While I did try to write about the beauty products I’ve used up, at some point I’ve got annoyed, as having a huge bag of empty bottles at home was not cool. But I’ve started posting what new products I get to replace some of those I’ve used up over at my Instagram
However, I do want to share my makeup empties. And, considering how many products I actually have, finishing even one is kind of a big deal. And I have five! I did not include any mascaras though, as I do use up several every year.
Dior Addict Lipstick in 561 Baby Rose (review and swatches)
I loved this lipstick so much and I would re-purchase it, however, Dior re-launched this line, so I will have to look for a similar version. Barely there sheer pinks are my version of a nude lip, so I do end up using quite a lot of lip products like this.
Clarins Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector in 01 Rose (review and swatches)
Another sheer pink, and another Clarins Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector empty. I have finished quite a lot of these during the years, both glosses and
Some collaborations are just meant to be, they are a perfect match. And NARS x Charlotte Gainsbourg is one of them, in my opinion. Charlotte fits the concept of the brand perfectly, and this collection looks great. Let’s take a look.
Multiple Tint, $39 in Jeanette (Sheer berry), Jo (Light pink) and Alice (Poppy red)
Hydrating Glow Tint, $36 in Fair, Light, Medium and Medium/Dark
“Easy glowing. Fresh-faced perfection, right at your fingertips. This limited-edition formula, awakens dull skin and evens out tone with sheer, buildable coverage. Its weightless, refreshing gel-cream delivers foolproof, brush-free application.” This sounds dreamy.
Matte Lip Pencil, $26 in London Clinic (Soft rose) and Blindfold (Burgundy)
Lip Tint, $26 in Éphélide (Antique rose), Promise (Red plum) and
Let’s take a look at the new releases by Hourglass and BECCA, both brand launched new blushes and bronzers for SS17. By the way, you can read my interviews with (former) Creative Directors of both brands here.
Hourglass added four new blush shades ($38) and two new bronzers shades:
- BRILLIANT NUDE – a deep amber blush blended with Brilliant Strobe Light for a lustrous glow.
- EUPHORIC FUSION – a soft lilac blush blended with Euphoric Strobe Light for a resplendent glow.
- IRIDESCENT FLASH – a vivid magenta blush blended with Iridescent Strobe Light for an illuminating glow.
- INCANDESCENT ELECTRA – a cool peach blush blended with Icandescent Strobe Light for a celestial glow.
The bronzers ($50) are:
I have recently posted about some new lip products: glossy ones and classy lipsticks but it seems like those uber popular matte (often liquid) lipsticks are not going anywhere. And here are the brand new releases.
Lancome Matte Shaker Liquid Lipstick, £19.50 from Selfridges
“Water-in-oil-based emulsion is formulated with a patented Ultra-Thin Film technology to deliver weightless texture and a second-skin feel”. You also get a great colour pay off and a comfortable, non-drying wear. There are quite a few shades to choose from and the images Lisa Eldridge created are gorgeous.
Matte Shakers in action
Smashbox Be Legendary Liquid Pigment Liquid Lipstick $24 from Nordstrom
“A liquid lipstick with a
Here is a preview of three brand new eye shadows palettes which just launched, and all three are neutrals with cool, warm or rose shades, so there is something for everyone.
JOUER COSMETICS Springtime in Paris Eyeshadow Palette, £35 from Cult Beauty
I personally like the loom of this one the best. There are some really beautiful shades to choose from, there are 12 colours in general from cool toned neutrals to shimmering plums.
Too Faced Natural Love Ultimate Neutral Eye Shadow Palette, $59 from Sephora
This is the biggest palette with 30 shades which probably has every shade you possibly need (0.03 oz/ 0.80 g) Heaven (cream matte), Fairy Tale (champagne gold shimmer), Nudie (fawn matte), Tickle Me (mushroom shimmer), Don’t Settle (dark brown metallic), Fingers Crossed (deep gilded brown), Lace Teddy (soft peach matte), Satin Sheets (golden pink), Push-Up (light bronze pearl), Honey