What’s In My Mum’s Makeup Bag. Revisited

I wrote a pretty extensive guide to Mother’s Day beauty gifts last year so this year I will just post an updated version of what’s in my Mum’s makeup-bag.

My Mum doesn’t really wear makeup that much, and when she does she wants it to be quick, effortless and very easy. She will never be blending 5 eye shadows or mixing lipsticks together.

After analysing her lifestyle and listening to her concerns, here are the four products we’ve added to her routine (she does use foundation and mascara for special occasions or when she is feeling like it). She has great skin, especially for her age, and dark lashes and eye brows so we’ve decided that  a bit of concealer, and colour for the lips and cheeks will be enough. I’ve also insisted on

SS20 New Foundations and Concealers: BECCA, NARS, Laura Mercier, Hourglass, Dior and Givenchy

It’s that time  of the year when the brands are bringing out new base products. I have posted about a few foundations already (Tom Ford, Bite Beauty, Estee Lauder). In fact,  if you want to know more about the new launches follow me on Facebook.

But here is the preview of some primers, foundations and concealers that caught my attention, and I’ve chosen 6 items.

The one which I am curious to try myself is definitely the  Givenchy  Teint Couture City Balm, £38 later on from from Sephora,  Barneys,  Neiman Marcus,  HarrodsNordstrom, Escentual and Feel Unique. I wear very light city SPF products myself, and this sounds right up my street. Besides their Teint Couture line is great.

Laura Mercier, The Queen of base products launched 5 primers which have to be mentioned.  Shown are  the Pure Canvas Primer Illuminating (“enhancing Porcelain Flower Extract and a blend of Micronized Pearls, the primer imparts a healthy glow on skin”) and Pure Canvas Primer Hydrating (“Olive Extract visibly smooths and locks in hydration while Marine Hydra Botanicals replenish skin and promote long term moisture recovery”). There are also Pure Canvas Primer Blurring, Pure Canvas Primer Protecting and Pure Canvas Primer Perfecting. $38 each from the website.

NARS Tinted Glow Busters, £28 (from Nordstorm, Selfridges,  Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus  and Barneys.)are

Christmas Gift Guide 2019: Red and Sparkling Lipsticks

Nothing says Christmas and holidays quite like the sequined/shimmering red lipstick so I’ve picked up a few  new releases. Both sparkling reds and sequined packaging.

NARS Studio 54 Audacious Lipstick in Carmen (purple packaging) and Mona, £26 from Liberty and Barneys

Lipsticks inspired by the cult Studio 54, long lasting, creamy texture, matte finish and sparkling packaging.

Chantecaille Rubellite Lip Cristal, £42 from  Space NK and  Saks

Pearl-infused sparkling lipstick, sparkling effect and no grit. The shade featured is Carnelian. There are 2 more.

 Bobbi Brown Luxe Jewel Lipstick in Ruby Slipper, £28 from Liberty

Full-coverage, pearl-infused sparkling finish lipstick. This

SS19 Eye Shadows: Dior, Viseart, Givenchy, theBalm, L’Oreal

I did write about the bronzers and some new lip products that caught my attention this month, so let’s take a look at the eye shadows.  By the way, I often post previews over at  Makeup4all Facebook page, so you may want to give it a like.

First of all, how cool are the new Colour Queen eye shadows from L’Oréal. These are oil infused apparently, they will come in 36 shades. [Pic  is from Val Garland’s insta]. I want that dark chocolate and red.

Dior Diorshow tri(o)blique palettes £49 from Selfridges and Dior

Earthy Canvas,  Smoky Canvas, Coral Canvas  and Rose Canvas. There are three finishes in each: metallic. glitter and matte.

Viseart Warm EDIT Eye Shadow Palette $39 from Beautylish
While I am still trying the existing Viseart palettes, they already came up with some

Roundup: My All Time Favourite Mascaras

Mascara is probably the makeup product. And usually  even those ladies who are not into makeup love themselves some mascara so I’ve decided to dedicate this week to mascaras, and we will start with looking at my all time favourites. I’ve selected six: five black and my all time favourite colourful mascara.

Here we go:

  • Chanel Le Volume de Chanel Mascara in 10 Noir Review
  • Dior DiorShow Extase Mascara review)
  • Smith & Cult Lash Dance Mascara Review 
  • YSL Faux Cils Mascara Review
  • HOURGLASS Caution Extreme Lash Mascara review

A few of these are a cult classic, and for a reason, I must say. Hourglass mascara was launched relatively recently but it took the beauty world by storm. Smith and Cult is the