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Lunar New Year editions 2018 swatched

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I’d like to quickly look back here at the two super pretty Lunar New Year editions from this year. Both are powder. One is by Givenchy, the other one is by Armani. Both are amazing. Sounds good? 🙂   Check out this Givenchy Prisme Libre limited edition. This red and gold design is just… I mean, look at these flowers. Just look at them. Right?   Armani highlighting palette design is also red and gold, […]

11 matt shades and 1 satin shade of MAC lip colour swatched

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Once the craziness of the holiday season wears off, and spring season is up and running, I get the time I need to look at all the big makeup sets I scored during the holidays. While the holidays are still going, I’m too focused on limited editions to look through all the shades in the sets, you know 🙂 But here we are, finally, and here are 12 shades from MAC permanent lip colour range. […]

YSL Couture Palette Black Opium Pure Illusion and Wild Illusion swatched

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These two palettes were released to support YSL Black Opium Pure Illusion perfume limited edition launch. The design of these palettes kind of matches the limited edition design of Black Opium. It’s edgy and YSL like. At first glance, the shades in the eyeshadow palettes are pink, grey and violet. An exciting and imagination stirring combo, as far as I’m concerned 🙂 I mean, grey and pink are a good match – in clothes, in […]

MAC Justine Skye iridescent pressed powder swatched

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This collaboration between MAC and American singer, songwriter, actress and model Justine Skye starts with… design. Look, no, I mean, behold…   I’ll tell you what, they had me at this boxing. Now that it’s getting closer to holiday season, it’s getting even more relevant.   Fairytale is all I can think of looking at this box. I so wish the case itself were decorated somehow too. It’s black and MAC like and laconic instead. […]

Diorouge Precious Rocks Collection Couture Rouge Dior swatched

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Do you love lipstick? I do 🙂 How about Dior lipstick? Well, holiday season is on and going, and Dior released this set for all of us who enjoy lip colour and their lip colour in particular. Collection Couture Rouge Dior. Precious Rocks is the name of their holiday makeup collection, by the way, that I’ll tell you about in a separate post. Too much to cover 🙂 For now I’m focusing on Diorouge. It’s […]

Clarins The Essentials Eye Make-Up Palette holiday 2017 swatched

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Clarins The Essentials is a ten shade eye palette Clarins releases every holiday season. With Mineral and Plant Extracts 🙂 In 2014 this palette was plum, in 2015 it was nude Clarins The Essentials Eye Make-Up Palette holiday 2015 swatched , in 2016 it was lilac pink and violet, more or less Clarins The Essentials Eye Make-Up Palette holiday 2016 swatched. I wonder, what it’s going to be like this year 🙂 The design is not as much holiday this […]

Burberry Festive holiday 2017 swatched

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The first times around Burberry did holiday makeup collections, they were so traditional, I was like almost falling asleep, in all honesty 🙂 I was thinking – yeah, yeah, I know, gold on the face, gold on the eyes, red on the nail, red on the lips. What’s new? Well, here’s what. This year Burberry did something very Burberry, finally, and I love it. I do understand, that Burberry came on the makeup market much […]

YSL All Hours Primer, Concealer and Foundation swatched

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First things first – yep, all these three things last and hold and then some. I mean, you can like wear a black mask on your face after you apply them, and they won’t stain it. It’s amazing, really. I love that. Me being me, if I could possibly stain my clothes or everything around, for that matter, with my foundation, I’d be sure to do it. You can bet on that 🙂 So, I […]

Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector Citrus-Scented juicy mandarin and pink grapefruit swatched

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Well, here we go, two more limited editions of Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector. I’ve already told you about the two previous limited editions and the formula and the application and… a lot of other stuff 🙂 here Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector pink shimmer and red shimmer swatched. To recap real quick, this formula is soft on the lips, it might be balmy, but just a little, not really all the way balmy. The fluffy […]

ANNY Elena and the Unicorns swatched

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Unicorns are hot. There’s so much hype about them. They are cute too. So, it’s no surprise 🙂 This nail polish collection by ANNY is yet another link in the long chain of unicorn stuff getting thrown at us at every corner 🙂 Who’s Elena? I don’t know. It’s a fairytalish name. There’s a book called ‘Elena and the Unicorn’ (unicorn in single person), but there’s nothing, really, that’s called Elena and the Unicorns (in […]