Essence Matt Ivory Soft Touch Mousse Foundation Review, Swatches, Photos

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I received Essence Soft Touch Mousse Make-Up the other week, as I’m lately on the look out to replace my go-to mousse foundation which is Max Factor Whipped Creme as it has been discontinued for a while. I don’t have any skin problems so I’m just looking for a simple foundation with an airy or mousse-like formula that will be easy to apply with my fingers and will give me a matte or semi matte finish.

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Where to buy:

Romania – Now at Prestige Boutique (blv. Iuliu Maniu nr 59) and online @boutique-produsecosmetice.ro , @emag.ro

International – Now at Muller and local drugstores

Essence Matt Ivory (04) Soft Touch Mousse Make-Up (21.70 Lei / €3.75 for 0.56 oz / 16 g) is just the right shade for a light skin tone girl like me. It comes in this small see-through glass jar and has a nude plastic top. Continue Reading

Charlotte Tilbury Black Magic Rock’n’Khol Eye Pencil Review, Swatches, Photos

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I got to try out the amazing Charlotte Tilbury Rock’n’Khol Iconic Liquid Eye Pencil thanks to BritishBeautyBlogger who offered me the product a few months back when we met for a cup of coffee. I admitted to her that I never tried Charlotte Tilbury products before and she simply said “Tavia, you just have to try this one”…so I knew it will be amazing. She gave me the Black Magic shade which comes as a mini eye pencil and is part of Charlotte Tilbury Nocturnal Cat Eyes to Hypnotise ($39.00 / 29.00) which also includes the Silver Leopard Eyeshadow.

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Where to buy:

Now online @charlottetilbury.com

Charlotte Tilbury Black Magic Iconic Liquid Eye Pencil is officially described as an “intense petrol shade.” It’s a deep black with cool undertones and blue shimmer. It has a good color payoff, nice pigmentation and definitely a special twist thanks to that navy shimmer. It had semi-opaque coverage when swatched but you can easily build it up to an opaque coverage if you layer it two-three times. Continue Reading

Colour Pop Birthday Suit Super Shock Cheek and So Quiche Super Shock Shadow Review, Swatches, Photos

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Colour Pop Birthday Suit Super Shock Cheek and So Quiche Super Shock Eyeshadow were the first products from this brand that I got to try. I have been using them for months now, since last November to be more specific and I got them as a gift from my dear friend Jane from BritishBeautyBlogger. She told me she absolutely loves these shades so I was super excited to try them as well. At first I must say I was a bit skeptical about the brown-olive eyeshadow but when I start wearing it, the story totally changed.

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Where to buy:

Now @colourpop.com

ColourPop Birthday Suit Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is officially described as a “neutral pink with a satin finish.” I see it as a dirty medium pink with slightly warm undertones and a silver micro-shimmer. Continue Reading

MustaeV Opal Color Starlight Powder Review, Swatches, Photos

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MustaeV Opal Color Starlight Powder is a gorgeous luminous shade that is versatile and can be used in so many ways in combination with so many colors and textures. It’s some kind of pigment, but more with a glitter touch but at the same time without having that gritty texture.

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Where to buy:

U.S. & Worldwide – @mustaevusa.com (15% Discount using discount code: chicprofile), @mustaev.co.kr (International Shipping)

MustaeV Opal Color Powder Starlight ($18.00 for 2.5 g / 0.08) is described as a sparkling and glitter pearl powder that has dazzling and distinct characteristics, like the stars of the night sky. It’s a light silver pearl with some dark silver particles that gives a different appearance depending on how the light hits. It can look differently when applied on different MustaeV eyeshadows (info, photos) but also on creamy eye shadows. Depending on the lighting pink, blue and various colors produce a lustrous shimmer. Continue Reading

Gucci Guilty Sensual Massage Gel Review, Photos, Swatch

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I want to mention Gucci Guilty Sensual Massage Gel today as it’s a product that got my totally by surprise…when I least expected. The other month when I was shopping at Douglas (see what I got, photos) for some new beauty and skincare items I was telling you that I was pretty impressed with the complementary gifts that I received. Among those gifts was Gucci Guilty Sensual Massage Gel along with black cosmetic pouch that you see in the photo bellow.

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Where to buy:

U.S. – Now at Macy’s (as GWP with a Gucci fragrance) and online @ebay.com

Romania – Now at Douglas (as gift with purchase) Continue Reading

Estee Lauder Savage Garden Pure Color Envy Liquid Lip Potion Review, Swatches, Photos

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Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Liquid Lip Potion line was launched internationally back in August 2015 and includes a range of 16 permanent colors. Last month I got me two of the violet shades, so today I will share with you my impressions on Estee Lauder No.440 Savage Garden Pure Color Envy Liquid Lip Potion. First of all I would like to mention that this color is not available in Romania, at least at Debenhams they didn’t have it. Usually not all the shades arrive here, but it’s such a pity for this one.

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Where to buy:

Romania – Now at Douglas, Debenhams, Sephora

International – Now @esteelauder.com, Sephora, Selfridges

Estee Lauder Savage Garden (440) Pure Color Envy Liquid Lip Potion ($30.00 / £25.00 / 152.00 Lei for 7 ml / .24 fl oz) is a very dark mauve-eggplant with cool undertones and a wet shiny finish. It has an amazing color payoff, being so pigmented, rich and deep that looks opaque in just one swipe. Continue Reading

Catrice Hey Nude Ultimate Colour Lipstick Review, Swatches, Photos

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“I can never have too many nude lip shades!” I said to myself when I purchased Catrice Hey Nude Ultimate Colour Lipstick the other week. I wanted a new lipstick shade that would look very natural on me, a rosy nude that I could wear almost daily, during the first part of the day so while I was swatching all the permanent Catrice Ultimate Colour nude shades I stumble upon No.240 Hey Nude which went home with me in the end.

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Where to buy:

Romania – Now @boutique-produsecosmetice.ro, @emag.ro and local drugstores like Prestige Boutique (blv Iuliu Maniu, nr.59 Bucuresti)

International – Now @kosmetik4less.de

Catrice #240 Hey Nude Ultimate Colour Lipstick (€3.95 / 19.50 Lei for 3.5 g / 0.12 oz) is a light-medium dirty peachy-nude with neutral undertones and a natural shine. It’s highly pigmented and delivers a rich color which covers the lips, almost to the point of opacity. Continue Reading

Catrice The Wizard Luminous Lips Lipstick Review, Swatches, Photos

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Catrice is one of those brands that I long for ever since I bought the first products on a trip to Germany more than 10 years ago. Since Catrice became available in Romania I often liked to check out their newness and since I have Prestige Boutique (local beauty drugstore – blv Iuliu Maniu, nr 59) near my place, I’m entering the shop pretty often to see what they brought new. The other week I was swatching some of the new Catrice and Essence lip products and I went home with this gorgeous Catrice No.170 The Wizard Luminous Lips Lipstick. It’s a gorgeous, luminous shade that I believe it will complement any skin tone, as I know it looks wonderful on light skin tones like me.

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Where to buy:

Romania – Now @boutique-produsecosmetice.ro, @emag.ro and local drugstores like Prestige Boutique (blv Iuliu Maniu, nr.59 Bucuresti)

International – Now @kosmetik4less.de

Catrice The Wizard Luminous Lips Lipstick (€3.95 / 19.50 Lei for 3.5 g / 0.12 oz) is a medium-dark dirty berry-rose with soft violet undertones and a luminous shiny finish. The color is pigmented, has a good color payoff and looks almost opaque on the lips. Continue Reading