Christmas Gift Guide 2019: Red and Sparkling Lipsticks

Nothing says Christmas and holidays quite like the sequined/shimmering red lipstick so I’ve picked up a few  new releases. Both sparkling reds and sequined packaging.

NARS Studio 54 Audacious Lipstick in Carmen (purple packaging) and Mona, £26 from Liberty and Barneys

Lipsticks inspired by the cult Studio 54, long lasting, creamy texture, matte finish and sparkling packaging.

Chantecaille Rubellite Lip Cristal, £42 from  Space NK and  Saks

Pearl-infused sparkling lipstick, sparkling effect and no grit. The shade featured is Carnelian. There are 2 more.

 Bobbi Brown Luxe Jewel Lipstick in Ruby Slipper, £28 from Liberty

Full-coverage, pearl-infused sparkling finish lipstick. This

SS19 Eye Shadows Palettes: Charlotte Tilbury, Viseart, MAC, NARS, Bobbi Brown, Urban Decay

Let’s have a look at the new eye shadow palettes which are out for SS19. I did post about some of the lip products, so here are some of the new releases for the eyes.

CHARLOTTE TILBURY The Icon Eyeshadow Palette  $65 from SephoraCult Beautyand Net A Porter.

12  shades:  Day Eyes Prime (light white), Day Eyes Enhance (amber honey), Day Eyes Smoke (scarlet), Date Eyes Prime (gold), Date Eyes Enhance (antique), Date Eyes Smoke (gold bronze), Diva Eyes Prime (champagne), Diva Eyes Enhance (burnt gold), Diva Eyes Smoke (rich auburn), Disco Eyes Prime (green), Disco Eyes Enhance (blue), Disco Eyes Smoke (black).

I like the Bowie reference and the fact that you get some colourful shades in the mix.

NARS Skin Deep Eyeshadow Palette, $59 Nordstorm, Selfridges,  Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus.

12 eye shadows  in: Taunt (matte cream), Sophia (matte rich cool brown), Whipped (matte warm brown), Undressed (matte taupe brown), Bali (matte deep natural taupe), Icon (shimmering rosy gold), Basic Instinct (shimmering icy rose), Coconut Grove (matte deep brown), Centerfold (shimmering grey beige), Calendar Girl (shimmering golden brown), Faster Pussycat (metallic copper), Unbuttoned (shimmering deep brown).

You can’t go wrong with the slick NARS packaging and the quality of their eye shadows.

Urban Decay NAKED RELOADED Eyeshadow Palette, $44 from Sephora and  from Feel Unique.

UD new Naked palette looks gorgeous. No matter how many Naked palettes they bring out, they still manage to make them look hot! I have the original one, and the one with pink tones and, honestly, would not say no to this one. And it is the best present for

SS19 Lip Lacquers: byTerry, Clarins, Lancome, Bobbi Brown, Tom Ford, Chanel

Besides the pretty pastel and girly balm-like lipsticks which  are always out for Spring, I have notice one more trend, and that is lacquers.  I have chosen 5 different brands just to give you a taste of what is new, lip wise, for SS19.

Clarins Joli Rouge Lacquer. Clarins is available  from from Selfridges,HarrodsEscentual.com,  Nordstorm,  Sephora, Bergdorf Goodman.

I am a huge fan of Clarins lip products so would expect Rouge Lacquer to be incredible.  The brand promise wet like vinyl finish, hydration and nourishment and easy application, among other things.  There are 7 shades to choose from. Shown above is 744 Plum.

Tom Ford Lip Lacquer Luxe  Matte $57 from Saks.  You can get Tom Ford Beauty from Nordstrom Harrods, Selfridges, BloomingdalesBergdorf Goodman.

Full coverage, highly pigmented, soft matte formula which  should be comfortable and long-lasting on the lips.  If you want to treat yourself – this is the way to go. There are 10 shades to choose from; shown is

AW18 Highlighters Guide

Who does not want a beautiful and gorgeous highlighter for the holidays season? The next few months will be mental for me in every area of life so I am really looking forward to the holidays, and the glow.

I’ve created a list of some of the highlighters that are on sale now, all of these are limited edition so don’t miss your chance to get them.

The High End Eye Candies

Chanel Le Lion De Chanel Illuminating Powder, $70  from NordstormSaks, Neiman Marcus, Selfridges and  Harrods.

Subtle golden shimmer and  Gabrielle Chanel’s personal emblem – a lion.

Dior Rouge Blush Midnight Wish, £34 from Selfridges

Beautiful glow and lots of little starts embossed.

Givenchy Mystic Glow Powder, $47 from Barneys

Ultra-fine mother-of-pearl with golden nuances.   Can be used both wet and dry. And how cool is that star? I am still a big fan of the Givenchy highlighter I’ve got a few years ago.

YSL FACE HIGHLIGHTER, $42 Barneys, Neiman MarcusBergdorf GoodmanHarrods, Selfridges and Nordstrom.

A cream in stick highlighter with two shades which is easy and quick to use.

Lancome STARLIGHT SPARKLE LA ROSE A POUDRER, $60 from Macys

It comes in a a 50’s French-inspired Bijou box – traditionally meant to house loose powders. Can be used dry for a subtle highlight, or  damp for

Christmas 2017 Eye Shadows Palettes

If you are not a fan of reddish eye shadows, here is a list of neutral palettes which will be perfect for both every day and nights out looks.

Laura Mercier Exotics Redefined Eye Colour Collection, $58  from Nordstrom

  • Matte Eye Colour (Bone, Dune, Earth, Wind, Allspice, Noir): 1 g / 0.03 oz
  • Sateen Eye Colour (Goldrush, Choco Glace, Spirit, Auberge, Carbon) : 1 g / 0.03 oz
    Shimmer Eye Colour (Dust): 0.8 g / 0.028 oz

BOBBI BROWN Nude Drama Eyeshadow Palette, $59 from Sephora, Harvey Nichols and  from Barneys

  •  12 x 0.64 oz/ 18.15 g Eyeshadows in Ivory, Antique Rose, Earth, Saddle, Halo, Sunkissed, Terracota, Black Sand, Bonfire, Pink Bellini, Velvet Plum, Espresso

CLINIQUE Sweet As Honey Eyeshadow Palette, $32.50 from Sephora