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Pastel Fairy Dream: Brija Comsetics Eye Look

Just a quick blog post to show you this pastel-vomit cute eye look I did recently with all Brija Cosmetics. I was desperate to use some new shadows that I received including the three year anniversary gift with purchase, aptly named Three Years. I also used some of the all matte Gilmore Girls collection.

Without further ado...

I used Punctuality all over the lid to aid blending. I then used Hit By a Deer and Vicious Trollop in the crease with a tiny bit of It All Comes Out In Moron to deepen it up. I applied the absolutely gorgeous Three Years (a lilac with gold reflects) all over the lid and blended it out. I applied Three Years over the Brija Adhesive Eye Wax to really bring out the colour. Finally, I added a tiny bit of the Brija You Know Who Highlight to my inner corner. 

So yeah, definitely something a little different for me but I'm really digging it! Have you tried any eyeshadows from Brija Cosmetics?

Hynt Beauty Sweet Canyon Palette

If you didn't know already, Christopher Drummond recently rebranded as Hynt Beauty. The established brand is well known for their concealer; loved and raved about by many the green beauty blogger. Although I have never tried their cult product, I caved and purchased their Sweet Canyon eyeshadow palette. I recently sold my last remaining non-natural/cf palette and needed something versatile and neutral to replace it. As much as I love my indie mineral pigments, they aren't exactly travel friendly. I was introduced to Hynt Beauty's eyeshadows by Green Beauty Bunny (my new fave), and decided to take the plunge. The palette retails for $39 which works out to be about £32 after shipping. Expensive yes, but considering you receive three pressed eyeshadows with brilliant ingredients, I was willing (and I didn't get any customs charges!)

The Sweet Canyon colour-way is a gorgeous collection of three neutrals: a sparkly nude, a matte light brown/taupe, and a shimmery orange-based bronze. 

The shades are extremely versatile - the seemingly noticeable sparkle in the nude shade only slightly transfers to the lid and actually looks gorgeous on, even for an everyday look. The taupe is a tad less pigmented than perfect but it is still build-able and works as a great crease shade. I'm pretty sure that I'd also be able to use this as an eyebrow powder for when I need to be super stingy with travel makeup options. Despite my terrible swatching skills, the orange bronze is absolutely STUNNING and makes for a great one-shadow smokey eye. Overall, I'm super into warm tones at the moment so this palette is ticking all the boxes. My only qualm with it is that the shadows do take a little more work to blend. They're not as buttery as RAL's shadows, but considering the contrast in price, I'm really impressed. 

Sweet Canyon palette ingredients: mica, amihope LL (lauroyl lysine), white kaolin clay, jojoba oil, may contain: zinc stearate, titanium dioxide, iron oxides CI77491/CI77492/CI77499

I've spent way too much on makeup this month but have you tried anything from Hynt Beauty? What do I need next?