FROG PRINCE by Lipstick Queen

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Recently I’ve fallen in love with this Australian brand: Lipstick Queen. I purchased one of their best products by far which is Frog Prince lipstick and blush. First of all I have to mention the packaging of the box that is like the cover of a story book  full of amazing drawings such as a medieval castle.

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The funny part comes when you open the box and you see a green emerald lipstick and blush. Like a fairytale, the green transforms into a nice glossy pink as soon as it touches your lips and skin. Depending on your skin PH it can vary in color from pomegranate to rose.

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It is very hydrating, enriched with Vitamin E and Shea butter, which keeps lips moisturized and soft, with a subtle juicy effect. The blush is also special, it comes with a little mirror. I recommend to apply a little amount first as the color can be strong on your skin depending on its reaction with the formula.

To me that’s a perfect combination for an everyday look, when you are in a rush and you need to look nice and healthy. You can also be sure that the shade will suit you as it is different in each skin, so is a unique formula for everybody. I would totally recommend it!

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 makeup brushes cleaning routine

I love makeup, but this is the part I hate the most: cleaning my tools.

I’m not going to write a long post talking about hundreds of cleaning products. I just want to give you a couple of tips that work for me.

First of all, take care of your brushes as if they are your own hair. I don’t mean you have to comb them, what I mean is that you want them to be clean and smooth so that you can work properly. You don’t want to mix tones and different textures.

Secondly, I don’t use a specific brush cleaning product. To me the best is regular shampoo or neutral hand soap. I also add a bit of hair conditioner if I want them to be smoother. I let them dry all night so in the morning they are nice and ready for my makeup.

MeMeMe Beat the Blues and Cupid’s Kiss

 

 

I came across this brand some years ago, when I was into Benefit products. I found out that for 5 euros, each little bottle, I got the same results!

Lip and cheek tint: it is very subtle and leaves a juicy look. It is versatile and handy, to take into your handbag and for multiple uses.

Highlighter in Sunbeam: I like to apply it for a natural non glittery look. It is a champagne tone that blends out easily.

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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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