April 2016 Beauty Favourites

Can you actually believe that it is May, the fifth month of the year?! Time flies, it feels as if it was 1st of January only yesterday.  And this month I actually have quite a few products, including some amazing new discoveries.

April 2016 Beauty Favourites makeup4all

Makeup

Max Factor Glossfinity Nail Polish in 85 Cerise (review and swatches)

I have already finished a bottle of this, and am going through my second one, and I am wearing this, as I type, too. Such a gorgeous vibrant, juicy and glossy warm-toned red, it brightens up any look, and (almost) any mood. I am a fan.

For complexion I have been using these two products almost daily: Diorskin Nude Skin-Glowing Make-Up in Ivory (review and face swatches) Rouge Bunny Rouge Naked Disguise Concealer in Castalia.

Dior’s foundation is simply brilliant, it is a re-discovery for me. I like the coverage it gives and the finish, it is not matte but not too dewy either.  The shade, Ivory is the lightest in the range, and looks great even on my currently greenish pale and tired complexion. As for the concealer, I plan on writing a detailed feature about it soon. Surprisingly, I have already used half of the tube, and the love is going strong.  It gives just  the kind of coverage I like – the formula is not thick but it brightens up the under eye area.

Diorskin Nude Skin-Glowing Make-Up in Ivory Review and Swatches 2

Other products I have been using all the time are Inglot  Sculpting HD Powder in 504 (review) which I talk about non-stop, as it is my favourite product for adding

ArtDeco Miami Makeup Collection for Summer 2014

I am loving the look of this new ArtDeco makeup colletion inspired by Miami and summer weather.

You get lip glosses and eye shadows in a stick form, waterproof mascara, long-lasting  eye liners and juicy shades of nail polishes. Everything you need for a warm-weather makeup bag…

And how pretty is the promo image?

ArtDeco Miami Makeup Collection for Summer 2014 promoThe products are:

Glossy Lip Color: 12 Glossy Orange, 16 Glossy Pink Grapefruit, 20 Glossy Strawberry (love the look of it!), 26 Glossy Exotic, 32 Glossy Havana and

Makeup & Beauty Products for Two Weeks Away

If you follow me on Twitter, you know that I am currently away for the second week. Unfortunately, I am busy from dusk till dawn but I do appreciate the productive working time.

Here is a sneak preview of what I’ve packed makeup and beauty wise with me. I was very strict with myself, and limited it all to one (no7 Boots)  travel makeup bag.

Here is what makeup I had with me. All products from my current top 5  luxury makeup favourites post, a lot of Rouge Bunny Rouge products, as I plan to write a feature for the brand soon,  three blushes (I ended up using only tarte) and three lip shades, inducing my Tom Ford lipstick.

Makeup and beauty travel makeup bag makeup4all may

As for skincare, this is

Revisited: If You Could Use Only 3 Makeup Products

I was browsing Makeup4all the other day, and stumbled across this post from 2010. The point was to choose only three products I could use for my makeup. I was actually surprised by my choices, so thought I would do the same thing six years later.

If You Could Use Only 3 Makeup Products revisited mascara eye liner and blusher

So here is what I would go for and why:

Eye liner (ArtDeco Long Lasting Liquid Liner 01 Black)

I just have to have some kind of definition for my eyes, black liquid eye liner or a brown eye pencil, or even some eye shadows. But if I could use only one product- that would be this. These days I am loving ArtDeco, but there are lots of other nice ones I like.

Mascara ( Max Factor Voluptuous False Lash Effect Mascara, review coming later)

Favourite Plum Blush Combination for Winter

Regular readers know that I love my blushes… And I would like to show you my favourite blush combination that I have been wearing non-stop recently.  I adore my Amaryllis, but sometimes I just want something different.

Favourite Blush Combination Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush Artdeco Cream Rouge For Cheeks and LipsThis is when my berry/plummy/mauve blushes get some love. I am a fan of such shades for AW, as they look nice with my light skin and dark eyes and hair, they instantly brighten up the complexion and look nice with cool toned pinks and plums that I often wear on my lips.

I really like ArtDeco Cream Rouge For Cheeks and Lips in 17 Creamy Mauve (review), it is such a gorgeous shade but