Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks (Mother and Lolita II)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kat Von D is a brand that I hadn’t tried until earlier this year when I took a trip to Dubai to meet some friends.  I was really excited to see that there was a Kat Von D counter in the Sephora and treated myself to a few products: a concealer (middle in the pic above), a lipstick and two of the Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks (left and right in the pic above).  I like the concealer and lipstick but I particularly love the Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks and so thought it was time for a post!!

Post Alert: I recently also treated myself to the Kat Von D Saint and Sinner Eyeshadow Palette.  Loooove this palette so much! You can read more on the palette here and see combination ideas here. Continue reading

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Kat Von D Saint and Sinner Eyeshadow Palette

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When the Kat Von D ‘Saint and Sinner Eyeshadow Palette’ launched in October at Debenhams, it took me a wee while to decide whether or not to purchase it.  Not because of the shade selection or the quality (it’s amazing on both counts!) but due to the £52 price tag.  The palette costs more than I would usually spend on an eyeshadow palette and so I really wanted to make sure it would be a good investment for me before forking out for it.  Now that I have it, I am soooooo glad that I got it!!!!

Click here to see combination ideas using this palette (first look posted on 27 November)!

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Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush in ‘Sparkling Bellini’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Back in July 2016, I wrote a post featuring the Too Faced Sweethearts Bronzer (click here to read the post).  I really loved this product (and still do!) and it made me curious about the other Sweethearts products.  My cousin’s wife mentioned to me that she had purchased the Sweethearts blush in ‘Peach Beach’ and so I thought it would be fun to check out the range.  

After swatching (and re-swatching) each of the blushes, I settled on ‘Sparkling Bellini’.  This particular blush has now become one of my favourites whenever I want to add a peachy-pink glow to my cheeks.  The blush is made up of three complementary shades (more on that below), meaning you can get four different blush effects on your cheeks.  Versatile, glowy and peachy-pink cheeks – I love it!

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Rimmel ‘The Only 1’ Lipsticks in 120 (Matte) and 200

 

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When I was starting to wear make-up in my teens, Rimmel was my go-to brand as it was affordable and reasonably priced.  However, I started to veer away from Rimmel as I got older and began trying out other make-up brands.  The other day, though, I saw a YouTube collaboration video featuring Karima Kimmie and Michelle Crossan showcasing looks using the relatively new Rimmel ‘The Only 1’ Lipstick in the matte formulation, and that brought the brand back to my attention.

The lipstick that Michelle used – 120 – really caught my eye as it was such a beautiful, coral-red shade.  What also really appealed to me was that they found the matte texture to be incredibly comfortable, moisturising and smooth to wear on the lips.  I don’t tend to wear matte lipsticks much as I can find them very drying on the lips.  So when I heard that these lipsticks felt so smooth on the lips and I saw this incredible colour, well, I just had to try them out! Boots also had a ‘2 for £10’ across the Rimmel make-up range, so I picked up another of ‘The Only 1’ lipsticks to try out, this time in their traditional (satin-like) formulation.

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IT Cosmetics: ‘It’s Your Complexion Perfection’ 4 Piece Collection on QVC

 

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QVC UK started selling IT Cosmetics last year and since then, I have been eager to try out some of their products.  As of last week, QVC UK started selling the IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream as part of a special 4 piece collection.  I’ve heard a lot of great things about this product (Emilynoel83 loves it), along with the other items in the collection, and so I couldn’t resist ordering it for myself.  The collection was also available last weekend for a ‘Today’s Special Value’ deal of £47.89, rather than £65, as part of QVC UK’s Beauty Weekend.  So I just had to get it!

I thought I’d do a post showing what the collection looks like and giving a quick overview of the products inside.  I’ve just received the set and not yet had a chance to play around with the products.  I  might do a few other posts providing more information on what I think of the products once I’ve used them and more detailed product pictures  (let me know in the comments section if you would like to see these types of posts).

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#4 Make-Up News

 

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

Benefit is launching a new boxed powder blush! The newest offering in the range will be Galifornia, which is described as a ‘sunny golden pink blusher’.  The idea behind the shade is that it captures the glow of the ‘Californian sunshine in a box’.  Benefit’s boxed blushers usually feature different scents and this one is no different.  Galifornia is said to feature notes of pink grapefruit and vanilla.  According to the official Benefit UK pages, Galifornia will be released on 11 February.  Can’t wait to check this one out as I have a weakness for pink blushers with gold hues! You can read more on the official Benefit UK pages here.

Jerrod Blandino recently posted a sneak peek of Too Faced’s new Love Light Highlighters on his Instagram page.  The highlighters follow Too Faced’s classic heart shaped design for cheek products but this time, come in metallic looking compacts.  I love highlighters, so I can’t wait to check these out! The launch date is advertised as March 2017 so I imagine these will follow in the UK later in the year.  You can see the sneak peek photo here.

Urban Decay has just released a new line called Vice Liquid Lipsticks.  There are 30 shades available across two different finishes: Metallized and Comfort Matte.  The liquid lipsticks are currently available in the USA (click here to see more on the official UD site).  I don’t currently have information on when these will be available in the UK but I will update this post when I find out.  

If you are a fan of Charlotte Tilbury’s cult lip liner Pillow Talk, you might be excited to hear she has released a Matte Revolution lipstick in the same shade.  Exciting if you are a lover of this nude-pink liner and want to colour your pout with a matching lip colour! You can find Pillow Talk lipstick here.

Charlotte Tilbury has also released another new lipstick shade, with the name suggested by social media followers: K.I.S.S.I.N.G. Lipstick in ‘Valentine’.  Valentine is described as a ‘petal-rose’ pink which gives you a soft, full and kissable looking pout on application.  You can find Valentine lipstick here.

MAC is coming out with a number of colourful lip and lash product offerings for Spring 2017.  The ‘In Extra Dimension Mascara’ launch includes vibrant and colourful mascara colours, ranging from yellow, orange, red, blue and green.  You can read more, see photos and see swatches on ChicProfile.com here.  The ‘ColourRocker’ launch contains 28 vibrant matte lipsticks, ranging from yellows, pinks, greens, teals, greys and blacks.  You can read more on Temptalia 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.

Teal and Gold Spotlight (Using Kat Von D Metal Matte Palette)

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I recently posted this look on my Instagram page (you can find me on @makeupbysairalee) and thought I would follow-up with a ‘how to’ post here.

I purchased the Kat Von D Metal Matte Palette when it came out in the UK last year and have been really enjoying using it to create different types of looks.  I really felt like doing something different and so came up with this teal and gold highlight effect combination.  I really like how it turned out – it’s softly smokey with the eyes open and then you get a real flash of colour when the eyes open and close.

Tip: You can read more tips, tricks and techniques for creating a highlighted eyeshadow style here.

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Benefit Ready, Set Brow! 24 Hour Setting Gel

 

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I mentioned some time ago in a ‘sneak peek’ post (read more here) that I had purchased several products from the Benefit brow range.  This post will focus on one of the products: the Ready, Set, Brow! 24 Hour Setting Gel.  When I had a brow lesson at the House of Fraser counter, the make-up artist used this product on my brows straight after she used the Goof Proof Pencil (click here to read my post on this pencil) to define, shape and set my brows.  I really loved how defined, yet natural, this product made my brows look and purchased it some time after when Debenhams had a 10% off beauty event sale.

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Too Faced Primed and Poreless Skin Smoothing Pressed Powder

 

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I’ve been looking for a new colourless setting powder for quite a long time now.  EmilyNoel83 (I love watching her YouTube videos) uploaded a video a few months ago featuring her favourite natural face powders.  The Too Faced Primed and Poreless Powder was given a mention and I thought, ‘Why not try it?’.  

I tried the powder over a foundation which I love but doesn’t have great staying power (I usually need a touch-up mid-morning) and wow!!! After applying my make-up early in the morning (around 7:15am), I didn’t feel the need for any powder touch-ups until later in the afternoon around 4pm.  That’s right – 4pm!!!

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#4 Make-Up News

 

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

Too Faced co-founder Jerrod Blandino has released sneak peek photos on Instagram of some new upcoming products in their Chocolate Bar and Natural ranges.  Palettes include White Chocolate Chip (click here to see the outside packaging and here to see inside), Chocolate Chip (click here to see the outside packaging and here to see inside) and the Natural Love palette (click here to see a sneak peek of the packaging).

Maybelline has some exciting new products launching from January 2017.  Products include Collossal Big Shot Mascara, Masterstrobe (a new illuminating liquid highligher) and 10 nude lipsticks in the Creamy Matte range.  Click here to see some sneak peek photos on the Maybelline Instagram page. 

MAC has released new iridescent highlighters as part of their ‘In The Spotlight Collection’ for Holiday 2016.  There are six shades of Strobing Cream (liquid formulation) and four shades of Extra Dimension Skinfinish (powder formulation) to choose from.  If you like highlighters which are glowy and bright, then you might like this collection.  You can see more here on the MAC USA pages and here on the MAC UK pages.  I purchased one of the Extra Dimension Skinfinishes in the shade ‘Beaming Blush and have a ‘sneak peek’ photo in my Instagram feed on my site (click here to see the photo on Instagram).

Makeup Geek will be releasing new lipsticks and lipglosses as part of their make-up range.  Products include the slimline Iconic Lipsticks (click here to see a sneak peek), along with Plush Matte and Creme liquid lip colours (click here for a sneak peek).

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.