The Body Shop Brow & Liner Kit Review

EyebrowKit

There seems to be a shortage of affordable eyebrow kits right now. Every time I saw one online to order it seemed to be out of stock. The MUA one has had brilliant write ups but is consistently not available. That’s when I came across The Body Shop’s one. This item is solely responsible for my recent TBS haul. If I was already ordering it I may as well make the most of it and order enough to get free shipping.

Prominent, bold and thicker eyebrows have been slowly making a comeback over the summer and are set to big for Autumn. Good eyebrows can change a whole look, make statement and frame your face. Eyebrows were never meant to be thin lines barely there.  If like most of us you followed the over plucked look in the last few years chances are your brows don’t have what it takes to meet this seasons trend. That’s where a good eyebrow kit comes in.

I usually use Brow Zings by Benefit but it’s pretty pricey for what it is and I’ve run out so I decided to find an affordable option and I’m thrilled with this little treasure.

Firstly, the packaging is lovely, if a pain in the butt to photograph, it looks glamourous and there is plenty of product included and a handy mirror and double ended brush. It also comes in a range of different shades so there really is one for everyone.

It’s really easy to use, you can use either end of the brush depending on what works best for you, largely this is decided by the size of your eyebrows and what size you want them to be. I think the smaller brush is meant to be used as the eyeliner but I find that brush easier to use when doing my eyebrows. You use the lighter shade in the middle and then the darker to create the arch and fill in the eyebrow.

1This product works really well, it’s so versatile that you can create the perfect brow look for you, day or night. It also lasts really well. It’s a really thick powder, it tames the brows in a flash and maintains them throughout the day.

The darker colour can also be used to set eyeliner or even as an eyeliner which is an added bonus.

At just £10 it is a total bargain and The Body Shop often have offers on anyway so you can get it even cheaper.

What brow kit do you use?

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Benefit Bad Gal Lash Mascara Review

1I received this sample of Bad Gal Lash Mascara when I purchased Rockateur weeks back. I’m so in love with They’re Real that it’s taken me this long to try it out.

Naturally, I am going to have to compare it to They’re Real, it’d be weird if I didn’t. (Pssst, links to reviews of Rockateur and They’re real are at the bottom of this post).

2I don’t feel that this mascara is in the same height of heroism as They’re Real but then again it has been out much longer and Benefit have certainly progressed since then. That said, it is still a fantastic Mascara. It lasted well all day and had a more subtle and natural result than They’re Real.

It was quick to use and speedy to dry, brilliant for those mornings when you just can’t get out of bed and end up rushing around like headless chicken, yeah that’s me most mornings if I’m honest. It has a lovely big brush that coats every single lash in one small swoop.

It didn’t clump or smudge either, so by time I get to the school gates after my hectic morning, I look like the primed and organised mum I’m supposed to me, thank goodness for Benefit!

I’d still go for They’re Real above all else as I do like my lashes to REALLY stand out but this is a product that we be part of my handbag hero group while I have the sample size.

Try it: £17.50 http://www.benefitcosmetics.co.uk/

Rockateur – https://nakedbeautyblog.wordpress.com/2013/07/28/benefit-rockateur-cheek-powder-blush-review-and-launch/

They’re Real – https://nakedbeautyblog.wordpress.com/2013/07/03/reach-for-the-stars-benefit-theyre-real-mascara-review/

Brushes on a Budget

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Barry M Eye shadow and Foundation Brush Review

I truly needed some new brushes, what with all this extra use they’ve had over the last 2 months but I didn’t have a huge budget for them. I decided to give Barry M brushes a go seeing as I like most Barry M products and they’re also a fun colour. I only got the eye shadow brush and foundation brush to begin with but I will definitely be completing my set!

First up is the eye shadow brush, I got this when I was having trouble picking up the shadow in my Sleek palette. It is gorgeously soft and picks up the colour wonderfully. It’s also really good at applying the eye shadow evenly. I love this brush and use it every day now.

The foundation brush is a bit smaller than I’m used to and it also picks up a huge amount of foundation so it took some getting used to. However, it does blend in really well and leaves me with a flawless finish. Due to the size it’s really easy to be accurate and is great for someone new to using a foundation brush.

Overall I’d give these brushes a 4/5.

Try it: www.superdrug.co.uk, prices start at £2.99

It’s in the bag!

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This is the first of sneaky peak into other people’s make up bag’s series. I don’t know about anyone else but I love knowing what other people use and this is the perfect excuse to be nosey!

First up is my bag but we have loads lined up. Above is all my favourite make-up as I definitely couldn’t fit it all in one photo! There is a total mixture of different products. My stand out products that I haven’t reviewed as yet are my Barbara Daily Foundation brush, The Body Shop Cuticle and Nail Oil, and Barry M Red lipstick.

I’ll start with this…

2This foundation brush was from Tesco’s range and was only about £6 I believe but it is by far my favourite brush. It blends my foundation into a beautiful natural coverage with no hassle. It is really soft of the face too. It needs a wash at the moment but that’s really easy, I just soak it in soapy water for a fe hours, rinse and dry and it’s as good as new!

Top tip: Always use a foundation brush, not hands or a sponge!

Next up is The Body Shop Almond Nail and Cuticle oil…

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If like me you seem to have weak nails that damage and dry so easily this is the product for you! It strengthens the nail, smells great and includes a handy tool on the end to fix unruly cuticles! Within a couple of days of using it my nails are looking healthier and stronger!.

The last product I want to talk about is my Barry M lipstick in shade 21

3I love this lipstick so much, it’s not only my favourite shade but my favourite lipstick… ever!

It last’s way longer than any others I’ve tried, it’s a very sexy shade and really stands out. My lips also feel soft after using it, when I finally get it off that is!

Top tip: Use with Barry M lip liner and lipcote for a striking pout all night!

I’d also like to mention how awesome my Vitamin E Penelope Pitstop Makeup bag is… how cute is that?! I love Wacky Races and I have a mug to match too. I like that it’s a quirky, retro design! I keep the stuff I use every day in this so it’s easy to find!

Next week we take a look in Donna’s bag! If you want tp submit your bag for a sneak peak and a link to your blog email me on tams.watt@hotmail.com!

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