Sponges: Beautyblender vs Real Techniques

Base application is no longer the unquestionable realm of brushes. Sponges are just as – if not more – of a popular choice these days. But these aren’t just your £1 for 6 sponges from Boots; the new breed of makeup sponges are something else altogether. The Beautyblender was undoubtedly a pioneer of the new trend, created in the early 2000’s but really bursting on … Continue reading Sponges: Beautyblender vs Real Techniques

Liquid Highlighters: Benefit High Beam vs. L’Oreal True Match

Liquid highlighters are a personal favourite; able to give that ‘I was born with this’ kind of glow without the chunky glitters sometimes found in powder highlights. My got to for a long time has been the Benefit High Beam, a cult favourite for good reason. But spending £20 on a highlighter does not sit too well with me, especially when the drugstore has been … Continue reading Liquid Highlighters: Benefit High Beam vs. L’Oreal True Match

Affordable Setting Sprays: From Rimmel to L'Oreal

Don’t get me wrong, I loooove the Urban Decay setting spray, MAC Fix plus etc etc. However, every time I use a higher end setting spray, all I can think is how much money I am spritzing across my face. I mean, the Urban Decay setting spray costs £23.50 – I’m not baller enough for that. It will have to be relegated to special occasion-wear … Continue reading Affordable Setting Sprays: From Rimmel to L'Oreal

The Best Affordable Makeup Brushes

When you’re starting out in makeup or even if you have loved it for years, the price for makeup brushes and the vast array on offer can seem a little daunting. I mean, there are about 50 different kinds of brushes for your eyes alone. Where the hell do you start!? Experimenting with cheaper options seems like a good place to start. Instead of splashing … Continue reading The Best Affordable Makeup Brushes

Urban Decay Naked Palette dupe? MUA Undressed eyeshadow palette review

I’ve been using this MUA ‘Undressed’ Palette for a few months now, testing out the claim that it is a dupe for the Urban Decay Naked Palette. I don’t actually own the Naked palette (a terrible life mistake that I hope to rectify soon) so I wanted to test out this muuuuuch cheaper alternative first. Price The palette retails for £4! For 12 eyeshadows that … Continue reading Urban Decay Naked Palette dupe? MUA Undressed eyeshadow palette review