Tag: foundation for dry skin

SS17 Foundations: YSL, Armani and Clarins

There have been quite a few foundation launches recently but I have selected three that really stand out to me, and that are very different, so there is something for everyone.

Touche Éclat Cushion Compact Foundation, $48 from Nordstrom

“A lightweight, sheer, buildable coverage formula to give skin a fresh dewy glow and natural finish. Gives a  sheer to medium buildable coverage.”

Available in 6 shades.

 Clarins Pore Perfecting Matifying Foundation, £28 and $38 from Nordstrom

“Optically blurs imperfections. Upon

Clarins HydraQuench Tinted Moisturizer Review and Swatches. Rave

Being a huge HydraQuench Clarins range fan, I was extremely excited about the Tinted Moistirizer from the line which came out recently.

It’s been the only “base” product that I’ve been wearing for the last two weeks. I also included it in my May beauty favourites.

Clarins HydraQuench Tinted Moisturizer Review 00 porcelainWhy do I love it so much?

It is a light and non-greasy or oily texture, which is exactly what I need in summer. It doesn’t feel heavy and I don’t get that horrible feeling, as if my skin can’t breathe and I need to take off my makeup as soon, as possible.

Being Clarins, the formula includes skin beneficial ingredients, such as hyaluronic acid, which

My Top 5 Favourite Beauty Products From Daniel Sandler Cosmetics

Another month, another “Top 5” from one of my favourite brands. And this time it’s all about Daniel Sandler Cosmetics.

For those who are new to the line, I’d describe it a brand with high-performing and great quality products that cost less than your “luxury brand products” but deliver the same results. Plus there are quite a few unique and innovative offerings.

So here is what I’ve chosen.  Please note that the photos are taken in direct sunlight.

My Top 5 Favourite Beauty Products From Daniel Sandler Cosmetics

1.Invisible Radiance Foundation and Concealer

I have mentioned this product so many times already that, I think,  you all know by now how much I like it. It is definitely one of the best “base” products I have tried. It works amazing for my dry skin – evens out the skin tone and gives  a beautiful glowing/dewy finish. To read a detailed review click here.

2. Watercolour Blushers

These are unique liquid blushers that are absolutely fantastic. I have written about them so many times, that I’ll just include the links, so that you can read everything you need to know and see the swatches here, here and here. I also have tips from Daniel himself on how you can use his most famous creation!

3. Watercolour Creme Rouge

Clarins Skin Illusion Mineral & Plant Extracts Loose Powder Foundation Review and Swatches

As you may remember, there are a lot of new foundations out for Autumn. So here is, as promised, review of one of them – Clarins Skin Illusion Mineral & Plant Extracts Loose Powder Foundation.

I have the lightest shade, of course, which is 105 Ivory. I actually really like the design of this foundation.  I love how it looks on my vanity, it draws attention and it is cute. Isn’t it important, too? 😉

I don’t usually use mineral foundations as they may look powdery and a bit cakey on my dry skin. But since it’s summer my skin is normal now, so I’ve decided to give this one a try. I’ve had it for several weeks and am ready to tell you my opinion.

Here is how the powder  looks like.

First of all, I love the scent, it smells fresh and floral, as a lot of Clarins powders do, and I love it!  I was afraid that it may look too obvious on my skin, but it doesn’t.  You should prep your skin first and application is the key here (more on that read below). But it looks flawless and blends in beautifully. Skin Illusion doesn’t feel heavy on the skin, if fact, I can’t even feel it.

It is long-lasting and stays on really well. Unfortunately, I did not have a chance to test it out in the heat but it does stay  on all day long when it’s  +25C.

The coverage is medium to high, it is buildable, I had some skin problems this month and it was enough. I just used a little bit of concealer on top. Otherwise, this loose  powder foundation would be enough.

I have also used cream products on top (photo below) and they

Max Factor Ageless Elixir 2 in 1 Foundation + Serum. Review and Swatches

I have written a preview of Max Factor Elixir Boutique some time ago and I was actually given both lipsticks and foundation to try. So today I want to tell you about the foundation.

Since I like Max Factor foundations and Second Skin is probably my favourite foundation ever, I was excited to try the newest addition to the range.

This foundation contains serum and is developed  “to target the antiageing needs of women”. It should protect against signs of ageing such as skin discolouration and age spots over time, it also addresses the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

Since I don’t have any discolouration, age spots or fine lines, I can’t make any comments on that. But I can tell my impression about the foundation in general.

It comes in a light plastic  bottle with a very convenient pump which makes the application easy. I personally absolutely love the scent of this foundation, it smells  something fresh and fruity. But the scent disappears after some time so don’t worry if