Tuesday 7 October 2014

Dark Skies

Hey Everyone!

I hope you all had a nice weekend, it was a bit wet and miserable wasn't it?! Well luckily this doesn't stop me doing a beauty review from the comfort of my bedroom and today it's a really positive one!

A little while ago I got speaking to the lovely Becky from In The Buff Makeup and I was lucky enough to be sent one of their eyeshadows to have a try for myself. All of the products on the site are 100% pure mineral, 100% natural and vegan friendly and you can choose from brushes, eyeshadows, foundations, blushers and bronzers. So quite a big selection!

The eyeshadow shade that I chose is called Dark Skies and it is from the sparkle range, here is what I thought!

First of all the packaging is really cute,the eyeshadow pot comes in this little cardboard box with a white satin bow. 

You get 1g of product for £13.50 and the little pot has a sifter to make sure you don't waste any. The powder is so pigmented you really don't need to use a lot at all.

Here are my swatches, done dry with 1 dip in the pot (you can also apply it wet).

I've tried to capture the swatches in different lights to give an idea of the dimension, the pigment is a dark black with the most gorgeous gold glitter running through it. The product is finely milled and the glitter isn't at all chunky meaning I had very little fallout in application. For optimum results you can apply over an eyeshadow base, I'd recommend Mac's shadestick in Sharkskin, or also wet using a damp brush and pressing it on your eyelid. 

I have to say that I'm loving this product so much so far and have applied it in 3 different ways when I was experimenting around. Firstly I used it as an all over main colour for a smoky eye, secondly as a crease colour with an antique gold as the main shadow and thirdly I applied it with an angled brush on top of plain black kohl eyeliner to make it last longer and add a bit of sparkle and I blended it out a bit for a grungey look. Let me know if you would like to see pictures of each look in a follow up post!

If you would like to check out the range then head over to www.inthebuffmakeup.co.uk for a browse and let me know what you think/your favourite shades in the comments below.

Thanks for reading! Love Sally X



  1. the box looks cute.
    the color of the pigment looks stunning too.

    Ms. Kei


    i am now following your blog
    through GFC & Bloglovin'.

    1. Thanks so much for following me :) and yes the pigment is soooo pretty. I love the sparkly flecks x

  2. Hi there! I just wanted to stop by and tell you how much I love your blog! I follow you on BlogLovin’ and I hope you don’t mind but I nominated you for the “One Lovely Blog Award.” The link to see it is here: http://www.taylornoir.com/one-lovely-blog-award/ I hope you have a great day and keep posting amazing things! -Taylor Noir

    1. Thanks lovely! I'll check out the link x

  3. I love make up with a sparkle I will certainly checking this brand out, thank you :)

  4. Ooh, def gonna look into this brand! Packaging reminds me of Maybelline.


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