MakeUp4All AUTUMN 2011 Online Beauty Magazine

Laura Mercier Silk Road Collection for Spring 2011

So here is the preview of the new Laura Mercier Silk Road collection for Spring 2011.

This collection includes:

Legend of the Silk Road  palette which includes 4 eye shadows: Regal Violet (violet), Golden Sands (sand), Rare Taupe (warm brown grey), Lavender Silk (lavender) and  2 blushes: Palace Pink (pink coral) and Persian Rose (Persian rose).

Liquid Eye Liner in Gold

Lip Glace in

  • Ruby Glaze (stunning red)
  • Golden
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Smashbox Eye Wish Palette Review and Swatches

It is amazing to get unexpected beauty (and not only) presents, right? I was surprised to get the Smashbox palette from their holiday collection with this Dior palette and one more set from MAC’s Tarten Tale as a present for Christmas.

The first thing that I really like about this palette is the golden design, it looks great for holidays. Now this is not the most luxurious design but it looks nice anyway.

This is how the palette looks like inside. You get 12 eye shadows, 4 eye liners, Photo Finish Lid Primer, Mini Lash DNA Mascara and Smashbox’s step-by-step “Get-the-Look” cards.

I am sorry that several shades are used. I should have taken the photo before but I didn’t have a camera with me and I really wanted to try this palette.

I really love those “Get-the-look” cards, they are so useful to those who are not very experienced when it comes to makeup. They are also great when you have a lack of ideas and need to put  on your makeup as fast as possible or  want to try something new. There are 10 looks with a very easy to follow instructions. I’ve tried to create 2  looks so far (but want to try them all) and I was quite happy with the results.

And here are the swatches of the eye shadows and liners. And I really like the idea that

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shu uemura Morphorium Collection for Spring 2011

In the New Year I plan to pay more attention to some Asian brands because it seems that I always miss so many great products. So why not starting with shu uemura? It’s a shame that I have so very few products from the brand but I would love to change that!

Take a look at their stunning Spring 2011 collection called Morphorium. I L-O-V-E the combination of the colours the model is wearing on her eyes, isn’t is gorgeous?

Kakuyasu Uchiide, shu uemura’s Creative Director was inspired by the Blue Morpho butterflies and tropical forest when he was creating this collection.

Collection includes:

Palettes in

  • Morphorium Blue
  • Sunset Gold

Shine Mystique Eye Colour in

  • Aqua Green
  • Ivy Gold
  • Khaki Silver

Peacock Partial Eyelashes

Rouge Unlimited Lipsticks in

  • PK335, pastel nude
  • PK343, light pink
  • BG944,
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‘Tis The Season for the Sparkly Nails

‘Tis the season for the sparkly manicure, even those who don’t love glitter and sparkles started wearing those pretty nail polishes. I can spot different styles everywhere. I’ve seen so many beautiful designs so far.

I absolutely love when the nail polishes are layered, when you have a nail polish of your choice  as a base and different glitter/sparkle on top. I’ve got myself several  clear nail polishes with  glitter to layer over the other nail polishes.

My favourite combination for the last week was this dark red Revlon (Valentine) nail polish  and this amazing nail polish by GOSH (Rainbow) with holographic  glittery particles. It looks SO pretty together!

I can’t believe that I don’t have the photo of it on my nails. Somehow I didn’t take it and I try to take a photo of my mani lately. But you can imagine the effect.

And what about you? Do you love glitter and shimmer? What is your favourite festive nail polish combination?  I am now looking for a perfect golden glitter and shimmer.

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Ever since I saw the preview of China Glaze Anchors Away collection for Spring 2011 I couldn’t wait till the release day!

And here we are, China Glaze posted the swatches via their twitter account.

There are 12 shades and they are SO gorgeous. I am still in love with the “Christmassy” nail polishes but these shades are stunning for Spring. Plus I am very happy about the nautical theme, love it!

So enjoy the shades:

  • Pelican Gray, high shine, cool toned grey crème.
  • Sea Spray, calming pale blue crème.
  • Below Deck, a flirty mix of taupe and violet.

  • Ahoy! Intense pink that flashes with reflective glass speck.
  • Hey Sailor, a vibrant crème red.
  • Life Preserver, highly pigmented and luxurious poppy crème.

  • Lighthouse, multi-dimensional, bright
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