I wasn’t bowled over by the original Lancome Shaker’s simply because I just didn’t find myself reaching for them. I wasn’t excited to wear them and the colours I had were quite sheer. Now fast forward to the new Matte offering and it is a whole different ball game. These are pigmented, bold and OMG they have serious staying power.
So the idea is you shake these like a cocktail shaker so the cushion applicator soaks up the product – the more you shake the more product ends up on the sponge (so bare that in mind). So once you have shaken to your hearts content you then apply the liquid lipstick using the cute, handy cushion applicator (nub) which is pretty effortless to use. It gives you precision application and the formula is easy to work with, it dries down to feel lightweight, comfortable and gives the lips that on trend matte finish.
Lancome describe the formula as ‘feeling like a second skin’ and I agree with them. Being someone that tends to shy away from matte finishes because they’re more often than not uncomfortable and dry on the lips but these Matte Shakers have changed my opinion & I have been enjoying wearing them.
‘A water-in-oil emulsion that’s formulated with a patented Ultra Thin Film technology to deliver weightless texture and a second-skin feel without sacrificing intense color payoff. And it has Vitamin E for comfortable, non-drying wear.’
The Matte Shaker comes in 7 beautiful shades
Magic Orange – vibrant orange
Beige Vintage – nude beige
Energy Peach – nude peach
Red’y in 5 – warm red
Kiss Me Cherie – brick red
Pink Power – magenta
Yummy Pink – bright pink
Kiss Me Chérie / Yummy Pink
The two shades I have are beautiful, bold and pigmented and you’re able to build up the colour to be super intense. Once you apply these there is no shifting them and they have incredible staying power. Even after eating and drinking the colour is still there and not patchy. I’m beyond impressed and I am going to get one of the more everyday shades, I have my eye on the Beige Vintage Shade.
Autumn is my favourite season and I always like switch up my makeup at this time of year, so I was having a look through my collection & I thought I would share a few Autumnal products that I’ve looked out. I have put them with my everyday makeup so I will be prompted to use them more often. Let me know if you do this too?
If there was one product I am guilty of hoarding it is eyeshadow I just seem to be drawn to them and I like the shades which seem to feel quite Autumnal like the browns, coppers and plums. I simply love the MAC Sharon Osbourne Duchess Eyeshadow Quad I know it was limited edition but I just think it’s the nicest quad & one of the shades Embark is a permanent shade. This is my perfect quad & the colours are just perfect for this time of year & creating that Autumnal brown smoky eye. The four shades in this quad in case you wanted to know are Sweet Eyes, Sexy Eyes, Femme Fatale and Embark.
I also like to use MAC Amber Lights a lot at this time of year, it’s just the most beautiful copper, golden brown and I use it all over the lid for an easy effortless eye look. Its so pigmented and it always looks beautiful. The Catrice eyeshadow in My First Copperware Party is a really lovely taupe and it’s my everyday eyeshadow of choice at the moment. Catrice is such an affordable brand and the quality of their products is impressive so if you get chance to try any then make sure you get a few eyeshadows they’re so buttery soft and the pigmentation is on a par with MAC!
Bronzer for me is a product I have really discovered this year, or should I say discovered how to use properly! This Autumn’s bronzer of choice is the Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder the packaging alone is beautiful and makes me feel extremely grown up. The product is equally stunning and it gives your skin just the right amount of bronze & glow. A light hand is needed because this is so pigmented and it stays put all day long which is great because I daren’t take this out of the house in case I break it. It is extremely pigmented but it blends out really well so you won’t look like you have just added a strip of bronzer to your cheeks. It’s just an all round beautiful product!
Nail polish is so easy to switch up for the season and I seem to have an abundance of shades for Autumn I struggled to narrow it down to three. I love to wear deep plums, purples and the occasional grey too but in my lineup I have the beautiful Urban Decay Mrs. Mia Wallace* which is a stunning deep plum with an iridescent shimmer, it looks vampy on the nails and Urban Decay polishes are easy to apply, this shade is opaque in one coat. Also how incredible is the packaging (skull on the lid). The Barry M Gelly High Shine polishes are some of my favourites and their shade range is vast, this beautiful Mustard polish was a gift for my birthday last year from Hayley and its the perfect Autumnal shade. I also have a set of mini OPI nail polishes and this Malaga Wine shade is a gorgeous berry red and is such a rich deep shade, it looks pretty on the nails. I think OPI polishes are fantastic quality and them always last so long on me.
When it comes to base I always like to wear quite a light coverage and I have been loving this Glo & Ray CC Foundation*, the colour was a little too light for me over the Summer but now I have no tan its perfect. I think it’s a good base for this time of year because it makes my skin look fresh and luminous but doesn’t cover up my freckles. So it’s quite natural looking, it does reduce the appearance of the redness in my cheeks and also the darkness around my eyes. It’s a great daytime base and it leaves my skin looking healthy and even toned.
Oh, the Maybelline Colour Tattoos are great for using as a base before applying other shadows or they work well on their own all over the lid. I always have to use this gorgeous burgundy wine colour in the Autumn and Winter it’s called Pomegranate Punk and its unlike anything I have. These wear so well on the lids and even though they are affordable I think they stand up to a lot of the high-end cream shadows for quality!
I like to wear liquid eyeliner but often during the day, I find it can look a little harsh, especially when I don’t want to look like I am wearing too much makeup. So I like to switch up the jet black liner for browns and I find Kohl liners are great and you can smudge them down so they don’t look too harsh or bold. The Clinique Quickliner in intense black honey is a pretty deep brown and I also like the Essence Gel eye pencil in brown. The Essence one is waterproof and is so creamy to apply.
When it comes to lips I like a low maintenance lip product & if it’s not a lip crayon then I always reach for the Rimmel Apocalips, I find they apply so well on my lips & if you make sure to remove all the excess product off the applicator then you will be able to apply the product evenly and it is so pigmented. I think the deep berry shades look best on me so as soon as Autumn comes around I get excited to wear all these shades. My favourite is the Apocalips in Galaxy which is a wine plum shade & I have repurchased this one a couple of times.
I would love to know what products you add to your makeup stash over Autumn / Winter.
Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However, if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.