January 2017 Beauty Favourites

It’s like only yesterday I was writing about my favourite makeup products of 2016, and today I am already sharing about the favourites of the first month of 2017. Where did time go?

And it feels like I am talking about the same things over, and over again but I do love those products. However, I did discover some new gems this month.

Beauty 

REN  Rose O12 Moisture Defence Oil (from Cult Beauty, Feel UniqueLook Fantastic and  SEPHORA).

This is definitely my favourite oil of the moment, it works even for my extremely dry skin type, saves it from being flaky and itchy, and smells amazing.  Finally, a product I love as much, as my other REN Holy Grail.

J. R. Watkins Shea Butter Hand Cream (from Amazon)

My fried got this one in America, and she told me how this is a very rich and nourishing cream, and it is. While some people find such textures to be too much for their taste, I am a big fan, the cream leaves the  skin ridiculously soft and smooth. And smells of honey and coconuts.

Carmex Moisture Lip Balm (from Amazon)

Another present, this time from my lovely Farrah. This product does not need an introduction, it is a cult favourite for a reason. I personally love the

Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation Review and Swatches

Hourglass is a luxury and innovative beauty brand and today I want to tell you about their Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation, which is pretty genius.

First of all, I love the gorgeous silver design, very high-end. You get what you pay for, in my opinion.

Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation Review and Swatches

But what about the foundation itself? Since I have very dry skin, I don’t use it on myself, but used it on quite a few people, including brides, so I am sharing mostly their impressions and the visible effects that I could see.

It  gives a velvet matte finish but doesn’t look like a mask, although blush, highlighter and some contouring is a must – to give your face some structure aftrerwards.

It gives a medium-to-full coverage and

My Top 5 Pink Lipsticks: Givenchy, Dior, Rimmel, BECCA and Illamasqua

I love pink lipsticks, I really do. And I have quite a few, so I’ve decided to pick up five that I am loving at the moment to share with you!

My Top 5 Pink Lipsticks Givenchy, Dior, Rimmel, BECCA and Illamasqua

Rimmel Colour Show Off Lipstick in Pink Gossip (full review and swatches)

I adore this lipstick line from Rimmel (and not only this one, I think they make the best affordable lipsticks).  It has a nice texture, beautiful flattering warm toned pink shade and a matte finish, which I personally don’t find to be drying. In fact, I’ve used up half of this lipstick, if not more, and that says a lot. I only wish they had a different packaging but, I guess, most girls love pink…

Illamasqua Lipstick in Immodest (review and lip swatches)

Illamasqua do know how to make a lipstick that catches attention,  this bright, pigmented, matte pink will brighten up any makeup look.  Just make sure

April 2015 Beauty Favourites

Can you believe that it is MAY already? Where did 2015 go?  Maybe that is because I am crazy busy these days that I don’t notice anything around me, who knows…

But back to April Beauty Favourites. I did not have that many makeup favourites, and did not want to mention the same products over, and over again – so here are 3 hero products that I have been using every single day when I did my makeup ( I was sick for a week in April which was horrible), and some new  beauty loves…

April 2015 Beauty Favourites elemis, clarins, aromatherapy associates, rouge bunny rouge, max factor, lcnPhoto is from my Instagram

The three makeup heroes I’ve mentioned are: Rouge Bunny Rouge Raven Glaze Lacquer Liner (review and swatches)Max Factor Glamour Extensions 3-in-1 Volumising Mascara (review),  Bobbi Brown Natural Brow Shaper & Hair Touch Up in Slate (review). I haven’t been experimenting with eye makeup that much this month, and these are the products that just work. Eye brow gel to tint my eye brows and keep them in place, ultra black liner for that feline flick and mascara for thick and long lashes.

There are also three products that I’ve mentioned in my Spring Beauty GuideBalance Me Radiance Rose Face Oil and Aromatherapy Associates Hydrating Rose Radiance Skin Serum for that

SS16 Makeup: BECCA and Hourglass

Here is a preview of the new products from two brands that I really like: Hourglass and BECCA.

HOURGLASS Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick,  $46 from Barneys

HOURGLASS Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick Fall 2016

“A revolutionary foundation stick with the coverage of a concealer, the fluidity of a liquid, and the weightlessness of a powder in a long-wearing waterproof formula for undetectable full coverage. The unprecedented concentration of pigment in this foundation provides maximum coverage with minimum product, concealing all discoloration and imperfections for virtually perfect skin with a seamless finish.”

Comes in 26 shades.

Hourglass is also available from from SephoraBergdorf Goodman, Net-A-Porter.comSpace.NK,

BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Slimlight, $28 from Sephora

BECCA Shimmering skin Perfectors summer 2016

  • Shimmering Skin Perfector Slimlight – Champagne Pop – soft white gold with pinky peach undertones
  • Shimmering Skin Perfector Slimlight – Topaz – golden bronze pearl
  • Shimmering Skin Perfector Slimlight – Pearl – soft luminescent white

Champagne Collection Angled