Make Up Revolution Flawless And Salvation Palettes
That thing you can see in the distance is a bandwagon and this is me chasing it to jump right on! Make Up Revolution appeared out of nowhere a few months ago and the blogging world has gone crazy for it. Affordable make-up with an amazingly wide range of products? GIMME.
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!
Why I Hated Benefit They’re Real Mascara
Benefit’s ‘They’re Real’ mascara has been on my want list since it launched and I was so excited when it arrived in the post, which was made even worse by people on Twitter and Instagram raving about it when I posted my sneak peek.
Which is why I think I am so disappointed with it. I have blonde eyelashes and small eyes so mascara is my best friend. I put tons on, at least 3 coats or I feel like I look like a mole.
But ‘They’re Real’ layers like a nightmare. It says on the box that you can layer it to achieve the look you want. They lie. The pictures show two coats and it was clumping and flaking and looked awful. It felt really dry and cheap (which it isn’t at £19.50!!). Strike one.
It’s called ‘They’re Real’ because they’re meant to make your eyelashes look fake. I don’t think they look any different to normal. In fact, I think they are less curled and less separated than when I use my regular (cheaper!) mascaras. Strike two.
It also made my eyes really dry and itchy. I was rubbing them all day, which made the mascara flake even more. It went everywhere, it was dreadful. Three strikes and you’re out!
The packaging is lovely… but that’s about it. That is the only plus to this mascara. I am so disappointed as so many people seem to adore it. My search continues…