My Breathless Cabinet

Tom Ford Eye Primer Duo

Housed in two pots, one with cream and the other with powder, this enhances the pigments in your eye shadow and extends its wear. An ally for your eyes.

Aqua Reveal Smooth Talker Water Peel for Lips

Aqua Reveal Smooth Talker Water Peel for Lips. For the dry lip set, or for those who just want to ensure that their lips are ready for even a simple balm, this trusty click pen is a first step in the smooth lips direction. Minus gritty bits and harsh acids, this is a an exfoliator that works to lift away dead bits on the lips. You simply apply the product to your lips, rub away with your fingers, then rinse.  

Dr. Alkaitis Organic Herbal Toner

A boon for the skin. I had been eyeing up this brand for at least four years now, and after trying a sample I was enthralled enough to buy. Dr. Alkaitis is an organic brand, and this toner is formulated with wild crafted herbs including Myrrh, Chamomile, European Elder Flowers, Rosemary, Fennel and Kelp among other good green elements. I use it by applying to a multi-layer cotton square and swiping my face with it and I also drop a penny-sized amount into my palm and press into my face. With the cotton square I also lightly go over my lips to remove lipstick residue that may not be visible to the eye. It also works as a pre-makeup step to prep the skin. Within three months of use and counting, this has clarified my dry skin and improved its tonicity. It has a mild earthy smell which I look forward to and is to me, reminiscent of a cottage garden. This toner is recommended for use as an anti-inflammatory, for after-sun and even as a daily moisturiser for oily skin.

Avance Lash Serum in Mascara

I encountered this on one of my mad hunts for whatever the internet said was one of the best mascaras. I believe that it has become quite common knowledge that some of the best mascara formulas come from Japan. Thus, I was happy to find it on a popular online purveyor for about 18 USD. At first use, I was a bit miffed. Then, I used it again, and then again and with each use I understood it better, I saw that the formula was indeed unlike the other mascaras in my rotation. It is a proper black, glossy, smooth as silk in its application without nary a clump. This mascara is formulated with the same ingredients of the Avance Lash Serum, which includes silk essence, hyaluronic acid, carrot extract and liquid moisturisers. It's touted as a way to take care of your lashes while using makeup. I'm now excited by this mascara, and I reach for it when I want to emphasise my eyes and do less on the rest of my face. It certainly holds its own against pricier options.

Gucci Luxurious Moisture Lipstick in Boudoir

There's something about Gucci. If you've always wanted in, this is an easy entry into a brand that has dazzled many people the world over. When Gucci introduced beauty in 2014, it was wildly anticipated and rightly so. Under the direction of Pat Mc Grath, renowned make artist, Gucci Beauty is that very cool chick who makes you wonder what her secret is. The lipsticks are extraordinary and gets the job done with one swipe. Deeply pigmented and sublimely smooth on the lips, this is a proper lipstick in the truest sense. The technology is superb and the result is a lipstick that delivers on colour saturation, hydration and longevity. On it's technology, the colour adjusts as it wears on the lips to elicit nuances from wearer to wearer. This is the best lipstick I own.

Sisley Express Flower Gel Mask and Sisley Instant Perfect

Sisley Paris. A brand that has many people under its spell. I fell prey when I realised they offer a beauty box subscription. Of the five products included in a past month's box, the gel mask and instant perfect have gotten quite a bit of use from me, along with the mascara.

You may read my full Sisley-Paris post using the 'posts' tab at the top of the page.

 

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Chanel's Healthy Glow Multi-Colour Duo No. 2 conjures the natural feel and colours of summer, but it's also for the person who rejects seasonal colour coding. Pair with red lips or enliven your face if you're doing a nude or natural lip. It's buildable and can be dialed up or down to your taste.

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow in Medium-Dark

Gucci Infinite Mascara in Midnight Blue 

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstars on the Go in All About Eve

Eye of Horus Goddess Mascara in Black. Based on ancient recipes, this separates eyelashes and can be built up, clump free.

Chanel Inimitable Intense Mascara in Rouge Noir 40. Yes it's a deep purple but on brown eyes, it's fascinating and adds an extra dimension. 

SU:M 37 Skin Resetting Moist Firming Cream. This is formulated with fermented ingredients and plant extracts. A blessing in a jar for your skin.

Gucci Impact Longwear Eyepencil in Iconic Ottanio. You have thirty seconds to get this in place. When it sets, it stays. 

Tatcha Lipstick in Kyoto Red. Gorgeous. I love this for when I want that extra vavavoom. It enlivens the face and the packaging is just stunning. 

Chanel Rouge Allure in Pirate

Wear full on or as a stain. This is a staple.

Tony Moly Luminous Goddess Aura Crystal Light, a liquid bronzer infused with pearl powder. On the cheeks it offers a warm flush. Especially great for evening or your next holiday. I like this for when I want to be a little 'extra'.

Chanel Le Vernis in Pirate. A beautifully engineered red that is unparalleled and a classic. 

Givenchy Healthy Glow Powder o4. This will warm your cheeks without being too much. Comes in four shades.

Chantecaille Voile de Rose Powder. Although this looks pale, it's translucent and won't let you down. 

Le Metier de Beaute Eyeshadow in Corinthian. This cult classic is a chameleon in a pan, depending on lighting and anlges. 

Charlotte Tilbury Sharpener. A must for your pencils. 

Treat Collection is a Berlin based Brand. Their lacquers are 5-free and gluten free.

This shade in 'Delight' is a brick tone red and wearability is impressive. 

Treat Collection Gentle Nail Polish Remover is soy based and formulated with pure argan oil. After using this, it's unlikely you'll go back to the old stuff. Thicker than a typical remover, this takes everything off without leaving your nails feeling parched. Retail price is $24 USD, but a little does a lot.