The Anita Grant mineral eyeshadow in Raspberry Coulis is an iridescent pinky peachy blue in the pot! On my eyes it comes up a futuristic silver blue with peach base- giving a really cool effect, a bit like the effect you get with some nail polishes. As there are so many colours, it looks like you have amazing blending skills but there’s only one product there! To cheat your way to a professional finish, try this magic in a pot – I love it and I’m sure you will do too!
I’ve always been intrigued by Givenchy Phenomen’eyes. The medieval mace-like ball instead of a traditional mascara wand is quite intimidating. I had no idea how to use the spiky sphere to apply my make-up so I avoided it. Then, when I went for a make-up lesson at the Givenchy counter it all became clear. The ball is a genius invention! It allows for maximum control and enables me to grab, coat and stretch each and every lash, top and bottom. The best way to use the wand is to use it with the wand parallel to your nose, pushing the ball up underneath your lashes. It can be used sideways like a traditional mascara but using it the other way enables the ball to grip the lashes from the root and tightly hug the ball, leading to amazing curl, separation and length. It even adds a little bit of volume. It might seem time consuming to apply mascara with this ball but I actually apply all mascaras bit by bit across my lashes, pushing them up as I go. The difference here is that I get perfect results every time. Givenchy Phenomen’eyes is my current favourite luxury mascara!
The Anita Grant mineral eyeshadow in Tiramisu sounds so tasty! It looks like a rich golden bronze in the pot but on my eyelids, it comes out looking like a peachy golden coffee. Yet another unique shade from Anita Grant, this little pot is super decadent either way round.
I needed a waterproof mascara and Kiko Make Up Milano has a few to choose from. I actually accidentally ordered the Luxurious Lashes Waterproof Mascara – I wanted the one with the curved brush instead. Well, waterproof mascara is waterproof mascara so I used this one anyway. Where brush meets the wand there is a lot of movement, presumably this is supposed to be flexible, or did I get a broken one? Anyway, this mascara is average on all fronts, nothing really stood out for me except the waterproof bit. It didn’t really emphasise my appearance but it resisted water well. In fact, it lasted all through a good few hours in a water park on one occasion. I think I’ll keep shopping around for my ideal waterproof mascara, perhaps the one I meant to order in the first place will be better.
The Anita Grant mineral eyeshadow in Dragon Fruit looks like a matte hot pink in a pot. On my eyelids it is a metallic hot pink and when the light hits you can see flashes of blue. I love this magical shade – it’s a blue-pink without turning purple. It really is something special!