Hi everyone! I have a migraine at the moment so I haven't been able to write a proper post. l'll try to get something else up soon. For now, here is a look I did recently using the Odenseye Älva palette.
I have been really enjoying using the shadows I bought from Devinah a couple of months ago, so I was eager to buy more from their range. I ordered during their last restock as I wanted to pick up some shades from a collection I missed out on last time I ordered and thought I'd share some swatches too.
When I last ordered from Devinah I was also curious to see what their Sugar Drops formula was like, but at the time they were all out of stock. I ended up picking three shades from that range this time.
Taffy Bomb shifts from periwinkle-purple to pink.
Sugies shifts from a fresh green to pink. This shadow was the most flakey and almost chunky out of the ones I ordered.
Gumbles shifts from pale gold to green and at some angles even hint a bit blue.
In my previous haul from Devinah, the shade Asteria blew me away so much that I HAD to pick up two more shades from their Galaxy Dust shadows; so I boughtMessier and Celesta.
Messier has a warm, mid-toned purple base with a periwinkle-sky blue shift. This shade reminds me of Clionadh Abrasion.
Celesta has a warm gold base with a green-gold to almost blue-grey shift in certain lighting. This shade also reminds me of a Clionadh shade, this shade is similar to Corrosion. (I have plans to do some comparison swatches of similar shades in my collection in the future.)
Saudade is a deep warm, muted army green. This shade is a lot deeper and more neutral than shown in the product images on the Devinah website so just keep that in mind depending on what kind of colour you're after. This shade is the only matte I purchased, as I don't own many deep green mattes.
All swatches are on bare skin and taken in different lighting.
I think it's safe to say I'm officially a Devinah fangirl now! As you may be able to guess already, I do have a list of some more shades I want to purchase from them in the future, I have my eye on the Xploder collection in particular. If you'd like to read about Devinah shadows, I have another post on my blog.
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For someone who loves makeup as much as I do, it's a bit odd that I haven't tried many bronzers. I think in general bronzer can be a tricky part of makeup if you're starting out, so I was probably just too intimidated and scared of looking orange. I remember hearing great about the Milk Makeup Matte bronzer a couple of years ago when it launched but at the time I wasn't that interested in cream cheek products. Although I had seen some glowing reviews for this bronzer but ultimately it was my good friend Lisa was the one who convinced me to purchase it, We tend to have pretty similar preferences when it comes to makeup and I trust her recommendations.
I have been using this bronzer for about a month now as I wanted to form an opinion of what I think about it. First off, I love how it really blends seamlessly into the skin, just leaving a hint of warmth. I have tried building it up and it does layer nicely, so if your skin is deeper in tone or if you just prefer wearing more bronzer than I do, you'll get a lovely blended effect with this even if you build it up.
I picked up this bronzer in the shade Baked and the colour suits me pretty well, I think the sheerness of it makes it more versatile. I have heard some people say it's too orange and warm for them but I have a warm to neutral undertone so on me it looks perfect.
I can only really think of two cons to this product, Firstly, the shade range is very limited. Milk Makeup currently only offer two shades in this bronzer, which by today's standards is just really lacking. I would love to see Milk expand their shade range so more people could enjoy this product.Secondly, there is an INSANE amount of product in this bronzer. If you like changing up your makeup routine regularly I don't think you'd manage to get through much of this before it expires. This isn't really a problem for me as I only own one other bronzer (and I don't have a lot left of that one) so I don't mind using this every day until it either finish it or it expires. There is a mini version of this bronzer, however it's only available in the US so I couldn't get a hold of it.
Close-up before and after apply the Milk Makeup Matte Bronzer
To apply this I use a small tapered synthetic face brush so that I have control of where I am placing the product. Sometimes I go over it with a beauty blender just to ensure everything is nicely blended out but this step isn't really that necessary, it's more so for my own peace of mind.
In conclusion, I think this bronzer is lovely. It's so blendable and wears nicely throughout the day and doesn't go patchy. It does exactly what I want from a bronzer; it gives a subtle wash of warm to the skin yet still looks so natural. I have been wearing this bronzer every time I have worn makeup recently and I don't see that changing any time soon. I would recommend this if you are looking for something thats very warm and sheer but buildable.
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