Eyeshadow Explorations: NYX Lid Lingerie & Nude Matte Shadow Singles

NYX Lid Lingerie Eye Tints

After a quick look at my own blog, I’m a bit surprised that my mad devotion for eyeshadow isn’t as apparent as it should be… there’s a review here and there, but what there is doesn’t convey how much I looove elaborate eye makeup. So without further ado, today’s review is all about the eyeshadow, specifically shadows that I like and use a lot: NYX Lid Lingerie Eye Tints and Nude Matte Shadow Singles. Ver […]

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Illamasqua Precision Brow Gel & Starlaisa Basics Collection Palette

Illamasqua brow gel & Starlaisa palette

I’ve heard it said before by makeup artists and tastemakers that it’s preferable to enhance either the eye area or the lips, but not all at once; in theory, there’s something about this type of style rules, and their whiff of snootiness and pretentious bleh that sits wrong with me… but in practice I adhere to it: I like to paint my eyes to kill, and the rest just isn’t as important to me. In […]

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Fresh-faced review: Illamasqua Beyond Powder & Juvia’s Place Saharan Blush Palette

Illamasqua Beyond Powder & Juvia's Place Saharan Blush Palette

Juvia’s Place palettes have been winking at me for a while now, and as it happens, there’s a shop in my little godforsaken corner of Spain that carries them, so I don’t even have to go online… what was I to do? I first wanted one of the eyeshadow palettes, but on seeing this one I said: “Mine!” And the reasonable part of my brain said: “Very pretty, but it’s a blush palette, and you […]

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W7 “Delicious” palette, Black Lash mascara & NYX Epic Black Mousse Liner

NYX Epic Black Mousse Liner

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a lady in possesion of a great hoard of powders and paints, must be in want of collecting more… these I’m posting today have been with me for a few months, and it was time to trot them out in this blog. W7 “Delicious” Eyeshadow Palette This must probably be review #21816984 of this palette, but I just had to know what all the noise in the MU […]

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Astor EyeArtist Definer Automatic Eyeliner & Soft Sensation Lipstick

Astor EyeArtist Definer Automatic Eyeliner & Soft Sensation Lipstick

On the whole, Astor isn’t really a brand I tend to pay much attention to, so it’s quite unlikely I’d ever have tried the items in today’s reviews if it wasn’t for mother Nessie, the makeup enabler, who some months ago picked up this lipstick and liner set for me, the Astor EyeArtist Definer Automatic Eyeliner and Soft Sensation Lipstick. Astor Soft Sensation Lipstick As I was saying, if my mother hadn’t given me this, […]

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December nail roundup: Inglot, Masglo, Wet ‘n Wild, IDC Color, Essence

December Nail Roundup

When I began this blog, I decided to leave out nail product reviews because, even though it’s rare for me to meet a polish I don’t like, it isn’t really something I find much material to draw from for a proper post, beyond the weekly #mani or #pedi IGram. Yet, after examining my IG stats, I have now changed my mind… apparently, viewers like nail posts (who’d have thought?), so in light of this, I […]

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Review: Bifull Oval Brushes & Kat Von D Lock-It foundation

Kat von D Lock It foundation

Many of the things that become frequent flyers all over SM profiles end up tiring me fast, yet oval makeup brushes caught my eye from the start, till I finally nabbed this set of oval brushes from Bifull, a Spanish brand specializing in professional items for the beauty industry. On the whole, I have the impression that this is kind of one of those sort-of polarizing items in the beauty blogosphere, in the sense that […]

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Friday Musings: The New and The Old in the World of Beauty

Max Factor beauty micrometer

Mine beauties: today I’m posting no reviews, but thoughts that have been buzzing round my head, regarding things new and old in the world of beauty, and somehow I just had write about it all… reviews to be resumed next week. The hype of the week that set me thinking Well, that was unexpected… at first, there was nothing that interested me about THE celebrity makeup launch of the week, and possibly of the summer/fall… […]

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I’ve been duped! “NYX” matte lipstick, or that’s what I thought…

falsificación pintalabios NYX

I wanted to add a matte lipstick to my stash, so one day I saw this NYX matte lipstick in a shop window, I went in to nab it… no luck with the purchase, though, because a while after I’d opened it I began to suspect it was a fake. “NYX” matte lipstick, or how to throw 7€ in the trash Question before proceeding: notice something not-quite-right about this product? More clues… Solution to the […]

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Lip color and care: Essence lipstick & Dizao Organics lipbalm

Dizao Organics Sea Buckthorn Replenishing Lipbalm

As a rule, I’m all about gloriously tacky colors and piling up on the eye makeup, while being very conservative and dull with lip products. For a self-confessed lover of makeup, I actually don’t have many lip color products (four at last count, if you’re curious), and half of those are soft nudey pinks. But one fine evening in a beauty shop, I ran into this pretty plum lipstick by Essence that decided to just […]

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Bamboo Beauty Review: Ecotools Brushes and TONYMOLY Bamboo Gel

Ecotools Brushes and TONYMOLY Bamboo Gel

I’ve been eyeing the Ecotools brushes for ages, and now these are mine mine mine… there isn’t much more left to be said about this brand, which has certainly become popular in the Spanish beauty blogosphere and beyond, with good reason: they are great value for the price, and as eco-friendly as a consumer product can get. As for the TONYMOLY bamboo gel, I bought this after an unfortunate incident with a DIY mask (an […]

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