Monday, 29 November 2010

Strawberry fudge, as sweet as it sounds

At Christmas make up and perfume sets get thrown at us like snowballs! Many we dodge because we do not want to sport as much glitter as a Christmas tree, but now and again one comes along that is wearable both for the office and that Christmas date.
The last time that I tried Clinique make up I fell in love with their Mascara and Lip smoothie so I was really excited to be given the chance to try the Holiday 2010 collection.
They have put together a collection that has something for everyone in it. If you love to play up your lips You have lip liner in Plush pink. I wore this on my birthday and found it great! I filled in my lips with the pencil and found that it lasted the night, even after drinking glass after glass of Champagne...ooops. My lip pencil lasted longer than it took me to get rather merry lol. You can either wear it as a matte colour or slick a gloss over  it. Go for either a plain gloss to keep the colour as it is or if you are like me, someone who likes to stay true to a collection try the Christmas Strawberry Bliss lip smoothie... My collection of these are building!

For girls who are all about eyes and lashes try High length mascara in black for that defining look. I was a bit scared when I opened this tube as I was expecting a brush but actually got a eye shaped comb type wand. I gave it a go with the hope that it would leave my quite long lashes clump free.
I am not going to lie, it took a few goes to get this right, more to do with my confidence than the product. It separated my lashes with no problem or clumps and I managed to get right to the root so it looked like I had liner on!

Every collection would not be complete with out a limited addition and the star of this collection is the Strawberry Fudge holiday compact. This looks so posh that I found myself polishing the compact not wanting to get smudges on it lol You get a lovely blusher that looks quite flat/matt in the pan but it actually gives a lovely sateen flush to the cheeks, and it is goof proof as you can't really buff on too much so no fear of looking like a clown. Three eyeshadows line the top of the compact, a pale neutral pink that I loved. I am normally scared of pink eye shadow as I remember watching my Mam putting on 80's style pink shadow with sparkly blue in the corners and this scarred me for life(sorry Mam)but this is really nice lightly brushed over the lid.You can leave it there for a natural work look with a bit of eye liner and mascara or you do have two more colours to play with. A bronzed pink that looks nice lining the bottom lashes and defining the outer corners and a lovely grey that can be washed over for a light hint of grey or to vamp up the eyes for after work Christmas parties.
Over all this compact will get you looks of envy when you pull it out of your bag and is easy to take with you as you get a travel blusher brush and eye double ended applicator.

Treat yourself or add to your list for Santa as I am sure you have been a good girl all year!

You (or Santa) can find Clinique in any major Chemists or department stores

The limited addition Strawberry fudge compact RRP £25
Vitamin C Smoothie in Strawberry Bliss RRP £13.50
Defining liner for lips in Plush Pink RRP £12.50
and finally
High Length Mascara in Black RRP £14.50

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