Juvia’s Place Palettes

I have always been nervous about using bright, in-your-face colours, but after discovering this palette I’ve changed my opinion completely!

The fabulous palette I’m talking about is Juvias Palettes! I currently have two and I have officially found love: the colours are ridiculously pigmented and the shimmers blend so well. The fact that they’re so blendable makes me more confident to experiment with these dazzling colours.

Experimenting with such strong and vibrant colours has made me feel more confident in what I can do and what I hope to do. Moving away from the colour ranges I’ve always been comfortable with was a major step outside my traditional boundaries. With such expressive colours I have finally found the confidence to move outside my comfort zone and explore. This new found confidence has helped me enjoy and appreciate expressive make-up and it feels amazing!

If you want to experiment or need a palette to push yourself,  I definitely recommend this one. The more you use the Large Masquerade Palette the more you will fall in love and a palette that does that is always worth spending some money on.

Great pigmentation, so easy to blend and a beautiful range of colours: what more could you ask for? Bonus – the price is worth it and I’m glad I invested in this palette for sure.

The Zulu Eyeshadow Palette is the other palette I have in this range although the colours are as vibrant, I did find that the matte shades are hard to work with and the consistency is a bit chalky. The colour does take some time to build up unfortunately on the matte shades. I did one look where I had no problem with it just had to build it up, but the next look I attempted to do went terribly wrong as the mattes simply didn’t blend as well as the shimmers did.

Go check out my Instagram where I created a couple of looks using Large Masquerade Palette. Hope you like them just as much as I do!

 

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Blush&Highlighters

I have never really been a blush girl and that could be due to the fact I’ve never had a blush I fell in love with, until now.

When I first saw the Zoeva Pink Spectrum blush palette I was hesitant as there is one colour of the four I was a bit apprehensive about. The colours are beautiful, especially PK020: it’s a warm pink and very flattering to my paler skin. The other colours are just as fabulous: PK010 has a light shimmer to it; and PK030 is a purple/pink tone blush. The last blush is PK040 and this is the one I’m a tad afraid of –  it’s a hot pink bold blush, its not to say I won’t try it sometime, but right now I just don’t have the balls!

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Jouer Powder Highlighter in citrine is gorgeous! The shine is unbelievable and a little bit goes a long way – which is always a bonus. I like the fact you can build up this highlighter, so the Gods can see you!

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit Sugar, beautiful packaging – anything with shine to it is always a plus for me, but the highlighters themselves are truly stunning! Marshmallow being a favourite and Butterscotch being a close second, the other two: Starburst and Gumdrop I have yet to try. All the colours are gorgeous and the range is a big bonus but I don’t feel this glow kit has as much shine as the Jouer Powder Highlight. But the kit does push your makeup one step further – the shades glide on, when they catch the light they really do look flawless. And having four shades is always great. If I had to pick though, I would choose Jouer Powder Highlighter purely because it doesn’t take a lot to get that shine on.

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Prices of the product.

Zoeva: £15.00

Jouer: £19.00

Anastasia Beverly Hills: £41.00

Favourite Red Lipsticks

Now, I have two favourite reds that I stand by: Dior 999 Matte and YSL 201. The Dior is the darker, evening red whereas the YSL seems it has a hint of orange, but still holds that beautiful, vibrant red. I love them both and they both work for me. If buying Dior 999, I do recommend getting the lip pencil just to help it stay on longer and to look even better. There is nothing in the world better than a good red lippy to bring out the sass in anyone!

 

 

Dior 999: £27.50

YSL 201:£27.00

Benefit Brows!

I have three brow products from benefit; 3D Browtones, High Brow Pencil and Ka Brow!

 

The Ka Brow! is pretty good, although the tool that comes with it I’m not a fan of: it’s just too small and I can’t work with it. But the cream-gel is really good – I’ve tried other gels and to be frank, I simply haven’t mastered them, but this one is something I could get used to.

The High Brow Pencil is creamy –it is actually what it says it is! How many times have we all bought products that promised to be ‘creamy’ only to be confronted by scratchy, harsh products rather than the smooth glide you expect from the promise of ‘creamy’. However, although I don’t mind this pencil, I wouldn’t say it is a ‘must have’ – it seems expensive for what it is and it does have a pink undertone, which is a bit of an issue for my skin tone. I’ve tried to get on with it but at the end of the day, despite delivering the creamy texture it says it will, I’m just not feeling it. Maybe the more I use it I might learn to like it, but I’m never going to love this product.

On the other hand, 3D Browtones is fabulous: When you use it don’t expect a big change – it will highlight your brow subtly and makes your brows look more groomed and natural.  Note brow beginners, this may be a good starter product for you.

 

Remember anything you want me to review just let me know!

 

 

Prices

3D Browtones-£18.00

High Brow Pencil-£16.65

Ka Brow!-£18.00

Skincare

Skincare, brilliant!

I swear, skin can be the most annoying thing in the world…well, at least for me: It changes a fairbit, plus those bloody blemishes that pop out of nowhere and… the dreaded pores!

I have recently invested in some new products to see if they will help. I’ve never really been one to have an intensive skincare routine or any routine at all to be honest! But when my skin was playing up a couple of months ago I thought ‘right, now is probably a good time to start!’

So Neck+ claims to prevent signs of ageing. Although I am probably slightly younger than the product’s target market, and have yet to face those fabulous wrinkles, it’s never too early to start the battle of aging. I will say it is nice and feels good on my skin, but I’m just not fond on the smell – I can’t put my finger on it – it is not bad, just not my taste!

The Pumpkin Enzyme Mask it is an interesting mask. I like that it doesn’t have to be on for too long, you just put it on, massage into skin and then leave for about 5 mins.  I normally use it before a shower, as I can then just wash it off (Note: hot tip for the lazy).

I’ve noticed a slight change in my skin: it seems brighter and the tone more even. I would recommend this product, as it has definitely helped with skin tone and brightness.

Clearing mask helped a lot: my breakouts have settled down. When I put this on, I can honestly say I feel super-relaxed: the smell is wonderful and you feel as if you are at a spa. This is a mask if you have a problem with blemishes, it seems to soothe the skin with regular use, keeping blemishes down to a minimum. Big fan of this!

The Age Prevention Superfood Cleanser is something different. The ingredients include kale, green tea, spinach and vitamins and the smell is refreshing and wakes you up! My skin always feels a lot cleaner after using this and it has made a difference: my skin is more vibrant and clean. My pores aren’t as bad as they used to be, which I’m obviously super happy about. The price is reasonable and this is a cleanser, I would recommend.

 

So, having talked about the masks I use in my skincare regime, I want to look at those I use just for the hell of it – when I need some down time, a bit of me time. (And yes, I do love a good face mask)

Prices

Neck+ £56.00

Pumpkin Enzyme Mask £39.50

Clearing mask £57.50

Age Prevention Superfood Cleanser £33.00

Dior Review

I bought these products back in February. The cushion foundation is slowly fading away (sad times) but the fact it has lasted so long shows that it is a great investment – I used it a fair bit nearly every day. I have also put down the colours I got them in!

My Skin

I have dryish skin on my forehead but everywhere else isn’t too bad, of course I have those annoying things; pores which will ruin me! I’m also quite pale, so sometimes it is hard to find a foundation that is just right and not too yellowy for me

The DiorSkin Forever Perfect Cushion (012) is fabulous and I will be purchasing another cushion soon. It’s light, barely feels like anything is on your face, coverage isn’t too bad but if there is a slight blemish you will for sure need to use some concealer. It is great for pores, mine aren’t as noticeable and really gives me a fresh look.

The DiorSkin Nude Air Loose Powder (010) I use this a lot too; it does give a lovely finish, not too heavy and it sets everything perfectly. I use this for nights out as well, plus it’s a bit of a bonus but the container/pot looks cute!

I think these products are worth the price, I am a tad picky with foundation, it’s hard to find one that stays on and doesn’t feel too heavy. I think these two together are perfect, they do the job I need.

So if you are looking for a light coverage and comfortable foundation then this could be a great fit for you!

 

Prices

DiorSkin Forever Perfect Cushion (012)- £35.00

DiorSkin Nude Air Loose powder( 010)-£36.50

A Lil’ Introduction

So, I’m here to share my opinion about mainly makeup because I might have a slight obsession with make up, but who doesn’t? But I will also discuss things I like as well maybe music, films and other bits and bobs although it will be heavily based on makeup!

I would love to hear from you and if you want any reviews on a product and I can see what I can do!

I’ll always give the basic details, updates if it is anything about skin and how the product works for me. I will give tips that may not be new but It works for me, I am in no way fabulous at makeup and I just know I have a passion for it, that’s why I would like to share it with you and hope we can all enjoy it!

 

I have a few things coming up I have which are:

-Dior Makeup review

-Skincare

– Facemasks

-Makeup brushes

 

I hope to do more so please let me know, you can reach me at:

phoebesmakeupblog@gmail.com