Zoeva Cosmetics Black Box

Zoeva Black Box

Zoeva Black Box

This is Zoeva Black Box Collection* is for all the eyeliner addicts out there (me included). When it comes to my wardrobe I very much lean to the All Black Everything way of life & I feel like this Zoeva Eyeliner Collection mirrors my lifestyle.

The Zoeva Black Box is a quartet of four amazingly pigmented eyeliners in one iconic shade – BLACK! This collection almost sings out to me. I love the simplistic packaging, the almost rough texture of the cardboard and the handwritten style font. This collection is like your very own eyeliner wardrobe. black eyeliner is such a staple in anyone’s beauty wardrobe and having four different formula options means you’re able to create lots of different looks and finishes. Let’s face it black never goes out of style.

Zoeva Cosmetics Black Box Eyeliner Collection

Zoeva Calli Graphic Liquid Eyeliner in Black 

If there is one type of liner I wear most often it’s a liquid liner & this Zoeva one is inspired by a classic calligraphy. It has an inkwell packaging which you give a little shake before taking the brush out to make sure the brush has enough product on. It has quite a short nib but it gives you amazing control and its ideal for achieving a very precise finish. This has fantastic staying power & after you have applied it, it doesn’t smudge or transfer. It is an intense black which dries down to a matte finish.

Zoeva Soft Kohl Eyeliner in Noir 

This is such an essential product to have in your makeup bag. Its not the most intense black but it has a lovely creamy formula which makes it effortless to apply. Its a great eyeliner for using on your waterline, to define your eyes. Although it has a soft formula it still has a long-lasting formula and the colour doesn’t fade. Just a great product to throw in your makeup bag and one that always gets a lot of use.

Zoeva Black Box Eyeliners

Zoeva Cat Eye Pen in Black

I’m most comfortable using this style of liner, it reminds me of my much used Pixi Lash Line Ink. This has an ultra long, flexible nib which gives you ultimate control to achieve an on ‘Fleek’ cat eye look. The nib is flexible but not to the point where it has no structure, whether you want a delicate line or more of dramatic bold strokes this Cat Eye Pen is good at creating both. The black colour is very intense and easy to apply, it doesn’t drag or go patchy. The colour has a beautiful rich glossy finish and it is a liner you can trust to stay in place and bold in colour all day.

New Zoeva Black Box Eyeliner Collection

Zoeva Graphic Eyes in Black to Earth 

This is the waterproof offering & it’s a great option to have in your makeup collection. This eyeliner pencil has a very pigmented and creamy formula which makes it so versatile. It’s great for giving you a defined, precise look as well as being easy to blend and smudge out to create that classic smokey eye effect. This really reminds me of my much loved Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils and I have to say its just as pigmented as the perversion one. I have really liked using this Zoeva one and it has incredible staying power, after a couple of minutes, it’s there to stay (unless you have a very good cleanser). This gets two thumbs up from me, its very good quality and easy to use.

Zoeva Black Eyeliner Swatches

L-R Graphic Eyes / Soft Kohl / Cat Eye Pen / Calli Graphic

The Cat Eye Pen along with Graphic Eyes the are my absolute two favourites from the collection but they’re all different and give you such a selection of finishes and styles. I think this would make a fantastic gift for an eyeliner addict or just to add to your makeup collection to ensure you have all eyeliner bases covered.

I’m very impressed with this collection & love everything from the less is more minimal packaging style to the selection of eyeliners and the fact they’re all black. It’s like Zoeva has created this collection just for me & it’s exactly what I would have picked given the chance. Zoeva just always seems to deliver on quality every time whilst still being affordable.

Zoeva Black Box Collection* £19.50

*PR Sample

Sigma Beauty at HQHair

Sigma Makeup at HQ Hair

I have never tried any products from Sigma Beauty but I always hear American YouTubers and Beauty Bloggers talking about this brand. You can purchase Sigma products from HQ Hair if you’re in the UK and they have a small selection of both makeup & brushes.

I have been testing out two products from them so I thought i’d let you know how I got on.

Sigma Beauty

First up the packaging of both makeup products is lovely and simple, I really like this minimal but bold style.

Sigma Power Stick in Sigma Pink

Hold on to your hats this is one heck of a bold pink – its POW in your face bold. Its pigmented and the colour is intense after just one application. Its a true magenta pink and its such a pretty shade. The formula is creamy and feels lovely on the lips. I thought with it having quite a buttery texture that it wouldn’t have great staying power but I was wrong, this stays put for hours and although the colour does wear down a little its still a lovely bright pink.

Sigma Pink Lipstick

The packaging is a gorgeous bold vibrant pink and the lipstick feels luxurious & quite weighty. It has a magnetic close which is very satisfying and means its not going to come undone in your handbag. It has Sigma embossed on the actual lipstick and a pretty holographic Sigma Pink logo on the outer pink packaging. It feels lovely in your hand and I think its up there in terms of quality. If you like that full coverage bold lip look then this Sigma Pink Power Stick is one you need to try.

I’m smitten and I now want to try a few more shades & there are 6 shades to pick from.

  • Sigma Pink: Signature magenta pink
  • Clover: Soft, wearable pink
  • In Spades: Earthy, natural lip color
  • Nancy: Soft peach
  • Bloody Good: Heirloom tomato red
  • Stamina: Electric, bold plum

Pink Sigma Lipstick

Sigma Makeup at HQ Hair

Sigma Line Ace Liquid Eyeliner* 

I do love an intense black liquid liner & love trying out new brands, they always have a lot to live up to if they are to beat my beloved Charlotte Tilbury. This Sigma eyeliner offering is in the shade Legend and its so jet black, as intensely black as it gets. It does have a glossy finish which I  personally do not mind. It dried down quite quickly and stayed put throughout the day, no transferring or smudging.

It has a very precise brush applicator, which was quite easy to use and I was able to get a very neat finish but I just prefer a nib rather than a brush. I find that is easier to achieve more of a bold liner look and I can control it better. I am going to practise a little more & see if it can win me over, because the colour is the blackest liner I have used.

This Line Ace comes in some beautifully vibrant shades & I think the purple looks amazing.

  • Sigma Pink: Signature magenta pink
  • Legend: Classic black
  • Inscription: Bold purple
  • Endorse: Bold white
  • Robust: Deep olive green
  • Monogram: Warm deep brown

Sigma Makeup Swatches

Have you tried anything from Sigma Beauty or do you like the look of the two products I have been testing out?

MeMeMe Create The Look Smokey Eye Collection

MeMeMe Cosmetics Smokey Eyes Trio

I have quite a few MeMeMe products in my collection & have blogged about their Eye Liner, Shimmer Stack and Long Wear Lip Creams and I think their makeup is affordable and very good quality. I have been trying out their Create The Look ‘Smokey Eye Collection‘* and think it’s a great introduction to the brand and it is a great selection of products to have. I wear mascara, and eyeliner almost on a daily basis so I can never own too many of those & the ones in this kit are pretty good.

MeMeMe Smokey Eye Collection

This beautiful collection includes Smokey Eyes trio palette, Dark & Divine mascara, kohl Eye Line Pencil in Coal & Eye Sweep Precision Eye Definer. Four full sized MeMeMe products and everything you need to create that sultry smokey eye. I must admit I don’t tend to wear my eyeshadow that dark but the good things about the eyeshadow trio is you can keep it quite light & still create a Vicki (neutral shadows only) friendly smokey eye.

MeMeMe Smokey Eye Collection

The Smokey Eyes Trio 01 has 3 wearable colours that are pigmented, easy to blend and they wear a long time too. You get a light creamy white shade white is good as a base colour & to brighten the inner corner too. The blue grey shade is stunning, not my usual go to colour but it looks really pretty on the lid and not too dark. The darkest shade is a charcoal grey with a hint of dark blue & the perfect shade to give the look that smokey edge. I want to try a few more of these baked shadow trios as the quality is really good.

Eye Sweep Precision Eye Definer is the ideal felt tip liner for achieving that defined cat flick. The tip is very precise which makes applying your liner quick and easy. The formula is black and long wearing, I like to go over twice just to give it the deepest colour but this is a great everyday liner & it doesn’t transfer on to my upper lids or smudge throughout the day.

MeMeMe Cosmetics Smokey Eyes Trio

Kohl Eye Line Pencil in Coal – This is great for smoking out the eye as it is really easy to blend out & its quite soft & creamy to apply. I used to wear khol liner all the time but I tend to over look them & reach for liquid liners more often. I have been enjoying re discovering the simple khol liner & forgot how less harsh it looks & how you can transform your eye makeup by smudging it out.MeMeMe Smokey Eye Collection SwatchesMeMeMe Dark and Divine MascaraDark & Divine Mascara – I love the big chunky plastic wand, it helps coat each individual lash and separate them making your lashes look full & fluttery whilst the fibre enriched formula gives them volume and length. The formula isn’t too wet and after two coats there is no clumping or spider lashes and its easily removed with Micellar Water & a Hot Cloth Cleanse. I have been wearing this as an alternative to my beloved Roller Lash as an everyday mascara. This is the stand out product in this kit for me.

I think the Create The Look ‘Smokey Eye Collection* £17.50 – would make a lovely gift for someone that is starting their makeup collection because it comes with 4 really good useable products. Or if you like creating a smokey eye then you might want to snap this up too, its very good value for money.

Let me know if you have used any of the products I have mentioned or if you have any other MeMeMe product recomendations.
Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.

Boots Haul February 2015

Boots Haul February 2015

I had a voucher that I had been saving from Christmas & last week I finally spent it in Boots. I bought a few products I had wanted to try for a long time and I am excited to try everything.

Soap & Glory Supercat Eyeliner £6.00 – I’ve used this a couple of times since I bought it & I like how black it is & that the colour doesn’t fade throughout the day. It was easy to apply & I was able to get quite a precise liner look at well as a more dramatic winged effect. So far I like it, we will see how long it takes for it to dry out as often these felt tip liners dry out quite quickly and that can be annoying.

Collection Work The Colour Lip Butter £2.99 – I bought the colour Vintage Rose a few weeks ago & loved the formula & colour so much I had to go back and get another shade. I opted for Perfect Plum & its just as pretty. These are quite long wearing for a lip crayon and I like that they’re not too glossy or greasy on the lips. Don’t tell anyone but I am going to go back for the other colours too.

Soap & Glory Love at First Blush £11.00 – This multi colour blush just looked so pretty in the pan, its quite a bold shimmery blush (reminds me of the Bobbi Brown Shimmer Bricks) I’m thinking it will make a good Spring / Summer blusher highlighter duo combo, if you know what I mean. I might have to use a light hand as it is quite pigmented & shimmery. I don’t want to look too 80’s disco ball. Let me know if you have this & how it works for you.

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water £4.99 – I didn’t know this came in three options. I’ve used the pink one before and really rate that so I had to try out this one which is targeted at Combination Skin. So far I like it, its gentle and does the job at removing stubborn eye makeup. I like how much product you get in these Garnier Micellar Waters & the price is good too. I always have a bottle in my skincare stash.

Toni & Guy Sea Salt Texturising Spray – I’ve tried high end sea salt sprays & budget ones too & to be honest there is never much in it. This one was on offer for no more than £3 & I like Toni & Guy products so it came home with me. I like it, it gives texture to my wavy hair without making it feel crusty or dry. This is the small travel size bottle which I thought was cute.

L’Oreal True Match The Powder £8.19 – I know nothing about this powder but it looks good & I love the L’Oreal True Match Foundation. So in my mind that is a good enough excuse for buying it. I have the shade Rose / Beige. It feels finely milled and gives a little extra coverage. We will see how well it wears throughout the day over my foundation. Oh & the packaging has a good sized mirror & a brush thats not horrid.

L’Oreal Glam Bronzer – This is a two toned bronzer, you get a lighter highlighter shade & a deeper brown shade. I’ve not tried this yet but I am hoping it is like my beloved Soap & Glory Solar Powder which I use daily. Its the same concept but the brown / bronze shade in the L’Oreal looks like a better match for me. We will see. Again much like the True Match Powder the packaging has a mirror.

Soap & Glory Lid Stuff £10.00 – This quad in What’s Nude has been the one product I’ve wanted & never bought. I have no idea why it’s taken me so long to buy it. All four of the shadows are perfect colours for me, I love a neutral eye. I have been using this quad since I bought it & it does not disappoint. The quality is excellent and the colours work well together or you can wear them alone. I’m impressed and kicking myself for waiting so long, but now I have it I will be making full use of it & showing these shadows a lot of love.

Let me know what new purchases you’ve made this month & if you love or hate anything I have bought. I’m excited to try everything properly over the next few weeks.