A hit and a miss – Sephora sleeping masks

Hello everyone, I hope you had a great weekend! To be honest, I wasn’t always a face mask aficionado who wished she could try a different mask every day – I used to totally neglect this part of skincare routine and that clearly was a mistake. Fortunately, I realized how much my skin can benefit from masking and now I simply cannot imagine skipping this step of my weekly routine. Among all, sleeping masks are my favourite – I can just sleep peacefully while they work their magic. Or not, like one of the masks reviewed below. Keep on reading to see which one became my holy grail and which one did absolutely nothing for my skin!

Sephora Rose sleeping mask – Ultra moisturizing and brightening


A not-so- hidden gem revealed – this mask is MAGIC. When I was first using it I didn’t expect much, I was actually worried it might irritate my skin because this usually happens when I try products with natural extracts. Not in this case. It did tingle a little bit right after application but I didn’t experience any redness or irritation afterwards. I woke up with my skin looking renewedglowy but not oily, hydrated, fresh, plump and smooth. I tend to get dehydration lines on my forhead and around my mouth and they were completely gone, my skin felt firm and even lifted. This effect lasts every time for about two to three days and now I use the mask once a week. It’s a great product to reach for if you have a special event the next day and you want your skin to look gorgeous and be perfectly prepared for makeup application. Another great thing about the mask is that the one small pot lasts for about four applications if only you protect it from drying out. Pretty amazing, considering that it costs 4$ (in Poland 15zł). It has become a must-have in my makeup bag and I’m excited to try more products with rose extract now!

Sephora Ginseng sleeping mask – Toning and firming

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So if the other one was a hit I guess you already know that this one just didn’t do it for me. It doesn’t have a nice cream-gel consistency like the rose version – it’s a very lightweight gel that’s supposed that have a toning and firming effect on the skin. Unfortunately, I did not notice the slightest difference in my skin after using it so I won’t be repurchasing this one.

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Have you used the Sephora sleeping masks? What do you think of them? What are your favourite sleeping masks?

To the next one,

A.

 

Best hand creams to relieve dry skin

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Hello my beauties, I hope you had a great start of the week! Winter weather has been mercilessly harsh lately and as a person who constantly loses her gloves and washes her hands way too often (any other hygiene freaks here?) I really need to take good care of my hands to prevent them from being incredibly dry and chapped this time of the year (or, ever). Here are my favourite picks for keeping my hands moisturized and smooth, even in temperatures dropping far below zero!

Day creams

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1. Evree Handcare Instant Help.

The only cream from this post available only in Poland so my readers from other countries can skip this one. It’s my favourite when it comes to drugstore hand creams to use during the day – it is moisturizing and nourishing thanks to allantoin, glycerin and mango butter but at the same time it absorbs very well, is non-sticky and non-greasy. For me it’s a great, affordable option for all year round.

2. Sephora Moisturizing Hand Cream Cotton flower.

It was a part of Sephora’s Christmas collection last year, however I’m pretty sure they will release something very similar very soon. Even though the ingredients list isn’t very impressive it moisturizes very well, to the point I don’t need to use it each time I wash my hands, which is great. It also smells beautifully, a bit like fresh laundry, only more sophisticated. I think it’s worth a bit of a higher price tag, especially when in a gift set.

3. L’Occitane hand creams (various).

The brand has an amazing choice of hand creams – many different scents, formulas and sizes. They have become cult products and I must say I totally understand why. These are the only creams I could use day and night and not suffer from dry hands (otherwise I need to use special creams for the night which you can read about below) and in addition to that they smell just gorgeous, all of them. Despite all the moisturizing and nourishing properties as well as the rich formula, they aren’t sticky nor they leave any greasy residue. The only downside here is the high price.

4. Eos Hand Lotion.

Despite my love for L’Occitane, this one has to be the winner. I think EOS has reached the perfect balance between rich formula and lightness – the product just sinks into the skin instantly, leaving it smooth, pampered and also refreshed. I also love the truly ingenious packaging – it’s kind of a sleek, squeezy egg with a pop-up cap instead of a traditional one. This solution is both hygienic and practical – you won’t lose the cap when on the go and it’s easier to keep everything clean (I just hate it when the dust gets stuck inside of the cap, gross). It’s also designed in a way that you just need to squeeze it gently to get the product out, no matter how much of it is actually left. It is a bit expensive I must say but I believe that the quality-price ratio is excellent. EDIT: I was checking the scents of these and I saw that in the US they are very affordable. In Poland, however, they are about triple the price!

Night Creams

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1. Kaufmann’s Haut-und-Kinder-Creme.

Okay, I’m cheating a bit here because technically it’s not a hand cream. This amazing but available only in Germany cream is suitable for sensitive skin to soothe any kind of dryness or irritation on any part of the body. If my hands have particularly dry patches I apply it there only and let it do it’s magic overnight. It’s also perfect for dry, red skin on your nose when you have a cold – I used it like this recently and it totally saved my nose from being red and sore!

2. L’Occitane Dry Skin Hand Cream with 20% Shea butter.

I already mentioned L’Occitane creams, however this one is much thicker and more nourishing than the rest so it deserves a separate paragraph. Because it’s so moisturizing I prefer to use it at night and wake up woth baby-smooth hands. And it smells just D-I-V-I-N-E!

3. Neutrogena Concentrated Hand Cream.

This product is simply a WOW one. It’s more of a hand mask than a cream. For me it’s waaaay to thick for when I actually need to use my hands so I apply it generously right before sleeping and my skin is completely renewed in the morning. I honestly couldn’t live without it and that’s why it made it to my 5 beauty products I couldn’t live without post a while ago.

I hope you enjoyed reading! Do you like any of these hand creams? What are your favourite ones? Let me know!

 

K-BEAUTY: Holika Holika sheet masks


Hello everyone, I hope you’re all feeling great! It’s been literally sooo long since I wrote a post…I don’t want to bore you with explanations though, I just hope I’m back for good this time!

Korean beauty products have become all the hype lately – bloggers rave about them, popular stores such as Sephora started stocking them and sheet mask selfies are the thing on Snapchat. I’ve been wanting to try some of the Korean products for a while now so I was really happy when my friend came back from Seoul and brought me face masks from a popular brand Holika Holika. I got two of them – an After Hard Study Mask Sheet and Before an Interview Mask Sheet. Each mask, packed in a sachet is thoroughly soaked and made from a thick fabric that won’t tear while you unfold it. I only had one issue with them – they fit really large! My face is quite (okay, very) small so that’s also one of the reasons but I think they would be too large for most of the people.  Adjusting each of them to my face size and shape was a bit of a struggle.

After Hard Study Mask Sheet

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As I had a bit of skin issues lately, the first mask I chose was the clearing one with spot control essential complex. The mask contains tea tree and witch hazel extracts that have anti-acne properties, nourishing and calming castor oil and calendula officinalis flower extract as well as green tea extract that’s packed with antioxidants. Base ingredients are water, glycerin and unfortunately alcohol, however castor oil and glycerin neutralize it’s otherwise drying effect.

As with any other mask, I used this one in the evening, after removing all of my makeup. The first thing I noticed was very strong tea tree oil scent – I personally like it but it can bother some. I put the mask on for about 15 minutes, as advised on the packaging. I have sensitive skin and products with tea tree oil can irritate it but it didn’t happen this time, only my eyes stung a bit. After removing the mask my skin instantly felt refreshed (and that was some serious refreshment, I got the “after hard study” name then), energized and very, VERY smooth. The baby skin kind of smooth. I pat the residue on my face and went to sleep. I was surprised to see that the smoothness efect was still there the next day, even after washing my face in the morning. As for the spots, the mask didn’t clear them out or dry them but it didn’t break me out either so I’d say it was neutral.

Overall I think it’s a great mask when you need something to refresh and give yourself an energy boost – the mask leaves a bit of a cold sensation and it is definitely awakening. I wouldn’t say it works as an acne treatment, when it comes to clearing my skin I’ll stay with my charcoal and clay masks.

Before Interview Mask Sheet

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The second mask was to revitalize the skin and in the beginning I can say that it did it’s job perfectly. Just like the previous one, this one is based on water, glycerin, alcohol and castor oil. As for active ingredients (called the Fighting essence) it contains yerba mate, pomegranate, lemon and spinach leaf extracts. My skin was looking a bit tired, dry and also irritated from a foundation I used so I was hoping the mask can help these issues.

I followed the instructions on the packaging again, this time keeping the mask on for a bit less – 10 minutes. This one didn’t sting my eyes at all and felt really calming on the skin. After removing, my skin was incredibly smooth again (I kinda wish it was like that always..) and felt more nourished, moisturized and at the same tightened. The next day I woke up with my face looking like I had a really good night’s sleep even though I didn’t!

I liked both of the masks but I’d say I prefer the revitalizing effect of the second one. The mask nourished my skin and made it look much fresher as opposed to the first one that gave the cold-refreshing sensation but didn’t actually make my skin look fresh. I also loved the overall experience of sheet mask application, I felt very relaxed and pampered, definitely something to look forward to after a long day! I’m going to try more sheet masks from Holika Holika’s Before and After range and also from other brands such as Tony Moly. It has become a bit of an addiction already!

Of course there wouldn’t be a post about sheet masks without a mask selfie, so enjoy! Here’s a lovely one that I posted some time ago on my Snapchat (@aniaskor):

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Have you tried Korean masks or other beauty products? What are your favourite ones?

To the next one,

A., xx

 

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K-BEAUTY: MASKI HOLIKA HOLIKA

Mam nadzieję, że u Was wszystko dobrze, minęło baaardzo dużo czasu odkąd ostatni raz napisałam posta, ale nie będę Was zanudzać opowieściami, mam tylko nadzieję, że tym razem wróciłam już na dobre!

Koreańskie kosmetyki stały się ostatnio bardzo popularne – blogerki je chwalą, największe sklepy zaczynają włączać je do swojego asortymentu, a selfie we wszelkich możliwych sheet maskach zalewają Snapchat. Od dawna chciałam wypróbować koreańskie produkty, więc bardzo się ucieszyłam, gdy moja przyjaciółka wróciła z Seulu i przywiozła mi maski popularnej koreańskiej marki Holika Holika. Dostałam dwie – After Hard Study Mask Sheet (maseczka po intensywnej nauce) i Before an Interview Mask Sheet (maseczka przed rozmową kwalifikacyjną). Maseczki były dobrze nasączone składnikami i zrobione z wytrzymałego materiału, który nie rozrywa się przy rozkładaniu, a każda z nich zapakowana była w oddzielną saszetkę. Jedynym problemem, który miałam z maskami był fakt, że są one bardzo duże! Mam dość (bardzo) małą twarz, więc przez to wydawały się jeszcze większe, ale podejrzewam, że byłyby one za duże dla większości osób. Dopasowanie masek do twarzy zajęło mi trochę czasu.

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Ostatnio miałam trochę problemów z trądzikiem, więc jako pierwszą wybrałam oczyszczającą maskę mającą przeciwdziałać wypryskom. Maska zawiera ekstrakty z drzewa herbacianego i oczaru wirginijskiego mające właściwości antytrądzikowe, odżywczy i łagodzący olej rycynowy i wyciąg z nagietka lekarskiego, a także wyciąg z zielonej herbaty zawierający antyoksydanty. Podstawowymi składnikami są woda, gliceryna i niestety alkohol, ale olej rycynowy i gliceryna zniwelowały w przeciwnym razie wysuszające działanie alkoholu.

Tak jak każda inną maskę, i tę zaaplikowałam wieczorem, po usunięciu makijażu. Na początku zwróciłam uwagę na bardzo silny zapach olejku z drzewa herbacianego – osobiście go lubię, ale niektórym osobom może on przeszkadzać. Pozostawiłam maskę na twarzy na 15 minut, zgodnie z instrukcją na opakowaniu. Mam wrażliwą cerę i produkty z olejkiem z drzewa herbacianego mogą ją podrażniać, ale w tym przypadku tak nie było, jedynie trochę zapiekły mnie oczy. Po zdjęciu maski, miałam bardzo silne wrażenie orzeźwienia (zrozumiałam dlaczego ta maska nazywa się “po intensywnej nauce”), a skóra była bardzo, BARDZO gładka. Trochę jak po oliwce dla dzieci. Wklepałam pozostałości maseczki w skórę i poszłam spać. Rano skóra nadal byłą bardzo gładka, efekt utrzymał się aż do wieczora, przetrwał nawet poranne mycie twarzy. Jeśli chodzi o trądzik, nie zauważyłam, żeby maska oczyściła moją skórę ani zlikwidowała czy zmniejszyła wypryski, ale też nie spowodowała nowych, więc powiedziałabym, że jest neutralna.

Uważam, ze jest to świetna maska gdy potrzebujemy natychmiastowego orzeźwienia i dodatkowej energii – zostawia poczucie świeżości i uczucie lekkiego zimna, co zdecydowanie pomoże nas obudzić. W przypadku trądziku wolę oczyszczające maski zawierające węgiel lub glinkę.

Maska Before Interview

Maseczka “przed rozmową kwalifikacyjną” (uwielbiam te nazwy <3) miała za zadanie ożywić cerę i już na początku mogę powiedzieć, że sprawdziła się doskonale. Tak jak poprzednia i ta jest oparta na wodzie, glicerynie, alkoholu i oleju rycynowym. Składniki aktywne czyli kompleks Fighting Essence zawiera ekstrakty z yerba mate, granatu, cytryny oraz szpinaku. Moja skóra wyglądała na zmęczoną, suchą i podrażnioną od podkładu, którego używałam, więc miałam nadzieję, że maseczka pomoże rozwiązać te problemy.

I tym razem kierowałam się instrukcjami z opakowania, pozostawiając maskę na twarzy trochę krócej – 10 minut. Ta maseczka nie podrażniła moich oczu i podziałała łagodząco na skórę. Po zdjęciu maski, skóra znów była bardzo gładka (chciałabym, żeby zawsze tak wyglądała…), odżywiona, nawilżona i bardziej jędrna. Wklepałam pozostałość maseczki używając jej trochę jak kremu na noc. Następnego dnia moja cera wyglądała, jakbym bardzo porządnie się wyspała, mimo że to nie była prawda!

Jestem zadowolona z działania obydwu masek, ale jeśli miałabym wybrać jedną zdecydowałabym się na drugą – Before an Interview. Podobał mi się jej ożywiający efekt, skóra wyglądała na świeżą i wypoczętą. Pierwsza maseczka dawała wrażenie większego orzeźwienia, ale było to odczucie, a nie zmiana w wyglądzie skóry (z wyjątkiem gładkości). Bardzo podobał mi się tez sam proces aplikacji, włącznie z wklepywaniem maseczki, było to bardzo relaksujące, zdecydowanie miłe doświadczenie po długim dniu! Na pewno wypróbuję więcej masek Holika Holika i innych koreańskich marek jak na przykład Tony Moly. Trochę się uzależniłam! 

Oczywiście nie byłoby posta o sheet maskach bez selfie w takiej właśnie maseczce, więc proszę bardzo 😀 Powyżej możecie znaleźć przeurocze selfie, które wrzuciłam na Snapchata jakiś czas temu (mój Snapchat to aniaskor btw ;))

Używałyście kiedyś koreańskich maseczek albo innych kosmetyków? JAkie są Wasze ulubione?

 

Do następnego,

A., xx

 

L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24H-Matte foundation

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Hello everyone, I hope you had a great start of the week! Foundation has always been the most important item in my makeup bag and also the one that I tend to struggle with – either the shade isn’t right, the formula is too light or too heavy, it breaks me out… While on the hunt for The Perfect Foundation I decided to try the recommended-by-literally-everyone Infallible 24H-Matte foundation by L’Oreal Paris. It is claimed to have medium consistency, full coverage and matte finish so it sounded like an ideal match for me. I was happy to find a drugstore foundation that was supposed to meet my expectations.

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I like the style of the packaging, it’s simple but still looks classy, especially for the drugstore. The squeezy tube is a hygenic solution that also helps to avoid any spills so that is also a plus. Just as promised, the foundation has medium consistency, it’s neither too runny or too heavy. My preferred way of application is with a Beauty Blender but it blended well when using just fingers too, which is great if you’re in a hurry or makeup tools are just too much of a hassle. I got it in the shade 11 Vanilla that matches me perfectly. For comparison, I’m NC20 at MAC and Y235 in MUFE Ultra HD foundation.

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L’Oreal Paris Infallible 24H-Matte foundation in 11 Vanilla

I really had high hopes for this one as there was huge hype about it all over Youtube and blogs. It was supposed to have a high-end finish and quality for a drugstore price. I gotta say that whenever I’d used it, I was always amazed by the new skin effect that it gave. I was surprised how well it blended into the skin, making it look flawless, but not in a way of wearing perfect makeup but just having great skin. The effect was so natural! It reminds me a lot of the MUFE Ultra HD foundation, only with more matte finish. I haven’t worn it for 24 hours obviously, but it has always lasted very well throughout the day – it didn’t crack, melt, separate and my skin didn’t get particularly oily either. I wouldn’t say it’s as full coverage as the Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation but I anyways use a concealer on any imperfections that try to peek through. Here is the picture of me wearing the foundation topped with my Clinique Superpowder (the picture was taken in April):

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L’Oreal Paris Infallible 24H-Matte foundation in 11 Vanilla

Perfect foundation? Low price, great blendability, flawless finish, long-lasting… Well, almost perfect because there’s a catch. It broke me out really terribly and in addition to that gave me an allergic reaction. I first tried it in April, broke out, healed, tried again in May and in June and every time the effect was the same – really bad acne and red, irritated skin around the nose that still hasn’t healed completely. That was really disappointing, as I loved the foundation itself but unfortunately I can’t use it because it’s just not worth making damage to my skin!

Overall I think it’s a really amazing foundation if you don’t have sensitive or acne-prone skin. If you are suffering or have suffered from skin issues I would either avoid it or try it out first before buying, if it’s possible. If you have oily or normal skin but no tendency to acne, this can work very well for you as the finish and longevity are really impressive!

Have you used this foundation? What are your favourite drugstore foundations? I would love to hear your recommendations!

 

 

TOP 5 BUDGET BEAUTY BUYS

 

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Hello everyone, I hope you’re having a great week! If you have been here with me for some time you probably know that high-end beauty products are my weakness and I often feature them in my posts. However, among my all-time favourites there are also many drugstore products – some of them I choose over even the fanciest products in my collection. Here are my top picks that are on more of a budget side but of impeccable quality!

1.Rimmel Lasting Finish concealer.

My favourite high-coverage concealer that you probably know very well as I include it in almost every makeup look! I use it to conceal any blemishes or dark spots that I have on my skin. It is very creamy and blendable but it dries to a powdery finish what keeps it from smudging and creasing during the day. I also love that it doesn’t break me out what happens to be the case with most of concealers. The only disadvantage I can find is that it fades throughout the day but the cream-to-powder formula makes it easy to reapply.

2. Essence Eyeliner pen waterproof.

I once heard Tati raving about this in one of her videos and I just had to try it. Finding the perfect eyeliner has always been a struggle for me – I just can’t get the line (not to mention the flick…) right and even if I manage to do it, everything smudges or transfers due to my hooded eyes and oily skin after a short time. With this baby, however, drawing a line couldn’t be easier thanks to the very fine felt tip and you don’t need to worry about it budging literally all day, it’s amazing! I thought that removing it would be a pain but it comes off really easily with an oil-based makeup remover. Best. eyeliner. ever.

3. Revlon Volume + length magnified mascara.

I always have the same struggle with the mascaras as with eyeliners – almost everything smudges and transfers, if not to the upper lid then to my under eye area. This is one of the very few (and the only drugstore) mascaras that don’t smudge onto my cheeks during the day nor flake. It just stays as it was applied until I remove it in the end of the day. I also find that drugstore mascaras tend to irritate my eyes but this one doesn’t at all. To my taste it could be more lengthening/curling on the lashes but I still love it the way it is!

 

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4. Wibo Diamond Illuminator highlighter.

Wibo is a very affordable Polish brand, kind of like Wet’n’Wild in the US. Although really affordable, this concealer is just ❤ , I would compare it to the famous Mary Lou-manizer by The Balm. It gives you beautiful glow but without that Christmas ornament effect of visible sprinkles of glitter all over the face. It makes a visible difference both in the pictures and everyday life, I always get compliments on my makeup when I use it! And for ąround 10złotys (ca. 3$) it’s a steal.

5. H&M Pure Radiance powder blusher in Tawny Peach.

The last one is my most recent discovery that I bought totally randomly after browsing the H&M beauty section for the first time and it was one of my best makeup purchases! It’s this kind of beautiful peachy-brown blush, almost like a bronzer but not really because it has hints of pink in it as well, so hard to find. It’s such a gorgeous shade that gives the skin a bronzy but in a highlighting kind of way, healthy look. The name doesn’t lie – even though you can’t detect shimmer it has radiance in it that highlights your cheekbones. I am slightly obsessed about it at the moment, it’s a perfect blush for summer but would be great in winter too, paired with a bold, dark lip. The quality is great too, it stays put all day, blends easily and the packaging has a luxurious touch to it.

Let me know in the comments what are your favourite drugstore makeup products, I would love to know and try them out!

Day-to-night, full coverage makeup look

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Hello everyone, I hope you’re all feeling great! I feel like I owe you some serious explanation as I was MIA on the blog for over a month.. I don’t like talking about problems so let me just say it was really hard time for me lately but I hope I am permanently back on track now! Because of all the issues my skin has been a real disaster so I had to develop a new makeup routine that would be full-coverage but at the same time suitable for my breakout-prone skin. This is what I’ve been using for the past month when going out, especially when I wanted the makeup to last all day and evening.

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As a base I use my holy grail foundation – Estee Lauder Double Wear. I finally got it in the shade that matches me perfectly – 1W1. This foundation is very mattifying, even drying I would say, so I always remember to moisturize my face properly beforehand. On any blemishes or dark spots I apply Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place High Cover concealer – it has the highest coverage among all of the products I’ve used and I love that it has SPF 35 as it prevents the spots from getting darker after sunlight exposure. It also has a tiny little mirror in it, how cool is that?! Then I prime my eyelids with Urban Decay Primer Potion in Original (sorry, I forgot to include it in the picture!) and conceal the area right under my eyes with Nyx Dark Circle concealer in 02 Light.

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I always do my eyes before I set my foundation as it always creases a lot when lift my brows to do eye makeup. That way I can just dab a Beauty Blender on my skin again afterwards to get rid of the creases and then set it. For my eyelids I usually pick two palettes by Too Faced – their famous Chocolate Bar and the summer release – Sweet Peach. Now it’s time to reveal one of my favourite beauty hacks – I use the shade White Chocolate (the matte highlighter on the top of the palette) to set the Nyx concealer. It blends in so well and sets the concealer perfectly until I remove my makeup at night. I don’t have a set routine for what I use on the lids, but I usually mix the crease shades from both palettes, then highlight my inner corners with either Nectar from the Sweet Peach palette or Champagne Truffle from the Chocolate Bar. My favourite all-over the lid shade is Luscious from the Sweet Peach palette, it’s just so gorgeous and pigmented! I occasionally darken the outer corners of my eyes with one of the darker brown shades.

Currently I’m testing the L’Oreal False Lash Wings Sculpt mascara so this is what I chose for this look as well. However, I like the previously reviewed Estee Lauder mascara more. If you don’t have very straight lashes like me, the L’Oreal one should work for you as it’s not particularly curling but seriously volumizing. Then I brush through my brows with Benefit’s Gimme Brow in Medium/Deep (yep, I still have it in the old packaging!) – it’s my favourite brow gel and I don’t really need anything more.

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I want my makeup to last for hours so I’m using cream products first to sculpt my face. I contour my cheeks with the brown shade from the L’Oreal Infallible Sculpt palette in 03 Medium/Dark, highlight the tops of my cheekbones, cupid’s bow and the tip of my nose (sounds weird but looks good in the end!) with L’Oreal Lumi Magique highlighting pen in 1 Light and add Clinique’s Chubby Stick blush in 02 Amp’d up apple on my cheeks. I blend all the products with a damp Beauty Blender. When I use The Estee Lauder foundation I skip the highlighting shade on my under eye area as it tends to cake up. I just realized how many products I’m using for this look and it’s mainly to improve the longevity. If you don’t need your makeup to stay on for so long, adding cream products to scupt the face isn’t necessary.

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Then I set all of the cream products with their powder versions – first I use Clinique Superpowder Double Face powder in 02 Matte Beige to set the foundation, then I apply one of the brown shades from the Sephora Contouring 101 palette to set the contour and I bronze up both sides of my face in the “3” shape with Too Faced Chocolate Soleil bronzer in Medium/Deep. In the end I use Clinique’s Cheek Pop blush in Ginger Pop and Wibo Diamond Illuminator highlighter on my cheeks. I also dab a bit of the highlighter on my cupid’s bow.

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Last but not the least is my newest discovery that I got with the purchase of Estee Lauder products – their Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick in 240 Envious. Oh my God, how pigmented this little one is! It’s the perfect classic, vibrant red, really outstanding. The lipstick has creamy formula so it’s not the most long-lasting out there but it’s so beautiful I just had to include it! I usually don’t wear red lipstick during the day but it’s definitely a great choice for a night out.

And here is the finished look!

What are your favourite full coverage and long-lasting products?