Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Lancôme Shine Lover Lipsticks

I recently attended an event with Lancôme make-up artist Marc Sinclair in which he demonstrated a bronzed Summer look featuring the new Shine Lover lipsticks.


Lily Collins wearing shade 340 French Sourire


Marc used the Miracle Cushion Foundation as the base with the Belle de Teint powder on top to give a perfect finish to the face.  He then created a simple bronze eye look using the Hypnôse Star Eyes Palette in Terre d'Ivoire followed by Grandiôse Mascara. He finished off the look with the Shine Lover lipstick in 357 Fuchsia in Paris


This is such a pretty, low maintenance Summer make-up look and I've been wearing a similar look for the past few weeks using Maybelline Colour Tattoo in On and On Bronze as a substitute for the palette Marc used. 


Lupita Nyong'o wears shade 357 Fuchsia in Paris in the campaign photos

There are twenty shades of Shine Lover lipsticks ranging from nudes to reds and pinks. They promise to give the lips high-intensity colour combined with long lasting moisture in tones that compliment and illuminate the complexion.

They contain Hyaluronic Acid which provides hydration, Rose Bush Oil to nourish and soften the lips and provide high impact colour and there is a protective gel that protects the lips and maintains the hydration. 


I was sent shade 340, a bright neutral pink and 357, a deeper raspberry pink. My first thought when I applied these and before I had even read the press release was that they immediately perked up my face and made me look more fresh and awake. I definitely could see that healthy glow effect that these lipsticks promise to give the complexion. 


As you can see above the slender white and silver packaging is beautiful and compact. They have a sweet rose scent that I find completely addictive. They apply so smooth and easily just like the best lip balm but what surprised me was the pigmentation, you can achieve a hint of colour with a light hand or a more intense pay off if you apply a couple of layers which you most definitely will want to because between the texture and scent they are such a dream to apply. 


I was also impressed by the longevity, although after several hours that initial high shine does fade, the colour remains on the lips and wears away to almost a stain but my lips still feel hydrated. All and all the formula is incredible and just what I want during the Summer months to keep me looking fresh with little effort.


Top- 357 Fuchsia in Paris; Bottom- 340 French Sourire



I have been wearing these alone and with MAC Prep and Prime lip to give some extra lasting power. You don't necessarily need a lip liner with these as they don't feather at all on me. I think using a lip liner would almost defeat the purpose of them. The pearl pigments give great depth and make your lips look fuller which should hopefully eliminate the need for liner. 





I adore this range and I already have a some other shades picked out that I want to get. I've been wearing them almost every day since I got them, if you're a lipstick lover like myself you need to check these out in person.

The Shine Lover range retails for €26 and is available in Brown Thomas and at any Lancôme counter. 

Would you like to try these?

Emma x

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Five Years

Five years ago today I decided to start this blog. After being an avid blog reader for a couple of years I decided I wanted to create my own space on the internet and share my life with anyone who was willing to read my thoughts. Over the past five years it has developed naturally from sharing snippets of my life, to personal style, my favourite music and films, beauty reviews and much more. 

I never imagined the opportunities I would have through blogging, trying new things, winning an award, attending amazing events and meeting the most wonderful people (too few in person!). 

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I cannot express in words the joy that blogging has brought me, I love it more with each passing year and I have no intention of stopping any time soon.

I hope you all have enjoyed coming here and reading my words and looking at my photographs over the years and hopefully getting to know me a little bit as I have with many of you. Thank you so much for all of your comments and support over the years and for taking the time to read my tiny little blog that I love so much.

Emma x
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