Friday, May 19, 2017

Rimmel Brow Shake Filling Powders Review

Eyebrows were once a part of my makeup that I carelessly neglected, entirely unappreciative of the power of a good brow. These days, I invest far more time ensuring they are neatly groomed and recently, for the first time, I discarded my tweezers and opted for a professional wax and tint instead.
I completely underestimated how much I would adore the results. As my beautician predicted, makeup application was a whole different ball game afterwards. My natural brows are so pale that it has always been such an arduous task to fill them in. But with to work from, it’s been so much easier and I’ve found it so much more enjoyable trying out different products on them.

Lately, I’ve been trying out the Brow Shake Filling Powder by Rimmel.



When these powders were launched, they were unlike anything I had ever tried before so I was thrilled when I received these to try.

The powders are fade proof, smudge proof and waterproof so designed to leave you with sculpted brows from morning right through to night time. The powders are available in four different shades, so it’s really easy to find the perfect colour for you. I personally tend to alternate between dark and medium brown.

With these, the application is an absolute doddle. The powders come with a handy little applicator in the lid, which are relatively thin to enable you to be really precise. Simply unscrew the lid, tap off the excess and you are ready to go.



One of my top tips for this product, is to start off lightly. The first time I used it I was definitely a little bit heavy handed - which didn’t make for a good look. Instead, it is far better to start off gently as you can easily build up the product as required. I love that you can fill in any gaps in your brows, while maintaining a natural look. Once I have finished with the powder, I lock everything in place using a clear gel.

While I do like to use the powders to define my eyebrows, they also make for fantastic eyeliners too.
For a long time liquid eyeliner has been my makeup staple, but I’ve been forgoing it lately in favour of experimenting with the other products that have been lying overlooked, in the drawers of my dressing table.

These powders have proved to be the perfect alternative. The smooth applicator can be glided across upper and lower lash lines to create a kohl-like effect. They look great when worn alone, but are also the perfect complement to a more dramatic smoky eye. Talk about versatile!



If you want to sample these products for yourself, they can be purchased for £5.99 at your local Boots or Superdrug; I’ve seen there are offers on at both stores currently.

Having tried out the rest of the Rimmel brow range (and being suitably impressed with it), I’m not surprised by how much I have liked these powders. However, that said, I certainly didn’t expect to get as much use as I have. If you saw my last post, you’ll know I am becoming quite the fan of dual purpose products – and this is certainly another one of the good ones!
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Thursday, May 11, 2017

The 2 in 1 Product I'm Loving For Summer...

The best thing about beauty subscription boxes is undoubtedly that you discover brands that you may not have done so ordinarily, bet end up completely falling in love with.

In the time that I was signed up to Glossybox, I received so many products that each month that I literally couldn’t keep up with sampling them all. In fact a fair few of them remained in their boxes on the top shelf of my wardrobe, unused, until I unearthed them while packing to move house.
One of those discoveries was from Universal Beauty Cosmetics.



I certainly hadn’t heard of the brand before, let alone tried any of their products. However, when their Secret Flush Blusher & Lip Stain fell out of my Glossybox, I was immediately excited to give it a go.
Dual purpose makeup products are some of my favourites. I think it’s especially remarkable when something is manufactured to serve two functions, particularly when they perform them both really well.

In the past, I’ve tried various different cheek and lip stain combos but what I really like about this one is how creamy the formula is. Sometimes, I find they can be quite drying meaning they give a reasonable matte lip but a truly abysmal blush. Luckily, with this one I found the opposite was true.

What Universal Beauty Cosmetics have created is a super creamy formula, which blends like a dream. According the box, it ‘glides on the skin like silk and blends effortlessly’ – and I would have to agree. It also contains a touch of shimmer which adds a lovely subtle, slightly metallic glow. I have the fourth shade, Nectar, a pinky coral colour that I think really compliments my pale skin. 




This is most definitely going to be my new summer staple. It’s super versatile and in a handy handbag size so easy to stow away for any weekend breaks or a makeup refresh on a sunny afternoon.

Although currently out of stock, this fab little product (retailing at $20) can be found on the Universal Beauty Cosmetics website at www.ubcosmetics.com. Having given this a go, I am certainly keen to try some more of their products!




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