September 2017 Beauty Favourites

I am sorry that I am writing about my September favourites only now but it is better later than never, right?

I love writing these, as it it always great to see what you’ve been loving, beauty wise.

Makeup

Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil in Soft Brunette (review and swatches)

I have rediscovered this little gem. The colour is spot on for me, and I like the shape of it which allows a very quick but still a precise application.

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Blushing Bride (review  and faceswatches)

Love Autumn makeup, all the berry and wine shades, and this was the blush of the month, not only I’ve used it  on my friend’s wedding day but I have been also using it on myself pretty much every day. It gives that beautiful flush with a hint of subtle golden shimmer.

Tarte tartelette Amazonian clay matte palette, ($46 from Sephora)

A lot of love for tarte lately, this

Christmas 2017: Reddish Eye Shadows Palettes

Reddish eye makeup is really in! Remember the absolutely gorgeous red makeup collection from Chanel? And Heat Naked Urban Decay palette?

Now, there are so many palettes to choose from, and here are just a few:

Dior Ruby 5-Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette,  857 in Ruby, $63 from  Naiman Marcus

Five shades which will be a perfect choice for those who are not a big fan of bulky palettes, and you get everything you need to create a look.

theBalm Nude Beach Eyeshadow Palette, $36 from Amazon and Feel Unique

theBalm eye shadows are some of the best, so I am sure this palette is incredible.

HUDA BEAUTY Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette, $65 from Sephora

Are Lip Scrubs The New Black?

I like observing those micro-trends in beauty, they are quite fascinating.  Do you remember that craze about the lip oils a while ago (I have a Clarins one)? It seems like now scrubs are the new “It” thing lips-cosmetics-wise.

While Lush and  Sara Happ  lip scrubs have been around for years, a lot of brands are releasing their option. And while some people say that mixing olive, or any oil of your choice, with sugar will give you the same effect, lip scrubs are popular as ever.

They come in a convenient stick formula; from such brands as Dior, Sephora, Tarte and Ciate, among others.

Or you can

SS17 Eye Shadows Palettes: Stila, Tarte, Viseart, LORAC, Kat Von D, Smashbox

Back in the days I was buying eye shadow palettes like there is no tomorrow but in the last several years I have stopped, and now I prefer quads, or even duos. I rarely use more than two shades on my eye lids anyway. But if you are, like my friend,  palette-crazy, I have selected some brand new releases for SS17.

Enjoy, and happy shopping!

Stila Matte ‘N Metal Eye Shadow Palette, $49 from   Feel Unique and Sephora.

Featuring six matte and six mega metallic shades: Vintage (Matte Pale Neutral Pink), Velvet (Matte Pale Pink), Feathered (Matte Pale Sand), Fringe (Matte Light Taupe), Suede (Matte Mid-Tone Mauve Pink), Velour (Matte Mid-Tone Warm Tan), Bohemian (Metallic Light Pewter), Retro (Metallic Rose Gold), Sequin (Metallic Gold), Smolder (Metallic Smoky Gunmetal), Sizzle (Metallic Rosy Copper) and Flare (Metallic Cool Bronze)

Lorac California Dreaming Eyeshadow Palette, $30 from Ulta.

Just like the Stila palette, this one features 12 shades, matte and shimmer, each is inspired by LA: Button, Starfish, Cozy, Bonfire, Overcast, Bonfire, Hot Toddy, Cable Knit, Seaside, Sand Castle, Boots, Kitty Cat and 65 Degrees

Kat Von D Pastel Goth Eyeshadow Palette, $38 from Sephora

Top 16 Features of 2016

I remember when I have just launched Makeup4all [almost] 8 years ago now, I  would check the analytics every day, sometimes even more than once. As Metallica’s song goes “Sad But True”.  But lately I check the analytics maybe once a month just to see what features you loved the most to make some conclusions for the upcoming posts.

And here are actually 16 most viewed posts of 2016, and I have included only the features about the products that are still available. I was actually surprised to see the most popular review of 2016 was of a  Rouge Bunny Rouge eye pencil. They have recently launched a new shade, so I better write up about it soon.

I was also a bit surprised to see that Max Factor  reviews got a ridiculous amount of views, and I really did not expect that.  But, to be honest, I am happy, as I have a very special love for Max Factor, not only it was the brand I used to buy as a teenager with my first earned money but also, it was the first brand I have ever worked with for Makeup4all, not to mention the history of the brand, so I am happy that the reviews of their products get so many views, I genuinely love so many of them.

Rouge Bunny Rouge Eyes Wide Open Brightening Liner Duo (review and swatches)

Max Factor Creme Puff Blushes Review and Swatches (review and swatches)

Max Factor Miracle Touch Creamy Blush  (review and swatches)

Max Factor Colour Elixir Lipstick in 725 Simply Nude (review and swatches)

Daniel Sandler Bronze And Glow Watercolour Blushers (review and swatches)

Clarins