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The Beauty Bite: December 2010

Thursday, 30 December 2010

The Beauty Bite Detox: We Need You!

The Beauty Bite detox starts in just a matter of days, and if you'd like to get involved then here's how:



Simply send 1 large picture of yourself completely free of make up to thebeautybite@hotmail.com alongside a brief paragraph discussing how you feel facing the world in all your beautiful au naturel glory - don't forget if you have your own blog to include the address so we can link you back!

The Beauty Bite detox is a celebration of embracing the skin we're in, so snap away and show the world your glorious face!

Thank you, wonderful ladies.
x

*The Detox begins on Saturday January 1st so please send your photos in asap*

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Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Arbonne Natural Radiance Mineral Powder Foundation SPF 15

Mineral foundations are a relatively new find in the Beauty Bite household. Recently I've become hooked on Bare Escentuals after hearing my sister rave wonders about their latest matte foundation, yet this summer I tried (and spectacularly failed) at getting this powder based beauty to work it's magic on me...


Arbonne's Natural Radiance Mineral Foundation is a rather generous portion of product weighing in at 8.5g. Designed to give the face a soft focused airbrushed effect, I was sent a pot of 'light' to try out for review.


Presented in a sturdy plastic jar, the product is dispensed via a series of vents that are secured after use using a thin see-through lid. Application is a tad messy - there's no doubt this design would benefit from a built in sifter - but when applied with a generously fluffy brush the powder itself transfers onto the skin effortlessly, filling each and every nook and cranny with sheer and subtle coverage.

Natural Radiance Mineral Powder Foundation sheered out

And here's for me where the main issues starts. Whilst this foundation is undeniably great at evening out skin tone and lifting a dull complexion, the radiance side of things sway far more towards glitter than glow. For night time wear I would happily load this powder onto my face, but for day time? I feel a bit like a walking mirror ball.

Natural Radiance Mineral Powder Foundation in shade 'light' applied to bare skin

I do enjoy wearing this base; it's comfortable, allows my skin to breathe and lasts a whole day's wear and tear - plus the added SPF 15 is a real bonus. Yet I just can't shake off the amount of shimmer. Radiance in products should be about creating a natural illumination to the skin, not simply dusting it with sparkle.


Extreme close up of product on the skin

Lately I've been trialling this as a body powder; something to dust liberally over my arms and legs before a big night out. It works fantastically well at providing a generous sheen to the skin and feels ultra smooth when buffed down. I think this works wonderfully as a night time cosmetic - and I can't fault it's skills at all in terms of the coverage I expect from a good foundation - but at £26 a jar I was honestly expecting a bit more than a glitzy coating of sparkle.

Arbonne Natural Radiance Mineral Powder Foundation SPF 15 is available from Arbonne directly priced at £26.

*this product was a free sample obtained by the Beauty Bite*

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John Frieda Precision Foam Colour

Foam in general is a good thing; bubble bath, sponges, raucous raves attended by young people in sweatier climes. But foam in relation to hair colour is better than good; it's great.

Autumn saw the launch of John Frieda's latest innovation in home dying - a time saving non-drip foam promising to cover each and every strand in shiny, natural looking colour. I handed over a sample of shade 5N: Medium Natural Brown to an eager friend who simply couldn't wait to check out it's revolutionary home colouring claims.



"I'm not the most talented person at home dying. No matter how hard I try to apply the formula correctly my hair inevitably ends up as a patchy block colour lacking miserably in shine and depth. When I was told John Frieda's Precision Foam Colour was as simple as shampooing your hair, my inner lazy cow jumped at the opportunity of experiencing salon quality results whilst apparently giving no effort at all on my part.

After participating in a 48 hour allergy test (I had horrors of this review simply being made up of the sentence "my head swelled up and it hurt.") I was ready to begin my futuristic hair colouring journey. I naturally have mousey blonde hair and tend to dye it several shades darker, mainly because I can't afford the highlights needed to make sun kissed locks work for me. Anyone who is blonde with darkly dyed hair will know just how bad the roots can get, so my main concern with all colour based procedures is to make sure the top of my scalp is evenly finished.

I followed the step by step instructions to a t; gently tilting the developer and colourant in the plastic bottle provided. Once throughly mixed, the bottle is squeezed to dispense the lightly scented foam mixture into the palms before massaging directly into the hair. Using lathering motions, I began by applying heavily to the roots before spreading out and foaming my entire scalp in the non-drip formula. This experience was by far the easiest, cleanest and most pleasurable I've had in terms of home dying, mainly because I didn't have to spend the afternoon with my head dangled over the bath looking like I'd just lost a mud fight.

I left the dye on for just over 20 minutes before rinsing it out and styling with a blow dry. The colour was glossy, vibrant and beautifully even. My roots were completely saturated with the shade and blended perfectly with my already previously dyed hair. After 6 washes the colour is still holding up well and hasn't lost too much gloss or shine.

As far as home colouring kits go, Precision Foam Colour is one I would definitely use again. If someone as modestly skilled as myself can make it work then I'm sure the more talented of you out there could produce some genuinely excellent results."

John Frieda Precision Foam Colour is available from all good chemists for £9.99 and superdrug.com for the limited offer price of £5.99

*this product was a free sample obtained by the Beauty Bite*

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Tuesday, 28 December 2010

OPI & Katy Perry - Not Like The Movies

I like popstars.
I like nail lacquer .
So I BLOOMIN LOVE OPI MEETS KATY PERRY!


Launching in January 2011, this glittery quartet of Katy inspired shades are showbiz glamour to the core. I've been playing about with
'Not Like The Movies' a shimmering metallic silver packed full of glitz.



This polish is one of the better sparkle based lacquers I've applied. Taking around 3 coats to achieve a solid colour, the finish is reasonably smooth and a definite pro at catching the light. The one trait that must be mentioned though is it's ability to change colour in a flash - and I mean a flash. Throughout the day my nails appeared silver, lilac, green (as the above bottle shows) and grey - ideal for all you Katy like cosmetic chameleons. I love the playful qualities of this shade and the silver tones make it the perfect option for a slightly more grown up glitter.

'Not Like The Movies' is available from OPI retailers in the new year priced at £9.95

*this product was a free sample obtained by the Beauty Bite*

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The Beauty Bite Loves - Best Of Beaute

We all have our favourite blogs, and here at Beauty Bite HQ we love nothing more than sharing a true treasure. Best Of Beaute is without a doubt one of the most gorgeous and informative blogs I've ever stumbled across - using crystal clear photography to cover a wide range of brands and products, her Barry M nail varnish swatch chart is quite simply a wonder to behold.


Well written, beautifully shot and possessing quite possibly the nicest nails known to mankind, Best Of Beaute is blogging perfection. If you haven't already marvelled at it's gorgeousness then head over to bestofbeaute.blogspot now!

Also, she's clearly a girl who appreciates the joys of typography, and for that I salute her...



All photos taken from B.O.B

Do you have a Beauty Blog you love? Let us know in the comments below!

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Nip + Fab Eye Fix

Nip + Fab is a new clinically tested range of skincare and cosmetics by Rodial creator Maria Hatzistefanis. Offering similar products that help to target the likes of cellulite, wobbly tummies and delicate nipples, the one big difference between the two companies is not to be found in quality but price.


I was sent to try Eye Fix - a creamy concealer packed full of hyaluronic acid, cooling cucumber extract and softening glycerin. Presented in a sleek, white plastic twist pen, the light reflective particles contained within the formula put this product in a league of that to rival Touche Eclat.


Dispensing generously from the built in brush, Eye Fix works as a 2-in-1 concealer and cream. Whilst the cosmetic formula covers any dark circles on the skin, the plumping ingredients get to work at filing in fine lines whilst reducing signs of puffiness. The product texture itself is silky smooth and incredibly easy to blend.

Nip + Fab Eye Fix swatched/ blended

My eyes repeatedly suffer in the winter due to severe eczema. Whilst I load them up with creams to reduce the main effects, the general area is inevitably both more sensitive and dry. I found Nip + Fab to be non-irritable against my delicate under eye, yet the concealer did settle into the slightly more noticeable areas of cracked skin. Offering around 6 hours of well pigmented coverage, Eye Fix visually lifts the face and provides an instantly more wide-awake appearance. I would definitely say this offers more concealment than Touche Eclat, but perhaps not as much light reflection.


Nip + Fab Eye Fix applied as concealer (heavily on the left, lightly on the right)

Priced at £9.95 for 2ml, Nip + Fab are 100% successful in their quest for offering high end cosmetics at purse friendly prices. Eye Fix is a clever concealer and wears wonderfully well - even on dried out eczema prone skin. My only grumble though is with the lack of colour range. Whilst the product sheers out and adapts beautifully to my skin tone when applied, I think a trio of light, medium and dark shades would be hugely appreciated by the mass market.

Nip + Fab Eye Fix is available from boots.com plus nipandfab.com for £9.95

*this product was a free sample obtained by the Beauty Bite*

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Monday, 27 December 2010

Lipstick Queen - Peacock Alley

Poppy King is one lady who sure knows what she wants. Leaving school aged 18 to create and develop her own lipstick line, the resulting 20 years of hard work and product passion have most certainly paid off. Running the wonderfully quirky, innovative and high quality brand Lipstick Queen, this Christmas marked the release of her current limited edition collection: Peacock Alley.


Designed to be worn either mixed or alone, these non-sticky glosses were simply born to show off. Packed full of shimmer and shine, these delicate shades instantly propel your natural lip colour into what Poppy simply describes as 'serious pops of wow!'

Sway, Strut & Saunter glosses

The colours themselves are wonderfully versatile. I'm absolutely smitten with Strut, a bright bubble gum pink that applies to the lips in the most beautifully sheer manner. When teamed with Sway - a clear shimmer packed, ultra shiny glaze - my lips transform into something even Angelina Jolie would be proud of. Poppy King is definitely a pro when it comes to creating a full effect lip; and these babies certainly aren't slacking.

Sway, Saunter and Strut swatched

Each gloss is applied using a soft built in brush. Although hygiene lovers mightn't be too thrilled with this form of application, these products are simply too delicious to not have a peak at in-store. My one issue though - bizarrely - lies with the lids. Whilst 2 of my 3 glosses shut securely, 1 pen repeatedly becomes uncapped. No major issue if you plan to keep them safe at home, but a real snag for those of us who like a daily top up when out and about.


Strut applied to heavily pigmented lips

Lipstick Queen's glosses are Beauty Bite favourites; sweetly scented, well wearing, perfectly pigmented and completely free of stickiness - if you haven't tried them out yet then this set definitely makes a great introduction. Currently retailing at just £14 (£4.60 a pen) these shinning stars of shimmer will most certainly put some swagger back into your step.

Lipstick Queen Peacock Alley is available from spacenk.co.uk for £14.

*this product was purchased by the Beauty Bite*

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Sunday, 26 December 2010

The Beauty Bite's Best Of 2010 - Part 2

And so begins round two of our yearly favourites...enjoy!

Max Factor Xperience Weightless Foundation


Since originally reviewing this product back in September, thousands of you have logged onto the Beauty Bite to check out it's credentials. This is by far the foundation I get the most e-mails, messages and comments about - and the general consensus seems to be that you absolutely love it!
With a similar texture to that of Armani's Face Fabric, this long wearing, soft feeling foundation is ideal for providing a perfect natural looking complexion.



Nars Multiple Tint


For some reason the beauty world didn't seem to give these tints the love they deserved; after all, my cheeks literally lived in these sheer pops of jelly coloured goodness for most of the summer. Suitable for use as both a blush and lip colour, these stains last for hours and look unbelievably natural when blended into the skin. Perhaps I was simply blinded by lust, but Turks/Caicos was definitely my holiday romance of the year.



Le Metier De Beaute Magic Lustre Cream


If Paul Daniels was to transform himself into any item of cosmetics, then this is probably what he'd be. Possessing the ability to turn any powder based product into a glistening creme, this sheer and sticky glaze allows you to create your very own make up. By simply mixing a swatch of product with De Beaute's clever formula, you can literally triple your collection in a matter of seconds. Blush for a lip colour? I don't mind if I do...



By Terry Touche Veloutee Highlighting Concealer


Terry De Gunzburg is the brains behind one of the world's most iconic and best selling make up products: Touche Eclat. It's for this reason alone that I struggle to think of anyone who would be better qualified for making a rival. Touche Veloutee is a nourishing botanical affair that both plumps and lifts the under eye, offering far more pigmentation then it's older sibling. Better value for your money (costing £5 more than YSL, you actually get an extra 4ml of product) and beautifully scented, I simply adore this formula.



Nude Advanced Cellular Renewal Serum


I love this product. It leaves my skin positively glowing and is ideal for applying before moisturiser to help repair any damage to my complexion. Without a doubt my number 1 product of the year.

*Don't forget there is still 7 days to claim 20% off a 30ml bottle by using the exclusive Beauty Bite discount code 'perfect skin' when purchasing from nudeskincare.com.*

If you are interested in trying this serum but hate the price then check out Nude's original Advanced Soothing Complex Serum which is currently on sale for £24. Designed to stimulate cell renewal, this will give you a taster for just a fraction of the cost.


So that's it! Those are just 10 of the many, many products that have caught my eye and impressed me greatly throughout the year. What have been your top items of 2010? Share your own lists in the comments below!

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Saturday, 25 December 2010

Space NK Sale

Space NK have some incredible beauty deals hitting the shelves today - and if the activity from their website is anything to go by - items are going fast. I personally hate Christmas Day sales but due to the rate at which these products are disappearing, I wouldn't be a very good beauty blogger if I didn't share the info! If you fancy saving at least 50% on Nude, Lipstick Queen, By Terry, Eve Lom and Kiehls then head over to spacenk.co.uk to check it out.



Highlights Include:
200ml Nude Cleansing Oil - £28 reduced to £10
By Terry Light Expert Mineral Foundation - £38 reduced to £15
Lipstick Queen 5 minutes of Fame Gloss Set - £22 reduced to £11
Darphin Wrinkle Corrective Serum - £112 reduced to £56
125ml Lubatti Celulite Oil - £38 reduced to £12
Laura Mercier Pistachio Trio - £55 reduced to £27.50
Eve Lom Ultimate Collection - £60 reduced to £30

(p.s Hope you're all having a wonderfully fantastic day! I'm off to go and watch my mum stick bows to her head...someone found the sherry...x)

Friday, 24 December 2010

Tom Ford Black Orchid Eau De Parfum

When it comes to describing scents I'm certainly not the most decadently descriptive of people. Whilst others flourish in a whirl of seductive adjectives, all I ever seem to muster up is "Yeah. That's alright."

Which is why I'm seriously hooked on this:



Tom Ford's Black Orchid. It's more than alright. It's bloody lovely.

Space NK describe it as 'Dramatic top notes of black truffle, ylang ylang, bergamot and blackcurrant with a dark floral and rich fruit middle accord deepened by lotus wood and balanced by parchouli, incense, vetiver, vanilla, warm balsam and sandalwood' - in other words, this scent has legs and it's not afraid to use them.

Black Orchid is easily one of the sexiest smells I've ever encountered, and I'm slightly shocked at my own tastes regarding how much I enjoy wearing it. This really is glamour in every sense of the word, plus the beautiful aromas linger on the skin for absolutely hours.

Tall, dark and handsome; if you encounter this perfume in the January sales then I dare you to resist...

Tom Ford Black Orchid is available from selected fragrance retailers worldwide and spacenk.co.uk (prices starting at £30)

*this product was purchased by the Beauty Bite*

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Thursday, 23 December 2010

Rimmel Lash Accelerator Mascara

2010 has most certainly been the year of the eye lash. Whilst sales of falsies climb by the day (this year it was reported Debenhams had seen demand rise by an astonishing 1000%) the mascara market has declared competition by promising consumers their own slice of permanent enviable eyelash action. One company joining the race is Rimmel, who launched their own growth-promoting formula back in August.


Lash Accelerator is advertised as an ultra lengthening formula containing a unique Grow Lash Complex - an element that claims to promote natural growth by up to 117% in just 30 days. In all honesty I haven't been using this mascara religiously enough to say whether or not these claims are true, but the Rimmel website seems to be bursting with happy customers.

The elegant thin wand grips the lashes nicely and provides an even, clump free application. A slightly wet formula, the product dries reasonably quickly to leave the lashes nourished from root to tip. I don't experience any brittleness with this product; a mascara trait which I truly hate.

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1 coat of mascara undeniably lengthens the lashes and feels extremely comfortable to wear. The light weight texture prevents the hair's natural curve being weighed down and creates an instant bright eyed effect - ideal for those who love a slightly bolder take on the natural look. In general I think this formula holds up well, yet I do really wish it gave a tad more thickness to the lashes.

If you're a one-mascara-at-a-time kind of girl then this is probably worth a punt. However, if like me, you have several tubes in rotation then a lot of the selling points for this formula will be irrelevant due to infrequent use. I do enjoy wearing Lash Accelerator as an occasional day to day basic, but I don't love it enough to commit myself to 30 days use.

Rimmel's Lash Accelerator mascara is available at selected chemists and boots.com for £8.99

*this product was purchased by the Beauty Bite*

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Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Max Factor Lipfinity Lasting Lip Tint

Lip Tints have most certainly seen their star rise these past 12 months. Whilst higher end companies such as Givenchy and MAC have already shown their love for a lip pen, 2011 sees the formula conquer the world of chemist cosmetics as both Revlon and Maybelline prepare the UK launch of their own respective versions.

One brand that's already hot on topic is Max Factor, who launched their own range of long lasting, sweet smelling stains back in October.


Presented like a felt tip pen, the non transferrable water based formula is applied via a hard, medium sized nib - a quick, simple and fool proof process, even if it does feel a bit strange. My only criticism would be that for tracing the lip line the tip feels a little bit too large, and for that reason would probably benefit from coming to more of a finer point.

Royal Plum Lip Tint Swatched

Available in 5 shades (3 currently on sale, 2 to be released next year), I've been checking out colour No6 - Royal Plum. A mixture of deep pink and red, the tone is both vibrant and bold when applied to the lips offering a massive blast of colour. These tints apply semi-sheer and are quickly built up to produce vivid, stunning results - making them absolutely ideal for party make up.


Royal Plum Lip Tint applied to heavily pigmented lips

With a sweet taste reminiscent of fondant fancies, Lipfinity Lasting Lip Tints are hard wearing to say the least. Drink, eat, kiss, swim, rub your hands all over your face - seriously, nothing will cause this matte effect baby to budge (the colour eventually fades when the tint dries out). It took me 3 cleansing wipes and a facial exfoliator to remove the swatch from my arm, and even now I still have a slight stain. These tattoo like credentials might't be everyone's cup of tea, but with New Year shindigs just around the corner, wearing this on your lips you know you'll be entering 2011 with a colour just as bold and beautiful as it was last year.

And yes, like all lip stains this formula is very drying, so if you fancy checking it out then make sure to apply a balm before and after application..!

Max Factor Lipfinity Lasting Lip Tint is available at selected chemists and boots.com for £7.99.

*this product was a free sample obtained by the Beauty Bite*

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Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Vichy Normaderm

So it seems to be that this Christmas I've been given 2 very different yet equally delightful gifts: Tonsillitis and spots. Yes, volcano sized pulsating rudolph red spots. And I though Santa gave the bad kids coal...


Having spent the last 3 days in bed with nothing for company but the screams of my boyfriend repeatedly cutting his finger (it's a long story...), it would be safe to say these spots have become somewhat of an obsession. As I lie with my sweaty face sunken into a stack of pillows, I can feel them taunting me with their residence. Well, mock all you want my little Spotty Muldoons, because I've got a secret weapon and it comes in a bright green bottle...


Vichy Normaderm Daily Exfoliating Cleansing Gel squeezed onto skin

Vichy Normaderm is a Salicylic Acid based range designed specifically for oily, acne prone skin. As someone who repeatedly experiences random out breaks of spots (especially during a certain time of the month...) these products have genuinely helped reduce the amount of pimples appearing. The cleansing gel is quite simply fantastic. Packed full of tiny exfoliating micro particles that smooth down the skin, the green liquid feels both calm and refreshing when messaged onto the face. Ideal for use both day and night.

The routine also includes a 3-in-1 Unclogging Purifying Toner - a cooling product that goes deep into pores to remove all traces of muck and grime. I absolutely love the sensation this gives when applied, it's tingly fresh and not at all tightening. When used as a duo the two products certainly reduce the levels of shine on my t-zone, leaving the entire face calmed with a soft matte effect.

Scented for both men and women and safe for use on sensitive skin, if you suffer from acne, blemishes or excessive oil then this range should be able to aid the effects. I use the cleanser and toner for several days every month when my skin flares up and see results within 2 to 3 uses (around 24 - 36 hours). So far it's definitely reduced the size of my seasonal spots and has, thankfully, prevented any further pimples occurring.

Spots are something that appear on everyone (I remember my friend's grandma being upset that she'd developed a big one on the end of her nose just before her 80th birthday) and if you're looking for a products to tackle the problem on either a daily or more infrequent basis, Normaderm is a reasonably priced option for the job.

Vichy Normaderm is available from selected chemists worldwide, vichyusa.com and boots.com with prices starting from £10. (Products featured in review priced at £10/ $16.50 each)

Visit vichyusa.com for more information regarding ingredients.

*these products were a free sample obtained by the Beauty Bite*

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Sunday, 19 December 2010

The Beauty Bite's Best Of 2010 - Part 1

From soon to be cult classics to purely personal stand outs, here's the first half of the Beauty Bite's Best of 2010...

Shu Uemura Instant Glow Skin Perfecting Cream


Launched last Autumn to a wave of outstanding praise, it's safe to say this product is set to become a kit must have. Working as a prolonged radiance treatment, this pre-make up moisturiser helps both renew the complexion and create the appearance of an instant, visible glow. Whilst Touche Eclat allows the under eyes to disguise a multitude of sins, Stage Performer creates the illusion of an entire face free from fatigue. I'm completely smitten.



Nars Douceur Blush


Beautiful AND limited edition - isn't that always the way? Sheer yet certainly stunningly, this is the perfect natural shade for adding both a hint of warmth and depth to all manner of skin tones. Still available to buy online, if you missed out on purchase this summer then it's not too late to grab a pan.



Revlon ColorBurst Lipsticks


Creamy, pigmented and unashamedly bold; this is purse friendly lip formula at it's best. Retailing at £7.99, these beautifully packaged lippies offer a performance worthy of a product double the price. Amongst the shades on offer, Peach has most definitely won our heart. An absolutely brilliant nude for those of you with naturally more pigmented lips.



Maybelline Lash Stiletto Voluptuous


Coming second in the very first Beauty Bite Mascara Wars, this curved wand is the ultimate budget friendly mascara for adding length, definition and volume. Whilst the brush may feel slightly alien at first, the results are impressive to say the least.



Bobbi Brown Rose Highlighter Pen


OK, so I'm a sucker for all things Bobbi but this highlighter pen really is something special. Launched as part of this autumn's Denim and Rose collection, this non sticky liquid is the perfect blend of shimmer and glow - ideal for adding radiance that won't accentuate any flaws on the skin. Arguably better suited for summer months, this rides high on my finds of the year.



*Stayed Tuned For Part Two - Coming Soon*

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Monday, 13 December 2010

Trish McEvoy Mobile Beauty Emergency Collection

Trish McEvoy is a woman who certainly knows on-the-go beauty. World renowned for her credit card sized palettes, this 2010 Mobile Collection sees the make up maestro create her very own unison of cosmetics and communications:


Comprising of a sleek black quilted pouch, 5 shade lip and cheek palette, plus a travel sized brush duo; this kit is designed to keep both your phone and cosmetics protected in style. Fastening with a round hidden magnet, the bag is separated into two individual compartments- one for your make up, one for your mobile - and lined with a vivid pink 'Trish' emblazoned fabric.

Classic Lip Brush and Mini Sheer Application Brush 57

The palette itself is a must have for any lovers of a more minimal look. Semi sheer in their formulas, the quartet of lip shades are an absolute dream to work with. Made up of 2 colours, 1 glaze and 1 gloss, the four tones work equally well when worn alone or layered together. The most deceptive shade is without a doubt Apricot. To the eye it appears as a punchy orange based coral, yet once applied transforms into a clear shimmery gloss; a beautiful if some what unexpected star of the set. Non sticky and reasonably well wearing, these shades were also rich enough to cover my more heavily pigmented lips.


Mobile Beauty Emergency Palette: From Top Left Clockwise: Classic Lip Colour Natural 21, Glaze Lip Colour Sparkling Soft Rose, Blush Natural, Lip Gloss Apricot, Classic Lip Colour Vibrant 31

Lip Gloss Apricot, Classic Lip Colour Natural 21, Glaze Lip Colour Sparkling Soft Rose, Classic Lip Colour Vibrant 31

One product that will get all natural lovers swooning is the included powder blush in shade - surprise, surprise - Natural. Gorgeously soft yet vividly pigmented, a single swipe of this perfect pink will awaken any skin tone. It's the ideal shade for creating a seamless rosy glow and will work wonders on all complexions. The colour holds up well throughout the day and applies evenly with the included lucite handle brush.


Blush Natural, Glaze Lip Colour Sparkling Soft Rose and Lip Gloss Apricot

At £55 the price is steep - and for some the pouch might be seen as a gimmick too far - but in terms of the cosmetics and brushes the quality is simply outstanding. Packed full of versatile shades that'll work wonders on all skin tones, this is a genuine handbag hero. If you're a fan of pinks then make sure to check it out.

Trish McEvoy Mobile Beauty Emergency Collection is available from nordstrom.com ($68) and Trish McEvoy counters for £55.

*this product was a free sample obtained by the Beauty Bite*

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