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Review: Makeup Revolution Blush Palette in Golden Sugar

C: If you guys are regular readers, you may have noticed that Annie treated me to this amazing blush palette for my birthday! She knows how much I love a good palette, and this one certainly didn’t disappoint! I hate opening new things… because then they aren’t new anymore? But I have finally given in and busted this bad boy out so thought it was definitely time for a review!

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Firstly lets discuss the packaging, the palette itself is a black shiny case which is pretty sturdy and includes a massive mirror! This gets bonus points from me as its perfect for travelling and applying on the go – you could just take this on holiday and have all the blushes/highlights you could need! Plus its just beautiful really isn’t it? Shiny make up in a palette = heaven to me.

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As you can tell from the swatches, all of the blushes are really pigmented and pretty finely milled for such a bargain brand – although we all know Makeup Revolution don’t often disappoint on quality I was still impressed by these! There are 7 shimmery shades and one matte colour on the bottom right – this is pretty good for contouring actually, as although it looks quite orange in the swatch (it is the top colour) if you use it lightly it gives off a lovely colour and blends easily.

The rest of the colours are equally as easy to blend, meaning you can use as little as you like for a natural flush or build the colours up slightly for a more pigmented and dramatic look without looking like a clown – although a heavy hand is not recommended! They also lasted all day on me – although I do use a primer and setting powder so I wouldn’t know how well they last without these!

So what do you guys think of this palette? Have you already tried it or are you thinking of investing? I absolutely love having so many different options in one little palette, I can’t see myself getting bored of these bad boys any time soon! #twolittleowls

Review: Sleek Highlighting Palette in Precious Metals

C: now this review has been a long time coming as Annie actually bought me this for Christmas! However, I have a slight issue with new beautiful things – in that I never want to use them as then they wont be new/look so pretty. But it has finally happened… I have given in and opened it!

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Now it doesn’t look that exciting from the outside packaging… then you open it up and things get super exciting!

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Look how pretty it is! Now I am aware this is the sort of packaging that will look grubby very quickly, but it goes with the precious metal theme and I enjoy it a lot. It is also super sturdy so you don’t have to worry about it breaking, although the lid is maybe too easily undone to just throw in your make up bag.

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Now I am aware these swatches are rubbish, but this is the only photo I could get in the rubbish light that showed off the colours properly. Shades from left to right are: Platinum, Royal Gold, Renaissance Gold and Antique Bronze. All of which are cream highlighters, apart from Antique Bronze which is a powder.

I had never used cream highlighters before, so I was a little nervous about trying these but they are all super creamy and easy to blend and although there is a little fall out from the powder bronzer it is also easy to use. I used these with a primer, so they did last all evening – but as they are so glittery I have not used them in the day to see if they last that long. These are definitely something to be used for an evening look, else you might end up looking a little like Edward Cullen.

Finally, on a last note. My favourite shade is definitely Platinum, just because I am so pale and it is Winter. However, I can’t wait to crack out the others once Summer is here – you can deffo get away with more glitter in the Summer with a bit of a tan! But this palette is perfect for anyone looking to add to their collection, or if they don’t know exactly which highlighting shade is best for them!

This Palette is available here for £9.99. So what do you guys think? Has anyone else tried this? Any tips for the darker shades?