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Wet n Wild Comfort Zone Palette

18 Jul

The Comfort Zone palette has eight gorgeous neutral shades, which can be used alone or together.  The packaging is nothing amazing but what it lacks in this area it makes up for in the eyeshadows themselves and is also most likely away to keep the costs down. On the back of the packaging there is a nice little guide giving a few ideas as to where to apply the shadows.  I do quite like the fact that they have where to use each shadow stamped onto the shadow itself but this is just a guide and you can definitely experiment with them.

Wet n Wild Comfort Zone Palette

Wet n Wild Comfort Zone Palette

I find that they blend really well and that they all go perfectly with each other meaning you can create so many different looks with it.  Due to the formula being quite soft  I have found that there can sometimes be a little bit of fall out but this isn’t a huge deal for me as it can easily be cleaned away.  The colours are all highly pigmented even without primer as you can see from the swatches.

Wet n Wild Comfort Zone Palette

Wet n Wild Comfort Zone Palette

With primer the shadows tend to last about 5-6 hours before they start to fade and crease a little.  I really love this palette as its great for creating amazing shimmery day-time eyes  but also for creating more dramatic evening looks.  I don’t think the picture does justice as to how gorgeous and shimmery they are.  For some reason the second last shade doesn’t seem to be as pigmented in the picture as it is in real life.  I think this will definitely be coming on holiday with me when I go in August.

What do you think of the Wet n Wild Comfort Zone palette?  And what other Wet n Wild products do you recommend?

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Sleek Storm Palette

26 May

Uni exams are finally all over, meaning that I’ll be able to blog more often as I won’t have loads of deadlines.  Anway I’d seen this palette a few time on other blogs and instagram and when I saw it after an exam, I decided that it could be like a reward (Any excuse to justify buying more make-up!).

This has quickly become one of my favourite palettes at the moment.  Out of the 12 shades only 3 are matte, so if your not a fan of shimmery eyeshadow then this probably isn’t for you.   The packaging is like all the Sleek i-divine shadow palettes, black casing with 12 eyeshadows and a large mirror.  On the outer box it also has some tips which I think is quite a nice touch.

Sleek Storm PaletteSleek Storm Palette

Sleek Storm Palette

I think that the colours in this palette a gorgeous and you can definitely create so many different looks.  I love how they all have names, and they’re all after different types of storms.

Sleek Storm Palette

Sleek Storm Palette

Sleek Storm PaletteSleek Storm Palette

They are all highly pigmented which is great and a little goes along way.  I find that with primer they last about 6 hours before I start to notice a little creasing, but you can fix this by just blending it a little and it looks fine again.  As with all the Sleek palettes that I’ve tried so far I find that they all blend together beautifully and that there are so many looks that you can create using this palette.   I will definitely be posting some of the looks that I create with this palette soon, so keep a look out 🙂

Here are the 12 shades swatched (without primer);

Sleek Storm Palette

Top row of palette

Sleek Storm Palette

Bottom row of palette

Overall I love this palette and would definitely recommend it if your looking for a palette to create both day and night looks.  Sleek i-divine palettes can be found on the Sleek website and at Superdrug for £7.99.

Have you tried the Sleek Storm palette?  Did you like it or do you prefer one of the other palettes?

Collection Metallic Cream Eyeshadow – Copper Pot

24 Dec

I can’t believe that it’s Christmas Eve already! I’m so excited for tomorrow, I absolutely love Christmas.

Anyway I’ve had this for a while now and I can’t believe that I haven’t reviewed it yet.  I think that this might be what using to create my Christmas eye make-up tomorrow.

CopperPot

CopperPot

This was the first cream eyeshadow that I’d used and I really like it.  Copper pot is a gorgeous golden copper colour.  The eyeshadow has a doe foot applicator making it easy to apply all over the lid.  Copper pot has a thick consistency and is easily blended.  The eyeshadow does dry quite quickly so you need to blend it quite soon after it’s applied.  I find that this lasts all day without creasing; this was the one things that I was concerned about.

CopperPot

CopperPot

I really like using this all over the lid with a matte brown powder eyeshadow in the crease and to contour.

Overall I really like this and will definitely be trying some of the other shades in the range.  These only cost £2.99 and can be purchased from the Collection website, Superdrug and Boots.

Do you use cream eyeshadows or do you prefer powder eyeshadows?  Have you tried any of the Collection Cream Eyeshadows; if you had what did you think of them?

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Review (Rose)*

21 Jul

I was recently asked to review a Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick for QVC and of course I said that I’d love to.  QVC is a shopping channel but also has a website which is regularly updated with great deals.

The Bobbi Brown shimmer bricks come in black glossy cardboard box on the back of which are some details about the product. On this it tells you that the shimmer bricks are handmade in Italy, this is something I didn’t know!

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick

Inside the cardboard box is the case containing the shimmer brick. This is also a sleek glossy black. The case also has a mirror inside which is great for applying the product, especially on the go 🙂 There is also little square protecting the product.

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick

Bobbi Brown shimmer bricks consist of five different coloured bars, ranging from light to dark. They can be used as highlighters, for adding a little colour to cheeks and as eyeshadows! I really couldn’t believe how much this product could be used for.

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick

The colours in the rose shimmer brick all have a pinkness to them even the white shade, which in certain lights has a pink shimmer running through it.  Although all the shades are different, they work really well blended together. I haven’t tried these as eyeshadows yet but I can tell you that they work really well by blending all the colours together on cheeks. I found that they also had really good staying power about 6 hours before needing touched up. I thought this was really good especially considering the really warm weather that we’ve been having in Scotland.

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick

Swatched individually Left to right = top to bottom in palette

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick

All five shades blended together

The product cost £30.50 and comes in a range of colours so I feel that there is something for everyone. You can purchase the Bobbi Brown Shimmer Bricks here and you can see the full range of Bobbi Brown products that are available from QVC here.

Have you tried the Bobbi Brown shimmer bricks or are they something that you’d like to try? Let me know what you think 🙂

Sleek Au Naturel Palette Review

17 Dec

I picked up this the Sleek Au Naturel palette in Superdrug a few weeks ago when it was on three for two.  I had never tried any Sleek products before but I decided to try them as I liked the look of this palette.

The palette has a lovely black casing which house the eyeshadows, eyeshadow applicator and a large mirror.  The Au Naturel palette has twelve colours, eight of which are matte and the other four are shimmer. There is also a little cover sheet on the eyeshadows which tells you the names of each eyeshadow.

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

From the eyeshadows in the top row (apart from Taupe) to be less pigmented than the bottom half of the palette however I feel that these eyeshadow could be used mainly for highlighting.  I feel that this palette is great for creating everyday smokey eye looks but could also be made bolder by using just the darker colours, so there is something for everyone in this palette.

Below are the colours swatched (without primer)

swatches numbered This is the top row of the palette which I numbered so they were easier to see L-R  Nougat, Nubuck, Cappuccino, Honeycomb, Toast and Taupe

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA This is the bottom row of the palette L-R, Conker, Moss, Bark, Mineral Earth, Regal, Noir

This palette was £6.99 from Superdrug and can also be bought from the Sleek Make-up website.

Have you used any of the Sleek Makeup palettes?  What did you think? Also let me know if you would like to see any of the looks that I’ve created with this palette.