Best concealer ever?!|Maybelline The Eraser Eye

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 Maybelline The Eraser Eye Concealer£7.99

Its not secret that I love concealer and this beauty from Maybelline is fast becoming a holy grail product.

The main selling point for me is that it is super full coverage, it’s perfect for use on dark circles but also on any blemishes or imperfections. A super creamy formula that blends perfectly with either a beauty blender or your fingers. I know a lot of people are turned off by the sponge applicator but that really doesn’t bother me at all. The only thing that slightly annoys me is that it only comes in two shades – Light and Nude(I think there may be more shades in the US). I have both but Light is really the only one that works on my pale skin tone, Nude is too dark so I use it as a cream contour.

Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO

Top 3 Red Lipsticks for Valentines Day

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 Across the Universe|Rendezvous|M.A.C Red

Valentines day is almost upon us so I thought what better excuse than to share with you my favourite red lipsticks to wear.

Rimmel Apocolips in Across the Universe£6.49

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This is a great red lipstick if you are going out for dinner on valentines day and you don’t want the food – or anything else that might happen to ruin your lip colour. Super long wearing and with fantastic pigmentation this is such a gorgeous and affordable liquid lipstick; completely kiss proof.

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Rendezvous£7.99

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The perfect red lip for anyone who is just dipping their lips into the red lipstick trend. A much sheerer lip formula with loads of moisture but can also be built up to a slightly high coverage if desired.

M.A.C Satin Lipstick in M.A.C Red£15.50

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A more high end lipstick but one of my all time favourite red lipsticks, the perfect Hollywood red with a creamy formula and a slight shine. A good lasting power and amazing pigmentation, could even be the perfect Valentines gift.

What is your favourite red lip?

Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO

My Top 4 Cream Blushers

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Revlon PhotoReady Cream Blush|Soap&Glory Sexy Mother|Topshop Cream Blusher.

Cream blusher is not everyones cup of tea and it certainly wasn’t mine to start out with but I have been completely converted! Easy to blend, full of pigmentation and with a better staying power than powder blushers here are my favourites.

Revlon PhotoReady Cream Blusher in Pinched£7.99

The first cream blusher I ever tried and the easiest to use for anyone just starting out. Its a very natural peach blush perfect for fair skinned girls but would also look great on darker skin. Easy to blend, best applied with fingers for a fresh faced look.

Soap&Glory Sexy Mother Blush in Onamatopecha£9.00

If you prefer a more shimmery cream blush then this offering from Soap&Glory is for you, slightly less creamy than the Revlon one but still blends easily and is full of pigmentation. I love applying this one with my fingers and then buffing it in with a stippling brush.

Toshop Cream Blusher in Afternoon Tea & Head Over Heels£7.00

The cream blushers from Topshop look pretty scary and bright in the pan but once they are applied – I love applying these with the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge they become gorgeous natural blushers that blend easily. Also the packaging is adorable! Afternoon Tea is a dolly pink whereas Head Over Heels is a more peachy orange colour.

What are your favourite cream blushers?

Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO

The Pale Girls Foundation|L’Oreal True Match

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L’Oreal True Match Foundation in Rose Ivory £9.99

Pale girls rejoice there is an affordable foundation out there for us! L’Oreal True Match has everything a high end foundation has but with an affordable price tag. Being a pale skinned girl with a cool undertone is a nightmare when looking for a good foundation but L’Oreal has pulled through with their amazing range, with around 20 different shades for all skin tones the True Match Foundation blends effortlessly into the skin giving you a natural medium coverage.

This does cling to dry patches a little but with a good primer its great and lasts for a good 8 hours before starting to fade. It really helps to brighten the complexion and with an SPF of 17 helps protect your skin at the same time.

If you struggle to find your skin tone then check out the L’Oreal True Match range!

Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO

Sleek Corrector&Concealer Palette|Review

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Sleek Corrector&Concealer Palette in Shade 1£7.99

I love Sleek products so when I saw a product I hadn’t tried before I picked it up excited to see what it would be like. Sadly I was a little disappointed in this conceal trio.

The palette comes with a corrector; a very light and very pink corrector which is supposed to hide discolouration as well as brighten under the eyes. I wouldn’t put this under my eyes as it turned white on my skin and looked very unnatural. Next is the concealer, this I can use under my eyes and on any blemishes but the very wet formula puts me off. Then the setting powder which is nothing special but I can’t really fault it.

The main disappointment is the formula, it’s super wet in the palette but once on the skin its stiff and hard to blend in.

Has anyone else had this difficulty or is it just me?

Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO

Hypnotic Red|Review

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L’Oreal Colour Riche Nail Polish in Hypnotic Red£4.99

I don’t normally blog about nail polish but these Colour Riche polishes are amazing. They are by no means new to the market but at only £4.99 a pop they are worth getting excited over. The colour Hypnotic Red is a gorgeous dark cranberry red and the finish is super shiny giving the appearance of gel nails. The thick but not overly gloopy formula is the real selling point, fast drying and only one coat needed so great if you are in a rush but two coats gives a slightly stronger colour.

If you haven’t picked one of these up then why not!

Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO

Project Pan #1

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I have way too much make-up then is healthy so this new year I have decided its time for operation ‘Hit Pan’ to come into effect before I am buried alive in blushers, concealers and any other make-up items. I have selected eight products to use up as fast as possible, some I will repurchase they just need using up before they go off and others I will be glad to see the back of.

MAC Face&Body in C1

I really do love this foundation its great for super lightweight coverage but also can be built up to a medium coverage perfect for someone who doesn’t want to have multiple foundations but wants different coverages. However MAC doesn’t really cater for my cool toned pale skin, C1 is far to yellow based for my skin – I am going to try N1 just in case it suits me as I do love it. Not the cheapest of foundations coming in at £21.50 but its well worth it if you can find your skin shade.

Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer in Ivory

I have a love hate relationship with this concealer, perfectly lightweight in the summer but not heavy enough in the winter and it doesn’t have a long enough wear time for my liking. I probably won’t repurchase this concealer but if you prefer a lightweight concealer which helps brighten under your eyes then this is the one for me and at a bargain of a price – £5.49

Glossybox Blusher

This is a beautiful blusher for us pale skin girls as it’s a lovely dolly pink however as its limited edition I sort of just want to use it up and get it out of my collection. It is a little powdery however blends beautifully and has great pigmentation.

Bourjois Bronzing Powder

I have had this for far to long in my collection I am slightly worried its out of date and I am getting rather bored of it. It is a great bronzer and for slightly darker skin tones would be perfect for contouring however for a paler skin tone a light hand makes it wearable but I have found better products since I purchased it.

Bodyshop Lightening Touch

This is a product I can’t wait to see the back of. A bad version of the Benefit High Beam, it is designed like the Touch Eclat but the product gets all gunked up at the end. It is also super shimmery making you look slightly like a glitter ball with the product being hard to blend.

Benefit Big Beautiful Eyes

I love this palette and I already have a fresh one lined up waiting to step in when I finish this one. The Boin-ing concealer is impossible to use as its orange on me but the shadows are so buttery and full of pigmentation that I will have no trouble using them up. Easy to blend they are an easy starter kit for people just getting into make-up. The only downside to this product is the high price tag – £25.50

Seventeen Maximum Volume Mascara

This is another product that I can’t wait to get rid of. I love big in your face lashes and this barely tints your lashes. If you prefer a more subdued look then this mascara might be for you but it just doesn’t cut it for me.

Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in Nottinghill Nude

I do like this lipstick but its the old formulation so isn’t as creamy as the new versions, the shade is a little to pale for a nude so i’m not 100% sure if I will repurchase but I love Rimmel lipsticks they are super affordable – £6.49, the formula is super creamy (even creamier in the new formula) and the lasting power and pigmentation is fantastic.

Anyone else doing project pan?

Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO

Naked Beige|Review

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Soap&Glory Super-Colour FabuLIPSTICK in Naked Beige£9.00

It may be a new year but I am still loving the 90’s nude lip trend and this beauty from Soap&Glory is my new favourite. It’s definitely a warmer beige than some of them on the market with a distinct red undertone. The formula is similar to MAC Cremesheen very moisturising and creamy due to the shea butter and vitamin E in the formula but with a more Satin finish. Perfect for people who want moisture without high-shine. The pigmentation is also amazing and with a pretty long wear time (around 3 hours) it’s the perfect everyday lip.

I love pairing this with a bronze smokey eye or lashes of mascara with a naked lid.

Have you tried this lipstick which shade is your favourite?

Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO

NARS Sheer Glow|Review

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NARS Sheer Glow Foundation£31.00

Pale girls rejoice NARS are another company who loves us!

The NARS Sheer Glow is not really sheer at all, I would say it was more of a medium to full coverage which means it gets a tick from me. It gives you a flawless base with a satin finish perfect for us dry skin girls out there; it adds moisture to the skin as well as smoothing it out. However the Glow part of the name is true it gives your skin that glowing from within look without looking overly shiny.

I can wear two shades in this range first is Siberia the palest shade in the range it caters for people who have both yellow and pink undertones in their skin neutralising everything but I can also wear Mont Blanc (the second lightest shade) which is far easier to get a hold of on the counters. I love to apply this with the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush but this is also a great foundation to apply with your fingers.

If you struggle to find a foundation that matches your skin tone check out NARS!

Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO