It’s getting closer and closer to Christmas and I am still nowhere near completing my to-do list, however I have 4.5 days left in work and then I am off for a well deserved break for Christmas. I’m planning on having a relaxing time, filled with family and friends, a few mulled wines and maybe a German sausage or two. Sounds heavenly, don’t you think? I have my works Christmas party on Thursday and I have been trying to plan my makeup in advance as I will need to do it in work. My palette of choice has to be the Iconic London Day to Slay Palette, a limited edition box of the most beautiful curated shades in matte, shimmer and sparkle. Combined with the Iconic London Ultimate Brush Set and a touch of Illuminator, I will be fulfilling the Glitz and Glam brief for the party.
I have spoken about the Iconic London Day to Slay Palette in a previous post, and since then, I have used it pretty frequently. I am slighty obsessed with the colour Bellini and I have a funny feeling that I will be seeing the pan if I carry on at the rate that I am going. The intensity of the pigments within these shadows is unbelievable. The matte shades, although limited, pack such a punch in terms of coverage. My only negative is that the paler shades don’t really show up on my skin tone (Marshmallow and In The Nude), however that’s totally fine as I have the deeper taupe shades and of course, Bellini.
The shimmers and glitters are also extremely pigmented and have the ability to work with a wet brush to create a super metallic eye. With the glitter based shadows, a touch of glitter glue on the lid makes them unbelievably sparkly and long lasting. I’ve made so many different looks from the 20 shades, from day time natural to over the top glittery and sparkly going out eyes that I think it is one of the most versatile palettes that I own.
I think that the palette appeals to me so much because its warm, and gold and bronze with a touch of heat with the orange shades and barely any cool toned colours. I think when it comes to adding a new palette to a collection as vast as mine, it really is a testament to it the shade range when my palette now looks like it has been through the wars.
After falling in love with my Complete Cream and Gold Face Set, especially the huge fan brush, I couldn’t believe my eyes when the Ultimate Brush Set arrived, totally unexpected at my house. I didn’t think that I could possibly need any more makeup brushes, but I was wrong. I needed the Ultimate Collection. In the Iconic London Ultimate Collection set, 12 pearlescent gold stiletto handled brushes with the finest and softest bristles I have ever touched my face with.
Although I have some skills in makeup artistry, I must hold my hands up and say that some of these brushes had me flummoxed in terms of their use. As I don’t tend to contour with anything other that a Beauty Blender, having a specific Contour Buffer brush was a new one for me. I also found that I preferred to use the Concealer Buffer as an eye shading brush. The brushes included are
Large Powder Brush
Tapered Powder Brush
Flat Fan Brush
Medium Angled Shader
Tapered Blending Brush
Small Angled Brush
Small Point Brush
I have a particular way that I like to do my eye makeup, and I use three brushes usually; a large shader, a tapered blender and a flat shader to pack on the colour. I have found that the Large Shader and the Tapered Blending Brush from the Ultimate Collection have been making my life so much easier. It’s like the Large Shader does the work for you, with minimal effort and fuss.
The face brushes are so easy to work with. I’ve been using the Angled Powder brush daily for my blush, whilst the Tapered Powder is perfect to add a touch of bronze to warm up the skin. I haven’t used the Fan Brush as of yet because I am still crushing on my large Fan Brush from my Face Collection.
The Iconic London Ultimate Face Collection is absolutely perfect for those who are wanting a complete set to get started, or to add essential brushes to your collection. Not only do they perform to a high standard, they look pretty gorgeous with the stiletto ends. The Day to Slay Palette is limited edition, so if you do want it, you need to get it as soon as possible – you never know when it will go out of stock! You can get 10% off using the code ICONIC10 as well!
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