Winter 2020 Lifestyle Favourites

About time for me to write about my Winter 2020 favourites. If you want to check out my Autumn favourites, here they are.

So which products stood out to me beauty, style, books and shows wise?

Makeup

Let’s start with makeup, as there are just a few products in this category:

YSL Touche Eclat, £26 from John Lewis, Harrods, Selfridges and Nordstrom. Touch Eclat needs no introduction, I’ve lost my count on how many of these I’ve used up. It has that a light-reflective effect which makes you look fresher; the formula is not heavy or detectable on the skin. 

Charlotte Tilbrury  Beauty Light Wand in Spotlight, £29 from Cult Beauty and Nordstrom.

This is such a brilliant highlighter, it is more on the glowing side  but without being over-the-top. Exactly the kind of product you would expect from Queen Tilbury.  It gives you that incredible polished look.

Rouge Bunny Rouge new Glassy Gloss (review and swatches)

I wore quite a few of the new RBR glosses, I wrote a detailed review about them. Can be worn sheer stain-like or opaque and glossy.  The one I chose for this feature is Berry Sorbet, a  creamy opaque berry pink. For me it’s “my lips but better” kind of shade.

Burberry Cat Lashes Mascara, £24 from Burberry

 Soft and flexible brush allows you to layer and built up the effect. I find it to be giving great result, elongating the lashes, opening up the eye and lasting all day long (on me at least).

byTerry  Ligne Blackstar in So Black (review and swatches)

A long-time favourite. Intense, ultra black, long-lasting and

Favourite Beauty Products of 2019

It is always exciting to share about the favourite beauty products of the whole year, and I have been doing so for a while, here is a look back to 2018.

When I was thinking about the favourite beauty products of 2019, I had to look back at:

And, although I had an idea of of the products I wanted to include this made it even easier. Now, most of the products I have written in details about, so I will link to those posts.

1 Darphin Intral Environmental Lightweight Shield SPF 50, ( Space NK, John Lewis ) probably the best city spf I’ve ever used. Lightweight and slightly tinted, it is not greasy or oily at all, gives you that healthy glow and protects the skin. Darphin is one of my favourite beauty brands in general, and this product is not an exception.

2. Annick Goutal Rose Pompon Perfume,from Harrods and Bergdorf. It has the notes of Bulgarian rose essence, taïf rose, peony, blackcurrent, rasberry, pink pepper, woody cedar, patchouli and white musk. And it is just my dream scent, I never want to be without it, ever.

3. Rose Candles (here and here).

You must be shocked, right? Rose candles and I… Linked above you can see a few that I’ve enjoyed the most this year. Need MORE!

4. Trish McEvoy Instant Eye Lift Concealer (review and swatches).

Brilliant product: not heavy, doesn’t sit in the fine lines, makes you look fresh and not so tired. Isn’t it what we all want?

5. The Balm Balm Desert, £17.50 here

Not only it has been featured in 2018 but also in 2017, it is my hands down, favourite cheek product, I just use a big fluffy brush to give my face some definition and to warm it up. Balm Desert is in the middle.

6. Rouge Bunny Rouge Blush

Get Great Beauty Deals and Discover New Brands With Cosmetify

I love discovering new brands, and also products at great prices, this is why I am excited to collaborate with Cosmetify today. 

It is a brilliant service with over  200,000 products from different brands and retailers. And you get pretty much everything:  makeup, skincare, fragrances and beauty accessories. You name it.

I’ve already mentioned why I liked the experience with Cosmetify briefly, but let’s take a more detailed look.

  1. The discount  information. 

I was allowed to pick up a few complimentary products for this post, and here is what I chose:

  • Burberry  Cat Eyelashes Mascara for £18.95; originally  £24.00 (22% off)
    Anne SemoninOligo Cleansing Gel, £23.10; originally £33.00 (30% off)
  • BY TERRY Ligne Blackstar Eyeliner So Black £16.95; originally £26.00 (35% off)
  • REN Moroccan Rose Otto Sugar Body Polish, £22.95; originally £35.00 (35% off)

As you can see,

Makeup4all Recommends: BY TERRY Ligne Blackstar in So Black. Review and Swatches

Ladies (and gentlemen), let me introduce the best eye liner I have ever used. I love my black eye liners, and I am very picky about them, and ByTerry Ligne Blackstar just ticked all the boxes!

I have actually included it in the my top makeup products of 2018.

Halloween Vinyl Photo Backdrops (backdrop roll)

I’ve actually bough this eye liner without reading any reviews, as I was expecting exceptional quality from such a high end brand, and it did not disappoint. Everything about this liner is incredible.

The slick and beautiful metallic design, the very user-friendly nib and the formula. The shape of the tip is perfect, I have actually included a photo comparison with other products.  It is so easy to achieve the line you wish, both thin and precise or fierce and bold!

The formula is

SS19 Lip Lacquers: byTerry, Clarins, Lancome, Bobbi Brown, Tom Ford, Chanel

Besides the pretty pastel and girly balm-like lipsticks which  are always out for Spring, I have notice one more trend, and that is lacquers.  I have chosen 5 different brands just to give you a taste of what is new, lip wise, for SS19.

Clarins Joli Rouge Lacquer. Clarins is available  from from Selfridges,HarrodsEscentual.com,  Nordstorm,  Sephora, Bergdorf Goodman.

I am a huge fan of Clarins lip products so would expect Rouge Lacquer to be incredible.  The brand promise wet like vinyl finish, hydration and nourishment and easy application, among other things.  There are 7 shades to choose from. Shown above is 744 Plum.

Tom Ford Lip Lacquer Luxe  Matte $57 from Saks.  You can get Tom Ford Beauty from Nordstrom Harrods, Selfridges, BloomingdalesBergdorf Goodman.

Full coverage, highly pigmented, soft matte formula which  should be comfortable and long-lasting on the lips.  If you want to treat yourself – this is the way to go. There are 10 shades to choose from; shown is