Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Updated Review | Collection Work the Colour Eyeshadow Pencils*

So, a while ago now I wrote a post on the Collection Work the Colour Eyeshadow Pencils which I really love (if you haven't already read that you can here).

Very, very kindly, Collection decided to send me the other 4 colours of the eyeshadow pencils that I didn't have, as a thank you for writing the blog post I did. This is not a sponsered post in any way, but I thought that was so nice I decided to share them all with you.

I still love these pencils and use them frequently - if not as my actual eyeshadow I would use them as an eyeshadow base. If you haven't tried these out, I really do recommend looking at them when you get a chance. The only bad point I've found is that they're not very blendable - but they are just so pigmented and long lasting I don't mind.

My favourite of them is still 'Hot Chocolate' - it's such a beautiful shimmery brown.

From left to right in both pictures: Vanilla Sky, Vintage Blush, Hot Chocolate, Denim Diva, Gunmetal Glitz, Midnight Glam

Everything else I have included in my proper review. I just wanted to share how kind I thought Collection were! If you haven't checked these out, I really recommend that you do.

Collection Work the Colour Eyeshadow Pencil - £3.19 here

Sophie x

Saturday, 12 October 2013

Favourite Budget Autumn Lip Products

Autumn is one of my favourite months for makeup and clothing - I love the richer colours and being able to wear fluffy, cosy jumpers, jackets and boots!

I have found my top 3, non breaking the bank lip products that I know I am going to be using a lot this autumn:

1 - Collection Deluxe lipstick in 1'prohibition'
2 - NYX jumbo lip crayon in 'plush red'
3 - Miss Sporty Perfect Colour lipstick in 'malaga'

Left to right: Miss Sporty 'Malaga', NYX 'Plush Red', Collection 'prohibition'

NYX's jumbo lip crayon is a seriously pigmented, easy to apply and easy to carry around with you lipstick. I love it! Especially for darker colours like these, that I tend to go for in the colder months, I find the small crayon nib a lot easier to use than a usual lipstick. The dark pinky/purpley/red/berry shade is lovely, too, and it is very long lasting.

The Miss Sporty Perfect Colour lipstick is a slightly orange-toned red, although it has appeared a lot more orangey in this photo than it does in real life. It is a typical red, which I do usually find quite daunting to wear, but i like the shade of this. It isn't incredibly pigmented, but it's good for the small price it costs.

Collection's Deluxe lipstick is possibly my favourite one of them all. It is the darkest one and is almost more dark purple than red, so pretty. It has good pigmentation and good wear time, and I just find the shade of this really suits my skin tone.

NYX Jumbo Lip Pencil - £5.00 here       |       Miss Sporty Perfect Colour Lipstick - £2.59 here        |   Collection Deluxe Lipstick - £3.99 here

Hope you enjoyed this little budget Autumn lipsticks idea!

Sophie x

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Review | Beauty UK High Brow Kit

When shopping in Superdrug a wee while ago, I walked past the Beauty UK stand and spotted this eyebrow kit. I have never really thought of much from Beauty UK before as I had never tried any of their products, but after the great surprise this kit gave me I am going to have a look at more Beauty UK products.

I had been wanting something new for my eyebrows for a while as I was bored with the same eyebrow pencil everyday, but I hadn't found anything that was the right colour for my eyebrows until I spotted this. The light brown shade is a perfect match to fill my eyebrows in, relatively naturally.

The kit contains a wax (bottom right) to set your brows in shape before you add a powder, a light brown powder (which is the shade I use), a dark brown powder (which I would use mixed in with a bit of the lighter one if I want a stronger brow) and a black powder that I wouldn't use for my eyebrows, but I will use it as an eyeliner. This kit is perfect for on the go as well - it includes a small tweezer (which is surprisingly good!) and a small double-ended eyebrow brush.

It also has instructions on the back of the product saying how to use the different segments of it - so it's perfect if you're just starting to experiment with your eyebrows too!

I wasn't expecting much from this kit - it is only £3.99 after all, which I think is excellent value for what you get here. I would pay a lot more for a kit like this, it contains everything you need (apart from a mirror).

The pigmentation isn't amazing, and it is a shame it doesn't have a mirror, but apart from that I really can't fault this little brow wonder!

If you're looking for a new, cheap way to do your eyebrows I do recommend you have a look at this the next time you're in Superdrug - you can't really go wrong with £3.99 can you!

£3.99 - Superdrug here

Sophie x