Monday, 30 November 2015


Let's just say this is the best shadow stick that is super affordable, and insanely pigmented.
Overall, I love Kiko as a brand since they are drugstore prices but better quality than most products from the drugstore - and they do not test on animals.
These retail for £6.90 however Kiko tend to have a lot of good offers or sales frequently.
There is a wide shade range of 32 different shades, there are a few neutral shades which I love but the other half are mostly hues of blue etc. You can purchase or have a look at the shades here.
All of these stay on for absolute ages which means its quite difficult to take off with face wipes, get yourself a good makeup remover too. You may think that its a negative that it doesn't come off easily but think about it, its basically waterproof and you can wear it all day and night since it doesn't crease.. 

The one I have is in the shade 07 Golden Beige which is just a beautiful champagne-y gold shade.
It's super pigmented and creamy at application.The amount of looks you can create with this shade in particular (and any other) is insane - day time looks, night time, for birthday parties, for events. Bare this in mind though, you need to work fast with this if you want to blend it out a lot, it sets to a dry finish which means no creasing. Also, if you don't like very glittery shadows, I would advise you to test it out in store first because it can look very glittery in certain lightings (but not a lot, only some places).

As well as the actual product, the packaging is very convenient, easy to store and travel friendly. It's a twist up product which means it won't necessarily smash like a normal eye shadow would straight away. It also won't get messy and you don't really need a brush, you can use your fingers plus you don't even need a crease shade since it looks amazing on its own. 

The next shade of these that I really want to try is 01 Pearly White, I swatched this one in store and it looked like an insanely light reflective brow bone highlight.

Are there any Kiko products you'd want me to review?

Monday, 23 November 2015


Recently, i was reading a lot of reviews about the new formulation of the Loreal True Match foundation and all of them are positive. So in this post i will compare both formulas and explain why i don't like the reformulation..
I ran out of my original formula of the Loreal True Match and i went out to repurchase since i really loved it, however i didn't realise that the formula was changed, only the packaging hence the same name. This is why i'm doing this blog post along with the thousands of other beauty bloggers doing the same thing, but i'm warning people with oily skin that this is not the foundation for you!! Let me explain..
These are two very different foundation and i really wish that they still had the old formula available (hence it was an extremely popular and well loved foundation) and release the new one as a seperate product along side the old one too. 

The Old Formula:
1. Had much more coverage (medium to full) than the new one
2. Suitable for most skin types such as oily skin
3. Didn't cake up if you wanted to achieve a more higher coverage and when powdering
4. It stayed on for much longer throughout the day (as for oily skin)
5. I think the colour range wasn't as good as the one now

The New Formula:
1. It's much more sheer and light to medium coverage
2. Definitely not good for oily skin - it contains gold shimmer flexes (see photo above), now don't get me wrong this looks amazing on normal skin in the warmer months but it just doesnt work well with oily skin
3. It's dewy and very lighweight (almost watery) and radiant. It feels like a BB Cream as for the consistency and the coverage
4. The packaging is gorgeous - it looks so sophisiticated, high end and quite sleek. The bottle is also much more taller which makes it better for storage
5. It tends to cake up if you want to get more coverage out of it and then powder throughout the day if you have oily skin

(Left: New, Right: Old)

The Similarities:
1. They both offer a Spf of 17
2. Both are really blendable
3. 30ml bottles

 To conclude all of this, I really really wish that I can still buy that foundation.

Monday, 16 November 2015


Calvin Klein have discontinued their makeup products a while ago now, so that means that they are still available in some places online for a cheap price.   

I use this Crème Shadow in 'Bare Silk' as a brow bone highlight and inner corner of the eyes.

The Lip Gloss is shimmery and is just perfect for dabbing a bit on your lips for a splash of colour to your face.


This Lipstick is a really gorgeous Barbie pink that can be also used as a baby pink depending on how much you apply. I spoke more about this lipstick here.
Go out and search for them online, they're cheap!