My Bourjois Collection 💕

My bourjois collectionFrom when I was very young, Bourjois makeup was one of my favorite brands. One of the main cosmetics shops in Denmark carried Bourjois but sadly they don’t anymore. I remember maybe 10-15 years ago I had a bronze eyeshadow mini-palette there was extremely pigmented and stayed on for hours! I remember how impressed I was, none of my other eyeshadows had that kind of staying power. I could go out dancing and the makeup would stay on like there was no tomorrow!

 

 

 

 

 

When I saw that Asos.com sell Boujois makeup I slowly began to build up my Boujois collection. Today I will go through the products because there are some definite fav’s and fails among them.

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Starting with foundations, Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation and the 123 Perfect CC Cream – they just blow my mind! They sit beautifully on the skin, the Healthy Mix has a very light, dewy texture that enhances the skin in the most beautiful way. The 123 Perfect CC Cream has a more matte finish but it’s a very trusted foundation, it has colour correcting properties which make the skin look like very evened out. I do need to go in with a bit more makeup as it is so matte and even looking – I have to put in the contours of the face and some radiance in the form of highlighter afterward applying it.

I have two different bronzing products which don’t work for me. It’s at no fault of Bourjois it’s simply that my skin tone/undertone doesn’t go well with bronzing products at all. I have a cream and a powder and both of them are no good for me and I have to say that the scent is very powerful! And not in a good way. It smells old fashioned, like makeup you would find on the nightstand of your elderly aunt or grandmother. I don’t now why it has that scent but they really need to cancel it out, I don’t think anyone would appreciate that scent! The same with the nude coloured powder box, the product has a powerful scent. I haven’t gotten to use the powder because the scent doesn’t sit well with me.  scaring me :). The My bourjois collectionpowder in the “Healthy” range has a beautiful scent and I do really love that powder. It says on the package that it is mattifying for 10 hours. I didn’t count and my skin is pretty dry so I hardly ever have any oil on my skin.

I have a cream blush that I use if I want a light wash of colour on my cheeks. I had hoped that it had a dewy finish, but I would say it is a cream to powder product. It doesn’t blow my mind and I don’t reach for it as much as the foundations.

In the far right corner of the picture, you’ll find the CC corrector for underneath the eyes. I didn’t have any idea I would love this product, I bought it on a whim. It’s one one the best under eye correctors I have used, I would compare it to the Maybelline Eraser concealers. I find that I can use this product alone or with my regular concealer on top.

The eyeshadows in the center of the picture I haven’t had for that long. But the colours I really like! They blend really well and the wear time is acceptable.

I have two liners as well a taupe-bronze colour that I either apply in the inner corners of the eye or apply as the liner and then smudge it out for an easy everyday look.

I have to say that even though there are some misses – especially with the scent, I love Bourjois as a makeup brand. I think that the quality overall is really great and it’s “drugstore” prices which make it accessible for the majority of women.

Best

Ditte

Asos.com beauty haul and NYX review!!

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I wanted a new setting powder, the translucent kind. I’ve tried different powders for setting; the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder but I find it to heavy to set my concealer under the eyes. I’ve wanted to try the more expensive one you see all around the Internet; Laura Mercier and Nars but I feel like they are too expensive. I also wanted to try different things from NYX because I’ve heard about it for years.

Sooo I went on Asos.com because they are now carrying NYX, yeahh!

I bought the HD powder in translucent. I’ve never seen a consistency like this before! It’s so light weight that it almost disappears, but I have used it for a couple of weeks and it was exactly what I was looking for! It goes on really smooth and it makes my skin look good.

I wanted to try the NYX under eye corrector and I had high hopes for it. I have to say that I find it a little disappoiting. It doesn’t have that much pigment and honestly I would probably get the same result with my regular concealers. I don’t know if it’s this particular shade, I have to choose the ‘fair’ shade and maybe some of the deeper tones have better coverage.

The Rimmel contour Trio it’s not the right fit for my skin tone and undertone. It’s on the warm side which just doesn’t suit me.

The little NYX palette is actually also on the warm side, when will I learn! I get so carried away when I see these beautiful palettes! That’s why I love having this blog because I want to help all of you guys buying the right kind of makeup for your skin tone and undertone.

The NYX brow mascara is acutally a really good product for busy women. You just have to be a little bit careful when applying because it distributes a lot of product.

This purchase is from about a month ago and I have become a lot wiser from this particular purchase. I thought I could be a bronze goddess – but I can’t!

Best

Ditte

 

Gode foundations til en gul hudtone/undertone!

PSX_20160410_152547Hej med jer! Jeg kan se, at der er rigtig mange, der gerne vil vide mere om foundations til gule hudtoner/undertoner i huden. Jeg forstår jer! Der er rigtig mange foundations i den billigere ende, der indeholder for meget pink/rød tone. Jeg ved ikke hvorfor, det er et stort mysterie, fordi der er formentlig flere mennesker her i vesten, der har en neutral eller varm undertone i huden og derfor har behov for, at der er mere gul farve i deres foundations.

Hvis du er i tvivl om undertonen i din hud, er her en mini-guide til at finde den:

  • Kig dig i spejlet, helst med skuldrene/brystet bart – hvad ser du? Ser du mest gult eller rødligt stråle fra din hud? Rød betyder, at du formentlig har en kold/rød undertone i huden. Gul betyder, at du har en varm undertone i huden.
  • Kig på dine blodårer ved den tynde hud på indersiden af håndleddet – er de mest blå eller grønne? (Hvis de både er grønne og blå har du formentlig en neutral hudtone). Blå betyder, at du formentlig har en rød/kold undertone i huden og grønne blodårer betyder, at du formentlig har en gul/varm undertone i huden.
  • Når du solbader, bliver du dejlig brun med det samme eller bliver du først ret rød, for derefter at blive brun(lig)? Brun med det samme betyder, at du formentlig har en gul/varm undertone i huden. Hvis du let bliver rød og forbrændt er der en større sandsynlighed for, at du har en kold/rød undertone i huden.

Hvordan matcher man sin foundation?:

Der kan være meget forvirring om, hvordan man skal matche sin foundation til sin hudtone. Grunden til, at det er en god idé at lave et lille forarbejde inden man køber sin foundation er, at man får en forståelse af, hvilken farve ens skuldre/bryst/hals har. Når du matcher din foundation, skal den helst matche din hals og bryst, fordi det vil være synligt. Det kan sagtens være, at du har røde områder i huden i ansigtet, men at dit bryst/hals er mere gullig. Så skal du vælge en mere gullig foundation, fordi det vil se mere naturligt ud til dit overall look. Hvis du har en neutral hudtone/undertone vil du formentlig også have gavn af en foundation med en mere gullig tone, fordi en pink foundation vil få det værste frem i din hud, man kan hurtigt komme til at ligne en gris (ikke at der er noget dårligt ved grise :)).

Nu til nogle anbefalinger:

De, der læser med hos mig ofte ved, at jeg godt kan lide at shoppe på nettet efter internationale mærker. Jeg finder meget inspiration i det “beauty community” der findes på Youtube og hos bloggere. Derfra har jeg fundet mærker, der har en større serie af foundations, altså hvor du kan få et bedre match til din hudtype.

Jeg vil dog sige, at særligt L’Oréal, som man kan købe i danske butikker har fundet ud af, atLoreal true match vi kvinder gerne vil have det perfecte match til vores hud. De har deres True Match Super Blendable Foundation som har både til varme, kolde og neutrale hudtoner. Denne foundation er særligt god til de af jer, der har en normal/kombinationshud og gerne vil have en naturlig finish. Til tør hud findes varianten True Match Lumi, som jeg er rigtig glad for. L’Oréal kan købes i Matas og i nogle supermarkeder.

Der findes en foundation, der hedder EX1 Invisiwear Liquid Foundation. Den købes på http://www.hqhair.com, som er en hjemmeside, der forhandler både makeup, hudpleje og PSX_20160410_152547hårpleje. EX1 foundationen er en klassiker for dem, der har en gul undertone i huden. Serien er ikke så stor, men jeg vil regne med, at de fleste vil kunne købe enten F100 eller F200 og få det til at virke! Det er de to lyseste farver i serien. Til reference kan jeg fortælle, at jeg som regel bruger den aller lyseste inden for de fleste mærker. Jeg købte F100 og blander lidt af min “mixer” fra Face Atelier i og så passer den til min hudtone. Dog er EX1 ikke det perfekte match til mig, idet jeg har en kold undertone i huden. Hvis du vil se, om denne foundation er for dig, kan du klikke på linket her og besøge hjemmesiden. Jeg har handlet der mange gange og man kan trygt stole på dem. Prisen er 12.50 pund, altså omkring 125 kr. En virkelig rimelig pris for det produkt du får!

 

Hvis du er til M.A.C foundations er her også en god variantion til dig. De fleste af deres foundations er delt op i varme og kolde nuancer. Jeg er ikke den store M.A.C foundation-køber, så jeg kan ikke komme med konkrete anbefalinger. Til gengæld synes jeg, at man får rigtig god råd og vejledning hos M.A.C.

Jeg vil for god ordens skyld også nævne mærket Cover FX, fordi det er så lækkert et customcoverdrops_n10mærke! Det er i den dyrere ende, men også her er deres foundation delt op i kolde, neutrale og varme foundations. Jeg har selv købt en foundation, der er designet til at blive mixet med en ansigtsolie eller en ansigtscreme. Det er en foundation, der hedder Cover FX Custom Cover Drops. Et fantastisk produkt, der giver et meget naturligt look, fordi du blander det med din egen yndlingsansigtscreme. Cover FX kan købes her.

Jeg håber, at dette indlæg kunne hjælpe dig en lille smule på din vej til at finde et perfekt match til din undertone 🙂

Ditte

In love with: Sleek MakeUP highlighting palette in ‘Solstice’

img_20160414_165447.jpgHello you guys :). I have a new love in my life – this fantastic highlighting palette from Sleek MakeUP. I’ve been eying it out a couple of times, but when I watched a snap with Jaclyn Hill with this highlighter on I knew i had to buy it! She was in awe of how much it radiated light from her cheekbones, and it did look amazing on her! It’s possible to buy Sleek makeUP in Denmark from http://www.makeup-online.dk. I know the brand Sleek MakeUP because I bought two of their eyeshadow palettes a while ago and they are very reasonably priced.

Anyway, back to the star og the show: The highlighting palette in Solstice. It contains four different products: a creamy highlighter, two very shimmery powders and one finely milled powder/highlighter. The cream highlighter is a true champagne borderline frosty colour. The two shimmers are purple and peach. The finely milled one is a true yellow powder/shimmer.

The creamy highlighter can be used alone or as a primer, if you want a really shimmerypsx_20160415_202247.jpg highlighted effect. I used it like that on my Bright Spring Makeup Look where I used the salmon/peachy shimmery powder on top of the cream on the cheekbones. It look fantastic! It’s like having liquid gold on your cheekbones – not a hint of glitter, just he finest looking shimmer that flows together beautifully. I used the purple on my eyelids for the Bright Spring Look and it looked great! I have to say, honestly – I don’t have a highlighter like this; the way it’s like liquid gold on your face. I just want to stand in front of a mirror, lights on me and moving my head back and forth just to see the highlighter beaming back at me :). I highly recommend this product!

Have any of you tried this palette? Have a great weekend!

Best

Ditte

My top 5 foundations: Bourjois, EX1, Cover FX and Estee Lauder Enlighten EE

PSX_20160410_151717I do love my foundations, and I have a lot of them! But I do reach for some more than other. Here is a top 5 of the ones I like the most and why I like them the most :). I usually gravitate towards foundations with a sheer to medium coverage with a dewy effect. My skin is dry and I like to add some glow from the foundation but still have it look natural.

The foundations are named in no particular order: Continue reading “My top 5 foundations: Bourjois, EX1, Cover FX and Estee Lauder Enlighten EE”

My top 10 makeup products.

PSX_20160407_141656This post is about the 10 items I reach for the most on an everyday basis. I feel like my makeup routine is mostly based on my preference of that beautiful, natural and glowing skin. That’s why a lot of the products are concealers and light foundations. I struggle a lot with dark circles and I like to conceal as much darkness as possible without it looking to unnatural concealed and corrected. There is a real trend at the moment with colour correction and a lot of the big makeup companies are coming out with correction products. That’s great but I still think that you have to remember, that it’s another layer of product on the skin. In a normal daily life, with going to work or school it will quickly look very made up if you colour correct every part of your face. That’s just my personal opinion. Continue reading “My top 10 makeup products.”

Love: Shiseido The Makeup Accentuating Color Stick S6 Champagne Flush

PSX_20160401_125259Jeg har i mange år benyttet mig af Shisheidos foundation sticks. De er virkelig nemme at bruge, glider lige på huden og man kan derefter bruge fingrene til at blende farven ud. Jeg fik så Shisheido The Makeup Accentuating Color Stick i s 6 (ufh, en mundfuld at sige :)) af en god veninde. Det er en stick som man kender dem fra Shisheido, utrolig nemme at bruge, nemme at have med i tasken osv. Shisheido Color stick s 6 er en lyserød/pink, cremet stick. Continue reading “Love: Shiseido The Makeup Accentuating Color Stick S6 Champagne Flush”