MAC Cosmetics Favourites Old & New

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Hello beauties, we all have a handful of brands that we love when it comes to makeup and MAC cosmetics are in my top 5. I first fell in love with them when I tried their studio fix Fluid foundation and knew I had to try so much more. I have put together my favourite products, some old favourites and some that I have newly discovered!

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MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation

The first product I wanted to start with is my holy grail foundation. I have been using this for over 6 or seven years now and i still haven’t found a foundation that is as good! It has a medium coverage that can easily be built up to full, has a amazing colour range with a incredible 64 shades, looks so flawless on the skin, photographs well and most importantly lasts all day on my dry skin without needing a touch up. I can never be without this foundation and always make sure I have a back up bottle ready! It’s also worth buying the £4.50 reusable pump from MAC as this foundation doesn’t come with one. This retails at £26 for 30ml and I use the shade NC15.

MAC Instacurl Lash Mascara

A few weeks ago I found this mascara in TK Maxx for a bargain £7. I hadn’t tried any mascaras from MAC before so thought what a great way to test. I’m so glad I did as this mascara makes my lashes look so full and fluffy without giving the caked on spider leg effect. I really like the shape and design of the packaging as well as the wand. This makes it easy to get into every lash including the corner and bottom lashes. I find this super easy to take off and it doesn’t transfer throughout the day. This normally retails for £20.

MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish

I was first inspired but this highlighter by fellow blogger Mufavourites when she reviewed it not so long a go. This extra dimension skin finish in the shade ‘whisper of gilt’ was first launched last year as a limited edition Christmas item (you may remember its festive snow flake design) but has since been rereleased this year. I’m a sucker for a light gold highlight, it’s suits my pale skin tone without leaving a cast and leaves a gorgeous wet look sheen to the skin, making it look healthy and giving it a inner glow. This can be worn natural by applying lightly or more intense by layering it or spritzing some setting spray before hand to make it blinding. This costs £25.50.

MAC Extra Dimension Blush

Im a huge fan of a bright pink blush and have lots of matte finishes so wanted to pick up a something with a shimmer. This Extra Dimension blush is in shade ‘sweets for my sweet’ which is a gorgeous candy pink with rose gold shimmers. I love that this can be worn really sheer for a pop of natural, healthy colour or built up for a more intense look. I will definitely be picking this blush up in a coral shade for summer as it doesn’t cling to texture and I love the smooth formula. This costs £23.

MAC Matte Lipstick

New to my collections are a few of MAC’s cult matte lipsticks. I had never tried them before and I’m so glad I have. They have a really smooth application thanks to the creamy formula and dry down to a matte. They have great staying power and don’t make the lips look or feel dry as it dries down. I picked up the shades ‘Beatrix’ which is a vampy berry shade with a metallic finish. Shade ‘modern temptress’ which a dark red with a brown undertone and ‘chilli’ which is a stunning dark smoked red. All three of these colours are perfect for autumn/winter and I can’t wait to add more to my collection. These cost £17.50 each.

MAC Mini Lipstick

Another lipstick newbie but this time in a mini version. Recently MAC released their cult lipsticks in a mini form for travel purposes or just for people to try out their formula for those who don’t want to spend full price. I picked up the shade ‘Twirl’ which is terracotta brown. These cost £10.

MAC Lip Pencil Liner

Lastly we have a lip liner, this came as part of a duo set with one of the full sized lipsticks above. This lipliner in the shade ‘auburn’ is the perfect shade to pair with the lipstick ‘chilli’. The pencils formula is super smooth and creamy and oh so pigmented. This can be used to line the lips or used to draw all over for a full colour. This costs £14.

From left to right- Lip Liner shade ‘auburn’, Mini lipstick shade ‘whirl’, Matte lipstick shade ‘chilli’. Matte lipstick shade ‘modern temptress’, Matte lipstick shade ‘Beatrix’, Extra Dimension blush shade ‘sweets for my sweet’ and Extra Dimension skin finish shade ‘whisper of gilt’.

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Huda Beauty Emerald Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette. Swatches & Eye Looks

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Hello beauties, if you follow my Instagram then you would have seen in my stories that I managed to get my hands on the new Huda Beauty Precious Obsessions palettes that have just been released. I loved the formula of a few of the first palettes so knew I had to collect the gemstone themed ones as soon as they launched. I will be doing separate reviews, swatches and two eye looks with each palette. Starting off with the Emerald Obsessions.

A dream come true for those Huda-holics who can’t squeeze their palettes into overstretched make up bags (or those yet to sample her game-changing shadows) this Emerald Obsessions Palette unites a spectrum of nine pigment-packed powders – six vibrant duo-chrome shimmers and three creamy mattes – in shades ranging from mint or golden olive to timeless emerald and show-stopping peacock green.

Packaging

They have opted for the same shape and size as the other obsessions palettes which is great for me as although they are small, makes for easy storage and are travel friendly. Each pan is easy to get to without accidentally dipping into another colour and there is the added bonus of having a mirror too! There is a metallic bit that keeps the lid down and the box is a sturdy thick cardboard.

Formula

Just like the previous obsessions palettes these have a smooth formula. The mattes are silky with a small amount of fallout and each shade is pigmented, with the exception of the mint green shade swatched below which was fairly patchy and needed extra work. The shimmers are what really stand out in this palette, they’re super buttery and have a really intense pigment. All shades were really easy to blend and I find wetting a brush works best to apply the shimmers as there’s a fair amount of fall out.

Shades

Inside you will find 9 shades, which consist of three mattes and six duochrome shimmers. There’s enough diversity in this palette to create a handful of looks, wether that be something natural or more intense. I really like how each colour compliments the other and the colours just flow so you won’t struggle with how to use certain shades.

Eye Looks

EmeraldUsing shade ‘6’ to create the shape. Shade ‘5’ in the centre of the lid and shade ‘1’ to highlight the inner corner and brow bone.

SwampUsing shade ‘7’ for the transition. Shade ‘8’ to create the shape. Shade ‘4’ to deepen the outer corner. Shade ‘5’ on the centre of the lid and shade ‘9’ to highlight the brow bone and inner corner.

Price

The price of this palette is £25 and be found here.

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Benefit Hoola Quickie Contour Stick

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Hello beauties, before the start of this year I had never contoured my face as the fear of it making my face look dirty scared me. I then picked up this product and starting practising different ways to contour and it’s safe to say I’m hooked.

Today’s review is on the Benefit Quickie Contour Stick that I picked up when at the Airport in duty free when I went to Berlin.

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Chisel those cheekbones, slim that nose and get an overall sculpted look with this soft bronze, cream-to-powder contour stick. Hoola quickie contour stick’s dome shape tip ensures a smooth, targeted application every time!

You probably already know or have tried the Orginal Hoola bronzer which is one of The box ‘O powders from Benefit. I prefer working with a cream contour/bronzer so was excited to see that it comes in a cream formula.

Packaging

Benefit always get it right with packaging, they always have funky colourful boxes and eye catching containers and this is no exception. I love the tropical theme and the stick is housed in a gold bamboo shaped bullet. It has a twist up mechanism and a rounded top which makes for easy application directly onto the face. It’s super easy to draw lines ready for blending. There is also a bamboo shaped brush in this collection for blending if you wanted to be extra fancy!

Formula

The first thing I noticed about the formula and possibly the most important is how creamy it is, it has a super smooth texture. The creamier the product the more it will look like ‘skin’. This blends out really easily, I like to blend with a dense brush but a beauty sponge works just as well. I really like the colour of this for my pale skin, it warms up my makeup look without looking muddy or dirty and doesn’t cling to any dry patches. Perfect for those who like a subtle contour.

How to use

On the side of the box you can find a few handy ways on where to apply the product. I have a really round potato head so I like to contour my forehead, under the cheek bones and under my chin to create a slimming effect.

Price

This costs £24 for 8.5g which is a great price for how stunning this looks on the skin and how long it will last me. I will definitely be picking this up again! If you’re interested in buying this then you can find it here.

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Urban Decay All Nighter Trio. Foundation, Concealer and Setting Spray

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Hello beauties, I’m so excited about this post, I’m always on the look out for a holy grail foundation and concealer, I got my hands on the raved about Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray and ended up loving it to the point where I wanted to try the other products in this range. I’ve included a video that’s gone up on my YouTube channel and would love it if you give it a thumbs up and subscribe!

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I really like the futuristic silver window pane packaging that the Foundation and concealer have and the fact they match each other, it looks and feels expensive.

Urban Decay All Nighter Longwear Foundation

Urban Decay All Nighter Waterproof Concealer

Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray

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The £6.99 Aldi Miracle Creams That Had The World Talking.

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Hello beauties, so I’m a little late to this find. Two facial creams from Aldi that everyone was raving about a while back. The bargain Caviar creams were being named as dupes (if not better) of the La Prairie Caviar collection which costs a whopping £292. Although they are aimed at those aged 40+ for its effects against anti aging I thought I’d give then a go to see if it’s hydration properties would do my dry skin any good.

Both creams include three show stopping ingredients that are all key to slowing down the skins ageing process-

Caviar is rich in protein, vitamins and minerals as it said to tackle signs of aging.

Snow Algae has been clinically proven to extend to extend the life of skin cells and trigger stem cells to replicate and replace damaged cells and in turn, rejuvenate the skin.

Hyaluronic Acid keeps collagen synthesis up, as well as retaining skin moisture, contributing to the anti-aging benefits to the skin.

Lacura Caviar Illumination Day Cream

There is two creams in this range, one for the night and one for the day. The cream is housed in a sturdy glass thick plastic tub. The cream itself has a light texture that once applied sinks into the skin and leaves a very smooth look and feel to it. I have dry skin so I really enjoyed how hydrated and healthy this made my skin look and feel. I didn’t find it at all greasy and a little does go a long way. It has a strong floral scent which I personally love. It is packed full of great ingredients mentioned above and even has added SPF. I have been loving using this as my moisturiser and is a welcome addition to my skincare routine. It even works well under my makeup and didn’t break me out which is always a good sign!

Lacura Caviar Illumination Night Cream

I really like how each of the pots have the reversed colours of the other I think that looks really smart in my bathroom together. This is thicker in texture than the day cream as it’s meant to be a intensive moisturiser while you sleep. It’s really easy to apply and doesn’t leave a oily residue. My skin looks so plump and healthy the next morning and has left my skin looking and feeling more hydrated than any cream has. This also has a strong scent to it so if you react to perfumes or just generally hate scented products then this definitely won’t be for you.

Each cream costs £6.99 each which I feel is a steal based on the amazing results. I will definitely be purchasing these again and you get 50ml for the price which will take me ages to use up! They are both targeted at 40+ woman for their anti aging aspects but I obviously can’t comment on that but if you have dry or dull skin and want something to make it look flawless and more hydrated then I definitely recommend these.

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Full Face Of First Impressions. Grungy Berry Tutorial

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Hello beauties, I recently went through my makeup collection (I’m a hoarder and proud) and found a handful of items I have either bought recently and hadn’t tried or just never got round to using. I have a new video up on my YouTube channel with a full face of first impressions creating a grungy berry look. Id love it if you could subscribe to my channel!

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Buxom Beauty Event Haul

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Hello beauties, I recently was invited to a Buxom beauty event ( you can read about that here) and was gifted some amazing goodies to try out and I wanted to share with you what I received and give some mini reviews and swatches!

Disclaimer- Some of the products were gifted to me from a beauty event. As always reviews are honest and my own.

The first product I want to talk about is the Buxom Divine Goddess Illuminator that I got the chance to to try at the event. As soon as I tried it I knew I had to buy it and I’m so glad I did. This is a illuminating cream that can be used as a subtle liquid highlight or mixed in with a foundation for a dewy finish. I love the smooth formula and that it doesn’t have chunky glitter in it. It gives off the most gorgeous iridescent glow and I really like the appearance of my makeup with this underneath. This can also be used on the body and looks so beautiful on the shoulder bones. This costs £21 for 59ml.

Next up is two lip plumping products.

The first, a product that I was gifted for going to the event is the Buxom ‘Full On’ Lip Polish in the shade ‘Sugar’. This is a U.S best selling sheer, shimmering lip polish that plumps up the lips making them look fuller. This has a gorgeous glossy finish with small flecks of glitter. It doesn’t feel gritty though and is the perfect gloss to wear on its own or on top of a lipstick. The vitamin A and E in this keeps your lips soft and protected. This costs £15 for 4.44ml

Secondly another product that I purchased in this gorgeous coral Buxom ‘Full On’ Lip Cream in the shade ‘Mai Tai’. This has a slightly different finish to the gloss above, it is smoother and doesn’t have the glitter in it. This gives a high shine glass finish. I thought this shade would be perfect to wear with my summer looks. I also love how much these plump up my lips and love the fresh tingling sensation it gives. This cost £15 for 4.44ml

I was also lucky enough to be gifted one of the Buxom ‘Big and Sexy’ Matte Gel Lipsticks in the shade ‘Toxic Cherry’. If you are avid reader of my blog you will know how much I live for a red lip. The formula is so smooth thanks to it being a gel and I love how soft it looks on the lip. I will even go as far as to say it’s my new favourite formula and that’s a huge statement. I will definitely be picking up more shades in this lipstick. The only downside is that the shape of the baton is huge so those with smaller lips will struggle with application and will need to apply with a lip brush instead. This costs £15 for 2.6g.

Lastly I received a travel size Buxom ‘Big Tease’ Plumping Mascara. I was really excited to try this after hearing lots of great things about it from the event. It has a pair shaped wand thats really easy to use and helps you get into the lashes and fully coat them. It makes them so much longer and fuller without looking clumpy and looks amazing on the bottom lashes. I will definitely be picking up the full sized version of this when I’ve used this travel one up. It costs £18 for 13ml.

Thank you so much to Buxom for gifting me some of these goodies, overall I’m really impressed with the brand and will definitely be trying out more of their products in the future!

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Buxom Cosmetics Beauty Event

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Hello beauties. The lovely Lauren who manages the Buxom beauty counter in Debenhams invited me along to a beauty event to talk about all the products that Buxom offer as well as their newest launches. There was cute little sweets and cakes on offer as we got to swatch, test out and hear about the ingredients, finishes and more about the brand.

Buxom originally started in America but has recently became avaible in the UK. Known promdomintly for their best selling lip and eye products. In today’s post I’m going to be talking you through the products I got to test, swatch and the information I learned.

They have several counters at the Buxom area in Debenhams in Bristol. These were filled with all different different kind of lip products from lip creams, matte lipsticks, balms, liners and even glosses. The great thing about all their lip products is they all have a plumping effect, they achieve this by using peptides and peppermint in their formula which is gentler on the lip than using venoms or chilli like some brands do.

The first newly launched product I want to mention is the Power Plump Lip Balm. There’s four universal shades that will suit every skin tone. Working to hydrate the lips whilst plumping them for a fuller looking pout.These leave the most gorgeous sheer colour and smell like peppermint. These cost £15 for 4.3g.

The next new release from buxom is the limited edition Holographic Top Coat Lip Polish which are prismatic lip plumping top coats that you can wear alone or on top of any lip colour. These come in four stunning shades and have a smooth formula instead of that gritty glitter feeling that I hate in glosses. I’ve swatched the shades ‘Crystal’ and ‘Ariana’ below and you can see how much they shine! These cost £15 for 4ml.

Next we have the Full On Lip Polish which is a U.S best seller and is a sheer shimmering lip gloss with a glittery finish . It contains Vitamin A and E which helps keep lips soft, smooth and protected and leaves a tingling sensation, you can literally feel it plumping your lips! There’s 32 shades to choose from and each one costs £15 for 4.44ml.

My personal favourite products and swatched below is the Full on Lip Cream which are no glitter, lip glasses which are smooth colourful glosses with a high shine finish. Costing £15 for 4.4ml

Shades ‘Rose Julep’, ‘Kir Royale’, ‘Dolly’ and ‘Mai Tai’.

If Gloss isn’t your thing they also offer matte formulas in their Big And Sexy Bold Lipstick which is a gel lipstick with a ultralight formula and comes in 14 shades. To match these lipsticks are the Plumpline Lip Liners that can be used all over the lip or just as a liner. These have a creamy formula and apply easily with the brush at opposite end that helps diffuse the colour.

Buxom don’t just offer lip products they are also well known for their eyeshadows.

There’s two options to choose from, the ‘Build your own’ palette where you can choose from any of the above 40 shades and customise your own palette. Or you can buy one of their pre made palettes.

The formula of these eyeshadows are super smooth and packed full of pigment, especially the shimmers that are on offer. They were insane! There’s definitely colours to suit everyone and I love the cute packaging of the empty palettes. The empty Customisable Palette costs £8 and can fit six single eyeshadow in. Each Single Eyeshadow Refill costs £8 for 1.4g of product. These are my favourite shades.

Shades ‘Big Spender’, ‘No Faux’, ‘It Crowd’, ‘Patent Leather’ and ‘Wild Nights’

To finish off Buxom also offer two mascaras. The Volumising Lash Mascara which has a vitamin enriched clump resistant formula that thickens the lashes. It has a hourglass shaped brush which coats the lashes evenly from root to tip. This costs £16 for 11ml.

Their second mascara is the Big Tease Plumping Mascara which has calibrated wax in the formula to deliver a smooth application as well as maximum volume. With its conical brush that releases just the right amount of product to allow you to cover from root to top. I received a deluxe sample of this in my goody bag and love it so much I’ll be purchasing the full sized version. This costs £18 for 13ml.

I couldn’t resist testing out some of their lip products and I came up with this gorgeous colour combination by using their Plumpline Lip Liner in the shade ‘Anonymous Allure’ and the Holographic Top Coat in shade ‘Crystal’.

I will be doing a separate blog post reviewing the goodies I received from this event so keep an out for that.

I had so much fun at this event and meeting other beauty influencers. Thank you so much to Lauren and Buxom for inviting me.

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High End Bargain Makeup Haul From TK MAXX

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Hello beauties, so I was recently in TK MAXX as I hadn’t been to have a look in ages. I forgot just how many high end makeup and beauty products they sell at discounted prices. I picked up a good handful of items and wanted to show you what I managed to get my hands on. Every store is different as it’s a discount store so stock may be different depending on the shop near you. I have linked any products that are up currently on their website though!

They have brands such as Mac, Bobbi Brown, Pixi, Estée Lauder, Nars, Guerlain, Becca, Too Faced and many many more!

For those of you who may be unfamiliar with TK MAXX, it’s a discount store that sell designer/high end items at a discount price. They sell clothing, beauty, cosmetics and homeware. My favourite time to go have a rummage is around Christmas as they have all their gift sets going cheap! If you live in the UK i definitely recommend finding one on your travels. Just for the makeup bargains alone!

Nars Single Eyeshadow RRP £19.95 Now £8

This is such a gorgeous eyeshadow, it’s a rustic red shade and I am huge fan of the Nars eyeshadow formula already. It’s super pigmented, not chalky and I can’t wait to create a smoked grunge look tutorial with this! Plus bonus points for the adorable little mirror.

Make Up For Ever Mascara WAS £20 NOW £4.99

I picked up this mascara mainly because I was running low on my current one and also because I haven’t tried a mascara from MUF. I love the pear shaped wand, it makes it super easy to get into the lashes and makes them look so full and long. This is also the perfect size to travel.

Too Faced Perfect Black EyelinerWAS £18 NOW £6

It’s probably everyone’s quest when looking for a black eye pencil to find one that’s super jet black, enter this marvellous find. It’s super easy to use and is definitely the most pigmented pencil I’ve used to date. It also has a smudging tool at the other end. I will be using this in a upcoming makeup tutorial smoked out with the Nars shadow above!

Too Faced Melted LipsticksWAS £21 NOW £4.99

These three lipsticks were such a bargain, I have tried this formula before and loved it. I picked up three shades. ‘Peony’ which is a light dusky pink with a metallic finish, ‘chocolate cherries’ which is deep brown shade and smells like chocolate frosting and shade ‘villain’ which a a very rich purple colour.

Milk Makeup Lip MarkerWAS £20 NOW £4.99

How funny is this packaging, it felt so wrong applying. Just like drawing on your lip with a regular marker. That aside the bright orange shade ‘turnt’ is absolutely stunning and is super pigmented. It was a bit of a ordeal to get off though to be honest.

Too Faced La Creme LipstickWAS £22 NOW £4.99

Cute packaging? Check. High pigmentation? Check. This gorgeous shade is perfect for the summer and has a super moisturising formula that makes lips look full and juicy. This is shade ‘juicy melon’ which is a cute coral colour.

Pixi Glow-Y Powder Blush WAS £14 NOW £6

I picked this in the shade ‘rome rose’ after googling a swatch as it has the most gorgeous rose gold shimmer to it. It looks really pretty on the cheeks and gives a beautiful glow from within look to the face. It’s really pigmented so you have to be careful not to go too heavy handed as you don’t want to look like a clown. That aside the pan size is huge!

From left to right- Pixi blush, Nars eyeshadow, Too Faced Pencil, Milk marker, Too Faced lipstick and three Too Faced Melted lippies

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Testing Out Benefit Brow Products: KA Brow And Gimme Brow+

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Hello beauties, You may or may not know that I recently had a hair colour change back to my lighter natural hair colour, I’m absolutely loving it but only had brow products that were suited to dark brown or black hair. I thought it was a great time to treat myself to some new brow products to try. I decided to pick up two products from the Benefit brow range.

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I decided to pick up the KA BROW Pomade as I am used to using the ABH Dip Brow and also picked up the GIMME BROW gel as I love using it after a Pomade to not only spike up my brows but keep them in place. I have been opting for a more natural looking brow recently but still have sparse areas at the tail of the brow that need filling.

Ka-BROW Eyebrow Cream Gel Colour

Packaging

The gel comes in a clear glass jar with a pretty silver lid that twists off. At the top you will find a angled brush that pulls out for you to apply the product onto your brows. I found this brush really handy to use as it managed to create really natural looking brow hairs as it was so small and precise. This is extremely travel friendly due to the size which always a plus for me.

Formula

The formula of this gel/pomade isn’t creamy and is tougher then ones I’ve used in the past, this isn’t a bad thing however. It’s super easy to pick up colour onto the brush and transfer it into the brows. It provides the most gorgeous hair like brows and a natural finish. So if you like a full on brow you may have to go in a few times to get that level of pigmentation. As it’s a stiffer formula I found this dried down fairly quickly which I loved as I worry about my brows smudging throughout the day.

Price

This cost £20.50 for 3g which admittedly is pricy, but I’m used to paying £19 for the ABH Pomade which I find far too pigmented for a natural looking brow. A little does goes a long way with the Ka Brow and ‘Shade 3’ worked perfect for my hair colour so I will definitely be repurchasing.

Gimme Brow+ Volumizing Eyebrow Gel

Packaging

One thing I was slightly disappointed in when i received this was the size, I honestly thought they had sent me a travel sized version but no it’s the full sized. The gel comes in a sturdy plastic tube which again is amazing for travel due to the size. How cute is the little wand it comes with though? It makes it super easy to get into all the brow hairs to direct them upwards. I have read that this is this reformulated version of Gimme Brow hence the added +.

Formula

This has a very gloopy kind of formula, it’s not sticky however. It’s super easy to apply to the brow and isn’t messy at all. This has a very sheer pigment to it and has just the right amount of cover to give a natural look. Perfect for those who like a slight tint to finish but I wouldn’t recommend this to people who love a very strong brow unless you were looking to just set the brows with this.

Price

This costs £20.50 for 3g which to me is way too pricey, it’s just so small. I love the look of the brow and how well it stays put with this but I’m going to go through this too quickly to justify spending out on it each time. If it was larger and say the same size as a average mascara I wouldn’t mind, so I will be sticking with my trusting ABH clear gel in future as it’s better value for money and does the same thing.

Overall I really like both products, the colour was spot on and I adore the natural finish, it looks like I haven’t done anything to my brows and gives it that bushy look that I love.

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