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Review: 17 Tattoo Me Semi Permanent liquid eyeliner

Short and sweet on the Boots website: “New 17 Semi Permanent Liquid Eyeliner, for up to 48 hours wear.” I’m not even going to mention how bad an idea it is to wear your makeup for 48 hours straight (because you knew that already, obvs) but we’ve all experienced products which have ridiculous claims like “lasts for 10 hours!” and “up to 9000x lash volume!”. Is this one any different?

Well. You might want to sit down, because…

17 Tattoo Me Semi Permanent liquid eyeliner may well be the holy grail of liquid eyeliners.

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Review: No7 Lash Adapt Mascara

You may be aware that Boots’ seminal brand No7 have had a bit of a long-overdue makeover recently. Gone is the boxy packaging you would expect from a chemist own brand, replaced by sleek shiny tubes and the kind of look you might expect from a high end beauty brand. No7 isn’t on the cheaper end of the spectrum by any means but it’s still affordable compared to the big names like BeneFit, Bobbi Brown and Urban Decay. But do the pretty products live up to expectations? My verdict: very much YES!

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No7 Lash Adapt Mascara claims to remain clump free for “up to 6 coats”. Why you’d add six coats is beyond me, but a clump-free mascara is a very appealing idea. Buildable volume is great because it means you can easily add a bit of drama to a daytime look to carry you over into the evening without having to totally reapply your makeup.

So how does it fare? I’m very impressed at how it defines individual lashes, although the more coats you apply, the more it starts verging on spidery. I’d stick to two or three max. I wouldn’t say it’s a showstopping effect but it’s just enough for me and gives a bit of life to my lashes!

The mascara definitely adds something to the volume – more than other “volumising” mascaras I’ve tried in the past, anyway. There’s also a nice little bit of curl – Lash Adapt does it all!

It’s quite a wet formula which makes it very difficult to get clumps, even when the brush is full of product, so its clump-free claim stands up! As well as being easy to apply it’s also long lasting, with no panda eyes after a few hours (cough Bad Gal cough) or flakes under the eyes.

 No7 Lash Adapt costs £12.95 from Boots (and I loooove it!).

Before – no mascara

After – 2 coats

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Today’s makeup: smoky gold

I’m obsessed with Goldilux. It just looks fantastic, whatever you do with it. Also I dropped it on the floor the other day and there’s still loads left (and my carpet is a tiny bit gold and sparkly). This one’s a bit smudgy, a bit smoky, a lot sparkly!

Also apparently it’s really difficult to take a well-lit picture when the sun’s shining in my room, so… sorry!

Products Used

Face

GOSH Velvet Touch primer

No7 Stay Perfect foundation in Warm Ivory

Collection Sheer Loose Powder

Benefit Cha Cha tint (not that you can see it!)

Eyes

UD Primer Potion

Sugarpill Goldilux (all over lid and lower lash line)

UD Naked Palette (Virgin – browbone, Darkhorse – outer crease)

MAC Eyeshadow in Carbon (outer crease and setting/smudging eyeliner)

Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner in Black Ink (upper and lower lash line, and waterline)

No7 Lash Adapt mascara

Lips

NYX Gloss in Whipped

 

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Today’s makeup: Matte emerald green

I’ve been so useless with posting. Work, uni and general under-the-weather-ness got the better of me and I just haven’t had a chance to do interesting makeup!

Even though the most interesting place I’ve been today is Sainsbury’s, I figured I’d play with the Sleek Ultra Mattes V2 palette which I LOVE.

Makeup 20/10/12 - full face

Makeup 20/10/12 - eye

Products used:

Face

No7 Stay Perfect foundation in Warm Ivory

Collection Sheer Loose Powder

MAC Sheertone shimmer blush in Peachykeen

MUA Eyeshadow in 01 Pearl (as highlighter)

Eyes

Urban Decay Primer Potion

Sleek Ultra Mattes V2 palette – Fern (dark green, all over), Noir (black, lining eyes), Pillow Talk (white, browbone and inner eye)

GOSH Velvet Touch eye pencil in Black Ink (lower lash line)

No7 Lash Adapt mascara

Lips

BeneFit Cha Cha Tintsignature