September 10, 2017

MAKEUP | FENTY BEAUTY REVIEW PART 1



Rihanna's long awaited new makeup line Fenty Beauty is finally here and of course I had to get my hands on it and write my review! I figured I would get what was missing in my makeup collection first and wait until next month to get the rest.

In this article, I will review: the Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter in Trophy Wife, the Shimmer Skinstick in Rum, and the Gloss Bomb. I was tempted to get almost everything, but I have a beauty budget for each month which I try not to exceed (trying to be a responsible adult here...).

Next month I will try to get my hands on: the Soft Matte Longwear Foundation, the Cheek-hugging highlighter brush, the Matte Skinstick, the Invisimatte bloating powder and probably another Shimmer Skinstick. I will also do a full face of Fenty Beauty makeup.

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+ Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter in Trophy Wife review +


Shine bright like a diamond! This product was probably the most hyped out of all the items in the collection and for a very good reason! This highlighter is described as a “3D hyper-metallic gold”, which you can use on your eyes, cheeks, collarbones and anywhere else you want to add an out-of-this-world-glow to stop traffic.

I personally like to use it on my eyes for some extra shine. I absolutely love glittery golden eyeshadows and this is just what I needed for a dramatic effect and to add extra dimension on my lids.

It is highly pigmented, lasts for a long time (8 hours) and is extremely easy to apply.
 

+ Shimmer Skinstick in Rum review +


This is my first time using a stick highlighter, and I absolutely loved it! This color looks very soft and natural on my skin tone (I'm a medium/tan). It also adds extra shine and warmth to my face.  It’s very creamy and thus very easy to apply and blend.

The Sephora sales assistant advised me to add a powder highlighter on top of it for some extra shine. But I personally prefer a subtle highlight. However, I’m not against trying this method for a special occasion.
 

+ Gloss Bomb review +


This is the gloss I’ve been waiting for all my life! I’ve been on the lookout for a lip topper that was not too shiny, not too sticky and not too colored. Rihanna did an incredible job with the formula and the coloration which makes this gloss extremely flattering on all types of skin colors and lips. It is a universal gloss which looks perfect on its own for the minimal makeup days but also on top of any lipstick you would like to wear. It also smells amazing!

+ The packaging +


I’m in love with the nude packaging which is very minimal, feminine and sturdy. I love the magnetic sticks which will make your makeup bag/drawer less messy. Also, since the packaging is hexagonal and not rounded, the products won't easily roll and fall off your vanity (a small detail but very noticable for a clumsy girl like me).

+ The price +


The prices are on the medium side of the spectrum and are very reasonable. The products that I bought were worth every single penny (take my coin Rihanna!). Especially considering the great quality, the gorgeous packaging and the amount of product that you get.

+ My final thoughts +

Thank you, Rihanna, for coming up with a makeup line that is inclusive of all types of skin tones. Launching 40 shades of foundation from the get go and including several different women in the promotions is something that resonated as a true awakening call in the beauty world.

This is a very cohesive collection so far and I can't wait to see what will be added in the future (even more darker shades?). Work work work work work Riri!

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June 3, 2017

MAKEUP | TOM FORD GOLDEN MINK EYESHADOW QUAD REVIEW



Yes here am I again with a TOM FORD product review. Spoiler: there's more coming. I decided to get my hands on the gorgeous Golden Mink quad palette because I strongly believed I could use it on a daily basis....and boy was I right! For my everyday look I like warm brown colors with a bit of golden shimmer on my lids and the inner corner of my eyes. This palette summarized it all.
 
 

 + THE REVIEW: TOM FORD GOLDEN MINK EYESHADOW QUAD + 


+ SHADES + 

The quad features four different shades with different finishes too: a sheer golden glitter, a satin/glitter copper, a shimmery ashy brown and a matte/shimmery dark brown. You can mix and match the shades to create a subtle or more elaborate look. The glittery shades are very subtle, hence more wearable. I didn't experience any fall outs whatsoever. It's safe to say that you should avoid this quad if you're only into matte shades.

+ PACKAGING + 

Like all other TOM FORD products, the packaging looks and feels very luxurious. The big mirror is amazing and the amount of product you get is massive. I've been using it for a few months now and I still haven't hit pan yet.

+ PRICE + 

TOM FORD's typical pricing: very expensive (560DKK/82$). However I do think they are worth the splurge because this palette is very versatile and you are going to be reaching out for it again and again and again.

+ FINAL THOUGHTS +

TOM FORD's Golden Mink quad is perfect to have in your purse when you're on the go and want to create a perfect subtle or dramatic smokey eye. You won't have to worry about chalkiness, poorly pigmented shades, or fallouts with this one. The big mirror comes in very handy and the tiny brushes that come in the pack are surprisingly not that bad. 

I must admit I'm still new in the eyeshadow palette game. I've only been using the NAKED 2 basic palette and single M.A.C eyeshadows. I've also recently purchased the gorgeous MODERN RENAISSANCE palette by Anastasia Beverly Hills which I use practically every single day. My curiosity and eagerness will lead me to discovering and reviewing more eyeshadow palettes so stay tuned!

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April 9, 2017

MAKEUP | VICTORIA BECKHAM X ESTÉE LAUDER 01 JAVA SUN BRONZER REVIEW



After hitting the pan of my NARS Paloma bronzer, I wanted to try something new. Preferably a bronzer with a super large pan for my TOM FORD bronzer brush to fit in. As I was browsing through the different makeup brands at Magasin Du Nord (a.k.a my pied-à-terre), I stumbled upon the Victoria Beckham x Estée Lauder collaboration display at the Estée Lauder counter. Needless to say I was immediately drawn by it, for two main reasons:

First - The collection simply looked very beautiful, elegant and coherent (I'm actually tempted to buy more from it).

Second - I'm such a huge fan of Victoria Beckham. She is chic, modern and has incredible taste, so I knew this collaboration was going to be top notch. Not to mention she used to be a Spice Girl...Yes I'm a fan girl, what more can I say!

+ VICTORIA BECKHAM X ESTÉE LAUDER JAVA SUN BRONZER REVIEW +

+ The shade + 

The bronzer immediately attracted me because of it's medium brown warm color with a yellow undertone. This type of shade is personally very flattering on my skin tone (medium/tan). It also comes in a lighter shade (Saffron Sun) which I would recommend for lighter skin tones.
As for the pigmentation, it is very good and excellent at adding natural looking warmth to my complexion.


+ The quality + 

The bronzer comes in a gorgeous leather and gold compact which looks and feels very luxurious. Applying it is super enjoyable as it's smooth and super silky. The matte texture makes it a good all-season bronzer.

I also like how natural looking it is while still giving me the polished look I'm always aiming for. I'm personally really not into the heavy contouring trend, but I can easily obtain a nice natural chiseled look without overdoing it with this one. The lasting power is also very long (roughly around 8 hours on my skin).


+ The price +  

This obviously retailed a bit expensive (456 DKK/65$). You are clearly going to pay for the celebrity name and the packaging on top of the product. However, the quality is definitely there, it lasts very long on the skin and you get so much product out of it. I don't think I'll be hitting the pan anytime soon with this one. If you are interested in purchasing it, you can find it at NET-A-PORTER.

My final thoughts? Well, you might find a cheaper and more suitable bronzer on the market. However, if you’re a makeup lover and a big fan of beautiful packaging just like me, I recommend getting this compact as a collector piece.

Thank you for reading my article, leave a comment bellow if you would like to share your opinion on this bronzer or this collaboration. Also do not hesitate to share your personal favorite bronzer with me! 
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