YSL have just launched a brand new fragrance and mascara as a duo- Black Opium Floral Shock and The Shock mascara. This is the first time that YSL have done a make up and fragrance co-launch, and it's a good one.
On Thursday, I attended the Real Techniques MultiTech launch in Greek Street to check out the new collection. I'm a huge fan of Real Techniques, and probably own around 150 of their brushes! That may seem like a lot, but they do come in very handy and there's not one brush I haven't used.
I also have to say that the Pixiwoo girls really know how to throw a party. There were multiple make up stations, was a huge playball pit, a painting area (with RT sponges!), and brush decorating stations!
This palette has been a cult beauty product amongst make up obsessives and bloggers for months now, and I finally managed to get my hands on one. It's my first Anastasia Beverly Hills product, and I'm seriously impressed. There are so many newly launched eyeshadow palettes out there (most of them- in my possession), but this one is just outstanding. Honestly, believe the hype!
I'm such a huge Urban Decay fan, and a few months ago they launched a new eyeshadow palette in the Naked range called 'Naked Ultimate Basics'. I don't think I've ever been an avid lover of a nude eyeshadow palette (I usually purchase my nudes as singles) as I'm quite fussy with palettes.
Oh my goodness! This palette launched on Cult Beauty a couple of weeks ago, and I honestly thought there was going to be a scramble for it as everyone had waited ages for it to launch after weeks of teasing from Cult Beauty. However, the palette was available for a couple of days before selling out. I think this was because of the hefty £56 price tag- I saw a lot of people complaining on Twitter about this and I have to agree with them, but temptation got the better of me!
The Benefit Brow collection has been available for a few months now, and I'm going to talk about a few of the products in this post. I'm a brow obsessive- I can the house without wearing make up, no problem, but there's no way I'll go anywhere without my brow game on. I even do my brows when I go to the gym!
Around this time last year, I wrote about L'Oreal Paris' VML Feline mascara and loved it. In fact, since then- I purchased around 5 tubes of the stuff. I've always said that spending lots of money on a single mascara isn't necessary as there are loads out there that perform well, and L'Oreal Paris have proved this to be true once again with the launch of their new mascara, VML Fatale.
A few months ago, Urban Decay launched a range of Vice Lipsticks. You may have already heard of it as they're marketing it a lot on social media. There are a whopping 100 shades in the collection that are a mixture of mattes, creams, and metallics (if you purchase all 100 shades, the total will come up to £1,500!). Here, I have 3 shades here that I've tried out.
GOSH recently unveiled its SS16 collection at the Metro hotel in London, and I loved every single piece of it. The new collection sings to the tune of natural/raw beauty, and consists of matte lipsticks, illuminating highlighting drops, lip oils, nude eyeshadow sticks, and of course- a sister palette of the 9 shades shadow collections: To Be Cool In Copenhagen. The concept of natural looking beauty really appeals to me, and I'm glad that GOSH has covered it.
L'Oreal Paris have jumped on the sculpting bandwagon and have launched an exciting new collection featuring contouring bases, contouring palettes, brow tools, sculpting lipsticks, and of course- their new Blush Sculpts. Oh, the high street just keeps getting better and better!
Chanel recently launched their L.A. Sunrise collection, and here I have one of the Illusion D'Ombre Eyeshadows in Griffith Green. If anyone was to ask me what my favourite eyeshadow is, Chanel's Illusion D'Ombre would be my answer- without a doubt. Yes- they're priced at £25 each but the quality of them exceeds almost every eyeshadow I've tried.
Maybelline are big on brows at moment and have just added some Pomade Crayons to their Brow Drama line. Available in 3 shades (Dark Blonde, Medium Brown, and Dark Brown), the crayons are designed to sculpt, define, and add a little colour to brows.
Until recently, there hasn't really been anything new or exciting from Revlon. But now they've done something incredibly brave by discontinuing their entire mascara line. Their previous mascaras have now been replaced by a brand new collection. At first, I thought it was a shame that the original line was being discontinued (I was a fan of the Lash Plumping Mascara) but after trying the new mascaras, I believe this was a good move for Revlon.
The new packaging isn't as glamourous as Revlon's previous mascaras, but I think the simplicity of them can be a good thing as it allows consumers to know exactly what they're getting, rather than simply being influenced by fancy packaging. I'm a sucker for pretty packaging so this definitely applies to me!
I've been obsessed with make up brushes for a while now, so I thought it'd be nice if I put together a little Christmas gift guide dedicated to them. Make up brushes make great gift ideas as there's no such thing as owning too many of them, and who wouldn't want to perfect their application techniques? Since I started using brushes, my make up skills have improved drastically. I currently own around 100 myself.
L'Oreal Paris recently unveiled a new addition to the Volume Million Lashes mascara line- Feline. I'm lucky enough to already have quite long eyelashes, so a mascara has to be very special enough for me to love it, and I think this one is brilliant. L'Oreal Paris have thrown this one out of the park!
|L'Oreal Paris Volume Million Lashes Feline Mascara|
I always get ridiculously excited when I spot a new Real Techniques launch- it's my favourite brush brand and Sam and Nic from Pixiwoo are so amazing and inspiring! Real Techniques brushes are cruelty-free and have always been very soft, affordable, and efficient. This month, Real Techniques fans will be able to get their hands on a super-cool Collector's Edition Deluxe Gift Set.
The gift set includes 5 brushes which includes 2 exclusive cuts, and are all the brushes you need to make-up a full face. Also thrown in is a sleek clutch to keep them in. It's a brilliant gift idea and I know I'll be purchasing these in bulk in the run-up to Christmas this year! I have four sisters haha!
I'm a little late to the party, but here is Elizabeth Arden's Sunkissed Pearls collection for Summer, which includes 3 lip glosses, 3 eyeshadow sticks, a bronzer/highlighter, and a black gel eyeliner (which isn't featured here).
Summer's here! So here is a cut of my favourite lip products for the season. This post was meant to be a 'Top 5', but I just had to squeeze in another, so 'Top 6' it is! Most of these are newly launched, but a couple are old favourites, and I've tried to include a variety of shades into the mix.
My favourite product from Chanel has to be their Illusion D'Ombre Eyeshadows- I currently own Emerville, Mirifique, and now the latest 'Mirage': a shimmery golden copper shade. Mirage shines beautifully in the reflection of the light, and is versatile enough to create both a day or night look.
It comes with a mini Chanel eyeshadow brush but to be honest, because the texture is so creamy I prefer to actually apply it using my finger. The colour is also very build-able so whether you prefer a subtle or a bold look, the eyeshadow can, and will deliver either. Plus, the formula being incredibly soft allows you to blend it well.