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.
Autumn is here, with its sudden weather changes (oh, having to carry a coat all day, sweating profusely, because you know you’ll desperately need it at the end of the day), and our skin takes a toll.
today I’m focusing on products that you can amp up during this time (despite some being year-round favourites), because darker days come in favour of more intense resurfacing skincare (you still have to use SPF, no cheating) and because your skin is going to need your help to boost the hydration levels under harsh air conditioning and brittle cold wind.
if you’re like me and you don’t like to leave the house without your precious skincare and makeup, but also feel ridiculous by checking in your bag for a 3-day trip just because of the liquids-security issue, this video may just come in handy.
grab a cup of your favourite beverage, because this is going to be a long one…
Here comes another unboxing with some first impressions, my review of last month’s box and an update on the price conundrum from the past box.
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…
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.
today I come to you with 4 variations on red, all with no faff, not frills, no complicated techniques. all you’ll need is your fingers and maybe a couple of brushes, at most.
I think red is a colour that suits all skin tones, it’s quite edgy and out of the box, but can be worn in a very sleek, chic, and grungy way. going from very bold, to more subtle, to glittery, I hope I have combined enough ideas for you to overcome any fear of red eyeshadow and it making your eyes look weird or swollen.
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.
I was going out with some friends that evening, after filming my mini-haul video, so I decided to record myself getting ready, and use some (plenty) of my current favourite products. Some you’re sick and tired of hearing me talk about, some I’ve done reviews on, some may be a new discovery for you.
I hope you enjoy this video. All the links to the products are down below.
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€
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€