Saturday, 10 May 2014

What's NEW: Bourjois, DHC, Makeup Revolution...

I know that most of you visit my blog to read about beauty, so I decided to start a series of mini makeup and skincare reviews, where I quickly introduce you to some new beauty launches. The first one features two new releases from Bourjois, an amazing eyedust from a new budget brand Makeup Revolution, Signorina Eleganza Fragrance and DHC Clarifying Pore Cover Base.

I am not a massive fan of loose pigments, but this one is sooo pretty! It is very similar to MAC's Vanilla, but it comes at a fraction of the price. You can use it as a subtle highlight or build up the colour for an intense brightening effect in the inner corners of your eyes. Stunning!

I am very impatient when it comes to waiting for my manicure to dry, so any product that promises to speed up this process goes straight onto the top of my 'to try list'. Instant Dry Nail Drops reduce the drying time by half and nourish the cuticles as well, thanks to added cotton seed oil. They really work and the price won't make your wallet weep :)

Bourjois So Laque Nail Polish* in Peace & Mauve £5.99
The new pastel addition to Bourjois So Laque! Ultra Shine range couldn't be more perfect for Spring. It is a beautiful lilac shade and the formula is a dream to apply. Two coats give opaque coverage and incredible shine! 

I very rarely skip primer when I do my makeup and I usually go for pore reducing formulas, like The Porefessional. DHC's offering is powder-based with added silicone to help mattify the skin and reduce the appearance of pores and fine lines. It has a light, silky texture and makes my face feel super smooth. It works really well with all kinds of bases (BB & CC Creams, Liquid, Cream and Powder  Foundations) and keeps my T-zone shine free all day. 

I love trying new perfumes and most of them get my approval, but I didn't fall in love with this one.  The bottle is gorgeous and the description was very promising, but I think that this scent would be  more suitable for mature ladies. Don't get me wrong - it is nice and elegant, but for some reason it smells a bit 'dated' on me. I am not sure how to describe it. Signorina Eleganza features head notes of grapefruit and pear, heart notes of almond powder and golden osmanthus petals and base notes of patchouli and white leather. It's very feminine and lasts on the skin all day, but it's not something I would buy for myself. Give it a sniff, if you have a chance to see if you like it.

I hope you like this new feature. Let me know what you think. It's much easier for me to introduce you to a couple of products in one post, instead of adding multiple blog posts each day.

Have you tried any of the new releases mentioned in this post?

* PR samples



  1. I love hearing about new products, especially as so many things are released & its nice to be introduced to things you might overlook. The Revolution Pigment is pretty & I love DHC skincare this Pore Cover Base sounds wonderful

  2. I really love the Bourjois nail polishes. they are so beautiful for summer. I really want to try the Revolution Pigment.

  3. I´m glad that I found your blog, such a great blog! :)

  4. I really want to try things from Makeup Revolution :)

  5. I Love Bourjois So Laque nail polishes. My favorite one is "Adora-bleu"

    Makeup notes

  6. Some very nice goodies. Especially the pigment captures my attention!
    xx Anine


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