*Maybelline Big Eyes Mascara in BlackI've tried quite a few Maybelline mascaras but I've never tried a dual/two part mascara like this before. Excuse the photograph above, while I love it as it's really clear thanks to my new and amazing Canon 750D camera but I forgot to do my brows! Don't you think that brows to weird without pencil, gel or pomade? The mascara applies like a dream, it leaves my lashes black, defined and volumised to an extent; it's one of the best mascaras I've tried recently. I usually don't apply mascara to my lower lashes but as it has a wand for the lower lashes, I had to give it a give and I love it!
*Loreal Gel Intenza Eyeliner in 02 Golden BlackI haven't tried any Loreal eyeliners which is my I wanted to try this product; it is a unique shade as it's a black that contains micro golden shimmer! I didn't think the shimmer would show up when applied but it does in good lightning and looks so pretty - it would be perfect for the festive season. The only other gel liner I've tried is the Clinique brush on gel liner and in comparison this one isn't as pigmented but it is smoother, less dry and its a little easier to apply even with the odd lip brush that comes with it.
*Cargo Cosmetics Vintage Escape Eye PaletteI love a good eyeshadow palette, I have so many but I can never turn one down #BloggerProblems. The shades in this palette are so autumnal, it's gorgeous! I'm not a massive fan of the packaging design, it's a brown faux leather but the shade inside are perfect, buttery smooth, pigmented and easy to blend. Here's a break down of all the shades:
- Harvest Moon: Creamy off white
- Cuddle: Shimmery pink beige
- Frolic: Deep, rich metallic brown
- Cinnamon: Metallic warm bronze
- Twigs: Metallic navy
- Black Crow: Matte black
- Crisp: Shimmery golden beige
- Hot Cocoa: Matte warm brown
- Autumn: Matte orange tan
- Withered Leaves: Metallic olive green
- Rustic: Warm shimmery brown with warm orange undertones
- Chestnut: Matte cool toned dark brown
I've been using the palette constantly, I love all of the shades although I do wear the matte shades the most on a day to day basis; it's difficult to choose just a few shades but I have been using Harvest Moon, Cuddle, Hot Cocoa and Crisp the most recently but they are all so gorgeous and sumptuous! The palette comes with a double ended brush with an angled liner brush on one end which is actually perfect for my brow pomade and a soft, fluffy blending brush on the other.
*Molton Brown Ylang Ylang Replenishing Hand CreamI have the body polish, body lotion and shower gel from this range and I'm so glad to have the matching hand cream too as the scent is just heavenly - it is a musky, floral and comforting scent. The hand cream is perfect as I have very dry hands due to eczema and it doesn't irritate my skin and it keeps my hands smooth and moisturised for a while! I'd definitely recommend it and it's a great price on Direct Cosmetics.
*Sally Hansen Color Quick Fast Dry Nail Color Pen in SmokeI have wanted to try a nail polish pen for ages but I thought that they'd be really messy and gimmicky but I'm actually kind of impressed with this one. The shade is '22 Smoke' which is a gorgeous mauve grey shade so it's a perfect Heather shade. It's surprisingly quick and easy to apply, it is smooth and quick to dry although it can be a bit patchy so at least two coats are needed. I definitely need to try more nail polish pens!
Have you tried any of these products or brands? Have you bought anything from Direct Cosmetics?