Winter Beauty Haul 2017/2018

I haven’t talked about beauty for a long time but I’ve had some time to spare and I wanted to share the products I have recently (and not so recently) bought.

Yes, I am months behind. I know. Who cares.

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SEPHORA Lips Cream Stain in 17

I decided to treat myself with a Sephora lipsticks. I’ve wanted to get my hands on one of these for a long time and I went it and got it.

A dark red matte liquid lipstick. It’s exactly what I’d been looking for. It’s probably the favourite lipstick colour of my entire collection.

It’s truly beautiful, it lasts for a long time and it doesn’t smudge.

It retails at 10.90€ in Italy.

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Maybelline Fit Me Foundation in 110

Last year I bought this Maybelline foundation in the shade 115 and as my tan slowly disappeared, I got paler and paler. Soon, even n^ 115 was too dark and definitely too pink for me.

I think it’s incredibly difficult to find the perfect foundation for your skin and your undertone. Since I have quite a tight budget I can’t afford to splurge on a lot of brands and try them until I get the perfect one, even the drugstore ones.

I already have 5 bottles of foundations and it’s already too much. So many different shades! And most of them have been bought before I knew what I was doing with my makeup.

Anyway, even if n^110 is a bit ashy and it makes me look “ghost-like”, I love it. It has a light to medium coverage, it sets beautifully on the skin and it makes it look like actual skin and not some mask I’ve put on.

I’ve been mixing it with my Rimmel 24h foundation in 200 (one or two shades darker that the Maybelline one and still with a yellow undertone) and it gives me a better coverage, especially in those days when I want to look flawless. (don’t worry, I never do).

Price: 10.90€



IMG_8224KIKO Long-Lasting Wet & Dry Use Eyeshadow in 215

Kiko’s sales made me buy it! I went in just to browse and my mom was kind enough to get it for me.

It’s got so much glitter! I can’t wait to do a smokey eye and have sparkles all over my eyes!

And since I can use water with it, a couple of days ago I did a great glittery winged eyeliner look and I loved it!

It was on sale and I spent 5€, but the actual price might have been around 8 or 9 €, so a bit expensive for me.

 

 



IMG_8223Deborah Highlighter Face Powder Duo in 02 GOLD

I don’t know why I bought this product. It’s not too bad. It has two sides with a yellow-based highlighter and a pink one.

I haven’t tried other highlighters, to be fair. It seems like the italian makeup industry hasn’t figured out highlighters exist and people have been obsessed with them for ages!

This one is quite glittery and I’m not really sure I apply it in the right way. I’ve been using it non-stop for a month, trying to eventually figure out the correct method for putting in onto my face!

Price: 5.60€



IMG_8225ESSENCE The False Lashes Dramatic Volume Unlimited Mascara

The name is definitely a mouthful!

I saw the lovely Emily of BeautyWithEmilyFox on Youtube doing a video about her favourite Essence mascara and his was on her top 5 list. I have followed her recommendations and so far, I’ve loved every single product I purchased.

It’s a liduid-y formula and the bristles have a lot of product on but it’s volumizing, lenghtening and it lasts very well throughout the day.

One downside, it gets a bit clumpy and I can’t separate my lashes very well. I don’t mind it, I actually like it.

Price: 3.50€.



Let me know if you’ve tried any of these products and if you recommend anything cheap I should get my hands on!

xxx

Georgia

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Lily James

I fell in love with Lily as soon as I saw her in “Downton Abbey” and I’ve been following her work ever since.

She is such a lovely, funny and adorable person! In Cinderella she was so good and I can’t wait to see her in “Baby Driver”!

Her style is always very sophisticated, classy and at the same time innovative.

I love her grungy looks when she wears a super bold dark eyeshadow and a nude lipstick.

It’s her trademark look and I love it.

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Lily at the MET GALA 2017
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Lily at “Baby Driver” ‘s LA Premiere

Another one of my favourite looks she wore is this winged liner with a silvery eyeshadow and a soft pink lipstick.

It’s so simple and yet bold. It suits her so much. Even if usually her go-to colour tone is warm, she can pull off cool-toned shades too.

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But that doesn’t mean she can wear an amazing bold lipstick like in this picture from the Cinderella London Premiere.

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So yeah, I love Lily.

I hope you like this post and let me know your favourite look of hers.

xxx

Georgia

Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington on the red carpet is always on point. Always super classy and edgy.

Lead actress on ABC’s “Scandal”, Kerry is one of the few african american women who are protagonists of their own show and she starred in HBO’s “Confirmation”, a show about Anita Hill, a women who had the courage to come forward with accusations of sexual assaults against Clarence Thomas at his Supreme Court nomination hearings.

She is such a model for strong independent women.

Since we are here to talk about beauty, let’s go!

Kerry has always glow-y and flawless skin and either a bright lip or a very natural finish. This first picture is from the magazine “InStyle” and the makeup artist who did her makeup wrote:

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“To create healthy and even skin on Kerry, I used Neutrogena Healthy Skin Foundation in Cocoa,” said Gonzalez. “Then, to make her skin even more radiant, I rubbed Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen SPF 30 against my fingers and dabbed it over her cheekbones, forehead, chin, and nose bridge. This sunscreen, in particular, has a sheen to it. For the bold, burgundy look I used Neutrogena MoistureSmooth Color Stick in Deep Plum and layered it with Charlotte Tilbury’s lipstick in Glastonberry to create a certain shade,” she said. Meanwhile, for the “almost-bare” lip look, the makeup artist “dabbed Neutrogena’s MoistureSmooth Color Stick in Warm Caramel to match Kerry’s lip tone and add some moisture.

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I love her in these photos. She looks flawless! She has a natural glow that makes her look like a Goddess!

You can read the entire article here.



Another one of her look I adore is this one she wore at the 2017 Golden Globes. I love the minimal eye makeup and the big lashed paired up with the purple lipstick.

Absolutely gorgeous!

Purple is a colour I never wear but I have recently bought an Essence Matt Matt Matt lipstick in the shade 07 and I definitely have to start wearing it during fall. I’m not sure I can pull it off, though.

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Hope you liked this post! Let me know if you have a Kerry Washington favourite look and if there are any celebrities whose look you love!

xxx

Georgia

MAC’s Instagram Favourites

I’ve been toying with this idea for a while. I’ve been following makeup brand’s Instagram accounts for a while now and they post incredibly pictures of different looks.

Most of them are too polished and fake. Don’t get me wrong. When people completely transform their faces and conform to the same standard that makes them look all identical, I can’t really stand it.

If you follow or know about makeup artists Nic and Sam Chapman, that’s the kind of approach I love. Both of them have repeatedly said they like that smudgy, imperfect style and that’s what I’m a fan of.

Instagram makeup is not really my cup of tea.

One of the things I absolutely adore, though, are editorial looks. Put some weird colours and creative shapes on a model and I’m in.

With this post, I wanted to highlight the fun and mostly non-wearable looks that I wouldn’t mind having of my own face. Even if they don’t suit me.

These four looks are not particularly out there, but they caught my eye and I wanted to share them with people, so… here they are!

These are the kind of colours I LOVE wearing of my eyes and even though for a day-to-day basis it’s too much, I’ll love to have the time and the skill to pull this off!



This look is so basic without the blue lashes but it’s actually something I can wear and it’s pretty similar to what I do every day. I love the brown eye with the yellowish undertones and the blue mascara give the entire look a colourful and fun vibe.

If I could, I’d wear this everyday.



Two glam trends collide with majorly chic results thanks to MAC Artist Anastasia Plotnikova of Russia. Create a cool and modern eye look with gloss and metallic shades! Click the link in our bio to shop this post, and head to YouTube.com/MACCosmetics for the full tutorial! 🛍: Cream Colour Base in Shell applied with 224 Brush; Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Blackground using 214 Brush, and blended with 221 Brush; Extra Dimension Eye Shadow in Sea Worship using 242 Brush, and edges softened wirh 224 Brush; Extra Dimension Eye Shadow in Silver Sun applied with 242 Brush; Kohl Power Eye Pencil in Feline applied to the waterline and blended with 214 Brush; and Pro Beyond Twisted Lash. #MACShop #MACHowTo #MACMetallics #MetallicEyes #GlossyEyes #Beauty #MakeupTutorial

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Although I’m not a huge fun of metallic makeup, this stunning look by russian artist Anastasia Plotnikova is something I would definitely wear to a party of a night out.

I am in love with the khaki green with gold reflexes! So stunning! And paired with the metallic silver is just magnificent. Next time I want to do a different look, I’ll try to recreate this. I already know it’s not going to come out great!



And last but not least, this look is from the Italian MAC’s Instagram account. The products are not in the description and I HATE glossy lip but this was too stunning to be left unmentioned.





Hope you liked this quick post and that it inspired you to be bolder in your makeup choices, because it is exactly what it did to me.

I would love to know your favourite looks to recreate, either from MAC or from another brand.

xxx

Georgia