Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Currently Trialling - April '16

I fell off the trialling wagon for a while there while my house was having a run of bad luck, but now I'm back in the game and enjoying all the new bits and bobs that are cluttering up my desk and makeup drawers. A new fragrance, skincare bits and a wonderful new Color Tattoo that I am quite enamoured with.
Maybelline know what they're doing when it comes to that paint-pot style cream product for eyes. I love Bad to the Bronze as does practically everyone I've spoken to about it, but this new Creamy Beige Color Tattoo that I bought on sale while doing the groceries is seriously enhancing all of the powder shadows I've been piling on top of it - nice work MNY!

Another new drugstore release that I'm sure you've seen a review or two of is the Rimmel The Only 1 lipstick* - creamy, very pigmented and colourful! They are a bit more intense and moisturising than I have been going for lately (I'm all about matte everyday kinda colours) but gosh I can see these being favourites for those who sport bright lips all day errrday.

Thanks to my favourite The Belle Lumiere I won a Paula's Choice skincare pack; I finally get to try the brand that everyone raves about! This Hydralight Moisture-Infusing Lotion isn't my favourite for hydrating and is a bit whiffy, I think I need to try something targeted to a drier skin type. Another mascara hit my stash, the Rimmel Scandaleyes Xtreme* which gives me a great lash look, but can tend to smudge on my eyelids and brow bone unless I'm super slow and careful with it....

Something really cool I've added into my routine in recent months is the Australis Banana Powder! Many moons ago I almost picked up Kim Kardashian's favourite Ben Nye Banana Powder but wimped out at the last moment, so to be able to try a similar product for $14.95 made me very happy indeed. I've been using this to set my undereye concealer and haven't decided how I feel about it yet...

I'm sure you've seen the new unisex Calvin Klein CK2 fragrance around on social media, I think the bottle is very cool and modern but the scent smells nicer on my husband than it does on me so it has been passed on. The new Sisley products never fail to impress and I'm trying out the new Sisley Nutritive Lip Balm*, which is nice but the Black Rose Face Mask* from the brand is definitely the star product from them at the moment!

Last but not least I am trialling the new Too Faced Born This Way foundation that I shared in my recent haul - I love the high coverage but I need to get some moisture back into my skin before I can totally enjoy this product.
What are you currently trialling?
-Emma x
*Products provided for consideration. Honesty, always.


  1. Oooh, I've always wanted to try the Sisley Black Rose Face Mask. It looks so luxe and pampering. A true treat for the skin. I bought that Color Tattoo a few months ago but haven't shown it very much love ... it's probably a bit too pigmented for my preferences to use as a base (I prefer using light shimmery or invisible eye primers) but I can see it working well for darker coloured shadows.

    1. I'm really enjoying the Sisley mask, in fact I really like all of the products I've tried from the brand (the lip crayons are nice!) I've been using the Color Tattoo with light champagne kind of colours on top and I think it adds depth to it, but I definitely see what you mean about invisible bases.

  2. You have some really lovely products here :)
    I ADORE that perfume bottle :D
    I recently purchased a new perfume... the newest Escada perfume and I LOVED the way it smelled in the store but when I got it home it is way too flowery for me (is that a word.. flowery?).. I do like it though but when reading about it online I thought it would be A LOT more fruity ;)
    I have one of those Rimmel lipsticks and I do love the color but I am not a huge fan of the formula.. don´t know why cause the formula is great.. I guess I´m just drawn to other types of lipsticks :)
    I´ve tried several of the Scandaleyes mascaras but they do NOT work for me at all :/
    They smudge on me and they do not hold the curl :/
    Really lovely post sweetie :)

    1. How cool is the perfume bottle?! I think I like the bottle better than the scent on me, ha! Mr has taken the bottle for himself anyway so it's no biggie.

  3. Hope your house is alright! I've heard lots of rave reviews on the new Rimmel lippies and the shades look so pretty!! I'm trying not to buy too much lip products as I already have too many to know what to do with haha. CK make some really nice scents - still love euphoria.

    xo Kat @ Katness

    1. Just bad luck following me around to be honest - I am really hoping the second half of the year is better for us!


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