cult beauty brand of the month huda beauty

 

Now if like me you shop on Cult beauty a lot then you will know that every month they have a brand that is featured and you usually get free delivery with purchases from that particular brand. Which I think is such a good idea, Cult beauty stock some amazing brands and I also stock up and take advantage when they have their brand of the month, I mean I’m always shopping on Cult beauty dont get me wrong but Id say every month or so I will make a big order of some of the products I have had my eye on.

This month is Huda Beauty, and she’s recently launched some new products, so obviously I had to pick up a couple of things because we all know I have issues and can’t resist the temptation.

huda beauty

 

I just wanted to talk about a few products I already love from Huda and also a few new ones that have just launched. I feel like Huda is completely killing it lately, she seems to have so many new products launching and one thing I love about all her products is the packaging, you will see why, just keep on reading.

 


Huda Beauty Warm Brown Obsessions Palette

huda warm obsessions palette

 

This is the first eye shadow palette I have of Hudas, I have to be honest I didn’t buy any of the others as I have so many similar shades and I had to draw a line somewhere ha ha I end up buying so much makeup  that I’ve recently tried only buying stuff I really do want and need. And I couldn’t resist this mini Obsession palette,  Yep I have other warm toned palettes but I knew I needed this the minute I saw the swatches, The shades looked amazing. she has four of these in total, warm, Mauve, Smokey, and electric. So definitely a variety and a palette for everyone.

The shadows are super pigmented and blend really nicely on the eyes I just think this one is a must for Autumn as it has those gorgeous warm toned oranges and browns in a mix of matte and foiled textures.

 

huda warm palette

It is on the small side, But it’s not suppose to be a big sized palette like Hudas other ones, this has been specially created to take for travel and on the go with really wearable every day shades, these are even great to try before buying her full-sized palettes if you was unsure on the pigment and formula.

 

Contour and Strobe Lip Set

 

huda contour and strobe tins

 

Now isn’t this just packaging goals!! I told you Huda always kills it with her packaging! This is like every makeup junkies and Huda holics dream. These lip tins contain, Hudas famous Lip contour lip liner, liquid matte lipstick and her lip strobe.  The perfect tools to create that popular plump looking lip.

I picked up the sets in Bombshell/Ritzy and Trendsetter/snobby although in total their is four different shades to choose from, But I went with the nudes!! But just FYI for some reason Hudas nudes look so dark on me, except for the nude love mini collection that I will talk about later, that set is a must for Nude lipstick lovers.

 

 

huda beauty lip tins

 

These lip tins will make the perfect Christmas gift and stocking filler, I’m actually going to be including these in my gift guides that’s coming on the blog soon, But They’re perfect if you want to try out any of these products before buying the full size, as the liquid matte and lip strobe come in a deluxe mini size, which is also so handy for on the go and to keep in your makeup bag.

lip contour liner  – draw around you lips, over line just a little bit for that perfect fuller lip. Hudas lip liners are so  creamy and is so easy to use. You can even fill your whole lip in with these, they’re that comfortable to wear alone.

Liquid Matte –  the Liquid matte formula is unlike anything I’ve tried before, and I’m still getting use to it, these are not drying in the slightest and feel so moisturising on the lips, if you’re not a fan of liquid lipsticks because you don’t like how matte and drying they are then you need to try these. On me they do take a little while to dry down but I think it depends on what I have used underneath. They’re transfer proof but you will need to reapply them after eating oily foods.

Lip strobe – These can be worn alone or over the top and create a gorgeous 3D strobe metallic look, it can also look a little glossy depending on what you wear it with. These are gorgeous to add a little something extra. I have been loving the shade ritzy, it’s a gorgeous gold shade that looks beautiful over the top of my favourite nude.

 

Trendsetter & snobby – trendsetter is a warm toned brown nude, snobby is a rose pink with gold reflects.

huda trendetter swatch

Bombshell & Ritzy –  Bombshell is Hudas most iconic shade, its a dark pinky nude and Ritzy is a gorgeous true gold.

 

huda bombshell swatch


Liquid Matte Minis – Nude love collection

 

nude love collection huda

This set I am totally In love with, it has the perfect nudes to suit a lot of skin tones with a peach, pink, brown and  neutral nudes. This set is also going to be included in my Christmas gift guide as it’s the perfect gift to give for fellow lipstick loves.

Like I said previously the formula is very thin and moistursing, it doesn’t even feel like you have anything on, plus they smell amazing, it does have quite a strong coconut fragrance.

Crush – A beautiful light peachy pink nude

Wifey – neutral cool toned pink nude

Girlfriend – warm apricot almost brown nude

Sugar mama – dark peachy pink nude

 

huda beauty nude love collection swatches

 


Complexion Perfection makeup base primer

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Face, Buff & Blend Brush

 

huda primer and face brush

Last but certainly not least is two of the newest releases, which is the complexion perfection pre makeup base primer this has been launched in conjunction with her new faux filter foundation and face brush. I haven’t yet tried the foundation as  I literally don’t have a clue what shade I am,  I have never had this problem before, I’m usually the lightest shade in foundations but Huda has such a good shade range and the fair shades come up very light that I’m struggling to pick one, and also the fact the shades are never in stock for long as its so popular at the moment.

But I have been testing out the primer and brush for nearly a week now and can give you my first impressions if you’re thinking about getting either of these.

I have combination skin, oily on my t zone but I get very dry everywhere else, and my skin is playing up so bad right now due to the weather. This primer is very thick and does feel more like a moisturiser, I can see why it’s called a pre makeup base, as it could be used as a  primer and moisturiser. I feel like no matter what your skin type is you could still end up loving this primer, especially if your pairing it with your favourtie foundation. it’s very moitsturing and does leave a slight tacky feeling on the skin, it did for me anyway but it didn’t feel uncomfortable or anything. It felt like my skin was hydrated and smooth looking, But not the usual dewy finish I’m used to or prefer from some of my favourite other primers. I did notice my t zone didn’t get as oily though throughout the day so I like I said I definitely feel like this can be used for all skin types, as it seems to be moistursing and also keeps the oil at bay!! I did feel like I looked a little bit dryer than I’m used to but again I don’t know if this is just because my skin is playing up. I’ve only had it a few days so that’s just my first impression, the more I use it I will know for sure how it wears. Loads of people who I have spoken to who have got this and the Huda foundation absolutely love it and said they’re amazing to use together. So I will definitely let you know how I get on with it the more I use it.

 

huda beauty primer

 

 

The face brush is a buffing and blending foundation brush that goes perfect with the primer and foundation. It is soft but densely packed white hairs and has a flat angled edge which is the perfect shape to use on the face and getting round hard to reach areas and creases like the nose, eyes etc. It gives a flawless streak free finish and I am really loving this, normally I’m a beauty blender kind of girl and rarely use brushes anymore but this really applies foundation nicely and makes your foundation look full coverage and has a natural airbrushed finished. I find Brushes that are dense and flat are the best type of brushes to apply liquid and creams.

So that pretty much sums up my Huda beauty collection and the products I love and recommend. Keep an eye out on my gift guides starting next week which will also include Huda goodies.

If you’re a Huda beauty fan then I definitely think you need and would love these new additions to her ever growing collection, especially the mini sets for Christmas. Anyone who loves more full coverage then you definitely need the primer, brush and foundation. And I’m definitely going to be keeping an eye out to see when the shades come back in stock.

Have you got any of these products on your wish list?? Let me know, but now is the perfect time to take full advantage and order them with free delivery from cult beauty

Thanks for reading beauties xo

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My holiday is nearly here yay!! I’m going to florida so obviously I’m going to be buying a lot of makeup, I’ve saved specially for my Sephora and ulta funds!! HA!! but I like taking away my favourite makeup essentials that I use daily or that will be nice to wear in the florida heat, I’m not going to lie I can never pack light or take just a few bits with me, I like to have the choice and that’s in clothes, shoes and also makeup! packing light is always a struggle for me!

I’ve been trying to decide lately what to take with me, I know last time I went in 2015 I only really bothered for the first week and then I just used minimal makeup as it’s so hot and I sweat a lot! but I’m quite conscious of my skin, I can’t go bare-faced so this year Im taking a couple of tinted foundations to wear that might be a bit more comfortable to wear in the heat but still give me a little bit of coverage.

 

others might think I’m mad for how much I take but everyone is different, I still haven’t decided on my eyeshadow palettes yet and which ones I want to take, I just want a basic palette I can use every day but it’s so hard to decide because I have so many!! but what I have currently decided on is these bits here.

I got my big clear makeup bag from primark, I love taking clear makeup bags because it’s so much easier to see everything and rummage around. nothing worse than having to empty your  makeup bag to find something you’re looking for.

Face

Becca back light primer filter

Charlotte tilbury  healthy glow tinted foundation

Laura geller hydra tint foundation

 L’Oréal pro glow

too faced bronzer in sun bunny

UD shapeshifter palette which contains both cream/powder highlighter, contour & bronzer shades

Kylie wet set highlighter palette

Kylie ulta glow

too faced love lights highlighter

tarte shape tape concealer

cover fx illuminating spray

mac fix plus

UD all nighter setting spray

Eyes

 L’Oréal paradise mascara

too faced better than sex waterproof mascara

Stila magnificent metal glitter shadows

UD eyeshadow primer

2 basic eyeshadow palettes ( still undecided) Im thinking tarte or morphe

Lips

Kylie Velvets In bare, and nake

Kylie gloss in literally

Kylie maliboo lip liner

NYX suede lip liner in sandstorm

Lano  lips tinted lip balm in perfectly nude

Jouer  lip topper in st tropez

 

I definitely want a bit of coverage on my skin and to be bronzed and glowy, I am going to be glowing probably without using highlighter lets face it ha ha. I also am taking my stila glitters because I am obsessed with these and think they will look lovely in the sun and also for evenings out, I get so many complements when I wear them. I’m taking all nudes because I just love a nude, I just find it goes with everything and I’m loving more glossy and tinted lips rather than liquid lipsticks. Kylie’s velvet lipsticks are amazing because they aren’t drying or super matte.

 

 

I’m also going to be taking my favourite moisturiser at the moment that’s the L’Oreal hydra genius one, as well as my SPF, and cooling face mists!

I’m going to be doing a separate post all about my holiday and what my plan is while I’m away with blogging etc but I love reading other people’s holiday makeup bag posts so I thought I would do my own.

 

Thanks for reading!!

Benefit makeup sets at debenhams

 

There’s nothing I love more than offers and deals, and when it’s on makeup it’s even better. I am a huge lover of Benefit and I have a lot of the mini sets they do as I think they’re amazing value and mini makeup is so cute right?!, plus it is the perfect way to try out the product before buying the full size. So when I heard about these Benefit makeup kits that currently have 25% off at debenhams obviously I had to let you guys know so you could also grab some for yourself. It’s ok you can Thank me later ha ha.

These kits are perfect for that quick fix, and easy everyday makeup. Everyone wants quick an easy and these kits cover the basics that you need. Available both in store and online and the offer runs from today  the 22nd August

They have lots of kits to choose from including Brow and makeup kits, I definitely think you will find something you love,depending on what you personally prefer to use.

 

Benefit makeup kits


 

Defined & Refined Brows kit

 If you’re a perfectionist and a bit of a pro with your brows you will love this set, it contains everything to prime and define your brows.

kit Includes BROWVO conditioning eyebrow primer, Mapping brow tool for shaping the perfect symmetrical brows, Precisely my brow pencil, the perfect pencil for defining and filling in brows. And lastly High brow pencil, which is perfect to use for  that gorgeous brow bone highlight.

Retail price £31.50

with 25% discount £23.63

Kit worth value £46.33

 

 

 

Bigger and bolder brows kit 

Everyone loves a bold brow now days, I know I do, so this set is perfect for us who love a thick bold brow. perfect to fill, sculpt and set your brows. This is obviously the set I had to get.

Kit contains Special shaping stencils for an expert personalised brow shape, Stencil holder, KA – BROW the popular brow cream/gel, high brow pencil, and ready set clear brow gel mini.

Retail price £31.50

with 25% discount £23.63

Kit Worth value $48.50

 

Benefit bigger and bolder brows

I do love a bold brow, and I have been wanting to try the KA brow for a while now, as I’ve heard it’s really good. These sets are perfect value and for trying out products and testing them before buying the full size.  I normally will line my brows with a pencil then fill them in with a brow cream/gel like KA brow and then I love using a clear brow gel or gimme brow to set them in place. I can’t leave the house without any brow products on. So I’m pleased all these sets contain the basic depending on what you like to use.

Benefit brow kit

Soft & Natural Brows kit

If your more into soft and natural brows, and want quick and easy no fuss brows than this starter set is definitely for you. You can’t go wrong with a brow pencil and gel.

It contains shaping stencils, goof proof brow pencil, high brow pencil, and ready set brow clear brow gel mini

Retail price  £31.50

with 25% discount £23.63

Kit worth value £48.50

 


 

Makeup kits

Now these makeup sets are such good value and perfect starter kits, which I personally think are great for travel and on the go. If you want to try out a variety of benefit products then I highly recommend these kits. I have got so many of these including the hoola set which is amazing by the way if you’re a hoola bronzer fan.

Benefit makeup kits

Sugarlicious Kit

The perfect kit for us girls who love that natural effortless fresh-faced look.

This set contains lip and cheek tint in benetint to add a gorgeous pop of colour. High beam to give the most gorgeous soft glow to the cheeks, sugarbomb box o’ powder, sugarbomb lip gloss for kissable plump looking lips and mini powder brush which is so handy to carry round in your makeup bag.

Retail price  £26.50

with 25% discount £19.87

 worth value  £31.43

 

Benefit sugarlicious kit

 

In this set I love the high beam highlighter, powder and lip gloss. I dont use tints often, I’m more a blush kind of girl but I must admit  they are lovely to add that Flush of colour to the skin and make you look a little bit more awake . High beam I love as it gives such a gorgeous dewy finish to the skin, and I personally love using liquid and cream highlighters.

Feeling Dandy Kit

The popular Dandelion face powder that suits so many skin tones and gives natural colour and radiance to the cheeks and face, this again is the perfect lip and cheek kit and has the gorgeous Dandelion powder, so If you’re a lover of  Dandelion then you need this kit!

Include

Kit Includes, posietint, high beam, Dandelion box o’ powder, Dandelion lip gloss, and mini powder brush.

Retail price  £25.50

with 25% discount £19.12

kit worth  £31.43

Benefit feeling dandy kit

The Dandelion powder makes a gorgeous blush or finishing powder depending on your skin tone and what you prefer to use it as, It looks so natural on the skin and gives a lovely radiant finish. Posietint is more my kind of shade, it’s a little bit more natural looking and not too pink. These sets really are great for travel as they’re a perfect compact size, it’s all in one, and they even come with a little mirror and tips and tricks guide which is so handy.

 

Benefit face value kits

Have you tried any of the Benefit value sets? and will you be picking any up with the 25% off? let me know your favourite. And don’t forget to check out the full range of offers in store and online at debenhams.

Thanks for reading my fellow Benebabes!

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urban decay review

I wanted to do a post and focus on a brand I have been absolutely loving this month and that is Urban Decay, If you follow me on social media you will know I was invited to the event for the launch of the new naked heat palette recently, which I was very excited about and I had so much fun, I met some lovely other bloggers, youtubers and makeup addicts, as well as Jen and Lydia from Urban decay who I loved, those girls are so lovely, and It felt like Lydia was one of my long-lost friends, we just hit it off straight away, which is always nice when going to these events.

So the naked heat palette is the palette that literally everyone is talking about right now and for good reason, it’s definitely my favourite naked palette so far!! well done Urban decay, well done!! So obviously at the event I got given the palette and a little goody bag which was so lovely as it has given me the chance to finally try out the famous all nighter setting spray that is very well loved and always raved about, but I just hadn’t got around to picking it up myself!

Urban decay collection

I’m going to be talking about some cult classics from Urban decay like the setting spray and eyeshadow primer and also some new launches which I was very looking forward to trying.

 

Shapshifter Palette In light – medium

urban decay shape shifter palette

I have been loving this contour and colour corrector palette, I do love a bit of contour, bronzer and highlighter, although I don’t colour correct that much I was intrigued by this palette. It’s absolutly perfect for travel because it’s all in one and has a handy mirror as well. The shades are perfect for my skin tone as im more fair/light, I’ve used all of these powders and love them all, I’ve used the matte highlight powder to set my face and under my concealer etc and then I like using the lighter contour powder to define my cheeks a bit more and then the darker shade to bronze up my face. The powders are super pigmented and blend lovely.  I have been using it non stop since I got it and it’s definitely coming on holiday with me!! If you’re more fair or light and worry about contour powders being to dark this is perfect as it has the more lighter cooler tone to create the shadows and then the warmer darker shade for warming up the face.

shapeshifter swatches

Heres just a swatch of the powders just to show you how pigmented they are, you really do only need to slighty tap into the palette as the pigment is so good. All these shades work perfect for my skin tone.

Shapeshifter F113 pro Duo Brush

The shape shifter duo brush I’ve also been loving, its perfect for this palette, it has the fan side which is perfect for dusting on highlighter and the other side is more dense to sculpt out the cheek bones, the brush is super soft so it’s really easy to use and blend out product.

urban decay shapeshifter review

Naked Heat Palette

naked heat palette

 

Now I haven’t reviewed this palette or done any swatches on my blog as I just felt like everyone has talked about this so much,  and what more can I say that others haven’t, but I am loving this, it is perfect for both summer and autumn, the smokey warm brown and orange tones I am seriously in love with lately. The shades are so pigmented and blend out like a dream. When I was at the event one of the Urban Decay makeup artist used this on Lydia and actually used one of the shades as a blush, it looked so gorgeous, I can’t wait to play around with this some more. It also goes perfect with the original eyeshadow primer potion, I can’t live without using eyeshadow primer, and this one is definitely a must have, It makes my shadow last for hours!!

Quick Fix Priming spray & All nighter setting spray

all nighter spray

If you know me then you know I love a good face spray. whether its primers, setting sprays or even sprays that just refresh the skin. I have quite the collection of face sprays but I didn’t have any from Urban Decay so I was really excited to try these.

The Quick Fix Hydra-Charged Complexion Prep Priming Spray I use before I add anything to my face in the mornings and before I apply my makeup, it just really freshens up the skin and makes you feel awake, It smells gorgeous as well like coconuts, you can use this over makeup as well to just hydrate and freshen up the skin. It claims to reduce the appearance of pores, replaces lost moisture and wakes up the skin. This is like everything I want in a priming spray!

The all nighter spray is a setting spray so is used once you have completed all your makeup and you really don’t want it budging, this is so good for events, nights out, etc. It’s like superglue but without feeling like glue ha!

It claims to make your makeup last for up to 16 hours, without melting, fading or setting into fine lines.

 

Naked skin Highlighter fluid

naked highlighter fluid

The naked skin concealer is one of my favourites so I was looking forward to trying these, as I do love a liquid highlighter, the packaging is exactly the same as the concealers so people can get mixed up with these, and I dont see these get talked about a lot but they should as they’re so nice.

A creamy highlighter that instantly illuminates and blurs flaws for the perfect Naked glow!

I love to glow and these are just so handy to pop in your makeup bag and for travel and to touch up throughout the day. I just love the look of glowy and radiant skin on people, including myself.  These are great for strobing and giving that glow from within look.

5 shades to choose from so you will definitely find one you love.

Sin – the perfect champagne

  Fireball – peach with a pink shift

Skywalk- an amazing blue

Luminous- silver white pearl

Aura – a soft pink

naked fluid highlighter swatches

L-R Fireball,Sky walk, Sin, Luminous

 

Vice sheer shimmer Lipstick In ex girlfriend

vice sheer shimmer lipstick

I haven’t tried the Urban Decay lipsticks before but I get recommended them all the time, I definitely need to pick up some of the liquid lipsticks next, I feel like liquid lips have taken over and no one ever talks about normal lipsticks anymore. But you can’t beat a nice lipstick for more natural days. This shade is perfect for me as I do love a nude, it’s a sheer shimmer lipstick, so it feels so moisturising on the lips and is really wearable. Also how gorgeous is the packaging?! I’m such a sucker for packaging. This shade is a your lips but better colour, a rosy type nude pink, It’s very natural, well on me it is anyway.

 

Rehab makeup prep pore refining peel

makeup prep pore refining mask

 

And lastly is the pore refining peel mask, they have just recently launched skin care which I’m dying to try actually and after using this I really want to try a few of the other skin care bits including the Hot Springs Hydrating Gel. Now I would love to say I don’t suffer with pores but I really do, and I like using creams, primers and masks that make them look smaller. I love the fact this is a peel off mask, it’s always so satisfying peeling off face masks don’t you think?!. I’ve used this a few times so will definitely report back and let you know if it’s helped with my pores.

“Rehab Makeup Prep Pore Refining Peel is like a vacuum for your pores. This easy-to-use, peel-off mask immediately draws out impurities—leaving pores visibly cleaner, more refined and smaller-looking”

So those are the products I’ve been loving from Urban Decay this month.

Have you tried any of these products mentioned? what are you currently loving from Urban decay?

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Eco tools

EcoTools has been around for so long now and is a truly well loved brand, and for good reason, the products are environmentally friendly, but chic, high-quality, and affordable too!! what more could you possible want, I love that these aren’t your typical brushes and I love the eco aspect with the recycled materials, Renewable bamboo and its cruelty free! It’s nice to know what you’re using is natural and good for you and the environment.

I was recently sent this lovely package by Ecotools, and I was excited as I have heard lots of good things about some of the new products, and they dont just sell brushes anymore either they have really branched out. The sponges are what everyone is talking about recently and loving. Now I love a good makeup sponge I can’t  live without one, and these are such a good shape and I’m normally really fussy about my sponges as they have to be soft and bouncy!!

 

eco tools review

 

perfecting blender duo sponges
Complexion buffer brush
Sheer powder brush
micro blending brush
facial mask sponges

 

Eco tools brushes

The brushes are so soft, probably the fluffiest and softest brushes I own and that’s saying something as I have quite the collection. I love the sheer powder brush, it is lovely for dusting and setting the face with powder and it’s the perfect size as well. Everyone is in to baking at the moment aren’t they and this will be a lovely brush to dust off the excess powder.

The complexion buffer is a flat top brush, so it’s good for buffing and blending, again this will be good with powders but I also think this works lovely with cream and liquid products too, any flat buffer brush is good for making sure everything is blended nicely into the skin.

 

The micro blending brush is one of the new ones and because of the small angled shape its great for under the eyes, especially for blending and buffing in concealer and around the hard to reach areas. It’s also fab for eyeshadows as well.

 

 

Eco tools duo blending sponge

 

These duo sponges are definitely amazing, and my favourite but then I knew they would be, I just can’t live without a beauty sponge. The shape of these are so different to others already on the market, it just makes it so much easier to blend out your concealer and around hard to reach areas because of the flat pointed tip. Plus you get two sizes which is so handy! These will also be great for baking and cleaning up areas where you want a sharp line, for example if you have made a bit of a mess with your eyeshadow and you want a clean wing.  They are so soft and flexible and I can confirm that they are soft and bouncy. They’re made from ecofoam which is made up of 70% plant-based materials.  I can really see these becoming  my new favourite sponges.

Blending duo sponges

 

Next up is these Facial mask sponges, I love the idea of these, they’re so handy for removing masks and cleansers etc I am a face mask lover especially the really messy clay ones so I like using something that will get it all off and sometimes I dont like using my favourite wash cloth, you know just in case it stains or what not, so I like the idea of having my own mini pack of sponges.  These also clean, cleanse and exfoliate the skin. So if you use a wet cleanser or makeup remover to take your makeup off these will be perfect for that, definitely multi use and perfect for travel too.

 

So those are some of the bits I’m currently loving from ecotools, Have you tried any of the ecotool range or some of the new products??  Let me know below.

 

You can find ecotool products online and in most retailers including boots and Superdrug.

Thanks for reading xo

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