The Perfect Bronze Combo | bBold Contour Kit and Multi-Purpose Brush

Friday, 18 May 2018
It's been a while now since I've been on here and I'm really not sure about whether this will be the first of many more posts on this blog, but I am going to try to get back into blogging at least over the summer holidays. And what better way to do that than to review a product that I have been loving recently. 


bBold's Contour Kit* features a cool-toned contour, a stunning bronzer and dark, golden highlight. And the Multi-Purpose Brush* is the perfect accompanyment. 

Packaging

I think if you've ever read any of my previous posts, you will know my love for 'sleek, black packaging' and this contour kit* 100% lives up to my expectations with this. What's not to love? Travel friendly. Inside mirror. 3-in-1.


Application

The multi-purpose brush* isn't really multi-purpose for me, as I prefer my Real Techniques Contour and Setting brushes to apply my contour and highlight. However it is absolutely perfect for bronzing and I can't stop using it for that reason alone. The synthetic bristles are super-soft and the domed shape really helps to achieve a seamlessly blended bronzer.

Formula

Each of the pigments are ultra-fine which means that you get a seamless blend each and every time, and this also means that it is buildable. One thing I would say though, is that even when I'm tanned the highlight can sometimes be too much for my skin and so I do suggest to apply it bit by bit, otherwise there can be a dark shadow from it, but once you get used to applying it in a certain way, WOW it's so pretty!



Colour

The contour is cool-toned and for me this will suit the majority of people as you literally can't go wrong because it's light enough for someone pale but it's easily buildable if necessary.

The bronze is gorgeous, just the right amount of golden without being too orange or brown. It reminds me of the Mac 'Give Me Sun' which is probably the world's bestselling bronzer, so I'd say bBold got it 100% perfect with the bronzer in this kit. 

And THAT highlight, I am SHOOK, I am still a bit sceptical of it because of the colour however. I think for me personally I can only use it when I'm very tanned, as my pale skin is better suited to a more luminous highlighter with cooler undertones. 


Wear

I absolutely love the lasting-power of the whole kit, I can go all day without touching it up. I think this is helped by the fact that I always set my foundation before I apply anything as otherwise, the bronzer especially, may cling to my skin and go patchy throughout the day. 

Price

I actually bought these twice, both times from Gordon's Chemist. The first time I got the contour kit*, multi-purpose brush* and the bBold Smart Mousse tan for £29.95 and the second time I got the kit and brush for £15 which is an absolute bargain. The retail prices are £19.95 for the contour kit and £6.95 for the brush.

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The Ultimate Long-Lasting Matte Lipsticks | Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink

Friday, 2 March 2018

These Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink lipsticks are so handy for just throwing into your bag and I have been OBSESSED with them lately. The three shades I picked out are perfect, there is always one to suit the occasion, whether I'm just going to work, or I'm going for drinks with the girls. 


These liquid lipsticks have the most gorgeous formula. They don't dry out your lips or flake - which has been super handy, this week especially with the Beast from the East and Storm Emma gracing Northern Ireland. They also don't transfer or smudge and they are waterproof. Even my old faves, the Barry M Matte Me Up Lip Paints (review here and here) do not stand up to this. 


As you can see, I got 3 shades in the Maybelline Matte Inks - 65 Seductress, 15 Lover and 80 Ruler. And wow are they the perfect shades or what?!

Seductress is a gorgeous brown nude, it's not too light or dark. Lover is a dusky pink shade which looks so pretty on the lips so it's basically my go-to for when I want to look like I've made a bit more of an effort without going OTT. And then there's Ruler, which probably gets the least use out of the three, only because it is bold and I'm more of a natural lip girl on a day-to-day basis. That being said, I love it for a night out, and as it's borderline pink and red (sounds weird I know but it's gorgeous) it goes with almost everything.


This lipstick settles into your lips and not even eating a 3-course meal with plenty of drinks, will make this stuff budge. I AM SHOOK! 


I picked these up in Superdrug last month on a 2 for £12 offer, which they run quite often so it was an absolute bargain. They retail for £9.99, however, this is still a good price for how amazing they are and I will definitely be picking up more soon - I have my eye on 95 Visionary and 50 Voyager.

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Morphe 15N Night Master Palette

Thursday, 14 December 2017
It has been month's since I've posted anything on here so I thought that since I'm off for Christmas I'd do a quick review of a palette I have been LOVING recently; the Morphe 15N Night Master Eyeshadow Palette.


Packaging
One thing I am never fussed on is an eyeshadow palette in cardboard packaging, for me, it's not durable or travel-friendly. So I am so so pleased that this Morphe palette is in sleek plastic packaging and it also has a mirror, so it's perfect in terms of packaging for what I look for. 


Application
I use the Morphe Set 702 - 12 Piece Eye-Credible Set to apply all my eye makeup and honestly, there is nothing in this set that I don't use, and neither is there anything missing from it. I've been looking for a good eye set for ages, but I didn't want to splurge on the Zoeva brushes because for me it wouldn't make sense to spend that much. So at only £25 for 12 beautiful brushes, it's an absolute steal in my eyes. 


Formula
The Night Master Palette contains 15 beautiful shades, a mixture of matte and shimmer shades. These are all pressed to give the perfect amount of pigmentation and they are really easily blended. Something Morphe always seems to get right. 

Colour
Within the 15N Night Master Palette, there are 9 matte shades and 6 shimmers. They range from creams and browns to deep purples. Perfect for achieving a sultry smokey look, but there's also a good range of browns if you wanted something a bit more natural.


Wear
I've been wearing shades from this palette, every day from when it arrived and honestly it is perfect for day and night and they don't crease or wear off noticeably during the day. Obviously, over the 12 hours that I'm wearing them some days, they're not as perfect at the end of the day, but find me a palette that is.

Price
I purchased mine straight from Morphe's website during the Black Friday sales, however, it is also available on the Beauty Bay website for just £15.

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