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.

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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

AW17 Beauty Must Haves: Ellis Faas, BECCA and Victoria Beckham for Estee Lauder

To be honest, with so many new makeup releases, sometime it is hard to get excited about a new product but everything I have included in this post has that wow-effect. Let’s take a look!

Ellis Faas is one of the coolest brands out there,  the formulas of their products are phenomenal, so are the textures and the colours. This is why I am excited to share that the brand just released three new shades of their incredible Lights. I have actually reviewed the Lights (here)…

The new colours are: E306 in Beige, E307 in Chocolate Brown and
E308 in Dark Metal.

You can buy Ellis Faas from Selfridges and Net-a-Porter.

BECCA brought out a palette with their 5 best-selling shades of

Summer 2017 Bronzers: YSL, Estee Lauder, Guerlain and Tom Ford

Summer makeup collections are about to pop up in the shops, and quite a few bronzers are already available online, so here is a preview.

YSL Solar Pop Bronzing Stones Collector Palette, $55 from Barney’s

YSL’s bronzer is inspired by the vibrant colors and exotic adventure of a jungle safari, it is cloaked with a  snake skin effect, and has a fire-colored logo. The bronzer itself is matte.

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Illuminating Powder Gelée, $45 from Bergdorf Goodman.

According to the brand, it smoothes on as a soft sheen and

AW16 Nude Eye Shadows Palettes: Clarins, Urban Decay, Bobbi Brown and Estee Lauder

Nude eye shadow palettes continue to take the (beauty) World by storm. Here are the newest variations.  Do you like the look of them, or do you have enough nude palettes to last you for a life time?

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Bobbi Brown The Nude Library 25th Anniversary Edition, $200 from Saks

This palette was created to celebrate Bobbi Brown’s 25th anniversary, and  features the most-loved and best-selling nude eye palettes from Bobbi’s archives. Sounds like a must-have, Bobbi does know her  neutral shades.

Estée Lauder Sultry Nudes Eye Shadow Palette, £44 from Harrods.

A palette which features 14 eye shadows with different finishes. There is also a

Want It: Victoria Beckham for Estee Lauder

As I have already mentioned, I do not get excited for celebrity beauty collaborations that often. However, I am all in if Victoria Beckham has anything to do with it.

And here is finally a preview of the collection which Victoria posted herself!

Victoria Beckham for Estee Lauder makeup collection

What do you think? It looks very chic to me, in fact, it looks more like  Tom Ford beauty than Estee Lauder.

And, although