Kat Von D Beauty has just released four Shade + Light eyeshadow quads, which are said to transform your eyes through the art of colour contouring. Like many, I’m a total sucker for warm-toned shadows so as soon as I laid my eyes on Rust, the warmest quad of the four, I knew I wanted to pick it up. The beauty community have been going crazy over the newest additions to the Shade + Light range, but you could say the reviews so far have been polarising. Some love them, some hate them. Want to know what team I’m in? Then read on!
Much like contouring and strobing, colour correcting has been around for a very long time; but for some reason in the past few months, it’s become the latest and greatest makeup trend. Colour correcting and I go a long way back… one of first memories of buying makeup is that of 13 year old me standing at the makeup isle at Kmart trying out a Maybelline Cover Stick Corrector Concealer on the back of my hand (remember the real OG in the shape of a lipstick?). I remember being desperate for something to conceal the redness around my nose and my blemishes. Somehow through the years the simple step of colour correcting escaped me in my makeup routine and I forgot all about it; but I’m glad we’re back on thanks to the new Becca Backlight Targeted Colour Correctors*.
I never cared much for liquid lipsticks, until I first laid eyes on Lolita – arguably the most elusive, most sought after liquid lipstick in the beauty world. Lolita has changed a lot since it was first released; the perfect dusty rose underwent reformulation, and with that the shade itself was also changed to what we know as ‘the bad batch’. Described as chestnut rose, it’s a much darker shade that has either the perfect amount of brown or too much brown, depending on who you ask. To throw a spanner into the works, Kat Von D decided to release Lolita II, because there weren’t enough Lolitas to keep up with already – but I’m glad she did.
Strobing, colour correcting… everyone’s moved on to the next popular thing in the beauty world, yet I am here still talking about killer cheekbones. Sue me! I’ve been trying this one product out for quite some time and I’ve got a lot to say about it, you feel? I had been eyeing the Marc Jacobs #InstaMarc Light Filtering Contour Palette for a very, very, very long time. I emphasised the ‘very’ because it felt like I’d been lusting for this product forever; when I’d go to finally purchase it, it would be out of stock for a few weeks, then by the time it’d come back I’d talk myself out of it. Eventually it got gifted to me for my birthday in November and I haven’t really used anything else for contouring since. Crazy stuff, considering I had fully devoted myself to the Kat Von D Share & Light Palette.
Wow, wow, wow. Can a cheek palette get any more beautiful than this? I feel like I am borderline
obsessive repetitive when praising Becca’s highlighters and blushes, so I will try to condense (in a few overused words from the blogosphere) how magical they are: creamy, super-pigmented, buttery, blendable, dreamy. If you haven’t had the pleasure of trying them as of yet, then the Becca Afterglow Palette* is the perfect way to do so – featuring three Shimmering Skin Perfectors and two Mineral Blushes, you will totally get the hype.
We’ve all heard about a million times how amazing the Becca highlighters really are – and for good reason, they truly are some of the best in the market. But what we don’t hear about often enough is how amazing their mineral blushes are. I think they often are overshadowed and unfortunately go unnoticed, which is a shame because they are some of the best blushes I’ve ever tried (bold statement, I know!) and they definitely deserve more recognition.
Oh Charlotte… Just look at these products. Have you ever seen anything more photogenic? I didn’t think so. Since releasing her makeup line in 2013, celebrity makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury has been making waves in the beauty world. Her trademark rose gold packaging is resonant with high end luxury but… is it worth the money?
I haven’t done a haul on the blog for a very long time, so I’m excited to show you some gorgeous products that I recently picked up! These goodies are from some of my all-time favourite brands, or as I call them, the three ‘Bs’ – Becca, Bite Beauty & BareMinerals. I’ve had a bit over a week and a half to try all of these products, so I will also be telling you what I think of each one of them so far.
One of this year’s most buzz-worthy releases was undoubtedly Becca Cosmetics’ collaboration with YouTube beauty queen Jaclyn Hill. Together, they released a limited edition Shimmering Skin Perfector in the shade Champagne Pop – a highlighter addict’s dream come true, said to suit every skin tone.
Nothing makes me look more effortlessly put-together than a trusty nude lip. It’s understated, chic, and transcends every makeup trend. But, it took me a long time to find a shade that was right for me – I’ve bought so many nude lipsticks in the past that just made me look ill! So, it’s no surprise brands are spending some time developing specific lines in their collection to tend to the arduous task of helping women find their perfect nude.