Help I gave into the hype- Illamasqua Hydra Veil Review

Help Gave Into the Hype is a series of posts about products I’ve bought because I’ve been convinced by amazing blogger reviews and have absolutely no will power to stop myself. My latest purchase is the Illamasqua Hydra Veil. My previous hype buys were the PIXI Glow Tonic and the Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara both of which I really liked, so I had high hopes for the Hydra Veil. It has been around for a while, but if you haven’t heard of it, the Hydra Veil is like a combination of a hydrating skincare product and a primer. View Full Post

I am a massive lipstick fan. I get more excited about buying a lipstick than I do any other beauty product. There are just so many different formulas and shades out there that I need to try! This does come with a problem though- I’m terrible at finishing a lipstick (I don’t think I’ve ever done it). I’ll use one a few times, put it in a bag and completely forget that I have it. I do however have a small collection that I wear regularly. These are the more neutral, daytime friendly shades and I’ll give you a rundown of my top 5 most used lipsticks. I have tried to represent the colour of the lipsticks accurately in the photos, but I would say they all look a tiny bit darker on the lips than the picture shows.

MAC Velvet Teddy (£15.50)

Top 5 Most Used Lipsticks- Mac Velvet Teddy Swatch and On Lips

No points for originality here, but it really is the perfect daytime shade. I have written a full review on Velvet Teddy here.

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illamasqua sale purchases

 I can’t resist a good make up sale,  so when I saw one of my favourite brands Illamasqua had one I had to purchase a couple of items. The items I chose were an intense lipgloss in the shade ‘Facade’ and a precision ink eyeliner in the shade ‘Havoc’. I love the simple black and gold packaging of Illamasqua products, they all look so elegant. View Full Post

Over the last few months I have bought quite a few beauty boxes and in two of these I was lucky enough to receive a full sized Illamasqua Glamore Lipstick. I received the shades Tease and Minx from the Nude range. They have a satin finish and are long lasting.

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I really like the packaging, the black box with gold writing that the lipstick comes in looks elegant and the actual lipstick bullets are sturdy and the lids won’t come off in your bag. I also love the names, they are all related to the nude theme and I think they are really clever. View Full Post