Review | NEW Zoeva Authentik Skin Foundation

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This is what it says on the Zoeva website:

Positively Beautiful. Authentically You.

Enriched with the nourishing power of Rose Hip Oil, the ZOEVA Authentik Skin Natural Luminous Foundation glides on to deliver a buildable, silky smooth, and all-day-long finish. Available in 44 inclusive shades with a variety of warm, cool, or neutral undertones, the radiant foundation has an innovative lightweight formula designed to maintain the skin’s natural protective barrier while evening out complexion and allowing your skin’s natural luminosity to shine through. Each shade is named with a positive affirmation meant to inspire and champion your true authentic self.

Pair with ZOEVA 104 Buffer brush for an easy and flawless application.

Available in 44 shades

Formulated with:
• Lightweight ingredients for a silky smooth comfortable feel with an all-day-long finish
• Olive Oil Derivative that contributes to the skin’s protective abilities while improving suppleness and flexibility
• An innovative, flexible buffer layer to help shield and perfect the skin
• Microsphere Powders with soft focus properties to help create a flawless, airbrushed effect
• Infused with Rose Hip Oil which is well-known to boost the skin’s overall wellness for a radiant result

Made in Italy.

So, I’ve tried several different powder products from Zoeva in the past, and it’s been a few hits and misses, but when I saw that they’d released a foundation, I got really curious to try it, but this didn’t answer to my expectetions.

Now, the first thing I noticed when I tried this was that it felt a little heavy, and it did look a little drying on my skin, but I’ve tried foundations that do that in the past, and most of the time they look a lot better once I’ve applied the rest of makeup, and it did for a few hours, but then it got very greasy, and when I tried to touch it up it looked very heavy and cakey, and that’s not something I want my foundation to do.
Now, that might be because I have more combination skin, but since it claims to be a natural-luminous finish, and my skin get’s a little drier in the colder months, I didn’t think it would matter all that much, so it’s definitely something to keep in mind if you’re interested in trying it.

However, when it comes to the longevity and coverage on this, I will say that it holds up to it’s claims, because it is a very buildable medium-full coverage, and, even though it started to fade a little after 6-ish hours, it did last all day, so I was very pleased with that.
And it didn’t emphasize my pores, or any dry patches that I have, so I can’t say that it’s a bad product, it just didn’t work for me personally.

So, overall I think that it’s an OK foundation, and I love that in comes in such a wide shaderange, but I don’t think that it’s anything special, and, unless you have more of a normal-dry skintype, I don’t think it would be the best choice.

It’s available on zoevacosmetics.com for €26.00

Review | Laritzy Athena Eyeshadow Palette

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This is what it says on the Laritzy website:

This goddess-inspired palette offers the perfect mix of neutral and bold. These buttery shadows make it incredibly easy to blend out for a natural, effortless finish.

Features 4 rich, matte shades and 5 satin, shimmer shades.

ATLAS: Light salmon matte
FATE: Champagne shimmer
CALYPSO: Nude with peach undertone matte
HERO: Auburn matte
GODDESS: Hot coral shimmer
ODYSSEY: Coppery gold shimmer
JUSTICE: Salmon pink shimmer
ARES: Peachy coral shimmer
NOX: Indian red matte

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So, I got this palette in a subscription box a few months ago, and I’m always excited to play with makeup from brands I’m not familiar with, and, even though these aren’t shades I’d normally go for, it was fun to try something a little out of my comfort zone.

Now, I tried to do some research on the brand before I tried these shadows, and from what I could find out these seems to be the first eyeshadows this brand has come out with, so I didn’t have alot of expectations when it came to the pigmentation, lasting power and texture on these, but I was very pleasantly surprised as soon as I tried them.

Now, as far as the pigmentation goes, I find that these are pigmented enough to show up on the lids with one layer, but they’re not so pigmented that I find them ‘intimidating’, if you know what I mean?
But they are also very buildable, and I prefer shadows like that, because I find that those are the easiest to work with, since you get alot more control with them. So if you’re like me and find it a little scary to wear shades that are a bit more colorful, I think that these are great shadows to try out.

However, I do think that these are a little too soft in texture, because you can very easily get a lot of fallout with them, since they do have a lot of kickup, but as long you tap off the exess powder they’re not too bad. I just prefer shadows that are a little “firmer”, because I feel like you waste a lot of product, so that’s something to keep in mind with these.

But, overall I do quite like them, and if they release a palette with more neutral shades I’d be very interessed in that. Because, like I said, they are very easy to work with, they blend very nicely and they do last all day.
So, if you like pink and red shadows, and you feel like you will get a lot of use out of this, I definetly think that this a palette that’s worth checking out.

It’s available on Laritzy.com for $48.

Review | Makeup Revolution New Neutral Sation Matte Lipsticks

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This is what it says on the Makeup Revolution website:

Makeup That Does More. Give your lips a little luxury with the Revolution PRO New Neutrals Satin Matte Lipstick collection. Featuring a line up from vibrant reds to rich plums, to neutral nudes, the collection as been specially formulated to provide an intense satin matte pigment, whilst still leaving the lips feeling moisturised. The collection features a non-bleeding, long last formula which is comfortable to wear all day long- perfect for any look, day or night! Simply glide across the lips. Available in 6 shades: Stiletto Thirst Vamped Stripped Velvet Love this? Discover the rest of our Revolution PRO New Neutrals collection.

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So, I never really jumped on the matte lip trend that’s been going around, since I usually suffer from drier lips, but I really love the way matte lips look, so when I saw that these have a satin matte finish, I figured these might work better for me.

Now, the first time I tried these lipsticks I didn’t like them. They just looked very dry on my lips, and they settled in my liplines quite a lot, but the second time I tried them they felt a lot more creamy, and they didn’t emphasize my liplines like they did the first time, so I don’t know if they have a drier top layer, or what it is, but if you’re interessed in them I’d rercommend that you swatch them on the back of your hand before applying them to your lips.

Now, they also claim that these feel very moisturizing and comfortable on the lips, and they really do.
Even when they dry down, and the creaminess goes away, they still don’t feel drying on the lips, and they don’t really transfer all that much either (when they’ve dried down), so I’m very happy with these.

However, when it comes to the non-bleeding claim, I only find that that’s true with the lighter shades. The darker one that I got does bleed a little, so I would recommend that you wear a lipliner underneath the darker shades.

But, overall I do really like these. They are very lightweight, they last on the lips for, at least, 4 hours, and they all fade very evenly, so I don’t really have any complaints about them.
The only thing is that I wish they were available in more than 6 shades, but if you find a shade you like, I’d totally recommend them.

They are available on revolutionbeauty.com for €5.99

Review | Physicians Formula Murumuru Blushes

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This is what it says on the Physicians Formula website:

WHAT IT IS:
An ultra-luxurious blush, infused with Murumuru Butter to deliver a radiant Brazilian goddess glow! Incredibly creamy and soft texture combines the best features of a powder and cream blush, to deliver a lit-from-within tropical glow unlike any other.

WHY IT’S GOOD FOR YOU:
Infused with a powerful blend of Murumuru Butter, Cupuaçu Butter, and Tucuma Butter, from the lush and nutrient-rich Amazon. Packed with essential fatty acids and pro-vitamins that soften, condition and moisturize skin, leaving it silky soft.

KEY INGREDIENTS:
Murumuru Butter, Cupuaçu Butter, & Tucuma Butter

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So, I’ve heard a lot about the Physicians Formula blushes and bronzer for a long time, and I was browsing online for new blushes when I came across these, so I got a few of them, and I might just get a few more.

Now, first things first, all of these were marketed as blushes, but the shade “natural glow” is a straight up highlighter in my oppinion. Now, it didn’t look like a highlighter on the Physicians Formula website, so I don’t know if I’ve got a wrong one, but it does have the same name, and it does say that it’s a blush on the packaging, so I’m a bit disappointed with that.
But it does work as a very natural highlight/blush topper sort of a thing, so I still get some use out of it.

However, the other two blushes I got are very beautiful. They both are quite pigmented, so I do apply them with a light hand, but they’re both very easy to blend out, so you can tone them down a little if you apply them a little too heavy handed. But I would recommend that you just apply a little bit at a time.

Now, when it comes to the lasting power on these I do find that the blushes last about 8 hours, but they do fade a little after 6 or so. But the highlight fades completly on me, so I would stick to the actual blushes, and skip the “hightlight” if you’re interested in trying these.

But, overall I do really like them, and they’re not too expencive, so I don’t think you can go wrong with them.
The only thing that might be a drawback for some of you is that they have a very strong coconut-summer-ish scent to them, so if you’re sensitive about scented makeup I might not go for these, but if you don’t mind, I think these are absolutly worth a go.

Have you tried these? What did you think about them?

These are available on PhysiciansFormula.com for $13.49.