Bobbi Brown is probably my biggest discovery of 2015, until the beginning of this year I had never tried a single product (crazy but true). I’ve actually really fallen for the whole range and can’t wait to discover more of it but was particularly excited with the launch of some new eye products as I have never tried a mascara from Bobbi.

The truth is that I very rarely get excited over mascara, I have a firm favourite and really don’t stray much from that (Too Faced Better Than Sex) but once I saw the results of the Eye Opening Mascara I knew I had to try it for myself.

I love the packaging, nothing too fancy or fussy but very sturdy. The brush is a traditional brush which I love but is a little larger than most. The formula is super black and designed to magnify each lash to deliver long, thick and curled lashes which I really think it does! The shape of the brush allows lashes to be pushed up and out, without the use of an eyelash curler, it adds lots of volume and good length too.

It’s not quite my favourite mascara ever but it’s one of the best I have tried for a while and particularly good if you’re looking for a lift in your lashes and add a curl.

I have also been trying out the Long-Wear Gel Sparkle Shadow + Liner’s just in time for the party season. I have 10. Pink Oyster and 11. Goldstone both of which I love although Pink Oyster is probably my favourite. They are designed to be used as either cream shadows or liners although I do think the colours I have might be a little light as liners. In the photo above I use Pink Oyster over a shadow look I already had on to add a bit of shimmer. As you can see it’s still fairly subtle but it is quite buildable. A really great item to keep in your desk draw during December to take your makeup from Day to Night.

EDIT: Turns out it’s only out in January so still a little wait but it’ll be worth it!

Ps. I’ve clearly brushed over my skin in the above photo, I didn’t want to mislead you- my skin is truly awful at the moment.

I hate that this mascara is called ‘Better Than Sex’ as I feel it’s a bit of a shame that they felt that a slightly shocking name would help this mascara sell. However Too Faced’s Better Than Sex mascara is in fact one of the best mascara’s I have tried in a while  ever tried. 

The packaging is perfect; it looks expensive without being overly flashy gold or silver packaging, instead it’s pink but isn’t in your face. 
The brush has standard bristles which are shorter in the middle of the brush making it an hourglass shape and although it’s quite a long brush it isn’t too thick meaning you still have full control. The actual product is the perfect consistency and I can really build up incredible volume in just a coat but taking the time to apply three coats can give me a really impressive false lash effect.
Although I think it’s a little expensive for a mascara, it’s the best and very few mascara’s compare. I’ve been using mine almost 3 months now and there are no signs of it slowing down. It’s the darkest of blacks, doesn’t smudge and doesn’t leave my lashes with that uncomfortable crispy feeling. 
I can’t recommend this mascara highly enough, if you are looking for volume I doubt any mascara would do it better.

What’s your holy grail mascara?

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara is available here for £19

The Orla Kiely LFW show has caught my eye for years, it always seems a little more fun then a simple catwalk so I jumped at the chance to attend with Bourjois who were the brains behind the beautiful makeup. 
For S/S 2015 Bourjous created a beautiful catwalk look which remained wearable and easy to recreate at home. As you can see from the photos below the collection was all about Flower Power and had a 60s feel to it which was mirrored in Attracta Courtney’s makeup look.
The look was very focused on the eyes with quite a Twiggy feel, the skin was kept quite light but matte using Bourjois Java Powder over Bourjous Healthy Mix Serum and with nothing on the cheek. From the Smokey Stories Palette in Over Rose they applied a very pale colour over the lid and then a strong dark crease colour defined the socket line. The mascara really finished the look, she used Bourjois Push Up mascara on the top lashes and used the tip to create a dot-like finish on the bottom lashes.
Lips were kept quite light with Color Boost in Peach on the Beach as a base and the Cream Blush in Nude Velvet which left the lips looking muted and matte.
I loved this makeup look and it was a beautiful show with a makeup look I will be trying to recreate soon.
Smokey Storied and Push Up Mascara will launch in October but all other makeup items are available from here
What was your favourite makeup look from LFW?

Since my last blog post with my ten top Budget Cult Beauty Products worth the Hype proved to be quite popular I thought today I would share the non-budget version. That said most of these products float around the £20-£30 mark which I think isn’t overly highend and all these products are well worth the extra pounds.

Makeup Forever HD Foundation (Available here)
I wasn’t sure if I was going to include this as it isn’t easy to get hold of in the UK however it’s probably one of my all time favourite foundations, it overs coverage without being overly cakey.

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk (Available here)
Equally as beautiful as the Makeup Forever HD Foundation however it’s a little easier to get hold of and it’s a Kardashian favourite!

Bumble & bumble Dry Spun Finish (Available here)
I wasn’t too sure if it was soon to call this a ‘Cult product’ as it has only been released recently but everyone in the industry seems to love it and I can see why. It adds volume and texture without adding in weight which is perfect for use fine hair gals.

Benefit The Porefessional (Available here)
This almost didn’t make the cut but I love it and use it so much it simply had to. I’ve gone through a few tubes and it remains my favourite primer.

Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream (Available here)
Rewind a couple of years and this product was everywhere but it seems to be getting forgotten a little, at least with bloggers but it still remains an absolute staple for both me and my mum. It’s great for minor irritations, sores and dry skin- I always have one of these on hand.

Clarins Instant Lip Perfectors (Available here)
Simply the best lipgloss out there, nothing compares.

Urban Decay Naked Palettes (Available here)
I doubt any eyeshadow palette will come out soon and actually be better than these they are just my favourite, it’s rare that I ever reach for anything else.

Mac Lipsticks (Available here)
I nearly put YSL lipsticks in here but if I am honest I prefer MAC and they’re cheaper. The colour range and finish selection is very impressive, they always have what you are looking for.

Benefit They’re Real Mascara (Available here)
You need to give it a week to dry out a little but after that it’s amazing and adds great volume and length.

Clarisonic (Available here)
I’ve had this for ages now and somehow have never mentioned it, I am not a Clarisonic addict but still think it’s a staple. I only use it every now and then but see a great change when I do, it’s also useful when removing fake tan from neck and decolletage.

Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler (Available here)
After almost removing all my eyelashes and eyeball with another pair of curlers this week I am convinced these are the best on the market. The shape is perfect to achieve lifted lashes and an open eye, a little pricey as far as eyelash curlers go but a great investment and they last a long time.

YSL Mascara (Available here)
Although I don’t have one at the moment YSL mascaras (Shocking or original) are my favourite picks, nothing gives my lashes volume like them.

Which cult beauty products have I missed out? Have you tried any of my top picks? 
Check out my budget picks here

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 Since I touched on the new Bourjois Nail products I thought we would have a quick look at their makeup product which have recently launched.

Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream and Concealer- I’m not a CC Cream kinda gal, I need full coverage. I tucked this product into an acrylic draw and forgot about it until I decided to give it a go as a primer. Since then I have fallen for it, it works beautifully as a primer under a light/medium coverage foundation as it gives a radiant flawless finish. What’s most shocking is I’ve even been wearing them alone with no foundation and felt super comfortable in them. I wear foundation to hide the redness in my skin and this does it do beautifully without masking everything else. (I use shade 33 in the CC Cream)

Bourjois Happy Light Primers- These have been out for a little while now but I still haven’t got too attached. They come in a matte and a luminous version and although they are nice I wouldn’t say either makes a huge difference to my skin.

Bourjois MegaLiner- This is the first (I think) angled liquid liner I have tried and although I think it’s a nice idea I find it a little trickier to trace a line on to my eyelid. That said it makes the flick much easier and since that is always the hardest part I actually quite like this product. The best thing about it however is that it is very black and lasts all day which is something very few eyeliners are able to do on me.

Bourjois Volume 1 Seconde Mascara- Inspired by the traditional hair round brushes this mascara wand is quite a thick one. It deliver clump-free, intensely black, volumised lashes, quickly but it does take a fair bit longer than a second. I quite like Bourjois mascara’s but think this could be one of the best and although the brush is quite big I think it works particularly well on the bottom lashes.

 Bourjous Rouge Edition Velvet- I have four of these new Velvet/Matte Finish liquid Lipsticks, the pigmentation is amazing and they have some beautiful vivid colours and last really long but theres something about them that has caused me not to reach for them. Matte lip colours have been notoriously difficult for me but these apply patchy, are a little drying and have a horrible scent which reminds me of sticky tape. That said I know a lot of people love them but they’re simply not for me.

Below wearing the CC Cream and concealer, mascara and Rouge Edition in 02 Frambourjoise.

Bourjois still remains one of my favourite drugstore brands but I would love to know what you love from them in the comments. Have you tried any of the products I have mentioned?

Bourjois is available in Boots, Superdrugs and online on ASOS.
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