I recently did a post on the Illamasqua Complement which I love and this week I'm back with the equally as lovely Lipstick palette!
All the colours are bright pinks and matte so if you like pink and you like matte then this palette will be right up your street! The four shades are all really colourful and pretty and I love how they are all bright yet still really wearable and diverse. At the top left is Fable which is the most neutral of the four, this is a gorgeous peachy pink which is great for everyday wear. To the right of it is Plunge a bright Barbie pink, I think this is a great shade just to throw on with some mascara for a quick and simple but girly look. On the bottom left is Over, I absolutely love this bright coral shade - it will be perfect for Summer and to the right of Over is Corrupt, this is the deepest shade in the palette and it would look lovely for an evening look paired with shimmery gold eyes!
As always with Illmasqua lipsticks the colours are really fun and they never fail on pigment and colour, as well as this I always find their lipsticks to wear really well so you can depend on the colour to last and they are also lovely and comfortable to wear, keeping my lips hydrated and moisturised.
I totally think this palette has Summer lips covered in four lovely shades and I'm sure it will be one that I keep going back to once Spring finally decides to spring!
So some of you might now that Dior has pretty much over taken Harrods in London for a month from the 15th March - 14th April. I am yet to get down there but have seen lots of photos online and it looks amazing! I mean who could not be impressed by a Dior telephone box?! Dior at Harrods pays homage to the British influence on House of Dior, and to celebrate the event an exclusive range of limited edition of beauty products have been created!
I have the 'My Lady' face palette and I think it is so gorgeous. The palette is inspired by the Lady Dior bag (a tribute to Lady Diana) with the cane work motif on the powder. I love the pink and white pattern and it's so nice to have a classic and quintessentially Dior product - how pretty is it?! I like the weightiness of the silver packaging as to me it gives it extra sophistication, and I love having a nice looking powder in my make-up bag!
The product itself is really lovely, I've been sweeping it across my face with a big fluffy brush and it translucently powders the skin yet adds a bit of finely milled shimmer to really lift complexion and give it a soft and healthy glow. This is great for me as you don't want your powder to make you look completely matte - this product finds the perfect balance!
The product is available in Harrods but is online here for any of you who are not local but want a peek!
Sanctuary Spa have just released their Long-Lasting moisture range and I absolutely love a couple of pieces from it. The way they promote and offer their products always sells it to me and they definitely haven't disappointed with these two! The promise of long lasting moisture is just too much not to notice so I couldn't wait to give these a try.
The first product is the 4 day moisture oil scrub. I am a big fan of scrubs but when they have an oily element to them as well, then it's just extra great! The scrub is really lovely, it smells wonderful and has a great texture. The fine salt crystals exfoliate whilst the olive oil, shea butter and gold of pleasure keep the skin gorgeously soft and moisturised. Even after using it the first time my skin felt really soft and silky as soon as I got out of the shower. They say the moisture lasts for 4 days, I have only ever used this with the body oil but my skin has felt soft ever since so 4 days it is! You can get yours here for £9.99.
After using the scrub I have been following through with the 4 day moisture body oil spray. This product is right up my street because the idea of a spray moisturiser is just a dream as it does all the hard work for you - evenly spraying an ample amount of moisture in an instant with little need to rub it in much. I literally spray it on my body and lightly rub it in then I'm good to go. As well as smelling gorgeous, this product really does deliver a lot of moisture and just feels gorgeously soft on the skin without any excess residue which you might think it has. I love it! You can get that here for £6.99 and the spray nozzle means it will last you!
I'm so impressed with these couple of products from the range and it's now made me want to try some of the others too! Do you guys have any recommendations? I'd love to hear!
These shadows have been out for a month now so I know I am late to the bandwagon but better late than never I guess! I know they just look like simple shadows but I thought they were pretty cool because they can be used dry or wet and of course they come in the elegant Dior packaging embossed with the "logomania" motif. I'm a big fan of Dior shadows in general because the have such a finely milled formula which makes them so great to work with and they are also really pigmented too. Dior also have some really amazing shadow sets with wonderful colours in them so if you are on the hunt for a new shadow compact Dior is a good place to start hunting!
I have four shades of the shadows but there are many more gorgeous colours available. I particularly like the shimmery purple and matte beige nude that I have as I think they are both really wearable and flattering but still make for interesting shades. The pink and blue personally aren't my favourite shades but they can always come in handy! The idea is that you can wear them dry for a natural pop of colour but you can dampen an applicator and use them wet to really build up the colour and increase the pigment which is great!
Left to right: 826 Bikini, 240 Mariniere, 176 Lilas Mitzah, 726 Grege.
Hope you all have had a good weekend. I'm kicking off the week with a review of the Illamasqua Complement Palette. This palette has indeed been around for a while but it's new to me, and as such a fan of the Illamasqua shadow range, I totally love this palette and thought I would share the love with you all!
The palette consists of three powder shadows and one liquid metal which is basically a cream shadow. On the top left is Slink - a shimmery champagne colour which is perfect for popping in the tear duct and for using as a highlight. Below Slink is Forgiveness, a beautiful purple colour which makes for a gorgeous smokey eye alternative - I absolutely love this shadow as it's so warming and pretty. Next to is Queen of the Night, a much deeper purple colour with a lot more shimmer which again you could use for a smokey eye but as it's quite dark, I personally prefer it just blended into the outer corners or used as a liner. Last but not least is the Liquid Metal in the top right called Focus, I think this is such a gorgeous cream shadow, on first look it appears as a warm brown colour but it is shot through with grey and green to make it really stand out and it just looks so beautiful. You can use this as a base for a smokey eye but it also looks fantastic just on it's own for a quick smokey shadow fix.
Although the palette is quite Autumnal in colour and shades, I think it makes a great quad for all year round with each shadow really wearable and useful, especially for an alternative smokey eye look. I personally will be taking this palette right into the Summer as I think the cream shadow would look amazing on tanned skin paired with a red lip for a fast but beautiful Summer look!
Talking of Summer... I can't wait! It's been such a long Winter here and some sun is much needed!