Clinique’s latest offering is the Superprimer – a range of six, lightweight, oil-free primers designed to cater for every skin tone. The Universal Face Primer is a colourless primer ideal for women without specific skin concerns, but for those that do – Superprimer to the rescue!
This nail polish is the other half of YSL’s Duo Vernis No 08. It’s similar to the pink polish in it’s brightness – through the bottle I thought it would be a fairly pastel shade of orange, when in fact it’s bright, bold and brilliant!
I would describe it as a bright mandarin colour… or a toned down neon peach! Either way, it’s gorgeous. It will look amazing on tanned skin, but even looks good against my pale and pasty talons!
The brush is angled which makes it a dream to apply – it’s easy to get to the sides, and the pointed side is great for filling in any sneaky chips.
It’s very streaky after just one coat, but two does the job perfectly.
Do you like this polish? Have you seen anything similar?
I won a Sleek competition a while ago, and part of the prize was a Pout Polish in ‘Monte Carlo’ – a limited edition hot pinky purple which is part of the Mediterranean Collection. This was the first Pout Polish I’d owned and I really liked it, so much so that this weekend I bought another, ‘Peach Perfection’, which is a gorgeous peachy nude.
The Pout Polishes are £4.30 for 10g and are comparable to MAC’s Tinted Lip Conditioners which are £11 for 15g. They have SPF15, so I shall definitely be using them during the day on holiday – as well as making your lips look gorgeous, they are really good for your lips as they contain Almond Oil, Shea Butter, Avocado Extract and Vitamins A, C and E.
Monte Carlo tastes a little like marshmallows, and in fact I’d say the colour is quite similar to Lancome’s Marshmallow Juicy Tube. A small amount can be put on for a wash of colour, or it can be built up for a bit more impact. Be careful it doesn’t end up on your teeth though!
Peach Perfection tastes just like sugar and I am totally in love with the colour. It’s gentle yet effective and doesn’t ‘white out’ the lips like a lot of nudes do. I can see myself using this a lot (excuse the funny camera angle!)
I think these are a fab addition to anyone’s make up collection, and I’m keen to check out more of the range. The only downside to them is that I notice a strange taste after a while of wearing them, but it’s bearable.
Sleek Pout Polishes are available from the Sleek website.
This colour just screams “HELLO THE WEATHER IS WARM” to me. It’s a perfect bright peach with great coverage, great staying power and always receives compliments. Someone said to me that it works really well with my skintone and hair colour, but they can imagine it being trashy on someone that was blonde. I’ve seen it on blondes before and I think it looks just as lovely – I guess it depends if the rest of you is dressed like a tramp, regardless of hair colour, it might look trashy.
I’ve had this nail polish for a few years, I’m not even sure it’s still available but it might be knocking round in the back of someones cupboard, or on eBay. It still goes on perfectly, as if it were brand new, which goes to show what great formulation Barry M polish is.
When Essie’s Van D’Go came onto the scene earlier this year it was like nothing I’d ever seen before, I thought. I had to have it. I got it, and wasn’t that impressed. Gorgeous colour but the formulation wasn’t to my liking – it had far too much white in it, chipped easily, and the Essie brush is annoying. The other day, I was looking through my polish collection and rediscovered Marshmallow Pink. The colour is identical, it’s like everything the Essie should be. I will do a dupe pic soon, I’m sure I’m right, if not I apologise, but shade-wise I think they’re extremely similar.
The bottle doesn’t actually say the name of the polish on the bottom, as they usually do these days, just the number 278, which after a bit of Google investigation, I discovered was named Marshmallow Pink. I’m not sure I’d have named it that myself – it’s more peach than pink, a really pale pastel apricot shade.