Christmas Gift Guide 2019: Under £50 Beauty Products

I have already posted about the luxury beauty gift ideas and also the under £10 ideas.

It would make more sense to publish this feature before the affordable one but the fact is, it took me quite some time to think of the best items to include in this category because, I think, this is the category most people are interested in.  So here we are, all items are under £50.

Makeup

1. Lipsticks. By the time this guide goes up a lot of  Lisa Eldridge lipsticks,£26, will be sold out, so the ones I like, as well, are the Gucci Rouge à Lèvres Lunaison (£38 from Harrods)

2. Viseart eyeshadow palettes, from Cult Beauty.

I like Viseart eye shadows, and there are quite a few to choose from which are under £50, the one shown is the latest release, Dark EDIT Eyeshadow Palette, £30.

3.  BECCA Your Glow-To Glow Primer, Highlighter & Lip Kit, £30 from Space NK.

BECCA used to be one of my favourite brands, and while I don’t follow them that much after the company was sold to EL, I still like the good old gems from them.  You get Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter in Champagne Pop, Backlight Priming Filter (15ml) and  Ultimate Lipstick Love in Orchid as a part of the kit. And gotta love the festive packaging.

Skin and Body Care

SS18 Lip Products: Clarins, Givenchy, BECCA

There are so many incredible new lip products out for SS18 so I have chosen three that really stood out to me.

Givenchy N°412  Grenat Alpaga (magnetic burgundy), BECCA  Rose Quartz (cool pink with silver pearl)

GIVENCHY Le Rouge Liquide, $37  from Sephora,  Barneys,  Neiman Marcus,  HarrodsNordstrom, Escentual and Feel Unique.

“A long-wearing, soft velvet matte liquid lipstick encased in a twist up applicator with a convenient foam tip for precise application. Super-vibrant, whipped, creamy liquid colour, matte finish”.

If that is not the most gorgeous looking lipstick ever  I don’t know what is then.

BECCA Glow Lip Gloss, $22 from Sephora and

SS18 Beauty: Hourglass, BECCA, theBalm and Rouge Bunny Rouge

Please excuse the lack of features in the last two months but work and personal life just got in the way. However, I am determined to be better with the posts in 2018. But if you do not  want to miss updates from me, you are welcome to follow me on Instagram and Twitter.

I would like to dedicate the first feature of 2018 to the new products from my favourite brands: Rouge Bunny Rouge, theBalm, Hourglass and BECCA.

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Rouge Bunny Rouge  just brought out  a  Provenance Tales Collector’s Coffret which includes Silvan, Incognito and Silhouette. Each comes is a gorgeous 15 ml glass bottle, so luxurious. A great way to discover the brand. There is also a  Fragrant Confections  which includes Chatoyant, Vespers and Tenera.

Get if from the website or Amazon.

theBalm  just released quite a few  exciting products.  I love theBalm Meet Matt(e) Trimony Matte Eyeshadow Palette (Review and Swatches) so am happy to see Meet Matt(e) Shmaker Eyeshadow Palette ($29.50) which includes  a paired selection of 6 matte and 6 shimmer shadows,  so dreamy.

There is also a new highlighter. And, as you know, I am also a huge fan of their theBalm The Manizer Sisters Palette (Review and Swatches).The new addition is called Bonnie-Lou Manizer Highlighter & Shimmer ($24) and it is a “gilded glow-getter is an all-in-one highlighter, shadow, and shimmer”.

Finally there are two liquid highlighters:  Mary-Dew Manizer & Bonnie-Dew Manizer Liquid Highlighters ($14.50).  Our favourite shades now in a liquid formula. theBalm also suggest mixing these with lip products to get that sheen. Bring it on, baby!

Buy theBalm from ASOSFeel Unique and Sephora.

As for Hourglass, they are on a roll with the new hot launches. There are new

September 2017 Beauty Favourites

I am sorry that I am writing about my September favourites only now but it is better later than never, right?

I love writing these, as it it always great to see what you’ve been loving, beauty wise.

Makeup

Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil in Soft Brunette (review and swatches)

I have rediscovered this little gem. The colour is spot on for me, and I like the shape of it which allows a very quick but still a precise application.

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Blushing Bride (review  and faceswatches)

Love Autumn makeup, all the berry and wine shades, and this was the blush of the month, not only I’ve used it  on my friend’s wedding day but I have been also using it on myself pretty much every day. It gives that beautiful flush with a hint of subtle golden shimmer.

Tarte tartelette Amazonian clay matte palette, ($46 from Sephora)

A lot of love for tarte lately, this

Christmas 2017 Eye Shadows: Pat McGrath, Charlotte Tilbury, BECCA and Marc Jacobs

This week we were looking at the newest eye shadows releases: reddish and neutral ones, and here is a selection of the most luxurious items!

Of course, this list would be incomplete without the new PAT MCGRATH LABS Mothership II Eyeshadow Palettes, $125 from Sephora

Everything about this release is incredible. The packaging, an the colour selection. You get both neutral and high impact shades.  The formula is promised to be a hybrid cream-infused powder.

There are 3 variations to choose from:

Sublime

Skinshow Glow (champagne pink pearl), Copper Toned (soft reddish brown), Iconic (neutral bronze gold), Rose Dusk (soft reddish mauve), Dark (rich warm brown), Xtreme Black (ultimate black), Bronze 005 (metallic warm brown), Astral Ghost Orchid (white iridescent with pink), VR Nectar (peachy pink with gold pearl), Blitz Emerald (blackened green with lilac pearl)

Subversive

Skinshow Fever (champagne gold pearl), Black Metal (gunmetal black with silver pearl), Lazarus (warm pinky brown), Deep Shade (dark warm brown), Night Creature (deep magenta), Xtreme Black (ultimate black), Gigabyte (antiqued green gold), Astral Ghost Orchid (white iridescent with pink flash), VR Pink (peachy pink with gold pearl), Blitz Amethyst (deep