So July has rolled around and brought with it a crazy heatwave here in London. I’m currently off work with a stinking summer cold so the crazy temperatures are not helping! But it’s time for one of my favourite blog posts: monthly favourites! What have I been loving this month…

June '15 Beauty And Lifestyle Favourites
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MUA Undress Me Too

MUA Undress Me Too

A few weeks ago I reviewed the MUA ‘Ever After’ Matte Palette and spoke of my love for it. I think I mentioned the palette I’m reviewing today in it without realising that I hadn’t spoken about it on the blog yet. Useless.

So…this is the Undress Me Too palette! Obviously a bit of a rip off of the famous Urban Decay ‘Naked’ Palette but who doesn’t love a bit of a dupe? I don’t own the Urban Decay palette do can’t do a comparison but there are tons online if you want to see it!

I think actually prefer this to the Undress Me original palette by MUA, which a friend kindly gifted to me when she didn’t want it. I haven’t reviewed it yet as it has hardly been used since I bought Undress Me Too (which says a lot!), but I will get something up soon so you can see the difference.

Right. Down to business… The Undress Me Too palette is a lovely combination of matte and glittery shadows. They are all neutral themed and, as a result, are very flattering. As with most palettes they can be used together to create multi-toned eye looks. My most used colours are Naked (top left), Exposed (bottom row second from left) and Reveal (bottom row third from left). All are lovely and subtle but still catch the eye. Since taking these pictures I’ve actually hit the pan on Naked which is annoying as it’s the perfect base colour for shadow!

The shadows themselves are very pigmented and really stay put on the eyes. I do use my Too Faced eyelid primer with them but if you don’t have issues with oily eyelids then you probably won’t need to, although I do find that the glittery ones tend to transfer a bit.

I would say this is my go-to, standard eyeshadow palette at the moment, whether I want a subtle look to open my eyes, or a more glamorous smokey eye. If you haven’t tried MUA eyeshadows I would definitely recommend them! They are £4 (!!) HERE.

Which of the MUA palettes have you got? What do you think? Let me know in the comments at the bottom of the page!

Lex

 

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Too Faced Shadow Insurance

Too Faced Shadow Insurance

I had heard that this Too Faced Shadow Insurance eye primer was a great, lower budget stand-in for Urban Decay’s famous eyelid primer so I was very intrigued to test it out.

I apply this on before any make up and you only need a tiny amount, not even pea sized. I leave it for 5 minutes to fully sink in before continuing. It’s a peachy toned cream but I still like to put a thin layer of foundation over the top to even out my skin tone, then apply my eyeshadow.

I wear this to work every day and my eye makeup is still intact at the end of each day – it’s a miracle! I’m not even tempted to try Urban Decay’s version which is really saying something!

You can buy this HERE. It does seem expensive, but you use such a small amount that it lasts for flipping ages.

Lex

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