MAC 135 Large Flat Powder Brush • Review

The 135 Large Flat Powder Brush by MAC is described as “an ultra-soft and smooth brush in a large double chiseled shape made of natural fibres. Because of its slightly flat paddle shape and silky bristles, this brush is best used for sheer washes of powder all over the face”.

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Well, a few months ago I was looking for a fluffy and reasonably large face brush for bronzing to warm up the skin. I came across this brush on Instagram and on YouTube, and I decided to give it a go. Everyone was literally raving about it and I now I totally get why.

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First of all, this very large brush has a curious “flat” side, that what it sets this apart from otherface brushes.

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My face structure isn’t that big, but not exactly the tiniest, and,when I say that this is very large I actually mean it, because it’s larger than what I expected and at first i thought it was too big for my face.

Take a look at the comparison with my 217:

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Makeup Addiction • Vintage Palette • Review

Some time ago I published a post on this blog about a product I tend to reach for almost every time i do my makeup, the Flaming Love Palette by Makeup Addiction. I got the chance to try their latest release, the Vintage Palette, and, after some time of testing, I’m finally managing to talk about it. I really wanted to do this a bit earlier, but so many things happened and i couldn’t.

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So, as the Flaming Love, the Vintage Palette contains eight individual eyeshadows with finishes ranging from matte to metallic to sparkly/glittery.

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As described on their official website, the palette contains “a range of neutral warm earthy tones and metallic colours which compliment each other“.

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Shades & Swatches

All the eyeshadows have a good pigmentation, some of them an outstanding one, and perform very well in terms of resistance and saturation.

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Matte Finish

These three shades have a lovely matte finish and a creamy/velvety texture. The pigmentation of this ones is great and they provide a lovely base to work with. They also compensate well the metallic and “glittery” shades.

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  • Custard Cream – It’s described as a “matte soft creamy beige, think yummy custard desert”. I usually dust this all over the eyes to help with the blending or on the brow bone and inner corner for a soft highlight.
  • Dirty Brown – It’s described as a “matte yellow based brown, think camel“. This shade has a lovely yellow undertone, but somehow it manages to result cold undertoned, if used with cold shades, and warm undertoned, when used with warm shades, so it’s definitely very versatile. It’s perfect to define the crease and give dimension to the eyes or all over the lid and crease for a 90’s inspired look. It’s very, very similar to MAC‘s now discontinued  Uninterrupted Pro Longwear eyeshadow. I believe that it’s definitely dupe and there’s actually no difference in the results! Love this! Amazing shade!
  • Amber – It’s described as a “matte yellow orange, think sunset”. This is my favorite matte shade. I’m obsessed with orange shades on the crease. Obsessed. I mix this one with the warm matte shades (Flaming Kisses, Brownie and Savannah Desert) from the Flaming Love Palette to create a lovely warm gradient on the crease. So, as i may have hinted, this is definitely my favorite matte shade from the palette. When I opened the Vintage Palette for the first time, i immediately fell in love.

“Creamy Metallic” Shades

These three eyeshadows have a unique consistency, because, as i said for the matte shades, they’re creamy, but, instead of having a matte finish, they’re extremely shimmery/metallic.

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Persian Rose – It’s described as a “duochrome peachy rose gold, think metallic roses”. The first time I used it, it literally blew my mind! This Continue reading

Luxy Lash • #BAE, Keep It 100 and Trap Queen False Lashes + Glueboo Lash Glue Review

In these past few months i got the chance to try and test three pairs of minks by premium lash company Luxy Lash. The styles i tried are #BAE, Keep It 100 and Trap Queen and, as you can see, they’re all strip lashes.

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As described on their official website Luxy Lash mink lashes are 100% cruelty-free and handcrafted with care.

Style 1: #BAE

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Here’s how they’re described:

Dense at the roots and delicately tapered at the ends. The perfect everyday lashes that are bound to become your new #BAE!
These lashes look so natural and instantly open up any eye shape. They were created for those who love subtle lashes that blend in seamlessly with your real lashes. Extremely light-weight and comfortable!”

Even though it doesn’t have an invisible band, #BAE is indeed extremely light-weight and comfortable. It has a medium length and density, because it’s thicker at the base and with a nice and natural separation at the ends. #BAE opens up the eyes in a very natural way. It’s perfect for daytime looks or chic events.

  • Band: Cotton Thread
  • Color: Natural Black
  • Length: 6-14 mm
  • Type: 100% Siberian Mink Hair

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 As you can see, Continue reading