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 Bronzers: Lancome, Chanel, Chantecaille, byTerry Clarins and Givenchy

May means that pretty much all of the summer collections are out, including all the pretty bronzers. I have chosen six that caught my eye. But it seems that I will have to feature more a bit later.

Chanel duo bronze et lumièreBronzer And Highlighter Duo, $70 from Chanel

As all bronzers in this feature, it comes in 2 shades: Clair and Medium (shown). You get a matte bronzer and an  iridescent highlighter. I looks pretty perfect to me.

 Lancome  LE FRENCH GLOW , $45 Nordstrom and Saks

How cool are the LIBERTÉ, EGALITÉ, FEMININITÉ writings on the bronzer?  You get 4 shades in each compact to bronze and contour. You can get 1 Warm Liberte  or 2 Warm Sensualite.

Clarins Bronzing Compact, $45 from Saks, Nordstrom

Clarins summer bronzers are some of the best on the market, I still really love

Hyped Up Mascaras Review: Lancome and It Cosmetics

In a second feature for the mascara week I thought it’d be great to talk about two hyped up mascaras and share my impression about each. Spoiler alert: I am a huge fan of one and really dislike the other, no matter how much I’ve tried to like it. One more important thing   – I have tried both mascaras not only on myself. I’ve also paid for both.

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Here we go…

It Cosmetics Superhero Mascara (£20 from Cult Beauty/$24 from Sephora)

This mascara is absolutely brilliant, it lives up to the “Superhero” name. It is an all-in-one formula, your lashes are instantly transformed. We are talking ultra black, long and super voluminous results.

I’ve also read that this product contains “lash-lifting polymers, volumising collagen, strengthening biotin, proteins and peptides” to condition the lashes. I am a huge effect of this mascara as it is so that is like a great bonus.

You get great fabulous results with any  sorts of lashes but if yours are

SS19 Lip Lacquers: byTerry, Clarins, Lancome, Bobbi Brown, Tom Ford, Chanel

Besides the pretty pastel and girly balm-like lipsticks which  are always out for Spring, I have notice one more trend, and that is lacquers.  I have chosen 5 different brands just to give you a taste of what is new, lip wise, for SS19.

Clarins Joli Rouge Lacquer. Clarins is available  from from Selfridges,HarrodsEscentual.com,  Nordstorm,  Sephora, Bergdorf Goodman.

I am a huge fan of Clarins lip products so would expect Rouge Lacquer to be incredible.  The brand promise wet like vinyl finish, hydration and nourishment and easy application, among other things.  There are 7 shades to choose from. Shown above is 744 Plum.

Tom Ford Lip Lacquer Luxe  Matte $57 from Saks.  You can get Tom Ford Beauty from Nordstrom Harrods, Selfridges, BloomingdalesBergdorf Goodman.

Full coverage, highly pigmented, soft matte formula which  should be comfortable and long-lasting on the lips.  If you want to treat yourself – this is the way to go. There are 10 shades to choose from; shown is

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