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

Red(ish) Blushers: Hourglass, Clarins, Benefit, Max Factor and MeMeMe

Since my post about pink blushers got so many views, I’ve decided to write one about reddish ones, too. Do let me know, if you’d like me to choose 5 corals/peaches and berries/plums…

Red(ish) Blushers Hourglass, Clarins, Benefit, Max Factor and MeMeMe

So here is what I’ve picked:

Hourglass Aura Cheek Tint in Flush (review and swatches)

I think that Flush is a perfect name for this sheer water-based blusher, it gives the most natural and beautiful effect.  Cheek Tint is easy to blend, plus it has a nice staying power.

Max Factor Miracle Touch Creamy Blush in 18 Soft Cardinal (review and swatches)

This is probably my personal favourite! It is a gorgeous cream blusher with “wet & glossy” texture, it doesn’t enhance any dry patches and looks like a second skin, I use it

Favourite Plum Blush Combination for Winter

Regular readers know that I love my blushes… And I would like to show you my favourite blush combination that I have been wearing non-stop recently.  I adore my Amaryllis, but sometimes I just want something different.

Favourite Blush Combination Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush Artdeco Cream Rouge For Cheeks and LipsThis is when my berry/plummy/mauve blushes get some love. I am a fan of such shades for AW, as they look nice with my light skin and dark eyes and hair, they instantly brighten up the complexion and look nice with cool toned pinks and plums that I often wear on my lips.

I really like ArtDeco Cream Rouge For Cheeks and Lips in 17 Creamy Mauve (review), it is such a gorgeous shade but

Lancome Blush Subtil in Aplum and Cedar Rose Review and Swatches

I have to say that I am a huge fan of cream products: blushes, highlighters, shadows, liners etc. And I am also a big fan of blushes. And, yes, I love cream blushes but there are several powder blushes that I really like.

So today I want to tell you about the  powder blush that I totally love. And it is Blush Subtil by Lancome. This is how it looks like on the promo picture and I am showing you a promo picture because my blushes are in a set.

This is how 2  blushes that I’ve got look like:

  • Aplum
  • Cedar Rose

Why do I like this blush so much?

  • First of all it is oil free which is very good, especially for summer.
  • It is matte, so it won’t look horrible on your pores. And to be honest, I don’t really understand how can anyone like very shiny/with shimmer blushes and bronzers.
  • Because it’s matte it gives you a natural finish.
  • It’s easy to work with this blush and  it’s easy to blend it.
  • These particular blushes are from

YSL Creme de Blush in 4 Audacious Orange Review, Photos and Swatches. Rave

Finally I am going to review the gorgeous cream blush which is called Audacious Orange and which is a pure orange colour! It is a part of the YSL summer 2011 makeup collection.

I’ve already reviewed the brown eye shadow duo and the Volupte Sheer Candy Lip Balms.

If you are a regular reader of my blog, you know that that I am a huge fan of cream blushes and I can never have too many of them.

So if I say that now this blush in my top five, trust me, it means a lot. A lot of people are fans of YSL Creme de Blush and I completely understand them.

I love the package, it is very chic and luxurious and is does look like a high end product.

The blush itself has a lovely light consistency which is not greasy or sticky at all. It is easy to apply and blend it into the skin.This product also smells nice, something floral if you ask me.

I know that some of you are probably scared of the blush which is called Audacious Orange and which looks so bright but there is no reason for that. It gives the most beautiful shade for summer, out of all my coral/orange/peach blushes I like this one the best right now.

So here is the swatch and the comparison with other blushes. The first one is ChaCha by Benefit and the other one is YSL.

Ok, I know that it looks a bit scary but only because I’ve packed the blush so that you can see the colour. As you can see, ChaCha has some red undertones compared to Audacious Orange.

Audacious Orange just