Monday, February 21, 2011

Best black eye khols

I am one of these girs that just love to line their waterline.....
It makes the eyes sooo mysterious and sexy without any effort! Have long been in the search of THE perfect black eye khol, the darkest, the most smooth and the one that has the best staying power.

Although I love all of my black eyepencils, some seem to stand out more than others. On the following swatches you will see what I mean.....

So, to conclude....
If you are after the blackest khol out there go for the Stila kajal in Onyx, the MAC Smolder or the Avon Supershock gel eyeliner in Black. If you are after the best smudging khol (excellent for smokey looks), go for the Korres soft eyeliner pencil in black (01) or the Stila kajal in Onyx, for a softer result go with the Une, Absolute Blacks Khol in K01. If you are after the most smudgeproof khol (excellent staying power) go for the Urban Decay glide on eye pencil in Zero or the Avon Supershock gel eyeliner in Black. If you are after the softest khol go for the Stila, the MAC Feline or the Avon one!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Valentines Day

If everywhere you look there is a heart....

Monday, February 7, 2011

BIO Detox foundation by Bourjois

Some time ago I purchased the Bio Detox foundation – but since I had a terrible cold for a couple of weeks I didn’t have the chance to try it out any sooner and give you my feedback.
Girls, I am afraid I have some bad news regarding this product, although I was really excited about it.
Let me start by telling you that I have a relatively “easy” combination skin without much discolorations, large pores or break outs (unless my skin is on crisis) –and let me continue by saying that this product made “any” imperfections STAND OUT in a way I have never experienced before.
First of all, when I applied it over my usual day cream –as if these two were in bad terms- the foundation turned into small flakes dragging along my cream (horrible). So, I had to try it with another cream (which seemed to work better) and it was then I discovered that its consistency was soooooo thick it was a hassle just trying to apply it and smooth it out on my skin. And as soon as I rewarded me by magnifying  my pores..... and trust me I DON’T HAVE ANY!
Finally, after a lot of work -blending- the overall result was somewhat cakey!
Bad news,hah?
But since I would like to be fair to the product and the company, I must admit that I have only tried applying it using either my fingers or a sponge, so maybe this foundation requires a brush (?!) Will definately try using a couple of different brushes. Moreover, I have to tell you that the foundation’s color tone was almost identical to my skin color (quite rare) and trust me this is coming from a girl who has tried most -if not all- foundations. And the last but not the least is that it did not make my skin break out - on the contrary it was as if my skin was protected and breathing at the same time.

PS: Since this was my personal review, it does not mean that this product won't be the ideal foundation for someone else, so my suggestion is to always try a product on your skin before jumping on to any conclusions...

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Hair Magic: The Pronto Colore Root Touch-Up & Highlighting Pen

This is such a wonderful hair gadget, if you don’t already own one then be sure to buy one!
It is a temporary hair color pen by Oscar Blandi that provides an instant hue renewal, perfect for those who want some highlights, want to get rid of their gray hair or those who want an instant root touch up.

Have gray hair?
This pen works amazingly on those who need a quick way to cover grey hair and keep roots looking flawless between hair color appointments.

Have dyed hair?
If you dye your hair –quite a different shade to your natural- you must know by now that when your hair grows out, the color can look awful. But knowing that hair can grow up to one cm per month it is impossible to keep up with re-growth through regular color touch-ups. Plus it is unhealthy for your hair!!!

Want some highlights or lowlights?
If you fall in the category of women who deny to sacrifice their natural haircolor but want some highlights, then this is the perfect product. Same stands for those of you who have colored hair but would like to add some temporary high or lowlights.

  • safe for pregnant women
  • commitment-free (washes out the next time you shampoo)
  • professional brush applicator
  • free of ammonia and peroxide)
  • fast drying
  • waterproof
  • portable, practical, and easy to apply
  • Are there any really?

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Neon Matte Lips

Girls get ready for spring's hottest makeup trend: neon matte lips!
Lips so bright, they become the center of attention... For the ones hesitating to wear such a bold look, trust me you will get used to it...and after receiving a number of compliments - you will love it. 
Think of it as a red lipstick...
You will have to choose the proper shade for you, will have to apply it super carefully- to retain a perfect lip shape and finally you will need to achieve the perfect face canvas. Remember no makeup looks pretty unless you have worked on your foundation.
Style it with a soft clean cut makeup for the mornings and glossy winged eyes for night time.
Oh, and have in mind that matte lipsticks need VERY hydrated lips, so unless your lips are baby smooth avoid it! Bright colours look awful on chapped lips.
If you are interested in bright colors than you definately should try these out:
  1. MAC Impassioned
  2. MAC Morange
  3. MAC Neon Orange
  4. MAC lady danger
  5. Shiseido perfect rouge PK417
  6. Illamasqua Over
  7. Illamasqua Blaze
  8. Lancome Posh Pink
  9. YSL Prokocative Pink
  10. NARS Schiap
  11. NARS Heat Wave
  12. Armani no57
Tip: Use your toothbrush to lightly scrub your lips and apply a very soothing lip balm like neutrogena's immediate repair lip balm.