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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New NYX Make-Up: Away We Glow Eyeshadow Palette and Lip Lingerie Glosses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I was browsing in Boots last week and noticed that there were some new NYX products being featured at the front display section at the NYX counter.  The new ‘Away We Glow’ collection includes two eyeshadow palettes and the palette called ‘Hooked On Glow’ really caught my eye due to the beautiful mix of peach, gold, brown tones.  The Lip Lingerie Glosses looked really interesting, as the same shades were available in three finishes: regular gloss, shimmer and glitter.  I ended up choosing Euro Trash in the Shimmer finish. 

I haven’t started playing with them yet but I thought it would still be fun to show the products on the site.  I’ll try to do a post update once I have been using both products for a while.

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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Quick and Easy Neutral Eye (Using Too Faced Chocolate Gold Eyeshadow Palette

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I used the Too Faced Chocolate Gold Eyeshadow Palette (click here to see my post on this palette) to create this quick and easy go-with-anything neutral eye combination.  I wore this look with a red lipstick but it would go just as well with nudes, pinks, corals or deeper shades.

Looking for more combination ideas using the Too Faced Chocolate Gold Eyeshadow Palette? Click here to view more looks (you can also see sneak peeks of upcoming looks occasionally on my Instagram page @makeupbysairalee).

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Spotlight on MAC: Extra Dimension Blush in ‘Sweets For My Sweet’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The ‘Extra Dimension’ line is one of my favourites from MAC and so I was very excited when they introduced Extra Dimension blushers, skin finishes and eyeshadows to their permanent range.  I found it very hard to choose what products to get as they were so beautiful but I managed to narrow it down to one blusher (featured here) and one skin finish (Beaming Blush).   

Interested in reading more about MAC products or getting ideas for MAC combinations? You might enjoy my ‘Spotlight on MAC’ series (click here to read more).  You can also get ideas for combinations using MAC eyeshadows here.

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Lime Ministry (Using Kat Von D Saint and Sinner Palette)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I really love the bright blue (Ministry) and the lime shade (Exodus) from the Kat Von D Saint and Sinners Eyeshadow Palette (click here to read about this product, see photos and view swatches) and wanted to see what they looked like together.  I like how the lime green pops out from the middle of the lid when the eyes are closed.

To complement the look: I used Benefit Galifornia (click here to read more about this product) on the cheeks, Makeup Revolution Highlighter in Golden Lights (bright light white-gold) to highlight the tops of my cheekbones and MAC Shanghai Spice (creamy peachy-nude) on the lips.

Click here to see more eyeshadow combinations using the Kat Von D Saint and Sinner Eyeshadow Palette!

Click here to read more tips on how to create a highlighted eyeshadow style on the eyes.

Here’s how to re-create this look:

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Kiko ‘Green Me Collection’: 02 Feisty Saffron Eyeshadow Palette

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earlier this week, 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 eyeshadow palettes – 02 Feisty Saffron – which is part of Kiko’s limited edition ‘Green Me’ collection.  I thought it would be fun to do a more in-depth post on this eyeshadow palette, particularly since I think it is a great smaller and cheaper alternative to Urban Decay’s Naked Heat Palette and Tarte’s Toasted Palette.

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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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Pinked Bronze and Gold (Using Too Faced Chocolate Gold Eyeshadow Palette)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I recently purchased the new Too Faced Chocolate Gold Eyeshadow Palette (click here to read more about this product and see photos) and couldn’t wait to try out some of the metallic eyeshadows.  This look combines gold, bronze and pink to create a subtle wash of colour across the lids. 

Click here to see more eyeshadow combinations using the Too Faced Chocolate Gold Eyeshadow Palette! You can also see sneak peeks of upcoming look posts on my Instagram page @makeupbysairalee

Here’s how to re-create this look:

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Revelation (Using Kat Von D Saint and Sinner Palette)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Relic – a bright jewel-toned yellow gold – is one of my favourite eyeshadows from the Kat Von D Saint and Sinners Eyeshadow Palette (click here to read about this product, see photos and view swatches).  In this look, I used it on the middle of the lid to create a bright, highlighted effect on the eyes.

Click here to see more eyeshadow combinations using the Kat Von D Saint and Sinner Eyeshadow Palette!

Click here to read more tips on how to create a highlighted eyeshadow style on the eyes.

Here’s how to re-create this look:

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Sparkling Silvery Taupe (Using Kat Von D Saint and Sinner Palette)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Immaculate in the Kat Von D Saint and Sinner Palette is a really interesting shade and one I couldn’t wait to try out in a look.  At first glance, it looks like a light, bright silver but on application, it has taupe and tan inflections to it, depending on how it catches the light.  For this look, I used Immaculate on the lid to give a pop of brightness, along with olive green and chocolate elsewhere to give some depth to the eyes.  

To complement the look, I used MAC Metallic Lipstick in Forbidden Romance on the lips (a metallic warm brownish-coppery rose), Too Faced Love Flush Blusher in Love Hangover (satin peachy-pink) on the cheeks and Anastasia Glow Powder in Starburst (pale metallic pearly-pink) to highlight.  If you want something with a little more impact, MAC Chili lipstick (matte orangey-brown) works really well with this look too.

Click here to read more about the Kat Von D Saint and Sinner Eyeshadow Palette, see photos and view swatches.

Click here to get more ideas for eyeshadow combinations using the Kat Von D Saint and Sinner Eyeshadow Palette!

Here’s how to re-create this look:

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