Timeless Favourites: The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I thought I would kick-start the new ‘Timeless Favourites’ series (you can read more about the series here) with The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer.  Mary-Lou Manizer used to be regularly featured on YouTube and on make-up blogs as a favourite of many make-up lovers.  I wrote a post on this product back in 2016 and thought it would be fun to re-visit the product, as it is still in my collection.

I’m so glad I tried out this product again as it has become one of my favourite highlighters all over again! Mary-Lou Manizer is a pale, champagne-gold powder highlighter which can be used to add radiance to the face, cheeks and eyes.  I think it is perfectly suited to obtaining the strobing effect which is so popular right now.

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The Cosmetics Company Store: Clinique and MAC Goodies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last month, I visited the Livingston Designer Retail Outlet and picked up some goodies from ‘Cosmetic Company Store’.  If you live in the USA, you may have seen The Cosmetic Company Stores.  The CCS sells premium make-up at reduced prices from brands and now has outlets across the UK.

The CCS sells premium make-up at reduced prices from brands within the Estee Lauder group (including MAC, Clinique, Bobbi Brown, Smashbox and Tom Ford, to name but a few).  The products are genuine and there is nothing wrong with them.  They tend to be those from limited edition ranges, surplus stock from existing ranges and shades which are being phased out by the make-up brands.

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Spotlight on MAC: Aqua and Lime (Using MAC Eyeshadows)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aquadisiac is such a beautiful, lustre finish aqua colour and one of my long-time favourite eyeshadows from MAC.  This particular eyeshadow is incredibly pigmented, so only a little is needed on a brush for high impact colour.  For this look, I used Aquadisiac alongside Lucky Green eyeshadow, which is another favourite of mine.

To complement the look: I used Kiko Baked Blush in Dreaming Coral on the cheeks (you can read my post and see swatches of this product here), Kiko Glow Fusion Powder Highlighter in 01 Champagne to highlight my cheekbones (you can read my post on this product here) and MAC Huggable Lipcolour Lipstick in Origami Orange on my lips.

Interested in reading more posts on MAC? You might enjoy my ‘Spotlight on MAC’ series (you can read more about the series here). 

Here’s how to re-create this look:

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B and M Discount Store Bargain: NYX Sweet Cheeks Blush Palette

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I recently found and purchased the NYX Sweet Cheeks Blush Palette from B&M for only £5.99, with a usual RRP of £17.99.  I’ve always looked at this particular powder blusher palette in Boots and so it was fantastic being able to get it at a fraction of the price! The palette contains a wide range of shades, so it’s a fantastic choice for anyone looking to try out a range of different colours, for travelling or if you are just starting out in make-up.

Stay tuned for a post on the NYX Plush Gel Lipsticks! I found a triple pack of Plush Gel Lipsticks for only £6.99 in Watt Brothers, which is the usual RRP price for just one lipstick!

You can find more posts on the site featuring NYX make-up here.  You can also search for make-up posts on the site featuring various brands under ‘Faves, Hauls & Brands’/’Brands’ on the site menu bar.

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Sneak Peek: Fenty Beauty Pop-Up Store Haul

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fenty Beauty is currently touring the UK as part of the Harvey Nichols pop-up store and I was excited to see they had a location near to me.  There aren’t any stockists where I live and I also haven’t tried the brand before, so it was really fun to be able to finally see the products in person.  As part of the pop-up, Fenty Beauty were giving away a free make-up bag with a mini lipstick sample, as well as a foundation sample, with any two purchases.

I ended up choosing three products and also got the make-up bag with the samples to try.  I want to try them all out for a while before putting a more detailed post up but for now, I thought it would be fun to showcase what I picked up!

You can read more about the Fenty Beauty pop-up stores and find out the locations here.

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#5 Make-Up News

 

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Here is some new make-up news for this week:

Fenty Beauty will be touring around the UK in July 2018 with pop-up stores featuring the new Moroccan Spice collection and the whole range of products.  There will be pop-up stores in London (5-8 July), Glasgow (14-15 July), Nottingham (21-22 July) and Belfast (28-29 July).  I’ve never seen Fenty Beauty products in person so I’m really excited to visit one of the pop-up stores.  You can read more on the pop-up stores and find location information on Harvey Nichol’s official website here.

Too Faced co-founder Jerrod Blandino has released sneak peek photos on Instagram of the upcoming ‘Tutti Frutti’ collection.  The collection looks pretty big and like it includes an eyeshadow palette, blushers, highlighters, lip glosses and face sprays.  I love the Sweet Peach products and so I’m really excited to see what this new collection is like! You can see the sneak peeks on Jerrod Blandino’s Instagram page here.

Kat Von D has a range of new palettes coming out for Holiday 2018, including a blusher/highlighter palette and an eyeshadow palette.  You can see more on ‘trendmood1’ on Instagram here.

Charlotte Tilbury has just launched the new ‘Bar of Gold Trio Highlighter Palette’ on charlottetilbury.com.  The palette costs £49 and contains the Original Gold bar highlighter, Rose Gold (a light pinky-rose) and Gold Bullion (a medium sun-kissed bronze).  You can see the palette here.

Hourglass will be launching an Ambient Lighting Edit Volume 4 palette for Holiday 2018.  The palette contains two finishing powders, one strobe powder, a strobe blusher, blusher and bronzer.  You can see more on ‘trendmood1’ here and on Instagram here.

Do you like this sort of post? Any types of launches, make-up ranges or products you would like to read more about? Let me know in the comments section.

IT Cosmetics CC+ Vitality Brightening Creme Blush in Je Ne Sais Quoi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I recently read on FYI Beauty that Boots is now selling IT Cosmetics and so thought it was time for an IT Cosmetics post! QVCUK was the first company to launch IT Cosmetics in the UK and last year, I snapped up one of the sets containing the IT Cosmetics CC Creme Blush and the No 20 Heavenly Luxe Airbrush Blush Brush. 

The CC Blush in Je Ne Sais Quoi is one of my favourite products for when I want to make my face look really fresh and healthy with minimal effort.  It is also wonderful in summertime on days when you want just the lightest hint of make-up.

Interested in reading about more IT Cosmetics products? You can read my other posts on IT Cosmetics products here.  You can also search under Faves, Hauls & Brands/Brands on the menu bar to read about IT Cosmetics or other brands featured on the site.

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Kiko Glow Fusion Powder Highlighter in 01 Champagne

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A couple of weeks ago, I posted a sneak peek of products I picked up from a recent trip to Kiko (click here to see the post).  As part of the ‘Metal Fusion’ collection, there are powder highlighters which are also available in the permanent Kiko range.  I already have the Glow Fusion Powder Highlighter in 01 Champagne, which was included in the ‘Metal Fusion’ collection.  This highlighter gives such a beautiful, natural glow to the face that I think it is well worth a post!

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Kiko Metal Fusion Blush in 05 Outrageous Tangerine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A couple of weeks ago, I posted a sneak peek of products I picked up from a recent trip to Kiko (click here to see the post).  I picked up one of the new blushers from the limited edition ‘Metal Fusion’ collection in the shade 05 Outrageous Tangerine.  I am glad I got this blusher as it looks so beautiful and glowy on the cheeks!  

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Sneak Peek: Kiko Make-Up Haul (Limited Edition and Permanent Products)

Left to Right: Neutral Eye Base; VolumActive Plus Eyes Mascara; 05 Outrageous Tangerine Metallic Blush (Metal Fusion Collection); 02 Feisty Saffron Eyeshadow Palette (Green Me Collection)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I recently popped into the Kiko Milano store as it has been a while since I have been in there.  It was so much browsing and looking at the new limited edition collections, as well as their permanent make-up range.   I ended up picking up four products: two from their new limited edition collections and two from their regular make-up line.

I’m going to put up posts on each of these products over the coming weeks, so check back for updates! Click here to read about 02 Feisty Saffron Eyeshadow Palette from the new limited edition ‘Green Me’ collection.

Interested in reading more about Kiko products? Click here to see my other posts on Kiko make-up (you can also find Kiko posts by going into Favs, Hauls & Brands/Brands/Kiko on the menu bar).

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