It's always a special day when Nishi V and I come together to bring you a new collaboration. Today we prepared a part two to our latest collab. If you missed what we've been up to lately, click here to check out what Drugstore must haves we recommend. Today we're going on the opposite end of the scale and bringing you our Creme Brûlée of High End makeup :)
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When it comes to high end pieces, the main factor should be superb quality & uniqueness of the products. Today I'm showing you a great mixture of old and new. Let's begin shall we?
Every makeup should start with a great base and my favourite for a long while now (finishing up second tube now!) has been Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue. It's not a tinted moisturiser and it's not a BB cream. It gives the most natural light coverage and looks super natural and glowing. If you're skin is dry or combination, even mature this gem will bring out the best in your complexion. I honestly can't recommend it enough. Mine's in the lightest shade. Opal is a neutral to pink toned porcelain. It looks beautiful on my pale complexion. The coverage is light, however if applied with a fluffy flat top you can build it up to light-medium. If you're after coverage you can apply concealer on top and it works beautifully with most concealers. I feel the formula to be super hydrating and if set with a powder, the lasting power can be up to 8+ hours. Available in John Lewis for £26.00
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit is probably one of met most treasured purchases. I was gifted it by a friend late last year and it's been an absolute pleasure to work with. Yes, it's pricey (£65.00)and rarely available at present (although the stock appears at Space Nk from time to time), but this palette is truly extra special. Beautiful packaging boasts 6 medium sized pans. Everything from setting powders, through highlight, blush and bronzer can be found in this surprisingly travel friendly option. There's something about Hourglass powder formulas. They don't seem that amazing to touch, yet on the skin they transform your complexion. Definite must have if you can get your hands on it.
There can't be a top 5 where I don't mention highlighter. Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Pearl has revolutionised the strobing needs for pale skinned. It's a truly white highlight with pearl sheen. It's not silver or pink, it's quite amazing. If you're pale and proud, but can never find a highlighter that truly suits you, try Pearl. For me it was a love from the first application and my most used highlighter to date. You can go lightly or you can go for the wow effect. The formula, the lasting power and the shade itself, makes it a one of the kind in the strobing game! Available here for £32.00.
Something Nishi and I have in common is our love for great quality shadows, so the choice was pretty simple. The newest launch from Anastasia Beverly Hills has stolen both of hour hearts and rightly so. Modern Rennaisance is a stunning selection of mostly warm toned shades. The formula is truly something else. Super buttery and soft too touch. Yes, a little dusty in the pan but no fallout on the yes. These shades practically blend themselves. Mostly matte but with some incredible highlight shades make this palette an incredible choice. I can't recommend it enough. Worth every penny. It's currently sold out everywhere but watch this space on Beauty Bay.
Last but certainly not least is the incredible matte lipstick formula from Estee Lauder. Yes, they're pricey and will set you back by £25.50 a pop, but man do they just work. Pure Colour Envy Matte Sculpting Lipstick in Kendall shade has been my favourite since it launched last year. It a perfect combination of red and orange. The formula lasts ages, it's comfortable to wear and did I mention the shade? Simply stunning !! I love wearing it as a statement daytime shade and it'll compliment a smokey eye at night. I'm tempted by more shades, but I don't think my lipstick collection can hold any more. It was however a limited edition, so I'm sorry about that, but I can definitely recommend the formula, if you'd like a great matte luxury lipstick. Available here.
I hope you enjoyed my top 5 luxury makeup and I would love for your to check out Nishi's post HERE. Go and show my girl some love !!! <3
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