Redemption Palette Iconic 1 Tutorial


I thought that it would be quite fun to create a make up look using my new products from Make Up Revolution, and I have to say I quite like the outcome of the dark smokey eye look. Normally I would steer clear of such a dark eye as I always thought it made my face look a bit too pale and ill. Hopefully, one day I will be able to create a whole look just using their products. 

My main focus was on the eyes, so for that I used three different shades from the Iconic 1 eyeshadow palette. Firstly I swept across the beige/brown shade (3rd along) for a base colour which would then help the bolder shades to stick and last longer. In the inner corner of my eye I used the deep brown shimmer shade (7th along), on the outer parts I used the beautiful bronze shimmer (6th along) which is almost like a cream formula. I compacted quite a bit on the lids to create the heavy look, then I blended them together.

For my cheeks I contoured a little bit with my Benefit Hoola and then went over my cheekbones with the two palest peachy pinks from the Ultra Blush Palette in Hot Spice, then went over them with the baked highlighter for that dewy effect. 

I hope that you liked this make up look, and would love you to let me know which products of theirs is your favourite. 


September Favourites

 

This month has been a little bit crazy, I managed to secure myself a work experience at a football club miles and miles away from where I live, which meant I had two days to pack my belongings and find somewhere to live for two weeks and plan all my blog posts. 


So I hate to say it but, my face wipes were a savior for me, yes slap my hands as they are extremely bad for you but I did not have room to pack all of my skin care products. They were so useful, if I got back in late it meant that I could remove all my make up easily without having to rub my face just using water and my hands. 


I also found the perfect multifunctional make up tool, my Real Techniques Expert Face Brush that I normally use for foundation was put to use with concealer and my bronzers and blushers. It's an extremely sturdy brush which is great to create a contour just under the cheekbones without it smudging all the way down your face (something I tend to do with big brushes).


Now I have to admit that I have never been a huge fan of lush products for quite some time, but recently I am finding myself going into their stores more often and finding products that I would like to try. The one I am absolutely loving at the minute is the comforter bubble bar, it was the bright pink that drew me into it and the realisation that you only need to crumble a little bit into your bath, so it lasts for so long and it makes your bath water so silky. 


My other favourite is a cĂ®ate paint pot in skinny dip, it is such a cute product. I got this a while back at an outlet beauty store for £2.99 instead of £9, I just loved how glittery it is and the burnt orange is the perfect shade for autumn. 

It has been fairly difficult to pick my favourites this month as I have been living out of a small suitcase for most of it. 




Make Up Revolution Haul



Let's face it, no matter what it is in the blogging world I am always late to it and the hype is probably over, but who cares the products are still out there and someone everyday will be discovering it.

For months on end after reading millions of posts on Make Up Revolution I finally got my hands on their products, and ..... I love them!!! I was intrigued to see what their range would be like in terms of quality due to it being a very affordable brand with the prices starting from £1.


I bought two palettes; Ultra Blush Palette in Hot Spice which was £6 and the eye shadow Redemption Palette Iconic 1 at £4 which is a pretty decent dupe to the Urban Decay Naked 1 palette. I was amazed at how pigmented these products are, in fact I had a major overload of pink on my cheek the first time I applied it, I didn't realise how little product you needed for your cheeks to look a subtle flush of colour. The blush palette includes two baked shimmery shades, a pinky/bronze and the other a pale pink with purple undertones.

The eye shadow palette is beautiful, the colours are warm and rich, perfect for autumn and winter, these are also highly pigmented and seem to be a luxe cream rather than a powdery consistency once applied which is lovely. I love how you can build them up for a great pop of colour on the lids or keep them fairly natural, I really want to try out the other two iconic palettes too.

The three other product I got were extremely cheap and I have to say they have impressed me a lot. Firstly the cheapest one of all; the pressed powder in shade Translucent, however it is quite a dark shade to be translucent!! It is a very handy compact with a sponge applicator if you are out and about and a mirror on the back too (something which I have only just discovered), it was only £1.


Next is something that I would class as a brilliant dupe for the Benefit Brow zing and that's the Focus and Fix Eyebrow shaping kit in medium dark. I love this, inside is three powders in different shades of brown from light to dark and a clear gel, also the cutest and tiniest applicator and tweezers. I would probably recommend this product over the benefit one at the moment and is so much cheaper at £3.


Finally I could not walk away without getting one of their baked highlighters, I have heard so many bloggers rave over this I had to own one. I got the Golden Lights, it is a cream shade with yellow undertones and extremely pigmented, I was so shocked at how little you need and how amazing it works. I would pick this over any highlighter at the minute and can say with my hand on my heart that I have not had a significant effect on my cheekbones than with this particular product.

I absolutely love Make Up Revolution products and cannot wait to get my hands on more of their stuff. The only downside is, they are not stocked in all Superdrug's so it was fairly tricky for me to actually find them, however, they do have a website.