First of all, I am sorry about the lack of posts, I have been very ill, again. And, although I have been at home all this week, I was in bed most of the time, feeling horrible. But now I can finally do some reading and also write some posts, I have actually missed those things. I’ve even missed work, hopefully will be back to normal life soon…
It is the time of the year when you’d expect red and glitter in terms of nail polish, and you’d be correct. But, I have noticed an interesting trend. Quite a few new nude nail varnish collections. I guess, you could never go wrong with a chic, sophisticated, and polished manicure! That is timeless, I’d say.
Lets’s take a look!
First of all, Burberry finally launched their
This season Burberry are offering a festive edition of their luxury makeup and fragrance line adorned in gold.
In fact, the collection is called Golden Light, and although I personally prefer silver, I find this shade of gold to be very chic and beautiful.
- Lip Mist Festive Gold 216, £ 22.50
- Nail Polish Light Gild 107, £15
- Fresh Glow Nude Radiance 01, £34
- Lip Glow Trench Kiss 24, £18.50
It feels a bit strange writing about a summer makeup collection, as we have already all the Fall collections out and about to start seeing the details about the Christmas launches.
But this beautifully edited collection by Burberry may be a real treat for those who are still about to go on their holiday in August or September (like myself).
So let’s take a look at the products:
Splash Eye Palette, £34
Limited Edition eye palettes with two cream eye shadows and one highlighter.
- 1 Midday Sun
- 2 Hot Tropic
Fresh Glow Fluid Base, £34
- 1 Nude Radiance
- 2 Golden
Before I start, I have to say that it was very hard to narrow my list of favourite makeup products of 2012 but I’ve tried my best.
Let’s take a look at what I’ve chosen…
Benefit Erase Paste
I don’t really use concealer on a daily basis, unless I have a new, really bad spot, I just use Touche Eclat under my eyes and that’s all. But if I had to choose my favourite “concealer” type of product – that would be this one. It is a creamy peach corrector which works great for the dark under eyes circles. I had a review of it but because of some tech problems, it was deleted, need to re-write it soon.
Omorovicza Complexion Perfector BB SPF 20
One of my favourite face products you can read the details why here. If you can afford it, I would definitely recommend.
Rouge Bunny Rouge Tinted Moisturiser Sketches on Water
This gives a very natural finish and light coverage and you can’t see it on the face, at all! Miracle for dry skin in cold weather, as it doesn’t enhance any dry patches. See all the shade available here.
Daniel Sandler Invisible Radiance Foundation and Concealer
It is a very nice foundation that gives a dewy finish so works great for my dry skin. The shade Porcelain is a great fit for fair skin and works for me in AW, in SS, I use the second lightest shade – Beige. Plus it comes with concealer which is a great deal for the price. Want to know more?
BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector in Pearl
This product probably doesn’t even need an introduction. It’s the best highlighter out there, it gives a very natural and beautiful effect.
Wow, I was able to choose only three blushers, although I was very tempted to add more of them.
BECCA Cream Blush in Amaryllis
My favourite blush for AW months, perfect cool toned and natural looking, gives a nice
Here it is, as promised, the review of Burberry’s Complete Eye Palette.
As you may know, there are six colour combinations to choose from and each retails for £40/$59.
Here is how the palette looks like, I love the signature Burberry print.
It comes in a velvet pouch with three mini tools: sponge, blending brush and liner brush. I haven’t really used them but they may be very handy for when you are travelling or touching up your makeup.
My palette is called Pink Taupe and, in my opinion, these are the most original and unique colours out of all. I actually don’t think I have a dupe for some of the shades.
And you get:
- Warm peachy shade, satin finish
- khaki shade, satin finish
- Cool toned dusty pink, matte