Tarte is a brand that I think is best known for their blushes. Known to be longwearing (they promise 12 hours of wear time), these blushes pop up in many beauty favorites and make up collections. A while ago, I decided to buy my first Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in the shade Achiote. Here’s what I think.
Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush Achiote
Is it too late to hop onto this bandwagon? I don’t think so. The NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams are a standard in many beauty lovers routine and I wanted to know what the fuss was all about. I used to own one of these in Addis Ababa, but hardly wore it. Turns out that that is one of the worst performing shades in the range. So it wasn’t me. When I found out that some shades perform better than others, I decided to try some more. Now I know what the fuss is all about.
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream
Stockholm, Cannes, Morocco
Zoeva has brought out a new set of palettes: the Matte and Matte Spectrum and I have heard so little about these. Which is why I took it upon myself to purchase one of the palettes myself and review it for you. I purchased the Zoeva Matte palette as that had the most interesting shades to me and from the few swatches I could find, this seemed to perform the best. Is this Zoeva palette as good at the others ones I reviewed so far in this, this and this blog post?
Zoeva Matte palette
Are you melting? I know I am! It’s been seriously hot this week and the heatwave is on. Despite that, I’m still wearing make up, but I keep it very very minimal. I never, ever forego blush though: it is a must have in my make up routine as I feel I look pale and pasty without it. I thought I’d share with you my top 6 favorite blushes for the summer time.
Top 6 blush for summer
I’ve been massively into pink lips these past few weeks. This means that I’ve been busting out every shade of pink lipstick in my collection. Today I’d like to focus on some of my more high end products in this very particular category. Last year, Dior reformulated their Addict lip line and I decided to try some products when there was a discount on.
Dior Addict Lipstick 976 Be Dior
Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss 765 Ultradior
Do brow products have to be expensive? That of course depends on your brow needs. I am of the opinion that brows is an area I can skimp on when it comes to my beauty expenses. My brows are pretty decent: a bit of filling in and some more definition is all they need to frame my face. No need to shape or reshape them (in my opinion), which is why I like to keep things simple and affordable. I decided to try some affordable options by Catrice and Essence.
Catrice Velvet Brow Powder Artist 020 Brow fASHionista
Essence Make Me Brow eyebrow mascara 01 Blondy Brows
The Body Shop is my ultimate bodycare brand and I have tried and used many of their products and continue to do so. Needless to say, I have a few favorite scents and products from the different lines that I am currently loving. This is them!
The Body Shop favorites