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NARS Soft Matte Concealer vs Radiant Creamy Concealer

I think at this stage, most of us have tried the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer or at least heard a lot about it. If you haven’t, it’s a pretty great little buy and continues to be one of the best selling concealers out there, so a new concealer release from NARS was always going to be big news.  And here it is – the new NARS Soft Matte Concealer. There was a blast of fanfare when this came out initially but it seemed to die down a little quickly which I feel may be down to the fact that the word ‘matte’ may have potentially stopped more girls jumping in with both feet than with the original. So if you’ve been intrigued by either but not sure which, if any, to plump for, maybe this post can nudge you in the right direction.  Continue Reading

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Max Factor Velvet Matte Lipsticks

Meet your next lipstick. Oh yes, I’m that confident you’re going to like these. I’m all for pricey lipsticks in their weighted, shiny packaging that feel like silky magic on the lips and warrant their own little bag with a bow on top but good god, give me something budget friendly, with cheap and slightly uninspired packaging with a magical little product inside and I’m twice as excited. Maybe thrice. Continue Reading

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Neigh! The €2 Penneys Unicorn Tears Dupe and Unicorn Brushes!

You know the deal with dupes nowadays. Years ago, it was pure divine magic when a cheaper product managed to emulate and sometimes even surpass a product that was at least twice the price. Nowadays, brands make a living reproducing products that look like higher end purchases, similar to me buying Tesco Weetabix instead of the real thing when we’re on a tight food budget. I’m not going to dissect the whole trend of making such similar copies, but you get good copies and you get down right stinkers. Therefore I don’t cover a lot of dupes posts but this one kind of fell in my lap. For full disclosure, Penneys sent me a voucher to buy some of their makeup of my choice at my leisure and review what I fancied. Yes, I know this is stupidly jammy but it also makes a lot more sense review wise than sending me products blind as it means I can zoom in on products I’m really interested in. So I have a few reviews coming up and these are the first because hey, they’re pretty gorgeous. Continue Reading