Lisa Eldridge eyeshadow palette – Myth

A thorough review, after having used this palette for several full days, showing you the beautiful performance and blendability of this brighter mid-toned palette, but also some less spoken about characteristics I’ve stumbled upon and may be of interest to you.
Keep in mind in the meantime I’ve received Vega as a gift (I’m spoiled, I know), and I’ve had the same experience with all the formulas in that palette.

If you’re looking for super smoothing flattering mattes that blend themselves out and with which you can hardly over-apply, this is definitely one palette to look into.
But if you’re into shiny-sparkly shades, or if you need longevity for a full day of work (or just because you have oily lids), you may want to watch the whole video.

Of course this is just my experience (although I’ve been talking with some people and I’ve been having some similar feedback), so take it all with a grain of salt! It’s overall a beautiful palette, I love the “poppable” pans, the concepts behind the colour stories, and how impeccably and effortlessly you can make a look.

empties November ’22

here’s another run down of products that I’ve used up and my experience with them.

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concealer declutter . make up reset

another day plowing through my make up and decluttering those products that just don’t work for me anymore, for whichever reason, leaving the hoarder’s guilt behind and curating my collection to a more manageable – even pan-able – status.

today, concealers. those tiny helpers that, not being as interesting as make up palettes, are there for me even on no-makeup days, helping me out when I want a bit or a lot of coverage. absolute staples, my friends.

Hourglass Ambient Soft Glow Foundation

’tis an Up Close and Poresonal, my friends! where I do a thorough wear test, show you how the complexion product performs on my face with regular check-ins and no filters (should go without saying, but ’tis what ’tis), and at the end of the day compare the product’s performance against its claims.
I’m the only test subject, so it’s as subjective as it comes, but if you have tastes and concerns similar to mine, maybe you can infer some useful conclusions.

for reference: my skin is combination/oily, smooth in texture bar the pores, with occasional hormonal breakouts (which have been mostly under control), hyperpigmentation (which I like to cover) and worn like a 42 year old skin can be – so yes, some wrinklage.

I prefer a natural/satin/luminous finish but without feeling too sticky or slide-y, a versatile medium coverage that can be sheered down or built up without caking, and, being an analog human who lives life in the non-digital world, I crave for long-wearing power (10 hours is my gold standard) and fading with dignity instead of a frazzled break down. I don’t mind a learning curve nor adjusting some steps to make it perfect, but at the end of the day it has to be worth my time and money, and, more importantly, if it’s not compatible with my sunscreen, it’s the end of the road for us.

so hop on the video and enjoy a day spent with the Hourglass Ambient Soft Glow Foundation.

I have shade 7, but I always advise doing some swatches and tests in store whenever possible and, even better, getting some samples and try before committing.

At the time of this post, the best price I found for it was £46 (around 52€) at Cult Beauty.

august empties ’22

it’s a bit late, but empties are empties are empties, and there’s a few interesting products in the mix, so I couldn’t pass on posting this video.

Danessa Myricks Yummy Skin Blurring Balm Powder

the names in these things don’t even leave room for the rest of the title…

this is an Up Close and Poresonal, my friends! where I do a thorough wear test, show you how the complexion product performs on my face with regular check-ins and no filters (should go without saying, but ’tis what ’tis), and at the end of the day compare the product’s performance against its claims.
I’m the only test subject, so it’s as subjective as it comes, but if you have tastes and concerns similar to mine, maybe you can infer some useful conclusions.

more info this way