Earlier this month I shared some of the makeup products that I recently added to my summer makeup collection from Fragrance Direct. As promised, today I’ll be sharing my first impressions of the products and show you what they look like on my face.
I decided to go for a light gold summery makeup look with a touch of pink, which is a bit different to what I’d normally go for and looks perfect for summer. [/pipdig_padded_text]
In order to achieve this pretty rose gold effect on my eyes I used a combination of two crayon eyeshadows from the Lord & Berry #Reglam Crayon Eyeshadow range. I first applied ‘Flashback’ which is a pretty light gold shade across my entire eyelid, then blended some of the shade ‘Mad For It’ which is a pink/rose shade into the crease using my fingers. This was my first time using eye products from Lord & Berry and I was very impressed! The shades looked lovely without any powder eyeshadow on top, and although they were easy to blend once they had set they were truly set and did not budge or crease all day (on a very warm day too!). Crayon eyeshadows are so convenient when you’re in a rush and want your makeup to last long, and these crayon eyeshadows from Lord & Berry are well-worth their £14 price tag as a little product goes a long way. Available here.
Instead of my usual black liquid liner, I decided to apply some of the Glo & Ray Longwear Precision Liquid Liner in ‘Brown’. I like to switch up black liquid liner for something a bit less harsh in the summer as it gives a slightly softer look. Glo & Ray is a brand I hadn’t tried before, however this liquid liner from Glo & Ray is great – very pigmented and long-lasting, especially for the price of £6.90. Unlike my usual liquid liner, the L’Oreal Superliner Perfect Slim, the Glo & Ray Liquid Liner is made from a brush-like tip which helps you achieve a more precise cat flick. Available here.
Another product which I tried from Glo & Ray is the Sky Breaker Lasting Silky Eyliner in the shade ‘Light Brown’. The eyeliner costs just £5.50 and is available in over 10 different shades including black, brown, green, gold and blue. I tried using this to line my waterline and found it glided really smoothly although I think it would work better to line your upper or lower lash line as it is much more pigmented when used in this way. This range is definitely worth checking out if you’re after a pencil eyeliner that applies smoothly in a variety of different shades. Available here.[/pipdig_padded_text]
If you’ve been following me on my blog and social media, you’ll definitely know just how highly I rate the NARS Dual Intensity Blushers! Not only do they look mega pretty, but the quality of the product itself is second to none as it blends really nicely and lasts really long on the skin. I already own the ‘Fervor‘ palette from this range with includes 2 perfect blushers – one peachy-coral shade and one burgundy shade – a great combination of blushers to take you from spring/summer to autumn/winter. The shade I am wearing in this post is from the ‘Adoration’ palette, which comes with a shimmering pale pink highlight and a bright pink blush shade. Together, they make the perfect summer cheek duo with a pop of pink and a subtle glowy highlight! Available here.[/pipdig_padded_text]
Out of all the products that I tried, I must say that the Lord & Berry Matte Lipstick Pencil in the shade ‘Bouquet’ is the one that impressed me the most! The shade ‘Bouquet’ is the perfect rosy-pink shade which I love to wear all year round and could actually be a good dupe for my all-time-fave Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in ‘Amazing Grace’ (side by side comparison coming soon on Instagram). Apart from the shade, the formula is TO DIE FOR. It is one of the most comfortable matte lipstick formulas I have ever tried – I’d even go as far as saying it’s almost as good as the Charlotte Tilbury formula! At just £12 I know I’ll be stocking up on more shades from this range. Available here.[/pipdig_padded_text]