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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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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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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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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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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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6 one swipe eyeshadows

Now that I am back in work, I don’t have time to be creating intricate eye makeup looks. For me it all about quick and easy. Recently when reading Beauty Life Michelle’s One swipe eyes post, it got me thinking about the shadows I use to create a quick makeup look. I have picked my favourite 6 shadows for either an easy night or day look. Body shop colour Crush eyeshadow – Golden Cinnamon This has been one of my most used eyeshadows over the last few weeks. It is literally the most perfect colour for Autumn and really makes blue eyes pop. It is a copper toned eyeshadow, with…