Make-up Monday…

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Several beauty launches have been released recently, all of which are extremely lust worthy and will have all beauty and make-up addicts flocking to get their hands on them. TAM Beauty, the super-brand behind Make-Up Revolution, Freedom Make-Up and I Heart Make-Up has another exciting sister brand exclusive to Boots stores, Live Love Make-Up Obsession. Live Love Make-Up Obsession’s star attraction is the palettes you can fill and customise with your own shades of eyeshadow, brow wax, highlighter, bronzer and blush, to create your own collection of shades unique to you. The variety of single, star-embossed pans is endless and they have some absolutely heavenly highlighter shades available!



With the festive season only three months away, a personalised make-up palette would make the best gift idea. The refillable palettes come with a large mirror and aren’t just available in boring black… you can get gold, silver, rose gold, hot pink and white, too!


Empty palettes retail at £6 each and individual eyeshadow, blush, bronzer and highlighter shades retail at £3 each, a lot less pricey than the refillable palette Bobbi Brown came out with a few years back.

You can see the extensive range of palettes and shades at

Make-Up Revolution fans will be delighted to hear a new Flawless eyeshadow palette has hit the market. Flawless 4 is the latest of the firm favourite Pro 32 palettes and it comprises of a mixture of matte and shimmer shades, all of which are super blendable and versatile. There’s a good variety of autumnal shades, from neutrals to warm smoky shades, from soft shades to jewel toned plums.


If you are obsessed with a majestic glow, Revolution’s newest highlight palettes will be right up your street! They both boast 8 mesmerisingly beautiful shimmer shades that can be used to achieve that glowing, lit from within complexion. The soft, smooth formulation of the shades makes them super easy to blend and the shades in Ultra Cool Glow can be used to apply luminescence absolutely anywhere to deliver that touch of dimension: cheekbones, brow bones, Cupid’s bow, inner corners of your eyes.



Pro Glow 2 is a mix of white, gold and peachy shades with the same luxe, shimmering finish as the similar looking Ultra Pro Glow palette. The shades in Pro Glow 2 will add natural touches of radiance where the light would catch your skin.


Pro Glow 2 and Ultra Cool Glow, both £8, Make-Up Revolution


There’s plenty more magical glow where that came from… another one of Revolution’s irresistible new launches is the Liquid Highlighter drops. You can achieve instant radiance anywhere with this glow-getting potion, it’s so good!



Mix a drop or 2 of this reflective illuminatior into your foundation for a dewy and glowy complexion, mix a few drops into your favourite body lotion for a gorgeous all over glow. With or without make-up, Liquid Highlighter can achieve that beautiful natural glow. At £6, and available in 7 shades, this bottle of pure magic is set to rival the likes of Benefit’s High Beam and MAC’s Strobe Creams.


And can we all just take a moment to appreciate the wonderful-ness of the iridescent packaging… wow!



What’s New in Beauty Wednesday…

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Sleek Make-Up have added to their hugely popular collection of spellbinding highlighters with the Distorted Dreams palette.  

Made up of five ethereal shades, 3 of which are cream and 2 powder formula, these light reflecting, holographic pigments have your every highlighting need covered.  

Sleek Distorted Dreams Palette, £10.99, Superdrug

With a glimmering variety of duochrome tones in its creamy shimmer shades, Distorted Dreams can be used to illuminate your cheekbones, eyelids and lips. Cream with green glitters, cream with blue glitters, and a gold and pink duochrome cream. The powder shades are amazingly stunning too; a shimmery gold powder and a pale pink with purple-pink glitters, which isn’t dissimilar to BECCA Prismatic Amethyst Shimmering Skin Perfector highlighter.  

Becca Prismatic Amethyst Skin Perfector highlighter

Matte Me Metallic Lip Creams combine the revival of the 90’s Metallic lip trend with the current liquid lipstick trend.

Sleek Matte Me Metallic Lip Creams (from top: Volcanic, Roman Copper and Rusted Rose), £4.99, Superdrug. 

Three new shades of metallic liquid lipstick are part of Distorted Dreams collection and they are called Volcanic (frosty muted purple toned rose), Roman Copper (red toned shimmery amber) and Rusted Rose (frosty pink rose).  

They apply like normal liquid lipsticks that dry down to a long lasting, velvet matte finish.  Applying a layer of lip balm before applying these will ensure extra comfort and stop the dreaded “matte lip crack.” 

Beauty Bytes: Still Contouring…? Put That Kit Down! 

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I’ve taken to doing a bit of contouring with my trusty Nars Laguna bronzer this summer and I probably haven’t been using as many products as some people to achieve the uber sculpted look as seen on the Kardashians.  


 It seems all of a sudden people were buying bronzing powders and foundations two shades or probably more darker than their real skintone and the reality stars’ perfectly sculpted cheekbones were a desired look.  

If you’ve only just mastered the endless step ritual that is contouring, you’ll either be very annoyed, or very relieved, to find out the new facial sculpting innovation couldn’t be easier. 

    Yes, I understand your frustration, all you need to start your STROBING journey is a good highlighter or illuminator.  There are just hundreds on the market, both cream and powder formulas deliver a radiant, candlelit healthy glow.  
MAC Strobe Cream (£24), the original face luminizer is well worth a try.  If you’re looking to add subtle pearlescent highlights, NARS illuminator in Silver Factory (pictured) or Copacabana will accentuate cheekbones beautifully.  A dab on the Cupid’s bow will also create the illusion of a fuller pout.  


Strobing won’t take as many steps or products as contouring.  The principle is very straight forward, many on Twitter report it’s simply just highlighting.  All you have to do is apply your illuminator of choice in the places the light hits your face.  Think cheekbones, down the nose, Cupid’s bow, centre of chin and brow bones.  
For all you lovers of low maintenance beauty, strobing will achieve a lit from within glow within minutes; a far more natural look than the bronzed chisel cheeks that probably take up most of your make-up time.  

Boots No7 Instant Radiance Highlighter & Benefit Watts Up!

Hitting up Boots? Benefit have bought out tons of complexion perfecting highlighters.  High Beam (dubbed the supermodel in a bottle) and Watts Up! are undoubtably two of the best you can use but if you head over to the No7 stand, the moonlit glow can be yours for under a tenner!  

L’oreal Lumi Magique Light Infusing Primer is another high-street favourite that will no doubt play a massive part in the strobing revolution!