It is the time when I am telling you about my favourite products of the year. I did not pick a product in each category just for the sake of having one, but rather only those that really stood out for me.
The first part will be about makeup. Here we go…
Base:Clarins HydraQuench Tinted Moisturizer (review)
Although there were quite a few “foundations” I loved, this tinted moisturizer was the base of 2014. It gives a natural and glowing light-t0-medium coverage, and leaves the skin looking beautiful. HydraQuench is one of my favourite skincare ranges, and this TM is just as good, as everything else, works perfectly for my very dry, dehydrated and sensitive skin. I am very pleased that it never accentuated any dry patches I sometimes have.
Concealer: Clarins Instant Concealer (review)
Definitely the best concealer out there, covers the dark circles and brightens the under eye area, doesn’t get in the fine lines, stays on really well.
Powder: Rouge Bunny Rouge Flawless Face Powder Precious Velvet (review)
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Tarte Cosmetics have been killing it lately with their Brazilliance range, Amazonian butter lipsticks, the sculptor contouring face slenderizer, loved by so many makeup addicts, and many other products.
But what are they offering for Fall?
There is a beautifully put together Rainforest After Dark collection. Let’s take a closer look at the products.
It is a palette which combines both makeup and skincare. All shade contain different clays, such as rose clay (soothes skin around the eye area), vanilla clay (helps control oil to keep pigment in place all day) and gold clay (maintains gentle skin balance and moisture).
The shades, they are: bare to explore (pink beige), make a mauve (plum mauve), plum away with me (dark plum), up to no gold (gold), tan-gled up in you (tan), don’t turn a-brown (dark brown), unleashed (nude rose blush), champagne (highlighter) and park ave princess (bronzer).
For example, timeless smoothing primer ($39), which is described as a “melt-in smoothing primer with innovative blurring and filling technology for a youthful appearance perfectly primed for makeup application.”
The formula is infused with Vitamins C & E and green bean extract which help the skin to look smoother and firmer. Tarte suggest that their primer can be also worn on it’s own, without the foundation on top.
If you need to cover up any imperfections -maracuja creaseless concealer ($24; available in 13 shades) is a product to look at!
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Rejoice the lovers of pen-form eye liners! I am personally a huge fan, and use this one a lot! Three brands are brining out their versions.
Givenchy released a Liner Couture Black which you can get from Harrods for £23.50. The tip looks very thin, so I assume that it should work even for a precise between-the-lash application.
Even though this post is all about the liners, I thought I’d mention the new mascara from the brand, as well – Givenchy Noir Couture Volume Black Taffetas, which you can get from Harrods for £23.50 or Sephora for $32 which is a volumizing mascara. I could get it only for the packaging. Seriously, the brand just kills it with their new design! The best. Period.
I also couldn’t be happier that my favourite Mariacarla is the face of the launch!
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If you follow me on Twitter, you know that I am currently away for the second week. Unfortunately, I am busy from dusk till dawn but I do appreciate the productive working time.
Here is a sneak preview of what I’ve packed makeup and beauty wise with me. I was very strict with myself, and limited it all to one (no7 Boots) travel makeup bag.
Here is what makeup I had with me. All products from my current top 5 luxury makeup favourites post, a lot of Rouge Bunny Rouge products, as I plan to write a feature for the brand soon, three blushes (I ended up using only tarte) and three lip shades, inducing my Tom Ford lipstick.
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Pink is the colour for Spring 2014, a lot of beauty brands have at least one rose-tinted product in their seasonal release. And it’s not a surprise, what other shade can perk up your complexion and make it look fresh and youthful?
Even the promo photos of the leading luxury beauty brands [YSL, Givenchy, Lancome, Burberry, Dior, Guerlain] give us an inspiration on how to wear pink, which is always feminine and classy. And with all the variations of this prettiness, colour and texture wise, every girl, no matter what age and skin tone, can find a suitable product.
Here are some of the products you can choose from:
Clarins Multi-Blush Cream Blush in 02 Candy, Lancome Blush Highlighter, Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush inRead More