Tuesday 20 September 2016

ModelCo Highlighting Trio review

Guys, it's September. We're edging away from the nice, happy, sunny days and into the doom and gloom of Autumn and Winter. However, we don't need to let rain get us down and to make us lose our summer glow.

ModelCo Highlighting Trio
ModelCo Highlighting Trio

The ModelCo Highlighting Trio is a face palette that contains a combination of luminous shades to help us keep that healthy glow all year round.

It has three different shades in the pan, a darker, bronzing shade (Bronze), a pink blush shade (Peach Bellini) and a light pink highlight shade (Champagne). They all contain a bit of shimmer, but I'll go into this a bit more in a moment.

They come packaged in a small, black, circular pan with a flip cap lid that has a transparent lid to see the product inside.

This arrived in my September Birchbox (the other ModelCo item available is the Creme Rouge lip and cheek tint which I highly recommend checking out), so if you're interested in checking it out it may be worth also checking out this months Birchbox!

Tuesday 6 September 2016

theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer Highlighter review

Every now and then there are certain products that you see cropping up everywhere with everybody raving about them. Sometimes they’re products that you’ve tried and you’re probably one of those raving, but others you probably haven’t and you begin to question what all of the hoo-hah is about.

theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer
theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer

theBalm’s Mary-Lou Manizer is one of these products. If you are one of those who love to scroll through the #bbloggers hashtag on Instagram, the chances are that you have definitely seen this highlighter in more than one, two or three photos! Therefore, needing a new highlighter anyway and being a fan of all other theBalm products that I have given a go, I had to give it a try. With that said, I've now owned this for quite a while yet I just hadn't gotten around to reviewing it, until now (better late than never, huh?).

Mary-Lou Manizer is a powder highlighter that claims to add a subtle yet healthy glow to the skin. It's a champagne shade that is suitable for an entire range of skin tones, but will probably work best for those with yellow undertones.

It comes packaged in a silver compact that has a mirror inside. The lid contains the retro style that theBalm use in their packaging (similar to Soap & Glory and Benefit if you've never seen theBalm style packaging before).