Favorites | Top 5 June 2017

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So, it’s time for my top 5 favorites post again, and as usual I will link to full reviews at the end of the post.

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So, to start with I wanted to quickly mention the Rimmel Stay Matte powder.
Now, I do always keep this in my purse for touch-ups no matter what time of year it is, but I do reach for it alot more once the summer kicks in, and I do get quite a bit more oily. And this powder is just so easy because it does mattify my skin, it doesn’t look heavy and it’s super inexpencive, so in my oppinion everyone who needs any sort of mattifying should have this powder on hand.

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Next up I have the Zoeva The Basic Moment Blush Palette.
This one is so beautiful in the summer, the shades are soft, yet the blush is a good ‘almost bright’ pop of color, and all you really need next to this is a bronzer (if you’d like) because to me the “bronzer” in this palette is more of a contour powder, but it’s still a very beautiful palette, it’s easy to use and you don’t really have to think about it, so I’ve been reaching a lot for this the last month.

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Moving on I have the Pür Cosmetics Disappearing Act Concealer.
Now, I’ve had this big breakout right in between my eyes these past few weeks, and this is the only thing that’s covered it, so that’s why I’ve been loving this so much this month, because I don’t usualy reach for this kind of concealer because it is a little too heavy for me, but for breakouts and stuff it works wonders. Just don’t overapply it because it can look a bit heavy on the skin.

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Next I have the Smashbox Color Correcting stick in the dark peach/orange shade.
Now, I believe I’ve mentioned this in a favorites post last year or something, and for good reason, because this is so so easy to use, it’s creamy, it doesn’t look heavy, it blends out beautifully and it corrects my dark circles.
The only thing is that I could’ve maybe gone a shade lighter, but for those days when I really need to cover my dark circles this is perfect for me.

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And my last favorite for this month is the MAC huggable Lipcolour in the shade ‘Bare Hug’.
Now, when I first got this I didn’t really care for it at all, but now I like it a lot, so I have changed my oppinion quite a bit with this.
Now the reason I like it so much now is because it’s a very sheer formula, and it’s almost like a lipgloss in a lipstick form, but it’s not really sticky, and I do tend to prefer lighter, glossier lips in the summer rather than bold, matte colors, so this has been my lipstick of choice this month.

So, that’s it for my favorites this month. Please let me now some of your favorites in the comments below.

Links:
Zoeva Blush Palette:
https://februaryglow.wordpress.com/2017/06/14/review-new-zoeva-the-basic-moment-blush-palette/
Mac Huggable Lipcolour:
https://februaryglow.wordpress.com/2016/02/03/mac-huggable-lipcolour/

Review | NEW Zoeva The Basic Moment Eyeshadow Palette

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This is what it says on the Zoeva website:
Embrace the beauty of the now with our imperishably contemporary ZOEVA The Basic Moment Eyeshadow Palette, revealing a harmony of eternally beautiful eyeshadow colors. From innocent white over basic hues of beige and grey to glorious gold, the exquisite collection unveils a nostalgic yet modern selection of highly pigmented classic shades for timeless looks and the memorable moments in life.
Finishes: Matt, Satin, Metallic

The formulation of the eyeshadows is enriched with vitamin E, easy to blend and is 100% free of parabens, mineral oils, perfume and phthalates. Made in Italy.

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So, Zoeva just came out with this eyeshadow palette as a part of a two-piece collection, and I’m one who loves those palettes where I’ve got everything I need from transition shades to lid shades, so I was very excited to get this palette both because the shades looked very promissing online, and because the name “The Basic Moment” spoke to me, but I’m actually a little disappointed in this palette.

Now, the first thing I noticed with this palette was that the shadows are very soft to the touch, and they felt really smooth when I swatched them with my finger, but I also noticed that they aren’t as pigmented as I expected them to be. You can of course build them up if you’d like that, and you will get a lot more color payoff, but since I had very high expectations to this palette, that was a bit of a bummer to me.
And also, since these shadows are so soft, they are also a little bit powdery and you can get fallout from these if you don’t tap off your brush before you apply them, so that’s something to keep in mind if you get this palette.

Now, I also have to talk a little about the shades in this palette, because when I saw this online I thought that the shades would be a good mix of light, medium and deep tones, but when I apply them to my eyes I always feel like I need to pull in another palette to deepen up my transitionshade and crease a little bit, because to me the medium shade is a bit too light, and the darkest shade is too dark, so I really miss that perfect in between shade.
But, the shades that you do get in here are quite beautiful, neutral-to-warm shades, so that way I feel like this palette would be good for many people.

So, other than that these shadows do blend out nicely on the eyes, and you can get them to work for you if you just work a little bit with them.
But, to me, this is not a stand alone palette, and for that reason it doesn’t really win me over.
Now, I will continue to use it in conjunction with other palettes, or other singles, but, sadly, I don’t think that this palette is anything special.

I got mine from Douglas for 230nok.

Review | NEW Zoeva The Basic Moment Blush Palette

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This is what it says on the Zoeva website:
In honor of the most precious moments in time, the magnificent ZOEVA The Basic Moment Blush Palette holds a curated trilogy of incredibly pigmented powder shades to expertly sculpt and enhance the features. While the universally flattering peach blush ensures softly flushed cheeks, the gorgeous contouring hue flawlessly shapes the face and the champagne colored highlighter illuminates the complexion with an ethereal veil of shimmering gold.
Finishes: Matte, Pearl

The powder formulation is enriched with vitamin E, easy to blend and 100% free of parabens, mineral oils, perfume and phthalates. Superior pigmentation. Made in Italy.

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So Zoeva just came out with this ‘The Basic Moment collection’, and to me this caught my eye because, in my mind, this is a palette that’s meant to be just the basics of what you need to create a simple, natural look, and that’s something I look for in those all-in-one sort of palettes.
Especially now that we’re moving into the summer months, I really just want something that’s easy to throw on, that’s gonna last throughout the day and that I’m not gonna have to think about throughout the day, you know? And so far I have to say that this palette does deliver when it comes to what I thought it would be.

Now, in this palette you do get a blush, a highlight and a ‘bronzer’/contour powder, and they’re all very smooth, soft powders, and they’re not overly pigmented when you apply them with a brush, so I do think that they’re easy to work with. They’re also quite buildable, so you can make them more intense if you’d like too, but they are more on the subtle side if you only apply one light layer, and to me that’s a good thing, because I do feel like you get a lot more control that way.

Moving on to the lastingpower on these powder I do find that they all last very well, but they all fade a little by the end of the day (after around 8-ish hours), but to me that’s not really bad at all, and you can always retouch your blush if you feel like you need a bit more color throughout the day.

Other than that I have to say that I do feel like this palette will be best for fair to light skintones, maybe light-medium, but I’m not sure that it will show up too much on anyone with a deeper skintone, so that is, sadly, something to keep in mind with this palette.
And I also feel like these shades aren’t very uniqe. Now, I do think that they’re beautiful shades, and I do like them a lot, but I also feel like most of us already have these shades somewhere in our collections.
But this is a very easy palette to reach for because you have everything you need in one palette, and because of that I do like this palette alot. And it does everything it says it does, so I do find it to be a good palette overall.

I got mine from Douglas for 157nok.

Review | NEW Isadora B.B. Cream SPF 12

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This is what it says on the Isadora website:
Makeup and skin care in one!
B.B. Cream is a multi benefit cream which primes, tints, moisturizes, conceals and protects the skin, in just one simple step. It’s a hybrid between make-up and skin care.
• Can be used as a primer under a normal foundation
• Moisturizing and caring
• Luminous & Sheer color
• Protecting with SPF 12
• For all skin types
• New airless pump tube

So, I’ve been looking for lighter makeup for this season, so when I came across this BB cream I figured I’d give it a go, and so far I do like it.
Now, when I think of a BB cream I think of a product that’ll even out my skintone, but nothing more, you know?
But with this I find that it covers a little bit more than that. Now, don’t get me wrong, I don’t think it’s more than a light coverage, but it’s still a little bit more than I expected.

Now, when it comes to this product I, first of all, have to mention that I don’t really like the smell of this.
It’s just a little bit too ‘off’ for me, if you know what I mean?
And it doesn’t really lingre throughout the day, but it does smell a bit strong when you’re applying it, so I would keep that in mind if you’re sensitive to smells.

Moving on to the lasting power on this I do find that it fades away quite a bit throughout the day, but it doesn’t fade away completly on my skin, so there is still a little bit of it left when I go to remove my makup at the end of the day, but I wouldn’t say that it’s a longwearing product.
I also find that it does get a bit shiny after a few hours, so I would recommend setting it with a powder if you get a bit oily.

Other than that I would say that it’s a little bit thick in consistency, but i does blend out vey nicely when I use my fingers to apply it, and it does look very natural on the skin, so I do like that a lot.
So overall I do think that this is a good BB cream, and I do think that alot of people would enjoy this, especially since it is very effortless to use.
But I don’t think that you’d enjoy it if you want something that’s long lasting, and that does a whole lot more than evening out your skintone, so it does really come down to what you’re looking for.

I got mine from Vita for 159nok.