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.
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.