AW18 Best Makeup Launches: Givenchy, Hourglass, Dior and Urban Decay

There are lots of new makeup launches for Autumn, and I have selected the hottest, in my opinion, for you to choose from. I’ve also made sure to pick something for face, lips and eyes.

Givenchy Le Rouge Liquide, £28 from Harrods, $37 from Sephora.

 Givenchy lipsticks are the hottest ones out there, if you ask me. And while I definitely do not need any new ones, I’d get this one in a heart beat. Leather case and a liquid lipstick which look easy to apply. Oh, yes!  The formula is promised to be soft and creamy, and the finish – matte. The shade featured is 410 Rouge Suedin.

DIOR Rouge Dior Ink Lip Liner, £24 from Harrods, Nordstrom.

It is basically a lipstick which comes in a form of a felt pen which allows a very precise application.  Dior claim “long-wearing formula delivers intense colour with a sumptuous matte finish for up to 12 hours”. The colour shown is

AW18 Hottest Makeup: Westman Atelier, Burberry and Hourglass

Like it or not, but most Autumn 2018 makeup collections are already available, even thought you may not have had your summer holiday yet.

And here are the new launches that stood out to me, and I have chosen something for the lips, eyes and face.

First of all, there is a new make-up artist’s makeup line on the block. This time Gucci Westman finally revealed her long awaited collection. Apparently,  the procuts not only work as makeup but also should improve the skin.

I love the chic and modern look of the packaging, and would love to try the liquid blushes myself. So far the line is available from Barney’s ,and I would not mind trying the Baby Cheeks Blush Stick, $50.

  • Organic jojoba oil: tones and restores skin.
  • China clay: absorbs excess oil.
  • Berry flux vita: deeply moisturizes skin and preserves youthfulness.
  • Biomimicry technology: locks in hydration and guards against environmental impurities.
  • Biomimicry pigments: impart vibrant color to the skin.
  • Formulated without parabens, PEG, talc, phthalates, synthetic fragrances.

Sounds great, right?

Burberry Lip Velvet Crush, $30

Described as “sheer-matte stain that tints lips with

SS18 Beauty: Hourglass, BECCA, theBalm and Rouge Bunny Rouge

Please excuse the lack of features in the last two months but work and personal life just got in the way. However, I am determined to be better with the posts in 2018. But if you do not  want to miss updates from me, you are welcome to follow me on Instagram and Twitter.

I would like to dedicate the first feature of 2018 to the new products from my favourite brands: Rouge Bunny Rouge, theBalm, Hourglass and BECCA.

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Rouge Bunny Rouge  just brought out  a  Provenance Tales Collector’s Coffret which includes Silvan, Incognito and Silhouette. Each comes is a gorgeous 15 ml glass bottle, so luxurious. A great way to discover the brand. There is also a  Fragrant Confections  which includes Chatoyant, Vespers and Tenera.

Get if from the website or Amazon.

theBalm  just released quite a few  exciting products.  I love theBalm Meet Matt(e) Trimony Matte Eyeshadow Palette (Review and Swatches) so am happy to see Meet Matt(e) Shmaker Eyeshadow Palette ($29.50) which includes  a paired selection of 6 matte and 6 shimmer shadows,  so dreamy.

There is also a new highlighter. And, as you know, I am also a huge fan of their theBalm The Manizer Sisters Palette (Review and Swatches).The new addition is called Bonnie-Lou Manizer Highlighter & Shimmer ($24) and it is a “gilded glow-getter is an all-in-one highlighter, shadow, and shimmer”.

Finally there are two liquid highlighters:  Mary-Dew Manizer & Bonnie-Dew Manizer Liquid Highlighters ($14.50).  Our favourite shades now in a liquid formula. theBalm also suggest mixing these with lip products to get that sheen. Bring it on, baby!

Buy theBalm from ASOSFeel Unique and Sephora.

As for Hourglass, they are on a roll with the new hot launches. There are new

September 2017 Beauty Favourites

I am sorry that I am writing about my September favourites only now but it is better later than never, right?

I love writing these, as it it always great to see what you’ve been loving, beauty wise.

Makeup

Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil in Soft Brunette (review and swatches)

I have rediscovered this little gem. The colour is spot on for me, and I like the shape of it which allows a very quick but still a precise application.

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Blushing Bride (review  and faceswatches)

Love Autumn makeup, all the berry and wine shades, and this was the blush of the month, not only I’ve used it  on my friend’s wedding day but I have been also using it on myself pretty much every day. It gives that beautiful flush with a hint of subtle golden shimmer.

Tarte tartelette Amazonian clay matte palette, ($46 from Sephora)

A lot of love for tarte lately, this

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palettes for Holiday 2017

Hourglass just released a new version of their signature Ambient Lighting Palettes palettes, this time in a Rose Gold edition.

Ambient Lighting Edit Volume 3 Rose Gold, LE $80

The shades are:
DIM LIGHT – a neutral peach beige powder that blurs imperfections and highlights the complexion
DIFFUSED LIGHT – a soft, warm, pale yellow powder that conceals redness and gives skin clarity
LUMINOUS BRONZE LIGHT – a medium tan shade fused with Luminous Light for a softer, candlelit warmth
SURREAL HALO (NEW) – a deep berry blush fused with Surreal Light for a vibrant flush of color
PURE EFFECT (NEW) – a bright