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Beauty: NEW Kat Von D Brightening Powders, Alchemy Palette & Nude Everlasting Lipsticks

Posted on May 18, 2017

Hi Guys!

I have a few brand new products from Kat Von D to share with you today – there’s the stunning new Alchemy Holographic Palette, a trio of new Brightening Powders, Kat’s latest Setting Spray, and some brand new shades of Everlasting Liquid Lipstick that have just landed…

Starting with the new Lock-It Brightening Powders (£19.00 each at Debenhams) – these super fine powders are specifically designed with brightening particles to illuminate and smooth the under eye area, whilst setting makeup and without caking up your foundation and concealer. Personally I’m starting to get a few fine lines and creases under my eyes, and really struggle with hiding them. I found the Lock-It Brightening Powders to be extremely lightweight, and shade Petal worked really well for me to set my under eye area (as well as the rest of my face) – you could still see ever so slight lines, but this is easily one of the most effective powders I’ve used so far. The Lock-It Brightening Powder comes in three lightly tinted shades to suit different skin tones –

  • Petal – for light skin tones
  • Peach – for medium skin tones
  • Golden – a universal shade also for brightening deep complexions

Next the Lock-It Makeup Setting Mist (£20.00 at Debenhams) – this lightly scented super fine mist is perfect for ‘locking in’ makeup for long periods of time. I love that the bottle sprays such a fine mist, that smells and feels instantly refreshing. It also doesn’t feel heavy or or too wet like some setting sprays do, and it doesn’t leave any residue on the skin either. Kat promises 24 hours of flawless makeup with the Lock-It Makeup Setting Mist – and I can’t vouch for the full 24 hours, but it did make a full face of makeup last a whole day and evening for me, so I’m very happy with it.

And also the Alchemist Face & Eye Highlighter Palette (£25.00 at Debenhams) has just launched in the UK – at last! You can probably guess this palette was inspired by the ancient science of alchemy (this is the medieval art of turning base materials into precious metals such as gold) and I think this palette follows the theme rather nicely.

The palette contains four multi-use shades which have been formulated with Double Dimension technology, meaning each prismatic powder has been submerged in a refractive coating to catch the light from every angle – giving a spectrum of luminizing special effects. Very fancy! 😀

The shadows work well on their own, but particularly come to life when used as ‘toppers’, transforming other eyeshadows (or liquid lipsticks) with beautiful iridescent finishes.

The pans themselves aren’t particularly exciting to look at (you’ll see in my image above they look quite pale and plain) but the shadows really come to life on application. The four shades are all simply stunning and catch the light beautifully –

  • Emerald – light green
  • Amethyst – ultra violet
  • Saphyre – light blue
  • Opal – pink

And lastly, the Everlasting Lipstick Nudes (£17.00 at Debenhams) – the Everlasting Lipsticks have been around for quite a while now, and Kat has recently added six new nude shades to the range. If you’re a fan of liquid lipsticks, the Everlasting Lipsticks are a must have for your collection – they’re one of my favourite formulas feeling creamy and comfortable on application, and once dry they will literally last all day without wearing off. They also contain natural moisturizers, such as Vitamin E and Sunflower Seed Wax. These are the new shades (the asterisked shades are swatched above) –

  • Crucifix* – a deep chocolate brown.
  • Hawkwind* – a warm terracotta toned brown.
  • Sanctuary – a light nude brown.
  • Ludwig – a nude light brown, slightly lighter than Bow N Arrow.
  • Ophelia – a peachy light nude, slightly lighter than Ludwig.
  • Muneca* – a light bright peach.

I’m really impressed with everything I’ve been trying out, but I have to say I’ve been absolutely loving the Alchemist Palette, it’s so versatile and the colours are just stunning.

Kat Von D Makeup is available now exclusively at Debenhams.

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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Clarins Limited Edition Sunkissed Summer Makeup Collection

Posted on May 5, 2016

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Hi Guys!

Clarins have been bringing out some fantastic products of late (check out their amazing new Boosters and Multi Active Day and Night Creams) and now their Sunkissed Summer makeup collection has just landed!

Look beautiful all summer long with Clarins Sunkissed make-up collection. Whether you are tanning by the pool or going out in the warm summer evenings, Clarins creates a flawless complexion, sparkling eyes and fresh, fruity lips with these new beauty essentials for summer. The Sunkissed collection presents a harmony of rich gold and bronze shades to illuminate, giving a glowing complexion.

The collection contains everything you need for beautiful fresh summer looks – with a Bronzing & Blush Compact, a selection of Shimmering Waterproof Eye Colours, a Lip Oil, Fix’ Makeup Setting Spray, and Fix’ Mascara…

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The Waterproof Eyeshadow Shimmering Cream Colours (£18.00) are just so beautiful. They come in a selection of four shimmering, easy to wear neutral shades – 01 Golden Peach, 02 Golden Sand (above bottom), 03 Silver Taupe (above top) and 04 Copper Brown.

These cream eyeshadows have a super soft and easily blendable formula which glides beautifully on the eyelids. They include fine pearl particles to provide shimmering colour, and bitter orange tree wax to help create a protective shield against water and humidity, ensuring a long-lasting waterproof hold. If you’re looking for some easy to wear, waterproof eyeshadows for the summer, I’d highly recommend trying these out.

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Next is the Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil in 03 Red Berry (£19.00) – this is a wonderfully juicy and sweetly scented lip oil, with a hint of colour that leaves lips with a light berry tint. The first thing that hit me about this product was the smell, it’s amazingly sweet and reminds me of something – sweets probably! – from when I was a child. It really does smell good enough to eat! It also has a completely non-sticky formula, containing nourishing hazelnut oil, annatto oil and organic jojoba oils, to leave lips feeling nourished and comfortable for hours on end.

And the Double Fix’ Mascara (£20.00) – now with a new and improved formula, this is basically a clear top coat made specifically to make your current favourite mascara waterproof – you can also wear on its own for super glossy lashses, or use it as as an invisible brow tamer. Again, this formula is enriched with bitter orange tree wax, to help create a protective, water repellent shield, ensuring long-lasting, waterproof results.

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And lastly the Fix’ Make-Up (£24.00) – now I’m really hoping this will be the answer to all my problems where it comes to my makeup melting off my face in the summer. This is a super fine and delicate mist with cooling properties, it hydrates the skin whilst setting your makeup, by forming an invisible, fixing veil over the face.

The formula contains Aloe vera for maintaining skin hydration, Allantoin to sooth, and Clarins exclusive Anti-Pollution Complex to protect the skin from external aggressors. Fix’ Make-Up also has a lovely light scent of grapefruit extract and organic rose floral water to refresh both the skin and senses.

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I think this is such a fabulous collection, the Waterproof Eye Colours and Fix’ Make-Up are definitely my favourites – I just need to get my hands on the Bronzing & Blush Compact now!

The Clarins Limited Edition Sunkissed Summer Makeup Collection is available now from House of Fraser.

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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