Guerlain L’Essentiel Primer Lightweight and Skin Soothing Primer, L’Essentiel High Perfection Natural Matte & Terracotta Sunkissed Natural Bronzer Powder

Guerlain launched a new base formula this season. Guerlain is one of the brands that I have been obsessed with before blogging and their foundation was one of my favourite bases which I had hocked quite of my family members with it at the time. I was super excited to test out this new formula from Guerlain along with its primer and the newly formulated bronzer.

L’Essentiel High Perfection Natural Matte

The new High Perfection Foundation is formulated with 97% naturally derived ingredients plus it’s enriched with skincare properties that bring a plus point for me. I usually look into the complexion products with the same concept that support the complexion day by day and this one keeps skin hydrated, and protects skin from pollution. The new foundation is probably my favourite formula that I’ve tried this year. It’s probably one of the bases that have impressed me with its first application. Both the Primer and foundation are crazy good for a flawless finish. The texture is light but the coverage is quite impressive. I would say it’s medium but buildable, it covers everything while it looks like your skin. I find the formula is suitable for all skin textures. The finish is matte but it feels very comfortable on the skin. Usually finding a good matte foundation is hard for me because my skin tends to look dryer most of the time but the High Perfection Foundation is long-wear, matte but not flat and looks fresh on the skin. It’s a matte foundation that I can easily wear during the day as well as at night and build the coverage instantly. The colour range is quite impressive with a great range of undertones.

Shade options come in W for warm, N for neutral and C for cool tones. Neutrals always work the best for me. I have been wearing it in 03N which I find is a good shade to my skin at the moment, it slightly has more pigment but I feel 02N would be better matched for my skin. I don’t tan a lot during the summer season especially since my face remains almost the same but my hands change a lot, 030N brings them together.

It’s been a foundation I’ve been reaching out to during the summer season over my glowy foundations when I go out for the fact that offers a seamless finish + amazing lasting power and doesn’t require powdering.

The foundation came with its special L’Essentiel Retractable Foundation Brush which I must say I have never used such a soft foundation brush before. It’s a flat brush that is designed to work on hard-to-reach areas of the complexion while it’s easy to carry along in your makeup bag for on the way touch-up and application. It does offer a flawless and seamless finish to the foundation.

L’Essentiel Primer Lightweight and Skin Soothing Primer

The L’Essentiel Primer Lightweight and Skin Soothing Primer are well described by their name. It has a blurring effect, leaves skin fresh plus minimizes the look of the pores. It is formulated with Avocado Extract and White Cocoa Bean Extract that helps absorb excess sebum and refines the look of pores prospectively. It definitely a great product for combination/oily skin but it has performed incredibly well on my skin during this summer season. It holds the foundation quite well for a good amount of time and preps skin for a good makeup day. Skin feels not oily but well hydrated.

For application, I found that the High Perfection Foundation works quite well with the L’Essentiel Lightweight and Skin Soothing Primer. As many know me, in general, I like to match beauty products within the brand. They’re often formulated to be compatible with each other and you get better results. I wore the foundation different way and find it finishes skin very well and there isn’t a need for setting it with powder. While it does fade out throughout the day, I found it slightly faded on my skin at the end of the day (I do touch my face quite often especially around the nose and mouth area where I notice the fading).

Terracotta Sunkissed Natural Bronzer Powder

A look at Guerlain’s Terracotta Sunkissed Natural Bronzer Powders. Guerlain just reformulated their iconic and bestselling bronzer with nourishing argan oil + 96% naturally-derived ingredients. Although the older formula was quite unique and amazing it’s now even better. This bronzer comes in six versatile shades to cover all skin tones and I find the shades don’t turn orange on the skin. They’re easy to blend, the formula is lightweight and brings an instant glow to the skin.

I have been a bronzer lover and have tried out quite different formulas. During the summer season, I often wear bronzer to add warmth and glow to my complexion. The texture is finely milled without any fallout. Usually, some powders start to emphasize lines on my skin but it’s not the case with the Terracotta Sunkissed Natural Bronzer Powders. I have been loving it in shade 03 Medium Warm which I find is a good way to add colour to my complexion. They have rich pigments that are easy to smooth out and build coverage. They look incredibly natural on the skin and lasts all day on my skin. I love how this transfer-resistant formula that I can wear easily with my white shirts during summertime with no hesitation.

Guerlain makes the best beauty especially complexion products. The L’Essentiel Primer Lightweight and Skin Soothing Primer, L’Essentiel High Perfection Natural Matte both are products that I will be reaching out to more often and they have become one of the must-haves in my makeup routine. The Guerlain’s Terracotta Sunkissed Natural Bronzer Powders have been something I have been loving for the natural finish and glow it offers plus its non-transferable formula.

If you’re looking for a new base I would highly recommend taking a look at the L’Essentiel High Perfection Natural Matte. All the newness is available at the Guerlain counter at all department stores as well as online at Sephora, Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom.

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Summer Nails with O.P.I

As we are in the full swing of summer life and slightly back to normal life, there are quite some nice new designs for nails that are trending right now. Finally, I visited my nail salon to get my nails back to their shape. I am a huge nail polish lover, especially O.P.I. This year O.P.I is celebrating its 40th anniversary and today I have a round-up of my favourite nail polishes from O.P.I. for summer.

Suzi Nails New Orleans

This is light, and the bright pink shade looks super cute for a pop of colour. It’s a shade that looks quite nice on all skin tones. It brings its best colour with 2 coats.

Bubble Bath

This one is one of my all-time favourite nude shades that is sweet candy pink gel polish that’s as ethereal as those floating bubbles. Wearing 3 coats.

Don’t Bossa Nova Me Around

This one is a perfect creamy nude with a light purple hue. This is quite opaque and needs 3 light coats to get nails covered evenly.

Gelato on My Mind

This is a new sweet and icy-cool, pastel blue that I have been loving to wear this season. Wearing it in 2 coats.

Let’s Be Friends!

This is a nice cotton-candy pink polish from the Hello Kitty collection. This one is a perfect semi-white shade that is flattering on all skin tones. Again you need 3 light coats to cover nails evenly.

I personally love to cover my nails with the O.P.I nail polish topcoat as well as nail cuticle oil is been one of my favourite formulas.

I hope this post help you find your favourite share for the season. Many of these shades like Don’t Bossa Nova Me Around and let’s be Friends! are quite flattering during the fall/winter season as well. While the Bubble Bath is an all-year-round perfect nude. Let me know what are you loving this season?

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Beauty Exclusives

I have the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale for 2021 beauty preview + some home favourites in this post. The Sale is starting today on July 28 and I have my wishlist and preview of some of my must-have products here. There is a lot to discover during the Nordstrom Sale plus there are quite some amazing beauty sets. You can preview and add things to your wishlist, which makes things easy to shop once they go on sale. Here are the sale dates for you:

Makeup

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There are quite amazing beauty products that you need to try + stock on during the anniversary sale. Here are some of my favourite and must-haves for the season and they are quite stable in an everyday look. Charlotte Tilbury has the best face and eye palette plus you get to try some of her new products in mini sizes that are gems. At the same time, Nars cosmetics has its must-have face palette that can take you through the entire year and their lip glosses are stunning. M.A.C Cosmetics has a new limited edition collection and if you’re a lover of perfect nude lipstick they have the best combo in this collection. I have linked some of the beauty stock-ups like Laura Mercier’s iconic powder + her primer is absolutely amazing to achieve that extra glow. Dior lip combo is a must-have for every lady and Lancome mascaras come in the best package ever.

Skincare

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When it comes to skincare products I only trust some brands and I was super excited to see them come with value sets that come in a great price range. I have linked everything that has a WOW factor when it comes to a skincare routine. You are getting the best value sets in my opinion. You can find the review for all these products on Million Idole.

Haircare & Tools

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There are again quite amazing value sets when it comes to hair care products. I do have my eyes on some of them like the Sisley Hair Ritual Set & Oribe Texturizing Spray. Moroccan Oil has been essential to my haircare routine and hands down to the best dry shampoo that I have tried so far and now it comes in Jumbo size.

Home & Fragrance

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Fragrances have a special place in my heart. I have some of my favourite scents here in value sets get them before they’re gone. I stock them for upcoming gifts for my mother and father and other family members most of the time. You all I have an obsession with Nest New York home scents and they have a great selection in this Sale.

I do have a couple of fashion items that I had my eyes on which include the Tory Burch Cross Body bag and Tom Ford Dasha Sunglass which I find both are in the best deals.

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