YSL Street and I Makeup Collection for Spring 2017

YSL Street and I Makeup collection for Spring 2017 was inspired by the urban art and is all about the white, orange and grey shades. There are also cool new blush/lipstick cute little duos.

Here is a video preview of the look:

Baby Doll Kiss & Blush Duo Stick ($34) are the cool new products in the line. These were inspired by the  Baby Doll Kiss & Blush Lip and Cheek, these colours can be used separately or blended together. They have a smooth and matte finish and can be used both on cheeks and lips.

The shades are:

  • N°1 from Marrakech to Paris – the brightest coral, the most intense fuchsia.
  • N°3 from Cute to Devilish – a gentle coral, a warm, rich orange.
  • N°4 from Me to You – a pretty pale rose teams up with a blush pink.
  • N°5 from Darling to Hottie – burst into neon pink or drift into raspberry red.
  • N°6 from Prude to Nude – a rosy nude melts into a mocha nude.
  • N°7 from Mild to Spicy – a cherry red segues into a plum-brown.

Couture Eye Palette Collector,  $60

“KEEP AN EYE ON ME,” compact includes the following shades: a shimmering pale pink to bring light under the brow; a hard city grey for lining or creating a smoky eye; a flash of orange, a duo of pinks to brighten up the evening cityscape.

Face Palette Collector, $47

“I HAVE A BLUSH ON YOU” compact,  and an

SS17 New Lip Products: Hourglass, YSL and Burberry

We already had a preview of the Chanel, MUFE and Marc Jacobs lipsticks, and I have also posted about the Givenchy ones that, I think, look incredibly hot.

And here, as promised, are more new launches.

Hourglass GIRL Lip Stylo ($32 from Sephora and £26 from Harvey Nichols)

“A lip colour with the intensity of a lipstick that’s infused with a blend of hydration for the appearance of softer, fuller lips. Infused with a blend of shea butter, jojoba, mimosa, and sunflower seed.”

There are 20 shades, shown are: Icon – cool toned red, Warrior – deep plum, Futurist – mauve nude.

YSL Volupte Tint In A Balm, $32.  YSL is available from Harrods, Selfridges,  NordstromNeiman Marcus,  Bergdorf Goodman, Sephora. This product will be available in several weeks.

Makeup4all Favourite Makeup Products of 2016

I really love reading (or watching) about people’s top favourite beauty products, as this is a great way to discover new gems. I have posted 15 favourite makeup products of 2015 so now it is time to post about my most loved makeup products in 2016.

Unfortunately, four  products (Dior lipstick , Illamasqua nail varnish,  Clarins bronzer and eye shadows) that I absolutely adored and used non-stop this year are no longer available so I will have to mention only those items that you can still get.

Complexion

Rouge Bunny Rouge Serene Light Skin Perfector

This was pretty much the only base product I have been using ever since I received it  several months ago. I still haven’t written a proper feature as I really wanted to give it a good test before that. The product definitely stands up to the “Skin Perfector” name, as it makes the complexion glow without looking too shiny or oily. I also rarely use anything on top since it is a bit tinted. Not that I have a perfect skin but this is enough for me, I only use concealer where needed.

Clarins HydraQuench Tinted Moisturizer (review and swatches)

This product does not need an introduction. I’ve completely used it up, hence I had to use a different Clarins product for the reference purpose. It is like a dry skin’s best friend, this tinted moisturizer never makes your skin look flaky and never accentuates the dry patches. Instead, the skin looks somehow “healthy” and radiant. Love!

Rouge Bunny Rouge Glide Concealer NAKED DISGUISE  (review and swatches)

Regular readers will probably know that I barely ever use concealer because I don’t really mind a bit of dark-ish circles, as horrible as it sounds. But I personally hate the perfectly concealed under-eye area on myself. I also almost never get spots, so no need for the concealer in any other places. However, I do really like this product, as it makes the under eye area look better but without making you look like a mannequin.

Inglot Sculpting HD Powder in 504 (review)

As you can see from the photo above, this product is very well loved. Perfect shade for  light cool-toned complexions, and the formula is incredibly soft and easy to blend, too.

Daniel Sandler Rose Glow and Golden Glow Watercolour Blushes  (review and swatches).

I have spoken about my love for the Daniel Sandler blushers numerous times but, I think, this year he really killed it. The  two newest shades are to die for, and although I haven’t been wearing blush that much in 2016, I’ve been reaching for these most of the times I have.  Watercolours give you the “blushing from within” kind of effect, a must try. If you are a bit scared of the liquid, which you shouldn’t be, Daniel also has cream blushes now.

Lips

My

Best Sparkling Nail Polishes for Christmas 2016

I don’t know what is going on with me but I am very into glitter and sequins lately. You may have seem my jumper if you follow me on Instagram.  And trust me, it is a big deal that I am wearing something like this, pretty much all my friends had to make jokes about it, even my parents were surprised when I saw them the other day.

“I have never seen you in sequins, like ever,” Mum was shocked.

“She is just old now,”  Dad replied. My Father just likes to tease me whenever he can.

But why all those talks? I just want to share the sparkling nail polishes which are new for this season which caught my eye. And these are not all the options, just the ones I like.

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JINsoon Tout Ensemble Collection$56 from Barney’s and Saks

That kit looks pretty cool with a neutral, black and two glittery shades, you can create as many designs as you can think of.

YSL Sparkle Clash La Laque, $28 from Neman Marcus

Two shades 78 Gold Clash  and 79 Silver Clash  which are a part of their Christmas collection.

There is also  this

YSL Faux Cils Mascara Review. Rave

My name is Marina, and I am mascara snob. Although most make-up artists and beauty writers say how mascara is the product to save on, this is not for me. After all mascara is one of the most important products in my makeup bag, so it has to be perfect. And YSL Faux Cils meets all my requirements.

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This lill’ gem does not need an introduction, a cult classic for a reason, it gives you phenomenal lashes, hence the name. You get ridiculously -long-touching-your-eyebrows lashes which are voluminous and ultra-black, too. On me this mascara stays on pretty well, without smudging for the whole working day.

And that is not to mention that it comes in the gorgeous YSL gold packaging. And although I am the biggest fan of black you will ever find, I still think that YSL’s gold feels more luxurious. And, yes, when you pay a lot for