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.
I am a big fan of powder foundations and have been trying out the Kiko Weightless Wet and Dry Powder Foundation for a few months now. I have really being enjoying how light-weight the powder feels, as well as how quick and easy it is to apply to the face. I thought it was time for a post!
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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.
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 Facedhereor 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 Paintshere.
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.
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.
Last week, I spent some time browsing the make-up counters in Boots as I really fancied checking out the new Spring time offerings. Boots had a ‘3 for 2’ deal on and I ended up picking up various new make-up items. I got some products from ranges I have tried before and other items which are new to me.
I am planning on writing more detailed posts on each of these items in the coming weeks once I have had a chance to try them out. Look out for posts coming soon!
Some time ago, I watched a You Tube video by Emilynoel83 where she recommended the Revlon Ultra HD Gel Lipcolors. I have tried out – and loved – some of the products she has recommended in the past and so I couldn’t resist picking up a couple of these lipsticks. The Ultra HD Gel Lipcolors are a relatively new addition to the Revlon lipstick line-up. I picked up two shades: 705 Dawn, a neutral rose with a slight sheen and 760 Vineyard, a medium mauve-plum.
Around Autumn last year, Kiko launched their new range of lip glosses: the Hydra Lip Gloss, touted as a ‘softening lipgloss for shiny, plumped lips’. I purchased shade 26 Sparkling Hibiscus Pink to try when they came out and love the glossiness, pigment and non-sticky nature of the formula. I recently purchased shade 16 Iridescent Ruby and love it just as much (let me know if you would like to see a post on this shade too). It’s been a while since I have written a Kiko post so I thought it was time to put a post together on this fabulous product!
Interested in reading more posts on Kiko make-up? Click here to read about other products I have tried out and love from the brand.
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.