Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation. Inspired by BB Creams

I’ve heard the new Illamasqua foundation several months ago and I am happy to have all the details finally.

The most interesting thing about it is that it is inspired by ” the cult Asian market Beauty Balm creams, Skin Base Foundation is a brand new, refined formula unlike anything on the UK market. The ultimate ‘skin realism’ foundation.”

This gorgeous look is created by National Make-up Artist Clare Lille  and the products that were used, besides the new foundation, are: Cream Pigment in ‘Dab’, Powder Blusher in ‘Hussy’, Precision Ink in ‘Glister’, Eye Brow Cake in ‘Peak’, Sheer Lipgloss in ‘Tantrum’

Manicure is created  by Marian Newman, she used  Nail Varnishes in ‘Scorn’ [matt black] and  in Jo’Mina [lilac].

And I really love what is written about this new foundation, sounds like an amazing product, just see for yourself:

Yves Saint Laurent Jardin de Minuit Makeup Collection for Fall 2011

When I got a link from the lovely Teddy from Planete Beaute to the new YSL Fall 2011 makeup collection I instantly fell in love with the promo images, they are so gorgeous!  I think Lloyd Simmonds did a great job with the colours, simply stunning.

There are a lot of different shades of blue, purple and green…beautiful.

The palette from the collection is called   Jardin de Minuit. My favourite shade is the purple on the left but I also like the mint green in the middle.

Two gorgeous nail polishes in #43 Wintergeen  and  #44 Moonlight Blue.

As for the lipsticks, there will be six new shades of

Want It: Gareth Pugh For MAC Cosmetics

I already tweeted last week that according to this source there will be a Gareth Pugh and MAC Cosmetics collaboration for Fall 2011. And, although I am a bit surprised as I think Gareth and Illamasqua would make more sense,  I am excited anyway.

I have big hopes for this collection… That would be nice to see black package with futuristic metallic  elements and dark and sophisticated colours inside.

And this is one of my favourite videos of all times. I’ve watched it countless times, I love  absolutely everything about it. So I could really go on and on but it would be better if you’d just watch it yourself.

By the way, one more reason to love this video besides the genius work of Gareth, amazing music and beautiful Natasha Vojnovic is the stunning makeup by… Lisa Eldridge!


BECCA The Ultimate Mascara Review, Photos and Swatches

I don’t like using many mascaras at the same time because they all dry out too fast. So when I’ve finished  two  mascaras  that were in my rotation, I’ve realized that it was time to try a new one. And I’ve decided to open the BECCA one which I’ve got with this set at winter.

You all know how much I love BECCA so I was very curious about their only mascara which is called The Ultimate Mascara and retails for £18. It is described as  “Advanced, water-resistant, micro-tubing mascara formula lengthens and thickens the lashes while a conical shaped brush curls, lifts and separates in one easy coat.”

I have never tried  a tubing mascara  before so I was really excited to!

So how did this mascara work for me?

When I don’t get enough of sleep, and it would be easier to say when I do, my eyes are really watery so most of the mascaras (talking about those that are not waterproof) run on me and this one doesn’t move! Like seriously, it is long lasting and stays on perfectly! I will even tell you a secret… Several times I had a nap with this mascara on during the day and even after 1.5-2 hours of sleep it stayed on really well. So it is true that it doesn’t smudge, clump or melt.

Some mascaras can irritate my eyes and this didn’t, so I would say  it is great for sensitive eyes.

As this is the only mascara BECCA has, one would assume it

Want It: Clarins Mosaique Makeup Collection for Summer 2011

I have to say that I really want to try the new Lip products by Clarins which will be a part of their summer 2011 makeup collection called Mosaique.

Here is the promo photo and the bronzer from the collection which is called Mosaique Summer Bronzing Compact SPF 10, £ 26

And as for the lip products – I really want those Instant Smooth Crystal Lip Balm (£16.50) which were so popular that Clarins made a re-promoting of them. There are three shades: Crystal Coral, Crystal and Crystal Red. They all look amazing!

And there are also the new