Eylure x Fleur De Force – Review!

I love doing my makeup in the mornings, but I just find that doing my brows is a bit of a chore, y’know? I don’t know why, there’s just something about it that makes it less enjoyable than the rest of my face. So, anything that makes doing them as quick and easy as possible, I am all for.

I went through a phase of using pomades, and waxes, but I just found them too much of a faff and I always think they have a tendency to make brows look a bit harsh and angry looking. I prefer softer, more natural looking brows.

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I’ve watched Fleur’s videos and read her blog for years now, and have always loved how she does her makeup, especially her brows. When I saw that she’d released a whole range of brow products with Eylure, I was super excited to give them a go. When I went into my local boots to pick them up, the products were on a 3 for 2 offer – even better! I picked up the Brow Palette, the Brow Define pencil and the double-ended Brow Tamer brow gel. I got all of these in the shade Medium, and even though I am blonde and prefer a softer looking brow, I do tend to have them a few shades darker than my hair – I just think it looks a bit better.

All of these products are incredible, and they are honestly all I use on my brows now. The Brow Define pencil is amazing at creating hair-like strokes, perfect for natural, yet fuller looking brows. It is double ended too, which to me, is just amazing. It allows you to fill your brows in with a slightly lighter shade at the beginning of your brow, and then gradually make them darker with the slightly darker shade at the other end and this creates a gorgeous gradient effect on your brows.

The Brow Palette includes 2 brow powders, a lighter shade and a darker one, and then a matte highlight too. I like to use the lighter shade in the palette to create fine lines at the start of my brows and then the darker shade to give them a bit more shape and definition. The powders are a really nice formula as they aren’t too pigmented, so you don’t end up with really harsh looking lines, but they are pigmented enough so that they do the job properly. The matte highlight is really nice too, I wasn’t crazy about this when I first saw it, but it highlights the brow bone in a really soft and subtle way, and gives that extra bit of shape. It also acts as a really lovely inner corner highlight on no-makeup, makeup days.

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Now. I was extremely loyal to my L’Oreal Brow Artist Plumping Gel, however since using the Brow Tamer from Fleur’s Eylure range, I haven’t touched it. The clear end of this brow gel is insanely good, it gives brows a really nice shape and does make them look a lot thicker and fuller. I tend to use this when I’ve just had my eyebrows tinted, or when I’m wearing very minimal makeup. I absolutely love the coloured brow gel! The brush is small enough to grab every hair, and it doesn’t go crispy or smudgy like some others do. It keeps my brows in place all day, and they do not budge!

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I can’t recommend this range enough. You may not be as interested if you do prefer a much thicker looking brow, but even so, you can build the products up.

I am so, so impressed with the quality of these products and the packaging is super pretty too! I can’t to see what other products Fleur decides to release!

Links and prices below:

Brow define pencil £12

Brow palette £12

Brow tamer £12

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July Favourites!

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Hello my lovelies! I am going to be talking you through all of the products I have been loving throughout the month of July. A lot of this month’s favourites consists of skincare as my skin does have a tendency to dry up during the warmer months. I find that regular, gentle exfoliation and a lot of moisturising makes a huge difference to the way your skin looks and feels.

So, the first thing that I have been obsessed with is Simple’s Micellar Water. I tried the Garnier Micellar Water when it first came out, but it completely broke me out and since then, I have been completely put off trying other versions. I saw that this one was on offer in Superdrug so I thought I’d give it a go, and I absolutely LOVE it – I have already used my first bottle so I went out and bought the huuuuge one! This does remove all of my makeup, including eyeliner and mascara really well, but I prefer to use this as my second cleanse or in the morning before I do my makeup as I find it really refreshing.

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Another Simple product I have been really enjoying, is their Moisturiser with SPF 15. It’s hard to find a really good, affordable, drugstore moisturiser with SPF and this is something that I really rely on throughout the Summer. If you are wearing makeup, you don’t really want to be putting sun cream on over the top of your makeup so it is really important that you use a moisturiser or foundation with SPF in it.

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L’Oreal have recently released a range of Pure Clay Face Masks. There are three different masks in this range; Detox, Glow and Purity. I went into Boots and they had little test cards to help you test your t-zone, cheeks and chin to determine whether they were dehydrated, combination or normal and based on my results, I picked up the Detox and Glow masks. The Detox mask is a charcoal based face mask that helps to draw out impurities and works deep into pores. The Glow mask contains finely milled apricot seeds which gently exfoliates your skin, removing any dead skin cells and giving your skin a healthy looking glow. The Detox mask, is a really good, cheaper alternative to the Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask. I love both of these products and they are great value for money!

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Rimmel is the one drugstore brand that I cannot fault in terms of foundations. The one I have been reaching for the most recently is the Lasting Finish 25hr Wear Foundation. This foundation gives a flawless, full coverage finish without feeling too heavy on your skin. This also has an SPF of 20 which again, is really important during Summer and is something that a lot of affordable foundations are missing.

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An eyeliner that I have recently rediscovered is the L’Oreal Superliner Ultra Precision. This is a liquid eyeliner with a thin, spongey applicator tip. This is super pigmented, dries really quickly and lasts such a long time! The applicator tip makes is so easy to do thick, or thin lines and is perfect for flicks as it is really flexible.

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Two makeup brushes that I have been really enjoying using this month are the Real Techniques Stippling Brush and the Real Techniques Setting Brush. The stippling brush is perfect for applying and buffing in foundation, leaving a flawless looking finish. The setting brush is the best thing I have ever used to apply and blend in concealer – it leaves no brush marks and leaves skin looking incredible!

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MAC are my favourite brand when it comes to lipsticks and when Velvet Teddy was first released, I wore it ALL THE TIME. Then I kind of forgot about it, and the other week as I was going through my makeup storage, I found that it had nearly ran out, so I finished what was left of it and I completely fell in love with it all over again, so I ordered a new one. This is the perfect nude lipstick, and is perfect for that no-makeup, makeup look and is a great shade for all year round.

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For eyebrows, I have been obsessed with the Rimmel Brow This Way Brow Gel. The reason I love this so much is because it is so much more pigmented than a lot of other brow gels I have tried, so it really does make a difference. The formula isn’t too thick or clumpy and the brush isn’t too big – love it.

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A slightly different favourite this month, is a toothpaste. This is the Oral B 3D White Luxe Perfection toothpaste. This product really does help whiten teeth and helps get rid of any stains or yellowing. Since using this toothpaste, I have had several people tell me how white my teeth look and have asked if I use any teeth-whitening kits, when all I use is this toothpaste. I noticed the difference myself after only using it a handful of times, I cannot rave about this one enough!

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My final favourite is a pair of shoes. I’m not that into shoes, but when I find a pair I like, I end up getting them in every colour that they do. So, my current shoe obsession is with this pair of Vans. I have had the white version of these for a couple of months now and I wear them all of the time, so I thought it was only right to treat myself to the black pair too. I don’t wear sandals, flip-flops or anything else like that, so for me, these are the perfect summer shoes, although I will probably wear them all year round. They go with everything, they are the most comfortable shoes I have ever worn and you don’t need to break them in – what more could you want?

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That is everything for my July Favourites. I hope you enjoyed this post! Let me know in the comments below if you have tried any of these products or if you have any recommendations for me!

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Links and prices below;

Simple Micellar Water 400ml £5.99

Simple Protecting Light Moisturiser with SPF 15 £4.35

L’Oreal Pure Clay Detox Mask £5 (full price £7.99)

L’Oreal Pure Clay Glow Mask £5 (full price £7.99)

Rimmel Lasting Finish 25hr Wear Foundation £7.99

L’Oreal Superliner Ultra Precision Eyeliner £6.49

Real Techniques Stippling Brush £10.99

Real Techniques Setting Brush £7.99

MAC Velvet Teddy £15.50

Rimmel Brow This Way Brow Gel £3.99

Oral B 3D White Luxe Perfection Toothpaste £4.49

Vans Classic Slip-On Shoes £47

Summer Beauty Haul

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So over the past couple of days, I have either ordered online, or picked up quite a few bits from Boots and Superdrug, so I thought it was only right to do a little haul. Actually, I bought more than I realised so I will be doing two separate hauls; a beauty haul and a skincare haul.

Starting with all things make-up and beauty…

I went slightly OTT in Superdrug as they had a 3 for 2 offer across all cosmetics – well, it’d be rude not to, eh?

I am obsessed with matte liquid lipsticks and when I saw that Tanya Burr had released some, I had to try them out. The shade I picked up was Martha Moo, and this is the perfect nude shade with pink, mauvey undertones. It looks quite bright when you first apply it but darkens slightly as it dries. It doesn’t dry out my lips, or have that sticky consistency that others do, it is really comfortable to wear. The packaging of this product, and the rest of Tanya Burr Cosmetics, is absolutely gorgeous. They feel very luxurious considering the prices of the products and the products are of such high quality. I cannot wait for my local store to stock more of these products so I can try more out, I am particularly excited for the new eye shadow palettes!

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Something that I have been desperate to try for ages, but has always been out of stock in my local store, is the Bourjois Radiance Reveal Concealer in the shade 01. I am yet to find a concealer that beats the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer, so I am excited to try this one out and see how the two compare!

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Not that I needed any new mascaras, but I picked up two new releases. The first one is by Maybelline and this is the Lash Sensational Luscious Mascara. I could not get on with the original Lash Sensational at all, as much as I tried and tried, it just wasn’t for me, however, I thought I’d give this one a try. The brush on this is very different to the original Lash Sensational and Maybelline describes it as an “extraordinary patented fanning brush”. I have used this a couple of times and so far, so good! It grabs every lash and really does give that “multiplying effect” that it promises to give.

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The other mascara I bought is another new release, but by L’Oreal and this is the Miss Hippie Mega Volume Mascara. This mascara has a bristle brush as opposed to a plastic brush, and really lengthens and volumises lashes, giving them a feathery, fluttery finish. I have only used this a handful of times but I am loving this so far and can’t wait to use it some more.

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Another new release by Rimmel is the Brow This Way range. I picked up the Highlighting Pencil and the Brow Styling Gel. I am a big fan of brow gels, I think they really help improve the appearance of brows, making them look sharper and more defined so I can’t wait to try this out – I got the shade Dark Brown. I have been searching high and low for a drugstore brow highlighting pencil so I was super excited when I saw that Rimmel had released one. I tend to use a regular highlighter as a brow bone highlight, so I am really looking forward to trying this out.

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Another new product from Rimmel is the 24hr Wear Colour Precise Eyeliner. The L’Oreal Superliner is my all time favourite eyeliner; however, I am always on the look-out for something even better. The shape of this eyeliner looks like it will be ideal for creating the perfect winged liner.

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From Barry M, I picked up a lip liner in the shade 17 which is a nude shade with brown undertones. It lasts really well and looks lovely paired with MAC’s Whirl or Velvet Teddy. I am super impressed and will definitely be picking up some more shades! I also picked up two nail varnishes from Barry M. I got the shade Dark Side of the ‘Shroom from the Sunset Daylight Curing range and Copper Mine from the new Molten Metal range. Barry M are my favourite brand for nail varnishes, the quality of them are amazing and they last such a long time.

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From Revlon, I picked up the ColorStay Foundation in the shade Buff. I have never tried this foundation before and have heard such great things about it, and seeing as I am on the hunt for a new drugstore foundation, I thought I’d give it a try. I got this in the satin finish for normal/dry skin as I much prefer a dewy, glowy look as opposed to a matte finish, especially for this time of year.

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The final thing, I ordered from Beauty Bay and is definitely more of a high-end purchase than high-street. This is the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance eye shadow palette. I cannot get over how stunning this palette is! The packaging is really luxurious; a mauvey-pink colour and is also suede. Each and every shade is absolutely beautiful and I am SO excited to experiment with this palette! I will be doing a detailed review on this palette once I have tried and tested it out properly!

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That is everything make-up wise, that I bought recently! I hope you enjoyed this post, let me know your thoughts on any of these products or if you can recommend anything else you think I might like!

Links and prices below;

Tanya Burr Martha Moo Luxe Lip Gloss £5.99

Bourjois Radiance Reveal Concealer £7.99

Maybelline Lash Sensational Luscious Mascara £7.99

L’Oreal Miss Hippie Mascara £7.99

Rimmel Brow This Way Styling Gel £3.99

Rimmel Brow This Way Highlighting Pencil £4.99

Rimmel Colour Precise Liner £5.99

Barry M Lip Liner £2.99

Barry M Sunset Nail Paint £4.99

Barry M Molten Metal Nail Paint Copper Mine £3.99

Revlon ColorStay Foundation £12.99

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette £41