Makeup Products I Want to Try

I did one of these posts in March 2016, and I think that it is time for me to do another one. My makeup collection is forever growing and I am constantly buying new things so over the next few months I am hopefully going to add some of these to my collection (as well as other things that I find along the way):

Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Palette: 

I absolutely love ABH as a brand and own the Modern Renaissance palette and two of their highlighter palettes. This one is another thing that I cannot wait to get my hands on.

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This can be viewed on the ABH website here

I love all of the colours in this palette and the fact that there is a mixture of shimmer shades and mattes which shows the diversity of looks you can get from this one palette. I sometimes find that a lot of palettes do not get the right balance between mattes and shimmers, but this looks like there is enough variations of both here to create a subtle look as well as something more dramatic.

The price of this is £43, which is quite pricey BUT is quite standard for higher end palettes and personally, I think they are worth the money. I have used my Modern Renaissance palette to death and the pigmentation of it is amazing as well as being super blendable so I am more than willing to spend the money on this palette too.

Benefit BADgal BANG! mascara: 

Benefit is my go to makeup brand for a lot of beauty products and I use their RollerLash mascara on a daily basis so this is a must have on my to try list. (By the time this blog post went up I went out and ‘accidentally’ purchased this – I was shopping for a present and could not help myself… Oops! But I am still yet to try this out)

This can be viewed at Boots, here, or on the Benefit website, here.

This is £21.50 and if it is anything like the other Benefit mascaras will do wonders for my lashes. I also love a volumnising mascara, so hopefully this does what it says it will. A review will be up once I have tested this out for myself.

MORPHE 3502: 

Another eyeshadow palette here because they are my guilty pleasure. I love experimenting with new eyeshadow looks and this is another palette that I would love to try. I already have the MORPHE 350 and this would compliment this.

This can be viewed at Beauty Bay here

This palette has a lot more transitional shades than the 350 with some brighter pops of the autumnal colours. I know this palette has been out for a little while now but I still cannot wait to get my hands on it.

This is £23, which is a great price for the size of the pans and the pigmentation that MORPHE has to offer with its products.

Jouer Cosmetics – High Pigment Pearl Lip Gloss: 

I already own a couple of Long-Wear Lip Crème Matte lipglosses by Jouer and I would love to try their Pearl formula as they look super glossy with a fair coverage of colour.

These can be seen on Beauty Bay here

These are £14.50 each, which I would not normally pay for a lipgloss but if they are anything like the liquid lipsticks that I own, they are worth the money as they are so long lasting.

And lastly…

Too Faced Shadow Insurance: 

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This can be seen here

I have used the Urban Decay eye shadow primer for quite a while now and I feel like I need to make a change for once in my life. Too Faced is a brand that I have a couple of makeup products from such as the Sweet Peach Palette, and would love to try out a few more of their products. I am guilty to say that I have never tried any of their melted lipsticks either and will get one for myself one day as I know that they are good from my friends having them.

This is £17 and is a standard price for a high-end eyeshadow primer. A lot of people just use a concealer as a primer and set with a setting powder – which is a method that I use a lot as well. Sometimes it is easier to skip the step of finding your eyeshadow primer when you already have your concealer out, but using a primer can work wonders to add to an intense eyeshadow look though and enhance pigmentation.


I hope that you enjoyed this post. Let me know what products you would like to try or any that you would recommend as I am always on the lookout for new things to try. Follow my blog to see reviews and updates of products. 


I’m back…

I have had such a hectic year and a bit and realised that I actually haven’t posted a blog post since December 2016, WHAT!? Ever since I started university I have found it hard to keep going with this. So, this is me deciding to make my comeback with lots of different makeup products to talk about and lots of other ramblings and book related things – seeing as I am an English Lit student, my life does revolve around books. I might change it up a bit and add in some food and fitness into this too. My journey into getting fit has been a tough one, but I’m slowly working my way to a healthier and happier version of myself. After all… this is a blog that can cover pretty much anything.

Bear with me whilst I get back up and running.

Ameerah x

MakeUp November Favourites

I have neglected my blog for a little while now, and that was down to the fact that I had a crazy summer and I started university in September, but seeing as my first term is over, and I have survived (just about) I have decided it was time to get back on here. I have SOOOO many new products to talk about, but I’m going to do start with some of my favourite products at the moment.

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette:

fullsizeoutput_395I have had this palette for about 6 months now and I have to say this is now my go to palette for everyday or evening looks. It’s so easy to use and there’s enough shades to go for a casual nude look to a glittery night time look. I find that the pigmentation in these colours is just amazing and that they last all day/night. To pair with this I use the eyeshadow primer potion which works wonders on any eyeshadow. The coppery shades in this palette are definietly my favourites. Like all of Urban Decay Naked Palettes, this is £38.50

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This is a swatch with flash











Urban Decay All Nighter Face Setting Spray:

604214851108_allnighterNot only going out, but even going out during the day with my makeup sometimes leaves it going patchy if you’re going places that are rather warm. This setting spray is definitely something that helps keep your makeup on for longer and it doesn’t feel like you’re wearing anything over your makeup either. Although this doesn’t work wonders, it does help the staying power of your makeup a little bit and works better than some other setting sprays that I have tried in the past. This is £22 for a large bottle.

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor:

I have this in the shade Seduction and it is such a nice nude colour. I struggle to find nude colours that I love but this is definitely one of those that you can wear for everyday and also has good staying power. The feel of it doesn’t feel too glossy, but I would argue that it isn’t actually a matte shade, as it does have a slight shine to it and never dries 100% matte. This product is £8.99

Revolution London Ultra Bronze Bronzer:

Swatch of the revolution bronzer.

I bought this about a month ago and I cannot stop using it. I was looking for a bronzer that was similar to the Benefit Hoola which is one of my holy grails, but was a lighter shade as I have now entirely 8963876782110.jpglost my tan from summer. This bronzer has slightly less of an orange undertone, which leaves a softer finish on the face. For only £4 I would recommend getting this any day over the £23.50 that you would pay for Hoola. For me, the application is even the same, and it’s even slightly velvety to the touch with high pigmentation. This actually seems like a bargain.

Benefit Fake it Up Concealer:

benefit_fake_up_tubesI have used Benefit Boi-ing concealer in the past, but I got bored of the application process as using a stick or pen type concealer is always so much easier to apply. I wear this in the shade 01, and it goes on so smoothly. The concealer itself even has a layer around it which moistorises and hydrates your undereyes, which is to stop the concealer going cakey throughout the day. This concealer is one of the best that I have ever tried, and it doesn’t crease throughout the day either. This product is £18.50 and only comes in three shades. I find that this isn’t enough to cover a diverse range of skin tones, but for me I find that it is a perfect match for a lighter undereye shade.

No7 Airbrush Away Pore Minimising Primer:

10205869I don’t really have big pores that need minimising, but this primer definitely has the staying power to make your foundation last throughout the day. I use two different foundations, the No7 Essentially Natural Foundation and the Clinique Superbalanced Foundation. Both of these are very light weight with a light to medium coverage, and even though they are both by a different brand, the primer works the same with whichever one I use. This mixed with the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray works wonders for staying power. It is also very light on the skin which makes it feel like you’re not actually wearing anything. This is great it you’re doing a full face of makeup and are using lots of different products. This is £16.50 and I’d say this is worth the price!

Let me know if you want me to create any looks using these products, do any further reviews on anything, or even if you just have any questions. 

Watts Up – Benefit Highighter REVIEW

So, highlight is something that I love, but never seem to get around to using enough of. I thought it was time that I invested in a new one as it would make me either remember to put it on, or just make me want to have that amazing glow that highlight gives off. When I was in my local Boots I decided to look at the Benefit Highlighters. I already own the High Beam highlighter but I have to admit that it is far from my favourite to use.

screen-shot-2016-09-14-at-23-36-36Watts Up is actually amazing to use, and although you use it as a cream highlight, it dries with a powdered finish. The way I apply it is by using the product in the stick form that it comes in, and then using the sponge on the other end to blend it out so you don’t just have a thick like of where it is, as well as no harsh edges of the product. I find that blending is a must when you use it, otherwise it just looks slightly cakey and overdone.

The application of this product is so quick and easy though as you don’t need to use any brushes, you just use it the way it comes. The colour of it is also a slight goldeny, shimmery kind, perfect for my skin type. There is no fallout or spreading throughout the day with this, as I find with other highlighters, but I think this is because of the fact that it applies like a cream highlighter, with a different finish to any cream products, as I find they can sometimes drag the glitter across your cheeks in an uneven manner.

The colour of this is why I love it so much. 

Although this product is £24.50, I think that this is one of the best highlighters that you can buy and I recommend it to anybody who wants a highlight that doesn’t come out like a pale and shimmery finish, but will still add a little bit of colour to your cheeks. This was definitely a good investment.

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Sorry that I haven’t been uploading much over the past few months I finished my exams and then went travelling a bit over the summer, but I am back now and all ready for uni to start. 


It’s about time that I got around to doing an update on the things I bought. It’s been so long, exams definitely get in the way of everything, but they’re over now so I can experiment with makeup as much as I want to. Sorry for the lack of posts in recent months, I’ve hardly had any time for myself. Anyway, this is an update from my Makeup Haul post.

The Urban Decay – Naked 3 Palette

This has become my favourite eyeshadow palette. The pink shades are honestly amazing and blend SO well together. Spending a little bit more money on a product to pay for better quality is worth every penny. The shadows are so soft and so pigmented, and when combined with the Primer Potion the pigmentation is even better and the eyeshadow lasts longer than I need it to, without any fallout.

Here is me with a look using the Urban Decay palette. I went for the warmer matte pinks here, and then blended Blackhearted into the crease, just to complete the look.

The lip liners:

The Natural Collection liners went on smoothly, but unfortunately the Collection one didn’t. The pencil was just too hard and pulled at your lip so the application was all over the place. This is quite annoying because I absolutely loved the colour of it, but I have also tried softening it with my hairdryer which seems to work, however this is a bit of pain because of how long the process takes, therefore I don’t think I will be buying any Collection lipliners again. I am still waiting on finding the perfect affordable lipliner.

Makeup Haul


So recently I’ve been doing a lot of buying… I think it’s because I tell myself I’ve earned it from all of the revision and coursework deadlines I’ve had. I am going to be doing this post in two parts as there will be too many products to talk about in just one post, I will also be doing un update on the lipliners that I bought as I haven’t used them yet.

Urban Decay Naked3 Palette:

I wrote about this in makeup wishlist post (which can be seen here), and I decided to buy it as a treat. I also bought a primer potion with it in original, and oh my goodness it is AMAZING. I’ve been using eyeshadow primers for some time now, but nothing compares to this. I am definitely going to have to be using this for a long time. Primer Potion gets a 5/5 and the Naked3 Palette gets a 4.5/5, this is only because I prefer the Naked2 palette down to preference of colours, and wearability for what I go for in an every day look. But I cannot fault this product at all. The colours are a perfect mix of glitters, mattes and metallics. The palette was £38.50 and the Primer Potion was £8, as I got the smaller one just to try it out.  If anybody would like me to do a full review with swatches/tutorial using this palette let me know. 

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I also bought an assortment of lip liners from various brands: 

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Top: Ruby Rose, Middle: Plum, Bottom: Paprika

As I have quite a few lipliners from No. 7 (which always work amazingly for me), I thought I would try out some cheaper brands and see how well their colours come out and how smooth the application is as lipliners are sometimes very expensive if you only use them with lipsticks you wear only occasionally.

I bought two lipliners from Natural Collection in Boots. These were in the shades ‘Ruby Rose’ which is a brighter pink with a slight orange undertone and ‘Plum’ with a very browny colour with a slight reddish undertone. The application of these was so smooth when I swatched them (I haven’t tried these on my lips yet so will post an update soon) and are very pigmented. I’m not sure how long these will last on the lips either or if they will prevent your lipstick from bleeding, again I will post an update on that. These lipliners were £1.99 each.

The third lip liner I bought was from ‘Collection’. I found this colour so pretty, but unfortunately the pencil is so hard that I don’t think it will be easy to apply. However,  I will let you know when I eventually try it on my lips. It may soften after a few uses. This is in the colour ‘Paprika’ and is a deep pinky red colour. It would be so perfect to use with some of my lipstick colours so I am hoping that it will apply on my lips better than my hands! This was also £1.99.

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Beauty Blender – Real Techniques:

img_3153I’ve been wanting to buy another Beauty Blender from Real Techniques because my other one had become a little gross as it was pretty old. Although I do love using the Beauty Blenders, I find that nothing can beat a good foundation brush as the application of the foundation is so much quicker. Although I do use the damp method for applying my foundation with the Beauty Blender, I still find that it uses up a lot more product than when I use a brush. Although I have this opinion of it, I know that a lot of people love the Beauty Blenders, so if that’s you, do not let me discourage you from using them. I would still give them a 4/5 rating, it’s just easier for me to use a brush when I am in a rush in the mornings. This was £5.99 from Boots.

My Current Makeup Favourites

Revolution Highlighter, in Peach Lights (£3) – this highlighter is only £3 so such a bargain! As well as the fact that you can layer it on as much or as little as you want to, it gives off a subtle highlight which is what I normally go for. I find that as this is a slightly peachier colour (hence the name), mixed with my olive skin tone, it gives me more warmth than a paler one would. It also comes in three shades so you can choose which one would suit your skin tone the best.

This is the bronzer and highlighter

Benefit Hoola Bronzer (£23.50) – This is the best bronzer I have ever used. I have gone through a lot of different brands to try and find the right bronzer for me, but this one is very pigmented and blends very well. It can also double up as a contour which some products don’t always do.

Body Shop Lip & Cheek Velvet Stick, in 40 Poppy Red (£12) – not only does this stay on your lips for the whole time that I’m out in the evening, the colour is amazing. It’s a relatively pinky-ish red, which is lovely (although it does look darker on the packaging). I’ve had this product for a while and was wearing it over the summer, so rediscovering it makes me so happy. I absolutely love this lipstick. It also doubles up as a cheek tint, but I prefer it as a lipstick. You can also build the lipstick up, to create the look you’re going for.  They also do this in four other shades which I am yet to try, but they all look so nice! Also, unlike other tints, this is really creamy so you get the texture of a good quality lipstick and the last of a tint which I find to be really good when used as a  lipstick.


Body Shop SHIMMER CUBE PALETTE,in 06 Warm 14g (£16) – although I use a lot of natural/brownish tones when it comes to eyeshadows I find that this is very pigmented and long wearing for when you want a more of a shimmery look. All of the colours also blend together really well, leaving you with a shimmery neutral eye look. You can also use these eyeshadow’s wet which gives them a slightly more pigmented look, but I find using them just as they are is good enough.


Benefit Are They Real? Mascara (£19.50) – I looooove this product, and I have been using it for three years now. I don’t always buy it because of the price, as I also love the L’oreal Million Lashes Mascara (see below) which does a similar job for my lashes. My brother bought me this again for my birthday, which was a pleasant surprise, and I fell in love with it all over again

L’Oreal Paris Volume Million Lashes Mascara (£9.99) – This product is my go-to Drugstore mascara. It may not be good in the normal black one, as it takes a little while to dry and leaves my lashes slightly clumpy, but the waterproof version of this lasts all day and doesn’t go flakey or smudge at all. I use this as my everyday mascara because it is affordable and effective, doing the job that I want it to do for my lashes. It also has a similar wand to the Benefit mascara. They also have different styles of wands as well, but this one is my favourite out of their Million Lashes range!

If you would like me to do a look with any of these products, let me know. 

Links to the products named:

Revolution Highlighter 

Benefit Hoola Bronzer 

Bodyship Lip and Cheek Tint

The BodyShop Shimmer Cubes are not found on the website anymore, but I know that you can still buy them in store.

Benefit Are They Real? Mascara

L’Oreal Paris Volume Million Lashes Mascara