I was kindly invited to the Superdrug event where they featured the new upcoming products for the fall, especially Superdrug brand products. I didn't even know there were so many! There were tons and tons of beauty products, I felt like a little child in a sweets shop! Parts of the new range include skin care oils and BB creams. Other beauty companies like Cheeky, and GOSH were also in the exhibit. Superdrug is also bringing BlowPro to the UK market - a USA originated one stop shop service for hair styling, excellent for busy people on the go. Superdrug is also going to start in-shop vaccinations, which I think is an excellent idea, fab for the winter. 

The brand that stole the show in my opinion was MUA. I am Very very excited about the new releases: eyeshadow palettes and matte lip creams which are just divine! I believe this brand will be the next big thing in drugstore makeup, following the likes of Sleek Makeup and Bourjois.

I've taken many photos from the event - enjoy! Xx


Superdrug Beauty Event - New Product Releases!

I have been watching the movie Letters to Juliet a lot lately, and I have been inspired by Amanda Seyfriend's silver eyeshadow look to make eyes pop. Very subtle and makes eyes look brighter. See what you think!


LOOK: A Sheer Wash of Electra

MAC Runway Hit lipstick was released as part of the MAC Retro Matte Collection. Among all the lipsticks in the collection, this is by far the most wearable colour. It is a pinky coral - the type of colour I am always drawn to. It has a matte retro matte finish.


Lip Swatch: MAC Runway Hit Lipstick from the MAC Retro Matte Collection - Review and Swatches

MAC Fixed on Drama lipstick is from the MAC Retro Matte Collection. It is matte brownish plum colour. It is easy to apply over moisturised lips. However because of the matte finish, it is unforgiving on dry flaky lips. I find dark colours a bit more difficult to apply perfectly, so I would recommend using a matching lip pencil.

Lip Swatch: MAC Fixed on Drama Lipstick from the MAC Retro Matte Collection Review and Swatches

MAC Trust in Red pro longwear lip pencil was released as part of the MAC Retro Matte Collection. It is a blue-based red with some pink undertones. It dries to a matte finish.

Lip Swatch: MAC Trust in Red Pro Longwear Lip Pencil Review and Swatches

I'm thrilled to share with you my to-go MAC eyeshadow palette. I tend to favour neutral shades with warm undertones to complement my warm skintone, and they are in general much more wearable and versatile than bright bold colours. The new MAC palettes (without inserts) can hold up to 24 eyeshadows, and here are my top 24 MAC eyeshadow picks - most from the permanent collection.


My Everyday MAC Eyeshadow Palette with Swatches!

MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation is a powder and foundation in one that combines good coverage with ease of application. Designed to be used dry, the powder and pigments create a matte, velvety texture. It contains Silica, which helps to maintain a matte finish by absorbing oils on the skin, as well as Talc to provide a smoother, less reflective, matte finish. The talc has been milled to a microscopic size to provide a beautiful texture while allowing the skin to breathe. It is available in a wide range of colours. It can be applied with a brush, sponge, or a powder puff. - MAC

This is the one face product that I have repurchased over and over. I have tried several other face powders, but I always go back to this. 

I first discovered MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation from a good friend of mine who was a Dermatologist and she always wore immaculate makeup. Her makeup lasted long days at work and this is what she wore. 


MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation Review

When traveling for short trips on budget airlines (eg. Easyjet!), it is essential to pack light. I am attending and presenting at the International Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ISDS) conference here in Dubrovnik, Croatia, and here are the makeup products I brought along with me:



August Favourites and Travel Makeup: Trip to Dubrovnik, Croatia

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