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SEPHORA HAUL: Everything I've bought this year so far + What I bought in NY

Friday, 29 March 2019
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sephora haul, urban decay, anastasia, fenty, dior

sephora haul, urban decay, anastasia, fenty, dior

sephora haul, urban decay, anastasia, fenty, dior

sephora haul, urban decay, anastasia, fenty, dior

sephora haul, urban decay, anastasia, fenty, dior

sephora haul, urban decay, anastasia, fenty, dior

sephora haul, urban decay, anastasia, fenty, dior

#1. Armani Neo Nude Fusion Powder. This is so expensive it makes me cry, but I'm enjoying it so far. It blurs, skin looks airbrushed. It gives such a radiant finish and doesn't look cakey or cling on dry patches. It's a great powder option for who actually hates powders.

#2. Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Eyeshadow Palette. Finally I bought this palette and I'm so glad I did cause its truly a gem! This is my first and only ABH palette and I'm impressed. The shadows are so pigmented and blend like a dream. If you love warm browns, earthy tones, this might be the best palette for you.

#3. Shiseido Aura Dew Face, Eyes, Lip in Cosmic. I love a multi-use product especially when its a beautiful rose gold highlighter like this one. The texture is soft, a bit balmy and super shimmery but subtle. I love using it to add a touch of something sparkly to an eye look. 

#4. Fenty Beauty Match Stix in Sinamon. I saw a makeup artist creating an eye look only with this product and I knew I had to have it. The bronze colour is just perfect for an all-over-the-lid quick look. It's another multipurpose product that can be used also as a bronzer or highlighter/blush on deep skin tones.

#5. Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Lip Gloss in Fu$$y. Another Fenty product I bought as soon as I saw for the first time on Instagram. I love the original gloss bomb but I much prefer this pink version, suits better my pale face. The formula of this is just perfection. Best lip gloss ever!

#6. Dior Lip Maximizer in Rosewood. I've been loving this lip product for years. I love the plumping effect and that stays on for a long time. Dior released new shades of this product and I knew I had to get the shade Rosewood, a pinky nude colour.  

#7. YSL Tatouage Liquid Matte Lip Stain in Nude Interdit. This have such interesting formula. It's so pigmented and matte but moisturising and not heavy at all. It feels like you're wearing nothing on your lips and I love that. 

#8. Origins Retexturizing Mask With Rose Clay. I tried a sample of this and fell in love with the results. It really helped me with my texture issues. It had made my sensitive skin look much nicer in general. 

#9. Brazilian Kiss Cupuaçu Lip Butter. I love the body butter from this brand so I decided to try the lip balm as well. It smells delicious, the ingredients are great, its very moisturizing but I find the effect does not last very long sadly. I really wanted to love this. 

#10. Urban Decay Naked Reloaded Eyesbadow Palette. My latest acquisition. The colours are good, they're pigmented. I quite like the packaging of this one. I love the fact they put the larger pans on each end. It's great for everyday looks and for beginners than want a good neutral palette. I own four UD Naked palettes at the moment, I love all of them but think the Naked Heat is my favourite. 

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#1. Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Illuminating. I needed to repurchase this but in Italy is quite to difficult to find this. I can't live without it. This is my third bottle.

#2. Anastasia Beverly Hills A23 Pro Bush. It applies highlighter like a dream!

#3. Stila Shimmer & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow in the shade Jezebel. It is very pigmented but easy to apply and drys quickly without creasing. The colour Jezebel is such a gorgeous shimmery rose gold!

#4. Sunday Riley Multivitamins Set. This contains a mini of the 
C.E.O. Rapid Flash Brightening Serum and the Luna Luna Sleeping Night Oil.

#5. Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Highlighter. A mini of the bronze highlighter which I use as bronzer/blush and eyeshadow.

#6. Farsali Unicorn Essence Antioxidant Primer Serum Mini. I tried this as a primer but honestly this doesn't do much for my skin. I don't understand the hype about this.

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#1. Glossier Boy Brow makes your brows look so full and so natural! It makes your eyebrows look like eyebrows but better. I really enjoy using this!

#2. Balm Dotcom in Rose is good lip balm. It's thick and moisturizing and don't leave a sticky feeling. 

#3. Stretch concealer. This is only thing that has disappointed me. It has an interesting texture, it's hydrating and look natural and dewy when first applied. But it creases immediately and never dries down and has very little coverage.

#4 Sheer Matte Lipstick in Like. This I like quite a lot. It's very comfortable on the lips and the colour is a very subtle berry tint. Perfect for natural daily makeup.

Wow that was a big haul, so many products to talk about. In general I like everything I got. Have you tried any of these?

Have you tried any of these products? 
What are your thoughts on project panning?

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Project Pan 2019: Products I NEED to use up

Friday, 22 March 2019
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project pan, armani, urban decay, becca, laura mercier, guerlain

I quite like the project panning idea which seems popular nowadays. I live in a small house I need to have a control of what I own and my makeup spending. So that's why I have decided to finish all these products in the upcoming months no matter what!
Have you ever tried a "project pan"? 

We all know creamy makeup products as concealers expire much sooner that powders so I need to focus especially on those creamy items that have been opened for a while. I'm pretty done with my Becca Under Eye Corrector which has been my favourite product for covering my really dark circles. It goes on so creamy,  effortlessly covers dark circles, lifts and brightens the eye area. Definitely recommend this if you have extremely dark circles. Another concealer is almost finished is the Mac Longwear concealer. I bought this for my wedding almost two years ago and loved it since then! High coverage and super long lasting. 

Because we don't need ten makeup primers opened at the same time. I really want to finish the Guerlain L'Or because it was too expensive to just waste it . But also because I enjoy using it,  it's a good overall primer, moisturising and soothing. 
The eye primer I, occasionally use because I always forget to apply, is the Urban Decay Primer Potion. This is one of the tinted primers, the shade is called 'Minor Sin'. It's a shimmery champagne shade that has a beautiful shimmer that enhances any eyehadow colour and that you can even wear it alone, it works perfectly like a lazy day eyeshadow.
Benefit Pore professional may be one of my favourite primers. It's full of silicons but the truth is that works perfectly hiding those annoying big pores. 

I love buying and trying foundations, I can't help it. I own too many liquid foundations and and the majority of them are just resting in a drawer. I need to finish some so I'll focus on those that are almost finished and I have a backup already. Armani Luminous Silk was my wedding day/important dates foundation and I love it so much. I'm planning on buying a new one! Another of my favourites is the Tinted Moisturiser Illuminating by Laura Mercier, my foundation of choice for summer.

For the same reason I need to finish foundations, I HAVE to finish some lip products. They are my weakness, I cannot tell you how many lip balms I have open at the moment. 
Some lippies I'm close to finish are, the Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment. it's hydrating and keep my lips moisturised and soft for hours. I own several shades but the Rose is the one I use the most, a sheer rosy tint. Also, the Dior Lip Maximizer, this thing is totally addictive, love the plumping effect this gives to the lips. 

I've been using and loving these two makeup mists lots last year. The Urban Decay All nighter which I spray usually only on the center of my face, t-zone to set really well that area. The Too Faced Hangover mist is more hydrating so I spray it on the sides of my face, cheeks and neck where my skin is more on the dry side. 

My favourite bronzer, Becca Sunlit Bronzer in the shade Bali Sands, is the perfect shade for fair skin and so natural looking too. It's not completely matte but it gives a lovely warmth and glow to the skin without looking too glittery, leaves a super healthy looking light glow. I bought already another one but in a different shade.

Have you tried any of these products? 
What are your thoughts on project panning?

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My most expensive makeup, Worth the money?

Thursday, 14 March 2019
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Kevin Aucoin Sculping Powder 
This is absolutely perfect. It is highly pigmented and has a great cool tone that makes it look more natural than other contour powders. I only own one contour product at the moment and this is it so it has been a good purchase indeed.

Kevin Aucoin Eye Lash Curler 

These eyelash curlers curl the lashes gently and opens up the eyes so you instantly look more awake and more beautiful. One of the best beauty purchases I have ever done.

Tom Ford Lipsticks 
They are a kind of cult product, the shade selection is amazing and the packaging is beyond luxurious. But they are also extremely pricey. My favourite is the shade Pink Duskit's the most perfect natural-neutral pink shade, probably my favourite lipstick of ALL TIME. I also have the Lip Color Shine in the shade 'Nubile', although it's a beautiful colour I barely use it! I would say that before investing on a TF lipstick make sure you really love the shade and the formula of these!

Guerlain L'Or Radiance Concentrate with pure gold 
It's my most expensive primer, I mean, it contains gold flecks! It's actually quite nice, the consistency is gel-like, it absorbs quickly and  has a cooling effect on the skin. It's a good overall moisturising primer but definitely I wouldn't repurchase it as you can find better primers for less money on the market these days. 

YSL Healthy Glow Balm-Powder Bronzer
The texture balm-powder of this is amazing, blends beautifully and seamlessly then dries to a natural matte finish but still gives a subtle radiant glow to the face. I love it but I don't know if I would repurchase this because I love my Becca bronzer more! (you can see in this post)

Dior Pump 'N' Volume mascara 
It's nothing does almost nothing to my lashes. There are much better mascaras for less out there. It was a bit of waste of money to be honest.

Nars Multiples
These are quite pricey and they don't have the best reviews in the beauty community. But to be honest I quite like them. I love a good versatile makeup product and this is it. I have the Riviera Multiple which gives a beautiful flush of pink to my cheeks but I can use it on my eyes as well. It's an staple in my summer makeup bag. 

Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow 
This is incredible pricey (60 euro for a foundation, crazy!) and the most expensive foundation in my collection right now. But I got to be honest I don't regret the purchase, this is quite unique. It's extremely lightweight but covers well and also makes my skin glow like no other. So sad this has been discontinued!

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Hourglass products are definitely high end but also high quality. The Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation is the best high coverage but still natural foundation in my collection. So creamy and blendable and just looks like skin.The Ambient Lightning Powder is the best for a natural and glowing effect, the best powder for who doesn't like powder so much. I have the shade Dim light which helps to blur imperfections.
The palettes are also a good investment and a great way to try many things from the brand. These powders are so good, extremely finely milled and leave a natural, radiant finish to the skin.
The Ambient Lightning blushes on the other hand I wanted to love but they disappointed me sadly. I have the shade Luminous flash, a beautiful rosy colour but it looked strange on the face, the colour didn't show up on my skin and the finish wasn't so radiant as I thought it would be. Not worth the splurge in my opinion.

Huda Beauty Desert Dusk palette is the most expensive eyeshadow palette I've ever bought and truly a beauty. I actually thing the quality of shadows is so good however I don't use this often and I don't see myself wearing this unless there's a special occasion. I kinda regret buying this unfortunately. 

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expensive makeup worth, hourglass, huda beauty, armani, tom ford
expensive makeup worth, hourglass, huda beauty, armani, tom ford

Have you tried any of these products? 
What is the most expensive product in your collection?

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