theBalm Meet Matt(e) Trimony Matte Eyeshadow Palette Review and Swatches

In my April beauty favourites I promised to swatch theBalm’s Meet Matt(e) Trimony Matte Eyeshadow Palette. I actually really like theBalm eye shadows (nude Tude and Shady Lady Palette Vol.2 , and this one was not an exception.

My friend was actually clearing out her collection, and passed this onto me.  While not all shades look good on my complexion, some of them I adore, and use a lot. My personal favourites are: Matt Rossi (cool toned taupe) and Matt Kumar (warm-toned reddish brown).

As it is always with theBalm eye shadows they are very smooth and soft, their mattes are some of the best on the market, they are not at all chalky or dusty, you can see how pigmented they are, too, on the swatches below. Gorgeous, right?

One more thing which I really like is a huge mirror which is brilliant for

SS17 Eye Shadows: Trish McEvoy, Bobbi Brown, theBalm, Rouge Bunny Rouge, Dior

As usual, I have selected the coolest new makeup launches, this time it is all about the eyes: eye gloss from Bobbi Brown, new version of Dior quints, nude everyday palette from Trish McEvoy and new variations of Rouge Bunny Rouge and theBalm already cult palettes.

Bobbi Brown Eye Gloss, £19.50 from Harvey Nichols and $28 from Barneys

“The liquid formula delivers a high-shine visual effect and never leaves lids sticky or tacky. Go fresh and glowy for day or sleek and polished for night”. I am really curious about these! The shades are: Beach Nude, Island Pink and Nude

Trish McEvoy Light and Lift Eye Pallete 2,  $59 from Saks

Gorgeous palette of everyday nude eye shadows and definers, they come in matte and glittery shades.

Dior brought out new mascara and

April 2017 Beauty Favourites

Here are the beauty products I have been loving this month. There are not that many but all of them, I really enjoyed. And, yes, I still love all of the items I’ve mentioned in the previous months.

Rouge Bunny Rouge Glassy Gloss Sweet Excess  (review and swatches)

I have been obsessed with these glosses lately, they feel really moisturizing  on the lips, and give that gorgeous shimmering effect,  RAHAT LOKUM (Ppale milky pink with medium-heavy mother of pearl effect micro-shimmer) and  RASPBERRY MERINGUE (pale pink with very soft mother of pearl micro-shimmer – this shade doesn’t yield a strong colour, but it makes lips naturally pretty) are always in my handbag. This is pretty much everything I’ve used  on my lips in April.

theBalm Meet Matt(e) Trimony  (shown here)

This was a present from my friend, as she was clearing her collection and decided to pass it on. And I did not expect to like this one as much, as I do because most shades did not look like something I would wear. While I do not wear all of the shades, I really love the ones I do, they are

SS17 Face Products: NARS, Clarins and theBalm

Here are some exciting new products for Spring 2017: primers from NARS, blushes from Clarins and contouring palette from theBalm.

theBalm Highlite ‘N Con Tour Highlight & Contour Palette, $36 from Nordstrom and ASOS.

Highlite ‘N Con Tour palette contains  8 contours and highlighters.

NARS Primers Radiance Primer SPF 35 Sunscreen, $36 Nordstorm, Selfridges,  Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus, Sephora

“Energizing. Revitalizing. Oil free. Radiance Boosting Complex works to

Holiday Gift Guide: Eye Shadow Palettes. My Picks

Last Monday I’ve posted about the luxury eye shadow palettes, so today I want to continue sharing about the brand new releases. And this time it is the three palettes that I personally like the best. Please keep in mind, that I haven’t tried any of the palettes below so I can’t guarantee the quality but all three brands are awesome, and I was never disappointed by their products.

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theBalm Appétit Eyeshadow Palette, $39.50 from Nordstrom and £34 from Look Fantastic

Nine appetizing shadows, all of which can be used wet or dry. Talc-free textures, including mattes, shimmers and foils, fun names and a classy theBalm pin-up inspired packaging.

Jouer Essential Matte & Shimmer Eyeshadow Palette, (on the bottom of the photo) £32 from Cult Beauty and $40  from Nordstrom.

“12 essential shades: 7 rich matte and 5 luminous shimmer shades essential to