Gwen is synonymous with cool. In my world Gwen is also synonymous with teenage heartbreak, oh yes I was that teenager you heard crying her eyes out to Don’t Speak after a boy I liked for 3 whole days kissed someone called Vicky at the local disco (*rolls on the floor laughing at that memory). Thankfully my taste in boys improved somewhat albeit after a few disasters ha, but I remained a Gwen fan. I mean she sampled Maria from The Sound of Music, the woman just ticks all my boxes.
I’m not ashamed to admit that if Urban Decay release a new palette, I have to have it. I love the quality and pigmentation of the shadows, adore the packaging and well I honestly I get sucked in by the limited edition part. There is a par of me that also loves a gimmick. Their latest palette was released to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the film Pulp Fiction.
I won’t lie to you, I just about skipped with delight when Charlotte Tilburry’s makeup range arrived at their new stand in Brown Thomas. I mashed myself in between all the bodies trying to get a nosy at the beauteous products I had heard so much about. I got the chance to join some other beauty bloggers and really explore the brand. I am in love!
I have a love/hate relationship with glitter. I’m drawn to it like a moth to a flame but I loathe mess. If you are a fan of glitter then you will love these new Heavy Metal Glitters from Urban Decay. The glitters came about when Urban Decay developed their Bondage Weightless Makeup Adhesive. The product held so well that they decided to work on loose glitters that would actually stay put.
You know I’m usually a boring neutrals girl, but this Urban Decay Palette made my eyes pop. It’s the new Electric Pressed Pigment Palette from Urban Decay and it’s like standing in a sweet shop. Holy shockingly vivid colours Batman! Dork, I know. However neutral I am I sometimes enjoy playing with colour. And what better way to to do that than with a palette like this. As they say, go big or go home!
The focus of NYC’s new makeup trend this season is peachy, luminescent skin. I could do with some of that!
Skin Matching Luminizer Foundation is available in 5 shades. It’s a lightweight foundation which contains light-reflecting particles. It contains emollients, vitamins and minerals and moisturises the skin whilst evening out the skintone. It also costs only €4.49 / £3.99
Liquid Lip Shine is available in Toast of New York and Pink Cosmo. One peach, one pink. I have raved about NYC glosses before so I won’t bore you but basically they are great! They also taste of Refresher sweets, yum :). €2.29 / £2.99
Colour Wheel Mosaic in Pink Cheek Glow. This is a another one of my NYC favourites. The pink works best of my skintone, whilst the peach looks great on other but unfortunately not on my skin. You can’t go wrong with these! €3.79 /£3.99
Colour Instinct Palette in Picnic in Central Park. Contains four wearable neutrals. These shadows are very pigmented. If you like gold shadows then pick this up, the gold in particular is amazing on blue eyes. €3.49 / £3.49
Kohl Eyeliner in Chocolate Brown. This is a very decent liner, especially when you factor in the price. Well worth adding into your shopping trolley. €1.49 / £1.99
I adore all things Bobbi Brown. I also love a but of sparkle so I was grinning like a cheshire cat where I saw the new Sparkle Eye Shadows. Mine is in Ballet Pink.
The shadow is loaded with dimensional shimmering pearls and glitter. Glitter? I can see you running away screaming. However, it works. If glitter conjures up images of you as a fourteen year old sparkling like a disco ball, shudders, then you are just like me but this product may change your mind. It’s elegant, light the eyes and face and I believe would look great on anyone. Yes, absolutely anyone, of any age!
The new light-weight formula is designed to last 8 hours without creasing. I’m always sceptical when I hear this but at Bobbi Brown prices I had high expectations. They do sell their own eye primer which I haven’t tried so I applied a layer of Urban Decay Primer Potion Anti-Age underneath before patting the shadow on with my finger. It glides on! More importantly it’s not greasy or oily in any way.
The shadow did in fact last all day using a primer as a base. I even went for a run in the evening and it still hadn’t budged. Now that is impressive. I’m not usually into cream shadows. I spend the whole day checking if they’re creasing or fading. This beauty has changed my mind. I never thought I would use the words ‘elegant’ and ‘glitter’ in the same sentence!
You know hoe much I like a swatch image. However, in this case I couldn’t do it justice. I walked around the house, stood in different light, tried the flash, went outside, I just couldn’t capture the magic!
It is so much more beautiful that this images shows!
It comes in 11 shades, which I am now coveting :). Silver Moon, Ballet Pink (above), Mica, Sunlight, Cement, Taupe, Pebble, Silver Lilac, Smokey Quartz, Allspice and Baby Peach. They are definitely worth checking out.
Are you a fan of cream shadows? Any recommendations?