Tag: eyeshadow

The top 3 eyeshadow palettes

Hello, and welcome back to my blog.  Instead of a review of makeup today I thought I would show you the top 3 eye shadow palettes trending everywhere at the moment.  I have included their prices, where you can purchase them and a few little close ups of what is included.

Gwen Stefani: £40 available on Urban Decay as a collaboration.
Urban Decay: Gwen Stefani

Jeffree Star cosmetics: Beauty Killer palette £33.97
Jeffree Star cosmetics

Anastasia Beverly Hills: Modern Renaissance palette £31.71
Anastasia Beverly Hills


Eyeshadow palette by W7 review 

Hey I wanted to review a new eyeshadow palette I bought from W7 via Amazon for just £6, named in the buff.  Now there is only about 3 matte shades the rest have sparkle to them, but not too much, and they are 100% powder, but they blend beautifully.

I have used this product for a couple weeks now and it’s lovely really, and is the same to most of the high brand products.  It’s a lovely natural palette which is fit for both day and evening looks, the good things about this palette is the shades will look beautiful on all skin tones, it’s super affordable and the shades can be built upon if you are looking to intensify your look.  And there is really no fall out which is amazing as I apply my eye shadow after doing my foundation.  My tip is the black eyeshadow is lovely to use as a liner.

The downsides are, the brush is not good at all and I really don’t use it, I think the packaging it a lot bulkier than it needed to be which makes it very large when taking it away on holidays.  But apart from that I don’t have many other down sides…. Perhaps you have tried this product and want to add how you feel about it below.

Many have said this eyeshadow palette is a dupe to the urban decay naked range…..


Smashbox Smokebox palette review

Thought I would do something a little different today and do a review on just one product.

 Smashbox cosmetics have been a must have for me since they have become available in the UK.  However they are a high end product and can be on the pricey side however that is their only downside all their products are amazing and work exactly as they say on the packet.

Today I want to introduce you all to the Smashbox Smokebox eye shadow palette, there are two sorts but I believe this is the newest one available.

The palette cost me £32 however I was able to have a free sample with my delivery and I used their photo finish primer which was a sample and lasted ages however, here is a link to the UK page with the palette:


The description of the colours are as follows from top left – right and bottom left- right:

Shade Description: ALABASTER (Matte Bisque), THUNDER (Shimmery Smokey Grey), BLACKOUT (Matte Jet Black), ROAST (Reddish Brown with Gold Flecks), BLACK CURRANT (Suede/MatteMatte Plum), SEAFOAM (SheenSoft Mint)                                                                         

 Here are the gorgeous colours available and they are super pigmented, the swatches match the top and bottom layer as you can see in the two on the left.
The shade Alabaster is hard to see in this picture however I find it lovely as a highlight and a base for the other shadows.
I love what you can do with these shades and it creates the perfect smokey eye, the shade Blackout is perfect for an eyeliner also.

 The palette provides you with a large mirror that takes over the top lid which is so convenient especially when travelling because you do not have to fight over a tiny mirror.

The palette also provides you with a double ended brush with two different sized ends which are convenient for smaller and more precise lines and the larger end is perfect for blending, as seen below.

The brush is not like any cheap brush you get with other brands or palettes this one is smooth and a perfect applicator for you eyes.


 Another part I found amazing and convenient was at the back of the palette there is a small booklet attached which when you pull the sticker back it gives you two looks to choose from and the colours you can use to create it.  I found this perfect as when I first bought it I did not know how to include all shades into one looks and this little booklet provided me with all details.  And the easy step by step guide makes it easy for any beginners.


I would have to give this palette a

It includes all the essentials for the perfect smokey eye and the brush is perfect to help you with that.

I would recommend this to anyone as it has a perfect step by step guide and the shadows can give you so many versatile looks whether you use the shadows on their own or all together in different ways.

Like I said earlier the only downside is the price as it is quite a lot for 6 colours however they are super pigmented and last for ages and are well worth the money.

For more ways to use this palette Smashbox have a YouTube channel where they show you how to get the most and best looks with their eye shadows.

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Smashbox Wonder vision palette

Hello everyone,

I was so excited to open one of my presents at Christmas from my boyfriend and was surprised to see this eye shadow, blush and bronzer palette.

I can’t tell you all the price as my boyfriend has stopped me from looking, hehe I am so nosey.

Anyway thought I would show you what is inside, I can’t give you a review all I can say is that this palette is super pigmented.

I love this palette it’s not set out like a normal one would be, the layout has a more abstract feel to it and really pops out.

The colours range from neutral to the gorgeous black smokey eye.  I love the blush and they are absolutely gorgeous.  I like the bronzer but I did have to blend it a lot.  I found with all these colours you only need a small dab of the shade and that is all you need, the colour goes so far.

Another feature of this palette which I love personally is that they give you look cards.  These are perfect you use them like the picture shown below, and the step by step on the card with tell you what number shade you have chosen should be used in the step.

I would definitely recommend this to all of you, such a perfect palette and it includes everything that I need.  I tried the purple and violet shades shown in the picture yesterday and they were absolutely gorgeous.

 Hope you all enjoyed the inside look into the wonder vision palette.

Sorry there wasn’t a review but like I said I have only been given this but I have high hopes for it.

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Maybelline Color tattoo review

Hello ladies,

Today I thought I would show you two eye shadows that I have been using.  These are a cream eyeshadow for those of you interested, I find these are better to put on the lid when using your finger, only because the colour does clog up the makeup brush and they are hard to blend.

The two colours are:

– Left: Metallic Pomegranate.

– Right: On and on Bronze.

They are super affordable I bought mine in Boots for about £5 I think they are on offer the moment now though, so get yours now before they go.

Here is a closer look into the shades,  they do have a hint of shimmer to them which is hard to see as the light keeps reflecting off them.

As you can see the On and on bronze on the bottom has a more golden tint to it, where as the Pomegranate shade above has a more plum tone/ dark purple tint.

These colours are absolutely gorgeous and I would definitely recommend them, they are so pigmented, which I did not expect and they are definitely like a tattoo I struggled to remove mine after I wore them 🙂 however that is a benefit as I find with most eye shadows the colour tends to fade during the day.

I tend to use these as more of a primer as they do crease, and if you use these as a primer, the colour on your eyes will pop especially with extra powder eye shadow on top.  I tried it one night and my eyes stayed perfect all night


The only downside I found to these is that they do crease a lot on the lid, and because they are a cream eyeshadow they leave a bigger crease than a powder eye shadow.  I suggest you try them with an eye primer unfortunately I do not own one so I could not compare the difference.


Overall I would definitely recommend these to you as they are definitely affordable and worth it, like I said above the only downside was that they crease but they are amazing, and give a bold and profound look to your eyes.


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