New In: Miners Cosmetics X Hayley Sparkes Top Beauty Picks!

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Miners Cosmetics are currently collaborating with top blogger Hayley Sparkes to bring beauty lovers the latest make-up trends, from blue eyeliner to bright lips. I'm going to walk you through Hayley's picks, giving you my opinion on them and how I would wear them.

Miners Cosmetics Moisture Effect Lipstick in Kiss Me Quick, £3.99
Bold lips are always on trend, as they truly are the optimum way of sprucing up a look with minimal effort involved. I think the most wearable option when it comes to bright lips is a coral colour - it's fun yet so simple to pull off. However in the winter months it can seem a bit too summery, so Miners have found the solution! Kiss Me Quick is a red lipstick with a coral undertone, making it the perfect colour to transition between seasons. The colour itself is beautiful - it's moisturising and glides creamily onto the lips. It has fantastic lasting power too - it slightly stains the lips to ensure longevity.
I'm also a big fan of the packaging - I love when you can see the colour of the lipstick without having to open up the tube! I think this lipstick would look beautiful paired with matte eyeshadow and light contouring. As I said though, it's incredibly versatile. This colour gets a big thumbs up from me!

Dip And Define Eye Powder in Damson Dust, £3.49
When I first tried this product, I thought it was absolutely revolutionary! It's like a pigment that has been compressed into a tube that pops open, with an applicatior to actually transfer the pigment from the tube to your lids. I've never seen any other pigment like this, so I just thought the innovation behind it was extraordinary. Loose pigments are my worst nightmare as I'm simply too messy for them! The tiny little sponge-tip applicator makes this powder a dream to apply. The powder applies to smoothly and the colour is truly opaque. The colour itself is the most beautiful lilac shade that contains tiny silver metallic flicks. I think this shade works particularly well on brown eyes like mine
- I get so many compliments when I wear this on my eyes!

Colour And Kohl Eyeliner in Blue, £1.99
Blue eyeliners have been a huge trend recently - I think they're a fantastic way to add a bit of an edge to your look without looking crazy! However, I think that it's important to get the right shade for you, as electric blue isn't really ideal in anyone's waterline! The Colour and Kohl pencil is the perfect tool for achieving the ultimate catwalk blue, as it's creamy and highly pigmented. It's more of a navy blue, making it ideal for everyday use. The quality is impeccable for its inexpensive price - it glides on smoothly and stays put all day. It's also creamy enough to double up as an eyeshadow, (you know how much I love multi-task products!) so this is a must for your makeup bag.

Define and Line Liquid Eyeliner in Blue, £2.99
If you've been reading my blog for a while, you'll know that I'm definitely not the biggest fan of liquid eyeliners - we just don't get on! However sometimes I find some true little gems that even I can make work! This is one of those little gems. I love liquid liners that have a short handle, I feel like it gives me the best control when I'm applying the liner. I also love when the brush itself is slightly stiff, again I just find that it gives the best application. It's incredibly easy to create sharp lines with this eyeliner, I really love it! I think this eyeliner would be a fantastic way to create a dramatic look with minimal effort - you don't even need to put eyeshadow under it!

And here's some swatches of all the products I mentioned!
You can purchase Miners Cosmetics from their website at
Let me know what you think of Hayley's picks, and what's on your beauty wishlist for this winter!

Zara :-) x

1 comment:

  1. I've never heard of this brand before but these products all look so great, especially that blue liquid liner!

    Love, Vero. xx