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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All Out Blue (Using MAC Eyeshadows)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I thought it would be fun to use various shades of blue eyeshadow from MAC to kickstart my new ‘Spotlight on MAC’ series.  You can read more about the ‘Spotlight on MAC’ series here.

Some of the shades are from the permanent range, whilst a couple are from past limited edition collections.  I’ve given suggestions for permanent shades you can use in place of the limited edition ones, in case you don’t have them.

To complement the look:  I used Kiko Marmoreal Biscuit Baked Blush (you can read more about this product here) on my cheeks and Bare Minerals Gen Nude Lipstick in Nudist on the lips.

Here’s how to re-create this look:

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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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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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Golden Relic (Using Kat Von D Saint and Sinner Palette)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I used the Kat Von D Saint and Sinner Palette (click here to read more about this product) to create this quick and easy golden peach combination.  I wanted to create something which looked fresh and bright on the eyes, compared to the smokey, sultry blue combination featured in my first Saint and Sinner look post here.  I used only one brush (the MAC 239) to create this look as well, keeping things nice and simple.

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

Here’s how to re-create this look:

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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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Urban Decay Vice Lipsticks in Zealot and Cruel

 

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Urban Decay recently completely revamped their entire lipstick line and launched the Vice lipsticks.  The range includes an impressive 100 shades with six finishes, including sheer, sheer shimmer, cream, metallized, comfort matte and mega matte.  An additional 20 shades are also available exclusively to Sephora, so lucky you if you have access to Sephora to view these shades!

This post features the two shades I purchased with a metallized finish: Zealot and Cruel.  I also have Wonderland (Gwen Stefani packaging), Firebird (Gwen Stefani packaging) and Venom (from the old Revolution range).  Wonderland, Firebird and Venom have all been incorporated into the permanent Vice collection.  You can read my post on Wonderland lipstick here and my post on Venom lipstick here.

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Kiko Water Eyeshadows

 

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Kiko Water Eyeshadows in Nos 210, 212, 219 and 221. Kiko Creamy Colour Comfort Lipliner in 312 and Smart Lip Pencil in 707 (click here to read about the lip products)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I recently posted about some new make-up purchases from Kiko, one of them being from their Water Eyeshadow range (click here to read the post).  I thought it would be fun to do a separate post just on the Kiko Water Eyeshadows, as I really love this particular product.

I have four Water Eyeshadows which are featured in this post: 219 Flamingo Pink (also featured here), 212 Emerald Green, 210 Golden Spring Green and 221 Cyclamen.

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