Laneige | BB Cushion Hydra Radiance SPF 50

I have been really wanted to try out some cushion foundations for quite some time now and especially since I got my hands to the Skin Caviar Essence in Foundation from La Prairie, plus I wanted to try something that I can wear it on daily basis and with a good amount of SPF. Laneige BB Cushion Hydra Radiance with SPF 50 (C$49.00 for 0.5 oz/ 15 g) was on my radar since a very long time. This is a light weight and hydrating BB cream that is infused with Melacrusher™ to brighten the complexion for a more radiant looking skin. This skin perfecting formula comes in 6 shades to cover all skin tones from lightest to deepest. This BB Cushion Hydra Radiance is a hydrating version of the original BB Cushion which unfortunately I haven’t tried it yet to date.


What’s new?

  • On-The-Go Beauty – It brightens, hydrates with broad spectrum SPF 50+ with a very natural coverage that looks like skin.
  • Double Coating Technology – Its formulated with Sparkling Coat Technology to maximize skin’s luminosity and glow plus Water Coat Technology that moisturizes skin for a long-lasting hydrating and smoother coverage for all skin textures.
  • Skin Fit Cushion – It features a 3D design which distributes a thin and evenly layers the product on complexion.

I have received two shades to try from the brand – Porcelain and Beige which I found beige is a perfect match to my skin. It has a very natural coverage but evens out skin pretty good. The coverage is sheer and you need to correct and conceal any areas on your complexion. I also found that reapplication is must after couple hours of wear but it literally gives skin that nice glow. The color doesn’t oxidize or slide off the skin nor separates, I was really impressed on how amazing it hold on my skin on a hot and humid day. It doesn’t set on lines or wrinkles and pores. I have worn it different ways to see how it works – I found you don’t need any kind of primer or setting powder with this, I love dewy and glowing skin so reapplication didn’t bother me at all. I love how it skin looks fresh and radiant every time you apply.

The applicator sponge is well designed, usually I don’t like to use the sponge since I find they sheer out the product and kind of sacks in product. I was really impressed with the sponge – its thin and absorbs a perfect amount of product to apply to the skin. The packaging is designed in a way that’s travel friendly and you can carry it anywhere with a mirror and a separate spot for the sponge. You do get an extra refill which is supper convenient.

Bottom line, I’m impressed! It’s perfect for every day and summer days where you don’t need to layer you sunscreen and beauty products. It looks natural and feels like skin (definitely much better). I do find there is not enough shades to cover all skin tones but I found my shade which I was supper happy, I don’t know who every one fits in but it does then its amazing. It brightens and evens out the skin and gives that natural glow. You can set it with a powder for a better lasting power. It doesn’t irritate or cause any breakouts and is a perfect solution for dryness and redness. The New BB Cushion Hydra Radiant is now available exclusively in Sephora.

 

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Charllote Tilbury | Nordstrom Annivasery Sale picks

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is still open to all beauty lovers, there are a lot of great value sets and deals for beauty junkies like me. Here are the couple of great value sets and items from Charlotte Tilbury that have been brought to my attention. As an ultimate beauty lover, I was supper thrilled to share the great deals with you all and for those who’s looking for some classic beauty products. I think these finds are definitely worth to check and this Anniversary sale is going on throughout this week until August 5 2018 so you have quite some time to take a look at these.

Up first is the Pretty Glowing Skin Palette (C$102.74 value of 153) is a perfect face palette that carries every thing you need for an instant contoured and glowing complexion. This palette features a setting powder, contour shade 2 blushes and 2 highlighters. I find the palette to be among the best palettes that you can own in terms of packaging, colour selection and performance. The compact comes with a full mirror that is quite big enough to get a full face look while on the go. The texture of these powders are soft and smooth while the pigment is fully there. Here is a full break out of this palette along with its swatches:

  • Airbrush Powder #2 which is a warm powder with golden undertones with matte finish and carries a soft velvety texture
  • Blush in Pretty is a youthful rosy flush with a satin finish
  • Illuminating Glow is a soft champagne highlighter with pink shimmers
  • Bronze and Contour is a neutral- cool tone with matte finish
  • Summer Blush is a bright coral shade with a soft sheen
  • Highlighting Glow is a palescent with golden/pink shimmer

Up next is The Pretty Pink Lipstick Set (C$82.19 value of $90) which is a gorgeous trio of lip products for a pink pout. I have always been a true lover for Charlotte Tilbury’s lipstick formulas and I find this is a perfect lip set that naturally enhances your lip shape for a perfect 3D illusion of fuller and wider look. The formula is long-lasting with buildable texture. The set contains:

  • Lip Cheat Re-Size & Re-Shape Lip Liner in Pillow Talk
  • Matte Revolution Lipstick in Nordstrom-exclusive Rose Kiss which is a soft, warm merlot with a natural matte finish
  • K.I.S.S.I.N.G. Lipstick in Nordstrom-exclusive Blushing Dream which is a very cool feminine rosebud with a satin finish

This is probably one of the best gift sets that I have ever admired The Gift of Glowing Skin Set (C$102.74 Value of $128.50) features Charlotte Tilbury’s award-winning skin care products that instantly gives you that glow. These products have been tested and approved by celebrities to get that red carpet glow. Here what this set contains:

  • Full-size Wonderglow Instant Soft Focus Beauty Flash (1.4 oz.) which is a visionary hybrid primer that combines an anti-aging elixir and complexion-enhancing light diffusers to turn dull, dehydrated skin around in a flash.
  • Travel-size Charlotte’s Magic Cream Treat & Transform Moisturizer (0.5 oz.) is a cream that contains Charlotte Tilbury’s secret mix of patented anti-aging, hydrating and youth-promoting ingredients that lift and transform tired skin in an instant, fighting the aging process on all fronts.
  • Travel-size Magic Night Cream Instant Beauty Sleep in a Cream Elixir (0.5 oz.) is an iconic moisturizer with ingredients to lift your complexion and intensely moisturize your skin, feeding skin overnight with a powerhouse of youth-boosting ingredients.

At the end a huge thumbs up to all these amazing value sets and beauty products. This was my first time testing these products and I have been super impressed with the quality, performance and color selection. You can find the  Pretty Glowing Skin Palette (C$102.74),  The Pretty Pink Lipstick Set (C$82.19) and  The Gift of Glowing Skin Set (C$102.74) available exclusively at Nordstrom for the Anniversary Sale. I also spotted the Supermodel Body XL Shimmer Shape, Hydrate & Glow (C$102.74) which I think would be another great pick especially perfect for this time of the year which I feel is worth checking out. I hope this quick sale picks were help full for you all.

Press samples were provided and courtesy of Charlotte Tilbury. 

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Best Lipstick

Happy National Lipstick Day! as a lipstick lover today I’m rounding up some of my favorite lipstick formulas that have been loving throughout years. Every one have different taste when it comes to picking a lipstick depending on formula, finish, coverage and color. I’m personally a nude lipstick lover and most of the times I gravitate toward pink nudes with different under tones but there are some times where I go very bold. I have split this round-up depending into different formulas.

 

Full Coverage 

Rouge Dior Double Rouge is one of my favorite formulas when it comes to full coverage lipsticks. They’re super hydrating yet covers lips fully within one swipe, swatched here.

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick is creamy and covers lips fully. Love the staying power with a very soft and hydrating texture, some shades reviewed here, here and here

Mac Cosmetics I feel like no matter how much I try and get to find new formulas I always go back and love my MAC lipsticks, they stay on my classic collection of full coverage lipsticks of all the time.

Matte

Colour Riche Matte Lipstick these are one of the best matte lipsticks, I would say one of the classic lipsticks that you need in your lipstick collection, full coverage and keeps lips hydrated, fully reviewed here.

Makeup For Ever Artist Rouge Lipsticks are my favorite formulas out there, the formula stays input but doesn’t dry out lips.

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution is one of the most loved lipsticks from me, the formula gives lips that sophisticated look that any girl would dream of.

 

Sheer and Glossy

Pure Color Love Lipsticks this collection caries a great range of shades with different texture while it stays super hydrated on the lips, fully swatched here.

Dior Addict Lacquer Stick I love the formula and the slim look of these lipsticks, they glide easily and with a high shine finish. Its one of the lipsticks that I always trust when in doubt, reviewed here.

Ecstasy Shine this is probably one of the most beautiful lipsticks that looks fresh on the lips and looks supper sexy, with a nice sheer coverage swatches are here.

GEN NUDE™ Buttercream Lipgloss  this collection is so nice and creamy, it gives that stick free finish to the lips that hides all those lines on the lips full review here.

 

Metallic

Infallible Lip Paints Metallic Liquid lipsticks find a nice metallic finish is really hard, especially with so many options. Wearing metallic shades need a little guts but I found these are easy to wear with a perfect finish – reviewed here.

Rouge Dior Liquid love the finish of these metallic lipsticks, yet the formula doesn’t separate.

Stay All Day Shimmer Liquid Lipstick in Illuminaire Shimmer are gold in a jar, they’re not fully metallic but it carries a perfect amount of shimmers to give you the illusion of a metallic lipstick but very subtle. Swatched here.

Liquid

Liquid Lip Velvet is definitely one of the best formula when it comes to liquid lipstick, you may want to check the deeper and pink nudes since there are quite some amazing shades, full review here

GEN NUDE™ Matte Liquid Lipcolor this is probably one of my favorite matte liquid lipstick formulas, for the fact that it doesn’t dry my lips at all full review here.

Super Stay Matte INK I really wanted to bring some of the drug store formulas that carries a high-end quality and this is for sure one of those, swatched here.

Infallible Matte Liquid  I can only describe this as a high quality with a drugstore price tag, get your hands on these as soon as you can, fully reviewed here.

Tined or inks

Dior Addict Lacquer Plum one of the best formulas I have ever tried. Its super hydrating with high shine that looks so glossy yet it’s an ink that leaves a nice tined on the lips, reviewed here.

Dior Addict line Lip Tattoo these are a game changer when it comes inks and tined lipsticks, the formula is super light and gives lips that natural color that comes from within. The formula is super hydrating and with an amazing lasting power – fully reviewed here.

Balm

Dior Lip Glow Hydrating Color Reviver Lip Balm is probable one of the most reached products this year, it gives a perfect amount of color and moisture to the lips – perfect to where any where. Reviewed here. 

New Sugar Dream Lip Treatment Advance Therapy are one of the most hydrating lip balms that carries a perfect amount of color while it provides lips the SPF 15 it needs.

Lip Oils 

Instant Lip Comfort Oil from Clarins is one of the most beautiful lip oils I have used, they come in great selection of colors and flavors with different finishes – fully reviewed here.

Huile Irresistible Pour Les Levres Lip Oil in Fuchsia Ink is my favorite, with perfect shade, perfect texture and enough shine with a great staying power, swatched here.

 

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