Monday, August 12, 2019

4 travel friendly face palettes to transition into autumn!

You've taken a notion to book a weekend away, or even an overnight stay somewhere and then the important stuff starts.  What products should I bring?  Should I bring my fancy shampoos and conditioners or should I hope for the best with the dry shampoo?  Will one eyeshadow palette do the job or do I need a selection?  And how many nude lipsticks is too much?  Is there such a thing?!

It's ok gals because I'm going to help take away some of the stress because I have four face palettes that look after your bronzer/contour, blush and highlight and in most instances, your eyes too.  If you're someone who finds whittling down their travel makeup bag a doddle, then this post isn't for you, but for those of us who have been known to pack 7kg of products going on holidays for one week, we need all the help and guidance and non judgement as possible ok bye.


First up is the Luna by Lisa Pearl & Glow palette (€20).


If you love a peach blush with a grand bit of shimmer, you're going to love this.  The whole palette has serious colour payoff but I'm telling you, if this blush came in its own pan, I'd be happy out repurchasing it because it's me all over.  I'd love for the three pans, the blush, bronzer and highlight to be the same size so I don't feel like I'm rationing the two smaller pans, but I'm totally being picky and I think that's because I tend to only use a light wash of highlight when I'm doing my makeup.  The bronzer is lovely and warm, blends like a dream and that highlight is a beautiful champagne shade with a slight pink tone to it.  The eyelighter (the swatch on the right below) is pale gold perfection and I've been known to wear that as a highlight on the cheeks and as a wash of colour all over the lid with the bronzer in the crease.  The palette has been reduced to €20 now and is well worth picking up.


Watch the video below to see it in action.





I love a multifunctional beauty product and the Pearl & Glow Face Palette from @lunabylisa is just gorgeous! The bronzer is cool enough to be used as a contour and warm enough to be used as a bronzer. The blush is me in blush form. Peachy and shimmer and glowy and beautiful! As for the highlight, that’s the star of the show and the sheen it leaves on my skin is stunning. The only part of it that I haven’t used as much is the eyelighter and that’s just because I forget πŸ™ˆ I don’t use shimmery shades on my brow bone but like using them on the inner corner (when I think of it). It’s available now and is well worth the €30 in my opinion. Stick it on your Christmas wish list wha! Tag your pal who needs a little nudge for gift inspo this year πŸ˜‚ #lovelygirliebits #lovelygirliebits1minutevideo #lunabylisa #facepalette #christmasgiftguide
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The Misslyn Travel Kit All in One Palette in Globetrotter (€16) totally surprised me and I used it for the first time in one of my Instagram videos which you can see below.


The blush and bronzer aren't as pigmented as Luna, but if you're someone (me) who can tend to overapply their product, then something that's lighter and buildable is worth checking out.  This palette has the addition of a mattifying powder which is so finely milled and whenever I use it, I watch it blur my face right before my eyes.  It's a deadly palette and the only thing I'd change is for it to have one lid for all four products rather than having the two.  It makes it a bit more faffy when trying to use the powder because I generally hold the palette in my left hand when doing my makeup and can't keep the lid open.


See the Misslyn palette in action below.






Tonight’s This Is Not A Tutorial features some new products tried for the first time on camera and if there’s anything you want a more in depth review of, let me know! The Vichy Mineralblend in Shade 01 gives a gorgeous glow to the skin with light to medium coverage. I can’t wait to give it a proper go over the next little while and will report back! The Misslyn Travel Kit is one of the handiest products I’ve tried in a while with its bronzer, blush, highlight and setting powder, all for €13.95. It’s fab! I am obsessed with the Kiko Super Colour Waterproof Eyeliners and the shade 116 is my favourite thing I bought when I was in Spain. I can do a proper flick with these guys and now I want more shades! My Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara will come as no surprise to those who have been here for a while and it’s one of my all time favourites. And for the lips, I wanted to show the Clarins Joli Rouge Lacquers in action after being sent four of them. I applied them in the following order: 705L Soft Berry 757L Nude Brick (my fave of the four) 760L Pink Cranberry 762L Pop Pink Thanks for watching!
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The SoSu by SJ Sunset Glow Palette (€12.95) is for the bronze goddesses out there and if you love a gold highlight, then look no further.  It's a stunner and is the cheapest of the four.


The blush has more pink in it than the previous two but still leans on the peach side and the bronzer gives the most beautiful sheen to the skin and warms up my complexion in seconds.  This is the smallest of the palettes here so it's perfect for keeping in the handbag and the bronzer in the crease and highlight on the centre of the eye means that it's versatile it's fierce handy.  That highlight is like butter on the skin and if you're looking for a solid no fuss palette that doesn't take up much space in the handbag, then this is worth checking out.


Watch the video below to see the Sunset Trio palette in action!







Oh what’s that, another ridey summer face that took me minutes to do?! Tonight’s This Is Not A Tutorial features a heap of new products that I got sent by @thebeautybasketie recently for a job and while the collaboration is over, I still wanted to film a video and show them in action (PS I still have a discount code with them if you want 15% off 😜 it’s KAREN15 ) (not an affiliate, not an ad, just saving you a few bob!) Back to the products at hand and yes, I love me a natural glowy bronzey look that takes minimal effort 😍 The gorge @sarahkearymakeup sent me her 9 Piece Professional Make-Up Brush Set when I was away on holidays and it literally contains every brush you’d need for a full face and comes in a really handy case. Tis only fab 😍 I started by using the Foundation Brush to work my @sculptedbyaimee Beauty Base into my skin and this is just beautiful on. It doesn’t leave my skin feeling tacky or anything, just nice and radiant and ready for the foundation. I used the same brush to apply the new @flormarireland_uk HD Invisible Cover Foundation which sits beautifully on my skin before going in with the @flormarireland_uk Contour & Conceal Stick in Medium, buffing it in with the Contour Brush. I love an aul cream contour and this one blends easily into the skin. I needed a little somethin’ somethin’ on the cheeks so applied the blush from the @sosu_bysuzannejackson Sunset Trio Palette with the Powder Brush and then used the same brush to apply the highlight from the same palette. That’s such a whopper palette for travelling bridies. To finish the look, I dusted a small amount of the @flormarireland_uk Invisible Loose Powder to the centre of my face and any parts that tend to get oilier in the summer and I was good to go! Thanks so much for watching! #lovelygirliebits #lovelygirliebits1minutevideo #flormar #sarahkearymakeup #sosubysj #budgetbeauty #beautybasket #summermakeup #40plusblogger
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Finally we have the SoSu by SJ x Rosie Connolly Radiant Magic palette (€29.95) the newest to join my collection.


This has the most shades of the four with two bronzers, two blushes and two highlights.  I've done a YouTube video showing it in action that I'll link below but this is such a well thought out and versatile palette that I've been wearing on the face and eyes and see that shade Cinnamon?  That's a really close dupe for Urban Decay's Riff which is one of my all time favourite shadows ever.  If you watch the video you'll see that I was very pleasantly surprised with the pink blush and you might know I rarely wear pinks but this is stunning!









Thanks to my work pal Kim for inspiring me to do this post.  She messaged me the day before her holiday asking which of the palettes I'd recommend so that led to an in-depth Whatsapp chat where I sent her photos of the swatches and all.  I'm fierce kind what can I say.

What's your favourite face palette at the moment?



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