Even several years ago contouring was a pro thing but now everyone does it. It seems like contouring is now such an essential, as mascara, or we are getting there.
In the past it was hard to find a good product, as often they were too orange, too muddy etc. But now, with such a competition, the brands stepped up their game, so finding a suitable shade and formula shouldn’t be a problem.
If you are still not contouring (now it sounds like a sect, ha!), SS 15 is a perfect time to start, as there are tonnes of new releases. I have already mentioned Kat Von D, BECCA and Laura Mercier. By the way, if you are not ready to spend a lot on this step – Jane shares about the new Chiseled palette from Barry M here.
But there are more…
Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Stick Trio (get it here for $45)
If you follow me on Instagram or read my About section – you have probably noticed that black and red are my favourite colours. I can never have too many black clothes or too many red lipsticks and nail polishes.
I have written about that so many times, but today I want to share my latest red lip combo obsession which I have discovered “by accident ” and have been wearing for weeks now. It is the red that I have been rocking all holidays. I even included a photo…
So what are the products?
I have shared my love for this so many times… I like how long lasting and matte it looks, and the deep cool toned red. But I just wanted something brighter and warmer. So I have decided to put Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Tesoro (review and swatches; £15/$22. You can buy Stila from Sephora and Beauty Bay. Sephora) on top. On its own Stila is too warm and orange for my complexion. But together it was a dream-came-true combination.A classic matte, vibrant, full-on red! Show stopper, if you want. It also
This season Stila teamed up with BaubleBar for their holiday collection. So not only you can buy amazing beauty value sets but also gift certificates to get the jewelry of your choice. Pretty much girls’ dreams came true?
20th Anniversary Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner Collection, $225: Intense Black (jet black), Dark Brown (chocolate brown), Alloy (steel charcoal), Snow (bright white), Midnight (deep blue), Indigo (royal blue), Cobalt (bright blue), Periwinkle (pale blue), Turquoise (bright aqua), Teal (peacock), Moss (forest green), Emerald (rich green), Olive (army green), Amber (burnt orange), Paradise Pink (fuchsia pink), Gold Slim Hinge Bracelet by BaubleBar, $10 Gift Card to BaubleBar.com, An elegant and sleek roll
20th Anniversary Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner Collection, $225: Stingray (jet black), Lionfish (shimmery chocolate), Moray (golden olive sheen), Triggerfish (shimmery gray), Bluefin (vibrant blue sheen), Damsel (dark chocolate), Tetra (shimmering eggplant), Turquoise (light turquoise), Cobalt (deep teal blue), Sienna (matte rust brown), Gilded (golden copper), Sepia (metallic taupe), Metallic Umber (metallic grey smoke), Jade (emerald green shimmer), Alpine (matte pure white), Midnight Blue (matte deep navy), Deep Fuchsia (matte cranberry), Graphite (matte charcoal grey), Gold Slim Hinge Bangle by BaubleBar, $10 Gift Card to BaubleBarcom, An elegant and sleek roll Best of Kitten, $65 Eye Shadow in Kitten (sparkling nude pink), Lip Glaze in Kitten, All Over Shimmer Liquid Luminizer in Kitten, Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in Gilded, Pavé & Yellow Gold Pyramid Bracelet by BaubleBar, $10 Gift Card to BaubleBar.com ,Gold Fringe Clutch
New Year’s Eve Glam Set, $60 Jewel Eye Shadow in Opal (shimmery white), Stay All Day® Liquid Lipstick in Fiery (stiletto red), Major Major Mascara (jet black), Yellow Gold and Pavé Cone Bangle by BaubleBar, $10 Gift Card to BaubleBarcom, Navy Gusset Clutch
Sparkling Rose, $50 Jewel
Stila celebrate their 20th anniversary, and are bringing out a hot collection for all the fans! And I have to say that the products look properly luxurious, at least on the promos. Well done, Stila!
There are four eye shadows palettes with a different design and packaging colour, each contains 12 shades.
Eyes Are The Window Shadow Palette ($49)
“Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul.” -Saint Augustine
- Soul: Light,Individual, Being, Kitten, Affection, Character, Thought, Heart, Peace, Vitality, Substance and Essence
The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.” -Michelangelo
- Body: Pink, Diamond, Topaz, Garnet, Rose, Quartz, Aquamarine, Emerald, Amethyst, Tanzanite, Midnight, Quartz, Moonstone, Sapphire and Black Diamond
The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.” -Albert Einstein
- Mind: Brilliance, Instinct, Reason, Imagination, Observation, Thinker, Genius, Wit, Creativity, Understanding, Perception and Intellect
“Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art.” -Leonardo da Vinci
Here are the two new face products for summer 2014 that caught my attention.
First of all, there is a new product in my favourite Clarins range (I have re-purchased it several times) HydraQuench – Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 15 (£30, 50 ml). The brand promises radiant skin and a natural healthy glow.
According to Clarins, their tinted moisturizer does the following:
- Boosts the skin’s own hydrating mechanisms by stimulating the production of filaggrin, a protein of cells in the epidermis which helps to reinforce the skin’s barrier function.
- Moisturises all skin levels with the combination of two forms of hyaluronic acid: one of high molecular weight and the other of low molecular weight.
- Protection from UV rays with 100% mineral protection and SPF15, defence from harmful effects of pollution and protection from free radicals.