New Fave Lippy: No7 Moisture Drench in Waterlily

I took one look at this lipstick, new from No7, as part of their Limited Edition Ballerina Beauty Collection and thought, Nah. Too coral-ly for me.


Gotta love my open-mindedness. Chiding myself, I lashed some on, and voilá!


I love it! It’s so pretty, and fresh! And it as moisture-drenching as it claims in the name.

Also on the face, which isn’t shown to its best effect from that NO 7 BB CREAMastonishingly unflattering angle, is Beautiful Skin BB Cream, also from No7. This comes in three styles, for Dry/Very and Normal/Oily, in addition to the Normal/Dry that I am using.

I haz ambivalence re: BBs, and tend to only like those that are within spitting distance of being foundation. This gives great coverage, and yet I had that psychological benefit of not feeling like I had the fuss of foundation to deal with.

^^^ I don’t even know what that means, really. Foundation isn’t that much of a hassle, it’s not like, I don’t know, trying to shave your legs under pressure, or something. Foundation seems to imply Serious Day Ahead, maybe? Eh, let’s humour me, shall we?

Yes, Sue, there is a difference in attitude between foundations and BB creams…

Wait. That may be true.


No7 Moisture Drench Lipstick in Waterlily is €12.25; Beautiful Skin BB Cream is €16.95.


Face of the Yesterday: Champagne meets Lemonade

No, I haven’t been tippling the bubbly again. More’s the pity!

Nope, I’ve just got evidence that you can mix-n-match your variously-priced products along the spectrum, to excellent effect.

Often, things come in on an individual basis, as in, I didn’t get a Name Brand Primer to go with my Name Brand Foundation. But I did get one of each from two very different lines.

So there I was, with Mineral Pro Radiance Foundation {€29.95} from Matis, on the one hand, and Rimmel London’s Fix & Perfect Pro Primer {€8.25}. Far enough away in price point, and purchase point too: the former being available in select salons, and the latter in your local chemists.

And yet, the two together work as well as if they’d been made for each other.

FOTD 31 01The tone is even, and since I’m not so mad about pressed powder these days, the usual application of Stila’s Set & Illuminate Baked Powder Trio {£24} really sparkled. I am loving this loose powder which, well, sets ISADORA BRUSHand illuminates without dulling down my complexion. I use an IsaDora Bronzer Brush {€18}, a brush so full and soft and fluffy, it’s like using a plush toy to put on my makeup.

Blush: IsaDora Glow Stick in Rose Bud {€15.50}{which seems pricey? Google is not helping me.} Lippy is a new, limited edition No7 Moisture Drench Lipstick in Highland Mist {€12.25}. The eyeshadow is by The Body Shop, a quad Smoky Eye Palette in Golden Brown {23.95}, the lashes are still extended a la Venus Medical, and…

Oh! The upper inner eyelid is lined with Rimmel ScandalEyes Waterproof Kohl Eyeliner {@5.49}, about which I first learned via mcmademoisellelikes and was justified in my love of this line of liners by lovelygirliebits yesterday.

I don’t know, I’ve never used all one thing on the visage, ever, so I suppose this is not so remarkable. But I was still struck by how well the two very different products worked together. I remember, in high school, using like, two layers of lipstick and a gloss, to replicate some expensive look I’d seen in Vogue. Ah, yesterday!


Hmmm, not confident about those IsaDora prices. BRB.