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Illamasqua Once Collection

Illamasqua Once Collection

The Once collection by Illamasqua along with their recent releases has bloggers saying that the brand is going commercial and becoming boring; from their make-up artist lead brand, with everything from teal lipstick to glow in the dark nail polish. I feel that there’s nothing wrong with diversifying the brand and catering to a wider audience, plus Illamasqua do subtle subdued makeup in such a beautiful and different way to the usual nude palettes we see banded around.

Included in the range are three new cream eyeshadows, a repromoted powder blusher, two new lipglosses and a new nail varnish colour. … Read More

Hema CC Perfecting Foundation and Pretty Lips Lipgloss

Hema CC Perfecting Foundation and Pretty Lips Lipgloss

Hema; the Dutch equivalent to Ikea, except with beauty items launched in the UK in September and they have everything from clothing, toys, kitchen utensils as well as furniture and the aforementioned beauty. There are three UK stores in Victoria, Bromley and Kingston as well as an online store. The beauty range offers a wide variety of products from mascara, makeup brushes to blusher, makeup bags and foundation and at an extremely affordable price. I received the CC Perfecting Foundation and Pretty Lips Lipgloss, both with SPF15.

At £12 the CC Perfecting Foundation is one of the more … Read More

MAC Brooke Shields Collection

MAC Brooke Shields Collection

The Brooke Shields collection with MAC is one that got me quite excited. As much as Brooke is a famous actress and model she is older than the average MAC collaborator so I was interested to see what she came up with. I have had a chance to play with the eyeshadow palette and corresponding lip gloss from her day look and this is what I think of them.

Veluxe Pearl Fusion Shadow Palette (Mortal)
The palette contains five veluxe shades which means they are shimmery and they are all very light shades. They look like to a Bobbi Brown Read More

MAC Rocky Horror Show Picture Collection

MAC Rocky Horror Show Picture Collection

So many brands are gearing up for Halloween by releasing collections and MAC are no different, they have released the Rocky Horror Picture Show Collection which celebrates the 40th anniversary of this cult movie. The collection went down very well in the US and a lot of the products are already sold out. There are 21 pieces in this collection which range from lipsticks to lashes, eye liner nail polish and eyeshadows. These bold and vibrant products are specially designed for you to recreate the looks of your favourite characters in the movie.

I received one of the four red … Read More

MAC A Novel Romance Collection

MAC A Novel Romance Collection

Another recent release from MAC Cosmetics is the A Novel Romance Collection, it’s a collection that consists of deep shades, said to leave you feeling overwhelmed with desire with its metallic hues of blackened purple, seductive plums and burgundy. I received two nail polishes and a lipstick, and they fit in well with the usual autumnal shades we start seeing around this time of year.

The nail polish shades I received are Midnight Ocean, described by MAC as a dark royal blue, it’s a deep royal blue shade in a cream finish. I don’t normally wear blue nail … Read More

Smashbox Be Legendary Long Wear Lip Lacquer

Smashbox Be Legendary Long Wear Lip Lacquer

It has been my pleasure to wear four of Smashbox’s Be Legendary Long Wear Lip Lacquer over the past couple of weeks. The colours I have trialled are Off Duty – which is described as a honey tone but I think that honey is more golden yellow but this is more of a light caramel with a hint of pink. Knockout is bright pink with a hint of red, Firecracker is red with a hint of orange and After Dark is a black plum and as a firm purple lover this is my favourite.

This is the Smashbox version of … Read More