Goodbye mattes, pastels and glossy beauty products and hello to the “party season” appropriate shimmer and metallic releases from some of your favourite high street brands.
I’ve picked out three of my favourite new(ish) releases that I recently picked up on a mini Boots haul.
I don’t think Sleek gets as much credit as its due for the quality of their products, price point and new releases. With the strobing trend becoming the new “It” thing in beauty, the highlighting palettes have flown off the shelves, especially the bewitchingly beautiful Solstice palette. Including two baked powders, one luxurious cream formula and a silky shimmer powder within “sleek” gold metallic packaging, applied to the tops of the cheeks or on decolletage, these super pigmented metallic finishes create a gorgeous luminous sheen on the skin. I apply these using a Real Techniques fan brush which is my favourite brush to applier a soft sweep of highlighter.
From the Limited Rockstars Collection, the VIP Lipstick in Scandalous has a luxurious and striking jewel cut bullet in what is described online as a Ruby Red is more a jewel tone with iridescent pearl flecks for a slightly metallic finish (without that futuristic vibe). It errs more on the satin side of finish than matte but still has a moisturising formula to avoid drying out the lips. There’s also a deeper amethyst purple shade with a slight blue shimmer running through it. As part of the Rockstars Collection there’s also a strobing soufflé (which is extremely lightweight) in Pink Opal and Smoky Quartz and two 6 colour I-Lust Palettes with high shimmer and pigmented neutrals and jewel toned shades.
Enchanted is a Boots Exclusive shade from Barry M and is a warm cinnamon shimmer/foil with gold flecks running through it to give a more chrome effect than a full on glitter that requires almost a full bottles of super strength polish remover to remove. This polish applies beautifully and the iridescent shimmer looks stunning when it catchesthe light. On first application it’s not particularly opaque which means it’s ideal for layering with another rich or berry shade for some extra depth, alternatively I applied three layers for full opaqueness.
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