Sunday, June 30, 2019

Royal Blues

Earlier this week I saw everyone's favourite Instagram makeup artist Katie Jane Hughes showing a demo on the new Revlon So Fierce! Vinyl Eyeliners. They caught my attention straight away as I'm big into colourful eye liners at the moment (mostly thanks to the Glossier Colorslides). I went to have a look at them in person the next day in Boots and since they were Buy One Get One Half Price I ended up getting two of them. I went for Mightly Mocha and Royal Blues, there are four other shades- Midnight Mystery, Force of Steel, Powerful Plum and Righteous Rum (all of the shade names  are pretty self-explanatory). It worked out at just under €15 for both. The Glossier ones are €15 each so if you were interested in trying a bright eyeliner you could try the Revlon first as they're €5 less, but Glossier really win with their colour selection, they have 14 shades and so many unique and bright ones.

I really like this formula of eye pencil, very similar to the Glossier ones only these have a high shine, vinyl finish. It's similar to a gel formula, applies smoothly, is long lasting and fast setting so you have to work with it quite quickly. They are also smudge proof and waterproof which is great for the warmer weather we've been having recently.

I ordered the Brow Duo which includes both Brow Flick and Boy Brow and it means you save €4. I needed a new Boy Brow anyway so I picked up the two together. I really love that Glossier do these sets, I'll definitely be getting the Lash Slick + Colorslide Duo when I get paid. I've used the Brow Flick a few times now and I'm loving it. It's perfect for getting the super thin, hair-like strokes that you can't get from a pomade, gel, pencil or crayon. I've used a product like this before from a brand called K-Palette that my friend brought me back from Japan and I really liked it but the colour was just a little too light for me and you couldn't really see it as my brows are quite dark. It's been great for filling in any gaps and drawing on hairs where I need it (which thankfully isn't a lot). Boy Brow then adds volume, extra colour and hold them in place.

Obviously if you've been reading my blog for a while you'll know I love Boy Brow and having tried the Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Gel recently, I can safely say I much prefer Boy Brow. I like that it's more of a pomade texture so it really pulls every hair up and holds it in place and it doesn't get on the skin around your brows like the ABH one. I am still loving my Brow Wiz for quick every day brows though.

I kept my skin quite natural with the Clarins Skin Illusion Foundation, which as you can see is really light and radiant. I then added a little of the Fenty Beauty Amber Match Stix to contour and some of the Clarins cream bronzer stick. I wanted to keep my cheeks and lips neutral but warm so I used the Glossier Cloud Paints in Dusk and Beam mixed on both. I just made sure my lips were really moisturised first so the Cloud Paint mixture didn't look dry. I actually love the shade that they made on my lips, it's such a great neutral. I'll definitely be trying this more in the future. It's also a handy hack for if you mix your Cloud Paints and have some leftover on the back of your hand (which I always do).


*Clarins Skin Illusion Foundation (101 Linen)
bareMinerals bareSkin Complete Coverage Serum Concealer (Fair)
Glossier Brow Flick (Brown)
Glossier Boy Brow (Brown)
*Clarins Glow 2 Go Blush and Highlighter Stick (02 Golden Peach)
Fenty Beauty Match Stix Matte Skinstick (Amber)
Revlon So Fierce Vinyl Eyeliner (Royal Blues)
L'Oréal Paris Paradise Extatic Mascara
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid Highlighter (Moonstone)
Glossier Cloud Paint Cream Blush (Dusk and *Beam)

*Press Sample

I've recently been asked to join the Glossier affiliate programme and I figured since I'm such a big fan of the brand and I use their products every single day, it makes perfect sense to me. Since I don't have swipe up link capabilities on Instagram, I can only really use affiliate links here on my blog. So I just wanted to be completely transparent and let you all know (the two people that read my blog!) that any Glossier links from now on will be affiliate links. All it means is that if you choose to click on one of the Glossier links and buy a product based on my recommendation, I will make a percentage of that sale. So it's basically the equivalent of a sales person getting commission. Nothing else will change, I'll still be posting as normal and buying my own products as a normal Glossier customer. Yes I have received press samples from them and I will always indicate those as above with an asterisk but I've also spent a lot of money on their products myself and have continuously repurchased the products that I really love. If you have any questions, ask away!

Emma x

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