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mercoledì 20 febbraio 2013


Hello my pink ladies!
Just a quick post to share with you my favorite lip combo of the past month. 
Every time, every-single-time, I apply these two products I say to myself “OMG this lip pencil and lipstick is a match made in heaven”!!! 
I’m talking about Dior’s lip pencil in Candy Rose and YSL’s Rouge Pure Shine lipstick #10:

I’ve had the YSL lipstick for about a year now and I’ve always carried it in my bag because I find it to be a very ‘easy’ lipstick---- I can apply it without a mirror since it is extremely glossy and not highly pigment (which sometimes is a good thing).
I discovered Dior’s Candy Rose lip pencil from LisaLisaD1 who is a guru when it comes to lip products and I’m so pleased I bought it because it’s an extremely versatile lip pencil: I use it with my reds, pinks, fuchsias... It’s great!!!  


mercoledì 13 febbraio 2013


Hey hey!!! How’s everyone doing?! Surviving the freezing cold?! I don’t know about you but I am totally over winter… O.V.E.R.!!!
Soooo a couple of weeks ago I placed an order on the Sephora website to buy my trustee Clinique Moisture Surge (haul here) and at check-out I ended up with Benefit’s Hello Flawless foundation in my basket as well….. yah, don’t ask!
I’ve to be honest here, the main reason why I bought it is the packaging. I absolutely love the see-through opaque bottle, I love that is has a pump, I love….the font!!!! It’s cute, and I like having it on my vanity :D

‘Hello Flawless’ is a light to medium coverage foundation, very light weight and liquidy – it reminds me of Chanel’s Vita Lumiere Aqua foundation. Application wise, I tried using my Sephora #55 Airbrush brush first, then the Beauty Blender, and lastly Sigma’s F80 Flat Top Kabuki brush - among all three I prefer the second and third tool. With the Sephora brush I get a very light and sheer coverage (not my favorite!), whereas the Beauty Blender and Sigma’s F80 pack on more product on my skin and the coverage is definitely more towards the medium side, which I prefer. 

I like to damped my Beauty Blender with MAC’s Fix Plus first, just one/two sprays, not more than that because otherwise ‘Hello Flawless’ turns to ‘Hello Messy’!!!
Performance wise, this foundation stays on all day- after 10 hours I still look pretty decent so that’s great! As I said in my haul video, ‘Hello Flawless’ is the perfect everyday foundation: quick and easy to apply, with a light/medium coverage ideal for a no-makeup makeup kind of look!