MAC Mariah Carey My Mini Extra Dimension Skinfinish Review, Swatches, Photos

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MAC My Mini Extra Dimension Skinfinish was one of my top picks from MAC Holiday 2016 Mariah Carey Collection (info, photos) which was a limited edition release. I went for some light shopping yesterday at Sephora (they have sales btw) and I saw at MAC counters they still have products from this collection available. Like most of you out there, I was head over heels over the packaging of MAC Mariah Carey collection and since this gorgeous extra dimension skinfinish was announced as one of the star products, I had to have it. What really blew away customers, was by far the gorgeous glittery packaging and unique patterns on the products. I’m not really a sucker for limited edition packaging but I’d have to admit this collection really got me. What I find obscene at this product is the high price (extra $12.50) which doesn’t really explain the packaging or the quality of the product, but I guess it’s luxurious just like Mariah.

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MAC My Mimi Extra Dimension Skinfinish ($45.50 / 193.00 Lei for 0.35 oz.) is described as a warm gold shimmer. I see it as medium coppery-brown with gold, sparkly shimmer finish. It had a fairly good color payoff, with a semi-opaque coverage. Continue Reading

MAC Holiday 2016 Mariah Carey Collection My Picks

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Many will agree that MAC Holiday 2016 Mariah Carey Collection was one of the most desired makeup collections of this season. For me personally it was an adventure to purchase these few products because most of the collection was sold out when I got to the counters. I had my wish list ready months before this collection launched, but so it came to pass that the launch date didn’t match my salary date. 🙂 So basically when I was ready to start shopping, I had to call every MAC counter in my city and ask what products they still had available…unfortunately only these three came home with me. I admit I wanted the Loose Powder and another lipstick shades, but they were among the first products to fly off counters. MAC Mariah Carey Collection has definitely got everyone’s attention with its bling-bling sparkling packaging and the beautiful butterfly pattern on the lipstick or don’t even get me started on that gorgeous Extra Dimension Skinfinish.

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Where to buy:

International – Now at MAC Locations and online

Romania – Now at MAC Locations Continue Reading

Estee Lauder Holiday 2015 All Over Shimmer Review, Swatches, Photos

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Estee Lauder All Over Shimmer is a gorgeous limited edition holiday 2015 highlighter for face and body which is part of Estee Lauder Holiday 2015 The Artist Makeup Collection (review, swatches, photos). This elegant piece has the same packaging as Estee Lauder Deluxe Eye Palette (review) which definitely makes a statement of luxury. I simply adore the golden sun-rays on the case and inside the shimmer is embossed with the same sun-rays.

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Availability

U.S. – Now at Estee Lauder counters and online @esteelauder.com

UK – Now at Selfridges, Boots, House of Fraser, John Lewis and online @esteelauder.co.uk

Estee Lauder All Over Shimmer is a medium coppery bronze with fine gold shimmer and a gorgeous highlighting effect. If you are light skin tone then you should apply it with a very light hand, as I like to do it on the apples of my cheeks. It works wonderful and gives your entire face a bronzy healthy glow. The color is easily buildable so it is suitable for every skin color from light to medium and dark. Continue Reading

Lancome Belle de Teint 2015 Spring

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Even though I announced this launch back in February here is closer look at the new Lancome Belle de Teint, the first  natural glow powder from Lancôme, which offers both a light and sheer coverage for a sublime complexion. Belle de Teint recreates the natural radiance of healthy, luminous kind while offering a perfect skin’s surface texture, thus amplifying its radiance. The result is a luminous sun-kissed skin, signs of tiredness are eclipsed and skin texture is smoothed.

Availability

U.S. & Canada Launch Date – Now online @lancome.ca

Romania Launch Date – March 2015 at Lancome counters (Sephora, Douglas, Marionnaud, Kendra) Continue Reading

Senna Dawn Brilliant Bronze – Review, Swatches & Photos

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I know I’m a bit late with this review of Senna Dawn Brilliant Bronze as this product is part of Senna Sunglow Collection Summer 2013 (photos & swatches) but between my vacation, problems with the blog when I changed the theme and the catching up I had to do afterwards there was little time left for reviews.

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This featherweight baked mineral powder kisses skin with the sheerest touch of radiant warmth and illumination. The shimmering bronzer can be worn very sheer or layered on for a deep sunny tan while remaining totally natural looking. The brightening highlighter makes skin look luminous. This delicate mineral veil contains specially cultivated fresh water pearls with amino acids and proteins to hydrate and nourish skin, keeping it luxuriously soft and smooth. Each bronzer pattern is hand drawn and baked on terracotta for a rich one-of-a-kind beauty. Free of oils, talc, fragrance and parabens.

Availability

Now @sennacosmetics.com

Senna Dawn Brilliant Bronze ($42.00 for 0.20 oz/ 5.9 g) is a Baked Mineral Bronzer in a beautiful light bronze and a Highlighter in seashell pink shade. As a light skin tone I found the Dawn Brilliant Bronze was a perfect match for me but it can also be used by those with medium skin colors as both the bronzer and highlighter shades are easily buildable. Continue Reading

Clinique Superbalanced Powder Bronzer – Available Now – Info & Photos

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At the beginning of May I presented you the new Clinique Superbalanced Powder Bronzer & Makeup Bag (info & photos) and also a mini tutorial of Sunkissed Makeup look.

The best part of a suntan is looking well rested and refreshed with a golden bronze, healthy glow. Instead of exposing ourselves to the sun’s harmful UV rays that can cause damage and dry out the skin, women have turned to bronzers to get a faux glow. For a sunless sunkissed look, Clinique introduces Superbalanced Powder Bronzer – a smart bronzing powder designed to provide a truly healthy glow.

Availability

Now @clinique.com and international Clinique counters

International Launch Date – May – June 2012 (depends from country to country)

Meet me after the cut for more information. Continue Reading

Clinique Superbalanced Powder Bronzer & Mini Makeup Bag – Available Now + Mini Sun-Kissed Makeup Tutorial

Hi everyone!

Clinique launches Superbalanced Powder Bronzer for summer 2012 together with a beautiful mini makeup bag available in Limited Edition.

Bronzing powder with a smart advantage: Long-wear formula helps absorb oil, maintain skin’s moisture balance so skin looks healthy, lit with a subtle radiance. Mineral and antioxidant-rich bronzer transforms from pressed to loose powder at the turn of a dial. Lightweight, oil-free.

Availability

U.S. Launch Date – May 2012 at Clinique counters, now @clinique.com and Nordstrom.com

International Launch Date – May 2012 at Clinique counters, Estee Lauder Beauty Shops & Sephora

Romania Launch Date – June 2012

More details right after the jump. Continue Reading

Illamasqua Individual Bronzer in Burnish – Review, Photos, Swatches

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I’ve got Illamasqua Individual Bronzer from Body Electrics Summer 2010 Makeup Collection a few months ago but as I said in my preview post my skin was too white at that time to use this product.

So at the end of the summer I finally gave it a try but I guess I’m still too white for the Individual Bronzer in Burnish. To be honest I never use bronzers anyway because my skin color is too pale and I prefer using a pink or peach blush from time to time.

I would definitely recommend this if you have at least a medium skin tone because otherwise the Burnish shade which is actually a golden bronze would look to dark on you. Continue Reading