29 April 2017

Trying Real Techniques Bold Metals Dupes

April 29, 2017 0 Comments

Hello!

I recently bought a set of seven brushes from Amazon, which are dupes for the Real Techniques Bold Metals brushes. They match the designs of the triangle foundation brush (gold), the powder brush (gold), contour brush (rose gold), blush brush (rose gold), crease brush (silver), blending brush (silver), liner brush (silver). The Real Techniques Bold Metals brushes are extremely expensive. The cheapest are £12 while the most expensive are £22. That's extortionate for a makeup brush, so I had a look on Amazon to find brushes with similar designs but for a lot less money. These cost around £10 - a set of seven brushes for less than the cheapest individual brush from Real Techniques.

I thought a few of you might be curious as to whether or not these brushes are actually good, so I decided to try them out and let you know what I think!

Here is a link to the ones I bought:

23 April 2017

21 April 2017

Makeup Storage Ideas

April 21, 2017 0 Comments

Hello everyone!

For those of you whose makeup collection is growing, you may be beginning to notice that it takes up a lot of space, and just a makeup bag isn't going to cut it anymore. We can't all have the picturesque vanities we see on Pinterest, with everything perfectly organised and put away neatly, although perhaps we can come close to some semblance of tidiness with these tips and ideas.

14 April 2017

Makeup Starter Kit

April 14, 2017 0 Comments
I'm just going to apologise in advance for the lack of photos in this post. I didn't realise how many of the products on this list I'd actually run out of. Whoops. Hopefully the information is still useful! :)
This picture isn't mine! It's the thumbnail from this video!

When I first started getting into makeup, I found the amount of choice out there to be very overwhelming. For that reason, I wanted to compile this little guide for those who are new to makeup to start off their makeup collection. If you want to put together a kit for someone you know, or for yourself, then keep reading!

First point about this post: all of these products are cruelty free. Start as you mean to go on - if you start creating your makeup collection with no cruelty products, you won't be repurchasing any and won't get used to cruel products. If you care about animals in any way, do not buy products that have been animal tested. It means that a little bit of research goes into picking the products rather than just reaching for the first foundation you come across, but ultimately, you'll be happy to know that no animals suffered to create your collection!

Second point, on a happier note: all of these products are drugstore. You can walk into Boots or Superdrug for any of these. I did this because people wanting to start their makeup collection are probably fairly young and don't necessarily have thousands to spend on makeup. Also, when you're just starting out, you might not know what suits you. No one wants to spend £30 on foundation to discover it's five shades too light, or drop £25 on an eyeshadow palette containing only one shade that works for you. If you make this mistake having only spent a fiver though, it's not too big a deal. Once you're more used to it, you can safely spend more if you want to.

This is going to be quite a long post, because I plan to explain what each product is for as well as include a recommendation. Bear with me, as I hope you find this post helpful.