In summer, when it’s hot I really don’t like wearing a lot of makeup, I like to keep it simple, yet pretty and with some definition.
Clarins BB Cream is a wonderful product to use in such weather. It suits my (currently) tanned skin, feels light on and evens out the complexion.
Then for the blush I’ve been reaching for YSL’s 4 Audacious Orange blush, it’s my favourite orange and the cream-to-powder formula works great even in the heat. Yes, that’s right - no highlighter or bronzer, the blush was enough.
As for the eyes, I’ve beenRead More
I am pretty sure that you all know by now, that I am a huge fan of BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector in Pearl which was recommended to me by Lisa Eldridge several years ago.
And although it works perfectly for me and (so far) for all the girls I’ve used it on, some may prefer a different formulation.
So if you are not a huge fan of liquids, you’d be happy to hear about the new Compact Shimmering Skin Perfectors. Naomi, a lovely fellow BECCA fan, actually spotted that these are already available at Sephora and it was nice of her to share.
The new highlighters are described as ”creamy powder luminizers”. I wonder if they will bring out Pearl in this formulation. If so, I’d love go get one for myself.
So far the shades that are available are: Opal, Topaz and Moonstone, each retails for $38.
Besides the new highlighters, there is also a lovely eye shadow palette released for summer, Ultimate Eye Color Quad in Sun Chaser.
Remember the original Meet Matt(e) palette by theBalm? Well, guess what? The brand just released the new version which is called Meet Matt(e) Nude.
And I think I need it. You get nine nude matte eye shadows. I can already see that I don’t have several shades in my collection. Plus it’s not that easy to find good quality matte eye shadows, and theBalm’s definitely are!
The actual photo of the palette is from theBalm’s Facebook page
So far you can only pre-order this palette at their official website for $42 (they’ll ship on the 18th). But I do hope that the lovely Matt(e) will make it to Feel Unique, as most of theBalm’s palettes do.
the Balm Shady Lady Palette Vol. 2 (£38/ $39.50) is one of my favourites!
It comes in a Zebra palette with a nice mirror and nine eye shadows, some of them can be also used as the liners.
Caught in the Act Courtney , Feisty Felicia, Insane Jane, Bossy Bobbi, Makeout Mary, Just this Once Jamie , Mischievous Marissa, Tempting Tara, and Devilish Danielle.
Close up of the shades with a flash
Here are the swatches of all the shades and my opinion:Read More
I’ve been really excited about theBalm’s Nude Tude palette, so I was happy to get it to show you all.
This is how the package looks like, it’s very theBalm, retro photo and a cardboard packaging.
There is also a lovely and useful mirror inside. As you may remember, there are two variants of the design inside: naughty and nice. Luckily, I’ve got the naughty one which I absolutely love!Read More