Morphe 350 palette - Worth the Hype?


The Morphe 350 palette is probably one the most hyped up palettes of the moment! Nearly every Youtuber has a discount code for it, swears by it and it goes out of stock within hours. A couple of weeks ago BeautyBay had restocked the palette and I was lucky enough to get it! So today I thought I'd share my thoughts with you. I've done it in a similar style post to the Kyle Lip Kits worth the hype (here) because you guys seemed to like it! 

Ordering & Delivery 

This palette is stocked by quite a few Uk retailers; BeautyBay, Cult Beauty and Cocktail Cosmetics. But it's always out of stock. I got mine from BeautyBay and I know some people have delivery issues with them, but I've never had a problem! I paid for next day delivery because I'm impatient and it was only £2.50! And it came the next day, no problem!

Cost 

From BeautyBay the Morphe 350 palette is £19.50. Which for 35 eye shadows is really good. The price does vary between Uk retailers though. I think from Cocktail Cosmetics it costs around £25. I have heard people have also ordered direct from the Morphe website but they ship from America, so shipping, I imagine would be a lot more plus there is chance you could receive custom charges - which is always a risk ordering from America - so I wouldn't recommend doing this. 

Packaging

The packaging does feel cheap. It's just matte, Black plastic packaging with the Morphe Logo on the the top. The plastic doesn't feel overly sturdy though. I probably wouldn't want to travel with this. The palette itself is also very big. 

The Product 


As I've said you get whooping 35 eye shadows. Majority of which are warm toned. None of the shadows have shade names though, which I actually find really annoying. So for the purposes of the review I've numbered them:


1 - is an off White, slightly Pink matte White colour. It's really soft in texture and is well pigmented. This makes a perfect matte highlighter shade or a base colour. 

2 - is a pale Peach colour with a slight shimmer finish. Again this a nice highlighter shade. It's butter soft, well pigmented and blends well. 

3 - This shade is similar to number 2 but has more shimmer, think MUG foil finish. This makes a great lid or highlight colour.

4 - This a metallic warm Bronze colour. This is super soft and well pigmented. This a great lid shade. 

5 - Is mid toned warm, matte Brown. It's very similar to Makeup Geek's Creme Brulee. This is one of my favourites shades. I like this as a crease colour. Although I do find this doesn't apply as smoothly as Makeup Geek shadows or other 'affordable' eye shadows.

6 - Is a matte, Mustard Brown shade. This is another great crease colour. 

7 - This is a bold, bright, matte Orange. This is really pigmented but slightly grittier in formulation. 



8 - is a creamy, matte, pale Beige. This would work well as a highlight shade or base colour. 

9 -  is a shimmery light Cream, that glistens Pink. 

10 - Is a pale light Gold with a shimmer finish. This works well as a lid colour, or a highlighter on darker skin tones. 

11 - Is another mid toned, matte, warm Brown. It is very similar to shade 2 only a tad darker. This works well as a crease colour. 

12 - is a pale Orange Brown colour. I really like this as a crease colour. 

13 - is a mid to dark warm Brown. This works well as crease shade, all over the lid or outer v. 

14 - is light matte, Orange. This is also slightly grittier than the some of the other shades. 


15 - Is another mid toned warm, matte Brown. Another great crease colour. 

16 - A cool mid toned, matte Brown. This is slightly too cool for me, but I guess it could work to smoke out an eye look.

17 - Another cool toned matte, Brown which is slightly darker than shade 16. 

18 - A warm, Reddish Brown. This is one of my favourite shades. It reminds me of Makeups Geeks Cocoa Bear. This is creamy and well pigmented but I don't find this applies as nicely as Cocoa Bear.

19 - A shimmery warm, Reddish Brown. I love this as a lid colour. It's really pigmented, buttery soft and applies well. 

20 - This is a Champagne colour that leans very Pink in some lights. It has a foil finish and reminds me a lot of Makeup Geeks Magic Act. It really packs a punch in terms of pigment and is very easy to work with. 

21 - A bright, Reddish Orange colour. I really like this for warming up the overall eye look. This is very similar to Makeup Geeks Morocco, which is one of my favourite shades. 



22 - A dark Chocolate with a shimmery finish. This works well all over the lid or lower lash line. 

23 - This is a dark Brown with a Copper shimmer. 

24 - Is a dark matte Brown. 

25 - A Chocolate Brown matte. This is a nice outer v shade, although I did find this isn't as pigmented as some of the other mattes in the palette. 

26 - A deep, slightly warm toned Brown with a shimmer finish. This works well all over the lid. 

27 - Is a mid toned, shimmery Copper colour. This is another favourite shade of mine. I love this all over the lid. 

28 - Another warm toned Reddish Brown. I really like to deepen the crease. 



29 - A dark Brown with a slight Red shimmer. This isn't as soft as the other shimmers. 

30 - This is a neutral matte Brown. This works well as a crease colour or all over the lid. 

31 - A dark matte Brown. 

32 - This is very similar to 31 only slightly more warm. 

33 - Is a dark, matte, cooled toned Brown. 

34 - Is a bright Orange, Copper with a foil finish. I really like this shade. It's very similar to Makeup Geeks Flame Thrower. These are foil finish and are super pigmented and really creamy. Although I did notice some fall out with this shade. 

35 - Is a foiled Copper; another one of my favourite shades, but this again has some fall out. 




Most of the colours in the palette are well pigmented and easy to work. Although there are a few that aren't quite as good as the rest. But overall the shades in the palette are pretty consistent in good formula. 

Is it worth the Hype?


The important question; is it worth the hype? Well yes and no. I mean for the price you are getting 35 pretty good eye shadows. But the palette is bulky, difficult to store and travel with. The shades aren't anything out the ordinary and Makeup Geek have some very similar ones and there are very similar ones in lots of other affordable palettes. They're also a few shades in the palette I won't get a lot use out of. I would say if you can get this palette then do, but if can't you're not really missing out, I wouldn't lose any sleep over it! 

The Morphe 350 palette is currently out of stock on BeautyBay and the other Uk stockists so I can't link it for you guys.

I hope you find this helpful. Have you tried this palette? What are your thoughts? 

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Best In Beauty | August



August actually feels like it was really long. It was my birthday at the beginning of the month and that feels like ages ago! But today we're talking about everything I've been loving throughout the month...

MAC Fix + | £17.50  | POST

I received this for my birthday (see what else I got here) and I'm not sure how I've coped for so long without it. It's already become a staple in my routine. I don't find this actually prolongs my makeup wear. But it just makes my makeup look a million times better. I'm not quite sure why but everything just looks a bit more blended, more natural and fresher. It's great for when makeup starts looking a bit dull as well. I can't recommend this enough!

Clinique Chubby in The Nude Foundation | £21 | POST

This foundation really took me by surprise. I was expecting it to be dry, thick and cakey. But it's actually really light and creamy. It's so easy to draw on and blend, It would be perfect for travelling. The finish is really nice too - it looks so natural, without being overly matte or glow-y - it's just perfect! The coverage is medium but easily build-able.

Inglot  Freedon System Palette | £8 | Shadows | £5 |  POST

As another birthday present I went for a shopping trip down to Westfield in London where I made a custom Inglot palette. I went for a palette with pans and selected 5 shadows. The shades are:

383 - a matte Orange
407 - a shimmer Orange with Gold shimmers
51- A bright Orange with Silver shimmers
335 A matte, warmed toned Brown.
605 - A Shimmery Copper colour.



I love all the shades, I'm so into very warm Browns and Oranges at the moment. I'm really surprised at the high quality of the shadows considering they're only around £5 each!

Colour Pop Shadow Shock Eye Shadow | $5 | POST 

I've also been loving this Colour Pop eye shadow in the shade Sunset Blvd. It's a stunning Gold-y Bronze toned shimmer. The formula is incredible. It's something like a dry mousse, it's really difficult to describe. It's really easy to apply and lasts well on the lids without creasing! I've found myself reaching for it a lot!



Colour Pop Lippie Stix | $5 | POST

I've also been enjoying a 'throw on lipstick' which comes in the form of Colour Pops Lippie Stix in the shade Brink. It's a perfect Brown-y nude colour. This is supposed to be a matte finish but I think it's more of satin. But this means it's not drying at all. It also doesn't last an overly long time. But it wears well and is easy to reapply.

Clarins Lip Oil | £18 | POST

Glossy lips are my thing at the moment (see this post for my faourite glosses)  and you don't get more glossy than the Clarins Lip Oil. It has a super high glossy finish that feels so smooth like an oil. I have the shade Honey, well say shade but its clear, but it smells super yummy!

Sinful Colours Kylie Jenner Collection | £3

If you follow me on Instagram you'll already know how obsessed I am with these! For a £3 nail polish these are incredible. I have a few shades from the Matte and Gloss line. All of the them last a good week without chipping. My favourite shades are  Miss chief (shine finish) which is lovely milky pale purple, its very similar to Essie Go Ginza. And Mauve On (demi matte) Which is mauve purple colour.  I'm not a huge fan of matte nails but I just apply a shiny top coat which gives them a glossy finish.  I highly recommend checking these out next time you're in Superdrug.




So that's everything I've been loving this month! Have you tried any of these? What are your thoughts?

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The Forgotten Favourites


So I'm on a spending ban again. So to make me feel better about it I've been shopping my stash and found some old favourites that I'd completely forgotten about. So I thought I'd share them with you today...

Too Faced Hangover Primer | £27 | POST

I have quite a collection of primers, so I'm rotating them. But for some reason I'd completely forgotten about this one. I'm not to sure why because it's brilliant. It's packed full of vitamins to plump and hydrate the skin and gives it a subtle radiance.

Too Faced Born This Way Foundation | £29 | POST 

When this first came out it I was not disappointed by this. It gives the skin a really nice glow, lasts a long time and does look so natural on the skin! I'm not too sure why I don't use this more. Plus I'm really resisting buying the matching concealer, which has just come out.

Benefit Watts Up Highlighter | £24.50 | POST

This used to be my go to highlighter. It's a beautiful Champagne toned highlight, in a stick formula. I tend to find most stick highlighters move my makeup underneath, but this doesn't. The consistency is quite stiff, which I really like. It also means it doesn't smudge or transfer throughout the day. But what I loved most about this is how well it diffuses the skin and blurs it.

Bourjois Radiance Revel Concealer | £7.99 | POST

I'm not quite sure why this got pushed to the back of the concealer draw, because it's a great drugstore gem. It's so glow-y. It really brightens up the under eye area. I would like it more if it had a bit more coverage, it's definitely more on a lighter shade. But it's pretty good, it lasts well and doesn't crease.

Seventeen Skin Wow Cream Bronzer | £4.99

I used to love this cream bronzer. I used to use it for contouring although, I think it might be a bit too warm now. But I'm excited to use it just to bronze up my complexion. It's nice and easy to blend and lasts all day on my dehydrated skin.

L'Oreal Colour Riche Mono Eye Shadows | £5.49 | POST

I also seem to forget about single shadows. It's just so much easier to reach for a palette where everything is in one place. But I used to love this and I think they are so under rated. The formula is incredible for a drugstore brand. They're so creamy, so pigmented and blend like a dream. The shades I have are:  Macaroon Ville, which is a creamy, matte, Yellow Beige colour. And Luminer which is a stunning shimmery Champagne Gold. I'm excited to give these a try and I really need to get more shades!

MAC lipstick | £15.50 | POST

Ah the famous Velvet Teddy! I always say that this is my all time favourite lipstick. But these days I don't actually reach for it that much. I really need to though, it's my perfect nude! It's a Brown toned nude with slight Pink under tones. It's from the Matte range, I do know there are some inconsistencies with the matte line but this one is so creamy, comfortable and long lasting.



So theres a little round of some favourites I'd forgotten about. Have you tried any of these? What are your thoughts?

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My Travel Makeup Picks



I'm not actually going on holiday this year. Meh,  I'm getting married in September so that's where all my funds are going! But I am heading up to Birmingham for a few days with the girls for my hen party. I'm super excited so I thought I'd share my makeup picks I'll be taking along with me...

Estee Lauder Illuminating primer | £25  | POST

My love for a good glow is no secret on this blog. And I've been loving this primer lately. It's perfect for giving the face a subtle glow but still extending the wear time of foundation. It also leaves my skin noticeably smoother.

Urban Decay Naked Skin One & Done | £25 | POST 

This is my go to base of choice at the moment. There's nothing not to love - it lasts well, has good coverage, has a natural finish. Pretty much everything you would want for a base.

Becca Champagne Pop Face Palette | £42

I've picked this palette because it has everything in one place. The blush shade Amaretto is a perfect daytime shade. Then there are two others to create something more dramatic for the evening. It also has the famous Champagne Pop highlighter which is the most stunning Champagne toned highlighter. And Processco Pop which is more Gold in tone. The palette itself is also very sturdy so ideal for travelling. See my full review here.

Kat Von D Shade and Light palette | £46 | POST

Contouring probably isn't essential for your average holiday but we going for a night out so I want something more than nice day makeup. This palette is easily one of the best contour palettes I've tried. It has 3 dark shades that I imagine would work for most skin tones, and 3 highlighter shades. My favourite are the two middle shades. The darker one is a perfect shade for creating shadows and the lighter Yellow shade is perfect for setting under the eyes. It brightens the whole area and looks so good in photos! I definitely recommend this palette when Kat Von D comes to Debenhams. See this post for swatches.

Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer | £17.50 | POST 

I'm going to need a concealer I rely on so that calls for none other than the Naked Skin Concealer. The texture is so light and creamy but still gives amazing coverage. It works on the blemishes and under the eyes, without moving or cracking!

LA Girl Pro HD Concealer | £5 | POST

Regular readers will know my struggle with dark circles. They are so bad so colour correcting is a must for me and the LA Concealer works so well for me. paired with the Naked Skin Concealer my dark circles are gone!

Makeup Geek Shadow Pans | £5.50 - £8.50

For eye shadows I'll be taking my Z palette with my favourite Makeup Geek Shadow Pans. Makeup Geek Shadows are really easy to work with, and well pigmented. Although I'm not to pleased that Beauty Bay has increased the price of these. But they're still not bad value for money. The shades are:

Runpzel - This is great Champagne highlight shade. But I really like it as an eye shadow base. 

Creme Brulee - A light warm toned Brown. This a perfect crease colour.

Cosmopolitian - A lovely Rose Gold colour. This looks great all over the lid.

Frappe - This is very similar to Latte only more warm in tone.

Cocoa Bear - A stunning warm, Reddish Brown colour. I love this in the outer V, crease and sometimes all over the lid.

Cherry Cola - This is very similar to Bitten. It looks Purple in the pan but I find it translates to a Reddish, warm toned Brown.

Grandstand - This is one of the prettiest shades I own. It's a foil finish so really packs a punch in terms of shimmer. The shade is a Rosey Coppery shimmer colour. This looks stunning all over the lid.

Americano - This is a dark Brown with Purple under tones. It works well as an outer V shade or to smoke an eye look. 

Morocco - Is a warm toned Red. I love this shade for warming the over all eye look. 

With these shades I create my favourite daytime or evening eye looks. See this post for swatches.

Lancome Gradiose Liner* | £23  | POST 

On a night out I love a winged liner. This liner is perfect for creating one. The tip is really precise. The formula is super Black and stays Black all day. Perfect for a long night of dancing. 

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade | £15 | POST 

For smudge proof brows that will last all day or night, dip brow is the best. It does take slightly longer than some brow products but the finish is well worth it. It gives me full, yet natural looking brows. 

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara | £7.99 | POST 

Regular readers skip past this part. I'm running out of things to say about this mascara. It's amazing! It gives length and volume. Doesn't flake, smudge or budge. And it is ridiculously cheap. 

Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick In the shade Very Victoria | £23 | POST 

This is lovely Brown lipstick that might be a good nude on darker skin tones. This is from the Charlotte Tilbury matte lipstick line so it's really long lasting. The formula is also super creamy and comfortable. This is perfect the day to night shade. 

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in the shade Naked | £15 | POST 

A good nude lipstick is a fail safe travel makeup essential. The shade Naked is a Pink tone that works well with any makeup look. It's from the cream line so it has a slightly sheen finish, that's super comfortable. 

L'Oreal Mega Gloss | £7.99

This is one of my newest favourites. I've been really enjoying a super glossy lip. The shade Disco Ball gives a super glossy, wet look to the lips. It also has an almost metallic look to it - which i've been loving lately. I love this as a lip topper over lipsticks. 

So there you have a few that are in my travel makeup bag. What are your picks?

Have you tried any of these? What are your thoughts?

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Drugstore Starter Kit (Or just amazing drugstore products)


The aisles of Boots and Superdrug (the Two biggest 'drugstores' here in the Uk) are my favourite places. I love trying to hunt down amazing products at an amazing price. It's safe to say I've tried my fair share of drugstore products. So today I wanted to share my drugstore starter kit - The products that if I had to start my collection again they would serve me well. And that are perfect for beginners or those just or wanting to get into makeup. I've also just kept this strictly to stuff available in the drugstore, and not stuff that is still affordable but can't be brought in the drugstore (which actually made it really hard!).



Rimmel #Instaflawless Primer | £6.99 | POST

Although primer isn't probably a necessity when just starting out in makeup, it makes such a huge difference in my makeup application and wear time. This Rimmel one leaves the perfect base for makeup. It leaves a lovely glow to the skin, adds a tiny bit of coverage and leaves my skin smoother. If you have really good skin you could probably get away with just this!

NYX HD Concealer wand | £5.50 | POST

For concealer this offering from NYX is perfect for a starter kit. It works well on blemishes and under the eyes. It has a nice light texture that's easy to blend but still has good coverage at the same time. This is also a good dupe for the Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer (see dupes / affordable alternatives for more details).

Maybelline Fit Foundation Smooth and Dewy | £7.99 | POST
Maybelline Fit Me Foundation Matte + Poreless | £5.99 | POST

There are so many different bases in the drugstore, it can be a daunting task picking which one to go for. So I picked Two. The Maybelline Smooth and Dewy which is a great 'glowy' foundation. The formula is so nice; it gives medium coverage, blends with ease and lasts so well on the skin. This a brilliant foundation for those who have normal or dry skin. I have the old packaging but the packaging has the same formula.

The Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless is another great option. It is a matte foundation but it's not drying or cakey at all! It offers a good medium to full coverage and lasts all day! This a great all round foundation. Both the foundations from the Fit Me line also have a pretty good shade range.

Bourjois Health Balance Compact Powder | £8.99

For my dehydrated skin powder isn't essential. And finding one in the drugstore that isn't too drying or cakey looking  I've found to be a struggle. But not this one from Bourjois. It's perfect for setting everything down and removing excess oil. It's so finely milled, it just melts into the skin without leaving a powdery trace behind.

Bourjois Chocolate Bronzer | £7.99

This was a tough category! I feel like drugstore bronzers can be very hit and miss. And it can be difficult to find one that suits your skin tone. But the Boujois Chocolate Bronzer is brilliant. It's finely milled and applies evenly and wears well. It comes in two shades. I have the darker shade which is warm but not too warm!

Max Factor Creme Puff Blush | £8.99

Every makeup collection needs a good Pink blush. And this Max Factor one in the shade Lovely Pink is great. It gives the cheeks a healthy flush with a subtle glow. It applies so smoothly, and lasts all day.



Sleek  Highlighter Eye Palette Solstice | £9.99

Again, I'm not convinced a highlighter is a starter kit essential, but it really transforms the complexion, and if applied in the right places - pretty fool proof. As drugstore highlighters go, I'm yet to find a better one than this. It contains 3 powder formulas and one cream formula. I can take or leave the cream one. But the powders are incredible. All 3 are buttery soft, give an amazing glow, all without glitter! See my full  with swatches review here.



Makeup Revolution Neutrals vs New-trals palette | £6.99

If affordable, super pigmented, blendable eye shadows are what you're after look no further than Makeup Revolution. And this pallete in particular is incredible! The top row has some brilliant warm tones and the bottom row has more neutral shades. This palette is so versatile and it can create almost any eye look. It also has some similar shades as the Anastasia Beverly Hill Modern Renaissance Palette (See this post for more details and swatches).

Soap and Glory Supercat Liner | £6.99

This liquid liner would be awesome for beginners. The tip is really fine and precise making drawing a wing really easy. It doesn't flake, smudge or move throughout the day either.

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara | £7.99 | POST

I'm not really sure what I can say about that this mascara that I already haven't! It's just the best mascara ever! It gives really good length and volume, without a clump in sight! It also holds the curl all day and doesn't smudge or flake.

Rimmel Brow Pencil | £2.99 | POST

This was my favourite brow pencil for such a long time! The shade Hazel is a perfect match for my hair. It's also really easy to draw  the brows and still keep them natural looking. It also lasts all day on me!



NYX Butter Gloss | £5 | POST

For a good gloss, the NYX butter glosses are second to none. They are so buttery and give the lips a really nice plump look. They don't stick either. And come in so many shades to suit everyone! The shade featured above is Tiramisu, which is a lovely browny nude colour. See this post for more of my favourite shades.

NYX Matte Lipstick | £6.50

Another lip product from NYX but they really do have the lip formula down! The matte line is amazing. They are super creamy, comfortable and long lasting. There's nothing not to love. The shade Euro Trash  is in the middle of being not quite a nude but not quite being a colour. It's a great shade that can be worn either day or night.

Real Techniques Brushes

Real Techniques easily do the best brushes in the drugstore. In fact the Buffing Brush (part of the Core collection) Is my all time favourite for applying foundation! The Contour brush, which is also part of the core collection, is brilliant for blending out concealer. All their brushes are incredible quality and amazing value for money!

So there's some makeup starter kit inspiration. Or just some great drugstore products, if you already have a good makeup collection!



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SEVENTEEN Mega Matte Lipsticks


Who doesn't love a good matte lipstick? And what's better than affordable matte lipsticks? I feel like really matte, non drying lipsticks is an area that the drugstore struggle with. Well not SEVENTEEN, they've just dropped their new Mega Matte Lipsticks*, that really are amazing!

I have 5 shades:

Rojia You're World

I was super excited by this shade. It's a beautiful deep, Wine colour. This would be a great autumn winter shade. It's really creamy and applies opaquely in two swipes. And it really is mega matte and not drying at all. It did last a long time, around 4 hours before the wear was noticeable. I'm sure this will be a staple winter shade for me.

Roses are Red

This shade is a lovely bold, Orange toned, Red. I'm loving these kind of shades this summer. This only took one swipe for a fully opaque finish. I did find this a little dryer than the others, but nothing to stop me from loving the lipstick! This didn't wear evenly though, the colour broke down around the middle, but it was really easy to touch up. And this is also very similar to Urban Decays Vice lipstick in the shade Temper.

I Lilac It A Lot

This is a pale Grey, Lilac colour. This shade really doesn't suit me and made me look a bit ill. But that aside the formula is really nice. It glides on the lips with ease and sat comfortably for a good few hours (well, until I needed to leave the house so I removed it!).

Back To The Fuschia

Love the name of this! And as the name suggests it is a bold Fuchsia Pink. Because it's Blue toned it also makes my teeth look super white! The formula is, again super creamy, comfortable and long lasting. I think this would be great on a night out.

Violet Summer

This is a Violet Purple that has a slight metallic finish, which is strange considering it's supposed to be matte. But I actually really like it. I'm really into the whole metallic lip thing that's really in at the moment. And despite this being so far from the Brown toned nudes that I really like! This would look great for festivals. It applies so easily and is softer in formula than the others. It's also slighter sheerer but easily buildable.

Overall, these lipsticks are amazing considering they are £4.49! If affordable matte lipsticks are what you're looking for definitely head over to nearest SEVENTEEN stand. There is also a few nudes in the collection that I plan on getting.



SEVENTEEN Mega Matte Lipsticks are available online from Boots here.

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4 Brilliant Eye Brighteners


Concealers are starting to be come a bit of an obsession of mine. I find myself buying all the latest launches in the hope of banishing my dark circles! But in recent years, colour correctors are certainly having their moment. And for good reason! I definitely find they make a massive difference in hiding more dark circles. So today I thought I'd share with you my favourite colour correctors which brighten up my under eyes...

LA Girl Pro HD high Definition Concealer | £4.99

I hate to bore regular readers because I always talk about this! I have the shade Yellow which really adds brightness to the under eye area and conceals my dark circles at the same time. The formula is really nice; it's creamy, easy to blend, well pigmented and doesn't crease. I have tried the Orange version of this but it's just too pigmented - no regular concealers will cover it! I have also tried the regular skin tone shades but I've found the formula is different. The regular ones are really dry and crack on me. But the Yellow shade is perfect! And for just £4.99 I can't recommend this enough.

NYX 3c Contour, Correct, Concealer palette | £9.99

I actually picked this up because it's a concealer and contour palette, in the shade 01 fair ,so I wanted it for contouring purposes. But the Peachy shade in the bottom right corner is an amazing eye brightener! It really conceals and brightens up the whole area. The formula is very thick and sticky, so probably best to avoid this if you don't like this type of concealer. But it does blend out well. I like to apply with my Real Techniques Foundation Brush and pat it on. I then go over it with a Beauty Blender to ensure it is fully blended. This does also need setting to prevent creasing. It does take slightly longer to apply but when you have dark circles like mine, it really is worth the extra leg work! Once I've done this my dark circles are unnoticeable!

It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye | £26

While this is more of a concealer than a corrector, it is one of the best concealers for brightening up the under eye area. I have the shade Fair and I really should have gone a few shades darker because it's almost White on my skin but I just apply a few coats of regular concealer over the top. This is described as full coverage and it really is! Again this is quite thick and takes some extra work blending but it's well worth it because the coverage is incredible!

NYX Concealer Jar | £5.50

This is another old favourite! I have the shade Yellow which works so well at counteracting my dark circles. This is more on the thick side but not as thick as the NYX palette. It also blends out so easily! I like to just use my fingers and I'm good to go!

So there's some of my favourite eye correctors and brighteners! Do leave you recommendations below because I love a good concealer!



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LPage Beauty Turns One! What I've Learnt in My First Year Of Blogging


So yesterday my blog turned one! Crazy, I still can't believe I've blogging for a whole year! So today I thought I'd share with you what I've learnt in my first year of Blogging!


Numbers really aren't everything...


You've probably heard this a thousand times before. And I'd be lying if i said I wasn't a little disappointed when I'd worked really hard on a post and it goes down like a lead balloon! But on the flip I'd get a few really nice comments. And that's what I really love, when somebody takes the time to tell me that they liked the post or my photography! That means way more than having 1000s of views!


The Blogging Community is lovely..


I also see tweets and stuff about how bitchy some bloggers are and how the blogging community has changed. To be honest I've never experienced any of that. Everyone that I've ever interacted with has been so lovely. And a really nice community to be a part of!


Blogging is insanely time consuming... 


I take my hat of to bloggers who blog and work full time! It's so time consuming. You've got to take pictures, edit the pictures, write the actual post. But the works not finished there, then theres promoting the post across social media! Replying to comments. It all takes up a lot of time! But it's well worth it!


There's a whole other technical side...


When I first started I had no idea how technical blogging actually is. I had no clue what CEO was. I'm still not really sure but it's something to do with how high up your blog appears on Google - don't quote me on that though, I could be wrong! And code writing, I have no idea how to write code! But it's pretty handy for blog templates.


You don't need a flashy camera...


When I first started blogging I took my photos on my iphone. To be honest my pictures weren't great but I don't think they were bad. I still don't have a DSLR, I would like one but for now I'm happy with my Nikon Bridge camera. I also see amazing pictures from people who use iphones. So it really isn't overly important!


You have to give back...


Unless you have a huge following, it definitely helps to read other blogs, and leave comments. Thoughtful comments though! None of this follow for follow crap - nobody likes that! But I always try to take time to comment on blogs who have left a comment on mine. And I know other bloggers do to!

So that's a few of the main things I've learnt from blogging in the past year. I'm still learning so much and hope to learn way more!

I just wanted to say a massive thank you to everyone that reads my blog, comments on my blog or follows me on any platform! It really does mean a lot! I'll be back on Sunday with a regular beauty post!

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The Gloss Edit


I've always preffered a matte lip. But recently I've found myself reaching for glosses more and more! The low maintenance and look of them has been far more appealing to me this summer than ever before. So here I am with a little round up of some of my favourite glosses...

NYX Butter Glosses | £5

Since NYX have come to Boots I've quickly become obsessed. And these Lip Butters are what started it. They are one of the best gloss formulas I've tried. They have a wide selection of shades which I probably have a few too many of. But my favourite shades are: Madeleine which is a Brown nude and Tiramisu which is more a Pinky nude. These are actually more pigmented than you'd expect from a typical gloss. They are so buttery as the name suggests and not sticky. Plus they are really inexpensive!

NYX Intense Butter Gloss | £5.50

Because I love the butter glosses so much I wanted to try the Intense Butter Glosses. Which are exactly the same but more pigmented. I have the shade Chocolate Crepe which is a Brown colour. It applies opaquely and leaves the lip looking full and plump. It lasts surprisingly well for gloss. It fades evenly and doesn't smudge anywhere.

Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick | £23

Now this isn't a typical gloss but it's from the KISSING Line which has a sheen to it. The shade Bitch Perfect is a lovely Peachy nude. The formula is creamy and comfortable! It's also the perfect summer colour. And the packaging is simply stunning!

MAC Lipstick | £15.50

Another lipstick that isn't a regular gloss is Hot Tahitia which has a glaze finish. The shade is a Rose-y Pink colour. This gives me some colour without being to over the top. The formula is so creamy and comfortable!

Lancome Juicy Shaker | £18*

I thought these were initially a bit gimmicky but the product is really good! The gloss is so silky and feels lovely on the lips. The strange big applicator scared me a bit as well but it's actually really easy to apply with and feels lovely on the lips. My favourite shade is Cherry Sympathy which is an Orange toned Red. The colour is so sheer, it just gives a lovely, subtle wash of colour with an amazing glossy finish. The consistency is also really thin and doesn't feel thick or sticky at all.

Clarins Lip Oil | £18

I've also been really enjoying this Clarins Lip Oil. It feel so luxurious on the lips. The formula is quite thick but it's so silky and feels great on. It gives the lips a really glossy finish - which I love. I have the shade Honey which is clear. This also has nourishing ingredients, although I'm yet to notice this.

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick | £15

This again isn't overly a gloss. But has a subtle sheen to it. I'm so impressed with everything I've tried from the newly reformulated Vice Lipstick line. The shade Naked is a Pinky nude from the cream line. Which is exactly that - creamy! So creamy, it applies so nicely and feels so comfortable on.

Maybelline Colour Elixir | £6.99

This is an old favourite of mine. The shade Caramel Infused is the perfect Pinky Brown nude. It also has great pigmentation. And lasts pretty well. This is the perfect throw on and go shade, it goes with pretty much any makeup look!



So thats a few of my current favourite glosses. Have you tried any of these? What are your thoughts?

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Dewy but Not Sweaty


I love a good glow. Short of slapping glitter on my face I'll pretty much do anything for super dewy skin. However, since the weather has been hotting up my usual highlight routine leaves me looking like a sweaty mess come lunch time. So I thought I'd share my top dewy picks that leave me dewy but not sweaty!

Estee Lauder Illuminating Perfecting Primer | £25

This isn't an overly illuminating primer as the name suggests. But I'm not disappointed because it leaves my skin so smooth. It smoothes over all fine lines, pores and leaves my skin looking and feeling soft and fresh!

Urban Decay One & Done | £25 | POST

Regular readers are probably bored of hearing about this! But this really is the perfect summer foundation. It's lightweight, easy to blend and looks so natural on the skin. The finish is demi matte. Despite it being lightweight and described as a tinted moisturiser it actually offers surprisingly good coverage. The staying power is incredible, it lasts all day on me.

Seventeen Skin Wow Concealer | £4.99 | POST

This is the perfect concealer and highlighter in one. It offers good coverage and really brightens up any area you add it too. I like to use it under my eye and occasionally down the centre of my face. The formula is brilliant - it doesn't crease, move or cake up. It's just a great all round concealer.

Laura Gella Balance-n-Brighten Baked Foundation | £26 | POST

To stop everything becoming sweaty and oily powder is a must. Although I tend to find most powders too drying for my dehydrated skin. So it's kind of a no win for me. But luckily Laura Gella has my back. This powder isn't drying at all but sets everything and stops it from getting oily throughout the day. It also blurs everything like nothing I've tried before. I like to apply in circular motions and it leaves my skin looking so smooth - not a pore in sight!

Kat Von D Shade & Light Contour Palette | $46 | POST

This is the ultimate contour palette. The contour shades are brilliant (see this post for more details on that) but the highlight powders are so good for a matte highlight. My favourite is the Yellow shade. It subtilely adds light to cheek bones and looks brilliant in the picture! It is also sets under makeup really well too!

MAC Mineralize Skin Finish In Soft and Gentle | £24 | POST

For a glistening highlight that isn't too over the top and will last all day look no further. This is a stunning Champagne toned highlight that catches the light beautifully. This doesn't leave me looking sweaty or shiny throughout the day either.

Clinique Cheek Pop Blush | £17 | POST 

This Clinique Blush in the shade Peach Pop is perfect for adding a very subtle radiance to the cheeks. It has an almost sheen to it, that looks lovely on the cheeks. This lasts all day on me without turning shiny. The shade, as the name suggests, is a gorgeous Peach colour. I need to get more shades because I love it!

So they're my top picks for achieving a glowy look that won't turn sweaty. Have you tried any of these? What are your thoughts?

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