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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

Favourite Makeup Products of 2018

As promised, here is a feature about my favourite makeup  of 2018. It was supposed to be makeup and beauty but I am already almost on 1200 words so had to divide the feature into 2 parts. I’ve chosen the products that I love and used the most hence some of them may look a bit grubby but it does show that they are true favourites.

And by the way, you can also check out my favourite products of 2017,  2016 and 2015

Base

Rouge Bunny Rouge SERENE LIGHT Skin Perfector  (here). This is a slightly tinted primer which leaves your skin glowing and luminous. For my very dry skin it is perfect. It is a primer so barely gives any coverage but is great for adding radiance and creating that “healthy” polished look. I have used it on my wedding day, and used it up completely. Absolutely incredible! Gets big thumbs up from me.

 Chanel Les Beiges All-in-One Healthy Glow Fluid SPF15 ( £34 from Harrods and from Nordstrom).

The “foundation” I loved the most this year. A very light and moisturising one, feels light on the skin, and gives a light (to medium) coverage. According to Chanel, it contains  a hyaluronic acid derivative and  a complex of cotton flower and white rose plant cells.  It has a relatively strong scent but I personally like it. Another thing I love about it is a chic and minimalistic tube. And SPF 15, of course.

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Eye Lift In a Tube. Dual Ended  Full Coverage Anti-Aging Concealer and  Brightener (in Light). I am not sure if the name of this product could be even longer. (From Selfridges and Sephora)

Long time readers will know how  I like only very light textures under my eyes hence I am such a fan of Touche Eclat (I’ve used many many tubes) and this Rouge Bunny Rouge gem. The same goes with this product, I did not use the concealer side at all. However, the Illuminator is incredible, I have almost used it up. It does not enhance the fine lines,  while reflecting the light which brightens the under eye area. Just don’t expect it to cover the dark circles completely, it is not the task of this product. I wonder if this Illuminator is available individually. It seems like there is one with the same name ( It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Illumination Light).

4 theBalm Balm Desert (review).

I feel like the next two products do not need an introduction, as I’ve been  talking about them non stop.  I am determined to use this bronzer/blush until I am completely  done with it. It sculpts and gives colour at the same time.  You get definition and a healthy glow with Balm Desert. I also love the finish, it is not matte but not shimmery.  Everything about it is great, including the cute cardboard packaging.

5 Daniel Sandler Watercolour in Golden Glow (review). 

It’s like a healthy post-holiday glow in a bottle.  A shimmery bronze which

AW18 Highlighters Guide

Who does not want a beautiful and gorgeous highlighter for the holidays season? The next few months will be mental for me in every area of life so I am really looking forward to the holidays, and the glow.

I’ve created a list of some of the highlighters that are on sale now, all of these are limited edition so don’t miss your chance to get them.

The High End Eye Candies

Chanel Le Lion De Chanel Illuminating Powder, $70  from NordstormSaks, Neiman Marcus, Selfridges and  Harrods.

Subtle golden shimmer and  Gabrielle Chanel’s personal emblem – a lion.

Dior Rouge Blush Midnight Wish, £34 from Selfridges

Beautiful glow and lots of little starts embossed.

Givenchy Mystic Glow Powder, $47 from Barneys

Ultra-fine mother-of-pearl with golden nuances.   Can be used both wet and dry. And how cool is that star? I am still a big fan of the Givenchy highlighter I’ve got a few years ago.

YSL FACE HIGHLIGHTER, $42 Barneys, Neiman MarcusBergdorf GoodmanHarrods, Selfridges and Nordstrom.

A cream in stick highlighter with two shades which is easy and quick to use.

Lancome STARLIGHT SPARKLE LA ROSE A POUDRER, $60 from Macys

It comes in a a 50’s French-inspired Bijou box – traditionally meant to house loose powders. Can be used dry for a subtle highlight, or  damp for

Want It: Estee Lauder La Dangereuse by Violette Makeup Collection

To be honest, Estee Lauder was never the brand I cared for that much until recently, somehow very few products appealed to me. The  break through for me was the collaboration with Victoria Beckham.I’ve been following her for ages now.

And ever since EL appointed Violette to be their Creative Director, everything changed. This is her second collection, and it looks perfect. I also love how well edited it is, there are only a few products but they are absolutely perfect!

Halloween Vinyl Photo Backdrops (backdrop roll)

La Dangereuse:

Eye Gloss, Dot on bare skin or over eye makeup (£24), Glitter Pot ( £22), Pure Color Envy
Sculpting Lipstick  in Diabolique (£27), Pure Color Envy Paint On Liquid Lipcolor (£25)in La Dangereuse and Naked Matte, Deluxe Eye Crayon( £21) Sly & Sultry, Pure Color Envy
Sculpting Face Trio (£36) and La Dangereuse Eyeshadow Palette
8-Color Palette ( £42) in  Amour Amour and Blue Dahlia.

Quite frankly, I would love