Tuesday, 24 May 2016

New Make Up Geek Shadows for Spring

Makeup Geek has become one of my go-to brand for eyeshadows and these 9 new additions to my collection marked the inauguration of my second z-palette filled with MUG shadows only. In a world where brands keep coming up with "the ultimate pro quality/luxury" makeup items (Hello 240$ Natasha Denona palette!), Makeup Geek is one among a few other companies that seem to be passionate about offering affordable products without sacrificing quality. When considering that MAC eyeshadow pans in Switzerland cost 19 Swiss francs (19$), MUG 6 to 10 $ pans are an amazing alternative for makeup junkies and even for professionals. 

Makeup Geek recently released 9 shimmery and 9 matte shades for Spring and I couldn't resist adding the 9 shimmers to my collection. and I am really happy I did since the shades are really beautiful and unique. I can see myself creating so many different looks with these, as I'm really into colorful shadows at the moment. Concerning the formula, most of these are buttery smooth and it almost seems like MUG has improved their formula. The only shade that disappointed me is "rebel". I found it a little dry and not as pigmented as the other shades, but since it is such a unique shadow (a grayish blue jam packed with golden shimmers), I think it is worth the effort of spraying a little water or fix+ on your brush.

With that being said, I'll leave you with swatches of these beauties!

Monday, 23 May 2016

My Favorite Summer Lipstick Shades

As I'm typing this it is actually too cold outside to wear bare legs and it doesn't feel like spring anymore, let alone summer. But we've had a few hot sunny days so far and my favorite thing to do to celebrate warmer months is to crack out my bright, bold and cheerful lip shades. On the menu today: old faithful friends and new discoveries!

From left to right: Bourjois Pink Pong, l'Oréal VIP (above), Body Shop Color Crush Shine in 14, Charlotte Tilbury Lost Cherry and Sexy Sienna
The Pals From Way Back:

  • Bourjois Rouge Velvet Edition in pink Pong: a flashy blue toned fuchsia that lasts all day long!
  • L'Oréal VIP: the perfect matte vibrant coral that you'll wear all summer long!
  • Body Shop Color Crush Shine: a cheer but buildable juicy fuchsia!
  • Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution in lost Cherry: a strawberry pink in a heavenly formula!
  • Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution in Sexy Sienna: a muted coral with a hint of brown. Divine with a smokey eye!

Clockwise from left: Milani Cherish, Tarte Selfish, Essence Glossy Stick in Poshi Pink, Essence Velvet Stick in Mega Melon, Colour Pop Lippie Stix in Button

The New Kids in Town:

  • Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme in Cherish: a warm hot pink. Summer on your lips!
  • Tarte Tarteist Lip paint in Selfish: pair it with a white dress and you're good to go!
  • Essence Glossy Stick in Poshi Pink: for summer goddesses on a budget!
  • Essence Velvet Stick in Mega Melon: a warm pinky red that will take you from picnic in the park to party on the roof!
  • Color Pop Lippie Stix in Button (Satin): a muted coral for any occasion!
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