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New Beauty Products For Women
February 20, 2017


Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been hoarding new beauty launches and keeping my eye on the latest releases that I think might be worthy of a spot in my everyday line-up. I definitely don’t pay as much attention to them as I used to in the past because if I did I’d get to the point where I could build myself a little fort in my office out of it all. I love a good streamline, I like to keep things minimal and I like to use things up and in order to tick off those three boxes I tend to focus on my old favourites. However, last week I switched it up and tried out one new item each day, along with showing you the rest of the makeup that I piled on my face. but in the meantime I thought I’d give you some swatches and more info, just incase your forgot your headphones on your commute this morning…



CHANEL Le Teint Ultra Tenue Foundation. There’s an influx of new foundation formulas heading our way at the moment and they all seem to be high-coverage, long-lasting and more on the matte side of things. Has glow had it’s moment? Don’t worry I’m sure I’ll be rocking the semi-greasy look for years to come. I’m usually a fan of CHANELfoundations, but this one just didn’t work out for me. My skin is dehydrated and needs moisture out of a base, so I wasn’t really the perfect test candidate for this. Oily-skinned gals and guys who fancy some shine-control in their life, this might be a good one for you to try.

BECCA First Light Priming Filter. Speaking of glow, this primer hands it over by the bucketload. I was initially a little put off by the lilac tint, but on the skin it transforms into a slightly iridescent luminescence that made me look like I had actually drunk my recommended water intake for the day. SCORE. I find it to work really well on days when all I can be bothered to put on is concealer as it adds radiance and just makes things look a lot healthier than they are without it. I almost don’t want to put anything on top! If they made a green-tinted version of this, it would make an extremely red-toned gal very happy indeed (that’s me).

Hourglass Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush Palette (out Feb 14th). Hourglass know how to make products that are easy on the eye and it’s hard not to go all heart-eye emoji when you first see this. With its pinky, loved-up tones I can’t think of a better day than Valentine’s for this to be released. Inside there are three powders ranging from a peachy pink (HELLO!), to a warm bronze that works well as a bronzer on me but would act as a great highlight on deeper skintones and then a mauve-plum that’s a great option again for deeper skintones or more of a winter blush on me. It’s pricey, but if you fancy a one-stop-shop cheek wardrobe then it’s probably worth the investment. You just can’t go wrong with a good ol’ Hourglass powder.


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    1. For make-up, I only use eyeshadow, mascara, brow liner , lipstick and eyeliner. My powder is a two way foundation, meaning it already is a foundation and a powder rolled into one.

      I don’t use blush-on, because it makes my being chinky eyed, more defined. I am using mascara and eyeliner to makee my eyes look bigger, so blush on is a no-no for me.

      My make-up paraphernalia, aren’t those expensive ones like you mentioned, because I bet they are expensive. Are they?


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