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Saturday, 3 January 2015

Armani cosmetics: Blushing Fabric Second Skin Blush. Luminous Silk Foundation.

Hello,

today I would like to recommend to you Blushing Fabric Second Skin Blush and Luminous Silk Foundation from Armani-one of the best makeup products on the market.



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Blushing Fabric Second Skin Blush. Luminous Silk Foundation

At the beginning I would like to describe the blush. The Blushing Fabric Second Skin Blush is my must have, a holy grail among the cosmetics, all time favourite blush.


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Giorgio Armani Blushing Fabric Second Skin Blush

Why I love it so much and most likely you will love it as well? Because unlike many other blushes this one will not accentuate your pores. After the application your skin will remain as smooth as silk. This will be indeed your SECOND SKIN. 

There are many shades available: 01 Shimmering peach, 02 Sicilian Orange, 03 Pink Chiffon, 04 Sienna, 05 Raspberry, and 07 Scarlatto.

I own the blush in  colour Shimmering Peach which is a pink with golden specks. Those specks will add a natural glow to your cheeks. After application your face will look healthy and natural. You will look well rested and fresh even if you are very tired.
At first glance the color may look shockingly bright but after the application it blends in with the skin adjusting to the skin tone. 
Application tips: use your fingers and be careful not to overdo it. You will need only a tiny dot of product, just like this: 


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Giorgio Armani Blushing Fabric Second Skin Blush

Blushing Fabric Second Skin Blush remains untouched by the most part of the day, it may start fading by the end of the day but this is just my own experience and I have oily skin.

Pros:
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Armani Blushing Fabric Second Skin Blush blended

  • the blush blends beautifully with the skin 
  •  looks so natural that people actually think that IT IS natural
  • won't accentuate your pores
  • the blush has an interesting texture - a mix of a creme and a gel, which gives a silky finish
  • long lasting 
  • very efficient, you need only a small amount (a tiny dot)
Cons:

  • price

The blush is expensive but totally worth the money. 

Ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Alumina Limonene, Benzyl Salicylate, Linalool, Benzyl Alcohol, Parfum, Disodium Stearoyl, Glutamate, Butylphenyl, Methylpropional, methicone, Aluminum Hydroxide, Hexyl Cinnamal. May Contain: CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 45410 / Red 28 Lake, CI 75470 / Carmine, CI 77163 / Bismuth Oxychloride, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / Iron oxides, CI 73360 / Red 30, CI 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake, CI 42090 / Blue 1 Lake, Mica. 



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Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation

The second product from Armani is its famous Luminous Silk Foundation. It is an InStyle Best Beauty Buy Award winner. I own this foundation in colour 3.75 which is a cool toned porcelain. 


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Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation

For the application I use only hands and it glides on seamlessly. It covers acne scars and makes the pores disappear. I love it and you will love it because
    Luminous Silk Foundation is:
  • very light, it feels like I am not wearing any foundation
  • hydrating
  • it will give you bright complexion
  • healthy looking skin 
  • natural finish
  • skin can breathe
  • weightless liquid texture
  • smooth and even application, you can use only hands
  • no smudging
  • medium/full coverage
  • buildable coverage without creating mask effect
  • long lasting
  • doesn't oxidize (it won't change the colour for orange)
  • effective, only small amount is needed to cover the whole face
  • simple yet elegant packaging
  • it comes in many different colours, over 20 shades everyone will find something suitable

Because of all the above I would recommend Armani Luminous Silk Foundation  to everyone.


Ingredients: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Isododecane, Alcohol, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Hexyl Laurate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Phenoxyethanol, Acetylated Glycol Stearate, Magnesium Sulfate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Tristearin, Cellulose Gum, Nylon-12, Limonene, Benzyl Salicylate, Linalool, Diphenyl Dimethicone, Acrylates Copolymer, Fragrance, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Methylparaben, Butylparaben, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Aluminum Hydroxide, Hexyl Cinnamal May Contain: Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Ultramarines, Mica.

Greetings,

Joanna

Monday, 3 November 2014

Benecos Natural Trio Blush, Fall in love blusher, instant glow, radiant complexion

Hello,

today I am reviewing a Natural Trio Blush "Fall in Love" by Benecos which is another German company producing natural cosmetics. For those of you who don't know the company I will quote some info from the producer's site.


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From manufacturer's site: "The name benecos stands for good cosmetics - latin - "bene" = good. benecos natural beauty. These stylish natural beauty products are BDIH certified with the focus on organic ingredients, and many of the natural beauty products being vegan, also designed and manufactured without animal testing.
None of the benecos natural beauty products contain any of the following ingredients: paraffin, parabens,silicones,PEG,synthetic colour,synthetic fragrance,synthetic preservatives".


mine benecos fall in love blush

Now I will describe for you the product:
Benecos Natural Trio Blush, Fall in love blusher consists of three perfectly matched shades: brighter pink, champagne pink and deeper pink which looks very dark but in fact is very little pigmented and not too visible. Natural brighter pink gives the skin a healthy glow, champagne pink is perfect for highlighting and deeper pink  can be used for contouring.  Colours have cool undertone and will suit  a summer woman type.


mine open benecos fall in love blush

How to use it:

just mix three shades together and your complexion will look instantly fresher and more radiant. It will give you healthy and natural glow. It also will look very natural, you can achieve no makeup look. You can also use champagne pink under your eyebrows (it will give you an instant lift) and/or the darkest shade for contouring your face.



Consistency:
It is very silky, easy to blend and easy to apply. I think it would be difficult to achieve a "clown" look:).
Colours are sheer but I have applied a lot of product on my fingers




Ingredients (INCI): Talc, Mica, kaolin, Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride, Macadamia Seed Oil Ternifolia *, Ricinus Communis (Cator) Seed Oil *, Magnesium Stearate, Glyceryl caprylate, P Anisic Acid *, Tocopherol *, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower ) Seed Oil *, [+ / - (May Contain) Ci 77891, Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499, Ci 77742, Ci 75470, Ci 77007, Tin Oxide]'

If you are looking for a good natural blusher this product is for you. Thank you for reading:).

Greetings,
Joanna

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Bourjois Blush Exclusif self adjusting blusher for healthy glow

Hello,

Product description:
Its formula contains pH reactive pigments to transform your cheeks into a customised pink shade.Its incredibly blendable cream-to-powder formula suits all skin tones for a fresh and gorgeous glow! 
As I have said before I am very pale and a good blusher is very important for me. When I first heard about self adjusting blusher I thought, wow, that must be great!  I thought that the blush by working with my pH will give me the most natural, healthy look. It will self-adjusts into a bespoke pink. 
Well, I don't know how the pH reactive pigments work but when I apply the blusher to my cheeks the colour changes into  pale pink which doesn't look too promising.. I was hoping for a "fresh complexion and made-to-measure healthy glow"...But then maybe this is my "healthy glow":).

Blusher has a creamy thick formula and doesn't blend too easily. I apply it with fingers.
The packaging is small and cute and it comes with a mirror.


I prefer cheek stains definitely.
Greetings,
Joanna
Ingredients: CAPRYLYL METHICONE, TALC, MICA, METHYL METHACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, TRIETHYLHEXYLTRIMELLITATE, C30-45 OLEFIN, ETHYLHEXYL HYDROXYSTEARATE, CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE), POLYBUTENE, ISONONYL ISONONANOATE, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRAISOSTEARATE, ISOSTEARYL ALCOHOL, ALCOHOL, ISOPROPYL TITANIUM TRIISOSTEARATE, CI 45410 (RED 27), CITRIC ACID, TRIETHOXYCAPRLYLSILANE, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), CI 77491 (IRON OXIDES), HYDROXYCITRONELLAL, CINNAMYL ALCOHOL, EUGENOL, BENZYL SALICYLATE. 13BMT003 - 1

Monday, 27 October 2014

Benefit, Benetint + gloss, lip and cheek stain, pocket pal

I love lip stains. They give me this fresh, girly look I opt for.
Benetint has a lovely red rose colour and it smells of roses. It is buildable  and you can achieve subtle or more dramatic look.  I prefer more natural look because my lips are very pale and I don't want to look like  a clown.  I first apply a bit of benetint on the lips and then I use the lip gloss. Very practical and easy. I find it a bit drying and I need to moisturize lips more often.



But the most I like using it on my cheeks. It looks very natural and compliments my skin tone. It doesn't fade and stays all day. It dries quickly and one has to be fast with the application.
The pocket pal can be carried in a handbag. Although the size is small it lasts for long.
I recommend it.
Greetings,
Joanna

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Nars Orgasm Blush review, peachy pink colour


Hello,

Nars Orgasm blush is one of the most popular blushers in the world. For many people it is a staple blusher. Its color is described as a peachy pink with golden shimmer which is suitable for every skin tone. Personally I think that this is more pink than peach color.


Nars Orgasm blush
I have a very fair complexion and  a good blush it's a must have product. I had high hopes and thought that Nars Orgasm might be suitable for me. Unfortunately it is not, its color is too dark. Shimmer specks are fairly big and the pores may become more visible. The good thing is that the blush accentuates the cheek bones nicely making them stand out. Because of that I sometimes use Orgasm blush for the nights out when I want to create more dramatic look.


Nars Orgasm blush which unfortunately my blusher fell on the floor

The staying power of the blush is good, the texture is silky and the application is easy.

The packaging  is made of black rubber and gets dirty easily (golden shimmer is everywhere) which is very unpractical and inelegant.



Overall this is a good product but I can't agree with opinions that it suits every skin tone.

Greetings and thank you for reading,
Joanna

Monday, 20 October 2014

Bourjois Little Round Pot Blusher, 37 Rose Pompon, light pink delicate blusher


Hello,

today I would like to review a famous Bourjois Little Round Pot Blusher. 
I got this blusher in 37 Rose Pompon (what a cute name). The colour is light pink and very subtle. I have fair complexion and this colour looks quite natural on me but if you opt for a stronger colour I would suggest using another shade. Luckily Bourjois Little Round Pot Blusher is available in a wide range of shades to match all skin tones so I am sure everybody will find something suitable.

The blusher has a mirror and brush included so it is perfect for the handbag and for touch-ups on the go. I use that brush for the application using circular movements. Normally I would choose my special blush brush from Sephora but in this case I prefer this small Bourjois blush. After application my complexion looks healthier, fresher. The blusher is long lasting and hard to believe but it has been around for almost 150 years.


The blusher has an amazing smell of roses. 







Ingredients: Talc • Parfum (Fragrance) • Bentonite • Zea Mays (Corn) Starch • Silica • Hydroxycitronellal • Cinnamyl Alcohol • Dextrin • Magnesium Aluminum Silicate • Eugenol • Benzyl Salicylate • Linalool • Evernia Prunastri Extract • Citronellol • Geraniol • Amyl Cinnamal • Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone • Hexyl Cinnamal • Coumarin • Benzyl Benzoate • Limonene • Benzyl Alcohol • Farnesol • Benzyl Cinnamate • [+/- (May Contain): CI 15850 (Red 7 Lake) • CI 75470 (Carmine) • CI 77007 (Ultramarines) • CI 77019 (Mica) • CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides) • CI 77861 (Tin Oxide) • CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide)] 11BMT008-1B


Greetings and thank you for reading,

Joanna

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Giorgio Armani Blushing Fabric Second Skin Blush, Shimmering Peach, cream gel blush

Hello,
Blushing Fabric Second Skin Blush is my favourite blush. I wanted to buy it since long time but I would always think that the price was far too high. However, a few months ago there was a sale and... became a happy owner of this blush in number 1, Shimmering Peach. I think that a Shimmering Peach should be a Shimmering Raspberry instead because the color doesn't look like a peach at all. It is pink with golden specks and thanks to them cheeks look fresh and radiant. The blush blends beautifully with the skin and looks very natural, people actually think it is natural:). Even the make-up artist was fooled away.
Second Skin blush is a mix of a creme and gel and because of that it gives a silky finish. At first glance, the color seems to be bright, but when applied to the skin it blends nicely and looks more transparent. The color remains untouched by the most part of the day, which is quite something because I have oily skin.
The blush isn't cheap but it lasts for long.
And what do you think?

Joanna