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

SS19 Lip Products: Lisa Eldridge, Laura Mercier, BITE Beauty, Tom Ford, Hourglass, Givenchy

Spring/Summer season beauty wise means new lip releases, so I’ve chosen the ones that caught my attention.  It is insane how the textures and the formulas improve all the time and we get more sophisticated lip products all the time. Just take a look at these innovative gems.

Laura Mercier Velour Lip Powder in Paris (shown) and New York £25 from Cult Beauty $28 from the Website, Nordstrom

A limited edition creamy matte lip powder trio with a metallic sheen. Comes with a moisturizing Base Balm to prep the lips. These look really cool, and I love the concept.

Lisa Eldridge lipsticks. The red ones sold out within a day(s) so I did not even have time to get any. But she promised a restock, and new nude and fuchsia shades (see below a pic of Eva wearing one of the new shades; pic is from Lisa’s Insta)!  I don’t know the date yet.

BITE BEAUTY Outburst Longwear Lip Stain, $24 from Sephora

Bite beauty lip products are incredible, and it looks like it’s another great one

Makeup Trend: 3-in-1 Gloss for Eyes, Lips and Face

A while ago I did a feature on eye gloss and today I want to share about the extension of that trend which is 3-in-1 glosses. Glossy/glass skin has been a thing in Asia for ages now but we are seeing it in Western beauty trends now, as well.  And I like it.

Here are just three products that were recently released which are specifically marketed for lips, eyes and face. While you can always use a good old Bobbi Brown Crystal Gloss why not playing with [hopefully] new textures?

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Let’s take a look:

LAURA MERCIER Glacé Touch,  £23/$28 Cult Beauty, Selfridges, Nordstrom.

These are a part of the summer collection and come in 4 shades: Nomade, a perfect nude, Oasis a vivid rose, Laissez-Faire a clear shimmer or Dreamer a bronze shimmer.

Glacé Touch are promised to be a sheer, non-sticky gloss for  dewy, high-shine glowing finish.

The looks below, which I found on Pinterest (still obsessed with it), will hopefully inspire you to experiment with glosses, as well.

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AW18 Highlighters Guide

Who does not want a beautiful and gorgeous highlighter for the holidays season? The next few months will be mental for me in every area of life so I am really looking forward to the holidays, and the glow.

I’ve created a list of some of the highlighters that are on sale now, all of these are limited edition so don’t miss your chance to get them.

The High End Eye Candies

Chanel Le Lion De Chanel Illuminating Powder, $70  from NordstormSaks, Neiman Marcus, Selfridges and  Harrods.

Subtle golden shimmer and  Gabrielle Chanel’s personal emblem – a lion.

Dior Rouge Blush Midnight Wish, £34 from Selfridges

Beautiful glow and lots of little starts embossed.

Givenchy Mystic Glow Powder, $47 from Barneys

Ultra-fine mother-of-pearl with golden nuances.   Can be used both wet and dry. And how cool is that star? I am still a big fan of the Givenchy highlighter I’ve got a few years ago.

YSL FACE HIGHLIGHTER, $42 Barneys, Neiman MarcusBergdorf GoodmanHarrods, Selfridges and Nordstrom.

A cream in stick highlighter with two shades which is easy and quick to use.

Lancome STARLIGHT SPARKLE LA ROSE A POUDRER, $60 from Macys

It comes in a a 50’s French-inspired Bijou box – traditionally meant to house loose powders. Can be used dry for a subtle highlight, or  damp for

Christmas 2017 Eye Shadows Palettes

If you are not a fan of reddish eye shadows, here is a list of neutral palettes which will be perfect for both every day and nights out looks.

Laura Mercier Exotics Redefined Eye Colour Collection, $58  from Nordstrom

  • Matte Eye Colour (Bone, Dune, Earth, Wind, Allspice, Noir): 1 g / 0.03 oz
  • Sateen Eye Colour (Goldrush, Choco Glace, Spirit, Auberge, Carbon) : 1 g / 0.03 oz
    Shimmer Eye Colour (Dust): 0.8 g / 0.028 oz

BOBBI BROWN Nude Drama Eyeshadow Palette, $59 from Sephora, Harvey Nichols and  from Barneys

  •  12 x 0.64 oz/ 18.15 g Eyeshadows in Ivory, Antique Rose, Earth, Saddle, Halo, Sunkissed, Terracota, Black Sand, Bonfire, Pink Bellini, Velvet Plum, Espresso

CLINIQUE Sweet As Honey Eyeshadow Palette, $32.50 from Sephora