Tag: Blusher

4th May 2016

It Cosmetics Vitality Cheek Flush Powder Blush Stain

You don’t really know what pain is until you try and get the words in this products title in the right order for SEO purposes, you know. For the record these are: It Cosmetics Vitality Cheek Flush Powder Blush Stains (try saying that three times fast), which have just launched on QVC, and come in four glowing, jewel-like shades (l-r) : Magical in Mauve, Radiant […]

2nd February 2016

Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Blush Palette and Brow Box

 I don’t do much to my eyebrows (they’re tattooed on, so I don’t have to), but the Urban Decay Brow Boxes are lovely, and there’s a special edition of them for the Gwen Stefani Collection, and it’s this one in Bathwater Blonde. Quite obviously defined for people with fairer hair than I, the brow box comes with two shades, and is most suitable for dark […]

14th December 2015

New CiD i-Glow and i-Bronze Minis

There is little more pleasing than a giant version of something small, or a mini-version of something rather larger.  When New CiD sent me a taster of their mini-versions of their really rather superb face powders last week, I was utterly delighted.  I’m a big fan of New CiD powders, I think they’re hugely underrated for blushes, and it must be said that their i-Glow […]

24th August 2015

Dr Perricone No Makeup Skincare

The last time I published a review of Dr Perricone products … well, let’s just say it did not go down too well, so it is with some trepidation that I come to write about them again! I have found myself intrigued by the No Makeup Skincare range for a while now, so, rather in spite of myself, I found myself forking over a bunch […]

7th April 2015

Clinique Sculptionary Cheek Contouring Palette – 02 Defining Berries

Contouring is the trend that just will not die, isn’t it?  Here’s yet another ostensibly “contouring” product, the Clinique Sculptionary Cheek Contouring Palette in 02 Defining Berries, which is actually just a (very) beautiful blusher, and is all the more useful for it not being another pan of brown goop. Since it turned up, I’ve not wanted to use any other cheek product at all… […]

28th July 2014

ByTerry Rose Infernal Collection: Eye Powder-Kajal, Rose de Rose, and Baume de Rose Fig Fiction

It’s too darn hot right now, and when that happens, my mind always starts to think wistfully about cooler seasons, I’m not a happy summer bunny, alas.  Not to mention that I always prefer the Autumn and Winter makeup collections to the ubiquitous summer bronze (with a splash of “unexpected” blue) that we’ve been seeing all summer every summer since, well, time began. ByTerry is […]

15th July 2014

Makeup Revolution: Blushers in Now and All I Think About Is You

By Laurin In 2007, against her better judgement, Her Gracious Majesty Queen Elizabeth II extended to me an offer of citizenship which I duly accepted. There was a ceremony at Lambeth Town Hall, and I came away with a souvenir photo of me looking like I’d accidentally joined the Hogwart’s branch of the BNP. To receive this honour, I had to sit the “Life in […]

1st July 2014

By Terry – Cheek to Cheek: Cherry Cruise and Tint to Lip: Pink Palace

  I’m a sucker for a stain.  Well, some stains, anyway – tea, spag bol, toothpaste not so much (I’m a mucky pup) – gimme a cheek or a lip stain, and I’m happy.   Particularly a lip stain.  I love my bright lipsticks, as some of you might have noticed, but it drives me bananas when they don’t last. Enter By Terry, with a […]

22nd October 2013

Top Five Favourite Blushers

Since I had my colour-draping back in June, I’ve been looking to replace my not-quite-right golden coral blushes with something a little cooler and pinker. For a long time, I never wore blusher at all, fearing I’d look like a clown, or Aunt Sally or something, but I realise these days that my makeup simply isn’t complete without blusher, and finding the right shade is […]

15th August 2013

Sleek MakeUP Vintage Romance Palette & Antique Blush

Well, I said I needed to try some cheaper makeup … and here I am!  Again, like Illamasqua, Sleek MakeUP isn’t a brand I feature often, as a lot of the collections don’t “speak” to me.  This one, however, very much did.  I don’t get the packaging much, it says “Autumn” rather than “Romance” to me, but the contents are delightful:  The eyeshadow shades are […]

3rd March 2013

Lippie’s Lust List #1 Estee Lauder Mad Men Collection

It’s not often a collection makes my heart go pitty-pat these days (jaded, Moi?) but this retro-themed collection from Estee Lauder might just have managed it.  The blush compact and lipstick in particular have got my name all over them, and hey!  Mad Men.  Gotta love it.  Think this will be one of the most collectible make up sets in a long time … The […]

25th February 2013

Honeymoon Makeup Bag

I didn’t want to take a huge amount of products with me to Paris last week, so broke out a tiny sampling of tried and trusted favourites, and new bits that needed a good testing, and made do with one – ONE! – lipstick whilst I was there.  I figured, hey, it’s Paris, there’s a Sephora on the doorstep if it all goes wrong! Luckily,  […]