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Violet Voss Holy Grail Palette Tutorial and review

If you follow any of my social media, you will have heard me talk about this palette again and again. The Violet Voss Holy Grail palette, is one of those palettes that has taken the hearts of many a beauty lover. When you look at it, it is not hard to see why. The Violet Voss palette is a warm tone lovers dream palette. It has 20 warm toned shadows that are a mix of both matte and shimmers. Often with eyeshadow palettes, there are either too many of the same type of colour, or not enough shades to create several different looks. This is most certainly not the case…

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Hit, miss and maybe : Eyeshadow palettes

When it comes to eyeshadow palettes, I have a serious problem. When I see a new palette release, there is like a switch goes off inside me and I am not right until I buy it! It is actually an illness! As a result, I am very picky as to what I want from a palette. For me, if a palette is to be a hit, it must have a good selection of colours that you can create a number of looks from. There is nothing worse than having a palette where the shadows just don’t work all that well together. Secondly, the shadows must be easy to work with.…

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Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics palette review

Ok, so there is no denying, each time Urban Decay announces the release of a new palette, the internet, or at least the beauty addicts online, lose their minds! When it comes to eyeshadow palettes, for the most part, Urban Decay know what they are at and it is not surprising we get our knickers in a twist at the sniff of a new release. When UD announced the release of their Naked Ultimate basics palette, I honestly was so excited. A warm toned, all matte palette. This could not be anymore perfect for me. So when I got my hands on it, did it live up to my expectations? Yes…

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Victoria Beckham makeup x Estee Lauder at The Loop

If you follow my snapchat, @thebeauttruth, you will have seen my pure and utter joy when these beauties dropped through my letter box from The Loop Duty free. I had been eagerly awaiting the release of this collection. With Beckham’s clothing line being not only out of my price range but out of my waist range too, Beckham makeup, was right up my street. The 15 piece limited edition collection, is quite literally the stuff of a beauty lovers dream. The collection is said to be based on Victoria’s 4 favourite cities, London, New York, Paris and LA. Each city represents a different look with London of course being having an edgy…

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Blank Canvas Master series palette

Last year saw the release of the Blank Canvas Master series palette and if I am to be completely honest, although everyone was raving about this palette, I personally didn’t hold out much hope for it, as I didn’t love the Pippa palette the way everyone else did. Yet every so often a product comes along that takes you completely by surprise and over the past few months, the Master Series palette has wormed it’s way into the deepest corners of my heart! For me, this is love! This palette was quite literally made for my eyes!! At this stage, the readers of The Beautiful Truth, know my love of…

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette

STOP!!!! If you’re broke, or your willpower is weak, then you need to click out of this post right now! It is very rare that I write a post like this, but be warned, I am about to gush a serious amount of love over this palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills. The  Modern Renaissance palette is the latest premade palette release from Anastasia Beverly Hills and it really is something unbelievably special. The palette consists of 14 predominately warm toned shades that are mainly matte! Music to my ears, Warm toned and matte, could I ask for anything more? What makes this palette so different with the shade selection is…

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The Balm Meet Matt(e) Trimony Palette

3 of my favourite words when it comes to eyeshadow has to be matte and warm naturals. Throw those words together in the one palette and it will come as no surprise that since receiving the Meet Matt(e) Trimony palette to try out a number of weeks ago, it literally has not left my eyes!!! This really is an eyeshadow palette matte lovers are going to want to read about and have in their collection. The Meet Matt(e) Trimony palette contains 9 all matte, predominately warm netural eyeshadows ( there is a few cooler tones thrown in too). With colours ranging from a light cream colour, right up to a…

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My Top Makeup Geek Eyeshadows

Finally Makeup Geek is available this side of the Atlantic. For far too long we have had to put in tiny orders to avoid customs and patiently wait weeks and weeks for the our new shadows. Thankfully, Makeup Geek is now being stock on Beautybay.com.  Finally no more worrying if the postman is going to ask you to cough up some more cash. It will come as no surprise to long time readers of the blog, that I am a massive fan of Makeup Geek Eyeshadows. These are hands down my most used eyeshadows are they are just so incredibly pigmented, long wearing and easy to work with. They really…

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Must have Eyeshadow palettes

Those of you that have been following the blog for a while now, will know that I have a serious problem with it comes to eyeshadows and eyeshadow palettes. I can’t get enough of them! To me there is no such things as too many eyeshadows, the problem is there just isn’t enough days to wear them all!! Recently is seems that so many brands are churning out new palettes. Some look amazing, some not so. To help you pick what palette or even palettes you want to add to your Christmas list, I’ve had a look at loads of different brands and picked out the best palettes to stick…

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Anastasia Beverly Hill Single eyeshadows

Ladies let me introduce you to my new obsession! The Anastasia Beverly Hills eyeshadows! Yes, not so long ago the brow genuius herself expanded her beauty range into the single eyeshadow market and am I delighted that she has! Oh Anastasia, you really do know how to make a woman part with her money. When in Floirda during the summer, I decided that I would buy a few eyeshadows to see how they fared out. Individual shadows are sold in Macys and online through the Anastasia Beverly Hills website. The Anastasia website does ship to Ireland, but like with Makeup Geek, don’t order too much so that you don’t get caught for…

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Mac Burgundy Times nine palette

If you’re looking for an easy to wear, versatile palette, that is perfect for travelling or indeed won’t take up lots of space in your makeup bag, then look no further than the beauty that is the Mac burgundy times nine palette. The burgundy times nine palette is part of the recent permanent palette releases from Mac. Mac relaxed 4 new palettes including Navy times nine, Amber times nine and purple times nine. Each palette in this times nine collection, contains nine eyeshadows that tie into the theme of the palette. Each palette contains a mix of new and permanent shades. The eyeshadows are smaller than the regular Mac shadows. They…

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The Pippa Palette Review

  This summer saw the launch of another new palette onto the market, as Ireland’s sweetheart, Pippa O’Connor, teamed up with the Irish brush company Blank Canvas Cosmetics, to create this multi functional eye and face palette that has the beauty world in a frenzy. With glowing reviews all over the internet, I decided it was time I not only gave the palette a spin, but shared my thoughts on whether the palette lives up to the hype that surrounds it. On first glance the Pippa Palette looks really beautiful. It comes in a heavy-duty cardboard pink palette, with a cardboard sleeve for extra protection and a decent size mirror…

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Day to Night with Urban Decay Naked Smoky tutorial

Let me introduce me to you my very good friend and award winning blogger Kat. Kat is like an encyclopaedia of makeup knowledge! Seriously what this woman doesn’t know! In particular when it comes to skin care, every Irish blogger knows that Kat is the woman in the know!! I would like to say she is the Caroline Hirons of Ireland, but I actually think she is far better! If you’re not already following her you really need to get on it. You can find her blog Sophistikat.ie is here, Facebook here, Instagram here and Twitter here. I would honestly love if you could follow Kat, as she really is an unbelievably fabulous lady. There’s…

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CHARLOTTE TILBURY: MUST-HAVES, MAYBES AND MISSES

If this is your first time to encounter Sharon’s blog Behind Green Eyes, you have seriously been missing out. I love Sharon’s blog. She is beyond honest and absolutely hilarious. In fact she is hands down my favourite snap chatter. Her snaps crack me up on a regular basis. When I have a long list of snaps to view, hand on heart Sharon’s are the first ones that I watch. I have even been caught in public crying laughing at some of her snaps. She’s brilliant.  Sharon also has fantastically expensive taste in makeup, while at the same time she mixes it up with more budget brands. It blows my…

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Best Travel Beauty Buys (Budget Friendly!)

So for today’s guest post, Lorraine from John, It’s Only Makeup is talking all about budget friendly Travel Beauty Buys. I have been following Lorraine’s blog for a really long time now, and it is one of my staple every day reads. Lorraine blogs about all types of beauty products, but if you’re a fan of budget friendly products, then Lorraine is your only woman. Seriously, this woman must go through some amount of makeup, because she posts new blog posts all the time!! John, It’s Only Makeup has recently had a brand new design and it is well worth checking out.  Oh and I forgot to mention. Her photographs are…

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Make Up For Ever Artist eyeshadows

Do you see that little palette above? Well that ladies, that right there is heaven in a pan. These shadows have come into my life and made me swoon like a 16-year-old at a teenage disco. The Make Up For Ever artist shadows are everything I could want and more. The Make Up For Ever Artist shadows come in 210 colours and 5 different finishes. diamond, iridescent, matte, metallic, and satin finishes. Yes ladies we are finally getting more than just a matte or shimmer finish. I have tested shadows in every finish except the iridescent finish, and I can hand on heart say that every shadow is incredibly pigmented, easy…

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Make Up For Ever Magnetic palette

Before I begin this post, I need to put my hands up and admit to the fact that I have problem with it comes to buying eye shadow. You see the thing is, when you’re not suppose to be buying makeup, €10 for a Mac eyeshadow or €6 for an Inglot shadow, doesn’t really impact your bank balance all that much, but at the same time you get your little makeup buying fix. I will put it to you this way, I buy new eyeshadows for a night out, the way some people buy shoes!! I’m actually saving myself money if you really think about it. When it comes to…

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Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 palette review

Urban Decay are real leaders when it comes to all things palettes. You would be hard pushed to find a lady who doesn’t own at least one of the Naked palettes. Once you mention the words Urban Decay and naked, our ears are sure to prick up and take notice. Last summer Urban Decay released another addition to their Naked palette family, the Naked 2 basics palette. It was met with mixed feelings from many the Naked lover, as people claimed it was far too like the original Naked basics palette and while yes they are similar, the Naked 2 basics leans a lot cooler than the Naked 1 basics…

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The NYX smokey eye look palettes review and tutorial

Who doesn’t love rocking a smokey eye on a night out, or even a bit of neutral smokiness during the day? Well NYX have got you covered with this little palettes of smoky goodness. NYX have released 3 palettes to help you reproduce the perfect smokey eye no matter what colours you are into. The first palette, The smokey look kit, is a cool toned silver , grey and black palette to help you perfect the ideal Kim Kardashian smoky eye. This palette contains 9 shimmery colours, to help you smoke out your eyes.  Of all three palettes, this is the one I reached for the least, not because of the…

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Vintage Vamp Tutorial

I love a full on vampy look when heading out at night. If you can’t go full on with your makeup when heading out at night, then when can you? I recently reviewed the Charlotte Tilbury Vintage Vamp palette and when getting ready last week, I decided to pull the camera out and record to show you just how beautiful this palette is. You can read a full review of the palette here. So without anymore waffling, enjoy the video and don’t forget to subscribe to The Beautiful Truth YouTube channel Products used Eyes: Charlotte Tilbury Vintage vamp palette Makeup Geek Peach smoothie Blank canvas borderline liner  Lorac Cobra mascara Mac…

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Charlotte Tilbury Vintage Vamp palette

Last September, the Charlotte Tilbury Makeup range launched with great excitement in the newly renovated beauty hall in Brown Thomas. This was a much hyped launch, as with over 20 years in the beauty industry, and a client list that includes, Kate Moss, Cara Delevingne and Penelope Cruise, Charlotte knows what women want and has created a range of beautiful products to help every woman create the perfect look to feel like a superstar. What really makes the Charlotte Tilbury collection stand out, is the 10 makeup looks known as the ” Tilbury Transformation”. Charlotte has created 10 different looks, so that every woman can find the perfect look to suit every…

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Lorac Pro palette

I have never before been as excited to try an eyeshadow palette as I was with the Lorac pro palette. The Lorac pro palette is a much talked about, much hyped, and much loved palette among many beauty bloggers. It is a said to be a must have for any beauty lover and a great palette to suit everybody. Sadly since getting my hands on it in July, I have been decidedly underwhelmed by this palette. The Lorac pro palette consists of 8 matte shades and 8 shimmer shades. Each colour has a reasonable amount of product and the palette is very lightweight, thin and travel friendly. The palette contains a large…

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Dear 18 year old me. Beauty advice to my younger self

Everyone has pictures that we keep hidden away in the depths of our deepest wardrobe, away from all eyes and judgement. Very often when we look back on pictures of our clothes and makeup in our late teens and early 20s and cringe. Recently a friend sent me on some pictures from when I was in college and to say I could not believe how I looked would be an understatement. As I looked on in horror at the picture, I wondered why did nobody take me aside and have a word with me about my appearance. If you could go back in time and give your 18 year old self…

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All you need to know about Makeup Geek Eyeshadows

If you are a regular Youtube viewer, you will be familiar with the makeup brand Makeup Geek. It seems that many the Beauty blogger on Youtube, raves about these shadows. Never one to give into the hype I held off buying for a long time. It wasn’t until the girls over at Chatterbox.ie, wrote about their Makeup geek eyeshadows that I knew I had to investigate more. Makeup Geek is an American brand, started by beauty Guru Marlena. Makeup Geek is a much sought after brand, but unfortunately the  products can only be bought online at the Makeup Geek store. Makeup Geek deliver world wide, but it is important to note, when accepting…