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Favourite Beauty Products of 2018

Since I already posted about my favourite makeup products of 2018, it is time for beauty!

Face

I am in my (early) 30s, and I have very dry skin which requires a lot of attention so I take my skincare seriously.  I am aware that all of the products I am going to mention are high end but every single one works incredible for my skin, and  none was a press sample, which proves that I do have a very high opinion about them and am ready to invest.

SARAH CHAPMAN Ultimate Cleanse (from Net A Porter, Cult Beauty and  Space NK).

I do not care for celebrities, unless it is Victoria Beckham, and very few other  ones in which case, I pay very close attention to her/their beauty recommendations. In fact,  someone I know who works for a big beauty brand told me that the Beckhams are among very few celebs who offer to pay for the samples they are sent. I’ve had very high expectations for this cleanser (and yes, partly because Mrs. B loves it), and it did not disappoint. Everything about the Ultimate Cleanse is pure luxury: from the packaging to the formula. Rich texture makes it easy to massage in, you get that at-home-spa feeling. And the result are fab! Clean and glowing skin without any tightness.  There is only one problem, now I want everything from the brand.

Anne Semonin Precious Serum  (from Harrods and  Net a Porter).

This is  very pricey product but after reading the most glorious reviews ( and waiting when there was a sale) I had to get it. And, seriously, this serum is

Want It: Estee Lauder La Dangereuse by Violette Makeup Collection

To be honest, Estee Lauder was never the brand I cared for that much until recently, somehow very few products appealed to me. The  break through for me was the collaboration with Victoria Beckham.I’ve been following her for ages now.

And ever since EL appointed Violette to be their Creative Director, everything changed. This is her second collection, and it looks perfect. I also love how well edited it is, there are only a few products but they are absolutely perfect!

Halloween Vinyl Photo Backdrops (backdrop roll)

La Dangereuse:

Eye Gloss, Dot on bare skin or over eye makeup (£24), Glitter Pot ( £22), Pure Color Envy
Sculpting Lipstick  in Diabolique (£27), Pure Color Envy Paint On Liquid Lipcolor (£25)in La Dangereuse and Naked Matte, Deluxe Eye Crayon( £21) Sly & Sultry, Pure Color Envy
Sculpting Face Trio (£36) and La Dangereuse Eyeshadow Palette
8-Color Palette ( £42) in  Amour Amour and Blue Dahlia.

Quite frankly, I would love

Ciate & Olivia Palermo and Nails INC & Alice + Olivia Collaborations

Here are two latest collaborations in the “nail polish world” that are worth your attention.

The first one, which is already out is  from Olivia Palermo and Ciate.  There are three shades to choose from:

Ciate and Olivia Palermo nail polish collection

  • Hutch, my go to red
  • Nantucket, my haute vacation coral
  • Sundays, my off duty nude

The price is £17 from Look Fantastic/ $29 from Sephora.

I personally really love the golden writing on the bottles and the

Nails Inc Spring Summer 2015 Mini Gel Effect Collection

How absolutely gorgeous is the new design of the Nails Inc? So chic, classic and sophisticated. And the gel effect formula is great, too. And their collaborations with Victoria Beckham and Alexa Chung are pretty coo, too.

Here is actually a preview of the mini set for SS15 (this is not the same design, as their regular polishes, FYI).

Nails Inc Spring Summer 2015 Mini Gel Effect Collection

The shades are:

Max Factor Skin Luminizer Foundation Review

Foundation that made it’s début at  Victoria Beckham’s (AW14) show;  with the look  created by Pat McGrath? Need I say more? I am in!

What foundation was that? Max Factor’s Skin Luminizer. I was sent one of the shades, so here are my thoughts:

Max Factor Skin Luminizer Foundation Review and SwatchesI am a big fan of the design, the cool swirly highlighter stripes add something special to it. Both products mix together, as they come out.

The packaging is made of plastic, which may not look  or feel so chic as my favourite, sadly discontinued Second Skin, but it is very handy for travelling and taking it with you, it is very light.

The pump is very well made,  it dispenses even a very small amount of product so you don’t waste any.

What about the foundation itself?

It has a