Beauty Swap | Some Reviews

After I posted about my beauty swap with Alexandra – full post here, I was asked to share my thoughts about some of the products. I will be reviewing things over time but for now I just want to share the products that have stood out the most to me so far.


A surprise product that I received was the Maybelline “The Nudes” palette. I was really excited to try it as it looked amazing. I can report that it is indeed, a brilliant product. I have recently reviewed this in full which you can read here so I’ll keep this short and sweet. It has a great range of nude shades with six matte shades and six shimmer shades and they have excellent pigmentation. They blend really nicely and they stay out all day.

Alexandra knows about my huge obsession with the Maybelline Baby Lips and kindly sent me a Dr Rescue in Coral Crave. This line has finally arrived in the UK however I’ve been using this shade since I received it back in November. The Dr Rescue line is a lot more moisturising than the regular Baby Lips balms. These are also medicated and contain eucalyptus and menthol for added benefits. They smell great and tingle a little when first applied but the hydration is fab. This balm has been a lip saviour during the cold winter months.

I never used to wear a lot of eyeliner and to be really honest, I just couldn’t hack it, I was rubbish. I received the Sephora Draw The Line set which included six eyeliners and the two that have stood out the most to me are the Kate Von D Tattoo Liner and Stila Stay All Day Liner. Both eyeliners are the felt-tip type which I do prefer over normal eyeliners. The Kat Von D liner is beyond amazing as it’s so easy to apply, the tip makes creating a cat eye effortless. It’s also super black and stays out all day, even in the rain. I’ve never seen a brown felt-tip liner before and love the Stila one so much. Like the Kat Von D, it applies seamlessly and the brown is such a perfect shade. I love a brown liner for my more subtle makeup days as they aren’t as harsh.

Finally a product from a brand that I have never tried before but have always wanted too, it’s the So Baked Bronzer by Hard Candy in the shade Tiki. I asked for this product as I’ve always wanted to try a baked product or two from them as they all looked so pretty. I did a lot of swatching research and knew that this “bronzer” would actually be perfect as a highlighter. I was correct and it’s the best one I have ever used. There isn’t the slightest hint of a bronze tone to this which is very strange but great for me! It looks amazing on my cheekbones and down the centre of my nose and illuminates the areas without making me look shiny or over glittery. The powder is so finely milled and so so soft. Such a fab product and I’m so happy I took the plunge and asked to try it.

If you would like to see some more mini reviews on some of the products I received, feel free to leave a comment below letting me know which ones you want to read about! However, do keep your peepers peeled as I will be reviewing other products in the future.

Have you tried any of these products?