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MAKE UP FOREVER HD Powder

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I’m a big fan of MUFE products and honestly since I’ve discovered this HD powder nothing has been the same in terms of loose powder. This truly is  the true Holy Grail of finishing powders and has become part of my everyday makeup ever since I’ve bought it (click: here).

Pro’s:

  • you don’t use it for coverage, it’s strictly a finishing powder and this is what it does best: it will set your makeup, it will make your skin look a lot softer and matte
  • you only need a tiny amount of powder (otherwise it will make your face look cakey)  for covering the whole face
  • didn’t cause any breakouts for me
  • perfect for that super blended and soft focused look
  • one shade, independent of your skin type and color

Con’s:

  • never ever use it when you are going to be photographed
  • pretty expensive

My rating: 9/10. Overall, it’s a smart product that helps you achieve that sophisticated look and if you want to try it on a medium term I would recommend to purchase the smaller size pot.

Until the next time, wear red lipstick and glitter all the way:-)

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April empties

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Hello, beauties!

April has been a busy month for me with a lot of products that I’m gonna say good bye to. Some of them I’m going to repurchase some of them were a total waste of my money. So out with the old:

Face &Body

Yves Rocher Beaute des Mains. Hand care is very important to me, although hands are most of the times left out from beauty routines (in terms of moisturizing or applying sun screen). After I wash my hands, every time, with no exception, I will use a hand cream. This is why I have a hand cream everywhere: in my purse, in my bathroom, in every other drawer, in the car, in my boyfriend’s car:) and so on. This hand cream from Yves Rocher has helped me through the office winter and the best thing I can say about it, oh, that perfume. Well, that’s an irritant, I know. You know what else? Alcohol and sodium hydroxide. Overall it was an ok hand cream, but not very gentle with the skin.

After this month I’m going to skip the Effaclar Micellar Water (review). it has been a very nice thermal water for my oily sensitive skin, I’ve almost forgot I have problems, but out of all the micellar waters that I’ve tried, I believe this one from La Roche Posay does the weakest job in the cleaning department. This is why I’ve always used it with Nivea  Eye make-up remover (review).

Floritene Serum Face Lift – I’ve found this product recently in my search for effective anti-age products as it contains hyaluronic acid and AHA. All I can say is that I saw the results immediately,  but, although I did not feel any side effect, I’ve noticed that this serum contained a lot of irritating agents.

As long as we are talking about Nivea, it’s their antiperspirant that is emptied this month, the Invisible for Black&White. Not much to say, other than it delivers. Also I’m a big fan of their lip butters – the last one being Pure&Natural Olive&Lemon Lip Care. Funky fresh smell, extra green color but it helped my lips stay soft and moisturized on a daily basis.

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Another product from Yves Rocher that I’m going to renounce to is Peau Parfaite BB Cream. All I can say about it is good riddance, you’ve wasted my money and my skin.It is not actually empty but I could not use it no more. First, it was the smell – like old’s people medicine cabinet. Then, the coverage, close to non-existent which on my skin is a VIP ticket to disaster and the SPF (what? who? I don’t understand). Overall I felt with a paint application on my face, but the paint wasn’t blended that well.

E.L.F. Mineral Infused Face Primer  – I was sad when this ran out, because I can say this is the most re-purchased product from E.L.F. because I use primers as part of my everyday makeup due to my oily sensitive skin. It has been a fiend in need, decent product, does not perform miracles but I think it stands the endurance test for a lot of events. It is not the same thing I can say about E.L.F. Eyelid Primer that generally speaking hasn’t help me much, eye shadows creasing and caking at their own free will.

Given the fact that I use lipstick every day, if I would have to choose my top 3 lip glosses this Sexy Motherpucker Lip Plumping Gloss from Soap &Glory would be in it as one of my va va voom secrets. The gloss here is What a Melon, it was a soft glittery pink with a nice tingling sensation on my lips and a non-sticky formula (as non-sticky it can be for a lip gloss). And yes, your lips get bigger; and if not, they are prettier.

I’ve bought this NYX HD Photogenic Concealer  because it was recommended to me by people that sell this product here as a primer. It is not a primer, it’s a concealer, helloo! I’ve bought it in green for my redness problem, but nevertheless it did’t cover very well. I found out it didn’t blend very well either and it was quite drying.

Maybelline One by One Volume Express – this mascara I really, really loved (review). I am sorry to be parted and I truly hope that until I will buy this product again, they will keep it in their list.

Essence Bronzing Star I’ve had it for a while now but now we must part, as I dropped it on the floor and it is in an irrecoverable mess. It had a nice color and pigmentation, it was very easily blended, doesn’t have any shimmer but it didn’t last that long on your face.

That’s all for April empties.

Until next time, wear red lipstick and glitter all the way:-)

March favorite products

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This month I’ve been doing a lot of shopping. Maybe because it’s spring, one of my favorite seasons. Maybe because it’s sunny&warm outside, which gives me an excellent mood. Maybe because I’m in love, but I’ve been this love-sick for three years now.

Anyhow,  I’ve been feeling generous with reviews lately so you might go easy on me for being over enthusiastic. Also, you might notice that I’ve been stuck to a routine as of lately…

1. Too Faced Chocolate Soleil. This bronzer was a present and because at that time I did not know how to work with bronzers, it was forgotten in a drawer. But its chocolate scent somehow came to surface and I started wearing it daily. With no exception.  And with the right buffing brush, it will blend perfectly into your skin.

2. Avon Color Trend – shade Flirt. This is a product acquired last autumn, and although, I’m not quite a big fan of Avon products, it was a visionary action from my side as it is a very nice orange lipstick, very wearable, even for stiff office jobs. Not matte but not very shimmery either, slightly scented, the texture is not that creamy, so be aware if you have dry lips. As for longevity, it was all right for four hours, after that it needed a refresh.

3. Makeup Forever HD Powder. I know, right? But I can’t get enough of it.

4. Apidermin face cream. Just because I have to put it away for a while, until cold comes again. It was good for my face during the cold days but I have also used it on my hands and elbows and it works perfectly. I don’t know if it’s such a good product in general or for everybody, but for me, in times of wind and snow it is perfect.

What are your favorite products this month?

Until then, wear red lipstick and glitter all the way:-)