Friday, 30 August 2013

Crownbrush - 'Smoke It Out' Palette Review

Hi beauties,

Happy Friday!!

So there's a recent purchase that has been getting a lot of love in my professional kit, and for those who enjoy reading about eyeshadow - I just had to share my thoughts!

Crownbrush's 'Smoke It Out' palette is a gorgeous mix of 36 shimmery and matte shades in an amazing range of shades. They're the kind that just makes me want to get creative and try new things - the combinations are endless!

At £19.99 the value is so good and the pigmentation is fantastic - really rich, bold and daring.

To give you an idea on a look you could recreate, I recently used it on a recent Festival inspired phootshoot. I used the vibrant orange with the more coppery tones to 'smoke it out' - I really love how they came out on camera.

Crownbrush have definitely got me a little addicted - I've got my eye on quite a few other palette's in their range. 

Let me know if you've tried any other Crownbrush products.

Samantha xo

Thursday, 29 August 2013

New Loves - Laura Mercier Haul

Hi beauties,

I hope you're all well! I've got that excited feeling today - and I think it was the thought of writing a blog post. It's been a while since I wrote a proper blog post, and I've really missed it. So I'm cuddled up on the sofa, movie on in the background and I'm tapping away... I love these kinds of evenings, they are the best!

So today I wanted to talk about some lovely products I recently purchased from Laura Mercier. I've always been the type to thoroughly research products before I buy them, that way I don't have too many disappointments... and these all come highly recommended.

Translucent setting powder (RRP £29) - this stuff is lovely! A finely milled setting powder, which doesn't cake on the skin, doesn't set in fine lines, feels super silky and leaves you knowing you're going to get longevity from your make up! I'll probably stick to my Rimmel Stay Matte powder for every day wear, but this bad boy is definitely coming out for nights out and special occasions. 

Now I didn't necessary need another lipstick... but I fell in love with this when I saw the gorgeous beauty blogger and make up artist Zoe Newlove use it on one of the models she was doing the make up for. I thought this would be a beautiful shade to add to my kit! I would describe Roman Moon as an organgy-red (wow, that was imaginative!). There's something I really love about it as if you're not feeling like a bold red lip day but still want to make a statement - this is the lippy for you! It has a really vintage vibe!

Now, the only other primer I've previously used on myself is the Revlon Photoready primer. As I have quite dry skin I just tend to use Embroylisse to moisturise and act as a base for my foundation, but I've really wanted to try Laura Mercier's Foundation Primer and I'm so glad I did. It's very light feeling, and so far I haven't any breakouts - the formula just glides on your skin. At £28, I would also be saving this for special occasions, but it is definitely a welcome addition to my make up bag!

Would love to hear if any one has tried these products or recommendations of any other good 'uns!

Lots of love,

Samantha xo

Monday, 26 August 2013

I'm back! New website and more...

Hi beauties,

Ahh it's been so long! I hope you're all doing well!

I'm very excited to back in the blogging world with some exciting updates and lots of lovely new posts coming your way.

First bit of news - my shiney new make up website is up - This has long been a dream of mine, and I was so happy to see it come to reality. Here you'll find pics from portfolio and general updates on what I've been up to. This blog is also going to get some fab updates too, so watch this space.

I'm wanting to keep this blog exactly as I started it. A place to share new products with you all - so more of that coming soon.

I'd also love to connect more with you guys so if you're on Twitter you can find me @samanthadmua and on Facebook - Samantha Davis Make Up. I'm hoping to have a fun make up giveaway once I reach 300 likes which I can't wait to do! I'd also love to hear if you have any particular posts you want to see. 

Stay smiling!

Samantha xo
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