From Across The Pond






If a product isn’t available locally, you want it more. That’s how it is for me, at least. When I saw that Tanya Burr [my OG beauty guru] and Fleur of Fleur de Force were bringing out some really gorgeous shadows and glosses, I practically ran to my computer to hop on feelunique.

I had purchased several of Tanya’s glosses from her previous launch, and though I really loved those, I definitely think these are an improvement. I mean – that packaging, tho. They now have a faint watermelon fragrance, which is much more subtle than the original almost candy-like scent. I also find that the gloss applies a bit more evenly to lips, and feel a little smoother. For instance, this version of Just Peachy [a milky peachy-pink] is more wearable, in that it is a touch sheerer – more forgiving, and less likely to accentuate lines/cracks.

Onto Tanya’s Fairytale eyeshadow palette. I’m usually not crazy about packaging that isn’t metal or a hard plastic [only because I’m afraid of it falling apart on me], I think this is well-done. And really, it’s what’s inside that counts, right? The formula of these shadows is excellent – especially considering it’s sold at the drugstore. All four shades are really smooth, decently pigmented, and blend so well together. This palette in particular is so perfect for everyday [and heyyy I’m obsessed with how similar Alohomora is to Mac’s Satin Taupe]. Velvet Cushion is an incredible warm brown crease shade, and Witches Cat is a very pigmented black that I’ve been using to smoke out my eyeliner. A+, you guys. A+.

Fleur’s products are stellar, as well. And, as much as I love Tanya’s palette, I think I like the quality of these two even more. They are pretty comparable, but I think that this formula is a smidge better – more buttery, if you will. Both palettes are great for everyday – a really lovely array of neutrals you can take from day to night. I’m obsessed with the shimmer shades in both – they make for awesome washes over lids.

I think the true stars of the show here are Fleur’s glosses [which have a faint vanilla scent – yum] – Written in the Stars, a crazy good, pigmented pink-nude, hasn’t left my handbag. It reminds me of a Mac gloss I used up years ago – Ample Pink, only this guy is a bit more pigmented. The formula is so smooth and creamy, and I think that this shade in particular has a really nice plumping effect. Just go out and get this one, ok? It’s perfection. The other shade I picked up, Seeing Stars, a brighter coral-pink, is also super pretty. This one would look so nice paired with a gold-bronze eye and peachy-pink cheeks.

Have you guys checked out anything from either range? What are your favorites?




  1. October 8, 2015 / 2:50 am

    I ordered all of Tanya’s eyeshadows and new cheek kits, as well as Fleur’s eyeshadows. They’re all amazing qualities for the price and so great that they created their own lines!

  2. October 8, 2015 / 3:01 am

    I’ve never tried out either of their collections but I really want to try Tanya’s lip glosses and Fleur’s eyeshadows. They seem to be great quality.

  3. Cory
    October 8, 2015 / 12:38 pm

    I’m a DC native who’s now an expat in the UK. I love Tanya’s glosses. Picnic in the park is great, too. Love your blog!

  4. October 9, 2015 / 2:57 am

    I got Fleur’s eyeshadow quads, 2 lip glosses, the cosmetic bag and her lash range with Eyelure! Don’t have much experience with falsies, so I hope these work! Love the other products.

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