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

AW 17 Matte Lipsticks: YSL, Dior, Pat McGrath and Charlotte Tilbury

Matte lipsticks are not going anywhere, in fact they are getting hotter than ever. Here is a selection of the newest releases! And these are only some of them – stay tuned for more.

YVES SAINT LAURENT Tatouage Couture Liquid Matte Lip Stain, $36(from Sephora and Bergdorf Goodman)

“Lip stain with an ultra-matte, high impact colour and a lightweight, naked-lip feel”. You get a matte tattoo-like effect and stays on for up to 8 hours. The liner-like applicator allows a precision outlining and filling.

The shade shown is 12 Red Tribe (rich true red)

PAT MCGRATH LABS MatteTrance Lipstick ( $38 from Sephora).
“A richly pigmented lipstick that adorns lips in a lightweight veil of opaque colour for a modern, matte finish”. The formula is promised to be hydrating, creamy and

Dior Gris City Nail Polish Collection

Now this is something gorgeous! The 3 new Dior nail polishes from the Gris City collection which  reinvents M. Dior’s beloved grey for the three capitals of fashion and luxury: Paris, London and New York.

As they are shown in the photo:

  • Bond Street, likened to a grey London fog infusion.
  • NY 57th representing raw, asphalt metal, a wakening shade.
  • Gris Montaigne being sleek and elegant.

Each is 10ml and £17, available at Selfridges.

Aren’t they gorgeous? I’d love to have them all! And which one do you like the best?

Beauty Inspiration: Dior Cruise 2012 Collection

I was away for a week and was extremely busy so I didn’t really have time to serf the Web for any beauty related things. But here is what caught my attention when I came back.

It is simply stunning! Everything about it! Jac is gorgeous, so are the makeup and clothes.

You can also see the nail polishes from the Spring 2012 makeup collection which is gorgeous by the way! The lilac one on this photo.

And the pastel lime green on the next one.

I really love the style of this photo session, makes me want to dress all girly and feminine and

Spring 2012 Lipsticks: Lancome Rouge in Love and Dior Addict Extreme

Besides the new Armani and Guerlain lipsticks which are launching for Spring 2012 we will be getting  new lipsticks from Lancome and Dior.

The new lipstick from  Lancôme’s is called  Rouge in Love and is described as a long wearing one with a ‘featherlight texture’. The face of the line is Emma Watson.

The shades are divided into three styles:

Jolis Matins: Prêt à porter colour; fresh and wearable to bring out your playful side.

Boudoir time: Vibrant and on-trend; chic colours you can wear day-to-night.

Tonight is My Night: Rich and sexy shades for your transformation into a seductress.

The price is £21/$25 The lipstick is already available. There are 24 shades.

As for Dior, the new lipstick is called