Friday, 31 August 2012

Review: Witch Anti-Blemish Tinted Moisturiser

I've had this sitting around for almost a year now and yes I've used it. But I've never had the guts to use it for a prolonged period of time to test it's claims as I'm a full coverage girl. I know, I know, I'm Mrs Shallow! But actually you know, I'm coming around to the idea that I don't need to have a medium/full coverage foundation on at all times! It's a steep learning curve, but I'm getting there!

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

The Basics 
This is a pretty simple packaged product coming in a squeezy tube holding a standard 30ml of product. I purchased mine from Superdrug for £5.99, it was in the skincare section with the rest of the Witch line. There are three colours available - light, medium and dark. It's me and my pale skin here, so as you probably guessed, I have it in light! It is fragrance and oil free, but does contains Witch Hazel, which is a natural astringent.  

The Formula 
Being called a tinted moisturizer one would assume it had a smooth thin texture to it. And you would be correct, bonuses are that it sinks in nicely to the skin and doesn't leave me looking oily half way through the day! Although my skin is combination so I'm not super prone to excessive oily skin. As for moisturization I find that it's nothing super, and tend to let another moisturizer settle into my skin before using. The anti-blemish aspect is very hard to talk about, but whatever the reason my skin has been looking better recently - but I've got a new cleanser and been exercising more too! 


Colour & Coverage  
The colour of this squirted (I couldn't think of a better word, sorry!) straight out of the tube is rather scary looking, being a good few shades darker than my skintone. But actually once blended in you couldn't even compare it to the once scary shade. And actually it looks fine on my face, although the colour does have a tendency to sit on the skin a little - in a sheered out fainter way! The coverage is nice and sheer like you'd expect. Looking natural whilst evening everything out.

Below I'm wearing the Tinted Moisturizer and no concealer/powder.


The Good - contains witch hazel, fragrance free, oil free, coverage is reasonable for a tinted moisturizer, great for back to school and work.

The Not so Good - witch hazel is very low down the ingredients list, sits on the skin a little, not a wonderful moisturizer.

Would I repurchase? Potentially, I have taken to wearing it to work for the 'I promise I'm not wearing make-up!' look.

Who might like it? I can see this being great for teenagers, having a small amount of coverage, an anti-blemish formula and being oil free.

Price & Availability - £5.99, Superdrug. 

Witch also have a BB Cream, which I have yet to manage to hunt down! I really want to get my hands on one though as I'm just a little bit obsessed with BB Cream. And a skincare company has to have a winning formula right? Anyway thanks everyone for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed the post, Hannah 

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Top Picks: August 2012 Loves!

And again it's that time to share everything I've been loving this month. I used to restrict myself to 5 items to give a short compact post. But recently I've decided that if I've loved something it should go in the favourites and be shared with you all! This months been a strange month for make-up, I've got back into bright lips, which is rather evident. And it's also been pouring with rain most of the time, although saying that, the sun is out today!

MakeUp Academy Bronzed Perfection Bronzer 
(£3, Superdrug & MUA's Website)
This is a reasonably new product from MUA, and a much appreciated one. It's quite hard to find a non-orange matte bronzer at such a cheap price. But they managed to do it whilst making it pigmented and give us a whopping 15g of product. Not my all time favourite bronzer, but definitely worth a loving mention! Full review here - link.

MUA Bronzed Perfection

MUA Intense Colour Lip Liners 
(£1 each, Superdrug & MUA's Website)
When these were announced it surprised me, as silly old me hadn't even realised they didn't sell them already! And I must say I am super impressed with two in particular - Brooding Plum and Red Drama. Both are really pigmented, super soft and long lasting, which for £1 is super duper. These two colours are also really pretty and I've been wearing them alone a fair amount. Please bring out some more colours for us! Full review here - link. 

MUA Lip Liners

ELF Matte Lip Colour - Rich Red 
(£3.75, ELF's Website)  
Staying with the lip theme I thought I should tell you about another red lip product I've been into a lot this month from ELF. It's actually very similar to the lip pencils, again being soft, pigmented and long lasting. This shade is slightly pinker in tone than the red MUA one, but I'm totally into both really! Full review here - link. 

ELF Matte Lip Colour

ELF Studio Blush - Mellow Mauve 
(£3.75, ELF's Website)  
I must say I'm not the biggest fan of ELF's recent price increases, although who would like a price increase right?! But £3.75 for a blush is getting into highstreet prices now! Anyway this shade is a great shade to wear for everyday looks, one that goes with a lot of looks. And has a subtle blueness to it which brightens the skin - don't let it scare you, it's pretty I promise! Full review here - link. 

ELF Studio Blush

ELF Flawless Eyeshadow - Tantalizing Taupe
(£2.50, ELF's Website)  
Apologies for the slight ELF overload this month, I made two orders not so long ago, so have had a lot of new bits to play with! This particular one is a gorgeous little quad for creating nice natural looks, so great for back to school of which I've made a tutorial for (link here). All in all a great value, pigmented and easy to use product. Full review here - link

ELF Flawless Eyeshadow

17 Solo Eyeshadow - Statuesque 
(£3.89, Boots)
I didn't actually pay for this one, I got it as a gift with purchase, which is still available. But like all the 17 eyeshadows I own it's nicely pigmented and soft. This one is a shimmery nudey rose gold shade. And looks really pretty on my skintone for a more glam style eye. 

17 Eyeshadow

Blush Professional Blending Blush 
(part of a set for £12.99, Blush Professionals Website)
As I said, this is part of a 7 piece set, which is great for travel coming in a little pouch with extra zip compartment as well. But this particular brush is really great for blending in the crease. It's slightly smaller than other crease brushes I have so gives a bit more precision. That's never a bad thing! You can check out the rest of the brushes in my full review - link here. 

DHC Deep Cleansing Oil
(£18.50 for 200ml, various sizes available from DHC's Website - link here)
This was something I got in this months Glossybox, and probably the first time something from a beauty box has made it to the favourites! The thought of it scared me a lot at first, but I went ahead and tried it. And it's fabulous! Really works at getting make-up off, softening my skin and doesn't make me oily as it's water soluble. The price point is rather high for me so I may go on the hunt for a cheaper cleansing oil to try! 

Well done if you managed to stay with me through this all! No video at the moment as my house is far too noisy to film at the moment, one is coming though, promise! Anyway I hope you all liked my favourites this month, I'd love to hear what you've been loving? Thanks for stopping by, Hannah 

Disclaimer: This post contains an affiliate link. However I was not payed or asked to make the inclusion. I did it with my own free will, purely because I love the product! 

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And the Winner of my 250 Follower Giveaway is...

Thank you everyone who's joined in with my latest giveaway, I've really enjoyed reading all the comments and loved having you all here. As you all know there can only be one winner, if I was super rich I'd give you all a prize for being super subscribers. But alas, I'm a student! Anyway Drumroll time, the winner is... 

Sari. R AKA SuperHotFemale, Well done and Congratulations! 


I have emailed you on the address you gave, so make sure to reply within 3 days, or I will have to pick another winner (don't forget to check your junk folder). But I'm sure it won't come to that! 

For those that are curious the winner was picked randomly by Rafflecopter, so I had no input on who won. 

Sorry to those that didn't win this time, but I will have more giveaways in future and plenty of other posts in the mean time. I'll be reading through and taking note of all your comments later and monthly favourites, coming later too! Well done and speak to you all soon, Hannah 

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Thursday, 30 August 2012

2012 Empties: No. 8 Collection (2000) Lasting Perfection Concealer

I don't know what it is about finishing products up. But something about it is super satisfying. Maybe it's that using something up till it's all gone justifies me buying something else? Who knows, but you guys have told me you like to hear what I have to say once I've completely finished something up and I'm on a mission to see how many things I can use up in a year - I'm not doing so great so far! 

What did I think? 
This is a bit of a cult drugstore product here in the UK, having quite a big fanbase behind it. And I have to admit I'm one of those girls who likes it, although I still wouldn't say it was a perfect product. The texture is really nice and creamy, blending in nicely. The coverage is also fab, well a bit better than fab! But I do find that it can have a tendency to look slightly cakey on me, not my preferred look!  The shade I have is Fair, which is a good match for me, perhaps a touch lighter (yes lighter!) than my natural skintone. 

Would I repurchase? 
Oh yes! It wasn't a perfect holy grail product, but it sure did the job and did it well. And coming in at a very reasonable price and easy to get hold of it's a no brainer! I must say though I'm banning myself from buying a replacement till I've finished up another concealer though. Tell me off if I buy it! 

Price & Availability - £4.19, Boots & Superdrug. 

I'm not sure I've ever finished up a concealer before, there's a first time for everything really! I've never finished a blush, lipgloss or lipstick either though so maybe I just can't stay loyal to one product! I'm like a kid in a toyshop with make-up, that's probably a good way to describe it! Anyway I'll speak to you all soon, have a good evening, Hannah 

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Wednesday, 29 August 2012

FOTD: Fun with Shiro & Sleek BB Cream!

If you follow me on twitter, you may of heard of yesterdays disaster here at Midnight Violets. Basically my memory card had a special moment and deleted all my blog pictures. I've searched my whole computer as well as the recycle bin and nada. I then took more pictures which were all corrupt! Apart from being rather annoyed I have learnt the valuable lesson of backing things up! So to make my life easier for today I've got a quick FOTD for you using some Shiro samples I've had kicking around (link to Shiro Cosemtics). 

Base - Sleek Be Beautiful Blemish Balm - Fair
Concealer - ELF All Over Cover Stick - Ivory 
Powder - 17 Shine Control Pressed Powder 
Blush - 17 Blush & Glow - In Bloom 
Contour - Sleek Face Contour Kit - Light

Primer - MUA Professional Eye Primer 
Base - Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy 
Inner Corner - Shiro Cosmetics Eyeshadow - Din's Fire 
Lid - Shiro Cosmetics Eyeshadow - Majora's Mask 
Crease - Shiro Cosmetics Eyeshadow - A Neat Gun & Sleek Oh So Special Palette - Noir
Browbone - Sleek Oh So Special Palette - Bow 
Upper Lashline - Collection (2000) Extreme 24 Hour Felt Tip Liner - Blue
Lower Lashline - Shiro Cosmetics Eyeshadow - Still Alive
Waterline -  Collection (2000) Lasting Colour Gel Liner - Black 
Mascara - 17 Peep Show Mascara 
Brows - MUA Eyebrow Pencil - Blonde  

Lipstick - ELF Matte Lip Colour - Natural 
Gloss - Barry M  Lipgloss - 11 

I couldn't help but to put in a cheeky picture of my new bargain jumper. £6 from Primark and soft soft soft like a babies bottom! Gotta love Primark! PS Sorry for the slightly grumpy face! 

It's been a while since I've posted anything from an Indie company, it's about time a slipped a few posts in here and there again! Let me know if there's any companies I should be checking out! Anyway I hope you enjoyed the FOTD and learn from my mistake! Speak to you soon, Hannah 

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Swatches: A Random Selection of Shiro Samples!

Last Winter/Spring I had a bit of a love affair with Indie brands, it seems to have dwindled of recently. But I do feel a return coming soon! I still had some of these beautiful samples from Shiro Cosmetics (link) kicking around and thought it was about time I shared their stunning beauty with you all! Shiro sell these samples for just $1 is a little bag holding a decent 1/4tsp of product. I tend to only buy indie samples as I rarely get though a standard shadow, if only they did this on the highstreet too! 

All swatches are over Fyrinnae's Pixie Epoxy. 

Vulpix - A shimmery red/brown, very brick like in shade if I'm being honest! And very subtle bronze hints to it. 

Master Sword - If gold and silver had a baby, this is the shade they would create. It's on the paler side and also has a smidgen of silver shimmers running through it. 

Everything is Bears - A stunning mahogany brown, with pinky copper shimmer and some larger chunks of gold glitter. Rather complex! 

A Neat Gun - A darker pastel blue with the same pinky copper shimmer as Everything is Bears (but less of it!). 

Still Alive - A minty green shade, with very subtle golden hints to it. Two dupes of this are MUA's Eye Dust in Shade 3 & Glamour Doll Eye's Eyeshadow in Shamrock (my swatch comparison is here)

Din's Fire - A muted pink lavender, shimmery, but no glitter. This is actually a really beautiful shade and works really well in the inner corner. 

Majora's Mask - Possibly my favourite of the bunch! This is a stunning indigo purple, with some gold microglitter in it. Quite unusual, but very stunning! 

Din's Fire, Majora's Mask, Still Alive, A Neat Gun (+ a matte black)

I really really need to start pulling out my indie shadows more often. They're all so unique, pigmented and just pure awesome. But pressed shadows are so much easier to use, I'm just to lazy I think! Anyway I hope you liked the post, I have a quick FOTD coming later, so I'll speak to you after I've cooked my dinner! Hannah 

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Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Review + Swatches: Glossybox August 2012

Today (and yesterday evening) really haven't been my day. My camera's memory card went on the blip and deleted over 400 unbacked up pictures. So I retook some, which then turned out to be corrupt. My superstar of a boyfriend has now formatted the card and it appears to be working. But this still leaves me with a lot of product images and swatches lost. So in todays post I'm afraid you'll be seeing the same pictures as the 'What's in my August Glossybox' post, different words though I promise! 

Glossybox is a monthly subscription box that offers 5 beauty samples/miniatures for £10 (+p&p) a month all in a lovely box. You can find the UK Website here (link) 

What did I get in my box? 
  • Alessandro Pro White Nail Polish
  • DHC Deep Cleansing Oil 
  • All for Eve for the Eve Appeal Eve's Balm 
  • Vera Valenti L'ombre à Paupière Margarita 
  • Lipcote 
  • Glossybox Lipstick - Glossy Pink 

If I haven't mentioned here things you think I should have then check out my first post of this box - link here. 


Alessandro Pro White Nail Polish

What they say - Optically brightening effect nail polish with anti-yellowing formula for radiant white and gleaming nails. 

What I say -  I actually thought this faired pretty well and did get rid of some of the yellowness in my nails. And for that I really liked it. However on areas of my nails that weren't stained this did give a slight blue tint. Personally I tend to just cover the yellowness up with more colour! But each to their own! 

DHC Deep Cleansing Oil 
(£18.50 for 200ml, various sizes available from DHC's Website - link here)

What they say - This revolutionary water-soluble cleanser is better than any other make-up remover you've ever tried. 

What I say - That's a bit of a claim isn't it! But actually on my combination skin I found this to be rather fabulous. Very good at removing make-up whilst leaving my skin soft and grease free. I'm not sure I'll be forking out for a full size (although it would last forever as you only need a few drops), but will definitely have a hunt for a nice highstreet cleansing oil! 

All for Eve for the Eve Appeal - Eve's Balm 
(£4.95, from the All for Eve Website - link here)

What they say - Eve's balm is an easily absorbed recovery balm to nourish dry chapped skin. 

What I say - I love the packaging and also love that they donate money to gynecological cancer research. The balm itself smells quite herby and has a really nice texture to it and I find that like it claims it sinks in really easily. Although I don't find it to be particularly wonderful at nourishing my skin. 

Vera Valenti L'ombre à Paupière Margarita
(£3.85, no information provided on suppliers) 

What they say - An eyeshadow palette offering a selection of 10 different colours with an applicator included. 

What I say - Why was this included, why?! It's a cheap, low quality product that I probably would have used aged 12/13. The pigment is virtually non existent in most of the colours as well as the blending ability being poor. I don't really have much more to say on this really, except for poor choice glossybox! 

Lipcote Lipstick Sealer 
(£3.69, Boots)

What they say - The original lipstick sealer and secret of long lasting, feather fade and water resistant lipstick. 

What I say - I was very happy to see this here as it's a classic that I had yet to try. I would say don't use the brush that comes in the bottle as it'll make the product a little 'dirty', use a lip brush instead to keep in clean. I actually found my lipstick to be still slightly transferable with this, but lasted much longer. I've yet to decide how it compares with ELF's MakeUp Lock & Seal - comparisson coming at some point! 

Glossybox Lipstick - Glossy Pink    
(worth £9.50, but not available to buy as far as I know) 

What they say - Professional beauty lipstick for soft glamorous lips with a luminous, long-lasting colour. 

What I say - This lipstick is actually of a very good quality, so great as an 'extra' in this months box. It is actually made by Kryolan a famous theater make-up brand. And the colour is also a beautiful dusky rose shade with a good pigmentation and slight gloss to it. I very much like and will use this! 

Overall I was very happy with this months box, getting a lot of products that I'll get good use out of. Although I'm trying to forget about that palette... What did you guys think of this months Glossybox? I'm hoping you guys liked it too! Anyway thanks everyone for stopping by and I'll speak to you again soon, Hannah 

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Monday, 27 August 2012

Beauty Bites: Homemade Mint Chocolate Body Scrub

Huge apologies everyone for this weeks edition of Beauty Bites being a day late! But I am now back at home and have this weeks easy, do-it-yourself recipe from the kitchen cupboards. And I'd be lying if I said I'm not more than a little excited about this one. Possibly the best yet, in fact I'm thinking of whipping a few up as Christmas presents a bit sooner to the time! Anyway I hope you enjoy! 

You will need - 
  • A small tub/jar to hold the finished product 
  • A tablespoon 
  • Fine Sea Salt - ~35g 
  • Cocoa Powder - 1tbsp 
  • Olive Oil - 1-2 tbsp 
  • Peppermint Essential Oil - 4 drops (I got mine here - link)  


Step 1
This homemade scrub is very very simple to make. It took me around 5 minutes, which included stopping to take pictures. Anyway the first thing you'll need to do is to mix the salt, cocoa powder and oil together. It's best to start with the dry ingredients and then add the wet ones. 

Step 2 
Now you can add in your minty scent to make the product have a beautiful and refreshing smell in the shower. You only need a small amount as essential oil is rather potent stuff, a few drops should do the job! If mint's not your thing try orange essential oil instead to make it more citrusy. Then mix it all up and you're done! 

What do the ingredients do for the skin? 

Salt - Acts as an exfoliator to remove dead skin. 

Olive Oil - Moisturizes and softens the skin. 
Cocoa Powder - Pretty much just there for scent and to add a more interesting colour! 
Peppermint Essential Oil - Primarily there for the scent. But Peppermint Oil is said to relieve skin irritation as well as making you feel more refreshed! 

Some people are sensitive to certain ingredients so if your worried it's probably best to swap something else for it instead! I wouldn't suggest using this on the face or during pregnancy due to the Peppermint Oil
Do let me know how you get on with this if you try it. Personally I can't get enough of it and will definitely be remaking it for sure! I still haven't quite decided what to make for next week, so if you have any requests then by all means let me know. Thank you everyone for stopping by and I'll speak to you again soon, Hannah 
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Sunday, 26 August 2012

Beauty Blog Link Love - 25/08/2012

This edition of Beauty Blog Link Love is just in time for the Bank Holiday Weekend. So put your feet up and have a good read. Or if like me you'll be working, safe it for a treat after work with a nice cup of tea. I'm so British aren't I! 


Looking for a great red lipstick for the fall? Jenn from Spiced Beauty shows you her current favourite!

Addicted to Beauty has a Disney bliss out with these amazing Disney Princess Nail Decals - are you a Princess Jasmine, Princess Ariel or Cinders?

From purple smoky eyes to cherry stained lips, Phyrra loves the gorgeous Fall 2012 Beauty Trends. Which ones are your favorite?

Check out Krasey Beauty's party face of the day!

If you've ever wondered about how your favourite serums & moisturizers work, this Tatcha skincare ingredient breakdown on theNotice is a must-read.

Find out if Audrey Dao agrees with the hype of the Too Faced Better Than False Lashes Mascara!

Lisamarie from Beauty Crazed loves purple so much that it's no wonder she is loving the Lancôme Midnight Roses collection check out her swatches and see if you fall in love too!

Have you ever considered eyelash extensions? Lisa from Beauty Info Zone had them done and the results are simply amazing.

Miss Beauty Nerd is packing Benefit's Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow foundation for her beach vacation. Find out why this foundation makes it into her suitcase!

Are you ready for Fall? Jessika from polish insomiac shares her top picks from the Fall 2012 Germany by OPI collection!

Over at Makeup Morsels, MM highlights the uncanny resemblance between one of her favorite paintings and three of her favorite eyeshadows.

Prime Beauty shows you how to get pretty "fierce" this fall with Tarte's Call of the Wild Amazonian Clay Eye Shadow Palette.

At Musing on Beauty, Mariella splurged and invested in the Kerastase Chroma Riche range, however she isn't liking it too much. Find out why!

See how Tracy at Beauty Reflections defeated the evil oily eyelid curse with Make Up Forever Eye Prime!

Ben Nye Essential Eyeshadow Palette is a HUGE hit for Christina the Glitterholic! Check out her swatches and FOTD and find out where to get this gorgeous palette.

Has Too Faced managed to bring sexy back? Find out if that honour still belongs to Justin Timberlake in Lydia's review of The Return of Sexy Palette for Fall 2012 on The Perfectly Imperfect Beauty Blog.

In need of gentle yet effective skincare? Pammy Blogs Beauty tries out Jurlique's Herbal Recovery Line.

At Lipstick Musings, Shannon's got a quick tutorial to show you how to remove the toughest glitter polishes in a flash--and it's foil-free!

Gouldylox is really bad at math, but she thinks she figured out how committing this beauty sin will impact you for the rest of your life.

Jude reviews the Japonesque Complexion Perfection brush set on Love Lust & Fairy Dust.

Anita drools over pictures of the upcoming Guerlain Holiday 2012 Collection. Take a sneak peek over at Pleasureflush!

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Tutorial: 5 Minute Natural Back to School Look (cheap!)

Over the past weeks I've frequently been asked to do natural looks and back to school looks. So I thought I'd satisfy everyones requests in one with a natural back to school look. I know when I was at school I just wanted to sleep in the morning and in all honesty didn't really wear much make-up. But times are changing and everyone seems to be wearing it now, so I've come up with this quick look for you using some cheap but quality products.

Base - MUA BB Cream - Light (£4, Superdrug & MUA's Website) 
Blush - Natural Collection Blush - Rosey Glow (£1.99, Boots) 

Primer - ELF Eyelid Primer (£1.50, ELF's Website) 
Eyeshadows - ELF Flawless Eyeshadow - Tantalizing Taupe (£2.50, ELF's Website) 
Eyeliner - Collection (2000) Lasting Colour Gel Liner - Black (£4.99, Boots & Superdrug)
Mascara - NYC Showtime Volumizing Mascara - Black (£1.99, Superdrug) 
Brows - MUA Eyebrow Pencil - Blonde (£1, Superdrug & MUA's Website)  

Tinted Balm - Sleek Pout Polish - Sugar May (Discontinued colour, other shades available from Sleeks Website & Superdrug for £4.49) 

You may have noticed that the settings are slightly different in the post and video. And that is because I was having a very special moment and actually forgot to take any after I filmed and had to doll up with this look again. I assure you it's the same make-up though. And hope you don't mind!

Anyway to all of those going back to school soon, I really hope you have a good year and get some grades you're proud of. Good luck and speak to you again soon, Hannah 

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Thursday, 23 August 2012

Review & Swatches: ELF Primer Eyeshadow - Misty Mauve

You know sometimes you buy stuff out of pure curiosity? Well that's the trap I fell into with this product! I was never a fan of the ELF Liquid Eyeshadows, so really I should have given this a miss. If I was sensible anyway, but you'll be pleased to hear I'm not and I have it here to review for you today!

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

The Basics
Although these are part of the essential line, they have come with a slightly inflated price of £2.50. But that's still comparatively cheap compared to most make-up! Personally I think that that white lipgloss style packaging looks cheap, but it comes with a user friendly doe-foot applicator. Inside there's a decent 6ml of product and comes in 4 different colours. 


The Formula 
I can see some definite similarities this and between the liquid eyeshadows ELF does. They both have the same wet texture which then dries down on the eye to be creaseproof. This all sounds good, but in all honesty I'm really not a fan! They can definitely be felt on the eyes and tend to to have an uneven finish to them. Although not as prone to flaking of as the liquid eyeshadows. I'll be honest with you here, I haven't tested the longevity of this as I can't bear to have it on my eyes for that long! But it does set down and didn't crease in a few hours. 


Colour & Application 
To apply I tend to just apply straight from the tube and then use a fluffy crease brush to smooth out the edges. In the pictures of me wearing this I've also put some other colours in my crease, but nothing else (including primer) on my lid. As for the colour, it is a pale purple in the tube but the colour sheers out to be a lilac toned metallic silver once applied, and not particularly even either. 


The Good - cheap, does set down and didn't crease for the few hours I wore it.

The Not so Good - doesn't apply evenly, colour is washed out, you can feel it on the eyes, not the quickest to dry.

Would I repurchase? No, it's really not my cup of tea! But I was silly to buy it as I didn't like the very similar liquid eyeshadows ELF does.

Who might like it? Those that were a fan of the ELF Liquid Eyeshadows.

Price & Availability - £2.50, ELF's Website

As I said, not really my cup of tea! But I do really like and recommend the Collection (2000) Metallic Cream Eyeshadows, which are the same kind of idea! But anyway I'm going to finish watching me some Game of Thrones and have me some dinner. Have a good night! Hannah 

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