Friday, 28 February 2014

Haul: February 2014

Today's post is a haul of new beauty products.  There's nothing better than fresh supplies.  In fairness most of these supplies aren't essential but I still love buying and trying them.  

The main part of the haul are the two extremely hyped products that I just had to try for myself.  They are the Clinique Take Off The Day Cleansing Balm and REN Resurfacing AHA Concentrate which is the only product I've tried so far and I have to say I absolutely love it.  Of course you can expect a full product review on here once I'd used it more.

 

As usual here's the link to the video!

Sidenote:  In the video I do say that I think the Clinique Cleansing Balm was around £30 but it turns out it's only £21.

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Moroccanoil Treatment

It's well documented (on this blog, obviously) that I'm obsessed with getting my into good condition.  Be prepared for the random story below.

Last night I was in college doing my hairdressing course.  Now I'd blow dried my hair in the afternoon but to be honest, by the time I'd gotten to the top of my head I got a little complacent and I didn't really smooth the cuticle down.  Therefore in the evening my hair was a little thicker and more frizzy.  For various reasons I turned up to college late which was unlike me but everyone was already there.  As soon as she saw me, my friend made a comment about my hair being lovely so I said "thanks, I washed it" for some giggles.  Anyway, later on in the lesson there's a lovely woman sat behind me who seems to say exactly what pops into her head at the time.  The room was fairly stuffy so my already thicker top section of hair decided to frizz up properly, cue the woman behind leaning forward and to say really loudly "your hair is very dry isn't it"  I promptly thanked her  for sharing her thoughts.  I couldn't help but laugh really.

 

Today's post is on the Moroccanoil Treatment.  I was given it as part of a goody bag at an event last year.  To be frank, if you'd of told me the price of that tiny bottle I would have laughed in your face and told you that there wouldn't be a chance of me buying it.  Little did I know that for the amount you use this little bottle is going to last me for a very very long time.  Considering I've been using it more than 6 months I'm only down to the neck of the bottle!

I've previously reviewed the Moroccanoil Moisture Repair Shampoo & Conditioner and loved it.  I fell madly in love with it as it made my hair feel and smell amazing.  In that post I spoke about speaking to the Moroccanoil reps and being told that Morcocanoil is the only one that truly penetrates the hair shaft to improve the condition of it.  They told me that all of the other branded oils just coat the hair for a temporary effect that will come out with the next wash.


Either way I love the scent, it smells exactly how the name suggest, Moroccan influenced and beautiful.  I use a pea sized amount for my fairly thick hair whilst it's wet, right before I blow dry it (or not as yesterday proves!)  When I use this oil my hair is left feeling soft, manageable and healthy.  I do believe it's contributed to the overall improvement of the health of my hair.  

The bottom line is, when this bottle runs out would I purchase it?  Without a shade of a doubt.  I love it.  I would love to use Moroccanoil products on my clients when I qualify but I've contacted them and it seems that they only offer trade accounts for large salons - sad times - but I'll definitely buy it for myself.  

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

How To Do Moon Manicures In Both Nail Polish and Shellac

I put up a photo below on Instagram of my nails as I normally do and people were asking for a video tutorial on them so I thought I'd make it more of a moon manicure video with a mention of how I did the Peter Pan collared shirt.


I feel like the video is fairly basic but for someone who's just getting into nail art it may be useful for them.  Perhaps you've never tried a moon manicure and want to know your options.

 

As usual, here is the video.  I hope you enjoy it.  Please feel free to come and follow me on Instagram @liverpoollashes



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Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Make Up Forever HD Microfinish Powder

Today's post is all about the extremely talked about Make Up Forever HD Microfinish Powder.  Now I did buy this in the States (I'm actually starting to hate saying this now but I figured it's still important to review these products, for all I know you may be visiting there and need inspiration)  In some cases you can order into the UK for a slightly higher price. 


This powder is very finely milled and has a slight silicone feel, but not too much.  I thought it may have been an alternative to the MAC Prep + Prime Finishing Powder which I adore.  To me they're very much the same in terms of making my make up last longer and it does offer a minor blurring effect.

In terms of the white cast that people get with flash photography, I can't speak for this as I dont generally have photos taken like this.  I can say however that I do have to carefully study my face before I do out because I sometimes feel like its easy to go overboard with this but this may be more down to the small packaging.

 

Overall I would say that I prefer the MAC equivalent which is lucky because I get that here without a problem.  The main difference for me is that the blurred effect that the Make Up Forever version gives is not quite a good, I think that's the only different I can see so for that reason, if I had the choice I would always go for MAC over this.

Monday, 24 February 2014

Umberto Giannini Backcomb In A Bottle

Who doesn't love a little volume in their hair?  I love the volume when I tie my hair up, it just gives an overall better look so when I heard about Umberto Giannini Backcomb In A Bottle I couldn't get down to Boots fast enough to get it.  When I finally had time to go down there they were out of stock of it in two stores so what did this do?  It just made me want it more!!  I then told my friend about it and she ordered some from the Boots website shortly after I placed my order.



This was my first mistake, never talk to a friend about a product until you know you love it.  It's not like I twisted her arm to get it but because I was so excited to try it I clearly knowingly warmed her into it too! 

Anyway, so finally my order arrived and I was under the impression that the point of this product is to give you the volume of backcombing without actually having to do it and therefore avoiding the damage.

I decided to use this spray on a day that I wanted to go a little more glam with my ponytail.  I sectioned off the top of my hair, tipped my head over a little and directly the nozzle underneath my hair at the root.  With a few little squirts I then started to rub that area like the directions state. 

 

Here's the low down... this spray just made my hair feel damp, cold with a tiny bit of lift.  I actually can't believe that it doesn't give me the hair that I feel the product name suggests.  I have looked at other reviews on Boots and there's people raving about it.  My biggest issue with those reviews are that they say that they apply it and then backcomb the hair which I have no doubt would work amazingly but then so would also backcombing with a little hairspray.  Also I consider a product for backcombing that you still need to damage your hair backcombing anyway, a bit useless.

Needless to say I wouldn't recommend or repurchase this item.  I'm a bit guilty for getting excited about it to my friend as she also now has a redundant bottle of it so lesson learnt there!  I'd definitely say to give this one a miss!

Sunday, 23 February 2014

GlamGlow YouthMud Tinglexfoliate Face Mud Mask Treatment

I'll try and not get too passionate about this review but it's hard to contain my excitement.  I bought the GlamGlow YouthMud Tinglexfoliate Face Mud Mask Treatment in a smaller trial size from Sephora when I was in the States.  I'd watched quite a few You Tubers rave about this product, the main one being Fleur De Force but after me following her recommendation on the Ole Henriksen Truth To Go Wipes I found myself less keen on trying the YouthMud out.  I appreciate that's ridiculous but I kept in the back of my mind for 'something to get around to.'  I think this coupled with the fact that I hate face masks that dry on so they're really difficult to remove.


Needless to say I eventually put my big girl pants on tried it so let's get down to the essentials.  The scent is herbal and organic, overall I'd say it was really pleasant.  I use this mask super sparingly, I'm talking the thinnest I can get it across my face which I think it something important to remember given the price and that you want it to last. 

 

The formula has some leaf like pieces in it which I found a little odd and looked weird randomly attached to my face but I went with it. The moment I applied it I started to feel it tingle.  I wouldn't say it was a minty tingle (like I expected) but more of a feeling that you get at first when you don't know if you're skin is having some sort of reaction to it but it settles down if you keep it on.


After ten minutes it had changed to a lighter shade and dried.  I used water and a circular motion to exfoliate the mask from my face.  Now I don't know if it was because I only used an extreme thin amount of it but I could feel the gallons of grit exfoliating my face but equally it wasn't terrible to remove. 

 

When my face was dry I felt a big different straight away, my skin looked and felt smoother and I was just wowed by it.  When I woke up my skin still felt amazing and even days later the effect seemed to have lasted.  Needless to say I'm giving this mask the seal of approval.  I don't believe I used very much of it up at all so although it's expensive I do think it will last a really decent amount of time.  I think I'm in love!

I think I would use this on a luxury pamper session or just before something important that I wanted my make up to apply flawlessly, basically as a way to 'prepare the canvas.'  I actually can't believe how much I like it and if I continue to get the same results when I do decide to use it then I shall definitely repurchase!

Saturday, 22 February 2014

Origins Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash

Last summer I went through a massive phase of trying out Origins products.  It's a brand that's highly raved about between You Tubers and Bloggers so when my friend Leanne sent me Origins Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash to try out I was delighted.

I love the concept behind this product.  The idea of it is that it's for combination skin (which accounts for something like 80% of the population) to balance out the dry and oil areas, therefore doing the two jobs without cancelling each other out.

 

The scent of is clean and like a herbal mint.  Origins do claim that your skin should not feel tight and more of a comfortable refreshed feeling which I must admit I don't experience.  My face was left feeling cleaning however the skin on my face is a little more high maintenance and every time I get out of the shower or wash it I still have to race to put on a moisturiser or it gets a little irritated and dry.  

I do like this face wash although I do have a nagging thoughts about what Caroline Hirons (queen of skincare) said about products that froth dry your skin out.

I wouldn't say it did anything amazing to my skin to be fair although I'm not entirely sure it's meant to.  I'd be on the fence as to whether I would buy a full size version of it as it just didn't wow me but equally, it does wash the skin and is a fairly pleasant experience.  I hope that makes sense?!


Friday, 21 February 2014

Covergirl Olay Eye Rehab Concealer

Today's post is all about the Covergirl Olay Eye Rehab Concealer that I purchased on a whim whilst over the in States.  To be honest I just wanted to dip my toe into the Covergirl world as we don't have the opportunity here.  I was also keen to try this particular range as it is partnered with Olay, so I figured it would be amazingly hydrating for my under eye area.

 

This concealer has a pump which I appreciate for ease of use.  The liquid itself seems almost whipped, however when I pat it between my fingers it seems to then changes to a fairly thin consistency which I feel only provides a light coverage. 

On a positive note it does seem to hydrate my undereye and definitely did not have a cakey appearance throughout the day.

The bottom line is... I love the idea of this product in theory.  Unfortunately I have pretty bad dark circles and for that reason it just isn't cutting the mustard.  For someone with only slight dark circles I do think this would be great for but not me.  It's a shame because I really wanted to love it as I love the concept and the hydration.

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Wilkinson Sword Intuition Naturals Sensitive Care Razor

I debated whether to do today's blog post due to the nature.  What woman really wants to think about body hair after all?!  I'll start by reassuring you that all of the photos below were taken before I tested it so you do not have to worry about the up close photography.

 

Today I'm reviewing the Wilkinson Sword Intuition Naturals Sensitive Care Razor that I received in a beauty box recently.  This box contains one razor and one razor blade.  I was disappointted with that to be honest as expected at least one spare one so that if I fell in love with it, I wasn't having to run out and cough up for a full box straight away.

 

That aside the packaging is big and bulky which I would normally hate but this makes it very user friendly in the shower in terms of grip.  It comes with a holder than has a suction to stick to the walls of your shower or bath.  This is great however my tiles have a slight pattern in them and this means that the razor constantly falls down.


Now I'm not a massive fan of the razors with the soap around them.   Typically because after being near water for a few uses they tend to weaken and then the soap section breaks away. 


When I first used this razor I honestly didn't think it was removing the hair as it seemed completely effortless.  I was actually shocked how the soap made the razor glide so well that it made me convinced it hadn't done anything but then I was left with smooth skin.

Once I was completely dried however I did notice that it seems to be quite harsh on my skin.  I definitely wouldn't say I suffer with sensitive skin but my legs actually felt pretty painful and I did have cuts.  Typically I only use Venus razors and haven't been cut from them at all, even a new one in as far as I can remember.

 

The bottom line is... Venus wins.  I did like that it felt like nothing was happening but it masked how harsh I think it really is.  Also... and brace yourself... because of the bulky head it's hard to get around your bikini area (yes I just said that!) When I first opened it I used it for a full body shave (you know what I mean, I'm not a gorilla!) and it seemed that the soap wore down a lot in that first use.

For all of the above reasons, I wont be continuing to use this with new blades when this one runs out.

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

My Work: Sky Blue Shimmer Over Acrylics

Kerri's favourite colour is purple.  For that reason she's had most of my purple options but every now and again she's goes for different shade.  

There's something about saying to your clients 'I have these that have just arrived...' that make them instantly want to try them so when I brought over the new Shellac Paradise Collection, Kerri initially went for Sultry Sunset but by the time I had rebalanced her acrylic nails she had changed her mind to Cerulean Sea with Sizzling Sands Additive over it.

 

I  absolutely adore this shade.  Although the weather is cold the brightness of it just cheers my eyeballs up!  I'm itching to wear it with Bicycle Yellow in the summer, I'll definitely make that happen!

Here is my CND Shellac, Vinylux and Additives 
for the Paradise Collection Video:

 

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Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Maybelline Mega Plush Volume Express Mascara

I was with my Mum on an unplanned trip to Tesco when I spotted a Maybelline Mega Plush Volume Express Mascara sealed in its packaging, reduced to £1.29.  Without a second thought I threw it into the trolley.  I really love their Maybelline The Rocket Volume Express Waterproof (see my post on How to Keep Straight Lashes Curled to see how I use it) so I thought this would be equally as good.  


Famous last words.  The packaging is the same shape but this is where the resemblance ends.  When I opened the tube I realised the arrangement of the brush was difference with a larger head and random looking bristles.  The wand has a very bendy neck to it.  When it came to applying it I feel like the bendy neck means I have little to no control over  it.  

I don't feel like this mascara does much in terms of volume or length.  If anything I'd say the only thing it does is coat the lashes to make them black and therefore probably makes them appear slightly longer but I don't think it actually lengthens them.  

The combination of feeling like the brush is doing its own thing and the fact it give me virtually no volume and hardly any length means I wouldn't repurchase it.  I give this mascara a massive thumbs down!

Monday, 17 February 2014

Empties February 2014

It's finally time to sift through my rubbish and review it for you again.  I'm really trying to focus my attention on getting rid of some of my beauty products as it's turning into a joke!  What I've done is I've gotten a basket and put some things in there that I generally dismiss and reach for others.  It makes me feel good dipping into this basket because I know each time I pick them I'm getting lower on them and equally I'm saving the newer products / things I would prefer for when I'm done.



This month is a mixed bag of skincare, haircare, a few make up products and a perfume.  I'm glad to see the back of it all apart from the perfume, I'll need to get Mr LL onto it and treat me to another bottle for my upcoming birthday (click here darling - I love you)  

If you're struggling to whittle down your hoarding then I would definitely suggest getting a basket or just pick five things you're going to use up at a time and incorporate them into your daily routine.


Sunday, 16 February 2014

GlossyBox February 2014: Valentine's Box

My GlossyBox arrived yesterday, a day too late for Valentine's Day but I'll let that slide.  When the courier handed me the box I noticed it felt like it was a decent weight, so I got a little excited to the point as when I signed for it I actually drew a little smiley face next to my signature which he laughed at.

 

As soon as I opened the box and spotted the lipstick kisses packaging I got really excited to open it.  I don't know why but it's almost like they focus their efforts on making these special edition boxes great rather than ensuring the regular boxes aren't rubbish, is that just me?! Either way I already knew it would be a good one.

 

As usual I've made you a delightful video with some ridiculous demonstrations of the products.  Watch out for the disappointment in my voice when I opened the mascara!

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Bourjois Maxi Delight Bronzer

I feel like I haven't really been adventurous with my bronzers really.  I use them everyday but I have only have tried the Bourjois Delice de Poudre Bronzing Powder which I still haven't finished and I've gone through two Nars Lagunas. 


I bought the Bourjois Maxi Delight Bronzer after seeing GemsMaquillage on You Tube talking about it. When I purchased it there was definitely no option of shade (I've since checked again) but when I got home I realised it said it was shade 02 - for olive and tanned skin.


I would have said I'm definitely fair or pale although I do tan in the summer.  It's really weird that there only seems to be one shade but then I don't know if that just means that this bronzer is aimed at olive skin tones and that's why there is no other option.

 

I love how huge this thing is!!  Now it might end up being a little bit of an optical illusion and have a thinner pan than the other, time will tell!  It has got tiny flecks of gold which I find it not detectable on the skin.  The scent is a little like cocoa powder.

 

I wanted to show you that I do think it would work for all skin types, you just need a lighter hand for the paler skin tones.  Above is a heavier swatch and below is it blended out a little.

 

Overall I actually really love this bronzer.  The other one from Bourjous that I have is kicked to the curb, although to be brutally honest I do think it's pretty similar but I just don't find myself reaching for it.  If I think long and hard about it it might just be because I dont like getting my huge powder brush into the smaller pan and perhaps this is why the Maxi Delight one appeals to me so much.  

The colour is a natural sunkissed look for me.  I've even unknowingly got my friend onto it and she loves it too!  When this bad boy runs out it will be a repurchase for sure! 

Friday, 14 February 2014

NOTD: Shellac Moon Manicure with Cute Peter Pan Collars

I was pretty slow getting onto the moon manicure trend, like snail-pace slow.  It's nothing against it but I was deeply involved in the more patterned nails to care too much for it until recently.  When I redid my nails I didn't want them all to be the same so I did a cute little Peter Pan collared shirt with a Swarovski AB Crystal for the sparkle.

Like everything there's always more than one way to do it.  If you plan for the smaller section being a light colour then I would just paint all of the nail that shade.  I'd then paint the crescent shape with my brush and fill it in like the mint in this video:


Unfortunately the colour I wanted to use in the smaller section was Shellac Steel Gaze with the larger area being Wildfire so I opted to paint my nails in the red shade first and cured it.  I then took Steel Gaze, wiped the brush so that there virtually no Shellac on it and then tapped around the cuticle area to cover the edge of the red.  Next I used the brush to paint the moon section and filled it in.  

Now to some the thought of doing this more delicate handiwork might fill you with dread so here's my biggest tip.  A large dotting tool is my best friend here.  Before I cure it, if I'm not happy with the angle of the crescent, maybe it's not 'smiley' enough for me let's say, I take my beloved large dotting tool and use it to draw around the outline and smarten it up.  The main point to remember is to wipe the dotting tool before you use it again or you'll put the product you've just removed back on again.  

This is my favourite part of using Shellac with nail art, you have all the time in the world to do the amendments before you lock it in place by curing it.  I hope you've enjoyed reading this post!
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Thursday, 13 February 2014

Paradise Collection: Shellac, Additives and Vinylux

I was genuinely delighted to be invited up to Creative Academy+ Manchester by their Education Ambassador Julia to meet the latest Paradise Collection.  The range consists of six new Shellac shades, five Additives and six Vinylux in matching colours to the Shellac.  


This was one of their training areas that they adapted so that I could film my comparison video (link at the end of blog post.) It's very snazzy in there with its simplistic but super chic decor.  In actual fact their currently expanding to the upstairs of the building to create large even more beautiful training areas to cope with their demand!  


If you're a nail technician then I'm sure the above photo is as exciting for you as it is for me, the entire range laid out and ready to be played with!

Let's get started on the colours.  For Shellac & Vinylux they are:


The Additives are:


The mix of these bottles make my eyes happy, they're just so bright and vibrant.  I can understand why the word on the street is that this is set to be the best collection yet!

Left to right: Cerulean Sea, Electric Orange, Bicycle Yellow, Lush Tropics, Sultry Sunset and Tango Passion.

For me the additives that stand out are Midnight Tide and Sizzling Sand.  I also think it's a brilliant edition to receive a free  logo thumb palette and spatula with the set.  I have previously watched Holly (Fingernail Fixer) showcase this amazing gadget but couldn't find a UK Stockist so this is brilliant news.  

Left to right: Tropic Sunrise, Island Heat, Midnight Tide, Pink Lotus and Sizzling Sand.

I'm delighted that they have released the same shades in Vinylux.  It's perfect for those clients that don't want the longer wear of Shellac as they like to change colours.  It's brilliant that they can still enjoy this beautiful collection but still switch it up as they please.


Here are the Shellac shades straight of the bottle:

 

I have swatches of the Additives on my video (click here) but the options are endless!  

 

Probably one of the most commonly asked questions I get is 'where can I buy Shellac?' so I thought I'd answer here for you.  To be able to purchase the genuine product you need to be a qualified nail technician / manicurist.  If you're in the North West of the UK contact Creative Academy Manchester for training (click here)  If you're already qualified then regardless of your region, if you're in the UK you can place your order with them by calling 0845 2000 311.

 

Here is the video!

 

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Wednesday, 12 February 2014

MUA Blush in Cupcake

I feel like I am possibly the last person on the MUA bandwagon.  Call it beauty snobbery but I just figured that £1 for some of their products must mean that they're really poor quality.  Eventually I have cast my thoughts aside and purchased a few of their products including a mascara which I have already reviewed last month.


I choose the colour Cupcake as a shade to wear for a more subtle cheek.  I have a lot of really bright shades but I wanted to get something similar to the MAC blush 'Peaches' which I also have.  Oddly it looks more peach in the pan but in these photos and on my cheeks in real life it comes off more pink than peach.


The packaging is exactly what you would expect for £1, in fact to be fair it's pretty decent quality for the price and sturdy to protect it from breaking if you're traveling.


Cupcake is a matte shade which is my favourite type, if I want shimmer I'll add it and they look more natural.  It's also pretty buildable, if you compare the above photo to the below you can see this.

 

Since I bought it it's been literally the blush I've worn non stop for the month.  When it comes to lasting power I have to admit I don't think it lasts an awfully long time however if I have a long day at work I will often re-apply once half way through but I typically do this for my bronzer anyway.

 

Overall I'd say that this blush is an absolute steal and one that you need in your collection.  The colour is perfect and extremely pigmented.  With the only issue being the long term lasting power throughout the day, you just have to figure out whether you want to pay more than five times the amount for a higher quality brand or just reapply this when needed.

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Super Facialist Vitamin C Skin Renew Cleansing Oil by Una Brennan Oil

I'd consider myself a nosey person, I love the 'whats in my make up bag' videos, the monthly favourites, hauls... anything that gives me inspiration of new products to try.  I saw an Instagram of the Super Facialist Vitamin C Skin Renew Cleansing Oil by Una Brennan Oil with a conversation between my friend Leanne and Caroline Hirons and decided I needed it in my life (dramatic or what?!) 


This is my first product from the Una Brennan line so I was particularly excited to try it for myself and it did not disappoint.  The packaging is clean and sleek.  Actually I was quite surprised by the price because it definitely looks like it could have been higher.

The scent is gorgeous, like the true orange fragrance (and not like the false scent that the Ole Henriksen Truth To Go Wipes have - yuck)  

The idea behind it is that you apply it to dry skin and massage in.  After that you splash a little water on your face to turn it milky and massage in, then wash off.  Leanne tells me that the queen of skincare, Caroline Hirons says the the little splash to turn it milky is unnecessary but to me it helps loosen the oil for a quicker removal.  Afterwards your skin is left feeling clean and more radiant.


Overall I think that this oil is great.  Leanne mentioned that I have the older packaging version (this one has a screw top but the new version has a flip top) either way doesn't bother me but the update is a better idea.  The price is spot on, in fact I'd say it's a bargain and I'm really keen to explore the brand further.  Definitely a thumbs up and a repurchase for sure!

Monday, 10 February 2014

Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow in Bronze Have More Fun

I received the Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow in 'Bronze Have More Fun' as part of my goody bag from the #midsummermeet event last summer.  At that time I was too deeply in love with the MAC Paint Pots to think clearly about any other brand including the fantastic Maybelline Color Tattoos.  I am pleased to say I finally got over it and started using this amazing cream shadow.

 

Let's start with the packaging, I just love it.  With it's unique print and colourful cardboard pot it really makes my eyeshadow drawer look pretty.


The product itself is a cog shaped glass pot with a pale lid.  I have no idea why but I love the noise that the glass makes as you unscrew/screw the lid on, I don't know if it's the weight of the glass or the noise but it makes it feel more lux (am I odd?!)


The cream shadow itself is super smooth and glides onto my lids.  It's very pigmented which is brilliant as this is my main issue with the MAC Paint Pot in Bare Study (I can still see my eyelid colour through it.)  

The shade is stunning and I love how quick and easy it is to apply.  It makes a simple eye look look more complicated than it really is and the lasting power is brilliant without a single crease.

 

I hope you'll appreciate my honestly when I say that when I found out this was worth £15.50 I thought that I wouldn't be purchasing anymore... until I tried it.  They're seriously gorgeous and although they're more expensive than the Maybelline Color Tattoo, the colour selection is beautiful and for that reason I foresee I will end up with a small collection of these bad boys in the future!

If you're passing a Benefit counter I would highly suggest you take a look at these!