Hi lovelies! If you follow me on Twitter, you will know that I recently (accidentally) did a mini Morphe haul. Luckily this time it was actually a mini haul, I reigned myself in. I think I’m getting better! I thought I would share with you what I bought and why! If you would like a full review of any of the products, let me know in the comments.

Brontour – £12 

As soon as I went on the Morphe website, the ‘Brontours’ caught my eye. This product consists of both a matte contour and a shimmery bronzer. I was initially intrigued due to me having no shimmery bronzers in my collection. I tend to stick to matte bronzers which can be used for contouring. As I am not really used to glowy bronzers, I thought the best thing to do was to go half and half. There are a total of 6 shades in the collection, and I decided to go with ‘Glitterati’. This duo consists of a matte ‘sand’ shade and a shimmery champagne bronzer. According to Morphe, this duo is perfect for fair skin tones. I can say straight off the bat, that this bronzer is definitely too light, and in hindsight, I would probably go for Frenemy. I chose this one because I thought the champagne gold would look really pretty. But I am not going to rule it out completely, I will give it a proper go and so if you want a full review let me know!

Morphe Y6 pro flat buffer brush – £12

So I have been debating on whether to buy this brush for a while. It has always caught my eye but I never got round to buying it. When Laura Lee released her Morphe brush collection this week, I was dying to buy it. Unfortunately, it was sold out. cry. But as Laura pretty much always talks about the Y6, I decided to buy the single brush alone! I am so excited to try this out. The gold brush is so pretty and feels really luxurious. The actual brush itself is so soft and the bristles feel very dense. I can’t wait to try this brush out and see whether it competes with my trusty Real Techniques sponge.

Morphe 25C – Hey Girl Hey eyeshadow palette -£19

Okay… a bit of an impulse buy. Guilty. But I absolutely adore Morphe shadows, and so when I saw this I just had to buy it. This new palette is part of their ‘When boy meets girl range’. I was ultimately drawn to this palette, purely because I don’t really have any pink shadows in my collection. I do have Naked 3, but these shadows were so much more vibrant and exciting, and I thought they would be perfect for spring/summer. Usually, I always tend to stick with my gold shadows but I determined to be more fun and creative with my eye looks in the future. These have swatched beautifully so far and so I can’t wait to play with them. If you want a full review/first impressions on this palette, do let me know, I can barely contain my excitement!

So that’s what I bought. As you can see it could have been a lot worse! Have you tried any of these products? Are you dying to try any of them now?

Thanks for reading, until next time,

Chloe x

Hi, lovelies! If you have read my recent posts, you will know that I have gone on a bit of a Foundation buying spree. I recently bought the L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation which was so good it made it into my March favourites. With the success of that foundation, I thought I would give the L’Oreal Infallible Longwear Shaping stick foundation a try. My skin has been very dry recently, so when buying foundations at the moment I have been looking for more of a dewy finish, a hydrating formula, and one that doesn’t cling to my dry patches. Is this the foundation for me?

The packaging

So if you haven’t guessed from the picture, the L’Oreal Infallible Longwear is a stick foundation. I used to absolutely hate stick foundations but after loving the Primark hydrating foundation, I am converted. This stick is all black with simple white lettering but with a hint of silver detail. Like the Primark foundation stick, the lid is clear but with some black detail so you can see which shade you are reaching for. This is handy, as the shaping sticks can also be used for contouring and highlighting, so you know exactly which shade to pick up. The packaging feels quite light and not very luxurious, but would be very handy for travelling and on the go makeup!

The foundation:

Although this foundation stick is considerably larger than the Primark one, there is actually 2g less product, with 9g in total. The foundation costs £8.99, not terrible, but definitely not the cheapest out there. There are 12 shades to choose from to find your perfect match! I decided to choose the shade Ivory (100) as I am pale as hell. I pretty much always go for one of the lightest shades. I didn’t realise this when I purchased it but this foundation is matte, so you oily girls will love this.

The foundation claims:

  • A highly pigmented, creamy formula that melts into the skin
  • blendable and buildable
  • lasts for 24 hours

Does it live up to the claims?

So as I said this foundation is matte. That is not what I wanted. When I initially swiped this across my face, I definitely thought it was creamy. It glided beautifully without tugging at my skin, a lot easier than the Primark dupe. This is a matte foundation but it felt really comfortable on the skin. It didn’t cling to any of my dry patches and I found that over the day it did melt more into my skin and felt more velvety. I would totally agree that this foundation is highly pigmented, as you don’t need much to get a decent level of coverage. I tried this L’Oreal Infallible stick with both a brush and a sponge and it blended out so easily with both tools. After much deliberation, I decided that applying with a sponge is the way to go for me as it makes it slightly more dewy for my dry skin. You can definitely build this up to full coverage without getting cake face – a plus! Now, I can’t say I have worn this foundation for 24 hours but I have gotten close. I put this foundation on before work at around 6 am and probably take it off at around 8 pm. After that long, there are some dry, flaky patches (tends to happen to most of my foundations) but as a whole, it looks pretty good!

Final thoughts

Overall I really enjoy this foundation, and since buying it I have used it a lot. For a matte foundation, I didn’t think I would like it as much as I do, and I know that in the summer (when my skin gets more oily) it will be perfect. If you want a quick and easy foundation that looks fab all day – definitely try it out!

Have you tried this foundation? Or any of the L’Oreal foundations? They are my absolute favourites at the minute.

Thanks for reading,

Chloe x

 

Hi guys, I am back again with another ‘Testing Primark Makeup’ post. If you have been following my blog, you will know that I have done two so far, testing the Amber palette and the Chocolate range. I thought I would try the Primark Moisturising Foundation stick from the My Perfect colour range. If you saw my skincare routine post, you will know that my skin is hella dry at the minute and so as soon as I saw moisturising, it was in my basket. So I put the £2.50 Primark foundation stick (yes, you read that correctly) to the test!

Packaging

The Primark foundation stick is like any other foundation stick, with a simple black packaging and white lettering. The lid is clear so that you can see the foundation on the inside. This is handy as you know what colour it is immediately if you have several shades (ie. for contour as well), but I do think it could look more luxurious. The foundation feels very lightweight, almost as if there is no product in there, so I do think it could be made to appear more high-end. But for only £2.50 it does the job!

The foundation

I believe this range consists of 8 shades, not amazing, but not terrible. I am aware that their full coverage foundation has 16 shades which are incredible for such a budget foundation, so hopefully, the stick foundation range will expand soon. Although these sticks could be used for both foundation and contouring, I only chose a foundation shade (in the shade Ivory) due to my Primark running out of stock! I believe Ivory was the palest shade and it is a pretty good match for my skin. For most drugstore foundations, I tend to go for the lightest option (I’m a pale ass, I know) and this was no exception. You get 11g in total (or 0.38 oz), which compared to the Fast base foundation stick is almost double the amount for half the price! This foundation claims to have buildable coverage, a velvet finish and contains Vitamin E… was these claims true?

My thoughts

I actually don’t hate this Primark Foundation stick. I went into trying it thinking that a £2.50 Primark foundation can’t be good, but it is actually pretty nice. Let’s look at these claims in more detail…

  • Buildable coverage – I think this is true! I am not used to using foundation sticks, so I had absolutely no idea how much to use. I was swiping all over my skin and using both a sponge and a brush, I gained the coverage I wanted. You can use as much or as little as you wan and can build to improve coverage without looking cakey! A win!
  • Velvet finish – Again I think this is true. This is definitely not a matte finish (obviously it’s a moisturising foundation) which is exactly what I was looking for. It is not a dewy foundation but somewhere in between so I would definitely agree that it is velvety. It glides on really easily and is super creamy and so I had no issues blending it out. If you have oily skin this might not work for you, but combination and dry skin, I think you will love this.
  • Contains Vitamin E – Of course, I don’t really have any way to prove that the foundation does have Vitamin E in it. Vitamin E is meant to be good for anti-ageing, so very ideal if you have more mature skin. I am only 21, so I can’t say this is essential for me, but It is a nice added extra.

Is it worth it?

Overall, this foundation was creamy, blendable and true to colour. It gave beautiful coverage and a nice velvety finish. I have been using it for a few weeks now and I am really happy with it. I would say it lasts around 8 hours before it starts to become a bit too oily for me, not bad! For a £2.50 Primark foundation, I am not mad at it and will continue to use it for a fast, easy makeup routine.

Have you tried this foundation? Are you a big fan of foundation sticks? Let me know in the comments.

Thank you for reading,

Chlo x

Hi lovlies, I am so sorry this post is slightly late but due to builders being a pain, it was very hard to take photos for the blog this week! But nobody panic I am back and ready for another review. If you have been following my blog recently, you will know that I decided to do a testing Primark makeup series. If you haven’t seen the first post, you can read it here. I decided that my next post would be all about the Primark Chocolate range. If you have been on any form of social media recently, you will have noticed this range getting a lot of hype. Many people believe that these products are a dupe for Too faced Chocolate palettes. Although I have never tried the Too Faced range (shock horror I know), I am going to test these as stand-alone items! Are these worth your money?… keep on reading to find out!

The PS Chocolate Range

Every Item in this range costs less than £10, so you know that whatever the outcome is, you won’t have wasted loads of money (Unless you buy loads to test like I did). If you compare these to Too Faced prices, they are an absolute steal, and you are getting a lot for your money! Like the Too Faced range, all of these products smell like chocolate. Some white chocolate, and some milk chocolate… but chocolate nonetheless. I was not too particularly fussed about the smell, like do I really need my eyeshadow to smell delicious? No. Is it a nice added extra? I guess. The smell isn’t too overpowering which I was grateful for, but you will know it is there. The range includes eyeshadow palettes, cheek palettes, with lipsticks, bronzers and glosses thrown in the mix too. Primark really went to town. So let’s get into the products I bought.

The PS Chocolate Contour and eyeshadow palette

This is probably the most hyped over product in this range. The packaging is a brown chocolate bar with melted chocolate at the top, with beautiful gold writing. Like the Amber palette, it is simply cardboard with no mirror, but for £6 it is pretty decent. I do really like the packaging, it really conveys the chocolate theme. The palette comes with 8 eyeshadows, each at 2g, considerably more than lots of other palettes I have. As well as this the 2 face pans are 5g each and so you are getting a lot of product for your £6 pounds. The pan shapes are a mixture of squares, rectangles and hearts which I think is really cute. All of the shades are warm neutral shades, focusing mainly on brown ‘chocolate’ colours. There is a mixture of mattes and shimmers so you can create a variety of looks, but overall I am not massively impressed by this palette. Don’t get me wrong, it is not a bad palette, however, the shades just don’t blow me away. The colours are all very similar and I have lots of shades like them in my collection, I don’t think I will be reaching for this as often. The shadows are actually quite pigmented, and do blend really well, and so If you don’t have shades like this, or are looking for a more neutral palette, then yes this would be great! In terms of the ‘contour’ aspect, I am not convinced. The two larger ‘face’ pans are a highlight and a peachy shade. Where is my contour at?! You could definitely use some of the shadows for contouring, but the pans are small so you will probably just make a mess. Overall, a decent palette if you want an all neutrals, but I believe the Makeup Revolution palettes at £4 are probably better.PS Chocolate Eyeshadow palette 

Another eyeshadow palette! But this time its mini! I believe there is another smaller eyeshadow palette as well, however, I couldn’t see it in my Primark. This one is centred around the white chocolate theme … and you guessed it, smells like white chocolate! The packaging is a little white chocolate bar, I love it, it reminds me of the Milky bar kid! This one I am a bit underwhelmed with. I understand the purpose, a small palette can be really handy when it comes to storage and travelling, but the colours are a bit meh. Like what am I going to do with these three shades? There are 2 mattes and 1 shimmer, all at 2.5g each, so loooadds of product. But the choice of shades is a bit strange. A bright silver, which is beautiful, a cool toned brown and a super warm brown. All beautiful shades, but it is very hard to create a look with just this palette. I would have much-preferred lots of shadows, with a smaller pan size, that could still be in a small, portable palette. It is only £3, so I am not mad at it, but I think better shades could have been included.

PS Chocolate Cheek palette

I think this is probably my favourite product out of the whole range. This palette looks like a smaller version of the contour and eyeshadow palette, but on the inside, the pans are all heart shaped. So cute it gives me heart eyes. The palette includes a gold highlighter, two blushes and a contour/bronzer shade. I didn’t think I would be a big fan initially, one of the main reasons being that I don’t tend to wear blush! Both of the blushes are beautiful, but I much prefer ‘chocolate orange’ which is less in your face! Both are super pigmented, so use a light hand or you will look like a clown… like I initially did. But I now really like these blushes. Vanilla Cream is the highlighter of the palette. It is a pale gold colour, so I thought it would look strange on my pale ass skin. But it actually looks really pretty. I have heard many people say that this highlighter is ‘chunky’, but I disagree! It isn’t super glowy, but builds up nicely to give a subtle highlight. Finally, the palette includes a bronzer. I still can’t decide whether this shade is cool or warm toned, I think it is somewhere in between. I don’t think it is a good contour shade for me but works well to add a nice warmth to my skin. Overall a great palette, and for £4, it is a steal!

PS. I am aware there is a stand-alone bronzer, but as I don’t like shimmer bronzers, I opted out of buying it!

PS Chocolate Lip kit – Creme caramel.

There were two chocolate lip kits to choose from, but I decided to buy the Creme Caramel one. The kit includes a molten gloss and lip liner. I was initially so excited about this product… until I realised they were metallic! I still decided to give them ago and they both perform really nice! The gloss is opaque and goes on really smoothly, and isn’t too sticky (I hate it when that happens). The liner is really creamy and glides on like a dream! Due to them being metallic, I don’t think I will get a lot of use out of them, but if you like that kind of style, then you will like these! Again it smells like chocolate so keep that in mind, if you don’t like it on the lips.

So that is the PS chocolate range! I know I didn’t include every product but as I knew I wouldn’t like some of the products I chose not to include them as they would be biased! Have you tried this range? Or do you have the Too Faced chocolate palette? Do you think its similar? Let me know in the comments.

Thanks for reading,

Chloe x

So if you follow me on Twitter you will know that I recently purchased the Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam palette! I was super excited to try this palette as, believe it or not, I haven’t tried any of their palettes before (Gasps in horror). I always wanted to try Modern Renaissance but just never got round to buying it, and so when this palette was released I just had to have it. So I ordered my palette from the ABH website but you can also purchase it now on Beauty Bay. I have been testing it for the past 5 days so I thought I would give you the rundown of my thoughts. Is it worth the money?

Cost

The Soft Glam palette retails for £43, the same as all of the other ones from ABH. This may seem quite pricey, but for 14 eyeshadows it works out at only £3 each, far cheaper than some single shadows. I tend to compare all of my high-end palettes to Urban Decay Naked palettes as I think they are the standard high-end price. This palette is £5 more expensive than the UD ones, however, with 2 extra eyeshadows, I think it balances out. This palette also comes with a double -ended brush which I think is a nice extra touch. I am always willing to pay a little bit more for good quality shadows and so I don’t think this palette is that bad.

Packaging

I think every man and his dog has seen this palette floating around the internet so I haven’t inserted a picture of the packaging (but it is not hard to find on google). I actually love this packaging. Like… a lot. Like all the Anastasia Beverly Hills Palettes, it is a suede material. I do understand the issue that some bloggers have with this, as I am sure it will get so grubby so quickly. But I don’t care. I think it is so unique and I don’t have any other palette with this type of packaging. I also love the feel of it, so soft! The goldy-beige colour makes it look so luxurious and sophisticated and it isn’t chunky like some of my other palettes. Like most palettes, it has a magnetic clasp so eyeshadow won’t go everywhere when you travel and it feels really well made.

Eyshadows

Okay so lets get to the nitty gritty – the stuff you are actually here for. As I said before this palette comes with 14 eyeshadows that are arranged in squares. Each eyeshadow is 0.7g and so is quite a bit smaller than the Naked palettes (1.3g) but as I will explain later, a little goes a long way! As a whole the palette is quite warm with the occasional cool toned shade thrown in. I am a warm tone gal so this palette is perfect for me, but with cool shades also I think this palette could cater for everyone. There are 9 mattes and 5 shimmers and so you can create a variety of looks, for both day and night! I love the versatility of this palette.

The shades:

  • Tempera – a light beige matte- perfect for highlighting the brow bone and as a transition shade
  • Glistening – A pale gold shimmer with a hint of pink  – looks fab in the inner corner and as a highlighter (Two jobs in one)
  • Orange soda – A peachy matte shade – great as a transition shade in the crease
  • Rose pink – Rose gold shimmer – beautiful all over the lid
  • Sultry – warm chocolately brown shimmer – great if you want a smokey look
  • Bronze – A bright gold shimmer – great to pack on the lid
  • Mulberry – Matte berry shade – great for adding definition to the crease
  • Dusty rose – matte cool toned pink-lilac shade – awesome for a more cool look
  • Fairy – A light gold shimmer – great for the inner portion of the eye
  • Burnt orange – Deep orange matte – great to build up definition in the crease
  • Sienna – matte brown for a smokier look
  • Rustic – matte cinamon – perfect for a more subtle matte look
  • Cyrpus umber – very dark matte brown – a good way to get a smokey look without going for the black! Looks great with gold
  • Noir – as the name says – a matte black – great for added smoke or as a liner

PS. I am sorry that there is no eye look picture in this post, I struggled to get a decent picture of my eye haha! Seriously though… if anyone has any tips on taking pictures of eyshadow, please let me know in the comments. The struggle is real.

I was concerned that I would have trouble with kickback that I saw lots of people had with the Subculture palette. I will admit there was more than I was expecting with this palette, so don’t tap too heavily in the pan. But it is not as big a deal as I thought it would be. A little goes a very long way with these shadows as they are soooo pigmented. I didn’t need to use a setting spray with the shimmers like I often like to do, they look great on their own. Despite the kickback, there was little fallout and all of the shadows blended seamlessly with very minimal effort. I was very dubious when I saw the kickback but once I saw these shades on my eye, It doesn’t bother me, a light hand is all that is needed!

All in all, an absolutely gorgeous palette and I can tell that it is going to become  staple item very quickly! Let me know in the comments your thoughts on this palette! Have you already bought it – did it live up to your expectations? Are you dying to buy it and give it a try?

Thanks for reading, as always!

Chlo x