Beating the January blues

The first two months of the year have got to be the hardest to get through. With the dark mornings, and the cold weather, it doesn’t make anybody jump out of bed in the morning, does it? But never fear, the make-up world has some new products to get us through this dreadful time and give us something to get out of bed for!

The first new release is a mascara that you may have already seen being advertised by the beautiful Gigi Hadid, the Maybelline Falsies push up drama. This mascara claims to give your eyelashes that false eyelash look without the fuss of false eyelashes.

I’m not sure about the longwinded name or the promotional advert where they use questionable quality eyelashes on one eye and their mascara on the other but, being a big fan of Maybelline’s lash sensational mascara; I have high hopes for this new release.

One of the most exciting new winter-beauty releases for everyone who loves the new strobing/ glowy/dewy skin trend or wants to brighten up their dull winter skin, is from the queen of make up Anastasia Beverley Hills who has brought out two new Glow palettes.

The palettes each contain four metallic highlighting powders that can be used on the face eyes or body. The first is the That Glow which is warm toned and perfect for darker skins and the second is Gleam with cooler shades and will be better for paler skin tones.

All the powders can be applied wet if you want a stronger glow but they are quite pigmented and have a very buttery feel so I think that for an everyday look one layer would be plenty! Also new from Anastasia Beverly Hills is the brow definer which is an angled eyebrow pencil.

Obviously no new-in beauty product article would be complete without a new MAC release. A bit late onto the liquid lipstick bandwagon, MAC have recently just launched their new liquid lipstick line which contains a wide span of 15 colours. They have continued the classic packaging theme from the normal lipstick line by using the same lid on these lipsticks. I am not a huge fan, however and think that this could have been a great opportunity for them to bring out something different. The lipsticks have received rave reviews and despite the hefty price tag of £21.00 and few criticisms about how hard it is to reapply them, they are well pigmented, have a lovely small love heart applicator and also have good staying power. If all that good stuff doesn’t seem worth £21.00 to you though, drugstore giant Maybelline have also released their own line of liquid lipsticks which although don’t have as large range of colours have also received rave reviews. MAC have also just announced their future collaboration with Selena Gomez for later in the year and their new Viva Glam lipstick collaboration with Ariana Grande whose proceeds go to help those with HIV.

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