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Glamity Jane

More makeup, please!

Wednesday, 14th November, 2018 4:58pm

Makeup shopping is something I have become skilled at over the years and as a self-professed makeup addict, I love the adventure of trying the products and the in store experience.

Nothing beats the feeling of swatching a lipstick or trying an eyeshadow. Imagine my intense excitement when Huda Beauty arrived in the Brown Thomas Beauty Hall recently.

Traditionally, I always had to wait to go abroad or to Dublin to make a purchase but last Friday they finally made my shopping dreams come true.

The sought after cosmetics range includes an impressive all-inclusive foundation range, great for all types and tones, award-winning palettes with buttery mattes and pressed pigment to die for, wow-worthy lashes and an innovative lip collection.

Let us all rejoice as the Brown Thomas counter will be selling the exclusive Huda Beauty holiday glitter tin in shades Cheerleader and Saucy – a great gift for the makeup lover in your life. The limited edition gift set makes it easy to create Huda’s signature contoured lip look and create a sophisticated, feminine allure with delicately muted red-toned shades. I tried it out and honestly it didn’t budge.

There is a Huda pallette large or small for everyone and to be honest I have never seen one I didn’t like.

Just a little over a year ago Kat Von D made an appearance in Debenhams on St Patrick's Street. Another brand that I had to order online but in recent times have been able to try some of their iconic products like the Tattoo Liner in Trooper, the darkest most precise liquid liner I have ever used, and while it doesn’t budge, it will come off with eye makeup remover.

Ink Well Liner, the latest matte liner, sets the bar even higher with extreme 24 hour wear and waterproof, transfer-proof, smudge-proof performance, all in a spectrum of highly pigmented shades. Unleash matter-than-matte lines in iconic Trooper Black as well as unique shades inspired by Kat's most popular lipsticks. The brand is cruelty free and vegan too. The Christmas offering is quite something.

The Fetish Pallette with matte, glimmer, metallic and mega-glitter shadows deliver intense pigment and superior blend ability. My initial thoughts were that the colours looked all evening time, but the more I played with it the more I realised that it was just as good for daytime. The collection is limited edition and available now.

Makeup Revolution is an affordable range of colour cosmetics that are superb quality. It has recently added a Pro range and it starts from €5 up to around €15. It has everything from a full coverage foundation to a lighter drops texture.

The concealer is probably what impressed me mostly, I used it as an eye primer and it intensified the pallette I used. The big selling point of this brand is however the magnetic pallette that is empty and you can fill and customise your very own one based in the colours you love and wear.

The pre-made pallettes in the range are just fantastic too with the Pro line impressing me even more than the regular line.

The lip pigment is comfortable to wear and packed with rich pigment, Revolution Pro Matte Lip Pigments dry down to a matte finish that doesn’t budge or smudge. They don’t flake either which is a big plus. My favourite is Revolution Pro Regeneration Palette – Revelation which has a nice mix of colours and textures coming in to winter.

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