Festival season is drawing to a close however the one event of the year that I look forward to like it’s Christmas is literally just days away. I’m talking about Manchester Pride and the four days of full on partying and being my fabulous self. I love the outfits that I choose to wear, the colours that I go for and of course, the makeup. I spend so much time on my makeup and anything goes. I’ve been playing with new products and having a practice run just in time for the big weekend and I’m pretty pleased with what I’ve come up with.
I have found a new beauty destination in Just My Look. A site that contains some fantastic makeup brands such as Ben Nye, Kryolan and Mehron, as well as indie brands such as Jolie Beauty. Whilst browsing the site, I spotted the Jolie Beauty 35T Vivacious palette as well as two face products that I needed in my life. Free delivery meant that my new products landed on my doorstep in just a few days and I could get stuck in to create magic on my face.
I haven’t tried Jolie Beauty before now, and although I’ve followed them on Instagram for an age, it has also taken me so much time to try the products. The Vivacious Palette has all of the bright colours that you could need, alongside a selection of ultra shimmers, glitters and neon shadows. I did find that the neon shades were quite staining and the neon pink was the only shade from the palette that made my eyes feel quite sore, however it was minimal and this has happened before with a Morphe palette. I think it is something in the ingredients that doesn’t agree me with. That being said, the brights are bright without having to work with a white underneath, the blend perfectly and don’t go muddy and the glitters are relatively easy to work with.
On my skin I used the Jolie Beauty Uniglow 24k Gold Elixir and I legit felt like I should have been on a Instagram Video dripping serum across my face. The serum is really lovely and gives great hydration with an ethereal glow. Usually I would avoid putting an oil on my skin prior to makeup application, but with the Uniglow, I was really surprised in how it felt more like a dry oil and didn’t leave my skin feeling at all greasy. I was very tempted to purchase the Farsali oil but at £16.99, the Uniglow Elixir looks to be the same and is a fraction of the price.
I’m an absolute sucker for anything with a unicorn on, it seems. So, the Jolie Beauty Unistrobe Liquid Illuminator dropped straight into my basket. I chose the shade Deity as the other darker shades were similar to the Iconic London Illuminating drops that I own, however in comparison, they are very different. The Unistrobe drops are a lot thicker and less metallic, but they have a great sheen to them that catches the light to give such a beautiful glow. A tiny amount is needed, and I prefer to buff them into the skin with a damp beauty blender for that elusive lit from within glow.
A festival look is not complete without glitter face makeup, and The Gypsy Shrine have made it so easy for the ultimate in a glitter face by developing a genius product; the Gypsy Shrine Peel Off Glitter Glue. Even with just playing around with the glitter, being able to take it all off in one go is not only highly satisfying, but great for post party makeup removal. Using Peel Off Glitter Glue was really easy. I used a synthetic flat brush to brush on the glue, before adding Dark Unicorn chunky glitter and Unicorn Tears loose glitter. A final coat of Peel Off Glitter Glue across the top not only set it all together, but gave a barrier so it didn’t come loose.
I’m really pleased with how this practice run came out so I’m really looking forward to seeing what I can create on the big day!This post may contain PR samples that have been sent to me for consideration for review however all my opinions will be my own. The links in the post my be affiliate links which will earn a small amount of commission should you shop my recommendations.