Poll of the Week

This poll was inspired by the tutorial of the lovely Lilit at Makeup and Macaroons.  Personally, I always like a smokey eye, and I often wear something simple but pretty, like Lilit’s look, during the daytime.

Vote below or leave your comment and make my day 🙂

 

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YouTubers: I tube, YouTube, We all tube

Today, for the first post of the “YouTubers” series, allow me to introduce you to the Queen of YouTubers regarding the make up community.

Lisa Eldridge : classy, professional, gorgeous, a temple of makeup knowledge.

 

 

Incidentally, in her last vid, she talked about one of my favorite brands, Korres.

If (which I doubt) you have yet to meet this lovely lady, then rush over to her site www.lisaeldridge.com  or her YouTube channel!

Korres Eyeliner Pencil

I like Korres.  I really do.  Are you on to me yet?

There are products by Korres I don’t like, and I might do a review on them, just so you don’t think I’m full of baloney, but for now…  Here is another Korres product I enjoy using almost everyday.

This is the Eyeliner Long-lasting Cedar wood Pencil in Black. It’s my go to product for daytime because it has the perfect amount of black for a daytime smokey eye and it smudges beautifully. Also, it lasts a good 2-3 hours on the waterline, and even more my top lashline, even without primer, which is a record for my super oily lids. Is lasts longer if set with eyeshadow.

It comes in a variety of colors, but I haven’t tried the rest.  There is also a softer version, labeled “soft”, that I suspect to be blacker if you prefer that, but I’m too afraid to try it in the summer, in fear that it will end up all over my cheeks.

Korres Eyeliner Pencil

swatch in daylight

Lightly smudged around the eye, No primer, No mascara, No eyeshadow

Same as above

What’s your favorite pencil eyeliner?

Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer

As promised, here is the review of the second of the Bobbi Brown concealers that I own.

All in all, these (the creamy concealer and the corrector) both have the same pros and cons.  Amazing quality products, very good pigmentation and cover everything with their luxurious creaminess.  But, quite expensive, very little product, and crease crease crease if not set with powder.

(I set both of them with elf translucent powder, which I absolutely adore, and a fluffy brush.)

The only difference I see between the two is that the creamy concealer is actually a little LESS creamy than the corrector.  This is not necessarily a bad thing.  Right now I’m in Cyprus for vacation and the creamy concealer, which is less creamy, performs better in this hot humid weather.

See pics below, click if you want them larger!

 

Up: Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer in Natural, Down: Bobbi Brown Corrector (reviewd a couple of posts ago)

 

 

BEFORE

AFTER

 

 

BEFORE

AFTER

 

What do you think of this?

What concealer do you use?  Please tell!

xxx

Bobbi Brown Corrector

Another review of a quite amazing product.  This is a celebrity product, we’ve all heard about it.  And there’s a reason for that!

This is amazingly pigmented, extra creamy, and perfectly covers the horrendous dark circles around my eyes.  I’ve tried a lot of concealers, and so far, it’s the best one out there. And, it lasts on my skin for good 7-8 hours, if I set it with powder.  Nothing more to say about it.  If you suffer from bad dark under-eye circles, then this product is a life saver!

Two cons I have to say about it:

1. It is so creamy it creases like crazy.  If I don’t set it with translucent powder it will crease within seconds.  And even with that, a few hours later I do see a little bit of creasing.  I will usually just pat my finger over it and that will take care of the creasing, but still, it’s a flaw.

2. The price compared to how much you get.  I got this at a sale at my local Sephora for 9,5 euros, but it is usually over 20 euros!  And it’s only 1.7 g, so if you use this daily it won’t even last you a long time.

Up: Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer (Review Coming Up Soon), Down: Bobbi Brown Corrector in Porcelain Peach

BEFORE (yikes!)

AFTER

BEFORE

AFTER

What do you guys think?  Do you have any good concealers to recommend?

xxx

Korres Lipsticks Swatches

As promised in the previous post, here are the swatches on my lips.  All the pics where taken in natural day light.  No lip liner, no lip primer.  Just one or two light swipes.  These can be built up to be stronger, but I prefer it like this.

My lips are relatively pigmented, as you can see, and quite dry.

You can click on the pics to make them larger.  Excuse the scary details of the photos.  Hey, at least I cropped out my zits!  Eek!

Naked Lips, No balm no nothing, just dry ugly bits 😛

 

 

Guava Lipstick - 22 Rose

This, the camera did not pick up very well.  It goes on a pale peachy pink with a goldy sheen to it.  So pretty.  Makes me all happy and warm on the inside.  My mommy got it for me. 🙂

 

 

Mango Butter Lipstick, Sheer Color/High Shine - 14 Pink

This is very shiny, almost gives no color to my lips as is, but can be built up to a quite bright coralish pink.

 

 

Mango Butter Lipstick - 13 Natural Pink

Such a natural color, goes with absolutely everything.  Love it.

 

 

Mango Butter Lipstick - 33 Nude

I don’t think one swipe of this was enough to cover my lips, but still.  It’s one of the few nudes I can wear without feeling too washed out.

 

 

Mango Butter Lipstick - 47 Orange Brown

I think I’m in love with this one!!!  I love it against my olive skin tone.  It’s my comfortable version of this season’s orange-ish trend.

 

 

Mango Butter Lipstick - 24 Purple

A nice darkish pink, very “appropriate” I would call it.  Could be a bit strong on light skin tones.

 

 

Mango Butter Lipstick - 54 Fuchsia

This is swiped very lightly here, it’s a very bright fuchsia pink, with fine silver microglitter in it.  Don’t know if I can really pull it off!  Very party-party!

 

 

So, what do you think ladies?  I would love to hear your opinions.  Well, if anyone is out there anyway 🙂

Korres Lipsticks

I have a few Korres lipsticks, and it’s one of my favorite brands when it comes to lipsticks.

To cut to the chase, these are very moisturizing (see pics below for what a difference they make on my horrendous dry lips), all of them have SPF10 (always a bonus), and they come in a variety of colors and textures.

These also come in sturdy packaging, that feels nice and heavy in your hands, and snaps tightly in place.

The only thing that might be a con for some people is the fact that more often than not, they are a bit sheer, which means they are also not extremely long lasting.  Me personally, I don’t mind at all, because it means that: 1) they have tons on moisture and are amazingly comfortable on my lips and 2) I can reapply whenever I want without risking looking like a clown if I don’t have a mirror with me (as if).  Even though I prefer my lips a bit natural looking most of the time, the intensity of color is easily buildable with a few extra swipes!

Check out the pics and swatches below, all in natural, day light, with no lip liner or lip primer! I will be posting a separate post with lip swatches, since I don’t want this one to get to long/boring.

Oh, I forgot the most outrageous part!!!  Who ever names the lipsticks at Korres, is absolutely color blind.  Or a straight guy (you know it’s true)!  Almost never have I seen a Korres Lipstick to match the name it has been given.  Sheesh people.  Do us, and yourselves, a favor.  I’m not asking for Bob Ross, but hire someone who knows colors!  This is just ridiculous!

Click on the pictures if you want them larger.

Left to Right: Guava Lipstick in 22 Rose, Mango Butter Sheer Color in 14 Pink, Mango Butter Lipstick in 13 Natural Pink, 33 Nude, 47 Orange Brown, 24 Purple, 54 Fuchsia

Left to Right: Guava Lipstick in 22 Rose, Mango Butter Sheer Color in 14 Pink, Mango Butter Lipstick in 13 Natural Pink, 33 Nude, 47 Orange Brown, 24 Purple, 54 Fuchsia

Left to Right: Guava Lipstick in 22 Rose, Mango Butter Sheer Color in 14 Pink, Mango Butter Lipstick in 13 Natural Pink, 33 Nude, 47 Orange Brown, 24 Purple, 54 Fuchsia

 

Have you tried any of these?  Do you have any good shades to recommend?  Or any other similar products?

xxx

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