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PS KPOP Collection from Penneys

PS KPOP CollectionThis is the new PS KPOP Collection from Penneys. It is completely Korean inspired, in case the name didn’t give that away ๐Ÿ™‚

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Penneys say ‘The new KPOP Collection is Korean inspired. offering everything you need for a fresh faced, dewy look with the cutest accessories to add some fun to your application.’

I definitely don’t think the PS KPOP Collection will be for everyone, especially aesthetically. The packaging is very cutesy and girly everything as we would assume it be from the theme. However, keep reading, because even if you don’t like the look of some of the products, you may like how they perform.

I don’t have everything from the collection. There’s mirrors, nails, tweezers and an abundance of makeup products. I do have a good cross selection of the makeup goodies though, so I though it was worth showing in blogpost form.

I’ll try get through this quick sharp, as there is a fair few products! ๐Ÿ™‚

We have two palettes that are both cherry flavoured and have heart shaped pans.

The Sugar Rush Eyeshadow Palette that retails for โ‚ฌ6.

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The KPOP Sweet Cheeks Blush & Highlight Palette. This is also โ‚ฌ6.

 

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Pretend mind doesn’t have a big chunk gone out of it. This actually swatched really nicely.

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I have three of the Bubble Blush Cushion Blushers. These cost โ‚ฌ5.cushion blushirish beauty blog

We have Coral Dreams. Sugar Rush. And, Pastel Pink.

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I have three of the Afterglow Liquid Highlighters. These retail for โ‚ฌ3.dublin beauty blogger

All three of them are duo chrome and have a doe foot applicator.makeup blog

I stupidly took the price tag off them, because they were sealed shut, and that took off the shade names. So I don’t know what these are called, but sure I can still swatch them for you ๐Ÿ™‚

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There is a Shimmer Powder, which comes with a sponge applicator and mirror. This costs โ‚ฌ3.50.ย top irish beauty bloggertop beauty blog ireland

It gives a light sparkle to the skin.

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The PS KPOP Collection Super Cheeky Cheek Tints will set you back โ‚ฌ3.top beauty blog

I have the shade Bubblegum.

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There is also little Double Trouble Lip & Cheek Balms. These are โ‚ฌ2 each.

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I have Cupcake. And Prinny.

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We also have Jelly Lipsticks, that definitely remind me of growing up in the 90’s. These retail for โ‚ฌ2.makeup blogger

Cherryade is the first one I have. The second one is Pink Laces.affordable makeup reviewmakeup reviewbeautynook beauty blog

 

Second last is the Eye Candy Eyeliners which will cost you โ‚ฌ1.50.

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This one is a pastel pink shade which I am actually super intrigued to use. I think it will work really nicely in the waterline. There are other shades available of though.

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Then finally,ย  we have the Pillow Talk Matte Lip Cushions.

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Out of everything, I think, other than the palettes. These were the thing I was most excited to swatch. However, as you can probably see the eyeshadow palette isn’t too strong in pigment, other shades are better than others.irish beauty blog

I have three shades. They have a twist close lid and a sponge applicator. And, although the Pillow Talk Lip Cushions are pigmented, the product was hard to get out and I actually broke off two of the applicators, hence the messy swatches.irish beauty vlogger

The pink is called Cuddle. The brown is Honey Bun. The orange is Jelly Bean.

 

The PS KPOP Collection is available in Penneys now. You can see the last collection I spoke about here if you’re interested in checking any of their other products out. I think the Bronze Collection has a bit more to offer. Anything tickle your fancy?

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90’s Grunge Inspired Makeup Look

I am going to sound totes dramatic, but hear me out. This 90’s Grunge Inspired Makeup Look was totes out of my comfort zone. Well not totes, but a little bit. It wasn’t the makeup itself that pushed me necessarily. It was the thoughts of a makeup theme that did. It’s kind of new to me.

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As I like to reiterate all of the time, I am not a makeup artist. I just tend to stick to things I know that work for me. But I thought sure why wouldn’t this work for me? Matte brown smokey eyes, lashings of black kohl liner and a matte brown lip, I can do that! And sure I did!

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It’s not perfect but thats the beauty of a 90’s grunge inspired makeup look. It doesn’t have to be. This weirdly represented something for me. A lot of makeup artists (or people in general), give beauty bloggers a hard time because they’re not technical enough. But if you’re just showcasing makeup on your face and talking pragmatically about products, I don’t really see it as any different as being a film or a food reviewer ? Makeup is subjective and we all do it differently and want to achieve different results. Anyways, I guess this convo is subjective too, so I’ll stop there ๐Ÿ™‚

Here I am channelling my 90’s grunge chick. It was actually super simple as you will see in the video above or you can watch it directly here.

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The main elements were Makeup Geek’s Tiki Hut eyeshadow. Urban Decay’s 1993 lip liner. I thought that was totally appropriate to use. And the Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink which is you can see swatched here.

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Let me know what you think of my 90’s grunge inspired makeup look. Are you embracing the 90’s revival or should it be left in the past where it belongs? ๐Ÿ™‚

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Maybelline Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter

Maybelline Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter

I have been waiting with baited breath for the Maybelline Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter to launch here. I was just perusing the shelves in Boots (as you do), and happened across one of them! I haven’t seen any media or press releases about them as of yet, but we can now get our makeup loving mitts on them!

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Only catch is there seems to be only one of the shade available of the Maybelline Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter. And then there’s one shade of the Master Holographic Prismatic one. Now that could have just been the Boots I was in, (Jervis Street). However, they don’t seem to be on the Boots website yet either.

Anyways, I picked up the two shades that were there. Damn 3 for 2 drew me in big time. I got their setting spray to try as well. I don’t have them that long, but I thought I could at least show you what they were like in action, just in case you’ve been chomping at the bit ever since seeing Desi & Katy rocking them!

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The Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter is in the shade Molten Gold.

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Off the bat, I can say this is the nicest formula of the two. The shade is probably a couple of shades too dark for me. It remind me a lot of Becca’s Champagne Pop. I love Champagne Pop, but I am just too damn pale to pull it off most of the time.

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Molten Gold is super soft and really easy to blend. It’s a really great, more affordable highlighter.

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It is actually available online from Feel Unique here on sale. I paid โ‚ฌ11.99 for it in Boots.

Just like the Chrome’s, there is other shades of the Holographic Prismatic formulas, we just don’t seem to be getting them here.

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These have a more gritty formula. This shade 50 Opal is obviously lighter in colour, but it has little holographic glitters running through it.

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Here they are side by side for comparison:

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For me, Opal performed much better when applied to the skin with a brush. The holographic glitters give a duo chrome sheen, although the glitter is very visible on the skin . That is definitely something to note.

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This, like Molten Gold, was โ‚ฌ11.99 from Boots but again Feel Unique currently have it on sale if it wets your whistle ๐Ÿ™‚

I really hope we get more shades of the Maybelline Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter on this side of the world. They are a really lovely more affordable highlighter. The Holographic ones definitely won’t be for everyone. What do you think?

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Urban Decay Hi-Fi Shine Lipglosses

Urban Decay Hi-Fi Shine LipglossesThe Urban Decay Hi-Fi Shine Lipglosses launched into the Urban Decay boutique here in Dublin last week. I was lucky enough, (I feel like I always say that, but I always do feel super lucky). To head in and see them in action, and also take some home to play with.

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There is twenty Urban Decay Hi-Fi Shine Lipglosses to choose from in the collection. There’s bright shades, neutrals and four different finishes. They are metallic, holographic, cream and sheer cream. The glosses contain Vitamin E and peppermint oil for a slightly (not stingy), plumping effect. And then the flavour throughout them all is vanilla but with a hint of mint.Urban Decay Hi-Fi Shine Lipglosses

I brought home five of the twenty shades and have been playing around with them for the last few days. I never really wore gloss, I always just found it a bit too messy. But brands have really upped their game formula wise and the sticky mess they once were seem to be a thing of the past. Ever since I got my hands on their Fenty Gloss Bomb, I have been rocking a glossy lip more and more regularly. This release, for me has come at a bloody good time. The formula of the Urban Decay Hi-Fi Shine Lipglosses, in my humble opinion are super comfortable and easy to apply. The scent/flavour although strong, isn’t sickening. Also, they don’t burn the bejaysus lips off you!Urban Decay Hi-Fi Shine Lipglosses

I have some of the more tame colours, these are just the ones I happened to get, so sorry if they look kind of similar in picture form on the lips, I promise they each look a little different in real life.urban decay ireland

First up we have ‘Midnight Cowgirl’. This is a peachy gloss with a sheer cream finish.urban decay cosmeticsirish beauty blog

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Second is, ‘Fuel’. It’s a coral-brown gloss with a cream finish.top beauty blogtop beauty blogger

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The third one I have is Fireball. This is a holographic finish thats peachy with a pink shift.urban decay debenhamsurban decay lipstick

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Fourth is SPL. This is pink with a holographic finish.top irish beauty siteirish beauty youtuber

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Then lastly I have Naked. A pinky nude with a sheer cream finish.top irish beauty blogirish beauty blog beautynook

 

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Here they all are swatched side by side for reference:

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All of the Urban Decay Hi-Fi Shine Lipglosses are available in the Urban Decay boutique in Dublin now. They are also on the UD UK website here. And, will available in and onย Debenhams from the end of April. The RRP is โ‚ฌ18. What do we think?

(Yes, I clearly lost my mind after the swatching fest, sure look ๐Ÿ™‚ )

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Disappointing Makeup Products

disappointing makeup productsI have been in a bit of a creative rut this week. I asked on Instagram stories what kind of content you like. Thank you so much to everyone who took the time to message me and fill my head with awesome ideas. I appreciate it so much. A big shout out to my lovely friend Sinรฉad aka The Beautiful Truth for giving me the Disappointing Makeup Products idea.disappointing makeup products

I generally talk about products I really disliked on social media. When I review products I try to be as logical as possible. I like to give the pros and the cons. I rarely dedicate a post to things I have and just generally don’t get on with. But it’s fun to change things up ๐Ÿ™‚ Now this won’t be scathing. Everything is up for interpretation and just because I dislike something doesn’t mean everyone does. This is just my opinion.

First up of my six disappointing makeup products, is the Kiko Smart Cult Eyeshadow Palette in Matte Revolution. I did a post swatching this when I first got it here.irish beauty blog

I bought this in Brussels after seen it plastered all over social media. The colours looked so cool and generally I am a big fan of Kiko.irish beauty blogger

This just doesn’t do it for me though. On first swatch some of the colours are grand, but trying to blend them on the eyes is way too much of a chore. They blend away to nothing. Yes, I can make it work if I need to, but this palette has just ended up lying in a drawer not being used. It wasn’t expensive, but still, it was definitely a waste of my money.

My second choice is controversial. So many people would declare this their holy grail. This is the Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer.

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For me, this foundation is too thick. I don’t like the doe-foot applicator, and I just find it hard to blend.beauty blogger ireland

I don’t mind a thicker foundation, but I would put this in the same category as Esteรจ Lauder Double Wear. Although I do say in my review it isn’t as thick, but it nearly is ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s just too much for me. At least Double Wear stands the test of time on my oily skin, this only does an ok job. I find it grand, but I haven’t reached for it much at all since buying it.

Third up, is the LA Girl Pro Primer Eyeshadow Primer.

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This just doesn’t keep my eyeshadow in check. I have relatively oily lids so I am generally a good judge of eyeshadow primer. This is in the shade Nude. I think it’s more yellow toned, so unless I am covering it completely on the lids, the tone will poke through a bit.beauty blog

It just doesn’t cut the mustard. I like that it’s in stick form, it’s easy to use and super affordable, but not for me ๐Ÿ™

The Zoeva Strobe Gel was completely bought on a whim because the jelly like texture intrigued me.top irish beauty blog

I have the shade Halo.

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If you like a more subtle highlight, this might work for you. For me, it just looks like nothing on my skin, especially when applied with a brush. Applying it with your fingers is tricky though, as the formula just doesn’t allow itself to be picked up with your fingertips too well. I tried to incorporate it into my makeup and to make it work, but I just end up reaching for something else. It’s a cool concept, but gets a thumbs down from me.

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My next two disappointing makeup products will again, be controversial.

I only have a travel size of the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara. I got it within a PR pack.

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Waterproof mascara is more my jam, most of the time. But I do try lots of non waterproof formulas and do review the ones that meet my extremely high mascara standards ๐Ÿ™‚top irish beauty site

So many people adore this mascara. I don’t! I deem it grand. It coats the lashes, helps a little with volume and on me, flakes like a bitch. If a mascara flakes after a long ass, productive day, I can live with that. But this does it a couple of hours into wear on me. For that reason, it’s made the list ๐Ÿ™‚

Ok, my last disappointing makeup product is the Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk.ย irish makeup blog

Now hear me out because this is definitely a more personal disappointment. I am just not wowed by it. The texture is a bit drying, especially for the price. It’s also super super similar to my lip colour, so it tends to look more brown on me than pink.top beauty blogtop beauty blogger

I have the lipstick too . (I have a blogpost about it here). You can see both of them swatched in that. I reach for the lipstick way more, although I am not a huge fan of the fragrance, but I can get over that. I have the lip liner literally years, and it’s still very much in tact as you can see. Give me Rimmel’s Eastend Snob liner over it any day!

 

Do any of my disappointing makeup choices shock you? Are some of your holy grails in here? This is what I love about makeup, one person’s trash can be another person’s treasure ๐Ÿ™‚

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Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Un-Nudes

Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Un-NudesThis isn’t really a review, it’s more a swatch and tell. I do this a lot when I get things through the door and can’t wait to get stuck in a show you a product. These are the new-ish Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Un-Nudes liquid lipsticks.

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Now don’t despair if you clicked for a full review. I have you covered as I already did a postย here when the Matte Ink range were initially released. Spoiler alert, I am a fan of this formula. I will say it can vary a little from colour to colour though. Also, I am not really going through a bright or a matte lip phase. But when I am, these are front and centre, ready to go.

I have five shades to show you of the Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Un-Nudes liquid lipsticks. I believe there’s ten shades in total in the collection looking at the Maybelline website. We seem to have gotten the most wearable shades available to us here in Ireland. They are called Un-Nude because Maybelline said they are more ‘unconventional neutral shades’.

 

First up we have ‘Driver’, this is the lightest of the bunch. It’s a nude brown.

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Second is ‘Poet’. It’s a more peachy nude.

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Third up is ‘Seductress’. This is a cool toned mauve-y nude shade.

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Fourth is ‘Amazonian’. This is a deeper terracotta brown.

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Then finally number five. This is called ‘Ruler’ and it’s definitely not nude. I would describe it as a berry toned mauve.

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Overall, I think there’s some interesting shades to choose from in the Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Un-Nudes Collection. I think my favourites are going to be, actually the last three Seductress, Amazonian and Ruler. They suit my colouring and my makeup taste best.

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They are available now in store from Boots and Superdrug. We can also buy them from Feel Unique. They have a couple of other shades from the collection which we can’t get in store here. Are you interested?

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