New Makeup I’ve been Trialling | Part 6

Good morning you gorgeous bunch of humans! So it’s time for another round of telling y’all about the new makeup I’ve been trying. It may be 2019 the year of a low-buy where I finally control my makeup spending (but don’t fret you’ll still be getting these posts and this post and the next are still products I purchased in 2018 – I’m a little behind with these posts and I don’t want to post them too close together!

Okay I am going to jump right in now! Let’s go!

Makeup Revolution ‘Soph’ Highlighter palette

When I first tried this highlighter kit I thought it was too subtle! I blame it on the bad lighting in my room that never shows the true potential of a highlighter. Fast forward a little while later and I decided to test it out again. I’m actually really liking this highlighter kit! I wouldn’t say it gives you the most blinding highlight but for day-time wear you definitely do look very very glowy on the cheekbones and I love mixing and matching the different highlight shades together. So an intense glow during the day? Yes! Though at night this wouldn’t be enough glow for me on its own.

Too faced ‘Sweetie pie’ radiant matte bronzer

One of my blogger friends frequently raved about this product and being that I have become a massive fan of too faced I couldn’t resist. I was sceptical to think this would work as a bronzer because it has a lot of pink BUT it totally does. It works as an awesome pigmented bronzer (low-key as a contour only because it sculpts the face really well) and when you apply it over the cheeks you look flushed! Although it has a radiant finish it isn’t in a shimmery way it has the most subtle sheen to it even. I’m a big fan of this product.

Tarte ‘Rainforest of the sea” eyeshadow Vol III

I am a long-time fan when it comes to the formula of Tarte eyeshadows! They are always pigmented, smooth, buttery and glide onto the eye with minimal fuss. This little palette makes no exception. It’s filled with a bunch of gorgeous shimmery shades and 1 matte transition shade. I’m not going to say this palette is a one-stop shop for a complete eye look (if you are doing a super simple eye look then sort of). But all the shadows are so stunning that I am more than happy to pair this up with another palette. The shimmery shades in this palette are drool worthy and that transition shade works with a variety of looks! A couple of the shimmery shades also make very beautiful cheekbone highlighters!

Tarte clay face shaping palette Vol. 2

As I mentioned above, I’m obsessed with the Tarte eye shadow formula and this palette is filled with many gorgeous eye shadows – a better variety in creating lots of eye looks and there isn’t one shade I wouldn’t use. It also comes with a blush, bronzer and highlighter. The blush and bronzer I have slightly mixed feelings about only because I feel like they have quite a lot of fall out – more than I am use to from a blush and bronzer and that can make blending tricky! BUT the highlighter has me shook! It’s so intense, glowy, stunning and it’s my kind of intense (which means your highlight can be seen from spice). I don’t think Tarte highlighters get as much hype as they deserve.

Huda obsessions palette – coral obsessions

I am a massive fan of the Huda beauty eye shadow formula and I own quite a few of these obsession palettes. This palette is on the warm toned side as well but of course with more coral tones (as the name suggests doy!). I have loved playing with this palette, I’ve literally created one of my favourite eye looks and it came straight from this itty bitty palette. The matte shades work cohesively together in the crease and you get two shimmery shadows that a versatile with a variety of looks. The coral shades are also super easy to use – not scary at all! This one is a goodie!

Makeup revolution quad incandescent

There are so many highlighters from makeup revolution that I love but this one is definitely at the top of the list. I knew I’d love it before I purchased it because quite a few people raved about it (including tati from Glam Life Guru). Two words – blinding highlight! That sums up this palette, of course if you dip your brush in more than one shade you can make tone down the highlight slightly. The formula of these highlighters feel a little baked as they have more of a frosted finish but they don’t look glittery and tacky on the skin. This highlighter kit just gives you a mega noticeable beam of light on the face!

Maybelline lash sensational mascara

You guys know how I feel about Maybelline mascaras! They truly slay the game when it comes to giving us mega long & voluminous lashes. This one is no exception, it flares out your lashes giving length and fullness while avoiding clumpyness. I also find the formula of the mascara to be quite light weight so your curl holds up better. Ps. I do notice this mascara to be slightly tricky to remove. My makeup removing method is always the same – (cleansing oil, cleanse and then micellar water). Usually after the cleansing oil my eye makeup (including mascara) is already gone but with this mascara there is still quite a lot left – so bare that in mind.

Too faced ‘Gingerbread Spice’ Palette      (Limited edition – Holiday collection)

I knew I needed this palette in my life as soon as my eyes landed on it! I waited about 7 weeks before it launched and snapped it up within minutes. I’m not usually someone who wakes up early, sets an alarm to make an order but this palette was glorious, limited edition and just stunning. Up until this palette I hadn’t tried any too faced eye shadow palettes as they never really appealed to me. The shades in this one are warm but not samey-same like my other hundreds of warm tone palettes. The shades are pigmented, blendable and glorious! The packaging is also cute AF – okay I’ll stop now.

Urban decay ‘naked cherry’ palette

The original naked palettes (1, 2 and 3) from urban decay never appealed to me. The naked heat palette did appeal to me but not enough for me to get it straight away. I basically went from no urban decay palettes to 2 in one go! This particular cherry palette while at first didn’t excite me eventually made me fold. (I blame constantly seeing it on Instagram and it’s pretty packaging) – I’m not made because the shades are gorgeous and I’m really starting to dig the cranberry vibes. The shadows are pigmented and work well. I will say that formula of Urban decay isn’t anything special compared to brands like ABH, Huda and Tarte (which are my top 3).

Pixi ‘eye reflection’ eye shadow palette

There hasn’t been a product I’ve tried from Pixi that I didn’t love! I haven’t tried much makeup from them and especially their eyeshadows but this palette definitely caught my attention and Glam raider were having a 20% sale so I folded big time! Every shade is shimmery – two are more satin like and of course all shimmery palettes don’t exactly make a one stop shop for palettes but every shade is gorgeous and I don’t have many all shimmery eye shadow palettes so I couldn’t resist. I love every single shade in this palette as a lid shade!

Gurlain LOR radiance concentrate primer

I already own the YSL ‘Touche eclat’ blur primer and when tati mentioned she preferred the Gurlain primer it got me curious. I do love the YSL one but I wish it were more hydrating (it has a silicone feel to it). The Gurlain primer has more of a liquid serum feel to it, it’s definitely more hydrating but still does an awesome job at smoothing out the skin and it won’t make you look greasy!

Ciate London ‘Astrolights’ Palette – Burnt

This was a low-key impulse purchase (which basically means I didn’t pine over it for 6 months straight). It also happened to look gorgeous, contain warm tones and you guys know I can’t resist pretty palettes that are also warm toned. The shades are lovely, pigmented and easily to work with. I won’t say that this palette blew me away BUT I love how my eye looks turn out when I use it.

Cover Fx ‘Perfect’ Setting Powder

Jaclyn Hill said this setting powder was awesome so of course my sheepish ass had to go and get it. It actually took me ages to get my hands on it as not long after her video it was constantly sold out in Sephora – no surprise there. Not to be cheesy but it really is the perfect powder. It locks everything in place without making your skin look dry or powdery or feel tight or crusty. Everything looks smooth, flawless and locked in place!

Urban decay ‘naked heat’ palette

Last but definitely not least is of course the naked heat palette – I couldn’t choose between this or the cherry palette so I had a totally taco commercial moment – and I got booth *throws party*. The shades are heavenly, right up my alley and there isn’t a single shade I wouldn’t use. As a lover of warm tones I feel like it’s my duty to have this palette in my collection.

And that wraps up another round of ‘makeup I’ve been trialling’. Have you guys tried any of the products mentioned in today’s post? What makeup have you tried recently? Drop a comment and let’s have a chat! I hope you all have a great day and I’ll see you in the next post.

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  1. Shireen L. Platt

    February 22, 2019 at 3:44 am

    Maybelline Lash Sensational is a cult classic for a good reason! My lashes love it too.

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      February 23, 2019 at 9:06 pm

      A lot of their mascaras seems to be a cult classic! I don’t know what their secret is but they just kill it when it comes to mascaras and concealers.

  2. Siobhán

    February 22, 2019 at 12:42 pm

    Wow, so much new makeup! I love the Gingerbread palette and Too Faced, in general! I must finally give that mascara a try! xx

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    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      February 23, 2019 at 9:07 pm

      I haven’t purchased any new makeup since the end of December so this is all from last year really. I wish they made that palette permanent. You should, I recommend maybelline mascaras in general.

  3. Deanna

    February 22, 2019 at 1:45 pm

    I’m really eager to try Pixi’s new eyeshadow palettes. I use their collab with Chloe Morello almost daily and that is similarly a palette with all shimmers (blush & highlighters) which I use for just about everything. I’ve been off Tarte since their foundation issue – even before that I found the quality of some of their stuff slipping. I’m happy you liked the palettes you picked up though!

    Deanna |

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      February 23, 2019 at 9:07 pm

      I’m in love with their palettes. I recently got send the other two and the formula is just as incredible. Yes tarte can have a few hit and misses

  4. Parie Joshi

    February 22, 2019 at 3:25 pm

    I’m really angry with myself that I didn’t get the Gingerbread palette, it is so beautiful!!

    Parie x

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      February 23, 2019 at 9:10 pm

      I don’t usually go for limited edition makeup so quickly but this one was definitely worth it. x

  5. Nicole

    February 22, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    You’re trying out some lovely products. That Gingerbread Palette from Too Faced looks so adorable to me.

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      February 23, 2019 at 9:10 pm

      Yes that palette is one of my favourites! x

  6. Danielle Alexa

    February 23, 2019 at 8:52 am

    I love the Cover FX powder, it is amazing quality!

    Danielle xx

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      February 23, 2019 at 9:10 pm

      I’m obsessed it’s so good!

  7. Gemma Etc.

    February 23, 2019 at 12:31 pm

    I’m really kicking myself for not buying the Gingerbread Palette whilst it was being sold, I always fall hard for limited editions xx ❤️

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      February 23, 2019 at 9:11 pm

      I feel that way about the Nars wanted palette but this too faced one I literally purchased minutes after it was released. x

  8. Charlotte

    February 24, 2019 at 11:46 am

    I’ve been playing about with that Pixi palette too, it’s soo pretty!! I really want to try that Too Faced bronzer, all their peach range I want to own!
    Charlotte / Charlotte’s Picks

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      February 25, 2019 at 4:34 am

      It really is, the shades are absolutely gorgeous and pigmented. x

  9. Jasmine

    February 25, 2019 at 8:27 pm

    I love my Gingerbread Spice palette and used Coral Obsessions so much last summer! This Ciate palette also looks beautiful 🙂

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      February 25, 2019 at 9:34 pm

      I wish they made that gingerbread palette permanent, lots of people missed out of it and it’s definitely one of those palettes that are worth it. I know the huda coral palette is so wearable despite having so many corals and a yellow.

  10. Jen

    February 27, 2019 at 5:07 pm

    The Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara is a great mascara. I agree, love Maybelline mascaras. I’ve been wanting to try the Guerlain primer! It’s good to know that it’s more hydrating than the YSL one because I’ve been thinking of getting samples of both.

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      February 27, 2019 at 10:15 pm

      I’m definitely enjoying it. Yes that Guerlain primer is definitely a purchase I blame on tati westbrook – when she recommends something you know it’s good.

  11. Charline Steuckers

    March 5, 2019 at 9:37 pm

    Love that you picked up two UD palettes at once! x’D
    I can’t say if I prefer the Cherry or Heat… I think both of them are well curated and I love this packaging a lot, too.
    I reach for Heat more nowadays but the Cherry one definitely had a moment for me!

    Love, Charline | Charline Has a Blog  

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      March 6, 2019 at 2:59 am

      Haha classic me can’t pick one. No other eye shadow palette from them appeals to me, literally all their other palettes have a boring shade range. Cherry and Heat have the perfect range, there isn’t a single shadow I wouldn’t use.

  12. Jennifer | Mrs Q Beauty

    March 11, 2019 at 2:14 pm

    I really need to try the Revolution Quad highlighter palette. The Soph palette is good but I love to spray my brush.

    Jennifer | Mrs Q Beauty

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      March 11, 2019 at 9:06 pm

      It’s absolutely beautiful. So do I, the soph palette and their ultra pro glow palette definitely works better when you spray your highlighter brush.

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