The Make Up Menu: Antique Rose…

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My cosmetic drawers are literally bunged to the hilt with a multitude of gorgeous colours, yet for me there is nothing quite as feminine and beautiful as the delicate rose shades, particularly when they’re fused with warm antique golds. Ideal for most skin tones, ages & seasons – soft pinks and warm metals is often one of my go to looks for almost any occasion.  Sound like your kinda thing too? Then hopefully you’ll fall as head over heels as I am for today’s Make Up Menu

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Antique Rose Make Up Menu Face

L’Oreal Infallible Matte 24 Hour – Shade 11 Vanilla: I’m almost ¾ of the way through the tube yet I’m still bouncing between whether I ‘just’ like it or love it. It would seem the verdict hinges on the hydration of my skin. When it’s dry it under performs yet when my face is fresh and fully hydrated it does a fantastic job at staying put for as long as I need it too. Damn those dry skin days, thankfully yesterday wasn’t too bad & it stayed vibrant for the duration. Result!

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Maybelline Super Stay 24 Hour Concealer – Shade 2 Light/Beige: My quest for a decent drug store concealer continues. Having only used this the once I’m nowhere near ready to give solid feedback however (as I’m sure you’re all yelling at your computer screens for some sort of feedback) what I will say is that you have to work super quick to get this blended as it literally sets before the wand’s out of the tube. I’ll be trying it with a variety of foundations so keep your eyes peeled for a thorough review coming soon!

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Sleek Face Form Contouring & Blush Palette – Shade 372 Fair: To be fair (excuse the pun) contouring really isn’t something I’m big into, simply because my skin is so fair. I always feel contouring could take my complexion to the edge of potentially resembling dirty unblended lines of foundation. However with this palette I actually have to make it work to contour; not entirely a bad thing in my opinion – a great palette for softly building and sculpting the cheek bones. Thumbs up!

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Soap & Glory Peach Party Blush Block – Shade Apricot Jam: One of my favourite blushes, this is super beautiful, One stroke of your blush brush and voila – peachy perfect cheeks with a hint of dewy highlighter. It is stunning! If you haven’t got it in your collection already ladies make sure it’s top of your shopping list, you won’t be disappointed.

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Antique Rose Make Up Menu Eyes

Make Up Academy (MUA) Pro Base Eye Primer: At a mere £2.50 this primer really does perform phenomenally well for the pocket friendly price tag. It most definitely keeps my shadow looking vibrant & crease free  – just as promised!

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MUA Eye Shadow – Shade 22 Pearl: A beautiful soft pink that I used as a soft transitional shade along the crease line. Super pigmented & true to its colour, I love it.

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MUA Eye Shadow – Shade 24 Pearl: Outer crease… very difficult to describe, the words mocha/rose/mauve all spring to mind to try. Undoubtedly beautiful, it’s a gorgeous deep antique shade that would compliment a variety of colours including purple, lavender, brown, pink, gold, copper… I could continue. Main thing is, it works wonders!

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Maybelline Color Tattoo – Shade 05 Eternal Gold: All over the lid… not too brassy, I adore this warm gold colour that adds a subtle touch of glamour to the lids. I’m also super impressed at the longevity, without feeling heavy or overbearing.

Top Tip: blends so much easier when using your finger!

Antique Rose Eye Shadow

Rimmel Glam Eyes Professional Liquid Liner –Shade Black: My staple liquid liner, I’ve tried (almost) all of them and this gets the top spot every time. The super fine nib is incredibly precise and the black really is the darkest of blacks for a dramatic HD winged tip.

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Barry M Brow Kit: A brow staple of mine, this cute little kit never fails to shape my brows into order. Highly recommended!

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Barry M Lash Vegas Blackest Black Mascara with Fibres: Intrigued by this so called ‘fibre technology’ that has swept the mascara market, I had to give it a whirl. I have to admit it didn’t disappointment & certainly added length to my lashes however those looking for extra volume/thickness may be a little less impressed.

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Antique Rose Make Up Menu Lips

Natural Collection Lip Liner – Shade Ruby Rose: I’m a huge fan of Boots Natural Collection range, not only are they incredibly affordable but the soft muted earthy shades are right up my street.

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Max Factor Lipfinity – Shade Evermore Lush: Having been bowled over by the colour, I couldn’t resist testing out the Lipfinity range. From the first stroke it was beautiful creamy and could easily have been mistaken for a high end product. As for the staying power it really does last without feeling dry or uncomfortable. I’ll definitely be topping up my collection with a few more of these.

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Voila… my finished ‘Antique Rose‘ look. Are you a fellow fan of soft pinks and antique golds? Have you tried any of the above products or possibly tempted to add them to your wish list? Whatever your thoughts do let me know in the comments below 🙂 As always, thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio Chums…

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The Must Have Eye-Shadow Trio’s…

MUA eye shadow swatch and review

 

Happy Friday Chums…

You gals should all know by know how darn excited I get when I stumble upon an incredible little beauty buy, however when a find turns out to be as gorgeous as these 3 Eye-Shadow trio sets from MUA then it’s time to shout about it from the roof tops! So if you’re on a mission to lavish your lids in a wash of colour for a price tag that’s just as impressive as the pigmentation then look no further ladies – I’ve found your lids a trio of hotties 😉

Here they are in full glory….

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At a mere £2.50 each I simple had to pick up 3 of these gorgeous little compacts from my local Superdrug store – however if you’d prefer to take the lazy daisy approach by ordering directly from the comfort of your own arm chair you can do so by *clicking here* for Superdrug or *click here* to be transported directly to the MUA store where you can fill your virtual basket with as many goodies as your heart desires… well, we all deserve a little treat now & again eh ladies? 😉

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Pink Sorbet

MUA Pink Sorbet

For those who love to dress their lids with a pigmented hint of shimmery pink then Pink Sorbet trio is absolutely stunning. Although they all come with a teeny tiny applicator (which I personally never avail off) both my Real Techniques brushes & Lamora Eye brush set blend these soft hues perfectly. Here’s a little swatch of them on the skin for you to swoon over. Aren’t they beeeeeeautiful?

MUA Pink Sorbet swatch

Chocolate Box

MUA Choclate Box

Dipping into the more richer tones I absolutely adore the shades of this particular mini compact. If you fancy bedazzling your eyes in a wash of warm Indian summer style colours then I’m pretty sure you’ll love this bronzed effect beauty. Take a peek at the swatch below – I’m in love!

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Innocence

Mua Eyeshadow Innocence

Of course no shadow collection would be complete without a collection of rustic gold tones. Pretty much perfect for any eye colour I’m literally swooning over these stunning shades that will add a pop of warmth & glamour to your peepers. How beautiful is the colour pay off in the swatch below, I’m beyond impressed.

MUA Innocence swatch

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So there you have it ladies – my trio of MUA eye-shadows that are ideal for every day use or for glamming up your eyes on a dazzling night out.

What one’s your favourite? Have you tried anything from this range yet of shadows yet? What’s your thoughts on MUA? Whatever your opinions I’d love to read them in the comments below so do be sure to stop by for a quick chatter!

Ps: If you fancy taking a peek at a few other beauty bargains for under a fiver then check out this weeks post on July’s pocket friendly finds by *clicking here* 

Wishing y’all an awesome weekend chums…

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