Sleek really is one of my favoured high street make up brands – when its good, its very good and well worth the price. I also like the simple black packaging that always feels heavy rather than light and cheap. This Contour Kit hit my doormat a few weeks ago – I love contour products although I tend to like doing it (if I bother) with my Nars Multiple Sticks (Malaysia and Copacabana). The Sleek […]
I was sent this ELF High Definition Loose Powder to test quite a while ago but have only had a chance recently to give it a go. (I am working on a post/video on the best make up for photographs so this HD face powder popped into mind). There’s been plenty of hype surround this plainly packaged £6 powder. For one thing, its cheap (ELF is of course, known for being very very affordable with […]
I am interested in contouring and shading – think it makes a big difference to the face if done well and subtly. Was anyone else an 80s child like me and remembers how the Hong Kong or Asian actresses in general used to contour their noses? Extreme. It was extreme. Anyway I bought this Make Up For Ever sculpting kit to have a play with. There are 4 variations so I got no. 2 which […]
I picked up some of the Scott Barnes loose powders from StrawberryNet for about £10 each (annoyingly enough, they were all reduced this week – D’oh!). I picked up 3 that I thought would be useful – Translucent, 24k (a bronze) and Diamond Dust (a shimmery beige type powder). Here is the Scott Barnes Loose Powder in translucent: It looks a bit whitish, but once its brushed away it leaves a pretty even finish that […]
Look what I got my hands on! Lancome’s limited (and largely sold out) Sparkling Cherub palette…technically an illuminator: Inside is a gorgeous palette – it has a beige/light gold outer rim, a bronze in the centre and a small pink heart detail. There is a glitter overspray on the powder, which is just gorgeous but WILL wipe away after a few uses. A closer look…just to admire…. Lancome releases some super pretty face palettes every […]
I am getting acquainted with Benefit again, and picked up this cute little pot of loose powder, named One Hot Minute Face Powder £23.50. It is, as expected, super cute, and will apparently make you sexy in seconds. They say: Look sexy in seconds! For a gorgeous “gaze at me glow” sweep this loose rose-gold finishing powder over your complexion & décolleté. All it takes is…one hot minute! One minute? Darling, I can do it […]
I was sent this pressed powder to try out last week from Sleek MakeUP. They seem to be on a roll lately, new product after new product, but I’m not complaining. This pressed powder (how old school!) has a SPF 15 and once again, comes in a sturdy, slick palette. For a drugstore brand, Sleek have got the packaging down to a fine art – its not that nasty plastic and its heavy enough to […]
YSL Palette Pop, a Limited Edition soft powder with a mixture of warm tones: This was part of the Spring 2008 collection. Picked this up recently on eBay for £15! What do you think? Worthy of being a random beauty?