Valentine’s Makeup – Product List

Hi Chapettes,

Here is our product list for our Valentines look in case you feel the need for a little afternoon splurge!

Le Maquillage Palette from PAM – Lavender concealer

http://www.preciousaboutmakeup.com/makeup/multi-task-fard-creme-palette

Purple Shimmer Eyeshadow

http://www.maccosmetics.co.uk/product/shaded/154/781/Products/Eyes/Shadow/Mineralize-Eye-Shadow/index.tmpl

MAC Eyeshadow in Blackberry

http://www.maccosmetics.com/product/shaded/154/363/Eye-Shadow/index.tmpl

Clinique Eyeliner pencil – Intense Plum

http://www.clinique.co.uk/product/3659/12313/trends/Bright-Eyes/Quickliner-For-Eyes-Intense/index.tmpl

Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation Number 53

http://www.bourjois.co.uk/catalog/make_up/complexion/foundation/healthy_mix_foundation

Max Factor Clump Defy Mascara

http://www.boots.com/en/No7-Exquisite-Curl-Mascara_1273397/

Benefit Coralista Blusher

http://www.benefitcosmetics.co.uk/product/view/coralista

Shu Uemura H6 Hard Formula Eyebrow Pencil – # 02 Seal Brown

http://www.shuuemura-usa.com/_us/_en/makeup/brows.aspx

Clarins Instant Light Lip Perfector – Rose Shimmer

http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk/Clarins+Instant+Light+Natural+Lip+Perfector/D150548,default,pd.html

MAC Mineralise powder

http://www.maccosmetics.co.uk/product/shaded/159/1343/Products/Face/Powder/Mineralize-Skinfinish-Natural/index.tmpl

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New Clinique Chubby Sticks For Eyes

Fran and I popped to an event last week at Clinique HQ to preview the latest addition to the immensely popular ‘Chubby Stick’ range. This time it’s chubbies for eyes!

If you haven’t heard about the ‘Chubby Stick’ range, this is what you need to know:

– easy to apply
– soft texture
– aesthetically pleasing
– wearable shades

So, what’s not to love, right?! I road tested ‘Fuller Fudge’ * (a beautiful bronze colour, see swatch below) and this is my verdict.

They are quick and easy to apply due to the crayon-like appearance and I just used my finger to blend into the crease. I applied two layers as I wanted to build up the colour and it blended really well, which is a must for a cream shadow.

It lasted all day and it didn’t crease at all, hooray!

We’re already big fans and we think you will be too.

They’ll be available to buy from 15th February, a perfect Valentine’s present, to yourself.

L x

Clinique Chubby Stick Shadow

Clinique Even Better Eyes: The Verdict

So I’ve been using Even Better Eyes for a just over two weeks. I can honestly say I do like the product. My eyes feel less puffy, they feel hydrated and I feel it’s great as a base to apply concealer as it makes my eyes feel smooth and moisturised. It’s also really cooling when you apply due to the applicator so it’s lovely and refreshing if you’re feeling a bit weary! As far as my dark circles go – I don’t think it’s had that much of an impact other than diffusing them slightly with its yellowy veil. Dark circles appear due to lack of sleep, a poor diet, fine skin around the eyes amongst other things. The only thing to really reduce the appearance is by getting more sleep, drinking more water, changing our diet etc. It’s the same as weight gain – we all know deep down that by losing weight, we need to eat healthier, exercise more and not stuff 4 muffins in your mouth for breakfast. (yes I did that once – don’t judge me – okay actually you probably should as that’s pretty grim). There really are no quick fixes when it comes to your body – products can help and makeup can conceal but what it really comes down to is your lifestyle – one small change or two teamed with a product like this and it will work wonders.

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Jeepers, creepers…where dya get those peepers…

Long days and late nights have done little to help the current state of my eyes. Being a London girl, I don’t often get the recommended 8 hours sleep a night that I’m supposed to and I’m sure there’s a lot of you that are the same situation as me. My eyes are puffy and quite purple when I’m not wearing a heavy duty concealer. Unfortunately, as ‘I’m no spring chicken’ which my husband lovingly told me the other day (he was just joking – I’m assured) I have decided to try a new eye serum from Clinique which I’m told, should improve the darkness around my eyes. It’s called ‘Even Better Eyes’ and when applied twice daily, it promises to create a brighter, more even toned look for eyes….

The sciencey bit..

‘NEW Even Better Eyes has the power to brighten the appearance of the entire eye area. Plumping hydration makes thin eye-area skin appear less transparent and the cooling massage tip refreshes tired-looking eyes. Optics instantly brighten all skins, fair to deep’.

I’m going to try it for two weeks to see how it fares. I started using it today and as far as texture goes its very light and leaves my eyes feeling smooth which is a good start plus I’ve been applying with my finger as I’m not keen on the idea of applying from the nib. This way I can control the amount I apply and be careful not to drag the skin around my eye. Pricing wise it’s £28 for 10ml. Ouch! I’ll let you know how I get on…

Failing that, I’m going to spend a fiver on these glasses.

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