Monday, 28 May 2012

BM Beauty Mineral Makeup Goodies Review

We were extremely luckily to receive some samples and a eyeshadow brush to try out from Laura McConiskie the co-founder of BM beauty. Neither of us had really tried mineral makeup before, but it is something that has always interested us, so we were happy to give it a try.

We received 3 eyeshadows in Aquatic Galaxy, Her Majesty and Platinum Tiara (L-R).
The eyeshadows are extremely pigmented and have a great depth of colour, from different angles you pick up a range of colours in the shadows. They are great buildable colours you can wear them as subtle or as strong as you want or you can get an extremely vibrant colour when applied wet, which is great as an eyeliner. Although we found they can be a bit messy to apply and do fall out so make sure you have a brush to clear up under your eyes when your applying them!

We mixed the eyeshadows with clear nail varnish to make our very own nail varnish, it was soo easy we will to a NOTD post soon!

Bronzer in Summer Warmth.
We were both a bit scared of this bronzer when we first swatched it as it seemed so dark and shimmery and we both tend to prefer matte bronzers, however after we had a play with it we instantly loved it. This is a really shimmery bronzer and adds an instant fresh tanned glow, I think its a bit much for the daytime but on holiday and nights out this will look great. As we are both very pale we only needed the tiniest amount and found that a little goes a very long way. You can really build this up to the strength of colour you desire so it should suit most skin tones, and although it looks it in the pot it really isn't too orange. I've also worn this as an eyeshadow, which I think looks lovely alongside the bronzer for a really simple tonal night time look.  I'm going to take this on holiday with me next week as I think it will look amazing on tanned skin and the sample pot is the perfect size for a travel bag!

Lipgloss in Nude.
This is a beautiful nude/pink colour with a hint of coral.  It doesn't feel too sticky when you are wearing it, but due to the sample packaging we received it in it was very difficult and messy to put on so we haven't really worn it much so couldn't comment on how it wears. Overall though if you're after a nice nude lip gloss I think the colour of this is gorgeous and I was really pleasantly surprised at how nice this looked on as I have dark lips I struggle with nude lip colours. As you can see in the image above it looks great on Elaine and you can see how lovely and pigmented it is.

123 Eyeshadow Brush
This is a really nice soft brush, it picks up the mineral eyeshadow really well and is a really nice size to blend with. We have already washed this and were happy to report that all the bristles are still intact. We have also learnt from the BM Beauty website that synthetic brushes are more hygenic than real hair which is nice to know.  I usually swear by my Ecotools and Real Technique brushes but I'm definitely going to invest in a few of these, I've got my eyes on the foundation brush and blush/bronzer brush.

We both really liked the BM Beauty makeup and have heard good things about their foundation and finishing powder so can't wait to try them out too, you can buy sample sizes of their foundation from their website for £1.25, although there is a £3.50 delivery charge.

Elaine & Rachel

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