Tuesday, 26 August 2014

#MyNo7Feeling Red Lash FOTD featuring Lash Impact Mascara, Stay Perfect Shade & Define, High Shine Lip Crayon

No 7 is busy showcasing quick, flattering summer makeup looks right now - there are several to try, from soft natural pinks to low-key ways to wear red to summer bronzed.  I've been trying out Look 2, which features defined eyes and a wearable red lip - right up my proverbial makeup street.

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Eve Lom Radiance Lift Foundation in Ivory

There's no doubting that Eve Lom's Radiance Lift Foundation is a thing of beauty.  Just look at that bottle!  At £50, though, it needs to do more than just look gorgeous in the tube.  Promising flawless coverage, hydration, and anti-aging properties, I've been trying it out for a few months now - and given the hot, sticky weather we've seen in the UK, I've definitely been testing it's long-wear claims to the fullest.

Friday, 22 August 2014

BUY THIS NOW: Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick in Tumultuous Pink

When Estee Lauder add a new lipstick to their already fabulous Pure Color lineup, I sit up and take notice.  As a self confessed lipstick addict, I absolutely love the original Pure Color lipsticks - they deliver beautifully pigmented colour, comfortable wear, and last for bloody ages on the lip.  The newest variation is Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick, and I had to try them out.  HAD TO.

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Soap & Glory Orangeasm

Soap and Glory have released a new mini-collection themed around a fruity, cheeky new scent - and it's called Orangeasm.  I'm not quite sure why Soap and Glory have decided that notes of green mandarin, Sicilian lemon and sweet orange peel are comparable to orgasms, but hey, this is Soap and Glory, and they can always be relied upon for a bit of irreverent fun.

Anyway, the products in the range include a body wash, body butter, and super tonic, which is a light fragrance mist.  I've been using the body wash and super tonic for the past couple of weeks, and I've been impressed by the body wash - it foams up plentifully but doesn't feel drying at all on the skin, thanks in part to the use of Sodium Trideceth Sulfate, a more gentle cleansing agent than the traditional SLS included in most body washes.  The scent is glorious - bright, zesty and bursting with citrus, it's very, very energising indeed.  Not bad for just £6.50 for a giant 500ml bottle.

I've been less impressed by the Super Tonic - I like my fragrance to stay on my skin for as long as possible, and the tonic seems to fade within the hour.  The scent is simple, but nice enough if you like citrus - it's very orangey, and I can't really detect many other notes in the mix.  If you love the scent and are prepared to reapply every couple of hours, Super Tonic may work for you, but it's just too simplistic and fades too fast for me.  At least it doesn't break the bank at £12 for 100ml.

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This post originated at www.londonbeautyreview.com. If you're reading it elsewhere, it's been stolen, violating my copyright.

Monday, 18 August 2014

Too Faced Bulletproof 24 Hour Eyeliner in Get Lucky, Dirt Bag and Mink

I'm not entirely sure why makeup brands think we want to wear makeup for 24 hours - Too Faced's latest eyeliner release promises 24 hour wear and a creamy texture which can be smoked out before it sets down.  Available in eight shades from neutrals to black to brights, it's a BeautyBay exclusive in the UK.

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Philosophy Miracle Worker Overnight

I've only been trialling Philosophy's new Miracle Worker Overnight moisturiser for a few weeks, and I'm already impressed.  The cream is velvety and light, almost souffle like in texture, and it absorbs quickly into the skin and leaving it feeling well moisturised and very, very smooth.  I've found that it does need to be applied to absolutely clean skin or you'll get those little strands of product appearing as you rub it in.

I absolutely love the scent - to my nose it has a gloriously orangey-cocoa scent, which makes it smell faintly of a grown up, sophisticated chocolate orange.  Other reviewers have said that it smells virtually scent free or smells of mushrooms, though, so if you're sensitive to scented products it's probably worth having a sniff in store before purchasing.

As for the effects, I've not quite been using it long enough to see the results - I can say that my skin already feels smoother and softer.  My frown lines and slight crow's feet seem a little less noticeable, too.  At £45 for a stuffed-to-the-gills 60ml pot, Miracle Worker Overnight is around the average mark for a department store brand anti-aging moisturiser.  Find it now at the Philosophy website - I'll report back in a few more weeks on my final thoughts.

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This post originated at www.londonbeautyreview.com. If you're reading it elsewhere, it's been stolen, violating my copyright.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

DHC Premium Lipstick GE

Japanese skincare brand DHC, famous for their cleansing oil, has a makeup line!  This is news to me, but apparently the brand has been producing colour products for ages, having started with cheek colours.  Anyway, part of that line is the simply named Premium Lipstick GE.  No ultra-long product names with multiple made up ingredients and multiple adjectives for DHC, oh no - this is lipstick, and it's their premium one.  Don't ask me what GE stands for.  Let's just gloss over that bit, okay?

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