It’s time for a serious review of Guerlain Terracotta Sun Trio (promo photos) bronzing powders, as I teased you enough with swatches on my Instagram page. So I have for you today more details to share regarding the summer 2017 release of Guerlain Terracotta Sun Trio, which will be available in three shades: Light (Clair), Natural and Deep (Fonce). The last shade, which is the darkest one will not be released in Romania so it’s availability may vary from country to country. I had the pleasure of testing and playing for a few days with the shades Light and Natural and for my light skin tone, the first color combination is the right one.
Romania Launch Date – 15 / 20 March 2017 at Sephora
Guerlain Terracotta Sun Trio (293.00 Lei for 10 g / 0.35 oz) is a new and limited edition contouring palette which features three shades ranging from light to dark which can be used separately or mixed together.
Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powders are the best in the world, officially named as best-selling powder (one powder is being sold every 25 seconds all over the world), so the price is a high one and that comes as no surprise to me. Continue Reading
I wanted to try one of the new Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Liquid Creme shades since I first heard about the launch. I got only one shade, the lightest one, a few months back and since this collection is permanent I’m thinking of getting some rosy tones as well. I went for the shade “Yours to Try” which seemed from the promo images like a light, nude beige which will be perfect to create a nude lip for a casual day or to be paired with a dashing smoky eye. I was quite curious about the formula because even though it is a liquid lipstick it won’t dry down to a matte finish like most of them do, so I told myself that would be a new type of formula that I might actually wore more often. No offense to those who like matte finish lip colors, I myself found a favorite formula but I don’t go for a matte lip pretty often. 🙂
Where to buy:
U.S. – Now at Sephora, MarcJacobsBeauty.com,
UK – Now at Harrods
Marc Jacobs Beauty Yours to Try Le Marc Liquid Lip Creme ($28.00 /£24.00 for 0.5 g / 0.12 oz) is the lightest of the six liquid lipstick shades from this collection and it’s officially described as a light buff. I see it as a medium peach with warm undertones and a cream finish. Continue Reading
Benefit GALifornia Blush (official info, promo photos) is one of those items that I felt they deserve to be in my makeup collection forever. I can’t ignore a pretty packaging and this one is part sun, part fun so it really makes me dream of those hippie times, flower-power atmosphere which really makes summer feel like it’s right around the corner. On a casual visit at Sephora counters on early January, I stumble upon this beauty, as you’ve seen on my Instagram video and was actually quite surprised we had the honor to have it launched 3 months before U.S.. This is a case that rarely happens….Giorgio Armani Sunrise Palette (swatches, photos) was another pleasant exception earlier this year so as a blogger, when you see a newness you just know you have to have it, if not for yourself at least for your readers. 🙂
Romania Launch Date – Now exclusively at Sephora and @sephora.ro
U.S. Launch Date – April 2017 at Sephora
International Launch Date – April 2017 Continue Reading
I remember buying the Too Faced Sweat Peach Palette (re-release and part of Too Faced Spring 2017 Peach Collection) right on 26 December 2016, on the first day it hit Sephora counters here in Romania. I missed the previous edition so this time I marked the launch date in my calendar so I know for sure I’ll stop by Sephora right on the launch date. I was quite anxious to see the new Too Faced Sweet Peach collection in person, but at that time only the palette was available, followed by the Sweet Peach Glow Kit, Papa Don’t Peach Blush and Sweet Peach Creamy Oil Gloss next month. At first I was drawn to the pretty, peachy pink packaging of the metallic case, which is sturdy, easy to hold and has a magnetic closure. Inside there’s a mirror encased, useful and practical, and each eyeshadow shade has its name listed inside the palette. I absolutely love the packaging, quite playful, a nice youthful color and a sleek metallic case that makes the palette not only easy to store but also more travel friendly.
U.S. – Now at Too Faced, Sephora
Romania – Now at Sephora
Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette ($49.00 / 210.00 Lei for 17.1 g / 0.54 oz.) features 18 eyeshadow in peachy pinks, corals, bronzes and purple shades. It also comes with Too Faced signature Glamour Guide with three looks to get you started. Once I open the palette I can instantly smell the sweet, peachy scent. Even though all the eyeshadows are inspired by the sweetness of peach fruit, I can’t say the smell will linger on my eyelids once they are applied. Continue Reading
MustaeV Easy Go Kowonhye Brush Set is a chic set featuring six brushes that has definitely made me wanna love start packaging for a weekend gateway. There’s been several weeks now since I’m going away for the weekend and MustaeV Easy Go Kowonhye Brush Set has made my life so much easier, knowing that my brushes are so organized and I have all the tools I need in this zip up pouch. I used them on a daily basis a couple of times but I like to keep them grouped as they are knowing that I have them ready in just a few seconds.
Easy portable brush set, containing 6 individual collection brushes. Perfect if a simple touch-up is needed when on the go. Redefining the
foundation, rouge, lips, eyes, and brows for the ultimate long-lasting look.
Where to buy:
U.S. and International – Now @mustaevusa.com (15% Discount using discount code: chicprofile) Worldwide Shipping, @mustaev.co.kr
MustaeV Easy Go Kowonhye Brush Set ($99.00 on sale NOW from $172.00) contains 6 individual collection brushes. MustaeV and Director Kowonhye have thought of everything so you will find exactly the necessary brush you need for a casual or even more sophisticated makeup look when you are traveling. The handles are considerably shorter than your usual makeup brushes and that’s why they are so travel friendly. Continue Reading
Numeric Proof Amethyst Long Last Lipstick came into my life last fall and since then I had been wearing it on several occasions. This is one special liquid lipstick let me tell you, not only because is among the most long lasting liquid lipstick I have even come across in my life but also because it has this super special matte metallic finish.
Where to buy:
Romania – Now at @adhara.ro
U.K. – Now @gurumakeupemporium.com
Numeric Proof Amethyst (RLG 09) Long Last Lipstick ( 8 ml / 0.24 fl oz) is a medium dark burgundy with a matte metallic finish. This is what I call a rich and truly pigmented shade. It has a great color payoff, being fully opaque in just one swipe. It made me instantly fall in love with its pigmentation and how well and easily adheres on the skin. Continue Reading
You thought I gave up on pink? 🙂 Well this review of Essence Poppy Pink Long Lasting Lipstick proves that my love for pink lip colors will never fade. Essence is a drugstore brand that has remained dear to my heart since I was a teenager so I still like to splurge on a bunch of their makeup products from time to time. The prices are super affordable and even though we are talking about drugstore products, the quality may surprise you sometimes just like the Matt Matt Matt Lipsticks (review, swatches) surprised me with their pigmentation and long lasting power.
Where to buy:
International – Now @kosmetik4less.de
Romania – Now at Prestige Boutique (blv. Iuliu Maniu nr.59) and @boutique-produsecosmetice.ro
Essence Poppy Pink (25) Long Lasting Lipstick (€2.25 / 12.80 Lei for 3.8 g / 0.13 oz) is a light-medium baby pink with blue undertones and a creamy finish. It has a good color payoff with a medium opacity on the lips. Even though it’s such a light pink shade it does transform my natural lip color and adds freshness while giving me that girly girl look. Continue Reading
There’s a new trend going on with these new MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick colors and I thought of showing you another shade of my collection. I got this last year and I’ve been wearing only two or three times, so here goes my review. MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipsticks are know to burst with color, being extremely pigmented and drying down to a total matte finish. For me the dryness feeling is what it bothers me in a matte lip color so keep on reading to see how I got along with MAC Rich & Restless color.
Where to buy:
U.S. – Now at @maccosmetics.com
International – Now at MAC Locations
MAC Rich & Restless Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick ($21.00 / 107.00 Lei for 5 ml / 0.17 fl. oz.) is officially described as a “mid-tone pinky salmon.” It’s a light to medium, orange-coral with warm undertones and a matte finish. It shows a super rich color, excellent pigmentation and comes almost opaque on the lips. Continue Reading