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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.

Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Un-Nudes

Now don’t despair if you clicked for a full review. I have you covered as I already did a post 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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Penneys PS Bronze CollectionI was very lucky enough to attend the launch of the new Penneys PS Bronze Collection. This collection includes a full range of tanning products. It covers prepping the skin, the tanning itself and the removal and application. They’ve literally thought of every product. I just have a few of them here to show you, including a pre tan exfoliator, pre tan primer, mousse, instant tan gel and a tan eraser. Everything is under a fiver!Penneys Tan

The Penneys PS Bronze Collection also comes with a bucket load of new makeup products too.Penneys PS Bronze Collection

You know I am ALL about the makeup, so I am going to give you a good oul look at the products I was lucky enough to take home from the event. The prices range from €1.50 up to €8.00. Penneys Beauty

First up we have the PS Bronze Shimmer Glow Powder Highlight in Golden Sands.

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There is a matte bronzer called Bronze Queen. I have the shade Sunrise.

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We have Instant Radiance Drops in Goddess.

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I have two shades of the Bronze Loose Highlighter Powder.

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Vacation and Island Life.

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I just opened the lighter one so I can keep the darker more bronzed shade to give away to someone more suited to it.

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There is Gloss Metals within the Penneys PS Bronze Range too.top beauty blogger ireland

There’s two here, Malibu and Tahiti.

One of the products I was super excited to see was the Metallic Cream Eyeshadows.

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I bought two of these from the Nudes range and really like them. These are in the shades Heatwave and Bronzed.

This collection comes with what they are calling a Dewy Glow Highlighting Face & Body Butter.

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We have a Contour & Shape Contour Stick. This is the shade, Shape, ironically 🙂

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The cheapest products I have from the collection are actually two of my most used since I got them. These are the Nourishing Lip Oil Balms.

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I have two shades, Cannes and Cuba. Cannes is nude, Cuba has a red tint.

There is three palettes in this collection.

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First up we have the Vacay Vibes Complete Face Palette.

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It contains a peachy blush, two highlighters, a matte bronzer, four eyeshadows and four matte lipsticks.

The Bronze Me Up Highlight & Contour Face Palette contains a matte cream contour and highlight.

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Matte powder contour and yellow toned highlight. And then two shimmery powder highlighters.

Then finally, probably my favourite thing from the whole collection.

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This is the Shade & Shimmer Eyeshadow Palette. Mine got a little damaged in transit, apologies for the dent 🙂

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It contains 9 eyeshadows. Four shimmers and five mattes and smells like coconut. For €6, I am super impressed with this palette. Out of all the products, this is what I think I personally will get the most use out of.

The Penneys PS Bronze tanning products are in stores now. The makeup starts rolling in from the end of March.

Any of it tickle your fancy?

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Fenty makeup irelandYou might have saw me chatting about John very kindly going into the Fenty Beauty counter for me here?

fenty beauty ireland For Christmas, he popped in and picked me up the Killawatt Free Style Highlight Duo in ‘LGHTNG DST FIRE CRYS’.Fenty beauty

And the limited edition Starlit Hyper-Glitz Lipstick in ‘Sci-Fly‘.
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All by himself may I add. Major brownie points. But like the beauty brat I am, I decided to pop into the Fenty Beauty counter myself and amend the gift so slightly. Don’t judge me, I was thinking with my blogger hat on. I wanted stuff I would enjoy, but also that you guys might want to hear about. The highlight duos are gorge, but there’s loads of reviews on them now. The lipstick was lovely too, but it was probably a bit too daring for me on a daily basis 🙂

May I say the girls on the Harvey Nichols Fenty Beauty counter here in Dublin are all really lovely. So helpful and so willing to chat. When I went in initially to exchange, they were awaiting a new delivery of stock. I wanted the coveted Gloss Bomb, and there was none in store. So, they gave me a voucher to come back in, or use it over the phone. Unfortunately, you cannot use gift vouchers on the Harvey Nicks website as of yet.beauty blog ireland

I scrolled through the HN website and realised they had just gotten the Bomb Baby Mini Lip And Face Set! I thought these were a Sephora exclusive. Turns out, nope! I annoyed the girls on the counter one more time, and told them to ring me when they got a shipment in. They did, and know you’re up to date 🙂top irish beauty blogbeauty blogger ireland

So what is the Fenty Beauty Bomb Baby Mini Lip And Face Set? A mouthful first and foremost I know.top irish beauty blogger

It is also a set that contains a mini Gloss Bomb Universal (5.5g).top beauty blog irelandtop beauty blog ireland

This is the only gloss within the Fenty Beauty range. It’s an apricot shade with a multi coloured shimmer running through it. It has a light sweet fragrance to it. It’s not sticky on the lips and feels really nice and comfortable. Apologises for the remnants of a cold sore on my lip 🙁

dublin beauty blogirish beauty youtuber The set also contains a mini Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter in Hu$tla Baby (2.2g).

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This is a peachy golden highlight with a multi coloured shimmer running through it. The formula is soft and buttery and it applies really intensely.

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For me, this was killing two birds with one stone. It meant I could try the infamous gloss AND a highlighter from the range for the same price as a lipstick! I’m not generally a big lip gloss kinda gal. But, so many people love it, so I wanted to see what all the fuss was about. First impressions, they’re both lovely!fenty beautyYou can buy the Fenty Beauty Bomb Baby set from Harvey Nichols in store or online here now for €20. I thought it would be helpful to note, you can order online for collection in store, or if you live within a ten mile radius of Dundrum, they can courier your order out too!

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affordable red lip look

I wanted to do an affordable red lip look, but with a really simple premise. I think usually,  especially this time of year. The normality is to go for a cat eye, gold or smoky eye with a bold lip.

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My vision for the affordable red lip look was a really simple olive toned eye with a matte red lip. I didn’t use any liner, just lashings of mascara. I wanted the lip to be the focal point, but also have the shadow play an interesting role too 🙂 Most of the time when I do my makeup, even for Beautynook, I just wing it! Not literally, of course 😉 But then sometimes, my imagination is so specific in what it wants. This was one of those times.

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I ended up even leaving my hair up and messy. That literally never happens either! You can of course see me waffle about it in video form above, or directly over on YouTube here.

All of the products I used are affordable of course, and they’re all items I really enjoy too. I had applied my base and brows before turning on the camera, but they happened to be all budget friendly products as well.irish beauty blog

So, the main products I used to create my really simple affordable red lip look were:

Initially the Sleek Au Natural Palette. Although I did switch it up, it didn’t quite work for what I was going for.beauty blogger ireland

Inglot single eyeshadows in 305 and 419. You can buy them in store or online here.beauty blog irelandMax Factor Creme Bronzer. Review here.

Nyx High Definition blush in Amber. You can buy online here.

Wet n Wild Highlighter in Under The Midnight Sea. You can see more info on this here.irish beauty blogger

Rimmel Exaggerate Lip Liner in Red Diva. You can buy online here.

Bourjois Rouge Velvet Lipstick in 08 Rubi’s Cute. More info on this here.

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And there you have it! I really like this look. It’s super simple and gives me low key grunge vibes. Let me know what you think 🙂

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NYX Wanderlust Dublin City SetNyx have added four new colours to their City Set range. Toronto, New York, Santiago. And my city namesake, the NYX Wanderlust Dublin City Set.

These sets contain four eyeshadows, an illuminator and a blush. The colours are all supposed to compliment the city named Soft Matte Lip Cream within.

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The NYX Wanderlust Dublin City Set contains very wearable shades throughout. There’s a lime green in there for good Irish measure though too.nyx cosmetics

Each eyeshadow is 1.9 grams, the highlight and blush are 3.5 grams and then the Dublin Soft Matte Lip Cream is standard size at 8mls.

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The packaging is fairly bulky on the City Sets. It’s a magnetized cardboard palette with a generous mirror within.

All the shadows are powder and have a shimmery finish to them. Here they are swatched in the sequence they appear in the palette. All of shades are soft and pigmented.

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The highlighter and blush are also both shimmery powders. The highlight is a really pale gold shade with an iridescent shimmer. The blush is a pale peach with gold sparkles.

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The Dublin Soft Matte Lip Cream is definitely my favourite part of the NYX Wanderlust Dublin City Set. It’s a pinky mauve shade, which is right up my lipstick alley.

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I am a big fan of the Soft Matte Lip Creams in general from NYX so having one named after the city I’m from feels (cringe worthily) cool to me 🙂

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In my opinion, all the shades in the palette are nice, but I would definitely have to add in other colours if I was doing a full on look using it. I think the colour scheme is very much suited to paler skin. Even for me, the blush might be a little too pale. I generally wear blush to warm up my complexion. The palette size is a little bit cumbersome in my humble opinion aswell, for the amount of products you get in it. I think it would be a nice gift though, just probably not something I would go out and buy for myself.

You can find the NYX Wanderlust Dublin City Set now in Boots in store or online, from Debenhams here. Or, I found it on Look Fantastic here for what I believe is the cheapest price from a reputable retailer.
Have you tried it yet?
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Affordable Makeup Favourites

I do this every so often. I’ll pick five (or so) affordable makeup products that are in my makeup rotation at the mo and have a little chat about them.

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Why do I give them different names you ask? The last one here was called ‘Current Budget Friendly Makeup Favourites. Well the only reason for that is that it’s good for SEO not to have the same titles all of the time. That’s the only reason I am calling this Affordable Makeup. Sure it all means the same thing 🙂

My first affordable makeup love of recent times is the L.O.V Cosmetics Eyeshadow Palette in ‘Devoted To Metallics’.
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L.O.V is created by the same company who brought us Catrice and Essence. You can find it in pharmacies nationwide. There’s more information on the Irish Facebook page here. I’ve used a fair few products from the brand, It’s definitely been hit or miss for me. This palette from their Autumn collection is a hit in my humble opinion though.

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Next we have the Eylure X Fleur De Force Brow Define Pencil.

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Now I did a whole blogpost on this a while back here so I won’t go into it too much. But, I have been thoroughly enjoying this. Having the two tones of brow pencil in one means I reach for less brow powder too. I think this makes my brows look a teeny bit more natural and less drawn on.

top beauty blogMy third affordable makeup choice is the Rimmel Exaggerate Lip Liners.

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I talk about these all of the time. They are some of my favourite liners out there full stop. I feel like when the weather gets cooler I become more obsessed with lipstick and branch out a bit more. I consistently pick the Rimmel liners to either use on their own as they are super creamy and pigmented. Or to use under lippies.

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I have the shades Addiction, Diva Red and Eastend Snob here:

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Because they are soft, they do have a tendency to break. This doesn’t bother me too much though. I’m just careful not to twist them up too much. You can find them on the Boots website here.

Another Rimmel offering has made into my current top five. This is their Insta Fix & Matte. rimmel irelandRimmel know their way around a setting powder and this one proves that for sure. It’s just a general talc based pressed translucent powder but it’s quite smoothing on the skin too. This is something that I always appreciate as I have ginormous pores. I like it 🙂 You can get this from Boots online here.
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My last favourite is the Wet n Wild Liquid Catsuit Matte Liquid Lipsticks. wet n wild irelandI am fairly late to the party with these. Everyone has been raving about them for a good while now. I have two shades in my possession.

Nudist Peach and Give Me Mocha.

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Give Me Mocha in particularly has been floating my Autumnal lip shade boat. I have been using this with Rimmel Addiction lip liner underneath. They are of course matte liquid lipsticks so they can be drying. But I find the formula on these quite thin so it doesn’t ball up or feather. And they stay on put once they dry too. I need to try more shades. They are under a fiver aswell which makes it even better!

And there you have my current affordable makeup favourites. What’s yours?

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