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Beauty: An Introduction to IT Cosmetics at QVC

Posted on September 28, 2016

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Hi Guys!

IT Cosmetics are one of those US brands that have been on my wish list for a while, so when the guys at QVC gave me the opportunity to try a few of their products, I jumped at the chance!

For those not familiar with IT Cosmetics, they’re a US based brand that has gained quite the cult following over over some of their base products – such as their famous CC Cream and Bye Bye Undereye Concealer. Luckily I’ve been able to try one of these out, as well as a couple of their other popular products…

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So one of IT Cosmetics most famous products is of course the Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer, which is available as a bundle including a Dual-Ended Concealer Brush (for £23.64) This is an award-winning full coverage concealer that offers highly pigmented, natural-looking coverage, while the formula treats the appearance of lines, wrinkles and discolouration.

Well this all sounded pretty fantastic to me. For as long as I can remember I’ve always had dark circles under my eyes, so I had very high expectations for this product to work – as that’s exactly what it’s aimed at. I tried out two shades, Light and Medium, and found that I preferred light for my pale skin tone. The formula is very creamy with intense pigmentation, and it gives high coverage that most definitely erased my dark circles. I found the finish to be a bit on the shiny side though on its own, so setting it with a powder really worked for me. I was so impressed with how it literally made my dark circles vanish! I should point out it can also be used for general blemish concealing but it’s particularly aimed at the under eye area as it doesn’t settle into fine lines, and also helps to diffuse the appearance of wrinkles.

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Next we have the Sunshine in a Compact Vitality Anti-Aging Matte Bronzer & Mega Fat Fan Brush (£34.50) – This Sunshine in a Compact Anti-Aging Matte Bronzer is a nice warm matte bronzer in a large compact (there’s nothing worse than a tiny bronzer, don’t you think?) The formula is talc-free, and contains IT Cosmetics Drops of Light Technology to add instant radiance to your complexion without any glitter or shimmer.

The formula also includes anti-aging hydrolyzed collagen, peptides, silk and antioxidants to treat the skin whilst preventing the product from settling into any fine lines, and blurring the look of pores and imperfections. I actually initially thought the shade might be a tad too warm for me, but it applied with just the right amount of colour payoff and gave a lovely glow to my skin.

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And lastly the Hello Light Creme Illuminator (£29.00 including a brush not shown) – Now I am all about the highlighters right now, and I couldn’t wait to try this one out. This product promises to give a lit from within glow to the complexion, offering a light, natural radiance and illumination. It’s also infused with skin-loving, anti-aging and hydrating ingredients; including Peptides, Hyaluronic Acid, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Silk and Vitamins A, C, & E, which work together to hydrate, condition, and nourish the skin.

Now I’ve used a fair few highlighters in my time, and I know what I like and what I don’t like. From the description, this sounded like everything I look for in a highlighter – and oh my gosh it was literally highlighter perfection!

Firstly the shade is on the paler side, which is perfect for my fair complexion – and it’s not chunky, glittery or shimmery in any way – it’s just pure glow! The creme formula is a dream to apply, and really easy to build up if you want a more intense look. It glides on the skin with ease and also doesn’t emphasise the look of pores which some highlighters can tend to do.

I’ve included a bronzer and highlighter swatch below –

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I’ve swatched the bronzer with quite a heavy hand here just so you can see the colour. It’s a really nice warm terracotta, again light enough to suit those with fairer skin tones. And you can see the highlighter is a really light colour, almost white – I love it!

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I really am so impressed with these products – the quality across all of them is just fantastic, and though they seem on the expensive side, in my opinion they are well worth the money – especially the highlighter!

I’ve also had a quick look on the IT Cosmetics US site – and there are so many amazing looking products on there – I hope QVC UK can offer a bigger range soon!

Al the above products are available now at QVC.

I hope you enjoyed my post! xxx

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My NYC Sephora Haul! Feat. Kat Von D, Milk Makeup, Tatcha, Becca & More!

Posted on September 19, 2016

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Hi Guys!

Any beauty lover will know that one of your priorities when visiting the US is of course, Sephora. Visiting New York was my first ever visit to the US, so I had my first ever Sephora store experience too!

For those yet to experience this pleasure, I have to tell you it’s actually quite overwhelming – especially for a small town gal like me who gets excited visiting Selfridges! Sephora is literally floor to ceiling beauty – so I decided to tackle it with a strategy – basically if the brand was available in the UK, I didn’t bother looking. So I headed for all the exciting US brands that I’ve been dying to get my hands on – Kat Von D, MILK Makeup, Anastasia and Sephora’s own brand to name but a few. Let’s take a look at what I picked up…

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So first of all I headed for Kat Von D (and yes I know we have it in the UK now, but it wasn’t available here when I was in NYC!) I really liked the look of the new Lock-it Concealer Creme – a super-versatile, rich and creamy concealer with 24-hour wear and instant full coverage. It promised to brighten the undereye area, cover blemishes and correct discolouration which was exactly what I was looking for. I got Hayley to help shade match me and ended up with shade Light 3 Warm. I started using this while in NYC and I have to say I was very impressed, it did a great job of covering my under eye circles as well as staying put throughout the day. I picked up the Lock-It Edge Concealer Brush too – described as ‘a high-performance concealer brush with an exclusive sculpted shape to seamlessly blend under eye concealer and instantly cover blemishes‘ I thought this would be the perfect match for the Lock-It Concealer. It’s just the right size and shape for concealer coverage on the under eye area, and applies product like a dream.

While I was at it I thought I’d also grab the Kat Von D Lockit Setting Powder too – you know, when in Rome! This is a weightless translucent loose powder, formulated with Micro-Blurring Technology to blur pores and set and perfect makeup for a flawless, locked-in finish. This is probably the most lightweight and silky finishing powder I’ve ever tried – it leaves your complexion velvety matte and smooth – and you can also use it for baking if that’s part of your routine too.

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I’d also been dying to try some bits from MILK Makeup – they had quite a big range on offer, and I decided to pick up a couple of quirky sounding products…

Firstly I grabbed the Milk Makeup Cooling Water – this is basically a twist up stick that you apply to the face to cool, soothe and hydrate the skin. I tried it on the back of my hand and the cooling effect really worked! The product contains rich marine minerals and caffeine to hydrate, whilst give skin an energized, glowing look.

And the Milk Makeup Holographic Stick – well, I’d heard of this and thought it sounded fantastic, so I popped it in my basket too. Technically this doesn’t give a holographic highlight, but it does give skin an iridescent lavender sheen, which is really fun and pretty. Also, you can use it wherever you like – lips, eyes, cheeks – I’m looking forward to creating some fun looks with this!

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I then checked out Sephora’s massive own brand range, and they literally stock everything! I loved the look of their retractable Hide & Sleek brushes, which come in high shine metallic casings with lids so they don’t get ruined in your makeup bag. I grabbed the Skinny Cheek Contour Brush – a retractable cheek contour brush in a slim and elegant rose gold case, and the Skinny Foundation Retractable Brush – a chic retractable foundation brush this time in gold casing.

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I’m also really glad I came across the Tatcha Polished Classic Rice Enzyme Powder – I’d been wanting to snap this up for a while, but the full size tub is $60.00 – eek! I found this mini 10g tub which was only $15.00 and very much in my price range. If you haven’t heard of Tatcha, they offer luxury skincare inspired by Japanese Geishas – you should definitely check them out if skincare’s your thing. Their Classic Rice Enzyme Powder is a creamy, water-activated enzyme powder that effortlessly releases debris from skin, leaving it feeling polished and baby soft in an instant. It’s formulated with nourishing Japanese rice bran blended with papaya extracts, to help reduce the look of fine lines and addresses uneven skintone, hyperpigmentation, and breakouts. I’m looking forward to giving this a go!

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And while I was checking out all the amazing mini products and sets that Sephora has to offer, I came across the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Opal Glow On The Go Set – this is a mini duo of BECCA’s Shimmering Skin Perfector luminizers. I love Becca’s highlighters and these mini pressed and liquid Shimmering Skin Perfectors in Opal just looked so cute – as well as being the perfect size to throw in my bag.

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And lastly, I couldn’t resist the Sephora Favourites Give Me Some Lip Set – this is a six-piece, multibranded lip sampler set, including two full size products, and it was only $28.00 with a  total product value of $97.00! –

  • Fresh Sugar Rosé Tinted Lip Treatment (sheer rosy tint)
  • Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Lovecraft (mauve pink nude)
  • Lancôme Juicy Shaker in 313 Boom-Meringue (lemon meringue flavor – full size)
  • NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Rikugien (rose pink)
  • Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick in Stepping Out (deep nude – full size)
  • Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Chihuahua (dusty mauve)

By this point I’d tried mentally adding up how much I was spending and decided I’d better calm down a bit. I quickly glanced at Anastasia, Surratt and in the general direction of skincare and fragrance and decided I’d better head to the checkout before I got too carried away.

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So yes I ended up spending quite a lot of money… but I don’t regret it. It’s not every day I get to pop into an actual Sephora store, so I’m glad I made the most of it while I had the chance!

Do let me know if you’d like to see any swatches, or full reviews of anything – this post ended up being quite long so I decided not to include swatches this time 🙂

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I hope you enjoyed my post! xxx

Nude By Nature Highlight and Contour Collection

Posted on August 3, 2016

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Hi Guys!

Today I’d like to introduce the NEW Nude by Nature Contour & Highlight Collection; a set of must-have products to embrace and define your natural features…

Nude By Nature is Australia’s number one mineral make-up brand, promising ‘make-up that’s good for you’. Their latest products are formulated with powerful ingredients, such as native Australian Kakadu Plum, containing the world’s highest dose of Vitamin C, and Quandong and Cehami Extract, renowned for their renewing and hydrating effects.

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Let’s start by looking at the Perfecting Primer (£22.00) and Sheer Light Illuminator (£18.00). The Perfecting Primer is a really nice lightweight matte finish primer, which gives a great base for makeup, helping it to stay put all day. The Sheer Light Illuminator is a lovely light golden toned illuminator, which works well on it’s own, or mixed in with foundation to brighten the complexion and give a subtle glow.

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Next the Contour Palette (£25.00) – this palette contains three matte shades especially selected to contour and sculpt the face. The deepest shade is perfect for contouring and defining features, such as the cheekbones, jaw and nose, the middle shade is a fab matte bronzer with you can literally use anywhere you want to look bronzed and glowy, and the lightest shade is a matte highlight. The shades of all three products are really nice and will suit most fair to mid toned complexions.

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And the beautiful Highlight Palette (£25.00) – similar to the contour palette, this contains three shades of powder highlighter in generous sized pans. There’s a bronze shade to add warmth and definition to the complexion, a rose shade to add radiance, and a champagne to illuminate and highlight.

Personally as I’m pretty fair, I don’t think I’d get much use out of the bronze shade as a highlighter – but as an eyeshadow? YES! It’s a gorgeous warm orangey bronze and just looks fabulous with blue eyes!

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And lastly, as you can never have enough highlighters, for fans of a cream formula, Nude By Nature also have a trio of Touch of Glow Highlight Sticks (£18.00 each) – these highlighter sticks are super easy to use, you just twist up, apply, blend with fingers and Bob’s your uncle. They have a glide-on cream-to-powder formula which gives a beautiful light reflecting sheen which can easily be worn sheer for a hint of glow, or built up for more intense colour.

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If you’re a fan of contouring and highlighting, I’d definitely recommend you check out this collection!

Nude By Nature products are available now at ASOS.

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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Dior Skyline AW16 Collection: Nude Air Luminizer, Colour Correctors, Brow Chalk & More!

Posted on August 1, 2016

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Hi Guys!

Dior’s AW16 Skyline collection really is to die for – I posted a couple of days ago about the new Mono Eyeshadows, and I have a few more products from the collection to share with you today…

To the Parisian “SKYLINE” Peter Philips, Creative and Image Director for Dior Makeup, gazed when seeking enlightenment for the AW16 collection. Like an architect for the face, this new makeup wardrobe explores shape, line and structure through the transformative nuances of shade, light and extraordinary optical illusions. From frosted beige to reddened browns, coppery pinks and glinting metallics, autumnal hues find order in state-of-the-art formulations that redefine beauty for the modern woman.

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Let’s start by looking at the stunning Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Powder in 001 (£39.00) – this is just the most gorgeous powder – please tell me I’m not the only one that doesnt actually want to use pretty products, because I don’t want to ‘ruin’ them?? Well I have used this and I don’t think I’ll be putting it down all summer! It’s the most wonderful champagne beige illuminating powder, perfect for highlighting both face and body – this is a must have for highlighter fans!

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Next I have the Diorshow Brow Chalk in 002 Soft Brown (£20.00) – now I’m the first to admit that I’m no expert at brows, so I’m always looking for a fool-proof product that I can apply quickly and easily, that just does the job without any fuss. The Diorshow Brow Chalk is a chunky brow pencil that combines the colour intensity of a pencil with the staying power of a wax. It fills and sculpts brows with ease – you can use the flat end of the product to cover a larger area, or use it on its edge to draw fine lines. This is available in three shades – 001 Blonde, 002 Soft Brown, and 003 Dark Brown.

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I also have one of the Dior Addict Lipsticks (£26.50) from the collection – shade 777 Sensational is an intensely pigmented beautiful shimmery magenta pink. There are also two more lipstick shades in the Skyline collection – 951 Too Much, a bright red, and 927 Sophisticated, a deep brown.

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And the Skyline collection of nail polishes are just gorgeous. Dior Vernis (£19.50) in shade 848 Skyline is a wonderful warm reddish toned chocolate brown. These shades are inspired by the Parisian horizon on an autumn day, and as expected the rest of the shades on the collection are all nudes, including 112 Minimal, a marble beige, 522 Abstract, a stony taupe, and 818 Obscure, a dusky brown.

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And lastly I have a couple of the Fix-It Colour Sticks (£23.50) – you’ll probably have noticed that colour correcting is one of the latest beauty trends, and Dior have included four lipstick-sized colour correcting sticks in this collection, to help you neutralise any colour issues you might be having –

Dior’s Fix-It Colour contains soft-focus agents to blur away imperfections, refine the skin’s surface texture and banish dullness.

  • 200 Apricot: warms dull skin, reducing dark spots, hyperpigmentation and shadowy circles. Perfect for olive skin tones.
  • 300 Yellow: smoothes away purple under eye shadows and visible blood vessels – then revives blue-toned lips that can alter the colour of lipstick. Ideal for pale skin.
  • 100 Blue: delivers targeted contouring, then evens out and energizes dull, yellow skin to renew its integral radiance.
  • 400 Green: neutralizes redness caused by heat, blemishes and spider veins.

There are also plenty more gorgeous products in this collection which I’d definitely advise you check out! There’s beautiful eyeshadow palettes, highlight and contour sticks, lip glosses and illuminating pens – get your wish-lists at the ready!

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The Dior Skyline collection is available now at John Lewis.

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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The NEW Models Own 500 Piece Collection!

Posted on June 13, 2016

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Hi Guys!

Yes you did read that right, it’s not a typo – Models Own latest range of products contains not 5, not 50, but 500 different products, OMG! I mean what the heck? Just to give you a bit of an idea, here’s a list of JUST the eye products, not including any palettes, and not including the different shades available for each product –

  • Eye Base Eyeshadow Primer
  • MyShadow Powder Eyeshadow – Matte
  • MyShadow Powder Eyeshadow – Shimmer
  • MyShadow Powder Eyeshadow – Baked Marble
  • MyShadow Cream Eyeshadow
  • MyShadow Eyeshadow Dust
  • MyShadow Quad Powder Eyeshadow
  • MyShadow Finale (Eye makeup sealer)
  • Colour Chrome Eyeshadow Kit
  • i-Definer Kajal Kohl Liner
  • i-Definer Kohl Pencil Eyeliner
  • i-Definer Eyeliner Duo
  • i-Definer Liquid Eyeliner
  • i-Definer Felt Tip Ink Eyeliner
  • i-Definer Gel Eyeliner
  • Flawless Under Eye Concealer
  • Magic Mascara – Extreme Volumising
  • Magic Mascara – Waterproof
  • Magicwand
  • Hypereyes 3-in-1 Mascara
  • Hypereyes 3-in-1 Waterproof Mascara

So yeah you get the idea!

With such a massive new range it would seem that Models Own are making a clear statement that they’re not just a nail polish brand. They literally have something for every makeup need! There’s also plenty of tools and brushes in the collection (including some rather nice looking high shine Rose Gold brushes might I add) and some more unexpected items such as Hand Cream, Makeup Fixing Spray and Micellar Water.

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I have a small selection of these products to show you today – let’s get stuck in!

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Starting with the Eyeyshadow Palette in Sweet Dreams (£14.99) – this is one of nine different palette options, each including a wide variety of eyeshadow shades. If you love neutrals there’s a palette for you, if you love neon brights, pastels, dark shades – there’s also a palette for you in this collection!

The Sweet Dreams palette contains a selection of pastels and brights, with both matte and shimmer finishes, as well as a double ended brush. The shadows are nicely pigmented and really easy to work with and blend.

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Next we have the i-Definer Kohl Pencil Eyeliner in Electric Indigo (£5.99 – this is a gorgeous intense bright blue shade which is right up my street! This waterproof eyeliner pencil comes in a massive 16 different shades, the formula is smooth and applies easily to the lids without any dragging.

And the Now Brow! Eyebrow Pencil & Blender Duo in Chestnut 126 (£7.99) – this handy duo product includes a slanted eyebrow pencil at one end, and a blender at the other, so you can easily fill in brows with the pencil for a natural look, or blend out for more definition.

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When it comes to adorning your lips, Models Own really couldn’t have made it easier – they have velvet lipsticks, matte lipsticks, liquid lipsticks, sheen lipsticks, lip stains, lip glosses, lip gunks (coming up below) lip liners, lip pencils, lips balms, a lip primer and a lip sealer… WOW! And take a breath! 🙂

The Luxestick Velvet Lipstick (£7.99) comes in 10 shades, and I have Plush Peony, an intense bright fuchsia shade. This is a nice lipstick but the pigmentation wasn’t quite as intense as I was hoping. If you’re looking for a highly pigmented lip product, I’d definitely recommend the Lip Gunk Glosses!

The Rock N Rosy Blusher Stick (£6.99) is a handy little twist up stick which is perfect for giving a pop of cream colour to the cheeks. I have shade Peach Pop which is a mid peach with a matte finish. It’s worth mentioning a little goes a long way with this product, it blends out really nicely though so you can wear it as sheer or as heavy as you like.

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Next we have the Lip Gunk Kits (£10.99) – these come in two options: Metallic (6 shades) and Gloss (8 shades). Each mini kit contains a Lip Paint, a mini brush with its own lid and a mixing palette, all in a dinky little zip lock bag.

I have the Metallic Lip Gunk kit in Fusion, this is an intense bright blue. The formula has a super high shine metallic finish, which I love, but the Gloss Lip Gunk Kit definitely had the wow factor for me. I don’t really know what I was expecting, maybe a semi sheer red gloss? But this gloss in shade Wild is SO pigmented, I can’t even tell you! This product definitely gets top marks from me. (I should ask mention each kit contains a mini mixing tray, so you can mix different shades together to make your own customer lip colour – how awesome is that!)

And the Sculpt & Glow Liquid Highlighter (£9.99) – this liquid highlighter comes in four shades, and I have Rose Gold. Initially I thought this might be a bit orangey and dark for my pale skin tone, but it actually blends out sheer with less colour than I was expecting, and just gives the skin a nice healthy glow.

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The Sculpt & Glow Contouring Bronzing Powder (£8.99) – is a lovely little matte powder which can be used for bronzing and / or contouring depending on your preference. This product comes in four shades, and I have Deep Tan, which is quite a warm dark tan shade. Personally I think this would be too warm to contour with, but it would work great as a bronzer on darker skin tones.

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Next the i-Definer Kajal Kohl Liner (£7.99) – though I’m not personally a fan of this style of eyeliner, I know many people love them, and I must say the i-Definer Kajal Kohl Liner does offer intense pigmentation – if you’re looking to try a new Kajal Kohl liner I’d definitely recommend checking this one out.

Well what a fantastic collection of products! My favourites are definitely the Lip Gunk Gloss which you really must check out, as well as the Blusher Stick 🙂

The full collection is available now at Models Own.

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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Beauty News & Gossip 04/06/16: Jeffree Star / Grav3yard Girl / Christian Louboutin and more.

Posted on June 4, 2016

Hi Guys!

Following on from my Youtuber Collaborations post from a couple of weeks ago, I thought I’d follow up with another new and updated beauty news and gossip post – enjoy!

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Starting off with the Tarte X Grav3yardgirl collaboration – it’s now been revealed that Bunny is releasing a rather gorgeous looking palette, which includes nine eyeshadows, and a blush, bronzer and highlight. There are also two liquid lipsticks as part of the collection, a mauvey nude and a classic bright Bunny red shade. You can check out her Youtube for more info and swatches of everything, and the collection will be available at Sephora on 06/06/16.

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Jeffree Star has also recently launched his first ever eyeshadow palette, called Beauty Killer, as well as four Skin Frost highlighters. There’s been quite a bit of drama on social media surrounding the Skin Frosts as many of them have been arriving smashed – especially shade King Tut shown above. This has also affected the UK availability of the range as UK distributor Cocktail Cosmetics posted on their Facebook page that around a third of their delivery arrived smashed. This post has since been removed but they have added an update on their site here. Jeffree has said he will be offering refunds or replacements to any affected customers that have purchased from his site.

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On a more positive note, Jeffree Star has also announced he will be launching five new shades of Velour Liquid Lipstick around mid July, including the above shade, Virginity. I can’t wait to see what the others are like!

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You must have heard by now about the beautiful Becca X Jaclyn Hill collection? I snapped up the palette when it was released at Sephora, and it really is beautiful! There’s also an eyeshadow palette with five neutral shadows, and Champagne Pop is now available in liquid form as a Shimmering Skin Perfector, and a cream to powder in the Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured Creme too.

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L’oreal have also just launched their latest foundation – The Infallible Pro Glow Foundation. Firstly, this is serious hot property at the moment, everyone’s gone crazy for it and it’s literally selling out everywhere it’s stocked. I tried to get my hands on some but wasn’t quick enough. Secondly, the arm swatches above show the full shade range, which is prefect for pale skinned ladies – but what about darker skin tones? This shade selection is severely lacking darker colours – and people have been making it clear that they’re not impressed. It seems that L’Oreal have taken note of what the public have been saying though, and have promised to bring out more darker shades 🙂

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Next, one of the latest brands to jump on the highlighter craze is Cover Fx. Their new Custom Enhancer Drops contain four liquid highlighters and two bronzers – and they look amazing! They will be available online at Sephora on 16/06/16.

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Here are the swatches – I can’t wait to get my hands on these!

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My last post mentioned Nikkie Tutorials’ collaboration with Too Faced, but at that the time there was very little information available. Since then more images have been popping up online, and the Power of Makeup palette looks just fabulous! It contains nine eyeshadow shades, two cute heart shaped blushers and a bronzer and highlight. There’s also a purple mascara, a primer, eyeliner and a little pot of something else, possibly a pigment. The collection will be available at Sephora in August.

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I also love the look of Too Faced’s Totally Cute palette which you can customise with Too Faced stickers. I love this idea! This will be available on the Too Faced site on 15/06/16.

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And lastly from Too Faced, their Sketch Marker Liquid Art Eyeliners look amazing! They look just like colouring pens and the shade selection is fun and summery. I can’t wait to see what these are like in the flesh – these will be available in the Autumn.

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MAC will also shortly be releasing a massive collection of new lipstick shades. We all know MAC are renowned for thinking outside the box and offering a wide selection of shades, but there really are some weird and whacky ones here! I’m not sure when they will be available here in the UK as yet but I’ll try my best to find out.

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And the flawless Insta celeb, Amrezy has recently launched a collection of three liquid lipsticks with Lipland Cosmetics. I love the look of these shades – please do let me know you have them, I’d love to hear what they’re like!

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I HAD to include this stunning picture too – in case you hadn’t guessed, these are the latest offerings from Christian Louboutin beauty. These stunning products are his brand new Lip Lacquers, coming out in July. You know they’re going to be crazy expensive, but just look how gorgeous they are!!

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Next, Anastasia Beverly Hills have recently added to their Glow Kits, with the Sun Dipped palette. This highlighter palette contains four beautiful sun kissed highlighter shades.

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And lastly, I couldn’t include Anastasia Beverly Hills without mentioning their other latest launch – the modern Renaissance eyeshadow palette. This looks so beautiful – red, pink and orange eyeshadow shades are really having a moment right now. This is available now along with he Sun Dipped palette on the ABH site. If I hadn’t already picked up the Manny MUA Makeup Geek palette and the Violet Voss Holy Grail, I’d definitely be snapping this up!

So there we have it – please do let me know if you enjoyed my Beauty News and Gossip post and I’ll try to make it a regular feature 🙂 xxx

Rosie for Autograph at M&S Makeup Collection

Posted on May 18, 2016

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Hi Guys,

Now you know how much I love rose gold – I know it’s such a blogger cliche but I really don’t care! So when the Rosie Huntington-Whitely for Autograph collection arrived at M&S, I was in some sort of crazy rose gold beauty heaven! The collection is SO beautiful, as well as being affordable, I couldn’t wait to try the products out and tell you all about them…

The exclusive Rosie for Autograph make up range has been developed in collaboration with Rosie Huntington Whiteley. Combining Rosie’s make up tips and secrets with high quality ingredients, this range is developed to deliver amazing results. Inspired by Rosie’s career as a model, actress and her love of vintage, at the heart of this exclusive beauty collection lies Rosie’s natural, glamorous look.

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The collection contains a massive range of colour products, including pretty much everything you can imagine – there’s a lovely selection of eyshadow palettes, products for highlighting and bronzing, some gorgeous looking lipsticks, and a lovely collection of fragrances.

It’s also worth mentioning that this range of products is ‘Made with integrity‘, with neither the products nor their ingredients having been tested on animals.

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Starting with the Eyeshadow Palette (£18.00) – there are four options available of this eyeshadow quad, all with neutral, easy to wear shades –  I have Copper Gold Rush, which includes a light muted lilac matte shade, a  mauve pink shimmer, a mid coffee brown cool toned shade, and a light creamy pink.

The formula of the shadows is fine and creamy, and they really do apply and blend like a dream!

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Next is the Cream Blush (£14.00) – this is described as a silky soft weightless cream blush, that blends and builds easily to an undetectable powder finish – and it does exactly that. It has a wonderfully creamy velvet texture, that applies like a cream but gives a powder finish on the skin. I have the shade Camisole Blush which is gorgeous muted peachy coral, perfect for summer.

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The Amazing Radiance Cream (£18.00) is a light weight, brightening cream created to add instant radiance to your complexion. Much like a strobe cream, or even a brightening moisturiser, the Amazing Radiance Cream gives a hint of glow and sheen to the skin, perfect for adding luminosity before applying your foundation. I should just point out this has a very light, easy to wear texture, and you can easily wear this on it’s own, or under foundation – this is a must have for a natural looking dewy glow.

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The Bronzer (£18.00) comes in two shades – Magic Contour, the lightest shade which I have above, and Bronzed Beauty which is slightly darker. Magic Contour is the perfect bronzer for very light to light skin tones – which can be notoriously difficult to find the right shade for. This product gives a really natural sun-kissed look to the skin, without making skin look muddy or orange. The formula is silky and soft, giving a slight soft-focus effect for a smoother looking complexion.

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And lastly the Cream Eyeshadow Stick (£12.50) again this comes in four neutral shades, I have Almond Eyes, a beautiful champagne beige shade with a metallic finish. It glides on the lid really easily with no tugging, and blends out to give either a sheer shimmery wash of colour, or you can easily build up the product for a more intense look. The finish is long-lasting and crease resistant.

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Overall it’s just a stunning collection, the packaging is gorgeous, as well as being fantastic quality, and the products are well worth their pricing. I can’t get enough of the Amazing Radiance Cream and Bronzer right now!

You can shop the Rosie for Autograph collection now at Marks & Spencer.

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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