Thursday, 5 March 2015

Face of the Day

This is the kind of make up that I like to wear everyday when I don't really have anything special planned.

Foundation - Nars Sheer Glow Foundation (Gobi) 
Contour - Maybelline Fit Me Foundation Stick (355 Coconut Mokka)
Blush - Mac Blush (Something Special)
Eyebrows - Catrice Eyebrow Pencil (020 Date with Asthon) and Catrice Eyebrow Filler (010)
Eyes - L'oreal Miss Manga Punky Mascara
Lips - EOS Lipbalm

- Julia xxx

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Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Nars Sheer Glow Foundation Review

I finally caved in and bought myself the Nars Sheer Glow foundation a couple of weeks ago. It is a little bit more difficult to get your hands on here in Germany, so my only option was ordering it online, which is always a bit tricky with foundations, since you can't try them out on your face. After a little bit of research I decided on the shade Light 3 Gobi, which has a yellow undertone, and, surprisingly, matches me perfectly.

 I like to apply this foundation with a beauty sponge since this sheers it out a little and also makes it go an easier. I would say that this foundation has a medium coverage, but can definitely be sheered out or build up. When applied with a brush, I noticed that it can get quite streaky and it emphasises all the little hairs on my face. When I have really dry skin, and dry patches on my face, it also likes to cling to them.

 As you can see, it really does a good job at evening out my skin tone and I can also use it as a concealer under my eyes. One thing that I have noticed is that it doesn't work well with primers, on my skin, anyway. It just slides around the face and never seems to settle. When set with a powder, it does last the whole day, though.

looks like skin 
colour range (+undertones)
buildable coverage

sticks to dry patches and facial hair 
takes some time to work in
price (43€) 

All in all this is a decent foundation, but I do think that there are better ones out there on the market, especially in that price category. I enjoy wearing it and will definitely use it up, but I probably won't repurchase it.  

For any of you interested, this is where I purchased my foundation.

- Julia xxx

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Sunday, 1 March 2015

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water

Micellar Cleansing Water - again, one of these hyped products that I just needed to try out for myself, and I am so glad I did. Micellar Water is supposed to work like a magnet for make up and dirt and therefore gently remove any impurities on your skin.

Now let me tell, ever since I have tried it for myself, I am converted! Call it laziness, call it genius face water stuff, call it whatever you want, but this stuff works really well for me. I use it at night to remove make up and dirt from my skin, I use it in the morning to remove sweat and dead skin cells and I use it after a workout for the same reasons. It is so gentle I can use it three times a day and it doesn't leave my skin red and irritated or dry and itchy. It just does what it is supposed to do. It literally feels like water, smells of nothing and leaves no residue.

Now I know Caroline Hirons would kill me for saying this, but ever since using this, I haven't used my coconut oil to cleanse, in fact I stopped double cleansing, and I have also given my skin a break from acid toners, and my skin seems to respond really well to it. Maybe I have just been going overboard with all the skin care products and my face needed a break and this is why I love it so much. Or maybe this stuff has revolutionised my skin care. I don't know, but I highly recommend you try it out for yourself.

 - Julia xxx

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