Powder Foundations: The Summer Solution



With the summer already here- well at least in some parts of the world- certainly not here in Brussels :-(, most of us are faced with having to change our makeup routine and adapt it to the humidity and heat of the warmer months, which brings powder foundations to the starring role, being a great and quick solution to our makeup routine.

Powder foundations will give you enough coverage and a refined polished look to achieve flawless skin in no time, doubling up as a retouching powder throughout the day as well.

The most important thing is to pick the right one suited to your skin type and that provides the coverage you desire. Here are some recommendations (from high-end to drugstore) according to skin type:

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The Summer Edit: 10 Summer Essentials


Hola everyone!! With the prospect of this spring reduced to a mere concept, a season that happens this time of year, but it was nowhere to be seen …an urban legend, I’m more than  longing for some sun and in dire need of a beach !! I might not be entirely bikini ready,  having some extra layers of “flesh”, “rondeurs” (like they call it in French lol) that I haven’t succeded in getting rid of, but that won’t stop me -and shouldn’t stop anybody- to enjoy summer at its fullest 😉

So, on this –yet another– rainy day of spring, I was browsing snaps from last year’s summer holidays, and got me thinking about those summer must-haves we shouldn’t forget on our holidays…Here’re my 10 summer essentials: Continue reading “The Summer Edit: 10 Summer Essentials”

A new member to Estée Lauder’s most coveted anti-age line

If -like me- you are a fan of Estée Lauder’s Advance Night Repair (ANR) serum, you’ll be excited to know that a new member will be added to the family in July 2016, and that is the ANR Ampoules.

ESTEEEach capsule will contain a single dose of this new “super intense serum”, that should be used underneath the regular ANR. It promises to show results within the first 3 days of use and more resilient skin within 2 weeks.

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Trending: Cushion Foundations, A Rundown

Cushion Foundations.pngHola!! Haven’t you noted that as with everything now, once there’s a new makeup product on the market, in almost no time all the other makeup brands speed up their production to come out with the same concept, and we are then puzzled about which one to choose among the sea of options available.

This is, of course, a good thing…it’s great to have alternatives, because then we have different price range, textures, color options, packaging, etc. Which brings me to today’s topic: cushion foundations

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Wake-up Makeup for Amateurs

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Whenever I look around among my friends and acquaintances, and even from my time working at MAC, I notice that despite the loads of makeup tutorials out there, and the noticeable interest women have for makeup these days, not all women are skillful at applying it or are willing to spend the minimum time to do it. This is also subject to the beauty standards in each city or country, but it’s a reality that not all women take the time to apply makeup and groom themselves even to a fair minimum.

Sometimes, all you need to enliven your skin in no time is to add some color to your cheeks and lips, which is key to bring the skin to life.

To this end, I’m sharing my super quick version of a makeup tutorial for amateurs, with no major makeup technique involved for women on the run. Disclaimer: I had slept only few hours when I did this video, so signs of tiredness are clearly visible, and even though I – deliberately- didn’t go for a full coverage, I think the end result proves the importance of makeup and our image, providing a refreshed look thanks to rosy cheeks and bright red lips…hope you like it!