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Wednesday, 26 August 2015

First Look: RMK Urban Gold A/W Collection

RMK Urban Gold Makeup Collection London Selfridges
Flecks of gold, rich pigments and earthy tones define RMK's Urban Gold collection. Inspired by New York's glimmering skyline, the collection has an architectural feel to it. The duochrome eyeliners, £15.50 have tapered lids to depict NYC's towering skyscrapers; the limited edition illuminator, £33 has a geometric pattern to represent the city's concrete maze. 

The beautifully curated Autumn/Winter collection is designed to give you an ethereal glow. Every product in the range has a hint of gold running through it to give you gleaming skin day and night. The eyeshadow duos, £26 have cream and powder shadows with multi-dimensional colours that are complex and pigmented. The waxy texture ensures a smooth and easy application - the makeup artist at the launch gave me a gorgeous smokey eye in minutes sans any brushes. 

There are multiple neutral shades to choose from, however if you want something exclusive the Deep Shiny Gray eyeshadow duo has real flecks of gold in it. Tr├ęs luxurious! A berry toned lipstick, £19.50 is a staple in any A/W collection, and the one in this collection has a buttery soft formula. The aforementioned illuminator is an absolute beaut, its shimmer-concentrated formula creates a stunning metallic finish. The Urban Gold collection is designed to suit different skin tones and for a variety of seasonal looks. It's for those who want a bit of glimmer and glamour!

Detailed reviews to follow post my Euro trip. Follow me on #LRTravelDiaries

Enjoy the pictures from the launch! 


RMK Autumn/Winter 2015 Collection

RMK Autumn/Winter 2015 Makeup Collection

RMK Autumn/Winter 2015 Makeup Collection














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Friday, 7 August 2015

First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads



The First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads have become a staple in my beauty arsenal. These resurfacing pads fight blackheads and blemishes while restoring the skin's natural pH balance. I've tried everything to get rid of my milia and only this seems to be working. I use it once a day before bedtime and follow it up with a nourishing serum. They're particularly good for people with clogged and congested skin as it efficiently exfoliates without aggravating the skin. The pads contain a blend of lactic and glycolic acid to improve the texture and clarity of the skin. The hyaluronic acid in it helps refine and smooth the skin while deeply nourishing it. The pre-moistened, single-use pads are extremely gentle and you won't feel any tingling sensation. Post use, my skin always feels softer and glowier - great for prepping your skin before big occasions. A quick sweep over the face and d├ęcolletage is all it takes to achieve healthy, radiant skin. Suitable for dry and oily skin types. 

PS: Not just me, this product comes highly recommended by Caroline Hirons as well. Read her review here.

Where to buy: Feelunique.com
Price: 
£20.50
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Thursday, 6 August 2015

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipsticks


I'm currently obsessing about the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipsticks; they are the most comfortable matte lipsticks to wear. I have four gorgeous shades ranging from pillar box red and neon-ish coral to pinky nude and brick red. Though the pigmentation varies, they sit comfortably on the lips without accentuating lip texture. The feather-light matte formula is tacky upon application, but dries down to a matte finish. It lasts a full six hours without bleeding or fading. However, the lipsticks are not true to their colour, they register differently on pigmented lips. 

Grand Cru: A brick red shade that registers as a pinky orange on my lips. This is my favourite shade of the range as it's a versatile colour that can be paired with a muted or dramatic look. Very pigmented and has excellent longevity. 

Peach Club: A neon coral that leans warm. It has a slight pastel edge to it but is still highly wearable. A perfect summery shade.

Hot Pepper: As the name suggests, it's a vibrant pillar box red with warm undertone. It's highly pigmented and lasts better than the muted tones in the range. It is a delight to wear!

Nude-ist: I was expecting a lot from this shade but it translates as a neon pinky nude on my lips. Has poor pigmentation and needs to be built up to achieve desired effect. I layer it with other colours to make it work. 
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