bareMinerals Crystalline Glow Collection

bareMinerals recently released a small and lovingly formed edit of glow-giving products, the Crystalline Glow collection. The bareMinerals Crystalline Glow collection contains four products - three shades of the Crystalline Glow Highlighter Sticks and a Crystalline Glow Bronzer & Highlighter Palette. The Crystalline Glow Bronzer & Highlighter Palette is definitely a show-stopper and a must for anyone who loves that glowy, lit-from-[...]

Cosmetics à la Carte Summer of Love Collection

The glorious Cosmetics à la Carte Summer of Love Collection is one of those edits that just perfectly delivers all the things you could love about Summer make-up; think buttery textures, unashamedly pretty colours and glowy, dewy finishes - this is one of those collections that makes you swoon.  The Cosmetics à la Carte Summer of Love Collection consists of three elements; there's the pinks, the apricots and the Complexion Enhancers, plus the[...]

Too Faced Natural Face Palette

Too Faced recently launched their It Just Comes Naturally Collection, which is a clever little mix of old and new favourites that come together to create beautifully natural looks.  Many of the products piqued my interest, but the Too Faced Natural Face Palette was definitely the one I wanted the most, as it's a stunningly presented face palette, and I do love a good face palette! The Too Faced Natural Face Palette contains six good-size[...]

Clinique Pop Splash Lip Gloss + Hydration (Marimekko x Clinique)

Every so often, you get a beautifully designed collection that leaves you struggling to decide whether to frame it, or use it, much like the Marimekko x Clinique collection; an edit of 30 lip products consisting of 10 redesigned takes on the cult Clinique Pop Colour + Primer Lipsticks, and 20 gorgeous shades of the new Clinique Pop Splash Lip Gloss + Hydration, all of which have been designed by Finnish design house Marimekko, and aren't they abso[...]

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Paint On Liquid Lipcolor

On this dreary February morning, it's a joy to be writing about the beautiful new Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Paint On Liquid Lipcolors, which are a new type of liquid lipstick from the brand, available in 18 shades across three finishes: Matte, Vinyl and Metallic. The Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Paint On Liquid Lipcolor in the matte finish is available in 10 shades, making it the most comprehensive shade range in the three finishes. [...]

Too Faced Melted Latex Liquified High Shine Lipsticks

I think I've mentioned in previous posts that there were a lot of launches last year that I didn't get around to featuring, so at the start of this year I had a good look through my picture folder (the folder that holds all the product pictures I've taken but haven't featured yet) and got rid of anything I thought wasn't worth featuring, which left with with a relatively small selection of products that I still really wanted to include on my blog.[...]

Red Carpet Manicure Royal Court-Ture Collection

I'm so glad I managed to squeeze in this post on the Red Carpet Manicure Royal Court-Ture Collection as it's such a lovely, festive edit of colours that will make a great choice for the upcoming party season.  I've literally just worked out that RCM are available at John Lewis, which is even better news as that makes the brand a lot more accessible. Red Carpet Manicure is my go-to brand for gel manicures as it's such a sensible line-up of[...]

NYX Professional Makeup Faux Whites and Faux Blacks Eyeliners

I had sooooo much fun snapping these awesome new launches from NYX Professional Makeup - SO MUCH FUN! I think my enthusiasm for these leaped as soon as I realised exactly what they were, and I loved everything about them from that moment onward.  The Faux Whites Eye Brighteners are washy pastel shades to go on the inner, lower waterline to add brightness and a tiny splash of colour, whilst the Faux Black Eyeliners can be used as eyeliners or tigh[...]

Estee Lauder Double Wear Nude Water Fresh Makeup

Years ago, when I was having one of my first major, hormonal breakouts, I was shopping for foundation when I arrived at the Estee Lauder counter to be presented with their Double Wear Maximum Cover Camouflage Foundation, which was like a revelation - I remember running up to my mum after trying it saying "Look! You can't see my spots any more!" as up until then, I wasn't aware there was anything strong enough to cover such heavy breakouts.  The E[...]

Lancome Matte Shaker Liquid Lipstick #BanTheBoring

It was roughly a year ago when the original Lancome Juicy Shakers launched with a huge surge of excitement due to their novel packaging, fun design, lovely finish and great collection of flattering shades.  Today we see the launch of the newest member of the Juicy Shaker family, the Lancome Matte Shaker Liquid Lipstick. Much like her sister, the Lancome Matte Shaker comes in cutesy, travel-friendly bottles with a sponge-applicator and se[...]

Quick Pick Tuesday: Ciaté Dewy Stix

Face gloss is having a moment this year.  The last 'moment' it had resulted in the use of thick, gloopy, lipgloss-like products being applied to sweaty, Summer faces, and the breakouts that followed were pretty grim. Thankfully, face gloss is now available in a much more elegant format, which a great example being the Ciaté Dewy Stix, a product that adds dewiness and glow without a hint of glitter. The Ciaté Dewy Stix comes in a chubby-[...]