Illamasqua Flirtatious Velvet Blusher is one of the two new blush shades which was released last month as part of Illamasqua Summer 2014 Makeup Collection (preview, swatches, photos). I had used Illamasqua’s blushers before so I was really excited to get this new shade, especially since it’s so summer friendly.
Now at Sephora, Illamasqua boutiques and online @illamasqua.com
Illamasqua Flirtatious Velvet Blusher (£21.50/ $30.00 for 5 g/ 0.18 oz) is officially described as a soft pink. In my opinion is a light soft peachy coral with a velvet finish. It is truly a shade suitable for every skin tone as those will fair and light tones can apply it softly for a natural healthy daily look while those with medium and darker skin tones can easily build up the color to the desired opacity. Continue Reading
Last week a purchased quite a few makeup items and I also got Essence Hot Chocolate Lip Liner, a product known to me since I have it in a few different shades and I’ve been repurchasing them for years. I simply adore this lip liner’s formula and in my opinion it could easily win the 1st place as the best drugstore lip liner but I’m bold enough to say it can also rival with some of the best high-end lip liners.
Now at ULTA, Muller, Douglas, DM drugstores, Auchan and online @ulta.com, @emag.ro
Essence Hot Chocolate Lip Liner ($1.49 / 25.00 Lei for 1 g/ 0.035 oz) is a medium neutral chocolaty brown with neither warm or cold undertones and with a subtle satin finish. Some consider Hot Chocolate to have a matte finish but I wouldn’t go that far to describe it as it doesn’t look truly matte on the lips and in my opinion has a bit of satin to it, just a slight natural sheen that makes it look so natural. Continue Reading
BeYu presents It’s Teint Time Collection a new base makeup collection launching this summer which features concealer, a new foundation and a makeup base. These are the 3 essential products you need to achieve a flawless face makeup.
A flawless complexion – around the clock – is something very many women want. For true “beauty queens”, the perfect make-up is a daily ritual that is celebrated with a level of dedication that matches that shown to the royal “tea time”. The current It’s Teint Time Collection by BeYu presents 3 optimally matched products for a royal make-up ceremony.
International Launch Date – Now at Douglas Continue Reading
I know it has been a while since I posted a makeup look but even though I did quite a few looks, tested new products and played with new shades and textures I didn’t find the time to post them. Today I want to show you a makeup look named Retro Glam which was inspired by Manhattan Retro Glam Vintage Romance Palette (review, swatches) which was sent to me by a friend.
The makeup is quite simple and easy to realize as I only used eyeshadows from this palette which are so dupable and I’m sure it will be easy to create your own version of Retro Glam. This makeup look is soft but colorful and the shades are not so pigmented so the entire look is perfect for day or evening. Take a look after the break to see what other products I’ve used. Continue Reading
Last month I received the Manhattan Retro Glam Vintage Romance Eyeshadow Palette (preview, first thoughts) as a gift from a friend as I was really excited about it since I first saw it the promo photos of Manhattan Retro Glam Collection (info, visuals). The colors were exactly what I like to wear and even though this is a small 6 eyeshadow palette the shade which range from light to dark, pink and black can be combined to create different looks for day or night.
Now at Manhattan counters, DM drugstores, Muller and local drugstores
Manhattan Retro Glam Vintage Romance Eyeshadow Palette (€7.00 for 6 g) has a cardboard packaging and includes 6 eyeshadows and a dual-ended sponge applicator. A mirror it would have been a nice addition to this palette but we have to consider the price as well. Unfortunately the eyeshadows don’t have individual names so this makes them just regular eyehsadows and a bit of inconvenient to refer to each one separately. Continue Reading
MAC PatentPolish Lip Pencil Collection (info, promo photos) is available for quite a while now at MAC Stores but when I attended the event for MAC Alluring Aquatic Collection (swatches, photos) launch I took a few minutes to swatch all the new PatentPolish shades.
If you remember back in March I posted a quick preview with lip swatches of three of the new PatentPolish Lip Pencils so you can go back and take a look if you haven’t already. I believe these shades are a great option for summer, they are quite pigmented, intense and offer a beautiful shine and not to mention the line is large enough so everyone will be able to find at least one favorite shade.
International Launch Date – May 2014 at MAC Locations
Romania Launch Date – May 2014 at all MAC Stores (Vitan, Baneasa, Pop-Up Store Unirii, Promenada, Timisoara) Continue Reading
Last week I purchased a new lip color and since I wore it a couple of times since I want to tell you everything about Max Factor Scarlet Ghost Colour Elixir Lipstick. I don’t know if you remember but I did review the Burnt Caramel (lip swatches, photos) shade a couple of months ago and it’s from the same line so this time I wanted something more bright and vibrant.
Now at Sephora, Douglas, Marionnaud and DM Drugstores as well as online @boots.com, @slassy.com, @emag.ro
Max Factor Scarlet Ghost Colour Elixir Lipstick (£7.99 / 33.00 Lei) is deep burgundy red with cool undertones and a beautiful natural sheen. The color is rich and pigmented, looking very elegant and intense on the lips while it applies smoothly and easily across the lips. Continue Reading
I have the feeling that Too Faced Cosmetics is hurrying us into fall as we are presented with their new Fall 2014 Makeup Collection which hits the counters this very month. I personally love how the new Too Faced Cat Eyes Palette looks like and I will be definitely checking it out when it will arrive here as well.
U.S. Launch Date – June 2014 online @toofaced.com Continue Reading