Revolution Rose Gold Palette Review + Look

If you read a recent post of mine called my gift swapping with Ellie, then you will have seen that she kindly gifted my the Revolution mini eye shadow palette in Rose Gold. As soon as I opened this gift, I was so excited to try it. I have never experimented with using pink shadows on my eyes very much so this provided me with the perfect excuse too! 

The palette contains 6 matte shades and 2 shimmers, it is quite a small palette but you do get a good amount of each shadow (especially the shimmers), you also get a very good quality mirror which makes it so easy to travel with and it has a gorgeous shade range. 

The palette has a light toned brown shade in the top right corner which makes for a great base to layer the rest of the shadows on to. The light toned pink with purple undertones which is next to it works really well in the crease or over the lid. The dark, plum shade is amazing in the outer corner as it adds a lot of depth and smokes the look out. Below these, the wine / dark purple shade is also fab for the outer corner. The light pink is quite out there so it is something that I struggle more to incorporate more in to looks but as it is so bright, it really adds a pop of colour to any look. Finally, there is a warm toned pink with brown undertones which is also great for all over the lid or for the crease to blend the other shadows together. All of the matte shades are very build-able and each one has different variations of pigmentation, I found that the lighter ones needed more layering. 

As for the shimmers, there is a gorgeous light pink shadow in the top left hand corner which can also be used as a highlighter, when I have used this, I always apply it to my inner corner of on the inner proportion of my eyelid. The other shimmer is a darker toned pink which is also stunning. Both shimmers are very pigmented and surprisingly, have got little fallout. 

Within this post, I though it may also be interesting to show you one of the eye looks that I have created whilst using this palette. I started off with my usual base routine and applied an eye primer before the eye shadow. To start, I applied the shade 3rd from the left in the bottom row all over my lid, I used a few layers so that it stood out and was pigmented. I then used the purple toned shadow just above it and blended this through my crease. I then used the light toned brown and applied it on the inner proportion of my eye lid so that there was a variation of colour. Finally, I mixed the 2 darkest shades and applied them to my outer corner and finished it all off by putting the light pink shimmer in my inner corners! 

Thank you to Ellie for kindly gifting me this palette as you’ve pushed me to experiment more!! I wished that my phone quality could do the shadows as much justice as they looked so much more pigmented in person.

Thank you for reading, I hope that you enjoyed this post as I have loved testing out this eye shadow palette. If you’d like to follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you can find me at @bethxkate

Beth X

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2019 Goals and 2018 Reflections

I can’t believe that it has already been a year since my last post like this! In all honesty, 2018 has been one of the best years of my life. This year, I was able to travel quite a bit, I also made/became closer to some amazing new friends and made some pretty big other achievements.

Firstly, I thought that I would list some of my achievements of 2018:

  1. Passing my driving test
  2. Buying myself a car
  3. Getting A,B,C in my AS Levels
  4. Going to London for the first time without my parents
  5. Going out on more day trips with my friends
  6. Being so much happier than I have been in previous years
  7. Doing driving trips that were very out of my comfort zone and getting over the fear of motorways
  8. Saving money
  9. Getting a new job
  10. Going to the gym regularly
  11. Being slightly more confident in myself
  12. Gaining more blog followers
  13. Improving my blog content
  14. Improving my photography skills
  15. Being added on to PIXI’s PR list (still cannot believe this and how lucky I am)
  16. Getting unconditional offers from 4/5 of my Uni applications, one of these being from my first choice

Although there has been many ups to the year, there has also been downs as no-ones life is perfect but this post isn’t about the negativity of the year!

Now, on to my goals for 2019 and everything that I would love to achieve this year:

  1. This ones boring so I’ll get it out the way.. going to the gym twice a week, currently I only go once as I find making the time to go so difficult but I definitely need to work on this!
  2. Spending as much time as possible with my friends. I now only have a few months left in sixth form and I want to make the most of it and value all of the time I’ve got left with my great friends.
  3. Getting good A Level results. Although my uni offer is unconditional, I still really want to do well in my exams and coursework.
  4. Following the same theme, I really aim to stay on top of my coursework this year. As all 3 of my subjects are mainly coursework heavy, this is definitely something I need to do.
  5. Getting to 3,000 blog followers and improving upon my views. I know its not all about the following and views but seeing people enjoy my content does really motivate me to push myself and keep to an uploading schedule.
  6. Saving money to take to uni with me. Ideally, I don’t want to work throughout first year as I really want to make the most of it but we will have to see how this goes!
  7. Settling in to uni. The thought of going is currently quite nerve wracking but also so exciting. In ways I feel ready to go but in others I know how much I’m going to miss my home and all of my friends in Cardiff.
  8. Finally, a goal that I always set myself, is to travel as much as possible, in 2019, I have already got 2 holidays booked abroad that I’m so excited for (one with friends and the other, family) but I would also like to explore to UK more and go on more day trips!

Thank you for following my throughout 2018, it was a great year for me and my blog and I can’t wait to see what the future holds! Let me know any of your 2019 goals in the comments!

Thanks for reading! If you’d like to follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you can find me at @bethxkate.

Beth X

Summer Lipstick Picks / Collab with Ana’sLilBlog

Me and Ana from Ana’s Lil Blog had the idea of doing a collab post together about out summer lip picks. Ana is a lot more experimental with makeup than me so her post is going to revolve around her bold summer lip picks whereas mine is to do with my favourite nude shades! Please click here to check out Ana’s blog and give her a follow, her posts are amazing!

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Another Makeup Declutter

If you have been reading my blog posts for a very long time then you may remember a post that I wrote which talked about products that I was getting rid of from my collection, as I have recently decluttered my collection again, I have decided to share with you what I will be getting rid of.

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Top Ten Under £10

Who doesn’t love cheap, good quality makeup? I often find that some products from the drugstore are better than high-end so have decided to share with you my favourite 10 products which are all £10 or under.  Continue reading “Top Ten Under £10”

New Autumnal Lipstick Obsession

Makeup Revolution are known for having amazing products at very affordable prices. For a long time I have wanted to try out some of their lipsticks as they are only £3 which is such a bargain. unfortunately, my local Superdrug’s always seem to have very few in  store so I was very happy to come across the shade that I have been wanting for the past few months, it is the shade ‘Chauffeur’.

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