A quick Friday lust-have…

Get a load of this beyond gorgeous ‘Maison Lancome’ powder blush (R420) from the brand’s new limited edition 29 St. Honore collection:

Ooh la la bietse...

The piccie isn’t doing it justice ‘cos you can’t see how the little lamp post and Eiffel tower are embossed with pink and gold ‘sparklies’. Gorgeous, right?!

If you reckon you deserve a little splurge – or know someone else who does – snap it up fast ‘cos it’s going to sell out chop chop. You’ll find it at the Lancome counter at elected Edgars stores near you.

Max Factor Colour Elixer lipstick review

Max Factor’s got a new line of ‘serum-infused’ lippies and foundations coming out and both are very, very nice. The first to launch is Colour Elixer lipstick, R120.

Each lippie boasts a mega-moisturising formula that contains 60-percent lip loving skin emollients and antioxidants like vitamin E.

I was given Ruby Tuesday, the shade above, to play with.

Shot with flash...



While I like this bold, attention-nabbing shade, I prefer reds that are even more blue-based. Still, the lipstick formulation itself is lovely. I liked that it’s incredibly pigmented so you literally only need one slick to get the colour’s full impact on your lips. It also feels fabulous on; feature light and silky, silky smooth. I literally kept on wanting to rub my lips together. Another plus is that, unlike many other uber-hydrating lippies, this one really sticks around and survived both a cup of coffee and a hot crossed bun.

Packaging-wise, the case is gold plastic and the lipstick itself has the Max Factor ‘X’ embossed onto it:

Sealed with an 'X'.

If you’re looking for a new fab-feeling lippie that isn’t shy when it comes to colour, I think you’ll like these ones.