MINTD BOX ESSENTIAL BEAUTY SLEEP KIT

MINTD BOX ESSENTIAL BEAUTY SLEEP KIT

This month MINTD Box (sold out!) is made especially for me. I’m just kidding! However I haven’t slept eight hours for the last couple of weeks. It is a fact that lack of sleep makes you age faster, makes you look way older and it stimulates acne which I hate. In conclusion sleep shortage is very bad for your health and skin.

DIMENSIONS DE CHANEL MASCARA

DIMENSIONS DE CHANEL MASCARA

I received the ‘Dimensions de Chanel’ € 33 mascara as a gift from a friend on my birthday. It is Chanel newest mascara and Chanel promises that the new mascara will focus on length, curl, definition, volume and care… quite a handfull.

TOM FORD EYE DEFINING PEN

TOM FORD EYE DEFINING PEN

I don’t wear an eyeliner everyday but I like it for a special occasion or when I want to look different. Since it is no secret that I am a huge sucker for Tom Ford beauty products, it might not surprise you that I was searching for an excuse to buy something from Tom Ford again..

CND VINYLUX WEEKLY POLISH

CND VINYLUX WEEKLY POLISH

My nails are very important to me. One can never have enough nailpolishes. This stunning CND Vinylux Weekly Polish in ‘Overtly Onyx’ is my first item from the CND collection.

ILIA ILLUMINATOR IN COSMIC DANCER

ILIA ILLUMINATOR IN COSMIC DANCER

I love me some ILIA, this brand keeps surprising me. Here you can read my review about the ‘Crimson & Clover’lipstick which I still love. This illuminator by ILIA in ‘Cosmic Dancer’ (€34/5gr)is gold toned. I prefer gold toned illuminators because they pair beautifully with my dark skin with yellow undertones.

TOM FORD TRACELESS FOUNDATION STICK

TOM FORD TRACELESS FOUNDATION STICK

Here we go again! I am a big sucker for Tom Ford. This time I had my eyes on the Tom Ford Traceless Foundation Stick (€75/15 gr). Fifteen grams of product in a very luxurious looking and quite heavy twist up stick.

HOW TO ROCK A ORANGE LIP

HOW TO ROCK A ORANGE LIP

Is orange the new red? I love orange lipstick. Orange gives life to my face, it brightens up my day and it gives me that holiday feeling. But how do you pull it off? I want to share with you how I rock orange lips.

CHANEL ROUGE NOIR NAILPOLISH

CHANEL ROUGE NOIR NAILPOLISH

Let me tell you more about my nail obsession. I started with acryllic nails when I was fourteen or fifteen years old. I love groomed nails but sadly enough I am not blessed with strong nails and I also loved to bite my nails back in the day. My nails looked so horrible and unkept but thanks to acryllic nails they looked good again and were allowed to grow to a normal lenght again. I stopped with acryllic nails a few years ago because I tought they were too high maintenance, mine were grown out after two weeks and I hated that grown out look so I switched to gelpolish. Gelpolish is amazing but not for people with weak nails. The gelcolor did not stay shiny and chip free for two weeks like promised so I decided to stop with the gelcolor and asked my nail artist to apply a very thin layer of accryl on my natural nail instead of the gelcolor. Since I have the acryllic layer on my natural nails I was very excited to buy nailpolosh again and my first purchase was the Chanel ‘Rouge Noir’ nailpolish, the IT color of all times. Chanel Rouge Noir is so chic and sexy, it is the perfect subsitute for black since it is such a dark red. Nails do express my individual style, I like them mid lenght and polished. Manicured nails always give a good impression and they are the perfect accessory. Chanel Rouge Noir (€23,95) has a long, thin brush, I really need to take ,y time if I want to apply the color perfectly. Personally...
MERAKI MAKE-UP WIPES

MERAKI MAKE-UP WIPES

So here is the thing with wipes, wipes are no miracle products. You can not expect a wipe to remove all your make-up and sunscreen and also deep cleanse your pores. Wipes are the best invention for the lazy lady’s amongst us and for frequent travellers but you have to know how to use them! You need to use wipes as a pre-cleanser and not as your one and only cleanser. I discovered the Meraki Make-up Wipes (20 psc/€2)  in this beautiful store in Amsterdam Oud Zuid called Babassu. Meraki is designed and developed in Denmark and inspired by Scandinavian aestetics. Meraki offers you products with gentle, active and nourishing ingredients, all of which are carefully selected for their qualities, documented effect and natural fragrances. Meraki is formulated without parabens, colorants, SLS and endocrine distrubting substances. The essential oils and basic oils used are 100% organic which I like! The wipes are not too wet and not too dry, the frangrance is very ‘clean’ and fragranced with Aloë Vera. After using the wipes I follow up with a nice cleanser because I want to be 100% sure that my skin is as clean as possible, sometimes I exfoliate and cleanse after using the wipes but that depends on how much time I have on my hands. Today I have used the wipes right after work to remove my sunscreen my make-up and like I said earlier I followed up with my Tata Harper cleanser. You can find Meraki (and Tata Harper) exclusively at...
TOM FORD WILD GINGER LIPSTICK

TOM FORD WILD GINGER LIPSTICK

I Bought this beauty at Nordishka Kompaniet Stockholm. I was very happy to see that Stockholm carries a Tom Ford counter. I was looking for an eyebrow pencil when I ran into this beautiful shade wild ginger. Wild Ginger is a beautiful orange red (more hints of orange then red) with a glossy finish. Some consider it a red with a orange undertone but for me it looks more like orange. I love a fresh orange lipstick, I mean who doesn’t? I have the ‘Lady Danger’ from MAC but I didn’t like the matte finish on me, it was very drying and it turned chalky on my lips. I don’t reach for it anymore because it is not a pretty sight when your lipstick looks al chalky and dry. The Tom Ford shade is lovely and very pigmented. The shade feels very creamy on my lips, almost like lipbalm. It has the TF print on the front so I prefer to use it from the back to avoid ruining the TF imprint. I need to say that Tom Ford lipsticks come with a very high pricetag (€48) but I believe that they are so worth it! If I don’t want to retouch too often I use the MAC Prep and Prime Lip underneath to smooth out some lines and make the lipstick glide on effortlessly. If you want to pair this lipstick with a lipliner I would recommend: Laura Mercier Warm Poppy and or True Red. I cant recommend you some Tom Ford lipliners because Tom Ford doesn’t make lipliners (yet). Overall I love this bright red/orange and I highly recommend it!...
5 x CONCEALERS FOR DARK UNDER EYE CIRCLES

5 x CONCEALERS FOR DARK UNDER EYE CIRCLES

Bringing on concealer is a very important step in my make-up regime. Daytime or evening it doesn’t matter because I always wear concealer under my eyes. I have a dark skintone and too bad for me I do suffer from some dark undereye circles. A good concealer can make you look fresher, more awake and flawless. I have tried more concealers than foundations/bb creams since I consider a good concealer way more difficult to find. There are so many for sale but what is your perfect match? Is it to oily? To dark? Does it fade away within the speed of light? Or does it cake up too much? Today I am giving you a short review on five concealers that I like (Laura Mercier is not pictured) Laura Mercier Secret Concealer This concealer was recommended by Amanda Rijff (master make-up artist) she is known for her flawless make-up and she doesn’t believe in the Kim Kardashian racoon under eye look (sorry Kim). She believes that concealer must be able to even your skintone but it doesn’t need to look too light. She recommended me the ‘nr 5’ shade and I loved the color match. I bought this shade when it was very warm in the Netherlands and I came to the conclusion that this works better for me when the weather becomes colder . The Secret Concealer (€27) is very creamy and it tends to sit into my fine lines. I love the fact that I can use this as a full face concealer because of the perfect color match but I hate that it turns so greasy on me. To...
PINK LOVE

PINK LOVE

a Red lipstick, some of you swear by it but pink remains my favourite shade. I love fuchia pinks, dark pinks, matte, shiny as long as it is pink. It doesn’t end with a lipshade because I happen to love a nice pink blush too. When I want to achieve that healthy look pink is the only way to go! Who doesn’t want to look natural and healthy? I do! Since I am loving this color so much I want to share my top finds with you. Bobbi Brown Limited Edition Hot Cheek Palette Berry Sorry guys this one is already sold out but you can still buy the colors seperately at the Bobbi Brown Counter. This palette was part of the spring Hot Collection in colaboration with Kate Upton. Berry is one of the three cheek palettes, the other two palettes are ‘Calypso’ and ‘Pink’. I bought this palette mainly because of the golden pink highlighter, it looked so beautiful on my skin. The highlighter may look a little bit like the ‘Bronze’ Shimmer Brick but I find this one slightly more subtile and therefore a much better pick for a office day. The blush shades are nice, the colors wear pretty together. I will have to admit that I am kind of crazy about the minimalist sleek black Bobbi Brown packaging with the full length mirror. The shades Plum Blush, Berry Highlight and French Pink Blush are very pigmented and suit my dark skintone very well. Dior Addict Lipstick 865 Collection This was my first pink lipstick and as long as it exists I will keep it in...
NET A PORTER BEAUTY WISHLIST

NET A PORTER BEAUTY WISHLIST

Don’t know what beautyproducts to buy from Net A Porter? Check my wishlist. 1. SK-ll Pitera Essence Set € 77 Set includes the Facial Treatment Mask, the Facial Treatment Essence and the Facial Treatment Lotion. SK-ll is a luxury skincare brand from Japan. The revies online and offline are amazing. A must try for me. 2. Net A Porter Beauty Summer Kit € 65 Net-A-Porter Beauty’s ‘The Summer Kit’ is a curated edit of our best-sellers, favorites and must-have summertime essentials. From serums to shampoos and lotions to lipsticks, the collection encompasses a diverse yet complementing range of products to fit every beauty need for weekend getaways. Treat yourself or gift it to a jet-setting friend. I love the NAP kits, the samples are generous and the brands are just amazing! The Summer kit contains: – Moisturizing mask by Tata Harper 7,5 ml – EGF Face Serum by Bioeffect 3 ml – Body Intensuve Serum by Bioeffect 7 ml – Nourishing Day Cream by Bioeffect 7 ml – Artemis Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil by Sunday Riley 5 ml – Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt by Christoph Robin 50 ml – Swimcap Cream by Philip Kingsley 75 ml – Sleep Mask Tan for Face by James Read 25ml – Skin Tight Body Lotion in ‘Plain’ by PRTTY PEAUSHUN 89 ml – Tinted Brow Gel by Eyeko 4 ml – Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick by Hourglass 1 gr – Eye Recovery by Sarah Chapman 5 ml Doesn’t it sound amazing?! 3. SU-MAN Toning Essence 45€ I love toners, especially toners with Hyaluronic acid for a proper hydration. SU-MAN caught my attention...
BOBBI BROWN SKIN WEIGHTLESS POWER FOUNDATION

BOBBI BROWN SKIN WEIGHTLESS POWER FOUNDATION

For those of you who know me know dat I hate to use foundation! I am a BB cream/transuclent powder kind of girl and I was very much into my Chanel Les Beiges products. Chanel Les Beiges is stil a fave of my but not during the hotter days. Since my skin is combination (with a very oily T-zone) the Chanel Les Beiges can become to much for my skin. Les Beiges is shiny (healthy glow) and I don’t  need to tell you that  shine in combination with oil becomes something that I don’t like to see in the mirror. I had a wedding a few weeks ago and my makeup artist did such a great job. She introduced me to the Bobbi Brown Skin Weightless Powder Foundation in shade 6,5 (43,50/11 gr). At first I didn’t want to give in because you can already guess it, I didn’t want to spend my money on foundation. But since it looked so damn natural on her skin I had to give it a try and get out of my comfort zone. I don’t have alot of dark spots on my skin, that means that I just need to use a little bit of this powder preferably in combination with a fluffy powder brush because the sponge picks up too much of the product. Now I am raving about this product, as you can see never say never! This creamy, cashmere-like powder delivers a buffed, polished finish and lasting wear in a convenient compact. Available in 20 true-to-skin shades. This oil free Bobbi Brown Skin Weightless Foundation is housed  in the typical Bobbi Brown sleek and minimal...
MY HG LASH COMBINATION

MY HG LASH COMBINATION

Sadly enough I am cursed with short lashes. I tried lash extentions for two years but it was no succes. The twisted lashes and constantly sleeping on my back made me decide to stop with the extentions. I have lost a lot of lashes due to the extentions so I wouldn’t recommend it. After the lash disaster I have decided to grow out my own lashes but I didn’t had enough money to spend on Revitalash or any other expensive lash growth serum, so I had to look for a subsititute. Dior Show Maximizer Lash Plumbing Serum The first mascara base (34,95/10ml) from Dior Backstage that gives lashes up to twice the volume. A stroke of genius from Backstage at the fashion shows, this unprecedented mascara base combines the immediate enhancing effect of mascara with the benefits of daily lash-care. My new HG lash primer. I use this before applying mascara. It sits very well under my mascara and  to be bloody honest I can’t live without this primer anymore. My lashes look thick and lengthened, I guess because of the hyaluronic acid with plumping properties. I don’t use it as a intensive night treatment because I simply forget to do that. For me it works wonders in combination with my YSL mascara. My lashes are growing slowly but they look very nice and full. I know that a lash growth serum will speed up the proces but Dior works perfect for me. The 10 ml mascara tube lasts me a good four to five month and it doesn’t turn clumpy. The applicator made from supple elastomer divides my lashes very good. Please...
BOBBI BROWN CORRECTOR, NO MORE DARK CIRCLES

BOBBI BROWN CORRECTOR, NO MORE DARK CIRCLES

When concealer is not enough try a corrector. I am always on the hunt for the perfect concealer but I am glad that I did found the perfect corrector. A wakeup call for tired eyes—this essential corrector brightens and covers discoloration under the eyes utilizing a pink- or peach-based formula to neutralize undereye darkness If I need to mention something about my face that I don’t like it will be my dark circles. I mean come one.. can’t they go away? I tried several concealers but none will give me that Kim Kardashian look ( not the raccoon eyes but I love how her eyes looks nice and even toned) I just want my skin to look completely even toned. Since I have discovered the Bobbi Brown Corrector in ‘Deep Peach’(€28) my dark circles are temporarily gone. This corrector is made for anyone who has very dark under eye circles or who wants extra coverage.I blend it with my fingers and follow up layering my concealer over my corrector. It neutralize the dark brown discoloration under my eyes and make it look more even. It works very good for my combination skin, no creasing, easy to blend, good staying power and a medium plus coverage.  I always use my corrector after my eyecream to avoid creasing and because it blends in better with eyecream underneath. Bobbi Brown recommends to use this in combination with her Creamy Concealer but I must say that it is possible to use the corrector on its own. But since the corrector is very pink/peach I would recommend a concealer for a natural finish. If your...
PHYTO TEINT ECLAT NOW ALSO AVAILABLE FOR DARK SKIN TONES

PHYTO TEINT ECLAT NOW ALSO AVAILABLE FOR DARK SKIN TONES

As you might have already noticed I don’t like to use foundation because of the cakey effect. I like my makeup as basic as possible. I am a huge fan of the ‘makeup no makeup’ look. I was pleasantly  surprised when I discovered that Sisley Phyto Teint Eclat (€89,50/30ML) has some shades that suit darker skintones. I tried shade #6 ‘Amber’ and #7 ‘Moka’ and I loved the ‘Amber’ shade on me, the ‘Moka’ shade is to dark for my skintone. The Phyto-Teint Eclat is a long-wearing and light fluid foundation. It ensures an even, natural, and radiant complexion. It provides a delicately powdered finish that is like a second skin. Its easy application allows for adjustable coverage. Enriched with gardenia, woodmallow, and Linden blossom, it leaves skin feeling hydrated and soft. Its oil-free, non-comedogenic formula is appropriate for all skin types I applied the Phyto Teint Eclat with my DIOR Backstage Blender by patting the foundation into my skin for a natural look. It really looks like a second skin and believe me I don’t like heavy make-up but this foundation is just perfect! The coverage is medium so if you have a lot of acne scars and dark spots I wouldn’t recommend it because you will end up using alot of product. This foundation is from Sisley, this brand is known for its expensive products. Sisley beats nearly every brand with its pricerange but I have been told that the Sisley family uses only the best ingredients. I have combination  skin and too bad for me my T-zone turns very greasy at the end of the day.  I hate to look like a oil slick after a couple of...
EVERYDAY MAKEUP ESSENTIALS FOR A NATURAL MAKE-UP LOOK.

EVERYDAY MAKEUP ESSENTIALS FOR A NATURAL MAKE-UP LOOK.

Hi guys I want to share my everyday make-up essentials with you and also tell you why I choose to use these products on (almost) daily basis. Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof #20 ‘Espresso’ For a natural look I like to use a brown eyeliner on my upper and lower lashline. I don’t always line them both but for a natural look the shade must be definitely brown for me! You can blend it out a little bit with a smudge brush to avoid the harsh line. I love this pencil because it is 1. Waterproof, and smudgeproof (good for my constantly teary eyes)  and 2. Sharpener free is mess free! Just wind it up or down and your ready to go. The buid in sharpener will refresh the pencil point when needed.  No more sharpener dirt stains in your make-up bag. 3. The ‘Espresso’ shade is very nice.  I hate brown eyeliners with red in it, but this shade is just perfect. 4. The staying power is very good! I have teary and oily eyes but Chanel does what it claims. (€24,50) Bobbi Brown Shimmerbrick ‘Bronze’ I got this amazing bronzer/highlighter as a birthday present and I can’t live without it anymore. I chose ‘Bronze’ because this shade complements my dark skintone very well. I personally don’t like it as a blush because my skin is combination to oily and I don’t want to look like a disco ball at the end of the day. You can use the Shimmer Brick as a blush too but I only use it to highlight my face. My blushshades are quite deep (Raizin /Ambering Rose both...
TIP: CHARLOTTE TILBURY BROW LIFT ‘CARA D’ FOR BROWS LIKE CARA D AND KIM KARDASHIAN

TIP: CHARLOTTE TILBURY BROW LIFT ‘CARA D’ FOR BROWS LIKE CARA D AND KIM KARDASHIAN

I recently bought the Charlotte Tilbury Brow Lift (€30) in the shade ‘Cara D’. Celebrity makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury believes that eyebrows are “the pillars of the face and when well groomed, they can take 10 years off you”  I am beyond excited about this amazing browpencil. It is actually a 3 in 1 tool  because I am able to shape, shade and lift my brows with this multi use tool. It contains a comb and a highligter inside of the body. If you want a Tom Ford dupe for a cheaper price I would definitely  recommend this one! I love my eybrows perfectly groomed  I was never blessed with originally thick eyebrows, I don’t have alot of eyebrow hairs and it looked a little bit like overly plucked eyebrows. If you want to add up a few years to your age you need to avoid thin/overly plucked eyebrows because it can make you look much older. I fill in the gaps with this soft dark brown shade inspired by Cara D. The pencil come in three shades, Cara D is the darkest shade available and it suits my skintone very well. I hate reddish brown eyebrow pencils but this one is more like an ash brown shade, it makes my eyebrows look a lot more natural compared to my Dior browpencil in 453 ‘Sable’.The pencil is very pigmented , the shade  looks very good on my dark brown eyebrows. I read that a few beauty bloggers were dissaponted that the golden print is coming off but I havén’t experienced that (yet). The pencil is waxy but the highlighter is very sheer, it dissapears on my skin very quick. The packaging could...
YSL ROUGE PUR COUTURE #66 ROSEWOOD

YSL ROUGE PUR COUTURE #66 ROSEWOOD

I have finally found the perfect sophisticated (daily wear) nude lipstick,  a nice soft rose nude with a brown undertone. I am raving about this YSL Rouge Pur Couture #66 ‘Rosewood’/’Boise De Rose’ (34,95) . I nearly gave up my search for a good nude Iipcolor because it is so difficult to find. If it wasn’t for the lovely shop assistant I wouldn’t own this one today because I didn’t  know this colour existed.  I tried some nude shades in the past but I wasn’t really impressed. A good nude lipcolor is very difficult to find and even more when you have a dark skintone.  My lips are quite pigmented so a pale or beige nude won’t work for me. The wrong shade can make me look sick or washed out. I don’t want a lipcolor to have that effect on me. That is really not the look I want (I guess none of you want a look like that). As you could read in several of my blogpost I love the makeup no makeup look. This look will not be complete without a nude shade on my lips. I adore my Tom Ford Rose Crush lipgloss (the most beautiful nude I know ) but I was still in need of a good lipcolor to complete the look. I would like to add more nudes to my lipstick collection, but untill then, I will be enjoying this shade. YSL Rouge pur Couture is a smooth and creamy with a good colour pay off, I can wear it during the day at work and during the evening paired with a nice smokey eye. I love to wear...
TIP: YSL COUTURE MONO EYESHADOWS

TIP: YSL COUTURE MONO EYESHADOWS

I am not a big fan of eyeshadows because I prefer the natural look and that doesn’t include eyeshadows (for me) but I made an exception for the YSL Couture Mono Eyeshadows. The YSL Couture Mono Eyeshadows are launched for spring 2015. “Yves Saint Laurent presents all day wear and the highest chromatic power, now in 16 iconic shades. No crease, no migration, only intense color pay off that makes a statement. Available in matte, satin, metallic and shimmer finishes.” I love them because of the color range, the chic packaging and the staying power. I swatched #13 ‘Fouge’ on my hand and on my eyelids and I need to confirm to you that the staying power is very good! I had to remove it with a good remover/cleansingbalm. I know that € 31,95 for a single eyeshadow is a little bit crazy but for me it was worth the pricetag. I guess that a lot of you would prefer to buy a dupe since the colorrange is very basic. I bought color #13 because I love to do smokey eye make-up especially when going for a dinner or going out. I love the YSL campaign with Cara D. she looks so beautiful with her smokey eyes. I was looking for a good eyeshadow with a intense color and staying power to set my eyeliner. I suffer from watery eyes so it is necessary for me to own good waterproof khol liners and to be double shure I set it with a good eyeshadow. I don’t want to end up looking like panda eyes. Panda’s are cute animals but the...
YSL COUTURE EYE PRIMER

YSL COUTURE EYE PRIMER

As you already may know YSL is one of my favourite beauty brands (review here and here). I will admit that the packaging is definitely one of the reasons why I love to purchase YSL beauty products. It is not only about their gorgeous packaging but also about the quality of their products. A few weeks ago YSL introduced the brand’s latest eye offerings. I love every single piece of the collection but today I will discuss the COUTURE EYE PRIMER. “YSL introduces the ultimate Couture Eye Primer. Get 16 hours of vibrant color or wear it solo for a perfect nude eye look. This formula locks in color for crease-free wear that lasts all day.” This was my first experience using a eyeprimer and I need to say that I am quite impressed with the Couture Eye Primer from YSL. My eyelids get oily during the day, they can get very greasy between the creases. I once received the tip to apply concealer on my eyelids to even out the skintone but this tip will not work for me. Because of my oily eyelids the concealer will get between the creases and that is not nice to see. The problem is that you won’t be noticing it but every one around you will do. SHADE 2 MEDIUM YSL gives what he promised! 16 hours crease free. This eyeprimer is amazing my eyes just look much better than when I don’t use it. Just apply a little bit with your fingertip, you will love it. I am not a big eyeshadow lover but I bought this due to the fact...
YVES SAINT LAURENT ROUGE VOLUPTE SHINE NO28 ROSE INTIME

YVES SAINT LAURENT ROUGE VOLUPTE SHINE NO28 ROSE INTIME

YVES SAINT LAURENT ROUGE VOLUPTE SHINE NO28 ROSE INTIME YSL knows how to make a girl happy! The Rouge Volupte Shine (34,95) is a true luxury lip product, have you seen the elegant case with the golden metallic packaging? So luxurious and feminine. I was waiting for YSL to launch the YSL Tint in Oil  and the new Rouge Volupte Shine spring/summer lipstick  #28 ‘Rose Intime’.  At first I had the intention to buy the YSL Tint in Oil #5 Cherry my Cherrie but the shade just didn’t looked good on me. It wasn’t really about the shade but about how the stain developed on my lips. For me it just wasn’t  nice enough to spend my money on it.The Rouge Volupte Shine #28 ‘Rose Intime’ caught my eye and it was love on the first sight. I fell in love with this shiny lipstick. Rose Intime can be described as a deep fuchsia. You can use it as a gloss because it is very sheer and shiney but it is much more pigmented than a regular gloss or lipbalm. If you like the lipstick to be intense just build it up. The lipstick applies smoothly and even, there is no sticky or thick feeling. I also love the smell but that is a personal preference. For me it is a everyday lipstick and absolutely worth the price tag (although I have to admit that I love YSL lipsticks partly because of the packaging). YSL Rouge Volupte feels incredible on the lips and it gives you a very hydrating feeling.There is a big variety of colors so there must be a shade for everyone.   Disclaimer:...
YSL VOLUPTE TINT IN OIL DESIR DE JOUR

YSL VOLUPTE TINT IN OIL DESIR DE JOUR

YSL TINT IN OIL NR 4 ‘I ROSE YOU’ I finally got my hands on the YVES SAINT LAURENT TINT IN OIL. This season oils are hotter than ever. If you missed the new hot item (lip oils) you were probably living in another world (or in a cave). YSL has decided to create ” a revolutionary lip color with a lip tint suspended in a deep conditioning oil. Infused with a blend of four essential oils for deep hydration: apricot kernel oil, coriander fruit oil, jojoba seed oil, and possiflora edulis seed oil”. Let me be bloody honest to you, I don’t need another lipoil because I already own the Clarins lip comfort oils and they do a very good job for half of the price. But too bad I can’t resist YSL make-up. YSL has beautiful beautiful packaging I believe the most beautiful around.  When i saw the tint in oil package it caught my attention imediately but I had a bit of trouble choosing a color. The nr 5 ‘Cherry my cherie’  looked a little bit too pink on my lips. I love pink but I just wasn’t impressed. Eventually I ended up buying nr 4 ‘I rose you’ a soft sheer rose pink. My lips are very pigmented so you won’t notice the pink very well. The gloss is non sticky and absolutely moisturizing but the shine fades very quickly, this will make you reapplying the product constantly (at least I did so). Is it worth buying? Yes and no. I love oils, oils are pure and packed with vitamins and other good stuff. The tint in oils...
CHANEL LES BEIGES

CHANEL LES BEIGES

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Fluid & Healthy Glow Sheer Powder The Chanel Les Beiges line is one of my favourites from Chanel. Inspired by Gabrielle Chanel, the Chanel Makeup Creation Studio has designed LES BEIGES. The Healthy Glow sheer powder case comes in a beautiful black velvet pouch. The case lid is beige with a black Chanel logo. I can’t show you the orinal state of the powder because i bought this second one a few months ago. And as you can see I still use it everyday and it stil remains my favourite. This powder is amazing! It doesn’t leave your skin too matte with a powdery appearance. Instead of that it gives you a sheer healthy glow with the slightest amount of shimmer. The powder comes in seven shades from 10 to 70 and can be applied over the Healthy Glow Fluid or worn alone. Before Chanel introduced us to the Healthy GlowFluid I just worn the powder alone. I always use shade 50, a brown golden shade with a slightly yellow undertone. Just use a good spf and a moisturizer to make your skin dewy and then apply the Healty Sheer powder on top of it. You will look fresh and rested, giving off a natural healthy glow. The powder shields the skin from sunlight thanks to spf 15. Chanel healthy glow powder can be used as: -a bronzer -all over powder -contouring powder The Chanel Healthy Glow Fluid is a combination of a powder and a gel made with Hyaluronic Acid deritave, natural extract of rose flower (it smells so lovely), cotton and SPF 15. I apply the Sheer...
YSL TOUCHE ECLAT

YSL TOUCHE ECLAT

Touche Eclat De ‘pen’ der pennen! De gouden pen die elke visagist in zijn make-up kit heeft liggen. De Touche Eclat van Yves Saint Laurent is een beauty-icoon en volgens velen “onmisbaar”. Ik gebruik de Touche Eclat niet als concealer maar wel als een highlighter. Door de Touche Eclat aan te brengen over mijn concealer krijg ik een frissere blik. Ik vind de Touche Eclat totaal niet geschikt als concealer gezien de dekking vrij ‘sheer’ is. Een concealer moet rust geven onder het oog, als je daarna nog de behoefte hebt om de schaduwen onder het oog te vervagen raad ik je de Touche Eclat aan. Lichtweerkaatsende deeltjes zorgen ervoor dat de donkere schaduwen onder de ogen verlicht worden, je brengt als het ware vloeibare licht aan op de plekken die wat oplichting kunnen gebruiken. De Touche Eclat van Yves Saint Laurent Gebruik: wanneer je de Touche Eclat voor de eerste keer gebruikt dien je de knop minstens 30 keer in te drukken De kwast kan makkelijk gereinigd worden met alcohol Maar hoe gebruik je nou de Touche Eclat? Wayne Goss is mijn favoriete mannelijke make-up artist! Deze man is briljant. Hij heeft bijna alles uitgetest en legt ook heel duidelijk uit hoe je een product kunt gebruiken. Zijn Youtube kanaal (gossmakeupartist) heeft ontzettend veel abonnees en ik ben daar een van. Volgens Wayne kun je de Touche Eclat op de volgende plekken aanbrengen: -Op de neusbrug, in een rechte lijn naar beneden; -In je ooghoeken en op de donkerste gedeelten onder het oog; -Tussen de wenkbrauwen, richting je voorhoofd; -Onder je wenkbrauwstaart; -Rondom je lippen (mondhoeken, cupidoboog), nadat...
CLARINS INSTANT LIGHT LIP COMFORT OIL

CLARINS INSTANT LIGHT LIP COMFORT OIL

Clarins lip Comfort Oil- Eindelijk binnen! De Eclat Minute Huile Confort Levres van Clarins Een lippen olie die verzorgt en een mooie glans geeft. Wat zegt Clarins zelf hierover? “Eclat Minute Huile Confort Levres is een verzorgende make-up die de lippen hult in een uniek zijdezacht gevoel” Deze gloss/lippenolie is nu al een favoriet! Het maakt mijn lippen echt zacht en glanzend, het plakt niet en het blijft echt uren zitten!! Er zit een klein beetje parfum in de formule maar daar merk je bijna niks van. Ik gebruik in de winter altijd een lippenbalsem omdat ik vaak geen goede ervaringen heb met gloss. Een gloss is altijd heel fijn in de zomer maar in de winter worden mijn lippen er alleen maar droger van. Jammer dat deze olie voor de lippen nu pas te koop is want het is een must buy voor in de winter. Als je van nudes houdt en liever geen gloss of lippenstift op je lippen hebt kun je echt volop gaan genieten deze zomer want het wordt een walhalla van nudes. Veel shine en veel neutrals, i love it! De gloss gaat steeds vaker de kant op van de lippenbalsem. De Eclat Minute Huile Confort Levres bevat hazelnoot-, Mirabelle pruimen- en biologische jojoba-oliën. Deze oliën zijn rijk aan vetzuren en beschermen de lippen tegen uitdroging. Tips: scrub je lippen met een oude tandenborstel of een lipscrub om velletjes te verwijderen. Gebruik daarna deze voedende lipolie voor verzorgde lippen. Clarins Lip oil heeft een brede applicator Raspberry (limited edition) & honey Gebruik: alleen of als aanvulling op de lippenstift voor extra glans. Prijs €21 voor 7ml...
BOBBI BROWN BB CREAM SPF 35

BOBBI BROWN BB CREAM SPF 35

**Update: Ik ben toch weer terug bij mijn grote liefde Chanel! De BB cream van Bobbi Brown had ook een foundation kunnen zijn. Er ligt duidelijk iets op mijn huid en daar ben ik eenmaal geen fan van. Als je van dekking houdt is de deze BB cream een goede keuze maar ik houd het maar bij Chanel! Never change a winning team.. Ik heb nooit foundation gebruikt, in plaats van foundation gebruikte ik altijd poeder. Hoe ouder ik werd hoe vervelender ik het poederen vond. Ik vind poeder net iets te mat, waardoor de ‘healthy glow’ op je gezicht niet tot zijn recht komt (er is niks mis met een beetje glans). Toen Chanel de Les beiges lijn uitbracht sprong ik een ‘gat’ in de lucht. Eindelijk een poeder met een natural finish die ook verkrijgbaar is in donkere tinten. Enkele maanden later bracht Chanel ook een healty glow creme op de markt, vanaf dat moment ben ik overgestapt op de crème gaan en daar ben ik zeer over te spreken! De Les beiges poeder gebruik ik nu alleen maar om mijn T-zone iets te matteren. Les beiges is nog steeds een grote favoriet maar ik vond dat het weer eens tijd werd voor wat nieuws. Ik heb veel goede verhalen gehoord over de Bobbi Brown BB cream dus besloot ik deze aan te schaffen. Deze BB cream is wat dikker dan de gemiddelde BB cream en de kleuren vallen iets donkerder uit, eenmaal op de huid kleurt het wel mooi bij. Ik vind hem soms iets te donker, daarom meng ik de kleur ‘dark’ met de kleur ‘medium...
WEL OF GEEN LIP PRIMER?

WEL OF GEEN LIP PRIMER?

Is een lipprimer wel of geen veredelde lippenbalsem? Sinds ik lady danger van MAC heb ontdekt ben ik nogal enthousiast over de matte lippenstift, ik vind de matte lippenstift chiquer ogen dan de glanzende variant. Als je besluit om matte lippenstift op te doen moeten je lippen wel velloos en gehydrateerd zijn. Scrub je lippen vooraf nog wel even met een (zelfgemaakte) lippenscrub of een oude tandenborstel om de velletjes te verwijderen. Normaliter zou ik geen moeite doen om een speciale lipprimer te kopen, maar als je ook graag matte lippenstift draagt raad ik het wel aan. Een lipprimer aanbrengen heeft de volgende voordelen: – Je lippenstift voelt ‘smoother’ aan. – De lipprimer is hydraterend. – Je (matte) lippenstift gaat minder snel vervagen of in de groefjes zitten. – Het optimaliseert de kleurverdeling. Ik heb zelf alleen ervaring met de lipprimer van MAC maar bijna elk merk heeft wel een lipprimer. De lipprimer van mac kost €18. Te koop bij de MAC pro stores en de Bijenkorf. Absolute musthave !              ...
ELLIS FAAS “GLOW UP”

ELLIS FAAS “GLOW UP”

Mijn nieuwste aankoop is de GLOW UP van Ellis Faas in de kleur nummer S503. De GLOW UP is een poeder  highlighter zonder grove shimmer. Ik heb een voorkeur voor poeder highlighter omdat mijn huid wel eens vettig wordt. Poeder highlighter blijft iets beter op de huid liggen dan de vloeibare of de crème versie. De subtiele highlighter van Ellis Faas is te koop in drie kleuren, de S501, S502 en S503.Ik ben vaak highlighters gewend die net iets te veel glimmen, echt geen succes als je zelf ook glimt. Zo’n highlighter kan net iets te heftig zijn voor overdag. Highlighter breng je aan op je neusbrug, jukbeenderen, mondhoeken, binnenste ooghoeken, cupid’s bow en tussen de wenkbrauwen (wel vervagen richting het voorhoofd).De GLOW UP van Ellis Faas vliegt de winkels uit dus wees er snel bij! Het is de perfecte highligter voor een flawless overdag look. Prijs: € 22 (product) & € 10 voor de powder case beiden te koop bij Skins Cosmetics....
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