multitasking skincare for rushed days

falling face first on the bed still with our clothes on or running out of the house with a stripe of dried out drool on the corner of the mouth. who hasn’t?

on those days when you are in a rush/can’t be bothered, we usually cut so many corners, and, even though we can cut corners, we can still have a nourishing bomb with a two or three step super simple routine.

all of the products I’m mentioning (except for the Power Peel and the Flash Radiance) can be used daily and layered under/over your other products for a more comprehensive routine.

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Dior Backstage foundation — Up Close and Poresonal

This one was so raved that, as soon as I test-drived my sample (as I should always do, impulsive buyer me…) I had to make a video on it.

This foundation retails for around 40$, around 40€, or 39£ — for 50ml —, comes in 40 shades with 4 different undertones, it’s not cruelty free and claims highly customisable coverage, a natural finish, and resisting through water and sweat.
It’s widely available in counters worldwide, and I found it online at Selfridges and, of course, Sephora US.

Clinique old favourites (and a new flirt)

Sometimes I like to look at my beauty stash by brand to see what is my curated selection from it. Clinique is a brand I never noticed I had a strong relationship with, until I realised that some of their products are actually re-re-re-re-purchases. In this day and age of trends and companies coming out with new launches that they shove down your throat, this means A LOT (quite more than stuff I buy once and move on to the next new shiny equivalent from any other brand).

Here’s my curated selection of besties from Clinique (and a new fling I’m into at the moment):

Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm
Fresh Pressed System
Beyond Perfecting Foundation
Lash Power Mascara
Beyond Perfecting Concealer

 

Naked Palette 1 — Beauty Throwback

a new series has arrived… and what a start. just a week after I filmed everything, Urban Decay announced that they’re discontinuing their iconic Naked Palette, which is precisely the first one to be featured on my little Post-Youtube Beauty Hall of Fame.

it’s a piece of makeup History, and has marked countless first steps of millions of people in makeup. it’s no small feat to be the responsible for the complete rethinking of the concept of a makeup palette that is “beginner-friendly” throughout the whole industry. plus, this palette alone launched dozens of talented at-home make up artists into stardom.

featuring a pretty nice assortment of neutral but versatile shades, I dusted it off and tried to see if it still lived up to its cult status — by doing 4 different looks.

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trend: summer-blue eyes

not everyone is comfortable with wearing a bright pop of blue on the eyes, but the fact of the matter is that colour is *everywhere*, nowadays.
if you’re feeling like today is the day — instead of casting that shade aside for a special occasion that may never come —, I’ve created a simple look that I think is subdued enough for many people to enjoy.

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Affordable and amazing hyaluronic love

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Stocking up and meeting new friends: One of the best purchases I have made this year was Hada Labo Hyaluronic lotion. It nourishes your skin with different molecular weights of hyaluronic acid, it’s a liquid just slightly viscous that you pat onto the skin after cleansing and it leaves you feeling plump and fresh. In the long run, my wrinkles are slightly less deep (even around the eyes) and my breakout-prone skin is far more balanced than it ever was. Oh, and one bottle lasts me for months. The best hyaluronic anything I’ve tried, it’s great for AM and/or PM routines, after a resurfacing mask, to combat retinol and environmental dryness, doing the #sevenskinmethod, restoring nourishment on a plane… and you only need to choose the right version for your skin and environment (light or moist for oilier/humid, premium for dry skin or very dry environment – the premium being a tad more viscous and nourishing). It suits all ages, too. Of course I wanted to dabble deeper into the HL brand and I now bought their Hyaluronic Mist (needs no introduction, does it?), and the @pyunkangyul essence toner to dig deeper on this concept. Will let you know how it goes ;) I get all these goodies from @yesstyle #beautyreview #hadalabohyaluronic #hyaluronicacid #instabeautyreview #almost40 #beautyyoutuber #greatfinds #affordablebeauty #affordableskincare #skincare #skincareaddict #skincareover35 #hydrateyourskin #instaskincare

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