Everyone loves a gorgeous, neutral eyeshadow palette. There are so many in my collection already, yet I'm always suckered in by a new one. Admittedly, I'm a bit of a snob when it comes to eyeshadow, as high-street formulas always used to disappoint in terms of pigmentation, texture and blend-ability. To avoid wasting my money, I'd always opt for premium palettes. In the past couple of years, though, cheaper brands have really upped their game and now you can achieve stunning looks for a fraction of the price. At just £4 each, the Essence All About Eyeshadow Palettes are some of the cheapest out there, but can they perform as well as the likes of Urban Decay, MAC or even L'Oreal?
We may be experiencing the height of summer, but I have a confession to make. Last night, I put the heating on. Although the sun has been making an appearance every now and again, and the weather has verged on tropical for us in the UK, I've been feeling cold whenever it's been cloudy or miserable. As soon as September is in our sights, I immediately think of autumn, hence my eagerness to share the key pieces I'm lusting after for my summer to autumn, transitional wardrobe. Here are the picks that I have my eye on, at the moment.
No matter where in the world you are, you want to look chic and put together during a city break. But, with so much shopping to do, sights to see and hidden backstreets to explore, there isn't time to spend hours getting glammed up to the max, every morning. Your travel bag needs to be brimming with trusty, versatile products that can get the job done quickly and effortlessly, whilst leaving you looking like you haven't only spent fifteen minutes preening.
My favourite makeup looks consist of bronzed, glowing skin - all year round, come rain or shine. Naturally, I'm not blessed with an olive skin-tone, nor do we get enough sunshine to catch a deep tan here in the UK. Instead, I have to rely on my trusty bottles of faux glow and a generous sweeping of bronzer. From powders, creams and liquids, I've tried a whole host of formulas thanks to my obsession, but there's a top tier that I consistently go back to.