Monday, November 30, 2015

Milani Baked Blush - Luminoso

So here is a small post about a holy grail product that I own, the Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso!
I originally watched some tutorials from Nikkie-Tutorials on Youtube and she kept raving about the blush in several of her monthly favourite videos. The product can be found through amazon for about 6-10€ so I thought I'd give it a try, since there was such a huge hype.
So here it is:

The packaging is pretty simple, I'd like to note that there is a second compartment inside with an application brush (which is actually non too shaby) and a mirror! So it is very practical on the go.

No words can describe the glow and shimmer of Luminoso! The description itself states it is a "blush that features a mélange infusion of colors baked on Italian terracotta tiles".
That sounds pretty fancy. But the big question is: can you actually get that color on your face or is it maybe not that pigmented?
Ok well it's super highly pigmented and just silky in texture and application! I have never had a blush like this and I have so many from drugstore to high end brand, this one takes the cake. It's too beautiful and has a nice soft shimmer without being too overly glittery. The staying power is quite good, although I find myself re-applying quite regularly- simply cause I love this blush.
Here is a pic of me wearing it, toned down with Mac's Soft & Gentle highlighter a bit:
I will forever buy this blush and I use it more often than any other ones I own!!

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Sailor Moon Miracle Romance Shining Moon Powder & Moon Stick Lipstick

Every girl seemed to be getting the Miracle Romance Sailor Moon Make-up items and I fell victim to this, too. As I bought both trough I didn't have any problems with getting them or shipping or any other fees, because the shop ships from Germany (I think). I'll review the powder in a bit more detail:

So the powder cost 49,90€ and I think is a bit expensive, but the proplica of the crystal star is about 80€ and does absolutely nothing so I guess I get a powder with this at least so it's more worth it for me. I am not a person who simply collects and displays stuff, everything I buy -no matter how pretty or precious-will be used on a daily basis by me. 
When I bought this powder I wasn't sure how it looked inside, even though I heard from others, that it's simply a white coloured highlighter powder!
So here it is when opened:

The pretty pink ribbons are actually just a plastic cover of the powder to protect it, when you peel it off it leaves a white faintly glittering powder! The powder puff is super cute and soft and I like the mirror inside.

You can hardly see the glittery particles on the picture, and there aren't that many in my opinion. So this is a swatch of the powder and while it works ok to soften my blush (which I always do when applying my makeup) it doesn't really give me a nice glow or anything, it could even be considered quite dull on the skin (even though there is some glitter inside). I really like the compact since I am a huge Sailor Moon fan like everybody (although I am not too fond of the new crystal series, hate the opening...) I think as a makeup item it fails. No one would buy it for that of course so I am not exactly disappointed.

Now for the Moon Stick Lipstick:

As you can see it is super precious and adorable, I love love love the packaging and it is the sole reason I bought it. Inside you find a colourless lipbalm which actually hydrates quite well. There was no point in taking a pic of it because it's just like every other colourless lipbalm! I do use it quite frequently and think for the 20€ I paid it s quite ok, of course as before you pay for the packaging!

All in all I have to say the Miracle Romance Powder is pretty but useless and I will rather use a good highlighter and keep the powder as a compact mirror... The lipbalm is ok, but it is more pretty than it is useful (especially for that price!). I'd only recommend buying if you are a Sailor Moon fan (which nowadays everyone is haha).

Bonus pic of my cat Milky with the Miracle Romance powder:

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Too faced haul (again)

I won't even mention how long I haven't updated this thing here....
Anyways! As it is probably clear I am a huge Too Faced-Makeup fanatic and try to buy all of their great products. Even though I can get most of it through beautybay I still have to order through Sephora most of the time, because they have the newest products that I am looking for. For the next products I had to spend over 100€ (well I ordered a third product not pictured but still..) because of taxes and I am not happy about that, the actual product prices will be listed later!

This is what I got:
The Too Faced Born This Way Foundation in Nude (38€) and the Too Faced Love Flush Blush in Love Hangover (25€)!
I was super hyped for both products. Especially for the blush because it is supposed to stay on for 16 hours!

So here is the foundation (unedited pictures):

It says Oil-Free and you get 30 ml for that price in a pump dispenser kind of package. The packaging looks and feels high quality but I am not a fan of the pump dispenser thing, you can see how messy it gets right here:

It's so hard to get the product out without it getting messy, but I suppose it's still better than the missha oriental bb cream dispenser... The nude color is more or less neutral, with some yellow undertones (EVEN THOUGH the label stated it had neutral to pink undertones) which I believe I actually don't have, but the foundation is like magic on skin and adapts very well. I really feel the message "Born This Way" because the foundation is so lightweight that you could almost fool yourself you didn't wear any. It has a great feel on the skin and just glides on, especially with the beauty blender! It stays on all day and doesn't get patchy or dry. Also: The coverage is build-able, so you can wear more coats of it for better coverage even though I think one is already pretty good for coverage. This will probably be my holy grail of all foundations and I usually use it for special occasions, only because it's so expensive (otherwise I'd wear it daily).

Now for the second item:

The Love Flush Blush in Love Hangover has such a cute packaging, as always with Too Faced. The bunnies are adorable such as the whole heart shape of the blush, also the mirror is really practical (will use it as a mirror compact once I use it all up). It is a very warm pink, it's a bit mauvy in my opinion as it has some dark undertones without being cool like mauve. I find the application of this blush ok, nowhere near as easy and perfect as Milani's luminoso, but the color suits me quite well and I usually tone it down with a highlighter (Mac's soft & gentle). That way it looks even better. But I have to say it doesn't stay on for 16 hours, at least not on my face. I have to re-apply quite often unfortunately!

Here a pic of me wearing both of the products:

I am very content with both products, especially the foundation which exceeded my expectations (initially I was having higher expectations for the blush...). Even if the blush is not my favourite I still like it! I am never disappointed when buying Too Faced products so it will stay my favourite brand!

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