YSL Street and I Makeup Collection for Spring 2017

YSL Street and I Makeup collection for Spring 2017 was inspired by the urban art and is all about the white, orange and grey shades. There are also cool new blush/lipstick cute little duos.

Here is a video preview of the look:

Baby Doll Kiss & Blush Duo Stick ($34) are the cool new products in the line. These were inspired by the  Baby Doll Kiss & Blush Lip and Cheek, these colours can be used separately or blended together. They have a smooth and matte finish and can be used both on cheeks and lips.

The shades are:

  • N°1 from Marrakech to Paris – the brightest coral, the most intense fuchsia.
  • N°3 from Cute to Devilish – a gentle coral, a warm, rich orange.
  • N°4 from Me to You – a pretty pale rose teams up with a blush pink.
  • N°5 from Darling to Hottie – burst into neon pink or drift into raspberry red.
  • N°6 from Prude to Nude – a rosy nude melts into a mocha nude.
  • N°7 from Mild to Spicy – a cherry red segues into a plum-brown.

Couture Eye Palette Collector,  $60

“KEEP AN EYE ON ME,” compact includes the following shades: a shimmering pale pink to bring light under the brow; a hard city grey for lining or creating a smoky eye; a flash of orange, a duo of pinks to brighten up the evening cityscape.

Face Palette Collector, $47

“I HAVE A BLUSH ON YOU” compact,  and an

Rouge Bunny Rouge Raw Garden Surprise Eye Shadows

I have posted about the newest Rouge Bunny Rouge eye shadow offering two months ago on my Instagram, and am finally getting around writing more details.
So, what is the deal about it?
A limited edition Surprise Eye Shadow Palette ‘Phanes’ for only €50 (value more than €100) or receive it as a gift with orders* of €150 or more.
By the way, Rouge Bunny Rouge kindly offered my readers the 20% discount, and not only for this palette. The code is RBR-MAKEUP4ALL20. The code is valid until the end of March.
And, since I have already posted so many detailed reviews of the Rouge Bunny Rouge eye shadows (which you can read by clicking the link), this feature is more of a preview.
So what eye shadows are you actually getting? As it turned out, I already had 3 out of 5, so I have included the links, too.
 
ALABASTER STARLING, metallic silvery-white, with a hint of pinky beige – Excellent highlighting eye shadow
DELICATE HUMMINGBIRD, cool, dusky sugar-frosted plum, iridescent with pink shimmer (review and swatches)
TRUMPETER KOEL, dark lead-grey with lilac-blue iridescence (review and swatches)
UMBER FIREFINCH,  iridescent dark umber chocolate (review and swatches)
UNFORGETTABLE ORIOLE,  delicate, metallic white gold – perfect as a highlighting eye shadow or full-on dazzle effect for the evening.
They come in a LE five pan palette, which is like this one, only without red, it is all white.
So, if you are thinking of placing an order to qualify for this gift, here are my reviews of the brand’s products.
My personal top 5 favourites have to be:

Lancome Absolute Rose Makeup Collection for Spring 2017

Spring is all about the fresh pinks, lavenders and blues makeup-wise, and Lisa Eldridge did a great job capturing all that and  the signature Lancome’s rose in a beauty collection. There are some very cool and innovative products, too.

Let’s take a look.

The star product is definitely the La Rose Blush Powder  which comes in the rose shape, and  truly looks incredible. It is encapsulated in a 50’s French-inspired Bijou box, the product itself is a highlighting luminous powder.  There is a also Kabuki Brush   which comes in a LE  rose gold design.

The other really cool idea is to combine a high-pigmented matte formula on one end, and a cushion on the other. Le Stylo Parisian Lips  come in four shades: 01 Bonjour Bonheur, 02 Rose Mon Amour,  03 Je M Appelle Rose and

Exclusive Interview with Adina from A England Nail Polish Brand

I have published an interview with Ellis Faas last week, and this week here is an interview with a founder of one of the coolest niche nail varnish brands – A England! 

I am ashamed to say that this interview is several years old…and it is from a year when nail polishes were the thing in beauty. And for that occasion, there is only one person I’ve wanted to interview, and it was Adina. She has an impeccable taste in pretty much everything, but I personally really appreciate her shoes (doc Martens especially), her incredible silver rings, gorgeous kitten Tristam, and, of course, the nail shades she comes up with. They are absolutely magical: the shades are unique and the stories behind them are fascinating.

Enjoy the interview!

1. Can you please tell us something about yourself?

I was born and raised in Milan Italy, with an inclination for creativity and everything beautiful. A career in fashion with a few experiences in costumes design for opera and ballet was the perfect way to fulfil my aspirations and potentials.

My starting and long time experience was as assistant for Gianni Versace for whom I designed almost everything, followed by a few years as a freelance.

The step that very early determined my fundamental next stage in life happened at 16 when I visited London for the first time during a study/holiday. A deep yearning for England and sense of belonging seemed suddenly revealed and became stronger in the following years.

In my 30s after years of conflict I finally decided to follow my heart and left my glamorous, though demanding career, my fine setting behind to come to London  to the unknown. Why? There might be only an esoteric explanation as I can’t find a rational one but that was my personal Epiphany, to feel complete at last despite difficult and uneasy moments I had to overcome.

I kept working in fashion designing accessories and eventually for a haute couture house based in Dubai until I realised I had completed a perfect cycle of experiences and didn’t feel any more the drive to continue. I formed a painting and decorating company that gave me a break on the creative side, until the urge to do something all mine raised again. And this is the start of the present chapter…

2. How did you realize that you want to create nail polishes? Was it hard to start your own brand?

“A young girl painting her nails with watercolours” that’s the beginning… During all stages and changes in life painting my nails has been a constant way to express myself and even to connect with people. I believe  the intention to start my own line had been growing for long time until I was ready to start and from that moment  all came very naturally.

I spent almost one year in preparation building the concept and the colours. It was very intense and exciting. I had to find the best manufacturer in UK, create the

SS17 Eye Shadows Palettes: Stila, Tarte, Viseart, LORAC, Kat Von D, Smashbox

Back in the days I was buying eye shadow palettes like there is no tomorrow but in the last several years I have stopped, and now I prefer quads, or even duos. I rarely use more than two shades on my eye lids anyway. But if you are, like my friend,  palette-crazy, I have selected some brand new releases for SS17.

Enjoy, and happy shopping!

Stila Matte ‘N Metal Eye Shadow Palette, $49 from   Feel Unique and Sephora.

Featuring six matte and six mega metallic shades: Vintage (Matte Pale Neutral Pink), Velvet (Matte Pale Pink), Feathered (Matte Pale Sand), Fringe (Matte Light Taupe), Suede (Matte Mid-Tone Mauve Pink), Velour (Matte Mid-Tone Warm Tan), Bohemian (Metallic Light Pewter), Retro (Metallic Rose Gold), Sequin (Metallic Gold), Smolder (Metallic Smoky Gunmetal), Sizzle (Metallic Rosy Copper) and Flare (Metallic Cool Bronze)

Lorac California Dreaming Eyeshadow Palette, $30 from Ulta.

Just like the Stila palette, this one features 12 shades, matte and shimmer, each is inspired by LA: Button, Starfish, Cozy, Bonfire, Overcast, Bonfire, Hot Toddy, Cable Knit, Seaside, Sand Castle, Boots, Kitty Cat and 65 Degrees

Kat Von D Pastel Goth Eyeshadow Palette, $38 from Sephora