Apologies that it's been quiet on here...Sometimes life just catches up with you and it gets even harder to juggle things. I have been regular on Instagram though, so you can follow me on there @shelovesthefinerthings
The lovely people at BeautyRevNG sent me an amazing goodie bag around my birthday time and I was so excited because there were some BIG brands in there. Thanks guys, you are always so kind to me! <3
Anastasia Beverly Hills Artist Palette
This is a limited edition eye shadow palette from ABH and it is all the rave right now. It shook the beauty world up when it was launched and it is still making waves weeks after. ABH produced this as the ultimate kit for MUAs because it has a range of colors from nuetrals to brights to dark tones- it's all in here. The colors are also super pigmented and apply like a dream- what's not to love?
All the shades are beautiful but my 3 favorite of the 12 are:
Unicorn- A beautiful shimmery light blue shade that ABH describes as "Periwnkle". It is not similar to anything I have seen before
Baby I'm A Star- A shimmery brown tone that I see myself wearing a lot, great for an everyday eye
Anaconda- An incandescent green could give off different colors at different angles. Reminds me of Mac's Club eye shadow
Here's how ABH describes the other 9 shades:
Buttery: A matte, buildable beige
Dusty Rose: A soft, satiny mauve
Phresh: A vibrant, happy yellow
Blue Velvet: A deep, intense navy
Orange You Fancy: A fiery, burnt orange
Beigely: A glimmering, neutral greige
Coal: A sultry, inky black
Punch Fuschia: A vibrant orchid hue
Aubergine: A moody, eggplant purple
Overall, this is a great palette with many colors I can use for my makeup looks even though I am not the target audience- MUAs. If you are a makeup lover like me it will make you very happy:).I hope to share some makeup looks using this palette very soon.
Sadly though, it is currently not available on BeautyRevNG because it is a limited edition but if you are interested in it drop them an email and I'm sure they will try to sort you out.
Colorpop Cosmetics Eyeshadows in Slave2Pink and Dare
Colorpop is arguably the most popular makeup brand around at the moment. They entered the market with a BIG BANG bringing with them gorgeous makeup products at really affordable prices. You honestly cannot beat that. This philosophy of amazing makeup at amazing prices was first brought to life by Sleek but giiiirrllll, Colorpop is currently giving them a run for their money. I am a big Sleek fan as you guys know so I'm using this medium to tell them to "STEP IT UP"!
The two eye shadows I received are from the SUPER SHOCK range.
Slave2Pink: I'm not much of a bright eye shadow wearer but I must say that this pink is the most gorgeous I have ever seen.- electric pink with multi-color glitter running through it. The formula is like an eye shadow and a pigment rolled into one little jar of goodness and you already know what that means- super color pay off! This makes it also very creamy and easy to apply. The company advises that these eye shadows are best applied with the fingers but I used a brush and it still applied perfectly. I will apply with my fingers next time though and see if it works better
Dare: Another electric but really beautiful purple shade with violet and pink glitter running through it. Exactly the same properties as Slave2Pink since they are in the same range.
In summary, if you are looking for regular everyday eye shadows look away now. However if you are looking for eye shadows that can bring the WOW factor to your makeup, look no further! Shop Colorpop eye shadows between N2500 and N3000 a pot here!
Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Backstage Bambi
I view Kat Von D products as one of the Rolls Royces of the beauty industry. There is just something about the brand that exudes elegance and class. The owner of the brand was a renowned tattoo artist now turned beauty mogul so she brings her artistic side into the creation of her products.
This liquid lipstick (liquid formula that dries out into a matte finish) is the first of their products I had ever gotten so I was pretty excited to try it out. I must say that the excitement didn't last very long. While this is a beautiful bright pink shade, I struggled a lot with the formula; simply put- application was a bitch! It was so difficult to get an even and opaque application, I constantly had gaps with every layer I put on. Now I researched online and I read that you apparently need to apply it in really thin layers to work well with it but I'm sorry, no makeup item should be that stressful to apply. It lasted really long though and did not flake and crust away as the hours went by so I guess that is its redeeming factor. I would like to try another shade though before I make my conclusions on this product. You can buy Kat Von D lipstick for N6000 here.
Have you guys tried any of the products I reviewed today? How did you get on with them?
Enjoy the weekend!