Christmas Gift Guide 2019: Red and Sparkling Lipsticks

Nothing says Christmas and holidays quite like the sequined/shimmering red lipstick so I’ve picked up a few  new releases. Both sparkling reds and sequined packaging.

NARS Studio 54 Audacious Lipstick in Carmen (purple packaging) and Mona, £26 from Liberty and Barneys

Lipsticks inspired by the cult Studio 54, long lasting, creamy texture, matte finish and sparkling packaging.

Chantecaille Rubellite Lip Cristal, £42 from  Space NK and  Saks

Pearl-infused sparkling lipstick, sparkling effect and no grit. The shade featured is Carnelian. There are 2 more.

 Bobbi Brown Luxe Jewel Lipstick in Ruby Slipper, £28 from Liberty

Full-coverage, pearl-infused sparkling finish lipstick. This

SS19 Foundations: Chanel, Hourglass, Dior, Guerlain, Estee Lauder

There are always new foundations out for Spring, and SS19 is not an exception,  there are at least 10 new launches I can think of, on top of my head. So I’ve decided to choose a few different ones just to give you an idea of what is coming out. All foundations are available in many different colours, except Chanel.

I haven’t tried any of these  so I am providing the official descriptions.

Guerlain L’ESSENTIEL NATURAL GLOW FOUNDATION 16H WEAR

“Naturalness & make-up performance come together for the first time at Guerlain. A foundation made with 97% naturally-derived ingredients with a natural glow finish that lasts for 16 hours. The complexion is perfect, luminous and fresh. The comfortable texture becomes one with the skin, making it ideal for buildable coverage (light to medium)”

Not sure what I think of the quirky bottle but it definitely stands out, and the foundation sounds like something I personally would love.

Guelian is available  from Escentual,  Harrods, Saks,  Neiman MarcusBergdorf GoodmanSelfridges and   Nordstrom.

HOURGLASS Vanish Seamless Finish Liquid Foundation (£56/$51)

“Weightless, instant full coverage is delivered through the formula’s innovative coated pigments – allowing for seamless application and long-wearing,second-skin adherence. A natural finish is delivered through light-refracting microspheres, blurring and

AW18 Highlighters Guide

Who does not want a beautiful and gorgeous highlighter for the holidays season? The next few months will be mental for me in every area of life so I am really looking forward to the holidays, and the glow.

I’ve created a list of some of the highlighters that are on sale now, all of these are limited edition so don’t miss your chance to get them.

The High End Eye Candies

Chanel Le Lion De Chanel Illuminating Powder, $70  from NordstormSaks, Neiman Marcus, Selfridges and  Harrods.

Subtle golden shimmer and  Gabrielle Chanel’s personal emblem – a lion.

Dior Rouge Blush Midnight Wish, £34 from Selfridges

Beautiful glow and lots of little starts embossed.

Givenchy Mystic Glow Powder, $47 from Barneys

Ultra-fine mother-of-pearl with golden nuances.   Can be used both wet and dry. And how cool is that star? I am still a big fan of the Givenchy highlighter I’ve got a few years ago.

YSL FACE HIGHLIGHTER, $42 Barneys, Neiman MarcusBergdorf GoodmanHarrods, Selfridges and Nordstrom.

A cream in stick highlighter with two shades which is easy and quick to use.

Lancome STARLIGHT SPARKLE LA ROSE A POUDRER, $60 from Macys

It comes in a a 50’s French-inspired Bijou box – traditionally meant to house loose powders. Can be used dry for a subtle highlight, or  damp for

Lipsticks in Red: Chanel, Dior, Guerlain and Lancome

I am the biggest fan of a red lipstick, and if there is anything better than a red [lipstick], that is one in a red packaging.  And it looks like it is a mini trend for the Autumn, and it is something  that has my 100% approval.

325 Rouge Kiss  Guerlain (I actually have this shade in a regular packaging), Copacabana Lancome and Ultra Trouble Dior; Chanel is from previous collection

Let’s take a look.

Chanel Rouge Allure

First of all, if you’ve missed the red edition Rouge Allure last Christmas, fear not, there will be new ones this Christmas. They are not out yet but should be any week now.  Chanel is available from NordstormSaks, Neiman Marcus, Selfridges and  Harrods.

GUERLAIN KissKiss Creamy Satin Finish Lipstick, $37 from Sephora

“Enriched with hyaluronic acid spheres, KissKiss creates a look of

Bling: Top AW17 Festive Highlighters

Festive season means gorgeous and luxurious highlighters which come in gold and silver packaging. I have selected 5 which, in my opinion, will make any girl happy, beauty present-wise.

1. BURBERRY Festive Silver Shimmer Illuminating Powder ($68 from Sephora)

A LE compact with a silver bow can be worn as a highlighter or an eye shadow.

2. Dior Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Precious Rocks ( $57 from Saks and Nordstrom)

Another silver packaging, also a LE variation of the cult product – Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer powder.

3.GUERLAIN Météorites Gold Pearl  Light-Revealing Pearls of Powder

(from Escentual and Sephora)

This list would be