Maybelline Color Tattoo Eyeshadow: Review/Swatches


IMG_3550If you seen my recent Haul post you would have seen my new Maybelline Color Tattoo eyeshadows that I purchased on a 3 for 2 deal. If you haven’t heard of these eyeshadows then you must have been living under a rock for ages since these have came to rave reviews and are one of the most of the popular drugustore eyeshadows. The shadows come in cute little glass containers and are gel-cream based which I particularly love. You can either use your finger or a brush when it comes to applying this product however I prefer using a brush just because I find it easier and with my long nails its easy for the product to gather in my nail rather than my finger but you may not have that problem. I purchased 3 different shades: Pink Gold, On and On Bronze and Timeless Black.

IMG_3515These eye-shadows have definitely lived up to their great reviews, each colour is highly pigmented and texture of these shadows is fab. They are incredibly easy to apply and blend and most importantly they have the long lasting factor. As you can tell from the swatches above the shades are quite shimmery particularly the Pink and the bronze so if you aren’t a fan of a little shimmer and shine these shades might not be for you but I love a little bit of shimmer so these shadows are perfect for me. I particularly love the On and On Bronze shade, I just think it has this warm and exquisite look about it, the same with Pink Gold, its always a great shade and this one is particular is great for wearing on a daily basis while the bronze and black are more suited to a night out look. The black is incredibly.. black so thats something to be aware of but if you are looking to create an intense smoky eye look this shadow is perfect and it can be easily blended with other shadows for a lighter alternative.

These shadows were £4.99 each (3 for 2 in boots) and I think thats a great deal considering the quality of these shadows. They are definitely one of the best shadows on the highstreet and are a great dupe for some of the more premium branded cream based eyeshadows.

 

5/5 for me 🙂

 

Makeup Haul: Soap and Glory, MAC, Bourjois etc.


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So last week I did a little spot of shopping particularly to buy some makeup that I had been luring over for ages and I would like to share with you all the items I purchased. Most of the makeup I purchased from Boots which had great deals which I fully took advantage of! and I also visited House of Fraser and Topshop. Below is a little description of the items I purchased *warning long post ahead* and hopefully soon I may post some reviews/swatches on the products once I have used them a bit more.

IMG_3475I used to be one of those people who never bothered with eyeshadow, I always would stick to my trusty mascara and that was it really however recently I have jumped on the bandwagon and I now do love a little shimmery pop of colour on my eyelids. After using powder eyeshadow for a while I found it quite useless and felt as if it never really stood out on my eyes so after hearing many great reviews on Maybelline’s Color Tattoo I thought I would try them out. Boots had a great offer of 3 for 2 so I purchased 3: Pink Gold, On and On Bronze and Timeless Black. After trying them out a few times I have to say they are absolutely fantastic, the colour and application is long lasting and looks amazing. Thats that checked off my wish list! £.5.99 each.

IMG_3470Bourjois also had a 3 for 2 offer in Boots which I also took advantage of! Firstly, I bought the Bourjois Colour Boost Lip Crayon in 04 Peach on the Beach shade which I originally intended to buy. This is actually my first ever lip crayon ( I am late I know!) and this was £7.99. I haven’t actually properly used this yet so I can’t say much about it other than it is a great colour.

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I also purchased Bourjois Effect 3D clear gloss as part of the 3 for 2 offer. I am not really one for lip gloss however I thought I would buy a clear one to create a different look over lipstick and to give my lips a bit of shine. It works great and is pretty long lasting, it also has a nice brush applicator. That was also £7.99.

IMG_3492And lastly from Bourjois I bought their Delice de Poudre Duo (bronzing powder and highlighter) for £7.99. I have heard many amazing reviews on their bronzer and I really couldn’t resist especially since it looks like chocolate and even smells like it *heart eyes emoji*.

IMG_3478I have really been in need of a good liquid concealer after having no luck really using the sticks so I purchased the blogging fave Collection’s lasting Perfection concealer. I bought this in the lightest shade Fair and it cost a great £4.19 and it really does a great overall job. Great buy!

IMG_3494And lastly from Boots I took quite an interest in the Soap and Glory makeup collection which was on a buy one get one half price offer which of course I took high advantage of buying four products. I was in need of a new bronzer and I really liked the idea of the multi-shade shimmer brick called Wonderbronze which looks really cute and comes in a mirror compact. The shades are all quite varied so you can stick to one or go for a sweep of them all for a sunkissed look. This was £11. I also purchased the Supercat eyeliner pen for an amazing £6 ( well £3 on the deal). I am quite the beginner when it comes to eyeliner and this has to be my favorite eyeliner, its incredibly easy to use, its long lasting and glides on easy. I then also picked up the Archery eyebrow tint and shaping pencil which I have heard great reviews for. My eyebrows are in the need for a little bit of shaping and I hate eyebrow pencils but when I seen this I thought I would give it a try and I’m glad I did. Its easy to use and makes my brows look a lot tidier and still natural. I picked up the Brownie Points shade and this was £10 (£5 on the deal). And lastly from Soap and Glory I bought Its About Prime ( nice little pun there) eyeshadow primer for £8. I never really used eyeshadow primer before but this stuff is great and my eyeshadow has stayed on perfectly in long hours with no creasing. Overall I cannot wait to go and pick up more from the Soap and Glory makeup line, their stuff is fantastic!

IMG_3465I then took a trip to the MAC counter at House of Fraser to pick up the Shy Girl Cremesheen lipstick for £15.50. Believe it or not but this is actually my very first MAC lipstick and I was in need of a nude shade and I really liked the look of Shy Girl so I purchased it and I am still very impressed. Its a great lipstick for day-to-day wear and looks great with a bit of clear gloss over it to shine it up. Love it and I will definitely be back at MAC for another shade.

IMG_3487And Finally I went to Topshop to buy their highlighter Glow Stick in shade Play up. I had been looking for a highlighter recently and since highlighting and contouring has only recently started to be popular there isn’t a lot of drug store brands that have released a highlighter of some sort. Despite already purchasing the powder from Bourjois I had my heart set on this Topshop twisty stick which I love. Its easy to use and has a great appearance on the skin. This was £10.