maanantai 10. syyskuuta 2018

2x Lumene Base

Lumene Longwear Blur Makeup Powder   Lumene Longwear Blur Powder Foundation
Some Finnish makeup under the lens today. Both from Lumene, the Longwear Blur Powder Foundation and the Nude Perfection Glow Foundation.
Lightweight foundation is not a thing I would normally go for with my red-prone, acne scarred skin.  Sometimes you just want to see if you are perfect enough to sport that trendy glass skin look. So how did it suit me this time?

Lumene Longwear Blur Makeup Powder   Lumene Longwear Blur Powder Foundation

You definitely need to have a perfect, even skin for this. It would look absolutely stunning and high-end. Without it you will just end up looking like you have two days worth of grease on your face.
It is not hard to guess that this won't stay on well on a greasy skin. The powder foundation then? Well see the photo for yourself...
Foundation, are you kidding me, where is the coverage? It gives your skin the matte finish you could achieve with 1€ baby powder but it only lasts on your face for like five minutes. Seiously, no matter how often I applied this it would take five minutes for my face to look shiny again. Totally a waste of almost 20 euros, with that money you could get a year and a half worth of excellent powders. Even if you are going for the dewy look, you could get something so much better for so much cheaper.
Do check Lumene's other base makeup products though, most of them are excellent.

// Sanoisin, että molemmat tuotteet ovat rahanhukkaa. Meikkivoide antaa iholle tosi rasvaisen lookin, jolla en siis tarkoita trendikästä "lasi-ihoa". Ei peitä oikeastaan mitään. Puuteri taas himmentää ihon samannäköiseksi kuin talkki, joskaan ei pidä sitä kiillottomana yhtä kauan vaan kiilto pukkaa läpi jo noin viisi minuuttia puuteroinnin jälkeen. Todellakin ylihinnoiteltuja tuotteita nämä kaksi, Lumenella on tosi monia erinomaisia pohjameikkituotteita mutta nämä olivat ehdoton huti.

Lumene Longwear Blur Makeup Powder 18,5€/ 10g, Sokos
Lumene Longwear Blur Powder Foundation 17,9€/ 30ml, Kicks.

perjantai 7. syyskuuta 2018

Rimmel Insta Duo Contour Stick in Light/ Clair Review

Rimmel Insta Duo Contour Stick in Light/ Clair Review
I have good experiences from Rimmel face makeup but they often tend to give my skin break outs. I dared to try this one out after a long time of not using the brand's base makeup on my face because it is used on such small areas.
The contour shade is okay but I mean the lighter one... I hope it is not meant to be used as the concealer? It does not cover anything at all and greases in like ten minutes after applying it. Okay for natural glow product on the cheekbones, nose bridge etc. but definitely not as a concealer!
To return to the darker shade, it is OK as I said before but not perfect. Greasy but the shade is nice, not cheap looking at all. Overall  wouldn't recommend this product as it is not going to stay on for long and for it's small price there are way better options available.

Rimmel Insta Duo Contour Stick in Light/ Clair Review

Rimmel Insta Duo Contour Stick in Light/ Clair Review

// Hyvin huonokestoinen tuote jota en suosittelisi. Vaalea sävy ei sovi ainakaan peitevoiteeksi koska se ei peitä yhtään ja lähteen liukumaan iholla heti. Tummassa sentään on ainakin sävynsä puolesta potentiaalia mutta samalla rahalla saa paljon parempiakin tuotteita joten miksi tyytyä tähän rasvakasa-duoon? Rimmelin pohjameikit ovat kyllä yleensä olleet hyviä, joskin ne saavat ihoni kukkimaan.

10,5€/ 2x 4g, Sokos

tiistai 4. syyskuuta 2018

The definition of perfection; Sephora Cream Lip Stain

Sephora Cream Lip Stain matte liquid lipstick review makeup blog

(Shade name to be added later!) Just perfect. The most perfect liquid lipstick I have ever had on my lips. Stays on like ink, doesn't dry and is super pigmented. Easy to apply and the finish is stunningly beautiful. Won't smudge. Absolute 10/10. No wonder this product has 470k likes on their website.
The only minus is that it is not so easy to get these if you live in Finland and that all the shades are so yummy that you just have to have them.

Sephora Cream Lip Stain matte liquid lipstick review makeup blog


// Tämä on yksinkertaisesti täydellinen. Paras nestemäinen huulipuna jota olen koskaan testannut; super peittävä, super pysyvä, ei suttaannu ja helppo levittää. Todella kaunis lopputulos. Sephoran sivuila tällä on 470 000 tykkäystä, enkä yhtään ihmettele.
Ainoa miinus että näitä on vähän hankalampi saada Suomeen ja se että näitä on niin monia ihania sävyjä ja ne on kaikki pakko saada!

12€/ 5ml, Sephora

keskiviikko 29. elokuuta 2018

Essence Get Picture Ready! Contouring Palette - REVIEW

Essence Get Picture Ready! Contouring Palette - REVIEW
Okay so first of all, I am not completely sure if this is discontinued by now. I bought my palette from Fuengirola in the beginning of 2018 and started using it in the summer. I can't find or remember the price but I think it was 4-5 euros. Think, a four euro contour palette! How is it then?

The palette comes with two different brown colours for contouring and one for highlighting. The highlighter was actually too dark for it's original purpose so I decided to use it as a powder. And what a nice powder it is! I have actually always liked powders from Essence so I was't too surprised. You can alter the matteness from natural and dewy to full glam matte. Also, the more layers you have on the longer you will stay matte. And no, this doesn't start piling up once it hits the oils from your face, it just 'melts' away.

One con about this is that if you use a sticky concealer or foundation under it,  the powder will get stuck instantly exactly where you first put it and not blend away anywhere. The contour shades don't get stuck, they are just in other ways a pain in the ass to blend. The pigmentation is good and all but these are just so hard to blend! The contour shades will also disappear after a few hours of applying them.

For under five euros you get a great powder and two not-so-good contour shades so I would say it's definitely a deal, especially for someone who would rather bronze up their face than sculpt it into looking like someone else's. Great for an on the go- touch up palette, too.

Essence Get Picture Ready! Contouring Palette - REVIEW

 // Puuteri on taattua Essence-laatua eli tajuttoman hyvä alle viiden euron puuteriksi! Sillä saa aikaan joko kevyen tasoituksen tai sitten ihan tosi mattaisen lopputuloksen. Puuteri, tai no oikeastaan minulle liian tumma highlighter, ei myöskään paakkuunnu rumasti päivän mittaan vaikka sitä olisikin reilummin vaan ikäänkuin sulaa pois.

Tahmaisen peite-/ meikkivoiteen päälle en sitä kuitenkaan suosittelisi sillä se tarttuu sudin osumakohtaan kuin tauti eikä leviä siitä perkeleelläkään. Tai siis blendaannu. Muussa käytössä se on suorastaan nautinto pyöritellä tai töpötellä naamalle, toisin kuin paletin tummemmat siskokset. Lupaavan näköisiä, mutta eivät häivyty vaikka millä koittaisi. Ne eivät myöskään pysy muutamaa tuntia pidempään kasvoilla vaan highlighterin tavoin sulavat pois.

Alle viiden euron paletiksi ihan passeli esimerkiksi baarilaukun pohjalle meikinkorjailuja varten. En ole muuten varma onko tämä lopetettu, näytti ainakin olevan osa jotakin Essencen Picture Ready!-sarjaa jota löytyi kyllä merkin nettisivuilta muttei kovinkaan monen verkkokaupan hyllyltä.

4-5€/ 3 x 2,3g, Andrea de Fuengirola

keskiviikko 15. elokuuta 2018

MAC Select Cover-Up Concealer Used As Liquid Contour; An Experiment


MAC Select Cover-Up Concealer Used As Liquid Contour; An Experiment

I graduated from a makeup school (Cosmetica Norris in Fuengirola) in December 2017. Seven months after the ceremony, that I actually missed due to oversleeping, I decided to finally switch from powder contouring to cream/ liquid. I still don't understand why it took me so long to do it, cream contour is just so superior to  powders and that's what our teacher was underlining all the time.
The switch was pretty extempore. I found myself from the MAC departure swatching on their cafe latte toned concealers and just took one of them home. I just did it, I don't really remember the reason I decided to grab this specific one.

MAC Select Cover-Up Concealer Used As Liquid Contour; An Experiment

Buffing brush is from Real Techniques 

There I was, later on, completely in love. Why hadn't I done this before? When contouring with liquid products the contour stays on all day. It is also easier to apply and looks much more natural. I also no longer have to carry a bronzing powder with me for touch ups because this needs no touching up.
This MAC concealer was very liquid and high coverage so I believe it could also be used as foundation. Dries pretty rapidly so you have to be quick with it. Blends easily on small areas but maybe because of the contrast between the shade of this and my actual foundation, blending bigger areas was more challenging. I believe it is because of the runny, highly pigmented and quickly drying consistency.
Overall a great multipurpose product! Can definitely be used as a foundation because of its beautiful light but high coverage finish. Definitely a huge difference to drug store concealers as this stays on way longer and the finished look is just so natural and luxurious, not cakey and cheap looking at all. I think I will try a lighter shade of this for highlighting when I first finish my other products for that purpose so see you in 2025!

MAC Select Cover-Up Concealer Used As Liquid Contour; An Experiment

Finished look + swatch
// Vaikka meikkikoulu Cosmetica Norriksessa oltiin painotettu nestemäisen varjostamisen ylivertaisuutta puuterimaiseen verrattuna, minulla kesti seitsemän kuukautta hankkia ensimmäinen tuote tuohon tarkoitukseen koulusta valmistuttuani. Tämä MACin peitevoide on ihan tavallinen peitevoide, nappasin sen vaan ihan ekstemporesti Jumbon Stockmannin osastolta mukaani testattavaksi.
Onneksi teinkin niin sillä meikkipohjani taso on noussut varmaan tuhannella hankintani jälkeen! MACin peitevoiteen koostumus on tosi nestemäinen, jopa juokseva, ja tosi pigmenttinen. Kuivuu nopeasti joten myös työskentelyn tämän kanssa tulee olla nopeaa. Ehkä siksi tämän häivyttäminen voi ainakin aluksi tuntua vähän haastavalta.
Loistelias lopputulos on kuitenkin kaiken vaivannäön väärti. Pysyy hyvänä aamusta iltaan ja näyttää ihanan luonnolliselta. Muistan kuinka aina puuterista contouria käyttäessäni kanniskelin aurinkopuuteria mukanani koska puuterituotteet tuppasivat imeytyä meikkipohjaan päivän mittaan ja kadota.
Tätä voisi ehdottomasti käyttää myös meikkivoiteena, lopputulos on peittevä mutta kevyt. Olen kiinnostunut testaamaan vaaleampaa sävyä korostuksiin, mutta ensin minun on käytettävä monet muut korostusvärini loppuun joten katsotaan asiaa uudestaan seuraavalla vuosikymmenellä...

11€/ 10ml, Stockmann

keskiviikko 8. elokuuta 2018

Seizen Bio-Skin Vita C Serum

Seizen Bio-Skin Vita C Serum Vitamin C

I bought this bottle while still living in Spain and a Finnish friend of mine said "Yeah buy that, that brand is very good and popular!". I think she have had mixed this with some other brand because a. I couldn't find this specific product from anywhere in the internet (I believe that they have renowed it) b. only a very few places sold this brand overall. What we learned from this is never trust your friends' opinions, trust Google! That is where your friends come to write their reviews to their beauty pages.

My opinion about this serum is that it is excellent. One of the best ones I have ever used. Doesn't give me breakouts, definitely brightens the skin if used daily/ regularly, smells amazing and is just a luxurious add to your skincare regime.

The reason why I wanted to post this is because I really loved this product and there are not enough superlatives expressing greatness to describe it. I wanted to make Seizen atleast somehow more popular by making this post so hope this helped them. Needless to say I am not sponsored by any company just yet...

29€/ 30ml, Primor

tiistai 31. heinäkuuta 2018

Avon True Nutra Effects Skincare Line: The Cleansers

Avon True Nutra Effects Skincare LineYass. My mom not had only gotten one skincare product to try; she had bought the whole LINE. I mean, if you ever consider yourself extra you should get to know her first.Well okay, the moisturizers are missing and a bunch of other stuff too. The Nutra Effects line is wide as outer space with two pages of products in their Finnish webstore only. I can only imagine the selection of products they have in America!I would still consider this a pretty fine assortment. There is micellar water, foaming face wash, a scrub, some refreshing gel cleanser (a must for my greasy cake face) and last but not least a bottle of cleansing oil for those rare occasions when my visage feels a dat bit dry. An eye makeup remover, a mask plus definitely a toner and you would be all set and way beyond.
Avon True Nutra Effects Skincare Line
Self-Foaming Face Wash for Combination & Oily Skin A very basic and a very good foaming wash. Great for either a morning wash or second phase wash when removing makeup. Glycerin is third on the ingredient list which makes this excellent for any skin type as it remoisturizes the skin after the wash. A good moisture balance helps prevent excessive oiliness and therefore breakouts on oily/combination skin, keeps normal skin looking dewy and relieves the dryness.I wonder why isn't this marketed for dry skin or all skin types? The foaming formula in my opinion is better for dry or normal skin. Perhaps it is marketed for oilier skin because they already have so many suitable options for dry skin, for example the oil wash or cleansing milk..8€/ 150ml, AvonRefreshing Gel Cleanser for all Skin Types Okay so this is not the product to make your face feel squeaky clean after makeup removal. In fact I felt like I had to wash my face three times to get rid of all the paint. Usually it only takes two washes and some toner.This is said to be suitable for sensitive skin too so maybe this is for cleaning the skin only and not taking off a full mask.8€/ 150ml, AvonMiracle Glow Lightweight Cleansing Oil Ohh I was so excited to try this. I absolutely love the bottle and any product with the word 'glow' on it catches my eye.The scent is definitely the same classic 'Avon Oil Scent' they use in almost all of their oil products. The consistency is lightweight, as promised, and runny but it still leaves an oily surface on the skin. A great thing for dry skin but not the best for a skin that has it's own oils unless you really want to take the risk to get breakouts. So I would first use this and then a gel to avoid them.The oils used: canola, passiflora incarnata (maypop) seed, linseed, coffea arabica seed, sclerocarya birrea (marula) seed and orbignya oleifera (babassu) seed.10€/ 125ml, Avon
Avon True Nutra Effects Skincare Line
Micellar Cleansing Water for all Skin Types A great micellar water that takes off the makeup gently but effectively. Glycerin is the third ingredient again so your skin is sure to feel smooth and moisturized after using this. Two thumbs up, especially for the generous size!8€/ 200ml or 12€/ 400ml, AvonGentle Scrub Cleanser for Normal/ Dry Skin This is my favourite out of the five. I am nuts over scrubs so I know a good one when I see one. Ecuadorian ivory plant seed powder and opium poppy seed bits combined with a very gentle and moisture rich formula leave the skin mesmerizingly glowy. Great for any skin type.8€/ 100ml, Avon// Tästä tuli niin pitkä postaus että suomennos jää tällä kertaa väliin :( Seuraavaksi arvioin kuitenkin muutamaa kotimaista tuotetta joten pysy kanavalla!Nämä Avonin tuotteet olivat perushyviä/erinomaisia, heikoin lenkki ehkä geelipuhdistaja jonka olisin toivonut olevan vähän stydimpää tavaraa meikinpoistoon.