How To Apply PaintGlow Unicorn Glitter Face & Body Gel Kit

You may have seen the full-size 50ml PaintGlow Chunky Glitter tubes at Superdrug which are currently on sale at £3.95 down from £5.99 but I decided to buy a set of 6 13ml tubes from Browns Cosmetics for £12.99 instead so that I’d have more to swatch! Half of them are iridescent glitters and the other half are metallic glitters, the set also comes with a brush and sponge which you really need to apply it evenly.

The glitter gels claim to be the only chunky glitter in the world that is in a ready to use formula. I think that means the glitters are mixed in with the quick-drying fixing gel so you don’t have to mix anything together. It’s cosmetically certified, not tested on animals and made in the UK; It’s actually made in Cumbria so it’s northern glitter fit for a northern lass!

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As you can see in the swatches all of the glitters are hexagonal and in two sizes, the products I’m using from left to right are:

Heartbreaker is a pink iridescent glitter

Mystic Mermaid is a green iridescent glitter

Gold Digger is a gold metallic glitter

Disco Fever is a silver metallic glitter

Helter Skelter is a purple metallic glitter

Unicorn Tears is a white iridescent glitter

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The application can be a touch tricky because the formula dries quite quickly. If you’re going to buy an individual tube instead of the set, you should try to find a circular makeup sponge and a detail brush to work it in.

You can apply the glitter on thick or thin depending on how you want it to look. Personally, I find that less is more especially around your eye area it can feel a little uncomfortable if it’s on too thick and if you’re anything like me you’ll probably end up rubbing your eyes and ruining it anyway.

To apply the glitter to your skin squirt a small amount of gel onto the sponge and quickly spread it around your sponge so that none of the glitters are stacked on top of each other. Dab the sponge once on the desired area and then use the detail brush to get any pieces of glitter left on the sponge onto the skin. It can be tempting to dab a few times to get the glitter onto your face and to get rid of some of the excess gel but it dries surprisingly quickly so you need to work fast to get the glitter where you need it! When you’re finished if there are any gaps where you’d like a piece of glitter just use your detail brush to pick up and apply a single piece of glitter straight from the tube.

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To see my review of a beautiful unicorn bath bomb and soap which I also bought from Brown’s Cosmetics, check out Bomb Cosmetics I Believe In Unicorns Bath Bomb. You can also follow me on Twitter and Instagram.

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Barry M Unicorn Primer Drops

I bought this primer at Superdrug for £7.99. It’s a dupe for Farsali Unicorn Essense, it’s an oil-free formula like the real thing. It’s a 15ml bottle that’s full of a pink shimmery primer. The primer contains fruit and berries that brighten your skin including watermelon, goji berry and acai berry.

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The benefits of Unicorn Primer Drops (which is vegan and cruelty-free) include hydration, smoothing and detoxifying and protection from free radical damage. Because of the skin benefits, the primer can also be used as a hydration booster. I personally love using a couple of drops on my cheeks as a subtle blush.

To see my review of Barry M’s other unicorn makeup item, check out Barry M Unicorn Lip Paint. You can also follow me on Twitter and Instagram.

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If In Doubt… Be A Unicorn Eyeshadow Palette Obsession

I found this eyeshadow palette in Boots where it costs £5, it contains 8 shades; 3 mattes, 3 shimmers and 2 pressed glitters. It turns out Obsession is another name by the Makeup Revolution London brand. The palette has a see-through and lilac case, there’s no mirror or applicator but there is beautiful holographic writing on the case and the eyeshadows are a decent size. This palette is both vegan and cruelty-free.

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Here are the shades as described by Obsession followed by swatches (in bottom to top order):

Alternative – matte baby pink
Magic Dust – pink champagne shimmer
Immortal – white iridescent pressed glitter
Entranced – warm mid-pink
Creature – pink gold pressed glitter
Unconventional – matte warm purple
Elixir – cool cream shimmer
Eternal – champagne shimmer

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I shaved my arm this time to get better swatches and my arm feels so soft now! My favourite eyeshadow in the palette is Immortal which is described as white iridescent but I don’t think it’s the best description, it is a white glitter that shines light green under direct light and light pink in the shade. I’d also say that Creature is closer to copper than rose gold.

It’s a really good palette for the price. If you like this palette you might also like Unicorn’s Heart Collection I Heart Revolution. You can also follow me on Twitter and Instagram.

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Unicorn’s Heart Collection I Heart Revolution

I picked up these 3 items at Superdrug, two are by I Heart Revolution and one is Makeup Revolution but they’re both the same brand which also does Revolution Pro (come on guys, pick a name and stick with it)! The Unicorn’s Heart Eyeshadow Palette is £6.99 and there is a deal where it comes with a free lipstick from the same collection. The Unicorn’s Heart Lipstick would usually cost £4 and mine is in the shade Pink Wish. I also got the Rainbow Highlighter, I was going to get the similar Unicorn’s Heart one so I’d have a set but the Makeup Revolution one is in a pretty rainbow shape. It’s also cheaper: the Rainbow highlighter costs £4 whereas the Unicorn’s Heart one costs £4.99.

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The Eyeshadow Palette comes with 12 shades, its compact so there’s no mirror or applicator, it’s got a magnet clasp. It’s a little similar to the Under Your Spell Eyeshadow Palette in that it’s some autumnal shades alongside some shimmery and glittery pastel shades. There’s some whites, pinks, purples, blues, burnt tones and a dark grey glittery one. I’ll leave some swatches down at the bottom.

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The Rainbow Highlighter can go on as a regular highlighter but can be built up so you can see the rainbow effect, It’s going to get a lot more use in the Summer but I will also use it in my Halloween unicorn look.

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The Rainbow’s Heart Lipstick in Pink Wish is a beautiful light pink lipstick with a light blue shimmer, if you roll the lipstick up to the top you will see a cute star pattern. I will probably use this lipstick a lot in the Spring.

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Overall, I really love this collection and would recommend it to anyone. To see the similar palette I mentioned check out Under Your Spell Eyeshadow Palette Makeup Revolution. You can also follow me on Twitter and Instagram.

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Under Your Spell Eyeshadow Palette Makeup Revolution

The second I saw this palette the song from the Buffy musical started playing in my head. This new 8 shade palette is half autumnal shades and half pastels perfectly designed for daily autumn makeup and a unicorn makeup look for Halloween. The shadows are large and there is a large mirror, but the set doesn’t come with an applicator. The box it comes in is really pretty but the palette itself is a little plain, it’s matte lilac plastic with gold chrome writing. It’s apparently a dupe for the Little Twin Stars palette by Sugarpill although this palette only has 6 shades.

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Here are the included shades as described by Makeup Revolution;

Sorcery – copper shimmer
Charmed – gold shimmer
Bewitched – burnt copper shimmer
Enchanted – pale cream with a pink shift, satin finish
Siren Song – seafoam green satin finish
Magic Spell – pink with a gold shift
Voodoo Doll – lilac satin finish
Love Potion – pink satin finish

Because of the large size of the eyeshadows, they could also be used with a medium powder brush as bronzer, blush or highlighter.

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Here are 3 eye looks I created using only the palette (and black eyeliner and mascara). The shade “Enchanted” is great for blending out the colour under the eyebrow and for applying on top of other shades to add a shimmer.

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To see more of the Halloween Makeup by Makeup Revolution, check out Skull Makeup From Makeup Revolution. You can also follow me on Twitter and Instagram.

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My Makeup Collab Group

I host a weekly makeup collab group on Instagram where we do makeup looks based on a theme. Over the last month, we have done looks based on; Flower Fairies, Zodiac, Desserts and Doctor Who. It’s a lot of fun trying to do makeup that reflects a picture or idea and it pushes your limits as a makeup artist or enthusiast but it’s also a community as we’re in a group chat and message each other. If you’re interested in joining the group or have any questions I will link the page below, feel free to get in touch by DM.

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We don’t have many rules but we do ask that you don’t advertise in your looks and that you don’t create drama or conflicts within the group. It’s also preferred that you create a makeup look specifically for the collab rather than reuse an old photo and let us know beforehand if you can’t turn a look in on time.

To see some of the collabs and the beautiful looks people have created for them then please follow @collab_beauty_queen and to see more of my own pictures you can follow @unicorn_beauty_queen on Instagram. You can also follow me on Twitter.

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Skull Makeup From Makeup Revolution

With Halloween just around the corner, I decided to buy some Halloween makeup. I found these gothic cosmetics at Superdrug, they’re all by Makeup Revolution. I will be using these pieces of makeup for my Halloween look which I’m hoping to do at Whitby Goth Weekend if I get the chance to go this year.

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The lipstick is part of their Haunted Lipstick Collection in the shade Captivating Curse, it’s a black lipstick so for the best look use a black eyeliner pencil as a lipliner. I didn’t realise the first time I used it but if you roll the lipstick up there’s a skull and crossbones pattern on it which is kind of adorable… in a gothic way.

The Haunted Lights Highlighter is probably the only one I will use in my daily makeup looks, it’s a good highlighter powder, it’s not gothic colours either it’s subtle. I’ll be adding it to my daily makeup bag because it’s cuter than my current go-to which is Maybelline Master Strobing Liquid which I love but it’s bronze so it looks better on me in Summer.

The Haunted Liquid Highlighter in the shade Blood Of My Enemies is great for if you want to do gory but glittery makeup, but you should also be prepared with micellar water and exfoliator because it stains.

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Peacocks’ Unicorn Brushes

My latest impulse buy is these brushes from Peacocks. There is a hairbrush for £5 and a set of 4 makeup brushes for £8. All of these bushes’ handles are shaped like unicorn horns, the colours are metallic in a mint green to lilac ombre.

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Paddle Hairbrush- I threw my old vented hairbrush out because this one is just super cute and also goes through easier.

Large Powder Brush- This brush is good for a foundation finishing powder or a pressed bronzer/ blush.

Medium Powder Brush- This brush is very similar to the large one except because it’s smaller it’s better for contouring.

Round Shadow Brush- This brush applies the eyeshadow quite dull so it’s quite good for blending and diffusing the colour around the edge of the eyes but I wouldn’t ditch the mini eyeshadow applicators just yet!

Angled Eyebrow/ Eyeliner Brush- This brush is really good because it can be used to apply eyeshadow as an eyeliner and is perfect for brows too.

Unicorn Elixir Makeup Revolution Highlighter

I bought this highlighter from Superdrug last week and have already used it in a unicorn inspired makeup look. It’s a light silver colour but it also contains fine red and blue glitters that give it a bluey purple shimmer. Because of the glitters, the wear can feel a touch heavy but it looks gorgeous.

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One of the things I love about this highlighter is just how light it is. I’m very pale and it’s nice to have a highlighter that accentuates that. The majority of highlighters contain nude or bronze tones whereas this highlighter is perfect for a winter/ ice makeup look.

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The bottle looks pretty cool too, its silver holographic label makes rainbow lines which looks very unicornesque. The unicorn head is actually a lipgloss from Peacocks.

Barry M Unicorn Lip Paint

After using this I found myself wondering if a witch goddess works for Barry M. This lipstick is like magic, turning from a light yellow to a bright pink on contact with your skin. At first I assumed it was heat activated like colour changing nail polishes but after spending a strange minute with an ice cube and a mirror I realised this was not the case.

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I was interested in how this works so I headed to the Barry M website. “It’s yellow but magically turns your pout an ultra-long lasting personal shade of pink. It does this by adapting to the Alkaline in your lips. In other words, every person is different and every look is unique!” I think this means the lipstick turns a slightly different shade depending on your skin’s pH balance. Personally I have found that it will look lighter if i use lip balm as a base and brighter if I put it straight on.

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There are two other Lip Paints in this collection: a green one called “Genie” and a dark blue one called “Neptune”. Although I love all things unicorn I am personally more drawn to the “Neptune” shade which comes out a lilac pink. These lipsticks feel like they are making a statement and are great for people with more than a dash of individuality.

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