Holiday Gift Guide: Luxury Highlighters

As promised, here is a new “Holiday Gift Guide” feature, and this time it is all about those luxuriuos highlighters. Because we have to glow for the festive season, am I right?

Probably the most desired highligher palette this season will be Hourglass’ Ambient Lighting Powder – Surreal Light, and there are also some gorgeous variants other Christmas collections, especially Lancome. But what other highlighters are worth your attention?

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Burberry Gold Glow Pressed Powder, $68 from Saks

How beautiful is this gem with a LE, golden packaging. Gold Glow, a radiance-boosting pressed powder delicately scented with My Burberry.  Use the brush to highlight cheekbones, nose, shoulders and décolletage for a natural, radiant glow.

Trish McEvoy Light & Lift Face Color Duo, $68 from Nordstrom

I had to include Trish, as her face products are some of the best, I am a huge fan. Here is how this new release is described: “The soft, weightless powders glide on evenly and invisibly for a naturally lit-from-within look. Apply the champagne tone to areas you

New Eye Brows Gels: Laura Mercier, Trish McEvoy and Benefit

I was getting my nails day done the other day, and my manicurist and I started talking how brows are a big thing these days, and they so are! I remember even 5 years ago very few brands had special eye brow products but now every brand does at least one type of an eye brow product. And I have written about so many new releases already, but here are even more.

Laura Mercier and Trish McEvoy release eye brow gels, and Benefit actually brought out a huge collection just for brows, let’s take a look.

New Eye Brows Gels Laura Mercier, Trish McEvoy and Benefit

Laura Mercier Brow Dimension Fiber-Infused Colour Gel, $24 from Neiman Marcus

“A fiber-infused colour gel that immediately creates volume and density to brows leaving them full, dimensional and natural-looking.  The gel base grooms, defines, and sets brow looks for a

SS16 Nude Eye Palettes: Illamasqua, tarte and Laura Mercier

New nude palettes, anyone?

SS16 Nude Eye Palettes Illamasqua, tarte and Laura Mercier

Illamasqua  Rose Gold Palette,  £44

It comes in a rose gold cardboard packaging and includes the following shades: Slink (Champagne), Stealth (Buttermilk), Servant (Eggshell), Vernau (Yellow Ochre), Bronx(Bronze Gold), Wolf (Chocolate Brown), Forgiveness (Chocolate Plum), Fist (Deep Plum), Rim (Black Coffee), Tango (Rich Copper Bronze), Terra (Earth Clay Red), Obsidian (Rich Black).

Illamasqua is available from Selfridges and ASOS.

Laura Mercier Flawless

SS16 Face Products: Laura Mercier, Burberry and Lipstick Queen

Here is a usual round-up of the coolest new things, in my opinion. This time I’ve decided to feature complexion, mostly cheek products. I haven’t tried any of these but they all look really cool.

SS16 Face Products Laura Mercier, Burberry and Lipstick Queen

Laura Mercier Colour Dots Lip & Cheek Sheers, $32 from Saks/£25 From Space NK

The shades are: Fruit Punch, Sangria and Tequila Sunrise

“Brighten up complexion with a vibrant wash of colour to lips and cheeks. A multitasking solid blush that creates a wash of luminous, vibrant colour for skin. This unique texture applies with ease and blends into a silky, bright glow. The talc free, gel structure is perfectly translucent for a bright, see-through effect. It glides onto skin with even, flawless color and a creamy feel with the combination of wax, siliconic powder and shiny emollients.”

LIPSTICK QUEEN Frog Prince Cream Blush, £22 from Space NK

After the success of the lipstick, there is now a

SS16 New Products: BECCA, Too Faced and Laura Mercier

Here is a weekly edition of the newest makeup products for face, eyes and lips that caught my attention:

SS16 New Products BECCA, Too Faced and Laura Mercier

BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Luminous Blush ($34 from Sephora)

The shade shown is  Dahlia (cabernet). Other shades are: Blushed Copper – copper, Camellia – ballerina pink, Foxglove – orchid.

These blushes basically give you that glow and  multi-dimensional, versatile blushes to create a subtle, shimmering flush. Apparently these blushes are inspired by Shimmering Skin Perfector and give the right balance of colour and light.

Melted Matte Liquified Long Wear Matte Lipstick ( $21 from  Sephora). There are