I love the craziness of the London shows but it does make it hard to find collections that I can actually take inspiration from for when it comes to dressing myself. However there were a few standouts for me.
My first thoughts when I opened this gorgeous box of goodies was 'Oooh, so pretty...but so pink. Hm.' Now don't get me wrong, pink is my favourite colour but I rarely put it on my face, not even blush. But it's actually a lot more subtle and wearable than I'd thought! Here's the finished look:
Please excuse my ratty hair!
I used the two browny/bronzey shades (definitely a proper description ok?) from the Baked Quad Eyeshadow in Opulent Eyes, the shades are gorgeous and a little shimmery, which I always prefer over matte shadows. I applied these dry and they were really pigmented, I'd love to try them wet next time for a more dramatic look. I've seen the Beat The Blues Skin Illuminator in Soft Pink in lots of 'favourites' posts and I can see why people love it...it adds just the right amount of prettiness to cheekbones and I dotted a little down my nose too. The Light Me Up Lipgloss in Illuminate is a sweet shade but not really something I'd wear in the daytime as it's quite shimmery and a little glittery. Super pretty for a night time look though!
Then we have the Shimmer Stack in Pink, which I think is so good it deserves a paragraph of it's own haha. It does look quite intimidating in the pan, especially for a pale girl like me, but it's much more subtle once applied. This is a highlighter but being as ghostie-faced as I am I used it as a blusher and IT IS LOVE. It's just the right shade for me and not too glittery, it highlights just the right amount to give a really flattering glow. From now on it's going to be a staple in my make up routine, I couldn't be without it!
It also comes with a gorgeous nail shade, it's the kind of muted colour that I love.
All in all it's a lovely little set, I think it'd make a lovely gift. I'm looking forward to trying out the pink and purple shades in the Quad, I've been experimenting a lot more with make up lately and I've been loving it...a big thing for a girl who goes bare-faced most days! Would you be interested in seeing a bit more beauty on the blog?
What do you think of this collection? Have you tried anything from MeMeMe Cosmetics before?
Slightly out of my comfort zone with this because I'm not used to everything being so oversized but at the same time I did feel very comfortable because it was almost like wearing jammies. I'm nowhere near cool enough to pull off that oversized everything look (not like Charlotte or Chloe!!) Next time I think I'll just leave it to the experts. But I will dig these Superstars out a bit more often, I think my Gazelles could do with a break for sure!
So how are you? Having a good week so far? On Sunday after four weeks I finished IVs (yeeeeah boi!) so ever since I've just been enjoying those post-IVs baths very much indeed. This week is just all about catching up with all the jobs that couldn't get done while I was in hospital which is boring but gotta be done! Then the fun can begin, I'm desperate to go for a meal out and maaaaaybe a cocktail or two.
Definitely a cocktail, I'm feeling something rum-based. What's your cocktail of choice?