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Under the radar products

The beauty world is a fickle place. Often there are products that receive a lot of attention and hype. Sometimes this attention and hype is justified and other times not so much. Then you have products, that perform like a dream and yet get little to no attention from the online beauty gurus and makeup fans. Under the radar products! Under the radar products, does not mean under the radar brands. Very often there are popular brands that have hidden gems that people just don’t know about. For todays post, I have picked out a number of my favourite products that I use on a regular basis, that tend to go under…

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Jane Iredale So Bronze Bronzing powder 01

As a beauty blogger, there are a lot of products that land on my makeup table to try. Some I love, some  are ok and some I wouldn’t be overly fond of. However, it is very rare that a product that I have heard absolutely nothing about before, comes and completely blows me away. Yet that is exactly what happened with the Jane Iredale So bronze bronzer. Over the years, I have come across many bronzers that I have really loved. They were perfect colours,  blended well into my skin and overall worked very well for me. I thought I had my bronzer stash worked out. That was until I…

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Brand Spotlight : Benefit Cosmetics

I’ve decided that it is about time I started a new blog series on The Beautiful Truth. For the next few weeks/months, I am going to focus on my favourite products from different brands. I will also throw in a clanger or two if there are items I am not overly fond of by a particular brand. For my first brand spotlight, I have decided to take a look at some products from Benefit cosmetics. Benefit is a brand that I have actually never featured on the blog. If I am honest, for a very long time, I thought Benefit was extremely over priced for what it was. I think this sentiment…

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Cocoa Brown Rose Gold and Golden Goddess

Is there really any stopping Marissa Carter? Hot on the heels of her hugely successful  Cocoa Brown Golden Goddess shimmery dry body oil release late last year, comes the Limited Edition Rose Gold Goddess . I mean the words limited edition and rose gold are enough to make any girls heart skip a beat. Both the Original Golden Goddess and the new limited edition Rose Gold Goddess are shimmering dry oils that offer both  a highlight and natural glow to our skin depending on how it is applied. The only difference between the original Golden Goddess and the new Rose Gold goddess being the colour and tone that they offer your…

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Mac must haves

Have you ever gone into a Mac store and wanted to make a purchase but been completely overwhelmed by all the products? With so many products to pick from, it is hard to know exactly what is worth parting with your cash for. To help you treat yourself to something special, I have picked out my top 5 products. I didn’t include any lipsticks or eyeshadows, as to be honest, they deserve a whole post to themselves, there are just so many good ones. I promise to get one of those up soon!! Mac Fix + As you can see from my almost empty bottle, Mac Fix + is a…

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Physicians Formula Bronzers for Summer & competition

Over the past few months I have noticed a change in the makeup world. Many of the top makeup artists are moving away from the the heavily contoured look, in favour of a gentle bronzed glow. Even the Kardashians themselves, the catalyst for the heavily contoured look, are backing away from the contouring powders and cream and instead opting for a little more of a natural look. Physicians Formula have a massive range of bronzers to pick from and for some weeks now I have been trying out a number of the them to see which ones work best for me. If you follow me on snapchat ( @thebeauttruth) you…

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Summer Makeup essentials: Part 1, flawless looking skin

Don’t you just love a little bit of sunshine and heat on your bones. It isn’t often we bask in beautiful weather, so when we do, we want our makeup to look nice and light, fresh and summery, rather than a melting mess. To help you look summer ready, I have put together a post with my summer makeup essentials to give you flawless and long lasting skin. To help keep the costs as low as possible, I have included some high end and budget alternatives where I can. SPF While most skincare products contain SPF unfortunately this is not enough to protect our skin from the suns harmful rays.…

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Ellie Goudling for Mac

I have to be honest. When I initially saw the press release photographs of the Ellie Goulding collection for Mac before Christmas, I thought it all looked a little blah! While I do love a bit of neutral makeup in my life, from the press pictures I just thought that everything looked the same and nothing really grabbed my attention. However, when I saw the above pieces from the collection in real life, I was so pleasantly surprised. I received three items from the collection to try out. The the blusher bronzer powder duo in the shade Hold my Breathe. A lipstick in the shade Only you and finally a…

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The dupe that just isn’t a dupe!!

Beauty lovers are constantly searching out affordable alternatives to high end products. Over the past number of months, the beauty world has gone mad for finding the next budget product that is a dupe for its more expensive counterpart. Bloggers are constantly trying out new items in the hope of hitting gold and finding that dupe that will bring the page views rolling in. To me, a dupe is a rare thing. I true dupe, must act the same as the higher end product. It must both look and perform the exact same way to be classed as a dupe. Having the same shade, in my eyes, is not enough…

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Make Up For Ever Bronze Fusion Bronzer

There has been a definite change in the makeup world over the past few months when it comes to contouring. Open any magazine, look to the catwalk or even check out your favourite Youtube makeup artists and you will see that there is an absolute change in the direction on how we contour our face. Gone are the days of the racing stipe down the side of our face. Instead we are being introduced to a natural bronzed contour and lots and lots of glowing natural skin. We have all fallen victim to the muddy streak of bronzer down the side of our face in the quest for the sculpted…

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Nars Tahiti Bronzer Laguna Bronzing Powder Palette

Let me introduce you to Gemma from www.beautynook.ie. When it comes to reviews, I trust Gemma’s opinion 100% and she hasn’t steered me wrong yet. Gemma is the main reason I own so many Makeup Geek eyeshadows. This lady was the sole reason I invested in them, as she raved about them so much and let’s face it, I wasn’t disappointed in the slightest. If you’re on Snapchat you need to follow Gemma, as her snaps regular crack me up. Her handle is @beautynook   . If you’re not on snapchat, make sure to follow her on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. I promise you will really enjoy her pages.  Hey there. I’m…

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Become a bronzed goddess for summer

I actually blame JLo for my unrealistic expectations of what you can do with bronzer and a bronzing brush.  Seriously how does that woman look so well for 45!!! In my search for that JLo glow, I have gone through quite a number of bronzers in the hope of looking like a bronzed goddess. To help you guys narrow down your search,  I have picked out 4 of my favourite bronzers to share with you. Nars Laguna When you ask people about Holy Grail products, the Nars Laguna bronzer pops up again and again. People can’t get enough of this product and as you can see from the picture, I am…

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W7 Hollywood Bronze and Glow

Who doesn’t love a bronzed, contoured glow. Wait I can go one better. Who doesn’t love a bronzed, contoured glow with a budget friendly price tag. Well say hello to the beauty that is the W7 Hollywood bronze and glow. The W7 contouring and highlight palette is the latest from this budget brand to hit the market. The bronzer highlighter due comes in a lightweight plastic palette, which is easy to store and due to it’s slim body, it fits into my handbag perfectly. The packaging is a little cheap looking, but let’s be honest, it’s not a deal breaker. The bronzer itself is a real beauty. I have to say…

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Mac mineralise skin finish Natural in Give Me Sun

A few weeks ago, my sister treated me to a makeover in Mac Galway for my hen party. As some of you may be aware, when you get your makeup done in Mac, the cost of the makeover is redeemable in product. I went for a full makeover, so that meant that I was able to pick out €50 worth of product. Sure no bother to me. I mean let’s call a spade a spade, I could have easily picked out 5 times that amount of product. I picked out Mac Mineralise skin finish natural in Give me Sun and the lipstick Viva Glam II. Give me Sun is described…