July 2018 Makeup Favorites…Yes, I am late to the party!

This has been the month of face products. I got so much new fun stuff and I have been testing a lot. I have been very lucky with my purchases lately because so so many of the items have been hits and I can’t wait to share them!

Two lip products really stood out to me this month, and I just kept reaching for these over and over again. Both of them are older items I’ve had for a while and I just decided to put them in my monthly makeup bag, and for the month of July these two were almost the only lippies I used at work. The Kiko 3D Hydra Lipgloss is so comfy and almost like a balm. It feels really hydrating, the color is super for everyday wear, and it smells good (but not intense). The Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick Hepburn Honey is also really good. I do enjoy her lipstick formula. It easily wears for a couple of hours and feels very comfy on the lips. It is also so easy to reapply that I don’t even need a mirror. So really good if you need to to touch-ups on the go like I have to at work.

The eyeshadows are all from Looxie Beauty. The formula of these three are so rich, smooth, pigmented and metallic. Every time I used them I just kept getting surprised by how rich and buttery they are. And the shades are so gorgeous as well. These three shades are Amber, Bohemian and Bubbly. Highly recommend all these shades!

I guess we all tried that Physicians Formula butter bronzer, and so many of us love it, but I got curious about their Butter Blush in “Rosy Pink” and Butter Highlighter in “Pearl”. Well, I guess you know what I feel about then since they are here. The blush is not too pigmented and I have to build it up just a little bit, but the color is so nice and it last incredibly long on my skin! The highlighter is gorgeous too. And both of them smell like a tropical vacation.

The L’Oreal Life’s A Peach Blush in the shade “Peach Addict” is my first L’Oreal blush ever actually, but I heard good things about it and, well, I am weak. That’s a good thing though because this is a gorgeous product. Nice summery color, fool-proof easy to apply and you know, just a good blush!

Makeup Revolution highlighters have been a bit hit or miss for me. But this Revolution Pro Supreme Highlighter Trio in “Metal” is for sure a hit. Metallic intense glow all the way. No glitter, just an intense metallic sheen. I know they have this little palette in a few other shades and I want them all now! And yes, the price is unbeatable too!

NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer “Vanilla” was also a big hit. It just looks flawless underneath the eyes and must be one of the better concealers I’ve tried in a long time.

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These guys must be the perfect pair for a gorgeous glow or what? They are, really!

The Hourglass Ambient Strobe Lightning Powder in “Brilliant Strobe Light” is my first Hourglass product ever actually. But, to put it one way I got a blush and a bronzer heading my way because this product is stunning and I want to know what else Hourglass can offer. This is like a glowy setting powder, or you can use it as a very subtle highlighter.

The Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Filter is a weird one. It is kind of a primer or a highlighter in one. It blurs out the skin and gives such a gorgeous natural glow. I really recommend using this alone with just some concealer if you don’t really need much coverage. The blurring effect and the glow makes your skin look perfected and dewy and just flawless. If you do have redness or spots it won’t cover it a bit, but luckily it also works perfectly as a primer or as a base for powder highlighter.

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Lastly, the Colourpop No filter Setting Powder “Translucent” is my final favorite this month. Who does not like a cheap setting powder that works. The powder is very finely milled and works well for under the eyes as well as an all over setting powder. The jar is tiny and great for travel as well. Out of the no filter line this one is the product that worked best for me!

What is your favorites for this month? Do we have any favorites in common? Or maybe something that worked really well for me does not for you? Leave a comment and let us know!

By the way, I always love reading these favorites post so please don’t be shy and drop a link in the comment if you made a post yourself. I would love to read it!

XOXO

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May Makeup Favorites 2018

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Every month I am so excited about this post, obviously because I have so much good stuff to share with you. I only talk about products that I’ve used a fair bit and truly love the quality of, so they are always so fun to talk to you about. At least I think it is a lot more fun to write and share a great review than a bad one, and these posts are nothing but great reviews of things I’ve loved. I got quite a few highlighters to talk about this month, so are you ready?

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Stile Heaven’s Hue Highlighter “Kitten” – I was inspired to take this out of the drawer after seeing those new shades being released. I purchased his in June 2017, but I had so much makeup coming in at the time so I just used it a few times and put it back in my drawer. Such a shame! I started using this in April actually, and regularly picked it out through May as well, and I do love the gorgeous metallic wet look it gives to my cheeks. I am now eyeing the new shades to try figuring out if theyre are any good shades among the selection I would like to pick up next, because the formula is great and the packaging is gorgeous too. There’s nothing not to like except maybe them being a bit expensive. Totally worth it though.

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H&M Illumination Lustre Powder “Delicate Pearl” – This is a cheap one, which is always great. The quality surprised me though. This one can be both. A light hand will give you a subtle glow, but if you build it up you got a metallic light beam! The formula is smooth and rich and blends out so easy, and best of all, there is no glitter at all! Really a low cost bargain.

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Ora Feelin’ Myself Highlighter Palette – I never tried Ofra highlighters before, so I figured a handy little palette with three of their well known shades would be a nice place to start. The palette has the shades Blissful, Pillow Talk and Rodeo Drive. Blissful is a tiny bit to dark for me right now, but will be no problem later in summer. The other two are perfect all-year-round shade. Also, they are just as intense as everyone say they are. I will for sure get myself more Ofra highlighters because I am for sure feelin’myself glowing when I am wearing these. These are not for the faint of heart!

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Dominique Cosmetics Latte Palette – I was impressed with this first launch from the brand. A handy, well-put together eyeshadow palette for everyday use with a few multi-task colors in there that can be used as setting powder, bronzer or highlighter. Just a very well put together palette with great quality. I am excited to see what else this brand brings out, and I will fur sure pick up the Lemonade palette!

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KissMe Liquid Lipstick “Butterfly” – I have talked over and over again about the KissMe formula so I don’t want to  get into that, but this color is so stunning and I loved wearing this in the evenings throughout May. I just can’t get over how gorgeous the dark fuchsia pink with satin finish is!

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick “Druglord” – I can’t emphasize enough how retarded I look with white matte liquid lipstick on my lips, and we shall not forget how a  blinding white lipstick also makes my teeth look like brown horse teeth in comparison (I had to try though). So obviously this is not my go-to lipstick when I want to look cute.

But this is really great to carve out the crease if I want the color I am layering on top to really pop. Or just a base for any vibrant pale color, or even as an white eyeliner.

It is also a nice mixer if you want to get one of the other liquid lipstick shades a bit paler. So considering it looks like an absolute nightmare on my lips it’s probably my most handy liquid lipstick of them all.

MakeupGeek Blush “Bliss” – I have been using all 5 of my MakeupGeek blushes this month. Off course I use mainly the blush I am panning for my day makeup, but when I get home from work and need to redo my makeup (I run home from work every day and have a shower so I usually apply my makeup again after) I have been reaching a lot for Bliss. Is is the perfect spring blush for me. Peachy but still pale enough to match my skin. It is also so wearable.

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Isadora Bronzing Powder 94 Matte Tan – This is HUGE! with 35 g of product I won’t be running out any time soon. This one is perfect for this time of year. It is way too pale for  me in summer and winter, but right now it is perfect. The powder goes on so smooth and is so blendable as well. It really is fool-proof to apply and always looks nice and even. This really is a gem and I don’t know why I never hear people talk about it!

Do you have any fun favorites this month? Leave a comment!

XOXO

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March 2018 Favorite Makeup and Beauty Products!

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I see one disadvantage of having a project pan; It is really hard to get new favorites. I mean, I really like the products I am panning, but since I am working on panning them I don’t necessarily use them because they are my very favorites at the moment, but for the sole reason of hitting that pan. So my favorites for March are not that many, also because I don’t have time to use that much else since I am focusing on my pan projects lately. But some goodies I still managed to really enjoy this month!

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Colourpop Dream St. Eyeshadow Palette: I knew this would be a favorite almost before I got it in the mail. I mean, I knew approximately what to expect regarding quality, and I really like both the shade selection and the aesthetics of the palette. I was not wrong. I played around a lot with this and created a bunch of makeup looks with it (they will be released here soon). I won’t say too much in detail since I will have a review of it soon and I don’t want to spoil all the details, but being one of my favorite things in March I am sure you guessed the review will be good!

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This month I also had my first encounter with Wet N’ Wild. If you can believe that! This brand does not exist in store where I live, so I always had to order it online. I just never got around too it, but now I finally picked up some products I’ve hear people rave about, and I guess you already got that I quite enjoy some of them.

The Wet N’ Wild Photofocus Foundation was a hit for me. Medium coverage with what I would call a natural finish. Not too matte and not too dewy. The longevity was also quite good for being a drugstore product, and it did in the end face away gracefully and did not appear cakey or pathcy at any given time.

The Wet N’ Wild Megaglo Contouring Palette in “Dulce de Leche” was also a pleasant new friendship. I really like both the brightening powder and contouring powder. A bit loosely pressed, so there is quite a bit of kickback in the pan, but I found it so easy to apply and blend that I don’t care. My go-to for the last couple of weeks.

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I have many highlighter favorites this month. Maybe not that strange because this is a product category I did not add to my project pan, giving me the opportunity to play around with new stuff and old treasures alike. I really like the Colourpop In-Nude-Endo Highlighter Palette. The shades are intense and metallic, without the glitter. It gives a high-shine wet look to the face, and the color selection is really nice. I like this a lot better than their first highlighter palette “Gimme More” which is not bad either, but this one is next level fur sure.

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The Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara (in black naturally)  has also been a true go-to. I don’t like it as much as the L’Oreal Parasdise Extatic, but it’s not that far behind either. A very good drugstore mascara overall.

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It’s been a hot minute since my last Sigma Beauty encounter, but I was intrigued by the shades in this Sigma Beauty Chroma Glow Shimmer and Highlighter Palette. Just a bunch of multi-tasking shades (meaning they can be blushtoppers and highlighters alike as well as being pigmented enough to be used on the eyes). My very favorites have been Peaceful and Felicity. Maybe in particular Felicity because it gives a wonderful cool-toned pink glow that I have nothing else alike in my collection. I do enjoy the palette overall simply for the diversity of shades.

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Finally, when the day is over and it all need to come off, this has been a valued friend. I just take a small scoop and massage it all over my face and the makeup melts away like butter. A simple was with a nice cleanser is then all I need for a fresh face with no traces of makeup. Another K-Beauty hit!

What are your favorites this month? Do we share some maybe?

Hope you are having a wonderful Easter Vacation if you celebrate Easter.

XOXO

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Makeup Favorites – November 2017

Even though it is tempting I will not start this months favorites post by rambling away about how fast November flew by. I guess that’s how it feels every month. I have been loving November this year. Beautiful cold weather, some snow, a bit of traveling and a whole lot of new makeup have been put to the test.

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I can just start by mentioning the obvious; I don’t have any lipsticks in my favorites. That is not because I didn’t find new lipsticks I absolutely love, because I did, It is just that I have been testing out so many different lipsticks (around 30 this month) and I don’t think I have worn anything for a significant amount of time for me to call it a favorite. But I must shortly mention that both Guerlain and Dior makes some fantastic liquid lipsticks!

Anyway, lets talk a bit about all the goodies I have been using a lot this month!

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The Jacklyn Hill X Morphe palette is by far the most used palette this month. I took this with me traveling for one week so obviously that was the only palette I used at that point. It is a really great traveling palette since you get a shadow for almost any mood, so I didn’t miss anything while I was wearing only this palette. Besides I have been playing around with this palette to create different looks and I hope to have a post with a selection of different makeup looks using this palette in not to long as well as a full on review.

Overall, this is a very versatile palette with good quality shadow. Some cons here and there, but nothing major, and the overall impression of the palette is great. It is beautiful with a nice range of colors and easy to work with. A big hit!

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The NYX Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder was in my monthly makeup bag in November. I don’t know if you have seen those post but every month I make a post presenting the makeup I will be using as my everyday makeup to get ready for work. And this guy just won the highlighter game. I love the pink duo-chrome effect and it is so pretty both as a blush-topper and as a highlighter on its own. I am sad to put this back in the drawer for a while to be able to play around with other highlighters as well. I guess I just realized that pink duo-chrome cheekbones are my thing. I did not know that!

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The Violet Voss Pro Highlighter palette has been another favorite but I used this more in the evening or during weekends (And yes, I may just apply makeup two times a day just because I enjoy it!). I started testing it out only because I wanted to prepare myself for a review of it, but I just continued to reach for it over and over again. It is so versatile, and the powders are as buttery as they get!

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And this have been my favorite combo for my base makeup. I have been all about glowing lately, and I have been using two pumps of the Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear mixed with one drop of Makeup Revolution Liquid Highlighter in the shade Luminous Gold every day. The foundation gives good coverage and great staying-power while the Liquid Highlighter giver just the glow I want! The Makeup Revolution Liquid Highlighters are actually no less than great, and I did do a comparison between one of them and the Cover FX custom enhancer drops a while back and you can read it here if you want to know more about how they compare.

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If you have been paying attention to the product lists in my makeuplook posts you have seen these two products in the list over and over again. The Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Liner in ultra black is very very black. It is so smooth and creamy and glides on effortlessly. And it is super pigmented! Since it is such a creamy product this work better for those sultry smudged out looks. It does transfer a bit if I use it for tight-lining so I found it better to use it if I want both my upper and lower lash line to be black. Whenever I want the full on dark sultry look this is a go-to!

The Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama gel eyeliner 24h (phew! what a name) has also been by go-to gel liner since I bought it in October. It is creamy and easy to apply and very pigmented. Best thing is that it does not budge so I can also create a bold wing without worrying about it smudging, and I can use the product to tight-line without getting any transfer to my lower lash line throughout the day. Best thing is that it is very affordable, and who doesn’t like a cheap product that works amazingly?

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This month I also feature a skincare item. I am a total skincare junkie and I think it is so so important to take proper care of your skin, so I follow a pretty vigorous skincare routine every morning and evening in addition to pampering my skin with scrubs and masks on a very regular basic. So it is always fun to find a product I really love, and this 100 % plant-derived squalene face oil from The Ordinary is such a great moisturizing oil. I use it as a step in my skincare routine just before I apply my nighttime moisturizer so get some extra moisture. This is also the product I slap on my skin after a sauna or a shower just to soak it in some moisture. I also use it before applying makeup if my skin is a bit dull. Highly recommend this if you are looking for a good but affordable facial oil.

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I have a few Morphe brushes and I have to say the quality is very inconsistent. Some of them are good, meaning they work and do their job but they are not exceptionally soft or easy to work with. Some of them I found to be not good at all, like their cheapest brushes I find to be a bit stiff and to fall apart quickly. This brush though is a part of their Deluxe series and I was surprised about how soft it is. It is HUGE so it distributes powder with an even wash of product. I like this especially for applying loose setting powder. The bristles are so soft, and quite dense so you don’t get that typical “powder-face” so easily because it buffs the skin a bit while applying powder. I like this so much that I actually trashed my MAC 150 large powder brush because I just found that to be too rough on the skin after getting used to this Morphe brush.

I do have even more products that I have been loving this month, but some of them I found a bit late or have only just started testing out, so it was a little bit premature to put them in my November favorites, but I can already tell that I will have a lot of good stuff to talk about in my December favorites post!

Did you try any of these products yourself? Leave a comment on your thoughts about them!

XOXO

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October makeup favorites 2017

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One of my favorite posts to make, because who doesn’t like sharing their makeup favorites! These are products I’ve really been loving through this month and that I would highly recommend. I dint have that many products this month and I am actually lacking any favorite lipstick or skincare item, but the few things I have are really good and fun products. So lets get to it!

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Gucci Flora Georgeous Gardenia a sweet fruity and floral fragrance. The top notes are red berries, heart note is white gardenia and frangipani flower, and the base note is brown sugar. Very fresh, sweet, romantic and feminine. I bought this bottle over a year ago, but this month I just could not put it down and kept favoring it over all my other perfumes over and over again. Worth a try if you like sweet floral scents.

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Ok, if you know me from instagram you have probably seen this brand and these jars of delicious pumkin butters before. They are, and will always be, a holy grail product for me. They have a range of scents that are permanent through the year, and in addition they release a collection of new scents with each season. Grimore is a new scent to me, and belong to their fall collection this year. This is their 2 0z try-me size but I already ordered 2 big jars, and I hope that will last me until I can hopefully purchase it again with next years fall collection. I love the fresh clean scent of this in particular, but will off course recommend the product as a whole. They have such a big selection of delicious scents so I am sure anyone can find a scent that is tempting.

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These guys are a surprise to me. I never really thought I would like eyeshadows from the H&M house range. I just assumed they would not be very good, and I had swatched a few shades without being too impressed so I was never really tempted to try. However, when I found these on sale for next to nothing I figured I would pick them up and give them a fair chance. I am actually so impressed! The shadows are incredibly smooth to work with, quite buttery without producing too much kickback or fallout, and they are true to the shade you see in the pan. Very easy to work with as well, blends great and applies evenly. These two shades have been my most worn eyeshadows in October. I used “Moss It Over” ‘(right) in the crease and “Bismarch Palm” (left) all over the lid for a quick and wearable green look for everyday. I dont very often wear colorful shades to work, but these shades are so flattering. I will for sure pick up more shades and continue trying out different shades to check if the range overall is as great, but these two are for sure excellent eyeshadows.

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Super nice peachy blush trio from Anastasia! The palette is really handy for travel since it is fairly compact with a lot of product and three shades. They are quite pigmented, but that is not a problem (I actually prefer medium pigmentation for blush since I would rather build up color instead of being too careful) since they blend out very easy. Shades are very pretty and they last on the skin for a fairly good amount of time. Besides the whole product is just so pretty!

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Diorskin Nude Natural Glow Fresh Powder Makeup is a loose power foundation that feels so light to wear, and looks absolutely beautiful on the skin. I use it as a powder on top of foundation. A little really goes a long way and it makes my skin look really healthy, radiant and even. According to Dior this also contains 20% water (It is beyond me how a fine milled loose powder can be 20 % water, but alright) so maybe a nice choice for you ladies troubled with dry skin?

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And the big finale is this Makeup Revolution Ultra Contour palette. I picked it up after hearing Tati (from YouTube) rave about it. And yes, It is fantastic! The best thing is that I like all the products in this palette, and they are so versatile! I used every single one of these shades. I wont write too much in detail because I want to write a dedicated review post about only this product. It is just lovely all the way. Since it is Makeup Revolution it is also very affordable. Overall it is a big hit, so stay tuned for my review on it.

That’s all for this month. I hope you enjoyed reading it. I really like to know what you have been loving lately as well. Leave me a comment if you had a favorite product in October you think I should check out. I always love getting tips on what to try out next.

XOXO

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