Kiko ‘Green Me Collection’: 02 Feisty Saffron Eyeshadow Palette (re-released in 2019)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last year, I posted about the Kiko 02 Feisty Saffron Eyeshadow Palette, which was part of Kiko’s limited edition ‘Green Me’ collection. Kiko has released the Green Me collection again this year and included the 02 Feisty Saffron Palette.  I thought it would be helpful to flag up my post from last year, in case you are considering purchasing this palette.  I thought that this palette was a great smaller and cheaper alternative to Urban Decay’s Naked Heat Palette and Tarte’s Toasted Palette.  

Last year’s post included a sneak peek of products I picked up from a recent trip to Kiko.  Click here to see the post.

Interested in reading about other Kiko products? You can find my other Kiko posts here or by going into Faves, Hauls & Brands/Brands/Kiko on the menu bar.

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Riviera Palette

 

Anastasia Beverly Hills Riviera Eyeshadow Palette

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I recently purchased the Anastasia Beverly Hills Riviera Palette as I found the colour scheme incredibly appealing.  The palette has the most beautiful mix of colourful shimmers and colourful mattes, alongside more neutral-toned shades.  The blend of shades enables you to take your looks in all sorts of directions, whether you want to go all out with colour or go more neutral.  I’ve felt so inspired by the colour scheme that I been using it again and again for my eyeshadow looks!

Looking for eyeshadow combination ideas? You can view various combinations I have come up with using this palette here.

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NYX Swear By It Eyeshadow Palette

 

NYX Swear By It Eyeshadow Palette

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I purchased the new NYX Swear By It Eyeshadow Palette at the end of January 2019 (you can see my sneak peek post here) and since then, I been using it regularly for my eyeshadow looks.  The palette includes 40 eyeshadows in a wide spectrum of colours, from neutrals, brights and smoky hues.  I’m planning on posting some look combinations using the palette soon, so keep an eye out for these!

I think this palette is a fantastic buy for anyone looking to create a wide variety of looks and have an incredible choice over shades.  You can use the palette for creating simple or complex looks, natural combinations, smoky eyes, adding the odd pop of colour or go all out with colour.

One point worth mentioning is that whilst there is a huge choice in shades, there are some small gaps in colours within the palette (more details in the rest of the post).  It’s not a deal breaker for me but if you’re looking for a palette that has ALL colour families (particularly cool-toned purples and light, icy blues) then this might not be the right fit for you.

You can find more posts on the site featuring NYX make-up here.  You can also search for make-up posts on the site featuring various brands under ‘Faves, Hauls & Brands’/ ‘Brands’ on the site menu bar.

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Rimmel Wonder Swipe 2 in 1 Liner to Shadows

 

Rimmel Wonder Swipe 2 in 1 Liner To Shadows

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I recently picked up a few of the Rimmel Wonder Swipe 2 in 1 Liner to Shadows in a 3 for 2 deal and I’ve really been enjoying using them.  These products can be used just as their name states; apply them as a liquid eyeliner or blend them out on to the lid for a sparkly eyeshadow look.

I think this product is a great way to experiment with your look, whether you choose to wear it as a bold, metallic liner along your lashline or if you like to smudge it out for a soft, gentle sparkle on the lid.  The wide choice in shades (16 on the Rimmel site) also means you can mix it up however you choose.

Interested in reading more about Rimmel products? You can view more articles on the site here.

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Glimmer and Shimmer With MAC Shiny Pretty Eyeshadows

 

MAC Shiny Pretty Things Eyeshadows

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAC has released a new formulation of eyeshadow – Shiny Pretty Eyeshadow – as part of their Holiday 2018 ‘Shiny Pretty Things’ collection.  I bought one eyeshadow (Make a Wish) to try and ended up going back for two more as they are stunning!

If you are looking for a product which is ultra shiny, sparkly and pigmented, then I highly recommend trying the Shiny Pretty Eyeshadows! These eyeshadows impart a opaque coat of glitz on the lids with just a simple patting on with a finger or a brush.  I’ve not used a glittery eyeshadow before where been able to get a high impact, opaque finish so quickly and easily! 

Interested in reading more about MAC products? You can find more articles on the site here and read my ‘Spotlight on MAC’ posts here.

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Kiko Radiant Baked Blush in 02 About A Coral

Kiko Radiant Baked Blush in 02 About A Coral

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I recently picked up Kiko Radiant Baked Blush in 02 About A Coral and have been enjoying wearing it so much.  This blusher gives such a radiant, natural flush to the cheeks and the lighter swirls add a subtle burst of luminosity. 

I think this blusher is so pretty for everyday and one that works well with a range of looks, from neutral, colourful and super smokey. 

I also think the Kiko Radiant Baked Blush is a great dupe for the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blushers, as there are some similarities in terms of finish, glow and the overall look both products give to the cheeks.

Interested in reading about other Kiko products? You can read my other articles, see photos and view swatches of Kiko products on the site here.

 

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Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup

 

Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you dislike the feel or look of liquid foundations on your skin, then I highly recommend trying out the Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup.  I’ve found myself reaching for this foundation on a regular basis, as I just love the consistency, feel, look and finish on my skin.  I generally prefer to wear face powder or powder foundations on a daily basis, so to find a liquid foundation that I actually like wearing shows me that this product is something special!

The formula is so comfortable, lightweight and natural looking that it is hard to believe I am wearing a liquid foundation.  Add to that the fresh, radiant and healthy look it gives to my skin and I think Urban Decay are on to a real winner with this product!

I have an article on the Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer on the site which you can find here. I’m planning on updating the post as I wrote it back in 2016, so keep an eye out for the updated version soon!

You can find more posts featuring Urban Decay products on the site here.

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Just for Fun: 12 Questions Make-up Tag

 

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I have been looking for ideas for new posts and found this make-up tag on a UK beauty and lifestyle blog I came across recently (lablogbeaute.co.uk).  I really enjoy reading this type of posts on other sites and I thought it might be a nice way for you all to get to know me better.  I’ve reduced the number of questions to 12 so my post isn’t too long.  Hope you enjoy reading the post!

I’ve pasted the questions at the end of the post, so feel free to let me know your answers in the comments section below.  It’s always nice to get to know more about readers too :o) .

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Urban Decay Thunderbird Eyeshadow: Quick Smokey Eyes in a Flash

 

Urban Decay Thunderbird Eyeshadow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Urban Decay Thunderbird eyeshadow is one of my favourite shades from the brand and was added to Urban Decay’s line-up of permanent single eyeshadows in 2017.

The tone of this shade makes it a go-to for me whenever I want to create a quick, smokey look.  I enjoy combining various colours but sometimes it is just nice to use one or two singles for a look with minimal fuss.

I haven’t seen folk talking about this eyeshadow, so I thought I would put a post together for those of you who love smokey eyes and want an easy way to get them with minimal fuss!

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My Top Undereye Concealers From Maybelline

 

Left to Right: Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Concealer, Maybelline Instant Anti-Age The Eraser Eye Concealer, Maybelline Fit Me Concealer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are so many products on the market for undereye concealers and so I thought it would be useful to write a post on my favourite products in this area.  This particular post accompanies my recent article on tips for undereye concealer, which you can see here.

Maybelline has been my go-to brand for undereye concealers over the years, as I just love their products in this area.  I’ve tried out undereye concealers from other brands but the Maybelline products are the ones I come back to time and time again.  You can see other products which are my Timeless Favourites from various brands here.

If you are on the look-out for a great undereye concealer, then I would highly recommend checking out these products and seeing if they work for you too!

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