Sleek Flamingo Blush

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Happy Monday! Today I want to review this gorgeous blush from Sleek. You might know I love pink blushes for spring and summer so when I saw this one I decided I needed it, even though I already own way too many blushes.

First of all, the packaging. One of my favorite things about Sleek products is the way they look, they look way more expensive than they really are. The case is matte black with shiny black letters. On the inside is a small mirror which is great if you want to touch up your make up during the day. The only downside of the pretty matte packaging is that it gets dirty really quickly.

The blush itself is in the color Flamingo 937 which is a bright pink, matte color. It’s very pigmented so you have to make sure you don’t apply too much. It gives your cheeks a very healthy color and I think it will work for many skin tones. So I really like it and I only payed around 5 euros for it which is quite a bargain for a good quality product like this!

Max Factor Face Finity Primer

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A few months ago I decided I needed a primer. I used the Rimmel Match Perfection foundation back then and because it has a quite dewy finish it didn’t stay on all day. So I went out and bought the Max Factor Face Finity Primer because I read a few promising reviews about it. I never reviewed it but I figured better late than never so here we go!

This primer contains micro-correctors that absorb oils and this way mattifies your skin. Before I use it I apply a moisturizer. Otherwise the primer can be quite hard to apply (and if I’m wearing foundation I want to take some extra care of my skin). It gives a beautiful matte finish and feels nice on my skin. I’m not sure if it extends the wear of my foundation, I just don’t see much difference. It’s not an amazing product but also not horrible. Plus the packaging is gorgeous so it looks nice in your make up collection (that might be one of the reasons I bought it to be honest). I won’t repurchase it just because of the fact that it doesn’t really make my foundation last longer, which is a shame because I love the finish it gives.

Beauty Basic Makeup Applicator

IMG_3866IMG_3868I’ve been quite absent lately but I have a big deadline for school next week so I don’t have much time to write a post. But because it’s finally weekend I decided to take a break and write a quick review on the makeup sponge applicator I bought a few weeks ago. I bought this applicator in Germany and I think this brand is only available there but there are many applicators like these on the market so I think this review is helpful anyway.

Most of the time I apply foundation or BB cream with the Zoeva 104 Buffer Brush which I love but I read so many good things about Beautyblenders I really wanted to try one out. There was only one thing that I didn’t like that much, the price of an official Beautyblender. So when I saw this applicator for only 3 euros I decided to try it out. And man was it a good choice. You can barely detect foundation if I apply it with this sponge, especially if I dampen it with warm water before I use it. My skin looks flawless and very natural. Because of the shape I can reach each area in my face. Even if I apply foundation that doesn’t match my skin completely it looks natural if I use this applicator. I was a bit sceptic about this product but I’m absolutely sold. I might even invest in a real Beautyblender. Love it!

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer and Rival the Loop Lipstick

Happy 2015! I hope you all had a great New Years Eve. I hope 2015 will be a wonderful year for each and every one of you. In this post I promised I would write a review on the beauty bits I bought on my trip to Germany. Today I will review the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer and a Rival the Loop Lipstick.

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer – 10

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First the concealer. I’m always on the hunt for a good wand concealer. Somehow most make up brands don’t sell concealers with a wand applicator in the Netherlands so when I saw the Maybelline Fit Me concealer I really wanted to try it out. I bought it in the shade 10. It was the lightest shade available but unfortunately it’s still quite dark on my skin but when I wear foundation the color is quite good. Plus it has a very pretty finish and a great coverage. In the first scary picture of my eye I don’t wear any concealer, on the second (also scary) picture of my eye I wear the Fit Me concealer.

Rival the Loop Lipstick – 40

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IMG_3865IMG_3879On to the lipstick. I never heard of the brand Rival the Loop but  that isn’t a surprise because it’s only available in Germany. I bought shade 40 which is a beautiful cherry red color. It has quite a creamy texture but once it’s on it has a more matte finish. The best thing is that it stays on for hours! Plus it only was 3 Euros which is an amazing price for such a great lipstick.

I also bought a make up sponge applicator but I will review that in a separate post. Thank you for reading!

2014 Favorites

headerHappy New Year’s Eve! It’s so weird that we’re just a few hours away from 2015 but I’m quite excited. Most of the time I’m excited for a new year, it always feels a bit like a new start for me. I started this blog in August and I never thought I would enjoy blogging so much. I love writing posts, taking photos and above all meeting tons of other bloggers. I never knew that bloggers are so supportive towards each other and it makes me so happy. Starting this blog was one of the highlights of 2014 and I want to thank you all so so much for following, reading and commenting. You are the best!

I also wanted to share some of my favorite make up items of 2014. Here we go!

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  1. Max Factor Facefinity Primer
  2. Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder
  3. L’Oréal Paris Micellar Water
  4. Beauty Basic Make Up Sponge
  5. Max Factor Clump Defy Mascara
  6. L’Oréal Paris Collection Exclusive Pure Red in ‘Laetitia’
  7. Essence Hello Autumn Highlighter
  8. Rimmel Match Perfection Cream Foundation
  9. Essence Waterproof Eyeliner Pen
  10. Catrice Waterproof Longlasting Eye Pencil in 100 Pearly Bird
  11. Rimmel Apocalipse Lip Laquer in ‘Eclipse’
  12. Zoeva 104 Buffer Brush
  13. Essence Hello Autumn Eyebrow Set
  14. Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream
  15. Bourjois Color Edition Cream To Powder Eyeshadow in ‘Petale de Glace’
  16. Barry M Starry Eyed Palette

I hope you have a wonderful evening and I hope you all have an amazing 2015! And of course I need to end this post with this classic: see you next year!

Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream

IMG_3628 IMG_3629 IMG_3633 IMG_3637  IMG_3641A couple of days ago I bought a new BB cream because I don’t like the heavy feeling of foundation for daytime that much anymore. I decided to buy the Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream Foundation because promises an ‘instant fresh-faced glow without looking all made up’. The last part was what I was searching for and the pretty packaging also helped deciding to buy this BB cream. This BB cream has 8 benefits:

  1. Creates a natural glow
  2. Compliments skin tone
  3. SPF30 UV protection
  4. Hydrates all day
  5. Blurs Imperfections
  6. Oil free, non greasy
  7. Looks visibly smooth
  8. Feels fresh

I really like this BB cream. It feels light on my skin and makes my skin look very healthy without making it look cakey. I do use a concealer on imperfections because it hasn’t a very high coverage and a compact powder on top to make it last and to make it look a bit more matte. One of the great things this BB cream is that it hydrates your skin so you don’t have to use a moisturizer (I’m always in a hurry so that’s a huge plus) and it has a high SPF in it.

If you like to wear light skin make up every now and then (especially on good skin days), then I recommend buying this BB cream. You and your skin won’t regret it.

Rimmel Match Perfection Cream Foundation

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First of all, the packaging. When I saw it online I didn’t expect much from it, it looked quite cheap to be honest. But when I received it I was pleasantly surprised. It feels very solid and the blue is very pretty and shiny. I also like the fact that there’s a mirror inside and a little sponge to apply it.

This foundation is very easy to apply. I just use the sponge that comes with it but you can also use your fingers or a brush. It doesn’t have a high coverage but it does even out your skin tone very nicely. You can see the coverage on the pictures above (the first picture of my hand is without foundation and the last picture is with foundation). I bought the color Ivory and it matches my skin tone perfectly (it’s almost scary how good it matches). Because of the creamy texture doesn’t stay on all day so make sure you wear a primer underneath and a powder on top to make it last longer.

This foundation is perfect for good skin days or when you’re in a hurry. I was a bit skeptic about cream foundations but I absolutely would buy it again.