Iconic London EVO brushes | Do I really need these brushes?



When applying makeup the tools you use for application makes the biggest impact in achieving that flawless airbrushed finish. These brushes are very unique to any of my typical brushes I have used and they make a massive difference in the finish of my foundation.

These iconic brushes are very soft and easy to use, with one glide on the face it applies the foundation evenly leaving no streaks or patches on the face. The above image is a brush set for contouring and these brushes are amazing at blending your contour and highlight evenly.

These brushes are best suited to liquid based or cream based products compared to powder and these brushes ensure that your foundation looks smooth on the face and more of a skin like finish as it absorbs a lot of the excess product to prevent that ‘cakey’ look.

EVO brushes saves you so much time blending and applying your base makeup creating a full coverage look in minutes. The price of iconic london EVO brushes are very reasonable ranging from £26-£85 with a mixture of sets and individual brushes compared to other brands such as the ‘Artis’ brushes (£410 for a set).

The packaging is very luxurious and lightweight, the design of the brushes are perfect to fit the hollows of the cheeks for contouring and under the eyes to conceal and highlight. These brushes create an amazing difference to the appearance and finish of your makeup… so the answer is YES! Everyone needs to definitely try out EVO brush 001 as it is now my everyday makeup brush for applying my base.

Check out my most recent YouTube video (Zendaya Inspired Makeup Look) where I use EVO brush 001 when applying my foundation.







I am currently obsessed with NYX products and these NYX Intense butter glosses will make you obsessed too! The above glosses are in the shade ‘Tres Leches’ and ‘Orangesicle’ and they are the most pigmented lip glosses you will come across.

They are so creamy and rich in colour that they glide on the lips perfectly. The sponge applicator is soft and flat which makes the lip gloss apply evenly and does not leave any streaks.



Tres Leches is a pinkish nude toned shade perfect for everyday and will suit a wide range of skin tones. Orangesicle is the perfect summer shade and great to have in your holiday makeup bag, it is a bright and vibrant orange toned shade.


The smell is a light vanilla cup cake scent and it is not like those other lip glosses that have a chemical, unpleasant scent lingering on your lips. The texture is very smooth and not too thick and heavy on the lips, making it comfortable to wear all day.

The lasting power is around 4-5 hours, when eating and drinking it fades evenly. The formula is very moisturising and hydrating on the lips and easy to remove with a makeup wipe and leaves lips feeling smooth.

Another great thing is when re-applying this product it applies evenly and does not cling to dry patches in the centre of the lips.

You can apply these glosses on its own as they are pigmented enough and do not need a base colour. However, they can also be paired with a lipstick to create that intense glossy lip look or to add moisturise to matte lipsticks.

The price is also a bonus, it is very inexpensive and retails for £5.50. I purchased mine in Boots and NYX are expanding their counters inside Boots nearly everywhere which is great as you can now swatch and try on!

I highly recommend giving these glosses a try, there are a range of shades to suit every one!




Zendaya inspired makeup look!

Hey beautiful people!

I am back with another YouTube tutorial creating a Zendaya inspired makeup look which is a soft smokey brown crease with a pop of gold shimmer on the lid! Also, I have combined two pictures of Zendaya, combining her makeup and hair look into one tutorial for you all!

This is a very in-depth tutorial and a chatty one, please comment and thumbs up if you would like to see more get ready with me inspired makeup looks and which celebrity look you would like to see next! xo


I am absolutely obsessed with the new Anastasia Beverly Hills eyeshadow palette! It is so pigmented and easy to blend. The brush that comes with it is very good for blending and applying the shadows. The eyeshadows stand out and last all day long on the eyes. The palette is also versatile for daytime looks, natural everyday looks and dramatic going out looks.

It is perfect for everyone!

Hope you enjoy this cranberry smokey eye look I have created which is perfect for daytime or going out!



To alllllll my Beautiful Make up Lovers out there, I am holding a make up giveaway which includes some awesome beauty products!

For a chance to win…



I have put together some awesome beauty products to share my love of make up & beauty to you all.

This is just a small, cute selection of products which I have put together to also welcome my new followers and celebrate launching my YouTube video!

Anyone can enter (worldwide)

If you are under the age of 18 please get parental consent


1. MUST be following me on Instagram (annalisewilliamsxo, Twitter (annaliseee_xo) and Subscribed to my YouTube Channel ‘Annalise Williams’ (link is in my bio/previous posts)

2. SCREENSHOT AND REPOST this image tag me @annalisewilliamsxo on the photo and #makeupbyannalise on Instagram (and any other social media sites)

3. Tag three beauty lovers in the comments down below on the Instagram post

4. ONE entry per person

5. Like this post to show that you have entered on the Instagram post

Giveaway includes:

Body Shop mascara

Eylure Lashes (no. 145)

KIKO Cosmetics 208 Eyeshadow (shade- 208 Light Gold)

Urban Decay Gwen Lipstick (shade- Spiderweb)

KIKO Cosmetics intensive lip mask

For more information, follow me on Instagram (annalisewilliamsxo) or my Twitter (annaliseee_xo) The winner will be selected at random and ends July 10th 2016…Good Luck Beauties!!!xxx