Saturday, 13 June 2015


When it comes to make-up it's easy to get swept up into a whirlwind of promotions and beautiful packaging and end up with over-sold products that aren't worth the hype or the money. Because of this there are many products now sat in my make-up draws, unloved and unused and I just can't bring myself so throw them away because of their hefty price tag or gorgeous packaging. Ridiculous, I know. However there are other make-up products I have purchased, ones I could not fault if I wanted to and are worth every penny and every good review.

In the beauty blogging world, if you were to name one of the most reviewed, loved and cult eye shadow palettes, The Urban Decay Naked family would have to at least cross your mind. Gorgeously packaged in a sleek, practical case with a large mirror and an actually decent brush, it ticks the aesthetic box. But most importantly the product its self is amazing. Twelve buttery and pigmented, beautiful shades in each.each. What ever the make-up look you wanted you would have exactly what you needed from just one of the palettes let alone all three.

Another well hyped product that, to me, is worth every good review is The Laura Mercier Foundation primer. It helps increase the longevity of your make-up while giving your skin a gorgeous healthy glow. The cooling gel smooths onto the skin, creating a perfect base for any make-up without clinging to dry patches, breakouts or pores.

Not necessarily a pricey product but an often reviewed one is the Maybelline Color Tattoo. Despite all the hype it took me a while to buy this product as the colour choice never appealed to me and the only shade that did, On and On Bronze, always seemed to be sold out. But I'm very happy with this little purchase, it's a beautiful product. Long lasting, pigmented and no sign of creasing, this little pot is everything you need from a cream eye shadow.

When it comes to cheeks, Nars blushers are the place to turn to. Their cream blushes, especially, are nicely pigmented and have a long lasting formula that gives a healthy flush of colour to the skin. Their large collections of shades means you'll always find one to suit you or the occasion.

For eye products a brand that has a received a lot of hype is By Terry and seen as my favorite eyeliners are from the brand I can say it's well deserved. They are incredibly long lasting, so much so once its dry it does not budge and the pigmentation is great. The wide range of colours are unique, justifying the price tag along with the sleek packaging.