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Body Shop Colour Crush Lipsticks for Spring

Body Shop Colour Crush Lipsticks for Spring

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Afternoon Tea

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lancome Happy Holidays 2013

Ok I officially found my perfect Christmas eyeshadows. I’ll try not to gush too much but these are GOOD.

I get very excited around this time of year with all the Christmas collections coming out as everything seems to be a little more special. Well things got extra special when I was sent two of the brand new eyeshadows from Lancome’s upcoming Christmas collection Happy Holidays. Well it’s certainly going to be that way for me and these little beauties are the icing on the cake.

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The whole collection is extremely glamorous and grown up festive fun, with just the right amount of sparkle and shine to make you feel extra special. The Lancôme Hypnôse Ultra Dazzling Colours (€27) for me are the star of the show, and although I balked a little at the price when I first saw it, I do think one of these would be the perfect little treat to yourself before the season of parties and dinners starts for Crimbo. And here’s why.

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Well firstly, packaging is beautiful and each eyeshadow (I tried Eternal Emerald and Black Sapphire) is housed in a small jar that opens to reveal a dome of shimmering mousse eyeshadow. I’ve never used an eyeshadow like this before so the springy texture and ultra soft pigmentation was a delight to use. Whereas you can run an eyeshadow brush haphazardly over a regular eyeshadow and get colour pay off, with these you need to actually dig a little of the super soft product out and then you’re delivered the most beautiful wash of colour that can be built up from sheer to full on depending on how you like your eye look. I thought this would be difficult to blend but the little brushes that come with these are great and I’m pretty confident you could use your finger and do a decent job also. But it’s the colour and finish that sells these to me. These are the perfect shimmering eyeshadow that’s really hard to find, looking glamorous and expensive without looking a little silly and OTT.

lancome hypnose ultra dazzling colours swatches

I tried out two and adored both although the olive shade is my hands down winner. I’m always on the hunt for the perfect green eyeshadow as when they’re done right, they can be some of the most beautiful shades to use. Well I found the perfect one right here. It’s the perfect soft, flattering colour, kissed with shimmer and shine and looks really amazing on. I wore it for a full 8-10 hours and it didnt’ budge all day, looking just as pretty by bed time as it did in the morning.

I know the price may be an issue with some of you, but I think just one of these in your collection is such a beautiful addition for a girl who loves her makeup. Pricey yes, but worth it. If you’re smitten, this collection is on Lancome stands now!

So girls, would you splurge on this?

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  • Lauren Marie

    I have these and love love love the green. It gives you a gorgeous green smokey eye with so little effort. great review Hun

    • Makeup Monster

      Thanks Lauren, love the green so much!

  • Charlotte MacDonald-Gaunt

    I really love mousse and cream eye shadows at the moment and the pigmentation of these looks amazing – the green is stunning on you! xx

    • Makeup Monster

      I adore it! First time using a mousse shadow and it’s so nice!

  • Emma Be Beauty
    • Makeup Monster

      They really are!

  • bridget douglas

    These look amazing! Love the look of Black Sapphire, think I’ll be dropping some hints for Christmas :-)

    • Makeup Monster

      Oh definitely do Bridget!

      • bridget douglas

        I def will, they look great :-)

  • Lisa D

    Got these shadows the other day and I’m already in love just looking at them! The remind me a lot of the Chanel d’illusion ombre shadows in the mousey-creamy texture. Gorgeous colours too!

    • Makeup Monster

      Completely, they’re incredible!

  • Stephanie (polishedandprimed.c

    Wow! These almost look too lovely to use. I have a weakness for domed shadows. Domed anything really! Not a clue why! The black sapphire looks stunning.

    • Makeup Monster

      Haha nothing wrong with that! They almost are too pretty to use!

  • Cora

    So, so pretty! I think I need Black Sapphire.

    • Makeup Monster

      It’s so pigmented!

  • Makeup Monster

    The green is amazing!

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  • Makeup Monster

    Totally agree Gemma!

  • Nora

    These are so beautiful! The olive is so lovely on you

    • Makeup Monster

      Thanks I really love it:-)

  • Rach NailsbyNumbers

    That green is amazing!

    • Makeup Monster

      I know it’s so hard to find the perfect green!

  • Niamh

    These look so beautiful. Lancôme are one of my favourite brands, so I never think their products are over priced in comparison to many other similar brands.

    • Makeup Monster

      You’re paying for the extra quality which is never a bad thing:-)

  • Beauty Angel

    These look gorgeous, great photos!

    • Makeup Monster

      Thanks a mill misdus:-)

  • Karen (lovelygirliebits)

    Yeah so Black Sapphire needs to be on my eyes immediately…. I’m all about midnight blues these days and so yes, this shall be mine!

    • Makeup Monster

      I know dark sultry shades seem so perfect for the season!

  • Nida Moughal

    Oh finally this is my fifth attempt to post a comment lol I love love love these babies I so am adding these into my wishlist. The green one looks divine.

    • Makeup Monster

      Aww thanks for trying so hard to comment:-)

  • Nurse Fancy Pants

    These look beautiful! I have a couple of Chanel’s version of these and I have to say, they’re definitely worth the extra few quid for the quality of them! Will be checking these out, the green really suits you!

    • Makeup Monster

      Thanks totally agree theyre worth the extra money:-)

  • Leanne Broderick

    The colours you have are fab, they’re so pigmented too! The look you did is gorgeous!

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    • Makeup Monster

      Ah thanks Leanne!

  • andy
    • Makeup Monster

      Thanks Andy!

  • Ah Sure Tis Lovely

    Wow! need I say anymore except that I want that olive green one.