Tanya Burr Cosmetics was at the tipity top of my London beauty wishlist, firstly, because I think Tanya is great (check out her blog here!) and secondly, because I think it’s really important to support fellow bloggers. Starting from her first release, a line of nail polishes, to her more recent launches, lipsticks, eyeshadows, and highlighters (review coming soon!), I have been patiently waiting to give these beautiful goodies a try. I believe that Tanya Burr really puts her heart and soul into these products and I think it’s pretty amazing to see someone I’ve watched grow over the last six years create something that she is so proud of. I’m a bit embarrassed to say how many Superdrugs I had to sift through in order to get my hands on these guys above, but I’m pretty happy with the diversity of products that I came away with and I can review for you all today. I picked up two products from her Christmas range, a liquid lipstick from her Soft Luxe Summer release, a cheek palette, and two eyeshadow palettes from her original collection. I’m so unbelievably excited to share these products with you all. Warning, this is gonna be a long one, so lets get started.
Beautifully Defined Face Palette
This Beautifully Defined Palette has to be my favorite item I picked up from Tanya Burr Cosmetics! I think the packaging is so lovely and the product inside even better. I originally decided on purchasing this palette because of the liquid highlighter inside. When I first arrived in London, Tanya’s liquid highlighter range, that was most recently released, wasn’t on the shelves yet, so when I saw that this product included a mini size, I had to pick it up. Thankfully I did because this highlighter is gorgeous; it’s a beautiful rose golden champagne color that I believe would suit so many skin tones. Because at this time of year, the color is so similar to my skin color, the product looks very natural with the shimmer catching the light just enough to give off a natural glow. I think this will look so beautiful mixed in with my foundation in the Summer, I can’t wait!
In terms of the eyeshadows, the colors are perfect for me! I love warm shades, so a rosey bronze, warm brown, and dark crease color are perfect for creating both day and night looks for Fall. For more about the formula, check out the eyeshadow palettes below.
The contour and highlighting powders in this palette are also really nice. I love the champagne tone of this highlight and I think the neutral undertone again will really complement so many people. The contour powder is pretty too because its cool tone creates a nice shadow under the cheekbones. Both these powders blend out easily and last rather long on this skin (I do use a face primer). Overall, I am so please with this palette and have been reaching for it often over the last few weeks.
The next big thing that was on my Tanya Burr Cosmetics wish list was her eyeshadow palettes. I’d heard a lot of good things about these little eyeshadow quads and at a drugstore price, I couldn’t resist picking up two: Galaxy & Fairy Tale. I’m honestly really impressed with the formula of these guys. I think they are pigmented and smooth, plus they apply really evenly and blend easily. What more could you want from an eyeshadow! So far, my favorite colors in these two palettes are cream tea for highlighting my brow bone, alohomora for a lid color, and stormy sky in the crease. I also love the packaging! I think they are adorable and functional, with the big mirror, so perfect to throw in your purse for touch ups. On my next trip to London, I’ll definitely try to pick up some more of these!
Peachy Glow Cheek Palette
Next up is the Peachy Glow Cheek Palette. This is another one of Tanya’s products that unites a cute design with practicality. I think my favorite part of this palette is the fact that it’s a three-in-one: bronzer, blush, and highlight. This is the perfect addition to your makeup bag, for either speeding up your morning routine or making traveling light effortless. Starting off with the bronzer, both the color and formula of this product is good. I think it complements my warm toned complexion well and blends nicely into the skin, creating a beautiful warmth to the face rather than an orangey bronzed up look.
To be honest, the blush was my selling point in this palette. I love peachy colors on the cheeks, so there was no question that between the two palettes, this one was my choice . I think this blush pairs perfectly with a light and natural makeup look because the color brightens the face, giving a healthy glow. One thing I have noticed about the formula of both the bronzer and blush, is that you need to make sure to tap off the excess product from your brush before you apply it. Otherwise, you can sometimes have a stain on the cheeks, but this is rather typical of a highly pigmented product.
The last thing in this palette is the highlight, and it has to be my favorite of all three. I think that this is a perfect champagne highlight! Slightly warmer than the highlight shade from her Christmas palette, this one beautifully illuminates the face in an almost angelic kind of way. There is something about the color that makes this powder unique to my collection and I can’t get enough of it. It has been my lifesaver this last month as my skin has lost its Summer glow and has began to look more and more dull. Overall, I’d buy this palette in a minute for this highlight alone, I highly recommend checking it out.
Moving onto the Tanya Burr Matte Liquid Lips, these were again one of Tanya’s products that I had to get my hands on. Unfortunately, although I searched high and low, I couldn’t find my color of choice, Martha Moo. I did happen to find this shade, Puppy Paws, and although the color honestly doesn’t suit me very well (especially at this time of year), I decided to give it a try anyway, so that I could test it out. In terms of formula, it’s not a super drying matte liquid lip, which is great news for me. After playing around with this lipstick a little, I did realize that the best way to apply it, is to smooth it onto the lips in really light, even layers. This way you can build up the pigment little by little without piling on the product. This can sometimes make the color a bit patchy. Although I can’t give this product the most rigorous review, since I haven’t had the opportunity to wear it very much, I’ll try to update you on how I am getting along with it when the weather warms. Keep posted!
TB Nail Polish
Lastly, we’re finishing with the another piece from the Tanya Burr Holiday Collection, the Mrs Claus Manicure nail polish set. At first I wasn’t planning on picking up any of her nail polishes because, to be honest, I’ve been in a nail rut. Unsurprisingly, in a shopping frenzy, I ended up throwing this little guy in my basket. I couldn’t be more thrilled because I LOVE this color. I feel as though this is the perfect burgundy/ox blood shade I have been looking for for years. It’s so beautiful and elegant on the nails and is honestly, my perfect Fall shade. In terms of the formula, I’d say it’s pretty standard. It lasted three days on my nails (pretty normal for me), before I went savage in my boredom and picked it all off. I’d say with a good base and top coat, you could probably wear this polish for four to five days. I can see myself getting a lot of wear out of this one this season. I love it!
If you’ve made it here, thanks for sticking with me until the end. I know this was a long one. I hope you enjoyed this longwinded Tanya Burr review post and if you’re a fan of posts like these please let me know in the comments below! I’d love to know what kind of content you prefer. Also, keep posted for more London Haul posts coming soon!
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