New Year, New Start, New Post

It’s been so long since my last post it’s actually ridiculous. But moving right along, let’s get stuck into the first review of the year.

So I’m an avid Instagram user and one of the biggest trends that’s been floating around for the last couple of years is bold dramatic eyebrows.
Now there are a large number of people who think it’s far too over the top and draggish, while the rest of us think it’s absolutely fabulous. Personally, I agree it is very draggish because let’s face it, the technique used is one that has been favoured amongst drag queens for decades. On the other hand, I’ve always loved drag queens and I think the look is fantastic. It gives a very dated, classic look, which anyone that knows me would know I’m in love with and they photograph like a dream.

Recently, I bought myself the Too Faced Brow Envy kit, along with a few other goodies.
DSC_0005_20150125224027623I won’t go into too much detail in this post about the Moisture Whitening Milk and Serum from The Body Shop. As most products, it doesn’t actually whiten your skin. It simply evens out your skin tone and brightens it, which gives an illusion of whiter skin. I strongly do NOT recommend it to people with oily skin, or even normal skin… I have dry skin so it’s okay, but even so I sometimes find it a little much.

The foundation& highlighter is from Mac’s Mineralize collection and it is just delightful. It is a moisturising foundation so again, I wouldn’t recommend it to people with oily skin. I’ll talk about it more a little later.
But first, let’s talk about the eyebrow kit.
So essentially this is what the Brow Envy kit looks like inside and out. On first impression I thought it would be great since I loved most of their products. However, it was not as easy and straight forward as I had anticipated. The wax is useless, so is the brush, and I haven’t really used the highlighter except once. However the powders are great and pigmented enough for my liking, but if you’re not a blonde or light to medium brunette I don’t think they would match too well. I am a little disappointed considering all their other products have been an absolute delight.

Here is a selfie demo of how it looks:
new-camera-3The rest of the look was created with the products below:
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new-camera-1The Too Faced Chocolate Bar eyeshadow palette is simply divine and probably the best product I’ve ever purchased. But I’ll talk about it in another post…

Until next time… <3