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Posted on November 1, 2016

October Favourites!!!

product review


Hello all! I’m back from a short blogging break! 🙂 Without getting into the details of why I needed to take a breather, let’s just say it was very much needed!

As a sweet ‘comeback,’ I’ve decided on a short and light-hearted post for you guys – I think it would be wise to save the heavier topics for when you’ve all recovered from the abandonment issues I’ve left you with!

So without further ado, here are the top three makeup products that I couldn’t take a break from over the past few weeks:

YOUNGBLOOD Contour Palette, €43


Anyone who knows me would tell you that I am all about the natural look. I don’t like when my face looks or feels cakey as I find it rather uncomfortable. I never have that problem with this  little gem as it is light, breathable and adds a natural glow to your skin while adding definition to your face at the same time. It has three shades for highlighting and three for contouring, so it is suitable for a number of different skin tones. It is small and compact, and has everything you need for a natural chiseled look! Available online on Youngblood Ireland Direct.

Too Faced Melted Matte Drop Dead Red, €23, Debenhams


If you follow me online or in real life (whatever you’re into), then you would know that I’ve recently added two more lippies to my Too Faced collection. To say I am in love with my new buys would be a complete understatement! The two shades look quite similar in the photo , but when you have them on they’re incredibly different. The Melted Chocolate leaves more of a glossy finish, while the Melted matte glides on like a gloss, but then dries to an ultra-matte finish. I’m a massive fan of matte lippies as well as dark shades so I felt like the Melted Matte in Drop Dead Red was made for me! If you’ve been on the hunt for the perfect Autumn lippy, your search ends now 🙂

Benefit KA-BROW Eyebrow Cream-Gel Colour, €26 , Arnotts


Again, if you know me at all, you would know that I am brow crazy. I wouldn’t be one to judge others on their appearance, but if there is anything I’d call someone out on, it is their brows – sorry, not sorry! A defined brow makes the world of a difference to your face. This Benefit ka-BROW has exactly what you need to achieve flawless brows. This cream gel comes with an angled brush on the cap which you can use to go from a day look to a night. It is buildable, longlasting and waterproof – no need to worry about the rain washing your brows off, we do live in Ireland after all!

Have you tried any of these products!? Would love to hear your thoughts ! Tweet me @FilomenaKaguako 🙂

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Posted on August 28, 2016

4 easy steps to bigger and bolder #benebrows

product review

benefit brows

If you followed my Instagram story on Monday (sorry Snapchat, I’m totally cheating on you), then you would know that I attended the Benefit Cosmetics Christmas launch party with my beautiful blogger gals where we got an exclusive preview of drool-worthy Benefit products that will be launching in the coming months – there’s a lot to look forward to ladies!

From eye brightening serum to emergency makeup kits, some of the new Benefit products look very promising and I am looking forward to trying them out – especially now that I’ve used the Bigger & Bolder Brows Starter Kit*

I hope that the products to come will help transform me into a glam goddess that I was destined to be 🙂

Dial up the drama with this buildable-colour kit. This kit is FULL-y equipped with everything you need for bolder, more dramatic brows!

So what is in this starter kit, I hear you ask?

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  • Shaping stencils for an expert, personalized brow shape
  • Ka-BROW! cream-gel brow colour with a brush
  • High brow pencil, creamy brow highlighting pencil
  • Ready, set, brow! 24-hour invisible shaping & setting gel for brows

To get a wow-brow using this buildable colour kit, you can follow these 4 simple steps:

Step 1


Choose a shaping stencil and then slide it into the holder. Position it along the base of your brow and make sure the pink line is aligned with the highest point of your brow. The first look is suitable for those who like an arched brow. If you prefer a straighter brow then I’d suggest look 2.

Step 2


Remove the cap of Ka-BROW! Using a tiny amount of the cream-gel brow colour,  trace along the stencil using the brush. This will give your brow a flawless look. Remove the stencil and then fill in the rest of your brow. Repeat this for your other brow.

Step 3

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Use the high brow pencil under the brow, following the arch. Lightly blend so it doesn’t look too harsh.

Step 4

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Apply ready, set, brow 24-hour invisible shaping & setting gel on brows using the long-bristled side of the brush. Use the short-bristled side to sculpt and shape.

And there you have it, 4 simple steps to wow-brows! I’ve always been a fan of bold and strong brows, so this kit is perfect for me. However, if bold brows are not your thing, then worry not as there are two other starter kits to choose from: Soft & Natural Brows and Defined & Refined Brows – there’s something for everyone 🙂

The brow starter kits will be available nationwide from October 2016, RRP: €38.50

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(*)This product was gifted to me at the Benefit Christmas launch party, however all views and opinions are my own.

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