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January's Top Bargain Beauty Buy!

I am totally in love with this and could not wait to try it out. I saw it sitting oh-so innocently in Tk Maxx; upon which I had to dive on it before anyone else saw it BareMinerals, and anything similar to that standard, is hard to come by in my local store, so this was amazing. I was worried that it was going to contain totally weird and obscure shades but no!

The palette is the BareMinerals Ready 4.0 Palette in A-List. It is a palette full of cool toned pinks and purples. There was also another BareMinerals palette in the store but it was full of blue shades. I thought that the pinks and purples would be better for my green eyes than blue.

I love howthe packaging is very sleek and professional looking. It's also very compact making this absolutely perfet for taking on the go; it's sooo tiny! The only downfall to the packaging is the material that it's made form. I know anyone else who owns either a blsuh or a similar palette will agree with me when I say that it's not mark resistant. Tounch this with even a hint of foundation on and it will quickly look grubby! I make sure to give my hands a quick dust off before I touch it.

Look how cute the protective sheet is! The shades are: Icebreaker, Fashionably Late; Swanky, and Black Tie Optional.

You can see how the palette has more of a cooled down tone to it. Both Icebreaker and Fashionably Late have a frosty shimmer to them, while Swanky has both a frosty shimmer and tiny little gold mirco glitter in it. Black Tie Optional is the only matte effect in the palette, which is great. I think every palette should have a matte balck just because of how versitle it is.

The palette cone with a little dual ended sponge foot applicatior, which is missing form the photo because I neglected to notice that I had dropped it on the floor. The mirror in thepalette is fairly standerd; large enought for applying eye makeup but not for doing your full face.

A white shade with a forsty shimmer to it. I use this all over the eye, with just a hint on the browbone (and I do mean just a hint!).

Fashionably Late
A cool toned bubblegum pink that also has a frosty shimmer effect. I brush this shade lightly through my crease.

A dark purple that has both a frosty shimmer effect as well as gold micro glitter in it. I use this to define my outer corner, and just begin to bring it up into my crease.

Black Tie Optional
A black with a matte fisnish. I put a tiny dab into the outer corners before smudging out. I also use this wet as a black eyeliner.

(Just a little look I put together with this palette and a very light coating of MAC Saint Germain on the lips)

This cost me £9.99 out of my local Tk Maxx and, get this, it is currently available on the House of Fraser website for £29.99. YES; you read that right. £29.99!!! I cannot believe I just saved £20 on it. 

Did I scoop a bargain, or what?!

Louise x x

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