both a blusher and a highlighter. The color looks great and gives my cheeks a really nice glow. I used this one as more of a blusher rather than a highlighter. The different shades can be used individually or swirled around to create one unique color.

The Rainbow Highlighter is this super colorful product that is designed to actually look like a rainbow. I'm quite a fan of Rainbow highlighters and I have the Unicorn Highlighter from Makeup Revolution's sister brand I Heart Makeup. With this one I swirled my brush around in the color to create a unique glow, although the colors can be used individually too.

The Rainbow Highlighter and the Gradient Highlighter were £4.00 each.

Rose Quartz

Rainbow

Ice Kiss, Golden Kiss, Peach Kiss

The Skin Kiss Highlighters come in three different shades Ice Kiss, Golden Kiss and Peach Kiss. They are a really good size product too and have a good amount of pigment in them. They seem to build up nicely too and give the skin this amazing glow. These were £5.00 each.

Ice Kiss

Golden Kiss

Peach Kiss
Makeup Revolution make some great products and they are always bringing out new ones. For the price these ones are quite good too.

Monday, 11 September 2017

Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Palette

If there is one multi use product that I am loving right now, it has to be the Alchemist Holographic Palette by Kat Von D. I first noticed this palette at a Kat Von D bloggers event that I went to recently. I have been told that it is very limited edition and not many places have many left. The counter in Cardiff was one of the few that had them, so I grabbed one.

So what is it? It's basically a highlighter palette but can also be used as a color change product too. For £25 it is amazing. The palette has 4 amazing holographic shades that can be worn on their own or layered.



Although it is a highlighter palette, the colors can also be used as a color changers. If you put them on top of lipstick or eyeshadow the color changes to something really amazing. One of my favorite ways to use this palette is to put the colors on top of a color I wear on my lips.

The pigment was amazing too and the colors don't need much building up to get them to stand out.

On top of lipstick




The possibilities with this palette are endless. There is no set way to use the colors. Most places have now sold out of this palette but I think they still have some left online.

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Kat Von D Blogger Event

Last month Kat Von D opened a new counter in Debenhams, Cardiff. After trying Kat Von D's products last year I was really looking forward to seeing the new counter that would be opening. Not long after they opened, a bloggers event was held at the counter.


A good number of bloggers attended the event and when we were all seated, staff at the counter gave us saint or sinner wrist bands. I personally went for sinner, I think more people chose sinner over saint. In front everyone was this really impressive looking gold throne which the model for the event would be sat.

The staff were really friendly and informative. They told us all about the products that would be used on the model. I thought it was great that they passed the products around for us to try as the look was being created.

What was great was that the look on the model was really creative and colorful. The staff created this lovely high fashion look in the most amazing colors. It makes a change from just a daytime or smoky eye look.




One product which I thought looked really awesome was the Alchemist Holographic Palette. It's a multi use palette than can be used as a highlighter as well as a color change product. The colors can then be applied on top of eyeshadow and lipstick to create some really awesome color change effects.

The palette was very limited edition and the counter in Cardiff was one of the very few locations to still have some left in stock. It was only £25 too which was great as I thought it would be more expensive. As it looked awesome I decided to grab one.

I really enjoyed the bloggers event and loved the look that was created on the model. The new counter is a great size and has many amazing products.



Monday, 28 August 2017

Urban Decay Jean Michel Basquiat Palettes

A while ago Urban Decay released a collection themed on artist Jean Michel Basquiat. The collection features two eyeshadow palettes, blusher palette, lipsticks and more. I stopped by at the Urban Decay counter and noticed the collection which looked awesome. I love my eyeshadows so when I saw the two palettes I got really excited and decided to get both.

There are two different palettes - Gold Griot, which features more neutral shades and the Tenant palette which has more bright colors. Both have this really awesome artwork on them. 



Tenant


Gold Griot

Both palettes are amazing and are well pigmented. I didn't need to put a lot of color on my brush to get the color to stand out and they all blended well together too. Out of the two I like the Tenant palette best as I love my bright colors. Although many people will love the neutrals of Gold Griot.

Urban Decay still have these palettes left, so if you want to get one, there are some available. 





Sunday, 20 August 2017

Huda Beauty Summer Highlighter Palette

Highlighters are my favorite product right now and I really like it when I see different brands bringing out a palette with different highlighter shades. When I was shopping in Harrods I stopped by at the Huda Beauty counter and noticed that they did a highlighter palette.

I have only tried Huda's liquid lipsticks and think they are amazing, so I was expecting their palettes to be great too. They really don't disappoint and there are a few to choose from. I went for the Summer Highlighter Palette which has 4 amazing shades in. The pink purple shade really caught my eye, which is why I went for this palette.


 
All of the colors in this palette are powders with the exception of Saint Tropez which is a cream. The idea of this is you apply Saint Tropez first and then layer the other shades on top. Although the colors can be worn separately too, either way they look amazing.

Mykonos is the color that really stood out to me, it's this amazing purple color but you do have to be careful applying it. I got a bit too brush happy and applied too much. It's so pigmented it could actually be worn as a blusher color too. With this palette, a little color does go a really long way.

The colors look amazing in the palette and they look amazing on too. I just love it and do want to check out the other palettes Huda does.