30/05/2017

YSL Beauty Couture Brow Products

Summer make up is all about lighter products so I find myself always paying extra attention to how my brows look. They frame my face so it's a step I absolutely never skip. I love testing new brow products as I like to draw them a bit longer than they naturally are, so I get a bit more of a feline look.



I am so happy to show you some of the latest releases from YSL Beauty for brows.  Inspired by Lloyd Simmonds, the YSL International Creative Director of Make Up, there are four new additions to the couture brow collection. Can we just take a moment to process how cool it is to add a "couture" element to our make up? I Love the name. I can't help it!

First product I wanted to try, because I was a bit sceptical of the results... was the Couture Brow Marker. And I like it a lot! You should apply it with very light strokes for a natural finish using its felt tip. And it really stays put. Come rain or shine. It's a great product to use if you have spare areas that you want to fill. The only objection I have to this would be the selection of colours. There are only 2, so if you're not lucky to coincide with these tones, it won't look as great.



The couture brow gel allows you to fix, and structure (read: tame) your brows. It's quite a strong formula with opacifying agents and it will give you ultra long hold. The brush is quite precise, and I like using it to build the formula in the smallest hairs, to achieve a natural "full" look. If you're only going to buy one of these products, I recommend you go for this one. It´s my favourite of them all.

Dessin des sourcils brow pencil. A dual-ended precision pencil with companion brush that shapes, shades and defines the brow. It has a velvety smooth formula that glides on effortlessly while putting some colour where needed.  It slips conveniently into any makeup bag for touch ups on-the-go.

Couture brow palette. An All-in-one kit for your eyebrows: 3-colour powder, 1 angled brush and tweezers. It has a powdery finish, and you can use the highlighter to emphasise your high brow make up. I personally prefer the other products but the convenience of the kit, with the possibility to use the tweezers if you spot a little something during your day... makes it very desirable for me too!


All in all I really recommend these products after testing them, and I think you just need to find the colour that suits you and that will enhance your brow colour.

06/03/2017

Review: Benefit double the lip

Lip products are always exciting to me and Benefit are releasing a new whole set of their They are Real Double the Lip. Double excitement! 

The concept is quite fun (as everything from Benefit) and it allows you to create a full enhanced pout in one go. I often don't even use a mirror when applying mine. The trick with these new lipsticks is that they come with two different colours, the lipstick and the liner. All in one stick. In an eye drop shape. Great idea!

The combination of colours in each duo is very well thought and complements one another. The darker part creates a bit of a deeper shade on the outside of the lips. An ombré effect that I very much like as it creates an optical effect of fuller lips.

Some shades are bit bolder and the difference of the two tones is too much for my liking. The perfect way to use these for me, is to mix both colours by gently patting with my finger. The resulting colour is lovely! 

My favourite thing about these lipsticks is the formula. They are the creamiest I've ever tried. They really enhance the lips. The combination of formula and mixture of colours assure to give a very voluptuous pout. I love the effect on my lips!

My personal favourites are Lusty Rose, juicy Berry, and And here are the swatches! Which one is your favourite? Are you going to pick one up?






















07/02/2017

Review: Kiehl's Creamy Eye Treatment with avocado

Avocado is not only trendy on your toast for breakfast, it also has great benefits for the skin. I have been using the Kiehl's Creamy Eye Treatment with avocado for more than a month now. After the party season and with the healthy habits regained, this is the perfect ally to keep the skin around the eyes hydrated and plumped.



It's the first eye cream that I properly use, and this one has an excellent texture. It gets absorbed really quick. 
I enjoy the tightening effect and the juicy finish it leaves on the skin when I put it on. It also has a gripping effect for the make up I'll put on top of it, so it really helps the eye area to look better! 

The avocado nourishes the skin like no other ingredient and within this formula, it doesn't get into the eyes. Another thing, is that it doesn't really smell of anything, which I find perfect for a product meant to be used around such a delicate area. 

It comes in a little pot, and you only need a tiny amount each morning. It's always better to apply with your ring finger so you don't drag your skin. 

All in all I've become a convert of this product and it will be in my favorites' drawer for a long time! 
You can find yours at Kiehl's.com here for £22.50.