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A couple of weeks ago I ordered the Cosmetips X Katie Jane Hughes Beauty Edit. I had seen Katie run through the products on Instagram and I loved how all of the brands included were ones I've seen her mention repeatedly. I have a rule about Influencer collaborations now, I try to take the specific person's name out of it and ask myself if I would buy the product(s) if their name wasn't attached to it. I suppose in this case it's different because it's a mixture of different brands several of which were introduced to me by Katie (Glossier, Bodyography, Tower 28, Danessa Myricks). It's ten different brands and eleven full size products with a retail value of £549, all for £115. I had to pay for shipping and customs too so it did work out more expensive but still a lot less than if you were to buy these products individually. I didn't necessarily need any of these products but I have bought both REN products and the Glossier Lip Gloss several times each and I owned ten of the Bodyography Glitter Pigments already so I knew I would love Celestial too. I've been wanting to try Tower 28, Votary and Omorovicza for a long time and I have some Amika hair products which I love, the Curl Cream and Curl Gel. I've never tried Shiseido Skincare or Elemis so I was very excited to have those two products too. It's a lot of money to spend but if you have the budget I really think it's such excellent value.
The Edit consists of :
Votary Intense Night Oil- Rosehip and Retinoid, 50 ml- £135
REN Perfect Canvas Clean Jelly Oil Cleanser, 100ml- £28
REN Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic, 250ml- £28
Bodyography Glitter Pigment (Celestial)- £20
Elemis Pro-Collagen Overnight Matrix, 30ml- £102
Shiseido Intensive WrinkleSpot Treatment, 20ml- £90
Amika The Kure Intense Bond Repair Mask, 250ml- £28
Glossier Lip Gloss- £11
Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist, 100ml- £59
I haven't tried any of the skincare or haircare yet as I'm trying to use what I already have open but I couldn't wait to get the makeup products on my face. I've only used the makeup a few times over the past couple of weeks so I don't have fully formed opinions on them yet, however so far I have been enjoying using all of them. The only one I've tried before is the Glossier Lip Gloss which I have already reviewed in full if you wish to read that post (you can also see it worn alone here). I wanted the main focus of the look to be the Bodyography Glitter Pigment in Celestial (read another post about the Bodyography Glitter pigments here) and the Danessa Myricks palette on my cheeks and lips. The only product I was unsure about was the Tower 28 SuperDew Balm as I already have the Danessa Myricks Dew Wet Balm in Clear. I don't think I need two clear face balms however I love the texture of the Tower 28 one and it's definitely made me sure that I want to try more of their products now. It's a very simple look, I just applied some of the Violette_FR Yeux Paint Matte in Tendre Corail as a base on my eyes and then patted Celestial in the centre on my eyelid and in the centre of my lower lash line and blended it out on either side slightly with another clean finger. It's basically a quick Halo/Spotlight eye. I mixed Tease and Coquette in the Dewy Cheek and Lip Palette on both my cheeks and lips.
I wanted fresh, glowing skin so I used the Ultra Violette Queen Screen SPF 50+ which I got a couple of months ago and have been absolutely loving. It's ideal for anyone with dry skin or anyone who likes a glow. It's almost like a milky serum and it leaves a radiant finish to your skin, almost like a hydrating primer. I don't know if I'd be able to wear such a glowy SPF in the Summer as I tend to overheat quite easily and I usually go for more mattifying products to combat the hot weather. This is going to be a staple in the Winter when my skin tends to be more on the dry side.
I also loved this complexion combination of the Auric Cosmetics Glow Lust in Morganite and the bareMinerals Original Liquid Mineral Foundation. I use a very thin layer of the Glow Lust all over and then a thin layer of the foundation working from the centre of my face outwards as it's slightly too dark for my skin tone but I love the finish. The combination of these two products works so well leaving a radiant, medium coverage which is exactly what I want most days. I'd love to know what you think of this look, if it's something you'd wear and if you've tried any of the products I mentioned.
Auric Cosmetics Glow Lust Radiant Luminizer (Morganite)
Smashbox X Becca Cosmetics Under Eye Brightening Corrector (Light/ Medium)
*bareMinerals BAREPRO Concealer (Fair/ Light Neutral 03)
Danessa Myricks Vision Flush (Nutcracker)
Glossier Brow Flick (Brown)
Violette_FR Yeux Paint Matte (Tendre Corail)
PÜR Cosmetics On Point Eyeliner (Down to Earth)
Bodyography Glitter Pigment (Celestial)
Danessa Myricks Dewy Cheek and Lip Palette (Tease and Coquette)
Make Up For Ever Artist Color Pencil (600 Anywhere Caffeine)
*bareMinerals Original Mineral Veil Pressed Setting Powder (Translucent)