A little while ago I introduced you all to the Complexions makeup line from the fashion e-tailer Miss G Couture. I hinted that more exciting products were due to launch from the line, extending the collection to cater for lips and eyes as well as base. The Complexions collection is now much more established, bringing a range of awesome quality products for a premium drugstore price point. No breaking the bank here, but the quality is far from sub-par. In-fact, it rivals some high end products that I use.
My favourite piece from the extended collection is the City Eyes 35 shade eyeshadow palette as pictured above. Never before have I come across a large palette that includes not one shade that I wouldn’t wear, usually you have one or two shades that just don’t work for you, but that is not the case here.
This £20 palette is totally in keeping with the warm-toned hues that are not only bang on trend right now (hello Naked Heat!) but also are my favourite shades to wear on my bluey/grey/greeny eyes. The shades are a mix of matte and shimmery and are so heavily pigmented, you won’t find any wishy-washy chalky shadows here, only buttery, blend-able neutral and bold colours that stick around all day and look seriously striking.
Back in the day, the more layers of gloopy lipgloss I could smear on my lips, the better. I haven’t really touched gloss since I was around 15 and I must admit, I am always sceptical of any kind of gloss product. Complexions have launched their Model Behaviour Lip Collection which comprises of 4 highly pigmented glosses for £12. These lipglosses are so smooth to apply and are velvety in texture with a high shine finish. Absolutely not sticky in the slightest and stay put on the lips without moving around or feathering. My favourites shade is surprisingly ‘Demure’ a brown toned nude that is perfect for everyday.
Two new highlighter palettes have also launched in the new collection for £15 each and are much more up my alley than Complexions’ original offering which tended to be a little warm for me. The formulation of the highlighters is velvety and buttery without producing any fall out. No shimmery mess to be seen here. Just a sassy glow fo’ sure.
For those who like to get experimental with their highlighter, the Fearless Glow Collection features 6 unique highlighting shades that are suitable for a range of skintones. The pigmentation of this formula is next level and a little certainly goes a long, long way. My favourite shade to wear is the rose gold hue.
If you’re looking for more of a natural highlight, I recommend you start off by trying the Natural Glow Highlighter palette, made up of 6 really wearable neutral hues you can play with the pigments on both your cheeks and your eyes. My favourite shade is the icey/pearl shade which is my go to hue most days.
One product I was most excited about is the Universal Bronze and Glow duo palette which you can buy for £10. One one side you get a lovely mid-tone matte baked bronzer and on the other a duo brick featuring a highlighter/bronzer shimmery duo. Both are lovely and work well against my pale skin. I’d advise applying the shimmery side liberally, as is the case with the highlighting palettes a little really does go a long way.