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Review: Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette – worth the hype?

Review: Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette – worth the hype?

The Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills (£41 for 14 x 0.7 g) have been on the marked for quite some time now. I have heard so many people say positive things about the eyeshadow palette so I finally got around buying the palette myself and finally received it! So, is this palette worth the hype?

They don’t say much about this palette on their website but they state that the palette
is able to create endless looks for daytime and evening
consists of highly pigmented, easy-to-blend eyeshadows

And lets be honest – what more do we need? The palette consists of 14 shadows (11 mattes and 3 shimmers) in the neutral and berry tones. I really love the colour theme of the palette and I really like that the majority of the shadows are matte. My absolutte favourite shadow from the palette is Buon Fresco – that shadow really screams my name! With the eyeshadow palette you also get a dual ended brush and a nice sized mirror. I don’t think the brush is anything special and prefer my own.

Many of the finger swatches of the shadows from above looks really great but others not so great. Luckily the shadows perform way better on the eyes with brushes than when you swatch them with your fingers. I find the shadows to be very pigmented on the eyes and are easy to build up to make them even more pigmented! I also find them very easy to blend. This palette really want me to try more shadows from Anastasia Beverly Hills! I also find that this palette will work for makeup looks for both day and night as they promise. I don’t see any fallout from any of the matte shadows but Venetian Red but of course from the shimmer shadows; Vermeer, Antique Bronze, & Primavera.

Even though this palette is new to my makeup collection I already know this is going to be a favourite of mine. This is also why I will give this palette 5 out of 5 possible hearts!

I really don’t have anything negative to say about this palette. I maybe would have liked if there was more product in the palette as there is not even a full gram in every pan. But other than that I don’t have anything else to point out. I really enjoy this palette and I think it is worth the money. Have you tried it? If you have then let me know your opinion in the comments! If you haven’t, then let me know if you want to!

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Review: L’Oreal Paris True Match Foundation

Review: L’Oreal Paris True Match Foundation

The L’Oreal Paris True Match Foundation (£9.99 for 1 oz / 30 ml) is the foundation from L’Oreal Paris with the most shade options which might indicate the name of the foundation. The foundation is available in 23 shades (see bottom picture, found on pinterest) which I think is a big plus for everyone looking for the perfect match in foundation! I think there might be a pretty good shade match for most people.

On their website they state that the foundation
is superblendable
that their new formula contains 3 new shade enhancers for shade matching precision
gives a homogeneous finish because of skin perfecting pigments and the ultra gliding, creamy texture
have an even better colour matching
gives more luminous and radiant skin
even longer wear and better comfort (than the older formula I guess)

I have been using this foundation for a while now and I actually really enjoy it! I am the shade Rose Ivory – the lightest shade – and it matches me perfectly! I don’t even need to lighten it! I have not tried the old formula so I can’t tell you if the foundation have a better colour matching. The foundation is so easy to blend and really makes your skin look more luminous and radiant which I really like! It is easy to blend other products into it like contour, blush, and highlight. I can wear this foundation for hours! It will of course wear off in some places like my chin where I often have my hands but it is very comfortable to wear and have medium to full coverage and gives a nice, even finish.

I think this foundation really is worth the money! I have already repurchased it as I have almost gone through my first bottle! This is a foundation I like to use for my everyday makeup as it is so easy to work with and I don’t have to go through the trouble of lightening it as it already is a perfect match! Because the foundation keeps it’s promises and is a very good product I will give it 5 hearts out of 5 possible!

I can’t come up with anything I don’t like about this product! I really enjoy it! Another plus is that it matches so many skintones! I would definitely keep buying this product! Have you tried the L’Oreal Paris True Match Foundation? If you have then let me know your opinion in the comments!

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Review: Lancôme Definicils Mascara

Review: Lancôme Definicils Mascara

The Lancôme Definicils Mascara (£24.50 for 0.22 oz / 6.5 ml) is one of the many mascaras available from Lancôme. It is only available in black where some of the other mascaras from the brand also is available in other colours like different shades of brown and even red.

On their website they state that the mascara
provides lash separation
shapes and defines to create longer-looking and beautiful lashes from base to tip without clumping
is distributed evenly along the entire lash because of the brush
separates the look of eye lashes for a natural-looking, even finish

which I don’t think is too much to promise! I love this mascara for a “natural look”. I don’t really go for natural I always choose what looks the prettiest hahahah. I like to use this for an easy everyday look as it is so easy to apply and looks fabulous every time and even after many hours! My lashes never looks clumpy and is always separated beautifully! It sometimes does smudges under my eyebrows which all mascaras does on me but this is not that bad as others. It makes my lashes look naturally long and is easily distributed evenly.

Ever since I started wearing makeup Lancôme have been one of my favourite brands and still is! I still haven’t found a brand that makes better mascaras than they do. The Lancôme Definicils Mascara is my go-to right now and you will be able to see why in the pictures below! I love this mascara to death which is why it deserves 5 out of 5 possible hearts from me!

The mascara does everything that they state it will and is at the same time a wonderful product that I think everyone should give a shot! I also don’t mind that it’s only available in black as I don’t wear other shades of mascara. Have you tried the Lancôme Definicils Mascara? If you have then tell me your opinion in the comments!

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Review: L.A. Girl Pro Conceal

Review: L.A. Girl Pro Conceal

The L.A. Girl Pro Conceal (£5.2 for 0.28 oz / 8 g) is the only concealer available from the brand L.A. Girl. There is 28 different shades to pick from where 21 of them are actual concealers, 6 are color-correctors, and 1 is a highlighter. I own some of the concealers and a few of the color-correctors.

On their website they state that the concealers are:
Crease-resistant
 With opaque coverage
 With a creamy, yet lightweight texture
Long-wearing
Able to camouflage darkness under the eyes, redness, and skin imperfections
Provides complete, natural-looking coverage
Evens skintone
Covers dark circles
Minimises fine lines around the eyes

That is a lot of promises! I think that the concealer is crease-resistant if you set it with a fine powder. If your powder isn’t fine enough the concealer will crease. The concealers have a good coverage. I think it is something between medium to full. I really like to use the concealers under my eyes or for cream highlighting but I don’t like them for covering up imperfections like pimples or scars as I don’t feel it is covering enough. The texture of the concealers is great and it blends easily into the skin! I also think it is very long-wearing as long as you have set it with powder.

I use the peach corrector and the porcelain concealer under my eyes and I think they do a great job even though I don’t have that much to cover. I also use the green corrector to correct any redness I have. I don’t use the concealers to cover skin imperfections as I – like I just said – don’t think they cover enough. It gives a very natural-looking coverage and don’t look heavy or cakey on the face. I also think it is very good at evening out my skintone under my eyes and covers my under-eyes really good. I don’t know if the concealer actually minimises fine lines around the eyes, I have always had some wrinkles under my eyes for as long as I can remember which I still have after applying the concealer hahahah! I know that’s not what they mean but I don’t think the concealer minimises fine lines but It definitely makes them worse if you don’t set it with powder or set it with a heavy powder.

I think that £5.2 for 8 grams of a good product is a very low price to pay! I think they got a lot of shades to chose from but I feel they get very dark very quickly. I really could have used a complete white concealer. I at first though that the highlight concealer was completely white but I found out that it is a actual highlighter with shimmer 🙁 I think this product deserves 5 out 5 hearts to be honest!

I think the concealer keeps it’s promises and is a really good, affordable product, which is why I think it deserves all 5 hearts. All I could ask for is more lighter shades. Would I buy some of them again? Yes, and I’ve already did! Below you will be able to see swatches of the shades I have. Porcelain, Light Ivory, Classic Ivory, Natural, Creamy Beige, and Toast is the concealer shades I own. The only ones there is light enough for me is the Porcelain and Light Ivory. I use Toast as a cream contour and think it does a very good job! For correcting-shades I have the Green, Peach, and Lavender which I all think does a very good correcting-job!

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Review: Manna Kadar Cosmetics Paradise Pearlized Blush

Review: Manna Kadar Cosmetics Paradise Pearlized Blush

I think blushes are the kind of makeup there can make or break your makeup look. It got to be the right shade for your skintone and needs to be applied so it looks naturally according to me. I am not the biggest fan of blushes because my cheeks got a red color and I am trying to get rid of that with my foundation.

The Manna Kadar Cosmetics Paradise Pearlized Blush ($19/£14.7 for 0.105 oz / 3 g) is a beautiful coral blush with a golden sheen. As I can understand from their website the blush has previously been a part of a palette called Day Dream Palette but because of a popular demand this blush is now sold individually.

On their website they state that this blush got a “custom formulation” which will offer a special light texture which will glide smoothly and evenly on the skin, that it provides the perfect amount of color, are highly pigmented, is a universal shade, are paraben free and cruelty free. This blush is very pigmented! I personally like blushes that are not too pigmented but they stated that it would be and it is. I feel like you need to be very carefull when applying it and need to go in light handed if you’re not into pigmented blushes. I really like the formula of it tho! As they state, it applies smoothly and evenly to the skin and are easy to apply when you know how pigmented it is. I also feel like this shade would look good on everyone which is why I also think that they where asked to sell it individually. I don’t think that their packaging is anything fancy and it is really light-weight.

I think the price tag for it is a bit much for 3 grams of product and a very cheap packaging. For example you could buy a MAC blush for $23/£17.8 for double the amount of product. I will give this product 4 out of 5 hearts.

The reason I don’t give the product the 5 hearts is because I would have liked a bit more sturdy packaging as I am afraid of breaking it every time I use it. Would I buy it again? I think I would even though the price is up there but I really like the quality of the product.

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Review: OMG! 2in1 Kit Detox Bubbling Microfiber Mask

Review: OMG! 2in1 Kit Detox Bubbling Microfiber Mask

I got the OMG! 2in1 Mask and the headband in a danish monthly makeup subscription box and wanted to test it out and review it for you! It is from the brand Double Dare which I don’t think I have ever heard of before. The mask retails for $6 (which is around £4.8) the headband retails for $8 (about  £6.5).

There are two masks in this component; one for step one and one for step two. The first mask is the detox bubbling mask which is supposed to cleanse and detoxify the skin. The second mask is the microfiber mask which will feed the skin with nutrients. Both of the masks are sheet masks and are really easy to put on your face when you finally figure out which way is up hahahah.

I followed the instruktions and kept the first mask on for a bit longer than three minutes and the second for around 20. My skin was very sticky afterwards because of the serum from the second mask but after it all was absorbed my skin felt preeeeetty good! I feel like it really took care of some of my trouble areas; I had some kind of bumps at my mouths which were gone afterwards!

I think this 2in1 mask deserves 4,5 hearts out of 5 because it did as it said it would which is the most important thing! The only little thing I did not like was the stickiness afterwards and I felt like the serum did not absorb as fast as I would like. But I really think I would repurchase the mask – especially because it sorted out my trouble area!

Now, enjoy some pictures of me with the masks! I feel like these are the most weird pictures I have ever been taking of myself like… I was trying to smile but then the mask would come down in my mouth hahahah… The first two pictures are with the step 1 mask and the last one with the step 2. Also, I don’t think it is necessary to have the headband. A normal hair elastic would have done the job.

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Review: Dermacol Makeup Cover Foundation

Review: Dermacol Makeup Cover Foundation

I have had this foundation for a bit over two years now, which is why it’s nearly empty. But I will be able to give you a very good review now, because I have been using it for so long hahahah. I bought mine for around £11 of eBay as I could not find anywhere else to buy them inside of EU. The seller I bought it from two years ago don’t sell them anymore, but if you are going to buy yours of eBay, then a good tip will be that you look after products that are in the same price range as the product itself. Looking through the different options I think that I would buy it here, as the price seems okay and the seller is from the Czech Republic, which is where the brand is from.

I got mine in the shade 207. I do not think that it is the lightest shade as 208 appears lighter, but it is the lowest number. I still feel like this shade matches my skintone pretty good. The same seller I mentioned before seems to have swatches of all of the shades.

On their website they state that the foundation are waterproof, hypoallergenic, for all skin types, have SPF 30, preservative free and got extreme full coverage. I really like that it is hypoallergenic (I have not felt anything on my sensitive skin) and preservative free. I really enjoy the SPF 30 but I still add sunscreen to my face before I use any kind of makeup. I can tell from my own experience, that the foundation really is waterproof, which I think is a big plus in my book! I got normal skin and the foundation works great on my skintype! I think it would be good on oily skin too, I don’t know about dry skin as the foundation is pretty thick and full coverage, so maybe it will cling to dry spots? If you got dry or oily skin, then be welcome to give us a mini review in the comments!

As just said, the foundation is really think and extremely full coverage! It is so full coverage that you really don’t need a concealer afterwards! You don’t need a lot of product to get the full coverage. I like to take just a tiny “drop” and put it on the back on my hand and warm it up a bit and then put it on my face with a flat foundation brush or my finger and blend it out with a sponge. You can of course tell that you are wearing foundation because it is so full coverage. The pores on my cheeks gets really exaggerated and if I don’t set it, the foundation will of course crease and settle into fine lines. If you make sure to set it really good, then I don’t think there would be any problem!

I think this foundation from Dermacol deserves five hearts out of five possible! I really enjoy the foundation and I’ve actually used it almost every single day since I got it 2 years ago! The only little thing I don’t like is that the tube it comes in starts cracking when it starts getting empty. So every time I use it now I will have foundation all over my hands… So maybe a different type of material would be good for the tube job! That is actually the only negative thing I have to say – I hope you enjoyed the review! If you have tried the foundation then let me know your opinion on it in the comments!

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Review: Gerard Cosmetics Slay All Day Lavender Setting Spray

Review: Gerard Cosmetics Slay All Day Lavender Setting Spray

I’ve written a review about the Slay All Day Setting Spray from Gerard Cosmetics before, but in Danish. So I though I would update the review and write it in English for you so everyone would be able understand it.

So since I wrote my last review, Gerard Cosmetics have expanded their range of the Slay All Day Setting Sprays. I chose the scent lavender, as I’ve always loved the smell of it and because I’ve heard that some of the other scents shouldn’t smell that great, which I can’t say if it’s true or false. You can now choose from seven different scents: Cucumber, grapefruit, green tea, jasmine, lavender, lemongrass and peach. I actually want to try out all of them, maybe not peach as I would feel like spraying peach ice tea all over my face hahahah. They’re available in two different sizes now, a full size in a 100 ml bottle which retails for around £15 on beautybay.com, and a travel size in a 30 ml bottle which retails for around £11 on beautybay.com. I really like that they came out with a travel size because I feel like the full size is a bit too big to travel with.

I actually like the product itself. I feel like it really makes my makeup last longer on my face and helps take away that powdery look. A thing I don’t like that much, is the duster. It’s not as fine as I would like and it sometimes sprays some big drops out on my face, which isn’t very flattering as you can see where they’ve landed.

I will rate the Slay All Day Setting Spray with 4,5 hearts out of 5 possible. I really like the product and I think it does what it state it will, which is what a product should! The reason I don’t give it the 5 hearts is because of the duster and the very big droplets it sometimes disperses. But all in all I think this is a very good product. Have you tried it out? If you have, then let me know how you feel about it in the comments!

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Review: Clinique High Impact Mascara

Review: Clinique High Impact Mascara

A while ago I bought a lot of skincare products from Clinique and therefore got a sample of their High Impact Mascara. I’m not always the biggest fan of trying out new mascaras, because if I don’t like them I’m still going to wear them for the rest of the day.

Luckily, I actually think the High Impact Mascara is okay. I really like the wand because it’s slim and makes it really easy to put on your mascara and disperse the product in an even amount. I also really likes the formula. I don’t find it clumpy in any way and gives your lashes a pretty, natural look. But even though I curl my lashes before putting on the mascara, I fell like the curve of my lashes fade over time, which it normal don’t do as much. In the start of the day my lashes will look curled and long, but after some hours of wear they’re no longer curled and you won’t be able to see them unless I tilt my head back.

I think the picture below shows my problem very well. I curled the lashes on the left eye and applied the mascara. I then waited two hours and did the same to the right eye. I applied the same amount and did as I’ve always do. But as you can see, the lashes on the left eye is not looking as great as the lashes on the right eye. The left eye looked exactly as the right eye when freshly done. Be aware that my right eye – on this picture, it’s the left in person – is a bit more closed than the other.

Would I repurchase this mascara? No, I don’t think I would. I will use up the sample sized that I got, but I will not use it on days where I’m going to be around a lot of people. I will give this mascara 3 out of 5 hearts.

Remember: If this mascara works for you, then that’s great! But it didn’t work out for me even though I liked it. The only reason I give this mascara 3 hearts, is because I don’t fell like my lashes look good after a couple of hours. Tell me your experience with this mascara in the comments!

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Review: Essence Matt Matt Matt Lipstick

Review: Essence Matt Matt Matt Lipstick

Essence is a very affordable brand which might be the main reason I really want to test their products. One product I bought from them is this Matt Matt Matt Lipstick in the shade 02 Perfect Match. I feel there’s a big difference in the colour of the lipstick if you look at my pictures and theirs on their website. I think it might be because their photos are taken in a professionel studio with lots of light, but mine are taken in natural lighting and my tiny ring light for my iPad hahahah.

This lipstick is, as the name tells you, matte. I actually really like the formula of the lipstick, but if you don’t moisturise your lips it will feel very drying. I think it lasts a very long time on the lips and stays put wether you wear it with or without a lipliner. I like to pair this lipstick with their Lipliner in 06 Satin Mauve, which is a perfect match shade wise.

I actually didn’t expect much for this lipstick, but I have to admit that I really like it. I will give this matte lipstick 4.5 out of 5 hearts!

The reason I don’t give it 5 hearts is, that they’re very drying if you already got dry lips. I know it’s a matte formula, but I’ve tried other matte lip products that didn’t dry out my lips if they were dry already. I still want to get my hands on some more shades, because I think they’re really good for the price as they’re only about $3 here in Denmark. Yay for affordable lipsticks! Have you tried these? Or do you want to? Tell me your experience in the comments!

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