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I was feeling uninspired, in a funk and just generally blah for a few months and this was due to the fact that most the big makeup brands we all know and love were not putting out exciting products. We were seeing the same products just repackaged in fancier packaging, nothing new and exciting on the scene. I really wanted to experience new innovations so for the last few months, I have had the privilege of trying out different UK indie beauty brands.  In this post, I will share a few of the ones that are making a positive impact in the beauty industry, no matter how small. 
What is an indie brand I hear you ask?
The answer is in the name really, an indie brand is an independently owned brand/ business or retailer that doesn't rely on or is not backed by any corporation. Most times the start-up money comes from the owner/retailers pockets. 

In no particular order, here are my top 4 indie UK brands you should check out...
1: LapaigetrendsThis is a black-owned makeup brand that celebrate…

Euniquebeauty matte liquid lipstick swatches and review| Woman of Colour Friendly (WOC) and affordable

I had the pleasure of trying out 7 of Euniquebeauty's matte liquid lipsticks. They are vegan-friendly and crueltyty free. Euniquebeauty is a blackowned UK brand that sells hand made makeup products like eyeshadows, pressed glitters, highlighters and liquid lipsticks. The matte liquid lipsticks come in a total of 16 shades, each one retails for £7.99. Click on the poster above to watch the live lipswatch and review.  Matte liquid lipsticks swatchedThe images below can be used for reference when purchasing the lipsticks. I also recommend you watch the lipswatch video and review so you understand how these liquid lipsticks perform. Matte liquid lipstick formulas are the most versertile to work with because you can wear them in the matte finish and also in a semi-matte, glossy finsih (by adding gloss on top or vaseline as a base). 

Are you a matte or gloss lover? comment your favorite shades and which other shades you would like me to swatch. Thank you Euniquebeauty for sending me all t…

Urban Decay Troublemaker Mascara Review

Hello Loves, 

So I have been on the product trying binge. I often get like this at some point during the year whereby the urge to try new products is high. I was given the opportunity to try out the new Urban Decay Troublemaker mascara and I thought to share my thoughts with you all. 

Let's talk Packaging:

The product comes in a "double-walled, faceted tube with a prismatic finish" which gives a beautiful holographic effect when you hold it. You get 7.3g (0.25oz) of product from the full sized version, it also comes in a travel size version. The packaging is made of plastic and is quite light to hold, it also comes in a unit carton with the same prism effect. It comes in a black shade and retails for £19.50.
The wand has quite long and easy to hold, The brush is made up of precision, short, sharpish hooks which are designed to help separate your lashes and add volume. 
Company claims: This product is vegan,Using this product will deliver lashes that look 13.7x the volumeThe fo…

Spring 2018 Makeup Look, Glitter and Orange Lips

Hello Loves, 

This is a spring-inspired makeup beat. In this youtube tutorial, I reviewed some of the products I have been using. A full list of products and pictures are detailed below. 

Watch the tutorial 

Product list
Bonnet: Isoken enofe ankara bonnet
Face primer: L.A. GIRL Pro Prep HD Smoothing Face Primer
Color corrector: L.A. Girl Pro Conceal Hd High Definition Concealer
Foundation: Revlon ColorStay Foundation for Combination/Oily Skin
Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Brow Pomade
Eyeshadows: Morphe 35 Color Nature Glow Eyeshadow Palette - 35O, Coastal Scents Hot Pot (Light Tangerine)
Glitter: Lit Cosmetics Glitter, Heart Breaker
Eyeliner: Maybelline Master Ink Matte Black Eye Liner 
Setting Powder: Revolution Makeup Banana Setting Powder
Lashes: Lapaigetrends Tanzanite Lashes
Bronzer: Official B Beauty Bronzer, Dark
Highlighter: I like your face palette by Colourpop Cosmetics
Blush: Official B Beauty, Roses are red
Lipstick: Mac Cosmetics Morange
Nails: Elega…