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Face of the day and new products

Face of the day and new products

I’m embracing the brown, slightly smokey look at the moment. That, and a frighteningly expensive new foundation.

Since I returned from my visit home I’ve been using Nars Cordura non stop. I love the shade so much – it’s warm toned, and makes my eyes stand out when I wear it – not always an easy feat when you have dark brown eyes. I’ve been smudging it under the lash line too with a good dose of MAC Teddy to really get things going.

Nars Cordura eyeshadow palette

Underneath Nars Cordura however, is Burberry Pale Barley. This is a new addition, and after initially being unimpressed (“big deal, it’s a brown eyeshadow”) I am now pledging my allegiance (along with 17 million other bloggers it seems). Why? Well, it’s just really lovely. It provides a wash of light brown colour with a subtle metallic sheen and seems to really even out and lift the eye area. That being said however, it’s a little bit overpriced.

Burberry Pale Barley Eyeshadow

Now, on to the foundation. I have prattled on in the past about Guerlain Orchidee Imperiale La Creme. In a nutshell, it’s probably one of the greatest creams ever made. I’m talking life-changing. But guess what? It costs about 320 euro! Life-changing indeed. Fast forward a few months and a foundation version of said cream has been released which Guerlain sent it to me to try. Here it is:

Guerlain Orchidee imperiale Foundation

Saying that this is a luxurious cream is like saying that Santa doesn’t mind delivering a few presents on Christmas Eve. I don’t think that I have ever put anything of this quality on my face. Like, ever. It has a silky smooth texture and adds radiance to the skin as soon as it touches it. The formula however, will be greeted with horror by oily skin types – this is one for the dry to very dry brigade. I am ignoring this however, and slapping it on nonetheless. If you have dry skin, loads of money and you like fancy packaging then this is right up your street. And pick up La Creme too while you’re at it!

Other new makeup:

Ellis Faas mascara. This is pretty damn good! Why haven’t I read any blog reviews about it? Beautiful non-clumpy texture and it gives that feathered lash effect, know what I mean? Subtle volume and really defined lashes that don’t flake or feel too coated! #fistpump

Lancome Sorbet de Corail blusher. Oh my lord. Beautiful doesn’t even cover it. Who doesn’t love a gorgeous suits-every-skintone coral blusher? Indeed.

Lancome Sorbet de Corail blush

Here’s everything on my face (along with holy grail Collection 2000 concealer and Bourjois BB gloss):

Face of the day

Look at my hair. You wouldn’t know it’s flithered underneath with greys would you? Anthony will be horrified when I visit him next week. I’m totally going to go red again, or er, ombre. Haven’t decided yet but no doubt it will be the furthest thing from a root touch up and a trim πŸ™‚

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  • Reply Taslima

    Oh wow, that foundation looks amazing!!

    March 30, 2014 at 9:25 pm
  • Reply Celina

    All the eyeshadows are gorgeous! I absolutely love all the shades you have chosen, particularly the Burberry eyeshadow. xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

    March 31, 2014 at 12:07 am
  • Reply fiona bradley

    Smouldering eyes! Dying to get Mac Teddy liner πŸ™‚


    March 31, 2014 at 12:37 am
  • Reply CC

    Hi, I really enjoy your blog!!! You’ve been blogging about Nars Cordura for a while now. I am wondering if the duo is called Cordura or one of the colours?

    March 31, 2014 at 12:59 am
    • Reply Simone

      Thank you! πŸ™‚ The duo is called Cordura.

      March 31, 2014 at 8:32 am
  • Reply Madeleine

    SO gorgeous! Really love that blush!

    April 6, 2014 at 10:30 am
  • Reply Cynthia

    Hi! πŸ™‚
    Just found your blog while searching for informations about this Lancome blush… Apparently it’s quite new, ’cause I can’t find many reviews or pictures (not professional/photoshoped/wrong colour pictures, I mean, but regular ones made by real people, hehe).

    I’m thinking about ordering it online, but I just wanted to know if you would consider this blush a bit orange/peach colour?…

    And also, is it shimmer? Or just “normal”, a bit matt? I have 2 other blushes from Lancome (including the popular Rose Sable) and that’s what I like about them, they aren’t shimmer, but I know the brand has some others that are… I’ve checked photos online of the next colour, “Eclat de Corail”, and I can see that this it quite shimmer :/

    Can you please help me decide? πŸ™‚ Thank you!!! :*

    April 30, 2014 at 4:44 am
    • Reply Simone

      Hi Cynthia! There’s definitely no shimmer. If you look very, very closely there’s a slight sheen to the blush but I wouldn’t class this as a feature – it just stops it from being dull – it’s along the lines of their standard normal blushes. It’s definitely not orange either, I’d class it as a true coral with a hint of peachiness. Hope that helps? xx

      April 30, 2014 at 6:15 am
      • Reply Cynthia

        It definitely does! Yeah, the sheen is beautiful, I just didn’t want a very shimmer one. Decision made! Thank you very much, Simone! πŸ™‚

        PS: your blog’s lovely, I’m glad I’ve found it! Will recommend to a friend who’s also living in Dubai, btw πŸ˜‰

        April 30, 2014 at 1:57 pm

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