New For New Year - Eve Lom Launches Colour Cosmetics
Devotees of Eve Lom's award winning facial products and cult cleanser are going to go gaga over her first foray into colour cosmetics.
Starting with foundations, tinted moisturisers (so glad she called them that and didn’t spin the marketing with a JJ or GG cream!), concealers, primers and powders. All the products are skincare/makeup hybrids and work in synergy with her hugely popular and successful skincare range. Featuring botanical stem cells and advanced skincare ingredients, all of the products are radiance boosting, easy to apply, simple and effective. I’m on holiday in the Maldives at the moment so haven't been wearing much in the way of make-up but I have tried the tinted moisturiser which has great coverage, correcting and evening out the skintone to perfection. The formula really reminded me of the early Korean BB’s. I’ve also tried the concealer which is pretty generic as concealers go but does the job. Not as opaque as Laura Mercier's Secret Camouflage, Vichy Dermablend or some of the heavier duty Mac ones but it covers minor imperfections and shadows seamlessly. Its light to medium coverage and hydrating formula will suit drier skins without any major flaws or pigmentation.
My favourite so far is the portable translucent powder – just wow! It's so light and inpercievable on the skin and mattifies beautifully leaving a soft velvet glow. The handy travel-friendly pack with brush allows just enough powder through and the whole process is clean and simple. There is also a bronzer available in an identical pack.
I haven't had time to fully test everything in the line yet but anything I love will no doubt be popping up in my tutorials in the next couple of months so look out for them. Judging by the ingredients and price point this range is really going to appeal to a slightly older market of discerning skincare junkies.
The full line up goes like this:
Light Illusion Concealer £30 – a light reflective concealer in a pen format. Available in 6 shades (love it when a brand produces a good variety of shades for this type of product)
Radiance Perfected Tinted Moisturiser £48 – A reassuringly weighty but not heavy formula with a good level of pigment, glides on easily to perfect skin naturally without emphasising fine lines. As the coverage is quite substantial you will need a good colour match from the 15 shades available. Contains SPF 15
Radiance Lift Foundation – £50. Available in 15 shades. I haven't tried this yet but I'm intrigued as the ‘Lifting’ element suggests its aimed at mature skin but the finish claims to be matte. At £50 a bottle it's way ahead of Chanel, YSL etc (more in the Tom Ford arena) in terms of price point so I’m expecting great things! I know her cult cleanser is very pricey but it was revolutionary at the time of launch and became the benchmark for all the balm style cleansers that followed. This is a lifting foundation …. I’ll get back to you.
Natural Radiance Mineral Powder Foundation £45 - I'm not a fan of mineral powder foundations but as they go this is up there with the best. Finely milled, soft and sheer its 100% natural and comes in 6 shades.
Sheer Radiance Translucent Powder £42 – Pricey for the amount you get, what this product lacks in value it makes up for with sheer dreaminess. The finest, softest, hydrating powder and one of the best portable packs I’ve used. A good sized practical brush and chic pack, this one is firmly in my personal handbag for the foreseeable future. Considering I’ve only road tested a few of the products so far it's impressive to have something in my handbag already. I’m not easily impressed. Don’t forget, I’ve been receiving free make-up to try for over 20 years now … the novelty wore off a loooooong time ago. So for me to promote something to my pro kit or handbag is MAJOR.
Golden Radiance Bronzing Powder £45 - this will appeal to anyone who likes to bronze on the go. I’m personally not a bronzing powder addict so I can't see it making my bag but, again its quality light weight, finely milled powder that glides on smoothly. Available in two good shades.
Flawless Radiance Primer £40 – a skin strengthening and radiance boosting primer. It very light textured and doesn’t feel oily on the skin at all whilst providing a good level of hydration. With my oily skin i found it too shiny but it would perfectly suit a more mature or normal to dry side skin.
The #MyLisaLook winner is... oops I've actually got 12!
It’s the second #mylisalook giveaway, and once again the response has been, in a word, overwhelming! I've had hundreds of entries with so many of your fabulous getting-ready-to-go-out looks for the holidays. You’ve been super-busy with your brushes this time around, and I've absolutely loved looking at all the looks you’ve created.
It hasn’t been easy to pick just one, I was spoilt for choice. Some people deserved to win because the make-up was just so well executed, others because they have been posting a lot over the past few months and I've noticed a huge improvment in their skills and others because they adapted the look so well to suit their faces! So without further ado, the overall winner of this giveaway is Emma (above), with my 'Easy, Effortless Winged Eyeliner' Look. I've been admiring Emma's #mylisalook 's over the past few months and have to say she is getting so good at interpreting the looks to suit her face and own unique beauty. Her make-up skills are getting better every time too, she is becoming soooo ridiculously good at foundation and eyebrow application... really fresh and modern in her approach. If it hasnt happened already Emma, I'm sure friends are now asking you to do their make-up for special events! So you are the deserving winner of a Limited Edition Alexa for Eyeko Set, Benefit, Whole Lotta Lovin' Set, Nails Inc Nail Polish Diary, Lancôme In Love Christmas Cubes and a Topshop Lip and Cheek set! Congratualtions!
Now heres the ooops bit... I couldn't actually pick one winner, so I've decided to choose two more winners and nine runners up!!
Second place goes to Francesca (below) who recreated my 'Easy Dramatic Smoky Eye With Colour Technique' I just loved how perfect her application was of this colourful yet smokey look. The shades compliment her dark eyes so well and the blending is excellent! Again, it feels very modern and clean, a make-up which is dramatic but which allows her natural beauty to really shine through. Its emphasising and highlighting beautifully what she naturally has. Congratulations Francesca, you have inspired me with your gorgeous interpretation of this look.
Third place goes to Julia (also below), who was inspired by my 'Baby Bardot Fresh Spring Makeup' The finished look is just so fresh and suits her face and personality so well - of course I dont actually know her but I can sort of feel her personality through the sparkle in her eyes in the picture ... if you know what I mean. Well done Julia, I love your make-up!
Colourful Glitter Party Eyes
A great look for the holiday Season or New Years Eve, you can recreate this in any colour you like. Have fun! X
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Keeping It Fresh!
It’s almost impossible to get through a long day without a little bit of maintenance. You might start the day with a flawless face, but by mid-afternoon, usually around 4 o’clock when our energy dips, things have begun to slip. Add to that the impromptu get togethers straight from work that often happen at this time of year and quick fixes are essential. The area under the eyes and around your mouth are usually the first places to go so here are my three favourite rescue remedy tips for transforming tired make up and restoring a fresh face in no time at all.
Tip 1: The Clean Up
Erasing smudges, creases or flakiness is key to maintaining a polished look.
- Take a good look at your face, particularly under your eyes, and double-check your make-up. Has your mascara flaked, or your foundation or concealer become creased or patchy? Pay attention to your T-zone - nose and chin - which are prone to oiliness, and therefore more likely to need touching up.
- Use a Q-tip dipped in a tiny amount of make-up remover, gently tease the cotton wool and use it to gently blend away uneven or patchy areas and to sweep away any mascara flakes. Keep a mini bottle of make-up remover in your bag at all times - you can buy tiny portable bottles from most good chemists and drugstores. One of my favourite removers is Bioderma Sensibio H2O - Micelle Solution, designed for sensitive skin and to use around the eyes, but effective enough to remove waterproof mascara.
- Or invest in ready made cleansing Q-tips such as DHC Olive Virgin Oil Swabs , make-up bag friendly and the ultimate portable quick-fix. The swabs are pre dipped in sweet olive oil and wrapped individually. Apply directly to the crease or smudge (also good for correcting mistakes as they happen!) and lightly stroke.
- Once the cleanup is complete, re-apply your concealer or touch up with a compact foundation. Don't forget to top up blusher too, nothing brings a face back to life quicker than a pop of pink on the cheeks!
Tip 2: Conceal
Blemishes can start to “reappear” as make-up coverage starts to wear thin and rub off.
- Check your skin in daylight if possible, or in a good light source, and assess if you need to re-conceal.
- Using either concealer, a stick foundation or a powder-to-cream compact foundation, carefully cover up patchy areas or blemishes with either your fingertip or a concealer brush. For shadowy areas go back in with a light reflective pen like Clinique's Airbrush Concealer.
- Look out for formulations that are long-lasting and can be used to conceal under the eyes as well as blemishes, such as Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer. Shiseido Stick Foundation, has a creamy texture that works well for covering up blemishes and evening out skin tone. Finish with a sweep of powder or blotting papers to set and mattify if necessary.
Brushes at the ready... it's time for a #MyLisaLook competition!
When I announced the first #MyLisaLook competition back in October I was bowled over by how many looks I received...not to mention the quality of the makeup. It’s been fun to see how you've adapted my looks to suit every occasion and different personal styles. Since it launched, I’ve received over 1,300!
For those who are new to #MyLisaLook it's one of my Pinterest boards which features all of your fabulous recreations. To add your photos just Tweet, or Instagram your look with the hashtag #MyLisaLook, or add it to my Facebook page and mention the name of the video (or image from my Gallery) you were inspired by.
For the latest #MyLisaLook competition, I’d love you to share your getting-ready-to-go out party looks for the holiday and New Year season.
As you’ll remember, the first winner scooped all the makeup from my Cara Delevingne Makeup Look video but this time it’s a Limied Edition Alexa for Eyeko Set, Benefit Whole Lotta Lovin' Set, Nails Inc Nail Polish Diary, Lancome In Love Christmas Cubes and a Topshop Lip and Cheek set, which you will receive in the New Year… think of it as an extra holiday gift ; )
I’d love you to recreate or adapt a look from any of my videos OR the Gallery section of my website. I'll announce the winner on the 22nd December. It’s a global competition, you can live absolutely anywhere in the world! So get to work with those liners, lipsticks and lashes, and send in your #MyLisaLook via Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. I can’t wait to see what you come up with this time. Good luck!
Favourite Mascaras and Liners 2013
Here are five products that I've really enjoyed using this year for defining the eyes, they have been a staple in my kit and I've used at least one of them on almost every job. They are not only great for my kit but also for everyday looks.
And The Winners of The 59 Beauty Goodies Are...
It's that time again folks, time to announce the winners of my Holiday Giveaways!!! Thank you so much for all the lovely comments, tweets, FB messages and Instagram likes. Huge congratulations to all the lucky winners, there are some truly wonderful goodies winging their way to you! I will start to notify each of you individually now. As usual I'm sorry to leave some of you disappointed, I really wish I could send each and everyone of you something.
I hope my Gift Ideas have been useful and if you're still shopping for your loved ones here's a roundup of all the videos.
If your name appears on the list please check your inbox and reply as soon as possible, so I can get your pressies sent out quickly! If you haven't received an inbox message yet, you soon will.
So, without further ado here are the names of the winner nest to the prize they have won …
Too Faced - Jingle All The Way Palette - Beyouthful Fun
Mavala - Angel - Ксения Верлан
Liz Earle - Christmas Star - MaeMelon
Stila - Color me Pretty Convertible Colour Lip & Cheek Palette - Kimmy Su
3x Urban Decay - Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner - Wondermell
Benefit - It's a Love Fest Gift Set - Kelsey Kreamer
Clinique - Whole Lotta Candy - Elie Anne
Signed Eyeko - Alexa for Eyeko Set - Georgia A
Ciaté - Chalkboard Manicure - Karen Marks
Topshop - Mini Lip Bullet Duo - 6ipu4ka
(This competiton was on instagram, you will receive an @ from me, to @ me back with your contact details. )
8 x Belmacz - Glow - Gold Leaf Lipgloss - lizzi_lizzi
Kure Bazaar - Nail Polish - Cappuccino - fusakofuey
Michael Kors - Set- jezzacookson
Nars - Guy Bourdin Holiday Collection - One Night Stand Cheek Palette - sairamac86
Paul and Joe - Eye & Cheek Colour Set - conkershell
Shu Uemura - Takashi Murakami Collection - A/O Cleansing Oil and Lip & Cheek Tint Color- alithiamardz
This Works - Dream Team - princesscutiepie
Aerin by Estee Lauder - Eau de Parfum - Gardenia Rattan - Ana Maria
Estée Lauder - Pure Color - Nail Lacquer - Ballerina Pink - Eva Chapsanidou
Estée Lauder - Pure Color Nail - Bittersweet - katjaleuschner
Estée Lauder - Zodiac Powder Compact - Sarah Joncas
L'Occitane - Jasmine Hugs and Kisses - ZanaAdriana
L'Occitane - Shea Butter Hand Cream - Anastasiya Kurhanava
1 x Laura Mercier - Colour To Go Portable Palette - Warm - funismyaddiction
1 x Laura Mercier - Colour To Go Portable Palette - Cool - morningwhirlwind
Miller Harris - Candle - Le Petit Grain - Montserrat Juárez
Neom - Three Nights of Peace - apocryphalic
Olay - Regenerist Night Renewal Elixir - qseued
Olay - Regenerist - 3-Point Treatment Cream - loralee chea
Olay - Regenerist - Advanced Age-Defying Kit - Софья Чухланцева
Orla kiely - Geranium - Washbag Gift Set - Linda Lee
Bobbi Brown - Date Night Lip and Eye Palette - Erina La Bramasole
Caudalie - Beauty Elixir 100ml - Rachcake29
Charlotte Tilbury - The Rock Chick - Colour-Coded Eye Shadows - ofrierson
Eve Lom - The Perfect Partner Duo Gift Set - Nina's Newborns
Jouer - Party Perfect Collection - mshellers
Sonia Kashuk - Dual Foundation / Powder Brush - bubbleforest
Sonia Kashuk - Jewel of an Eye Palette - Zivile
Sonia Kashuk - Synthetic Crease Shadow Brush - Mirjam van Drecht
Bulldog Skincare - Duo with Face Wash and Moisturiser - Yekaterina Shishkovskaya
Dermalogica - Clear Start Breakout Clearing Kit - EricaceaeCalluna
Elemis - The Adventurer - Selma Aganagic-Gabela
Malin + Goetz - Essential Kit - Carmela Terrado
Nivea Men - Invigorate Set - Mari Bella
The Refinery - Shave Essentials - ANAPLATANOS
Tom Ford - Bronzing Gel - bluebellsinthewoods
Tom Ford - Hydrating Lip Balm - BlushingForeigner
Aerin - Lip Gloss - Vibrant - melovemakeup
Aromatherapy Associates - Festive Bath and Shower Collection - Melissa Ringsell
Aromatherapy Associates - Little Bell - Den Bee
Lancôme - Blush Highlighter Limited Christmas Edition - Mary O'Reily
Lancôme - L’Absolu Rouge Collector’s Edition - Emmanuellejr
Origins - Make a Difference Rejuvenating Skincare Collection - Federica Caiazzo
Weleda - Wild Rose Body Care Starter Kit - Nastasja Horvat Petrik
Dr Hauschka - Classic Collection - toxicjade
Clinique - Party Tips - Moda: (Im)possível
IMAN - St Tropez Collection - Elizabeth Osier
Ole Henriksen - Look At Her Glow Kit - Robert Seese
Diptyque Candle - Pine Bark - nieesia25
Thank you again to everyone who entered.