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

My Makeup Bag: June 2013

I am currently away for two weeks, finally not for work, I can spend time with my family &  friends and relax. I did not want to take a lot of makeup with me (mostly because I have too many other things), and since a lot of you are always asking what products I take with me (and I love similar posts myself), I thought I’d show you.

Makeup June Makeup4all

So here are very few products that I’ve packed for my personal use:

For face I have Clarins BB cream, YSL bronzer and BECCA’s Amaryllis blush.

For the eyes I’ve chosen my Lancome’s brown pencil, shu umura’s eye lash curlers, Ellis Faas mascara and what is left of my Benefit’s eye brow pencil.

As for lips, there are three products – L’Occitane’s lip balm, Clarins’ Instant Lip Perfector (not shown) and a juicy YSL’s Volupte Sheer Candy in 04 Succulent Pomegranate.

I don’t like taking full bottles of perfumes, so I have

January 2017 Beauty Favourites

It’s like only yesterday I was writing about my favourite makeup products of 2016, and today I am already sharing about the favourites of the first month of 2017. Where did time go?

And it feels like I am talking about the same things over, and over again but I do love those products. However, I did discover some new gems this month.

Beauty 

REN  Rose O12 Moisture Defence Oil (from Cult Beauty, Feel UniqueLook Fantastic and  SEPHORA).

This is definitely my favourite oil of the moment, it works even for my extremely dry skin type, saves it from being flaky and itchy, and smells amazing.  Finally, a product I love as much, as my other REN Holy Grail.

J. R. Watkins Shea Butter Hand Cream (from Amazon)

My fried got this one in America, and she told me how this is a very rich and nourishing cream, and it is. While some people find such textures to be too much for their taste, I am a big fan, the cream leaves the  skin ridiculously soft and smooth. And smells of honey and coconuts.

Carmex Moisture Lip Balm (from Amazon)

Another present, this time from my lovely Farrah. This product does not need an introduction, it is a cult favourite for a reason. I personally love the

Lancome French Ballerine Makeup Collection for Spring 2014

Here is a preview of the Spring 2014 makeup collection by Lancome called French Ballerine. Now, I am so not a fan of pink and girly, but even I find the promo image adorable.  Gorgeous and feminine Lily Collins with flushed cheeks and rosy lips, with airy dress and beautiful flowers. What is not to like?

Lancome French Ballerine Makeup Collection for Spring 2014 promo with Lily Collins

The star of the collection has to be  Blush Highlighter (LE), £35. A pink blush with the signature Lancome’s rose with a fuchsia bow on top. Any young (and young at heart) girl will love this.

Lancome French Ballerina Makeup Collection for Spring 2014 eye products Ombre Hypnôse Dazzling Eye Colour (LE), £21

  • Spinelle Rose
  • Topaze Dore

  Hypnôse Eye Palette, £37

 Khôl Hypnôse

SS17 Highlighters: NARS, Lancome, Laura Mercier and BECCA

Don’t we all want to glow for Spring? Luckily the brands got us covered with their newest releases. There are new highlighter palettes and individual shades.

Laura Mercier Lightstruck Prismatic Glow Palette  $52 from Sephora 

I remember how I was dying to get LM Bonne Mine palette ages ago, and this one has a similar concept but the packaging is so much more prettier, those pastels! The Prismatic palette contains lightweight, sheer, and blendable cream highlighters that give you the desired glow.

Here are some tips:

  • For a discrete warm glow base, apply Aurora all over the face, cheeks, and eyes.
  • For a refined glow, layer Reflect or Prism to add a chic sheen to your skin.
  • For a special-effect glow, layer Beam or Ray to impart an iridescent reflection or wet-like dewiness.

NARS Banc De Sable Highlighter Palette  $49 from Sephora

This palette features three highlighters (0.11 oz/ 3.4 g):

  •  Rivage (glistening pearl)
  • Salé (shimmering peach champagne)
  • Embruns (metallic rose gold)

BECCA, a brand well-known for their base products launched a new primer, and