Christmas 2017 Eye Shadows: Pat McGrath, Charlotte Tilbury, BECCA and Marc Jacobs

This week we were looking at the newest eye shadows releases: reddish and neutral ones, and here is a selection of the most luxurious items!

Of course, this list would be incomplete without the new PAT MCGRATH LABS Mothership II Eyeshadow Palettes, $125 from Sephora

Everything about this release is incredible. The packaging, an the colour selection. You get both neutral and high impact shades.  The formula is promised to be a hybrid cream-infused powder.

There are 3 variations to choose from:

Sublime

Skinshow Glow (champagne pink pearl), Copper Toned (soft reddish brown), Iconic (neutral bronze gold), Rose Dusk (soft reddish mauve), Dark (rich warm brown), Xtreme Black (ultimate black), Bronze 005 (metallic warm brown), Astral Ghost Orchid (white iridescent with pink), VR Nectar (peachy pink with gold pearl), Blitz Emerald (blackened green with lilac pearl)

Subversive

Skinshow Fever (champagne gold pearl), Black Metal (gunmetal black with silver pearl), Lazarus (warm pinky brown), Deep Shade (dark warm brown), Night Creature (deep magenta), Xtreme Black (ultimate black), Gigabyte (antiqued green gold), Astral Ghost Orchid (white iridescent with pink flash), VR Pink (peachy pink with gold pearl), Blitz Amethyst (deep

January 2018 Beauty Favourites

While I am still trying to figure out what were my absolutely favourite products of 2017, here is a feature on my January 2018 favourites, and since I have missed the November and December 2017, there are quite a few products.

Makeup

Lips: Lanolips Lip Ointment in  Dark Honey  (review and swatches) and Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Love Liberty (Cult Beauty and Net A Porter.)

While the first product is a firm favourite which I have been using for years (they have a new packaging now) the CT lipstick is a new addition to the products I love. I actually created a Pinterest board about this lipstick for a competition when it just launched. This was a product from a friend who thought I’d like it, and she was right, it is incredible. Gorgeous colour, opaque and not flat, and comfortable but, at the same time, long-lasting formula.

For the eyes I have four products: Clarins Graphik Ink Liner (Selfridges,HarrodsEscentual.com,  Nordstorm,  Sephora, Bergdorf Goodman.) is  the best one I have used in a  very long time: it is intensely black and glossy, long-lasting, and very easy to use. A firm favourite, I highly recommend. As for the Max Factor 2000 Calorie Curl Addict  Mascara in Black Brown (Amazon and Amazon UK)  long time readers will know that MF are the only high street mascaras that I use, I am a mascara snob, because, unfortunately, cheap mascaras do not work for me. And I did not plan on getting a Brown version I just did not look properly in the shop. Can’t believe this happened again. But I am loving the softer version of the dark brown.

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy  in 16 Vain Violet Brilliant (Net a PorterSaks, and Nordstrom.)

I barely ever use anything from EL but I am absolutely in love with this eye shadow which was a present from the same friend who gave me the lipstick. This shade goes really well with my other all time favourites, my little duo which is always with me, and I love pairing it with my beloved Inglot Eye Shadows AMC Shine 37 (here).The colour and the sparkling finish are just dreamy.

I also have two

AW 17 Matte Lipsticks: YSL, Dior, Pat McGrath and Charlotte Tilbury

Matte lipsticks are not going anywhere, in fact they are getting hotter than ever. Here is a selection of the newest releases! And these are only some of them – stay tuned for more.

YVES SAINT LAURENT Tatouage Couture Liquid Matte Lip Stain, $36(from Sephora and Bergdorf Goodman)

“Lip stain with an ultra-matte, high impact colour and a lightweight, naked-lip feel”. You get a matte tattoo-like effect and stays on for up to 8 hours. The liner-like applicator allows a precision outlining and filling.

The shade shown is 12 Red Tribe (rich true red)

PAT MCGRATH LABS MatteTrance Lipstick ( $38 from Sephora).
“A richly pigmented lipstick that adorns lips in a lightweight veil of opaque colour for a modern, matte finish”. The formula is promised to be hydrating, creamy and

Beauty Wish List. July 2019

As I’ve already mentioned, the times when I would get all those limited edition eye shadow palettes and yet another  *insert a name of the product* are long gone. Now I only get products when I finish something (I have empties save stories over at my Insta) or when I really want that item. So here is my current wish list. And I am also including the things which I have finished so that you see what is being replaced.

Essie Gel Couture Nail Varnish in Lady in Red or Rock the Runway (Amazon and Amazon UK)

I use up red nail varnishes like it’s nobody’s business so my current classic red which is CND’s Red-Y To Roll (see it here) is almost gone. I really enjoyed using it but would love to try Essie’s Gel Couture one now. I’d love Lady in Red or Rock the Runway, would have to see them in person, I am very specific about my reds.

Charlotte Tilbuty Flawless Filter ( £30 from SephoraCult Beauty and  Net A Porter.)

I am obsessed with a glow-giving makeup base, and

SS19 Palettes: Endless Orgasm by NARS and Glowgasm by Charlotte Tilbury

Do you prefer lovegasm or orgasm, that is the question. And, yes, we are talking makeup. Here are two new palettes which, I am sure, will  be a huge hit this summer. The colours are gorgeous and sex sells, after all.

Charlotte Tilbury’s Glowgasm Face Palettes come in two shades:  Lightgazm and Lovegazm  £60 from Cult Beauty. Later on from Sephora, and Net A Porter.

A compact with four products is everything you’d need to re-create that Tilbury’s trademark glow. Here are the promo images which show how the products suit all skin tones.

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NARS Endless Orgasm Palette, $49 from Sephora. Later on from Nordstorm, Selfridges,  Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus  and Barneys.

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