I bought a few new products by NARS and Estée Lauder that I think are pretty exciting so thought you might like to see them and I've done a few swatches too.
The NARS Long Hot Summer Palette (£34 at NARS Online) is one of the best palettes I've seen for ages. It's very small and travel sized, perfect for taking away on your summer holidays. I would use all of the shades in this palette as they are taupe and bronze based. There's a mix of cool and warm tones in this palette too. I think the pigmentation is great on these and when I tried them out on my eyes, the colours go on just as they are on my arm and are very smooth and blendable.
Delivery costs £7 on the NARS website and I hate paying for delivery. I'd rather buy another product to get free delivery, even if that adds another £32 to my basket! Crazy logic or what?! I've been interested in trying something from the Hot Sand collection so ended up with the Hot Sand/Laguna Blush Bronzer Duo (£32 at NARS Online). I already knew that Laguna is one of the best bronzers out there as I've had it before and Hot Sand works beautifully as a highlight that complements the bronzer very well. My hand swatch of Hot Sand isn't that great as there isn't enough light on it so you'll have to trust me when I say it's a fab product! Obviously as a highlight, I'd apply it with a much lighter hand than this swatch!
Something I spotted in Boots the other day then couldn't stop thinking about was the Estée Lauder Genuine Glow Eyelighting Creme in 02 Bare Blush (£16 at Debenhams). It's a gorgeous subtle but glowy pale highlighter shade that I think will be perfect for when I'm on holiday. It's designed for both the eyes and cheeks so I'll definitely try it on both! There are two other shades available but this one seemed best for pale skin. I love the clicky pen and sponge applicator. You can just dab this on to the skin and blend with fingertips. I actually used Boots Advantage Card points to buy this so I'm extra happy with this purchase!
What new products are you wanting to try?