AW19 Eye Shadow Palettes: Victoria Beckham, Charlotte Tilbury, Pat McGrath, Urban Decay and Anastasia

Let’s take a look at the new eye shadows launches, shall we?

First of all, the most exciting news –  Victoria Beckham launched  her Beauty line. So far, there are only eye makeup products but VB will bring out lips and face ones gradually.

Shown above are the Smoky Eye Bricks (£48 each)  which are described as Satin Matte Eyeshadows. There are four shades to chose from: Signature, Tuxedo, Royal and Tweed. And, while I was contemplating which one to get, Signature or Tweed, they were sold out. Don’t worry though, as they will be back in stock September 23rd. However, I did manage to get a Satin Kajal Liner in Bordeaux (£20) and Lid Lustre in Mink (£28).

You can buy it from her website.

Charlotte Tilbury Starry Eyes to Hypnotise Instant Eye Palette, £60 from Nordstrom, Cult Beauty and Net A Porter.

Charlotte is a genius when it comes to advertising and marketing. She knows how to make people want her products. She just launched her third Christmas palette, and made it available only for a day in September.  But it is coming back, along with other products, in October.

If you are not familiar with her Christmas palettes, they are divided into four looks, and this time they are:  Happy Glow (gold and caramel), Love Glow (pinks),  Dream Glow (greens) and Seduce Glow ( festive shimmers and black).

Here is a photo of her previous two palettes, so that it gives you a better idea.

Pat McGrath Mothership VI: Midnight Sun, £115 from the website/$125  from Sephora

Hourglass Ghost Christmas 2019 Makeup Collection

Here is a preview of the incredible Hourglass Ghost Christmas 2019 makeup launch.

First of all, the highly anticipated new  annual release of their Ambient palette. This time it comes in a translucent and metallic silver finish packaging. And there is not just one palette but other gorgeous items. Makeup lovers dream came true. Just look at this collection!

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit GHOST (£75/$80).  Features three best selling shades: Dim Light, finishing powder, Diffused Light, finishing powder and Iridescent Strobe Light, highlighter. As well, as three brand new:

  • Eternal Bronze Light, bronzer
  • Iridescent Rose, blush
  • Sublime Flush, blush

Ambient Lighting Blush Quad, $58 features Brilliant Nude and  3 news shades Surreal Effect, Lucid Glow  and  Infinite Flush

Confession Refillable Lipstick Duo Ghost, available in two sets, each is $36

AW19 Foundations: Chanel, Charlotte Tilbury, Pat McGrath, Anastasia, Clarins and Kevyn Aucoin

Autumn is the time to be browsing  foundations, as so many brands are bringing new  ones out. So here are just a few that caught my attention. And it’s  incredible how brands now do such a wide variety of shades, and some even demonstrate all shades applied.

Chanel Ultra Le Teint Velvet, £37. Comes in 15 shades.

“Longwearing foundation that naturally smoothes and evens out the complexion. Its blurring effect erases all imperfections and ensures makeup with a matte velvet finish.
Ultra-light, ultra-matte and ultra-natural, it instantly becomes one with the skin for a flawless complexion all day long”.

Chanel is available from NordstormSaks, Neiman Marcus, Selfridges and  Harrods.

Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Foundation, £34, There are 44 shades to choose from, and there is a before and after for each shade.

“Helps to achieve a smooth, natural look. Featuring a

Makeup4all Recommends: R+Co Dallas Thickening Shampoo

In this day and age, when we have such an overwhelming amount of products to choose from, I personally love knowing the story behind the brand, something about the founders and the values of the company.

This is why I was very interested in the R+CO after I’ve listened to the Fat Mascara podcast with Garren, one of the co-founders.  Obviously, I knew who he was but it was incredible to listen to such a great interview. I would encourage you  to listen,as well. But, in a nutshell, R+Co was founded by three renowned  hair stylists, so it was obvious that the range would be out-of-this-world-amazing.

I’ve decided to start with Dallas Thickening Shampoo. But as I was writing this feature, it came to my attention that it is now Dallas Biotin Thickening Shampoo. Not sure if it is still the exact same shampoo.

Spoiler alert! I absolutely love everything about this shampoo.

The quirky packaging. All R+Co products have cool and outstanding design.

The scent. It is to die for. I mean it.  They have this Dark Waves fragrance (which you can also buy as a hair perfume) which

Current Lifestyle Books Wish List

I love seeing what my friends are reading, so I thought I’d share the books which are on my wish list as well. But not just any books but the ones which are at least somehow related to the topic of the website.  I don’t read popular literature or “chick (the word I actually hate) lit” so not sure how interesting my usual picks would be.

Here we go:

The Beauty/Style

  1. Perfumes: The Guide 2018  by Turin and Sanchez (Amazon and Amazon UK). I’ve actually had this book but lost it while moving somehow so I have to pick up a new copy, very unimpressed about it. It’s a must for anyone who wants to understand perfume better.
  2.  In Paris: 20 Women on Life in the City of Light Book  (Amazon and Amazon UK). This looks like a beautiful and inspiring book to have. While I am not into all the “influencer”  thing, I am hoping to enjoy it.

Cook Books: