All posts tagged: Make up

In my suitcase: Holiday make up

Tomorrow we are flying back home for Christmas and we couldn’t be more excited. Our suitcases are almost finished, the only thing that we haven’t prepared is our make up bag. Here you have some products that we are taking with us… and some others that we wish we could add last minute to look our best this Christmas: 1. Adult Content Blush Palette by NARS. This is a limited edition with the four iconic NARS blush and highlighting blush shades. I’m hoping to get hold of it in Spain, since they don’t sell NARS products here. 2. Le Teint Touche Èclat: my favourite foundation to achieve glowing skin. 3. No 7 Skin Illuminator Fluid: perfect to add that extra yet subtle glow without being too shimmery. 4. Ombres Matelassées: limited edition eyeshadow palette by Chanel with the most beautiful colours to get several effects, from the glamourous shimmer to the matte finish. This is what I’ll be looking for at the duty free tomorrow! 5. The Porefessional by Benefit. I use it every day. …

New in: Clarins-aholic

My mother knows me well, that’s why she gave me these amazing new make up products from Clarins in my birthday. To be honest, I’ve just tested the Eclat Minute Embellisseur Lèvres and I couldn’t love it more. You can use it as a primer before you apply your lipstick or just by itself. I prefer the latter. The shade my mother got me was apricot shimmer and it’s just the perfect lip colour for a smoky eye look. It gaves that juicy texture that combines beautifully with a dark matte eye.  I’m looking forward to trying the Be Long mascara, which I’m sure it will take my eyelashes to another level. And now that the party season is around the corner, this palette is going to complement my most festive looks. Since my eyes are boring brown, these violet shades will add a little bit of sparkle, don’t you think? Oh, and by the way, now that I’ve had a look at Clarins’ website, I need this desperately! You can check my Clarins-mania here :) PS: …

Travelling light. Tips and paranoia.

I’m terrible at packing. I love travelling and I love organazing, but packing is something that goes beyond my organization skills. I blame the weather: there are so many pieces of my wardrobe that I just can’t wear here, that every time I travel I need to take them with me and show them around. It’s my only chance! I also have to admit that I’m a little bit paranoic and anxious so I just can’t help but thinking about all the possible scenarios. What if? Yep. That’s the infamous question. As you read this we will be travelling to Dublin (yaaaay!!!) taking just one trolley with us. Each. I mean, one trolley for two people… that’s not even possible, right? We are only staying for the weekend so I’ve tried my best to stop thinking about possible indian summers, floods, sudden invitations to an Embassy or unexpected trips to the spa (just to name a few of the things that come to my mind when packing). I think this time I got it right. …

The best eyeliners

Make up trends come and go, but the good old cat eye will always be my favourite. Always feminine and elegant, a simple change in the thickness or length of the line can make it retro, futuristic, sexy, dramatic, naive… It’s a simple yet versatile look that you can achieve with a little practice and just one product. Here you have a selection of great eyeliners that will help you to get that perfect cat eye. 1. I’ve read fantastic reviews about this Dior liquid eyeliner. They say it’s super precise. 2. This one from Nars is supposed to last up to 12 hours without smearing. 3. Marc Jacobs beauty line has been a very nice surprise in the beauty departments, so why not trying their eyeliner? 4. If you want a very rich colour, you should try this eyeliner by Lancome. 5. I’m super curious about this triple tip lash emphasizing tool by Too Faced. 6. And I’ve saved the best for last. This is the eyeliner that I’ve been using for the last …

You make my day

Last Thursday was terrible. Lots of problems at work, bad news everywhere… I was feeling sad, nervous and furious. So I decided that I had to do something to change my mood and went to that place where everything is beautiful, quiet, smells nice and where everyone is kind with you: the beauty department of a big department store. And they made my day, just as I knew they would. I needed a new blush (I always wear blush, can’t live without it) so I headed to the Benefit corner. A very nice lady tried some of their products on me and immediately I started to feel more relaxed and calmed down. In just five minutes I was leaving the store happy, revitalized and my faith in human nature was restored. I doubted a little bit, but finally I chose Hervana, a light beautiful blush. It has four different shades that combined make my cheeks rosy and enhance the effect of the lovely crispy cold Autumn air on my face. I love it! I would …