Friday, 21 April 2017

Too Faced Natural Love Eyeshadow Palette | Review & Swatches

Too Faced Natural Love Eyeshadow Palette | Love, Catherine

Too Faced Natural Love Eyeshadow Palette | Love, Catherine

Too Faced Natural Love Eyeshadow Palette | Love, Catherine

Too Faced Natural Love Eyeshadow Palette | Love, Catherine

Too Faced Natural Love Eyeshadow Palette | Love, Catherine

Too Faced Natural Love Eyeshadow Palette | Review & Swatches

Too Faced Natural Love Eyeshadow Palette | Review & Swatches

Too Faced Natural Love Eyeshadow Palette | Review & Swatches

Too Faced Natural Love Eyeshadow Palette | Review & Swatches

Too Faced Natural Love Eyeshadow Palette | Review & Swatches

Too Faced
recently killed off the eyeshadow game for every other brand with their gorgeous new Natural Love Eyeshadow Palette, aka. the mother of all neutral palettes. The floral packaging with the little bunnies and birds is so romantic and beautiful, and the names of the shades are so flippin' cute I just can't deal. Bunny Nose, Kittens, Pink Cheeks, Fairy Tale, umm sorry but you can't tell me that isn't all kinds of adorable. 'Cos it is.

The colour range is a dreamy selection of soft pinks, milky browns and golden bronzes and is what initially enticed me to spend a pretty penny. I'd use every single shade at some point, it's a neutral lovers dream! If you are a Too Faced fan you may already spot some of the shades from previous palettes. Heaven, Nudie, Push-Up, Honey Pot and Chocolate Martini can all be found in the Natural Eyes palette (which you can see in this post) ! If you like the look of the Natural Love palette but don't want to commit to the splurge, this one would be a great alternative, it's a beautiful little palette and was one of my first makeup loves. Satin Sheets can also be found in both the Boudoir Eyes palette and the Chocolate Bon Bons (review here). So although there are a few repeats, the vast majority of the shades are new.

Eight of the thirty shades are matte and I was surprisingly super impressed with every single one. It's so nice to see a palette with really pigmented, creamy matte shades as more often than not it can be the matte shades that let a palette down, but not here, I cannot fault the quality of them! I've included Pink Cheeks as a matte shade, although it does have a very subtle shimmer running through it. My favourite matte shades are Honey Butter which is a gorgeous warm caramel brown, perfect as a transition, and Makeup & Chill which is a lovely deep chocolate brown.

The stand out shimmer shades for me are:
♥ Moonbeam; a beautiful pale silvery gold
♥ Cutie Patootie; a rosey golden peach
♥ Kittens; a cool toned lilac pink with a gold reflex
♥ Satin Sheets; a champage rose gold 
♥ Push-Up; a gorgeous bronze
♥ Honey Pot; a perfect gold
♥ Love Bug; a purple taupe
♥ Coffee Date; a warm coppery bronze
♥ Dear Diary; a frosty golden bronze
All have that great 'one swipe' pigmentation and look so shimmery and beautiful!

The shades I did find to be iffy were Tickle Me, HoneymoonFingers Crossed and especially Fairy Tale. I say this as they have more of a glittery formula, so when applied with a brush the pigmentation is a little lacking and the fall out can be a bit of a nightmare. However I then tried them with MAC Fix + to see if I could get any use out of them and they completely transformed! So if you don't mind wetting your brush to get the most out of your eyeshadows then you will be fine, I actually do this all the time with shimmery eyeshadow shades as it intensifies the pigment and makes them more metallic. Night Fever is a little patchy however, and Stiletto isn't quite the deep intense black you might hope it to be, but it's not too bad once built up.

The palette retails at a pricey £52, but if you were to build a collection of 30 solo eyeshadows and pop them in a palette yourself it would be much more costly. For example, Makeup Geek eyeshadows retail at £6 a shadow, which if you do the math will set you back a massive £180 for 30 of them, and that's without a palette to put them in (see how I like to justify my makeup purchases..haha). 

If you're expecting something a little different from your classic Chocolate Bar, Naked palette etc. then this probably isn't for you. But ultimately if you are a neutral eyeshadow lover like myself, you will adore this palette, forgiving the few dodgy glittery shades.

*EDIT* If you UK babes were wanting to get your hands on this palette but can't find it in stock anywhere, they still have it available on the Too Faced website here. They currently have free shipping for international orders until the end of 21/04/17, so be quick if you want to grab yourself a bargain. I purchased mine directly from the Too Faced site, shipping was slow and took around 3 weeks, but I wasn't charged customs so it was definitely worth doing.

What do you think of the Natural Love palette?


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Thursday, 13 April 2017

Jurlique Rose Petal Limited Edition 2017

Jurlique Rose Petal Limited Edition 2017

Jurlique Limited Edition Rosewater Balancing Mist & Rose Hand Cream 2017

I always get so excited when brands release beautiful limited edition versions of their most popular products, especially when it's from Jurlique which is one of my favourite skincare brands! They state that they care deeply about the purity of their skincare which is why they grow and extract many of their natural ingredients directly from their farm in Australia. I really feel like the brand truly care about their products and have a passion for the way in which they carefully produce them.


Jurlique Limited Edition Rosewater Balancing Mist 2017

I already own and adore their Rosewater Balancing Mist which I wrote about in this post. It contains really lovely ingredients like rose extract, marshmallow, aloe vera and grapefruit seed which all help to restore, soothe and hydrate the skin. It's honestly such a lovely product, it's really refreshing, leaves my skin feeling glowy and it also has a beautiful, delicate rose scent.

Each year they release an Intense Deluxe Edition* of their original Rosewater mist, complete with gorgeous limited edition packaging. This years is in collaboration with Australian artist Belynda Henry, who created a beautiful watercolour scene which resembles the Jurlique farm in the Adelaide Hills. It's a lovely collectors piece! Plus the bottle itself is a gorgeous ombre pink which makes the rest of your skincare look dull in comparison... I can't rave about this stuff enough and I'm so glad I've now got such a pretty version of it. This one is already available so grab it whilst you still can!


Jurlique Limited Edition Rose Hand Cream 2017

In addition to the beautiful mist, Jurlique are also releasing a limited edition version of the Rose Hand Cream*, which is one of their most iconic skin care products that I also happen to already love. It's packed full of amazing ingredients including rose extract, almond oil, honey, daisy flower extract and grapefruit seed. It's a rich hand cream which deeply moisturises and softens the hands, for long lasting hydration and it has the same divine rose scent.

This limited edition packaging however, is just so stunning and is one you truly don't want to miss out on! It has a gorgeous cream tube with a gold cap, and a pastel watercolour design which is inspired by the pink, red and soft yellow shades of their rose petals that they grow and use in their products. It's so unique and pretty, I think it looks like candy floss! This one launches in the UK on 1st June, although I have been warned that quantities will be very limited due to the incredible way that the floral water is extracted from the rose petals. If you're interested they do have a waitlist here so you can be first in line when it releases!


What do you think of Jurlique's 2017 limited editions?

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*PR Sample