Ok, I am finally doing it! Writing 2015 yearly favourites that is. The thing is when I started writing this post I’ve gathered so many products that I’d be going on, and on about them all. This is why here are 15 I loved the most. 15 since it was 2015, yes, I know…
If I had to choose only 1 product that would probably be Max Factor Creme Puff Blush in 25 Alluring Rose (review and swatches)
Long-time readers know how much I love my blushers. And this year it was all about this one, I’ve barely used anything else. Creme Puff Blush gives that luminous glow that instantly brightens up the complexion. The formula is incredibly soft and smooth and blends into the skin beautifully. I have several shades but Alluring Rose is the love of my [beauty] love.
The other favourite is still my Trish McEvoy Golden Bronzer (review). As you can see from the photo above, it is very well loved. It warms up the complexion without looking orange or muddy. I like the hint of radiance it gives, too.
BECCA’s Shimmering Skin Perfector in Pearl (review) is still the best glow-and-radiance-in-a-bottle product out there. I usually mix it with foundation to make my skin look “healthy”. This formula and shade = perfection.
If I had to pick only one “foundation” of the year – that’d be Clarins HydraQuench Tinted Moisturizer (review and swatches), hands down. It is dry skin’s best friend. Clarins know how toRead More
I’ve wanted theBalm luminizers for as long as I remember (and by that I mean since they came out). I have swatched them several times at the counter but couldn’t make up my mind on which one to get, and I could not justify getting all three considering how many products I already have.
This is why when I saw The Manizers palette – I simply had to get it. This is a limited edition, as far as I know, so get it while you can. Yes, the single powders come in that gorgeous packaging but this cardboard one is perfectly fine. It is sturdy and slim.
So what is so special about these powders?
First of all the texture, it is very smooth, soft and buttery, almost creamy, it melts into the skin. The pigmentation is also brilliant, you only need one swipe. It is no wonder these babies are so loved by all the beauty enthusiasts.
Let’s take a closer look:
This is a gorgeous warm-toned golden highlighter. And it is not subtle by any means, it gives you a proper glow, instantly brightens and perks up the complexion. Use it on top of the cheek bones, upper lip and under the brow bone. It may be too intense for some people for a day time but if you love you some luminosity – it is perfection.
Cindy-Lou ManizerRead More
It is that time of the month when we are talking about favourites, again. Can you believe that it is the last month of the year now? Speaking of December, I will be extremely busy so probably there will be a lack of posts, although there are tonnes of products I want to share about with you, but I will try to keep you updated on Instagram.
And here is the list of products I have been loving in November.
theBalm the Manizer Sisters palette
I’ve had this palette on my wish list ever since I’ve found out about it and finally got in November, and it is all kinds of dreamy, soft buttery textures that creates glow and luminosity, your “winter’s skin” best friend in a pan. I will write a detailed review this week, so stay tuned.
Rouge Bunny Rouge Kiss Elixir Lip Balm (review)
This lip balm is one of my favourites because it just works, nice formula, feels lovely on the lips, and it heals the cracked skin or prevents it from happening. This is my second tube. I squeeze out some on my finger, and also apply what is left on my cuticles.
Rimmel Exaggerate Lip Liners, one in East End Snob
Yes, I did get this lip liner to see why everyone loves it so much. I love Rimmel lip products anyway so this felt like a nice addition to my makeup bag. East End Snob works great for making your lips look fuller in a non-obnoxious way, there is not need to overdraw them like there is no tomorrow.
Clarins Eyebrow Pencil in 02 Light Brown
Considering that I have been using this eye brow product exclusively on my brows for the last several months I am surprised that I’ve never mentioned it. I like the texture which is not too soft so you get control over the application but at the same time it is not harsh; the bets formula. The spoolie on the other end is very helpful, too.
Vichy Aqualia Thermal Rich (for dry skin) and Elemental Herbology Vital Glow Overnight Resurfacing Creams.Read More
After neglecting Instagram for months, I have finally started posting there on a regular basis. Today I had the most amazing latte in the World with whipped cream, chocolate and caramel syrup and pieces of chocolate, and I was a bit sad that I did not think of posting a photo.
Next time you know I will be taking photos of myself in the mirror.
So, if you follow me there you may have already seen this photo of some new beauty related items that I’ve bought.
Lisa Eldridge Face Paint book, of courseRead More
There are a lot of new eye shadow launches, and I have picked four that caught my attention.
Let’s take a look:
As seen at the Dior’s SS15 Couture Show.This is a palette which contains shadows base, four illuminating eye shadows and a gel liner. Everything you need for a complete eye look.
Too Faced Natural Matte Neutral Eye Shadow Collection, $36 (will be available from Sephora)
According to the brand, this is a matte version of theirRead More