Makeup Product Reviews

Charlotte Tilbury Makeup – “The Dolce Vita” and “The Rock Chick” Luxury Eyeshadow Palettes

I’ve already ordered a few Charlotte Tilbury products last year (the Rock ‘N’ Kohl Liner in “Marlene Midnight” and the Cheek To Chic Swish and Pop Blush in “First Love”). A review on these products is coming up soon but here’s a (ok not so brief) review on the two Luxury Palettes I have – “The Dolce Vita” and “The Rock Chick”.

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My underrated sleek travel companion – Travel-Size Full Exposure Palette by Smashbox

Yes, it took me THAT long to buy and try this palette, although I am generally a big fan of Smashbox. Although I have always liked the  selection of neutral colors when I looked it up online, the number of negative reviews kind of ruined it for me. Plus, I already have a great selection of eyeshadows (singles and palettes). Another reason why I was hesitant to buy it, was the amount of glitter in the eyeshadows in the top row. Each time I looked at this palette in “person” it was just too glittery for my personal taste because the glitter seemed chunky to me. However, while I was on travel a few weeks ago, I decided to get the small travel-size one and I am glad I did.

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Kitty Favorites

As a cat lover and makeup enthusiast I always enjoy makeup products that feature a kitty theme – the quirkier the better! Here’s a small selection of my favorite makeup and beauty products that offer the right amount of cattitude. All approved by my beloved beautiful Lily Belle (may she rest in peace).

Kitty Favorites  © skinandcolors.com

Kitty Favorites approved by Lily Belle
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“Lit from within” vs. “glow” – Laura Geller’s French Vanilla Baked Highlighter. Review and swatches.

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Back in the 90’s it was all about matte finishes.  For a long time, I too thought that this was the way to go to achieve a clean and flawless base.

Luckily, with the new light foundations and powders that give skin a luminous glow, there came bronzers and highlighters too for a more defined look, adding contour and light just to the right places. While for some skin types matte is still the preferred finish, I personally am a big fan of dewy and natural looking skin that has a healthy “glow” to it.

Most often that glow is not at all natural though, so we need a little help from products like highlighters and illuminators.

While my favorite illuminating product is still Becca’s Shimmering Skin Perfector (the liquid in the shades Rose Gold and Opal), I was looking into alternatives that are less pricey. One of those alternatives is Laura Geller’s Baked Highlighter in French Vanilla.

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Real Techniques Expert Face Brush – Get A Flawless Finish With This Fantastic Tool. Review and Pictures.

Sam and Nic Chapman of pixiwoo, the “youtubing” makeup sisters, have long become two of the most popular makeup artists in the online beauty world. From simple day looks, to red carpet makeup, celebrity makeup and even totally-unwearable-but-nonetheless-captivating-fantasy-makeup – they have shown us how to do it. And so many have loved watching them ever since.

I am sure the number of fans has been continually growing since they came up with a collection of brushes. Not only do these brushes seem to be of good quality, you can also easily afford them! So, during my latest visit to Ulta, I got myself the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush. Mainly because I needed a new buffing brush to apply my CC+ cream with.

What can I say? I love it.

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