All posts tagged: mac

New Year, New Beauty Haul

Happy 2015 everyone! In fact, even if it is already mid January and I had some days off to work this is the first blog post of the year. Despite my Christmas holidays have been relaxing – ehm, boring – and sickly and then I had a hectic return to work I found the time for doing some birthday/christmassy shopping anyway. But, even though I bought most of these items during the sales, I ended up buying items not on sale. For what concerns skincare, I have a very sensitive skin and sometimes it tends to have acne. Currently my skin it’s not that problematic – also thanks to Braun Face – so I decided to try a clarifying serum to even out my complexion. I bought the Kiehl’s Clearly Correcting Dark Spot Solution paired with the Ultra Light UV Defense Moisturizer. Even if it’s too early to look for results at the moment I can say that I quite like how these products feel on my skin. Also because of my kinda flawless skin period …

The “nude” edit

No guys, I am not talking about iClouds or Snapchat. I do the same make-up all the time: I don’t feel confortable wearing heavily coloured eyeshadows but I tend to opt for taupey-bronzey shadows because according to me they enhance the eyes the most. For this reason I tried to collect all my favourite nude eyeshadows dividing them in small categories and to share them with you. Cream eyeshadows  You can use these cream eyeshadows for different purposes, as a base or just alone. Bare Study and Permanent Taupe are both very renowned and I can see where the fuss is coming from. They have the perfect creamy texture but they fix in place and they don’t go into the crease. Mono eyeshadows I have to admit that I am not very into MAC eyeshadow but I do love Satin Taupe. I think it was one of the first eyeshadows I have ever bought and it accords perfectly to my skin and eyes colours. Switching on the cheaper side, lately L’Oreal is coming out with …

What’s in my bag?

The ‘What’s in my bag?’ tag is one of the most popular tags on youtuber and blogs so I decided to make it myself too. I included my most used bag and it’s a very cheap but chic one from Zara; for the daytime I prefer a spacious bags like this one so I can carry around every item I need. The first thing I put in my bag is definitely my inseparable iPhone 5 and right now its cover is the Kate Spade Le Pavillion case. Asos Wayfarer sunglasses_ I bought them last year and I love how they fit my face shape, even better than the original sunglasses from Ray-Ban. Tod’s wallet_ This wallet is quite old and dirty but its taupey colour is a classic. Daily Life Notebook_ I purchased this notebook while back in Shanghai and I can’t know which brand it is from but it’s the most useful organizer and has also a plain section for notes. Canon Ixus 127 HS_ this compact camera was a present and although it’s …

Lipstick junkie

I have to admit it: I have collected way too many lipsticks by the years. For an everyday look I like to sport mylipsbutbetter products anyhow this fact didn’t stop me from buying bright lipsticks for whatever occasion – like going to the Oscar red carpet or a fashion show (ehm). CHANEL Rouge Coco Shine in 88 Esprit | That is my most used lipstick ever in fact I put it on My Make-up Essentials and it’s a dark rose perfect for my pigmented lips. CHANEL Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss in 57 Insolence | I am not very into lipglosses and this Chanel one is my only item of the category. Despite my reluctant attitude this gloss, that I bought a long ago, has a very good formula not too liquid and with an acceptable coverage. Another pro for Chanel products is the sleek and luxurious packaging, which is one of my favourites out there. Kiko lipsticks are underrated products and they combine both good price and quality. The KIKO Luscious Cream in 505 and the KIKO Velvet …

My make-up essentials

I am literally obsessed with makeup and beauty products but I have a good explanation, well I think so. I have a quite sensible skin and I’m costantly looking for quality products with a good coverage and that don’t cause me breakouts. These are the makeup products I use on a daily basis to “simulate” a no-makeup look. I hope this post can be useful! NARS Sheer Matte Foundation in Deauville | This foundation fits perfectly my combination skin because it evens out the complexion and  mattifies the skin without drying it. MAKE UP FOR EVER Full Cover in 06 | This is one of favourite products I have ever tried and I used up three tubes of it over the years. This concealer has a high coverage, as its name suggests, and covers easily all the imperfections. Little trick: you have to blend it as soon as you apply it because it dries very quickly. NYX The Twin Cake  in CP15 Honey Beige | I have a quite round face and I think that blush makes me …