Jul 30, 2012

Autumn/Winter 2012/3 Makeup Trends

What if we are in the middle of summer? New beauty/makeup collections are already on their way out so let's get a sneak peak of the next season's makeup trends.

Roberto Cavalli
Face : Summer's face was luminous, fresh and glow-y, and remains the same! Keep that shine on! (or if you are oily just minimize it). This fall the face stays flawless but fresh. Why not try BB cream  ?

Eyes : a) The key word for this fall/winter is Color! Bright eyeshadows is a must for this season. Gorgeous shimmery blues and purples for Chanel, peacock inspired makeup by Roberto Cavalli.

b) Rock that flick! Winged eyeliner is all over the place. Wear it as long as you are comfortable with.

c) White!  Yes white! Is your matte/metallic eyeshadow abandoned somewhere in your vanity ? Get it out now!

Brows: Natural and full brows still are first these years. The bushy natural brow stays strong and you dear, need to let that tweezers go! If your brows are sparse and skinny, lightly fill them in with the help of a brow pencil or powder (3 shades darker if you're blonde/3 shades lighter if you have dark hair)


Romantic makeup is at last a must for next season! Winged eyeliner, soft lips, pastel eyes, flushed cheeks and luminous complexion. I love this trend!

Lips go bold: Luscious red and vampy/dark cherry lips as seen on the catwalk. The classic bold red lip is always in. Next season, to make lips look fuller, line the edges of your lips with a burgundy or a deeper red shade lip liner. Then use the red lipstick of choice focusing in the middle part of both upper and lower lip. Carefully blend the dark color in the vibrant red. As seen on Gucci's runways again and again.

Diane Von Furstenberg

What's your favorite trend for fall ?

Jul 24, 2012

Revlon Photoready Foundation: A review

Hello girls! I've been away for a long time, but now i'm back. I have a review for an extremely famous and hyped foundation by Revlon. 
The famous Photoready.

The brand says :   
"Revlon PhotoReady™ Makeup - for poreless, airbrushed skin in any light. Photochromatic pigments bend and reflect light to erase every flaw. Complete, yet undetectable coverage. Soft, luminous finish.

- Oil free
- Fragrance free
- SPF 20

 Works ?

This foundation is supposed to make you look luminous and glowing in pictures. It contains shimmer which reflects in pictures taken with flash. True ? Let's do the test. 

I borrowed my mother's foundation so it's 2 shades darker than me but lets assume that it's the right shade. She absolutely loves it. Am i going to love it too ?

I applied it with a standard flat foundation brush and blended it with a damp sponge. (ignore the dark circles- i have only the foundation on)

 The finish is lovely on the picture, the face looks radiant and not really oily or sweaty despite my oily/combination skin. The pores and facial lines are invisible. What a great foundation!!

So after testing how great is with flash photography, lets see closer... closer to the skin. 

 As you can clearly see, these magnificent reflective particles just make me look sooooooo gorgeous (yes i'm being sarcastic). The entire face is full of glitter making me look like a disco ball, literally. 

My pores appear to be huge as well. For the record, my skin during summer is oily.  After seeing this result I opted for something dangerous (don't do it at home) - yes i used a powder on top. Ohhhh mother of... It was soo soo... ok i looked like a chocolate cupcake with caster sugar on top.

Not the most attractive thing.
But despite aaall that it has good coverage. Lets examine though an important factor. Your skin. My mother for example loves this foundation. Her skin lacks glow, it is dry and mature. This foundation makes her face radiant and healthy looking. Applied in fine layers doesn't cling to the pores or the wrinkles.  

The consistency is liquidy to creamy. 
This is the shade 005 Natural Beige

Recommended? I wouldn't really. I think there are many great foundation out there (for example Bourjois Healthy Mix) which offer luminous skin without glitter. Also, its price wasn't as cool, since 25 euros for that product isn't the best deal. 

Have you tried this foundation ? Does it work for you?