I’ve been experiencing some serious product lust while browsing online recently and these are a few of the things that jumped out at me… I could go on and on and on, but I had to draw a line somewhere! I love the palettes that come out at this time for year and always keep an eye out for them as I think they allow you to get a lot more for your money.
L to R:
Nars Danmari All About Cheeks Palette £45 - a collection of NARS’ most loved blushers. Apart from the lilac I love all of these shades.
Douceurs de Paris Palette £37 - a mix of matt and shimmering eyeshadows, perfect for day to evening looks. I have a couple of NARS eyeshadows and the quality is beautiful.
Yorokobi Super Orgasm Set £29 - nail polish, blush and lip gloss in the infamous Orgasm shade. I love the blush already and have always wanted to try the nail polish and lip gloss. These are mini sizes of the products, but a great way to experiment with them!
Laura Mercier Luxe Colour Portfolio £65
6 eyeshadows, 2 blushers, 3 cake tightliners, 3 brushes.
I love this a lot, but would love it more if there were 2 lip colours + 1 eyeliner. Three seems a lot, no? The eyeshadow colours are very wearable and include a couple I already own. My Laura Mercier colour wardrobe (featured in my first ever blog post) still has a fair bit of life in it, so I don’t *need* this by any stretch of the imagination, but I do think it’s beautiful and like the fact that it includes brushes as I use the ones I already have a lot.
Bobbi Brown 20th Anniversary Lip Palette £43
10 original Lip Colors launched by Bobbi in 1991, plus 10 bright, ultra modern options - wear alone or mix & match.
I adore almost all of these colours and it would carry me through every season. It’s a lot of money but I think you’re getting a lot in exchange - 20 lip colours!
YSL Rouge Volupte Perle (#4 + #1) £22.50
I think these are just too beautiful… I haven’t even seen them in the flesh but they’re so pretty they almost look like ornaments and I’ve heard the texture is gorgeous - I want and I will 100% have one!
OCC Lip Tar
I’ve been researching reviews of these a lot on other blogs lately and am dying to have a play! Swatches below show the colours I like the look of most…
Pretty Boy Trollop Memento Grandma Harlot
*Awaits funny comments on how these reflect on my character!*
Clinique Chubby Colour & Shine Set £27
I think these colours are more Spring than AW but they are very pretty and wearable. It wouldn’t break my heart not to get these but I do think they’re cute and would make a lovely gift.
I’ve wanted to try Butter London nail polishes for ages and think the AW colours are gorgeous. I particularly like Toff, Knees Up and Wallis. They cost £12 each.
BRUSHES & TOOLS
Shu Uemura Brush Set £35
I’ve always wanted to own some Shu Uemura brushes as I’ve heard so many great things about them… I’m thinking this set is probably as close as I’ll get as they are very pricey and I love this very portable little kit! If any of you use Shu Uemura I’d love to know your opinions on this and if you think it would be a good investment.
Bobbi Brown Party Deluxe Travel Brush Set £80
Includes seven brushes: Dual Ended Concealer/Blender, Foundation, Face Blender, Eye Sweep,
Eye Shadow, Eye Definer and Dual-Ended Ultra Fine Eyeliner/Eye Liner.
I think this is just beautiful and while it’s doubtless great value for money, it’s sadly way out of my budget. *sigh* … a girl can dream!
Real Techniques Core Collection & Starter Set £20.95 each, Stippling brush £10.99
I’ve been drying to try some Real Techniques brushes, designed by Sam Chapman of Pixiwoos fame. These kits seem a great place to start and I’d also love the Stippling Brush as I’ve heard it’s amazing for applying foundation with a flawless finish. Again I’d love your feedback on these.
Shu Uemura Lash Curler £20
I haven’t curled my lashes for years (shock horror) though they are naturally quite curled and would really like a set of these cult curlers. The ones I used many moons ago were by Body Shop… I’ve no idea in what way these are different but they look quite curved to me and I know I used to nip my skin on the Body Shop ones, which is probably why I stopped using them!
So that’s it (for today!!)… what do you think of my lust list - and what’s on yours?