Last night I had the pleasure of joining Illamasqua Meadowhall to do a live demo of the new Earth Collection. This was my first time doing makeup on another person and now it’s all I want to do!
For the thousandth time, thank you to Illamasqua for asking me to do this, the Meadowhall team for helping me out on the day, Suzy for being a patient model and Becky for being an awesome photographer!
Full product list will be at the end of this post.
So this is different but super awesome at the same time. On Thursday 27th August I’m going to be doing a live makeup demo at Illamasqua’s Sheffield Meadowhall counter in Debenhams to celebrate the launch of their new Earth collection.
From 6:30pm me and the Illamasqua Meadowhall team will be around to chat about the new collection and answer any questions that you might have about Illamasqua products in general and I’ll be demoing all the new products too. If you’re in Sheffield or nearby it’d be lovely to meet you!
I love NARS, and I love an unusual blusher shade so it’s hardly surprising I ended up with this limited edition blusher from NARS’s autumn winter collection. I’m going to keep this short and sweet because my Lush post was pretty lengthy.
As will all NARS compacts the matte rubbery texture that picks up every bit of fluff and finger print drives me insane even if it is very pleasing and minimal. The colour itself isn’t your typical blush shade. It’s more of a highlight, especially for darker skin tones. Either way, the shimmer is really fine so it doesn’t come across glittery.
If you love a good highlight, I’d recommend snapping Tribulation up as it is limited edition.
No doubt when Lush opened their new Oxford Street store, every Lushie up and down the country began drooling over the tonne of exclusives that were released to celebrate. But more importantly people started asking “WHEN will these start appearing in other Lush stores?!”.
Well, now you don’t have to make the journey to London to discover the wonders of the Oxford Street store as a little piece – pieces – of the magic made its way to shops up and down the country last Friday. Naturally I went into Lush Sheffield for a nosey and to pick up some henna, and ended up leaving with a bunch of new products to try.
Phee’s Mineral Shadow in Iris is a deep indigo purple with an intense duo-chrome. If you follow me on Instagram or Snapchat you’ll have seen this before, but for the final formula I went for a black base making the finished product much darker.
The darker base adds more depth and allows you to blend it out without worrying about what you’re putting in the crease as it blends to become a slightly different colour – more matte as the black shows through.
Like the other Phee’s Mineral Shadows, Iris comes in a 37mm pan giving you 3g product. All are hand pressed and each batch is tested to make sure the pigment is up to standard. Again you’ve got no nasties or fillers and ingredients are listed in the product description.
If you don’t ask, you don’t get. I’m pleased to say I’m now able to offer you PRESSED Glow Highlight Powder! Many of you told me that you’d love to see Glow in pressed form so it’s easier to travel with, less messy and because some of you feel more comfortable using a pressed product over loose pigment.
I’m looking into bigger pans for these – maybe more blusher sized – to offer alongside the 37mm pans, but the current pans are the perfect size for on the go.
Somehow, I don’t know how, the process of pressing the minerals makes the pigment much more intense. In the Pressed Glow you end up with a toned down appearance of the Titanium Dioxide (so there definitely isn’t a trace of powder) and a much more intense shimmer. How do I science? Not sure, but it’s working out pretty well!
Last but not least I’ve added a pressed shadow trio to the shop. At the moment this is made up of the three original Phee’s Mineral Shadow shades – Polilla, Sphinx and Peppered – but as I add more pressed products there’ll be more options made available.
As this cuts down on packaging and all that, it means I can pass the savings on to you guys meaning if you buy all three together you’ll only pay £15.50 instead of £19.50.
I talked about this in my eyeshadow explainer video where you can get a better look at the shades in action as well as the three well clamshell packaging they come in.