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Beauty: Elizabeth Arden Make-Up

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Let’s talk beauty…

Recently I was gifted thElAe beautiful Elizabeth Arden’s All Day Chic make-up set and I figured since I’m enjoying it so much I should recommend some of the products here.

What comes in the set is; four lipsticks, two lip glosses, two eyeshadow and powder palettes, a mascara, two lip pencils, two eye pencils, two brushes, a make-up remover and of course the bag it all came in.

The lipsticks come in the colours Desert Rose, a light shimmering pink colour, Breathless, a plumier coloured pink, Ultra Violet, a deep purple colour, as the name suggests and Red Door Red, a wonderful blue toned red. I haven’t yet used these all too much to suggest their staying power and moisturising/drying effects but they certainly go on well and have rich colours.

The lip glosses come in the colours Passion Fruit, a shimmering hot pink with a plum undertone, and Precious Petal, a shimmering peach tone. These are thick lip glosses and will stay on a while. They feel moisturising rather than drying, however, they are more of a sticky consistency, as many lip glosses are, so if you’re not a fan of that texture these won’t be for you.

The lip pencils are in two brown toned colours, Bare (a clay colour) and Sugared Kiss (a red based brown). These I haven’t used these on my lips since I don’t get on well with lip pencils but oddly, I mistook one for a brown eyeliner and used it on my lids. It was a great base for an eye shadow of a similar colour and kept on my lid all day. The eye pencils also have great deep colours in Gun metal and Smokey Black especially for people like me who like their black eyeliner.DSCF1307

Next is the mascara, which I have totally fallen in love with, it extends the length of your lashes amazingly and, when accompanied by the Smokey Black eyeliner, looks incredible.

The two eyeshadow/powder palettes include a range of colours and you can see from the pictures in this post exactly what is included in each one. The two palettes each contain 8 eye shadows, a blush and a shimmer powder. These include really great everyday colours suitable for everyone’s personal preferences and include colours suitable for contouring, blush, highlights and obviously eye shadow. However, these colours are very sheer and are not very pigmented. My particular favourite of the two palettes is the Nude Shimmer powder (from the gold palette) which I think is a beautiful colour and can be used as a highlighter.

Lastly, the set includes a round head brush and an angled brush for applying your makeup and a make-up remover (All Gone Eye and Lip Makeup Remover). These are all super good quality and work effectively.

If you want to look at the make-up set yourself and possibly gift another with it, you can see it here.

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Disclaimer – The image of the box is not taken by me, it is from: https://www.catchoftheday.com.au/product/elizabeth-arden-all-day-chic-color-collection-18-piece-set-327976/

Ps. The second image above is one that I shot and edited. It was edited so that the background of my room in the mirror couldn’t be seen.

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Beauty: Lip Crayons

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Lip Crayons Close UpEver had the problem of wanting to wear lipstick but not having the confidence to do so? Or thinking it looks too bright, too dark, too much? Or maybe lipstick just isn’t your thing but you still want some colour on your lips? Me too.

I don’t think that I’m particularly great at applying lipstick especially when it’s dark. I also don’t think it really suits me. But I do like to have colour on my lips so my solution is Lip Crayons.

The ones I have, I’ve had a while, so unfortunately I cannot tell you what mine are but to be perfectly honest, mine were a bargain buy from PoundStretcher so any you find are bound to be just as good or better than mine.

In case you are totally lost or totally out of your comfort zone, I’m going to tell you how I use and apply my lip pencils:

  • For a normal lipstick look, I just apply the crayon very strongly as I would any other lip pencil. To make this last longer, I’ll apply a gloss over the top.
  • For a more natural, or subtle, look I’ll lightly apply the crayon, if I’ve applied it too dark I’ll add lip balm over the top; this evens out the colour and mellows it a bit. If it needs lightening more, then I’ll blot my lips with a tissue and apply more lip balm.

I think Lip Crayons are very useful not only because they fix all of the above problems with wearing lipstick but also because they’re not the type of product that get all over your teeth or around your face. They last a while but it does, of course, fade, like anything else, but it does this in a gradual and more natural way so that you’re not left with smears of lippy across your lips or an uneven tone.

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