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)

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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10 minutes GRWM — ultra violet series

how often do you skip on doing a more elaborate makeup look because you only have 10 minutes to get out of the house?

I did my makeup and skincare in 11 minutes this morning, so I had to show you these quick and easy steps. fresh skin, mostly finger painting, a swipe of glitter and multi-tasking products. Bob’s your uncle!

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Ultra-Violet 1

Ok, so the trendy colour for this year — as The Word Of The Internet has declared through that weird abstract decision-maker that is Pantone Colour of the Year — will be Ultra-Violet. All in all, purples will be The Thing. Buckle up.

Albeit a very flattering colour on basically everyone, it’s not considered an “everyday colour” for many. So this is the perfect excuse for me to play with purple and bring you some ideas on how to wear it.

I’m planning a few iterations on purple combos, so keep your eyes peeled. Of course my weapon of choice will always be some smokey eye looks, but let’s just wait and see.

Also, if you’re interested, I can do a blog post with a run down of my purple collection (which is bigger than I anticipated, when I started opening up palettes)… let me know!

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Huda Desert Dusk — four looks, one palette

this is one of the most talked about palettes on the interwebs at the moment (until the next must-have release). I had my eyes on it and, despite the steep price, the uniqueness of some of the shades was really intriguing me. I’m happy to say that I’m overall really impressed with this palette. it combines several unique shades, some more on-trend colours and just enough neutrals. it is what a high end palette should be, both in colour and finish variety as in quality: the mattes pack a punch and are easy to blend and build, the metallics are creamy and impactful, the duo-chrome toppers have a gorgeous effect. I’ll never be able to touch that glitter, though, it looks just too crumbly for me to fiddle with.

it is impressive how many different looks you can create with this palette, so I decided to use it today for four (maybe obvious but very beautiful) combinations. when you splash out your hard-earned money, it’s great to know you can make several quite different looks.

I’d say this is a going-out palette — despite giving you the ability to create softer looks, its strong suit is actually the vibrant shades and finishes, and the versatility you can achieve with some quite unique combinations.
yes, I know, the video is long. but come on! it’s four looks for your autumn menu.

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a green day — autumn looks

another tutorial for you, this time venturing into the green eyeshadow, which is something I do not tend to wear.

I got a lot of inspiration from Max Manaphany’s makeup (RuPaul season 7), although I wanted to make it a bit more every-day friendly.

For more edgy-editorial purposes I paired it with a very cool toned lip option, and then a more peachy simples lipstick.

For this eye look, you’ll need a couple of your neutrals (best if on the cooler toned side), a strong metallic green and a deep deep dark brown, black eye pencil and mascara.

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