Spring Beauty Launches on My Radar…

It’s the time of year when I put out my eyes on new and fresh launches from beauty brands. Most of these launches are ones that tempt me toward them depending on how the trend goes for the year, as well as what my beauty needs are at this particular time.
I am already testing quite many new beauty products that will be shared on upcoming posts but these ones are some beauty products that I think are going to be a super hit formula for this season.
I will either get them as a press sample to test and try while some will be purchased from me to share them with you all here with my thoughts on their performance and quality.

In general, I love Nars Cosmetics beauty products especially their eyeshadows. Nars | St Germain des Prés Eyeshadow Palette from Claudette Collection is one of the items from the collection that I have my eyes on. I absolutely love the combination of colors and finishes in this palette.

YSL | Touche Éclat Le Teint Foundation you all know I always get too excited to find new complexion products especially foundation and concealer. I have been a long-time lover of the YSL beauty’s foundations and I still remember the first foundation that I purchased was the YSL Touche Éclat Le Teint Foundation back then about 18 years ago in my early 20’s and I wore it on my Engagement day. So very excited to test this new formula.

Fenty Beauty | Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Powder Foundation I love full coverage powders and I always dig for those that don’t make my skin look dry and patchy. I think Rihanna nails her complexion products and looking forward to testing and try this new addition.

I always love Laura Mercier complexion products especially the Secret Camouflage Concealer Duo was one of my favorite concealers to hide my dark circles yet Laura Mercier | Secret Camouflage Concealer Duo Stick now comes in a new look. This is a 2-in-1 formula that is lightweight and full coverage, sounds good?
Yes, I am super excited about this new addition from her and this is going to be a new item that I will be reaching out to from now on.

Givenchy | Teint Couture Shimmer Powder is a Limited Edition compact that I am super excited about and I think it will a beauty product that you’ll need. I always love Givenchy’s complexion products especially their powders and can’t wait to try this.

There are quite amazing skincare launches yet Dior Capture Totale Set right now is offering quite an amazing skincare set which I find are perfect traveling. Dior is also introducing their Dior Addict Lip Maximizer Plumping Gloss now in a new shade – Ultra Pink which is a very nice and fresh pink.

as well as Tatcha | The Dewy Serum Resurfacing and Plumping Treatment just launched a new addition to their Dewy line that sounds like a one skincare product that will must-have for this year.

As many of you know I am a huge lover of cleansing oils and balms, here Shu Uemura just launched Botanicoil Cleansing Oil that I am very excited to test and see how it works on my skin.

Another skincare item that has tempted me is the Murad | Rapid Dark Spot Correcting Serum. I want to get my hands to this as soon as possible since I live to use the brightening serums during the winter season.

Charlotte Tilbury launched few new beauty items yet I have my eyes on the new Hollywood Flawless Filter Luxury Eyeshadow Palette and the Walk of No Shame Jewel Pot Eyeshadow. I love her eyeshadow formulas especially the gel cream shadows.

A couple of hair care products that really excites me at this time are the Living Proof | Curl line, as well as the Gisou | Honey Infused Hair Oil is not something new but I have in my mind to test and try it.
Sol de Janeiro | Triple Brazilian Butter™ Hair Repair Treatment Mask is a new bundle of hair joy that I am looking forward to testing this season.

There few new scents that are really tempting me and the Spicebomb Night Vision Eau de Parfum is something I have my eyes one for this father’s day. I think its going to be a fresh scent for this season.

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Best of Beauty Favorites 2020

Wrapping up 2020 sharing with the best I tried in beauty. This post is very edited as I tried to keep it simple and more concentrated. Each section will consist of 1-2 beauty favorite beauty products that have been a hit for me. As well as I tried to disclude the items that were limited edition and are no longer available.
This post will help you find the best beauty products for what I have tested + items that you need to have or upgrade in your makeup drawer..

Skincare

  1. Best Cleansing – Cle de Peau Beaute | Softening Cleansing Foam
  2. Best Hydrating Cleansing Balm – Glow Recipe | Papaya Sorbet Smoothing Enzyme Cleansing Balm
  3. Favorite Hydrating Toner – Glow Recipe | Watermelon Glow PHA + BHA Pore-Tight Toner
  4. Best Softening Lotion – Cle De Peau Beaute | Hydro-Softening Lotion
  5. Best Anti-Aging Serum La Prairie | Anti-Aging Rapid Response Booster
  6. Best Vitamin C Serum – Monat | New C. Radiance Illuminating Serum
  7. Best Hydrating Moisturizer – Glow Recipe | Banana Soufflé Moisture Cream & Watermelon Glow Lip Pop
  8. Best Lightweight Hydrating Moisturizer – Charlotte Tilbury | Magic Cream Light
  9. Best Anti-Aging Cream – Shiseido | Vital Perfection Uplifting and Firming Enriched Cream
  10. Best Retinal Night Cream – Murad | Retinol Youth Renewal Night Cream
  11. Best eye cream + serum Sulwhasoo, I tested this out at the end of the year 2019 but still one of the best finds for me.
  12. Favorite Sheet Mask Lancome | Rènergie Rènergie Lift Multi-Action Ultra Double-Wrapping Cream Face Mask

Makeup

Base & Complexion:

  1. Favourite Primer – Laura Mercier Pure Canvas Illuminating Primer
  2. Most Used Foundation – Cle de Peau Beauty | Radiant Cushion Foundation
  3. Best Everyday Foundation – Shiseido | Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing Foundation
  4. Favourite Full coverage Matte Foundation – Nars | Soft Matte Complete Foundation
  5. Best Medium Coverage Concealer Charlotte Tilbury | Magic Away Concealer
  6. Best Full Coverage Concealer Urban Decay Cosmetics | Stay Naked Correcting Concealer
  7. Favourite Bronzer + Contour – Charlotte Tilbury | Airbrush Matte Bronzer
  8. Favourite Cream Blush – Shiseido | Minimalist Whipped Powder Blush
  9. Best Makeup Setting Spray Charlotte Tilbury | Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray
  10. Best Loose Powder – Shiseido | Synchro Skin Invisible Silk Loose Setting Powder

Eye Makeup:

  1. Best Versatile Eyeshadow Palette Nars | Afterglow Eyeshadow Palette, swatches are here.
  2. Best Glam Eyeshadow Palette Urban Decay | Stoned Vibe, swatches are here.
  3. Best Gel Liner – It Cosmetics | Super Hero No-Tung Liner
  4. Best Volumizing + lengthening Mascara – Charlotte Tilbury | Puch Up Pillow Talk Mascara
  5. Best Black Glossy Mascara YSL | Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils Radical

Lip Products:

  1. Best Hydrating + tined Lip Balm YSL | Rouge Volupte Rock’N Shine Lipstick & Cle de Peau Beaute Lip Glorifier, swatches are here.
  2. Best everyday lipstick YSL | The Slim Glow Matte Lipstick, swatches are here.
  3. Best Matte Liquid Lipsticks YSL | Tatouage Couture Velvet Crème Liquid Lipstick & Cle de Peau Beaute | Radiant Liquid Lipstick swatches are here & here respectively.
  4. Best Matte Lipstick – Givenchy | Le Rouge Deep Velvet Matte Lipstick, swatches are here.
  5. Best Glossy Liquid Lipstick – Armani | Ecstasy Mirror Shine Lacquer, swatches are here.

Haircare

  1. Best Blow-Dry Fluid Kerastase | Genesis Anti Hair-Fall Fortifying Blow-dry Fluid, review to come.
  2. Favourite lightweight hair oil Kerastase | Discipline Oleo-Relax Anti-Frizz Oil Serum fully reviewed here.
  3. Favourite Hair Mask for curly hair –Oribe | Control Deep Treatment Hair Masque, review here.
  4. Best Hair Mask for Blond hair – Kerastase | Blond Absolu Overnight Recovery Treatment for Lightened Hair review to come.

Fragrances

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Holiday Fragrance Gift Guide for Her & Him

Just it’s about time to check off with the holiday season’s gift lists. I find fragrance makes the best gift. Though perfume is a very personal preference when you receive it from a loved one it becomes more special. You get to try things differently. This year and especially this season there are quite many different fragrance launches that were amazing and I was super excited to test them all personally. here what I came to pick my top favorite scents.

Fragrance for Her

I have a roundup of different floral scents that you can find below for her. They’re all very unique in their own way and pleasantly acceptable to anyone you gift.

  • Armani Si Passione is one of that perfect fruity floral scent that is bright and cheerful. It has that perfect combination of notes like Jasmine, Blackcurrant nectar, and Patchouli. I find this scent very classic and perfect for any woman in your life.
  • Carolina Herra Good Girl Eau de Parfum Légère is another perfect fruity floral scent that does not only carry that amazing scent its packaging is just on point. And with perfect note combinations of Mandarin, Sambac Jasmine, and Sandalwood makes this fresh and accentuate.
  • My Burberry Black Parfum is a classic scent that is again fruity floral but slightly different than other floral scents. Notes such as Jasmine, Candied Rose, and Amber bring together that super chic scent.
  • Givenchy L’Interdit Eau de Parfume Intense is something different but within the floral range. It’s a very radiant and woody type of fragrance that I have been reaching out to again and again.
  • YSL LIBRE Eau de Parfum Intense is a warm floral scent that is absolutely amazing! The notes such as Lavender Essence, Orchid Accord, and Vanilla make this sweet and spicy. This a very chic type of fragrance that any woman would love to wear.

Fragrance for Him

Gifting the men in your life a fragrance is the most beautiful way of gifting. It isn’t easy to find gifts for men but I think fragrance is the easiest way to be safe. I have several tested approved fragrances by me and my hubby that is perfect for any age and any men in your life.

  • Dior Sauvage Parfum is one of my all-time favorite perfumes for men that is fresh and warm. It carries notes such as Mandarin, Tonka Bean, Sandalwood that makes this fragrance woody and earthy. It carries that nice sleek muscle bottle.
  • Mr. Burberry Eau de Parfum is another classic scent. It again has a very woody and earthy feel to it. Top notes like Zesty Grapefruit, Earthy Vetiver, Smokey Guaiac Wood makes this super interesting and long-lasting.
  • Azzaro Wanted Tonic just introduced a new fragrance this season. Its a super fresh scent with top notes such as Ginger, Lime, and Patchouli makes this sensual and slightly woody.
  • YSL Y Eau de Toilette I have been a long time lover of the YSL men selection. I feel like I really like the earthy and woody scent for my men and this one is again fresh, earthy, and woody.

I hope you find this roundup helpful and find your way to the fragrance department. It really gets irritating when it comes to finding a nice and decent scent if you don’t know what you’re looking for.

Press samples provided and courtesy of brands.

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