Stila Perfect Me Perfect Hue Fair/Light*

perfect-me-perfect-hue-eye-cheek-palette-fairlight-palette-caseDo you know when you see something and just know it’s going to be great? It’s the best feeling, and one that doesn’t happen too regularly. So, when Stila’s Perfect Me Perfect Hue palette appeared a few weeks back, I got rather excited.


I fell in love with the packaging first, and it would be hard not to! The compact is sizeable enough to hold five good sized shadows and two blushes comfortably, and it’s a stunning brushed gold. The lid is also covered in a self-coloured leopard print which is just adorable!


The Perfect Me Perfect You palettes are available in three colour ways – Fair/Light, Medium/Tan and Tan/Deep. I was sent the lightest option, and for my colouring, it’s perfection.


Fair/Light is the most perfect mix of cool, blue toned pink, and slightly warmer peaches. If you’re looking for a palette that’s going to leave you looking natural and groomed – this is the compact for you!


The Perfect Me Perfect Hue palette is a real lifesaver in the mornings! It takes the guesswork out of makeup, and I love the fact that each product serves a purpose (which Stila have helpfully included on the base of the compact).


Working from the top, I cover my entire lid, all the way to my brow bone in the base (top left) using a fluffy brush. Then, I buff the highlighting shade (top centre) into my brow bone and in the inner corner of my eyes. It’s seriously brightening, and it eradicated the damage done by late nights! I then buff in the taupe (top right) into my crease, making sure that there are no harsh lines. Then the fun begins! Using my ring finger, I then pat the centre glitter shade onto my lids. I’m obsessed with the texture of the shadows. They’re all buttery smooth, with wonderful colour payoff, and they are perfectly bendable. To finish my eyes, using an angled brush, I smudge the deep chocolate brown into my lash line, making sure it’s not too harsh a line.


Then, once I’ve applied my bronzer, I swirl a little of the peachy blush from my cheek bones up to my temples, then add a little pop of the blue pink blush to the apples of my cheeks. The formulas of both are just dreamy and add a believable glow (which is very necessary on these dark mornings!) which lasts all day. I’m so glad that I’ve discovered this little gem – I’m currently contemplating which bits and bobs to take with me on a few trips I have lined up, and I know this one is coming with me!

Stila’s Perfect Me Perfect Hue Palette is priced at £28 and is available here (UK) and here (US)

Bobbi Brown Beach Glow Sunkissed Pinks Eyeshadow Palette*


Whenever Bobbi Brown comes up with a new makeup collection, I start drooling over it pretty much immediately. I’m a lover of beautiful, neutral shades, and I don’t think anyone does those better than Bobbi!


Right in time for summer, the Sunkissed Pink collection has been released, and the showstopper of the line has to be the Sunkissed Pink Eyeshadow Palette. Packaged in the most instagram-worthy rose gold casing, it’s a mix of four must-have shades which are just perfect for creating chic and easy summer looks.


The four shades are just the definition of lust-worthy! A work-horse bone, a warm candy pink, the glitteriest copper which is shot through with pink micro shimmer and then a wonderfully matte and colour saturated cool toned chocolate which is just made for lining.


It’s a rare palette which feels both subtle enough for daily use, but still fun, and importantly, it also feels new. I don’t have dupes of the pink and copper shades nestled in my collection, so it’s so fun to play around with the palette and create day and evening looks which are perfect for balmy weather!


For day wear, I like to buff the nude shade into my brow bone as a subtle highlight, with a touch of the pink over my lid. It adds a subtle touch of colour and definition, which stays the right side of effortlessly pretty. For amping up the drama though, it couldn’t be easier – I work a touch more of the pink into my crease, blend the copper over the center of my lid, then line with the chocolate brown. It’s an incredibly easy, yet chic look, which looks like I’ve put in a lot more effort than I have (and that’s always a good thing!)

The palette is limited edition, and I can’t find it online. It should, however still be at Bobbi Brown counters.

Sensai Triple Touch Concealer Compact*

Sensai Triple Touch Compact

It’s not often that a product arrives that feels like nothing else in my collection. Concealers especially. They tend to come in bullets or pots and are usually a little bit boring. So, when a rather glamorous compact popped through the door, it’s fair to say that I was more than a little intrigued.

Sensai Triple Touch Compact 5

Inside, Sensai have included everything you could possibly need when it comes to cover-up: there’s a colourless concealer, a cream concealer, and then, underneath, a beautifully lightweight setting powder.

Sensai Triple Touch Compact 4

If you’re getting ready to jet off anywhere this summer, I would seriously recommend adding this compact to your carry-on. The mixture of chic packaging and dreamy formulas make the compact a must-have, which, happily, is so easy to use!

Sensai Triple Touch Compact 2

Prior to apply my foundation, if there are any enlarged pores or fine lines I want to cover, the left hand, clear concealer is what I reach for. It’s got quite a rich consistency which disappears into skin, and really blurs out any imperfections. It’s also a great little base to use under the cream concealer on dry skin or on problem areas.

Sensai Triple Touch Compact 1

The creamy concealer is incredibly rich and hydrating. It’s a true full-coverage formula which I tend to blend into skin using my fingertips. The heat from my fingers really seems to encourage the concealer to melt into skin, leaving a truly flawless result. No matter whether I’ve been using Sensai’s offering to cover dark circles or blemishes, it performs beautifully.

Sensai Triple Touch Compact 3

Then, as if two rather wonderful concealers weren’t enough, when you get into the compact’s lower level tree’s a translucent powder and a really great mirror. It might be a little odd to bang on about how good a mirror is, but this one feels like it’s a whole lot better than a regular compact. The powder too is flawless – it’s so silky feeling, and it absolutely disappears into skin without feeling caky or drying. I use a slight swirl of it to set under eye concealer, and I also add a little to my nose and forehead to set my makeup and make sure it lasts throughout the day. Sensai have three shades to choose from, and somewhat unsurprisingly since it’s an Asian company, they’re all pretty light, which might be problematic if you have a richer skin tone.

Sensai Triple Touch Concealer Compact is priced at £40.00 and is available here.

Maybelline Studio Blush – Dare to Pink*

Maybelline Studio Blush

On a day-to-day basis, I don’t really wear blush. I have pink-toned skin, so adding extra on can sometimes be a little too much for day. Happily though, I’ve been adding a little self tanner into my skincare routine (let me know whether you would like to see it!) so an added pop of colour feels necessary.

Maybelline Studio Blush 1

On days where I’m feeling especially bronze, I’ve been reaching for Maybelline’s Dare to Pink blush, which is part of their Studio Range. It’s a stunning coral pink which is packaged in a rather slick slide top compact. It’s an almost-dupe for Nars’ rather iconic Orgasm, just without the pesky golden glitter.

Maybelline Studio Blush 2

Applied with a fluffily blush brush, Dare to Pink really wakes up the skin without feeling too loud or too bright. I just love the soft, almost satiny texture which leaves skin with a soft flush and subtle sheen. The colour payoff is wonderful, and is comparable to my higher-end blushes. The wear-time too is impressive. I get through a whole day without the colour fading away, and I love the healthy glow it leaves!

Maybelline Studio Master Blush is priced at £4.49 and is available here



Rodial Airbrush Concealer*

Rodial Airbrush Concealer

I’m not sure that there is anything that looks prettier than super clean, fresh, dewy skin. And in the summer, it feels almost compulsory to have it, so, in a bit of preparation, I’ve been barreling through my concealers to find some that are real multitaskers. And my current favourite might just be Rodial’s Airbrush Concealer.

Rodial Airbrush Concealer 1

Packaged in one of the brand’s signature black and silver compacts, the Airbrush Concealer is both super glamorous and really rather effective. I take a little of the formula, and pat it under my eyes to disguise darkness and circles, whilst a touch of the concealer over a blemish makes it nigh-on disappear. It gives skin a real perfected, almost airbrushed quality which stays luminous all day. I love the fact that it never feels too dry or cakey, meaning that your skin looks so healthy even if you’re covering up a rather late night!

Rodial Airbrush Concealer is priced at £32.00 and is available here (UK)

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