Friday, 17 April 2015

NARS Dual Intensity Blush

Um. NARS + blushes + then dual intensity + me throwing my money at the counter and then running away. It was amazing. They should film a nature documentary about bloggers and new makeup.

'And here we can see the blogger in her natural habitat. Laughing manically and covered in her swatches, this is truly a rare sight.'

When I heard about these blushes I was all NEEDNEEDNEED and then I saw the actual colours and I was left a little bit underwhelmed. Hmm. When I trotted down to Liberty to get my greasy mitts on one, I saw Frenzy, which is by far my favourite. On one side it has a golden highlighter, and the other side is a coral. 

They both swatch beautifully, but I found the coral shade so hard to actually apply. It just looked so sheer. Even when I used my MAC 109, which is the densest brush ever for blush, it looked like there wasn't much on my face. I actually found it easier to dab some on with my finger and then blend it in Hmm. Disappointing. 

The highlighter shade though, that one is super pigmented and gorgeous. When I use the coral shade wet (with some fix+), it is better. It looks more metallic, and goes into more of a cream finish. Still. I am actually not super impressed with the coral shade. It's nothing special. What am I doing wrong?

Have you tried these? What did you think?

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Wednesday Wishlist: Charlotte Tilbury

Hi, my name's Laura and I am addicted to Charlotte Tilbury. because everything is just so lovely and I can't help myself. I don't think it's a 'bad thing', because how can anything bad come in such pretty rose-gold packaging? Right?


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Charlotte Tilbury is for sure one of my favourite brands. Everything I've tried has been oh-so delightful. However, in classic little mermaid style, I want more. Can there ever be enough Charlotte Tilbury?

The foundation, concealer and powder trilogy. To be honest, I also want the illuminating primer. I'll gladly take all 4 and then I figure my skin will be perfect. Also, I have not seen much about those on-the-go cream duos? I need to know more.

Will also gladly have the purple quad and a shimmery lipgloss. & the makeup bag.

Also, I will please take everything from the new Norman Parkinson collection that comes out in July. It all looks so dreamy, and the packaging is to die for. Maybe someone could donate the £4867694 I will need to get everything? Lush.

Have you got your eyes on anything Charlotte Tilbury at the moment?

Monday, 13 April 2015

Clinique POP colour + primer: review

From the makers of some of my favourite lipsticks (soft matte!) come 16 new lipsticks that are packaged a bit like sweeties and pretty much promise to do everything I've ever wanted. Yes, I obviously bought two. I'm not even a little bit sorry, because they have been living in my bag since and are the best Spring lip release I've seen. I am obviously talking about the Clinique pop colour and primer lipsticks. 

Clinique POP colour + primer: review

I was obviously really into orange in the particular instant I bought them - Melon Pop and Poppy pop came home with me. Melon pop is literal perfection if you want something for everyday. It's glossy but not slippery, and the shade is not too nude/bright/pink/beige or anything. Amaazing. Poppy pop is the brighter & more fun shade - I wore this today and loved how spring-like it was. This one needs a liner more, and I check my teeth more, but still a good finish.

The formula on these is really, really nice. I wouldn't go for any brighter/darker shades because I think they can be a little too smudgey maybe, but these shades are ideal. They are saturated with pigment, so one swipe gives the colour you see below. They are creamy, moisturising and feel comfortable as long as you wear them. For a strict matte lover like myself, these have really pleasantly surprised me. Melon pop in particular - we've got a special thing going on, and I am obsessed. 

I'm not sure with the name - colour + primer. It's just a lipstick, and I failed to noticed anything particularly remarkable about them. The formula is nice in that is creamy and pigmented, but it's nothing AMAZING. They are really nice everyday lipsticks, and ones that I will use a lot, though. 

What do you think of the new range?

p.s. That black and white object in the background of the photo is my cat <3 p="">

Clinique POP colour + primer: review and swatches