A couple of weeks ago I was strolling through Boots, I never seem to be able to leave empty handed especially when I head to their bigger stores, there’s so many goodies that I NEED. I found myself having a nosey over at the NYX counter and had my eye on this NYX Ultimate Shadow Palette Warm Neutrals (£16).
How can you deny a palette that’s packed with 16 warm neutral tones and at £1 per shadow, you guys know how much I love copper shades so it definitely wasn’t leaving my basket for anything.
The palette is packed with a mix of mattes, satins, shimmers and metallic shadows. All of the 16 shadows are have great pigmentation and blend beautifully, though I do tend to need to use a primer beforehand as their lasting power without isn’t that great and tends to crease on my eyelids.
Since having the palette I’ve found myself reaching for the bottom two sections of the palette rather first two which contain the lighter tones, I tend to find that the copper shades suit my blue eyes perfectly. The palette allows you to create both day and night looks with ease with a combination of lighter and darker shades making it a truly perfect palette.
I love that these 16 shadows are packed into a palette that is handbag friendly, perfect to stick in your handbag and have a quick top up ready for your night out.
What’s your go to palette?
I absolutely ADORE the autumn and winter months, so as soon as September approached I did a little squeal of excitement. Everything just feels SO much more cosier, give me all of the knitted jumpers, candles & hot chocolates.. cliche I know but I love it. Unfortunately for me what comes with the colder weather is dry lips so getting them autumn ready is essential!
A good lip scrub is definitely needed to try and tackle those pesky dry lips, I tended to reach for Lush’s Santa Baby Lip Scrub but it does tend to be quite dry and ends up all over your finger so when I was that ELF had their own lip scrub that came presented like a lipstick I NEEDED it.
I was kindly sent the *ELF Studio Lip Exfoliator (£4.50) in sweet cherry, as mentioned the lip exfoliator comes in a lipstick container which makes it SO much easier to apply and completely mess free. The product is creamy but yet gently exfoliates your lips removing any dry and chapped skin. The studio lip exfoliator is infused with Vitamin E, Shea Butter, Avocado, Grape and Jojoba Oils leaving you with that perfect base for any matte lipsticks!
This lip exfoliator has been a life saver, I have absolutely no problems what so ever when applying my matte lipsticks. My favourite go to autumn lipsticks have the be Kat Von D in Exorcism, Revlon Super Lustrous in Black Cherry, Sleek Makeup Matte Lipsticks in Vinto Tinto, Urban Decay in Disturbed and NYX Soft Matte Lip Creme in Havana.
How do you get your lips autumn ready? Do you have a favourite product?
*Product sent for review
If your a regular reader then you will know that i’ve mentioned in previous posts that I have an obsession with lipsticks especially when it comes to those autumn shades and matte lipsticks *drools*, so of course I have many of the same shade or similar in different brands.. because you just have to own them all.
I headed to the NYX stand in Boots to take a nosey and of course you can’t go in Boots and leave with nothing especially the makeup stands and if your a beauty blogger. I saw their soft matte lip cream sets (£15) and grabbed set 6, in the set you get the shades Copenhagen, Vancouver and Havana. Copenhagen is a deep red shade, Vancouver is a burnt red shade and Havana a purple shade.
The lipsticks come in an 8ml bottle which are super handy to cary around in your handbag without taking up too much space, I probably have about 10 different lipsticks in my bag, because I need them all, right?
Each of the shades live up to my expectations, they are soft, creamy, matte and super pigmented. All three shades glide across my lips evenly without pulling or picking up the dry patches with incredible lasting power even when it comes to eating and drinking which is something I always look for when buying a new lipstick. If these couldn’t get any better well, yeah they can.. they even smell of vanilla which reminds me of mini eggs and the smell of mac lipsticks, it is heavenly. I definitely have to grab more shades as i’m well and truly hooked, I need them all!