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Thursday, 4 December 2014

Maybelline Dream Mat Powder in 02 Rose Ivory

Hello,
today I would like to tell you about the Maybelline Dream Mat Powder in colour Rose Ivory.


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Maybelline Dream Mat Powder

This is one of my favourite face powders. It is very silky and makes your skin looking smooth, oh so smooth:). The Maybelline Dream Mat powder is finely ground and allows you to achieve a very natural finish.


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Maybelline Dream Mat Powder in 02 Rose Ivory
Pros:

  • controls the shine
  • provides mat look but not a flat mat
  • can be reapplied without caking
  • natural finish
  • adjusts to the skin colour
  • doesn't clog the pores
  • doesn't irritate the skin
  • no allergic reaction
  • makes the skin looking very smooth 
  • after blending doesn't accentuate the facial hair, pores or dry patches
  • the packaging is very practical, it won't break easily even when it fells on the floor
  • the powder consists of a puff powder and a mirror
  • the price
  • availability
Cons:
  • none 
I have actually repurchased this product and I don't do it too often (mainly because I like trying new things). But Maybelline Dream Mat Powder is a classic and I will recommend it to everyone who has combination/oily skin and needs some "powder magic" to refine the look of their skin.
Thank you for reading,
Greetings,
Joanna

Monday, 24 November 2014

Kabuki Full Coverage Brush by Bare Minerals

Hello, 
the Kabuki Full Coverage Brush by Bare Minerals is made of goat hair and is extremely soft. It has a short handle and a big head which is very good for buffing. It offers great coverage.



The bristles pick up a lot of foundation so I have to be careful with the application. I also had a Flawless Application Brush which has a long handle but unfortunately the handle broke. Anyway, I prefer kabuki brush better because it it perfect for applying the makeup and good for the travelling.
I use Kabuki brush on the bigger parts of my face and for the smaller parts I use Baby Buki brush:http://joannascosmetics.blogspot.fi/2014/11/baby-buki-bare-minerals-brush.html


Mama Kabuki and Baby Buki

I have my brushes for many years and  I have not have any problems with excessive shedding
I cleanse my brushes regularly with soap or shampoo and I put them near radiator for drying.
I recommend you Kabuki Full Coverage Brush:).

Greetings,

Joanna

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Aubrey Organics Silken Earth Translucent Base - Porcelain loose powder

Hello,


Aubrey Organics Silken Earth Translucent Base in Porcelain is a great loose powder.




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Aubrey Organics Silken Earth Translucent Base










                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    It works well together with my liquid foundation: http://joannascosmetics.blogspot.fi/2014/10/giorgio-armani-luminous-silk-foundation.html
On its own it may not provide enough of the coverage. Especially for someone like me who has less than perfect complexion:). 


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Aubrey Organics Silken Earth Translucent Base
It  does accentuate a bit drier parts of my face but I think most powder do. It doesn't clog my pores and does not settle in fine lines around the eyes. It evens out my skin tone and makes the pores looking less visible. The skin looks naturally matt. But what I like the most about Silken Earth Translucent Base is the light weight feel. It is something that not many powders can offer. 
On my face Silken earth looks darker, I would say more beige than porcelain but it still looks very natural.


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Aubrey Silken Powder

Silken Earth Translucent Base has great cinnamon smell. This delicious smell reminds me of Christmas:). 


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I apply it with Kabuki Full Coverage brush from Bare Minerals and I achieve an HD effect. It still looks like mine own skin only better.


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Aubrey Organics Silken Earth Translucent Base


Product description:

"Silken Earth Translucent Base - Porcelain  is feather-light, loose base powder blends with your own skin tone to even out color, soften imperfections and give your complexion a healthy glow. Formulated with rich, nourishing powdered silk and natural colors. Natural colors made with sustainable and agricultural ingredients".


Aubrey silken earth back of the box

INGREDIENTS INCl: Silk powder, copernicia cerifera (carnauba) wax, tapioca starch*, lauroyl lysine, cinnamomum zeylanicum bark powder*, aloe barbadensis leaf*, iron oxides, silica. 

* Organic
I highly recommend Aubrey Organics Silken Earth Translucent Base for the HD look:).

Greetings,

Joanna

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Benecos Natural Highlighting Powder in Stardust

Hello,Benecos Natural Highlighting Powder in Stardust is a nice product which you can use in many ways.



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Benecos Highlightning Powder in Stardust


You can use it on your whole face or on the parts which you want to highlight, like cheekbones, brow bone, cupids bow, etc. If you want to give your eyes an instant lift apply it under your brows. This is what I do, especially when I have to get up at 5.30 am and I almost look like a zombie. Sometimes I  use it on the whole face because I am a girl who likes to shine:). But being serious it gives me a brighter complexion


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Benecos Highlightning Powder in Stardust

The powder has natural light reflecting pigments which in my opinion aren't too obvious and you have to take a closer look to notice them.


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Benecos Highlightning Powder in Stardust

However, when I apply the powder on my hand the shimmer is much more visible. 


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Benecos Highlightning Powder shining on my hand:)

The Benecos highlighting powder gives you a nice subtle shimmer which looks classy (and who would like to look like a Christmas tree anyway), brightens your complexion and is natural


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Benecos Highlightning Powder back of the box


Because Benecos Highlightning Powder does not contain the puff I use the Baby Buki brush from Bare Minerals:



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Benecos Highlightning Powder with Baby Buki brush

And here is a list of ingredients for you:TALC, MICA, KAOLIN, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA SEED OIL*, RIZINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL*, MAGNESIUM STEARATE, GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE, p-ANISIC ACID*, TOCOPHEROL*, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL*, [+/- (MAY CONTAIN) CI 77891, CI 77499, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77007, CI 75470, MALTODEXTRIN]

* CERTIFIED ORGANIC 

** NATURAL FRAGRANCE 


Greetings,

Joanna

Monday, 10 November 2014

Bourjois Healthy Balance Compact Powder review, 52 vanille

Hello,

today I would like to review a Healthy Mix powder by Bourjois.

Bourjois Healthy Balance Compact Powder in 52 vanille
The powder contains Asian fruits: Sharon fruit and Yuzu fruit. The first one will smooth and moisturize dry areas of your face and the second one will absorb excess shine. 
                             

This powder is great. Let me explain why. The most amazing thing about this powder is its texture. It is very finely ground and it really provides almost undetectable finish on the skin. The powder blends nice and the makeup looks very natural. My complexion is smooth, pores are less visible. I can honestly say that my skin looks fresh and radiant after application. It doesn't dry out the skin, it doesn't accentuate dry areas. I feel that my skin can breathThe only downside is the colour. I have bought the lightest shade: number 52 vanille but sadly it is too dark. I can only use this powder in the evenings or during foggy or dark days.I can recommend this product to those who are "less pale":).

It has dropped on the floor but you can see the colour better

Ingredients: TALC,NYLON-12,OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE,KAOLIN,ISOSTEARYL NEOPENTANOATE,DIPHENYL DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIPHENYL DIMETHICONE/SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER,ZINC PCA,METHYLPARABEN,PARFUM (FRAGRANCE),TOCOPHERYL ACETATE,ZINC STEARATE,AQUA (WATER),BUTYLENE GLYCOL,PROPYLPARABEN,DIOSPYROS KAKI FRUIT EXTRACT,CITRUS JUNOS FRUIT EXTRACT,[+/- (MAY CONTAIN) :CI 77007 (ULTRAMARINES),CI 77019 (MICA),CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES),CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE)]11BMT001-1A
Thank you for reading and greetings,
Joanna