Sunday, 4 October 2015

Suqqu Fall 2015: Blend Color Eyeshadow #20 Kaoribara

Suqqu Blend Color Eyeshadow #20 Kaoribara is one of three eyeshadow palettes released with this yeas Fall collection (its permanent). The palettes all have 3 powder eye shades and 1 cream eyeshadow base.

Kaoribara is an interesting mix of shades and the golden shimmer throughout adds unison to the whole look. It contains a shimmery peach, shimmery silver, satin finish burgundy and a sheer cream base shade.

Whilst the peach and silver are quite shimmery it never borders on being frosty or over the top. The cream shade has a nice light consistency and preps the lids well for application, giving a brightness and boosting the pigmentation of the powder shades. I'd be interested in Suqqu bought out cream shadows as part of their permanent range as its a nice formula. The shades all feel smooth, the powder shades are very soft, you really don't need to blend these much.

For me this reads too warm on my cool toned skin, but I would nevertheless recommend it, as it provides a soft elegant look with the burgundy giving an interesting depth.


I've reviewed more from the Fall collection here and you can see Kaoribara in action on Sara from colormeloud here.

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Sunday, 27 September 2015

Delilah Cosmetics Compact Powder Blusher in Clementine & Farewell Cream Concealer

Still relatively new to the scene, Delilah cosmetics is a British brand that came out last year, its a concise range of wearable classic shades, my previous review is here.

I bought another blusher (the brand offer 3 blushers) this time in the shade Clementine (£26). Its a pretty peachy/coral with a satin finish, pigment is initially sheer but it is buildable.

It applies well with a lightweight feel and a long lasting wear.
Swatched below then blended in

Shown with my other Delilah blusher in shade Lullaby (on the right), swatched then blended in.

I really love how natural these blushers look and the ease with which they apply.


I was looking for a stick concealer I could keep in my handbag so bought the Farewell Cream Concealer in the lightest shade, Linen (£24).

The shade works well for my pale skin and has a slight yellow undertone. The stick has a creamy yet lightweight texture. Its got a bit of slip to it but not so much that it slides off. Its very blendable and doesn't cake up or stick to dry patches. Coverage its light to medium, not enough for my dark circles but its good for disguising redness. As long as I set this with powder it lasts me the whole day.
Shown below with other concealers for comparison L-R: Omorovicza Mineral Touch in Ivory (this is too yellow for me), Delilah Farewell Cream Concealer in Linen, MAC Matchmaster shade #1 (this is too dark for me)


Delilah is now available on the UK Space.NK website, which is a good sign, as I think its very difficult for new brands to find their place in an already over saturated market.

I'm really pleased with anything I've tried from the range thus far and would love to see some different products and additional colours come out. I think if your makeup preference is a more sedate, natural elegant look then Delilah is the brand for you.

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Sunday, 20 September 2015

Chantecaille Fall 2015: Protect the Wolves Eye Shade Trio

Its not often I wear darker eyeshadows, unless its something a bit special, the Protect the Wolves Eye Shade Trio (£65) certainly fits the bill.

The beautifully designed limited edition refillable palette contains three wolves head embossed shades to create a smokey green eye look.
Midnight is a deep black, Timber Wolf is a complex pewter with a golden sheen and Evergreen is a cool, blackened emerald.

The finish falls more into the satin territory, pigment is really good, they feel smooth (though Midnight feels slightly dryer to the touch) and blend/layer effortlessly. I'm sure I've mentioned it before but I find Chantecaille shadows very good if your lids are dry or lined.

I'm really pleased with this palette, its made me feel able to wear darker shades again without looking drained, or overly made up. The cool toned green edge is a welcome change from the normal grey or blue smokey eye and the formula is easy to apply and the finish flattering, now what more could you ask for :)

5% from the proceeds of the Protect the Wolves Eye Shade Trio is donated to Conservation Northwest. I've reviewed the blusher and lipstick from the collection here.

Packaging/palette lid and ingredients below,

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Sunday, 13 September 2015

SUQQU Autumn/Winter 2015 Collection: Cheek & Face Colour Palette Ex-01, Creamy Glow Lipstick Moist #12 Benihachimitsu & Plump Lipstick

This years Suqqu Autumn/Winter collection is called a "New Type Of Classic" it looks very elegant and wearable and the use of burgundy gives a nod to the autumnal season.

The Plump Lipstick (£20) is a new formula, its essentially a tinted balm that makes lips appear more voluminous. It provides a glossy pink tint which shows up nicely on me (bear in mind I don't have pigmented lips). This glides on and feels comfortable and moisturising. I like using this on its own for a casual look or under more heavy, unforgiving lipsticks to make them perform better.

There are three new creamy glow lipstick moists, I bought  #12 Benihachimitsu (£27) which is a coral/peach with a really glossy finish. I really like this formula, it has a balm like feel, applies really smoothly and feels moisturising (similar to the Chantecaille Lip Chic).


Both products swatched below:

The Cheek & Face Colour Palette contains a mirror and has a brush on the top tier. The brush feels soft and applies the product nicely. In my opinion Suqqu is one of the few brands that include
brushes of good quality with their eye/face products.

There are two colour options,  I bought EX-01 (£45) which contains a pink blusher and a peachy face colour. The pink gives a healthy flush to the skin and the peach has a subtle candlelight glow about it and brightens the complexion.

Pigment is soft so if you are a medium skintone or higher this might be best used as an all over brightening powder.
The powders have a soft, buttery texture which is very easy to work with and doesn't look drying, I get about 6 hours wear before I notice fading.
Swatched below both shades then blended together on the right


I also bought the blend colour eyeshadow quad in #20 Kaoribara which I'll review in the next few weeks.
I like everything I've bought from this collection, the colours are refined and elegant and the products perform very well.

For more enticement check out the reviews on the collection at colormeloud here 

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(Harrods do ship internationally)

Sunday, 6 September 2015

Chantecaille Fall 2015 Protect the Wolves: Ella Cheek Shade & Patience Lip Chic

This year's Fall launch from Chantecaille is inspired by wolves and aims to raise awareness of protecting wild wolves. 5% of proceeds from each product is donated to the Northwest Conservation Group in recognition and support of their efforts to protect wolves.

The collection focuses on green earth tones on the eyes with a soft nude lip and cheek.
The Ella cheek shade (£33) is embossed with the head of a wolf, its very pretty, though I have to mention that there have been several photos floating around of an over spray on this but mine did not have one. Its not a bother to me but I know for those collectors out there this might be a let down.

Ella is a gentle warm nude petal pink with a satin finish. The texture is lightweight and has a silky feel. Pigment, though buildable, is initially low. I wasn't impressed with last years Fall limited edition blusher application, so was pleased that this performed much better, blending into the skin seamlessly.
Swatched below then blended in,

Packaging of the box and Ingredients,

The Lip Chic is called Patience (£30) and is a nude pink with a glossy finish. This is a beautiful nude lip, which nearly ventures into being too pale for me but it has just the right amount of pink to make it a nude but not a nude gone too far.

The balm like formula feels comfortable and moisturising, and it applies extremely smooth, a blessing for nude colours which can often highlight dryness and lines. I generally find Lip Chics have quite a short wear time but this was good, giving me around 4 hours.


I'm really pleased with these and looking forward to buying more from the collection, most noticeably the exquisite looking eye shadow trio.

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