Victoria Beckham Made Me Do It: Sarah Chapman Ultimate Cleanse

This feature was sitting in drafts for months now, so finally I’ve got around writing about it.  I’ve been hearing a lot of  incredible things about Sarah Champan’s Skinesis line,  I’ve listened to many interviews with her, and she seemed like such a knowledgeable lady, and also extremely passionate about her company. It also did not hurt that some of friends love the line, and  Victoria Beckham is a fan. I mean…

This cleanser actually ended up  in my  2018 favourites and here is why.

It is a luxurious oil based cleanser that is a pleasure to use. Works great for massaging the skin (here is Sarah’s tutorial) and leaves it clean, smooth and soft.  And even glowing and radiant, I honestly think so!  Also, it never makes my [dry] skin feeling tight or  dry.

The gentle balm turns into  milk when

SS19 Bronzers: Lancome, Chanel, Chantecaille, byTerry Clarins and Givenchy

May means that pretty much all of the summer collections are out, including all the pretty bronzers. I have chosen six that caught my eye. But it seems that I will have to feature more a bit later.

Chanel duo bronze et lumièreBronzer And Highlighter Duo, $70 from Chanel

As all bronzers in this feature, it comes in 2 shades: Clair and Medium (shown). You get a matte bronzer and an  iridescent highlighter. I looks pretty perfect to me.

 Lancome  LE FRENCH GLOW , $45 Nordstrom and Saks

How cool are the LIBERTÉ, EGALITÉ, FEMININITÉ writings on the bronzer?  You get 4 shades in each compact to bronze and contour. You can get 1 Warm Liberte  or 2 Warm Sensualite.

Clarins Bronzing Compact, $45 from Saks, Nordstrom

Clarins summer bronzers are some of the best on the market, I still really love

SS19 Lip Products: Lisa Eldridge, Laura Mercier, BITE Beauty, Tom Ford, Hourglass, Givenchy

Spring/Summer season beauty wise means new lip releases, so I’ve chosen the ones that caught my attention.  It is insane how the textures and the formulas improve all the time and we get more sophisticated lip products all the time. Just take a look at these innovative gems.

Laura Mercier Velour Lip Powder in Paris (shown) and New York £25 from Cult Beauty $28 from the Website, Nordstrom

A limited edition creamy matte lip powder trio with a metallic sheen. Comes with a moisturizing Base Balm to prep the lips. These look really cool, and I love the concept.

Lisa Eldridge lipsticks. The red ones sold out within a day(s) so I did not even have time to get any. But she promised a restock, and new nude and fuchsia shades (see below a pic of Eva wearing one of the new shades; pic is from Lisa’s Insta)!  I don’t know the date yet.

BITE BEAUTY Outburst Longwear Lip Stain, $24 from Sephora

Bite beauty lip products are incredible, and it looks like it’s another great one

Makeup4all Recommends: Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Eye Shadow Palette. Review and Swatches

Let me introduce you to my [current] favourite eye shadow palette. This was a gift from one of my girlfriends a while ago, and I have been using it ever since.

You get a great selection of shades in this palette from matte nudes to gorgeous and fun metallics. I wore every single shade numerous times, and they all can be toned down or played up.  And the quality is exceptional, all shades are pigmented, butter-smooth, silky and easy to blend.

The mattes are never chalky and the glittery shades are refined and exquisite.

Basically, this palette is very inspiring, you just look at it, and want to try different shades and play with it. And I don’t remember when was the last time I could be bothered to apply more than two shades on my eye lids. Not anymore. I love layering mattes with metallics on top especially.

The shades are:

Makeup Trend: 3-in-1 Gloss for Eyes, Lips and Face

A while ago I did a feature on eye gloss and today I want to share about the extension of that trend which is 3-in-1 glosses. Glossy/glass skin has been a thing in Asia for ages now but we are seeing it in Western beauty trends now, as well.  And I like it.

Here are just three products that were recently released which are specifically marketed for lips, eyes and face. While you can always use a good old Bobbi Brown Crystal Gloss why not playing with [hopefully] new textures?

Let’s take a look:

LAURA MERCIER Glacé Touch,  £23/$28 Cult Beauty, Selfridges, Nordstrom.

These are a part of the summer collection and come in 4 shades: Nomade, a perfect nude, Oasis a vivid rose, Laissez-Faire a clear shimmer or Dreamer a bronze shimmer.

Glacé Touch are promised to be a sheer, non-sticky gloss for  dewy, high-shine glowing finish.

The looks below, which I found on Pinterest (still obsessed with it), will hopefully inspire you to experiment with glosses, as well.

KEVYN AUCOIN The Glass Glow Face and Body Illuminator 30ml, £26 Cult Beauty/ Space NK/ $32 from Sephora

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