Someone described Troy Surratt Make-up as a cross between NARS and Suqqu and that’s about right, I think. It’s instant love for the Automatique Lip Crayon in 1 P.O.C. – a suede effect finish that is a bomb of colour pigment.
This shade is an orange based red; absolutely lush.
The next product that I’m loving is Teinte, a clear gloss that’s easily one of the plushest and most comfortable glosses I’ve tried. It’s got very good last as well. I’d carry this to pop over any shade lipstick to glam it up a bit – a kind of day to night time transformer especially over mattes. It actually gives it a milky wash that brings the shade down slightly so you aren’t too pigment packed AND glossy. It’s partner is Tone – a black toned gloss that vamps up any other shade.
Whilst the Troy Surratt Eye Batons were the things I was looking forward to most, they’re actually the products I like least and for purely practical purposes. I have two here – Fumee Noir and Vapeur Mauve and it’s really hard to tell, when you have two, which end goes back into which holder! It would be absolutely great if it had a colour code on the bottom. It turned swatching into a nightmare.
Elizabeth Arden Hyaluronic Acid Ceramide Capsules
I’d be prepared to put money down to bet that you won’t have experienced a skin care texture like this before...
As you can see, both shades are super smudgy and smokey although the liners look bleedy – this doesn’t happen on the lid, by the way. The shadow end is flexible and soft and delivers colour from a powder reservoir within the main body of the baton, but personally, I think it’s better to use a brush to smoke up eyes. These just don’t quite do it for me.
All in all, there are some great little products in the range – the lip section is particularly strong. I’ve been told over and over again what a lovely man Troy Surratt is which always bodes well, I think. It’s nice when pretty things are made by delightful people. Batons are £26, Teinte is £22 and Automatique is £24 – they’re all at Liberty HERE.
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