Ted Baker: Brilliance of Beauty…

Ted Baker Brilliance Of Beauty Box Set

I can’t believe it’s taken this long to finally get round to opening this gorgeous gift set. For the past four weeks it’s been sitting looking ‘oh-so-pretty’ on my cosmetic table, whilst I’ve been waiting for the perfect moment to unpack the contents… and what I treat it was on Friday evening when I decided the time was right to get acquainted with Mr Baker.

The Ted Baker range (pretty much in it’s entirety) is something I’ve lusted over for quite a few months, in fact it would take more than just two hands to count the goodies on my ever growing wish list. The packaging alone makes me swoon, and if anything it pains me (just a little) to disturb it. However needs must, and what cosmetic craver could withhold the desire to break open the gorgeous rose gold & fresh clean white contents? *happy sigh*

Sitting comfy? Then let’s take an ‘up-close & personal’ look at the contents:

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Packed ever so neatly in a beautiful floral design box, the Brilliance of Beauty collection is a two tier cosmetic treasure trove of almost everything a gal could need to adorn her complexion…

Ted Baker Brilliance Of Beauty

The top tier consists of five glorious items that’s sure to get your heart fluttering. A lip gloss, lipstick, lip & cheek tint, rose gold Kabuki brush & a rose gold blush compact…

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Lip Gloss: Not for the faint hearted, this vibrant raspberry-pink lip gloss feels more like a melted lipstick in my humble opinion as the formula is incredibly creamy and smooth. It felt super comfortable to wear, wasn’t sticky or by any means overly shiny; best of all it lasted for ageeees.

Lip Stick: I must admit, this particular shade of lipstick ignited instant alarm bells for me. As much as I adore nude shades, if the undertones are more brown than pink I often end up resembling a corpse, all thanks to my pale skin of course! However much to my delight this is actually quite peachy which is slightly more warming for my complexion. It’s also destined to make a great base for some of my favourite soft pink glosses too 😉

Cheek & Lip Tint: This is probably going to end up one of my most used items as I find tints are a great staple for underneath balms or even just to add a hint of natural looking colour to the cheeks. A great little addition to pop in the handbag for those quick touch-ups when out and about.

Ted Baker Blush

Rose Gold Kabuki Brush: This cute brush is super soft, picked up the blush considerably well and being adorned with a rose gold handle looks absolutely stunning. It blended the product, beautifully without any casting and cleaned up perfect like new after using my B Makeup Brush Cleanser after use!

Rose Gold Blush Compact: I ADORE this stunning little compact with a trio of soft pink shades. It has a subtle highlighting shade in the centre which really gives a beautiful luminousity to your cheeks without any danger of resembling a 1970’s disco-ball. An ever so slightly shimmering addiction to keep your cheeks looking slightly rosey and dewy. I’m also a huge fan of the swivel lid which also hold a pretty sizeable mirror – perfect for popping in the handbag on glam nights out!

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The second tier is focused on eyes and nails which contains: rose gold eyelash curlers, rose gold eye shadow trio, shadow brush, eye liner pen, mascara and two bottles of nude polish shades.

Rose Gold Eyelash Curlers: As much as I ponder whether or not eyelash curlers really do my lashes any justice at all, I always seem to feel more hopeful after using them. After all, it’s a little helping hand to encourage them into some sort of upturned shape. Considering my old ones have pretty much had it these couldn’t have come at a better time!

Rose Gold Eye Shadow Trio: I doubt I could’ve picked three more perfect shades as I’m a huuuuge fan of warm metallic shadows. If you’re more a matte gal then I’m not sure you’ll truly appreciate these, but for those who love painting their lids with rich warm shimmers you’d fall head over heels for these tones…

Ted Baker Shadow Swatches

Shadow Brush: A gal can never have enough brushes in her collection, thankfully this new addition is really comfortable to hold and surprisingly non-slip for it’s glossy white exterior. Although soft, the bristles are well packed together allowing you to easily pick up a decent amount of colour. Not ideal for blending but a great initial applicator for a strong wash of colour.

Eye Liner Pen: I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not a fan of eye liner pens, if anything I find them quite dry and awkward to use. However I seemed to master this one pretty well as the finished result looked slightly more subtle and softly blended out. I’m hoping to give this another go pretty soon for creating some great smokey eyed looks. The nib is very fine and doesn’t drag sharply along the lid (unlike a few others I’ve used in the past) however it still requires a little more skill and patience when it comes to creating a neat flick.

Mascara: Of everything in the entire gift box this is probably the one thing that is likely to disappoint the most… however, if like me, you prefer slightly fluttery lashes that aren’t over volumised or heavily caked with product then I’ve a feeling you’d love this. The formula focuses more on increasing a natural looking length than thickening which made my lashes very wispy and long – my perfect look!

Nail Polish: I’m still revelling in the Iced Frappe delights of my Ciate London polish… *click here* to check it out AND where you can pick up a FREE full sized bottle for yourself. However this pretty little pair of Ted Baker polishes are most definitely my ideal colours when it comes to choosing shades as I tend to magnetise towards the softer tones that are muted yet still very feminine and chic. I’m just keeping all crossed that they’ll end up every bit as good as they look… I’ll keep you posted on them with a review coming soon gals 😉

Ted Baker Nail Polish

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Finished Look

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Considering I’ve glammed up to head out for a yummy meal and plenty of giggles with a friend, I think it’s a fun but sophisticated look. Although I’m not usually one for wearing bright lip colours everyday, I love a splash of colour when it comes to sassing things up for an evening out. Overall I’m super impressed with the variety of contents, colours, packaging and formulation of all the products! Initially retailing at £45 (reduced to £22.50) this was such a great spend. Don’t forget to keep an eye on the Boots website for future upcoming Ted Baker deals!

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Are you a fan of the Ted Baker range? Whatever your thoughts I’d love to read them in the comments below so do stop by and say a quick hello 🙂

Cheerio chums…

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85 thoughts on “Ted Baker: Brilliance of Beauty…

    • Hey Em 🙂 Funnily I’ve never tried their shower and bath products, is there any you would recommend in particular as I’d definitely add them to the shopping list 😉 hehe Do indeed huni as I know you’d adore it too!! Hope you’re keeping as well as can be!! Spotted your wee round up yesterday but have it bookmarked to check out when I get 10 mins to catch up! *hugs* XXX

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    • lol lol Evie you’re a toot huni – yesterday is always when I need most cosmetics too, particularly shimmery eyeshadows hehe Thanks so much lovely lady, super chuffed you like 😀 XXXX

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    • It really is Jamie, I’m so so soooo impressed with it huni – I would have expected it to be a whole lots dearer!!! Plus the little storage box is gonna come in really handy 😉 hehe XXX

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  1. I love Ted Baker range but I can’t believe I can afford to anything on clothing and bag section but I’m certain that one could able to afford to their beauty side as it doesn’t carry a hefty price tag and what a deal you’ve got there. Score! Love this gift pack and I think you are already well set for Valentine’s day. Have a look onto my Ted Baker favourite too.
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    • MIL!!! Awwh lovely to get a wee catch up with you – I was just thinking about you & Jules last night, and making a mental note to get over and catch up with you guys!! 🙂 Hope you’re both keeping well huni! Did you enjoy Superbowl shenanigans? 😀
      Isn’t the rose gold awesome? I’m in love with it!! Literally hate touching it to get finger prints on it… my OCD is in overdrive! Ridic eh? lol XXXX

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      • The rose gold is gorgeous! I totally understand wanting it to stay pristine forever…but it begs to be used 😉 I actually didn’t watch the Super Bowl (I’m not a football person) but it’s always entertaining to watch everyone get worked up over it, ha! So great to catch up with you…if only we could get together in person for a cup of coffee and some girly chatter 🙂 Hope you’re doing well my dear! Sending you online hugs!!

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      • It sure does Mil, and I can only contain myself for so long lol lol
        Ohhh wow, you’re probably one of the very few Americans I’ve spoke to that ain’t all the into it… I have to say I’d be following in your footsteps huni, football of any kind isn’t for me. A great chick flick and a wee cocktail is more my thing lol
        Awwwwh wouldn’t that be the best?! Maybe someday we’ll get that coffee and chatter – it’s going firmly onto my bucket list hehe 😉 xxxxx

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    • Learn something new everyday eh missy 😉 hehe Awwh his little bags are gorgeous, lucky gal indeed!!! I don’t blame you keeping the tags on – some things are too pretty to disturb hehe Awwh thank you Leah, that’s so lovely 🙂 XXXX

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      • So right there learning something new. A lot of his products can be pricey, so I might just have Flora treat next time 🙂 haha, yes, there should be a sign on his bags that reads “do not disturb!” Xo

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  2. What a gorgeous set! We have a Ted Baker store here that’s fairly new – it’s so girly and fun! They don’t sell makeup there though, just clothing and accessories… and they’re quite pricey. I like how the makeup is packaged so nicely AND it delivers on performance. Your look is positively GLAM! 🙂

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    • Oooh I’d love a shopping trip to a Ted Baker store… how lucky are you huni?!! Though I’m sure my hubby wouldn’t be as eager considering I’d probably have most of the wages spent in one afternoon!! lol
      They’re super pricey huni, that’s why I was so shocked at the price of this set – I was expecting at least double!! It really is lovely to use something so darn pretty & the quality great too 😀 Awwh thank you *huge hugs* XXXXX

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    • Ohhhh YAY a fellow owner!! I agree – the blush is ahhhhhhmazing, I’m still swooning over that packaging lol Though how hard was it to use it the first time?!?! I couldn’t decide if I was excited or devastated haha
      Awwwh, thank you sooo much for the lovely compliment – hugely appreciated & great to meet you 🙂 Karen XXX

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  4. I was waiting for you to blog about this one ever since I spotted it in your vlog. What a great set, so many amazing elements. That blush palette is truly pretty, but the eye shadows and nail polish shades are awesome as well. So nice 😀
    xo Anne

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  5. Firstly you look gorgeous in that picture! Your eyeshadow, I’m obssessed with it! I love a brown, smokey eye type look 🙂 And i’ve been kinda obssessed with Ted Baker recently, everything just looks so beauiful and amazing!

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    • Thank you SO much Naomi – that’s such a lovely compliment to read huni 🙂 You’ve made my day!!! Honestly, its a beautiful brand – if you spot any of the gift sets on offer be sure to snap them up, they’re beaut huni 🙂 XXXX

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      • Aw your very welcome! 😊 I’ve never tried Ted Baker because its so expensive! But boots is the best place to get it or in a sale 👍 I will! Im going shopping tomorrow with a friend so will defintley have a look! X

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      • Me too Naomi – as much as I love a little high end spend every now and again I have to say there’s just so much more affordable choice out there that you don’t really have to spend £££’s to appreciate great cosmetics 🙂 Boots is a gem for Ted Baker goodies… just gotta keep an eye out for whenever they arrive as they sell soooo quickly 😀 Fingers crossed you find a few bargain yourself huni, happy shopping!!!! ❤ XXXXX

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      • Haha, I just love it! 🙂 Oh god yeah, been there myself! I was like that on Friday in my local Kiko store haha, going ooh and testing all the eyeshadows, i wanted them all! x

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      • Haaaa brill Naomi – we’re definitely two of a kind… my hubby ALWAYS knows when I’ve been makeup browsing as my arms are no longer pale but covered in a wild collection of colours lol All part in the name of beauty blogging research of course 😉 lol XXX

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    • Thank you so much huni 🙂 I have to say I’m slightly OCD though with the packaging Kaily – as pretty as it looks the whole finger print thing is becoming an issue everytime I lift it lol Very pretty set indeed though 😀 XXX

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