- Month: October 2014 -

Nars Audicious Lipstick in Anna

    "Oh Anna, where have you been all my life?" That's what I ask myself when I apply this lipstick. For I am in love, deeply, madly. From the moment I opened the smooth shiny black case, seeing a pink/mauve/rose hue, to when the dreamy texture covered my lips, I knew I had found a new treasure.   The new Nars Audacious lipstick has rich pigment, giving opaque colour in one stroke. It also has a rich texture that glides on. The more deep shades leave a slight stain on the lips, whilst the more natural shades fade evenly. Nars have really done it with this one. They have come out with a lipstick formulation that will match the cult status of their eye-shadows. Some of the highlights: Rich Pigment, giving opaque coverage,…

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Tom Ford Lipstick in Negligee

  Tom Ford has one of the most luxurious lipstick formulations out there. A smooth blend of gorgeous pigment with Brazilian murumuru butter, soja seed and chamomilla flower oil make this a dream to use. The lipstick hugs the lips for lasting perfection. A faint vanilla scent finishes it off. Close up. Negligee is a dark nude, quite intense, not a colour I would normally go for. I ordered it without seeing it in person. A mistake I have made in the past, and still continue to do so. The colour on its own is too dark and warm for me, I have to mix this with a pink pencil or lip gloss to make it wearable. I absolutely love the shade Indian Rose, a wearable dark pink. I love how Negligee looks on…

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Diorskin Star Foundation

I cannot get this foundation to work for me. I couldn't wait to try it after the Dior Nude has become my Holy Grail over the past year. I was given generous samples of this in 3 different shades to try, I really wanted it to work for me but it didn't. The shade I settled on was 031 Sand, which has a yellow undertone to it, 030 Medium Beige was too ashy and 040 Honey Beige was too dark. 031  Sand despite having yellow undertones isn't a match, and while in the swatches (below) on the back of my hand seem a perfect match, on my face the yellow is very obvious. Like I have jaundice! I tried mixing the shades but that didn't work out either. This foundation is perfect on paper: Brightening and illuminating properties…

Posted in Dior, Foundation

Wish List

1.   Guerlain KissKiss Shaping Cream Lip Colour 2.  My Burberry Shower Oil 3.  Diorskin Star Foundation 4.  Lancôme Absolue L'Extrait Elixir Concentrate 5.  Bvlgari Le Gemme Maravilla 6.  Tom Ford Lipstick 7.  Tom Ford Velvet Orchid EDP 8.  Givenchy Le Rouge Limited Edition 9.  Molton Brown Oudh Accord & Gold Body Wash

Current Skin Care Routine.

My skin care routine changes regularly, I try to take advantage of different products that offer different results. I'm always looking for new products to try as well as going back to firm staples. A skin care product has to be pretty amazing in performance for me to repurchase it. I am that person that uses 20 products every morning and night! (not actually 20, but you get the idea). I haven't included cleansers or weekly treatments like masks, I plan to do that in a separate post. Here I'll be concentrating on a few items that I'm trying to use up. Toners I always use a toner, I know that a lot of people don't agree with the importance of a toner. In my case I feel my skin benefits and behaves better…