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Closed! GIVEAWAY | Make Up For Ever HD BLUSHER 2014 | Second Skin Cream Blush

rsz_hd_blush_wallpaper I know it’s been a while since I posted, tut tut! I thought I’d let you all know I’m back to daily posting :) If you frequent my blog you know I’m a die hard fan of Make Up For Ever products. I get all excited when I hear about their product launches. Next to arrive on our shores is the new HD Blusher, Second Skin Cream Blush. I have heard great reviews from those of you in the US who already has access to them so I can’t wait to try them. (Giveaway below)…rsz_1hd_blush_orange_file_00012209 What is it? It’s essentially a cream blush with HD technology that melts onto the skin. It gives a natural flush of colour. I find cream blushes can sometimes be a bit gaudy on my skintone so the ‘natural flush’ grabbed my attention. It’s said to be better than cream and powder blush because of its second skin finish. This means you can’t see the texture of the product on the skin, the blush looks like its your own, no trace of makeup. Usually cream products need to be applied before powder but this one can be used under or over powder. Another pro is that its completely lightweight. It doesn’t interfere with the makeup beneath it and is said to hide imperfections whilst lasting all day on the skin. It’s suitable for all skin types, oily skinned girls rejoice! rsz_official_hd_blush_-_powder_2014_black_image Application These blushes are applied with a brush, HD sponge or fingertips depending on the look you’re going for. Shades There are 16 wide and universal shades to suit all skin tones. Available in 4 levels of skin gradation as well as cool shades and warm shade tones.

  1. Light Skin (2xx)
  2. Medium (2xx)
  3. Tan (4xx)
  4. Deep (5xx)

The shades:

  • # 220 – Pink Sand (-Cool Shade / Light Skin).
  • # 210 – Cool Pink – (Cool Shade/ Light Skin).
  • # 215 – Flamingo Pink – (Warm Shade/Light Skin).
  • # 225 – Peachy Pink – (Warm Shade/Light Skin).
  • # 315 – Peachy Beige – (Warm Shade/Medium Skin).
  • # 410 – Coral – (Cool Shade/Tan Skin).
  • # 515 – Tangerine – (Warm Shade/Deep Skin).
  • # 415 – Light Rust – (Warm Shade/Tan Skin).
  • # 335 – Fawn (Warm Shade/Medium Skin).
  • # 425 – Brown Copper – (Warm Shade/Tan Skin).
  • # 420 – Indian Rosewood – (Cool Shade/Tan Skin).
  • # 310 – Rosewood – (Cool Shade/Medium Skin).
  • # 320 – English Rose – (Cool Shade/Medium Skin).
  • # 330 – Rosy Plum – (Cool Shade/Medium Skin).
  • # 510 – Raspberry – (Cool Shade/Deep Skin).
  • # 520 – Blackcurrant – (Cool Shade/Deep Skin)

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They will cost €27 a piece and arrive in Ireland in two weeks time! I’ll be back with a full review, tutorial and pics of how it looks on when they are released. In the meantime…


Make Up For Ever Dublin have kindly offered me two of the new HD blushes to give away to my readers!

To enter : (1) Comment below with ‘Enter Me’ and (2) share this post (eg.,Twitter, Facebook, blog etc) using the hashtag #HDBlush.

To stay up to date with Make Up For Ever Dublin you can find them on Twitter (@makeup4everdub), Instagram and Facebook (makeupforeverireland).

Ah, blush makes me smile… sigh! Have a great day everyone. I’ll have my next post up tomorrow morning :-)

Amy x

*Update – Congratulations to Sinead K and Carolina Pelzer. My sister picked the names out of a hat :)


Make-up, Previews/Launches, YSL

Autumn: YSL Autumn 2013 ‘Electro Chic’

YSL autumn Fall 2013

YSL’s Autumn 2013  collection ‘ELECTRIC CHIC’ has landed! I popped in to swatch everything on my hands and have a good look at the collection. As always, here is a little over-view, expect reviews to follow but for now let me just say that I adore the nail polish shades, all three of them. That never happens, as with any collection there is usually a dud. Well not this time!

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Make-up, Previews/Launches, YSL

Pic Post | YSL

Nothing like Yves Saint Laurent to put a smile on my face!

  • Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils Waterproof  in 5 Golden Sand
  • Golden Gloss Shimmering Lip Gloss  in 54 Golden Sand
  • Long Lasting Waterproof Eye Pencil in 8 Luminiscent Gold


I can’t wait to try a Summery gold and bronze look with these. Xen tan is on this evening so I think I’ll play around with these beauties tomorrow. I’m not sure what to expect from the gold mascara… should be interesting.

I’ll keep you posted on how I get on!

Amy x

Make-up, Previews/Launches

Drooling over…Make Up For Ever Wild & Chic Collection

I was so excited about Make Up For Ever’s Limited Edition Wild & Chic Collection! Every image had me drooling so I had to check them out.














And the look….

The image above was enough to make me want to check out this collection. The Aqua Cream kit is the product that stands out to me most… typical, I’m always drawn to the most expensive items – before I see the prices!

I’m more of a opaque lip gloss lover myself but if you like mega shiny lips than the Lab Shines are for you.

I’m thinking that these sets might be a good idea for our men folk this Valentines Day. Hint, hint, nudge, nudge :)

So what do you think??

(For those of you in Ireland, you will find Make Up For Ever on Clarendon Street, Dublin 2)

Make-up, Previews/Launches

Roseraie des Délices – Lancôme Spring 2012…

Lancôme have launched their Spring 2012 collection – Roseraie des Délices. The collection was inspired by a beautiful rose garden in the outskirts of Paris. It fuses delicate pastel nuances with retro shades inspired by macaroons and barley sugars.


La Roseraie Blush Palette (€45)

Designed to illuminate and even out the skin in a sheer veil. The rosy tones brighten whilst the peach tones warm the skin. The blush also contains Mother of Pearl which corrects the skin tone.


French Touch Absolu Lipstick (€30)

Based on the 1954 lipstick ‘Grand Canal’, this lipstick is chic and luxe. It has a beautiful sheer texture. Available in 3 shades:

  • 314 Rose Cotton (radiant fucshia)
  • 316 Cotton Candy (bubblegum pink – below)
  • 318 Sweet Marmalade (zesty tangerine orange)

French Touch Absolu Lipstick Cotton Candy



Les Yeux Doux (€45)

Available in 2 colours. These palettes are subtle and sheer – more sophisticated than extreme.

  • Vert Tenaresse – delicate pistachio and mid hues
  • Rose Romance – sensual pale pinks and accents of fuchsia



Color Fever Gloss (€20)

Hydrating with a lavender fragrance. Available in 3 shades:

  • 386 Green Petal (above) – frost affected when worn over lipstick
  • 387 Tangerine Petal
  • 388 Rose Petal

*Available at Lancôme counters now.

What are your thoughts on this collection? Does anything jump out at you?

Make-up, Previews/Launches

Excited about Candy Face! YSL Spring 2012…

Oh holy! It’s a rare time that every single product in a collection calls to me. This is bound to end in tears. I will leave you to Ooh and Aah at YSL Candy Face Spring 2012 collection


Rock Candy Palette (€55.00)

Manicure Couture N°8 (€38.00)


Rouge Volupte Perle  N°114, N°116 (€32.00)



Ombres 5 Lumieres N° 13 (€57.00)


Voile de Blush N°1, N°2, N°3 (€38.00)

Eyes with a captivating, smoky-fruity effect in blue mint, plum, licorice or pink, speckled with sugary sparkles and lashes sheathed in inky blue. Cheekbones sculpted with carmine Voile de Blush blended on the upper cheekbones. A luscious smile, as shiny as tangerine syrup. On the nails, the fresh touch of a fruit sorbet.

Get the look…

To get the look – Place a dot of lilac eye pencil at the inner corner of the eyes and blend outwards to create a wide-eyed look, Ombres 5 Lumières n°13 eye shadow, Mascara Singulier n°7, Voile de Blush n°1, Volupté Sheer Candy n°9 lipstick, Manucure Couture n°8 nail color.

The YSL Spring collection is available at counters now. I’m there…



Pamper Day at The Body Shop ‘Brush with Fashion’ Launch

The Body Shop are launching their Brush With Fashion Spring 2011 make-up collection this Thursday in Dublin, and Friday in Cork and Galway. The launch is from 5 – 9pm.

To celebrate the launch The Body Shop have teamed up with other retailers to pamper you from head to toe this Valentines Day. Customers will receive 20% off all Body Shop products purchased on the evening.

The evening will be filled with facials, makeovers and hand & nail massages.

The make-up collection was designed in collaboration with the London College of Fashion. See my post on the collection.

I might see you there, I have been meaning to pick up some of their fragrance sprays.

Celebrity Style/Makeup, Nail Polish/Care, OPI, Previews/Launches

OPI Catwalk Nails by Katy Perry

Katy Perry has produced  nail polish range with OPI. There are four colours in the collection which are said to reflect her love of street style.

OPI Teenage Dream


OPI The One that Got Away


OPI Last Friday night

OPI Not Like the Movies

Each colour can be worn as a colour on its own or layered with the Shatter Black top coat formula which is also part of the collection. The black creates a cracked pattern when worn over the dried bright layer.


What are your first impressions?

Make-up, Previews/Launches

Hello Kitty at Sephora

This post is for all the Hello Kitty fans! Sephora have launched a Hello Kitty range. I know that some of my readers are from the US and have access to Sephora but for the rest of us we’ll have to wait until we visit or have some friends or relatives who love us enough to pick us up make-up :) I use by bundlebox address for the occasional Sephora order and ship to Ireland through them.

Anyway, here’s a little look.

Say Hello Palette $35

The palette contains four eyeshadows and four lip glosses; the eyeshadows are Raindrop (gray), Sugar Plum (pale lilac), Goodnight Dreams (black) and Sweet Plum (purple). The glosses include Snowflake (white), Strawberry Cookies (browny pink), Pink Confetti (pink) and Sweet Plum (purple).

Hello Kitty Brush Set $49

The set includes brushes for the face, eyeshadow, shader/blender, angled eyeliner, lip brush and collectable brush container.

Hello Kitty Edp 50ml $55

Sweet, sparkling and pretty with notes of Cassis Sorbet, Italian Mandarin, Magnolia Blossom, Freesia, Orange Flower, Tonka Bean, Vanilla and Musk. The fragrance is also available in different sizes, rollerball and solid perfume necklace.

Apple Balm $9

Rich, glossy balm.

Apple Cheeks $22

Comes in a variety of shades. Adds a subtle hint of color and can be layered for intensity. Adds radiance.

Charmmy Kohl Eyeliner Set $25

Includes: Goodnight Dreams (black), Grape Juice (purple), Chocolate Milk (brown), Happy Cloud (white), Blueberry (navy), Bicycle (teal), Blue Sky (bright light blue).

Sweet Gloss $16

Comes in a variety of shades. A moisturising lip gloss with long lasting hydration.

What do you think?

Make-up, Previews/Launches

Preview! The Body Shop Spring Collection

Thought you might like a little look at The Body Shop’s Spring collection. Overall, I’m very impressed with the quality of the products. Reviews to follow!

Illuminating Face Base (€23.95)


Tailored Cheek Tint (€17)

High Shine Lip Treatments (€14.50 each)

Pink Cream-

Juicy Peach –


Limited Collection For Eyes (€24.95) – A La Mode

Limited Collection For Eyes (€24.95) – Boho Beauty


“Brush With Fashion’, a new cruelty-free, fashion-forward make-up and accessories collection. This limited-edition collection with built-in brushes, Community Fair Trade ingredients and covetable packaging was created in collaboration with the internationally-acclaimed London College of Fashion”

The Spring Collection will be available from early February.

I’m looking forward to experimenting with the eye palettes. I think I might record a tutorial if I create a look  I like.

What do you think? Do any of the products stand out to you?