September Beauty Bits & New Vid!

The Vid:


Chanel Ombre Première shadow in 820 Memory shown above

My hands were buried in my hair wondering, gawd, how would I do this? You know that nagging feeling you get in the pit of your stomach when you have an idea that you possibly want to implement, but hesitate? I tried to rationalize the reluctance because I have the tendency to get scared of trying things that are completely foreign to me, especially on YouTube. Have you even seen the awful sites dedicated to bashing YouTubers? Some people are so, so mean. Firstly, who the heck has the kind of time to get online and talk smack about YouTubers and secondly have they even tried the daunting job of sitting in front of a camera? It’s soooooo easy to criticize and judge someone by the way they speak, create their content or the way that they look. Here’s where I suggest you get your tush on there and see if you’re going to please every person on planet earth. You are so not. Ugh, just back off, get a life and leave people that are passionate about their things alone.

Ok, I’ve said my bit….So…that nagging feeling…that fear. What is it exactly? I find this usually means a need for action, that what I’m uncertain of doing is exactly what is required for my growth somehow. This applies to all areas of my life, not just my blog. Also, it’s a lot easier to literally voice my passion for make-up in front of a camera. I love writing, so much. However, when it comes to beauty it’s nice to be able to hold the product, show it on screen and babble endlessly. (yay for me, maybe not so much for you)


Victoria Beckham for Estée Lauder- Eye Foil in Burnt Anise shown above


Chanel – Écriture De Chanel Eyeliner Pen shown above and below




What’s in the vid?

I’ve been loving brighter colors and different textures this month and I’m so drawn to deeper colors, shimmer and (of course) glitter.


Victoria Beckham for Estée Lauder- Eye Foil in Blond Gold shown above


Some people should just stop saying women shouldn’t wear glitter after a certain age. We’ll wear whatever we want, thank you. These are usually the weirdos that say pink and red don’t match (like so stupid, it totally does) and navy and black together are a no-no. You know what I say? Shut-up. Please. You want to channel a space age robot, baby go ahead but just make sure your heels are fabulous.



Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter in Trophy Wife shown above



One of the most delightful launches ever. I’m seriously enamoured by a lot of the products. In my video, I referred to some of the products as eye-makeup, because this line is so versatile and the beauty is very interchangeable, which is a great part of the appeal. For the first time, I find that this type of celeb beauty launch is less about the celeb herself and more about the product, so props to that. Do people still say props? Meh, who cares, I like it. So much so that I’ll say it again! Props.

In other news…


I was a wee bit disappointed by the Desert Dusk Palette (shown above), it’s beautiful no doubt but the packaging is just ok. The shadows don’t show up well on my medium skin tone and this really surprised me a lot. Secondly, I found that the shadows, because their textures had different formulations, were not the easiest to blend. Uh, all the building and building made me feel like I had way too much makeup on, so I just used a lot of it as a base instead. Sometimes I think people that have bought into the hype have a hard time discerning between what’s good and mediocre. A matte shade that comes up chalky and pasty is not good, no matter how pretty the color.


Natasha Denona’s Lila Palette is phenomenal.



There is just no way to compare the quality and pigmentation but being the arse that I am, I did on the vid but only because the colors were so similar. I just like how well these blend with a finger or a brush and let’s face it, sometimes your fingers give a much nicer application than a brush ever does. It’s more ethereal and blurred, in my opinion.



Another palette that I mentioned was Colourpop’s She Palette.


I just think for the price, you’re getting such a fantastic product that puts bigger brands to shame. I’ve been loving the satin lip colors and all the highlighters and shadows over the past few months.


Too Faced Just Peachy Velvet Matte Eye Shadow Palette:




I didn’t get into too much detail about this palette at the start of the vid but the Too Faced Just Peachy Velvet Matte Eye Shadow Palette – Peaches and Cream Collection is so pretty. Omg it smells gorgeous but it’s seriously well formulated. I mean these colors are consistent, blendable, so pretty and long lasting. I love that it’s matte and how easily I can layer it with whatever topper I want. I use Peach Tea and then top it off with Colour Pop’s Super Shock Shadow in SequinBa-bham. It’s gorg!

I’m a Gucci Beauty lover even though I have no idea what the heck is going on with it. I’m wondering if it’s a permanent line? Why are they not marketing it too much? Don’t they care? I mean the products are so gorgeous in quality and appearance it would be a shame not to make it accessible to more people. It’s a very luxurious and glamorous makeup line and I’m totally baffled as to why there isn’t more of it. Who does the PR for the line? I mean, hey, can I have your job and maybe some bronzer?


Gucci Beauty Magnetic Color Shadow Quad in Pink Flamingo shown above


Suqqu is a brand that I have always loved. Mainly for the brushes because once you go Suqqu, you never go back. I always get my Suqqu from England and it’s irksome that we can’t get it here. I think you can pick up some of the brushes on Amazon, at least the last time I checked, but this is a line that’s worth seeing in store. I like that they take pre-orders for their collections, which sell out ridiculously fast. (They re-stock after the hype, so if you don’t mind waiting, you’ll get it) I love how Suqqu products feel on my face. The eye colors are not overbearing and feel like second skin. Best put, everything is intelligibly formulated and that’s not something I’m used to seeing in beauty. I think you can take time to perfect texture and pigmentation but I find the whole Suqqu line simple and pragmatic if that makes any sense. Gawd, I’m waxing esoteric about makeup!


Suqqu Eye Colour Palette in 02 Kinshiseki shown above


Suqqu –Duo liquid eyeliner pen in Black and Burgundy

The burgundy eyeliner is my fave, it’s not very dark and stays put because there are days when I want a wing liner that’s not too harsh.


Tune into my vid for more deets on beauty bits I’m loving and once again, thank you so very much for watching. Your kind comments mean a lot to me and so do the thumbs down, fer real! I was like well, at least someone took the time to hate me. What a dumb button by the way. Imagine if it was possible to give people a thumbs down irl. So fun.


XOXO, Minelle