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Today’s makeup: Sugarpill Heartbreaker Palette

This is a look I put together using the Sugarpill Heartbreaker Palette, quite similar to an older FOTD I did (but better executed!). I love the peacock hues you can get from these colours, and they blend so well – the lovely royal blue/dark purple on the outer eye is a blend of Velocity and 2am.

FOTD 14/08/12 Full Face

Product list


Bobbi Brown Moisture Rich Foundation in 2.5 Warm Sand

Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Transparent

17 Blusher in First Flush


Urban Decay Primer Potion

Sugarpill Heartbreaker Palette: Acidberry (inner half of eyelid), Mochi (outer half of eyelid), Velocity (outer V of eye), 2am (blended with Velocity on outer eye and crease, and on outer lower lid)

Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencil in Flipside (waterline and lower lash line)

Urban Decay 24/7 Liquid Eyeliner in Perversion (upper lash line)

GOSH Velvet Touch Eye Pencil in Black Ink (lower lash line)

17 Wild Curls Mascara


NYX Lip Gloss in Real Nudesignature


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Sugarpill Heartbreaker Palette – Review and swatches

This beauty came through my letterbox this morning, much to my excitement! Sugarpill is one of my favourite makeup brands because you can be sure you’re getting brilliant quality, highly pigmented products. I have four of the pressed shadows (Dollipop – pink; Buttercupcake – yellow; Flamepoint – orange; Poison Plum – purple) and one of the loose ones (Goldilux – it’s legendary!!) so this palette was at the top of my wishlist.

Sugarpill Heartbreaker Palette open

Look at the size of those pans – they’re full size, a whopping 37mm diameter with 4g of product! Compare that to MAC’s 25mm eyeshadows with 1.5g of product – such good value for money, and the colour payoff is just great. As they’re matte based you might expect some chalkiness, but they are super smooth to apply. They’re also vegan and cruelty free.

In the pan we have Acidberry (lime green),  Velocity (deep blue), 2am (violet) and Mochi (light turquoise). Some of these colours are comparable to the Sleek Curaçao palette (namely Mochi) but a lot less chalky and with more pigmentation. Acidberry is so stunning, probably my favourite in the palette, followed by Mochi.

The Heartbreaker Palette is available from Sugarpill for $34 – I got mine from the UK-based Cocktail Cosmetics for £24.95. You can get 10% off there with the code SHOPPER!

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17 Wild Curls Mascara – review

It’s such a nightmare to find decent mascaras on the high street. Sure, there’s plenty out there if you’re willing to fork out, but what if you’re on a budget? 17 Wild Curls Mascara

I was on the hunt for something to tide me over before I went back to Manchester, as I’d been using a sample of Benefit Bad Gal mascara which was giving me some serious panda eyes after just a few hours of wear, and all my other mascaras are up North! Boots had sent me an Advantage Card voucher to get 17 Wild Curls Mascara for £1 (!!) so I figured I’d chance it… and I’m impressed! Curl is noticeable – it lives up to its name, anyway. As you would expect from a curling mascara there isn’t a whole lot of volume but it’s not exactly spidery either.

After a day you can expect maybe a tiny bit of smudge but nothing noticeable unless you’re really up close. No panda eyes here!

RRP £6.29, available from Boots.

See how it fared under the cut.

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Today’s makeup: Naked Palette

I’m not even going to bother extolling the virtues of the Urban Decay Naked Palette because you already know how amazing it is. Here’s a look I did which is really wearable and perfect for daytime. If you want to make it a bit more dramatic for night, you could add some darker shading round the edges and line your eyes with some black kohl to take it up a notch.

Products used


GOSH Velvet Touch Foundation Primer

Bobbi Brown Moisture Rich foundation in Warm Sand

Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Transparent

17 Blusher in First Flush


Urban Decay Primer Potion

Urban Decay eyeshadows in Sin, Virgin, Hustle, Darkhorse and Creep

Urban Decay 24/7 liquid eyeliner in Perversion

17 Wild Curls mascara


MAC Lipglass in Nymphette

FOTD naked palette


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Lipstick Queen ‘Wine Sinner’ lipstick – review and swatches

Lipstick Queen Wine Sinner lipstickI’ve been after a dark red lipstick ever since I saw Anne Hathaway as Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises, and picked this up at Space.NK after it was recommended by a sales assistant. It is SO pigmented and as a result long-wearing. It doesn’t feel at all drying as is often the case with matte lipsticks – another big pro. Coming in quite pricey at £18, it’s a splurge, but if you’re after a real luxury lipstick, this might be one to check out. Lipstick Queen is the creation of Poppy King, a stalwart of the makeup industry and someone who really knows her stuff.

The tube itself is matte and sophisticated, with a gold logo on the inside. Understated and chic. Upon first opening there seems to be some moisture gathering but we’re assured on the packaging that that’s normal.

I just love this. The colour makes me feel like a million dollars. Wearing it out in the daytime might be quite challenging… but I’m willing to have a go. ;)

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Today’s nails: Topshop Hidden Treasure – Peridot dupe? Swatches and photos

I was in John Lewis Oxford Street recently just browsing their lovely new beauty section when I came across the Topshop makeup stand. I’ve never bought anything from the Topshop makeup range but I’ve heard it’s pretty good – so when I saw this nail polish Hidden Treasure I HAD to buy it. It’s a dupe for Chanel’s famous Peridot that I’ve been salivating over since I first saw it.

Topshop Hidden Treasure nail polish

Hidden Treasure (photo from

I… may have even gone over to the Chanel counter to swatch it and compare the two. I couldn’t find much of a difference (maybe the Chanel went on slightly more even, but you can’t tell).

It’s £6 for 8ml, compared to Chanel’s £18 for 13ml. Sold yet?

As for the wear, well, I’m used to nail polish chipping after a day as my nails are super weak – but so far, it seems to be mostly intact. Well done everyone.

See it on my (stubby) nails after the jump.

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