ELIZABETH ARDEN BEAUTIFUL COLOUR LIPSTICKS COLLECTION [REVIEW]

I’ve always been one to envy boldly coloured lips! And so I should – perfectly dressed puckers are so 2017!

Neutral statement lips during the day are such a game changer and I am totally feeling the berry tones this year a night time Wintery look.

With having beautifully coloured lips, comes the confidence to step foot outside and show them off, which every one of us should totally make our own and be proud to have such gorgeous colours flaunting about on our smoochers!

Today I am going to be giving you the 411 on my thoughts on the Elizabeth Arden “Day to Date Colour Collection” range, and let me just say that I am absolutely loving them! I have chosen 2 day colours, and 2 night colours from the collection.

All four beauties in a row. From left to right: desert rose, ultra violet.

I have always been a fan of Elizabeth Arden themselves, but their lipsticks just take it to an entire different level, not to mention the beautiful gold tube packaging  that these babies come in. Could the look of these lipsticks be anymore chic? In my opinion, they are just simply gorgeous!

My two “Day colours” are Desert Rose 17 and Iced Grape 36. Both are neutral colours, suitable for a day time look, and LETS BE HONEST, a girl can never get enough neutrals, or at least I can’t!

Both of these shades are infused with moisture rich pigments which leave your lips feeling soft and smooth all day and provide long lasting colour, which is fabulous! A secret ingredient of Volulip helps to seal in moisture which also helps in creating lips of a fuller and plump nature. Long lasting colour for a glamorous look is always a winner in my books!

Desert Rose 17 is the lighter of the two “Day” coloured lipsticks. It has a gold shimmer and a subtle hint of pink in the works, with a Pearl finish. If you love shimmer and pinky undertones, then this colour is for you!

Deset Rose – Has to be one of my favorites!

My second “Day” colour is Iced Grape 36. This colour is a tad darker and has a way of defining the lips with a single swipe of colour. This is my absolute favourite colour from this Beautiful Colour Collection. It’s simple and soft, but subtly makes a statement.

The Iced Grape Beauty

For my two “Night” colours, I have chosen Ultra Violet 40 and Raspberry 48. Both are bold colours, perfect for a date night. YIPPEE! Not only do they make a statement, but they are simple and a classic way to brighten up any night time make up look.

Ultra Violet 40 is the darker colour of the two. This colour has a deeper plum shade and is the perfect accessory for a little black dress. It has deep purple undertones and has a shimmery finish. These lipsticks are long wear so be prepared to find your lips stained in the darker shades, for a while. I absolutely love the Ultra Violet 40 shade. If you’re feeling bold and daring on a night out, then this one’s for you!

Ultra Violet – perfect for a night look!

My second “night” colour is Raspberry 48. This colour has an undertone of the, well, the raspberry type. In my opinion, it is a little lighter than the Ultra Violet 40, but is definitely more on the darker pink side of life.

Both are equally as beautiful and chic. Naked puckers are never attractive, so be sure to dress those girls up in one of these shades for a night out on the Town.

Until next time,

Mycaila-Jade

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ELIZABETH ARDEN BEAUTIFUL COLOUR LASH ENHANCING MASCARA (REVIEW)

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I’m not entirely sure about you, but in my world, if your eyelashes are not branching out into the world looking all luscious and full of life, with ample amounts of volume then you might as well get straight back into bed, call it a day, and rethink your eyelash goals!

Yes, we have days when we really could not care about looking like a Ratchet Rascal with a make-up free face, but on those occasions when we do actually dress to impress, we should ALL want to be sporting a set of mighty fine lashes, sprouting from our eyeballs. You know, the type that will make the boys flock to our feet!

I have been using my Beautiful Colour Lash Enhancing Mascara from the Elizabeth Arden New Beauty Collection since Christmas last year (Santa was REALLY kind) and for the last month and a bit this has been my ABSOLUTE holy grail and my “go-to ” make up tool for a bit of a ‘bright eyed and bushy tailed” kind of look. Emphasis on the BRIGHT EYED part!

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FIRSTLY, can we just take a moment to appreciate the fact that the packaging is mainly gold. I mean, how fabulous, and is of a sturdy rectangular shaped tube with an easy to use twisty lid – always handy!

The consistency of this mascara is quite wet for the first few applications (as is any new mascara) but is absolutely brilliant at plumping up those lashes. Because of the wetness, the mascara is smooth and super easy to apply. Would you like to know the best part? You’ll be on the prowl sporting some clump free lashes! There is nothing worse than having clumpy lashes – it’s just not attractive, and should be frowned upon! The formula gives your lashes that extra bit of volume with longer length and a subtle bit of curling, but is completely flake and mess free!

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I think we can thank the mascara brush for the clump free detail, Oh, and Elizabeth Arden too, of course. The brush has smaller bits of the wand which allows you to reach your shorter lashes on the inside of the eye, as well as on the ends! It is also a brilliant brush for plumping up those bottom lashes without any mess.

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When doing my mascara in the mornings, I literally jump between different brushes to reach my shorter lashes but haven’t encountered such an issue while using this Wonderful Wand. I have a habit of reapplying my mascara quite a few times a day, but haven’t really found the need to do that with this one, UNLESS I’m out and about gallivanting straight from work into the night with the same face of make-up, which is of course, understandable.

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The eyelashes at 11am.

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The eyelashes at 6pm.

This mascara can be found at any Red Square or Edgars Stores (where Santa got mine) and retails for R220.00 each,

Well, what are you waiting for? I’m sure your eyelashes will thank you later, and be careful not to trip over the boys that will be flocking at your feet!

Mycaila-Jade

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