Tag: Smashbox

6th December 2015

LipsNspritz of the Week 06.12.15

After spending last weekend doused in Tom Ford’s finest Black Orchid (albeit in the new Eau de Toilette version rather than the EdP), I was obviously stuck in a rather Tom Ford kind of groove for the early part of this week.   Monday brought Tom Ford Black Violet, a scent which I have always preferred to Black Orchid, for some reason (but it’s now discontinued), […]

20th January 2015

Ace of Base – RMK, Zelens Hourglass and Smashbox

Over on Instagram I’m always putting up pics of things that have recently arrived at Lippie Mansions, pictures of things I’m doing, and setting up pics of things that are upcoming for review.  My ugly mug isn’t on there too often, so you’re quite safe, and if you like pictures of random products and the occasional badly framed picture of something not quite in focus with […]

19th February 2014

Smashbox Full Exposure Palette

By Luke There are a lot of palettes out there at the minute with all of those easy to use, neutral browny grey shades that no one can really live without. By far the best I have seen is this one, with no less than 14 colours in it, in two finishes, WITH two brushes AND a guide for different shaped eyes on how to […]

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 […]

5th August 2011

Smashbox Limitless Lip Stain in Sangria

   I don’t have a lot of luck with lipstains, as a lot of  them have the nasty habit of being a bit too blue, and just showing up as fuchsia when they’re on the skin or lips, no matter what the shade promised on the box or barrel.  So I approached the new Smashbox limitless lipstains with no little trepidation. This is the shade […]

19th January 2011

Smashbox All in Bloom Palette

Pastels schmastels.  If there is anything I really don’t like about spring, it’s the insistence that we’re all going to be prancing around in pastel shades on eyes, nails and lips and clothes.  I don’t do pastels.  I think pastels only really suit six years olds.  There, I said it. And … breathe … Now I’ve got that off my chest, I’ve been made very […]

20th December 2009

Makeover: Kerry

After a bit of last minute confusion with one of my other volunteers, the lovely Kerry stepped in to have a makeover, and I’m glad she did, as this is one of my favourites! Meet Kerry: Kerry is really very pretty already, with enormous green eyes.  Sometimes Kerry thinks she looks a bit young (never an issue as far as I’m concerned!) so was looking […]

7th December 2009

Review – Clarins Wonder Perfect Mascara

I love mascara.  Specifically, I love Lancome Hypnose, and Lancome Hypnose Drama (though the brush on that one drives me a bit bonkers, if I’m being really honest), I’ve tried other mascaras, but for me, nothing really comes close. Clarins recently ran a giveaway on their Facebook page, and I was lucky enough to win a sample sized tube, and, I have to say, it’s […]

6th December 2009

Makeover: Mel

It Sunday Makeover time, and this week I was delighted to welcome along Mel: Mel’s a schoolteacher, and was looking for a simple and easy day time look that suits her colouring.  Mel actually owns a bit of very lovely makeup, but doesn’t use it very often, so I was hoping to show her how to get the most of some of the things she […]