Lip Products For the Weekend Away

I was away with my friends for the weekend, and it was exactly what I needed, we had such an amazing time, walked around, tried new food and just laughed a lot.

I thought I’d share what lip products I had with me. I could actually have less but since I wanted to make an effort for once and have a choice I took quite a few. And here they are together with everything else I had with me, so that you’d see the proportions.

Plus,  I’ve decided to share about the lip products, as regular readers will recognize all the other products as I talk about them non-stop anyway. But if you have any questions about any of the products – please leave me a comment.

Makeup Products for the weekend makeup4all

Also, since I usually talk about luxury lip products, I thought it’d be nice to include some budget-friendly options this time.

Clarins Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector. (review and swatches) – the best “nude”

I am totally in love with this line. I have already used up 01 Rose and now am half way through Rosewood. These are absolutely brilliant, just like the glossy version. I also have two more shades which are equally great!

Rouge Bunny Rouge Lip Potion Devilish Nectar – just for fun.

This is actually a  lip gloss with Chilli which makes your lips fuller.  It also contains  golden shimmer so the lips do look pretty. I did not get a chance to use it this time but it was nice to have options.  I will

What’s On My Face Today: Summer Makeup

In summer, when it’s hot I really don’t like wearing a lot of makeup, I like to keep it simple, yet  pretty and with some definition.

Summer Makeup Clarins YSL Too Faced Ellis Faas

Clarins BB Cream is a wonderful product to use in such weather. It suits my (currently) tanned skin, feels light  on and evens out the complexion.

Then for the blush I’ve been reaching for YSL’s 4 Audacious Orange blush, it’s my favourite orange and the cream-to-powder formula works great even in the heat. Yes, that’s right –  no highlighter or bronzer, the blush was enough.

As for the eyes, I’ve been

Lipstick Week: Current Top 3 and a Wish List

To finish our Lipstick Week I’ve decided to feature my current top 3 lipsticks and share the top 3 that are on my wish list.

I’ve made myself choose lipsticks in different colour families, so here are: plum, red and pink. I don’t like orange, nude or any other shades that much.

Since I have already reviewed each lipstick, I have just included the links. I also have to mention that Clarins was recently reformulated, and the new version is even better!

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Clarins Joli Rouge Lipstick in 738 Royal Plum (Review and Lip Swatches)

Givenchy Le Rouge Lipstick  in 302 Hibiscus Exclusif (Review and Lip Swatches)

Lancome L’Absolu Rouge in 160 Rouge Hypnose  (Review and Lip Swatches)

Honourable mentions go to

Clarins Extra-Firming Body Cream Review. Rave

My skin is very dry and in winter I have to use a cream or butter (yes, the lotion is not enough) at least once a day.

I have tried several Clarins body moisturisers over years and their Extra-Firming Body Cream is my absolutely favourite. In fact, this is one of the best creams I have ever tried.

This is a rich cream, which is almost like a butter, but it doesn’t feel greasy or oily at all.  According to Clarins, the product should lift, tone and comfort, and it does.

My dry skin absorbs it pretty quixkly and doesn’t leave any residue. I personally really love the nice and subtle scent which would not conflict with your perfume.  Skin on my body feels very nourished,

Clarins Instant Light Eye Perfecting Base Review

Never underestimate the power of a good base! Today I want to show you a really great one – Instant Light Eye Perfecting by Clarins.

Why do I like it?

Clarins Instant Light Eye Perfecting Base Review

As the name suggests, it instantly evens out the eye lids. And I truly appreciated the effect when I was doing the makeup on a  client who had really a lot  of blue veins showing through. This products created a perfect canvas to begin the work with.

The formula smooths the skin, and makes the eye shadows stick to it better. Just make sure that you apply a thin layer and spread it out evenly. That makes the eye shadows last a lot longer without