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SS17 Blushes and Bronzers: NARS, Max Factor and Anastasia

Only last week I have posted about the new blushers but here are some new gorgeous releases.

NARS Liquid Blush ($30) and it is about time they launch a cream one! NARS is available from Nordstorm, Selfridges,  Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus.

The shades are: Orgasm, sheer, warm pink with golden shimmer; Dolce Vita, matte dusty rose; Luster, sheer golden apricot and Torrid, warm coral with golden shimmer

Anastasia Beverly Hills Blush Trios ($30) from  Cult Beauty and  Sephora

And how cool is it to have three shades for a price of one high-end blush? You can choose from:

Affordable Eye Shadow Palettes: Maybelline, Max Factor, L’Oreal and Revolution

I am sorry for the lack of updates but I have been very busy with work and one project I am currently involved in. But since I have decided to sort out my makeup, I’ve wanted to post about some of the affordable eye shadow palettes that I am passing onto my friends (three of them, one I am keeping for myself).

I am also giving away like 30 lipsticks which makes me kind of proud. I should really  give away a lot more, but I could never bring myself to parting with my precious. Think Gollum from The Lord Of The Rings, ahem.

But here are the palettes.

And they are Max Factor, Maybelline, L’Oreal and Makeup Revolution.

Max Factor Masterpiece Nude Palette Contouring Eye Shadows in 03 Rose Nudes (from Amazon UK and Amazon)

This is the one that I am keeping for myself. But, in my defense, I am giving away some other palettes not shown on the photo. While the photo is not the best quality you can still see how incredibly pigmented these eye shadows are. They are really smooth and

Max Factor Voluptuous False Lash Effect Mascara Review

Regular readers know that I am a mascara snob.

Although most people think that mascara is the product on which you can save, I usually invest in mine, with only one exception. And that is Max Factor mascaras.

I have reviewed all their mascara launches which came out in the last several years, you can read them if you click on Max Factor category.  I think they  all are absolutely brilliant, and I always recommend them not only to my readers but also to my friends. And I know that some of my girlfriends are now fans, too.

Max Factor Voluptuous False Lash Effect Mascara Review

And today I want to talk about the latest release which is  Voluptuous False Lash Effect Mascara, it was already mentioned here.

Unlike most MF mascaras, it comes in the colourful teal and gold packaging, so a lot of people may like that.

As for the mascara itself, the fist thing that you notice is the brush which is huge (see the comparison photos below), and looks different from anything else I’ve used. According to the brand, helix shape enables a 360° application. And that is the

Nail Of The Day: Max Factor Glossfinity Nail Polish in 85 Cerise

Max Factor Glossfinity nail polish in 85 Cerise was an impulse purchase  but I love it so much that I recently bought a second bottle, as I’ve used up the first one. And that says a lot, considering how many nail polishes I have, and red ones in particular.

It is a gorgeous glossy warm toned red which  looks opaque even with one coat. It is like the coolest accessory for your nails, it brightens up everything. As dramatic as it sounds – Cerise makes me feel incredible, and I never want to be without it.

I have mentioned it so many times but somehow never posted a proper swatch, so here it is. (I am also wearing it here)

Max Factor Glossfinity Nail Polish in 85 Cerise nails of the dayAs I’ve already said, it looks great even with one coat, this formula

Max Factor Colour Elixir Lipstick in 725 Simply Nude Review and Lip Swatches

I have already reviewed several shades of Max Factor Colour Elixir Lipsticks in the past and you can see the feature here, and this is the latest addition to the range. Meet 725 Simply Nude – smoky eyes best friend.

The lipstick comes in a gold packaging with a colour matching panel on the bottom.

Max Factor Colour Elixir Lipstick in 725 Simply Nude Review and Lip Swatches 2

It is a moisturizing and a fool-proof lipstick formula that glides on easily and  smoothly. Colour Elixir contains shea, avocado, aloe butters, and anti-oxidant white tea so it feels comfortable and non-drying on the lips.

It is really low-maintenance.  I think you could apply it even without mirror, and since it has that “glossy” lightweight texture and finish, it looks good, as it wears off. And this kind of nude  would look nice on a lot of skin tones, as