Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm (Review) This was definitely my favourite cleanser of the year, it smells divine, feels gentle on the skin and leaves it smooth and plumped. Having a massage with it is so relaxing and pampering, a great way to finish off a busy day and have some “me” time.
One-Step Facial Cleanser with Orange Extract (review)
When I am in a rush, and don’t have time for a “proper” cleanse, which is usually in the mornings, – this is the product I reach for. I find that it works great for my dry and sensitive skin, removes the makeup and does leave the skin feeling amazing, as if I did the whole cleanse-tone routine. Did I mention the lovely scent?
Clarins Gentle Exfoliator Brightening Toner (review)
Another Clarins product, a
Take a look at Clarins summer 2010 makeup collection Instant Sunlight which is already available and you can get it both on-line and in stores. I really love the look the model is wearing and I think I should create it for myself. Unfortunately I don’t have anything from this new collection(yet?!) but I do have purple mascara and similar shadows, lipgloss and bronzer.
Instant Sunlight makeup collection—inspired by the colors of spices for intoxicating light and warmth. For women who want a sun-kissed look all year ’round or to enhance a beautiful tan during summer months.
Instant Sun Light Eye Palette,£ 29
Beautiful shades of Pearly Ginger, Iridescent Cinnamon, Sparkling Papaya and Nutmeg eyeliner. A delicate star flower for a fine gold sparkle.
Instant Smooth Crystal Lip Balm, £ 15.5
Combines the benefits of every type of lipstick – the same shape and glide as a traditional lipstick, as transparent as a lip gloss, the same subtle colour result of sheer lipstick and the comfort of a lip balm.
These balms are exclusive for Europe
Instant Sun Light Click & Gloss SPF 6,£15
A deliciously silky lip gloss, housed in a take-everywhere pen-style applicator. Delivers sun-kissed lips in just a click.
- 01 Vanilla
- 02 Coral
- 03 Cinnamon
Instant Smooth Compact,£ 23.5
Clarins Colour Accents Face & Blush Palette is a limited edition product from their Autumn collection.
The pattern includes four colours which you can use separately or swirl together.
I have to say that it is very hard to use the pink colour itself unless you use a very small (eye shadow) brush for a very precise application. But when it’s used mixed with other shades, it adds some freshness to the colour you get.
I personally use this palette as I would use my blush, bronzer or contouring powder, depending on what look I am going for.
It’s nice that Accents Face & Blush palette is not very dark or orange, it would look nice even on fair complexions if you use it lightly, of course.
Here are the swatches
I don’t have that many favourites this month but I really love each and every one a lot.
I am huge fan of Givenchy Noir Couture Mascara, and I really like this one, too. This ball-shaped mascara has been around for a while but I have tried it only this year and only because I’ve bought it by accident (did not return it because the lady at Givenchy told me it is her favourite). And I am happy I’ve kept it, as it is great. It takes time to get used to this shape but once you do – you can get incredible results: think, long and black lashes. I also like the fact that this mascara stays on without smudging all day. The only thing I’d say is that this is not a I-am-in-a-rush product, it does take some time to build up the effect but it is worth it, in my opinion.
Rouge Bunny Rouge Pristine Light Light Corrective Eye Primer. Use the code RBR-MAKEUP4ALL20 for a 20% off and get it here.
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I am actually surprised that I have so many favourites this month, as beauty wasn’t exactly my priority in January. But I truly loved all the products I am going to mention.
Surprisingly, it was all about the brown tones for me this month. I always wear red or berry, but felt like a wanted a change and be rebellious with the nudes. This probably doesn’t even make sense to some of you, I know.
Rouge Bunny Rouge Sheer Lipstick- Succulence Of Dew in Perfume Of His Gaze – it is described as “sheer tanned nude-beige”, and I totally agree. Never thought that I’d be wearing something like this. But never say never. Plus, it’s only makeup, it is supposed to be fun.
I am sure that you are already bored to death with me talking about this Trish McEvoy’s bronzer, but this is literally the only product I have been using on my cheeks lately (this and NYX Taupe). And Hourglass No. 2 Foundation/Blush brush is my favourite tool for bronzer/blush/healthy glow & colour on my cheeks.
Finally, there is a mascara that I have been using so much that all the words on it on it completely rubbed off – Max Factor Mastepiece Transform High Impact Volumising Mascara. It gives amazing volume, ultra-black colour and instant wow-effect.