Oh, don’t get us started on our makeup stash. We have a truckload but we’ll never complain about having too much, because who in the right frame of mind would? Makeup products allow us to be artists – our faces are the canvas on which we’re allowed to fully express ourselves via magical pots of paint or concealers (heh).
What we’re trying to say is that an artist never complains of having one too many supplies – the more to work with, the better – so we are constantly in the pursuit of every shade each collection offers. Even better, the makeup products themselves should ideally be aesthetically pleasing to look at. (Everyone loves pretty stuff to prettify themselves with, right?)
So go on, gaze upon these dreamy new makeup products – and no, we are not liable for any damages caused to your wallet or your partner’s!
We know, it’s just another Beauty Blender: It’s not like anything’s changed on the material front, but hey, it’s in such a pretty pink colour! How could anyone not want to buy one, or five of it? We know we are getting ourselves a couple because there just isn’t any other way us princesses would want to blend out the foundation on our face than with a pastel pink beauty blender.
Beauty Blender Bubble, $32 from Sephora
Are you team lip-tint? Then this new watery rouge from Shiseido Maquillage is made for you – even better, you’ll be pleased as punch to know that it contains our skin’s best friend, collagen. This ultra-hydrating tint also comes packed with Italian mineral water and other hydrating actives that are said to bond with amino acids on the lips for longer lasting colour.
Okay so in layman’s terms, the pigmentation is really good and will plump your lips up till it's oh-so-kissable. Also, have you seen the shimmery casing?! Take our money already.
If you’re camp traditional lipstick because you’re 200 hundred percent done with all these new liquid lipstick variations, then this dramatic rouge is for you. The rouge is infused with rose oil, which means that it is not only great smelling but also really nourishing, too. Essentially, you’re repairing your lips while laying on colour, so who says we can’t have the best of both worlds? Psst, the lipstick case is shimmery too, so sign us up now!
Shiseido Maquillage Dramatic Rouge, $46
We’ve checked out YSL Beaute’s cushion foundation and have nothing but praises for it – it is incredibly blendable, breathable and a little goes a long way. Now YSL Beaute is launching their next showstopper, the compact powder with a 3D elastic gel that is light and bounceable.
This provides the coverage of a powder but retains the lightness of the liquid foundation, leaving a silky and luminous matte finish. All of that packed into a sleek black compact case with the French house’s instantly recognisable logo in gold? What a time to be alive.
YSL Le Compact Encre De Peau, $99 from YSL Beaute
Is that a soft grapefruit pink cushion we see? This is so gorgeous it almost hurts. And it is much more than just something pretty to look at: This is a super effective oil absorbing cushion that’s formulated with French green clay extract and, wait for it… marshmallow powder, which just sounds super yummy to have on the skin. What it really does it to absorb only sebum, not water, leaving you with a soft and matte complexion that doesn’t feel dehydrated at all. Crazy stuff, we know. And all you can do right now is to wait for abit, because it only launches in April!
Murad MattEffect Blotting Perfector, $68 from Sephora
Shiseido Maquillage has really stepped it up with all its new seasonal products like this Dramatic Mood Eyes palette that is housed in a very portable and very adorable casing, with vibrant and warm shades that will give your eyes the extra pop. It’s the season for love (it’s always the season for love), so go forth and seduce the world with your pretty peepers.
Shiseido Maquillage Dramatic Mood Eyes, $48
Don’t you just hate it when you have to first apply lip liner, then fill in with your lipstick? Benefit understands all of that and has collapsed both products into their latest lipstick that acts as a liner with the custom teardrop tip and a lipstick with just one smooth swipe. It’s also really slim so you can slide it into that little clutch you’re bringing out for your dinner date and go about the night with plumped up puckers that just might meet another pair of lips. *wink*
Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! Double The Lip, $35 from Sephora
Let’s just take a minute to appreciate the sleek and lustrous bronze casing, as if it were wrought from molten metal. Now let’s appreciate the thin felt black liner that gives you the power to create any winged liner to bring your A-game on a date night. Aaaaand just like that, we’re sold.
Hourglass Voyeur Waterproof Liquid Liner, $56 from Sephora
Is that a paddle pop cushion we see? We don’t know about you, but we sure are squealing in our seats. Forget the rigidly segmented squares most colour correctors come in; we want the powders all swirled up to feel that bit more unicorn-perfect.
First Aid Beauty, Hello 3in1 Super Fruit Colour Correcting Cushion, $49 from Sephora
When the product name is something as other-worldly and exquisite as Heaven Hue, you know you’re in for a good ride. Especially so when it’s from a reputable brand like Stila, all encased in a gilded golden case to boot. This dreamy highlighter is stealing our hearts with its radiance-enhancing powders that are gossamer-light – so easy to apply on to give a transcendent glow. Go easy and be careful with this or you might just be mistaken for an angel.
Stila Heaven Hue Highlighter, $59.12 from ASOS