Oh look, a make-up post! It's been a while, but as I recently received a bag full of goodies from MeMeMe
I thought I'd do a little run down of some of them. MeMeMe is a fairly affordable make-up brand, available online. For the look you can see in the photo at the top of this post, I used the Blush Me! Blush Boxes
* in Bronze
, the Ultimate Eye Palette
*, and the Arch Angel Brow Gel
Blush Me! Blush Boxes
Now the packaging of these blushes is fairly obviously Benefit 'inspired'. I have never used a Benefit blush so I can't compare, but I am a big fan of Benefit's 'Hoola' bronzer - the MeMeMe bronzer isn't really similar because whilst Hoola is matte, this has a shimmer to it. I usually prefer a matte bronzer then either a blush with some shimmer or a highlighter with some shimmer, but I actually didn't mind using the shimmer bronzer, and it wasn't too dark for my skin tone when applied sparingly. The blush in 'Pink' is quite a bright one, as you can see, but again fine if applied sparingly and nice for creating a very doll-like look. The bronze is also nice brushed lightly across the eyelids.
Ultimate Eye Palette
This is another variation on the Naked palette, a product which I've never actually owned (*gasp*) but I am a big fan of nude eyeshadows. There is one really nice matte medium brown shade, one matte black and six shimmery shades. The shadows in and of themselves aren't markedly different to others in similar budget brand palettes I own, but all together they make a really nice palette which is (a particular bonus in my opinion) compact enough to go in a make-up bag - it is probably my favourite out of the products featured here! I used the matte brown and some of the lighter shimmery shades to the left of it on my eyes in the photos in this post, I would definitely recommend it if you don't already have something similar.
Arch Angel Brow Gel
Now I like a really defined brow, so this is perhaps my least favourite product. I tried using the brown mascara type gel in the Arch Angel on my bare brows but I couldn't achieve the sort of shape I like by doing this, so perhaps this is one for gals who have fuller brows to begin with. In the photos in this post I filled out my brows (using Illamasqua eye shadow in 'Jules') before using the brow gel on them, which I much preferred, but I still don't think I like how they turned out. I have since used it to tame any unruly bits of my brows after filling them in with my normal products though, and I would recommend it for that (although I haven't tried any other brow gels for comparison). If you prefer a more natural look than I do, this might be worth a try!
Have you used any of these, or other MeMeMe products? Let me know your thoughts and recommendations!
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