New: L’Oréal Collection Exclusive Pure Reds

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Let me introduce you to my latest fail when it comes to resisting a red lipstick, and I failed in a big way as I came home with the complete range of these beautiful bold lipsticks inspired by different actresses that are the L’Oréal Collection Exclusive Pure Reds.

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L’Oréal Collection Exclusive Pure Reds

When I saw news online about the launch of these I thought I might grab one or two (like I did in past launches of the L’Oréal Exclusive range), but I simply could not resist the selection of colours, specially since many of them lean pink and I think those kinds of reds suit me better.

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Bye byes: Cargo eyeshadows

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Cargo eyeshadows

I inherited these two Cargo eyeshadows from my mother. She bought them a few years ago on a trip (my mother was always quite trendy that way) and for a couple of years they have been residing in my drawers.

I must confess that this has been the first Cargo product that I have tried, and I have really liked the quality of the formula.

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Cargo eyeshadows in Fiji and Cocoa beach

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New: Kiko Daring Game eyeshadow palette in 03 Elegant Ebony

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This post features the other palette I bought from one of Kiko’s latest limited edition launches, the Daring Game collection, which was inspired by casinos.

This is the Queen of Shadows eyeshadow palette in 03 Elegant Ebony, a generally cool toned palette that, in this case too, is a very basic nude palette.

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Kiko Daring Game collection, Queen of Hearts in 03 Elegant Ebony

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Mix and match: MAC Prolongwear + Wayne Goss 01

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Le Blanc de Chanel, MAC Prolongwear foundation, MAC Face and Body and Wayne Goss 01

Actually, this is a for now perfect match, until I try other primers, as I’ve only tried the combination that includes Le Blanc de Chanel underneath MAC Prolongwear foundation mixed with some Face and Body and applied with Wayne Goss brush 01.

For some time now I have not been liking my MAC Prolongwear. Despite this, I am on my second bottle: I felt as if I could not find a foundation that could survive my combination skin and the stifling summer temperatures and not look cakey. Such a thing simply did not exist! So I made do with Prolongwear.

I would try applying more and less powder, this and that brush, but by the time I ended my work day, after having had to blot a couple times during the day, I would look in the mirror and cringe.

I have tried mixing it with MAC Face and Body and with Studio Moisturize Tint, and those lighter textures made it quite better. But today I decided that I had to finally try my Wayne Goss 01 and which foundation should I use but the one that looks worst on me! If the 01 could work wonders with Prolongwear then I could throw anything its way.

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Scandinavian inspiration

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I am not sure if it is something in the air, if they all have gorgeous skin naturally or if flawless application is something you learn before you are able to vote, but I sure am seriously jealous of am inspired by the bloggers below.

They all share very good technique and they are able to be both very subtle and very bold, imaginative and colourful. Yet, in my opinion, they always retain a certain ethereal quality that I would love to be able to emulate (is it because of the light in northern latitudes?).

Also, it is very interesting to read their posts and see the products used as they tend to include brands not often heard of in the English speaking community. In fact, it was while I was browsing reviews for MUS products that I found Killer Colours for the first time!

Bonus blogger: Australian Karima from Shameless Friperies; because her style is somewhat similar, because I think she is cute and funny, makes me drool over brushes and has gorgeous looks like this glittery one that I crave, or this mermaid look that make me want to jump into the sea!

New: Kiko Daring Game Eyeshadow palette in 01Essential Brown

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This autumn Kiko launched their Daring game collection, inspired by the world of casinos. It was a very sleek-looking collection and contained some fabulous palettes that included eyeshadow palettes and blush and bronzer palettes.

Among the many pretty things available I picked two of their Queen of Hearts eyeshadow palettes, 01 Essential Brown and 03 Elegant Ebony.

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