Sunday, 5 February 2012

Twilight Makeup Swatches & Reviews

I’ll admit to being a bit of a Twilight fanatic – it all started in 2009 when my bff, Alex, gave me Twilight to borrow and told me I must read it.  I accepted and then swiftly worked my way through each book, one by one.  Since, I have seen the films in the cinema and enjoyed them, although not half as much as I relished the books.

I recently acquired two pieces of Twilight makeup which I have swatches and reviews of below!

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Volturi Twilight Labyrinth Loose eye shadow in Dawn 
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I am a massive fan of loose pigments generally because they are always beautifully pigmented (duh!) and look beautiful in the pot.  This colour ‘Dawn’ is absolutely stunning; a deep, dark chocolate, mud brown, which has silver, gold and almost blue sparkles in it. 
Now as this is a loose pigment, it is quite messy and does have quite a lot of fall out when applied to the eyes, so I like to pick up some of the colour onto a dense eyeshadow brush, tap off the excess into the pot and apply onto the eyes by pressing the colour into the socket and blend afterwards.  Alternatively, just get a big, fat, fluffy brush and sweep of the excess from under your eyes afterwards.

DuWop Twilight Lip Venom in ‘Red’
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I have never tried any of DuWop’s lip venoms, or any other lip plumping gloss for that matter so this was a whole new kind of product for me.  First things first; this smells incredible, almost identical to Big Red gum, it’s like a cinnamon mint smell which you can taste when you apply the product, which I adore.  It really does tingle when you apply this to your lips and you can feel your lips plumping straight away – perfect for thin lipped girls, but not so much for me who has gigantic lips.  Now I now why I have never used a lip plumper before – it hurts because my lips swell up so much, leaving me with a ridiculous trout pout. 
On to the colour and formula of this product.  This product in general is very very similar to The Body Shop’s ‘lip & cheek stain’.  They both have the same formula, consistency and almost the same colour.  This particular one is lovely because it really does leave you with ‘bitten’ lip look, perfect for vamps.  I like that you can build the colour up to create your desired shade of red (I applied two layers in the photograph above).  It takes a while to make the colour even on the lips because it is quite watery, but that adds even more to that ‘blood sucked’ look.

What I think – I’m always weary when looking at pieces of makeup or clothing which has been created off the back of a successful cult movie, such as Twilight, because usually the products are overpriced and of really crappy quality.  However, these makeup items have surprised me.  I think the products are of high quality and aren’t as tacky as I was expecting them to be.  The pigment especially is a product I would have bought even without the ‘Twilight’ name behind it.  I think these items are a little pricey – around £10 for the pigment and £15 for the lip venom, but are pretty little kitsch items to have sitting on my dressing table.

Do you have any Twilight makeup?  What do you think of makeup ranges being born from the back of the success of a film or book – thumbs up or down?

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15 comments:

  1. wow the pigment is gorgeous <3
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  2. I want these!!! Ok, maybe not the Lip venom as I'm quite happy with the Body Shop's stain ;) The pigment is lush! I'm really surprised by this collection, as you say it's nice that they've kept it classy than tacky-looking ;)
    xx

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  3. Those pigments are pretty! Never tried any makeup based off of a film or book.

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  4. I didn't even know there was Twilight makeup. I used to love Twilight but now I think I have "grown out of it". I do love the look of that eyeshadow though, it's so pretty!

    Frances x
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  5. My sister had that lip venom, and it hurt so much when I tried it! But it looks a lot better on you haha.xx

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  6. Twilight make up is a step too far! I love Twilight (books) so I share your love there... The eyeshadow doesn't look too bad though.

    Reminds me of a time (a while ago) I bought spongebob perfume (http://i41.tinypic.com/35m2ixf.jpg), it smells AWFUL

    x x

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  7. Wow, I had never expected the pigments to be so..well- pigmented!

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  8. Oh wow I absolutely love the colour of the pigment it is so beautiful! Yeh I do agree with what your saying about the makeup being created off the back of something but this collection looks fantastic, thanks so much,
    Love,
    Belle.x

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  9. I love the look of the loose pigment, but I do think it's a little too expensive! xx

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  10. I've never tried the Twilight Makeup range. The loose eyeshadow looks beautiful. Oh I'm the same when I use lip plumpers, my lips swell and feel so comfortable!!! I find Soap & Glory's lip plumper the worse, it actually stings:O xx

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  11. The loose eyeshadow is an amazing colour! so pretty! :)

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  12. Twilight has been my favorite brand and DuWop Twilight Lip Venom looks perfect for a fuller pout the natural way

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  13. I think it's unanimous... we all love the pigment!!

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  14. Okay it is a bit cringey because it is twilight and we all know that it'll sell well. But the loose eyeshadow looks great :) I love the colour!

    www.allylae.com

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  15. Not really in love with the lip venom but the pigment eyeshadow is a winner.

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