October Favouritesčetrtek, oktober 30, 2014
I've praised this gorgeous plum-bordeaux shade enough already this month and it certainly deserves its spot in the favourites. It the perfect vampy shade for autumn and has an amazing quality formula. Just a classic win-win case.
I just raved about this shade in my most recent post, but the rave won't stop there. This is one of the most beautiful shades I own, which is saying something, since I don't have the most modest collection of blushes. There's something about this natural shade that just compliments my pale neutral skin tone so well. It's not a classic blush colour, actually it's an interesting shade that kind of looks like someone mixed a red-toned bronzer with a warm pink blush and the illuminating effect isn't impressive at all, but I don't mind that at all, since I feel insure about shimmer on my cheeks. Basically, it's just a perfect every day, goes-with-everything blush.
I never expected I'd like an Essence eyeliner, since my previous experience with them left me very underwhelmed. However, they somehow managed to do an excellent shade that is neutral, yet has just enough of the pink hue in it too be delicately brightening. I put this in the waterline as well as in the inner corners of the eyes every day to make the eyes appear more awake. Staying power pleasantly surprised me as well, since it is still some in my waterline after five hours, which for an eyeliner is like forever. It's a very soft pencil and transfers very well on the waterline, one swipe is enough. Perhaps I my only little complaint would be that I'd prefer it if it were a thin version instead of the jumbo, so I wouldn't colour my lashes as well when applying it on the waterline, but I suppose they wanted a product that could also be used as a brow highlighter.
What more can I say about this liner that wasn't covered in the last few posts. I love the formula, applicator, ease of application, lasting power - basically everything. It's an amazing liner, though the price is admittedly not the cheapest. I shall see in the long run how it fares in terms of drying out in comparison to the a bit cheaper L'Oreal's Perfect Slim, but so far I am loving it.
It looks like a classic red in the tube, but it's such a lovely surprise on the lips - it's actually a warm deep pink-red, just check the swatches in my review. I wholeheartedly adore the colour, it's exactly the type of shade that I identify most as being my colour. The pigmentation, staying power and finish is great as well. Fabulous drugstore lipstick.
I still wore Rimmel's 107 this month, but more often I reached for this purely because it's very simple to apply it as a stain as well as it doesn't need a lip liner due to a precise applicator. Eclipse is a deep red shade (or oxblood or bordeoux, however you want to call it) that is a bit darker than 107 and it has greyish undertone plus a glossy finish, but I really like how much easier it is too apply.
Oh, the luxury. If I start with the obvious - the packaging is drop dead gorgeous, however, the product inside matches what's outside. If I just call it what it is without unnecessary embellishments - it's a very pigmented lip gloss, so it's not like Apocalips, which is an actual liquid lipstick. The colour is a very wearable coral-pink with a very glossy finish that I'd call a classic spring/summer shade, but I just felt like wearing such a colour in the gloomy autumn as well.
The combination of these two is out of this world - quite literally because it makes an awesome space/galaxy/night sky effect. Black is Back is just a simple black nail polish, but of a very nice quality, however Icy Fairy is the real star here. It doesn't look like much in the bottle, in fact, you'd probably miss it a million times among their vast collection of (effect) nail polishes, but on the nails it just shines. It actually has a duo chrome blue-purple base that turns the black nail polish into a navy blue. There are also different sizes of glitter or maybe I should call them flakes and shimmer, that give a starry sky effect. My pictures don't quite give it justice, but here is one nonetheless (check Essence's one for an even more accurate representation).
Have a great day!