January 2013 Beauty Favourites

I used to write about my monthly favourites back in 2009, I think, but somehow stopped doing that. So I thought why not giving it another go in 2013?

So here is the list of my January 2013 Favourites and this time I’ve chosen only makeup, not to make a huge list. But next time I will probably add some of my beauty favourites, too. What do you think?

So here we go…

Lips

If I could choose only one favourite product of January – that would be Clarins Gloss Prodige in 09 Water Lily which is now my favourite lip gloss!  It is  hydrating, smoothing and looks  beautiful on the lips. And it smells delicious, too.

Face

Another product from Clarins would be their Beauty Flash Balm which is a must have for me in winter months, it makes my face look polished and brings back the glow. I also like how the foundation applies afterwards.

Speaking of foundation –  my top pick would be Rouge Bunny Rouge Tinted Moisturizer Sketches on Water. If you have dry skin, I would totally recommend, it blends into the skin and

Dior Addict Ultra Gloss Review and Lip Swatches

When I first heard that  Dior is going to create a new lip gloss I knew that it’s gonna be mine! So I was very happy when I finally got myself one.

There are 18 glosses divided into 3 different groups: Glow (subtle nudes with light shimmer), Pearl (mostly pink with more shimmer) and Flash (bright bold shades with lots of shimmer). Dior made a website dedicated to this gloss so you can read all the details there.

So far I’ve got only one gloss which is from a  “Glow group” and is called #236 Satin Peach. I always end up buying baby pink glosses so this time I “forced myself” to get something different.

This is how the gloss looks like – classic Dior design, very chic and elegant in my opinion, “straight from the runway” as it is stated. It is a flash-plumping lipgloss with a dazzling finish.

I really like how the gloss is described:

“Dior Addict Ultra Gloss features a featherweight formula with a flash-plumping, “spotlight shine” effect. Hyaluronic spheres keep lips smooth and moisturized, while mirror-like micropearls reflect light in all directions for a dazzling finish. The package is tall and sleek, with a Lucite top that mirrors the nano-spotlight effect. The precision brush applicator makes for effortless, perfect application every time.”

Why I love it so much.

To be honest I could not say it better myself! And this time I have to agree with everything that is written.

I really like the name “featherweight formula” because it perfectly describes this gloss. It is so light that you almost don’t feel it on the lips; it is not sticky at all, but yet the gloss is moisturizing.

It’s a pleasure to apply it because of the small brush which applies the gloss evenly  and it’s almost impossible to make a mess.

One more thing that I like is the effect that the gloss gives. It contains a lot of micro glitter particles which shine in the sun and make your lips look fuller and sexier. Maybe that sounds like a cliché but believe me this is the way it is, or at least I am lucky to see such effect on myself.

Dior Addict Ultra Gloss  doesn’t have any flavour and doesn’t smell to me.

If to talk about this particular shade( #236 Satin Peach) I like how it

Fall 2014: New Foundations

There are so many new foundations out this Autumn that I’ve lost the count. Almost every brand is brining out one. Here are only some…

 Fall 2014 New Foundations YSL Le Teint Encre de Peau and Estee Lauder Perfectionist Youth-Infusion Makeup YSL pic from magazine.flaconi.de

  • YSL Le Teint Encre de Peau -Lloyd Simmonds about it here.
  • Tom Ford Traceless Perfecting Foundation SPF15
  • Clarins True Radiance Foundation
  • Shiseido Sheer & Perfect Compact Foundation
  • Chanel Vitalumière Loose Powder Foundation SPF15
  • Sisley Phyto Teint Expert Foundation
  • Marc Jacobs Smart Wand Tinted Face Stick, $42 from Sephora.
  • Max Factor Skin Luminizer  Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide from Sephora for $48.
  • Estee Lauder Perfectionist Youth-Infusion Makeup SPF 25, already available here and here.

There is

SS2014 New Lip Products: Dior, MAC, Laura Mercier, Dolce&Gabbana, Smashbox and GOSH

So many new lip products were launched recently, so let’s take a look at some of them:

Dior Fluid Stick, £26, available in 16 shades.

Dior know how do make good lip products and how to present them!Probably the most exciting launch. This is basically a super-pigmented and glossy “liquid lipstick”. I would recommend checking out Dior’s website for all the details, tips and the awesome promo video. This launch reminded me why I love makeup so much, it is beautiful, and inspiring…

Dior Fluid Stick with Sasha Luss

Dolce&Gabbana Classic Cream Lipstick, £24. Available in 9 shades.

If I’d like a beauty product inspired by a celebrity – that would be definitely inspired by Monica Bellucci, she is the most gorgeous woman, in my opinion. I just only have to decide which shade to get now…

Dolce&Gabbana Classic Cream Lipstick with Monica Bellucci

GOSH Lip Lacquer, £5.99 available in 8 shades

These look super cute, and

SS16 Foundations: Chanel, Dior and Laura Mercier

Besides the lipsticks, the other makeup product almost every brand is bringing out for SS16 is  foundation. And while cushions and foundations with the dropper  (BECCA, Stila, Kiko Armani, Rouge Bunny Rouge etc) are having a real moment this season, “classic” foundations are still going strong.

And here are three that caught my attention with the official description:

SS16 Foundations Chanel, Dior and Laura Mercier

Chanel LES BEIGESHealthy Glow Foundation (£36 from Selfridges)

“An invisible foundation that creates a natural healthy glow by giving skin the radiance of a day spent outdoors, while protecting it from harsh environmental conditions. The perfection of a natural glow. With a range of subtle, easy-to-wear beiges, CHANEL’s Healthy Glow Foundation frees women from their fears of using foundation and gives every skin tone a lasting healthy glow. The soft and comfortable texture glides over the skin and melts away. The texture becomes imperceptible and allows the skin to breathe freely, while protecting it from harsh environmental conditions. The complexion is evened-out and enhanced with a sheer finish.”

Dior Diorskin Forever Perfect Makeup Broad Spectrum,  ( £33 from Selfridges and from $50 from Saks)

“Everlasting 16-hour perfection from morning to