It’s been an exciting few weeks of deliveries at Glambeautys HQ, the most exciting delivery was the brand new Anastasia Beverly Hills
Cream Contour palettes. I can imagine that’s what your most excited to hear about so let me talk you through the whole face and we shall start with the base.
I started with a light layer of Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation, I really love this foundation because a little goes a long way and it gives a really nice amount of cover. That being said, my skin hasn’t been it’s best this week I’ve had quite a few blemishes pop up from nowhere so it’s been a challenge to hide but the show stopper of this look has to be the ABH cream contour palettes, I actually used the light shades as a concealer aswel as a highlighter and it worked a dream.
The cream contour palette consists of 6 shades, 3 different highlight shades and 3 contour shades. I really like the creamy texture of the palette it’s a nice consistency and applies really nicely to the skin, I used the Banana shade as a highlight and Cinnamon to contour. One thing I would say about the contour shades is that they could be a little more neutral, Cinnamon is the perfect darkness for my face but it does look a little warm for my complexion so some cooler tones would be great and I imagine they will bring more shades out in the future as I know they will be bringing out a fair palette for those with a lighter complexion too. That being said the contour creams blend beautifully together and I’m really happy with how easy they were to use, no harsh blending needed as they blended together effortlessly. I set everything in place using the ABH powered contour kit and it allowed me to intensify my contour that little bit more and finish it off well.
Onto the eyes, I used a cute little quad palette from Tarte called the Prismatic Eye Colour Enhancing Shadow Palette
. There are three palettes in this collection, one for green eyes, one for blue and one for brown, this palette is actually for brown eyes but I think it worked amazing on my baby blues. The pigmentation is incredible, a lot of the time with palettes I find the light shades never really show up that well once applied but these applied super pigmented from the get go! I used all four shades on my eyes but focused on the darkest shade on my entire lid and blended out to create a gorgeous soft smokey eye, I also applied this to the lower lash line to give a really soft smokey feel.
I finished the look with a metallic purple gel liner which is again from Tarte, I thought this would add to the soft look I was going for but help define the eyes and it definitely did that, I really love the pop of colour it gives and I then added some Mascara which was the Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes 4 in 1 Mascara
. I have been using this mascara for a fair few weeks now and it has become a firm favourite in my collection, the mascara itself is quite wet which is something I like in a mascara as it makes application nice and easy although it does sometimes transfer onto my upper lid after a long day which doesn’t actually put me off because I like the mascara so much, it adds volume and length which is perfect for me. I also added some false lashes and these are from Girls With Attitude, the lashes are called Heart Stopper
they have a pretty fluttery finish and are a nice natural lash with a touch of drama.
Last but not least I added a pop of pink using a Too Faced Melted Lipstick in the shade Melted Marshmallow I’m a huge fan of these melted lipsticks they are so pigmented and the colour and shine lasts a good few hours. It’s such a great flirty pink, very Barbie gone chic I feel a very pretty shade to wear during the day or for a night out, as you can see it works beautifully with this smokey eye.
What new products have you been trying lately, do you fancy trying out any of these products after reading this post?
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