YSL | Shimmer Rush Collection

Truly excited to share the YSL Beauty’s Spring collection as my first spring beauty post. YSL Beauty just launched The Shimmer Rush Collection for Spring 2019, this collection was inspired by frosted pastels and luxurious of natural shimmer formulas. The whole collection allows to create the most beautiful and dazzle looks for day and night. This collection contains:

  • Shimmer Rush Highlighting Blush
  • Shimmer Rush All Over Make-Up Palette

There is quite some other new launches and newness from the brand for the Spring 2019 but this post will only contain the Shimmer Rush Collection.

The Shimmer Rush Highlighting Blush (C$65.40 each) is a shimmering face palette that carries four gorgeous rosy hues. I had my eyes on this palette from the beginning of its launch, this year it’s all about glowing skin and I knew this rosy color combination along with the perfecting setting powder is some thing that would excite me the most. I love how you get to glow and set your makeup at the same time. You can really swirl around your blush brush to get that rosy glow all over, as well as you can use a smaller blush brush to set you makeup all over you complexion and add those cheeks some rosy glow by really tapping the brush on inner side of the blush palette where the colors are located.

Closer Look to the Palette:

The blush palette carries a number of different shades like soft matte finish pink in inner part and a nice rosy and coral shade with shimmers on the outer part and the whole blush shades are located inside a mattifying setting powder. It gives a nice luminous finish yet sets every thing in place for a longer lasting power. The compact is truly luxuries looking with the holographic soft pink cover with the brands logo in gold.

This Shimmer Rush All Over Make-Up Palette (C$70.00) is an all in one face palette for eyes, cheeks and lips. This palette features four shimmering and contrasting eyeshadow shades that is infused with chromatic light formula. The palette is consists of mix shades such as purple, bronze, pearl and two rosy pink to accompany the shadows for a vibrant and fresh looking cheeks and lips. Although I found the texture of all are perfect to create a perfect rosy eye look especially with those two rosy shades.

Eyeshadows:

  • Pearly White is a beautiful white transparent shimmery shade  
  • Iridescent Beige is a gorgeous light golden shimmery shade
  • Glittery Copper is a transparent multi-color shimmery shade with a beige base
  • Glittery Purple is a beautiful transparent purple shimmery shade

Cheeks & Lips:

  • Rouge Iris – Red Iridescent Coral
  • Rose – Wood Matte Pink

Closer Look at Swatches: 

The first four shades are quite shimmery yet transparent, you can wear it alone to get that glossy finish look with a hint of color or top it on your favorite eyeshadow. You can create many different looks with these while using your creative side. The two rosy shades are meant to be used for cheeks and lips which I was really amazed on how well these stays on lips, yet I found they amazingly looks beautiful on eyes. I have been using both rosy shades to create a nice rosy look which is really trending right now and it stay well put together. I have been using the light pink shade on my crease while adding the more intense pink shade on the eye lid and under lower lash line and toping the med lid section with the pearly White shade and Iridescent Beige shade.

The staying power of these shadow are quite amazing but there is some fall outs. I would advice to do your eyes first and then go with your foundation application that way you can get rid of the fall outs easily.

At the end I love them both. I think both formulas are quite amazing and perfect to go with 2019 trend, glowing complexion and glossy eye lids along with perfect rosy lips. I think the face palette is some thing that you can carry in your on the go bag for adding that freshness to your complexion and giving those cheeks enough color. While the All Over Make-Up palette is really unique, especially the formula is applies better than I anticipated. The shades are quite fun and takes your look from day to-night easily, and really all you need this spring is this palette.

This is definitely and nice palette to have especially for this year. I have had quite some other palette with shimmery shadows but there is nothing that I could compare this with. I’m not a shimmery makeup person, I love to wear matte finish shadows most of the times but seeing the trend is hitting, I’m aiming on wearing more shimmery lids this spring season. I’m thinking of  creating an eye look for this palette, its going to be my first attempt on creating eye looks for you guys.
You can find the new Shimmer Rush Collection available at YSL Beauty and Nordstrom.

Press samples were provided and curtesy of YSL Beauty. 

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7 Way on how to keep your skin Hydrating during Winter Months

We’re right off the Holiday season and keeping your skin healthy and hydrated requires a lot of work and dedication during these dry winter months. We all get caught up with our back to work routine and daily life where we forget all about our skin. Today I’m sharing some easy tips and simple ways to remind you on how to keep your skin flawless and healthy.

  1. Water, water and water – Every thing comes from your within, the easiest way to keep your skin well hydrated is from the inside, and 80% of your body is made of water. Making sure you’re drinking around 8 glass of water a day will keep your skin looking healthy and hydrated. It definitely doesn’t sound easy, while many of us doesn’t like the taste of water but if you get to drink your 4 glasses of water before non it will make it easier for your to get that (2L) water inside your system. Adding a slice of lemon along with couple of fresh mint leaves or cucumbers adds a nice refreshing taste and it helps with water retention.
  2. Eat Water Rich Foods – Foods rich in water can be as hydrating and healthy to your skin as water. Fruits and Vegetables like watermelon, cucumbers, lettuce and many other have a higher % of water and minerals that will help you with your skin to stay hydrate.
  3. Avoid Hot Showers – Steamy hot shower or bath does sounds relaxing but in fact its not healthy for our skin at all. it dries out the skin and strips away the skin’s natural oils, instant try to keep the water cool or limit your hot showers to minimum to avoid washing away your natural skin oils. It also affects on elasticity of your skin over time.
  4.  Moisturizer and Essences – Never forget about your moisturizer, especially on your nightly routine. You want to make sure when you wake up in the morning your skin should look and feel plumped. Needless to say that your should never forget to take off your makeup before bed. It doesn’t allow you skin to breath, and closes the pores. Essences are a new way to add that extra hydration to  your skin. You can always keep one in your on the go makeup bag to get refreshed during the day while you’re on the go.
  5. Hydrating Masks – This is one of my favorite trend which could be very helpful than you think! It not only hydrates the skin, it calm you down after a long trip, a busy or hectic day. It always nice to pamper yourself.
  6. Sweating – Sweating helps to eliminate toxic chemicals that are under your skin. When it comes to exercise we all have not time at all but believe it or not that 20 minutes not only circulate the blood flow throughout our body, it also helps maintain the health of our skin.
  7. Aloe Vera and Honey – They’re both known as nature’s beauty saviors. You can get vera gel and apply it over dry skin and the acid in it will speed up the healing process and get rid of dead skin cells immediately. And this treatment is really efficient on sun burn or any other skin burns. Same with Honey – it helps skin calm any irritations on skin. Just apply hondy all over dry skin and leave at least for 5 minutes and repeat it 2-3 times a week and you will see the difference.

 

 

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On My Radar | Spring Beauty Launches

Spring launches are in full swing and I’m super excited to see what will be launching in couple of weeks. I have been browsing into all my favorite brands to find what’s new this spring and some spring items have caught my eyes. There is a huge highlighting trend going on this year along with soft smoky eyes for the season. Hot red lips are also popping on all runways. Here are some of the items that I’m looking forward to try to test (I know the list is long but I love to discover newness) in upcoming weeks, and full review will up.

 

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