Tuesday, 30 October 2012

MUA Undressed Palette

After the success of the MUA Heaven and Earth palette, just as predicted, I picked up the Undressed Palette as well. I don't want to bore you all by repeating myself, the Undressed palette is exactly the same in terms of shadow consistency to the Heaven and Earth, so I'll just leave you with the swatches. If you want to hear more detail about the shadows then here is the review for the Heaven and Earth. 

I apologise for the poor quality of the photos, most are out of focus! The lighting in my room is pretty poor at the best of times, but today it was just awful! These photos were the ones with the truest representation of the colours.

Natural light

Natural light

With flash
The only thing I will mention is that the two mattes aren't quite as pigmented, always the way! You can still work with them though, and they are nice for blending out other colours. 

All in all, lovely palette, gorgeous colours, all for £3.50. Brilliant!

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Some nights I stay up cashing in my bad luck

cardi - topshop, deathly hallows shirt - ebay, scarf - primark, jeggins - dorothy perkins, boots - select

On saturday I was off to the town to brave the new Primark that recently opened. It gave me a chance to give my new cardi it's first outing! This was a bit of a naughty purchase made in one of my free periods at sixth form. I was immediately sucked in by the chunky, cosy knit and ginormous  pockets. It wasn't cheap at £38, but my student discount softened the blow! 

These boots where definitely a worth while purchase. I bought them two years ago, and wore them constantly in 2010. Last year they were a bit neglected, but this autumn I've already rediscovered them. Converse aren't the most appropriate footwear for the rain, so these boots are my current go to for less than ideal weather. Surprisingly they are from Select, not somewhere I usually shop, but they have lasted very well!

And oh yes, I am completing the look with a Harry Potter shirt, because nothing says 'cool' like the Deathly Hallows. 

One of my absolute favourite songs at the moment is the latest from Fun, Some Nights. I blame this song for a rather poor score in my maths test, having this in my head was the worst distraction! I'm thinking of buying their latest albums 'Some Nights', has anyone else given it a listen?

NB: Carrying on the note from last week, I still need opinions! Do you like a longer ootd where I go into detail about my outfit or would you prefer to just see the photos? Do you like the edited photos or would you rather they stay unedited? Let me know! :)

Thursday, 18 October 2012

MUA Heaven and Earth Palette

Since buying this palette (post here) I have used this lil' baby everyday. Literally. It consists 12 shimmery, smooth shades perfect for any occasion, but especially good for an easy everyday look. All of the shadows without exception are strongly pigmented yet very easy to work with. This gem comes in at £3.50, a ridiculously cheap price for such a good palette!

Packaging is very plasticy and cheap, but let's face it, for £3.50 I'm not expecting brilliance! As we all know, it's what's inside that counts ;) It is rather slim, so handy for travelling. As for wear time, with a primer they last all day. 

If you're able to get your hands on this palette, and you're a fan of shimmery neutrals (matte lovers stay away) then head out to your nearest Superdrug and pick one up! I'm sure many of you will of have heard of the MUA Undressed palette, that one's next on the list. From the quick glances I've seen it's another fairly neutral palette but slightly cooler toned. I'm pretty sure I'll love it just as much as the Heaven and Earth!

What are some of your favourite eyeshadow palettes?


NB: What do you think of the photo collage? Would you simply prefer the usual, individual large photos? My blog is still in it's baby stages so I'm still working out what's best. Let me know! :)

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Rimmel Scandal Eyes Eye Liners

If you read my last post, then you'll know how excited I was to see the new Rimmel eye liners had finally been released. I have pretty small eyes, and so a nude eye liner to open, brighten them up and generally make my eyes appear bigger has long been sought after. A pencil under five pounds and available at Superdrug and Boots is even better.

I picked up 'Nude' and 'Taupe' (such inventive names!). Vivianna recommended both, and as I sympathise with her small eye problems, I thought they would be good for me. I was possibly expecting too much from the Nude pencil. It's simply a completely matte peachy nude. I was expecting to look up and see a bambi eyed beauty, but alas that wasn't quite what happened. I think it does make your eyes look marginally bigger and rounder, but it does do a lovely job of brightening your eye and making you look more awake in general. 

The Taupe pencil is lovely. A simple cool toned taupey brown, which gives the most subtle definition to your eyes. It does have some shimmer, but this doesn't translate on to the eye at all. The pencil can so subtly add some dimension to your eyes without being too heavy and closing them up. Both pencils are creamy and long lasting.  A pencil can only last to a certain extent on the waterline, but this hangs around for a fair amount of time. On my top lid it lasts all day. They claim to be waterproof, I haven't tested this out yet but imagine they would last pretty well!

Have any of you tried out the new pencils yet? What are your thoughts?