11/11/2015

TANYA BURR COSMETICS 'CANDY GLAM' BEAUTY ESSENTIALS PALETTE

As soon as I saw Tanya feature this palette in her Christmas Collection Youtube Video I was desperate to get my hands on it and after seeing it was out of stock on the Superdrug and Feel Unique websites I was a very happy little sausage when I found it in my local Superdrug store (especially as it was on promotion for £10 instead of £12!) I'd been wanting to try a couple of Tanya's palettes for a while but could never decide which ones to get, so I love how this has a range of eyeshadow shades available as well as a bronzer, blusher and a lipgloss as it feels like you're getting a taste of everything. 
Things have gone a little crazy this past year with the Youtuber product and book releases and I know people have varying opinions on them, but I've felt particularly excited by Tanya's products because of her experience working as a make-up artist and she really has hit the nail on the head with this palette. I've heard mixed reviews on the packaging but I absolutely love it; I think the gold and pink are really classy but fun and girly at the same time and the large heart shaped mirror in the lid comes in super handy too :)
I honestly don't know how to put into words how much I love these eyeshadows; they are just incredible!! I was pretty in love with them before I'd even given them a try because they are so gorgeous to look at with the little embossed stars and I love how cute and festive themed all of the names are. I have to admit a part of me didn't want to actually use this palette as I wanted to keep the eyeshadows all looking perfect, but I ended up photographing it the same day I bought it because I just couldn't wait to use it! These truly are the most pigmented and long lasting affordable eyeshadows I've tried and they don't have any fall out (I always tap the excess off before I apply them) which I often find budget eyeshadows are very guilty of. I like how the palette has a mixture of matte and shimmer shades (which manage to be shimmery without being too glittery) and I love the range of colours too - I've found myself using this every day since I got it a couple of weeks ago! Teddy BearBallet Slippers and Starry Night are really good daytime choices if you're wearing a bold lip or just want a subtle eye look, and I really like using Creme Brûlée across the lid with some Teddy Bear blended into the crease. I plucked up the courage to try a cranberry eye look last week using Plumberry and I received so many compliments on it :) Baking Brownies has turned out to be a perfect brow shade for me (and I think Teddy Bear would work really well on fairer brows too) and I love Snowflake for highlighting the inner corner of my eyes and underneath my brows.
I have to admit I haven't been quite as wowed by this 'Daydream' lipgloss, just because it doesn't do very much to the lips. Looking at it in the tube I thought it would be slightly peach toned and sparkly, but it's actually very sheer and just gives a subtle sheen to the lips, so it's definitely one that needs to be worn on top of another lip colour. 
I'm a sucker for a pretty pink blusher and my oh my this one is so beautiful! It works perfectly on my pale skin and gives a delicate flush to the cheeks which isn't too 'in your face,' so it's a good subtle choice to wear alongside the bold eyeshadows and has become my go-to everyday shade. I always find rectangular blushers easiest to get my blusher brush into too, which earns this palette extra brownie points ;)
As if this palette hadn't won my heart over enough already, it also has a bronze shade which actually works on my pale complexion without making me look like an oompa loompa! I've tried a couple of other bronzers/contour palettes recently (which I'll be talking about in more detail in a post very soon!) which have just been much too orange toned for me and I've found them quite difficult to blend definitely haven't ended up with too big stripes down my cheeks oops so I took quite a tentative sweep into this one thinking it was just going to be another disaster, but my oh my how wrong I was. It's kind of gold toned which makes it give a pretty glow to the skin and it's the sort of colour which you can build up depending on the look you're going for. A tip I've learnt from watching Tanya's makeup tutorials is to use bronzer as an eyeshadow for the crease and I can see this one working really well for that too :)

I'm a little bit gutted this is only limited edition as I know I'm going to be devastated when I hit pan on all of the shades! I was planning to ask for one of the Naked palettes for my birthday but I don't feel the need to anymore as I'm so in love with this one :) #teaminternet

5 comments:

  1. This is such a lovely looking palette, I'll be looking out in my local superdrug! x

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  2. Okay... I'm going to admit that I've been looking at this for a while and loved the colours but because it was so affordable I assumed the pigmenting would be awful but after reading this review , oh my gosh I'm desperate to get it and if superdrug have sold out in the morning I might be very upset :) I can't wait to get my hands on it :)

    Lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  3. I also tried Tan's eyeshadows from her Christmas calendar and I absolutelly loved it. They really are long lasting and the colour is amazing. I wasn't so impressed with her lipglosses, one of them Macaroon I love so much but the other two not so much.
    Really cute pictures and I love the close ups!

    Izabele x | http://beatriceizabele.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. I wish i got this palette while it lasted :(. I have ordered three of her TB lip glosses (Champagne Toast, Berry Picking and I Found Nemo- which may be a little more tricky for my darker complection) and four i already had (Enchanted Forest, Sparkling Dewdrops, Smile Dream Sparkle and Chic) from her older collection. I've also ordered her Hollywood eyeshadow palette and the Peachy Glow cheek palette i'm going to order as soon as it's back in stock (crying). This was a very nice blogpost, you write so interesting, i couldn't stop reading. :)

    X Mer

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