Hi everyone! Hope you are all having a good week so far.
As I begin this post, I am writing from the hairdresser’s chair on a very beautiful Scottish sunny day. I am having a bit of a colour change, opting for a more ‘rose golden’ toned ombre. In fact, Rose Gold is quite the theme of this post.
Today I want to share with you my newest love in makeup purchasing. I ordered from my favourite makeup supply store, Beauty Bay, the new Zoeva Rose Golden Luxury Brush Set and the Zoeva Rose Golden Blush Palette. I am sure that by now, you have figured out that I have a slight obsession with all things rose golden and this collection is no different, I have fallen head over heels!
Zoeva brushes have found their way into my favourite and most reached for, on a daily basis and for good reason. The quality of their brushes is outstanding and the fact you can purchase a whole brush set of this quality, for just over £50 is truly amazing. So as not to mislead, the original Zoeva brush sets are priced at (£56.95). The Zoeva Rose Golden Luxury Set is more pricey at £75, given the luxe rose gold finish of the brushes.
I already own the Zoeva bamboo brush collection and was waiting with baited breath for the release date of this new Rose Golden collection, after seeing promotional photos of the collection on Instagram, courtesy of the fabulous Shonagh Scott (showmemakeup). If you don’t already follow Shonagh, you really should, she is a fantastic makeup artist and her tutorials are so easy to follow.
So the release date arrived and I was straight online to Beauty Bay to secure my purchase of the brushes and I also decided to buy the blush palette, (although I am in no way in need of it) it was just too pretty to pass on.
So here is my run down of the brushes and blush palette…
The brush collection is housed in a lovely charcoal clutch style makeup bag with rose gold detailing. Inside the bag there are 8 brushes as follows:
I love the lot but if I had to pick just 3 favourites from the set it would be the 129 Luxe Fan for the most delicate placement of highlight products, the 109V face paint for perfectly natural looking contour and the 228 Luxe Crease for effortless blending.
The blush palette (£13 bargain!) is really a contour, blush and highlight palette, in one. I have swatched each pan from the palette, on my arm below.
As you can see the blush shows up really well on my skin here. At first glance in the pan, I expected it to swatch similar to NARS Orgasm blush, but it is much less peachy with no chunky glitter in the formula . A really gorgeous blush which is like no other shade I own.
The highlight is much prettier in the flesh, it is beautiful and would suit all skin tones. The highlight reminds me of another NARS product, ‘Albatross‘, but is a little less golden – I am loving this highlight and have found myself sweeping it on every day. There are no chunky glitter particles in it, just a velvety smooth texture.
As you can see the contour shade swatched quite light on my NC35 skin. I have been using this for the most natural looking and subtle contour you can imagine. This shade will go down well with light and medium skin tones, not the best for tanned or darker skins.
So that’s my makeup chat today. I thought I would leave you with the before and after photos from my hair appointment by Kim at Mandarin Hair today 💁🏼
I am loving my new hair and it feels so healthy, thanks to the care Kim’s taken in bringing my hair up lighter – very gradually and safely and my good behaviour with deep conditioning Kerastase masques.
Thanks for reading and enjoy the rest of your week!