Matte Lips: Armani, Lancome and Smashbox

I have recently posted about some new lip products: glossy ones and classy lipsticks but it seems like those uber popular matte (often liquid) lipsticks are not going anywhere. And here are the brand new releases.

Lancome Matte Shaker Liquid Lipstick, £19.50 from Selfridges

“Water-in-oil-based emulsion is formulated with a patented Ultra-Thin Film technology to deliver weightless texture and a second-skin feel”. You also get a great colour pay off and a comfortable, non-drying wear. There are quite a few shades to choose from and the images Lisa Eldridge created are gorgeous.

Matte Shakers in action

Smashbox Be Legendary Liquid Pigment Liquid Lipstick $24 from Nordstrom

“A liquid lipstick with a

SS17 Eye Shadows Palettes: Stila, Tarte, Viseart, LORAC, Kat Von D, Smashbox

Back in the days I was buying eye shadow palettes like there is no tomorrow but in the last several years I have stopped, and now I prefer quads, or even duos. I rarely use more than two shades on my eye lids anyway. But if you are, like my friend,  palette-crazy, I have selected some brand new releases for SS17.

Enjoy, and happy shopping!

Stila Matte ‘N Metal Eye Shadow Palette, $49 from   Feel Unique and Sephora.

Featuring six matte and six mega metallic shades: Vintage (Matte Pale Neutral Pink), Velvet (Matte Pale Pink), Feathered (Matte Pale Sand), Fringe (Matte Light Taupe), Suede (Matte Mid-Tone Mauve Pink), Velour (Matte Mid-Tone Warm Tan), Bohemian (Metallic Light Pewter), Retro (Metallic Rose Gold), Sequin (Metallic Gold), Smolder (Metallic Smoky Gunmetal), Sizzle (Metallic Rosy Copper) and Flare (Metallic Cool Bronze)

Lorac California Dreaming Eyeshadow Palette, $30 from Ulta.

Just like the Stila palette, this one features 12 shades, matte and shimmer, each is inspired by LA: Button, Starfish, Cozy, Bonfire, Overcast, Bonfire, Hot Toddy, Cable Knit, Seaside, Sand Castle, Boots, Kitty Cat and 65 Degrees

Kat Von D Pastel Goth Eyeshadow Palette, $38 from Sephora

SS16 Cheek Products: Estee Lauder, Smashbox and Benefit

If you want to treat yourself to a new cheek palette, here are three options you can choose from:

SS16 Cheek Products Estee Lauder, Smashbox and Benefit

Benefit Cosmetics Cheekathon Blush & Bronzer Palette, $58 from Sephora

  •  Dallas box o’ powder blush in Dusty Rose  (my review)
  • Dandelion box o’ powder blush in Baby Pink
  • CORALista box o’ powder blush in Coal Pink
  • Rockateur box o’ powder blush in Rose Gold
  • Hoola matte bronzer (my review)
  • Natural-bristle brush

All blushes and bronzers are full sized

Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Summer Glow Multi-Palette, $50 from Sephora

“Illuminate, contour, and blush with

AW15 Eye Brow Products: Clinique, Smashbox, ArtDeco and Tom Ford

As I have already mentioned on Twitter, it is easier to say what brand is not bringing out eye brow products for AW. You can browse the “Launches” section to see for yourself. And here are a few that I haven’t mentioned before…

AW15 Eye Brow Products Clinique, Smashbox, ArtDeco and Tom Ford

As you can see from the photo above, now you don’t need a Pro eye brow brand to get a specific product, these days a lot of beauty brands have a huge selection: from stencils and powders to pencils and gels.

Smashbox Brow Gloss Stick

It gives eye brows a natural sheen, there is a spoolie on the other end.

 Smashbox Brow Tech Highlight Stick
A highlighting brow pencil that glides on for subtle color and multi-dimensional, shi mmery finish. Double-ended with a spoolie brush.

 Smashbox Tech Matte Pencil
A brow pencil with an ultra-fine point that allows you to mimic hairs to extend your brows and fill in sparseness.

Clinique Just Browsing Brush-On Styling Mousse, $16.50 from here.

SS15 Makeup: Gel Eye Liners in a Pen Form

Being a huge fan of eye liners (this is my favourite), I am happy to see new ones coming out. And it seems like angled gel, long-lasting eye liners in a “pen” form are the thing now. I have selected three options, and since I haven’t tried any – I’ve included official descriptions.

SS15 Makeup Gel Eye Liners in Pen Dior, Benefit, Smashbox

Smashbox Photo Angle Pure Pigment Gel Liner ($24 from Nordstrom)

“High-impact, richly pigmented liner, combines the intensity of a gel, with unique flexible tip with a versatile, angled shape lets you create any line from thin to thick. Its creamy formula glides on for a smooth line every time while staying put for 36 hours. The waterproof, transfer-proof gel won’t flake or fade and it dries instantly for a look that lasts.”

Available in: Jet, Cocoa, Lilac, Plum, Sapphire and Smoke

Diorshow Waterproof Pro Liner ($32 from Nordstrom and £20 from Harrods)

“Combines the easy application of a