Did I get too many presents at the #MakeupSecretSantaByBeautyBarometer (movie) Event?! Well…I did…to many to count and too many to review. So in order for you to still find some of these products on the counters as they are limited edition, I want to do some quick previews and tell you a little bit about everyone, until I’ll be posting the individual reviews. Douglas Santa Claus was more than generous so I got the new My Favorite Palette, Glitter Brush Kit and two silver sparkling holiday products, a nail polish and a matching mascara. I honestly didn’t have time to test everything, except the eyeshadow palette and nail polish that I got to wear once during the holiday season.
Romania – Now at Douglas Perfumeries Continue Reading
From #MakeupSecretSantaByBeautyBarometer (movie) Event, couldn’t have missed the high-end products. A part of them were represented by Lancome Grandiose Mascara, YSL Rouge Pur Couture in a cute but luxurious deluxe sample size and a dose of one of my favorite fragrances, YSL Black Opium (review, photos). The rumors were true, so I really got addicted to YSL Black Opium Eau de Parfum right from the first sniff, to the point that I wanted to feel it on my skin at every hour of the day, and kept it on my nightstand for weeks so I can get my dose.
Romania – now at Douglas, Kendra, Marionnaud, Sephora Continue Reading
Last year Deborah Milano launched eight versions of the new Perfect Smokey Eye Palettes featuring 5 eyeshadows each. I only recently got my hands on two of these Deborah Perfect Smokey Eye Palettes (No.04 and No.06) at the #MakeupSecretSantaByBeautyBarometer (movie) event held last month. Well, I actually won one of these on a giveaway by Beauty Barometer so I thought of place them all together in a preview article, until I’ll do individual reviews and makeup looks. I also received No.2 shade of Deborah Absolute Lasting Liquid Lipstick, with a new formula and two steps application. This new duo liquid lipstick has an extreme staying power and comfort, as I could tell right away when I swatch the color on my arm and took some effort in removing it, while it left a stain behind.
Romania Launch Date – Now at Kendra perfumeries, Debenhanms Continue Reading
Winter is queen here and temperatures are bellow 0 degrees Celsius but I allow myself not only to think about the warm season but also so smell the spring. I purchased some of the new Victoria’s Secret Fragrance Mist (info, photos) scents back in November and I’ve been using them frequently every since, spritzing them on my body and hair so even though winter has settled here I can still trick my senses into thinking that spring is just around the corner. I couldn’t leave Victoria’s Secret beauty section without getting some new shades of Beauty Rush Flavored Gloss and Beauty Rush Color Shine Gloss so I invite you to take a closer look at my purchases right after the jump.
U.S. & UK – Now at Victoria’s Secret stores and online @victoriassecret.com Continue Reading
In order to complete the empty slots from my MustaeV 24 Eyeshadow Palette (review, photos) I still needed 5 eye shadows so I choose Smoke, Pink Mist, Peacock, Bambi and Scales single eye shadows for this job. I’m simply mesmerized by MustaeV eyeshadows and this season I’m more into dark colors so I also got MustaeV Smoky Quad Eye Shadow Palette to go along with the brown, pink and silver white shades. This month I realize that’s been actually two straight years since I first got to use my first MustaeV products and I can’t tell you how many wonderful products I discovered and got to use but I’m still trying to find that one MustaeV product that I don’t like. 🙂
International – @mustaevusa.com (15% Discount using discount code: chicprofile), @mustaev.co.kr (International Shipping) Continue Reading
In late fall 2015, Max Factor came up with a new line of makeup products. I gave you a quick peek at the Max Factor novelties (video) a couple of weeks ago on Periscope and I promised to return with more photos and individual reviews as soon as I’m done testing them. Before I’ll start posting those review I wanted to bring all the products together for a quick preview and a couple of swatches so you should know what to expect later on.
Romania – Now at Kendra, Debenhams and online @bb-shop.ro, @boutique-produsecosmetice.ro
UK – Now at Boots, Drugstore Continue Reading
It was about time I would show you at least some of the new Melkior products that I’ve been using for the last two months. My Melkior makeup collection just got pretty big in the last six months and even though I’m giving you a first look on Periscope, showing you swatches and telling my first impressions (video), individual reviews are still needed in order to get a closer look at the colors and find out more about the formula and long lasting properties.
Romania – Now @melkior.ro and at all Melkior Locations
France – Now @melkiorprofessional.fr and at Melkior boutiques
Poland – Now online @melkiorprofessional.pl
Moldova – Online shop @melkior.md Continue Reading
Giorgio Armani was one of the main brands on my wishlist that I wanted to pay a visit once I was in London. My entire Giorgio Armani experience started at Selfridges (video) when I was taking a closer look at their new Ecstasy Lacquer collection. I was approached by one of Giorgio Armani’s Face Designers as I also wanted to try their famous Luminous Silk Foundation so I was invited to try out their new products. I was expecting just a simple product testing, no more than 15 minutes but I received more than that. I had the pleasure to receive a full makeup experience from Thoa Tran, a famous makeup artist and Giorgio Armani International Face Designer. She was so nice to me, as she talked to me about all the Armani products I was interested in but also introducing me to the new ones without giving me for a second that feeling that I was forced to buy anything.
So, as she applied the products, starting from cleansing my face, moisturizing, primer and foundation she explained to me and described every product so being there for about an hour or so was for me like a private lesson about Armani makeup and skincare products.
I definitely got the Luminous Silk Foundation (36.50 for 30 ml / 1 fl oz) and the 506 Maharajah shade of Ecstasy Lacquer (£27.00) but I left Giorgio Armani’s counter with a new wishlist on my mind waiting to be completed on my next visit to London. Continue Reading