Oval Makeup Brushes – worth the hype?

Maybe I’m a little late to the party with this post but If you’re into beauty and watching tutorials you will have seen some version of the oval makeup brushes somewhere. I have seen people rave about them and I have seen others call them a flop! Nevertheless, I was so excited when James bought me a set of them as a Christmas gift and I wanted to review them for you all!


The set James bought for me is by a company called Rio and it’s the Essential Microfibre Cosmetic Brush Collection. The set claims to help you achieve a flawless, airbrushed complexion when applying liquid, powder and cream cosmetics. . In this set there are five brushes all different shapes and sizes, each brush is made up of tens of thousands of soft microfibers, all crafted with a special tapered tip which curve around the contours of the face


Brush 1 – The Oval 8 Brush

This is the largest of the brushes and can be used for several things, including foundation, powder and contouring. I have used this for applying both liquid and powder foundation and the finished look is flawless. I love how easy this was to use to really buff the products into the skin and create a flawless finish. The fibres are so soft and they are really packed tight. I feel like I don’t use nearly as much foundation as I do with a blender now I use this brush and the finish created is so even. I think this is my favourite brush of them all.

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Sleek Power Plump Lip Crayon Review!


Hi everyone, I’m back on this lovely Monday bringing you this Power Plump Lip crayon review!

Everyone always has something they would change about their appearance and even though I am pretty satisfied with how I look, I have always wanted fuller lips. My top lip is so thin, I have to overdraw my liner to achieve the look that I want most days. I don’t want to resort to having fillers so I am always on the hunt for something that will help me to achieve fuller lips without going to extremes!

Duwop Lip Venom has always been my go to plumping product, but I struggle to find it anywhere in the UK these days. Another downside to the Lip Venom is that it seems that you can only get the gloss here, which is no use when I want a Matte lip!

I was out shopping and I saw this product and I knew instantly I had to give it a try! The packaging is simple and sophisticated in true Sleek style, and it looks professional. I chose  the shade “Power Pink” but it is available in 6 different colours, ranging from nude to bolds.

The Plus Size of Life - Sleek Power Plump Lip Crayon

Sleek MakeUp Power Plump Lip Crayon £5.50 –  Sleekmakeup.com

I was so excited to try it, which I did as soon as I got home. It’s a light and creamy formula that gives a satin finish on the lips. First impressions of the colour were good, although it was a bit brighter than I expected. I did not feel anything upon first applying it, slowly but surely I began to feel a tingling sensation. After about 5 minutes, my lips were definitely more defined and full. The change is not overly drastic but I could see a difference.

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