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Kiko Milano Haul

IMG_5220 I am very much obsessed with Kiko at the moment. I think it’s maybe just the joy of having a new makeup store in town to replace the affordableness of Beauty Crowd that I can experiment with. There’s just something really fun about playing with makeup and not spending £40 on every product.

IMG_5228 They recently did a buy 3 get 3 free offer which was amazing and I’ve picked up lots of other pieces over this last few months which I’ve blogged about too. One of the first things I picked up was a complimenting lipliner and lipstick in a dark plum colour.

The smart lip pencil is so soft and buttery, it goes on really nicely has good colour payoff if you wanted to wear it just on it’s own. I matched this with the Unlimited Stylo in Burgundy which is also a lovely, creamy consistency with a dewy finish. My hair is currently auburn, so I might be committing a sin with that choice but I love it all the same.

IMG_5225 For eyes I picked up the Fine Art Pencil in 01 Unique Butter to line my inner lash line for a more wide awake look. I also chose the Pearly Eye Base Primer as I’ve never used one before and I’ve been meaning to try one for a long time. It does give a really nice base and my shadow definitely lasts longer than usual. It’s very, very illuminating so I’ve been using it under my eyes too for a really bright look.

IMG_5231I picked up a pot of eyeliner to give it a try too. I’ve always used the same Rimmel one since I was a teenager but everyone seems to rave about these. However I put in on yesterday and by the end of the day it had smudged all over the place, so either I need more practise or it’s not particularly long lasting. Lastly I managed to grab a gold eyeshadow in 208 which I’ve been using as a highlighter and it gives a really gorgeous glow to the top of my cheekbones. Perfect for summer!

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Laura Geller Make Up Review

For Christmas this year I got some gorgeous pieces from Laura Geller (who I can’t believe I hadn’t heard of!) and I’ve totally fallen in love with them. The light, natural feel of her powders makes them really lovely to wear and they also have a surprisingly good colour payoff. I decided to take some snaps and share my thoughts with you below…
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The picture above is of the Baked Colour & Contour Palette  which is a contour, highlighter and blush in one. I like that it saves on carrying around several compacts and you know all the shades will work well together. The powder is weightless and really lovely to blend and as its multi tonal it gives a light, natural definition to the face. It is strange having to use different sections of the same compact but I feel like it stops me packing too much product on the brush. So that’s a plus!

IMG_3550-EditThe Baked Beauty 101 Set is the most amazing gift and a perfect introduction to Laura Geller. It came in a beautiful makeup bag (which unforntuately isn’t in the picture!) but it’s a good travel kit and you can get some really versatile looks out of the products.

I don’t normally use powder foundations but I was excited to try the Balance and Brighten Colour Correcting Foundation. It really did help to even out my skin tone and to take down some of the redness and pigmentation. The only issue is that it doesn’t have enough coverage for me but I quite like to use it to set my liquid foundation.

The Baked Bronze-n-Brighten is super pigmented and a great sun kissed colour. Baked powders have a really lovely texture and it blends beautifully on the skin. I like that it’s a mix of matte bronze and glowy highlight as you can get that fresh, out of the sun finish. It works really well with the eyeshadow duo too, a brown smokey eye is lovely with a sun kissed base!

Lastly the blush in Pink Grapefruit is so gorgeous and the perfect summer colour. The consistency and finish is amazing and it’s just as glowy as the bronzer so you get a lovely dewy finish.

IMG_3527-EditHow dreamy is this?! Literally the most beautiful palette I’ve ever seen. It’s called the 12 Well Wearables Eyeshadow Palette and its’s full of shades that you can mix and match to create different looks. My faves are tourmaline (rich purple), chocolate and oyster (a shimmery, champagne). You can apply these wet as a liner or blend them into a delicious smokey eye depending on what look you’re going for. There are so many options and all the colours compliment each other really well which makes creating a smokey eye easy.

You can take a look at more from Laura Geller here and if you’ve tried any of these or have your own recommendations let me know below. Happy blending…

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