Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Review: MUA Powder Blush new shades! In Bon Bon, Cupcake, & Candyfloss

Hey everyone!
Top to bottom- Bon Bon, Cupcake, Candyfloss
Today I have a quick review of the brand new Make Up Academy powder blushes!

I picked up three of the six shades (Bon Bon, Candyfloss, & Cupcake).

L to R- Bon Bon, Cupcake, Candyfloss
As you can see from the swatches, Candyfloss is quite weak in pigmentation and a tad patchy but Bon Bon and Cupcake are pigemented nicely. I did find that the blushes were a bit chalky when I swatched them but they are actually really soft and nice to apply.

The blushes-
Bon Bon- A pretty matte pink blush with coral undertones. A really nice colour for summer.
Cupcake- A really nice matte pink peach nude blush. It's so natural and gives a gorgeous flush to the cheeks. Probably my favourite out of the three. I thought it would be a great dupe for Sleek's "Suede" blush.
Candyfloss- I really want to love this blush!! It's a gorgeous pink with lilac undertones, a colour I've been loving lately, but it's too sheer to be appreciated -_- My least favourite of the three. It has a very subtle bit of shimmer.

My face fashioning Cupcake ^^
Overall, I really like Cupcake but I find Bon Bon and Candyfloss a bit hard to work with, Bon Bon is a bit to bright for my liking but is nice when sheered it, however, I find it difficult to get a nice even distribution on the skin. 

The main issue I found with these is the fallout! It's terrible! I like to apply my blush with a fluffy face brush but one sweep on the pan causes a lot of fallout (see picture below). I find that it wasn't so bad with a denser brush but it's still pretty bad.

Also, the packing...the clasp on Cupcake broke as soon as I opened it. It feels really cheap and flimsy (they are only £1 I guess but the old packaging is practical, at least!)

I do love the new colours but I really feel like MUA have downgraded with these blushes! Especially when the old ones are so amazing! I expected great things but MUA really didn't deliver this time, as much as it pains me to say it.

Lots of love, Laura xx

Saturday, 22 June 2013

FOTD #4 and some exciting news!

Hey everyone!

My life has been so crazy right now so I haven't been able to do much blogging recently, I've missed you all so much D':

Anyway, I'm here with a quick face of the day! This is the make up I'm wearing to a social "gathering" I'm having with my friends today (it sounds so much more sophisticated than it is xD

You'll have to excuse my hair, I took this before I styled it (for some reason) -_- Silly me xD
Benefit Pore-fessional Primer
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Technic High Lights Highlighter
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer
MUA Eye Pencil in Snow white (smudged on inner corner to highlight)
Maybelline 24hr Colour Tattoo in Permanent Taupe
MUA Extreme Liquid Eyeliner in Black
No7 Amazing Eyes Pencil in Black
Avon Infinitize Mascara in Black
Beauty UK Lipstick in Snob

Now for the exciting news!!! I going to be writing a guest post on Erinn Wood's amazing blog, Erinn's Beauty Blog! I'm so excited, now I just have to figure out what I'm going to write.
Go and check out her blog, it's awesome! Make sure to look out for me soon ;)

Lots of love, Laura

P.S. I'm thinking of doing a "how much is your face worth" post soon, let me know what ya think. I'm also going to pick up Skincare sundays again tomorrow, so look out for that! I love you all so much, see ya later ^^

Bloglovin'?? It's been too long!

Hey everyone!

I'm so sorry! It's been ages since I last posted. Look forward to some future posts from me, including more lipstick reviews (of course) ^^.

Anyway, I've created a bloglovin' account (for teh lolz)- enjoy!

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Again, I'm really sorry xD

Lots of love, Laura xx