Christmas makeup 🎅🌲

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Now that holidays start I want to write a post about the makeup I use for these days. I always try to change but I have in mind that there’s a difference between makeup for family meetings and makeup to go out to parties. I normally keep it simple for dinners such as Christmas, with classical tones: my favorite are golden eyeshadow and red lips.

Here is my look and my fave products for tonight. Later on I’m going to write a step-by-step tutorial…but by now I’ve used:

Galenic Aqua Infini moisturizer.

Strivectin eye concentrate.

Clinique pep-start:used as a primer.

Nars Sheer Matte foundation in Santa Fe Medium 2.

Kat von D Shade and Light contouring palette.

Kat von D lock-it concealer in Cool tone.

The Balm creamy concealer in Light.

Too faced Insurance eyeshadow primer.

Bareminerals powder concealer in Summer bisque.

Laura Mercier translucent loose setting powder.

Urban Decay Naked 2 eyeshadow palette.

Too faced Love Flush blush palette: Your love is King.

Beter Look expert brow gel.

Shu Uemura curler.

Too faced Better than sex mascara.

Nabla matte lipstick in Alter Ego.

Deborah tranparent universal lip pencil.

Nars brown pencil eyeliner in Mambo.

Kat von D trooper eyeliner.

I hope you like the look! MERRY CHRISTMAS my beloved readers!!!

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Bobbi Brown leaving her brand

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I’ve always been a big fan of simplicity and naturality when it comes to makeup and this is something that I learned years ago from my guru: Bobbi Brown. Some days ago I heard she is leaving her makeup brand by the end of 2016.

She is a professional makeup artist who became well known for her natural approach in contrast with the bright colors used during 80’s and 90’s. She was an example of an enterpreneur woman: released her own brand together with a chemist and was successful.

I can remember the first time I went to her makeup store: I was seventeen and had some clues on makeup, but wanted to learn more of this amazing world full of possibilities. That was when I found out that her lipsticks  and foundations would be part of my whole life. She has used real women as models since she started her career, something that caught my attention from the very beginning, as she was showing the inner beauty and strong points of each women: this is the aim of makeup.

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Here is a list of my favorite products:

-Stick foundation and compact foundation: I love their natural coverage and texture. They hide imperfections without looking heavy on my face and last the whole day.

-All her lipsticks: really creamy and smooth.

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Blushes: their texture is smooth and blend perfectly. They are really pigmented and last all day and night.

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Shimmer Brick: I’ve loved it for years! I apply it on top of my cheekbones to give a nice glow.

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Eyeshadow in Charcoal and eyeliner brush: I mix it with some water and create my own eyeliner with a natural twist for every day.

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-Long-wear gel eyeliner: highly pigmented and waterproof.

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Corrector and concealers: creamy and moisted. With different neutral shades and perfect coverage.

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Skincare line.

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My fave nail polish!

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Today I’m sharing with you my top 1 nail polish brand: X Formula. I purchased it for the first time in Sephora and once I started I couldn’t stop getting more colors!

The best is the coverage, two coats are enough for me. Also the dry time is great, very quick!

Finally I must say I’m deeply in love with one of its red tones: Pirotechnics. I’m not into reds, but this specific shade is unique, bright and crazy as its name!

NOVEX Bamboo Sprout Shampoo

Hi guys! A week ago I had the opportunity to try out Novex Bamboo Sprout Shampoo. It has been in the right time as the last few months I had trouble managing my hair. It’s always been soft, straight and smooth, so I wanted it back as it used to be! I don’t really know the reasons why but these months I’ve been feeling it messy, weaker and more rebel in the mornings.

After trying other products (even lotions) with failure, I decided to give a chance to this one and it was a great decision! After using it for a week I fell in love with the way my hair looked like, healthy and full of shine. Now I also feel it stronger and easer to manage than before.

I’m looking forward to try all the products of the Bamboo Sprout line which I think I’m going to purchase and also the Keratin line, as I’ve heard very good reviews.

I really notice a difference in my hair so I think it worth a full post on the blog. I would recommend it to all if you without a doubt!

Beauty Blusher by Beauty Blender

 

 

Beautyblender is a makeup icon to apply foundation, now I’ve been using this little one to apply just the right amount of blush on my cheeks.

This sponge is the perfectect size for precise blush in cream, liquid or powder. I’ve also used it to apply concealer and it works great!

I recommend it 100 %!
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My perfumes

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Romance by Ralph Lauren it’s a classical. My all time favourites, femenine and emotional. Created when I was 19, it brings into my mind these special moments of my youth 😍 It’s floral, woody and aromatic, with a clear, transparent and simple packaging

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Chance Eau Fraîche by Chanel. Once I got into this perfume I never left it! It’s a wonderful perfume with different twists. Fresh, clean and with a special smell, with a lot of personality.

Bright Crystal by Versace. I fell in love with it some years ago. It made me feel strong, confident and glamorous. It’s fresh and floral, even tropical, but with a subtle mixture.

Mugler Cologne by Thierry Mugler. I always thought Mugler’s perfumes where too strong for me…and suddenly I found this cologne! It is a fresh unisex perfume for every day. It smells fruity and fresh. I never have enough of it!

 

Light Blue by Dolce & Gabbana. Even if it’s meant to be a fresh freagrance, it is everything but light as its long-lasting scent remains in my skin and clothes for hours! I just love its scent: fresh, woody and fruity.

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Floral Touch by Tous. Its design is the first that caught my attention, but the best is inside! Created by the perfumist Sophie Labbé, it’s a floral fragrance that captures perfectly well the balance between sweet and fresh, without being too sticky.

Daisy by Marc Jacobs. The best packaging I’ve seen in my life! I discovered it living in England. It made me feel happy on rainy days! Just looking at the bottle made me smile…it’s way cute! It is easy to wear, simple, classical, fresh and young.

The One Perfume by Dolce & Gabbana. I’ve never been into perfumes… I always prefer eau de toilette, but this is an exception. In fact I love all Dolce & Gabbana perfumes! What I love the most is its long-lasting scent, without being sticky. It leaves a subtle smell, very personal.

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