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Friday, 27 November 2015
So it's that time of year again where all of our favourite beauty brands bring out gift sets for the holiday season. This year NARS have teamed up with photographer Steven Klein to offer a range of great sets!
This set is called 'A Woman's Face' and is one of two lip sets available. This one contains neutral shades and includes Dolce Vita Lipstick, Dolce Vita Matte Lip Pencil and Patong Beach Velvet Lip Liner.
Dolce Vita Lipstick
Dolce Vita lipstick is a cult product from NARS and is a 'warm rose shade'. The colour pay off is quite sheer but can be amped up by applying the lip pencil first for a stronger look.
(L to R) Patong Beach Pencil and Dolce Vita Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
Both the Lip Liner Pencil and the Velvet Matte Pencil apply smoothly and evenly and both have excellent staying power thanks to their matte finish. The Matte Lip Pencil is also fantastic is you love the Dolce Vita colour but would like more colour pay off than you get with the original lipstick alone.
(L to R) Patong Beach Lip Pencil, Dolce Vita Matte Lip Pencil, Dolce Vita Lipstick
(Shown on MAC NW20 skin, for reference).
Overall, I really like this set. You get a good amount of product for your money (remember this is NARS!) and its a great way to try out the product ranges included, I also think that this set will appeal to a lot of people and look great on a large range of skin tones.
You can purchase this set from NARS here for £29
Tuesday, 24 November 2015
Nails Inc have recently come out with a new limited range of polishes called 'The New White'. Now I love an off -white shade so I rushed to get my hands on one, or maybe two, ok it was three!
Two coats of Lily Road and one coat of Seche Vite Top Coat
This was is called Lily Road and is described as a 'Clean baby pink'.
The brush is wide which makes application easy. The polish was fully opaque and lasted well. The polishes are expensive but they are good quality and I love the new square Nails Inc packaging much more than their old style!
You can purchase this polish from Nails Inc for £14
Monday, 23 November 2015
So I have to confess, despite being a major make-up addict Bobbi Brown is a brand that I just haven't used much off. I've used the concealer and corrector, as most of us have, but after watching many Jaclyn Hill videos I thought that I'd give the eyeshadows a go!
So I purchased one of the four pan palettes which cost £6. They are a decent quality and have a great, large mirror on the inside of the side and a snap-shut closure. You simply pop the individual shadows out of their casing and into the palette.
I selected my eyeshadows, again based on what I've seen Jaclyn use (major fan of her)!
ROSE GOLD: Golden pink
CHAMPAGNE QUARTZ: Champagne pink
CAMEL: Medium caramel.
TOAST: Toasted peach.
Swatch on MAC NW20 skin (for reference).
Overall I have to say that the shadows are excellent quality. All four apply and blend well. Rose Gold and Champagne Quartz make excellent all-over-the-lid shades, Toast is a great transition shade and Camel is perfect for in the outer crease and for definition.
Would I purchase Bobbi Brown shadows again? Yes I probably would but I don't think that they are quite as good as MAC or Makeup Geek which are more affordable.
You can purchase the shadows from Bobbi Brown for £17.50 each.
Today I would like to share my new favourite bronzer with you, Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel Bronze Universel (bit of a mouthful)!
This product has a lot of hype in the beauty community and quite rightly so in my opinion! It is a cream to powder bronzer and has the most beautiful, easy to blend formula with a natural finish.
It comes in a simple, round pot with a screw top lid.
It's a pricey product, as you would expect from Chanel, but it is luxurious and you do get a decent amount of product (1oz).
I like to apply it after foundation using my Sigma Kabuki brush (pictured below). I swirl my brush directly into the product, tap of some excess on the back of my hand and apply to the face, buffing it into the skin. I have fairly pale skin (MAC NW20) and it looks great.
Swatch: MAC NW20 skin (for reference).
Overall this is a great product, it provides you with easy application and a natural finish with no orange colour or glitter! It simply warms up your complexion. I have been a huge fan of the NARS Laguna bronzer and this has replaced that for me!
You can currently purchase it from Debenhams for £28.80