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Beauty News & Gossip 20/02/2017: Illamasqua, Z Palette, Maybelline & More!

Posted on February 20, 2017

Hi Guys!

It’s been at least a couple of weeks since my last Beauty News update and literally SO much has happened since then. Read on to find out my highlights of the latest beauty news and gossip…

So first up, Illamasqua have taken a stand against Trump and fascism – and I’m not surprised at all. If any brand was going to do it, I think most would have predicted it to be Illamasaqua. Their ‘Anti-Fascism Pledge’ states that they ‘will never knowingly sell products to people who support President Trump’s values’ – and though I know many people will take the side of ‘this is just makeup, Illamasqua should be neutral’, I personally disagree and I love that Illamasqua are standing up publicly for what they believe in. What do you think?

In other news, you’ve probably heard by now about the recent Z Palette drama. If not, to cut a long story short, basically Z Palette have brought out a new electronic device for de-potting product, which people questioned and criticised on Instagram, and rather than replying politely and dealing with their potential customers concerns, whoever was looking after Z Palette’s Instagram went a little bit completely crazy and started spewing out insults like they were going out of fashion, leaving a lot of people very unhappy. It seems obvious that a brand should always deal with any criticism, not matter how harsh, constructively, carefully, and always treat people with respect on social sites. I think they’ve just managed to lose a LOT of customers.

Ok so let’s take a look at some exciting new and upcoming launches now. This MAC Rolerwheel Liquid Eyeliner really caught my eye this week, and I think the idea could actually be amazing if it actually works. The little roller wheel is in the style of a pizza cutter, with the wheel applying a continuous line of eyeliner. I can’t wait to try these when it launches – I think it’s either going to end up being a massive hit or a complete flop.

And following from the L’Oreal X Beauty & The Beast collaboration, it looks like Lorac will be collaborating with the upcoming Pirates of the Carribean movie. The packaging looks pretty awesome and I’m looking forward to finding out about the products, hopefully sooner rather than later.

Jeffree Star has also recently launched his latest palette – the Androgyny palette has been in the works for a long time now, and Jeffree has been hinting about it for months. Now it’s been revealed though, I I have to say feel a bit underwhelmed. I’m not sure what I was expecting exactly but I just feel this is a bit ‘meh’. What do you think?

And on that note Jeffree has also hinted on Twitter that a highlighter palette is also in the works – now this does excite me and I can’t wait to see what that looks like!

It also looks like metallic lip finishes are going to be a big thing this year. After what seems like an eternity of matte liquid lipsticks being at the forefront of trends, there’s now a load of brands coming up with intensely pigmented metallic finish lip products. Smashbox have now launched their Be Legendary Liquid Pigments across the pond, and I think the silver and blue shades look pretty awesome.

And for those on more of a budget, Maybelline will also be launching a Metallic Lipsticks collection in July. I’m not overly wowed by the look of these swatches, but maybe they’re fab in real life? I’m looking forward to finding out.

And of course MAC had to get in on the game with their own Metallic Lipsticks – and I have to say these look pretty stunning – I hope they look as good on the lips as they do on the bullet.

Anastasia are also bringing out new glow kit with Nicole Guerriero – the shades look really pretty, but I think most of them would be too dark for my super fair skin unfortunately.

Too Faced has some amazing looking products coming out in March too. There’s a massive Natural Love eyeshadow palette, three high shine Love Light Highlighters, and five new shades of Melted Matte lipsticks. I need to get my hands on those highlighters!

There’s also buzz that Too Faced will be launching some sort of holographic collection. Owner Jerrod shared some metallic pastel swatches recently which look so pretty!

On the same note, I also had to mention the upcoming BH Cosmetics BackLight Highlighter Palette. We don’t really hear much of BH Cosmetics in the UK (but they are available at Beauty Bay in case you were wondering) These swatches just look so beautiful – very much like the Kat Von D highlighter palette but with a larger range of shades. This is something I’ll definitely be picking up when I can get my hands on it.

Trendmood have also hinted at a collaboration between Pat Mcgrath and Kim Kardashian – I wonder what they could be up to?

And lastly, I was thrilled to hear that some of my favourite beauty bloggers have teamed up with L’Oreal Paris to launch a range brand new Matte Addition lipsticks. What’s especially awesome about this is that most of these aren’t your typical ‘big bloggers’ that are pretty much household names these days. These girls are ‘micro bloggers’ and just as amazing in their own right as some of the biggest names in the industry. It’s makes me so happy that smaller bloggers are now being recognised – well done girls!

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

A Few High End Beauty Treats…

Posted on January 18, 2016

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Hi Guys!

Now I love nothing more than snapping up some amazing sale bargains over the Chrismtas period – 75% off you say? I’ll take 12 of them, thanks. But last years sales seemed to be bit underwhelming really, there was nothing with as much as 30% off to catch my eye. So what did I do? Well I did the obvious thing and bought a Tom Ford palette for full price at £64.00, that’s what I did. Of course Tom Ford products never come up in any sales, so I just took the plunge and picked up Nude Dip, which is possibly the most gorgeous eyeshadow palette I’ve ever seen. And while I was in the mood for spending, I may have purchased a few other bits and pieces too…

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All totally necessary of course. I went on a bit of a spending spree in my BBloggers Beauty Swaps and Sales Facebook Group, first picking up the Becca Champagne Pop Highlighter, which is just beautiful. I then got my mitts on the beautiful Becca X Jaclyn Hill Champagne Glow Highlighter Trio too, YESSS! And while I was there I also bought a couple of mini Lorac palettes from the same seller. When in Rome and all that.

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I also wanted to include the most gorgeous perfume that I received for Christmas. This is Neroli Blanc Intense, and It. Is. Amazing. I first discovered this in my first ever Bloom Perfumery subscription packet, and I knew I’d have to get my mitts on it sooner or later!

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I’ve had my eye on Tom Ford’s Nude Dip palette for quite a while. If my memory serves me correctly, this was originally a limited edition product, which was then added to the main line. And I’m SO glad it was. It’s just the most stunning palette. The shades are to die for, they’re just gorgeous every-day colours that would suit pretty much everyone. As you know, this did cost a purse-clenching £64, but I have no regrets!

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Next the Becca Champagne Pop Highlighter (shown in top image only) and the Becca X Jaclyn Hill Champagne Glow Trio. Becca’s collaboration with Jaclyn Hill really has done everything for the brand. People are going highlighter crazy – including myself. I was so excited when I saw somebody was selling the Champagne Pop highlighter (lightly used) in my beauty swaps and sales group, I snapped it up straight away. Then, by some stroke of luck the Champagne Glow Trio Palette came up too, this time brand new and unused. This palette was a limited edition over the Christmas period, and available in the US only, so I’m beyond happy that I grabbed this too!

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I also picked up the Lorac Matte and Metallic mini palettes from the same seller. Lorac palettes have been on my wish list for a while so I thought this was the perfect chance to try a couple of them out – at a very reasonable price too.

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And lastly, I also treated myself to a Sigma Lip Switch in Pink Lotus. This is an amazing light-weight lip gloss with the most intense holographic finish – it’s right up my street!

I’ll be putting together full review posts for these products over the next couple of weeks, I’d love to hear if you’ve tried any of them? xxx