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.
Continue reading “Naked Palette 1 — Beauty Throwback”
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.
Continue reading “trend: summer-blue eyes”
spending several hours in an airport and then on an airplane sucks the life out of your skin. if you’re facing jet lag or if you’ve had and intense few days prior to flying, that takes it to a whole other level.
as much as doing your skincare before going into the airport is super important, I find that trying to maintain the hydration levels during the flight is super important.
these are the steps I’ve been taking on my flights, and if yours are longer, just repeat them every few hours and slather on some overnight mask like the one from Laneige on top.
also, I never do my makeup when I’m flying, but if you’re in a pinch and need to be all done up by the time you step out of the plane, I’ve added a simple makeup routine to inspire you.
plus, if in your liquids bag you just add your cleanser(s) and some vitamin C, you’re basically all prepped up for your skincare while away ;)
the product shots were absolutely inspired by gelcream travel, and the original Gelcream account is just a sight for sore eyes.
Continue reading “in-flight skincare (and makeup)”
making it sunshiny and yellow and bright and fun (and affordable) for the summer, breaking through the clouds that don’t.go.away, come and sip a cocktail with me, while playing with eyeshadows!
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this was meant to be a quick and paired-down Get Ready With Me, but, looking at the list of products, I understand this looks daunting and an exaggeration.
yet, I like my morning ritual (because I can’t have caffeine, this ends up being my meditation and perk-me-up all in one), and there are some basic products I think everyone should have on their AM routine: cleanse, hyaluronic acid, vitamin C and SPF.
and an oil or moisturiser for dry environments.
*on another note, Ole Henriksen seems to have vanished from the face of the European Internet. I’ve searched high and low, and it has disappeared from the websites that usually carry the brand. It’s a bummer, I apologise, and I hope you can find it in your local store.
Continue reading “grwm — warm morning routine”
carrying on with last week’s theme, I wanted to show you how I do my base makeup to make it look like I am naturally tanned without looking like I have a ton of product on my skin. how did I go?
Continue reading “bronzed no-makeup makeup”
such a sad title, but Too Faced robbed me of the joy of fruit metaphors…
so here’s a Spring time makeup suggestion for you, with soft apricot-y and juicy strawberry-like shades blended in a soft watercolour effect.
Continue reading “affordable spring look — peaches and strawberries”
An Up Close and Poresonal on one of the foundations on trend at the moment. Will it suit me? Well, check the video to find out.
you can find this foundation online at Sephora, and, although with limited shades, at Feelunique and Look Fantastic, along with your local Nars stockists.
here’s a very simple tutorial on the look I did last week. one statement eyeshadow, a bold look. and a handful of new great products sprinkled about.
Continue reading “berry-magenta eyes”
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)