Holiday Gift Guide: Luxury Highlighters

As promised, here is a new “Holiday Gift Guide” feature, and this time it is all about those luxuriuos highlighters. Because we have to glow for the festive season, am I right?

Probably the most desired highligher palette this season will be Hourglass’ Ambient Lighting Powder – Surreal Light, and there are also some gorgeous variants other Christmas collections, especially Lancome. But what other highlighters are worth your attention?

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Burberry Gold Glow Pressed Powder, $68 from Saks

How beautiful is this gem with a LE, golden packaging. Gold Glow, a radiance-boosting pressed powder delicately scented with My Burberry.  Use the brush to highlight cheekbones, nose, shoulders and décolletage for a natural, radiant glow.

Trish McEvoy Light & Lift Face Color Duo, $68 from Nordstrom

I had to include Trish, as her face products are some of the best, I am a huge fan. Here is how this new release is described: “The soft, weightless powders glide on evenly and invisibly for a naturally lit-from-within look. Apply the champagne tone to areas you

Matte Liquid Lipsticks: Chanel and Burberry

Matte liquid lipsticks are here to stay! More and more brands are releasing their versions with formulas becoming less drying and the shades becoming more sophisticated.

And here are two latest launches from such brands as Chanel and Burberry.

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Speaking of Burberry, I think their new strategy is simply genius! As you know, it is a Fashion Weeks month, and besides the clothes (obviously) a lot of us are obsessing over the beauty looks at the Runway: hair, makeup and nails.  We often get a sneak preview of the products which will be available for the purchase only in months. But not anymore when it comes to Burberry! All the products Wendy Rowe and her team used on the girls are already available, both new shades and new products.

Such as Burberry Liquid Lip Velvet  in Fawn Rose available from Burberry’s website for $34

“Developed with a new, innovative formula, which combines rich pigment, smooth application and a whipped, creamy texture to create a bold, velvet finish that lasts for up to eight hours. Light-as-air  Liquid

Lipstick Week: Current Top 3 and a Wish List

To finish our Lipstick Week I’ve decided to feature my current top 3 lipsticks and share the top 3 that are on my wish list.

I’ve made myself choose lipsticks in different colour families, so here are: plum, red and pink. I don’t like orange, nude or any other shades that much.

Since I have already reviewed each lipstick, I have just included the links. I also have to mention that Clarins was recently reformulated, and the new version is even better!

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Clarins Joli Rouge Lipstick in 738 Royal Plum (Review and Lip Swatches)

Givenchy Le Rouge Lipstick  in 302 Hibiscus Exclusif (Review and Lip Swatches)

Lancome L’Absolu Rouge in 160 Rouge Hypnose  (Review and Lip Swatches)

Honourable mentions go to

SS16 Face Products: Laura Mercier, Burberry and Lipstick Queen

Here is a usual round-up of the coolest new things, in my opinion. This time I’ve decided to feature complexion, mostly cheek products. I haven’t tried any of these but they all look really cool.

SS16 Face Products Laura Mercier, Burberry and Lipstick Queen

Laura Mercier Colour Dots Lip & Cheek Sheers, $32 from Saks/£25 From Space NK

The shades are: Fruit Punch, Sangria and Tequila Sunrise

“Brighten up complexion with a vibrant wash of colour to lips and cheeks. A multitasking solid blush that creates a wash of luminous, vibrant colour for skin. This unique texture applies with ease and blends into a silky, bright glow. The talc free, gel structure is perfectly translucent for a bright, see-through effect. It glides onto skin with even, flawless color and a creamy feel with the combination of wax, siliconic powder and shiny emollients.”

LIPSTICK QUEEN Frog Prince Cream Blush, £22 from Space NK

After the success of the lipstick, there is now a

SS16 New Beauty Products: Burberry, theBalm and Benefit

Here is a weekly update of the new products for face, lips and eyes that caught my attention, and are worth the purchase, in my opinion.

SS16 New Beauty Products Burberry, theBalm and Benefit

theBalm Meet Matt Trimony Matte Eyeshadow Palette, $42 Nordstrom and ASOS.

theBalm eye shadows are brilliant (my reviews here and here), and I am loving the look of the new matte palette which is the third  in the  Meet Matt line. There are nine new shades: Matt Lin, Thomas, Rossi, Lopez, Kumar, Moskowitz, Evans, Reed and Ahmed.

Benefit Benefit Cosmetics Dew the Hoola Soft Matte Liquid Bronzer, $28 from Sephora

As I’ve already said,  it will be all about