I wanted to share with you these two palettes from the Revlon Colorstay range. I think they are fantastic little palettes not just because they are affordable but because I love the colour combinations which are so practical and I'm sure you will use up every shade entirely! I particularly love the 'Decadent' set (the one below) and some of you may recognise it from the Blake Lively tutorial I did at the end of Summer, it's a great one for creating a wearable brown smokey eye and you can alter it for a day or night look!
The other palette, 'Enchanted', has slightly cooler tones with the grey and the green and this great for for a more dramatic smokey eye, or using the darker tones as liners and definers. There really are so many looks to get out of these quads! There are tips on the back too for creating a look using all the shadows which is a lovely addition.
There are not the most pigmented of shadows as you may be able to see but I love the shimmer in them and they last for a long time too. Handily, they come in small and narrow casing which means they are perfect for popping in your handbag should you need an eyeshadow boost!
Hope you are all well! I've recently been trying out the Laura Mercier Spring collection and I particularly love one of the main features of the collection - this beautiful baked eye colour palette entitled 'Free Spirit', I love the shimmering candy tones that the palette has to offer, and I love the lightness and tones of the shades. As you can see from the swatches, they aren't the most pigmented of shadows but I think this is the intention - instead they offer a pretty, colour and diverse selection that have a radiant finish.
Like with practically all Laura Mercier make-up products, the palette offers a really wearable selection of colours and doesn't compromise on quality. They shadows have a beautifully soft texture which means that they blend brilliantly and you can also build on the colour and really blend them into each other to get your desired look. Along with the palette from the collection, I also really love this cream blush called 'Rosebud'. As a big fan of cream blush, I think this one in particular fits so well with the candy coloured palette as it is such a pretty pastel pink but it has a lovely warmth to it that really lights up the face - perfect for putting the spring in your step at this time of year!
Hope you're having a lovely weekend! I just wanted to share the ultra girly and gorgeous palette from Dior with you guys, the exclusive Cherie Bow palette. How lovely does it look?! I love the unique, pretty and luxurious packaging it comes in, Dior palettes always seem to be particularly heavy which I think gives them such a glamorous edge.
Inside is a perfect combination of gloss, liner and shadows. I was particularly impressed with the idea of having a liner in a palette, it definitely makes this one a great all rounder and perfect for your handbag (although it's too pretty to be hidden away!!) The shadows are lovely and versatile too, two shimmery neutrals - the one on the left being a great highlight - and then a warm peachy pink which can double up as a blush as well. Underneath the Dior 'door' lies a pretty pink lip gloss...
Along with the lovely products are mini applicators, I personally wouldn't use these but they're fine for on the go application. I love how big the mirror is too - you can see your whole face! I took these pictures before I had tried out the palette as it looked so beautiful and unspoilt but I've since been using it and give it a big thumbs up!
The Dior Cherie Bow palette is available exclusively at Selfridges, you can get yours here!
So Guerlain have just released their new Cils d'Enfer Maxi Lash mascara. As you guys know, the mascara stakes are high for me because I already have my firm favourites, one of which - Maybelline's 'The Falsies' - has a considerably lower price to this one. However, I am always open to trying out new ones and I thought I would share this one with you as I actually really love it and was impressed by how good it was!
On first look, I was immediately drawn to its packaging. Like with many Guerlain products, the mascara had a really luxurious weightiness to it and a glamorous edge which I love. Inside the brush was not perhaps the most volume suggestive, but I was fooled because it gives so much volume! Instead this is an advantage because as the brush isn't too big it means that it is easy to work with and you can do your mascara smudge free and successfully reach every lash. After only a couple of strokes my eyelashes suddenly appeared more curly and prominent yet not at all clogged up or stuck together, instead the mascara simultaneously fans out the lashes but gives so much volume and life to them... a couple of people have even asked if I was wearing falsies! An extra bonus is that when you pull the wand out of the tube... it smells like roses! After a second coat my mascaras were very oh la la - fluttery and dramatic!
Another major plus point for this one is that even though the consistency is quite wet, it is incredibly easy to get off at the end of the day. I have real issues with some mascaras and really don't like how they can cling on to your lashes and takes ages to completely get off, especially when all you want to do is go to sleep! Granted at £22 this is a bit of a mascara splurge but if you are looking for great quality with a splash of luxury and are willing to pay for it then I recommend you check this one out!
Hope you had a lovely weekend! Clarins have recently launched their all new Rouge Eclat lipsticks and I think they are really lovely from the inside out! I love the sleek gold packaging they come in and the spectrum of colours available - all of them are really wearable, but with a good mix of classic and unique to chose from!
They feel absolutely gorgeous to wear and they have a lovely scent to them (blackberry and liquorice!), they are really moisturising yet the colour lasts so brilliantly - I've worn the red shade a couple of times and it honestly lasts for a really long time, even after eating. What makes them extra special is that this lipstick is the first age-defying lipstick from the brand, in other words, it boosts collagen and keeps lips hydrated with lots of lovely plant waxes to keep your lips comfortable and soft.
In total there are 15 beautiful shades but I particularly love these four -