Day 10 of 12 Days of Xmas 2021: My Favourite Cream & Liquid Eyeshadows

Day 10 of 12 Days of Xmas 2021: My Favourite Cream & Liquid Eyeshadows

Now here’s a category I’ve been exploring a lot this year. I remember a time when if a cream eyeshadow came out that wouldn’t crease, it would be instantly hyped because it was such a rare event. Now we have them in all colours, finishes and formats. This post will be about 10 different formulas, and not specific shades, because I couldn’t be bothered to just select a colour for each.

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Day 7 of 12 Days of Xmas 2021: My Favourite Blushes

Day 7 of 12 Days of Xmas 2021: My Favourite Blushes

Blush is my kryptonite. I own more single blushes than eyeshadow palettes. As you can expect, I can’t reasonably choose just 7 different singular blushes, so I’m bringing you my seven blush formulas that are currently available and not limited edition.

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Top 5 | Best Products from Illamasqua (2021)

Top 5 | Best Products from Illamasqua (2021)

Illamasqua was a brand that called out to the atypical and the artistic, and had secured an underground, irreverent space in the makeup world. However, since they were acquired by the Hut Group, they took a turn into the more wearable and the mainstream, which made Illamasqua loose a lot of its identity (and, I suspect, cult following) which is a shame. Still, that doesn’t mean that they stopped doing what they did well. Yes, the colour ranges are getting more basic (just look at the blushes) but there are still some OGs that were great then and are great now – and guess what, some of the newer releases are pretty good too.

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Top Favourite Lilac and Purple Blushes (2021)

Top Favourite Lilac and Purple Blushes (2021)

Makeup trends come and go, I know. But with such a saturated industry it was to be expected that here and there a few unique shades of blush would make it to the permanent line of a handful of cosmetic brands, right?! And I think there was a moment when this was true. Newly launched blush lines would have their purple, orange or bright red pop of colour. And it’s 2021 and nearly all have been discontinued.

I could rant about it until I get purple in the face, but instead I’m going to show you some (still available!) options for you to get purple in your face.

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No one talks about… Illamasqua Beyond Powder in OMG Burst – review, swatches

No one talks about… Illamasqua Beyond Powder in OMG Burst – review, swatches

After I posted a review on the Marc Jacobs Jet Girl Luminizer, where I pointed out that no one was talking about that product – and I’m still dumbfounded about that – I got a lot of views on that post. Well – “a lot” at the scale of this blog, which isn’t very big, but still, it’s my most viewed post, by a long shot. That made me realise that I’m not the only one scouting the Internet for reviews of unpopular products, and I certainly have a fair share of makeup that I “blindly” bought because there was no one else’s opinion to help me in my decision. So I decided to start a series here on the blog…

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