The Beauty Files, Vol. Five

Hello, happy Friday (TGIF) and yay for a hopefully relaxing, restful weekend. Today we have another installment of The Beauty Files. It's been a little while since the last beauty files post, three months in fact. Today the focus is a bit luxe, a bit sparkly and a bit treat yo'self-y. Let's be real...

Something NewMoon Glow Highlighting Powder* x Bobbi Brown. This is part of the Bobbi Brown Holiday collection for 2017. I've only seen it on a couple of beauty counters so far. The powder compact is a gorgeous white gold shade. It's definitely a highlighter for paler people and I like how it adds more of a glowy radiance to the complexion, as opposed to straight up glitter. It's also encased in the most beautiful, ruby red compact and would go down an absolute treat in any a beauty lover's stocking on Christmas day.

Something LovedOmbre Premiere x Chanel. I first tried Chanel's cream eyeshadows ages ago back when they were much more mousse-like in texture and came with the most bizarre applicator. I feel like it was designed like an angled eyebrow brush but for the eyelids. Anyway, on a whim I went into the Chanel Boutique in Britomart recently and treated myself. I grabbed the shade Undertone, a warm brown with gold reflects. It reminds me of Soba x MAC so if you like that eyeshadow, you'd enjoy this. 

Something Rediscovered: Prunella Eye Pencil* x MAC Cosmetics. Speaking of MAC, this eye pencil which I have from their Christmas collection last year (it is permanent tho) has made a reappearance in my makeup bag. A purply plum, it adds something a bit different to the lashline than your standard black or brown. I guess because it's in festive packaging it makes me feel excited for the holiday season too. Aesthetics and all that.

Something Unconvincing: Beauty advent calendars in general. Hear me out calendar lovers. Yes beauty miniatures are great, and adorable and handy to have. I can't help thinking a lot of the beauty calendars aren't fantastic value for money though. Sure it's a way to try out products and brands but I feel like they often include products from brand's permanent lines, as opposed to limited edition, enticing things. That being said this advent calendar looks fabulous. In general though, I just don't think the beauty calendars are worth the hype. Save your money for a chocolate one. 

Something Lustworthy: NARS Man Ray Collection. I love that NARS are utilising Man Ray's imagery as inspiration for their Christmas collection this year. I grabbed one of the Love Triangle duos, the one with Deep Throat blush+Barbara lipstick and love it. These sets would be perfect for Secret Santa. I also love this which might be under the tree this year for moi ahem. Ahem. 

-What beauty bits have you been loving lately?

*PR Sample

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