C: hi guys! Unfortunately I am now officially half way through my advent calendar! Which makes me super duper sad cos I have been loving it! I definitely need one of these again next year.
Today I got a sample size (I think it’s about half a normal eyeliner size) stay perfect amazing eyes pencil in brown.
I am very happy to get this as I have been thinking about investing in a brown eye liner to try a softer every day make up look anyway! However it only seems like a couple of days since I got the gold eye liner in the calendar and I initially panicked that this was the same again!
It is once again super soft, easy to blend and super pigmented. It also seems to be really long lasting as I swatched this on my arm before my shower and it’s still going strong!
What do you guys think of brown eye liner? Any FOTD ideas? #twolittleowls
C: we are finally in December double figures!! Two weeks today it will be Christmas Eve which makes me super duper excited! I also was super excited about my no7 calendar today, as so far today as been the best day!
I received the Stay Perfect Amazing Eyes Pencil in Bronze and it is AMAZING (although lets not talk about how difficult it was to get out of the actual advent calendar… I’m two nails down).
I apologise for the photos not being amazing, its quite hard to photograph eyeliners isn’t it?! These were the best I managed to get in this horrid winter light that showed the colour off properly. I absolutely love it! The colour is perfect for this time of year – although I’m not sure if other people will have received different shades as I saw a few posts about the lip tint and other people received different colours. I can’t wait to use this on my lower lash line over the festive period to add a little something extra to my make up.
It is also super creamy and easy to use, and it lasts ages! I have swatched it on my arm for the photos and its still going strong!
Have you guys tried this from no7? Any super good gold eyeliner FOTD ideas?! #twolittleowls
C: I received this Cargo Color Palette in my August Cohorted box (which I posted about here if you are interested) and have finally got round to trying it out. I wasn’t particularly excited about the colours to be honest with you, they are very neutral/looked more like blushers and bronzers to me!
The packaging is quite pretty and is super sturdy, so you could travel with this easily without having to worry about it getting damaged or broken in your make up bag. If you look closely theres also a nice reflection of me in there with my sunglasses on my head apparently! Extra little selfie for you guys.
Inside there is a really large mirror which is also super handy if you were taking these travelling, and all four shadows are a really good size. However you can see why I initially thought these were blushers/bronzers right?!
And here is the look I created using these! The eyeshadows themselves are so neutral I added a nice dark cat eye flick for a little bit of drama, but otherwise kept my make up light and natural as these aren’t the sort of shadows I would wear for a night out.
The shadows themselves are lovely quality, creamy and easy to blend. They also lasted all day with my Benefit Stay Don’t Stray primer, so I was really pleased with them in that way. Personally though this shade range just isn’t for me! I much prefer a darker or more glittery eye so this isn’t something I would have purchased myself (I may just use them as blushers!), however the quality of these for price (£10!) is amazing and I would love to get some different colours!
I can’t actually find anywhere that stocks these… so if you know send me a link to add pretty please! Or let me know if you have tried them/also received the Cohorted beauty box! I would love to see some looks you have created! #twolittleowls
C: I recently gave in and ordered the August Cohorted Beauty Box (for the full post click here) and one of the items inside was this eyeshadow duo by Laura Geller. I have seen these beauties around, but never invested in them/found them particularly exciting so it was nice to receive an item I wouldn’t normally try. You can buy this from Amazon for £9.95 here.
The packaging itself isn’t anything too exciting, but it is sturdy meaning you can throw it in your make up bag without being too worried about it. It also has a tiny mirror inside which is a nice addition but not that useful really as its so small!
When you open it up it is embossed with a beautiful floral/grape print, which is in-keeping with its name “fine wines”. The colours are also beautiful for Autumn and although not normally something I would pick for myself I actually really liked them!
And here is the smokey eye look I created using them! I added a winged liner for extra definition and I really like it! The eyeshadows are easy to blend and are super pigmented, they also last all day without creasing/disappearing!
So overall I am really impressed with these eyeshadows and pleased that my Cohorted box introduced me to a new brand. Have any of you guys tried anything from Laura Geller? What would you suggest trying next?! #twolittleowls
C: I kept reading such good reviews of this L’Oreal foundation offering, that when my Mac Matchmaster foundation started nearing the end of its long and happy life I thought I would give this a go and see if it would be a good drugstore (and therefore cheaper) alternative
“A matte result that lasts up to 24 hours. Clinically proven; waterproof, steamproof. All the comfort, none of the shine. Perfect coverage. No Cakey effect. Easy to apply, enriched with perlite technology, and reduces the appearance of shine up to 24 hours”
I picked this up in the shade “10 Porcelain” which was the lightest shade available, and actually is a very good colour match for me – lots of points for that as usually most drugstore brands aren’t pale enough for my skin-tone! But does the formula live up to its very ambitious claims?
Basically yes! It is easy to apply, blends in seamlessly with very little effort for a matte effect that lasts all day. I use this with my usual Garnier primer, but I did test it one day without and it still lasted all day, I only needed to reapply some powder late afternoon on a particularly hot day. I cannot comment as to it lasting 24 hours, as I have never worn my make up for 24 hours… but I suggest that claim is probably ambitious! My only other disagreement with the claims is that this is high coverage. I personally would rate this as having medium coverage as I still need a concealer in some areas, but that is perfect for me as I found high coverage foundations a little too much for everyday wear whereas this still feels light and comfortable.
However, overall for £7.99 (available here) I think this is totally worth the investment, and it has become one of my every day foundations (I have too many and about 8 on the go!). Have any of you guys tried this? What did you think? #twolittleowls
C: another birthday present review today thanks to Annies excellent make up gift buying powers! I loved receiving this pigment from Make Up Revolution as it is so different to anything else in my collection!
I received this in the shade “Black Diamond” which is absolutely perfect for me as Annie knows I prefer to use a darker eyeshadow to create a smokey eye look, or to use as a liner when I am going for less dramatic eye make up. It is a dark grey foil effect shimmer and it is absolutely beautiful!
Included in the kit is a little liquid eye primer as well as a mixing tray, the idea being you drop a little primer into the tray and then mix the pigment to your desired pigmentation. You then apply this to your eyes, and build it up in layers to the desired effect! This seemed a little complicated to me… so I decided to show you my first attempt as a real review of how easy this is to use as well as how good the product itself is.
So my first attempt at using this was reasonably successful! Next time I used it I applied more colour for a more pigmented look, but it is definitely about trial and error to achieve the look you are aiming for – which is perfect really as you can go as pigmented as you dare! I also really enjoyed playing about with this – it certainly isn’t something you would use if you were in a rush, but I really enjoy spending time playing about with my make up and trying new things so if you are a beauty obsessive like me I’m sure that won’t be a problem for you!
Once applied the primer did a great job of making this stay put. It didn’t crease or melt off my face like a lot of eyeshadows tend to do in this strange heat we had been experiencing in the UK! Meaning it will be perfect for a night out when I want to create a full on dramatic eye look! All in all I love this product, mainly because I have nothing similar in my collection and it is such a fun idea!
If you fancy trying this it is only £4 and available here – there are also lots of other beautiful colours, I particularly have my eye on the Rose Gold and Emerald shades! #twolittleowls
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!
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.
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