Friday 16 May 2014

Sleek Blush By 3 - CALIFORN.I.A Review

Ello Lovelies!

I've been on a real Sleek blush kick over the last month or so and the Pink Lemonade Trio has yet to leave my daily makeup stash since my initial review, its a goodun! So i thought it was about time i reviewed the other Blush By 3 release, CALIFORN.I.A! 

Unlike Pink Lemonade which featured two powder and one cream blush, this beautiful coral option includes all cream formula blushes, perfect for the upcoming (i hope) warmer weather here in the UK. Now i have to admit, I'm a little on the lazy side when it comes to cream products but after pulling myself out of that bad habit I've been really enjoying these little beauties. 

Newport Peach, The Surf, OC.

First and foremost, one of my favourite things about this palette is that it really does have a coral tone to suit everyone! Newport Peach is a gorgeous more pink toned coral, this is my favourite of the bunch and I've been really enjoying layering it under Sleek's Rose Gold blush (y'know that pretty lovely Nars dupe!) but is equally as stunning worn on its own. The Surf is a lighter, more peach toned coral that I've been reaching on my "no makeup" days just to add that hint of colour to the cheeks. And last but definitely not least... OC, a beautiful red toned coral. On my fair skin tone it adds that slightly sun burned effect to the cheeks and is one I'll be getting a lot more use out of when the weather warms up.

Newport Peach, The Surf, OC.

On their own these wear for a good six hours without fading on my dry skin and even longer when layered with a powder blush. Pink Lemonade has taken a little back seat to these cream beauties over the last few weeks and i think I may be becoming cream convert! I'll be hooking my other cream products back out of my collection ASAP! I adore Sleek's packaging and may even consider taking this little palette on my upcoming Florida trip as they are just so handy to throw in my travel bag, not to mention the great sized mirror inside!

Overall if you've glanced over these in Superdrug i really recommend giving these a swatch, they might just be the perfect summer addition to your makeup bag! They have great pigmentation, blend beautifully and more importantly (to me at least) are budget friendly!

Sleek Blush By 3 Palettes are priced at £9.99 and can be found on the Sleek Website here.

What is your favourite Sleek blush shade?


Wednesday 7 May 2014

MUA Luxe Powder Brow Review

Hii Lovelies!

Everyone knows i have quite the love affair with MUA and have found a lot of real hits within their product range over the past few years. The MUA Luxe Powder Brow products were released a good few months back alongside the other Luxe products (including my favourites, the Velvet Lips!) and I've been testing this out on and off ever since. I believe there are three shades in the range and i opted for the lightest shade in Fair. It contains a darker blonde, slightly warmer than i usually go for brow shade on one end, and an pinky ivory highlight on the other.

We'll start with the negative today i think. Both ends of the product are soft. Which finish-wise looks rather lovely on the brow but unfortunately both ends of mine with very little pressure, snapped off. With a bit of fiddling i managed to reattach them both but this makes them a bit of a pain to use. I'm hoping i just have a dud one as i do plan to repurchase another test out. The softness aside, we'll get to the good bits!
Being a lot softer it actually looks a lot more natural on the skin and is extremely easy to apply. The brow filler end is a little larger than what I'm used to but i actually quite enjoy it, its fab for those days you've only got a few minutes to pop your face on and want something quick and simple. Colour-wise like i mentioned before it is a smidge warmer than I'm used to but for a "drugstore" option its probably the best blonde colour I've tried. Actually, I've yet to find a cheap brow product aside from this i can actually use and not look like an idiot.

The highlight end is nice, it blends well and adds a subtle glow to below the brow and could probably be used to highlight other parts of the face in a real pinch. But its not something i reach for often as back in my teen years Benefit High Brow was my thing and i over applied it something chronic... (and didn't even fill my brows... the horror!) So i try to stay away from that look now.
Overall for £3 i think this is a pretty nifty product, that's if the next one i buy doesn't snap off! And if you're looking for a cheaper brow alternative i recommend giving this little bargain a try!

What is your favourite brow product?


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