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Mac CosmeticsI wasn’t going to do this just because I haven’t really played with them enough. But, a few of you asked to see swatches of my new lovely Mac Shiny Pretty Things Party Favours. I have the gold ones. There is also a pink version to choose from in Brown Thomas.Β 

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My lovely mate Cherry Sue and I were in BT perusing the Mac Christmas ranges. She decided to treat herself to the gold Mac Shiny Pretty Things Party Favours. But, she also very kindly picked me one up too. For no reason other than she’s sound. And yes, I cried, so thanks Sue πŸ™‚Mac Cosmetics Ireland

Mac know how to do Christmas. And this year is no different. Yes, I said the C word. Halloween is over, it’s officially the festive season. Get your garlands out πŸ™‚irish beauty blog

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A full sized Mac pigmentΒ and glitter is €22 and I feel like although they’re awesome, you’ll never get through an entire pot in a lifetime. Unless you are hardcore or a makeup artist. So I love that they’re doing minis now. The minis on their own are €12. The Mac Shiny Pretty Things Party Favours in gold and pink are €30, so you make a decent saving. There are four pots per pack. Try saying that really fast.MAC Shiny Pretty Things Party Favours - Gold

You get two pigments and two glitters within the pack. I ripped mine open quick smart when I got it, so I just have a stock photo here for reference.Mac Cosmetics Pigment

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From left to right we have: English Gilt (pigment), Gold (glitter), Copper (glitter), Shiny Time (pigment).

I applied the pigments dry with a flat brush. I did used some setting spray with the glitters, just to adhere them to the skin.

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I will 100% be showing you these in action on my eyeballs over on Instagram over the coming weeks, so pop over there if you want to see that. Are you going to pick anything up from the Christmas range? I think there’s a lot of great beauty lover present ideas within it for sure.

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Pixi Glow-y Gossamer Duo Subtle Sunrise

I’ve used a few Pixi products in the past. I always have a stash of the Glow Tonic in my skincare drawer. I met with their UK PR last year and got to try even more skincare and some of the makeup. Their makeup was fairly new to me. I remember swatching some of in Boots in London a few years back and liking how it performed, but the packaging never really drew me in. Something that always stuck in my head after meeting with them though is my friend SinΓ©ad aka The Beautiful Truth, who has at the meeting too saying, they are such an under rated makeup brand and after trying it for myself I completely agree. I have a post hereΒ about their Liquid Fairy Lights too if you want to check it out. Right now, I want to talk about, dare I say it, one of the best highlighters I have ever tried. The Pixi Glow-y Gossamer Duo Subtle Sunrise.Pixi Glow-y Gossamer Duo Subtle Sunrise

There is two shade ranges in the Pixi Glow-y Gossamer Duo (s).Β  You can see both choices on their website here. Delicate Dew seems to be a little darker toned. I want to specifically talk about Subtle Sunrise.top irish beauty blog

I went for a dinner with the brand a few weeks ago, I know lucky me! And I got this duo in my goody back. I know, lucky me again. There is of course two colours within the compact. One is more of a champagne glow, and the other is a peachy rose gold.top irish beauty bloggerbeauty blog irelandbeauty blogger ireland

The formula is just bloody gorgeous. It’s soft and creamy and oh so pigmented but in a glow-y way, hence the name πŸ™‚ Both shades 100% create a glow to the skin without being sparkly or glitter. It’s just full on shine. I am a particular fan or the champagne side. If they created this on it’s own, I don’t think I would ever be without it. Here it is in action on the skin in video form. Make sure it’s in HD to see the full effect πŸ™‚

I know I sound like I am gushing. Usually I come at a review as pragmatically as possible. I write about pros and cons, and then sum everything up. Honestly, I cannot say anything bad about the Pixi Glow-y Gossamer Duo Subtle Sunrise. Other than I wish they came as single pans, both shades serve a purpose and are beautiful though! The glow and the longevity of the glow is awesome!irish beauty blogirish beauty blogger

We get some Pixi stock here in Ireland in Marks and Spencer. Do yourself a favour and go in if you can to swatch. You can buy the Pixi Glow-y Gossamer duo in Subtle Sunrise from Look Fantastic for €23.45 here. Can you tell I’m enamoured? πŸ™‚

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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 πŸ™‚

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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! πŸ™‚

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

The Sugar Rush Eyeshadow Palette that retails for €6.

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The KPOP Sweet Cheeks Blush & Highlight Palette. This is also €6.

 

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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 €5.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 €3.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 πŸ™‚

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There is a Shimmer Powder, which comes with a sponge applicator and mirror. This costs €3.50.Β 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 €3.top beauty blog

I have the shade Bubblegum.

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There is also little Double Trouble Lip & Cheek Balms. These are €2 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 €2.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 €1.50.

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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,Β  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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My lovely best friend Sue gave me a voucher for Inglot Cosmetics for my birthday. She knows me well πŸ™‚

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So, I headed to the South Anne Street store and picked up some new eye goodies to add to my collection.

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I ended up leaving with four eyeshadows and two AMC Gel Eyeliners. Honestly, their gel eyeliners are some of the best I have ever used, ever! There was no real rhyme or reason to the eyeshadow colours I picked if I am honest. I just tried to go with shades that I don’t already have in my collection. They don’t really go together at all. But they are super pretty none the less. They’ve set up home with the rest of my Inglot Cosmetics shadows in one of my very grubby Z Palettes.

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All of their eyeshadows are linked here, if you want to see them on the Inglot website.

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First up is number 366. It’s a matte raspberry shade.

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My second new shade is 296. This is a matte red with a hint of pink to it.

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407 is a orange toned shimmering golden shade. I am imagining this will look super pretty as a ‘pop’ shade in the middle of the lid. I’m excited to play with it.

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419 is my last Inglot Cosmetics eyeshadow purchase. It’s a super pretty shimmery, nearly metallic olive green.

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I picked up two of their gel eyeliners.

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Number 70 is a matte baby blue shade. I got this up because I actually have a Maybelline kohl pencil in the same shade. You can see it swatched here. I use it all of the time in my water liner and love it. I thought I would treat myself to a more long wearing version.

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The second one is number 96. A mid toned brown with flecks of golden shimmer running through it.

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The AMC Gel Eyeliners cost €15 a piece and come in a multitude of colours. You can find them on the Inglot Cosmetics website here.

And, there you have my haul. Thanks Sue for the pressie πŸ™‚

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I picked up the PS Pure Glow Highlighter Powder Palette after seeing my lovely and very talented YouTubing friend Eimear McElheron rocking it at a beauty event. Honestly, her makeup videos are awesome, you should totally check her out here πŸ™‚

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Her highlight was blinding and I was extremely intrigued to know what she had used. She was lovely enough to let me in on the budget friendly secret!

PS Pure Glow Highlighter Powder Palette

It was this €6 PS Pure Glow Highlighter Palette from Penneys! Now, I am very aware that Penneys beauty products can be very hit and miss! I actually bought another highlighting palette first thinking it was this one and it was so crap, it went in the bin. There is definitely some hidden gems within the brands though. I actually have a post on the PS lip liners here, that I really like and they only cost €1.50 each. Not bad at all.

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This highlighter palette comes with four shades in a pretty decent cardboard magnetic palette. From left to right we have:

‘Desert’, which is an icy shimmer.

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‘Glimmer’, which is a soft, light golden shimmer.
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‘Eden’. This to me is more of a shimmery rosy blush shade.
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And then finally ‘Firefly’ which is a deeper, more bronzed golden shade.

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All of the powder are pretty bloody good for the price. They are reasonably soft to the touch and apply really well with a brush, as well as with your fingers. If you are more of a subtle highlight fan, this palette might not be your jam, as the shades are super shiny. If you apply them with a damp brush, they pack even more of a punch. They last really well on my oily skin too.

I think you get the best look at highlight when it’s actually on your mug, so here is ‘Desert’ and ‘Glimmer’ mixed together on my non existent cheekbones πŸ™‚

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Each pan is 7 grams of product. I myself, have been gravitating more towards the top two ‘Glimmer’ and ‘Eden’. They seem to work best for my skin tone. All of the shades will be pretty useful in different capacities though and they make really pretty eyeshadows as well.

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Overall, the Penneys PS Pure Glow Highlighter Powder Palette gets a thumbs up from me! I am super impressed with it. Have you tried it? I’d love to know what you think.

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I went to the launch of the Too Faced Natural Love Palette and within (no exaggeration) a half an hour of having it in my possession. I turned the camera on and played with it πŸ™‚

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I was also lucky enough to be given the three new Prismatic highlighter from Too Faced as well. So they make a cameo in the video too πŸ™‚

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The Too Faced Natural Love Palette is limited edition.

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It’s contains 30 neutral shades which are a combination from Too Faced best sellers, (Natural Eyes, Natural Matte, Natural At Night). And then, some newly formulated shades too. The Too Faced Natural Love Palette is available now from the Debenhams website here and priced at €62. I was going to swatch it in this post but I thought it would be a bit too long and I go into a fair amount of the eyeshadows in the video. I might do a separate swatch heavy post looking at all the shades very soon πŸ™‚

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If you click on the video above, you will see what shades I used and my first initial impressions of the palette. Since it’s a neutral heavy palette, I went with a more neutral makeup look. And as with all of my looks, it is super simple and fuss free.

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Then, we have the Too Faced Love Light Prismatic Highlighters.

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According to Too Faced these have ‘a silky smooth texture that allows for buildable pearl radiance.’ They are apparently made using a liquid to powder freeze dry process.

The shades from left to right are You Light Up My Life’, ‘Ray Of Light’ and ‘Blinded By The Light’.

I used ‘Blinded By The Light’ in the video. I think it’s the best colour for my skintone.

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All three shades are permanent and are priced at €30. You can get them from the Debenhams website here.

As always watch the video above or directly on my YouTube channel here πŸ™‚

Do you like the look of any of the products? Have you picked any of them up?

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