Too much make-up?

Too much make-up?

This morning I was drawn to my Nars Day & Night Eyeshadow Palette – just a little of the minty turquoise (Cleo) I thought, but I didn’t stop… Very soon I’d added the lovely slate blue (Underworld) – which is so hard to resist – and then decided a bit more to line the eyes using Night Breed, because, let’s face it, there is not enough glitter in the world!  Oh, and then as a highlighter I went for Sugarland… lovely, lovely apricot shimmer 🙂 So there I was trotting off to the market with eyes all sultry and smoky, far too much for a September morning buying fruit and veg! I did try (honest!) to soften the look with Elizabeth Arden’s Pink Shimmer Lipstick, but then the Benefit Hoola came out, not to mention the Avon Super Shock Mascara… oops! Pin...

Thursday’s Cosmetics

Just a casual day in the office… Smashbox Halo – their version of mineral/powder foundation.  I love the packaging which contains a sort of grater so powder doesn’t explode everywhere when you open it. Estee Lauder Disappear Concealer for my dark circles… an absolute must as it gives great coverage.  My husband actually introduced me to it and how to apply it – pat it on lightly with fingers for best results. Smashbox Bronzer… the label has worn away and there’s not a lot left, but I think it’s Fusion in ‘Sunset’ which is really nice for bronzing pale skin. Chanel Eyeshadow – the pink and the brown from the Quadra Eyeshadow ‘Influences’. Avon’s SuperShock Mascara in Plum… I wouldn’t say it’s a shock, but it’s definitely super.  It applies very nicely and doesn’t clog. Nars Lipstick in ‘Damage’ – perfect everyday shade 🙂 Pin...

Too Faced New Romantic Peacock Palette

When we opened the parcel containing the Too Faced palettes we were so excited! The packaging of all their products is just gorgeous!! The New Romantic Peacock Palette is a fabulous pink with a black peacock silhouette design… inside you’ll find lovely pinks and minky browns. There are three eyeshadows: a shimmery mocha, a raspberry pink and a shimmery mink. I liked them all, but the most wearable, for day and night, is the mink. The raspberry pink is a bit daring on the eyes – be careful not to look like you’ve gone ten rounds with Ricky Hatton! As a blush it’s really good though!! The shadows are easy to apply and blend, they feel very light and silky on the skin. Alongside the three eyeshadows are three lip glosses – I wear them all. There’s a raspberry pink, a neutral beige shimmer and a pale shimmer gloss. The raspberry pink is very versatile – you can wear it sheer or build it up for a wow-factor. The other two are lovely for daily wear. And finally there’s a bronzey blush – if you’re very pale watch out, it can look a bit dirty if you put too much one, so build it up gradually. Overall I was very, very pleased with this – it has become my main daily make-up and I will use all the shades (though maybe not much of the raspberry shadow), which is rare for me with a palette as I often find I don’t use half the shades. The packaging makes this ideal for a gift… I’m sure most girls will be...