YSL Eye Shadow Duo in 35 Caramel Tan/Burnt Brown Review, Photos, Swatches

So I’ve promised to review some products from the YSL summer 2011 makeup collection that I’ve mentioned here.

I’ve already reviewed the new Volupte Sheer Candy lip balms which I adore  so now it’s time to write about the eye shadow palette and the blush.

Today I will tell you about the eye shadow duo in  35 Caramel Tan/Burnt Brown (Terre Halee/ Brun Embrase).These eye shadows come in a signature gold YSL packaging with two sponges.

And I actually use the sponges when I apply the eye shadows as they pick just the right amount of the product.  I  don’t like brushes like MAC 217 with these eye shadows because they don’t pick up the right amount of  the product which leads to a very sheer application. This is why some people may think that YSL eye shadows are not pigmented. They are, you just have to find the best way to use them. You can also try using them with a slightly dampened brush.

Here is the palette in different light

As I already said, I apply with the sponges from the palette and then blend with a blending brush.

As for the texture, these eye shadows are

Rock Berry Lips This AW: Affordable and Luxury Options

It seems that I have written quite a few features about berry & plum lips. Including this and this but I don’t think I’ve ever shared my affordable and luxury picks.

Berry lips are my favourite actually. And, although they are super hot for AW, I can wear them at any time. And so should you, don’t limit yourself by anything…  By the way, have you see the gorgeous look from Dolce & Gabbana SS15 show that Pat McGrath created (check out the photos below)?

Berry Lips for AW Affordable and Luxury Options Tom Ford and Rimmel

I think every girl should own a nice berry/plum lipstick. Which one? It only depends on the shade that you prefer and your budget.

So here are two options: very different price point but are utterly divine anyway.

Tom Ford Lip Color in Bruised Plum (review and lip swatches)

Tom Ford beauty started with lipsticks, and they are still the most covetable item from his line. Luxurious packaging, TF logo, beautiful texture and flattering shades. If £37/$50 price point is  something you would consider – it is an amazing “investment”. My friends are

My Eye Brows Beauty Products Must Haves

It took me some  time to realize that eye brows are very important. I did over-pluck mine, like a lot of people back in the 90’s, but luckily they grew back! Plus I never really did anything with them…

This Tuesday I went out with  only one makeup product on my face –  eye brow pencil (I’ve also curled my lashes), and I was happy with the way I looked. In fact, when I was visiting my family this is the look I’d rock most of the days. They say eyebrows frame the face; and the is spot on! I personally think good brows make a huge difference.

This is why I though I’d share some of the products that I love using on my myself, and on others.

Eye Brow must haves anastasia shavata and hourglass

Shavata Double Ended Eyebrow Pencil (review and swatches)

I have to start with a product that is probably my personal favourite! I always sharpen it really well so that it creates a  precise line which never looks drawn in; but I never drag it on and do small strokes to feel in any gaps and make to brows more defined.  This shade really suits my cool-toned brows, the texture is soft and it stays on for the whole day. It is a total winner, and I highly recommend.

You can buy Shavata from Feel Unique

Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil in Soft Brunette (review and swatches)

This is and eye brow product loved by a lot of people, and there are 

August 2013 Beauty Favourites

It’s time for August Favourites and this month I have a lot of new and exciting products to share with you.

August Beauty Favourites Makeup4all Ren, Avene, Hourglass, Elemis, Rouge Bunny Rouge

Skincare

REN Rosa Centifolia No1 Purity Cleansing Balm

I wanted to get this cleanser, you know how much I love my cleansing balms, for some time already and finally bought it in August. And it is absolutely amazing, I love everything about it ! Will write a detailed review soon, I promise.

REN Omega 3 Night Repair Serum

Another REN product which I have already included in a favourites before and wrote about earlier.  It literally saved my face after an almost three day car journey (not sure if I will ever repeat that again, but there are a lot of benefits in travelling by car).  It does wonders to my skin, I tell you. I wake up with a glowing complexion, without any dryness or irritation. I am definitely re-purchasing it in the future, as  I refuse to be without this product! Holy Grail, for sure.

Avene  Very High Protection Emulsion 50+

I really dislike most facial sunscreens as I find mots of them greasy, plus they tend to break me out (and, yes, I do cleanse properly).  But this time I’ve decided to try