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I’ve swatched the new Huda Beauty Coral Obsessions Palette already here. Now it’s time to get it on my face πŸ™‚

Huda Beauty Coral Obsessions Palette Makeup Look

This was actually my first time using it properly. I had used it a day or two before just before bed, as you do. Well maybe you don’t ha! I always like to play with makeup or practice my skills before washing the day away. It means I can feck it up and it’s all good in the hood. πŸ™‚

Huda Beauty Coral Obsessions Palette Makeup Look

I can say after using it. The Huda Beauty Coral Obsessions shadows are really easy to work with. There was minimal fall, I did tap the brush every time I dipped into a shade though, so I am sure that helped a little with that.

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I never really go into a makeup look with a set plan, just sometimes with set products I want to use. This was obviously the case here, considering I wanted to showcase my new Huda Beauty purchase. The look ended up being super orange/coral, but I still think wearable and simple at the same time?

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The colours definitely looked a bit more vibrant in real life and video form, so be sure to check out the video above to see the application in motion. I think the other stars of the show are Torch 24/7 Glide On eyeliner from Urban Decay and Laura Geller’s Gilded Honey lip gloss.

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I also used Precious Petals highlighter from Wet n Wild which I have a blogpost on here.

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After filming this, I went to a blogger event and I got four, (I counted) compliments on my eye makeup πŸ™‚Β  Sure that in itself is a win! Let me know what you think. Will you be running out to buy the Huda Beauty Coral Obsessions? Or is it a miss?

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I went to the launch of the new Inglot Signature Collection Palettes with my lovely friend Ella (aka Siopaella) last week. I am a big Inglot eyeshadow fan. Sure didn’t I only do a haul here not too long ago adding some to my collection πŸ™‚

Inglot Signature Collection Palettes

There are four colour ways within the Inglot Signature Collection Palettes to choose from.

Inglot Signature Collection Palettes

We have Candy, Coco, Berry and then the one I chose out of the four to take home with me, Honey.

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Some of the shades within the Inglot Signature Collection Palettes are new, and some are preexisting in the Freedom System line up. I asked on Instagram if you wanted to see swatches of the Honey palette and a few of you said you did, so I thought I would cobble together a quick post with everything linked and handy for reference πŸ™‚

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Honey is a selection of complimenting warm tones ranging from warm brown to a light vanilla shade. Two of the colours in the palette are brand new (291 and 287), and two were already available. They all work really well together.

Here they are swatched on my arm from left to right, with and without the flash on: 291, 300, 287, 305.

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All the shades are matte and as you would expect from Inglot, super easy to work with.

Freedom System eyeshadows sold on their own are €6 each. These quads are €32, with obviously the four shades and then the magnetic palette aswell. This works out the same if you were to buy the palette and any four eyeshadows, so you’re not paying any more or less. You can buy all four of the Inglot Signature Collection Palettes in store and online now from Inglot Cosmetics. Here is the link for the Honey one just in case it takes your fancy or you want to learn any more about it. I might pop up an Instagram video in the next couple of days showing the colours in action too, so be sure to keep an eye out for that.

Inglot Cosmetics Ireland Have you tried any of them yet? Do you have a fave Inglot product?

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Maybelline Eraser Eye fans here in Ireland have been waiting way too long for these to launch!

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The Maybelline Eraser Eye Neutralizer and Brightener Concealers are now available in Boots and Superdrug. I also spotted the Brightener one in Mc Cabes Pharmacy on my hunt for them too!

Maybelline Eraser Eye

It took me a long time to warm to the original. I realise now it was because the lightest colour wasn’t light enough for my skin tone.

Maybelline Eraser Eye Neutralizer

The consistency and coverage is on point though! I also like the sponge tipped applicator, I know it’s not for everyone. These are not only meant to conceal. They’re also meant to treat the under eye area too and help with puffiness.

Maybelline Eraser Eye Brightener

Both of these have been out in the States for literally years, I just didn’t think they were going to release them on these shores. But, low and behold they crept onto our Maybelline stands and I for one am very happy about it. If you follow me on Snapchat (shameless plug, I’m just Beautynook over there), you’ll know I went to three different Boots to source both of the colours! That is makeup dedication right there. Shout out to John for chauffeuring me around πŸ™‚

The first new shade on stands is a Neutralizer.

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This as the name would suggest is for neutralizing any discolouration you might have under the eyes.

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It has a yellow undertone to cancel darkness, but is also quite light to brighten things up too.

The second on is a Brightener.

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This, like the Neutralizer is quite light in colour with more of a pink tone.

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This is meant to conceal but also bring light to the undereye and by doing that make you look more awake.

I’ve actually been using both of these together, just because I have them though. I wouldn’t suggest you need both of them in your life. Like the normal Maybelline Eraser Eye, they have a really light consistency so you can build up the coverage without the product caking up under the eyes. The formula sets really quickly so you have to work fast as you blend. I’ve been using the Neutralizer first to counteract darkness. Then, adding the Brightener over top for some extra coverage and lightness.

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The new Maybelline Eraser Eye shades are available in stores and online now. Here is the Boots website link to them if you want to have a look. I picked mine up in Boots for €13.79 a piece. I know Superdrug were doing a really good deal on them though if you are looking to sniff out a bargain πŸ™‚

Are you intrigued?

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The Urban Decay Full Spectrum is not a necessity is your makeup bag. To be fair makeup isn’t a necessity in our lives, that doesn’t stop us from wanting using and enjoying it though πŸ™‚

 

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If I am being completely honest with myself (and you), most of the colours in this palette will not make it on my face day to day. Or perhaps even, never. I am not a professional makeup artist so I cannot even justify it by saying I might use them on other people. I enjoy buying and sourcing makeup, the buzz and the aftermath. So, that is my justification for buying the crazy colourful Urban Decay Full Spectrum Palette πŸ™‚ Oh and I did get it in Siopaella, AND it was half price!! You have to be quick buying makeup in there though. There’s usually only one (or sometimes two) of something.

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Ok, enough beauty babble out of me. We’re here to look at the Urban Decay Full Spectrum up close. Urban Decay say it is a step up from their Spectrum Palette which was launched last year. This is the 2016 version of that limited edition colour explosion. You get 21 shades in total, each 1.2 grams. This is most eyeshadows in any Urban Decay Palette to date.

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They are organised by colour family. So if you look at the colours in trios going down, you can see that they go from light to dark within the same colour….spectrum πŸ™‚

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The packaging is really lovely and is sleek to the touch, with a large very usable mirror within the lid.

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You also get a dual ended brush, which has seemed to become the norm with Urban Decay Palettes.

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The eyeshadows vary from more sparkly, shimmery and then shadows that look shimmery in the palette, but swatch matte. There is also a matte white thrown in for good measure. I actually like this addition because you can layer the bright colours over top (in theory) to make them more vibrant on the eyes. It contains 18 new shades with 3 what Urban Decay call exclusives from past palettes.

I have them swatched in sevens across, from left to right.

On the top line we have: Alchemy, Warning, Midnight Blaze, Hundred, Minx, Delirious, Platonic.

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The second line contains: Gossip, Seize (apologies there’s a glare on the name), Calavera, Hatter, Blindsided, Sketch, Iced.

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Then on the final row, we have: Paranoia, Jones (again with the glare, apologies), Goldmine, Mean, Metamorphosis, Faded and the matte white, Bump.

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Some of the eyeshadows definitely have more colour pay off than others. You would even just notice that from the touch. There is some really lovely wearable colours within the rainbow. But overall, I think this is a palette for people who are makeup fiends, colour fiends or collectors ( I put myself in that category πŸ™‚ ).

The Urban Decay Full Spectrum Palette is available in Debenhams in store now or online here and will set you back €49. Would you dare?

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I have the Sleek Cream Contour Kit in my possession a while now.

Sleek Cream Contour Kit

I have the shade light.

Sleek Cream Contour Kit Review

I was kindly gifted this at a masterclass showing us bloggers how to use the Sleek Cream Contour Kit. I knew it was in high demand and everyone wanted to see it in action, so I embarrassingly rummaged through a few of the very generous gift bags making sure I got the lightest palette because I thought since I have lighter skin this would be the best one for me…dedication to blogging right there! πŸ™‚

Unfortunately, some of the colours don’t seem to really work for me in the way I want them too, so I’ve been putting off talking about it. Some of you lovely lot have been asking me my thoughts on it though, so here they are πŸ™‚

There are three Sleek Cream Contour Kits to choose from light, medium and dark. They all contain 6 cream contour shades ranging in colours to highlight, contour and give definition to the face.

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The texture of the product is really nice. They are creamy to the touch and they do blend into the skin quite well. They also don’t leave the skin feeling or looking to greasy which is an added bonus too.

Here are the colours in the light palette swatched from left to right on my arm.

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With Flash

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Without Flash

And then blended out a little with my fingers.

irish beauty websiteI will be completely honest, and if you’ve been reading Beautynook for a while, you’ll know I’m a big Sleek fan, but I wanted so much more for the palette…

According to Sleek, the shades work as follows:

  • Shade 1 – highlighting
  • Shade 2 – deeper highlighting
  • Shade 3 – concealing / blending contouring
  • Shade 4 – contouring or adding subtle contouring effect
  • Shade 5 – creating the illusion of shadow
  • Shade 6 – adding deeper shadow effects

That sounds a bit overwhelming if you’re not super into your makeup I know, but this is just a guide line of course and they give you an insert with the palette to show you were to place the colours if you want to use them in this fashion. I personally love a bit of contouring and highlighting but I wouldn’t be this dedicated and less face it, my chubby chops need more than some cream contouring to look chiselled πŸ™‚

Here it is in action on my face.

I used shade 3 to conceal under my eyes and then shade 1 to highlight, shade 5 around the periphery of my face and then shade 6 under my cheekbones.

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Before under eye concealer.

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After under eye concealing

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Contour and highlight applied

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Contour and highlight blended in

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Close up

The lighter shades don’t really lift my skin or give any major coverage once blended in. The darkness under my eyes still comes through. I would have to conceal separately before using the palette. They also cake up on my skin slightly too. The three darker contouring shades are just too warm for me to use as contour, although I have used the darker shade a few times more as a cream bronzer and it works well.

Overall, I think the formula is of the Sleek Cream Contour Kit is one of the best on the ‘highstreet’ market that I’ve used to date yet, but the colours (of the light kit anyways) and the coverage of the lighter shades just don’t float my boat πŸ™

You can get the Sleek Cream Contour Kit from Boots, pharmacies nationwide and Cloud10beauty stock it online here too. It will set you back a reasonable €13.95.

Have you used it? Am I being overly critical? Let me know?

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Beauty blog Mac UninterruptedI wouldn’t be one for harping on about a single eyeshadow. It has to be very special one for me to dedicate a whole blog post to it. I think the Mac Pro Longwear Eyeshadow in ‘Uninterrupted’ deserves to be one of them.

Now I know looking at it in the pan, you’re thinking what the hell are you on about Gemma, but hear me out! πŸ™‚

Mac Pro Longwear Eyeshadow Uniterrupted

Mac Uninterrupted

Uninterrupted is such a unique colour.

Mac UninterruptedMy description of it would be a sandy mustard colour, not very articulate of me but they are the colours that come to mind. In short though it is a medium matte brown with a yellow undertone…that’s a bit more of a logical description.

Uninterrupted is so pigmented and smooth even on bare skin without a shadow underneath which is impressive for a matte eyeshadow. It blends beautifully too.

irish beauty blog Uninterrupted dwatchIt is such an unusual shade that you do not see everyday, that’s why I think it deserves to be spoken about on it’s own.

irish beauty blog beautynookIt’s more interesting than you’re usual taupe shades for transitioning colours in a smoked out eye look. It’s gorgeous on the lid just on it’s own. And it looks fab blended under the lower lash line. Uninterrupted is the perfect shade for creating the 90’s looks that are loving at the minute. It works on all eye colours too which is pretty impressive.

The Mac Pro Longwear eyeshadows are €22 a pop from Brown Thomas instore or online here. It’s a lot of money for just one shadow. I will say they are bigger than the standard pans (3.4g) though. The colour is a reason to splurge on one though. I am so glad I listened to the hype and pick Uninterrupted up. The next time you’re browsing in Mac give it a swatch and have a look for yourself. I bought mine in Brown Thomas.

Do you own it? Do you own any similar shades to it?

Let me know.

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