Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Bodyography Glitter Pigments- Ambient Lux Collection

If you've read my blog for a while you may know that I'm a big fan of the brand Bodyography, in particular their Glitter Pigments. They're probably my most used eye product over the past couple of years. I would say I use them more than any palette I own. I've listed all the blog posts I've featured them in (Ten in total) at the end of this post if want to see more of the shades in action. For now though, let's talk about the new Ambient Lux Collection. It consists of four brand new shades, Spirit Quartz, Blue Morpho, Aura Glow and Solar Flare. As difficult as it was I didn't pick up all four shades. I decided to leave Solar Flare (for now) as it seemed like I could make something similar by mixing Stellar and Eclipse. Instead I bought the three former shades as I didn't have anything like them in my Glitter Pigments collection. I absolutely love these new shades, they did not disappoint. I used all three in the look below and I already can't wait to wear them again. They are officially on sale from the Bodyography website on Friday November 27th, however they are available now on Guru Makeup Emporium

I've been wanting to try more products from Danessa Myricks Beauty so I bought the Dew Wet Balm and Beauty Oil Mini Kit, Vision Flush in Bread-N-Butter from an Irish retailer Makeup By Claire and she was kind enough to throw in a sample size of the Vision Cream Cover Foundation in the shade No. 3 which was sadly too dark for me but I had ordered a sample size of shade No. 2 with my Guru Makeup Emporium order and that was the perfect shade match for me. It's €5.99 for a 2.5ml sample which I think is such a great idea especially at the moment when people can't get out to the shops but don't want to waste money on a foundation shade that doesn't work for them. I have been testing out the products over he past couple of weeks and they're really amazing to use. I've only tried the Vision Cream Cover a couple of times so I definitely need to test that out some more but the Beauty Oil, Vision Flush and Dew Wet Balm are all beautiful products that look amazing on my skin. I have a couple more of her products from Guru Makeup Emporium so I'll be trying those out soon too. 

Spirit Quartz, Blue Morpho, Aura Glow

**Bodyography Glitter Pigments (Spirit Quartz, Blue Morpho and Aura Glow)

I decided to start sharing the tools that I use to create my makeup looks because they are such an important part how I apply my makeup. I was recently sent some bareMinerals brushes in PR (which I have been loving) and some Rebeluna Cosmetics Brushes as a gift from the lovely Gracey O'Connell  (who if for some reason you're not following her) is an Irish makeup artist and content creator. She is also a Brand Ambassador for Rebeluna Cosmetics. We were chatting about the brushes and when I told her I hadn't tried them yet she very kindly insisted on sending me some to try. I've since ordered some more myself (after pestering Gracey to tell me her favourites) as I loved the ones she sent so much. The R02 Foundation brush is amazing at quickly buffing on foundation, I've been absolutely loving using it. I also love the sponge and having only recently tried Beauty Blender, I can safely say that I prefer the Rebeluna sponge. Even better Rebeluna is actually an Irish brand and I am trying to support Irish brands whenever I can. I had heard a few people I follow and trust mention how much they love the brushes and I can totally see why now. 

I'd love to know if you've tried any Bodyography products or any of the other products I mentioned here. You can see the other looks I've done using Bodyography Glitter Pigments here:

Get Down (Get Down Tonight
Stellar (Low Key, Stellar Wings

Emma x

*PR Sample
**Bought with Pro Discount
***Glossier products are affiliate links, if you choose to shop via those links I will receive a small percentage of the sale but it won't cost you anything extra.


Sunday, November 15, 2020

Lisa Eldridge Gloss Embrace Lip Glosses and True Velvet Lip Colours

If you follow me on Instagram you will have seen that I placed quite a big order of the new Lisa Eldridge products last month. I think we can all agree this year has been a shit show, since we lost Milo in March, playing with makeup has been one of the few things that has made me feel calm and relaxed and has brought me a small amount of joy. As strange as it probably sounds, this launch has been one of the only things I've had to look forward to this year which is why I didn't mind splurging on it.

Just in case for some unfathomable reason you haven't seen them yet, Lisa launched four new shades of the True Velvet Lip Colours, Velvet Affair, Velvet Blush, Velvet Dragon and Velvet Carnival. She has also created a new product that I was so excited about, the Gloss Embrace Lip Glosses in the shades Go Lightly, Muse, Beauty, Blush, Ribbon and Myth

The Gloss Embrace are a high-pigment gloss and an indulgent treatment in one. They contain vitamins A, C, D and E, Wild Mango Kernel Butter, Açaí Berry Oil and Sunflower Seed Oil. This combination of ingredients helps to smooth, moisturise, nourish and restore the lips. Go Lightly is a light to medium level of pigment. Beauty, Blush, Muse and Ribbon are medium level of pigment and Myth is a high level of pigment. They are also fragrance, perfume and silicone free. They feel incredible on my lips, so smooth and hydrating and as they fade they leave my lips still feeling soft and not at all dry. I'm a big fan of glosses and have tried so many formulas but nothing like these. They have completely surpassed by expectations. 

There is also five Fantasy Floral Lip Kits with a beautiful floral makeup pouch in collaboration with artist Jon Jacobsen. They are available in the shades Muse, Beauty, Myth, Ribbon and Blush and contain a True Velvet Lipstick, an Enhance and Define Lip Pencil and a Gloss Embrace Lip Gloss. I got the Blush Lip Kit as I wanted to try the Enhance and Define Lip Pencil since they are not yet available to buy on their own. The liner in this kit if slightly lighter in tone than the gloss and lipstick. It is a gel formula that applies smoothly and once it sets, it is waterproof and you will need an oil based cleaner to remove it from your lips. I can fully attest to this. I used a cleansing oil to take it off as it really does not budge. This would be the ideal liner to wear if you need your lip colour to last all day long. It's also perfect for wearing under a mask. 

If you go to Lisa's website you can read all about the inspiration behind the shades. This is always something that hugely interests me. Particularly with this launch as she has managed to make some of the most unique lip colours I have ever seen. You can really tell how much Lisa has studied the history of makeup and her complete understanding of colour, skin tone and undertones. With each application of the new shades I gasped at how beautiful they are in person. If you missed out on this launch, you will not regret picking something up in the next one. 

Velvet Affair, Velvet Blush, Velvet Dragon, Velvet Carnival

Velvet Affair

Velvet Blush

Velvet Dragon

Velvet Carnival

Go Lightly




Go Lightly, Velvet Beauty, Rainbow Spill, Skyscraper Rose, Velvet Carnival

Velvet Blush, Velvet Myth, Velvet Midnight

Velvet Fawn, Velvet Affair, Velvet Muse, Velvet Decade

Velvet Morning, Velvet Dragon, Velvet Ribbon, Velvet Jazz

Blush Enhance and Define Lip Pencil, True Velvet Lip Colour and Gloss Embrace Lip Gloss

Look 1 Hair Up

Glossier Cloud Paint (Dusk and Puff)

Look 2 Hair Down

Glossier Cloud Paint (Dusk and Puff)

I'm hoping that Lisa will release the Lip Pencils separately as I would love to get all of them. I'm also still so tempted to get the Ribbon Lip Kit which is still in stock as my Ribbon lipstick is dwindling and I'd love to have the Lip Pencil and Gloss Embrace. But I had to reign myself in some way (especially after buying the sweatshirt too, how could I resist!). I've been chatting with so many people on Instagram who have also bought the new products and everyone seems to love them. You can see Lisa talking about the products and trying them all on in this video. If anyone wants to see any of the shades swatched beside something from a different brand for comparison just leave me a comment or DM me on Instagram and I'd be happy to do it. I'd love to know if you have bought any of her products and what you think!

Emma x

*Originally sent as PR, I have since repurchased 
**Glossier products are affiliate links, if you choose to shop via those links I will receive a small percentage of the sale but it won't cost you anything extra.


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