SS18 Foundations: YSL, Marc Jacobs, Dior and NARS

As usual, there are quite a few new foundations out for SS, so let’s take a look at some of them.

The shades shown are: B20 Ivory, Fair R150 – fair w/ pink undertones, Barcelona – Medium 4 – medium with golden peachy undertones and 80 Ebony – very deep with neutral undertone.

Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat All-In-One Glow Tinted Moisturizer, from Neiman Marcus and  Saks.

This is the base I am personally mostly excited about as I am a huge fan of the Touche Eclat. I am also loving the promo image with Zoe Kravitz, obviously.

“Touche Eclat All-In-One Glow Tinted Moisturizer is a skin-loving, all-in-one medium coverage tinted moisturizer with SPF 23 that evens complexion, eliminates dullness and smooths fine lines.  The finest pigments and ingredients that respect and care for the skin. The formula is oil-free, non-comedogenic, talc-free and dermatologist tested.  The coverage is buildable from light to medium”.

DIOR Diorskin Forever Undercover Foundation, $52 from Nordstrom

“A 24-hour, ultra-fluid, water-based foundation blends full coverage with a lightweight formula to deliver a natural, matte finish that goes from day to night”.

NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation, $49 from Sephora / £35 Look Fantastic

Makeup4all Turns 9!

I am very happy to share that today Makeup4all turns 9, it is as if I wrote this feature about it turning 5 yesterday. I honestly can’t believe it. So much has changed since that time.  Considering that it is also Valentine’s Day, I though I would share some features that are appropriate for the occasion. And for me VDay means red and roses, not like any other day is different.

Everything You Need To Know About Red Lipstick (here). I have written so many articles about red lipsticks over the years, and that is just a round up. And if you are wondering about my current favoruite red – that is this one.

And let’s not forget about the red Nail Polishes (here). Especially about

Givenchy Makeup Collection for Spring 2018

I have been really into Givenchy lately, and am always curious to see what the brand will bring out next, and here is a preview of their Spring 2018 collection.

Le Rouge Mat, £28

110  Nude Androgyne, 215  Neo Nude, 216 Rose Graphique, 329  Rouge Stiletto, 330 Violine Rétro and 331  Poupre Défilé.

Couture Atelier Eye Palette,  £48

Sculpts, shapes and adds colour to your eyes. Their textures are soft, but their pigment is vivid.

 

Teint Couture Cushion Glow – Two-Tone Highlighter,  £37.50

White and pink mother-of-pearl extracts blend together to create a

January 2018 Beauty Favourites

While I am still trying to figure out what were my absolutely favourite products of 2017, here is a feature on my January 2018 favourites, and since I have missed the November and December 2017, there are quite a few products.

Makeup

Lips: Lanolips Lip Ointment in  Dark Honey  (review and swatches) and Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Love Liberty (Cult Beauty and Net A Porter.)

While the first product is a firm favourite which I have been using for years (they have a new packaging now) the CT lipstick is a new addition to the products I love. I actually created a Pinterest board about this lipstick for a competition when it just launched. This was a product from a friend who thought I’d like it, and she was right, it is incredible. Gorgeous colour, opaque and not flat, and comfortable but, at the same time, long-lasting formula.

For the eyes I have four products: Clarins Graphik Ink Liner (Selfridges,HarrodsEscentual.com,  Nordstorm,  Sephora, Bergdorf Goodman.) is  the best one I have used in a  very long time: it is intensely black and glossy, long-lasting, and very easy to use. A firm favourite, I highly recommend. As for the Max Factor 2000 Calorie Curl Addict  Mascara in Black Brown (Amazon and Amazon UK)  long time readers will know that MF are the only high street mascaras that I use, I am a mascara snob, because, unfortunately, cheap mascaras do not work for me. And I did not plan on getting a Brown version I just did not look properly in the shop. Can’t believe this happened again. But I am loving the softer version of the dark brown.

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy  in 16 Vain Violet Brilliant (Net a PorterSaks, and Nordstrom.)

I barely ever use anything from EL but I am absolutely in love with this eye shadow which was a present from the same friend who gave me the lipstick. This shade goes really well with my other all time favourites, my little duo which is always with me, and I love pairing it with my beloved Inglot Eye Shadows AMC Shine 37 (here).The colour and the sparkling finish are just dreamy.

I also have two

Clarins Spring 2018 Makeup Collection

This Spring Clarins are bringing out  new shades of the eye shadows and the cult lip balms. But there is also a new item – a SOS Base. And knowing how well Clarins do a hybrid of makeup and skincare I have high expectations.

 

4-Colour Eye Palette (£34/$43) in 07 Lovely Pink

I am a huge fan of these palettes, and even included Oud in my yearly favouites.  Here is my review. Now I actually have one more shade – 02 Rosewood.

Instant Light Natural Lip Balm Perfector, £18.50/ (my review of the other shades)
in 08 plum and 07 hot pink

SOS Primer £26.50/$39

Boosts radiance, brightens the face. The shades are: 00 universal light, 01 rose, 02 peach, 03 coral, 04 green and 05 lavender and each shade is targeted to solve a particular issue.

“White, the sum of