Holuday Gift Guide: Luxury Eye Shadow Palettes

We continue our Holiday Gift Guide posts, and this edition is focused on the luxury eye shadows, there are actually so many gorgeous ones that I will have to post Vol. II at some point, before everything is solf out…

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Giorgio Armani Holiday Night Lights Palette, $140 from Saks

An elegant black lacquered palette adorned with Mr. Armani’s golden light-painted signature and features 2 tiers of eyeshadows and blushes.

By Terry Eye Designer Palette, £44 from Harrods and Cult Beauty and $58 from Net a Porter

Rich in micronised premium pigments and extra-fine powders, the easily blendable soft texture offers supreme comfort, superior coverage and durable colour. Available in 01 Forest Desire and

Matte Lips: Armani, Lancome and Smashbox

I have recently posted about some new lip products: glossy ones and classy lipsticks but it seems like those uber popular matte (often liquid) lipsticks are not going anywhere. And here are the brand new releases.

Lancome Matte Shaker Liquid Lipstick, £19.50 from Selfridges

“Water-in-oil-based emulsion is formulated with a patented Ultra-Thin Film technology to deliver weightless texture and a second-skin feel”. You also get a great colour pay off and a comfortable, non-drying wear. There are quite a few shades to choose from and the images Lisa Eldridge created are gorgeous.

Matte Shakers in action

Smashbox Be Legendary Liquid Pigment Liquid Lipstick $24 from Nordstrom

“A liquid lipstick with a

SS17 Foundations: YSL, Armani and Clarins

There have been quite a few foundation launches recently but I have selected three that really stand out to me, and that are very different, so there is something for everyone.

Touche Éclat Cushion Compact Foundation, $48 from Nordstrom

“A lightweight, sheer, buildable coverage formula to give skin a fresh dewy glow and natural finish. Gives a  sheer to medium buildable coverage.”

Available in 6 shades.

 Clarins Pore Perfecting Matifying Foundation, £28 and $38 from Nordstrom

“Optically blurs imperfections. Upon

Mascara Wish List: PatMcGrath, Shiseido, Armani

After writing about my favourite mascaras, it’s time to share about the ones which are currently on my wish list. The ones which I will be trying next and, although there are a few that I would like to try, I’ve been strict with myself and chose only 3, and here is which ones and why.

Before we start  I just wanted to mention that I do not like “natural”/barely there lashes, gimme the full on dramatic lash  even in the morning. And all three seem to be perfect for that.

PAT MCGRATH LABS FetishEyes Mascara (£26 from Selfridges and website $28 from Sephora).

I think this

Armani White Night Makeup Collection for Christmas 2012

For the Christmas 2012 makeup collection Armani takes inspiration in  the various nuances of cold winter days, especially in the moonlight which brings out translucent reflections.

There are four products in the collection and am I personally very interested in one of them which is LIP MAESTRO Colour Zero, Instant lip enhancer (£25)

This is basically a top coat which mattifies other lip products or can be used directly on the lips. It is promised that the colour will still look luminous and the lips will stay hydrated.

 All-in-one White Night Palette (£60)

Two (LE) palettes that come in a black lacquer case which include: Frosty Highlighter, two eye shadows and a matte lipstick.

Moonlight Beige Palette: Beige shimmer powder,  two taupe eye shadows and Beige lip wax.

Moonlight White Palette: Snow-like