Who doesn’t love the small things in life? A smile that is given, buying yourself or getting flowers from a loved one, a walk at the beach…Small prices for good quality. If you know me, I love a good item that is worth the money, small or big.
When I was younger, I tried makeup out to see which shade suits my skin tone. I started with brands that didn’t cost much. I tried many brands to find hidden gems, it felt like I was searching for a needle in a haystack. So, I was pleased to find Kiko Milano and Essence Cosmetics.
The price range from Kiko Milano starts at €4 and ends at €25, unless it is a limited edition set, collaboration collection or special occasions collection, a little disclaimer here. From the buys I did, I never got disappointed. It has good pigment; it doesn’t smell toxic or bad and the structure of the makeup feels soft and easy to apply. I’m using the Green Me hydrating BB Cream in shade Porcelain for more than a year now and when I have nothing left of it, it goes straight into my virtual shopping basket. I’m also obsessed with their lip glosses. Not only does Kiko Milano has beautiful shades, but it also has a non-toxic smell or feel. Which is amazing, you don’t wat to apply something on your lips that doesn’t feel right, right? The bronzers are also pretty goodies that I love to use, same goes for their highlighters. The bronzers are not too dark for my skin tone and the highlighters are good pigmented and gives that perfect glow during my day.
When it comes to nail polishes, eye and lipliners is Essence Cosmetics my BFF. Love the many colors I can use while I play with my makeup. I’m a sucker for eye looks, so the eyeliners are perfect to start with. I only use the lipliners when I want a full makeup look, I mostly do when I’m invited for parties. In my case: Moroccan weddings. When I visit the drugstore, I always walk by the makeup aisle. I always look if Essence Cosmetics has a new collection. When it does, I look at their lipsticks and glosses. Nine out of the ten times I put it in the shopping basket. If I urge myself, I don’t need it I put it back. If not, I lost to the urge.
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I’m back Loves, I missed blogging so much. On my Instagram I told you the reason why and I’m happy to see you wished me a welcome back. I appreciated it a lot! I’m going to focus on my blog because during my ‘’sabbatical’’ I have been inspired to work on upcoming blogposts. First blogpost that popped in my mind is a beauty look. I haven’t done one for a while, it felt good to play with makeup for a full cover look. Especially when I kept my makeup simple during my college days.
Let’s get right into it Loves. After I rinsed my face with lukewarm water I applied Farsáli Rose Gold Elixir 24K infused beauty oil. Such a mouth full, but it works heavenly! It has a sweet peachy smell and it moistures very well. Then I used Essence Anti Redness Colour Correcting liquid concealer. I used it to blemish my impurities, it’s a truly holy grail because it neutralizes redness. The foundation that I used after the green concealer is, KIKO Milano in shade Cool Rose #20. For a sun kissed glow I used Lancaster Infinite Bronzer in #001. Not only it has a 15 SPF, it feels like luxury on my skin. Also, a plus: the smell. I also contoured my face like I did here. Since I’m having the hang of it, I enjoy when I do a good contour. I used Primark PS Contour Shade Crayon paired with Essence Stay All Day Long Lasting concealer to highlight the parts I wanted highlighted. On my cheeks I used Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder in shade Medium 2. I used a little bit just to add more volume to the sun kissed glow. On my cheekbones I used KIKO Milano Glow Fusion powder highlighter in #02. Also, a little bit because I don’t want to dominate the glow. I also used ICONIC London Illuminator in shade Original to have that warm glow you always get when you visited the beach.
For my moving eyelids I used first L’Oréal Paris eyeshadow in shade Pop #410. From the middle to the outside ends, I used L’Oréal Paris eyeshadow in shade Smoky #306. I also used it on the inner corners of my eyes for an open look. On top of my eyelids and under my eyebrows I used H&M eyeshadow in shade All White Already to finish the open look. For eyeliner wings I used MAC Modern Twist Kajal liner in shade Cat’s Meow. For my eyelashes I used Primark PS Amplif-Eyed mascara. I love the brush of this mascara, it’s covers all my small lashes perfectly. To tame my eyebrows, I used Tweezerman Transparent Brow Mousse.
Now comes the cherry on top of the pie. I used on my lips Christian Dior Rouge in shade Rose Rose #568. I love this shade because it comes close to my natural lip colour.
Tell me your thoughts about this look Loves. Happy to read them, I missed it a lot!
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