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July Beauty Buys: Morphe Galore at Beauty Bay!

Hi guys!

So, a couple of days ago it was announced that my beloved Beauty Bay is parting ways with everyone’s favourite, Morphe. Initially, I was most upset because it’s so easy to order from Beauty Bay but then I read ‘discount’ and I was like, HELLO.

I haven’t personally dabbled into Morphe’s makeup, so I didn’t have a lot to go off apart from the rave reviews from almost every Youtuber with an affliate code. I do own a lot of their brushes though and they are pretty decent, I wasn’t worried about quality issues.

Eyeshadow: There wasn’t a lot to choose from since a lot of the stock has already sold out and they haven’t replaced it for obvious reasons. But the first thing I found was their 350 35 Colour Nature Glow palette which has been on my list for a while now. The palette arrived undamaged and ever so pretty! I don’t believe you can ever have too many warm-neutral toned shadows, and there’s enough of them to create both day and nighttime looks. The shadows all swatched really well, none of them were chalky. While it’s a big palette, it has pretty much everything you’d need.

This usually retails for £23.00 however, I paid £17.00 with the discount.

Primer: I also bought, which was totally unrelated and not in the sale, Milani’s eyeshadow primer. This was rated quite well on Beauty Bay and for £8.00, you can’t complain. It’ll be interesting to see how this works against my holy grail, Urban Decay Primer Potion.

Highlighter: I have wanted this highlighter for so long! These shades are all great, except ‘BehBeh Gurl’ which is the lightest shade. I’m not sure if I got a bad batch, but this shade was really chalky and disappeared when I tried to apply it. The other shades were great though, and I’ll be able to use the darker shades for shimmer eye shadows. I bought the Babe in Paradise highlight palette for £24.00.

Setting Spray: I have seen this setting spray all over Youtube and when I saw this in the sale, I knew I had to try it. I really love the continuous mist, over the pump sprays with other setting sprays. You can feel the extra coverage you’re getting without your face being damp, it also feels fresh and light. I paid £12.00 for this, it usually retails for £15.00.

Their sale is still online now, so be sure to get involved here! What are your opinions of Morphe? Do you like it or is it over-hyped? Let me know in the comments below!

Love, Beth x

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NEW Urban Decay: Born To Run Palette Review & Swatches

Hold on to your seats ladies, Urban Decay have released their prettiest palette yet…

Born To Run.

Inspired by #wanderlust and #wishyouwerehereUD have created a perfect blend of colours that are universally flattering on every skin tone, and easy enough to create a multitude of different looks. The all-in-one palette is so diverse in a way that you can create a natural day look, smokey date night or a full on shimmer fest – all using the same palette. This was created with the intention of travelling light as you’ll have everything you need here, including a full size mirror which is. BOMB.

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It is a seriously pretty palette and with an impressive 21 shades, it has almost double the amount the NAKED palettes have (still love you, girls!) with a good range of neutral mattes and colour popping shimmers. I’m a copper lid, nude lip kinda girl but the colour range does inspire me to branch out a bit. The shades are, as usual, buttery smooth and so easy to blend its drool-worthy.

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While the pan sizes aren’t huge, they are still a decent size and keep in mind the main selling point of Urban Decay’s campaign, creating multiple looks on-the-go, hassle free. If the pans were bigger they would take up more space. 

The only problem I had was picking up the shimmer with my brush, even after drowning it in MAC Fix+, I still had a lot of fallout so if this is your preferred method, be sure to pack your favourite loose powder under your eye before hand to dust it away afterwards. Although it does seem to work better using my finger to press it to my lid.

Overall, I think this palette is well worth the money and I would definitely recommend it for the practical traveller who doesn’t want to carry around 10 eye shadow palettes (can’t relate, lol) but also to your everyday person where eye shadow is a staple for your look.

I hope you all liked my review, what is your favourite eye shadow palette? Leave a comment below! 🙂

Love, Beth x

This palette retails for £39.50 and is now available to buy on their website and will be available in UK stores from 2nd August 2018.