Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Beauty Bite: Real Techniques Powder Brush

So I finally have done it. I've bought myself my very first Real Techniques make up brush! Using my birthday money I decided to buy something I've always wanted. I chose the powder brush as I thought that this is the brush I use most regularly and to be honest, I was just dying to try it! I was at first a little worried about the hype it was receiving but now I've realised that it completely deserves all the attention it's been getting.

I bought this brush at Superdrug for £10.99 which actually cheaper than at Boots so buy it there! For a start, the style of the brush is just gorgeous. The metal handle is a lovely orange/bronze colour and the end of the handle is rubber which was handy for me when standing my brush up. It's also pretty light so using it to do your make up is so easy!

One thing I love about the brush is the size. It's a big brush which is perfect for applying face powder. I sometimes find that some face brushes are too small or that the bristles are either too stiff or too flexible. I found that with this brush, the bristles are perfect! It picks up just the right amount of product! I found with my last powder brush that it would pick too much product up, leaving my face looking powdery and cakey and unfortunately thick when I actually had hardly any make up on. This brush picks up enough to get rid of your shine but no cakey-ness (I think I just made that word up.)
 So far, the none of the bristles have fallen out which shows that it is a great quality brush which is definitely worth the money. It's also unbelievably soft, I just want to keep touching it...aaah! So soft!

I also found that it gave a more professional finish and actually made me feel like a professional using it!

Give this brush a go!
If you already have, let me know what you think or if you've tried any other the other, comment below on which you think I should invest in next!

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Beauty Bite: ELF's Eyelid Primer in 'Sheer'

 Now I've heard some wonderful things about this product so I just had to try it out! For someone like me who has oily eyelids and eyeshadow doesn't really like to stay very long, this is the kind of product I like! This Little tube of primer is a brilliant steal price at £1.50. You can't really leave something so great there for such an amazing and affordable price.
It comes with an easy brush/sponge applicator which is great for when you need to quickly do your make up. You only need a small amount of this product for it to work it's magic which is an even bigger bonus! It makes your eyeshadows appear brighter and more vibrant as well as making them last long. 
 You can buy this eyelid primer in 4 shades, so do not panic if the shade 'sheer' is not for you! You can also buy it in 'Champagne', 'Pearl' and 'Golden'. This product blends out beautifully and doesn't make your eyeshadow crease which is also a real problem for me with eyeshadows. It's also lightweight so doesn't feel heavy on your eyelids after a long day.
All in all, this is a budget friendly, eyelid loving primer (you'll probably love it too, not just your eyelids).
If you're in need of a primer or if you've never tried one before and wish to give it a go, this is definitely something to try!

Plus, ELF have a sale on right go go go!

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Happy New Year! It's 2014!

Wow, it's 2014! Doesn't seem right! 
I want to take this time to thank all of you. 
All of those who have followed me on Twitter, Bloglovin, GFC etc. 
You are the ones that make me smile when I come on here!
To those who read this small blog, either on purpose by clicking on a link or by accidentally stumbling across it and taking the time out to read it.
You honestly do not know how grateful I am of you all.
Even if it's 10 views a day, I'm extremely happy to have readers!
I never thought that something I decided to do in the Summer of 2013 in my spare time would become this!
Thank you to those who have given me opportunities to write for you and even to talk with you about beauty!

I hope you all have a wonderful 2014