Swatching make-up products is one of my favorite thing to do. When I got the full range of these high pencils last week at the Hung Vanngo masterclass, I couldn’t wait to swatch them! Usually I’m not that big on eye pencils but after trying these colors, I’m excited to start using more eye pencils again.
Last week I had the pleasure of attending a masterclass by New York based make-up guru Hung who’s now the global ambassador for Marc Jacobs beauty. Hung Vanngo, who’s an amazing make-up artist to many Hollywood stars such as Selena Gomez, Katy Perry, Emily Ratajkowski just to name a few.
In case you missed it, Smashbox has released a matte lipstick collection in 20 beautiful shades. In my previous post “New beauty launches I’m excited to try” I featured two lipsticks from this collection. I mentioned that I would do a separate post with swatches of all shades. Below you’ll find hand & lip swatches + my review on the new “Always on liquid lipsticks”.
Yesterday was one of those days where I took the time to organize all of my make-up and unpack new packages. While unpacking, I came across some beautiful products that I left a side on my make-up table to try and I wanted to share them with you.
There’s no denying that brown lipsticks have been popular these past few years and I hope the trend won’t be dying anytime soon. I personally love wearing brown lipsticks, not only because the 90’s is my favorite era when it comes to beauty and fashion trends but also because its very wearable on a daily basis. If you want to over-line your lips without it looking too obvious then brown hues are the perfect shade for that.
I’m personally super last minute when it comes to buying someone a gift so I’ve created a little V-day gift guide for her in case you would like to buy something for that special person in your life. I think Valentines day is the perfect day to express your love for the people in your life, whether it’s your mother, sisters, girl friends or your spouse. I don’t believe it should only be celebrated when you’re in a relationship/marriage. The items in this gift guide vary from make-up, home decor, jewelry and much more. I kind of want every single item, receiving home decor as a gift makes me so happy. There’s always room for extra home decor whether its in your living room, bathroom, bedroom or office. Also, a pair of good lingerie set can make me feel so good about myself, I personally find it a great confident booster.
How you’re using make-up primers is just as essential as your skincare routine. Every primer has a different purpose , some can be used all over the face and others should be used on targeted areas only. I personally have oily skin so I make sure to use an oil-free primer for my T-zone. I also have open pores on my cheek area, so I use a primer that helps to blur out the open pores and textured skin. I could go on and on about different primers and how to use them so I’ve created a short video that explains everything.
I finally got to try out the highly anticipated “Lip Paints” from Tarte Cosmetics. I love the fact that the brand is trying to cater to different skin complexions by creating a wide range of nude lip colors. All the shades are absolutely beautiful but to my surprise, the quality of each color differentiates so much from one another!
After creating a budget friendly gift guide for the holidays, I also wanted to do a luxurious version for those who may have a bigger budget to spend on gifts. These are definitely items I would love to receive as a gift (ahumm, hint Ryadh). You’ll find some of my favorite places to get beauty products, jewelry, shoes, make-up tools, bags, candles and the list goes on. If you prefer a more budget friendly guide, then click here
I can’t believe it’s almost December and we’re so close already to welcoming 2017, time really flies! I always find it so difficult to buy someone a gift (especially for men!). Luckily women aren’t that difficult when it comes to buying gifts. Get a girl a make-up palette or anything that looks sparkly and she’s happy (at least, I am). I’ve put together a budget friendly gift guide just in time for the holidays. There are some really cool items in this gift guide that you can get for under $50. This guide is focussed on women so hopefully this will help you to buy a nice gift wether its for your spouse, mother, sister, daughter etc. All items are linked to the websites where you can purchase them. Happy shopping! <3