It’s official, Halloween is over, November is here and the weather is simply put freezing. Let’s not put a dampener on things though shall we, as with colder weather comes richer makeup. By richer I mean we trade out the soft shades of peach and pinks for the richer browns and plums, we swap those coral lips for rich berry tones and there is no better collection on the highstreet at the moment than L.O.V Cosmetic’s Fall Collection which has an amazing foundation, a gorgeous palette and just the right about of vampyness to it’s lipsticks.
For most people, myself included, when the colder months come around we tend to switch out or regular foundation for something with a little more coverage. L.O.V has released a new foundation for it’s fall collection called the EXTRAordinary foundation. Packaging wise it looks like it’s going to be a cushion foundation and to be honest that’s what I thought it was when I initially saw it. It’s not, instead it’s got this really cool pump system to it that allows you to dispense just the right amount of product.
It’s packaging also makes it extremely handy for travel as it has a mirror, sponge and because of it’s dispensing system there is no risk of it spilling all over your purse/bag. Coverage wise I would call it a medium but it can definitely be built up. I have this foundation in the shade No.025 Sand Sophistication which is the second shade within the range. A bit dark for my pale complexion but it’s easily fixed with a few lightening drops (I use The Body Shop ones).
Once I have my foundation done I tend to like to move onto the rest of face especially if I’m not doing a strong eye makeup look. The first palette I have is L.O.V Cosmetic’s The Contourious Palette which is a 4-in-1 palette that can be used to sculpt and define the face. This palette has a love satin finish powder, the perfect sculpting shade for fair skintones, a gorgeous rose gold blush that is very comparable to Nars’s Orgasm blush and the worst cream highlighter I have ever used.
Yes a shocker at the end I know. To be frank the Luminizer is a major let down in this palette. It’s the only one that has a cream formulation to it and as a cream it feels very waxy. With regards to luminizing -it doesn’t, it simply reflects the chunky glitter that is suspended in the waxy cream. I know I’m being very harsh on this highlighter but that’s only because I was very impressed with everything else in this palette.
The powders are so silky soft, and blend to perfection. The blush has just the right pigmentation and is such a stunning shade. I highly recommend the contour shade in this palette if you’re pale and constantly struggle to find a shade to suit your skintone. The palette also comes with a mirror so it’s also great for travel. With so many redeeming qualities to this palette, you can see why I was so disappointed in the highlighter shade.
With the disappointment I suffered with the highlighter in the Contourious palette above, I really didn’t have high hopes for the Glowrious Palette. Boy was I mistaken. This palette makes up for that one crappy highlighter big time. Okay so in this palette you get 2 highlighter and a bronzer. The highlighters come in two different finishes; subtle and intense. Both of them are super creamy and buttery in texture and blend flawlessly.
My favourite out of the two is weirdly the soft illuminator, which is weird I know because I normally go for the highlight seen from space kind of look but this is a highlighter that gives you that candle light soft focus glow. It’s so soft and subtle and absolutely pretty to look at that’s for sure.
The bronzer is super glowly and one I only really recommend you use in the summer when you have a nice tan on.
Let’s talk eyes and L.O.V Cosmetics has gone and released three gorgeous palettes this season. I have the 710 palette called Devoted to Roses and as the name suggests it’s very blush pink, soft mauve toned that just labels it as a fall palette. I love the packaging of this palette! Hands down the best of all the palettes, with it’s rubberized feel it’s like I have a Nars palette without the big price tag.
The eyeshadows themselves are stunning. Texture wise they’re like butter and blend beautifully on the eyes with little to no fallout. I did find that the pigmentation of them was way better with a primer than without so I do recommend you use one with these shadows.
There are so many amazing mascaras to choose from when it comes to L.O.V Cosmetics but one of their more unique products is actually their Lash Primer and dual-ended mascara. The Lash primer is exactly what it says on the tin, a primer for your lashes to be applied before your actual mascara. I honestly found that this product made such a difference to my mascara, even the ones that I normally use and have fantastic lashes with-this product made them work even better.
It’s a white mascara that has a nice fat brush that really helps elongate the lashes and volumize them too. The Liason Mascara from L.O.V Cosmetics is a fiber lash mascara and has this really tiny brush to it that makes getting at every hair on your eyes so easy. Makes for getting super long lashes.
The other side has a nice black liner on it. It’s not the blackest I’ve ever used-that would be Avon Super Shock Liner and the L’oreal Infallible Gel Crayon-but it is a good black liner that lasts quite a good time on the eyes.
Last two products I have to share from the collection are both lip products and each one comes from a different range within the collection. The first is from the LipAffair Mattes and is in the shade Black Mood. Love, Love, Love the colour of this lipstick! Such an amazing statement lip for the winter months and a nice change to the typical red’s that we tend to see this time of year. I personally like pairing this lipstick with either MAC’s Nightmoth Lip Liner or the lip liner that I featured in my Catrice Dawid Tomaszewski Collection review.
The other lipstick is from their LipAffair Metallic range and this is very much hitting the nail on the head when it comes to the metalized lips trend we’re seeing everywhere at the moment. The shade that I have is called Cosmic Aura and is this stunning crimson red that has been shot through with metallized copper shimmer. So beautiful and definitely the shade to have for next month (I am not saying the C word-it’s way to early!).
Let me know what you’re favourite piece from the collection is and whether or not you’ve tried L.O.V Cosmetics yet?
-Talk Soon xx