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Lancome In Love

Lancome have brought out this Limited edition  collection In Love with beautiful Emma Watson being the face of the collection. Its perfect for spring and I am loving the colours with mixes of pinks, purple’s and orange. I managed to get my hands on one of the blushes no 20 Pomettes D’Amour which is pink on the outside and a coral in the middle and one of the shimmer eyeshadows. The collection consists of  a mist, blushes, lipsticks, pretty shimmery eyeshadows and eyeliners and nail polish all in pretty packaging. Prices range from R270 to R475.

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I have been using the blush quite a bit on set as it gives a beautiful flushed cheek and an amazing pop of colour. Check out the beautiful Ines behind the scenes on last week’s shoot her cheeks look gorgeous:

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If you are a big fan of Lancome then you will love this range. Its very pretty and perfect for Spring!

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My Beauty on a Buget Pick: Catrice Cosmetics

Since searcing for inexpensive products in South Africa I came across Catrice Cosmetics which some of you may be happy to know are not tested on animals. I have to say I was pleased with what I found and the prices are great. Even when finances are tight we still need make up to make us feel a little bit better. These cosmetics certainly won’t break the bank. If you live in South Africa you can find this brand at Dischem.

So here are my  Catrice budget picks for the week:

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I really like the quality of the products. I haven’t tried them out on a photoshoot yet to see how they last and how they look against the lights etc but for every day they are good quality products that you can stay on trend with. I will definitely be including these items into a video tutorial so watch this space.

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I am absoloutely the YSL Pure Chromatic Eyeshadow quads. I have no 1 and 10 and am drfinitely going to invest in more colours. I have used the no 10 which is the green shades with a silver shade that I use by the tear duct on recent photoshoots.

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I love the colours and the texture and the colours blend beautifully creating a stunning smokey eye plus it lasts for hours. The packaging and the product is really luxurious. I recently did a green smokey eye video using this palette so go have a look. As well as using the shadows dry you can also apply wet creating an even more dramatic eye. Same as using a pigment wet the brush and apply the shadow to the centre of the lid to really make the eye pop.

Here are some of the colours that are available:

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GOSH Cosmetics

So  I received a box of cosmetics from a new brand that has arrived in South Africa. Gosh is a trendy Danish brand that has been going for 25 years and will be sold at Edgar’s stores! As well as a cosmetic range they also have skincare and haircare products which I am looking forward to try out. Below is some of the products I got and tested.

The Natural Touch foundation was more matt in texture than I would normally use but it did leave my skin feeling smooth.

The liquid liner and black eye liner pencil I love. The pencil was very smooth and glided on easily definitely something I would use in my kit. I also really liked the mascara’s especially the Show Me Volume it made my lashes appear really full. I tried the mascara on my shoot today and it worked great it stayed on all day long and gave the lashes a lot of volume.

The dark pink lip gloss in the below picture packaging is great because it has a mirror on the side and when you open the applicator end has a light so you can apply in the dark. Great for nights out! I tested the lighter pink shade out today too on my shoot and really like it.

The Velvet Touch primer has the same texture as the Smashbox primer. I tried it out on the darker skin model in my shoot it left her skin feeling smooth and her foundation stayed on for hours.

The brow kit comes in nice packaging and it comes in 3 shades of brown and has a brow wax as well. I have yet to test it out but will definitely try on one of my shoots.

Once I receive the other foundations and shadows I will update you once I have tried them out.

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