Essence finds

My Cover FX favourites for textured skin

Despite being really curious about the new foundation releases (including one by Cover FX), I can’t help noticing a trend on the textures/formulations of these foundations, and they don’t always agree with my skin’s needs. No shade: I just find there are some days when my skin just can’t handle the long-lasting fluid highly pigmented new formulas (usually silicone and alcohol-heavy) that are sprouting everywhere, because they can start to sit weirdly after a few hours, enhancing the texture and some dry patches I didn’t even know were there.

These products, however, despite nobody talking about them, have been proven gems for any kind of mood my skin is going through, keeping it looking smooth, and are especially nice for touch ups at the end of the day, since they come in handy packaging and the creamy formulas mesh so well not only with textured skin but on with day-old makeup.

I really do think these are worth their own video, despite no influencer is paying them a great deal of attention.

Also, Cover FX is cruelty-free and has a boat load of shades to choose from.

All the products are available both in Cult Beauty and Beauty Bay. Always compare prices, because they can fluctuate a bit.

Total Cover Cream Foundation (40 shades)
Cover Stick (24 shades)
Pressed Mineral Foundation (40 shades)

oily hair favourites

an update on my favourites and routine for my oily hair was waaaaay overdue, so here it is, with a few tips and tricks I’ve learned along the way that have helped me keep it under control and looking fairly healthy despite not spending that much time on it.

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lazy makeup with a Parisian twist

you know those days when you don’t want to go out bare-faced, but you don’t want to fiddle with makeup too much? this is one of those (many for me) days.

so here’s a bit of a glimpse into my not-that-glamorous daily makeup that I use when I’m just going out for a bit, do some errands or I just have a couple of hours of work outside the house.

my imperfections still show through, but I’m fine with it :)

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Maybelline Tattoo Brow review

You take this gel-ish tint, slap it on the brows, leave it on for twenty minutes to two hours and peel it off to reveal (hopefully) filled in fuller brows that will last for 3 days.

That may come in handy, especially for those who like to have their brows filled and don’t want to commit to microblading, but would love to sleep those extra 10 minutes in the morning: you just take the time to apply this product a couple of days a week and then you go about your life while it does the job for you.

You can find out how it worked for me by watching the video…

And you can buy Maybelline Brow Tattoo at your local drugstores and at Feelunique.