I’ve got the Lily Lolo eyeshadow in the shade Sticky Toffee and it’s become my go-to eyeshadow. I’ve tried similar mineral powder eyeshadows before but have never really got on with them as I tend to end up dropping power all down my face which takes an age to clear up! I’ve also found that they don’t last all day and end up creasing after just a few hours wear. Anyway, this Lily Lolo eyeshadow is the exact opposite! None of it drops off the brush when I apply it and it always lasts the whole day without creasing or fading too much. I love the colour – I’m a bit boring with makeup and only really wear brown / neutral eyeshadows! This seems to change colour slightly depending on the light sometimes looking sparkly and gold and sometimes a darker brown. The Lily Lolo eyeshadow comes in lots of different colours and costs just £5.29! Has anyone else tried anything from Lily Lolo? What did you think?
Today I’m going to show you the Jane Iredale Eye Steppe goGreen which I was kindly sent to review. It contains five shades of pressed mineral eyeshadow which should suit people with green eyes: Allure, Iris, Sepia, Slate and Grape. I’ll start with the packaging which I absolutely love! It is nice and compact but folds out to reveal as many or as few layers as you want and there is a handy mirror in the lid for when you are out and about.
The colours themselves go well with each other and are shades I would choose myself if I were picking out just one colour (except maybe Grape?!). All of the colours have a slight amount of glitter threaded through, but it’s not over the top so they are fine to wear during the day. I’ve tried wearing all of the colours now and I really like them although I’m not entirely sure Grape suits me – I tend to stick to natural colours. I really like Allure which is just the right colour for my skin tone.
The colour stays put all day and doesn’t seem to crease at all, even after 12 hours wear. The colours aren’t as pigmented as some other brands but that’s fine with me as I’m not sure I can pull off really bold eye colours! Jane Iredale do the Eye Steppes in a few different colours; goBlue for blue eyes, goBrown for brown eyes, goCool for cool skin tones and goWarm for warm skin tones. I really like the look of the natural colours in the goWarm Steppe.
Jane Iredale is an American company so if you are there then you can buy the Eye Steppes for $56 from their website. If you are in the UK then there are a few different website selling Jane Iredale products. I’ve found the Eye Steppes on Look Fantastic for £39.95 (free delivery).
I am by no means an eyeshadow expert but I would go as far as to say that these are the best eyeshadows I’ve ever used! Has anyone else used these? What did you think?
I love L’Occitane – everyone does right? I love going into the shop and wandering round trying out the different products and deciding what to buy. The products tend to be at the higher end of my budget but they are such good quality I can justify buying them occasionally!
L’Occitane have loads of great Christmas presents for both men and women. At around £8, these new lips balms are cheaper than other products from L‘Occitane but are more than I’d usually spend on lip balm. They are really moisturising and smell amazing so I think they are worth it, especially at Christmas!
There are also lots of gifts sets like this one…..
….. which are more expensive – this is £46, reduced from £63.40.
This £22 eyeshadow palette looks lovely and would make a nice gift.
Not forgetting the men, there are lots of different shaving products, shower gels and manly smelling eau de toilettes.
Like I said earlier – something for everyone! Visit the website to find more products.
Time for my first MyPure review of the month – Alva COLEUR Makeup Duo Eyeshadow. I chose the Autumn Forest shade and am really pleased with it. The colour is much stronger than I would have expected after trying other natural eyeshadows, it also stayed put all day and barely creased. It is soft and very easy to apply but isn’t so soft that if falls all over your cheeks!
This eyeshadow costs £12.25 and like all of the products sold by MyPure it contains no parabens, sulphates or phthalates. There are 6 different colour sets to choose from; fushsia, smoke, silver, gold, light blue, autumn forest.
I still haven’t got the hang of taking photos of my own face and really don’t understand how other bloggers manage to get such clear close ups (maybe my camera just isn’t very good)?! Any hints would be very welcome
Have a look at some of the Christmassy make up and other beauty products I’ve found which make really good stocking fillers or even presents all by themselves.
- e.l.f have a great range of mineral eyeshadows for only £3.00 each. There are lots of different colours and the eyeshadow itself is really good – it stays put all day. The e.l.f nail varnishes are brilliant (read my review here) and I also like the Brightening Eye Color sets which again come in loads of colours and only cost £1.50 each.
- Coleen Signature Eye Palettes have 4 colours that go well together so you can easily create different looks.
- I’ve found a website called Fushi which sells ethical beauty products. They have some nice gift sets but I really like the lip balms (except the Organic Rescue which smells disgusting!). Their Hydrating Lip Balm (£4.95) smells really spa like and works well.
- Ms Manicure nail files have cute designs and some even come with their own cases!
- Bedazzled Glamourising Glitter is an easy way to make your make up look sparkly and Christmassy. You can apply it to eyes, cheeks or lips.