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Chanel Illusion d’Ombre longwear eyeshadow in Fatal

I’m going to begin this post by saying none of these pictures do this eyeshadow justice. I bought this eyeshadow before Christmas and along with my Inglot palette, this has been my go to look because it is just so easy to use. Chanel describe this eyeshadow as a silver purple with plum and burgundy undertones. When blended out on the lid you see the different tones coming through and it really makes my blue eyes pop. It is an unusual texture, but is very easy to work with and blends out beautifully. The eyeshadow comes with a little brush, but to be honest I found it useless and instead…

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Inglot Freedom system

Inglot Freedom system There is no denying it. I have an eyeshadow problem and my latest addition to this addiction is the Inglot freedom system. I mean, there is more eyeshadows to choose from than I could possibly dream of. Inglot palette For those of you that don’t know how it works, the Inglot Freedom system gives you the chance to create your own palette. The palettes come in 4s, 5s and 10s costing €6 each no matter the size. Each eyeshadow is €6. Which I think is seriously good value considering the size of the eyeshadows themselves. I bought 5 slot palette with 5 eyeshadows which cost €36 in…

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Banish makeup wipes forever with the Cleanse off mitt

Last week I put up a picture of the Cleanse off mitt on The Beautiful Truth Facebook page. There was a lot of interest in this post and people were dying to know what it was and how they could get their hands on it. So what is it? The mitt is designed to take off every scrap of makeup by using just water and the mitt itself. There is no need for cleanser, just water and the mitt. It is designed with speed in mind. I mean we all know that we have to take our makeup off  at night but the effort of it is a right pain.…

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Red lips with Inglot 126

I love a strong red lip, especially around this time of the year. After the death of my favourite red lippy, Smashbox Legendary,  after a short mourning period, I was on the hunt for a few red lip and found this beauty. Inglot 126 is a fab blue based red. It gives the appearance of a matte lipstick, which I love, but is actually lovely and creamy and doesn’t dry out on your lips. It has good staying power, I wore it for 4 hours and only had to top up once. It actually stains your lips so even when it wears off your lips have a bit of colour…

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Youngblood Mineral lash primer

Who don’t love big lashes? I am a big fan of false lashes when heading out but I try not to wear them during the day. Yet I don’t want to sacrifice having mega lashes. Bring in the Youngblood mineral lash primer . No mascara or primer   I had never used an eyelash primer before as I thought they were just a gimmick and another step in my already lengthy makeup routine. However, when I was given the Youngblood eyelash primer to try, I thought sure why not. Ladies I have not looked back since using this. While the mascara I use may change during the week I use…

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Inglot makeup master class

I am a little late to discovering how great Inglot makeup is. While I was always aware of Inglot, my extra cash always headed into the Mac tills. Lately I have found myself tiring of Mac a little ( maybe because I have almost every eyeshadow) and branching out into other brands. When I saw the chance to take part in an Inglot makeup masterclass I jumped at the chance as I wanted to learn more about the products as well as finally learning how to get glitter to stay on my eyes. Inglot regularly run makeup masterclasses in their different stores. They often post details of these classes on…

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Highlighting products for glowing skin

Highlighting your face gives your skin a beautiful glow and helps you either minimise or maximise the features you want to change. When highlighting picking a good shade is really important. You can either go for a shade that is close to your skin tone, or as I like to do a shade slightly lighter than your foundation/skin tone. It is important never to go darker for highlighting. Nobody wants mucky looking skin. I like to use a product that has a bit of a glow or shimmer to it. I said shimmer not glitter. Nobody wants to look like they were tackled by Tinker bell. Where to apply highlighter…

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The Body Shop Smoky Plum Palette

Oh how I love this time of year. I just love the run up to Christmas and everything that goes with it. If I was allowed, I’d have my Christmas tree up in September . One of my favourite things about Christmas is all the lovely gift sets a palettes that are launched. The Body Shop is not a name I normally associate with makeup, so this little beauty was a real surprise for me. The  Smoky eye palette in Plum comes in a sleek little black compact which would be perfect for travelling.  It contains 4 different eyeshadows and 2 little mini brushes.  The eyeshadows are so pigmented and…

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What’s on my face – daytime edition

It wasn’t until I took this picture that I realised how much makeup I actually wear. So much for the “natural” look! Face Firstly I use my holy grail of foundation Éstee Lauder Double wear. I love this foundation. If you are looking for a foundation with lasting power then this is the foundation for you. However, if you have very dry skin I would avoid as it can cling to dry areas. To give a little bit of a dewy look I add some soleil tan de chanel illuminating fluid to my brow bone and cheek bones. I apply Bobbi Brown corrector just under the eye. I use the shade…

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Youngblood Cosmetics launch

Youngblood Cosmetics have finally launched in Ireland. Youngblood is firm favourite of many celebrities including Jessica Alba and Jennifer Aniston and on Wednesday Irish beauty bloggers got a little sneak peak at all the lovely new products set to launch around the country in the coming weeks and months. I have always been a little sceptical of mineral makeup as I didn’t believe it could give me the medium to full coverage that I love. However after a masterclass from Youngblood Pro makeup artist, Philip Luque my views on mineral makeup were quickly changed. As many of you know I have recently had another operation to make sure that my…

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Stila magnificent metals foil finish eye shadow

OMG. Can’t believe we can actually get these eyeshadows now. I heard about the Magnificent metal eyeshadows a while ago now and thought how amazing they would be for Christmas. Swatches from www.makeupgeek.com Basically they are highly pigmented metallic cream to powder eyeshadow. They can be applied like a normal eyeshadow or with the primer that is provided for a much more intense colour. These eyeshadows might not be suitable for everyday wear but my god they would be divine for the run up to Christmas. Stila magnificent foil finish eyeshadows are available in 5 colours ( there are more colour available in the States). Will you try Stila Magnificent…

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My top Mac eyeshadows

So you could say I am a bit of a Mac eyeshadow addict. I firmly believe that it is better to invest in a large palette and fill it up than buying individual potted eyeshadows. They are easier to store and travel with. So when building your collection where do you begin? I have listed below the 10 eyeshadows that every makeup lover should have. How I have narrowed it down to 10 I do not know as there are so many more that I could have added in. For me there is no other eyeshadows that can compare to the Mac’s. Mac Vanilla Vanilla This is a creamy beige…

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HD Brows the beginning.

As a teenager I would spend hours in my room plucking my eyebrows into oblivion. I thought I was a big ball of gorgeousness. I look back on pictures now and wonder why in gods name did my mother not tell me to step away from the tweezers? I mean look at them. There was practically nothing there. 17 year old me and my tweezer addiction   Lately it is all about big brows. Cara Delevingne being the Queen Bee of the power brow. I love a good strong brow á la the cast of TOWIE and every morning I look in the mirror wishing they would just grow. Cara Delevingne. The…