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My first official video of 2017 comes in the form of my Makeup Favourites for the year gone by.

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I thought rather than just show you my makeup favourites, I would show you them in action too. I picked my most used products and created a really simple ‘me’ look that I usually end up doing when I don’t know what to do. Some of the products were new in 2016, some were new to me for the year and then some are just favourites that I always gravitate towards because I know they work.

Makeup Favourites 2016

I’ve written blogposts for a hell of alot of these, so I’ll try list as many as I can in case you want to know more about a specific product.

  • Hylamide HA Blur Primer. Review here.
  • L’Oréal Infallible 24HR Matte Foundation. Review here.
  • Nyx Micro Brow Pencil. Review here.
  • theBalm Put A Lid On It Eyeshadow Primer. Review here.theBalm Put A Lid On It Eyelid Primer
  • Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics Palette. Post here.
  • Sleek Diamond In The Rough Palette. Blog post about it here.
  • Catrice Glam & Doll Waterproof Mascara. Review here.
  • Too Faced Born This Way Concealer. I have a review here.
  • Wet n Wild Dual Ended Contour Stick. First impression video is here.
  • Max Factor Creme Puff Blush in ‘Nude Mauve’. I have a comparison post here.
  • Nyx Highlight and Contour Palette. First impressions and swatches here.
  • Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder in Medium. I have a really old review of it here.
  • L’Oréal Infallible Fixing Mist. Review here.
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Phew, I think that’s everything 🙂

In the video here, you’ll see me using everything, but the finished look, looks a bit like this. I think it definitely sums up my go to makeup favourites for 2016. And, I do love a good before and after picture!

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I say it in video form too, but just to write it down too. Thank you so much for everything over the year. Beautynook (and myself) grew up alot over 2016. I am excited to see what 2017 has in store. Thanks for sticking around.

Gemma

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xxx

 

Let me introduce to you the Sleek The Rockstars Collection in all of it’s glory.

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I was lucky enough to go to the launch of it this week and went home with the whole collection generously in my goodie bag. So, since I have it all and it is rolling into Boots around the country as we speak. I had to swatch and get it up to show you as soon as possible.

Sleek The Rockstars Collection

The packaging of the Sleek The Rockstars Collection off the bat is super lovely. Even the outer packaging, which I had to show you as well 🙂

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It consists of an eyeshadow palette, two Strobing soufflés, and two Lip VIP lipsticks.

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First up we have the Diamonds In The Rough i Lust Palette.

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It contains six gold toned shimmering shades.

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The first and the last shades are creams while the four in the middle are powder.

From left to right we have: Solitaire, Trillion, Princess, Asscher, Marquise, Radiant.

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The Diamond In The Rough i Lust Palette costs €9.49.

Next up in the collection we have the Sleek Strobing Soufflés. There is two to choose from.

‘Smoky Quartz’ which Sleek describe as a sparkly, translucent gold.

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‘Pink Opal’ is described by Sleek as a sheer shimmery pink.

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Both of the soufflés have actual coloured glitter running through them. I think these would actually make really nice eyeshadow bases. They would work really well with the Diamond In The Rough Palette. You will be able to pick these up for €8.99.

Lastly in the collection we have lip VIP metallic finish lipsticks.

‘Scandalous’ is described as a ruby red shade.

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It is a deep red with blue toned shimmery flecks running through it.

‘Superstar’ is described as an amethyst purple.

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It is a deep, but I think wearable purple colour with again a blue toned shimmer. The formula of these lippies is so lovely. They are soft and creamy but still super pigmented and last really well. These will set you back €7.49 a piece.

And there you have the new limited edition Sleek The Rockstars Collection. 🙂 It is being rolled out to Sleek stockists as we speak. So keep an eye out in store and online if anything takes your fancy. I saw it at the start of the week in Boots, Dundrum!

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**pr sample**

When I saw these Makeup Revolution Rose Gold Lipsticks, I knew at first glance they had to be mine. I am a sucker for anything rose gold…it’s an illness really.

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I went to the couple of Superdrug‘s in Dublin and neither had them instore which was a pain, but I eventually ordered them last week with their new ‘Fortune Favours The Brave’ Palette, which I have swatched here, if you’re interested 🙂

There’s Five in the Makeup Revolution Rose Gold lipstick range and I managed to get my mitts on all of them, which I was quite happy about as the nude shade had been sold out when I had looked on their website before.

Let’s start with how cute the lipstick bullets are.

makeup revolution irish beauty blogNow I know they look quite similar to Mac lippies, they are lighter in weight though (which I don’t personally mind) and they have the colour of the lipstick on the bottom, which I personally love 🙂 Saves you having to open every one of them to find the shade you are looking for.

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The five shades are:

‘Chauffeur’

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This is the nude of the bunch.

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Girl’s Best Friend’

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This a hot pink.

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‘Red Carpert’

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Which is of course a classic blue toned red.

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‘Diamond Life’

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A more cherry red shade.

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And finally, ‘Private Member’s Club’

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A dark berry shade.

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All of the Makeup Revolution Rose Gold Lipsticks have a shiny finish to them. As you can see the pigment on the lips varies from shade to shade. The nude, pink and red seem to have a richer colour pay off then the two darker shades. I can’t really give you any indication of longevity or anything as I have yet to wear any of them for a long period of time. I can say they are comfortable to wear on the lips though.

 

You can pick up the Makeup Revolution Rose Gold Lipsticks from their website here and they will set you back £3, which is not bad at all, right?