Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Becca Sunchaser Palette Review and Swatches

Becca Sunchaser Palette

If you invest in one shamelessly summery update this year, let it be Becca's Sunchaser Palette.

Becca have long been the absolute highlight authority - from the cult status (and best for my skintone) Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Opal, to the much hyped Champagne Pop, they can do no wrong in my eyes when it comes to shimmering complexions. And honestly - they've nailed summer beach vibes with this bad lad.

This limited edition face palette is just a dream come true for me. Travel friendly (a serious bonus as the Skin Perfector formula is a notorious enemy of even the tiniest jolt), complexion enhancing, and genuinely cohesive - brownie points to whoever was in charge of this wee dreamboat.

Becca Sunchaser Palette review and swatches

Sure, the colour scheme isn't going to change your life - but there's a reason for that. It works.  If you're anything from MAC NC20-NC40ish, you'll get great use from this palette. The pans aren't the biggest, but more than enough to get a good swoosh of a powder brush in - and at £32 for 12g of product, the same price as a normal pan of Shimmering Skin Perfector (which is 8g of product, by the way), I think this is a really nice little summer treat.

The bronzer, Ipanema Sunset, is olive toned (hooray!) and not in the least bit orange - though it's pretty pigmented, so fair girls beware. There is a hint of shimmer, admittedly, but not enough to put me off. It practically melts in to the complexion and blends like, well, a blendy thing, so you're not going to look muddy unless you go in on a fairly serious mission.

Becca Sunchaser Palette Swatches

The blush is a beautiful, apricot, one-shade-suits-most affair, and it is perfectly pigmented - no doll cheeks effect, but it's definitely not barely there either. The whole shebang is topped off by a healthy dose of Opal Shimmering Skin Perfector - and it don't get much better than that with a tan.

If you are on the search for a top-quality, effortless, sunkissed skin palette for the summer - look no further.

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Saturday, 17 June 2017

Jouer Skinny Dip Ultra Foil Shimmer Shadows Palette Review

Jouer Skinny Dip Eyeshadow Palette Review and Swatches

The sun has finally got his hat on in the UK - it's freakin' roasting outside. Definitely time for a fun summer palette. I'm completely sorted for the summer lip-wise with Dior's beautiful Lip Tattoo, but I was in need in the market for some summer sparkle.

Enter Jouer's Skinny Dip palette. I've had a bit of a mixed bag with Jouer in the past - the lip topper formula is beautiful, but I'm not a Lip Creme fan on the whole. This, however, was just too tempting. Warm, super-sparkly, and Temptalia loves it? Sold!

Jouer Skinny Dip Palette Review and Swatches

First off, the obvious stuff. It's a relatively sturdy cardboard palette, but it's not going to withstand major travelling tumbles, so play nice with this one. The pan sizes are pretty large, so really easy to get a brush in to - particularly a flat packing brush, which is probably the most ideal brush for shadows of this ilk. If you're familiar with Makeup Geek Foiled Shadows, the texture and finish is very similar - majorly high-shine, ultra-pigmented, and very creamy.

Jouer Skinny Dip Palette Review and Swatches

I find the shadows to be (on the whole) very easy to apply and blend. With a damp brush, the super-foiled effect is amped up a notch further - but application with a finger is more than enough for a beautiful, easy, high-shine finish. They generally blend very well, and make a gorgeous accent to a smoky eye, or just blended out across the lid. I get about 8 hours' wear with these, prolonged by using a good glitter adhesive type base.

The swatches below are one-swipe swatches. Hello there. Aren't they beautiful?! My only gripe shade in this palette is Bikini - it applied much better than it swatched, but even then I found it to be relatively chunky, with some fallout over time, and firmly pressed in the pan.

Jouer Skinny Dip Palette Review and Swatches

Ok, so you're going to need some decent matte shadows to pair with this lad, but for a cohesive, super-shimmery palette, look no further.

Have you tried these out?

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Saturday, 3 June 2017

Dior Addict Lip Tattoo in Natural Coral Review

Dior Lip Tattoo Review

Dior are knocking it out of the park this summer. Their newest mascara offering has a lot of promise (review on the way) and their latest lip product is a delight. Dior Addict Lip Tattoo is a long wear lip tint - absolutely perfect for summertime.

Dior Addict Lip Tattoo in Natural Coral

The formula is a thin, water-like texture, and smells delicious - mildly minty, sweet, and reminiscent of mint humbugs (in a good way, promise). It lends the lips a sheer, but definitely there, wash of colour. The shade Natural Coral gives a beautiful, flattering, demi-matte coral tint to the lips which really does hang around - I get a solid 5 hours before fading, and even then the fade is even and low-effort to deal with. The formula is easy to layer, too - basically, it's a low-effort dream.

Swipe this on, pair with some mega mascara and juicy blush and you're summer ready. I've really been enjoying the formula - I don't find it drying at all. If you like Lancome's Matte Shakers, you'll love these.

Dior Lip Tattoo Natural Coral SwatchDior Lip Tattoo Natural Coral

Have you tried these yet?

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