Monday, 10 April 2017


I have one word for this product. Hybrid! This is marketed as a blush for benefit. This can also be a bronzer. Its one of those universal products that can be used for both. 

Like all Benefit Blushes, it comes with a soft natural brush inside that I actually love for contouring. 

It is like a rosy bronze shade and I love it in the summer. It has a sheen to it, Its not fully matte but it's not shimmery either. It gives a lovely radiance to the skin. This is one of those products that is perfect if you don't want to contour but you want a bronzy tone to the face and if you cant decide on a blusher because you cant decide what colour would match your look, this is it. The colour goes with any look. 

Benefit dallas swatched. 

This is fab quality as most products from Benefit are. It is not chalky and is super easy to blend on the skin. This has been in my collection a long time.This flatters all skin tones. Here it is on the cheeks.

Benefit Dallas is available at Debenhams for €34 and on Sephora for $29. 

Alanna x


Sunday, 9 April 2017

YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Lipstick

This has been on my makeup/beauty wishlist for a loooooong time. I was gifted this product and I was so happy when I received it.  This lipstick claims to be hydrating, voluptuous and high shine. It is infused with hylauronic acid and 6 sensorial oils to keep your lips hydrated for up to 8 hours. 

Here is the product on the lips: 

In the shade Beige Blouse no.47. 

This isn't the longest lasting lipstick you will wear but it doesn't claim to be. I love how this looks on the lips. It is super shiny but very comfortable. More comfortable than a lip gloss. I like the look of lip glosses but I hate the sticky feel.  You do have to apply this often but who cares. Whipping out that lipstick in the cutest packaging makes it worth it. This is a cult classic and I can see why.  There are 30 shades to choose from, so there is a colour for everyone. 

Obviously this is a YSL product so it does run steep in price. €33. This is a luxury Item and isn't something I would purchase three or 4 of.  

Debenhams carry this line YSL Rouge Volupte Shine

Thanks for reading, Alanna x


Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Essence I love Stage eyeshadow primer

Are eyeshadow primers/bases worth it? Do you need it? Does concealer not do the same thing? I touched on this on my review on the Too Faced Shadow Insurance. I love this step for when you need your eyeshadow to last all night or all day. I have had this product for a long time and for the price of €3 you cannot beat it. 

This has a doe foot applicator and has the consistency of a thick concealer but it is very creamy and super bendable.  The finish of this product is matte, which I love but I will still set it with a translucent powder. 

Here is the product swatched. 

All in all I would say this will help your eyeshadow last about 6 hours which is better than if you put on your eyeshadow without a base. This also makes your eyeshadow colours pop and vibrant. 

This is great product for the price. €3 is a steal. If you wanted to try an eyeshadow primer then this is a great wee place to start. You get Essence products in local chemists and Penneys. 

Thanks for reading, Alanna xxx

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