I was just pulling out a quick look to film the Look Fantastic Beauty Box Unboxing (from last week), and I decided to record what I did.
I haven’t featured enough my favourite eyeshadow palettes (from Juvia’s Place) and I’m guilty as charged of saving them for those ba-bam looks, because of their amazing bright bold colours. But it’s just as easy to create a simple smokey eye with it, and the formulas of the mattes are just incredible.
And this tutorial comes in handy, because Juvia’s Place is currently at around 30% off at Beauty Bay (not sponsored, just useful information, peeps).
In a world where colour eyeshadows were either too expensive or not pigmented at all, these little 10€ palettes came to save the day. I remember Sam from Pixiwoo doing looks with them non-stop. That’s a trip down memory lane for ya, with 3 looks to get inspiration from!
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.
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):
I love the feeling of going through a whole bottle, tube or jar of product. what I don’t like is when the product is so good I want to repurchase it but it’s expense. dang it, why can’t I have it all?!
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.
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.
Some people ask me why, of all things overseas, I keep purchasing stuff from Colour Pop.
Well, even with the steep customs, each product comes out at around 8€. and the quality of almost every single item I bought is top notch.
Enter the Lux Lipsticks. I’ve mentioned so many products on my channel, now I’ve decided to make a dedicated video just to my little lip wardrobe. The formula is high-end equivalent, the packaging is not only cute but expensive-feeling. They have so many colours it’s easy to make a curated selection of lipsticks for any occasion.
They can be used sheered out or full-impact with one swipe, mixed for new colours and topped up with some cool glosses for extra shine. Despite my lips being quite dry, these lipsticks — especially the bolder colours — are quite forgiving.
All in all, I haven’t found anything like these within this price range. So let my addiction run free.