Sunday, 11 February 2018

An Entire 'New In' Face Of Makeup


2018 Beauty Releases

It's been a little while since I last shared what I've been trying out when it comes to all things beauty and there have been quite a few new and exciting launches in recent weeks and months, which is what inspired today's blog post.


So let's see what I've had the pleasure of trying out and adding into my daily makeup routine in some instances, recently;

Benefit POREfessional Pearl Primer Review

bareMinerals GEN NUDE Pressed Powder Blush in On The Mauve* - bareMinerals are a brand that have long impressed me, as you will have seen if you've been reading Ellis Tuesday for a while. One of their latest releases adds to the already existing and fantastic GEN NUDE range with a new pressed powder blush. 

Released in four different colour categories (beiges, pinks, peaches and mauves) with different levels of brightness and concentration depending on your skin tone, there really is a blush for every complexion and colouring. I have to admit, I'm normally drawn more to pert pinks and the odd coral but I'm so glad that I got the chance to try out this mauve shade. It's also really buildable and blends out to leave you looking flushed not clownish, always a must when it comes to powdered blush in particular.

Benefit POREfessional Pearl Primer - As a fan of the original POREfessional primer, I was keen to try out this new Benefit release as soon as I heard it had been released. If you're looking to brighten the skin without looking like a walking discoball, then this is the product for you. It works particularly well on duller areas and has the same POREfessional formula and feel that many know and love. The pearly pink hue also looks so pretty on the skin and now makes me favour this product over the original, which I wasn't initially banking on.


If you're not sure about taking the plunge with this product, you can get the travel size for around £10 at the likes of Debenhams or if you do fancy the full size, Cult Beauty are giving you a free makeup bag and mini POREfessional when you spend £30 on Benefit at the moment.


bareMinerals BAREPRO Concealer in Fair Cool 01* - I'd been looking to try a new concealer when I was kindly sent over this product and the other bareMinerals product above, by World Duty Free. You might remember how much of a fan of the BAREPRO foundation I was and still am so I was over the moon to find out that they were adding a corresponding concealer.


This is really good for covering up blemishes, dark circles and red patches and as someone who pretty much exclusively uses liquid concealers, I have to admit, I liked the stick format especially for applying on the go. It's a great colour match for my incredibly fair skin and doesn't crease under the eyes either. Definitely one to check out when it's released soon.


Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara Review

Know Cosmetics No Bare Brows Universal 4 in 1 Brow Fix* - A brand that have just launched in Sephora across the pond that you'll actually find in a handful of places here in the UK, Know Cosmetics have some real gems in their line. Now this is such a handy product to have, combining a taming wax and universal shade along with a brush and sharpener. As a result, it's ideal for keeping in your handbag or travel makeup bag and is a really nice quality too, especially when I didn't know what to expect from the brand.


Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara - Every so often Maybelline release a mascara that makes me take attention and that's exactly what happened with this one. The first mascara that I ever bought along with the infamous Dream Matte Mousse Foundation, which I continued to repurchase was from Maybelline and this is why I've always got at least one Maybelline mascara in my makeup bag as I can always rely on them, especially when I'm not in the position to repurchase one of my slightly pricier favourites.


I'm a big fan of the brush and I know that Maybelline's formula is one which doesn't irritate my often sensitive eyes. This particular mascara gives me a lot of volume and a true black shade; both winners for what me. As a result, I'd definitely recommend checking this out and the rest of the new Total Temptation range the next time that you're at the drugstore.

BUXOM Plumpline Lip Liner Review

Know Cosmetics No Thin Lips Secret Lip Plumper* - If you saw my Two Dry Skin Game Changers blog post, you will know that I've thankfully been able to get rid of my chapped and cracked lips this Winter. Because of this, I've felt so much more confident to try out bolder and brighter shades and to make my lips more of a prominent feature in my makeup routine.


This isn't too tingly or sore, like so many similar lip plumping products are and leaves my lips looking plump and incredibly soft. You'll also find this genius little product in Lloyd's Pharmacy here in the UK and Sephora in the US. It's also perfect for applying in advance of the next two products.

BUXOM Plumpline Lip Liner in Anonymous Allure - Now that Buxom is readily available at Debenhams, I often find myself frequenting the counter, mainly to try out their lip products and when I saw this new release I just had to try it out. I decided to step out of my comfort zone, after trying this purple hue and I'm so glad that I did. Essentially it's a lip liner which allows you to blend it out all over the lips either to wear alone or under a gloss for example. I've seen quite a few tutorials on Instagram of how to achieve ombre or gradient lips with these liners and as a result, now have my eye on even more of the shades. In addition to being available at Debenhams, you'll also find BUXOM on Cult Beauty, here in the UK and Sephora/Ulta in the US.


Shiseido Rouge Rouge in RS419 Primrose Sun* - The BUXOM shade is also a great match for this lipstick from Shiseido. I'd actually never tried anything from Shiseido before this point so I must again thank World Duty Free for sending this my way to try out. It's such a bold and beautiful shade without being too in your face and it just cheers you up on a cold Winter's morning when you apply it. I also really like the formula and how smoothly it sits on the lips. I'll certainly need to see if I can check out a few more shades from Shiseido after trying this one.



So there you have it, some of the biggest and best new releases that I've been lucky enough to try this year. Even though I haven't blogged as much as I would have liked to so far in 2018, I've got lots of beauty content planned for the upcoming weeks and months after a rare clear bright day here in Scotland and an epic day of photo taking. 


If you're a fellow blogger, do you also find it much easier to write the blog posts once you've got the accompanying photographs? Or am I the only one who works that way?

Have you tried any of the products mentioned in today's blog post? If so, what do you think of them? Are there any new releases that you've had your eye on? And what's your favourite beauty buy of the past six months been and why?


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