Thursday, 29 September 2011

New from CLINIQUE:

(All from Clinique: High Lenghts Mascara ''Black/Brown'', Foundation Brush, Superpowder Double Face Powder in ''02'', Foundation Perfectly Real Makeup in ''02'', Airbrush Concealer in ''04''.)

Hello you! School is extremly hectic at the current moment, so that's why I haven't been able to post that many posts lately, hope you understand anyway! However, lately I've purchased a few things, I thought I'd show you what I bought from Clinique first able (reviews are coming up!).

I'm so delayed with my reviews, I really need to pull myself together and do some reviews!! Promise I'll do it the fastest I possibly can! I got items from MAC, Lancôme and Maybelline to review for example. Basically just a lot of items! So sorry for keep you waiting! I'll keep you posted, bye.

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Review of Makeupstore's ''Sheer Lipsticks''

These two lipsticks from Makeupstore have I been using now for about a year (or I bought the first one a year ago and the second one approximately a half year ago, sooo interesting, right? lol.) They are quite affordable (£12,5/each), which is a lot more cheap than Chanel, YSL, Dior, Lancôme etcetera etcetera. But are the differences between these two kind of price-groupes that big? I'd say, definitely! At the current moment I have one lipstick from Chanel (reed the review HERE), and the formula is just sooooo much better, honestly I can hardly compare them with each other. Continue reading and I'll tell you why..
(''Prairie'' and Exit'' )

You can buy Makeupstore's lipsticks in either Sheer, Matte, Transparent and Shimmery. These two that I've are Sheer. The colours that I've bought are called ''Prairie'' and ''Exit'' and you can see the swatches on the picture above. The orange/reddish colour is called ''Prairie'' and it looks just gorgeous during the summer when you got a tan. I personally look better in warm lipstick-colours, so I prefer ''Prairie''. The other shade called ''Exit'' is probably most appropriate during the autumn/winter/spring's, just because it's a very cold colour if you know what I mean.

(This is how ''Exit and ''Prairie'' looks like on my lips).

Which shade of these two do you prefer? As you see, the lipsticks are more ''dry-looking'' than the Chanel lipstick that I've and I really do not like that it looks like the Sheer lipsticks from Makeupstore are ''bleeding'' if you know what I mean. They are highly pigmented though, and you only need to dab a tiny amount of the lipstick on your lips to have this look that I've created. It's totally enough, right?

It's definitely not anything wrong with the lasting-power of these lipsticks though. They last for approximately 3 hours on me, which I find absolutely OK, but it sucks if you compare it with my Chanel-lipstick which lasts for at least 6 hours (!!!!) on me. How amazing isn't that?? Anyway, after three hours with these Makeupstore lipsticks on, they tend to look and feel very dry on your lips. I don't like that either. BUT; it's definitely an OK product and I don't regret buying it.

I give this product:

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Review of MAC ''Prep+Prime Transparent Finishing Powder'':

So, after using this ''Transparent finishing powder'' (o.32 oz/ 9g) from MAC for basically everyday since I bought (which is for approximately two months now) I see myself ready to do a review of it where I can explain quite a lot of it :). I do have another loose finishing powder from Makeupstore, but that one is not really transparent (you can buy them in six different colours), so that one from Makeupstore is more equal for the winters for me. This ''Prep+Prime Transparent Finishing Powder'' from MAC, looks good in any season (I'll probably just be using it during the summers though). Continue reading and I'll tell you exactly what I think about this powder...

The packaging is a huge minus for me! There's a plastic ''wall'' in the middle of the jar, but once you've removed the sticker that's supposed to cover the small wholes in the wall, the powder is just flying everywhere. I mean, fine, I probably shouldn't had removed the whole sticker, but I wasn't aware about that half of the powder was lying above the plastic protection wall. Another negative thing about the packaging is that it's difficult every single time to put the lid on. It's not tight, so when I bring this powder in my bag to the city for example, there's always lots of white powder in my bag. I really hate that about this powder. I'm definitely not happy with the packaging(!!).

(As I've written on the picture above, this is how MAC ''Prep+Prime Transparent Finishing Powder'' looks like on my skin, 3 hours after that I've applied it).

Okay now it's enough about the packaging. The PRODUCT, is absolutely amazing though. And that's the most important when you buy a product, and not the packaging. You don't need a lot to mattify your whole face with this, which is deifinitely a good thing. As you see on the picture above, it still looks really matte on my skin, even after three hours. After four hours, I usually do need to reapply this powder though. But still, I think that's amazing. This powder does not leave any white marks on my skin either after applying it, and it's not visible in pictures either. I absolutely love this product, even though that the packaging kind of sucks.

I give this product:

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Thursday, 8 September 2011

How To Do The Basic At-Home Facial:

There’s nothing better than getting a professional facial, but they can be expensive. To maintain your healthy skin between professional treatments or to do them yourself, try this basic at-home facial once a week. This basic facial works on oily, dry and combination skin.

And don’t worry, I’m not going to make you whip up a batch of egg-whites and oatmeal, but you will save money if you do your own mask. I list a bunch of organic, natural Homemade Face Mask Recipes for every skin type. But if you don't want to whip up your own, you can buy a great mask at health food stores or even your local drugstore.

What You Need:

Gentle cleanser, exfoliating scrub, warm water & a washcloth, clay-based or cream facial mask (based on skin type), basic moisturizer.

  1. Cleanse the skin You’ll want to wash the face, neck and ears with a good facial cleanser to remove any grime or dirt. I recommend some great options in my list of the best cleansers.
    Don't forget to remove makeup with a makeup remover. My hands-down favorite is Clinique, but Neutrogena's eye makeup remover is a great drugstore option.
  2. Exfoliate Using your fingers, rub a gentle exfoliating facial scrub in a circular motion on your face. Concentrate on the areas around your nose and forehead or if you have combo skin, work harder on the areas that tend to be "greasy." Rinse your face well since exfoliating scrubs tend to be drying.
    See my list of the best scrubs or make your own using white sugar mixed in with extra virgin coconut oil.
  3. Steam There are several ways to steam your face. You can fill your sink with warm water, dip a washcloth in and press to your face repeating 2-3 times or you can take it further by boiling water over the stove, then turning off the stove and putting your head over the water with a towel over your head, letting the steam seep into pores for a good 5 minutes. My favorite steam trick is to actually use my clothing steamer. I turn it on, put a towel over my head and put my face a good foot above the steamer. Works like a charm. But be careful: Do not burn yourself.
  4. The mask For oily skin, use a clay-based face mask. For dry skin, go for a hydrating gel or cream mask.
    Apply the mask, avoiding the areas around the eyes. Keep it on for 10-20 minutes (or, according to the directions on the product). Rinse completely. You can even make your own face mask.
    Get recipes for every skin type in 23 Homemade Face Mask Recipes.
  5. Moisturize Smooth on a soothing, basic moisturizer over your face and neck. See my list of the best facial moisturizers. Tip: Stay away from strong moisturizers containing retinols or acids. These will over-exfoliate your skin.
Text taken from HERE.