This Limited Edition Laura Mercier Colour Wardrobe has been around for quite a while, so you may be familiar with it already -
The double palette contains eyeshadows, blushers and lipcolours in incredibly usable shades. I've probably used this almost every day over the past year and have only just 'hit pan' this week with my favourite blush shade.
This is how it looked when I first got it - all perfect and pristine! Sorry it's such a small pic but you can see the row of eyeshadows along the top, with 3 blushers below and a double ended eyeshadow brush. In the lower palette there are 6 lipcolours and 2 glosses, with a double ended lipbrush. Both layers have a mirror.
No doubt it's terribly poor blogger etiquette to show you pics of my much loved and used palette, but hey...
The outside looks quite glamorous, like patent mock croc
Top layer - 6 eyeshadows: Chocolate, Sable, Twinkling Star, Stellar, Tiger's Eye and Baroque
& 3 blush: Spice, Apricot Blossom and Lotus
Lower layer - 6 lip stains: Mulberry, Hibiscus, Shy Pink, English Rose, Brick Red and Mocha
& 2 lip glazes: Plum and Naked
Lip swatches (in same order they appear)
Eyeshadow swatches (in order)
I hope you like this as much as I do - it's amazing for both everyday and evening looks and is available at House of Fraser for £50, which is pretty good value considering most of these items would start from at least £16 individually.
My latest beauty purchase is the new Clarins Skin Illusion foundation, as recommended by the lovely Stine at Chic Beauty Blog.
I'm a big fan of Laura Mercier foundations and had been using Creme Smooth all winter, but fancied something lighter for Spring/Summer. I haven't used Clarins foundations for years, but was really drawn to this one for its ease of application, pump bottle and natural coverage. It's also spf 10.
It has a very fine, light consistency which spreads really quickly and easily. At first it looks super light but seems to set to a lovely level of light to medium coverage, without looking at all heavy. It has a gorgeous light fragrance, which reminds me of a cross between roses and parma violets!
The coverage is also extremely buildable and lasts all day even without powder - something of a miracle in my experience!
I lovely the heavy weight glass bottle and how the product
appears suspended in the glass at a slightly wonky angle!
I'm a huge fan of pump bottles - so much more hygienic and best of all - quick!
One pump delivers the perfect amount for my whole face.
This is the product on my hand (not a full pump) - I have the shade Honey
Rubbed in a little
Fully blended - you can see how it covers some of the freckles on my hand
(which I wasn't really aware of til I started photographing swatches!)
Skin Illusion is now available at Escentual for the reduced price of £19! Have you tried either of these products? Which foundation (if any) will you be wearing this Summer?
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