Sunday, 10 May 2015

Avon/Colour Correcting Pearls

I was really excited to see these, Avon's first ever release of colour correcting pearls, a dupe of the cult, yet very expensive Guerlain Meteorites which retail at around £40, so these really are affordable for anyone on a budget. In sleek packaging the little candy shaped balls are very intriguing. 

The pearls are designed to combat all skin concerns and really merge your make up together, lets run through the different shades and the effect they give:
Green Pearl: To Neutralise Redness
Purple Pearl:To Counteract Yellowness
Peach Pearl: Evens Out Dark Spots
White Pearl: To Highlight & Illuminate
Yellow Pearl: Brightens & Neutralises Purple Tones & Under Eye Circles

The pearls arent all shimmery which is great, for me the only ones that need to be shimmery are the light relefcting/highlighting ones as thats the effect needed to give the results they promise.

They are applied by sweeping a fluffy face brush over the pearls so you pick up a good amount of product, I've been buffing mine over the face in a circular motion using my Real Techniques Duo Fiber Face Brush.

Sweep over your entire face once you've finished your make up for the best effect.

Add these candy treats to your summer make up collection, they can also be just as effective swept over your lighter CC cream or even once your moisturizer has sunk in if you don't wear foundation.

On offer for just £6 at the moment, they will be £10 after the promotion.

Make Up Revolution/Iconic 1 Pallette

Make Up Revolutions Iconic 1 Palette is the dupe product if like myself you adore the Urban Decay Naked Palette, the colours are an exact replica yet the UD one will set you back 4 times the price. 

I'm so impressed with the colour selection in this palette and the pay off is fantastic. A blend of matte, pearl & shimmer shades Make Up Revolution have replicated the Naked palette perfectly. Here's the two compared so you can see.....
The compact is smaller than the UD one, so it's more make up bag or handbag friendly, the only thing I don't really like is the only style double ended applicator, I never use these to apply eye make up I much prefer a brush, having said that it's handy if you are on the go and you forget your regular applicator. 
Offering 12 shades, and they are so pigmented and go on in an almost buttery texture they are so easy to apply and blend. You could create soft daytime looks as well as smokey eyes for a night out or special occasion. You don't get quite as much product per pan as you do with the UD palettes but the £4 price tag more than makes up for that. 

I've swatched the shades in daylight so you can see a true image of the colour pay off from each one, I'm also going to be creating some eye looks with this palette and another one I've been reviewing from Make Up Revolution so keep your eyes peeled. 

As someone who's been lusting over all three of the Naked palette's I am really happy to have discovered these and I'm looking forward to checking out the Make Up Revolution Iconic 2 & 3 palettes. 

Check out the full range over at the Make Up Revolution Website

NARS/Christopher Kane Collection

Nars Christopher Kane Collection sees cult beauty meet British fashion. 

As NARS were the brand to back the Christopher Kane shows over the past 6 seasons so the collaboration has been highly anticipated by NARS fanatics worldwide. 

The 10 piece collection offers bright summery hues for your eyes, cheeks and lips. This collection named Neoneutral combines neon and nude in opposite shades.

This collection is exclusive to Selfridges until it hits the NARS website on May 15th, and then nationwide from the 1st of June. I'm really pleased to see that unlike some other high end make up brands NARS haven't overpriced these items,I have this gorgeous Starscape blusher on my wish list and its the same price as my staple blusher at just £23.
 The other items are:
Lipgloss in 4 different shades priced at £19 each
Eyeshadow £18
Duo Eyeshadow £25
Highlighting Stick £29

All in the signature black packaging with the NARS logo in a bright pink shade, and of course it has Christoper Kane's logo featured on it too.

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