As a newbie in the setting spray world, I sure picked the winner as my first one to try. It's undetectable on the skin and has no fragrance, but basically it's like a hairspray for the face and keeps everything in check. I've included pictures of my makeup after ten hours in the review and it proofs how remarkably well it prolongs the staying power of makeup .
I've always been more of a dewy finish foundations fan as matte finish often looks so cakey and draining, however, Nude Illusion showed me how luminous matte finish is done right. Although, I wish the lightest shade were lighter, I really appreciate they went with a neutral undertone (a rarity among pale foundations), which fits me very well. Its staying power is great and it wears so well that even after several hours the skin is still matte, but in a healthy-looking way.
This is one of my favourite concealers ever, however, due to the difficulties of acquiring it before Boots International launched, I was admittedly very frugal with it. In my opinion, there is very little difference between this and the NARS' Radiant Creamy Concealer except for the shade. It covers so well and has great staying power - basically it's excellent.
I must rave about this eyeshadow at least one more time, it is, after all, one of my favourite beauty discoveries lately. It's a beautiful matte taupe shade, exactly my type of shade that I wear daily in the crease. The texture is spectacular especially for a drugstore matte eyeshadow, actually it's the best matte eyeshadow I ever had the chance to try (yes, that includes UD and MAC). It's soft, really pigmented and blends like a dream. Brilliant stuff.
I admit that I neglect this blush, even though it was my everyday choice all throughout the high school years (it was my first ever blush). It's a great colour for us pale ladies as it gives a really lovely, peachy-pink flush with gentle gold sheen that makes you look healthy and radiant. The quality of NARS blushes is great as is to be expected from the price tag and the hype it surrounds them is fully justified.
Without a doubt my most long lasting lip product and a great autumn colour. I wore this on a night out and it lasted amazingly well. It pretty much survives everything. Don't let the strange mousse texture turn you away when you swatch it in the shop, it actually transfers well on the lips. I recently featured it in my Autumn Picks post.
107 was my ultimate autumn shade last year and I wore it to death well into winter, so this year it's having its second round. It's a classic burgundy-berry matte shade that just screams autumn and looks so polished with either minimal or smoky makeup.
Oh, my word is this spectacular! This is my special occasions treatments because it's very pricey, but it never fails to completely transform my hair into incredibly silky and soft loveliness that isn't that far from ads-pretty. I've recently attended a wedding, so I used all of my good hair stuff (Instagram picture here) and my hair felt better than ever. Amazing stuff.
I'm always emphasizing that my hair is almost never greasy, but I still love using dry shampoo to refresh the hair since I wash it twice or even just once a week because it's dry. This is one of my favourite styling products as it's a dry shampoo and a volumising powder in one and I really like that it doesn't come in a can as those accumulate in the trash way too fast, while this bottle should last me ages. I just sprinkle a bit of the powder close to the roots and even a bit on the length of the hair, give it a bit of a tousle and I have tons of volume. It also smells amazing to me, peachy-floral, I just wish the scent lasted longer.
Again a scent I identify with autumn. It's such a lovely scent for those who like sweet scents. It starts syrupy sweet, but then gets some deeper notes of amber and musk, but not vanilla or chocolate as most celebrity scents have.
CHANEL Le Vernis Nail Colour 481 Fantastic (Fall 2008 LE)
Lets not get into the fact that this is six years old, the formula is still ok, but I love this shade and I've actually never found a dupe for it. It's a deep magenta-purple shade with a tiny bit of blue frost that just looks so glam on the nails, I have a picture of it on the nails here.
As promised here is the official introduction of the Blogs of my Readers page that I created as a part of my forth blogiversary and that will be in my sidebar. I promised you a free place to advertise your blog and a few took that opportunity, so head to the page to check out their blogs.
Have a great day!