Bourjois Rouge Edition Aqua Laque

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Happy Saturday! A while ago I did a post about my current makeup routine and in this post I promised to do a review on the Bourjois Rouge Edition Aqua Laque in the shade ‘04 Viens si tu roses’ I bought it about two months ago because I was on the hunt for the perfect rosy lip color for summer. Even though I wasn’t sure whether I was going to like how glossy it was I decided to buy it anyway because I instantly fell in love with the color.

This lip lacquer is supposed to be as light as water and should be super comfortable to wear. When I applied it for the first time I was pleasantly surprised. It really felt like it put water on my lips, my lips where very dry so this was just what I needed. I can’t really describe the feeling but it just feels great on your lips, very light, soothing and not sticky at all. Not only does it feel like water but it also kind of looks like water once you applied it. It’s super shiny and it doesn’t give a full coverage but that’s what makes it great for summer. Because of this thin consistency it doesn’t stay on that long and it can be quite tricky to apply but the pretty color absolutely makes up for that.

My Current Makeup Routine

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I’m back! I took a little break from blogging because school was crazy busy because of a huge deadline. Since the deadline is over I’ve got a lot of more time to spent on this blog so be prepared for more regular posts in the next few weeks. And now, onto the post!

Lately I’ve been wearing the same makeup look almost every day. I thought it would be fun to share it with you because I personally love reading posts like this. The reason I wear this makeup look so often is because it only takes 5-10 minutes and it looks very natural (which I love for summer).

First I start with the Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream. I’ve been using this BB cream for a very long time now and I still love it. It looks much more natural than most foundations while giving a pretty high coverage. After this I use Catrice Re-touch Light Reflecting Concealer under my eyes and the Catrice Camouflage Cream on any blemishes. To make sure my makeup stays on a bit longer I use the Essence All About Matt Fixing Compact Powder. I like my face to be a bit more matte because somehow a dewy skin makes me a bit gross looking (which I hate because I love a dewy skin on others). After this I use the Catrice Sun Glow Matte Bronzing Powder around the edges of my face and the Sleek Flamingo Blush on top of my cheeks. I apply this blush very lightly because it’s super pigmented. Now onto the eyes. I start with applying the Bourjois Color Edition 24H in Pétale de Glace all over my eyelids, focusing on the outer corners. This makes my eyes appear a bit more awake while still looking natural. Then I curl my lashes and apply the brown Hema 3D Effect Mascara. Lately I’ve been obsessed with brown mascara and I wish Hema sold in other countries too because this mascara is amazing. I barely touched my all time favorite mascara (the Max Factor Clump Defy) since I bought this. Last but not least I apply the Bourjois Rouge Edition Aqua Laque in the colour Viens Si Tu Roses. I will write a review on this Lip Lacquer soon but I can already tell you that it’s super pretty.

And that’s it. Most products I used are super affordable because I love budget friendly makeup. I hope you liked this more rambly post. What are your favorite products at the moment?

L’Oréal Color Riche l’Extraordinaire Liquid Lipstick

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Happy Friday! I hope you all have some wonderful plans for the weekend. Today it all of a sudden struck me that I promised to write a review on the L’Oréal Color Riche l’Extraordinaire Liquid Lipstick a few weeks ago and I still didn’t do it. Procrastination at its finest. So sorry if I kept you waiting and I hope you enjoy it nonetheless.

I don’t know about you but I’m always looking for the perfect nude lip products. So when I saw this product on sale I decided to give it a go (even though I’m not a huge fan of lip glosses) because the color looked so pretty. Once I got home I naturally first jumped behind my laptop to do a little research and found out that the L’Oréal Color Riche l’Extraordinaire Liquid Lipstick is a lip product with the color intensity of a lipstick, the shine of a gloss and the softness of a lip balm. After reading this I was quite curious if it really would be this good. And I can tell you, it is. This lip color feels so nice on my dry lips. It contains different kind of oils that make this product feel very comfortable on the lips.

I bought the color ‘Molto Mauve’ because this color looks most natural on me. It’s very pigmented and it’s very shiny (most of the time I like matte lips way more but I figured this is quite nice for spring and summer). The only thing I don’t like are the silver glitters in it. You can’t really see them but I feel them on my lips so that makes wearing it a bit more uncomfortable. It stays on about one to two hours which I think is quite decent for a product like this. I bought it for about 10 Euros.

Have you tried any of the L’Oréal Color Riche l’Extraordinaire Liquid Lipsticks? What did you think of it?

Small Drugstore Haul

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Every so often I get completely obsessed over a makeup channel on Youtube. This time it’s the channel Vivianna Does Makeup. And this addiction doesn’t only affect my spare time but also affects my bank account because when I watch a lot of makeup videos I always get this HUGE urge to go makeup shopping. And that’s what happened. I did find some strength while I was in my favorite drugstore and that’s why this isn’t a huge beauty haul but I still wanted to show you what I bought.

Essence All About Matt Fixing Compact Powder

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One of the products I use almost every day is the Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder. I really love it but I decided it was time for something different. I really wanted to buy a transparent setting powder and somehow this product really appealed to me. I don’t know if it’s the packaging or the price but I instantly decided to buy it.  And it was a good choice. This powder is invisible on your face and leaves my skin looking matte without making it look unnatural. I don’t know if it makes my makeup last longer but I also don’t know that about my Rimmel Powder. It only costs 2.99 Euros and it’s absolutely amazing.

Catrice Sun Glow Matt Bronzing  Powder – Medium Skin

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I bought this product before but I accidentally bought the darkest shade. I did use it but it took a lot of time to blend it in so I decided it was time to buy the lighter shade. I really like matte bronzers because I use bronzer to contour my cheeks and you don’t want to do that with a shimmery bronzer. This product gives a very healthy look and feels super soft on my skin. I bought it for 3.99 Euros.

Catrice Camouflage Cream – 010 Ivory

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I have mentioned before I’m always on the hunt for good concealers. This cream concealer is really one of the best concealers I’ve ever used. It blends in so easily and the coverage is amazing. It only costs 2.99 Euros so go out and buy it. You won’t regret it!

Essence Long Lasting Lipstick – 04 On the Catwalk

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I have been on a hunt for a natural red lipstick for a while now. When I saw this one I thought, why not give it a shot. And even though it still isn’t the color I was looking for I really like it. It doesn’t dry out my lips and it looks quite natural. It doesn’t stay on for hours but I can’t really be bothered with that because it only costs 2.49 Euros.

I also bought a new Tangle Teezer and a L’Oréal Color Riche L’Extraordinaire Liquid Lipstick but I’ll review them in separate posts because otherwise this post would be way too long. Have you tried any of these products?

Chanel Perfection Lumière Velvet Foundation

IMG_4646IMG_4665 IMG_4661  IMG_4667 IMG_4670 IMG_4671I’ve been neglecting this blog so badly. I can make up all kinds of excuses but it’s mostly because I’m a huge procrastinator. Every day I think ‘I really want to write a blogpost’ and then, BAM, procrastination happens. So I’m so sorry, and I’ll try to make it up to you with a makeup review. And this time it’s not a drugstore makeup review but a high-end makeup review.

The item I want to review is the Chanel Perfection Lumière Velvet Foundation. I won this foundation a while ago along with the Chanel Le Blanc de Chanel Sheer Illuminating Base and some samples over at Annie’s Beauty Blog. She’s a lovely lady and she has a blog that’s almost completely dedicated to high-end makeup which is amazing to read. And you can imagine, I was SUPER EXCITED when actually won her Chanel giveaway. So thank you Annie for the amazing products.

Before I tell you something about the product itself I just want to take a moment to appreciate the packaging. Isn’t it the prettiest thing? The first thing I noticed when I opened the box was the scent. It smells so good! It’s quite strong but I don’t have a sensitive skin so I absolutely don’t have any problems with it but if you do have a sensitive skin be careful with perfumed products on your face. For me it’s just a bonus because I love beauty products that smell good. One thing that’s not very practical is the fact that bottle doesn’t have a pump. I don’t have a problem with this either because you still can get the product out in a clean way.

The consistency is quite runny and it’s absolutely necessary to shake the bottle before you use it. I do like it though, you only need very little of it to cover your whole face. It gives a medium coverage and the finish is quite matte. If you have a dry skin this foundation might not be for you because of the matte finish. I have a combination skin so I don’t have any problems with it. I really like the way it makes my skin look, very natural yet very flawless and that’s exactly the way I like it. I won the shade 10 beige and to my pleasant surprise it’s exactly the right color for me.

So all in all, I really love this product. It makes my skin look so pretty and I can tell you the quality is amazing. It is quite expensive but if you have an oily skin and you like to treat yourself every now and then with high-end makeup I absolutely recommend it.

Foundation do’s and don’ts

HEADERA while ago I did this post on lipstick do’s and don’ts and I asked you what subject you wanted me to cover next. Fiona from Fionas Wonderland suggested a post about choosing the right foundation and concealer. I thought this was a great idea because foundation is one of the trickiest makeup items so I decided to write a foundation do’s and don’ts post. I hope you enjoy it!

Do:

  • Use a moisturizer underneath your foundation, this way the foundation will apply more evenly and will look much more natural.
  • Use a setting powder over your foundation. Most girls like a dewy skin but if you want your foundation to last all day, this step is essential.
  • Mix your foundation with a primer or a day cream to make it look more natural (the color won’t change but it will be more easy to blend in and it reduces the coverage).
  • Also apply foundation on your neck or make sure you blend your foundation well on your jaw line. The color of your face should match the color of your neck.
  • Pick the right color. Thiscan be very tricky and the easiest way is to ask a trained makeup artist which shade you should use. If the store doesn’t offer this service or if you want to choose the right shade yourself you should keep these tips in the back of your mind:
    1. Test the foundation on your jaw line. It should match the color of your neck but also shouldn’t be too visible on your face. Your neck tends to be lighter than your face so take this into consideration. It’s better to buy a foundation that’s a bit too light than a bit too dark because you can always use bronzer to make it look natural.
    2. Test in natural light. The best thing to do is to walk outside and check if the color still matches your skin (don’t take the bottle outside too unless you paid for it, you don’t want to get arrested).

Don’t

  • Use foundation to make your skin look darker. I guarantee you it will look unnatural. If you want to look a bit more tanned, use a bronzer. It looks much more natural and healthy.
  • Use a matte foundation on a dry skin or an oil based or dewy foundation on an oily skin. If you’re not sure what type of foundation you should use on your skin you again can ask a trained make-up artist. Otherwise use a tinted moisturizer because they look good on most skin types.
  • Use too much foundation. If you have any blemishes on your skin, use a concealer to cover them up. Too much foundation will look unnatural and unhealthy.

If you have more tips or if you have a suggestion which subject I should cover next let me know! Thank you for reading!

Catrice Nude Illusion Foundation

IMG_4507IMG_4510IMG_4511IMG_4512IMG_4513IMG_4514There hasn’t been much sun during autumn and winter in the Netherlands and the tan I got during summer has been gone for months now. I picked up a new foundation for winter a while ago but even though it matched my skin tone, it still looked a bit odd. Because I’m really picky when it comes to foundation (I really hate it when foundation is visible on my skin) I decided to buy a new one. When I saw the Catrice Nude Illusion Foundation I decided to give it a go because it looked quite good and it matched my skin tone perfectly.

I bought the lightest shade available (010 Nude Ivory). This foundation should be a ‘light, melting foundation with soft focus effect and just the right amount of mattifying coverage’. I really like the finish of this foundation, it does look quite natural but I disagree on the ‘light’ part. It’s quite a heavy foundation and I feel like the coverage can be bit too high for daytime. To solve this problem I mix it with a BB cream or a primer (or both, because why not?) before I apply it. This way it feels a lot lighter on my skin and it even looks more natural. I also really like that it’s super long-lasting.

So overall I’m quite pleased with this foundation. It looks natural, especially when I mix it with a BB cream and when I wear it you can’t see a line where I stopped applying it (which is very important girls!). Plus it only costs about 7 Euros, which is absolutely a bargain! Have you tried this foundation?