Review: Glossier Haloscope

Somehow, this has become a Glossier review blog. Bear with me. I was actually pretty excited about this product, despite being exhausted with highlighters. Haloscope is described as a dew effect highlighter with an “otherworldly sheen that’s never dry or glittery”. It’s a shimmery balm stick with a clear balm core that you apply directly on the face for a wet-look effect. I got the shade “Moonstone” which is a...

Review: Glossier Cloud Paint

This spring, Glossier launched a selection of cream blushes called Cloud Paints. I’m a huge fan of cream blush, so of course I was very curious about them. Out of the four colours, I had a hard time choosing just one but I landed on Haze because it’s a blush colour I don’t have already. It’s a cool-toned berry shade, part of a spectrum that Glossier claims to be inspired...

Review: Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof

My little stumble at the Chanel counter that led me to be seduced into shopping by Kristen Stewart also yielded some of these ridiculously expensive eye pencils. I originally only wanted Noir Pétrole, but when I saw they still had the much-coveted Eros shade I had to get that too. Red eyeliners always get me, I literally cannot stop buying them. I’d never tried these pencils but they swatched beautifully...

Review: Smashbox Cover Shot Bold Eyeshadow Palette

When I first saw these palettes on social media, I knew I was going to buy this one. I’m extremely tired of nudes, and was on the hunt for bold, bright colours. This is part of the ‘Cover Shot’ collection which features 7 different eyeshadow palettes, most of which are pretty neutral.   The actual packaging is very simple, bare-bones. It doesn’t feel super sturdy but it makes up for...

Review: Chanel Rouge Allure Ink

Having a bad day while in walking distance of a Chanel counter has proven to be risky to say the least. I was only supposed to buy one thing, but I bought three (Two eye stylos, which I will review in a separate post). Oops. My main object of desire was the Rouge Allure Ink liquid lipstick. Now, I’m not a fan of liquid lipsticks, I think they’re both unglamorous...

Brand Overview: Apoliva Makeup

[DISCLAIMER: All products in this review were received as press samples] At Daisy Beauty Expo, Swedish Pharmacy Apoteket presented their new colour cosmetic line. I really liked their presentation, so I was excited to try out the products. Since I’m trying several products at the same time I’ll do an overview format rather than individual reviews, so we don’t end up with so many separate, lengthy review posts. All products...

Review: Lumene LÄHDE Hydration Recovery Oxygenating Gel Mask

Isn’t that quite a name! Finnish brand Lumene has recently gone through a redesign of its packaging, branding and concept. Previously, they’ve been a little stale and unimaginative with a really aged brand identity. That has changed drastically. The new logo and packaging are beautiful and feel very up to date, and many of the new products look promising. This mask was my first purchase from the new lineup. (Note...

Review: Laura Mercier Candleglow Sheer Perfecting Powder

While visiting a favourite perfumery, only to try some expensive fragrances with a fellow scenthead, there was a Laura Mercier display at the cash register that caught my attention. A row of powders promising a luminous finish, with impressive swatching results. I didn’t buy one, but after seeing it on another blogger’s instagram feed I was convinced. I’m not a powder girl, having had a brief and unfortunate love affair...

Review: Rouge Dior #400, Clover Matte

Let me preface this by saying this is the first time I’ve tried a Dior product. From what I’ve heard, Dior shares the issue of many “designer” label luxury cosmetics brands of inconsistent quality in terms of texture and pigmentation. However, lately I’d seen more promising reviews of their products. So in short, I had high hopes. Oh, how those hopes were cruelly crushed. When Dior announced their limited-edition capsule collection...

Review: My Beauty Diary sheet masks

Sheet masks are one of those beauty trends that is blessedly accessible. Nowadays, in the west, you can easily find them at any price point, from $1.50 to $20 and beyond… I haven’t tried a whole bunch myself yet, being picky about both ingredients and price. The average sheet mask contains 23g of essence, which is a generous amount for a single application since a serum bottle is usually 30ml....