Summer Favourites – Review of Zoeva Sweet Glamour Palette:

Hello everyone! Today is a makeup day review, because we are going to talk about a gorgeous summer palette with lovely pastel shades, the Zoeva Sweet Glamour Palette.

Who is it for?

Everyone who wants a light but colorful makeup for a hot summer day or for a fun, relaxing evening.

What’s good about it?

The range of shades goes from a tender sorbet peach to a soft baby blue with a luscious lemon in between, all of them enchantingly glamorous and perfect to create a dreamy day look.

Despite the light pastel colors the pigmentation is really good and, once applied, these eye shadows wore well throughout a standard workday without fading, flaking and with minimal creasing.

Moreover these eye shadows have a very smooth texture and blend beautifully, even if it takes a bit of work to get the color to show up with a beautiful and intense tone.

These powder eye shadows are also enriched with vitamin E, and are 100% free of parabens, sulfates and fragrance.

So, in this palette you will find 10 eye shadows :

Fuzzy Haze – a cold white with a matte finish;

Phantasy Principle – a rose gold tone with a bright finish; 

Quite Realistic – a peachy cold shade with a matte finish;

Object To Subject – a lilac cold tone with a bright finish;

Daydream – a purple shade with a matte finish;

Childhood Adaption – a cold light blue with a matte finish;

Wish Fulfilment – a cold green shade with a bright finish;

Artistic Creation – a yellow tone with a bright finish;

Profusion – a brown tone with a matte finish; 

Spirits Held Desire – a cold taupe shade with a bright finish.

This palette offers a great mixture of matte and bright finishes, so you can be creative with your eye shadow makeup; it’s perfect for a unique Summer look!

What’s not so good about it?

The only issue with these eye shadows is that the first application doesn’t bring much color in. A single swipe of one of the 10 shades, especially the lighter tones, will results in a light wash of color on the lids. But the texture and the pigmentation are really good, so the colors are all buildable allowing you to apply multiple layers until you’ll reach the shade you wanted from the beginning. Or you can use a damp brush to make the colors show up a little more.

Another ‘not so good’ fact is that you can buy this lovely palette only on Zoeva website.

 Final thoughts!

If you love pastel hues for Summer you really need to try Zoeva Sweet Glamour, it will be a gorgeous addition to your other eyeshadow palettes. You can also create many unique looks mixing these shades with other nude or dark colors. Plus the prize is great, given the quality of the product, the packaging and the 10 different shades.

You can buy it here.

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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.

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Review of Morphe Brushes 35 Colour Plum Eye Shadow Palette (35P):

Hello everyone! 🙂 Today it is a makeup day review, because we are going to talk about the Morphe Brushes 35 Colour Plum Eye Shadow Palette (35P)

Who is it for? 

Everyone who wants a good, but not so pricey palette, with a wide selection of neutral and autumnal plum colors to achieve a broad spectrum of makeup effects.

What’s good about it?

This huge palette contains 35 generously sized pans, with a mixture of matte, satin, shimmer and micro-glitter finish shadows. From palest ivory to charcoal, the versatile mix of colors of this palette is so amazing that you can easily create various daytime or nighttime eye shadow looks. But the real stars of this palette are the myriad of beautiful purple tones; brilliant violets sit alongside soft mauves, rich blackberries and warm, autumnal plum colors.

I have already used this palette in various situations such as cold/warm weather with high humidity, and I am really pleased with the results, so far. The eye shadows are designed to be applied dry or even wet to achieve various depths of tones and intensities on the lids.

These eye shadows have a good, slightly buttery texture, and after you have blend them well on your eyelids, they deliver an appreciable color payoff. Also, the shades are as bright on the eyelids as they are in the palette.

The Morphe Brushes 35P Palette is packaged within a black, thin plastic container, really nice and lightweight, but also quite large (it has to be, of course, to contain 35 pans), which does make it not so easy to store if you own multiple palettes; no travel friendly size here, girls! 😉

You can find it here.

What’s not so good about it?

The shades are highly pigmented, but some of them are a little bit on the fallout side, in terms of texture, so you have to work patiently with the brush to blend them on your eyelids for achieving a good level of intensity and durability. But this is a minor setback given the overall quality and the great prize of this huge palette . Also, like I said, I have wear them in many different occasions and if you use a good eye primer underneath, they last all day.

There is also a dark/plum color with so many glitters in it that when you put it on your lids it will fall everywhere; beautiful color, but very difficult to blend properly.

Final thoughts! 

So, if you are looking for a very good, extremely versatile, not so pricey and very trendy palette for this Fall/Winter season then this is definitely one to check out. In fact, the quality and pigmentation of Morphe Brushes 35 Colour Plum Eye Shadow Palette (35P) is simply amazing for the price.

Final Vote:

4 on 5 stars

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Summer Favourites: 3 Great Lipsticks/Lipbalms/Gloss

Hello everyone! 🙂 Today we are going to talk about amazing Lipsticks/Lipbalms/Gloss that are perfects for the summertime.
 

Who are they for?

Everyone who wants a vibrant but lightweight lip product for an easy, everyday (and every night) summer look.

What’s good about them?

They are all bright, joyful, lightweight and fun-colored lipsticks perfects to wear for a walk along the beach, a relaxing aperitif with your BFF, or even for your next (wild) night out.

Tony Moly Petite Bunny Gloss Bar:

The packaging is really cute and fun; the little bunny emoticon on the cap changes depending on the color.

The texture is smooth, balmy and falls right between a lipstick and a lip gloss.

Also, the formula is slightly hydrating and applies easily. The tint is light but really nice, perfect for everyday use. The smell is sweet but not annoying, and they are also great as an affordable, little gift especially for young girls.

Tony Moly Petite Bunny Gloss Bar are my favourite go to product, I always have one in my purse when I have to go out for some fast errands during this hot/humid summer days.


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-You can buy it here: US UK IT  

 

Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer:

They come in a classy packaging with the logo on the side of the lid.

The variety of shades is excellent, and the colors are intense. Also, this fragrance-free lipstick has a creamy texture that glides across your lips with ease and deposits full color coverage in a couple of coats.

Its lightweight formula feels really comfortable to wear, thanks to its beneficial and lightly moisturizing ingredients, such as castor oil, olive and apricot kernel oils, and shea butter.

So, if you want a comfortable, nourishing, lightweight but intense everyday lipstick to wear this summer, this definitely is a great product to try!

Clinique says that this lipstick has a “modern-velvet finish” (whatever that means), but actually it has a beautiful soft-shine finish that (after about four hours) fades in a light demi-matte finish; no problem here because it is really easy to reapply. To test the Pop Lip Colour + Primer I choose to buy a box with three travel sizes. 

In it you will find:

07 Passion Pop – a rich, classic red, without orange undertones;

11 Wow Pop – a bright pink/almost fuchsia;

09 Sweet Pop – a light pink/almost nude.

I really love them, my favourite everyday and everynight lipsticks to wear through this summer.




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-You can buy it here: US IT UK 
OCC Lip Tar-Matte test tubes:

These are one of the best highly pigmented and long wearing lipsticks that I have ever tried! Also, one of my absolute favourite lip product.

To test the OCC Lip Tar-Matte I choose to buy a set with three mini tubes. 

In this particular one there are:

Narcissus – a lovely lavander pink

Rollergirl – a vibrant purple

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Plus this set contains a mini brush for an easy and precise application.

I think this lipstick has one of the driest texture on the market, so you will have to use a good lip balm underneath to keep your lips moisturized, or the primer that comes along with this set. Speaking of the primer, it has a light and liquid/gel texture. It actually is simply a trasparent gloss that prepares and nourishes the lips prior to applying your favourite Lip Tar.

OCC Lip Tar-Matte are amazing for a long event like a wedding or a party, when you want your lip color to last without fading miserably in just a couple of hours, or looking cakey after drinking or eating.

This liquid/gel lipstick also applies very smoothly, especially if you use a lip brush.

Moreover, with such a beautiful and wide range of shades available your summer beauty look options are endless.

A little bit goes a long way, because you really need a tiny drop to obtain a good full coverage of your lips .

-Bonus point

The formula does not contain parabens, petroleum or silicone and is 100% vegan and cruelty-free.


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You can buy them here: US 

What’s not so good about them?

Nothing really! They are all great lip products to rock your beauty summer look.

Final thoughts! 

In the summer I prefer a fresh, easy and colorful look, so I will use them for my night out, my daily morning errands and every time I want some bright color on my lips! 

What’s your favourite beauty look for a hot summer day/night?

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

Have a great Summer!;)

Final Vote:

5on 5 stars for all of them! 

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My 7 Essential MakeUp Brushes and How To Use Them:

Hello everyone! 🙂 Today it’s a makeup day review, because we are going to talk about my most used and loved makeup brushes and tools! 🙂

First things first, I have a lovely brush roll case from The Vintage Cosmetic Company, to keep all of my make up brushes neat and tidy at home or away. It’s really a cute case with a Spring-ish pattern of flowers printed all over it . It has 12 separate sections to hold each brush in place (but I manage to fit more than 12 in it). 🙂

•You can find the The Vintage Cosmetic Company Brush Roll here.

These are my must-have, favourite brushes at the moment:

P.S: I have collected them from various shops just to see what brand I love the most, what I hate and what I like, so this is a good handful of favourites…

1- Real Technique Setting Brush: The medium size and the rounded shape of this brush are ideal for setting powders and easy blending. This particular brush has a luxuriously soft feel and perfectly balanced density that makes blending effortless and smooth.

The well-crafted brushes of Real Technique are famous and award winning tools; there isn’t a bad brush in this brand, they are all aces when it comes to shape, feel, and, most importantly, performance. Plus they are cruelty free because they are made of synthetic bristles.

How To Use It:

– Apply Powder

– Apply and Blend Blush, Bronzer or Highligther

– Contouring

P.S: I love this brand and I highly recommend it, even if a few days ago my amazing Grooming Brush broke in two parts (I don’t even know way), and I had to throw it away, so sad! 😦

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2 – Kiko Eyes Brush n.207: This small brush has a dome shape with a slightly pointed end. It is perfect for the precise application of eyeshadows along the line of the eyelashes, in the outer corner and in the crease of the eye. Moreover, it has densely packed and soft hairs that do a great job of picking up and applying powder eyeshadow.

How To Use It:

– Apply Eyeshadows Into Tight Spaces

– Apply Highlighter To Eyes

– Blend or Smudge Eyeshadows Or Eye Pencils

7 – Kiko Precision Foundation Sponges: A classic triangular sponge for makeup application. It easily spreads liquid, cream, and gel foundations, or similar products across the face for a quick and smooth coverage. The pointed tips also works extremely well for applying creamy/gel products in smaller areas like the corners of the eyes or on the sides of the nose. As far as the texture goes, this is a firm, but also soft and flexible sponge, made with hypoallergenic material and latex-free. They are sold in blocks of 4 detachable sponges.

How To Use It:

– Wet or Dry to Apply Creamy, Liquid or Gel Foundation/Products

– The Flat Part To Apply Products Evenly Over The Entire Surface of The Face

– The Angled Part To Apply Products To the More Hard-to-reach corners of The Face

Both the Eye Brush and the Sponges are great quality tools. They are also easy to clean and they maintain their shape through washing and drying. Plus, they are really affordable, hence a beauty bargain!

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3 – Sephora Pro Bent Liner Brush n. 23:
I have already did a mini review of this brush here. Anyway, it has an elbow-shaped ferrule to easily draw on gel or liquid liner.

How To Use It:

– Apply a Precise and Firm Line of Your Favourite Gel or Liquid Eye Liner

I really love how it works, it is great to create an easy, precise, firm and flawless line of your favourite gel or liquid liner. Moreover, I can assure you that you won’t be disappointed with its performance and longevity.

Plus, it is cruelty free because it is made of synthetic Taklon fibers.
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4 – H&M Eye Shadow Brush (or Flat Shader Eyeshadow Brush):

This brush has densely packed bristles with a flat, slightly rounded end. Also, this sturdy, firm yet soft brush is cut to be workable as a good tool to apply eyeshadow along the lashline, and/or to pack it onto the lid in a patting motion.

How To Use It:

– Apply A Single Eyeshadow To A Small Area

– Blend Eyeshadows Together

– Apply Creamy Eyeshadows or Concealer

Though H&M brushes don’t quite match the quality of the Real Technique brushes, they are well made, affordable and you won’t be disappointed with their performance. They are a really beauty bargain! 

5 – The Body Shop Lipstick & Concealer Brush: This brush has extremely dense and ultra-soft bristles that feel exceptionally luxurious on the skin. Moreover, its cruelty-free synthetic bristles won’t retain moisture from liquid or creamy product, so you get a smooth and more even application.

How To Use It:

– Apply Lipstick

– Apply Concealer or Creamy Eyeshadows To A Small Area

– Blend or Smudge Lip Pencils To Fill the Lips

I adore Body Shop Brushes, they are really high quality tools! They work extremely well, they are affordable, considering the great quality, and maintained properly, this brushes will last you for years. I highly recommend them.

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6- Essence Eye Blender Brush: This is a small, fluffy brush with a rounded end. Its soft, long yet dense bristles are ideal for blending and/or applying eyeshadow.

How To Use It:

– Apply Eyeshadow

– Blend Eyeshadow Colors Together

– Blend Eyeshadow To Create Soft Lines

Though it doesn’t quite match the quality of the Real Technique brushes, this is a very good, affordable drugstore brand to start your I-do-my-makeup-like-a-pro journey. 😉

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Review of the Huile Suprême by Phyto Paris:

Hello everyone! 🙂 Today it’s a hair care day review, because we are going to talk about the Phyto Huile Suprême Soin Riche Disciplinant (or Phyto Rich Smoothing Oil)! 🙂

Who is it for?

Everyone who has dry, thick, and/or frizzy hair and wants a lightweight oil to tame it and keep the ends hydrated.

What’s good about it?

This is a wonderful oil for all the girls that, like me, love to bleach or dye or change the color of their locks very often.

As we all know, our hair always suffers because of chemical treatments, colouring, hair dryers, straighteners and even sunshine. The ends especially will dry out, split and suffer greatly from being the oldest hair on our head.

The Phyto Huile Suprême is perfect because the lightweight formula absorbs instantly into your locks, leaving your hair looking perfectly nourished, but not greasy at all. It also helps to calm down frizzy locks, restore healthy radiance to dry hair and repair split ends.

You can use this multipurpose oil on your locks, an hour before you wash your hair, as a pre-shampoo treatment; put one or two pumps on your hand, and apply the product only to the areas of your hair that need it, usually mid-shafts and ends (avoid the scalp). Then, after blow drying your hair, you will notice immediately that your locks are softer, shinier and healthier than before (and they stay that way even the day after).

If you prefer, you can also distribute a few drops of product through your entire length, dry or even wet, before blow drying, straightening or curling it; in fact, this oil has great heat protecting properties, and helps to style your hair, too.

You can also use it as a night treatment; apply no more than two pumps before going to bed, leave it overnight, then wash your hair in the morning for a good beautifying treatment.

The effect of this product is supposed to be accumulative so I would recommend to use it at least once or twice a week, for a long term result.

I really love this oil because it leaves my hair smooth, shiny, and soft, plus my friends always compliments my healthy locks, even if I often put them through strong chemical treatments! 😉 

Moreover, the formula of Phyto Huile Suprême is Parabens, Sulfates, Phthalates and Silicone free, and 99% botanical.

What’s not so good about it?

One of the key to get good results with this oil is not using too much of it. So, be careful, because if you use too much product you hair will become greasy, heavy and unpleasant to see and style due to the flatness. Usually, two pumps are enough, one if you have short hair.

Also, it can be pricey, depends in which country you will buy it, but anyway it is an amazing product, absolutely worth your money and a little goes a long way.

•You can find it here: US UK IT

Final thoughts! 

Phyto Huile Suprême is a deep, but lightweight hydrating oil that will leave your hair healthy, soft, shiny and much more easy to style. It’s a real hair saviour!

Final Vote:


5on 5 stars

Ingredients:

Coco-Caprylate (Dérivé d’Huile de Coco)Zea Mays (Corn) Germ Oil (Mais), Isopropyl Myristate (Dérivé d’Huile de Coco), Alcohol Denat (Alcohol de Betterave), Squalane (Dérivé d’Huile d’Olive), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Fragrance (Parfum), Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Lipids (Bixa) Orellana Seed Extract (Huile de Roucou), Hypericum Perforatum Flower Extract (Millepertuis), Salix Alba (Willow) Leaf Extract (Saule), Althaea Officinalis Root Extract (Guimauve), Articum Lappa Root Extract (Bardane), Rosmarinus), Salva Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract , Calendula Officinalis Extract (Calendula), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Limonene.Botanical origin.

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Review of the Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Face Primer:

Hello everyone! 🙂 Today it’s a “fusion” day review, because we are going to talk about the Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Face Primer. 😉

Who is it for?

Everyone who wants a lightweight, refreshing and fast absorbing primer/morning cream.

What’s good about it?

I’ve been using this primer for a couple months now, and I really love it! If you follow my blog from the very beginning you will know that I have oily/combo skin and some acne scars to soothe after a drying treatment; this primer really helps to cover the scars and the dry, red patches on my cheeks and nose.

Also, the Hangover Replenishing Face Primer has the texture of a fluid lotion that absorbs quickly doing a great job to provide a smooth canvas for makeup application, as well as helping your foundation stay longer.

The bonus point of this primer is that you can’t use it only for its sole purpose, but even as the last step in your skincare regimen instead of your usual morning cream. In fact, it contains coconut water and some coconut-derived ingredients that are great to add moisture to your skin and good alternatives to the other generally used emollients such as silicone and glycerin (this primer does have a light coconut scent, a really fresh and not overwhelming fragrance).

Also its slightly moisturizing formula seems to “protect” your skin from heavy make-up products that can tend to dry out e leave dry patches on your face if you wear it for too many hours. 

On the skin Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Face Primer feels slightly moisturizing and sets to a lightly dewy finish, making it great especially for those with combo to normal skin.

Moreover, this primer really works (at least temporarily) to even your skin tone and, to a minor extent, fill in pores and fine lines.

According to Too Faced, Hangover is a revolutionary makeup primer infused with coconut water, probiotics and skin revivers that work together to boost skin’s radiance, promote elasticity and help hydrate while locking down makeup for fresher, longer and more flawless wear. 

I can honestly say that this primer does exactly what it says it does, plus it’s vegan friendly and paraben free! 😉 

What’s not so good about it?

I have to say that it’s pricey for a primer, but you don’t need to use too much of it (I generally use one and a half pump for my entire face), so a little bit goes a long way.

Final thoughts!  

If you always had issues with silicone based primers this is the right product for you. Also, I’m very impressed with the qualities of the Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Face Primer; my complexion has improved since using it and my skin looks more healthier than before. I really recommend this product!

•You can buy it here: US/UK IT UK UK

Ingredients:

Aqua/Water/EAU, Lactobacillus/Salix Alba Bark Ferment Filtrate, Propanediol Dicaprylate, Propanediol, Ceteareth-6 Olivate, Olive Glycerides, Lactobacillus Ferment, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Cellulose Gum, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Pectin, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Xanthan Gum, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifiables, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Juice, Lauryl Alcohol Diphosphonic Acid, Pentylene Glycol, Glycerin, Lecithin, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Parfum/Fragrance, Lauric Acid, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Citric Acid.

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5on 5 stars 

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Review of Estèe Lauder Clear Difference Complexion Perfecting BB Creme With SPF 35:

Hello everyone! 🙂 Today it’s a makeup day review, and I’m going to talk about the Estèe Lauder Clear Difference Complexion Perfecting BB Creme With SPF 35!
The Longest Name In The History of BB Creams… I think. 😉 

Who is it for? 

Everyone who wants a sheer-to-light coverage with a very natural look. 

What’s good about it?

This BB cream is formulated to be particularly beneficial for concealing blemishes and pores, plus it contains some ingredients that can help with acne and repair sun-damaged skin.

I love the texture of this product! It feels weightless on your skin, and its satin-matte finish is great for those with normal or combination skin.

The Estèe Lauder Clear Difference Complexion Perfecting BB Creme With SPF 35 comes in 3 different shades:

01 – Light – this shade is a little peachy and maybe too dark for very fair skins;

02 – Medium – this is the best of all of the three shades offered, it’s a great light/beige, perfect for medium skin tones;

03 – Medium Deep – this is a tan/dark shade on the orangey side.

The SPF 35 sun protection is a nice addiction for anti-aging benefit.

You can also wear this BB cream alone or even under your favorite foundation.

I have to say that I use it especially during Spring/Summer days, when the weather is hot and the humidity is very high; it lasts all day, without making my skin more oily, so this BB cream is perfect for every day usage particularly during Spring/Summer months. 

You can buy it here: US/UK IT UK

What’s not so good about it? 

The limited shade range doesn’t compliment all skin tones, so it would be nice to have more options.

The texture is really good, creamy and lightweight, yet it takes a little bit more blending than normal to obtain a flawless application.

Also the fragrance. It’s not annoying, but it’s a little too much, at least for me. The scent is a subtle but persistent citrus fragrance that will keep you company until you’ll remove your makeup in the evening! Some people love it, but I would like this BB Cream even more if it was fragrance free. 

Final thoughts! 

I’m really impressed with this Estèe Lauder BB Creme, because ultimately it does exactly what it says: good oil control, great broad spectrum sun protection and a sheer to light coverage perfect for those with normal to slightly oily skin, with or without mild acne. 

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3 on 5 stars 

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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! 
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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.

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5on 5 stars

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Review of NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Transylvania and Intense Butter Gloss in Berry Strudel:

Hello everyone! 🙂 NYX is one of those brands that I’ve heard so much about and I’ve always wanted to try but never been able to find… until last month. So, when the post man arrived last week with my first NYX order from Feelunique I was really excited. Here are my reviews of my new NYX liquid lipsticks:

• NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Transylvania:

It’s a very bold and pigmented color between black and burgundy, a beautiful shade! The product has a creamy texture at first, but then the finish is really matte, and so comfortable to wear that once it’s dried down you forget it’s even there.

It has long lasting properties and the wand applicator is very easy to use (I have tested it and I can honestly say that it lasts for about 6 hours without fading – if you don’t eat or drink).

I would also say that the final result is almost like a light film of paint on your lips, absolutely amazing!

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream is a great, highly pigmented, long lasting and matte finish liquid lipstick that’s a true beauty bargain! 

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•NYX Intense Butter Gloss in Berry Strudel:

I love the color and the sweet smell of this amazing lip gloss! In fact, all the Butter Gloss shades are named after desserts and they are lightly fragranced, too.

They are also highly pigmented and come in a great variety of sheer shades as well as some neutrals.

The NYX Intense Butter Gloss has a long lasting, moisturizing texture and the wand applicator is very easy to use (I have tested it and I can honestly say that it lasts for about 6 hours without fading – if you don’t eat or drink).

Keep in mind that this is a liquid lipstick and it has a very “fluid” creamy texture, so I would recommend using a lip contouring pencil before applying it because the product can bleed outside the lip lines after an hour or two of wearing it.

The only not-so-great-thing about the NYX Intense Butter Gloss is that it feels a little bit sticky at first, but once you’ve applied it and it’s dried down it doesn’t feel uncomfortable on the lips.

Other than that, NYX Intense Butter Gloss is a good, highly pigmented and long lasting lip gloss that’s a true beauty bargain.

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