Beach & Holidays Makeup Tips

Summer is the time when we all are enjoying our vacations or just the weekends near the pool or by the ocean. While some women are more than happy to be bare-faced, some still want to enhance their look with the help of the makeup.

But what beauty products are the best for the water and sun involved activities?

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Here are some recommendations:

Face

Full on foundation-concealer-powder face is never a good idea on the beach. Instead always apply a sun-protective cream of your choice. Avene Very High Protection Emulsion Very Water Resistant 50+ SPF is a good one.

Eyes

As we know, eye brows frame the face, so never underestimate their importance. To make yours look groomed and polished try using Make Up For Ever’s Aqua Brow, the formula is long-lasting and water resistant, so it will stay on for hours without smudging.

According to various surveys, mascara is the most popular makeup item, so a lot of women don’t want to be without it even on the beach. But what if your favorite mascara is not available in a waterproof version? Anastasia

New Lip Balms: BECCA, Fresh and Kiehl’s

Since we are talking everything lip balms this week, here is a preview of some of the newest launches.

Kiehl’s Butterstick Lip Treatment SPF 25, $19.50 from Nordstrom

“Hydrating and smoothing balm with a nourishing blend of oils and butters. The formula, made with Coconut Oil, instantly melts onto lips, providing a cushion of soothing moisture. With antioxidants, including Lemon Butter, combined with broad spectrum SPF 25 sunscreen, our lip treatment provides year-round protection for lips”.

The shades are: Clear, Touch Of Berry, Naturally Nude, Pop of Peony and Pure Petal

BECCA Lush Lip Colour Balm, $22 from Ulta and Cult Beaty

“Flexible, buildable pigments allow your natural lip color to shine through to

Favourite Beauty Products Of 2012: Makeup

Before I start, I have to say that it was very hard to narrow my list  of favourite makeup products of 2012 but I’ve tried my best.

Let’s take a look at what I’ve chosen…

Face

Benefit Erase Paste

I don’t really use concealer on a daily basis, unless I have a new, really bad spot,  I just use Touche Eclat under my eyes and that’s all. But if I had to choose my favourite “concealer” type of product – that would be this one. It is a creamy peach corrector which works great for the  dark under eyes circles. I had a review of it but because of some tech problems, it was deleted, need to re-write it soon.

Omorovicza Complexion Perfector BB SPF 20 

One of my favourite face products you can read the details why here. If you can afford it, I would definitely recommend.

Rouge Bunny Rouge Tinted Moisturiser Sketches on Water

This gives a very natural finish and light coverage and you can’t see it on the face, at all! Miracle for dry skin in cold weather, as it doesn’t enhance any dry patches.  See all the shade available here.

Daniel Sandler Invisible Radiance Foundation and Concealer

It is a very nice foundation that gives a dewy finish so works great for my dry skin. The shade Porcelain is a great fit for fair skin and works for me in AW, in SS, I use the second lightest shade – Beige. Plus it comes with concealer which is a great deal for the price. Want to know more?

BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector in Pearl

This product probably doesn’t even need an introduction. It’s the best highlighter out there, it gives a  very natural and beautiful effect.

Cheeks

Wow, I was able to choose only three blushers, although I was very tempted to add more of them.

BECCA Cream Blush in Amaryllis 

My favourite blush for AW months, perfect cool toned and natural looking, gives a nice

AW17 Beauty Must Haves: Ellis Faas, BECCA and Victoria Beckham for Estee Lauder

To be honest, with so many new makeup releases, sometime it is hard to get excited about a new product but everything I have included in this post has that wow-effect. Let’s take a look!

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Ellis Faas is one of the coolest brands out there,  the formulas of their products are phenomenal, so are the textures and the colours. This is why I am excited to share that the brand just released three new shades of their incredible Lights. I have actually reviewed the Lights (here)…

The new colours are: E306 in Beige, E307 in Chocolate Brown and
E308 in Dark Metal.

You can buy Ellis Faas from Selfridges and Net-a-Porter.

BECCA brought out a palette with their 5 best-selling shades of

Favourite Beauty Products of 2013: Makeup

Finally I am writing about my 2013 favouries. You can read about my 2012 makeup favourites here.

But there are quite a few products that I want to mention, so I’ve decided to divide it into several posts, not to make it too long.

So the first part is about  makeup products for the face. And I did not want to include a product in each category, but wanted to mention the products that stood out to me.

The last thing that I have to mention  –  I have dry sensitive skin, and the age group is 25-30.

Favourite makeup products of 2013 foundation, tinted moisturizer, bb cream, powder

Clarins BB Skin Perfecting Cream SPF 25 (review)

This was the BB cream of the year for me. The base that I wore almost all the summer, it was a great match for my tanned skin. It feels light on the skin and gives a medium coverage, plus smells really nice.

Hourglass Illusion Tinted Moisturizer (review)

At first I wasn’t a huge fan of this product, but now I use it whenever  my skin needs some glow and luminosity, and there is no need for the highlighter.  It gives a very good coverage for a TM, I personally  don’t even need a concealer.

BECCA Luminous Skin Colour Ultra-Sheer Foundation SPF 25+ (review)

This is a discovery of the year. This foundation gives a very light coverage and has an almost fluid texture, so suitable for the days when your skin looks nice but you want to even out the complexion.

Rouge Bunny Rouge Tinted Moisturiser Sketches on Water (review)

If I could keep only one “base” – this would be it. It’s my