Sunday, 19 February 2017

Beauty on Trial #4


It amazes me that we're on number four of Beauty on Trial! I'm certainly not complaining though as I've really enjoyed testing products in-depth for you! For those of you aren't aware, all products in this month have been used for over a month (if not longer) and photos are taken before this time because quite frankly, that's when they look prettiest! Now this month there are a few new brands so, let's get started shall we?



Milani Powder Blush and Everyday Eyes Eyeshadow Palette in Must Have Naturals

Milani is a brand I've never actually used before although I've always admired how beautiful their packaging is. Last month, I was given the chance to try a couple of their products and the blush alone made me swoon. The Rose Powder Blush (£12.00) takes the shape of a rose which I absolutely love. It comes in a great big pan to swirl your brush in although you really don't very much to give you a flush of cover. It has wonderful staying powder and blends beautifully across your skin. 


Also from Milani was the Everyday Eyes palette (£13.00) which comes with six pigmented shades. I do enjoy the packaging and it's a great size for travel and throwing in your bag however a mirror would really make all the difference. You do however get a dual-ended brush which as far as compacts go, is actually really good at doing the job. There are several different options for the eyeshadow palettes, my one was Must Have Naturals and included three shimmers and three mattes. Each shadow has a different purpose - so you've got Base, Contour, Colour, Depth, Brighten and Define. While it's really nice to have all six, I did find I tended to just use the Base, Colour and Depth shades. That said, as I've said before, I'm a complete novice so someone more talented that myself (really not hard!) might make use of all the shades.





Having the thick hair that I have, it's not common for me to be met with tangles and knots but morning and night. Team that with the fact I'm an utter wimp and well, you can imagine the trauma can't you? Come in the Tangle Angel brush (£12.95)! Detangling brushes won't be a new concept to you but how pretty is Tangle Angle? If you're a Kim K fan, you might recognise it from her shoot from Wonderland magazine. It's a really clever brush though with anti-static properties to prevent those pesky fly away hairs. While the shape isn't exactly handbag friendly, it's really nice to have a handle to grip as you brush. It can be used with a hair dryer and won't crumble under heat aswell as in the shower if that's what takes your fancy. Plus you've got the main selling point - no pain! As I said, I'm a moaner when it comes to trying to get rid of tangles and Tangle Angel glides effortlessly through your hair without pulling or hurting. Winning!



It was while in Iceland in November that I learnt about Algae and the benefits to your skin which was why I was so keen to try out the Snow Algae mask from Timeless Truth (£7.90). One night, my skin was utterly horrendous, completely dry and desperately in need of some nourishment. Now I prefer sheet masks generally over cream or gel face masks simply because I'm lazy, so I was looking forward to trying the Snow Algae mask, especially since it was awarded Best New Face Mask at the 2016 Beauty Awards. 

While sheet masks can often be really long and droopy, with the contour cuts, this one fit really nicely and more to the point, it actually stuck to your skin and held in place rather than flopping around. The mask is said to actively promote the production of collagen (the substance that holds the whole body together) as well as giving your skin a huge amount of hydration which was exactly what I was after. I left the mask on for 20 minutes - using the time to sit back and watch a bit of youtube - and before I knew it, it was time to peel off the mask. This was easily done with little to no effort and I simply massaged the remainder of the serum into my skin. Already my face was gloriously soft and refreshed, quite frankly I was glowing. While I didn't find my skin to be any softer the next morning which was slightly disappointing, I'm definitely interested to find out the results of using the mask long term although the price is slightly off putting.


Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette

This beautiful palette needs no introduction I'm sure of it. I'll forever be in love with my Natural Eyes palette and I rather enjoyed the Chocolate Bar palette so Too Faced products are always a fairly good all-rounder for me. While the packaging is adorable and hard-wearing, I hate to admit it but... I didn't like the smell. It might have something to do with the fact I don't like peaches but I immediately wrinkled my nose and edged away a bit, wondering just how I was going to survive being in such close contact with a scent I didn't like. I tried to ignore the smell as best as I could and ploughed on with my investigations.


You get eighteen shades, all very fresh colours so we're talking corals, bronzes and pinks as well as few darker ones like Delectable, a deep purple and Talk Derby to me, a midnight blue. As with all TF products, I simply can't fault the quality of the individual colours. They are highly pigmented and vibrant, applying easily across your eyelid and stay in place too. Nobody wants fall out after all! Obviously with such a variety of colours, there are plenty of looks to try out and as with all TW palettes, you get a Glamour Guide to start you off with three options to give a go. This was especially helpful to me as I'm so used to my tried and tested golden-brown eye looks and quite frankly could use all the help I can get! I did have a couple of mishaps where I grew frustrated with the peachier shades as I couldn't quickly pull together a combination of colours that pleased me at first. So my advice would really be to  spend some time playing with the shades, finding out what suits you personally because we're all different at the end of the day. Sweet Peach is definitely one for those of you who are die-hard Two Faced fans or even if your just looking to freshen up your make-up ready for Spring. It's certainly not my favourite palette but it challenges me and I kind of like that. 





And so concludes the fourth Beauty on Trial! I hope you are still enjoying these as I love pulling them together. I will apologise for the lack of swatches, I have had a few days of incredibly shoddy lighting. You can find swatches for Sweet Peach here. I'm always on the look out for new beauty products so let me know your favourites in the comments below! 


Post contains product samples sent for review purposes. All opinions are 100% honest and my own.

Emily x

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31 comments

  1. That blush looks so beautiful!! & I love your blog design too.

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  2. In love with this too faced palette!
    Emma
    www.emmalovesfashion.com

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  3. Beautiful colors!
    Have a nice week-end!
    Gil Zetbase

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  4. I have the Sweet Peach palette and I love it so much, so nice for spring and summer!

    Lauren Ashleigh xx

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  5. love the too faced!


    let’s follow each other on GFC/bloglovin?
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    style frontier

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  6. OMG your beauty product picks are so beautiful. That rose shaped blush compact makes me swoon too! Perfect for flat lays and general prettiness. And I've been hearing so much about the Too Faced palette. I have a previous palette from this brand that I use religiously (I should probably retire it because it's so old haha). So I know their stuff is good.

    xx Yasmin
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  7. Oh my goodness... look at that blush. I wouldn't want to use it because it is so pretty! Such a great shade too! I've been hearing great things about Too Faced palettes, and just look at the super cute packaging, I am very tempted to get one just because of the packaging... and to be honest I really like peachy/ coral shades. It's too bad you weren't impressed with it.

    - Gretch of GG Memochou

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  8. Love this post and the amazing pictures that you took! That brush looks so cute :) I need it,haha!

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  9. The blush is so pretty! I've heard great things about the Too Faced palettes, I need to try them x
    A Blushing Beauty Blog

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  10. I always wanted to try Milani's blushes. This one looks so beautiful! I really need to have a beauty haul soon.

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

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  11. I really need to revisit and try more Milani products. I've only tried a few and none of the new releases which I know many love.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  12. I do love a palette and these are such great colours - especially for the spring!! Also, you are reading fantastic beasts?!! Are you enjoying it?!

    Charlotte x

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    1. See here is my thing... I haven't read it but then I have seen the film so I feel like I need to distance one from the other first. What do you think? Or is it a whole other experience?

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  13. Am I being really dense here...how have I not heard of Milani?! This is what I love about the blogging world, I learn so damn much! Better than reading any magazine haha.

    katie xx lacoconoire.com

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  14. That Milani brush looks gorgeous! Reminds me of the Lancome and Laduree blushes but more affordable. I would definitely give that one a try! Thanks for sharing! :)

    Jenn
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  15. Oooh, how pretty is that blush, its so elegant! I need to hunt down a few milani products because so many bloggers have been raving about them recently :)

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  16. Gah, that's always the worst when you have bad lighting. It rained all weekend here, so I didn't get to get any photos done. Anyway, I agree that Milani is a great brand. I've used them quite a bit and they impress me almost every time. I've heard amazing things about this blush as well! I definitely need to try it. I feel like everyone is talking about algae this year. Is it just me? It is like the ingredient of 2017 haha. That's a bummer the mask didn't make your skin as soft though, but I freaking love that packaging. :)

    -Emily www.coatandcoffee.com

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  17. Now that blush is a must-have. Looks lovely! Thanks for sharing Emily. I'm getting into the beauty department slowly, so it definitely helps to read about products.

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  18. Love all your product picks and love the look of that Too Faced palette. I've never tried Milani's blushes before but this one looks so beautiful!

    Ann-Marie | http://facetocurls.com

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  19. The blush and eye palettes look so amazing! The shades are way too pretty, I must say ♥ Hope to hear from you soon!

    Love, Airish
    Gorgeous Glance
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  20. I loveee the look of the tangle brush, I'm a moaner when it comes to getting my hair tangles out too, I have a tangle teaser, but love the look of the milano blusher and for such a good price, my recent blusher I use ran out and was discontinued so I've not found one I like more since

    S x | SHELISES WORLD

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  21. That blush is defo too pretty to use haah! I haven't seen a de tangler brush that shape before, yea it doesn't look too handbag friendly but looks nice enough to keep on a dresser x

    LAURA ­| Laura Thinks About

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  22. The Milani palette is SO gorgeous, totally fell in love with that as soon as I saw it on your Twitter. And I love the look of the Tangle Angel brush - is it made by Tangle Teezer?

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

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    1. Surprisingly it's not Tangle Teezer, no! The brand itself is Tangle Angel. :-) x

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  23. Ive been wanting the sweet peach palette for so long!! The milani Palette looks great too! Thanks for sharing!

    Darriyan xo
    www.darriyancateland.co.uk

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  24. There are some lovely shades in that Too Faced palette.
    Great post!

    Vanessa x | www.springlilies.com

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  25. The milani blush is so pretty! I really wanna tried these x

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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  26. Enjoyed reading the post. I haven't tried any of the products. But will definitely have to give that eyeshadow a shot 🙌🙋🏾

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  27. Lovely Milani blush and sweet peach palette, I hope you enjoy your beauty trial as well <3

    Btw, would you like to follow each other?
    Let me know

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    ayu

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  28. Nice makeup! Thanks for sharing dear! Wants to try!
    xx
    Mónica Sors
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