not all bronzers are created equal. these are some of my favourite, from all price ranges, textures and a couple of finishes, that agree with my light-medium olive complexion.
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.
Total Cover Cream Foundation (40 shades)
Cover Stick (24 shades)
Pressed Mineral Foundation (40 shades)
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!
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…
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.
Clarins Radiance Plus Golden Glow Booster is widely available in local stores, and you can also find it on Feelunique.
I’ve never done one of these before… How did I go?
Aside from the spinach and lipstick on my teeth, I mean.
oh, you have to go and watch again because you couldn’t stop staring? ok, I’ll wait…
I’ll just leave you here a list of the products mentioned.
The Clinique Take The Day Off Balm is a highly rated cleansing balm and it is frequently mentioned by Caroline Hirons (my skincare guru) as a great first cleanser.
I had to give it a good go and compare it to my all-time favourite makeup removing cleansers from The Body Shop Chamomile range.
Here are my thoughts on all of these terrific products.
Where to buy?
The Body Shop is widely available in almost every country, so you can look for their shops and website on your location (many have an online shop). Here are the U.K. website links for the butter and the oil.
these products have been some of the most recommended in 2016. and rightfully so.
yet one tends to get caught on this “need to buy” tidal wave, and sometimes a little perspective is needed. not only due to the high price tags, but also because there are sometimes small details (many times overlooked) about a product that can make it or break it for your specific needs and wants.
for someone who works in the real world, time is of the essence. my days are really long, so I’m always sleepy. every extra minute in bed is a must, therefore, although I really love playing with colours and feeling all pamper-y with myself, my everyday makeup routine is quite trimmed down to my lazy girl’s number one commandment: k.i.s.s.: keep it simple, stupid!