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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YSL Ombres 5 Lumieres Shadows in Bronze Gold Review and Swatches

Do you know why I am always waiting for the new collections? I hope to see the item that I want/need/MUST get for myself! I remember when I first saw YSL Fall 2010 makeup collection I instantly fell in love with the # 7 Bronze Gold Ombrés 5 Lumieres palette.

I was extremely happy when I  got it. I should have written the review long time ago because it’s already time to talk about YSL 2010 fall collection. But it’s better late than never.

So what do I love so much about these shadows

Or should I say adore? 😉

  • It’s a pure high-end item, everything about it is so elegant and luxury.
  • I got these palette because of the colours, they are amazing!

Brown – beautiful golden brown shade

Yellow – shiny yellow

Highlighter – the most amazing  shadows, shimmery golden shade ( I need a dupe)

Khaki – shimmery khaki shade

Eyeliner – matte brown shade, I use it for the bows sometime and also to line the eyes.

  • I think  these are quite unique shades for a high-end brands because there are not that many yellow shadows among luxury companies. I can think about shu uemura and Shiseido righ now.
  • This palette is perfect for

Urban Decay Black Palette Review and Swatches.Love It.

Ok, I’ve been meaning to write this review for ages. I’ve actually bought the Black Palette palette just after this post which I’ve written back in September.

While almost everyone was crazy about the Naked palette ( it’s nice but to call it the ultimate palette, are you serious?!) and a lot of people were crazy about the NYC palette (which I actually got but don’t even use; read my review + swatches)  I was in love with the Black Palette. Some people who’s opinion I trust didn’t like it that much so I  had some doubts for a while but then I’ve decided to go ahead and buy it.

You know, black is my favourite colour and I also love silver but for some reason I have very mixed feelings about the package. But I guess I can’t complain because I’ve got 6 eye shadows, eye liner and primer for £23. I guess I’d love it as a teen but now I want something more elegant…



You know what?! I wasn’t disappointed! It was just what I was hoping for. I really loved  5 shades out of 6. The only one which was a  miss for me  –  the green one which is called Libertine. Not that it’s bad, it’s just not as defined as the other shades and you can’t really tell that it’s green when it’s applied on the eye lids.


The other shades are really pretty:

  • Black Dog- matte black
  • Barracuda – black with silver
  • Jet – black with purple
  • Sabbath – black with blue
  • Cobra – black with gold
  • (Libertine – black with green)

The quality of the eye shadows is

Bobbi Brown Sparkle Eye Shadow in Black Chocolate Review and Swatches

I was very excited to try this beauty from Bobbi Brown – Sparkle Eye Shadow (LE) £20/€30 in Black Chocolate which is a part of  Uber Basics Pretty Powerful collection.

This is a dark brown eye shadow with sparkle and, if you are a regular reader, you will know that I love my dark browns.

Here is how it looks like in the pan.

I was worried that it may  be  a bit too much for the day time but the best thing about this eye shadow, is the fact that it looks different in different light. In the day the sparkles looks wearable, you don’t end up looking like a disco ball. But  in the evening, when you need some oomph, the glittery bits look fantastic in the electric light, they  do sparkle!

Although these are glittery eye shadows, the texture is very smooth 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