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Lord & Berry Nude Lips

Lord & Berry Nude Lips

I have been trying a few products from Lord & Berry, I already own a few of their lip Twistick Lip Crayons and absolutely love how pigmented and comfortable they feel on the lips. So I was excited to try out a trio of nude / neutral friendly products from them.

Lord & Berry Silk Kajal Khol Eyeliner in Nude*

This is one of those products which makes you look instantly more awake and gives a healthy brightness to your eyes. I apply it to my lower lash line and it doesn’t look unnatural or too stark, it gives the illusion that your eyes are bigger, brighter and just all together healthier. I think a nude liner is a must in any makeup bag. It also works well under your brows to help them look a little tidier, more defined and gives your brow bone a subtle highlight. The formulation is creamy and easy to apply, no dragging and it wears quite a long time too. Such a versatile product.

If you’re familiar with the Rimmel Scandaleyes Pencil in Nude then this Lord & Berry offering is much lighter and more of a soft bright cream nude, the Rimmel one is more beige nude. I have to say I prefer this Lord & Berry one, it looks more natural and adds more brightness.

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Lord & Berry Tanned Nude Ultimate Lip Liner

I only own two lip liners and I have to say I didn’t think I would get much use out of this one. Its a tawny brown nude shade and I haven’t been using it to line my lips so much, but instead using it to fill in all of my lips. It makes such a great base to help lipstick last for hours! This has quite a creamy formula and despite it drying matte it feels comfortable on the lips. I have been using it under my Urban Decay lipstick in BackTalk and they make a great duo. I guess you can’t go wrong with a nude lipliner and its a shade that is easy to wear.

Lord & Berry Product Swatches

New Lord & Berry Makeup

Lord & Berry Crayon Lipstick 20100 in Prelude*

This is a beautiful soft rosy brown shade, it finishes to a creamy matte finish & let me tell you this lip crayon has amazing staying power! I love that this isn’t your typical nude but instead has a subtle rose look to it, its creamy to apply and with it being a crayon its so quick and effortless. The colour is pigmented and doesn’t look too dark on the lips but you a nice rich warm pop of colour. Its great if like me you have quite a pale complexion, it helps warm up your look and give you that healthy but quite subtle nude lip. This isn’t a twist up crayon so you will need to sharpen it but I have to say its a great quality matte lip colour and I am a huge fan of a lip crayon so it is safe to say this shade has been well loved these past few weeks.

Lord & Berry is available to purchase online from LookFantastic / Lord&Berry.com / Boots / Selfridges 

*PR Sample

Urban Decay Moondust Palette

Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow Palette

New Urban Decay Moondust Palette

Urban Decay are one of the most iconic and well loved makeup brands and they’re celebrating their 20th Birthday this year. I think every makeup addict the world over has their introduction to Urban Decay through purchasing one of their Naked Palettes, its almost like a beauty right of passage. Its easy to see why Urban Decay is such a well loved international best selling brand, they never falter on quality, service or the ability to release products that become cult classics.

Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow Palette

So to celebrate the big 2-0, Urban Decay have released what I think is one of their most beautiful palettes to date. Moondust* is a party palette & that is for sure. The packaging looks glittery and is slightly textured with Moondust written in a cool mirrored stencil type font. It looks funky and almost inter galactic. The palette feels sturdy and is quite weighty, there is a huge mirror in the lid too.

Moondust Palette Urban Decay

Gorgeous New Moondust Palette

Inside you are met with 8 of the most intensely sparkly eyeshadows. All eight of the shads included in this palette are brand new and boy do they have the WOW factor.

  • Specter – Soft Pink with tonal sparkle
  • Element – Peach with pink shift and sparkle
  • Magentic – Purple with blue sparkle
  • Lightyear – Vibrant green with tonal sparkle
  • Granite – Gunmetal with multicoloured sparkle
  • Lithium – Brown with irridesant 3D sparkle
  • Vega – Bright blue with tonal sparkle
  • Galaxy – Smoky blue-grey with iridescent 3D sparkle

Moondust Eyeshadow Palette

These eyeshadows are so vibrant and pigmented, even a light swatch gives you fantastic colour pay off but if you want to go all out and get the ultimate intense colour payoff then you can use these shadows wet! When photographing this palette it was so hard to get the camera to pick up just how intensely packed with sparkle each of these shadows is. I love how iridescent and vibrant these are and how the shades look different, depending on lighting.

These 8 All New shades contain microfine bits of iridescent sparkle & lush 3D metallics which give them a diamond like effect.

UD Moondust Eyeshadow Palette

Lithium / Magnetic / Galaxy / Element 

My favourite shade changes on a daily basis, today I am loving galaxy which looks like a kaleidoscope of colours, beautiful and glittery lots of blues, greens and a hint of gray too. Its not for the faint of heart. What colour makes you most excited? Are you a magpie like me & the more sparkle the better?

These are smooth and buttery, they don’t feel chunky or heavy on the eye. They apply with ease and blend out beautifully. Glitter shadows have come a long way over the years, gone are those horrid gritty feeling hard to work with shadows and now we have these gorgeously pigmented smooth shadows which are packed with shimmer and sparkle.

Urban Decay Celebrate 20th Birthday

Moondust Eyeshadow Swatches

Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow Swatches

I think this is pretty obvious but if you are not into sparkle & shimmer this is not the palette for you, if you are then GO GO GO, you need this in your life ASAP. Its beautiful and my photos do not do it justice. I am very impressed with the quality, vibrance and just how long these eyeshadows wear – they do not dull throughout the day. These shadows will take any eye look to that next level – if you don’t want to go all out you can just add a touch of colour to your look of use these wet as more of a liner. I’m obsessed and keep finding every excuse to use them.

So Happy 20th Birthday Urban Decay! What is your favourite Urban Decay product and what product is at the top of your Urban Decay wishlist? Surely it has to be the Moondust Palette.

Urban Decay Moondust Palette £35 from urbandecay.co.uk

New Gallinee Skincare

Gallinee Skincare

Gallinée’s first range, LA CULTURE has grown in popularity since it was first launched earlier this year. This brand was the brain child of Marie Drago, a French Doctor in Pharmacy and a member of the French Society of Cosmetic Science, with over 15 years’ experience working for successful and innovative skincare brands.

Gallinée is skincare that is designed to work in harmony with our skins own microbiome (the name for all good bacteria and microorganisms that live on and in your body), I like to say this brand is where Science Meets Skincare. With their patented complex of prebiotics, probiotics and lactic acid your skin is in very good hands, (see graphic below).

The La Culture range is bursting with active ingredients at levels where they really make a difference. At the centre of their skincare is their patented Triple Biotec Complex and

TRIPLE BIOTIC COMPLEX:  A high concentration of our patented mix of prebiotics, probiotics and postbiotics helps to support your microbiome in the most gentle and effective way possible.

Gallinée La Culture Hand Cream* £13

I have been using two products from the lovely La Culture range the Hand Cream is my favourite out of the two simply because even within 6 weeks I have noticed a real change in how my hands feel and look. This isn’t a cream targeted at making your hands look younger but they will feel nourished, softer, more supple, hydrated and visibly smoother. I apply this morning, noon and night, I always have it close by and like how instantly its absorbed but also leaves my hands with that soft nourished feeling.

This cream also protects against external, environmental aggressors and contains these skin loving ingredients

DAISY EXTRACT: A powerful active used for its brightening properties, daisy extract also helps prevent the onset of dark spots.

SHEA BUTTER: A hydrating and protective natural ingredient that can also help with micro-circulation.

Its a wonderful lightweight hand cream that never feels greasy or that needs reapplying too often. Its very affordable too, make sure you make a note to check it out if you’re on the look out for a new handcream.

Gallinee Skincare Complex

Gallinee La Culture Skincare

Gallinée La Culture Hydrating Face Cream* £35

I have also been enjoying using the Hydrating Face Cream which leaves my skin smooth and hydrated. This as with all the products in this collection contains the Triple Biotec Complex (see graphic above), as well as these skin loving ingredients.

YACON EXTRACT: A root hailing from the same family as Jerusalem artichokes, yacon contains one of the largest amounts of prebiotics found in natural plants. In Central America it is often used as a natural sugar. Gallinée’s yacon is cold-pressed to retain its qualities.

ORGANIC MYRTLE EXTRACT: Sourced from the French Mediterranean region, myrtle is a plant containing a large amount of phenolic compounds; well-known for their antioxidant actions, to protect skin from oxidative stress.

It is a lovely cream, especially if you are prone to dry, dehydrated skin. Its gentle and non greasy formula feels lightweight on the skin and provides a really smooth base for makeup. I noticed especially how soft my skin felt after using this and how throughout the day my skin felt really hydrated.

I’m excited to see what products Gallinee will release next and I am impressed by their first collection. Its innovative and I like that they have harnessed the enormous benefits of helpful bacteria and created a very effective skincare brand with this at its very centre.

Gallinée skincare is available at Harvey Nichols, Beauty Expert, Look Fantastic, Feel Good Matters & Beauty Mart 

*PR Sample

New bareMinerals Skinsorials Launch

bareMinerals new skincare range

This is a little heads up,

bareMinerals have teamed up with Organic juice brand Little Miracles to offer a delicious free drink to customers to celebrate the new Skinsorials launch

The offer will run on Friday 5th & Saturday 6th August at their Covent Garden, Canary Wharf, Brighton , St Albans, Glasgow & Windsor boutiques. So head on down there & check out their wonderful new skincare & enjoying a delicious drink courtesy of Little Miracles.

New bareMinerals Skinsorials Skincare

Little Miracles Organic Drinks

bareMinerals are best known for their quality mineral makeup but this year they extended their offerings and have released a very well received skincare collection. Their Skinsorials skincare collection continues to echo the brands message and focuses on Beautiful Ingredients for Naturally Beautiful Skin.

bareMinerals Skinsorials Skincare Collection

Its an exciting launch and one to check out if you are near one of the boutiques that are taking part on Fri/Sat or alternatively just pop along to your local bareMinerals counter to learn more about their new releases.