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

SS16 Blushes: theBalm, Clinique and Kevin Aucoin

Here is a preview of the latest blushers launches for SS16 from theBalm, Clinique and Kevin Aucoin.

SS16 Blushes theBalm, Clinique and Kevin Aucoin

Clinique Pop Oil lip & cheek glow 7ml, £16 from Selfridges and Harrods.

“Bring a subtle pop of dewy colour to the lips and cheeks with Clinique’s nourishing tint balm. Enriched with safflower, jojoba and sunflower seed oils, this fluid-gel formula feels both luscious and lightweight – ensuring a long-lasting, flawless finish.”

Black Honey, Nectar Glow, Poppy Glow and Rose Glow (shown above)

theBalm Balm Beach blush, $21 from Nordstrom and ASOS.

Balm Beach is a part of the staining powder blushes range! And it is described as

May 2016 Beauty Favourites

I have to say that I am still loving all of my favourites from April but here are some more products that I would like to add.  Four makeup items and three beauty.

May 2016 Beauty Favourites makeup4all

I did not expect this first product to make it to my favourites, as I have been neglecting all my bronzers for some time now, and I have tonnes. But I really like this new Clarins bronzer from their summer collection. It is called Bronzing & Blush Compact (full review coming up soon), as it adds warmth and that subtle sun-kissed effect to the face; you can use each shade separately or mix them all together. The other day when I was wearing it one of my  best male friends told me that whatever I have on my cheeks – it looks amazing, and makes me look beautiful, and it was this bronzer. Yes, some of my poor male friends know things like that.

Speaking of glow, I have started piling on using my Mary Lou Manizer from theBalm again. It gives the most gorgeous sheen to the face, and makes me look decent even when I barely sleep due to all the deadlines. Get it! Seriously, if you love a good highlighter, you need this in your life.

I have been using Max Factor Voluptuous False Lash Effect Mascara all

SS16 New Beauty Products: Burberry, theBalm and Benefit

Here is a weekly update of the new products for face, lips and eyes that caught my attention, and are worth the purchase, in my opinion.

SS16 New Beauty Products Burberry, theBalm and Benefit

theBalm Meet Matt Trimony Matte Eyeshadow Palette, $42 Nordstrom and ASOS.

theBalm eye shadows are brilliant (my reviews here and here), and I am loving the look of the new matte palette which is the third  in the  Meet Matt line. There are nine new shades: Matt Lin, Thomas, Rossi, Lopez, Kumar, Moskowitz, Evans, Reed and Ahmed.

Benefit Benefit Cosmetics Dew the Hoola Soft Matte Liquid Bronzer, $28 from Sephora

As I’ve already said,  it will be all about

Birthday Outfit and Makeup

It was my Birthday this weekend so I’ve decided to share with you what I wore and what makeup I’ve used. I don’t see Birthdays as a big deal (after a certain age, ha!) but it is always cool to dress up and spend time with friends and family.

Of course, I went for red with a touch of black, outfit wise. And here is the makeup I’ve used:

Marina Makeup4all Birthday FOTD and OOTD

Face

Vichy BB Cream, I need to buy a full size of it soon, it is an amazing light  base which gives some luminosity.  Rouge Bunny Rouge  Naked Disguise Glide Concealer which is brilliant for the under eye area. Inglot HD Sculpting Powder in 504 is my favourite for that natural looking shadow and theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer for some glow.

Lips and Nails

Surprisingly I’ve used a very affordable trio: NYX  Soft Matte Lip Cream in Transylvania which I am obsessed with