Clinique old favourites (and a new flirt)

Sometimes I like to look at my beauty stash by brand to see what is my curated selection from it. Clinique is a brand I never noticed I had a strong relationship with, until I realised that some of their products are actually re-re-re-re-purchases. In this day and age of trends and companies coming out with new launches that they shove down your throat, this means A LOT (quite more than stuff I buy once and move on to the next new shiny equivalent from any other brand).

Here’s my curated selection of besties from Clinique (and a new fling I’m into at the moment):

Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm
Fresh Pressed System
Beyond Perfecting Foundation
Lash Power Mascara
Beyond Perfecting Concealer

 

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)

best in makeup 2014

I have been lucky enough to be able to purchase and experiment with plenty of fun and impressive formulations, this year, as well as go back to good old friends that never leave my makeup staples drawer.
so, here’s my list of the best in makeup for this year, knowing that plenty of these products will be oh so hard to become replaceable…

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