Monday, April 9, 2018

Review: MAC Cleanse off oil

Dear readers,
I have found a new holy grail when it comes to make-up. Well, actually when it comes to taking make-up off. I introduce to you the MAC Cleanse off oil.

Friday, March 30, 2018

The Revolution Revealed - March 22 2018

Dear readers,

last week I went to London for a looooong weekend. It began with an awesome Revolution Makeup party to kick this amazing weekend off. I was really excited to go because they announced through social media that there would be a huge reveal. I couldn't wait to find out what!

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Review: Too Faced Diamond Highlighter

Dear readers,

if you follow me on Instagram you have probably already seen my post about buying this gorgeous highlighter. When I first saw this product I knew I had to have it. It looks so gorgeous and the packaging is sooo on point.
After almost a month of using this product I'm ready to give it a review. So keep on reading if you want to know more about the Too Faced Diamond Highlighter.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

MAC haul ~ February 2018

Dear readers,

in the past I did a MAC haul every single month but as you might have noticed I haven't gone to my local MAC store in a while. The reason I'm not going that often anymore is because my local MAC store is pretty small and I own everything I want to own from MAC at this moment.

However, I did see a few new products that looked interesting. So I ended up going to the MAC store last weekend. Today I want to share what I bought because I might do some future reviews.

I was very happy with the MAC concealer I bought last year but with my very dry under eye area it started to crease and crack very fast. So I felt like I needed to try a new concealer with a different formula. That's when I saw that MAC released this concealer; the MAC studio waterweight concealer. I was very curious to try the new formula and see if it works with my problem.

MAC about this concealer:
'An ultra-fluid formula with medium-full buildable coverage and a natural finish. While it hydrates and gently diffuses the appearance of imperfections, it also helps reduce the appearance of under eye circles, dark spots and discolouration.'

The guy at the MAC store helped me find my perfect shade and I eventually went for the NW15.
Which is lighter than my previous concealer, that was a NW20. The reason that I went a shade lighter is because I only want to use this under my eyes and by going a shade lighter it will actually bring out my eyes.

I got this concealer for €13.20 (40% off because I'm a MAC pro member).

I'm also searching for a dark pink eyeshadow that doesn't have a purple undertone but also isn't neon. The guy from the MAC store picked out this one so I was like 'Let's give this baby a try!' It's the shade 'Never say never' and I just found out that it's actually a small blush and not an eyeshadow at all but I love it. It's also not entirely what I was looking for but it's definitely an addition to my make up collection.
What I like most about this product is that you can build the colour up.

MAC calls this shade: 'A deep scarlet red.'

I got this small blush for €11.10 (40% off because I'm a MAC pro member).

The last product I got from the MAC store is the Fluidline brow gelcreme. I got it in the shade 'True brunette' and it's actually a lot lighter than I would normally choose to use.

MAC about the Fluidline brow gelcreme:
'Long-wearing waterproof gel in a pot that gives precise definition to brows. Applies smoothly, sets quickly for the ultimate well-groomed brow. Fills, lengthens and shapes for subtle to dramatic looks.'

The reason I bought this product is because I'm changing up my brow game with a new routine. For the past two years I have been using the Makeup Revolution Focus & Fix brow kit (which I'm loving to death) but I wanted something new. This is one of the products in my new brow routine and before I bought this I had been playing around with the Makeup Revolution brow pomade, which is similar. I'm actually planning to do a comparison review of both products.

I got the Fluidline brow gelcreme for €11.70 (40% off because I'm a MAC pro member).

Instead of adding a swatch photo of the products I decided to share this photo because I combined all the products into one look. On the lid I'm wearing the eyeshadow. My whole eyelid and under eye area is covered in the concealer. And my brows are done with the brow product, I know you can't see them completely but you get a glimpse.

xx Julia

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Review: Lush Enchanted eye cream

Dear readers,

today I'm going to review a product that has become my go-to product in a very short time; the Enchanted eye cream!
I bought this eye cream two weeks ago at Lush because the winter months make the area around my eyes very dry and painful.

At first I didn't know Lush sold eye creams and since I'm practically allergic for everything I didn't feel the need to search elsewhere. Before I bought this eye cream I tried Vaseline, thick body cream, my face creams (The Vanishing cream and Celestial) but nothing worked and some creams even made it worse.

Lush about the Enchanted eye cream:
'A refreshing, gentle eye cream for the delicate eye area, perfect for day or night. There’s no sorcery involved with this wonder cream. We’ve simply used organic oils and lavender honey water to give the precious eye area a boost, keeping it firm and supple. Using your little finger, gently dab on the line of your cheek bone up towards the brow bone morning and night.  '

When I started using this eye cream I did use it every morning I woke up and every night before I went to sleep. I did this because the areas under my eyes was soo sore, dry and very painful, it even affected my eyesight. After a week it wasn't completely necessary to use it twice a day because most of the pain I felt during the day was gone. However I did decided, with the weather getting colder, to use it before leaving the house.
The fact that the pain was mostly gone after using it for such a short time was really a miracle to me.  The two months prior I used so many different creams and stuff to make the pain go away and I ended up getting more pain and using the creams more often (because it did ease the pain but it didn't make it disappear).
I also feel like my eye area looks so much better and my dark circles has become less.

The only thing I do dislike about this cream is the pump because it gives way too much product. You only need a little bit of this cream and it gives you a whole lot and I never know what to do with it. So I often just unscrew the lid and put a little bit on my finger so I don't have to much product.

I got the Enchanted eye cream for €18.95.

What's your go-to product in these cold months?
xx Julia