£1 Lipsticks?!? Freedom Pro Lipstick Review 

Makeup Reviews

If I said to you £1 lipsticks that are good, what would you say? 

I am always on the hunt for cheap makeup that’s good quality. I feel like sometimes these makeup brands that sell lipsticks for £20-£30 are sometimes not as good as £1-£5 lipsticks, so getting a bargain and looking good is top priority. 

I recently doodled into Superdrug (which I shouldn’t because I buy too much) and I saw 5 lipsticks for £5. Ofcourse I had to buy them, so let’s test them out!

These lipsticks are Freedom Makeup and they are called Pro Lipsticks. They didn’t have much information so I’ll try to describe my feelings on them as well as possible. 

The lipsticks came in a box and they are different shades from dark red to hot pink. 

So these are the shades that come in the box. They seem pretty standard sizes for lipsticks and it didn’t specify whether they were Matt/gloss so let’s test them out!

So this is the shades swatched with the flash on. 


Then these are swatches without the flash on. They seem more Matt when applied but they are very smooth once on, where as compared to the MUA LUXE Matt lip lacquer is very stiff once applied. 

My honest opinion is varying on the shades. I found the darkest shades are the most pigmented and the lightest shades are… a fail. So if you want some good dark lipsticks then bag yourself this!

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My First Birchbox 

Makeup Reviews

When I first found Birchbox I honestly thought it would be too good to be true. My experiences with subscription boxes have been bad every time so I thought I would give one last chance to Birchbox. 

Birchbox is a subscription service of £10 a month of makeup and beauty goodies and you can personalise your subscription by putting in your likes. 

So to my box..


I was so surprised about the quality of this box. You recieve a patterned box and your goodies in a bag, which really makes the whole experience feel Ike effort was put in.

As you can see from the photo this is my box and now I’ll talk about each item. 


The first item is this Instant Lift Primer. This item retails for a whopping £22! This protect says “You might not be able to get rid of pores entirely, but you can certainly blur the lines! This 99% natural blend of hyaluronic acid and acacia gum tightens and diffuses for smoother, refined, skin”.


This item is the Santorini Vine Shower Gel, retailing at £8. This product says “first up let’s talk about the scent! Fresh and fruity, its the ultimate morning pick-me-up. Bonus? This stuff is packed with nourishing wheat proteins to help moisturise your skin while it cleanses!”


This product is the Batiste 2-in-1 invisible dry shampoo and conditioner retailing at £4.49. This product says ” if you love the way that dry shampoo extends those in between wash days but hate how it dries your hair out, your in luck! This new formula refreshes roots and nourished dry ends for happy hair”. 


This product is an Birchbox exclusive called Marcelle Gentle Makeup Remover that retails at £14.50. This product says “whisk away all traces of makeup easily with this soothing and de-puffing blend of cucumber and green tea. It’s hypoallergenic too!” 


This last product is the Benefit Theyre Real! Double the lip in lusty rose, retailing at £16.50. This product says “Featuring an innovative custom teardrop tip, with a liner at the top and long lasting lipstick at the bottom, this two in one formula delivers vibrant colours for fuller lips”. 
From getting all these products I will be keeping my subscription for birch box and I can’t wait to get my next one! If you want one then I have a code to get £5 of your first box which is nearly 50% of! Just click the link below. 

https://www.birchbox.co.uk/shop/referral/share?ref=other&channel=app&raf=bcrs3
I hoped you enjoyed my little review and get yourself one!!

Perfect full-coverage foundation for oily skin? 

Makeup Reviews

Hey there everyone! So today I am going to be doing a little review on a foundation that I’ve researched for a while now and I finally broke out and bought it. 

I am reviewing L’Oréal infallible 24 hour matte foundation. This is meant to be one of the foundations for oily skin that are full coverage but I have been trying many different foundations claiming this and they’ve either been too cakey or not full coverage at all. 

When reviewing this I thought why not do this whilst i have the most blemished skin in the world, to show how full coverage it is!


So this is my face without makeup. Red patches, miles, spots, coldsaw (eww). I wanted a full coverage but not cakey, and matte without feeling oily. 


This is it applied!! Now it doesn’t cover my miles or coldsaw but it does give a really even coverage and it’s better then most foundations I’ve used lately. It’s also really light and doesn’t make me feel oily at all. 
Sorry this review is a little short but I just wanted to show it as it’s helpful! 

SEVENTEEN Easy On The Eye Palette Reviews

Makeup Reviews

So today I went out and treated myself to some gorgeous eye shadow palettes and I just had to show them off to you all!

For those of you that know me, I love excellent quality makeup but I’m always hunting down a bargain so seeing these got me so excited!


So these are the Seventeen Easy On The Eye palettes and I got them in the shades ‘The Big Smoke’ and ‘Birthday Suit’. Each palettes contains 8 matte, shimmer and pearl powders, 3 metallic dreams and 1 eye primer which contains a dual ended applicator, mirror and look guide to get tutorials on how to apply the shadows.

Birthday Suit 

The names of the shadows in the pallette 

  1. Gentle Pink
  2. Warm Ivory
  3. Sun Kissed Peach
  4. Radiant Gold
  5. Cool Rose
  6. Warm Mink
  7. Toasted Almond
  8. Baked Chestnut
  9. Bronzed Buff
  10. Burnt Copper
  11. Pink Flush
  12. Eye Primer

From swatching this pallette I feel the pigment and payoff from the colours are much more intense compared to a recent NYX pallette I bought with some pinky tones in. The pinks and gold Copper tones work so perfectly together to create some really subtle yet amazing looks, they also look cracking for a cut crease look.

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The names of the shadows in this pallette


  1. Twilight Blue
  2. Onyx black
  3. Cocoa Brown
  4. Slate Grey
  5. Smoky Marble
  6. Cloudy Lilac
  7. Wild Khaki
  8. Warm Ivory
  9. Cool Aluminium
  10. Pink Flush
  11. Illuminated Bronze
  12. Eye Primer

These soft test smokey shades are perfect if your looking for a subtle yet dark everyday look, if your wanting to let your inner Goth come out but have to go to work kind of look! The people and blue tones is what drew me to this pallette making some dreamy nighttime looks but also great for a night time party look.
I seriously recommend these palettes and for only£7.99 in boots you can’t go wrong!
Hope this was handy for you and if your want to see some tutorials using these palettes them subscribe to my YouTube channel below…

http://www.youtube.com/almightydill
Thanks for reading!

MUA Undress Your Skin Highlighting Powder Review

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Hello there everyone! Today I am going to be doing a mini review on MUA Undress Your Skin Highlighting Powder. I have been wanting to do a review on this for absolutely ages and I’ve finally got round to it, hurrah!

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I’ve used the highlighter on the picture above taken with my DSLR (so you can see how bad I apply all my makeup) but I have applied the highlighter on my cheekbones and my brow bone.

The shimmer in this highlighter is just to die for and a little goes a long way. If you want a really intense glow then you can apply over and over again for an intense highlight.

This product is only £3. Yes, £3!!! I got this from superdrug and I’m definatly going to buy more because at that price it’s such a high quality product and I feel it’s the best one I’ve used so far.

If you want this highlighter then check in your nearest superdrug!

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Simple Facial Wipes Review #FEELGOODSKIN

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Hello there everyone, so today I will be reviewing the simple facial wipes for the first time ever! I’ve never tried these before until now and I am please to say I was pleasantly surprised!


So this is all the makeup these wipes had to get off. Waterproof mascara and eyeliner, foundation, gelled brows and oily skin.


This was my skin after one wipe! I’ve had oily skin really bad recently and my spots are incredible but using one facial wipe I got rid off all mascara and eyeliner and brows easily. It’s made my skin feel really smooth and non oily as well which I LOVE.

I give these wipes 10/10!

W7 In The Night Pallette Look.

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For a eyeshadow pallette that only cost £5, you can get quite a lot of looks from this. _vyr_2806in-the-night.jpg

In this palette you get 12 different shadows, including 3 smokey dark colours, whites, reds, gorgeous purple and all of these can make several looks that are dependant on different colours.

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The look I created with this palette is a sensational purple and pink smokey look. The look involved the 4th, 6th, 7th, 8th and 10th colour in the palette (going from left to right). For a cheap palette the shades aren’t highly pigmented but when applying them you can create a gorgeous look. I used the 6th and 7th shade around the outer eyelid and crease making a smoked out purple. I then used the 8th pink shade around the mobile eyelid and slightly over the eyelid to make a bright base. I then used the 4th colour in the middle of the mobile eyelid making the eyes pop out.

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I hope you enjoy this look and I would seriously reccomend getting this palette because for the price you can’t go wrong!

 

Thanks for reading, please share!

Mermaid Nails!

Makeup Reviews

Hey everyone, so today I thought I’d do a little tutorial on how I created these mermaid type underwater nails 🐟🐠🐳🐬 


So these are the nails and to create this blue undersea look I used two different nail polishes. 


So the base polish I used is Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine nail paint in the colour 330 Blueberry, and the top coat is Avon Magic Effects Lace. 

So if you want to create this look the this is the colours and shades I used! 

Hope this is helpful thanks for reading! 

Panic At The Disco – Emperors New Clothes Makeup Look

Makeup Reviews

So today I am going to be talking about the look I re-created which is the Devil off the Emperors New Clothes music video from the amazing band Panic At The Disco.

If you want to see the original music video then click the link here.

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The items I used to create this look include –

  1. Snazaroo Classic Light Grey
  2. Snazaroo Black
  3. Kryolan Wheel
  4. Yellow Lenses from CrazyLenses
  5. Liquid Latex
  6. Hot Glue Gun (for the skin raises)
  7. Foam, Cocktail Sticks, Tin Foil, Masking Tape (For Horns).

The video of me applying this makeup is linked – My Video

DSC_0199.jpgFor more pictures on this look then please go over to my cosplay page and like it!

http://www.facebook.com/dillcosplays

 

Thanks for reading!

 

Rimmel London Provocalips Review

Makeup Reviews

Hello there everyone! Today I am going to be reviewing the Rimmel London Provocalips Lip Colours. I will be reviewing 3 shades, including shades; Not Guilty (Dark Red), Skinny Dipping (Nude Brown), and Dare To Pink (Baby Pink).

These lip colours are generally £6.99 and this lip colour is available in 11 Shades.

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The lip colour comes with 2 Parts. Part 1 is an ‘Intense Colour’, and part 2 is a ‘Lock and Shine’ which is a clear cover.

To use these lip colours there are 2 steps. Step 1 is to colour your lips, let them dry for 1 minute, then apply Step 2 which is to lock and give shine.

A short description for these colours are;

‘Provocalips delivers hi-impact 16HR endless colour with a delectably glossy finish. It’s kiss-proof, food-proof and transfer-proof, only coming off when you want it to. An exclusive 2 step product so incredibly lightweight and flexible and adapts to the movement of your lips. 1 intense colour 2 lock and shine’. –Boots.

 

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When swatching these colours on my hand without the lock and shine (Left to right, Skinny Dipping, Dare to pink, Not Guilty), the pigment of these colours are beautiful. There incredibly glossy and look like they have a glitter type finish to them which I love.

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This shade above is Skinny Dipping with the Lock and Shine applied on top of the colour. I feel like it’s a lovely colour but when applying the lock and shine it smudges the colour on the lips (hense the blotchiness) and makes the lipstick feel sticky and tacky.

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This shade above is Dare To Pink with the Lock and Shine applied on top of the colour. I feel like this is the best shade out of the 3 I tested and when applying the lock and Shine gave it a cute glossy effect.

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The shade above is Not Guilty with the Lock and Shine applied on top of the colour. This colour was the worst out of the 3 when applying the lock and shine as you can see in the above picture it made all the lipstick uneven and smudgy looking. Using this lip colour without the lock and shine is much better and gives a great lipstick.

For the longevity of the lipsticks, I feel they last ages IF you don’t eat or drink with the lipstick. The lipstick actually stays on better when not using the lock and shine on the lipstick.

Giving these lipsticks a rating out of 5, I’d rate it 2.5 out of 5 as they have great colours but not very good longevity.

Thanks for reading!

 

Rachael Dilly x