SS16 Luxury Eye Products: byTerry, Chantecaille and Dolce & Gabbana

Here are the coolest new products for SS2016 for the eyes from the luxury brands, and there is a bit of everything: eye shadows, eye liner and a mascara.

SS16 Luxury Eye Products byTerry, Chantecaille and Dolce & Gabbana

By Terry Line Designer, £28 from Harrods and Feel Unique.

“Highly pigmented and graphic-precision waterproof liquid eyeliner with an ultra-light applicator made of flexible foam to imprint either matte or shimmer, ultra-fine or wide.”

The shades are: Blue Fix, Black, Brown Glaze, Ocean Vibes and Purple

D&G Passioneyes Waterproof Duo Mascara Curl And Volume, £28 from from Harrods.

“The waterproof formula delivers lashes with

Bling: Top AW17 Festive Highlighters

Festive season means gorgeous and luxurious highlighters which come in gold and silver packaging. I have selected 5 which, in my opinion, will make any girl happy, beauty present-wise.

1. BURBERRY Festive Silver Shimmer Illuminating Powder ($68 from Sephora)

A LE compact with a silver bow can be worn as a highlighter or an eye shadow.

2. Dior Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Precious Rocks ( $57 from Saks and Nordstrom)

Another silver packaging, also a LE variation of the cult product – Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer powder.

3.GUERLAIN Météorites Gold Pearl  Light-Revealing Pearls of Powder

(from Escentual and Sephora)

This list would be

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

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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

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

Holuday Gift Guide: Luxury Eye Shadow Palettes

We continue our Holiday Gift Guide posts, and this edition is focused on the luxury eye shadows, there are actually so many gorgeous ones that I will have to post Vol. II at some point, before everything is solf out…

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Giorgio Armani Holiday Night Lights Palette, $140 from Saks

An elegant black lacquered palette adorned with Mr. Armani’s golden light-painted signature and features 2 tiers of eyeshadows and blushes.

By Terry Eye Designer Palette, £44 from Harrods and Cult Beauty and $58 from Net a Porter

Rich in micronised premium pigments and extra-fine powders, the easily blendable soft texture offers supreme comfort, superior coverage and durable colour. Available in 01 Forest Desire and