Glitter and Ice… It’s MAC’s Christmas Collection

Want to know what’s in MAC’s holiday collection 2011? See the pictures and full collection here

Read more on my new blog http://beautyandlechicblog.blogspot.com/

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17 All About Nude Palette

If you’ve been in Boots anytime in the last week or so this summer palette might just have caught your eye. Unfortunately the limited edition palette is not for individual sale, instead it’s a free gift when you purchase any two 17 products. I ordered mine online as the shops had sold out, and now I see why. The palette is really good quality and wouldn’t be out of place alongside premium palettes from the likes of Benefit and Stila. It contains two eye shadows (top row), a multi purpose cheek blush/highlighter (bottom left) and a lipgloss (bottom right).

The golden coloured eyeshadow is divine – buttery texture, highly pigmented and metallic finish. The cheek product reminds me of a pigmented highlighter, think Nars’ Multiples or Topshop’s Cheek and the lip square is rosey glossy lipstick.

l-r pink eye shadow, golden eye shadow, blush and lips

 So which two 17 products did I choose to go with the new palette? Well, I opted for a mirror shine lipstick in Peace that I’ve had my eye on for a while and a practical, but slightly boring pencil sharpener (£1.99).

Mirror Shine Lipstick – Peace £2.59 (online, £4.59 in store)

If you fancy one of these lipsticks, order online. Boots have £2 off the Mirror Shine range, for some reason they’re still full price in store. As the title suggests, this is a shiny, glossy lipstick. It looks like a lipstick but feels like a balm. It’s shiny like a lipgloss but not at all sticky. Peace looks like a bright coral, but on the lips, it’s more of a hot pink – either way it’s a nice summer shade and super shiny.

All three products cost less than five pounds, a pretty savvy haul I’d say!

Beauty Waitlist… Kate Moss Make up for Rimmel London

Here’s another one to watch out for…

Not content with conquering the fashion world, Kate Moss now has her sights set on to the beauty industry.

Mossy is set to launch a make up collaberation with Rimmel London – First she modelled for them, now she’s designing for them.

Set to feature six Kate inspired lipstick colours,  including her signature red shade, and a selection of eyeshadows housed in an uber cool union Jack compact. No doubt the ‘Kate effect’ will ensure the line is a massive hit, just like her collaboration with Topshop.

The products also come with a leopard print rhinestone pouch… that’s it, I’m sold!

Unfortunately we’ll have to wait until October 2011 to get our mits on them.

Lust Have: Frontcover Customised Eyeshadow Palette

I love make up palettes; It’s great to have so much choice in one place. But there’s nothing more frustrating than a palette that contains colours you’d never wear in a million years. Look at your palettes, are there shades that are worn down to a millimetre of their lives, and others that you’ve never touched? Well, problem solved thanks to frontcover’s customisable and affordable eye shadow palettes.

Simply buy an empty palette for £5, then fill it with the colours YOU want. I’m a big fan of Frontcover’s baked eyeshadows, I bought a jumbo palette at Christmas – they high quality, smooth and long lasting. There’s a rainbow of colours available for just £4 each, or buy four shades with an empty palette for just £15. Why not create a Spring Palette or a smokey eye one!

The only difficult part is choosing the colours, you’ll want them all!

Palette and refils available at Boots now.

RIMMEL LONDON Glam’Eyes Quad eye shadow

I was out shopping today and look what caught my eye… literally.

Glam’Eyes is Rimmel’s most sophisticated eyeshadow to date, with its graphic, glossy black packaging that’s pure London chic. Inside, the eyeshadows are embossed with an elegant quilted pattern and the signature Rimmel crown logo.Available in 7 colour ways that will ensure you stand out in the crowd.

Rimmel Glam’Eyes Quad eye shadow has a soft silky powder formula that glides on smoothly and blends effortlessly, flawlessly reproducing the intense saturated colour. In my opinion, they stand up against eye shadows twice the price. The quad of colours is perfect for day or night, simply choose the colour and intensity to suit you.

I’m loving smoky purple, perfect for creating the 70s look.

 Glam’Eyes and gorgeous – a perfect mid week treat. £6.99 each, right now 3 for 2 at Boots.

LAST CHANCE: FRONTCOVER TO GO EYE COLLECTION

It’s not too late to bag a Christmas bargain. This Frontcover to go gift set contains a rainbow of 20 amazing eyeshadows and comes with a handy sleek interchangeable compact to put them in  – so when you need to, you really can GO! GO! GO!

Featuring:

  • 10 domed baked powder eye shadows
  • 3 new domed baked twinkle powder eye shadows
  • 5 fine line pressed powder eye shadow duos
  • 2 pressed powder eye shadows
  • Shadowline Liquid (turns shadow to eyeliner)
  • Double ended applicator and a new Frontcover Interchangeable compact

Box includes tips and advice from Frontcover’s own make-up expert Leanne Shaw.

Seriously high quality eye shadows, the palette alone is worth the price tag. Baked powders are fantastically sparkly, shimmery and longlasting. The photos don’t do it quality.

What’s more the whole set is half price at boots, now only £17.50….. it’s the price of one premium shadow.

Have fun and dare to create some bold new looks.