Regular readers probably noticed that now I publish only one feature per day, instead of two, as I always did. The thing is that I am very busy until the beginning of July. I have several major deadlines, and, unfortunately, can’t post as much as I’d love to. There may be some days without any features at all, so please bare with me.
I did not want to disappear without explaining…
Recently several girlfriends asked me about wearable/”beginners” red. So I thought I’d write about it here, as some of you may be interested in this topic, too.
Althought I personally love matte full-on red, I perfectly understand that not everyone is ready for it. This is why sheer formulas may be a good option to begin with.
I have chosen three that I love. And these all are high-end. Why? Well, if you buy a “cheap” red, you will always find an excuse not to wear it. But if you invest in a luxury lipstick – you’d have to. And, let’s face it, who doesn’t love beautiful things?
Clarins Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector 05 Red (review and swatches)
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One of the reasons why I love Clarins is because the brand often has amazing gift with purchase offers. This is why occasionally I end up buying more products than I originally plan to.
Clarins Tonic Bath & Shower Concentrate is actually a great example. I saw that this was a buy-two-get-it-free the other day and had to indulge.
Since I am a huge fan of the Toning Body Polisher and the scent I knew that I’d like the shower concentrate, as well.
This line is supposed to “Tone, Cleanse & Invigorate” . Although I can’t comment on the tone effect (you should follow with the oil and cream to see the toning/firming benefits), it definitely cleanses, refreshes nicely and
I don’t watch that many YouTube beauty videos, but there is one that I really liked, and that was Lip Products Addict Tag. I thought I’d do my own version in form of a post. So here we go…
My favourite lip treatment, sadly, has been discontinued, so the one that you can buy now has to be NUXE’s Reve de Miel. I am not very original here, but this thing is da bomb! It does everything you’d want a lip balm to do, nourishes and moisturizes the lips; it’s a perfect overnight balm.
Best Eye Catching Red
I do love a good red and have a lot in my rotation, but I’ve noticed that I get the most compliments whenever I wear Daniel Sandler’s Red Carpet Red. The name speaks for itself, no? It’s a gorgeous and flattering red, I highly recommend.
You can buy it from Feel Unique for £13.25.
Best Luxury and Best Drugstore Lipstick
My most-used luxury lipstick has to be Dior Addict, so I’ll include this
So here is a preview of Clarins’ Autumn 2012 makeup collection which is mostly about the eyes with a lot of new eye shadows, plum mascara, eye khol and the innovative eye liner.
The star of the collection is the Colour Accents Face & Blush Palette, £30
Clarins suggest that this limited edition face powder is ideal for all skin tones. You can blend together all shades or use pink as a blush.
There are also sixteen new Mineral Eyeshadow Smoothing and Long-Lasting, £16
You can use these both dry and wet and they, have different finish (matte, satin, pearl and shimmer) and are divided into four groups:
The naturals. ‘Five shades for very easy to wear, natural looking results. From matte beige to rose tones wear alone or blend with a darker shade’: 02 Nude, 03 Petal, 04 Golden Rose, 05 Lingerie, 06 Tea Rose.
The basics. ‘A palette of five simples shades from brown to green that create deep set, sculpted eye’s: 07 Auburn, 08 Taupe, 09 Lavender Tea, 10 Slate Blue, 11 Silver Green.
Intense colours. ‘Five highly pigmented shades that deliver instant colour for an intense, sophisticated look’: 12 Aubergine, 13 Dark Chocolate, 14 Platinum, 15 Sparkle Black, 16 Vibrant Violet
Illuminator. ‘This highlighter can be worn alone or over another shade to sparkle and illuminate your eyes’: 01 White Sparkle Illuminator.
3-Dot Liner (LE), £20