Monday, April 7, 2014

Chanel Vitalumière Éclat Comfort Radiance Compact In Beige Rosé - Pastel | Review

Hi lovelies! Finally another post! I have been so busy with school, I just didn't find the time to blog. I feel like I have so much to talk about! Today I will be telling you guys all about the Chanel Vitalumière Éclat compact powder. I have had this for quite a while now but I only recently discovered it's awesomeness. Let's have a look!

Like all Chanel powders, this comes with a black velvet pouch. Don't we all just love them? They always end up in a drawer but I just can't throw them away. When I take this powder with me, I actually put it back in the pouch. It's just easy because there's room for the brush too. The compact isn't really that big so it's perfect for your handbag.

The brush is actually very nice and soft. It's perfect for touch-ups. I still prefer to use the sponge because it gives a better coverage but the brush is nice when you're on the road and have to be quick. I'm sorry for this messy photo with the compact already used. I had already taken photos of it when I got it but they turned out a bit dark.

On the left you see the unused powder. The powder is very very light. I have the shade BR10 Beige Rosé - Pastel. It is actually a bit lighter than my skin but I use it to cover my redness and it works perfect! When I use it on my whole face, it looks too light. So for my refill, I'll go for a darker shade. The compact clicks out very easy without falling out so don't worry about that. Eventhough it's a bit light, I sometimes apply it with the brush all over my face. That way I don't look too pale but it just gives a nice glow/finish. I can't really use it as a foundation because this shade is too light for me. This powder has the typical Chanel scent which I love! 

So overall I love this powder! It's perfect to cover up my redness. When I get a darker shade I will definitely use it as a foundation because I'm sure it will be perfect for that too. I would really recommend this powder because it makes my skin so soft and like all Chanel products, I feel it just makes my skin better.

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Dior Addict Lipstick #354 Palace | Review

€31.50 at Sephora

Hi lovelies! Today I will be reviewing a lipstick that I rediscovered. I have had it for quite a while now but I haven't really used it a lot. But now that the sun is shining, this seems to be the perfect lipstick to get that summery feeling!

The packaging is so beautiful! And very unique. It does get dirty fast but that's with almost all lipstick casings. The round bit that you see on the left side of the lipstick has the initials 'CD' on it. This was my first Dior lipstick and it's the only one I have from the Dior Addict range. I actually bought it because of the packaging to be honest. I ordered it online just guessing the shade would be alright but it wasn't really my cup of tea. 

As you can see on the photo, when swatched this lipstick looks like a salmon shade with an orange touch. I look horrible with orange shades because of my pale skin but as you can see on the top photo, the lipstick doesn't look orange at all on my lips. It looks more pink. Maybe that's because of my own lip color. So even though I didn't really like the shade at first, it looks great for summer.

This lipstick feels and looks super creamy and glossy. So it doesn't really last long, about 3 hours. But it does accentuate cracked lips. I have very dry lips and when I'm having a bad lip day I definitely need to scrub them before applying this lipstick. So it isn't super hydrating but you know I'm spoiled because of my Chanel lipsticks!

Do you have a Dior Addict lipstick? Let me know which shade and what you think about it!

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

NARS Sheer Glow Foundation In Mont Blanc | Review

Foundation : €40
Pump : €4

Hello lovelies! Today a review of the famous NARS Sheer Glow Foundation. I've had my eyes on this for a long time but I kept postponing to buy it for two reasons. First, it's expensive. Second, my experiences with liquid foundation haven't been good.

My skin is weird to say the least. It has dry areas but can get oily throughout the day. Some makeup artist once said my skin was dehydrated and not dry but more combination. The dry areas were a result of lack of moisture. Well, it made sense. I don't drink nearly enough. Sometimes I come home from school, shocking myself and my mother when I realize I haven't drank any water all day. Horrible, I know. Now I take a big bottle of water with me everyday.

Then there's also the fact that my skin is pale. My nose has huge pores and my skin is prone to impurities. When I go out, I usually start sweating a lot which makes my face look like a glowing ball. So my previous experiences with liquid foundation haven't been that good as you may have guessed. I usually avoided it when going out because I was scared I would look like a melting orange. But I have taken the chance a few times when I didn't need to go out. But it always turned out bad. Looking too orange, clinging to dry areas, you name it, I've experienced it. So I always stayed in the safe zone, using my KIKO Soft Focus Compact dry which provides light coverage but a nice colour. I will definitely review that one later because I have just bought a second one!

So now that you know my background in liquid foundation (sorry for the ramble) you probably think I didn't like this NARS holy grail either. But I actually do like it and I'm over my fear of liquid foundation!

I actually bought this foundation online, guessing the colour. I went for the second lightest Mont Blanc that has a pink undertone. Siberia is the lightest and I think that may have been an even better match. But Mont Blanc makes me a bit more tan (without looking unnatural) and I like that! So I was lucky that the shade was right. Usually even the lightest shade is too dark. I do have to be careful with this one, I can only use one layer which gives light coverage. If I apply thicker, which gives medium coverage, the shade becomes too dark. So if I want more coverage, I will have to buy Siberia I think. But since I'm new to this liquid foundation world, I'm sticking to light coverage. Also, this foundation doesn't get darker because of oxidation (whoopwhoop!). One pump is more than enough to cover my whole face. So this bottle will last a looong time, whoohoo!

Mont Blanc does stick to dry areas on my skin. It isn't noticeable from a distance but still, it's a bit annoying. Blending is definitely a must! Although it is a Sheer Glow foundation, it doesn't really give any glow once it's applied. But throughout the day my skin becomes shiny, the dry patches disappear and I even start to look a bit oily. That's after about 6 hours. Once I've applied some powder to take the shine away, everything is back to normal.

So this foundation works very well when you're skin is (almost) perfect. When my skin is dry, a moisturizer can help but it still sticks to dry areas. But I don't really mind since my skin gets shinier throughout the day which makes the dry patches disappear. If you hate the glowing look, you will need to blot or use a powder. I've got my eyes on the MAC Blot Powder!

I have read a lot of reviews about this foundation - positive and negative - so I'm curious, what do you think about it?

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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Review : Lord & Berry Smudgeproof Waterproof Eye Liners In Smoke and Sand

Hi lovelies! Today I will be reviewing two eye liners from Lord & Berry. These are actually my only products of the brand because I didn't really know Lord & Berry until I got these eye liners for free with my order at HQ-Hair. They ended up in a drawer without using them because I was probably over-exited about my actual order. Together with the eye liners, I also got two lip liners from Lord & Berry but I actually don't use lip liner so those are untouched. They are pretty though, maybe I will review them later.

When I go out, I normally always wear black eye liner. But sometimes I feel that it looks too harsh in combination with my light skin tone. So when I was looking for a non-black eye liner, I came across these in my drawer. I have worn both of them quite a lot now and I have to say, they are pretty good!

Left : #719 Smoke
Right : #720 Sand

The pencils look quite nice. Simple black with Lord & Berry on them and also the number and shade. The only downside is that you have to sharpen these. They don't have that twist-up system. That's a downside for me. The pencils look so pretty, I think they will look awful once I start to sharpen them. And because they are rather creamy I think I already have to because they have already lost their sharpness.

Smoke is a dark matte grey with a hint of brown. It's perfect to create a smokey look, like the shade name suggests. Sand is a rusty brown with more shine. I really like Sand because it's a soft colour, perfect for daily use. I have used both of them for nights out and they last all night, even on the waterline. They are a bit hard to apply because they don't really glide on which makes it hard to have a thin line. But with a bit of practice, you'll manage.

I have to admit, I still grab my black eye liner a lot but these are a perfect if I'm having a black-makes-me-look-gothic-day. You know, the kind of days when nothing looks or feels right. I hope I'm not the only one, haha!

Do you own anything from Lord & Berry? Let me know!

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