[unpaid/samples/affiliate/ad] This is a mix of old and new coming together to form one cohesive Walk Of No Shame look – that hastily name-changed best seller just keeps on giving so there’s a natural line extension. It’s very wearable – there’s nothing here that I wouldn’t gladly wear myself but I am particularly drawn to the liner in a chestnut-ish brown.
So, starting with the liner, it’s as you would expect – soft, deep and flattering and a gentler alternative to black. CT’s black kohl is one of my favourites so my expectations have been met with this. I’ve worn it on its own with black mascara. Although kohl is slowly creeping back into my routine, I’m quite happy look to brown instead. It’s the least expensive item of the new ‘look’ and my top recommend for it’s chestnut-y twist. Find it HERE for £19.
The palette isn’t new but is a perfect segue into autumn looks. What I like about this is that each shade can go as a stand-alone – none of the colours rely on the others to shine. I’m pretty much over complicated eye looks but I like choice and autumn is a particular culprit for colour craves. It’s £40 HERE.
This is a new arrival – the Walk Of No Shame Cheek to Chic. Although I’m not a fan of powder blushes, the formula of these isn’t dry – there is enough oil in the blend that it feels soft and silky to the touch and goes on to skin like a charm. Don’t pick up too much at once – go very light and add more if needed. The central circle is highlighter, so you can either mix together in a brush swirl or pick out either/or. It’s a good example of a suit-all shade – the mix of rose and nude looks good on everyone. It’s £30 HERE, although I have just seen there is a limited edition Cheek Glow in the same shade so I’ll try and get hold of one of those to show you.
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Palette and blush swatches above.
Next up, and new, is the Collagen Lip Bath in Walk of No Shame. I love these – they’re a plumping gloss by another name though. This is a berry-ish nude and has a minty kick. I don’t find it plumping but it is an easy and comfortable wear in a deep neutral that is that perfect dash of something tone awakening as you dash out of the door. It’s £25 HERE.
This is my favourite of the lip offerings – the Superstar Lips in a Walk of No Shame solid gloss. This has it’s prior name flagged on the website (Walk of Shame) so I’m guessing it’s not a new shade. There’s a beautiful sheen on No Shame with a semi-opaque finish. On my lips, it looks deep berry-ish red with a lustred overcoat. Vanilla scent though :-(. It’s £25 HERE and gives more than your average glossy lip – there’s something special about it that makes you feel like you’re wearing your fanciest lipstick but with a juicy twist and good last.
In the swatch above, it’s the eyeliner (why didn’t I put that with the palette swatch?!) followed by No Walk Of Shame Matte Revolution Lipstick (main picture), Superstar Lips and Collagen Lip Bath. It’s been a while since I’ve been onto the CT website and I can really see that it’s the on-line future of beauty buying. There’s a very good representation of different tones with a ‘see it on your skin tone’ option, there are complete look creations and the colour true-ness is excellent. There is a (moderate) representation of age, and a try-on option – as far as I can tell, always an offer of some sort (in this instance, a free Pillow Talk Diamonds with spends of over £75). I wondered how CT would fare in the new less is more environment, because it IS full on glam, but I’ve inadvertently spent about an hour cruising around the site myself and I’m not even in the market for buying any new make-up :-). Non-affiliate link is HERE.
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