My favorite early Autumn/Fall makeup:

Hello everyone, already in your holiday mood or still lingering in the melancholy Autumn mood?

Either way here we are and today we are talking about my favorite early Autumn/Fall makeup.

Here is the list of product I will give you a mini review:

1- Effaclar BB Blur Cream Mousse with SPF 20

2- Too Faced Better Than SexMascara

3- Benefit Hoola Bronzer

4- Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink (shade 15 Lover)

Effaclar BB Blur Cream Mousse with SPF 20 is the perfect ally for a light makeup during your days off or for people who hate using foundation with an heavy consistency.

The soft and lovely mousse-like texture feels strange at first, but then it blends effortlessly into your skin, blurring pores and covering other imperfections. The color and light coverage remain beautiful and true all day long. It also offers a lovely light coverage that evens out your complexion in a natural-looking way, even if it can’t cover more noticeable imperfections like dark spots or acne scars.

The only problem of this amazing product is that it only comes in two shades, Fair/Light and Light/Medium. Personally, since I have fair skin, my shade is the first one, and it is perfect, but seriously it should be offered in more options.

Its formula is particularly great for oily skin, because it lightly mattifies your shiny face, but thanks to enough emollient ingredients it’s perfect even for those with normal to combination skin (I would not recommend this to those who have dry skin, because it can leave dry patches on your cheeks).

Bonus Point: It’s fragrance free and provides a great broad spectrum sun protection.

I would strongly recommend Effaclar BB Blur Cream Mousse with SPF 20, it’s a product that is amazing but also not pricey at all.

You can find it here

Too Faced Better Than Sex is my favorite and most used mascara at the moment.

If you want to add length and volume to your lashes, this is the perfect product for you.

The color is super black, and the formula gives a “WOW” effect to your lashes that last all day, without smudging or clumping them together.

The hourglass-shaped brush separates and curls each lash to a voluptuous perfection, and it is very easy to use.

One or two coats are enough to add noticeable length and volume to your lashes, but with a few extra coats you will have shocking look-at-me lashes.

The formula doesn’t feel greasy or sticky, however it takes longer than usual to dry. But, like I said, once it is set it doesn’t flake and has a superior wear.

I have tested it during the hot and humid Summer months. I have put it on in the early morning and when I came home later in the night it was still there without any leak on the cheeks.

So, I would certainly recommend this mascara, it is a bit pricey but worth your money due to its excellent quality. Moreover, there is a mini size which is a great idea if you want to try it before buying it; it is also half the prize of the regular one and really cute.

You can find it here

Benefit Hoola Bronzer is my life saver. This powder is very flattering on my fair skin tone, and can add a believable and lovely sun-kissed glow on my face every day, even on a bad day. It is perfect as a bronzer per se, but I also love to use it as a light contour to give tone and shape to my face. Hoola, with its smooth texture and lightly shiny finish, will melt perfectly on your skin. Also, you will only need 2-3 taps from the pot to have a lovely face every day, even the bad ones.

You can find it here

Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink in the shade 15 (Lover). It comes in many colors and I have bought two of them already, but this is my favorite nude shade for every day.

This liquid lipstick is awesome; you can apply it in the morning and even eat oily food, like pizza, at lunch, or drink frizzy beverage, like Cola or Fanta, and this product will stay intact until you have to wash your face at night, not kidding here. Also, it doesn’t smudge on the corner of your mouth and it doesn’t concentrate in the middle of your lips either, like most of the liquid lipsticks do.

At first it goes on wet and a little sticky, it also takes several minutes to dry properly, but once it sets it stays on all day.

Plus, it doesn’t feel dry, cakey or uncomfortable on your lips.

Moreover, the applicator comes with a pointy tip, which means you can create a sharp lip line without using a lip liner. So, I love Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink but is really a pain to remove; make sure to have a dual phase makeup remover or an oil cleanser on hand.

You can find it here or here

This is Thanksgiving week, so happy holidays if you are American! For all of us it also means Black Friday is near. I hope you will find great ideas for your shopping list in my blog. Shop ’till you die! (metaphorically speaking, of course).

See you soon.


Review of NYX Total Control Drop Foundation:

Hello everyone! Today it’s a makeup day review, because we are going to talk about a great new foundation: NYX Total Control Drop Foundation.

Who is it for?

This foundation is perfect for every skin type, although it is best for normal to combination skin. If your skin is very oily you will need to prep your face very well with a mattifying primer before applying this foundation. Same if you have dry skin, I would recommend using a good unifying and moisturizing primer to make sure that your face is adequately hydrated. 

What’s good about it?

I have been using NYX Total Control Drop Foundation for weeks now and in various weather conditions (warm sunny days with high humidity; cold windy evenings; cold and rainy days) and it worked perfectly every time.

I love that this fragrance free foundation is very lightweight, but also highly pigmented… and that means a little product goes a long way, plus a full coverage will never results in a cakey appearance. In fact the fluid texture of this foundation is really easy to blend, resulting in an attractive satin-matte finish that doesn’t highlight imperfections, and wears well throughout your normal work day, without fading or creasing.

Moreover, this liquid foundation comes in a glass bottle with a dropper dispenser, which is a brilliant way to distribute it, as you can easily adjust how much product you want/need, drop by drop, from a lovely sheer to a great full coverage and everything in between.

The extent of the shade selection of NYX Total Control Drop Foundation is very impressive; the perfect shade for my skin tone is the 05 Light, but there are several options from fair to deep skin tones. With so many options it can be hard to find which bottle to buy, you will really need to choose carefully which one of the two dozen shades is going to be perfect for your skin tone. So, I would recommend a visit to your nearest store to try in person this foundation; with a single drop on your neck or hand you will quickly find out the perfect shade for your skin tone.

A word of advice: the consistency of this foundation is, at first, a little bit on the watery side, so I would recommend putting the number of drops you want to use directly on your skin, with your fingers or the dispenser, and only after you can blend it on your face with a flat kabuki foundation brush. Otherwise, putting 4 or more drops right away on the brush will result in the unpleasant event that the tool will absorb the product entirely, leaving nothing on your skin.

The glass bottle contains ml.13 of product, but is really enough since you will need only 3/4 drops of it to achieve a lovely medium coverage. So, like I said, I little bit goes a long way. 

What’s not so good about it?

Nothing, really! This is a good and not so pricey foundation that I will certainly recommend to give it a chance. But like I said before, you need to try it in store to find the perfect shade for your skin tone. Also, the best way to apply it is to put a couple of drops first directly on your skin, then blend it with your favorite foundation blush. 

Final thoughts!

What I love most about NYX Total Control Drop is that it’s considered a drugstore product, but at the end of the day it has the performance of some famous brand foundation. In fact it’s remarkably buildable, blends smoothly across the skin and leaves your face with a lovely satin matte finish.

So, if you have the chance to have a shop nearby, go and give it a chance, I think you will not be disappointed! 

Or, if you already knew your shade, you can shop it here.

I would love to know what you think of NYX Total Control Drop Foundation? Have you already tried it and loved it, or not? As always, if you want, let me know in the comment below.

 The packaging:

The consistance:

The result:


Review of Avène Cleanance Gel Cleanser:

Hello everyone! Today it’s a skincare day review, because we are going to talk about a great and affordable cleanser: Avène Cleanance Gel Cleanser.

Who is it for?

This soapless cleansing gel is perfect for those who have oily or acne prone skin and need an everyday cleanser that gently but effectively helps to purify your skin, while respecting its physiological pH. However, since this extremely gentle cleanser doesn’t contain harsh active ingredients like salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide, it works really well even on normal or dry skin, especially after a humid hot summer day. 

What’s good about it?

I have been using the Avène Cleanance Gel Cleanser almost every day since I have bought it, nearly a month ago now. I especially love using this cleanser at the end of the day, as a second cleanser, after removing all my make up with a specific product like the amazing Body Shop Camomile Waterproof Eye & Lip Makeup Remover (my review here) and the Camomile Cleansing Butter. However, this is also awesome as a first cleanser for your morning skincare routine.

The light consistency of this aquamarine gel becomes soft and soapy once you have massage it on your damp face. Then you can rinse it away with warm water. It’s really easy to use!

Avène Cleanance Gel can cleanse gently and effectively your face, leaving your skin feeling refreshed and balanced, but not dry or tight. It can even help calm sensitive skin!

This hypoallergenic and paraben-free gel is also fragrance-free. Plus, it contains Avène Thermal Spring Water, a great soothing ingredient; Cucurbita Pepo, a vegetal origin extract, which contributes to reduce the excess of sebum, and zinc gluconate, an amazing anti-inflammatory ingredient.

The packaging is also great and easy to use; the small opening on the top of the bottle can assure you that there will be no waste of product (in fact you will only need a small amount of gel to clean your entire face, so a little bit of it goes a long way). 

What’s not so good about it?

Nothing, really. This is a very good and effective cleanser. Plus, the huge bottle of 300 ml. is, beyond doubt, a beauty bargain.

You can buy it in every store near you that sell Avène products or online here.

Final thoughts!

I really love skincare products, especially after my acne treatment that dried out my skin so badly that I needed to change my entirely skincare routine! So I really recommend this cleanser gel, to everyone actually, not only to those who have oily/acne-prone skin. It is a really great everyday cleanser, affordable and very effective.


Avene Thermal Spring Water (Avene Aqua), Aqua, Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate, Zinc Coceth Sulfate, Polysorbate 20, Sodium Coco-Amphoacetate, Ceteareth-60 Myristyl Glycol, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA, Parfum (Fragrance), Glyceryl Laurate, Green 5 (CI 61570), Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Hydroxide, Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Zinc Gluconate.

Active Ingredients : Eau thermale Avène 56%, Base lavante douce, Extrait concentré de Cucurbita pepo, Gluconate de zinc, CTAB.

The packaging:

The consistency:



Summer Favorites: 3 Amazing Face Masks

Hello everyone! 🙂 Today we are going to talk about my 3 favorite Summer masks.
Who are they for?

Everyone who wants to take some relaxing time, once in a while, using a nice mask that can also help you fixing whatever skin issues you had.

What’s good about them?

They are all brilliant, very effective products, perfect for a quick fix or an extra boost. Plus, they are designed to change your skin for the better.

Peter Thomas Roth Pumpking Enzyme Mask:

This is a powerful and highly effective exfoliating mask. Its skin-perfecting formula works pretty much on every concern, from congested to dullness and uneven skin tone.

The microbeads of this gentle scrub/mask help to cleanse all the dead cells on the surface of your skin, refreshing and smoothing it. Also, the pumpkin enzymes, with a little help from the Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) are amazing to revitalize and resurface a fresh and good-looking skin, ready for the next morning makeup day.

• How to use it: I use it as a last step during my skincare evening routine. I apply a light layer on my clean skin, then I gently massage in a circular motion with wet fingertips for a couple of seconds. I leave it for 5-10 minutes max., before washing it off with a warm and wet cloth.

It is a pricey product, but a little goes a long way and it really is a wonderful mask, so absolutely worth your money. Bonus Point: Its heavenly scent! This mask, in fact, has a Pumpkin Pie/Christmas Cinnamon Cookies smell, that is soooo nice I can’t explain it with words, you have to sniff it directly from the pot! 

If you are unsure of what type of mask works best for your skin, or simple you want to try a good treatment that can possibly help to fix whatever skin issues you had, Peter Thomas Roth Pumpking Enzyme Mask is definitely an amazing product to try.

When you first apply this mask you may experience a slight tingling on your skin, but don’t worry, the uncomfortable feeling goes away once you washed the product off. About that, if you have sensitive skin be careful and try a sample before buying it. 

-You can buy it here: UK US IT


Lush Cosmetics Mask of Magnaminty:

This is an all-natural powerful mask that can take care of impurities and/or oily skin. I really love the freshness feeling that this product can give instantly to your skin; amazing after an hot and humid summer day!

When I opened the little pot of Magnaminty mask (what a tongue twister of a name, at least for me!) the smell hit me hard… but in a good way! Its strong, but natural, smell of mint is really nice, not annoying at all.

The texture of this product is very thick, but creamy and it works well to absorb the excess sebum without drying up your face.

•How to use it: I use it as a last step during my skincare evening routine. I apply a thick layer on my clean skin, leaving it for 5-10 minutes max., before washing it off with a warm and wet cloth. Bonus point: The amazing fresh sensation. You know that “wow” feeling when you have finished a mint candy, and swallow some cold water, getting that ‘icying’ sensation? That’s exactly how I would describe the feeling of this mask when applied to the skin! So, Mask of Magnaminty is a brilliant way to energize not only your skin, but your mind and senses too. Also, it is a great product to try if you are on a budget, but need a good deep purifying mask.

This mask is made with 100% natural ingredients; Evening Primrose Seed and Aduki Beans to exfoliate your skin, Honey to soothe, and the African Marigold oil to calm the redness of your face. Plus, the peppermint oil will give you that incredible fresh feeling I was talking before. Also, you have to remember that all Lush handmade and natural products have an expiration date, so you must use them within a few months of purchasing the product. I really love this stuff, it feels so good to apply it and it’s great for a fresh and proper skin detox!


-You can buy it here: UK IT US 

Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask:

This creamy, luxurious mask works very well to deep hydrating dry and very dry skin. I have used this especially last winter, when my skin was very dry because I was under antibiotics to cure my acne prone skin. Now, I apply it once in a while as a quick boost to replenish my dull and dehydrated skin.

Its formula contains a good mix of emollients and antioxidants, that are capable of making every skin type look and feel better. Also, it helps your skin to stay hydrated all night long, allowing you to wake up to an healthy glow that lasts all day.

•How to use it: You can leave it on overnight, like a moisturizer (so without rising it), or you can use it like a proper mask and wash it off after a little amount of time (15-30 min. tops). I prefer to use this as a last step during my skincare evening routine; I apply a light layer, wait 15 minutes max. and then rinse it off with a warm and wet cloth. Bonus point: You can also use it around the eye area, before going to bed, so you won’t need a separate eye cream.

So, Moisture Surge Overnight Mask leaves a moist, fresh but slightly sticky finish that does make your skin look and feel dewy and nourished, perfect even this Summer to treat your sunburned and/or windburned skin.

It is 100% fragrance free, like most of Clinique skincare stuff, and it is true amazing product for all skin types, plus, it’s allergy tested.

I can honestly say that it’s a pricey product, but a little goes a long way and it’s a really wonderful mask, so absolutely worth your money.


-You can buy it here: US IT UK

What’s not so good about them? 

Nothing really! They are all wonderful masks to try this Summer.

Final thoughts! 

Especially during Spring/Summer months, I love a proper pamper session finishing my skincare routine with a good face mask, at least once a week. It’s really great for your skin, and even a good way to improve and brighten up your mood. These three masks are all that I have been using recently, and each work well to fix different skin issues. I really adore them.

Have you already tried one of these masks before? Is your skincare routine time a good moment to relax?

If you want, let me know in the comments below.:)

Have a great summer!


•Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask:

•Peter Thomas Roth Pumpking Enzyme Mask:

•Lush Cosmetics Mask of Magnaminty:



Review of La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Ultra Light Fluid SPF 50+:

Hello everyone! 🙂 Today is a skincare review day, because we are going to talk about an amazing sunscreen product – La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Ultra Light Fluid SPF 50+! 🙂

Who is it for?

Everyone who wants an effective but lightweight SPF 50+ broad-spectrum sun protection for the face during the next sunny summer days. Also, if you have oily and/or acne prone skin this is the perfect product you have been looking for ages.

What’s good about it?

If you follow me on Instagram you will know that, 2 months ago, I have started a treatment for my acne prone skin; a prescribed treatment that includes an antibiotic and strong creams that make my skin more sensitive to the sun than normal. So, every day before going outside, I have to apply a high sun protection.  

This product is great mostly because it has an almost invisible, lightweight texture but manages to give a brilliant sun protection. Moreover, the finish doesn’t leave the skin feeling slick or looking shiny, a particularly convenient feature for those who have oily skin or plan to apply foundation and/or other makeup with it.

About that, if you are going to use this product with makeup I would recommend to blend a pump or two of your foundation/BB Cream etc., with a pump of the LRP Anthelios XL on the palm of your hand; then apply the new silky mixture you have created on your face. So then you will have a tinted formula great for evening out your complexion, and also to protect skin from sunburn and cell damage from UV rays.

Every morning I used this as a last step in my skincare routine, with or without my favorite foundation or BB cream, at least 20 minutes before leaving the house (I also apply a spritz of Serozinc – my review  here– the ideal mist for topping up and fixing my makeup).

La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Ultra Light Fluid SPF 50+ is a non-comedogenic product, and is suitable for even the most sensitive of skin because is made without fragrance and parabens.

You can find it here: UK IT US

Some extra tips about SPF and sunscreen products:

– UV (Ultraviolet) radiations are responsible for our suntan, but familiar effects of over-exposure are also sunburn along with higher risk of skin cancer. So, ALWAYS protect yourself from UV light.

– Sunscreen products should be repurchased new every year, since they degrade, and because of that they can’t be effective anymore.

Apply your SPF 15-20 minutes before you go in the sun. Moreover, sunscreen products are not waterproof, so, if you are going into the water or perspire heavily, you need to reapply them every 90 minutes at least.

What’s not so good about it?

Nothing really, La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Ultra Light Fluid SPF 50+ is, in my opinion, one of the best sunscreen products on the market right now!

Final thoughts! 

I really love this product mostly because its creamy lightweight consistency dries down almost instantly for a mattifying effect with or without makeup. Moreover, its absorbent ingredients help hold back oily shine and endure hot/humid conditions. It’s also really affordable.


Aqua / Water Diisopropyl Sebacate Alcohol Denat. Glycerin Dimethicone Isohexadecane Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane Octocrylene Silica Drometrizole Trisiloxane Isononyl Isononanoate Zea Mays Starch / Corn Starch C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer Ethylhexyl Triazone PEG-30 Dipolyhydroxystearate Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine Isododecane Phenoxyethanol Isopropyl Lauroyl Sarcosinate Terephthalylidene Dicamphor Sulfonic Acid Silica Silylate Lauryl PEG/PPG-18/18 Methicone PEG-8 Laurate Caprylyl Glycol Triethanolamine Disteardimonium Hectorite Tocopherol Disodium EDTA Dodecene Propylene Carbonate Poloxamer 407 Zinc Gluconate Perlite (Code F.I.L.: C162700/2) 

Final Vote:

5on 5 stars 

 The packaging:

The consistance:





Review of Serozinc by La Roche-Posay:

Hello everyone! 🙂 Today it’s a skincare day review! We are going to talk about the ‘Magical Mist‘ a.k.a. Serozinc by La Roche-Posay. 😉 

Who is it for?

Everyone who wants a multipurpose mist that can clean, sooth and refresh every skin type.

What’s good about it?

I have used this mist for quite a while now (3 bottles already… and counting) and I absolutely love it. It’s really a brilliant magic product!

This little spray can dispense a really fine mist of water and its simple formula (water, zinc and sodium) is ideal to purify, sooth and refresh your skin in every condition.

In fact, zinc has long been promoted as an ingredient that has positive effects especially on oily and breakout-prone skin; it also has soothing qualities and is good as an anti-irritant.

I have used it as a kind of toner, after cleansing and before applying my acne treatment or my moisturizer.

I have used it as refreshing mist throughout the day during last summer hottest months.

I have used it as a soothing and calming spray when I needed help to deal with bad blemishes and/or inflamed skin; this product really helped me to clear up, purify and calm my skin literally during the night.

Also, it can be used on any sort of irritation, from soothing razor burn to calm nappy rush on baby’s delicate skin.

Moreover, when midday shine sets in, Serozinc can be spray over your makeup to refresh and mattify your complexion.

So, the possibilities are really endless when it comes to this little spray, it can be used for just about everything.

It is also easy to apply; it takes about three seconds to spray it on all over your face whenever you want in your skincare routine, then you can use a cotton pad to sweep it over or simply leave it to absorb and dry fully.

On the bottle you can read that Serozinc is created with just three ingredients: water, healing zinc sulphate (0.10%) and astringent sodium chloride (0.75%). Together, these three ingredients can ensure that your complexion feels fresh and comfortable at any time of day.

Plus it’s hypoallergenic, non-perfumed, and suitable for all skin types.

•You can buy it here.

What’s not so good about it? 

Nothing really! Maybe, the only problem is that it’s not so easy to find and buy in store or even on line. I haven’t been able to find it in stores near me yet, so I don’t think it’s already available here in Italy, for example.

Final thoughts! 

This is a brilliant product, very effective, really affordable and a must have for everyone.

I’m really in love with Serozinc, the ‘Magical Mist‘ by La Roche-Posay! 😉

Final Vote:


5on 5 stars 


Aqua/Water • Sodium Chloride • Zinc Sulphate.

The packaging:







Review of The Revitalizing Oil by Darphin:

Hello everyone! 🙂 Today it’s a skincare day review, so we are going to talk about The Revitalizing Oil for face, body, and hair by Darphin. 🙂
Who is it for?

Everyone who wants a multi-tasking and lightweight oil to revitalize, nourish, protect, reinforce and balance the delicate skin barrier of your face.

What’s good about it?

This is an amazing multi-tasking product, in fact you can use it on your face, your body and even on your hair! After using it, your hair will look immediately silkier and stronger with a gorgeous shine. Moreover, its pleasurable scent will help relieve the effect of stress with a welcomed dose of aromatherapy, leaving your body feeling pampered and relaxed inside and out. And, obviously, Revitalizing Oil is suitable for all skin types.

However, I prefer to use it primarily on my face because, thanks to its light and gentle texture, this oil is nourishing but not too rich, hydrating but not greasy and, bonus point, it absorbs instantly leaving no slickly residue behind, just a soft and smooth skin.

The Revitalizing Oil formula is 98% natural and its blend of over 9 essential oils, including sunflower seed, argan, jojoba seed, ylang-ylang and jasmine can help to protect, even out and revitalize your complexion. Moreover, Tamanu and Lavender oil are very good ingredients to balance, detoxify and prevent infections if you have oily, combination or even acne prone skin.

• How to use it: I generally use 3-5 drops for my whole face during my evening skincare routine. I work the oil into my palms then, using gentle pressing motions, I put it on the skin in upwards movements across my face and neck. I always followed by a light texture, moisturizing night cream. I would recommend to try to avoid rubbing the oil into your skin, plus it is better if you apply everything you need to use first (i.e. serum, toner, blemish treatments. etc…) then put it on your facial oil and finish with your favourite moisturizer.

Having oily, acne prone skin I’ve never been a huge fan of facial oils because I’ve always thought they were going to leave my skin super greasy, but now I’ve definitely changed my mind. After using The Revitalizing Oil every other day for almost a month my skin feels smoother, softer and more balanced than before. Also, when I apply it at night, the next morning my face looks radiant, silky and the redness patches are pretty much gone. So, now this oil is an essential part of my skincare regime!

If you will use it only on your face, a little would go a long way, making this product definitely worth of your money. Also, if you’re looking to try something from Darphin range without breaking your bank account, this is the best product! 
– You can find it here or here.

What’s not so good about it?

The dispenser… Let’s talk about the dispenser.

I know that many of you will love it and think that it is more practical than a pipette, but for me no, it’s not! The problem is that, if you don’t pay enough attention, the product coming out of the dispenser will literally slip outside the bottle, then you’ll need to try to catch every drop of it with your fingers as if it was the last glob of your favourite jam! I personally would have preferred a pipette dispenser, so much easier to use. 

Final thoughts!  

In my opinion, this is a great oil that works very well to replenish moisture, give a more radiant and healthy complexion, reduce redness and balance the texture of your skin.



 Final Vote:


5on 5 stars

The packaging:


The consistance:




Clinique Stay Matte Sheer Pressed Powder review: 

Hello everyone! 🙂 Today I think we can go back to the usual makeup/skincare review. Now it’s nearly September and I love the fizzy autumn air because you can get from point A to point B without having your makeup sweat into oblivion! 😉

Hence today I’m going to talk about my lovely setting “powder of the moment”, so to speak!

Who is it for?

Everyone who wants a pressed powder that can be used alone or to set your makeup (concealer, BB cream or foundation). It’s especially great for combination, oily and/or acne prone skin. Also, if you like a sheer, natural coverage this is the product for you.

What’s good about it?

The Clinique Stay Matte Sheer Pressed Powder is a great every day talc-based powder with a slightly dry and sheer finish. It comes in various shades and there are some good options for almost every skin tones. Its formula, according to the Clinique website, is shine-absorbing and oil-free; the powder will also give you an ultra-sheer texture and the skin will be perfected with a matte appearance. You can apply the product with a powder brush or with the included sponge applicator.

I have oily/acne prone skin and this is the only product that keeps my makeup nice all day, even after frequent touch-ups. Its weightless setting texture seems to literally freeze time: last year, over the course of a long day at school, my makeup stayed exactly the same as it had been when I left my house in the early morning. I must say that I was very impressed, being that the first time I used it. Prior to this product, I tried several powders from other brands, but I think that this from Clinique might just be the perfect one for me in terms of longevity (I have just bought my second box in the past 6 months).

What’s not so good about it?

Nothing really, but the sponge applicator that you can find inside the box is not so great. I would suggest to wash it every evening with some soap and water and leave it dry completely out of the box for the whole night, then the next morning you can use it again! 

Final thoughts!

I would recommend the Clinique Stay Matte Sheer Pressed Powder to every girl with combination/oily skin. Moreover, this amazing product will give you a great medium, but also natural coverage, so the person sitting next to you won’t be able to tell that you have your “heavy” foundation on! I have to say that this is a “must have”, at least for me.

You can buy it here [US Costumers] or here [UK Costumers].

What’s inside?


Talc, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Lauroyl Lysine, Phenyl Trimethicone, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone, Calcium Silicate, Silica, Hydroxyapatite, Isostearol Neopentanoate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Chlorphenesin, Potassium Sorbate, Mica, Iron Oxides.

Final vote:

5on 5 stars


 The packaging: 






Ciao a tutti! 🙂 Oggi possiamo tornare alla consueta recensione di makeup/skincare. Siamo quasi a settembre e io adoro la frizzante aria autunnale, soprattutto perché si può finalmente andare in giro senza che il trucco ti si sciolga in faccia! 😉

Quindi questo sabato vi parlerò della mia cipria preferita del momento, per così dire!

Per chi è?

Per chiunque voglia una cipria che può essere sia usata da sola sia per fissare il makeup (concealer, BB cream o fondontinta che sia). E’ perfetta soprattutto per le pelli miste, oleose o/e a tendenza acneica. Inoltre, se preferite avere sempre un look naturale, questo è il prodotto che fa per voi.

Cosa ha di buono?

La Clinique Stay Matte Sheer Pressed Powder è un’ ottima cipria da usare ogni giorno; la sua formulazione a base di talco conferisce un aspetto naturale e non-oleoso alla vostra pelle. E’ disponibile in diverse tonalità, perfette per ogni tono di pelle. La sua composizione, secondo il sito della Clinique, è in grado di assorbire l’oleosità della pelle e impedire l’aspetto lucido; la cipria dona inoltre una texture liscia e naturale al vostro viso, perfezionandolo con una finitura opaca. Il prodotto può essere applicato sia con un pennello adatto sia con la spugnetta che si trova inclusa nella confezione.

La mia pelle è oleosa e a tendenza acneica e questo è l’unico prodotto in grado di fissare il mio makeup per quasi tutto il giorno, anche dopo frequenti ritocchi. La sua texture leggera, ma allo stesso tempo fissante, sembra letteralmente fermare il tempo: l’anno scorso, durante una lunga giornata di lezioni, il mio makeup, grazie a questa cipria, è rimasto perfetto per tutto il tempo, quasi identico a com’era la mattina appena uscita di casa. Devo dire che ne sono rimasta positivamente impressionata, dato che quella era la prima volta che la usavo. Prima di scoprire questa cipria usavo altri prodotti di altre marche, ma penso che questa della Clinique sia quella che userò più a lungo e che è diventata la mia preferita! (ho appena comprato la seconda confezione, dopo aver esaurito la prima, nel giro di 6 mesi).

Cosa non mi piace?

In realtà niente, come ho già detto è un ottimo prodotto, l’unica cosa che non mi piace è la spugnetta inclusa nella confezione. Potete usare un pennello al suo posto, ma se invece decidete di utilizzarla vi consiglio di lavarla ogni sera con un po’ di acqua e sapone neutro e lasciarla asciugare fuori dalla confezione per tutta la notte, così la mattina dopo la potete usare senza problemi!

Considerazioni finali!

Raccomanderei la Clinique Stay Matte Sheer Pressed Powder a tutte le ragazze con la pelle mista/oleosa. Questo prodotto dona un’ottima copertura di medio livello ma con un aspetto allo stesso tempo naturale, tanto che chi vi siede vicino non è in grado di notare che avete applicato un fondotinta “pesante” per coprire le imperfezioni. Devo dire che questo è diventato un prodotto “must have”, almeno per me!

Come è fatta?

Talc, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Lauroyl Lysine, Phenyl Trimethicone, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone, Calcium Silicate, Silica, Hydroxyapatite, Isostearol Neopentanoate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Chlorphenesin, Potassium Sorbate, Mica, Iron Oxides.


Voto Finale:

5stelle su 5