DIOR… J’adore

2016 was a great year of discovery among luxury brands. I note with delight that there are more shades suitable for dark skins.

Certainly, there is not enough but it is a good start. Last year, I spoke with foundation Diorskin Forever bottom of happiness right here and it became one of my favorite foundations. It is suitable for combination to oily skin, it is easy to apply and the record is clear. We do not need to put tons for rendering desired.

I advise you to apply using the Backstage Blender. It is a makeup sponge allowing a flexible cover. I was quite dubious when my big sister had advised me early in the year 2015. The great advantage of this sponge is that one does not need to wet the material and to apply it n ‘ not absorb a lot of product. I went straight to buy it on the website of the brand and was delivered in a week. There were worries delivery and I must say that the after-sales of the brand have been great: their adviser had even called me to make sure I had the product, while the amount of the control s’ amounted to just 17 euros. Other after-sales services should follow their example.

Let’s come to the illuminating powder that I’d briefly show you in an article. It’s about theDiorskinNude luminizer Powder: A beautiful highlighter that highlights perfectly the areas of the face ( cheekbones and the nose tip) without being overbearing. I think it is a beautiful highlighterpour day and night: a kabuki brand is offered. It is available in pink tinted, gold or bronze.

I also tested the lipstick matte Poison Matte. As the name suggests, it is a red matte lips. Since the arrival of red liquid in matte lips, I really difficult to buy red matte lips to stick. The advantage of this lipstick is that it does not dry lips and matte although it may have a finite limit if a glossy moisturizing base is put on the lips before applying lipstick.

And finally, let’s talk mascara: a killer. I do not weigh my words about the Diorshow Iconic Curl which makes his job very well. Its curved brush allows for curved and elongated lashes. While it is pricey but well worth it.

Have you ever tested DIOR products?

 

See you soon…

 


ColourPop way of life

Red matte liquid lipstick quality for 5 euros (shipping included) it exists? I can tell you, it exists and it is ColourPop who did it.

This brand, popular with makeup addicts on social networks and especially on Instagram, was part of my wishlist beauty of 2016. I had long hesitated to order until the end of July 2016 good news falls : ColourPop book internationally and for free for a minimum of 50 US dollars or about 48 euros.

And I have not been disappointed by products of this brand on the contrary because they have some advantages:

  • colors suitable for all skin complexions
  • high quality products
  • a simple and effective packaging
  • regular promotions
  • a good after-sales service (they offered me the Finder’s Keepers to apologize for the delay in delivery and quickly respond to emails)
  • for unbeatable prices

During my first order placed late September 2016, I ordered 6 matte liquid lipsticks, two highlighters, a black gel eyeliner and a moisturizing lipstick.

I made a new order during Black Friday, I ordered 6 in matte red lips liquid, a highlighter, three eye shadows and two lip liners (see the first image of the article with the Limbo, the Hutch the Concept, the Sookie, Are N  Be and the Finder’s Keepers).

Eyeshadows are pigmented like their highlighters. Avalon highlighter became my fave.Et what about their lipsticks that, to my astonishment, are not asséchants and offer beautiful colors.

But there are also negative things to say about the brand:

  • this is not the fault of the brand, but I always paid at least 23 euros Customs on every order (so the next time I pass by Relay Shop USA or Shipito)
  • writing on lipsticks deteriorates very quickly.

Except these negatives, I recommend this brand which is accessible to the largest world and has nothing to envy to other brands.

Have you cracked? If so, what products you bought?

 

See you soon…

 


Affordable high-end products with Djulicious Cosmetics

Well-being, joy, fun: these words represent the brand Djulicious Cosmetics.

The first time I had ordered brand products was in March 2015. I wanted to test these brushes which we kept saying good.

I took the brush bufferpour apply your foundation No. 516 and the brush 560 ° contouringn to perfectly trace its contouring.

With the buffer brush, applying the foundation is pleasant: it is not necessary to put a lot of material to have a uniform effect on the entire face.

The contouringme brush makes life easier to perfectly apply my stroke contouring: with this brush, it is impossible to err in applying its product contouring and it can be used with a product in a stick or a powdery product.

Having been satisfied with my first order, I wanted to offer me a new set of brushes Flawless Complexion: a collection composed of five brushes complexion.

In this collection, there are:

  • an Oval brush to apply your foundation
  • a concealer brush No. 530 for applying liquids or creams textures
  • a powder brush No. 506 needed to implement its powders, his tan etc …
  • a duo fiber brush blush No. 510 to sculpt cheeks and facial contours
  • a duo fiber brush range No. 518 to apply her highlighter and eliminate powder residue (such as blush or eye shadow).

This brush set is perfect both for collectors but also for beginners in makeup because there are tools to make her complexion perfectly without a pack effect.

I wanted to get my makeup products because Julie not only makes quality brushes.

On the occasion of the holiday season, I wanted to buy meToxic Poison Collection GirlsFever in collaboration with the blogger Peek A Boo and a highlighter theLimie (Light Creole, ed.)

I am fully satisfied of these products : the matte lipstick is comfortable, it does not dry out my lips and it is very beautiful to wear.

As for the highlighter, he puts the face value and its golden color brings light: one can even use the corner of the inner eye. By cons, be careful not to put tons to avoid the effect mirror ball.

The after sales service is very responsive and I’m always delivered in 48 hours maximum.

And to this day, I have not yet found negative opinions about products sold by Djulicious Cosmetics.

See you soon…


Clean brushes without the fuss with Sigma Beauty

Before writing this article, I had realized that it had been three weeks since I had not cleaned my brushes. By dint of accumulating brush collections over the years, I was told that I could afford to avoid this chore: shame on me.

Until now, I had my brushes with the famous Egg Brush that I got myself in Djulicous Cosmetics. He cleaned my brushes well, size allowed me to take it with me when I travel, but I found it too small for my face brushes.

I have different brands of brushes and sponges to my eyes and my face like Dior, Chanel, Djulicious Cosmetics, Sedona Lace Zoeva Cosmetics, Beauty Blender, Sigma, Smink and Co. (I will make a video about it in 2017) and it allows me to keep my equipment in excellent condition. For example, it’s been 4 years that I have my Sedona Lace brushes and they are like new.

But Sigma Spa Cleaning Brush Mat made me the eye for many years, the ideal tool to quickly clean my brushes without this being a headache because it is divided into several areas: the right relates to the cleaning brushes and makeup sponge for the face and the left side relates to the cleaning brushes for the eyes.

This cleaning pad consists of 10 suction cups on the back in order to adhere the mat to the ergonomics of your sink. This allows you to clean both brushes at the same time and thus save time.

When I clean my brushes, I prefer to use a mild shampoo that does not irritate my brushes and allow them to keep their hair. I used the shampoo “Vinegar 3 flowers” from Le Petit Marseillais.

With these two related products, I could clean a dozen face and eye brushes in less than thirty minutes. I do not regret my investment since neglecting the weekly cleaning your brushes can cause sores.

We often think of our lifestyle, products that are used every day but we often forget that non-cleaning brushes can lead to pimples.

Indeed, brushes clog and makeup products that are used with these brushes oxidize on contact with air.

You understand that I am more than satisfied with this product that saves me time and cleaned my brushes perfectly: the epitome of expression combine business with pleasure.

If you want to know where I bought this rug, I invite you to go to the website “The Beautyst” for 23.90 euros (delivery included) when Black Friday. Only today there is 15% off the entire site with the RUSH promo code and you will have the opportunity to be delivered on the tree before Christmas.

 

See you soon…

 


Les liquid lipsticks de Kylie Cosmetics: tant désirés mais valent-ils vraiment le coup?

Les célèbres rouges à lèvres liquide mattes de Kylie Cosmetics… Au début, je ne vous cache pas que ces produits ne me disaient rien au début de cette année. Je n’étais pas très fan des rouges à lèvres liquide mattes car j’en avais testé certains qui m’avaient laissé dubitatives. Ceux que j’avais testé m’avaient laissé les lèvres tes sèches et étaient très difficiles à démaquiller.

 

Mais Gwladys du blog Hair Related m’avait donné l’envie de les tester. Sur YouTube, il m’était difficile de trouver des avis et des testes sur des femmes ayant la peau foncée jusque’à ce que je tombe sur la super chaine YouTube d’une très belle compatriote Shaynigne aka Too Much Mouth.

Ses différents swatch es m’ont aidé à choisir quelles rouges à lèvres de Kylie Cosmetics pouvaient correspondre à ma carnation de peau.

Certaines teintes me faisaient envie telles que le Posie K mais grâce à elle, j’ai pu économiser 14$.

C’est pourquoi, j’ai décidé de prendre ces quatre teintes pour me faire mon propre avis: il s’agit des kits Kourt K et Love Bite, du True Brown K et le Mary Jo K.

Le Kourt K est un violine qui sied parfaitement à la tendance du moment. Il est vraiment très beau, c’est mon préféré de cette sélection. Il est agréable à porter, il est facile à appliquer et il dégage une odeur très agréable.

Je porte le Kourt K

Le True Brown K est un marron chaud agréable à porter. J’ai souvent entendu dire qu’il n’était pas conseillé aux peaux noires de porter du marron car cela durcissait les traits et cela mettait en relief les marques de fatigue du visage.

Pour ma part, ce rouge à lèvres démontre à merveille que cela est parfaitement faux et que l’on pouvait se permettre cette couleur qui rehausse à merveille mon teint.

Je porte le True Brown K

Le Love Bite était une couleur que je redoutais de porter. En effet, en le swatchant sur mon poignant, je trouvais qu’il était trop clair pour ma carnation. Et je suis heureuse de constater que j’ai eu totalement tort. C’est une belle couleur nude qui est parfaite pour les peaux foncées, agréable à porter et très pigmentée.

Je porte le Love Bite

Le Mary Jo K est un rouge très intense. Avec le Kourt K, je pensais que cette couleur qui irait parfaitement à ma carnation de peau. À mon grand étonnement, je suis tombée de haut en le swatchant car je le trouvais très éclatant. J’ai une préférence pour les rouges à lèvres rouge foncé car ils sont faciles à porter et il n’est pas nécessaire de les travailler comme le LAX de ColourPop.

Associée à une couleur foncée, ce rouge à lèvres retrouve grâce à mes yeux.

Vous avez sûrement compris que c’est le rouge à lèvres que j’aime le moins car je suis obligée de le mélanger à une autre couleur foncée (une violine ou un crayon à lèvres marron) pour le porter. C’est aussi le rouge à lèvres qui m’a le plus asséché les lèvres et qui a été le moins agréable à porter.

Comparé aux autres, c’est celui qui m’a le plus asséché les lèvres.

Je porte le Mary Jo K (à gauche) et le Mary Jo K associé au Creative de Color Pop

En conclusion, je suis très satisfaite de ces rouges à lèvres. Les rouges à lèvres sont à un prix que je trouve accessible. J’ai été livré en seulement 9 jours et j’ai eu la chance de ne pas avoir de frais de douane.

Pour autant, ils ont deux défauts. Il faut commander pour un montant minimum de 60$ pour une livraison à l’international et le service après-vente n’est pas assez réactif (il est impossible de les contacter en message privé sur leurs comptes Twitter et Facebook).

Allez-vous craquer?

À très vite…


Highlight obsession

Si il ne pouvait avoir qu’un produit qui pouvait symboliser l’année 2016 dans le monde de la beauté, c’est bien le highlighter (enlumineur en français, ndlr).

Ce produit est une pure merveille qui est un de mes indispensables pour finir mon maquillage. C’est simple, je ne peux plus m’en passer.

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Différentes highlighters tels que ceux de Dior, L’Oréal Paris, Carli Bybel pour BH Cosmetics, Iman Cosmetics, Black Up, Black Radiance, the Balm ou encore MAC Cosmetics.

Avec ces techniques de maquillage telles que le strobbing (technique visant à mettre en valeur certaines zones du visages telles que les pommettes, le nez ainsi que l’arc de Cupidon), ce produit est revenu en force dans le coeur des beauty addicts.

J’ai acheté plus de highlighter que de fonds de teint cette année. Et si je vous disais que je haïssais ce produit auparavant, vous ne me croyiez pas.

J’avais horreur de ce produit qui était mis en valeur dans de nombreux blogs et autres chaines YouTube. Je n’aimais pas cet effet “boule à facettes”.

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Mais petit à petit, je me suis aussi mise à cette addiction à cause de l’une de mes vloggueuses beauté préférées Jackie Aina. Et j’ai pu me rendre compte que c’est un produit génial à condition de connaitre quel type de highlighter je devais me procurer selon mon type de peau.

Il existe des highlighters liquide,en poudre, en crème ou sous forme de base très lumineuses. J’ai une nette préférence pour les highlighters poudre car ils sont très faciles à travailler et surtout il est possible de maîtriser le degré de produit que je souhaite mettre sur mon visage.

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Et pour en avoir testé des highlighters très chers et d’autres à très bas prix, la différence se joue sur les pinceaux à utiliser. Je préfère utiliser les pinceaux éventails qui permettent de déposer suffisamment de produit sur la zone que je souhaite mettre en lumière. Plus ces pinceaux ont de poils, plus il est agréable de travailler la matière.

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De gauche à droite: NYX Cosmetics, Hema, SMINK Cosmetics, Djulicious Cosmetics et Sedona Lace

Pour un maquillage de jour, je préfère jouer la légèreté comme sur la photo où je porte le highlighter de la palette Contour Palette de la marque Black Radiance. Cette palette ne m’a coûté que 4$.

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Ce produit fera la différence dans vos maquillages pour les fêtes de fin d’année qui approchent à grands pas. Surtout, lâchez-vous.

 

À bientôt…


When the well-being sublime outer beauty

Last Thursday evening, I was at the event “Beauty Gourmande” which was a joint event organized by Audrey Syllepse Cosmetics but also Rita and Sonia of beauty and well-being Bubbles.

Audrey de Syllepse Cosmetics et Sonia de "Les Bulles "(derrière le bar)
Audrey de Syllepse Cosmetics et Sonia de “Les Bulles “(derrière le bar)

I was the first to make ourselves on this cozy place, intimate but mostly pleasant. I was warmly welcomed by Audrey Syllepse Cosmetics and the founding of this space: Rita and Sonia.

Once properly installed, Audrey explains the method of use of all of its products. I had already tested this process was immediately conquered me in April 2014 (I invite you to view photos HERE). I was talking to you later in a future article.

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This method consists in the following manner:

-the use of gel-remover No. 14;

-The installation and application of exfoliating mask-33;

-application complexion serum (in my case, it will be dyed serum # 64 for dark skin);

-the application of the cosmopolitan cream without perfume No. 16.

 

Subsequently, Sonia invites me to the basement of this cosmopolitan place to apply this process but also practice shiatsu session. Having had a pretty stressful week of beginning the session fell perfectly.

I finally discovered this practice after the traditional Chinese medicine that involves making a pressure of fingers or palms on the circuits of meridians to restore the circulation of energy in the body, balance the nervous system and release physical and emotional tensions. I was so relaxed, soothed that I almost take a nap.

At the end of this session, I exit with a big smile.

Subsequently, I have benefited a makeup session made a professional makeup artist with the use of the French brand Boho. A surprising or confusing with makeup makeup products with a strong natural composition but in the end, I liked it.

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Finally, we were able to enjoy an organic and an organic apple juice fresh carrot juice with fresh organic mint hydrolate ally basil. A surprising taste, natural and tasty to eat.

Succulentes mousses au chocolat avec des fraises fraîches
Succulentes mousses au chocolat avec des fraises fraîches

I tested this hydrosol 100% organic with chocolate mousse and strawberries: it was just delicious.

It was a moment very pleasant to live in the company of women I really appreciate and for sure I would stay in this intimate place with great pleasure.

 

Thank you to Audrey Syllepse Cosmetics and Rita and Sonia, founder of Space Bubbles for this wonderful moment.

 

Disclaimer: This article is not sponsored or made in cooperation with these two brands.


My 2013 best of make up

Before reading this new post, I wanted to wish you my best wishes for 2014.

The year 2013 ended, there is a little over 2 weeks and it is time to take stock side beauty of this eventful year. New discoveries and beauty have succeeded with such a concatenation that I became slightly shopaholic (person with a certain addiction to shopping).

I will present throughout this article my favorite products of 2013.

My favorite skincare brand: NUHANCIAM

Around me, there was much talk of this brand which was proven mattes and black skins. In fact, in 2012 I lived for several months in Madrid. Unfortunately, I had not listened to the advice of my older sister told me to apply my sunscreen to protect my skin. At the time, I naively thought that black skin was super resistant to sunlight.

Unfortunately on my return to France, I find that I have plenty of work on my face. I decided to take this problem seriously and I am testing different products such as stain-Clinic (which did not really work on me) and stain-Garnier care (which was rather well). But I was looking for something much more effective and this is where I came across the very good returns Nuhanciam.

I use all the products in this range since June 2013 (with the exception of the unifying moisturizer because I have combination skin) and I am more than satisfied. The condition of my skin has improved a lot and some of my tasks were downright disappeared and my skin tone is both less bright and brighter. It is a brand that I recommend because it has proven itself over me and I find affordable (even for a student budget) knowing that the most expensive product is the anti-stain treatment (which costs 43 €).

I’ll look forward to the announcement of new products that will be available during this new year.

My favorites makeup brands: MAC Cosmetics, Sedona Lace & BHCosmetics

La collection RiriHearts Fall 2013 de M.A.C Cosmetics
La collection RiriHearts Fall 2013 de M.A.C Cosmetics

 

The year 2013 was rich in makeup brands. MAC Cosmeticsa set the bar high by partnering with the Barbadian singer Rihanna leaving three collections that year. These collections have been a great success since the products (especially the gorgeous lipstick) were out of stock in less than 3 hours and for the latest collection (RiriHearts Holidays), all gone in less than 20 minutes. Lipsticks their promises, for the most dry red a little lip balm is necessary to soften the lips and make the red easier to apply.

My favorite lipstick different collections remains the famous Talk That Talk is a beautiful plum that I constantly use or mix with other red plums lips.

Then one comes to the American brand Sedona Lace created by an American vloggeuse Ren Monteloyola in 2009. It is the mark of my various synthetic brushes of very high quality. Thanks to these wonderful brushes, I can get a more accurate and much better applied makeup. I took advantage of regular discounts (there at least every 2 months) to procure brushes and palettes. The prices are affordable, you can spend less than 70 euros (including postage) for a variety of brushes.

Later, I discovered BH Cosmetics via YouTube videos, I see eg Missy Lynn Start2finishmuaqui was amazing tutorials with pallets costing less than 30 euros. Septic early, I got myself palette BH Party Girls is just great. The colors are bright and mostly it takes a very long time with the help of a good makeup base. We can do a variety of smokey eyes very good. This is a makeup brand that I recommend especially as it is affordable and of good quality.

P.S: Giveaway is close.