I’m a sucker for a pretty backdrop so today’s beauty finds have been shot with that in mind. Just don’t blame my camera focus. Above, two new eye shadows by Bourjois. I mention them a lot, the simple reason being that they do great make-up. Fresh ideas, generally good quality for the price and always with that lively, French spin.
These two are part of a ten strong collection of so called, Intense Eyeshadows. The greyish colour (07) is lovely blended over the outer half of the lid, into the crease for a smoked eye with a matte finish (good matte shadows are tricky to find among cheaper brands). It’s powdery, so apply little by little, blend well and be prepared to brush away any that falls onto your cheeks. The pinkish colour (03) is shot with fine glitter and oh so pretty blended over the lid to soften the grey and give a shimmer. £6.99 each, available 15th June.
Above you’ll see Cha Cha Tint, Benefit’s new spin on the classic, Benetint – that pinkish lip and cheek stain most of us have given a whirl. It’s out 25th June (£24.50) so hang in there.
If you haven’t yet discovered the beauty of a lip and cheek stain now could be your moment. It’s a liquid or creamy make-up in a red, pink or peachy hue, designed to be patted over lips and cheeks to give a subtle hint of colour (with Benefit it’s fool proof, thanks to the diagrams slipped into the box, see above). And there’s something rather old fashioned about it because it’s subtle, think stealth make-up. Before the 50s, obvious make-up was as you know, thought to be slatternly. This idea conjures up that bygone era.
Cha Cha Tint is a coral orange, and best saved for those with ‘peaches and cream skin’, a tan or a darker skin. The English roses among you would be better off with the original (apply very sparingly over cheek area) or Posie Tint (peach pink). Click here to see it.
Maybelline‘s new Dream Touch Blushes (£6.49) are a lovely alternative for cheeks – the colour in this photo is Apricot. Soft and lovely smoothed with a finger on the cheek’s apples, or along cheekbones and brow bones to add super-subtle warmth.