As you know by now, lipsticks with sheer coverage are huge for SS2011, you can get one pretty much from every high end brand: Chanel, Dior, Lancome, Yves Saint Laurent and others. But what if you can’t afford getting all those lipsticks but want to get a balm/gel like lipstick, too?!
I’ve found a great variant – Max Factor Xperience Boutique Sheer Gloss Balm( £7.99). Which are described as “sheer colour of a gloss, combined with the soft feel of a balm.”
These come in 3 shades: Coral, Pink Oys Shell and Pink Opal. And I was given 2 shades to try and, as I liked them a lot – I want to share with you.
First of all I have to say that I like the design and the fact that it’s a slim lipstick as I love slim lipsticks, they always look chic and elegant to me. It is easy to apply the product as it glides on and leaves the lips moisturized and shiny.
I love both shades which I have, 02 Coral is a light shimmering pink which is just my kind of colour, it gives a sheer coverage and you can apply it on the go without a mirror as it is very subtle.
As for the 07 Pink Oys Shell, it is a warm
I can’t say that I was that much into nail polish even 3 years ago. But now, it’s on a brand new level! Can’t say that I am as in love as I am with my makeup but now I see the point of having different shades of the same colours or those colours that I never thought I would wear.
So obviously I am more interested in nail polish brands now and there are so many that I would love to try. So here are two hight-end nail polish brands which I’ve never tried (yet) and which are loved by the nail polish addicts.
One of them is from the UK and it is called Leighton Denny. The newest collection is called Gelato and in contains the following shades
- Berry Nice, a lucious raspberry pink; refreshing but oh-so sweet. Perfect for a fun, flirty look.
- Sundae Girl, candy coloured perfection, this light girly lilac pink is perfect for an alternative French manicure colour.
- Do Me a Flavour, the brightest, juiciest and most vibrant orange that is perfectly in keeping with the 70`s trends for Spring / Summer 2011
- Ice To Meet You, a romantic, sheer white with the most subtle golden undertone. The perfect compliment to the catwalk brights this season.
- Inside Scoop, a cool mint green that is both wearable and bang on trend, for an instant fashion statement.
- Lolly Pop, strawberries and cream in a polish. This shade flatters all skin tones and will be as popular as strawberry ice cream itself.
Each is 12 ml and retails for £11
There is also a nail polish brand from US that I want to try which is called
I was browsing Essence website the other day and found the amount of the new products truly overwhelming so I’ve chosen the products that I personally would like to try. To find all the details and check out other products – just go to their official website.
So here are the products that I’ve chosen:
Show Your Feet Ankle tattoo – I have a real ankle tattoo but these look nice so why not trying them?
Gel Eye Liner – I wonder if these are nice, would love to get the navy one ( 03 Berlin Rocks)
Liquid Blush – looks like a shade that I would love, the shades is called 01 flowerkissed.
Nail Polish from the Blossoms etc collection, perfect Spring pastels. The shades are called 01 a hint of mint, 02 i like, 03 my yellow fellow, 04 bloom-a-loom and
I was supposed to publish a review of the affordable balm like lipsticks which are huge now and I have the text ready but my camera batteries died, so it will have to wait.
This is why today I will tell you about something that I am really excited about – blue lip gloss!
To tell the truth, not that many beauty products excite me these days so I am always happy to find something that really does!
Yes, I know that they are not going to look blue on the lips, just like this Dior Trianon Silver gloss is not grey but I just love the idea in general. To tell the truth, I would get them even today if I could! Especially the Paul & Joe one, so gorgeous!
All the glosses are from the summer 2011 makeup collections:
- YSL Gloss from the summer 2011 collection in Frosted Effect.
- L’Oreal Glam Shine Fresh in Aqua Curacao
- Paul & Joe L’Horizon Bleu
Do you like it? Would you get any of these? I am definitely getting the Paul & Joe one!
I would like to thank BBB for letting me use her images.
Now this is something from MAC that I would really love to try as I love cream/mousse eye shadows. Their new collection is called Flighty and will be released in the US on the 5th of May.
It contains 15 Big Bounce Cream Eye Shadows (hope they are permanent) and colourful Zoom Lash mascaras. Here are more photos