BECCA The Showgirl Palette Review and Swatches

After showing you a preview of BECCA’s Halcyon Days palette for SS2011 I thought I’d show you the palette which I have and which is called Showgirl Palette (£ 55/€69/$65)

“Enchant and bewitch with the Limited Edition Showgirl Palette from BECCA. A scintillating confection of glamorous shades for eye, lips, and cheeks, this convenient palette offers everything needed to get oh-so-gorgeous.”

The Showgirl Palette contains:

  • Lip & Cheek Crème – Hollyhock (berry)
  • Nude Lip Gloss – Parisette (soft pink)
  • Eye Colour Wash – Tulle (misty lilac)
  • Eye Colour Wash – Charmeuse (mushroom beige)
  • Eyeliner – Emmanuelle (dark brown)
  • Dual ended brush – eyeliner/eye shadow brush combination

Now this is  a pricey palette but the quality is exceptional in my opinion and it is much cheaper than getting the BECCA products individually so I think it is worth the investment.

Let’s take a look at all the products separately now.

Lip & Cheek Crème in Hollyhock. I usually use this  product on the

Eye Makeup Products Under £20 I Love: Mascara and Eye Liner

Long time readers know that I love my high-end eye makeup products. I have never been able to find anything from the high street which I would love as much.

But I’ve set myself an “under £20” target this time. And here are the results: two products under £20 which I really love.

Eye liner and a lot of mascara is my go to look, you can see it here.

Iconic London Triple Threat Mascara, £19 from Cult Beauty

I am personally

Illamasqua Precision Ink in Wisdom Review and Swatches

So here is the final review for the Illamasqua’s Generation Q makeup collection for AW 2012.

I have already reviewed the blusher in Allure and intense lip gloss in Boost.

And now it’s time for the Precision Ink in Wisdom (£17) which is described as antiqued gold.

I actually already did a detailed review of the brand’s Precision Inks so I will not repeat myself as you can read the review here. But I’ll just say that I really love these.  They are not hard to apply, even if you are not very experienced when it comes to liquid eye liner, have amazing pigmentation and colour pay off. Also the colours are original.

My favourite thing is that the liner stays glossy even when they are dry.  By glossy I mean that the shade doesn’t look dull or

Sleek Cosmetics Berry Collection Review and Swatches

I know that I am ‘supposed’ to write about the sweet pastel shades as it is Spring…

But I just want to show you this set from Sleek which is still available (I’ve just checked) and which is their ‘Christmas collection’. I just had to get it as the colours are very beautiful!

This set is called the Berry collection, retails for £10/€12 and includes three berry products:

  • Fenberry blush, crimson rose
  •  Kohl Pencil  Mossberry, a deep burgundy
  • True Colour lipstick in Cranberry, a matte mulled wine  colour

Now I have pretty mixed feelings about this set. Although I LOVE it a lot, there are things that I don’t like that much.

Fenberry blush

This is my first blush from Sleek and I really like the quality: pigmentation, staying power and the shade are amazing. I am definitely getting more blushes from them in the future. Have you seen their amazing trio blushes?

Kohl Pencil Mossberry

This is actually  a wearable shade although it may look scary to some people. This liner was the main reason why I wanted the set to badly.  It is not the softest liner and it does not ‘glide on’ plus doesn’t have the most amazing staying power but I love it anyway. If you are afraid of the shade – try adding a thin black line on top and lots of mascara! It would look amazing on green eyes but I love it on my (brown) eyes, too.

True Colour lipstick in Cranberry

This is the lipstick that I was wearing for my Birthday which actually says a lot. I absolutely adore  the

ArtDeco Long Lasting Liquid Liner 01 Black Review and Swatches. Rave

Since I use eye liner almost on a daily basis, I have very high demands for it. I have been using Rouge Bunny Rouge for years, until they’ve changed the nib.  After considering different options: reading reviews and swatching in stores – I’ve decided to try ArtDeco Long Lasting Liquid Liner. 

ArtDeco Long Lasting Liquid Liner 01 Black Review and SwatchesI like this German brand a lot, their products are always high quality and  are not expensive.

And this liner is absolutely brilliant! I have been using it since February non-stop, it was even in my monthly favourites, and want to share my impression.  Easy to use, this is the exact nib I was looking for, I personally don’t like those ultra thin ones. The colour is ultra black and intense. The formula is great, it glides on like a dream without dragging the skin.