domingo, 29 de abril de 2012

Review: Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation

Hey Hey !

After searching for many many months for the perfect foundation I think I have finally found the one. Before I get onto the review, let me tell you my story. I have dry, flaky skin, skin that was impossible to match foundation to. So, on my quest to find the best foundation for me, I was looking fro a very hydrating foundation, one with a either a dewy or satin finish so as not to emphasize the flakiness of my skin. But I thought first, that maybe i should invest in a really good moisturizer and nourish my skin first so that I can then find the perfect foundation. 
After using Benefit's Total Moisture cream for like a month, my skin is much more hydrated and no longer flaky.
So the two foundations that my search came up with, were the MAC Face&Body and Bourjois Healthy Mix.
So The MAC foundation met my criteria of dewy and hydrating but besides the price, another con was the coverage was super sheer. So that ruled it out.
Then I tried the Bourjois Healthy Mix and loved it. 

This first off, was way cheaper than the MAC. It is dewy, hydrating and offers medium coverage that is easily build able. The reason I think it is easily build able, is because it dries quite fast. It gives you enough time to work it in, and dries off almost instantly after buffing in. This makes it ideal for building up coverage as you don't have to wait for the first application to dry for too long.
I apply it with a stippling brush, similar to a MAC 187, using stippling motions, not necessarily buffing it in. It gives me great coverage with a very nice dewy finish and it is super light on the skin. You do however need a powder to top it off or a primer underneath so that it lasts long. The company claims that it lasts for 16 hours but on me, without a primer, I find that it slides a bit after a couple of hours.
IN general though, a great foundation that I will definitely be repurchasing.  
Teenager Out !

HAULAGE : Coastal Scents Original 88 Palette

So I recently joined the hype and bought the 88 original palette and I must say..... I LOVE IT.
I mean look at all these beautiful colours ! How could I not love it ?

I'm  so glad I bought this.
It's great for colourful looks, if you don't want to purchase single colourful eyeshadows that you won't use that often as it has a great variety of different colours including nudes.
The finishes vary from matte to shimmer,and are ridiculously pigmented for such a great price.
If you are a beginner at makeup this is a must as it contains such a wide variety of colours that can create and endless number of looks, with a great price tag.

Just look at that pigmentation !
The palette goes for $18.95 for 88 colours, which, if you ask me, is a bargain.
Teenager Out ! 

Beauty Cravings !

Picture this.
I was doing some window shopping yesterday when I walk into Douglas (a European 'Sephora' type of store)  and as I'm looking around, I spot what may be the most beautiful thing I have ever seen.
So, Guerlain has its amazing Terracotta line full of bronzers, highlighters and all things summery. Its new Sun In The City collection is nothing less than a showstopper.
So as I'm there, staring at the products, wondering how much of my life I'd have to sell to afford the products, I see the most beautiful product ever.
Behold, The Sun In The City Illuminating Powder.

(Photo courtesy of Temptalia)
Isn't it a beaut ?
Sadly, I do not have any swatches to show you as I do not OWN this majestic powder YET.
It will be mine someday.
I did swatch it in the store yesterday, and it is a beautiful true golden colour. I usually don't go for powder highlighters as they are more often than not, super shimmery and you end up looking like something out of Twilight . So I was skeptical when I first saw this. The great thing about this is though, it is shimmery, but the shimmers are so finely milled that, when applied onto the skin, it just gives a gorgeous 'halo' type glow.
Up till yesterday I was saving up for BeneFit's Sun Beam, but now, it seems that I'm going to have to wait a little longer to save up for it. But I mean....Its worth it :D
Teenager Out !

New Beginnings

So....Here I am.  Just an ordinary 16 year old girl, wanting to make way for herself in the beauty industry. 'How Typical' you may think, most girls nowadays want to be in the fashion, music or beauty industry, but I really have a passion for it. My only problem ? Protocol. It isn't as customary in my culture for a girl to be a beauty girl, most want to be architects or engineers. But no, not me.. I have decided to rebel against the system and go into something that I love, rather than something 'useful'.
So how do I plan to do that ? Well just keep on following and see :)