It’s no secret I love my high-end cosmetics. Plonk me in Selfridges Beauty Department and I’m the happiest girlie in town. Be it foundations, eyeshadows, lipsticks or even skincare, for some reason, my eye is always drawn to the high ticket items…much to the disapproval of my bank manager; it does so play havoc with the purse strings. So when I can get the effect I want with a fist full of high street hotties, you can bet I’m jumping up and down with glee.
This little lot is part old favourites, part new additions to the makeup roster and I can’t remember the last time I had so many comments on my make-up…. all positive, thank goodness!
Super easy eyes using two shades from the new Bourjois Colour Edition 24 Hour Cream Eyeshadows. We are talking cream to powder eyeshadows that can be worn sheer, as I’ve done, or layered up for a more intense look. No creasing, no fading. Just super fast, super easy application with the fingers. I’ve literally swiped 03 Pétale de Glace over the upper eye lid and smooshed 05 Prune Nocturne into the outer corner and crease, with a hint of it under the lower lash line for extra definition. (A heads up: this is a fab dupe for a high end cream eyeshadow – can you guess which one? Stay tuned for a dupe post this week!) Lashes got lush with Sleek’s new Lethal Length Mascara. You’ve just got a love a brush that literally hugs each and every lash, coating them in the blackest of blacks for a really intense eye.
More newness from Bourjois for the lips. I was already in love with their Color Boost Lip Crayons (HERE) launched earlier this year, so Plum Russian, the perfect lip-smacking Autumnal shade, was welcome news. Swiped over the lips for a sheer look, intensifying as you build it up, I like to wear this as an almost stained glass look. Sheer-ish over the whole lips and slightly darker around the lipline. Gorgeous. And to save time, I used it to add a little colour to the cheeks!