Laura Mercier released a really well-curated makeup collection for summer 2017, it includes cream and powder bronzers, two highlighting sticks and lip lacquers with leopard prints which a lot of people will definitely love.
Lacquer Up Acrylick Lip Varnish ($28) in Bronzed, Desire, Heat, Risque, Seductive, Soleil.These are promised to be creamy, intense and with wet finish effect.
Highlighter Crayon ($32) in Sunrise and Sunset
Sunset Bronzing Crayon enhances the glow of a
Here are the beauty products I have been loving this month. There are not that many but all of them, I really enjoyed. And, yes, I still love all of the items I’ve mentioned in the previous months.
Rouge Bunny Rouge Glassy Gloss Sweet Excess (review and swatches)
I have been obsessed with these glosses lately, they feel really moisturizing on the lips, and give that gorgeous shimmering effect, RAHAT LOKUM (Ppale milky pink with medium-heavy mother of pearl effect micro-shimmer) and RASPBERRY MERINGUE (pale pink with very soft mother of pearl micro-shimmer – this shade doesn’t yield a strong colour, but it makes lips naturally pretty) are always in my handbag. This is pretty much everything I’ve used on my lips in April.
theBalm Meet Matt(e) Trimony (shown here)
This was a present from my friend, as she was clearing her collection and decided to pass it on. And I did not expect to like this one as much, as I do because most shades did not look like something I would wear. While I do not wear all of the shades, I really love the ones I do, they are
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: