Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Benefit Hoola Quickie Contour Stick

Everyone has probably owned a box of Benefit's famous Hoola bronzing powder at some stage, and it looks like the Hoola family is about to be extended. Not only have they released a lighter shade of cult classic Hoola, Benefit have also created a contour stick promising to make sculpting the face an absolute breeze.

Encased in similar packaging to Dew The Hoola, the 'Quickie Contour Stick' is a cream to powder formula that boasts fantastic pigment. We all know that in order to create a realistic looking contour the shade used needs to be slightly cool toned in order to mimic a shadow. This stick is not too warm and has such a good tone for contouring, it could probably also be used as a cream bronzer if you're into that.

I'm not a massive cream to powder formula fan as I prefer powder products just because I find them easier to blend. However this product does blend out well and is builable without looking heavy or muddy, something which is very hard to achieve with a cream contour product. I would be wary of using powder products alongside this though, as on my first attempt I did find it started to wear patchy throughout the day after I set my face with a translucent powder. However, Benefit do recommend setting it with a swish of Hoola powder, to accentuate and intensify your contour.

Overall I think this is a convenient little product and certainly lends itself well to creating a quick contour. Benefit are all about easy, everyday products and this is no different. The Hoola Quickie Contour Stick is available in May and will be priced at £23.50. Can we have the Dandelion Twinkle now, please?

Monday, 24 April 2017

Nails Inc Unicorn Nails

Nails Inc are the Rolls Royce of the nail polish world, and if anyone knows how to create a unique launch it's them.

Their latest 'Sparkle Like a Unicorn' duo is sure to get any nail junkie's heart racing, like it did to me when it suddenly appeared on my Instagram feed.

Rainbow Wishes is an ethereal purple-blue colour shifting polish, that looks simply stunning on the nails. While Dream Dust is a rose gold shimmer, that glistens in any light.

Not only are they both extremely eye catching, they wear well and I found my nails being the topic of conversation on numerous occasions.

The duo retail for £15 here which is a bargain considering the quality and quantity you receive. Think of it as a nail investment... The only problem you'll have is choosing which shade to wear first!

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