Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream in #5 Review, Photos and Swatches

I’ve been wanting to try Make Up For Ever Aqua Creams for a long time now. So when I had an opportunity to visit Make Up For Ever boutique back in July I was very excited.

I am actually very impressed with myself because I’ve managed to leave the store with only one product and it was Aqua Cream in shade # 5 which is a peach with golden shimmer.

It was very hard to choose the shade but somehow I’ve  got this one.

Just like  a lot of other Make Up For Ever products, you can use this one in so many different ways and this is what I love about it so much.

It  work greats on the lips. The good thing is that you can get different shades by applying one or more layers. I personally loved it with one layer gently patted with my fingers, otherwise it looks too metallic for my taste.

I’ve also used it on my cheeks but I find that the glitter is too obvious  so I won’t be using it as a blush on myself. But you may love it – so give it a go. It is a bit similar to Orgasm by NARS but Orgasm has more pink to it and less shimmer.

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Illamasqua Powder Blusher in Allure Review and Swatches

So here is the next product from Illamasqua’s Generation Q makeup collection, Powder Blusher in Allure.

I have already reviewed the lip gloss in Boost here.

Allure (£18)  is described a dusky rose pink shimmer and here is how it looks like in the pan.

I am a huge fan of Illamasqua’s cream blushers so was expecting a lot from the powder one, as well, and it did deliver! It is very pigmented and a little goes a long way. But at the same time it blends into the skin beautifully and stays on nicely.

The colour is gorgeous and it is very wearable despite the shimmer, you can’t really see it on the face, it is delicate, definitely not a ‘disco ball’ effect.

Here is how it looks like on the skin. Heavily layered and

BECCA The Showgirl Palette Review and Swatches

After showing you a preview of BECCA’s Halcyon Days palette for SS2011 I thought I’d show you the palette which I have and which is called Showgirl Palette (£ 55/€69/$65)

“Enchant and bewitch with the Limited Edition Showgirl Palette from BECCA. A scintillating confection of glamorous shades for eye, lips, and cheeks, this convenient palette offers everything needed to get oh-so-gorgeous.”

The Showgirl Palette contains:

  • Lip & Cheek Crème – Hollyhock (berry)
  • Nude Lip Gloss – Parisette (soft pink)
  • Eye Colour Wash – Tulle (misty lilac)
  • Eye Colour Wash – Charmeuse (mushroom beige)
  • Eyeliner – Emmanuelle (dark brown)
  • Dual ended brush – eyeliner/eye shadow brush combination

Now this is  a pricey palette but the quality is exceptional in my opinion and it is much cheaper than getting the BECCA products individually so I think it is worth the investment.

Let’s take a look at all the products separately now.

Lip & Cheek Crème in Hollyhock. I usually use this  product on the

NARS Blush in Mounia Review and Swatches

I am a huge fan of blushes and I can never have too many! Lately I’ve been loving cream blushes but today I want to tell you about my favourite powder blush of the moment! And it is NARS Mounia (described as cinnamon coral)!

I  absolutely love how it looks on my  light skin + dark hair & dark eyes. I also love the  berry lipstick with this look and quite defined brows. Ahh, gorgeous!

This blush (as all other NARS blushes) has a premium quality! The pigmentation  is amazing and it’s easy to blend the product.

I know that Mounia may look

La Femme Cosmetics Blush On Rouge in Coral Review and Swatches

Blush is probably my favourite makeup product. And I do love some luxury blushes. This is definitely not a necessity but just something I like to treat myself to once in a while.

But I understand that some people don’t want to spend a lot on a blush, actually I often get asked what cheap but good blushes I can recommend.

I have written about Max Factor and NYX in the past but those are cream blushes so I will try to write about some powder blushes which I think are nice as well.

Let’s start with La Femme Cosmetics Blush On Rouge which is really cheap actually. It retails for 2.95 only!

Although I’ve heard a lot of great things about these blushes, I’ve decided to get only one for a start. I’ve chosen to try a shade called Coral which is a  bright reddish coral.

And I can actually see why so many people love these. La Femme blush that I have is