Urban Decay: Jean-Michel Basquiat Collection

Urban Decay Basquiat CollectionOn a rainy Saturday afternoon in Bolton the lovely girls at Urban Decay put on a bit of a party. What for? To celebrate the release of the Jean-Michel Basquiat collection.

There was food and drink, make-overs, glitter, a DJ, a raffle and of course a demonstration showing talking through who Jean-Michel was, the collection and demonstrating it in use.

I got to play will all parts of the collection not just the products I purchased so I’m going to share with you full swatches and some pictures from the day. Continue reading

3 New Limited Sleek i-Divine Palettes

Sleek cosmetics have released not one but three limited edition i-Divine palettes this month, one exclusively at Superdrug, one at Boots and one only on their own website. There are also three new shades of Lip VIP which you can find at the end of this post.

Limited Sleek i-Divine Palettes
Don’t worry if you don’t have either of those stores though as all three are available online via the Sleek website.

All of the palettes feature 12 pans in a range of seasonal shades. I have two of them here to show you and full swatches of both, I didn’t order the third (‘Nordic Skies’) as I didn’t think I would wear the paler more wintery shades in that one personally and I didn’t need them for my kit. Sorry!  Continue reading

Smashbox Photo Matte Eyes Review

The Photo Matte Eyes palette is a multi-tasking collection of 14 neutral shades usable as eye shadow, brow powder or eye liner when wet.

Photo Matte Eyes

It comes with a fairly comprehensive guide sheet showing a technique for contouring 6 different eye shapes. It explains which shades work best as brow powders for each hair colour and goes through 5 different brow shapes too.   Continue reading

Anastasia Beverly Hills: Modern Renaissance

This Modern Renaissance palette is my first eye palette from ABH and I’m very pleased I decided to get it. I do love these beautiful warm tones.

Modern Renaissance

I particularly love that this palette is so heavy on the matte shades, making it great for us ladies with hooded eyes. We have lots of choices of crease colours rather than just two or three and it’s also much more usable for every day wear. Continue reading