Lord & Berry

I was recently sent some Lord & Berry products to try out. It’s a brand I’ve never tried before, but I’ve always admired from a distance – their packaging looks nice and their products seem high in quality and reasonably priced, so I was excited to give them a go.

I was sent a Stardust loose eyeshadow – ‘Gold Black’, Seta pressed eyeshadow – ‘Premier’, and INKglam waterproof eyeliner in black.

The Stardust Loose Eyeshadow in Gold Black is my definite favourite of the three products. Firstly – as a loose pigment it is so versatile that I really feel you get a lot for your money. It’s only a small pot (1g for £9.50) but a little goes a really long way. The colour pay off is fab and the effect it leaves is gorgeous – it’s black in some lights with a hint of gold, and in other lights its gold with blended black at the edges. The particles of golden shimmer really make it special – this is divine.

The Seta Premier Eyeshadow is from the Black Wardrobe range, and costs the same as the rest of the eyeshadow ranges (£10). I was sent a palette refill, however it normally comes in a proper individual pot with sleek black packaging and a screw top lid. The colour ‘Premier’ looks lovely even in the pan – a frosted grey black – and one sweep of it over the back of my hand shows you just how pigmented it is. The only issue I have with this is that it’s very soft – some of the edge of my pan had crumbled off after doing one eye make up with it. Besides that, it’s a great product.

The INKglam eyeliner (£9.50) I have mixed feelings about. It’s meant to be shiny, long wearing and waterproof – this it definitely is. It looks glossy and lasts really well – it takes some getting off! The thing I don’t like is the applicator. I like a soft applicator to line my eyes, this is very stiff with barely any movement in it at all. The pointed end makes it great for fine detail work like the inner corners of the eyes – but when you are drawing a line, if you put any pressure on it, the pointed end rubs off a line of the product. The formula of the liner itself is great – the applicator just doesn’t work for me. I will definitely continue to use it by transferring the product from the applicator to an eyeliner brush.

I have added a couple of swatch photos so you can see the products at different angles.

I did a smokey eye using the pressed eyeshadow over my lid and, as it’s slightly darker, the loose shadow in the outer corners and under my eye. I used a kohl liner on the inner rims of my eyes, but didn’t use the INKglam for this look.

Have you tried any Lord & Berry products before? I am really impressed with the intensity of the colours and will definitely be checking out more of their range.

Lord & Berry is available from Beauty Expert.

MAC Fabulous Felines Collection

My MAC order containing my wares from the Fabulous Felines collection arrived this week – and what a treat they are! There are three parts to the Collection – Palace Pedigreed;

A collection of regal blues, plush greys and polished silver for lips, cheeks and eyes as haughty as its finely-favoured feline inspiration – the emerald-eyed, sable-riche Russian Blue.

 Leopard Luxe;

 Looks for lips, cheeks and eyes in a tawny, exotic creme-golden colour palette that betrays both sensual vulnerability and spectacular power.

and Burmese Beauty;

A rich teak-olive colour collection for lips, cheeks and eyes that celebrates the well-cared-for, and exalts in her high-borne right to be spoiled.

The only things which immediately stood out to me were the Mauvement Pigment, and Smoky Heir Superslick Liquid Liner from the Palace Pedigreed collection.

The Superslick Liner has a fiber-tipped brush which makes it really easy to apply. It dries really quickly and even when dry has a wet metallic look to it. Smoky Heir is purple, and described on the site as dark blue violet with soft pearl, which I’d say is pretty accurate.

Although it is purple it’s very dark toned, so it can be worn on its own without looking too “woo, look at me wearing bright purple eyeliner”. So far, so good!



The pigment is the first MAC pigment I’ve bought and I’m really impressed – there’s loads of product in the pot and a little bit of goes a really long way. I found that when I took the lid off there was enough product sitting in the lid for one application. I know it will last a long time, which is always a bonus! The site describes Mauvement as a cool toned taupe with gold pearl – from looking at the product in the pot I’d say it was more of a brown mauve colour, but once it’s applied it’s definitely from the gold family and has little specks of glittery dirty gold and rich purpley bronze colour. If I had to describe the colour in one word it would be ‘taupe’ but I think it’s just beautiful!

 

To avoid fallout I used it with an eye shadow primer, and applied it using a patting motion.

Make up used:

  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • MAC Tissueweight – up to brow
  • MAC Mauvement Pigment over lid and just above crease
  • MAC Smoulder eyeliner (I was worried about it being too purpley for a daytime look so decided to apply this underneath. I don’t think I needed to worry, as I said above it is quite dark and was very very subtle using the ‘double line’ method)
  • MAC Superslick Liner in Smoky Heir
  • Diorshow Maximiser lash plumper
  • Lancome Hypnose black mascara

  • Guerlain Paurure Extreme Foundation
  • MAC Select Cover-Up Concealer
  • Natural Collection SunTint Bronzer in Golden Glow
  • MAC Stereo Rose MSF as blush
  • MAC Call My Buff Lipstick