Sunday, 5 May 2013

My favs for the month of April

Hello again everyone, I'm back with another post, April just went by so fast, I can't believe it's already May! It's getting nicer and nicer outside, the sun is finally out!

For the month of April, I've accumulated a few favorite beauty products that I've been using and loving day to day.  We'll start with:

1. Top Left: MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NC35 - this is a medium to full coverage.  I use this product when I need to cover up a scar from an acne or blemishes as it is not as visible.

Top Right:  Marcelle BB Cream in Medium.  this is a light to medium coverage.  As we all know, BB creams is a moisturizer, primer and a foundation all in one, which I like if I'm in a rush and need to be out the door.  I usually apply this all over my face then mascara and I'm good to go.  Unlike some BB creams this has a thicker consistency and when it dries it gives a semi-matte finish and controls shine.

Middle: Neutrogena Healthy Skin in 70 Neutral Beige.  this is like a tinted moisturizer.  This gives me a dewy look, very light on my skin and it contains SPF20.


1. Top Left: Cream Blush: L'OREAL Visible Lift in 701 Rose Gold Lift.  I've posted a more detailed review on this.  Basically it gives my cheeks a tint of color with a little bit of shimmer but it is not too over powering.

2. Middle: Powder Blush: Sheriff Professional in 306 Look at Me.  This may look vibrant in the pan but it appears the opposite.  It's a subtle shade more like a bubble gum pink.

3. Bottom: Mineral Blush: The Body Shop in 02 Golden Terracotta.  This is best for sensitive skin, This is like a coral/dark orange finish.  it also creates a natural looking flush of color with shimmer.

Here's a few swatches of the blushes:

The Body Shop Mineral Blush in Golden Terracotta

Sheriff Professional in 306 Look at Me

On my cheeks is the 306 Look at Me

 Bronzer and Contour:

1. Top Left: Charlotte Ronson 3x a Charm in Shoshanna - This is a nice bronzer, there's not that much shimmer, it's more of a matte finish.  This suits medium-dark skin tone. This bronzer gives a sun-kissed look when blended nicely.  To apply a bronzer, you just want to place it where the sun hits your face so that will be on the cheek bones, temples and on your nose.  Since this comes with a blush and a highlighter, the blush is a peachy, coral finish, very pigmented so you don't need as much and just blend, blend, and blend.  The highlighter I don't use at all because I find it chalky.

2. Bottom: MAC Pro Sculpting Cream in Pure Sculpture.   This is a soft tan brown.  This product provides a natural-defined contour.  I use this on the hollows of my cheeks to create the illusion of a slimmer face and on my crease for extra dimension.

Charlotte Ronson in Shoshanna (Bronzer
MAC Pure Sculpture

On my cheeks is the Charlotte Ronson Bronzer in Shoshanna


Here are my top 3 eyeshadows that I've been liking for a natural day time, summery look:

1. Top Left: MAC Pressed Pigment in Beaming - Soft brown with shimmer, I apply this with a MAC 239 Brush and spray it with a MAC Fix Plus and dab it on my lids and it gives a glossy effect. 

2. Top Right corner: MAC Paint Pot in Rubenesque - Gold/Peachy cream finish.

3. L'Oreal Color Infaillible in 034 Pepsy Coral - Nice Peachy/Coral with Gold luminosity with a smooth-velvety finish.

4. Lise Watier Eyeliner in Vert Sarcelle - A deep Teal Green eyeliner.  The texture is soft which makes it easy to blend, it glides smoothly as well.  This is a great pop of color to your eyes.

Lise Watier in Vert Sarcelle


1. Rimmel Scandaleyes Volume Mascara in 003 Extreme Black
As I said before, I'm not born with long, thick eye lashes but with this mascara , it separates my lashes and it adds volume.


All of these lip products are perfect for an everyday look, they're all moisturizing on the lips.  I usually apply a gloss on top to make it last longer.  But the texture is smooth and creamy.

1. Top: Maybelline Color Whisper in Pin up Peach, I like to pair it with MAC Lipglass in Enchantress.

2. Middle: MAC Amplified in Half and Half, I like to pair it with Sally Hansen in Sparkling Nude.
3. Bottom: Revlon Color Burst Lip Butter in Lollipop.

Photo on your left: I'm wearing the Maybelline Color Whisper in Pin up Peach with MAC Enchantress.

Face Brushes:

All of these brushes are soft and it buffs well on your skin to give a flawless finish.  This can be use for liquid, cream and powder foundations, blush and bronzers.

1. Left: Real Techniques Buffing Brush

2. Middle: PUR Minerals Chisel Brush

3. Right: Coming Soon GlamChix Fan Brush


1. Left: Sigma Precision Round P82 - I use this for cream eyeshadows and sometimes concealers.

2. Middle: MAC 239 Brush - I use this for powder eyeshadows and pigments.

3. Right: Sigma E25 - I use this to apply eyeshadows or for blending.


L'Oreal Elnett Satin Styling Heat Protection for Straight hair, it says it protects from heat damage up to 230 degrees.  It has a light-fresh scent which I like.

Must Read:

1. Jemma Kidd Make-up Masterclass - basically talks about all aspects of skincare and makeup, different application techniques for natural day time look to evening look for age appropriate.

2. Makeup Makeover Beauty Bible - transformation on different women enhancing their beauty.

3. 1968 Magazine Spring 2013 - Inspirations on creating edgy look, it's more for photoshoots.

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