Friday, 8 August 2014

Getting Lippy With NYX

I've always been a fan of NYX but it was tricky to get here. I resorted to buying online but thankfully this is a thing of the past with the arrival of NYX stands popping up in local pharmacies and stores.
A while back,  I was sent a few products to try out.  Today I'm talking about their Matte lipsticks.

These are the two beauties I received and immediately I fell for their pigmentation.

Perfect Red
Tea Rose

Check out that pigmentation!!
Both shades are absolutely gorgeous and are very long lasting. It took me a while to get used to the Matte effect as I usually got for a lipstick with a bit of shine. However, once I tried them a few times, I was hooked. 

The pigmentation in them is brilliant but can be a bit of a shock at first, if you're not used to a strong colour. Playing around, I found that with a lighter hand, you can get a less strong look. I'll definitely be picking up more lippies from NYX along with some other beauties.

Have you tried anything from the NYX range yet?

Monday, 4 August 2014

Clarins Autumn/Winter 2014 Ombre Minerale Eyeshadow

If there is one brand that continues to pull at my heart strings with new collections it is Clarins. This Autumn/Winter is no different with their "Ladylike" collection. I was sent a couple of bits to try from the collection including a gorgeous eyeshadow palette (number 13 if you're looking on counter for it)

On opening, I see that all four eyeshadows are neutral browns. This makes me happy as I am a sucker for neutrals and with the selection given you can rock a pretty sexy smokey eye. 

I'm really liking this offering, so far I have used it twice but I can see it becoming one I return to a lot. I also really like the way Clarins put a suggestion on how to use the shades on the back of each box.

The eyeshadow palettes retails at €41 and will be available with the rest of the collection from mid august at your local Clarins Counter.

What do you think of this lovely? Will you be checking it out?