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You may have read my guest post about Urban Decay’s Smoked Palette on Rucksana’s Walking in a Beauty Wonderland blog recently. Well I won’t regurgitate my words so head over to Rucksana’s blog to read my review.

I just thought I’d share another look created from a few other shades from this brilliant collection.

Urban Decay’s eyeshadows must be my favourite ones to work with – beautiful colours that are pigmented and blend so easily.

For the look below I swept Freestyle across my lids and up to the brow bone before using Barlust up to the crease and Blackout in the outer corners. Very simple, quick and straight- forward! The kohl pencil the palette comes with is really soft and glides on without any trouble.

I think the Smoked Palette surpasses the Naked Duos. Yes, it contains the usual nudey suspects but the richer shades are absolute corkers giving Smoked that extra edge that Naked 1 and 2 don’t have.

Urban Decay’s Smoked Palette costs £35 and is available at all Urban Decay counters.

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posted by on EOTD, Eyeshadows, Make-Up, On The Fence About..., Vivo

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Last month I blogged an EOTD post on Vivo eyeshadows. Here are three more which were sent to me by the lovely Rukhsana of Walking In A Beauty Wonderland. Thank you, Ruksana!

From left to right, we have Espresso, Mink and Pale Gold and here’s how they look:

I found these ones not as good as Slate and Golden Leaf. The paler shade is not as pigmented as I expected a Vivo eyeshadow to be on the basis of my experience previously and I found Espresso and Mink to crumble easily with the brush but I can’t really moan when they cost £1.50 each. After all these are exceptional value for money.

I think I will use a cream coloured base next time like one of those colour tattoo pots from Maybelline or a pigment cream from Illamasqua to boost their pigmentations and prolong the wear.

What do you think?

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posted by on Bourjois, EOTD

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Hello, everyone.  How are you? Things are busy on the make-up front and I just had to share with you something new from Bourjois that’s perfect for the fine summer weather we are seeing (fingers crossed it will last!)

Straight from their Paris Flowers collection there are two new little round pot eyeshadows in a fiery orange (16) and a rich turquoise blue (02) which leapt out at me, and paired together, create a beautiful partnership.

What do you think? I love these tropical colours. These eyeshadow pots are so vibrant, soft, pigmented and easy to apply. I think I will be reaching for these shades a lot this season.

Bourjois’s Little Round Pot Eyeshadow are priced at £6.49 and are available from Boots in store, www.boots.com, Superdrug in store and www.superdrug.com.

By the way, Bourjois have a 3 for 2 offer on their products – buy any 2 products from their entire range and get a third free plus free sunglasses. The offer is available until 11th July (while stocks last).

For more on Bourjois, visit www.bourjois.co.uk.

*PR samples*

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