Today I have another Finnish cosmetics box for you. This was sent to me and I was very excited to check it out. As usual the products inside are international so I’ll give you my opinion of them on this English side of my blog too. This is a one-shot box that is available in Finland only.
Today I have a very good and affordable every day blush for you, Essence Matt Touch Blush – 20 Berry Me Up!
Today I’m showing you two Essence blushes that are about to make their exit out of the stores (at least most stores. These are 10 Heat Wave and 20 Pinky Flow, such beautiful ombre blushes and they are great quality for a very affordable price. (more…)
Today I have the last one of the three Rimmel Lasting Finish products I got for testing a while ago. You can see my review of Lasting Finish 25H Foundation with Comfort Serum (which I love, love, LOVE!!) and Lasting Finish Concealer here. (more…)
Today it’s time to take a quick look at Lookfantastic February Beauty Box. If you’re still waiting for yours and don’t want to know what’s inside then don’t scroll down any further ;)
This was my third LF Beauty Box and I’m still pretty pleased with the products inside. Previous boxes have introduced new to me products that I have started using on a daily basis. This time the nice surprise was that there wasn’t a supplement product in this box. I’m not crazy about those and much rather take some cosmetics products instead.
Moroccanoil Treatment (for all hair types) 25 ml
This is a product that I use regularly and like very much. My last bottle is almost empty so this was a nice surprise. Also my hair has very little damaged part left and it would’ve been a waste of money to buy a new bigger bottle since I won’t need to use this much longer. As good as this oil is it’s too heavy for my natural, undamaged hair and makes it look oily really easily. I think that by the time I have used this bottle it’s also time to cut the dry lengths off.
Monu Illuminating Primer 20 ml
This is a new to me brand and I’m excited to test this product. Quick test on my hand and cheek showed that this white primer brings a nice amount of light an glow and instead of feeling silicone-y and smooth it leaves a bit of a tacky feeling on your skin. I feel a review coming up later on.
Korres Citrus Little Body Milk 50 ml
I like Korres as a brand but this product is not for me. The scent is way too masculine and strong so this is going to go to my husband and he’ll probably use it as hand lotion if he can live with the strong scent. I can’t say much about how this moisturizes and so on since I’m not willing to even test this further. The scent is by no means bad. It just simply smells too masculine for me to want to apply it on my skin.
Dr PawPaw Original Balm 10 ml
This is a heavy feeling balm that is mentioned to be suitable for lips, skin, hair, cuticles and nails. So it sounds like that you can use this for what ever part of your body feels dry. I did a quick test on my dry lips and cuticles and this felt quite good. Another plus for being scent and flavor free. This might be a product I’ll end up buying more of after I’m done with this little tube.
Erno Lazzlo Sea Mud Deep Cleansing Bar 17 g
This product also interests me a lot. This is a bar soap for your face. Directions say to wet the bar and gently massage your face and neck with it. Continue massaging with your fingers and at last rinse off with water. This is supposed to gently exfoliate and clean your face without removing natural oils from your skin. I will definitely test this and there might be a review coming up later on too.
Bellapierre Cosmetics Natural Lip Liner No. 01
LF page says this is made of 100% natural pigments and promises waterproof wear. Unfortunately the shade is brown so I don’t really have use for this. I might still test this just to see if the waterproof claim is accurate.
The gorgeous Dior Kingdom of Colors Spring 2015 collection is in stores right now. I went to check it out on a local store and immediately fell in love with the Cherry Glory powder blush. I just had to have it right at that moment.
This is such a stunning blush! Amazingly vibrant coral shade and SO pigmented. You only need to apply a very small amount to bring an amazing glow to your cheeks. Perfect for spring and will work on tanned skin too. This is the kind of shade that works perfectly for a lot of different skin tones.
This will be seen on my makeup looks a lot in a future. My new favorite blush ♥
I also love the fact that this is matte. No fine shimmer fallout all over your face. Just a healthy, natural glow. I have very few matte blushes so this was definitely a welcome addition to my collection.
***Cherry Glory was purchased by me.
Here’s my yesterday’s FOTD and first test of new Rimmel Lasting Finish 25H Foundation with Comfort Serum.
This was my first time using Rimmel Lasting Finish 25H Foundation with Comfort Serum and I was so impressed! This made my skin look absolutely flawless. I already said this on my personal FB page and I say it here too. This foundation works so much better for me than the expensive Dior Star I bought a while ago. Don’t get me wrong. I loved the Dior one but after trying this I don’t see myself reaching for that bottle for a while. That’s how good this first test try was! After 8 hours my makeup was still almost perfect. I will have a better and more detailed review coming up after I use this a few more times.
Then to the makeup look. I’ve been drooling over the new Clarins Garden Escape Spring 2015 collection and especially the eye shadow palette so I decided to do a fresh looking green-ish makeup look. I went for some of my old and beloved Dior products plus the brand new Dior blush I just bought. I like how this turned out but it didn’t cure my Garden Escape fever. Those green shades are just too pretty *sigh*
Looking at the photos I also really could have used a matte lipstick instead of just gloss. I have a huge shortage of matte lipsticks so I think I need to throw some money into those too.
When my skin looks this smooth in a close-up photo you better
believe me when I say it looked almost photoshopped in real life ;)
Rimmel Lasting Finish 25H Foundation with Comfort Serum – 102 Light Nude
Dior Skinflash Radiance Booster Pen – 002
Sensai Loose Powder (translucent)
Paese – Kashmir
Dior Flower Blossom Illuminating Powder
Dior Blush – 873 Cherry Glory (Kingdom Of Colors Spring 2015)
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade – Medium brown
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
Dior 5 Couleurs – 409 Tropical Light
Maybelline Lash Sensational
IsaDora Twist-Up Gloss Stick – 11 Poppy Peony
***Rimmel Lasting Finish foundation was sent for review, everything else was purchased by me.
This is LivBox, a monthly cosmetics subscription box that is only available in Finland. I’m writing about this cos even if the box itself is only available here in Finland it usually has products in it that are internationally available.
I tried this box for three months last year and wasn’t too impressed. Now I decided to give it another try for a few months and this time I quite liked this first box I got. Most interesting products for me were the new Lumene Nude Perfection Fluid Foundation and Nivea 3-in-1 Micellar Cleansing Water.
A quick testing of the new Lumene foundation gave me a very positive first impression and I’ll have a review up for this after using it a few more times. I’ve been hearing good things about micellar waters but never actually remember to buy any when I’m out shopping so it was perfect to find one from this box.
I also haven’t tried In-Shower body lotions so I’m excited to try the Eucerin one. I’m pretty bad when it comes to body lotions after shower cos I usually don’t have time to wait for them to absorb. So this might be perfect for me.
I don’t really have an opinion about the Fructis Densify Lengths Plumper leave in conditioner for hair yet. I’ll give it a try and let you know what I thought of it later on.
Paese eyeshadow in Kashmir was a little meh, but it might be a good color for contouring or brows so maybe I’ll get some use out of this one too. If not I’ll just give it to my mother. She likes these kind of matte shades.
There was also a necklace as a Valentines Day surprise.
All in all this was a good one for me and now I’m really looking forward to testing these products and receiving another box next month :)
I have two blushes I use way more than any others. I use these almost every time on my everyday makeup and when I want to play it safe. Theses blushes are NARS Orgasm and Torrid. They go perfectly with my warmtoned skin. Orgasm brings on the natural glowing peachy look and Torrid adds a little more color to it. I usually wear these together.
Orgasm is quite shimmery and glowing. You can’t end up with clown cheeks using this one but your cheeks can glow way too much in sunlight if you apply too heavily. Then again Torrid is very pigmented and I suggest you use a light hand applying this and check out the result in daylight before you leave home. These work together perfectly on my cheeks. First I apply contouring, then Orgasm and then the highlighter. I blend everything together smoothly and the last I add a light touch of Torrid for color.
In their pans these two look a lot alike but the swatch photo reveals the truth. Orgasm gives more of a natural glow and Torrid has a lot less shimmer and gives out a lot more color.
So these are my go-to blushes. What about you ladies, what is the blush you go for the most often?