This eyeshadow is by Elite, which I’ve only seen in London Superdrugs, and I don’t know much about its reputation. It’s not a brand that I reach to usually, I guess through unfamiliarity, but I noticed they had some items in clearance, so this single shadow was half price at just under £3. Quite a bargain I thought, and I love the colour, it’s called Marron Glacé which is also the name of a Bourjois eyeshadow I have but don’t wear very much. This is quite different in colour to that, so I'm still none the wiser about what exactly a marron glacé is, and is very easily wearable for everyday, suitable for just a wash of colour over the lid. I find the consistency of these shadows really unique, it’s a powder, but has almost a creamy texture, and so glides on really smoothly. You can apply it lightly for a sheen, or build it up to have a heavier powder look.
Here's my obligatory face of the day using the products I bought. I'm honestly not as sad as I look, I'm looking down so you can see the shadow properly! I've used it with my No.7 eyeshadow trio in a name I'm sure you'll love: Twilight! It's a basic grey, white and black for classic smokey eyes. I used the white as a highlight, black in the crease and more condensed in the outer corner, with the grey on the inner corner. I used the Elite eyeshadow all over the lid, building it up for a more dramatic look.
The Barry M lipgloss, I bought purely for the smell which is not a good premise for buying something, I know, but as soon as I smelt it, it reminded me of childhood and happy memories. I’ve since figured out what it is...it smells exactly like Jelly Babies! It wasn’t even my favourite colour in the collection, it was actually the toffee smelling one that caught my eye the most, but to me, this had the best smell. This is a great colour though, quite frosty, I’d describe it as a baby pink with lilac undertones, I can imagine this looking great over a lilac lipstick like Lavender Whip. I'm by far no lipgloss expert, but of all the brands I've tried, this has great staying power, even better than MAC! It's quite sticky, which to me means good, because it will stay, but not too sticky that it doesn't feel nice on your lips. Definitely something I will be repurchasing and trying out other shades, I just wish these were named rather than referred to by numbers, that's really all I can criticise these lipglosses on!