My Makeup Collection 2019 – Bronzers!

We all enjoy a good bronzer right? At least I do. I don’t pick up too many bronzers I would say, but still I have managed do build quite a collection over the years. So now I want to show you all I got. Some of them I use on a regular basis, while others, like the beautiful limited edition pieces from Guerlain I consider true collection pieces that I want to keep intact. Do you do that? Buy makeup you don’t intend to use just because they are collection pieces? I guess that shows I am more than a regular consumer and quite a hoarder or what?

Anyway, let’s see what I got hiding in my drawers!

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  • Estee Lauder Luminous Liquid Bronzer.
  • NARS Laguna Illuminator (it’s not an illuminator despite the name, it’s a glowy bronzer!)
  • Becca Gradient sunlit Bronzer – Sunrise Waves.
  • Nilens Jord Powder Bronzer – Matte (they have a shimmery version as well).
  • L’Oreal Back to Bronze – Sunkiss.
  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer – Luminous Bronze Light (mini).
  • Morphe Brontous – Celebutante.

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And these are my collection pieces. Can you understand why I can’t make myself use them? The patterns are so beautiful.

  • Guerlain Terra Ora Sculpting Powder.
  • Guerlain Terracotta Terra Magnifica.
  • Guerlain Terracotta Chic Tropic.

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  • The Balm Take home The Bronze – Oliver.
  • The Balm Bahama Mama Bronzer.
  • Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Bronzer.
  • Physicians Formula Bronze Booster – Light to Medium.
  • MAC Mineralize Skinfinish – So Ceylon.
  • H&M Radiant Bronze Island Hopper Glow Powder.

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  • Guerlain Terracotta Sun Tonic.
  • Guerlain Terracotta Ultra Shine Bronzer.
  • Dior Diorskin Nude Air Care & Dare 003.
  • Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder – 01.
  • Guerlain Terracotta Joli Teint.

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  • Isadora Bronzing Powder – Matte Tan (It’s HUGE!)
  • Kiko Flawless Fusion Bronzing Powder.
  • Nilens Jord – Heart Shimmer 514.
  • Colourpop Pressed Powder Bronzer – Afternoon Delight.

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  • Nilens Jord 100% Natural Minerlas – 530.
  • Too Faced Chocolate Soleil.
  • Tarte Amazonian Clay Park Ave Princess.
  • Kevin Aucoin The Sculpting Powder – Medium.
  • Dior Diorskin Nude Tan 003.
  • MAC  To The Beach Creme Bronzer – Beach Bronze.

What is your favorite bronzer?

XOXO

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My Makeup Collection 2019 – Face Powders!

Time to showcase a new part of my collection! I have so much fun doing these posts. Scrolling through my collection is one of the parts of why I enjoy collecting makeup, and it also gives me a chance to do a summary of everything I have. I am not the biggest powder collector,but I do use them every day so I got some here and there.

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  • The Balm Sexy Mama Translucent Powder – This is my second one. A really good mattifying powder, and the packaging is super cute!
  • Skinfood Buckwheat Loose Powder – This one surprised me! I did not expect much, but this is my go-to if I want my finish to be matte. It really keeps my face matte all day.
  • Colourpop No Filter Loose Translucent Powder – The pressed version of this is awful, but I like this loose one. Super finely milled. I can really see myself picking up a new one when I run out.

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  • MAC Mineralized Skinfinish Light + – This is such an iconic powder, and for good reason. This is also my second one. Loving this!
  • Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder – A powder that you grind! This is perfect for days when my skin is a bit dry and also gives some coverage.
  • Lancôme Poudre Majeure Excellence – This is one of my project pan powders for 2019. I really do like it. Gives such a silky finish.

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  • Hope Girl Powder – This on is OK. Get’s the job done but does not stand out in any way. Sets the face and all, but I don’t think I will be repurchasing. The slightly tacky packaging is cool though!
  • Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Finish Powder – I love this! Gives that perfect porcelain skin look and is so finely milled. I am almost out of it, but will for sure pick up a new one!
  • Dior Diorskin Nude Natural Glow Fresh Powder Makeup – Beautiful loose powder. Also a project pan powder for this year, and also one I definitely can see myself repurchasing!
  • Guerlain Les Voilettes Translucent Loose Powder – This one again is so beautiful. So fine milled and looks amazing on the skin!

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And these are my Guerlain Meteorites pearls. Some beaufitul collection pices!

  • Guerlain Météorites Gold Pearl (Limited Edition Holliday 2017).
  • Guerlain Météorites Perles De Légende (Limited Edition Holliday 2016).
  • Guerlain Météorites Perles D’Azur Emilio Pucci (Limited Edition Summer 2012).
  • Guerlain MétéoritesHappy Glow Pearls (Limited Edition Spring 2017)
  • Guerlain Météorites Perlees Du Paradis (Limited Edition 2012).
  • Guerlain Météorites (Original) – 2 Clair.
  • Guerlain Météorites Perles Du Dragon (Limited Edition 2012).

In all I count 17 powders! That is actually the exact same amount of powders I had last year. A few ones have been finished and a few ones have been picked up. This year I have 4 in my project pan and I expect to finish them all, but the question is how many I will pick up through the year. I have a few ones in mind that I would like to try, like the Hourglass Veil that looks stunning.

How does your powder collection look? What is your favorite powder? Is there anything you think I am missing in my collection that I need to try? Let me know in the comments.

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Zoeva Café Palette – 4 Makeup Looks!

I didn’t expect this palette to be so…pink! I mean, It may be me who is confused because when I read Café palette I think Coffee palette and then I expect dark espresso shades and lighter cafè latte shades, but this one has as much as 5 pink/berry toned shades and green. I am not complaining though, colors are fun! I just didn’t look at it properly when ordering it and I expected everything to be much more brown.

But off course I played around with it and ended up with 4 not very brown looks.

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  • Zoeva Café Palette – Microfoam, Nuanced History, Herrengasse, Cup of Joy, Shine Bright, No Added Spice.
  • Certifeye tropical Wonders Palette – Bonobo,
  • MakeupGeek Gel Liner – Immortal.
  • Kiko Glamorous Eye Pencil – 413.
  • Smashbox Studio Skin 24 Hour Waterproof Concealer.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • L’Oreal Unlimited Mascara.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30, Bro40.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • House Of Lashes – Iconic.

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  • Zoeva Café Palette- Microfoam, Tasting Note, Nuanced History, Talk Write Read, Micro Roasting, Distinct Experience.
  • Certifeye tropical Wonders Palette – Bonobo.
  • MakeupGeek Gel Liner – Immortal.
  • Smashbox Studio Skin 24 Hour Waterproof Concealer.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • L’Oreal Unlimited Mascara.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30, Bro40.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • House Of Lashes – Iconic.
  • Kiko Glamorous Eye Pencil – 401.

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  • Zoeva Café Palette – Microfoam, Cup Of Joy, Nuanced History, Shine Bright, No Added Spice, Destinct Experience.
  • Certifeye tropical Wonders Palette – Bonobo.
  • MakeupGeek Gel Liner – Immortal.
  • Smashbox Studio Skin 24 Hour Waterproof Concealer.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • L’Oreal Unlimited Mascara.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • House Of Lashes – Iconic.
  • Kiko Glamorous Eye Pencil – 412.
  • Kiko Glamorous Eye Pencil – 413.
  • Sleek Distorted Dreams Highlighter Palette – Blurred Lights.

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  • Zoeva Café Palette- Microfoam, Nuanced History, Cup Of Joy, Talk Write Read, Micro Roasting.
  • Certifeye tropical Wonders Palette – Bonobo.
  • MakeupGeek Gel Liner – Immortal.
  • Smashbox Studio Skin 24 Hour Waterproof Concealer.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • L’Oreal Unlimited Mascara.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30.
  • Zoeva Graphic Brow Fix.
  • House Of Lashes  – Midnight Luxe.
  • Maybelline Master Drama Kôhl Penchil – Ultra Black.
  • Colourpop Glitterally Obsessed – She Lit.

What’s In My Makeup Bag – December 2018!

I just love going through my makeup at the beginning of every month to pick out all the items I want to put in my everyday makeup bag. This will be the makeup I use to get ready for work. I will off course use other stuff for evening makeup, weekend or when I just want to be a bit creative and play with makeup, but the items in my monthly makeup bag will help me get my daytime makeup looks.

As always I am exited to refresh the content of my makeup bag. Some old, some new and some well loved favorites are in the mix. here is what I picked out!

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  • NARS Liquid Illuminator “Orgasm” – This will be more like a liquid glowy blush. Had this for years, and I actually don’t think I ever used it! I haven’t even swatched it! So time to put it to use!
  • Chanel Correcteur Perfection Concealer – One of my favorite concealers! It’s just everything I want it to be. Percetion is the right name for it!
  • Guerlain Lingerie De Peau Foundation – Also my favorite foundation. Makes the skin look very natural, and it feels so light weight on the skin it’s a joy to wear it.
  • Prestige Makeup Gold Base – A gold primer. Hydrates the skin, and is also supposed to make it firmer, although  can’t say I really noticed that effect.
  • Makeup Mekka Mist Spray – Just something to give a finishing spray to the end result. Haven’t tried this before so I have no idea how it will perform.

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  • Too Faced Chocolate Soleil – Still working on this for my project pan. This is my last chance to end it before the year is passed. Fingers crossed!
  • Guerlain Les Voilettes Loose Powder – A beautiful fine milled powder to set the base.
  • Maybelline Chrome Extreme Highlighter “Sandstone” – A stunning intense highlighter I just picked up. For the days when I really want to glow!
  • Glominerals globlush “Papaya” – My never ending project pan blush. I will give this to the end on the month and hope I will be able to see some pan. I doubt it though because it just seems to take forever.

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  • Makeup Mekka How We Dew Highlighter – A beautiful trio of glowy highlighters. This one is new and only swatches but it looks so stunning, and it’s great as it can be both subtle and build up to a more intense glow. It does not have any glitter or shimmer either which is my preference.
  • Makeup Mekka Bambi Lashes Mascara – This one is also brand new, and never tried a mascara from this brand before. Keeping my fingers crossed it will be good.
  • Makeup Mekka Maximum Brows – A fiber gel with color. Tried it once and I really like it and since my everyday makeup stash was missing a brow gel I figured it was a good idea. I think this one will be one of the permanent items like the eyeliners of basic colors that I never are.
  • Makeup Revolution Haunted Liquid Highlighter “Paranormal” – From the Makeup Revolution halloween collection. Isn’t this skull shaped bottle something else! Nice on its own or mixed in the foundation.

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  • Beauty Bay Evolve Eyeshadow Palette – This huge thing is a review in progress. I figured it was a good idea to add this to my everyday makeup bag since it will give me a nice chance to work my way through all the colors and test it out properly. It does have plenty of wearable shades for everyday looks so I should be set.
  • NARS Ride Up To The Moon Eyeshadow Palette – In case I want to mix things up and want to use a tiny palette I added this old thing. Nice to get some use out of older palettes too!

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  • KissMe Liquid Lipstick “Numero Uno” – Nothing like a nice nude liquid lipstick. This brown toned warm nude is perfect for everyday.
  • KissMe Liquid Lipstick “Relevant” – A slightly darker nude than the previous, but still nice for everyday wear.
  • H&M Lush Lip Vinyl “Tuscan Blush” – A very pigmented and comfy gloss with a nice color.
  • Colourpop Ultra Satin Lips “Alyssa” – A Colourpop classic. Such a beautiful pinky nude. Not as long lasting as the KissMe Liquid Lipsticks, but it’s comfy to wear and a perfect color.
  • Nakeup Face C-Cup Tox-Tick Lipstick “Stalker” – What a name right? Just a nice standard bullet lipstick that is fairly long lasting while still comfortable. They look super luxurious too!
  • MAC Lipstick “Syrup” – This lipstick is a must have everyday lippie if you like MAC lipsticks!

I am excited to get to focus on these items this month. It’s a nice way to get to know new products well, and to show some love to old favorites!

Do you have something you are trying to get some extra use out of this December?

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Review: NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer!

When I ran out of my NARS Radiance Creamy Concealer my intention was to pick up a new one of them, but the temptation to try something new and fun got too strong and I clicked home the NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer instead.

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This is a potted concealer, which I don’t have very many of. The design is simple and classic NARS with the soft rubber black matte cap with the logo printed on. Simple and classic, and also a very unisex look which I would consider a plus these days. The size of this is very handy though, because I can just dip the tip of my beauty sponge straight into the pot so I don’t have to fuzz around with a brush. Being a fan of blending out the concealer with a sponge that is a big plus for me so I don’t have to add that extra step of applying it with a brush, or (gosh no!) put my fingers in the pot.

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The first thing that impressed me was how creamy and nice the concealer felt. I was expecting it to be a bit more dense and dry in formula since it’s not a liquid in a tube, but this one applies very smooth and creamy. It blends quickly into the skin as well.

I really like the looks of it. It gives a sort of blurred out look to the under eye, and it gives a very good coverage while still looking quite natural on the skin. It has a matte finish but I dont think it looks dry or enhance texture or fine lines as I find to be the case with some other matte concealers I’ve tried.

I am actually really impressed by the blurring effect of this concealer because it really makes my under eyes look very smooth and perfected. It’s almost like it brightens, evens out and gives a “lift” in addition to cover up darkness.

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Since this concealer has great coverage I found that it also work really well to spot conceal. Since it’ in a pot I found it very handy to just use a tiny little brush and spot conceal on any place necessary an the good coverage makes a little go a long way so it does not look heavy on the skin.

It does not feel heavy either as the formula is very lightweight. If that was not good enough I didn’t see any issues with creasing either and the tiniest bit of setting powder is enough to seal the deal, which off course helps get a natural look.

I am a big fan and I can already say for sure that I will repurchase this one when I one day run out, which I expect to take a while as a little goes a long way. Just a solid great quality concealer!

Did you try this? I would love to hear you opinion in the comments!

XOXO

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Violet Voss Hashtag Palette – Review & Swatches!

My first ever Violet Voss eyeshadow palette! I actually only own one item form Violet Voss form before and that is the Rose Gold Highlighter palette. You can read my thoughts on the palette here if you like!

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I have been a bit hesitant to pick up Violet Voss eyeshadows because I think they are quite expensive. Since they are not sold in my country I have to pay fees and taxes in addition meaning the overall cost will be significantly higher than the cost of the palette that in itself is quite high. That puts me off sometimes, especially with brands where I am not familiar with the quality.

Beauty Bay saved the day again, and they threw a sale on the Hashtag palette some months ago. If it would have been any of the big brown palettes I would have passed. Don’t get me wrong, I love my browns and neutrals just as much as my colors, but you know this delicious purple and orange toned palette with some brown and gold shades thrown in there is a bit more what I like.

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This palette is huge though! A sturdy cardboard packaging with simple black package, a nice size mirror and 20 different eyeshadows. 7 shades are matte , 1 is satin and 12 are shimmers. I don’t mind that at all. To be honest I prefer my shimmers over my mattes so I am OK with having just the basics in mattes in a palette and the rest being gorgeous glam colors.

The first row in the palette has your basic mattes all covered. A matte cream, a matte black and three different shades that work well in the crease and match the colors story of the palette nicely. The mattes work well. They are creamy and soft, but not as soft as Anastasia shadows. In other words they don’t crumble apart. There is some kickback in the pan but not more than expected from buttery soft shades like these. They also blend with ease, even the matte black was fairly easy going.

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The second row has your shimmery golden and slightly bronze shades. These shades are very intensely pigmented and smooth as butter!

The third row are orange and a few more rosy shades. One of these shades are matte. Like the other mattes it’s nice and creamy but needed to be built up a tiny bit more than the matte browns. The shimmers are like the golden shades absolutely stunning!

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The forth and final row are purples and lilacs. one is matte and one is more satin but works and looks like a matte applied on the eyes. Sunset, the satin shade, is a bit more on the dry side compared to the mattes. Not a bad shade because you can absolutely make it work, but if I had to point out one lesser shade in the palette it would be this one. The rest perform really well!

So overall, I am very happy with the quality. The formula of the shades are really nice and easy to work with. I would not mind at all to get some more palettes with shades like these because I had no issues working i with them.

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I like that this palette is a bit of everything. You can be super neutral, all matte, shimmery, or colorful depending on what you want. In addition there are nothing I feel like I missed. You got your basics, transitions lid colors and your basic black all in one palette.

It is a bit on the pricey side, so these are palettes I think I would primarily buy when they are on sale, but I would definitely recommend it!

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Juvia’s Place The Saharan Palette – Review & Swatches!

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I always enjoy writing reviews about Juvia’s Place palettes because there are always so many good things to say about them! If you know me you know I am a big fan of their formula. Actually they are one of my top three brands for eyeshadows, and I’ve tried a lot of different brands during the years (the two other brands in that top three list are Natasha Denona and Colourpop if anyone were wondering).

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As usual the packaging of this is their usual unique, colorful and quirky design. The pan size is more like a regular eyeshadow pan size. Worth mentioning since they have two different sizes of eyeshadows they use. Since these ones are smaller, the palette is also quite small (for being a Juvia’s palette that is). For comparison it’s just a little bit higher and wider than the colourpop 12-pan eyeshadow palettes, so quite a handy size.

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The quality is absolutely their best treat. The shimmer shades are absolutely stunning. A bit dense in formula, but so rich and intensely pigmented. I am absolutely in love with their metallic formula and they are such a  joy to work with. Their mattes need to be build up a bit as they are a bit firmer than many of the other popular brands like Anastasia. But you still get beautiful pigment, and they are easy to work with and blend without any problems, and there is not much kickback. With 8 shimmers and 4 mattes the majority of the shades will make you shine. Still, the matte colors are cleverly chosen to make this palette very easy to use, because you have some nice transition shades and a incredible black. I know, boring color, but this was the shade that impressed me the most in this palette. So if you are looking for a nice black you got it right here!

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Juvia’s Place have several palettes that works very nice both for neutral and colorful looks. This palette is one of them. It’s actually mainly a neutral palette, or at least for the most shades that are very wearable even for every day. I think “Sokoto” the matte orange-red, and “Kia” the green shimmer are the only true pops of color in this palette, and the rest can look very neutral. In other words, if you have been tempted to try Juvia’s Place palettes but the shades seem to intimidating, this is a good palette to try!

As usually with Juvia’s Place palettes I am stunned by the quality, and in love with the playful color selection, even though this leans a bit more neutral it was still so much fun to use.

I always think Juvia’s Place palettes are worth recommending and this one is no exception. If you like the colors the quality is impeccable.

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