I’ve really got into Palettes over the past while! Don’t get me wrong I still like singles, but I think for me palettes is the way forward. Over the past year I’ve been using, and loving, the Barry M Get Up & Glow Bronzer, Blusher & Highlighter Palette.
Like most palettes you will use, there will be things you will use more than others, sorry to tell you but that’s just how it goes with things like this. I’ve hit the pan in three sections and the other two look untouched to be honest.
The palette is made up of a very light weight cardboard with five pans set it. Not the most luxe, but fine in my opinion.
If you’re like me and often carry around the kitchen sink this can be a plus as its super light and compact. Also might be a good one to consider for the jet setters among you! Once you open it, inside you have five sections, a larger section for bronzer, and four equal sized sections for blusher and highlight. Three of these being blusher, and one of those being highlight. There’s also a large mirror, its not great quality, but fine if you’re just touching up. Smell wise its not great, doesn’t smell of much really other then cardboard.
As you can see I shied away from the brighter blush and mainly used the very light pastel pink shade. I did use the others a bit but more often than not I tended to mix them with the lighter shade to soften them out.
The colour options are nice, just not for me. I tend to go for more of a mauve type shade or really soft peachy pinks, these are just a bit too bright for me nowadays. The bronzer and highlight got the most use, although I will mention that tapping off and dabbing off excess product is essential with this palette as the powder is quite a chalky and the pigmentation is high. It’s easy to blend it you take this step, otherwise it could be a bit tricky.
Overall I enjoyed the palette and would recommend it if you are looking for something that does what is says on the tin and is cheap and cheerful. If I had my way and the palette could be remade I think I would have the bronzer and highlight in the big size and just offer two blusher option.
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I adore high-end makeup brands, but i ADORE a good budget brand more.
Many moons ago when I worked in Arnotts Jewellery department I often went into the local Penneys. It was about the time they brought in their makeup section, it had Wet n Wild, Essence and Catrice. I like the other brands, but was always more fond of Catrice! The first thing I ever bought was a nail varnish, called Jonny says Tre chic (or something like that) and people went mad for it.
As you may know one of my ride or die products is the Catrice camouflage cream, but I also love their primers and powders!! I’ll leave some links here to some of the other blog posts I’ve done on the brand:
I’m sure I’ve mentioned it before, but no shops here in Jersey actually sell Catrice, so when I go home I try to stock up as much as possible. I’ve had a good look through their website and found some products I think will work well for me and add to my collection!
Disclaimer: I’ve just googled these products and used some images from there!!
First up is the liquid camouflage concealer. This was of course going to be on the list, I am all about the camouflage cream so I’m keen to try this! Its always out of stock when I go home 🙁 I’ve heard great things though and I feel like this will be another ride of die product for me! Also the fact that its waterproof sounds AMAZING!!!
Next up is one that as an acne sufferer I feel like I need in my life, the camouflage cream anti red. If it’s anything like the original I’ll be stocking up every time I head home. I’ve used the anti redness primer and loved it so I think I can safely assume this will be another firm favourite!!
Currently I can’t get enough highlight! I have no idea what I’m doing with it mind you, but I Love the healthy glow it can give. Or the ability to be seen from space ha ha. I’ve never used any Catrice highlight as far as I can remember, but I tend to really like their other powder products so something tells me I’m going to like them. Once I saw High Glow Mineral Highlighting Powder I knew I had to try it! Mmmm I can’t wait to get my hands on this beauty.
Contouring is a must for me nowadays, once I started I couldn’t stop. I’ve found some great stuff out there, but as of yet not my ride or die! I like this type of kit. I know I have a highlight above, but when they come in this type of kit the highlight tends to be a bit more wearable. They are perfect to pop in your makeup bag and top up or add on for a night out if needed. I’m liking the shade option. I’m not sure the new shade is for me, but maybe if I get to go on the sun holiday I’ve been dreaming of we shall see. Ha! I’m really looking forward to trying this Prime and Fine Contouring Palette.
Last but not least is something that I really want to try just for fun!! I love me a winged liner and I thought these metallic ones would be great for nights out of festival season! I’ve never used Cartice liner so I’m not sure if I’ll like them, but they just look so cool so I had to add them to the list!
Have you tried any of them? What do you think? Is it worth it is it not???
Eyeshadow oh how I love them. I am a firm believer in you get what you pay for, but like everything, there are always exception to the rule.
I’d tried a few Seventeen products before and thought they weren’t bad so when I saw the shade Walnut Pearl ( a Copper Colour) I talked myself into needing to try these. For the blog of course. I ended up with four, Walnut Pearl, Statuesque, Black and Funfair. I got them to use as more of an all over the lid colour. Something I can lash on when I’m in a rushing out the door and still look I made an effort. You know my usual lazy girl shit!
Since 2014 I’ve become obsessed with lippie, so much so that some might even say it’s my signature look, and that I have a problem…
As you probably know over Christmas last year I loved the Barry M Lip Crayon, but really wasn’t impressed with the packaging. I’m terrible like that, I could love a product and if the packaging is crap I just can’t get past it.
I’d been eyeing up the Gelly Hi Shine crayons for a while, but for some reason never took the plunge. In January the plunge was taken and I was not disappointed.
From the first application I was in love! The scent… we need to talk about the scent. It’s like sweets and chocolate and all the good stuff!! As a sugar monster I couldn’t resist. Currently I only have two shades I’m not going to lie I have no idea which ones they are coz it’s not written on them.