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My make-up discoveries: come here and leave even more stunning than you were before

(36 Posts)
PoisonFrogPrincess Wed 03-Oct-07 10:59:43

Got a fab new funky haircut last Friday and proceeded to raid the make-up counter at Space NK to really cheer me up before winter really sets in for the next 11 and a half months

I now feel foxy and ravishing and rather smugly pleased with myself

As I am kind hearted I thought I'd share:
If you normally cannot do lipstick and are disappointed with lipgloss, this is what you need: Lipstick Queen in Saint Natural
Incredibly comfy, gorgeous colour, you don't know you're wearing it (I never wear lipstick usually!!)

For eyeshadow that lasts, get the Laura Mercier primer (can't find the link)

To finish off lovely eyes, Laura Mercier eye brow powder

Also got some gorgeous eye shadow and an eye brow powder brush.

welshmum Wed 03-Oct-07 11:42:23

Actually you do look quite gorgeous...

My latest find is YSL Faux Cils mascara, I feel quite delightful once that's on

PoisonFrogPrincess Wed 03-Oct-07 11:57:34

sounds a bit scary, is it more of an evening look?

hollyhobbie Wed 03-Oct-07 11:57:57

looking good, PFP!

I got the tip about Blinc mascara from another thread here. It goes on a bit clumpy, but once it's on, it's great! (no panda eyes here)

welshmum Wed 03-Oct-07 11:58:26

Nope just really effective black - well I think so, who knows about anyone else? dh hasn't made any disparaging remarks though

CountessDracula Wed 03-Oct-07 12:00:37

this eyeliner is fantastic you put it on with a brush into the base of your eyelashes and it doesn't really look like you are wearing eyeliner but opens up your eyes

PoisonFrogPrincess Wed 03-Oct-07 12:03:56

mmmm, not sure my skills extend to eye liner application....
Only problem with Space NK is that the lovely beautifully made-up lady gave dd a sample of foot massage gel and that she is now addicted to me massaging her feet.....

CountessDracula Wed 03-Oct-07 12:09:42

It's so easy
get the spacenk women to show you

SmartArseCoveredinCobwebs Wed 03-Oct-07 12:13:28

What sort of brush, CD? I'm dying to get that smokey look under my eyes, keep trying but failing!

DastardlyDior Wed 03-Oct-07 12:14:37

I like the new CLinique eye-liner pots. I have 'graphite' and 'rich brown'. They are really easy to apply with the little brush. Worth every penny IMO.

NotAnOtter Wed 03-Oct-07 12:15:02

please keep these coming i am forty in 7 days!

CountessDracula Wed 03-Oct-07 12:17:03

this sort of thing

satine Wed 03-Oct-07 12:17:33

I love love love Space NK because you can try on everything and they don't mind. And they even let my dd try things on (she comes out looking like a slutty, Britney mini-me)

Plus they sell the oh-so-fabulous Diptyque candles.

DastardlyDior Wed 03-Oct-07 12:17:39

here - I got the names wrong but the deep brown one is lovely

Issy Wed 03-Oct-07 12:19:26

I know it's been done to death but I have to recommend LilyLoLo mineral make-up. I wouldn't bother with the blusher or the concealer (the blusher was no better than L'Oreal and the concealer lodged in my wrinkles), but the foundation, finishing powder and eye-shadow are great. I wore them for the first time a couple of weeks ago on a business trip. I was ill and felt as sick as a dog but my colleagues kept commenting how radiant I looked which was less than useful at the time but a recommendation for the make-up. You can buy extremely cheap tester pots to get the right foundation colour, but you do need a pricier £12 'Kobuki' (or some such name) brush to apply the powder.

CD will tell you that her skin is too dry for this make-up!

CountessDracula Wed 03-Oct-07 12:19:48

lilylolo eyeshadow is great esp if you are very allergic like me. You can get little sample bags for 29p that last for ages and you can try all the colours as they are so cheap!

SmartArseCoveredinCobwebs Wed 03-Oct-07 12:19:50

Fabby. I'm going to give it a go, thanks CD.

NotanOtter, I'm 40 in 372 days! In fact, I've just told someone I don't have to decide where to go to lunch because I am a Libra and therefore exempt from decision-making. Now he's chosen Japanese, which I hate!

francagoestohollywood Wed 03-Oct-07 12:20:09

I love spacenk, what a civilised place smile

lou33 Wed 03-Oct-07 12:20:26

am i the only one who uses cheap as chips make up?

CountessDracula Wed 03-Oct-07 12:20:49


yes it makes me look like an old biddy but I have dry skin anyway

eyeshadow is great tho

CountessDracula Wed 03-Oct-07 12:21:19

I wish I could lou
I'm so blimming allergic though

SmartArseCoveredinCobwebs Wed 03-Oct-07 12:22:21

I wish I had time for a trip to SpaceNK instead of cold, slimey sushi. sad

lou33 Wed 03-Oct-07 12:22:42

i wish i could afford the posh stuff grin

rimmel is my usual port of call, lol

CountessDracula Wed 03-Oct-07 12:23:03

have some tempura instead

I need a trip to spacenk but am supposed to be on an economy drive angry

lou33 Wed 03-Oct-07 12:23:29

yes hate sushi, but like tempura

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