The Vintage Cosmetic Company is a British company that specialise in vintage inspired beauty tools and recently they very kindly sent me a couple of their products to trial. Amongst them was the Angled Shadow Brush (RRP £8)*, which I was super excited to receive as my collection of brushes is minimal to say the least and I haven’t ever used an angled brush before.
Makeup Revolution seems to be the darling of the beauty world right now; celebrating its first Birthday only last week, it has launched a mind-blowing 500 products already and its palettes are some of the most raved about products out there.
Today I’m featuring two of their mascaras and i’m keen to see if they can match higher end brands in terms of results and quality. Priced at just £2 I may be asking a lot, but I know Makeup Revolution delivers when it comes to their eyeshadow palettes so read on to find out if their mascaras stand up to scrutiny.
After a very successful launch last month cruelty-free makeup brand So Susan is back with their March LipLove Bag; this month called “I Love To Travel”. This month’s LipLove Bag is all about travel and daring to push the boundaries of your imagination, so expect bold shades, multifunctional products and foolproof travel-friendly sizes that aim to help you streamline that usually overflowing makeup bag, and replace a mish-mash of beauty products with just a handful that will see you through from dawn till dusk.
The latest subscription box to come from So Susan Cosmetics is the LipLove bag. This makeup focussed subscription replaces their Lacquer Love box, which ended last month, and centres on delivering lip and cheek based colour cosmetics each month with a few surprises thrown in.
February is the month of the Golden Globes, the Oscars and the BAFTAs so very aptly this bag is called The Red Carpet Collection and it aims to bring you all the glamour and glitz of the award season, and all the wonderful colours and makeup you see on the red carpet!
All the goodies are packed into a gorgeous, So-Susan branded “Eco-Chic” bag, which is lovely and spacious. Lets take a closer look at the contents;
When I was growing up and first experimenting with beauty, budget makeup was basic to put it politely. Foundations came in only a handful of different shades, all of which tended to look orange, and the formulas were heavy resulting in a cakey, mask like finish, yet we still thought we looked the bees-knees! Luckily these days we have so much more choice when it comes to shades and finishes, from barely there bases to full coverage, and you can achieve the look you want without breaking the bank. Technology from higher end beauty brands has also filtered down to the mass market and budget brands have been quick to adopt new formulas and finishes, which has been great for those of us who can’t afford a £30 foundation!
One of the great success stories has been W7 Cosmetics. Their range is huge, highly affordable, and with palettes that rival popular high-end brands they’re a popular choice for people who want the look without the associated pricetag. I was sent a few of their products to play with and having heard great things about W7 makeup I was very excited to see how their products performed. What I tried impressed me massively.
When I heard Benefit were launching a new mascara I was super excited. Having long since been a fan of BadGal and more recently of the brilliant They’re Real I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the sneak preview they’ve put inside every copy of February’s Elle Magazine!
January is the month where our thoughts turn to the year head and make pledges to get fit and healthy, save money or perhaps just make more time to see friends and family. So Susan has taken this idea of new journeys and new promises and used it as the inspiration for the January Lacquer Love box theme; New Beginnings. My box arrived this week and I was eager to see what colours So Susan had chosen for the first box of 2015.
My latest Memeboxes to be delivered were the Colorboxes; three boxes consisting of Jewel, Pastel and Electric Bright makeup. After receiving some brilliant makeup boxes earlier in the year I had high hopes for these and at $15 each (or $30 for the set) they were cheap enough so I took the punt and ordered all three. The boxes arrived shortly before Christmas, however with the busy holiday and illness I’ve only just had the time to properly investigate the contents; the first of which is the Electric Brights box.
After a career as an International Makeup Artist spanning more than 25 years Ariane Poole shifted her focus to developing and running her own line of professionally formulated makeup, ariane poole*. The idea behind Ariane Poole Cosmetics was to create a makeup range that was not only fashionable and innovative but quick and easy to use, and that solved your everyday makeup dilemmas.