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New Brushes ft Look Good Feel Better Brushes*

Friday, September 30, 2016

A girl can never own too many makeup brushes. My makeup brush collection is growing and I love trying out new brands. Base brushes are my favourite to try by far. Don't get me wrong I own alot of eye brushes but I love being on the hunt for the brush that can create a flawless base. 

I have three new brushes from two different brands. The first brand is Look Good Feel Better Brushes which is a brand we all should be buying more from. 8%-12% of each brush sale is donated to Look Good Feel Better a charity supporting women with cancer. Look Good Feel Better have a wide range of brushes including base and eye brushes. The brushes are cruelty free and handmade with soft taklon bristles. 

High End Beauty Haul ft Kat Von D Urban Decay Benefit and MAC

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
High End Beauty Haul ft Kat Von D Urban Decay Benefit and MAC

I haven't done a haul post for quite a while but over the past month I have got quite alot of new makeup especially high end products. My mum went to Cyprus a few weeks ago and she picked me up some MAC goodies and I was having a big operation on my neck whilst she was away this is my first operation she wasn't there so she also got me some Benefit products... I will have operations whilst she is away more often! Not! Then myself I picked up a couple of items from the Debenhams Kat Von D launch and also got the new Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation. 

Real VS Fake Zoeva 104 Buffer Brush

Zoeva 104 Buffer Brush Dupe
We are onto my third Real vs Fake post and so far you all seem to be loving the series so I thought I would share another popular product and compare it to the fake/replica. Zoeva is one of the best makeup brush brands out there at the moment, most of the brushes are quite affordable but a few months ago they put their prices up and some brushes are over the £20 mark which not everyone wants to pay for a brush. I didn't even know you could get Zoeva replica products until I came across this one whilst searching for products for this series.

Beautiful Brows Contour Palette Review and Swatches*

Monday, September 26, 2016
Beautiful Brows Contour Palette Review and Swatches
Contouring is part of my daily makeup routine whether its a simple subtle natural contour or a hello cheekbones kind of contour it is always in my routine. I have tried so many contouring products and find most of them disappointing. Trying to find shades to suit my skin tone can be difficult and frustrating. I tend to stay away from drugstore contour products as the shades are very orange! I have only found one drugstore product I can actually work with so mainly I do prefer higher end. 

My Top 4 Drugstore Foundations

Friday, September 23, 2016
My Top 4 Drugstore Foundations, best drugstore Foundation for oily skin

I am utterly and completely obsessed with foundations, finding that perfect base. My foundation collection is around 30 now. I do mainly prefer higher end bases as I find 95% of the time they work better on my skin and work well. I have tried many drugstore foundations most I have hated so to find my top 4 has taken a long time but now I am happy with each one for different reasons.

Winter Skincare Must Have Antipodes Saviour Skin Balm Review*

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Antipodes Saviour Skin Balm Review

It's no secret how much I love Antipodes. It is a brand I came across last year and so far I have yet to be disappointed. Antipodes is a natural organic skincare brand that has high quality products. The Antipodes Saviour Skincare Balm is a product I haven't heard or seen before so I was very intrigued to try it out. 

Concealers For Pale Skin

Monday, September 19, 2016
Concealers For Pale Skin, Nars Chantilly, MAC NW20, Urban Decay Light Neutral, Seventeen Stay Time Concealer Fair

I was never this pale, honest! I have become so pale lately and finding concealers and foundations to match me has been a nightmare! I have found some concealers which I swear by and that are perfect for pale skin but they all have different uses. Pale skin and dark skin tones are so hard as alot of brands seem to only cater to people with medium type skin tones. I know L'Oreal was one of the worst but they have now released a huge range of shades perfect for pale and dark skin tones!

Matte Liquid Lips with Fiinx*

Sunday, September 18, 2016
Fiinx Matte Liquid Lipsticks Review

Matte Lips are all the range lately and I don't see the craze dying down anytime soon! I do love matte lips but not when it is too drying and uncomfortable to wear. My lip product collection has become out of control, I have a drawer full of ColourPop lip products and my MAC lipstick collection is growing. 

Makeup Revolution New-Trals vs Neutrals Palette Review and Swatches

Friday, September 16, 2016
Makeup Revolution New-Trals vs Neutrals Palette Review and Swatches
I think I may have fallen in love with a palette, is that even possible?! Personally I have always preferred high end eye shadows as I find they have much better pigmentation and last much longer on the eyes. My holy grail palette is the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette but I wanted a palette that had different shades. I saw the ABH Modern Renaissance Palette and loved it but I have spent far too much money lately on high end products I wanted to look for something cheaper but similar, this is where I introduce the Makeup Revolution New-Trals vs Neutrals Palette.

Vichy Pore Purifying Clay Mask Review*

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Vichy Pore Purifying Clay Mask Review
Oh I do love a good pamper evening and nothing beats a face mask and a bath. Vichy have released three new face masks for different skin types. I have been obsessed with Vichy Skin Care and Makeup for the past year and I am so excited they have finally released face masks. I chose the Vichy Pore Purifying Clay Mask as I have oily skin and large pores around my nose and some on my chin.

10 Things I Do To Relax | Tips On How To Relax

Monday, September 12, 2016
10 Things I Do To Relax | Tips On How To Relax

Trying to relax is one of the hardest things especially when you are stressed or suffer with anxiety. As most of you know for the past 2 years I haven't been mobile, I have been in wheelchairs, bed bound and not able to work due to surgeries and by being house bound this long it has made my anxiety worse than it used to be. I am in pain constantly and trying to relax can be really difficult. There are ten things I find help relax me and hopefully they may relax you too!

Beauty Blender Dupe | Aesthetica Sponge Review

Friday, September 09, 2016
Aesthetica Sponge Review, Beauty Blender Dupe

I have tried so many sponges that people say are a dupe for the Beauty Blender Sponge but they really aren't even close. Just because a they may look the same doesn't mean it is a dupe, I think alot of people confuse a dupe with a alternative. This time I really have found the dupe! It actually exists! As a foundation junkie I love trying out different products to apply my base. I have tried so many brushes, flat top kabuki brushes, buffing brushes, the Real Techniques Sponge and more. Until I found this little gem.

Worth The Hype? Sleek Solstice Highlighting Palette Review and Swatches

Wednesday, September 07, 2016
Sleek Solstice Highlighting Palette Review
The Sleek Solstice Highlighting Palette has to be one of the most hyped about products of 2016 so far. I have seen so many people rave about it but I never tend to buy hyped products straight away. I tend to wait a few months and if I still want it I will get it. I finally decided it was time to pick this palette up, especially with it only being £10 it didn't break the bank. Apart from the pretty packaging, is it really worth all the hype it is getting?

My New Holy Grail | Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Foundation Review

Monday, September 05, 2016

If you have been reading EmmysBeautyCave for a while you will know how much I love a good foundation and if you are new to my blog then Hello, I am Emmy a foundation junkie! I probably own around 30 foundations at the moment, it has become an addiction. I guess I just love finding that perfect base. I have found foundations I love but usually there is something missing but not anymore thanks to the Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Foundation which has fast become my holy grail.

Most Used Beauty Products So Far in 2016

Friday, September 02, 2016
Most Used Beauty Products, Worth it high end beauty products,
I can't believe there are only four months left in 2016! In a way I am glad as I go to New York in November so I kind of want that to hurry up... im ready to go! I do think 2016 has been one of the best for beauty, I have definitely found some holy grail products this year. I found it so hard to narrow it down and pick the best so it is a rather large bunch with plenty of swatches!

Travel Makeup Essentials | Travel Friendly Makeup Products

Travel Friendly Makeup Products

When you travel it can be hard deciding what to take. When it comes to makeup it can be hard as you want to try and keep things light and compact. One of the worst things is when you arrive somewhere to find one of your products completely smashed and broke. I am travelling to New York in November which is what prompted this post. I thought I would share some of my favourite Travel Friendly Products. 

Foundations For Oily Skin, Travel Friendly Foundations
Top Tip #1. Bases

When it comes to foundations I struggle as I am bit of a junkie owning around 30 foundations so it can be hard to decide which ones to take. To help keep your luggage lightweight and compact I suggest taking foundations in squeezy tubes rather than glass or plastic bottles. In a squeezy tube you know it won't smash and they are very lightweight. Some of my favourites include:

Loose Powder For Oily Skin, Seventeen Miracle Matte Powder

Top Tip #2. Powders

I wear powder everyday especially with having oily skin it is a must! Loose powder is the best thing to travel with. Pressed powders tend to break then end up everywhere. My favourite loose powders at the moment are:

Seventeen Miracle Matte Loose Powder

Contour Palettes, NYX Contour Palette, ELF Contour Palette
Top Tip #3. Contour & Highlight Palettes

These are a great way to save space by getting three products in one! Alot of contour palettes come with bronzers, contour shades and highlighters and some also come with blushers. They literally save so much space and are usually quite slim so you can tuck them in between clothing. 
My Top 3:

Eye Shadow Palettes, Custom Z Palette, Carli Bybel Palette

Top Tip #4. Z Palettes & Eye Shadow Palettes

Z Palettes are the perfect travel essential. You can create a palette that has colours relating to where you are going. Mix and match eye shadows, bronzers, highlighters and blushers all in one custom palette. 

When it comes to eye shadow palettes you want to try and pick one that is quite lightweight and less chance of them breaking. My current two for travelling are:

The too faced one is good as even though the packaging is a little chunky it is quite lightweight and it has a vast range of colours to create so many looks and it also has a small mirror in. 

The Carli Bybel Palette is great as it is super light with the packaging being cardboard. This palettes comes with shadows and highlighters. The shades are more restricted but you can create some pretty looks. 

I will be taking some of these with me when I go to New York in November. I am so excited! 

Are you going anywhere soon?