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Posted by on Sep 12, 2015 in Makeup | 5 comments

Stila – All Over Shimmer Duo in Kitten

Stila – All Over Shimmer Duo in Kitten

I’d been looking for a good shimmery highlighter powder for ages, so when I saw this All Over Shimmer Duo in Kitten from Stila I was smitten (plus I managed to get 20% OFF it from M&S on Bank Holiday weekend)! I love Stila as a make-up brand, their products are always good quality (if a little pricey) and their packaging is simple, pretty and sturdy all at the same time. This little pocket-sized compact is no exception, the pearlised lid has cute little embossed stars on it. All Over Shimmer Powder is marketed as a multi-use make-up item, it can be used as eyeshadow, cheek colour or highlighter – I love anything that can multi-task! Plus the mirror inside the lid means you can use it on-the-go. The two shades in the compact complement each other nicely – the paler shade is a champagne cream and has just the right amount of shimmer, the darker shade is a gentle bronze. Both of the powders are micro-fine and apply smoothly...

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Posted by on Jul 17, 2015 in Makeup | 0 comments

Limited edition Summer 2015 products from Clarins

Limited edition Summer 2015 products from Clarins

I love a limited edition product, they always seem to have such a buzz around them and these two offerings from Clarins are no exception. They are Instant Light Radiance Boosting Complexion Base in Apricot* and Summer Bronzing Compact*, both part of the Clarins Aquatic Treasures Summer Make-Up Collection which was launched in May 2015. Aquatic Treasures is all about capturing the textures and shades of the ocean and all of the products within the limited edition collection aim to illuminate the skin and help give a glowing complexion. Instant Light Radiance Boosting Complexion Base in Apricot – I’ve actually reviewed this product before but in a different shade – Rose – you can read my review of that here. It’s quite a luxury product that you can use to add a bit of colour or shimmer to your complexion. This Apricot shade is a limited edition and can be used to give your skin a healthy warm glow and it also contains Clarins’ anti-pollution complex to help protect skin from...

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Posted by on Mar 27, 2014 in Makeup | 6 comments

Paul & Joe Beaute – Cheek Color & Compact Case

Paul & Joe Beaute – Cheek Color & Compact Case

I do love make-up that looks beautiful in its packaging, and there is no brand more pretty that Paul & Joe Beaute. Their limited edition feline and floral packaging is second to none with many pieces being so beautiful that you just want to admire them and almost don’t want to use them. A couple of weeks ago I treated myself to Cheek Color 10 (Ombrage) and the Spring 2014 Collection Kitten Print Compact Case (number 002). Shade 10 was the most natural of the Cheek Colors that I could find, it is a pressed powder blusher that consists of a large rose-pink section and a thinner tan colour strip. I love the fact that the pressed powder has the Paul & Joe ‘PJ’ logo imprinted into it, I think it makes it looks really classy. You can see the Cheek Color shades really clearly from the close-up image above. The tan strip of colour has a feint shimmer to it, you can see the glittery particles shining. The...

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Posted by on Jun 7, 2013 in Makeup | 0 comments

Bobbi Brown – Bronzer & Bronzer Brush

Bobbi Brown – Bronzer & Bronzer Brush

Bobbi Brown Bronzer is a product I wear all the time – you can see from my photos that the compact is well used! I originally purchased this when I visited the Bobbi Brown counter in Selfridges at The Trafford Centre, Manchester, to buy a different product. The assistant gave me a mini-makeover and applied this Bronzer to my cheeks and I was instantly converted, buying both the Bronzer and the Bronzer Brush. I went for the lightest shade, Golden Light. It is a really subtle matt colour with no shimmer that gives a natural sun-kissed look and isn’t orange at all. Use the Bobbi Brown Bronzer Brush to apply a thin dusting of the Bronzer all over the face, then gradually build up the colour on the cheekbones, bridge of the nose and forehead – the areas where you naturally catch the sun. I wear this all year round, but particularly in the Summer (I always wear a moisturiser that contains SPF so when I have a tan I use...

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