Concealers, Foundations, Highlighter

New Releases from L’oreal

It’s been about a month since I’ve last sat at a computer to write a blog post and can I just say it was a break that was very much needed. I managed to have a nice relaxed few weeks that didn’t have me constantly checking my social media or checking to see if my scheduled post went up on time. Now that those weeks are finished however I’m ready to get back into what I enjoy and that’s writing about makeup.

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During my weeks off I picked up a lot of new releases especially from L’oreal Paris because they seem to be bringing out a new product every other week. I’m going to start off with the one product out of the releases that I picked that I liked. This is the L’oreal Glow Mon Amour Highlighting Drops in the shade 01 Sparkling Love.

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This is a stunning liquid highlighter that looks like liquid gold on the skin. It has a dropper tool as it’s applicator and you get 15mls of product in the bottle. It’s so easy to apply and I found using a small damp sponge with it gives the best result finish wise on the skin.

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I have a very much love/hate relationship with the Bonjour Nudista Awakening Skin Tint. This is marketed as a BB Cream however I find it more like a tinted moisturiser except it is so dry looking on the skin. I found the texture of it a bit like a gel and when applied on the skin it literally enhanced every pore & dry skin patch available. I didn’t like it at all.

That said, I did mix it with a serum/moisturiser/hydrating primer (only one of these at any one application) and it applied so beautifully. It really gave a gorgeous dewy finish to my skin that looked so perfect for the summer weather we’ve been having recently. See what I mean about the love/hate. I hate it on it’s own and love it mixed in with other products. I do however think that this product is not worth the purchase as I have other tinted products that give me a gorgeous dewy look to my skin without me having to mix them with anything.

SAM_4661 To go with the skin tint I decided to pick up the Infaillible 24H Concealer Pomade. This has been compared to the Nars Velvet Matte Concealer by a lot of my favourite bloggers and influencers. I HATE this concealer. It’s so thick and drying regardless of how you use it. I’ve tried it under the eyes-it creased. I’ve tried it on blemishes-it wiped off. Not only that it felt and looked very heavy on the skin-almost like it was sitting on top of it rather than look naturally sunk in.

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Let me know if you’ve tried any new products (from any brand) recently that I just have to try so I can check them out.

-Talk Soon xx

Fragrance

Alien Flora Futura by Thierry Mugler

It’s very very rare, if ever that I review perfume on my blog. There have been some posts, I won’t lie, and if you’re interested in them I will have them linked below. The main reason why I don’t review perfume is because I wholeheartly believe that perfume is a personal and private thing. Everyone is different, with different tastes and a different sense of smell. So what I might find uplifting and floral others might consider to be grannish and old-fashioned. It’s simply comes down to preference.

The latest fragrance release by brand Theirry Mugler is, however, another story. Alien Flora Futura, with it’s key notes of citrus, jasmine and sandalwood, is a fragrance in my opinion that’s perfect for everyones tastes.

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I really want to get into the actual smell of the perfume itself (which is simply amazing!) but before that I have to praise the artistic creativity of the person or persons responsible for designing the crystal perfection that is the bottle. It literally looks like an pink diamond, and with all the angular and sharp edges that it has it makes such a unique addition to anyones vanity table.

With the first spritz of Alien Flora Futura, you are transported into floral heaven. I must stress how soft and feminine the scent is-nothing about this whatsoever is overpowering or heavy. As the top note dies down, the more the musky and deep scent of sandalwood become more apparent. I use the word musky, because it definitely has that intensity of a nighttime sexy perfume but because of it being balanced by the floral notes, it can definitely be worn during the day as well.

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I personally found that two spritzes of this perfume was more than enough to last me throughout the day, including the few days in which we had a bit of sun here in Ireland (when I say few I mean one…spring where are you?). I didn’t need to top up at all and I should mention that almost everyday that I wore this perfume I got complimented on it and asked what it was. I highly highly recommend you head to a perfume counter near you and have a quick spritz as I know you won’t be disappointed by it.

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The bottle pictured is the 60ml size and this retails for 63 euros but there is also a smaller size (pictured above) and this retails for 48 euros. Retailers who stock this include Arnotts and Debenhams.

-Talk Soon xx

Ghost Fragrances For Christmas

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Essence Spring Summer 2018 Update!

Long time readers of this blog know it’s no secret that I have an unhealthy obsession with the beauty brand Essence Cosmetics. It’s available in almost every store here in Ireland, it’s relatively inexpensive and almost all of their products work like a dream. The other great thing about this brand is that every 6 months or every season they tend to update their collection/product line to keep up with new trends and in season colours. All of these products are available now as they’ve been released from the month of February and I hope to be reviewing some of them in future posts.

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Get You Glitter On! Loose Glitter & Pigments
Price:
€3.80
Available in 9 Shades.

“Course glitter flakes, colorful confetti or glitter dust-the various glitter pigments offer everything you need for a breathtaking, individual look. Each glitter already creates an amazing wow-look worn solo, but in combination with other glitter shades or types, they make a real statement! No matter whether for the face or body: get your glitter on!”

The Sili Helpers
Price:
€1.90

“A silicon tool to apply the “get your glitter
on!” glitter particles in an optimal and clean manner. The slim, slanted glitter & pigment applicator allows an easy and accurate application of glitter and pigments.”

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Get Your Glitter On! Tattoo Your Body Tattoos
Price:
€2.30

“With these cool tattoos, you can conjure-up doodles on the skin-for an individual style!”

Get Your Glitter On! Glitter Primer
Price:
€3.50

“This primer is the ideal base for applying all kinds of glitter and can be used on face and body.”

 

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My Only 1 Eyeshadow Palette
Price:
€12.49

“22 Colours for breath-taking make-up styles. Subtle nudes, cool nearly-black shades and bright pop-art colours-with this eyeshadow palette, there’s no limit to creativity nd anything is possible.”

Mix & Match Your Look Palette
Price:
€8.75

“An all round palette for the eyes, lips and face, which offers endless possibilities like contouring, chroming or striking looks for the lips and eyes. Eight bold colours as well as white can be applied individually or mixed in the special “mixing zone”. The creamy textures turn to powder upon application and ensure eye-catching styles.”

My Only 1 Lipstick Palette
Price:
€12.49

“There are no limits to creativity with this lipstick palette. It contains 22 colours with a light texture, which can be mixed and matched to create new favorite shades in the special “mixing zone”. Includes an applicator for easy application.”

Holo Wow! Dewy Lip Shine
Price:
€3.50
Available in 5 shades.

“The gloss with a light-reflecting, holographic shine creates fantastic holo effects on the lips. Worn solo or as a topper, it gives any lipstick applied underneath a new dimension.”

3D Dewy Look Stick
Price:
€4.40

“This practical stick ensures an ultimate “dewy” summer glow by emphasizing the cheekbones without any glitter or shimmer. Enriched with shea butter, it offers a light wet-look without leaving a greasy film behind.”

Holo Wow! Sparkle Stick
Price:
€4.40

“The practical stick with fine holographic pigments in pink and gold conjures-up shimmering highlights on the cheekbones.”

Holo Wow! Prisma Jumbo Eye Pencil
Price:
€3.50
Available in 4 shades.

“Magical blue, fascinating pink, radiant white and bright green–all with an iridescent colour effect–create long-lasting eyeshadow or eyeliner styles.”

Holo Wow! Eye & Face Palette
Price:
€4.95

“Four holographic shades for the eyes and face can be changed to suit the mood: all colours can be intensified with the matt black, or lightened with the holographic silver. Absolutely unique!”

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Glow To Go Highlighter Palette
Price:
€5.60

“The palette contains two highlighters and bronzers each, which can be applied solo or combined to create a radiant, sun-kissed look on the face, décolleté or shoulders.”

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Glow To Go Illuminating Setting Spray
Price:
€4.10

“The spray sets the make-up in place and instantly creates a radiant look with its light-reflecting pigments. The soft-focus effect evens out small skin irregularities.”

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Glow Like A Mermaid Highlighter
Price:
€4.40

“The highlighting powder with six radiant colours is reminiscent of a mermaid’s tail and provides the cheeks and face with the shimmering glow of a magical underwater world.”

Brighten Up! Peach Powder
Price:
€3.80

“The mattifying powder in a soft peach shade ensures a silky finish and is ideal for the “baking” technique.”

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Eyeshadow Boxes
Price:
€4.95
Available in 4 shades

“Each of the four extraordinary palettes not only offers a selection of highly pigmented shades, but also lets your eye make-up tell its very own story. No matter whether you go for nude shades with the “million nude faces” version, soft to intensive rosé shades with “in love with rose” or gorgeous “mermaid” looks with holographic effects with “to the moon and back”–all palettes contain ten highly pigmented, long-lasting eyeshadows with matt and pearly effects.”

I Love Effects Eyeshadow Base
Price:
€3.10

“The base intensifies the effect of the eyeshadow applied on top and prevents it from settling in the crease of the lid.”

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Volume Booster Lash Primer
Price:
€3.50

“The primer is enriched with acai oil and mango butter and is applied underneath mascara to give the lashes an extra volume boost. Can be used with any mascara.”

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Volume Hero Mascara Power Black
Price:
€3.80

“The new hero mascara guarantees extra volume and maximum lashes. The large elastomer volume brush captures lots of texture and is sure to reach every single lash.”

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Super Curl Volume Mascara Eye-Opening
Price:
€3.80

“The mascara with a curved elastomer brush ensures endless volume with a breathtaking curl and an eye-opening effect.”

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Eyeliner Pen Long-Lasting
Price:
€3.10
Available in 4 shades

“The long-lasting eyeliner ensures absolutely accurate eyeliner styles in four new and bright trend colours.”

Make Me Brow Eyebrow Powder
Price:
€3.10
Available in 2 shades.

“Thanks to its special applicator and light, powdery texture, this eyebrow powder is ideal for filling and shaping the brows. For bold and accurately defined wow brows!.”

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My Must Haves Eyebrow Powder
Price:
€1.90
Available in 2 shades

“In addition to eyeshadows, lip and face products, two new eyebrow powders are now joining the “my must haves” range and offer even more variation when putting together individual palettes. Simply place in the multifunctional palettes using the special click-in mechanism.”

Prime + Studio HD HYDRA Primer Spray
Price:
€4.40

“The primer spray with coconut water prepares the skin for flawless, long-lasting make-up. It refreshes, provides moisture and visibly minimizes pores.”

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You Better Work! Gym-Proof Primer
Price:
€4.40

“Look good while you work out: not a problem with this primer, which has a sweat-proof formula to last during sporting activities and protects the skin with an SPF of 20. It also visibly reduces the pores, conceals skin irregularities and makes unevenness disappear–the ideal preparation for flawless make-up.”

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Colour On! Shine On Lipstick
Price:
€4.80
Available in 12 shades

“The soft lips tick texture can be intensified with each application to allow subtle as well as bold looks. Twelve colours with a gorgeous shine turn these lipsticks into the ideal daily companions.”

Colour Boost Vinylicious Liquid Lipstick
Price:
€3.50
Available in 7 shades

“These liquid lipsticks offer high colour pigmentation and a breathtaking, glossy finish reminiscent of melted latex. Available in a cool tube design and a varied colour range.

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Stay 6h True Lipliner Waterproof
Price:
€2.50
Available in 8 shades

“The soft lipliner with intensive colour dispersion is waterproof and lasts for up to six hours.”

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Draw the Line! Instant Colour Lipliner
Price:
€1.90
Available in 12 shades

“These supple lipliners are colour-coordinated with the ultra last instant colour lipsticks and effortlessly glide over the lips to outline them. With an integrated sharpener.”

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Smoothie Gloss
Price:
€1.30
Available in 5 shades

“As trendy as fruit smoothies: the lipglosses in the five fragrances mango, peach, strawberry, raspberry and blackberry–all with medium coverage.”

Tint & Colour Shot
Price:
€3.80
Available in 5 shades

“The pleasant, light tint-texture stains the lips and offers a velvety-matt finish with medium coverage and a subtle boost of freshness.”

Hydra Nail Care Serum
Price:
€2.50

“The hydrating and moisturizing water-infused nail care is enriched with aloe vera to ensure healthy-looking nails and cuticles.”

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Fix It! Nail Glue
Price:
€3.10

“The strong nail glue fixes torn nails and can be used for the application of artificial nails or nail art designs. Suitable for all types of nails.”

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Tropical Hand Mousse
Price:
€3.10

“Moisturizing hand mousse, enriched with monoi oil and aloe vera. The non-greasy mousse texture with an exotic fragrance pampers the hands and nails, and leaves them feeling soft.”

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Stamp It! Clear Stampy Set
Price:
€4.40

“Positioning your favorite designs on the nails is super easy with the completely transparent silicon stamp pad-now all nail artists can see exactly what they’re doing! The set comes in a cool paper box and includes a stamp and a scraper to remove excess nail polish.”

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Stamp It! Stampy Design Plate
Price:
€4.40
Available in 2 designs

“Two templates for countless, insta-worthy styles: one contains strong girl power images, the other offers geometric and minimalistic images for a cool look.”

Metallic & Glow In The Dark Nail & Finger Tattoos
Price:
€1.60

“Temporary nail and finger tattoos with metallic effects that glow in the dark upon exposure to light turn the hands into true eye-catchers.”

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Moonicure Nail Stickers
Price:
€1.60

“Moon manicures are easier than ever with the self-adhesive nail stickers in two half-moon motifs and different sizes. If necessary, the stickers can also be cut into the desired shape.”

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Nails in Style-Crystal Style
Price:
€3.80

“Transparent “stiletto nails” are a mega trend: simply leave transparent, paint or decorate with the 19 stickers. There’s no limit to your creativity! Easy to apply thanks to the included, transparent adhesive pads.”

 

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So Fluffy Nail Stickers
Price:
€1.60

“Stick on… The popular nail stickers with a variety of designs are being enhanced with trendy effects! All wishes are sure to be fulfilled and you can design your nails to suit your mood.”

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2 in 1 Colour Correcting & Contouring Brush
Price:
€3.50

“The two different brush ends allow smooth correction: the short bristles can be used to apply concealer textures evenly and the longer bristles are ideal for contouring the face.”

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Flat Powder Brush
Price:
€4.40

“The brush with extremely soft, long bristles has been especially developed for the application of pressed or loose powder. The fan-shape offers a large surface area to set make-up in place–quickly and easily.”

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Makeup Buffer Brush
Price:
€4.40

“The flat surface of the brush is perfect for creamy or liquid textures, no matter whether foundation, bronzer, blush or even day cream. Apply in dabs for an especially flawless look.”

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Precise Eyeliner Brush
Price:
€1.90

“An improved version of the original gel eye-liner brush. Super accurate, this eyeliner brush is suitable for the application of gel eyeliners as well as creamy eyeshadow or expressive pigments.”

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Smudging Brush
Price:
€1.90

“The brush with short, thick bristles ensures smokey looks. It helps smudge the eyeshadow along the upper and lower lashline and is ideal for creating trendy ombré looks on the lips.”

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Disclaimer: All images used in this post have been acquired via Essence Cosmetics Brand PR and are for illustrative purposes only and not for profit gain. All images remain property of Essence Cosmetics™.
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Catrice Blush Flush Limited Edition Collection

The trend of draping has been almost as popular in the makeup world this year as contouring was two years ago and strobing was last year. To make sure you have the right tools to achieve this trend Catrice Cosmetics has based it’s recent limited edition collection for February on it, and has released a total of 6 products in varying shades to help achieve the perfect draped look.

-Talk Soon xx

Double Faced Brush
Price:
5.50 euros

“High-quality, double-ended face brush with synthetic bristles for a particularly flexible application. The end with the slightly wavy, black bristles is especially good for the smooth application of powder while the straight, light bristles perfectly blend creamy textures into the skin.”

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Ombré Blush Palette
Price:
5.50 euros
Available in two shades.

The blush palette with a soft powder texture unites various effects ranging from matte to shimmering. The gorgeous colour gradient allows individual application possibilities for a radiant, fresh look.”

Fluid Glow
Price:
5.50 euros

“The liquid blush has a slightly shimmering finish and an ideal dosage thanks to its pipette applicator. No matter whether used as a base underneath powder formulas or applied solo, the Fluid Glow is extremely versatile.”

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Blushing Mousse
Price:
4.50 euros
Available in three shades.

The blush with a mousse texture has a beautiful matte finish. Its sponge applicator ensures an accurate application. To intensify the effect of powder textures, simply apply the mousse as a base.”

Butter to Powder Blush
Price:
4.50 euros
Available in three shades.

“With an innovative hybrid texture, which transforms the buttery formula into a powdery finish and offers an intensive pigmentation for especially fresh looking colour.”

Cushion Powder Cheeks
Price:
5.50 euros
Available in two shades.

“The creamy powder texture is located in the cap of the stick and has a sponge applicator for easy blending-ideal for on the go!”

Disclaimer: All images used in this post have been acquired via Catrice Cosmetics Brand PR and are for illustrative purposes only and not for profit gain. All images remain property of Catrice Cosmetics™.
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Catrice Spring/Summer 2018 New Range

I have to say I still get super excited whenever I get press releases that feature a brand I love entire collection for the coming season. Catrice Cosmetics is a brand that revamps their entire permanent range every season in order to keep up with all the latest trends. It’s also one of my favourite makeup brands because of this and because of it’s lovely affordable price point. This blog post is simply going to showcase everything that they’re going to be launching for the Spring and Summer of 2018. I will probably be picking up a few of these products to try and when I do I will most likely do a blog post reviewing them so please subscribe as to not miss those posts!

Spectralight Eyeshadow Glow Kit
Price:
€5.50
Available in two shades

“With one metallic and two holographic textures each, the baked highlighting eyeshadows offers a multitude of combination options.”

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Dewy Eye Gloss Pen
Price:
€3.95

“The transparent, non-sticky gloss pen gives the eye make-up a perfect finishing touch with a wet & glow effect.”

 

Rock Couture Liquid Liner
Price:
€4.30
Available in three shades

“The rock couture liquid liner with a fine brush applicator is a true eye catcher. With a effects ranging from glittering metallic to intensive duo chrome.”

 

Precious Pigment Loose Eyeshadow
Price:
 €4.50
Available in 6 shades

“The eyeshadows with metallic and glitter can be applied individually or mixed-the coverage intensifies with each application.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prisma Lip Glaze
Price: €
4.50
Available in 8 shades

“Worn solo or as a topcoat: the formula with medium coverage and intensive prismatic and holographic effects creates extraordinary looks.

 

 

Prisma Chrome Lipstick
Price:
€5.50
Available in 8 shades

“Prismatic and metallic effects create a glamorous lip look -combined with perfect coverage with just one application and a creamy texture.”

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Galactic Highlighter Drops
Price:
€5.50

“The drops in soft rosé contain light-reflecting pigments for a galactic shimmer. The liquid highlighter is applied as a finish or on top of foundation. The drops don’t just create stunning results on the cheekbones, but can also be applied below the brow arch or on the decollete.”

 

Holo To Prisma Holographic Stick
Price:
€7.90

“The creamy, silver texture blends easily so that holographic effects can easily be inter-grated into the makeup. Ideal on the go thanks to its practical shape.”

 

Dewy Wet Look Stick
Price:
€5.50

“The transparent gloss stick contains light-reflecting pigments to ensure a dewy look.”

 

Spectra Light Effect Nail Laquer
Price:
€3.95
Available in 5 shades

“The diversity of unique effects turns this nail polish range into a must have: holo and duo chrome finishes, combined with long-lasting formulas and high-shine results.”

 

Light Spectrum Strobing Brick
Price:
€5.50
Available in 3 shades

“Powder highlighter with five shades each which can be applied individually or combined to create a shimmering finish.”

 

Lux Chrome

Luxchrome 2 in 1 Base and Top Coat
Price:
€2.95

“The water-infused base and top coat is a must for a perfect LuxChrome look-and makes the LuxChrome products last longer at the same time. Can be used as a top coat for the nail powders and as a base and top coat for the foil effect polish.”

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LuxChrome Foil Effect Polish
Price:
€4.50:

“Create the impressive mirror shine effect on your nails in a flash: simply apply on the dry LuxChrome 2 in 1 Base and Top Coat to develop a ‘like-a-mirror’ effect that lasts for days and gives the impression of liquid silver. Finally seal with the LuxChrome 2 in 1 Base and Top coat.”

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LuxChrome Nail Powder Kit
Price:
€9.00

“Chrome, holo and shimmer don’t stop at the nails! Sprinkle the nail powders on top of ICONails colour nail polish for extraordinary results: each powder conjures-up a different unique shimmer on your favourite polish. Seal with LuxChrome 2 in 1 Base and Top coat.”

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Ultimate Dark Lip Glow
Price:
€5.50

“The black texture intensifies the colour of the lips and tints them-depending on the pH value of the skin-in an individual pink shade with a smoky finish. Enriched with blackcurrent oil.”

 

Mattlover Lipstick Pen
Price:
€5.50
Available in 8 shades

“The highly pigmented texture has a modern, matt finish and feels wonderfully weightless on the lips. Available in wearable nude tones as well as more intense, bold shades, the broad shade range offers lots of variety.”

 

Instant Glam Eyeshadow Palette
Price:
€7.90

“Eight trendy colours, perfectly combined in four duo eyeshadows. The innovative applicator is aligned with the shape of the eye to allow the professional application of eye-makeup in seconds.”

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Siliconic Eyeshadow Shader Brush
Price:
€2.95

“The soft, flat silicon applicator is the perfect for the application of eyeshadows with a creamy or powdery texture and for setting targeted accents. On top benefit: it can be cleaned quickly and easily with make-up remover.”

 

Lashes To Kill Pro Instant Volume Mascara 24H
Price:
€5.50
Available in 2 shades

“Perfect definition with an instant volume effect: the lashes are given a phenomenal catwalk look thanks to the deep-black texture of the mascara.

Pure Pigments Lip Laquer
Price:
€4.50
Available in 8 shades

“Colours with intense coverage combined with a trendy high-shine finish. At the same time, the soft and buttery non-stick texture feels pleasant on the lips and won’t settle in fine lines.”

Light Correcting Serum Primer
Price:
€4.95

“The liquid primer ensures a sun-kissed complexion. The light reflecting pigments can be applied solo, mixed with foundation or worn under make-up for a radiant glow.

Prime And Fine Anti-Shine Fixing Spray
Price:
€4.95

“The perfect fit for the Prime and Fine Anti-Shine base: the mattifying spray refreshes, sets and extends the durability of make-up.”

Shake & Seal Top Coat
Price:
€3.95
Available in 5 shades

“Inspired by the natural beauty of the ocean and coral; these polishes with a prismatic finish have three phases. Shake before use and apply on top of colour nail polish. Phase 1 offers a beautiful shine and an anti-chipping-effect. Phase 2 ensures a light colour-dispersion and phase 3 provides a prismatic effect.”

Light Illusion Loose Powder
Price:
€5.95

“Soft Focus for a perfect complexion: the loose, yellow powder with a subtle lightening effect has an ultra-line formula to ensure a long-lasting, flawless finish. Can be worn alone or used to set the make-up in place. Enriched with yellow clay.”

Prime and Fine Dewy Glow Fixing Spray
Price:
€4.95

“Instant glow: the fixing spray refreshes, extends the durability of make-up and ensures a radiant complexion with a dewy finish.”

Rock Couture Vinyl Black Liquid Liner 24H
Price:
€3.70

“The extremely long-lasting liquid liner ensures a deep-black, high-shine vinyl finish. Thanks to its fine brush applicator, an easy and accurate application is guaranteed.”

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Rock Couture Extreme Volume Mascara Lifestyleproof 24H
Price:
€4.50

“The perfect partner in crime for day-to-day situations: the deep-black, waterproof performance mascara provides XXL volume and is tear, sport as well as sweat resistant.”

Prime and Fine Lip Colour Remover
Price:
€3.95

“A fast and simple removal of long-lasting lipsticks? Not a problem with the lip colour remover! The transparent gel texture frees the lips of colour quickly and thoroughly, and calms them with aloe vera extracts.”

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HD Liquid Coverage Precision Concealer
Price:
€3.95
Available in three shades:

-010 Light Beige
-020 Rose Beige
-030 Sand Beige

“The extremely slim applicator allows an accurate application of the high coverage and long-lasting concealer texture. It perfectly complements the HD Liquid Coverage Foundation.”

Brow Hero 2 in 1 Bow Pomade & Camouflage Waterproof
Price:
€4.50
Available in two shades

“For eyebrows on fleek: the pomade is ideal for filling and setting the brows in place while the concealer ensures a perfect clean up and framing. Lasts all day thanks to the waterproof formula.”

Lip Treatment
Price:
€4.50

“The rich lip balm with a creamy texture and a subtle citrus scent can be used as a day or night treatment. Nourishes dry lips with shea butter and provide intense moisture.”

Super Dry Gloss Top Coat
Price:
€2.95

“The super dry gloss top coat with an anti-yellowing formula doesn’t just dry nail polish in a flash, it also visibly enhances the shine and extends it’s durability.”

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Power Gel 2 in 1 Base & Top Coat
Price:
€2.95

“Used as a base coat, this high-performance polish evens out small ridges and protects the nails. Applied as a top coat, it extends the durability of the polish underneath and provides a maximum plumping effect as well as a  glossy finish. The anti-yellowing formula also enhances the brilliance of any nail colour.”

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Light in a Box Highlighter Palette
Price:
€11.30

“Four universally applicable highlighters with a powder texture ensures a radiant glow. The palette also includes a translucent glitter powder that can be used as a topper to intensify the highlighters or worn solo to create shimmering accents.”

Galaxy in a Box Holographic Glow Palette
Price:
€11.30

“The four holographic highlighters were voted into the palette by around 13000 Catrice fans via a community voting, and they achieve a prismatic glow in seconds! The transparent face gloss completes the palette and creates a dewy wet look effect.”

Filter in a Box Photo Perfect Finishing Palette
Price:
€11.30

“The four different, matt powders ensure a smooth complexion: blue for a cool light effect, pink for a fresh touch, yellow for a warm light effect and brown for a tanned look worn alone or as a special effect top coat on top of powder textures, the highlighter creates a flashlight filter effect.”

California in a Box Bronzer & Blush Palette
Price:
€11.30

“Two matt bronzing powders as well as one shimmering and one matt blush shade offer lots of options for a sun-kissed look. The palette is complemented by a golden highlighter powder, which can be either be worn alone or applied on top of matt textures as a topper.”

Lip Artist Pro Palette
Price:
€11.30

“The mixing zone, a duo brush and a broad colour range turn this palette into the ultimate tool for endless looks. Black, white, the three base colours as well as ten shades with a silky-matt finish from nude to bold can be mixed and matched to your heart’s content.”

Catrice Creamy Matt Lip Palette
Price:
€9.00

“Indispensable: the premium palette unites a lip primer, eight creamy-matt lipstick textures and a golden highlighting powder. Thanks to the integrated mirror and duo brush. also ideal on the go.”

Catrice Vinyl Lacquer Lip Palette
Price:
€9.00

“The must-have for high-shine lips: with its lip primer, eight lipsticks textures and a silver highlighting powder, this palette leaves nothing to be desired. Especially practical on the go: a integrated mirror and duo brush complete the palette.”

Professional Artist Eyeshadow Palette
Price:
€11.30

“16 long-lasting, ultra pigmented powder eyeshadows with finishes ranging from matt to shimmering, united in one palette. From neutral tones to intensive colours, the palette offers eyeshadows with a subtle texture for a variety of gorgeous looks.”

Collections

Catrice Kaviar Gauche 2017

A new limited edition collection has been released by Catrice Cosmetics for the month of November and it’s another collection based on Kavier Gauche which is a popular German bridal brand. This is the third limited edition collection that Catrice has released based on Kaviar Gauche. The collection I think will be available up until mid January.

-Talk Soon xx

Blush & Contour Brush

“Brush for blush and contouring with synthetic bristles perfect for cream and powder textures.”

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Brush Bag

“High-quality brush bag in an elegant nude tone with space to store five brushes.”

Eye Blender Brush

“Brush for blending textures with soft bristles and a rounded brush shape.”

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Eye Lid Brush

“Brush for application on the lid with dense synthetic bristles for cream and powder textures.”

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Eye Shadow Palette
C01 Sans Souci

“Eye shadow palette with soft nude and brown shades that have both matte and shimmering effects.”

Highlighter
C01 Eclat D’Or

“Golden Highlighter with a powder texture that is suitable for all skin tones.”

Highlighter Brush

“Highlighter (Fan) brush that has a special shape for an accurate application for powdery textures.”

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Disclaimer: All images used in the post have been acquired via brand PR representatives and are for illustrative purposes only and not for profit gain. All images remain property of Catrice Cosmetics™.
Events

Urban Veda Launch Event

Last Saturday I was lucky enough to attend the launch of the new brand Urban Veda here in Waterford in Shaws Department stores. Urban Veda is a natural skincare brand that prides itself on using only organic ingredients to create it’s products. The range consists of four different skin care regimens and each regimen is tailored depending on ones skin type and skin concerns. Each regimen also has it’s own scent and outer packaging colour so that there’s no need to remember the name of the line or the name of the product but just the colour of it.

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The event itself was displayed rather neatly in the centre of Shaws Department near the beauty section. The entire range was aligned on the shelves, which each of the different regimens getting it’s own shelf. They looked so pretty and colourful and to be honest the packaging is one of simplest yet eye-catching packaging that I’ve seen from a skincare brand.

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Ciara, the Urban Veda representative was present on the day to explain everything that there is to know about the brand itself. She also explained that all of the products can be used on sensitive skin and acne prone skin. The great thing about this range is that it comes with a do it yourself questionnaire that can be filled out in order to allow you to know which range is best suited to your skin type. The Reviving range is the one that can be used universally however it is rose scented and I know not everyone likes rose.

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In total there are four ranges. The Radiance range used Tumeric as it’s active ingredient in order to brighten the complexion as it’s a natural anti-oxidant.

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The Soothing range uses sandalwood which is an antimicrobial and an antiseptic. The helps greatly with those of us that suffer with dehydrated and sensitive skin.

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The Purifying range uses Neem Oil which has cleansing, toning and moisturising properties which is perfect for use on oil skin types.

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As I’ve already mentioned the Reviving range can be used on all skin types as it’s a very nourishing range due to the rose flower water that is in it. Ciara said that she personally tends to recommend this line from Urban Veda for those that have mature skin or are tired. I personally think this line would be amazing for those that are just after having a baby. You can even gift basket the whole range and it would make an amazing baby shower gift.

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Urban Veda have also released travel sizes of all there products so I’ve want to get them to try the brand before getting the full size. They also have parcels of their products in which you get three full sized products at a slightly lower price point that if you were to buy them individually.

I got given so many samples of the products on the day from the very generous Ciara and I also picked up the Soothing Hydrating Toner myself to try so I will of course have reviews coming up soon for all those products as soon as I’ve given a proper testing.

-Talk Soon xx