I honestly can’t believe that it is September next week, it seems like it was June only yesterday. But this was an absolutely amazing month, and here are the beauty products that really stood out to me.
Clarins Joli Rouge Lipstick in 738 Royal Plum (review and swatches)
Clarins revamped their Joli Rouge line (as seen here), and now it looks even more chic, and the formula feels even more comfortable. Royal Plum is the shade to die for, it is a must have for Autumn! I have to confess that oxblood was the colour of the month for me. Max Factor Glossfinity Nail polish in 185 Ruby Fruit was the shade I wore on my toes all month long.
My love for Clarins Blush & Bronzing Compact (review and swatches) is still going strong. Please excuse me for mentioning everywhere I possibly can but this was honestly the product of summer 2016 for cheeks. Get it if you can still find it.
YSL Faux Cils Mascara
This mascara does not need an introduction, it creates incredibly voluminous, full and thick lashes. I am also a sucker for that beautiful gold packaging.
Revlon Colorstay Liquid Eye Pen
My eye liner of choice in the last several months, it is very easy to use, stays on for the whole day and gives an intense black effect.
Elemental Herbology Nutritive Lip Complex
To be honest, I did not like it all that much at first because of the relatively strong herbal-y scent (and taste) but now I am a huge fan, and this is the only lip balm I am currently using. It really moisturises and nourishes the lips. I use it every single evening before going to bed.
In July I’ve purchased three mini products, and two of them became favourites in August. I haven’t tried the dry shampoo yet.
OGX Beauty Nourishing Coconut Milk Conditioner
I wanted a travel-friendly conditioner, and when I saw this one in the shop, I had to get it after reading all the raves about the range. And, I have to admit that now I get all the hype. It smells incredible and leaves the hair really soft, smooth and glossy. Several people complimented my hair after this conditioner.
Toni & Guy Casual Sea Salt Texturising Spray
I’ve wanted a small bottle of some kind of volumizing hair product, and this seemed like a great option. And it is amazing, I personally find that it does add volume but doesn’t make my hair look dry out and crusty, as some sea salt sprays tend to do. Big thumbs up from me.
Daniel Sandler Blusher Brush (as seen here)
I am actually surprised that I have never mentioned this brush in my month favourites, as it is one of the best and most frequently used brushes from my collection, I love it very much. It is incredibly soft and the shape is great for adding a touch of blush or bronzer to the face.Read More
August is the month when I always go on a holiday, and now I am back and
not ready to get back to life. This year I was very proud of myself for not over-packing or taking any extra products.
Here is the makeup I had with me for two weeks, and I could actually take even less lip products, everything else I have used religiously. If I had to pick 3 products I’ve used/loved the most that would be:
YSL Faux Cils Mascara – it is absolutely incredible, the best mascara ever.
Revlon Colorstay Liquid Eye Pen – most of the days I love my cat eye, and this happen to be the liner I am using now, I really love the shape of the nib which is incredibly easy to use.
Clarins Blush & Bronzing Compact (review and swatches) it isRead More
It’s time for June’s favourites, and somehow this time it is all about Clarins. I have bought quite a few products from the brand and have been sent some samples, and most products were incredible. After all it is one of my favourite brands for a reason. There are also two beauty tools, self tanning drops and bath salts.
Here we go.
Let’s start with makeup, as there are only two products that really stood out to me. Technically three, but two are the same product just different shades. Clarins Blush & Bronzing Compact (review and swatches) my love for this bronzer is still going strong. Now that I have a tan it looks amazing on, warms up the complexion and adds some definition.
As for the Clarins Waterproof Eyeshadow Shimmering Cream Colour (review and swatches) they are phenomenal, as I’ve already said. Extremely long-lasting and incredibly beautiful on the eyes. Just make sure you don’t apply too much, as they can look a bit dry. I’ve been wearing 03 Silver Taupe at the end of May and beginning of June when I still had a very pale complexion but now 04 Copper Brown is my favourite. It looks perfect now, am I a bronze goddess already?
June wasRead More
We continue the preview of the Autumn 2016 makeup collections, and now it’s time to take a look at what Clarins prepared for us. This collection features new eye shadows quads, new mascara in black and brown and a renewed BB cream. Let’s take a look.
4-Colour Eyeshadow Palettes, £34
These eye shadows can be applied alone or layered for a variety of make- up looks. Each palette offers highly concentrated mineral pigments in a of matte, satin and pearlescent finishes. Can be used wet or dry.
Shades: 01 Nude 02 Rosewood 03 Brown 04 Oud (Harrods and Selfridges exclusive shade)
BB Skin Detox Fluid SPF 25 £30
“Half make-up, half skin care, BB Skin Detox Fluid SPF 25 instantlyRead More
We all love personalised approach when it comes to everything including beauty, don’t we? This is why it is awesome to see brands having that approach. I am personally a fan of Concoction hair care brand, and now it is awesome to see Clarins and their Boosters.
What are these?
Clarins Boosters are basically high-concentrated formulas which are created for a certain concern. You simply add several drops to the cream of your choice. There are three options to choose from:
- Tones are re-energises the skin
- Minimises signs of fatigue
- Revives radiance
- Reduces feelings of discomfort
- Optimises skin strength
- Minimises the appearance of redness