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January 2015 Beauty Favourites

I am actually surprised that  I have so many  favourites this month, as beauty wasn’t exactly my priority in January. But I truly loved all the products I am going to mention.

January 2015 beauty favourites makeup4all

Makeup

Surprisingly, it was all about the brown tones for me this month. I always wear red or berry, but felt like a wanted a change and be rebellious with the nudes. This probably doesn’t even make sense to some of you, I know.

Rouge Bunny Rouge Sheer Lipstick- Succulence Of Dew in Perfume Of His Gaze – it is described as “sheer tanned nude-beige”, and I totally agree. Never thought that I’d be wearing something like this. But never say never. Plus, it’s only makeup, it is supposed to be fun.

I am sure that you are already bored to death  with me talking about this Trish McEvoy’s bronzer, but this is literally the only product I have been using on my cheeks lately (this and NYX Taupe). And  Hourglass No. 2 Foundation/Blush brush is my favourite tool  for bronzer/blush/healthy glow & colour on my cheeks.

Speaking of Hourglass, their Visionaire Eye Shadows Duo in Gypsy was another favourite. Along with Inglot’s  Eye Shadows AMC Shine 37 – I can never get enough of these two!

Finally, there is a mascara  that I have been using so much that all the words on it on it completely rubbed off – Max Factor Mastepiece Transform High Impact Volumising Mascara. It gives amazing volume, ultra-black colour and instant wow-effect.

Skincare

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Best Beauty Products of 2014: Skincare

Here is finally a third part of my 2014 favourites: you can see part one here and part two here. This time it is all about skincare… Best Beauty Products of 2014 Skincare Elemis Ren FOM Clarins Algenist Jo Malone

Cleansers

Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm (Review) This was definitely my favourite cleanser of the year, it smells divine, feels gentle on the skin and leaves it smooth and plumped. Having a massage with it is so relaxing and pampering, a great way to finish off a busy day and have some “me” time.

One-Step Facial Cleanser with Orange Extract (review)

When I am in a rush, and don’t have time for a “proper” cleanse, which is usually in the mornings, – this is the product I reach for. I find that it works great for my dry and sensitive skin, removes the makeup and does leave the skin feeling amazing, as if I did the whole cleanse-tone routine. Did I mention the lovely scent?

Clarins Gentle Exfoliator Brightening Toner (review)

Another Clarins product, a

Algenist Advanced Anti-Aging Repairing Oil Review. Rave

I want to tell you about one of the best products I have ever put on my face – Algenist Advanced Anti-Aging Repairing Oil. It is so good the words cannot describe.

I was recently on a holiday in Greece and, although I did not really “bake” my skin under the sun, it was still dehydrated and “wrinkly”, it almost seemed like I had fine lines on my forehead.

For some reason all my favourite oils/serums/masks just couldn’t cope… And then I’ve realized that I had this,which I’ve bought as a part of a set from Sephora, so decided to give it a go.

Algenist Advanced Anti-Aging Repairing Oil review best skincare

And, wow! I was blown away by the results!

It feels very light on the skin, absolutely non-greasy, and no strong scent, too. You can instantly see  and feel the difference. The skin looks

Clarins Toners Guide for Dry and Sensitive Skin

I know that a lot of readers come to Makeup4all for all things Clarins, so here, as promised, is my guide to Clarins toners. I did a detailed review about each product, so this post will be a brief summery, you can read all the details by clicking the links.

Before we start, I’d like to mention that I have very dry and sensitive skin, and my age group is 26-30.

Toners

Clarins French Skincare Toners Review Makeup4all

One-Step Facial Cleanser with Orange Extract (review)

Such an amazing orange scented product which gently cleanses the skin, leaves is super smooth, soft and glowing. A must have here. Will re-purchase in the future. Can I say once again that I love it?!

Clarins Water Comfort One-Step Cleanser with Peach Essential Water (review)

This is a nice product which

Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation Creme Review

You all know that I love my Clarins  skincare, but since I’ve already tried most of their products for my skin type (some of them I have re-purchased more than once), I’ve decided to try some other brands, along with Clarins.

And the brands that I’ve decided to add to my routine are REN and Ole Henrikson.  I already posted several features about REN, (speaking of REN, I am really intrigued by this new product) and it’s the first time I am writing about Ole Henriksen actually.

I’d like to share about the face cream that I’ve been loving  a lot lately – Sheer Transformation Creme.

Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation Creme ReviewIt is  an oil-free moiusturizer that gently exfoliates the skin and fades dark posts, while nourishing the skin at the same time. Moreover, here are more claims from the brand:

  • Actiwhite™ and licorice: Prevents and corrects discolouration and evens skin tone with an effective combination of pea extract and sugar.
  • Vitamin C: Stimulates collagen production.
  • Fruit and beta hydroxy acids: Retexturises and soothes lines.
  • Sandalwood, geranium, licorice and chamomile: Soothes, replenishes, balances and purifies the skin.
  • Vitamin E: Heals, restores and nourishes the skin.

But does that all work?