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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Bold Green and Canary Yellow (Using Urban Decay Full Spectrum Palette)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I felt like wearing a really bold, colourful look and pulled out my Urban Decay Full Spectrum Palette for some inspiration.  The UD Full Spectrum Palette has lots of bright colours and I decided to concentrate on the green, yellow and blues shades.

To complement the look I used: Makeup Revolution Spice Blusher Palette (first shade on the top left) and Kiko Glow Fusion Powder Highlighter in 01 Champagne to highlight the cheekbones (click here to read more about the Kiko highlighter).

Looking for more combination ideas using the Urban Decay Full Spectrum Palette? You can see more looks on the site hereYou can also search for looks using various palettes featured on the site under ‘Eyeshadow Combo Ideas’/’Palettes’ on the menu bar.

Here’s how to re-create this look:

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Hot Magenta and Black (Using Urban Decay Vice 4 Palette)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’ve really been enjoying dipping back into palettes that I purchased a while ago (from Urban Decay, Kat Von D and Too Faced) as it can be so easy to get sidetracked by all the new releases.  I really love the bold pops of colour and smokier tones in the Urban Decay Vice 4 Palette and came up with this magenta and black eyeshadow combination.

To complement the look I used: MAC Blusher in Melba (matte peach) and MAC Huggable Lip Colour in Fresh and Frisky (light coral-peach).

Looking for more eyeshadow combination ideas using the Urban Decay Vice 4 Palette? You can view various looks on the site here

You can also get ideas for eyeshadow combinations using various palettes from different brands under Eyeshadow Combo Ideas/Palettes Series on the menu bar.

Here’s how to re-create this look:

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Watt Bros Bargain: Triple Pack of NYX Plush Gel Lipsticks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I was in my local Watt Bros store recently and found a triple pack of the NYX Plus Gel Lipsticks.  The pack was incredibly good value, as it cost £6.99 for three lipsticks, with £6.50 being the usual RRP for one! I haven’t tried out the Plush Gel Lipsticks before, so I thought this would be a good opportunity to try them out!

I also found the NYX Sweet Cheeks Blush Palette in B&M (a UK discount store) for only £5.99! You can see my post on this product here.

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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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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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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Rich Cocoa (Using Too Faced Chocolate Gold Eyeshadow Palette)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Love & Cocoa is a beautifully rich, metallic chocolate brown shade from the Too Faced Chocolate Gold Eyeshadow Palette (click here to see my post on this palette).  I couldn’t resist trying it out on the lid alongside Holla For a Dolla in the crease and Famous on the inner lid.

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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Too Faced Melted Matte Liquified Matte Long Wear Lipstick in ‘Bend & Snap’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recently, I was browsing the Too Faced counter in my local Debenhams and picked out the shade ‘Bend & Snap’ in their ‘Melted Matte Liquified Matte Long Wear Lipstick’ formula.  I loved the rich, deep raspberry hue of the shade and thought the formula felt so light, velvety and smooth on the lips.  I just had to get it!

Interested in other Too Faced products? You can see my other posts on Too Faced here or search under Faves, Hauls & Brands/Brands/Too Faced on the menu bar.

Interested in other products from the Too Faced Liquified Long Wear Lipstick range? You can see a comparison of the Too Faced Liquified Long Wear Lipsticks with the Maybelline Colour Drama Intense Lip Paints here.

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