Last month I won BECCA’s Mineral SPF Primer in their twitter giveaway! I was very excited as I’ve always wanted to try their primers. It took me so long to write this review as I wanted to think carefully what to write as all I could think of was OMG. I. Love.It.So.Much!
So here we go…
This primer is kind of thick and white and it smells like sweets to me. But it goes on very easily, feels light and leaves the skin feeling silky and smooth. I really loved using it on my very dry skin, it helped the foundation to look better and to last longer.
As the result your skin is looking much nicer, I’d say that the texture looks better, not that it will hide all your imperfections but it definitely helps to even out the skin. It also make the pores and lines look less obvious, not that they become invisible but I can definitely see the difference.
It is said that it seals in the moisture and that
If you prefer cheaper makeup brands this post is for you! Two affordable makeup brands released their Spring 2011 makeup collections.
So Sleek’s collection is called Avoir La Peche and it’s all about the peach and coral colours which I really like.
This mini collection includes:
- Pan Tao blush, €6
- Paraguaya i-Divine Palette, €8.50
- Pout Polish in Sugar May, €7
I personally think it’s worth the attention.
And here is the Revlon Spring 2011 makeup collection
I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while now and the conversation with the lovely Daniel Sandler on twitter(don’t forget to follow him…yes, that Daniel Sandler, Make Up Artist, and yes, you are right when you are thinking about the Watercolours ).
So today’s topic is makeup in films and shows. The question is… Do you think that every time you see a beauty product in a film or show – the company paid for that. Or was it just a part of the plot that the actress had to use lipstick/mascara/powder/perfumes/whatever and it was just a random choice, not a particular brand.
If it is a product placement (this is how it is called) why do they show the product for a second only and, unless you are very good at brands, you will never recognize what brand it was. Plus most people couldn’t care less, only us, makeup fans, always want to know what product was shown (or is it just me?!)
The other question. Who cares? I mean would you get something because Carrie uses this beauty product or Blair uses that beauty product? Maybe I would care and this would influence me when I was a teenager, although I can’t imagine where from I would have money to buy Chanel makeup, but now… I mean come on? Does it really work?
The other thing is when you see your favourite celebrity using a certain makeup product in real life! Remember how Angelina Jolie was spotted using Chantecaille gloss? Well, I read that it was sold out within hours. Amazing, isn’t it?!
I am on the hunt for a perfect Tinted Moisturizer for Spring and though I’d share what options I am considering. I’ve narrowed the list to 3 brands: Dior, BECCA and Hourglass. Now my only problem is that I can’t check out BECCA or Hourglass myself but since I love everything from the brands that I already have I am ready to risk.
So here are the options I am considering with the official information.
Dior Hydra Life Pro-Youth Skin Tint SPF 20 Tube 50ml, £28.50
“A lightweight, tinted moisturizer containing SPF 20 to help prevent sun damage. At the heart of the Dior Gardens blossoms the secret of new, intense hydration that helps to actively preserve youthfulness by diffusing moisture. Hydra Life combines three pure plant extracts derived from these gardens—Jisten, Centella, and Black Rose—to offer the skin all the benefits of the Cellular Bio-Exaltation. The tinted coverage offers light-diffusing pigments that create a natural and visibly enhanced complexion while the formula acts like a true defense barrier against environmental stress thanks to SPF UVA and UVB filters.”
BECCA Luminous Skin Colour, 50ml, £35
“A combination tinted moisturiser and sheer foundation, Luminous Skin Colour visibly improves the complexion, yet looks incredibly natural on the skin while
Just after I first heard of the new Dior Addict lipstick I knew that it would be mine! As I already said – I love absolutely everything about it, from the promo video and images to the design and the formula.
looks like a simple silver
There are so many shades that everyone can get a right one. If you want something very subtle – go for 253 Basic which looks similar to Guerlain 71 Rose Desir from spring which was hard to get in some countries as far as I know (I’ve swatched them both on my lips, one side was Dior on the other – Guerlain, it was the closest dupe we could find, by we I mean me and sales assistant). It may be also similar to Chanel’s Boy but I haven’t compared them.
Speaking of Rouge Coco Shine, I didn’t get one yet because I was so overwhelmed with Dior that I couldn’t pick the shade, but I will be back for it later. Although I think I will just get the Boy as I want something very natural and sheer for an every day use, as I don’t wear opaque nude lipsticks.
But back to the Dior Addict Lipstick. I’ve been