catrice hd liquid coverage foundation — up close and poresonal

this week I bring you a review on a foundation that, according to Stephanie Nicole, is extremely close in formula (over 95%) to the new Fenty Beauty Foundation, and may have possibly even been made in the same factory — without a proprietary formula. because Portugal was AGAIN left out of the worldwide launch of the hype brand of the month and its foundation has had high reviews, I had to at least give its alleged cousin a try.

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Juvia’s Place Nubian 2 palette

my thoughts, swatches and a mini-tutorial. enjoy!

you can buy Juvia’s Place from Beauty Bay (Europe based) and from the brand’s own website (U.S. based). as far as I know, most of their palettes are not limited edition, so if they are out of stock at Beauty Bay (because of the high demand), just be patient.
after trying them, I dare to say (spoiler) I believe they are even worth it with international shipping and customs added to the bill…

 

the Ordinary Coverage foundation . up close and poresonal

it finally arrived, and I spend a whole day with it on my face to show you how it performs on combo, acne prone, ageing skin.

please keep in mind that this was *my* personal experience with it, and sort of a first impressions.

for more information on how to choose your shade, please read my post on the Serum Foundation.

where to buy: I usually go to Victoria Health for everything The Ordinary, but you can also buy the Colours range directly from the Deciem — the Ordinary website.

LFBB August 2017

Here’s another unboxing for you. This one had me wondering about what happened this month and, when I went to do the maths… I got even more suspicious… I talked about it on my Insta Stories, also.

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LFBB July 17 . unboxing

It’s late, but it’s here: the unboxing of this month’s Beauty Box and my review on last month’s products. Also, because this is the last month of the subscription, my overview of this service.

All the prices mentioned are based off of (whenever possible) the Look Fantastic website.

Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream
75 ml — 11,60€

Hot Makeup Large Bronzer
This was a b*tch to find. This is a Danish brand that seems to be a subsidiary of the Polish brand Revers Cosmetics, since the Revers Cosmetics logo is all over the label.
I couldn’t find a reliable E.U. retailer for the life of me, nor do they have this product or similar in stock right now. So, based on the prices of the website (which are quite low, Catrice style), I’m going on a hunch and say this bronzer will cost 8€ or under.

Cowshed Chamomile Refreshing Toner (with spritz cap only on the full size ;))
250 ml — 21,47€
50 ml sample — 4,30€

Mimitika Face Sunscreen SPF 50
50 ml — 16,95€
10 ml sample — 3,39€

Regenerate Toothpaste
75 ml — 11,95€
14 ml sample — 2,23€

Jelly Pong Pong Bare Necessities Highlighting Pencil
Full Size — 17,95€

Imedeen Advanced Beauty Shot
1 bottle — 3,94€

Overall Value:
~51,40€

self-tanners

all about my favourites to get (part of) that golden glow I used to have as a kid, without sitting in the sun. because ain’t nobody got time fo’ that!

Vita Liberata pHenomenal Self-Tanning Mousse — the most affordable I found was at Beauty Bay, but Cult Beauty carries more shades, like Feelunique and Look Fantastic — so it’s a matter of looking out for promotions.

La Roche-Posay Autohelios can be found on Look Fantastic and Feelunique

James Reed H2O Tan Mist can be found also on Look Fantastic and Feelunique

Clarins Radiance Plus Golden Glow Booster is widely available in local stores, and you can also find it on Feelunique.

The Ordinary Serum Foundation | Up Close and Poresonal

This is nothing less than a phenomenon. Due to its very low price (under 7 €) and to the amazing array of colours, the foundations from The Ordinary have been constantly sold out. If you want one, you really have to want it and wait for quite a while…

The Ordinary foundations come in two finishes: Serum (Lower coverage, dewier finish) and Coverage (higher coverage and demi-matte finish). They have no frills nor high claims, and it’s almost a relief to know that. It’s just a foundation.
I managed to get my hands on the Serum version, and that’s what I’m going to talk to you about.

 

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