Wednesday, 29 October 2014

MakeUp Revolution Lipstick & Blush GIVEAWAY!

The other day I placed an order for the new Atomic Lipsticks and some of the new The One Blush Stick from MakeUp Revolution. Before my order even arrived I was lucky enough to be send these by the brand (thank you!). I'm taking this as the perfect opportunity to hold a Giveaway for you guys with the bits that I had purchased though, sharing the love and all that! 

You can enter through the Rafflecopter widget at the end :)




These are mine - yours are still sealed! 

The Giveaway is open internationally and you need to be 18 or over as the winner will have to supply me with an address for postage! As always the winner will be picked randomly - full T&C's in the widget below :)



I'm sure you've heard it before and it's sickly sweet, but I do genuinly appreciate every single on of you that takes the time to read my posts and watch my videos. My blog has become a major part of my life and I couldn't think of any better readers to share it with! 

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Sunday, 26 October 2014

Review + Swatches: Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot Box o' Blushes

I can't believe that just a few days ago I was talking about Halloween and today I've already moved onto Christmas! I'm actually a little disgusted at myself for bringing the 'C' word up in October, but there are some really good Christmas sets around at the moment and if I don't jump on it then we're going to run out of time to share all the good ones! Plus it's not like I'm talking tinsel, santas and Elf, it's just blusher! 

As always I've included a summary at the end :)




The Basics
The Christmas packaging from benefit this year is stunning, it's not the most practical packaging, but what it lacks in functionality, it make up for in beauty. It's all metal tins, a little bit vintage and a little bit quirky! The Box o' Blushes contains 5 blushes, a bronzer and a highlight - all shades from the regular line. The part that drew me in though is the price. This comes in at £29.50, which considering one blush costs £23.50, this is an amazing deal. The blushes in this palette aren't full size, but have a very reasonable 4-5g of product - depending on shade (compared to the 5-12g of a fullsize blush). Worth noting that you get a fullsize Rockateur (both 5g product!). 





The Formula
Having never tried a Benefit blush before I was initially a little disappointed in the pigmentation. They're sheerer than a lot of my other blushes. But that means you don't have to be careful, use them lightly or worry too much when applying them in poor light. They're perfect for the natural look - I've been using these a lot for work. They blend beautifully, literally a dream! They are subtly fragranced, slightly floral, but nothing strong or off putting. The cream highlighter - Watts Up! has a lovely creamy texture, slightly thicker and applies seamlessly. All last on the face really well through the day.





Dandelion - A glowing pale pink with yellow undertones to it. It's one of the barely there shades.

Bella Bamba - A bright coral toned pink with golden shimmer to it, make that a strong golden shimmer!

Sugar Bomb - A sheer coral shimmery shade, it can be a little bronzey depending what part of the pan you pick! 




Hoola - The bronzer! This is a matte bronzer, with quite warm undertones, I have to use this with a light hand or I look a bit orange! But I do have pale skin. 

Coralista - My favourite of the bunch, I've already worn the name off! This is a gorgeous orangey coral with a glowing finish. 

Rockateur - A rosey shade with subtle pink glow to it




Watt's Up! - This is a cream highlighter with a golden colour too it, perhaps a tad too golden/dark for me. 





The Good - Sturdy & cute packaging, value, great for everyday wear, good colour variety, blend beautifully, would make a perfect gift for beauty lovers.

The Not so Good - Not the most pigmented. 

Price & Availability - £29.50, BootsFeel Unique. 

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Friday, 24 October 2014

Halloween Week: Easy Zombie Tutorial!

Ahhh! My husband got bitten by a zombie and now he looks funny! Today we welcome (again) my lovely husband to Midnight Violets, he has kindly agreed to play model for us and let me turn him into a zombie. This isn't the first time he's let me do this, it seems to be somewhat of a Halloween tradition! PS If you fancy a laugh, definitely have a look at the video! 










PRODUCTS USED
MUA Undress Your Skin Primer
Liquid Latex
Eyelure Lashfix
LOOK Beauty Translucent Powder
DHC Q10 Moisture Care Foundation - 00*
Claire's Compact Powder - Grey 
Neve Cosmetics Elegantissimi Palette - Coco & Black Sheep
Sleek Ultra Matte V2 Palette

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Thursday, 23 October 2014

Halloween Week! Generic Glamorous Halloween Tutorial!

Whether you're dressing up as a Witch, Vampire or something else that could call for a more glamorous look then todays look is for you! It would also be perfect if you were going to a Burlesque show or the like. It's probably the only look I'm sharing this week that could be worn outside of fancy dress. I can't lie, I loved wearing this look, I'm all about the more dramatic make-up! 

Product List at the Bottom :)




PRODUCTS USED
Witch Anti-Blemish Skin Clearing Primer*
DHC Q10 Moisture Care Foundation - 00*
ELF Eyebrow Lifter & Filler - Light/Ivory
MakeUp Revolution Salvation Palette - Give Them Nightmares*
Essence Waterproof Eyeliner Pen
GOSH Velvet Touch Eyeliner - Black Ink
Rimmel ScandalEyes Rockin' Curves Mascara
MUA False Lashes - Glam 
Sleek Blush - Suede
ELF Blush - Gotta Glow
MakeUp Revolution Lipstick - Black Heart
MakeUp Revolution Atomic Lipstick - Make It Right*
MakeUp Revolution Atomic Lipstick - Make Me Magnificent*




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