Category Archives: Blush

Flormar store opening & New Products

abistefidavi

With Lady Davi and Stefy Puglisevich at the Event

I spent this evening at the brand spanking new Flormar store that opened right opposite Bay Street in Malta, next to the I Am accessories store. The event was to celebrate the new store and to introduce us to the new Flormar range. This is Flormar’s second shop in Malta, read about my first trip to Flormar in Paola here.

The new collection consists of the two types of BB Creams: The Blur Effect BB Cream and the Anti-Blemish BB Cream. The blur effect BB Cream helps conceal imperfections and contains SPF 30 and the Anti Blemish BB Cream is oil free with a mattifying effect that’s suitable for blemished and combination to oily skin.

flormar-blur-effect-bb-cream

Flormar Blur Effect BB Cream

The next product is the Match BB Lip Balm that has customised shades that adapt to your lips according to your lips PH Balance.

flormar-match-bb-lip-balm

Flormar Match BB Lip Balm

Flormar also came out with an Extreme Matte Lipstick. The first thing that caught my eye with this lipstick is the really interesting bullet shape that it has. It is SO pretty! When one of the bloggers pointed this out to me I went to pick up one of the lipsticks… you know.. to have a better look at the shape, and I low key hit it with my nail and ruined it. Shh!

Anyway… This lippie is meant to be very matte and not drying on the lips. It’s worth getting this just to look at the diamond shape of it. I won’t hit yours, I promise.

flormar-extreme-matte-lipstick

Flormar Extreme Matte Lipstick

Finally, there’s the new Satin Matte Blush hat comes in six different shades and the packaging comes with a tiny brush and a small mirror. I love how the packaging of this lets you see the colour of the blush from inside while also containing a small mirror. I love this packaging from Flormar.

flormar-satin-matte-blush

Flormar Satin Matte Blush

That’s it!

Do go check out the new store in Paceville and check out these new products.

Thank you Flormar Malta for inviting me to this awesome event!

Besos



My favourite blush — Day 19 of the 30 Days of Beauty Challenge

Screen Shot 2015-06-30 at 19.43.35

 

Whenever I wear makeup, I always wear foundation. This tends to give me a very blank canvas and since I use a medium-full coverage foundation it does tend to make my face look flat. To counteract, of course, I always put some dimension into my face using some contour and blush. This is what I reduced my favourite blushes to. And yes, I couldn’t live without any of them.

At the top we have the Sleek Face Form Palette and Nars Orgasm Blush. As you can see from the major pan porn going on with that Sleek palette, I love that blush. It’s actually a very close dupe to Nars Orgasm. It’s also sold separately and the colour itself is called Rose Gold. If you like how Nars Orgasm looks but don’t want to splash out on it, I certainly recommend Sleek Rose Gold.

Then we have some Milani blushes. I’m obsessed with these rose shaped blushes I actually have the fourth one in the mail on it’s way to yours truly right now. It didn’t make it in time for this photo shoot. I’ve had Coral Cover for the longest, then there’s Tea Rose (light pink shade) and Love Potion (a deeper pink). I’ve been obsessed with Coral Cove since I purchased it and it’s only beginning to show it’s first signs of wear on the embossed flower. It’s pigmentation is just right for a blush (I don’t like highly pigmented blushes because it’s easier to over do it that way) but a little product goes a long way. Tea Rose is a very safe colour that I think would suit a lot of light skin tones. Love potion is a colour that I thought would be too dark for me but it actually looks gorgeous on my face.

I’m loving Milani as a brand lately and I had to get the baked blush in Luminoso. It’s a very pale coral and shimmery blush. It’s gorgeous on it’s own or on top of Coral Cove for a more intense shimmery blush.

I’ve had the next two Mac blushes for a while and I’m only just noticing how little wear they have even though I use them a lot. First there’s the cream blush in Something Special. This is very pigmented and I use very little of it. I like wearing this either when I’m going for a dewy look and only wearing cream products or under a powder blush such as the Milani Coral Cove. I’ve been wearing this almost every day for the last year and a half and it seems like I haven’t been through half of it yet.

Then there’s the Mineralize blush in Love Joy. This is a warm brown shade with gold flecks that a Mac artist recommended to me. It’s not a blush that I would have ever chosen for myself but I’m so glad I tried it and bought it. This blush gives me the happy memory of my first time in America and shopping at Macy’s. It was also my first time getting a consultation from a Mac artist. I wanted to try new things and she did an amazing job by getting me to fall in love with something I wouldn’t have looked at twice. Apart from using this blush as I would do with any normal blush, I also like using this on above my contour and below a lighter, pinkier blush shade. In this way, I get some more dimension in my cheeks. That is, if I’m being all fancy.

So yes, I’m an addict. I love makeup and I love blush. It’s something I wear everyday and I also love buying — especially when it looks pretty and it’s at an affordable price. Am I the only blush addict around here?

 

Besos!

My daily makeup products — Day 2 of the 30 Days of Beauty Challenge

Screen Shot 2015-06-14 at 12.42.07

I change up my look quite a lot but these are products that I have used practically everyday since I bought them. I didn’t include a lipstick because I wear different lipsticks everyday and you already know which one is my favourite 🙂

Here’s the list of products and mini descriptions of my relationship with them 🙂

BB Cream: Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream in No. 23. I mix this in with my matte foundation and it give me some added moisture, SPF and other benefits that come along with the BB Cream. I mainly use it for the moisture and because mixed with my matte foundation, it gives me a more natural finish while staying matte all day.

Foundation: Boots No. 7 Beautifully Matte in Warm Ivory. This is a very matte and very full coverage foundation. I don’t like wearing this by itself because it’s too much, especially for an everyday look. That said, when mixed in with my BB cream it gives me the perfect finish that lasts all day.

Concealer: Mac Pro Longwear in NW20. I’m hopelessly addicted to this concealer. It gives me an amazing perfect natural yet full coverage and doesn’t crease. I love the product but I hate the packaging. It comes in a glass container that can easily break (as I’ve seen online) and the pump isn’t great either. With foundation pumps, I can generally get half a pump of foundation if I need it. This pump is quite stiff so it’s hard to get less than one full pump of product. The LA Girl pro concealer is a very close runner up but the Mac Pro Longwear Concealer certainly beats the LA Girl concealer for its longevity.

Setting powder: Ben Nye Banana Luxury Powder. I usually go for this powder or for the Ben Nye Neutral Set powder that’s white and translucent. I’ve been using this Banana powder more frequently lately and it’s because it’s more finely milled and the yellow hue helps with my redness. If I’m being fancy, I use this banana powder on my red areas and the neutral set powder on other areas that don’t need neutralising. Most days I’m lazy and just go in with one powder to set my whole face.

Highlight: The Balm Cosmetics Mary Lou-Manizer. This is certainly my new go to highlight. I used to wear the Sleek highlight from the Face Form palette but I recently bought this and it’s better by a mile. It’s more finely milled, the shimmer is more fine and if used sparingly it can look like a very natural highlight. It’s very pigmented and a little goes a long way. If you want a very highlighted look, you can certainly achieve it with this product as well.

Contour: LA Girl Pro Concealer in Beautiful Bronze. This is my new favourite contour product. I got this recently and I haven’t turned back to my other contour products since. This took me a couple of goes to figure out how to make it work for me as a contour. I found that if I use too much product it can look very muddy and brushes are not great at blending this. I use this by applying it sparingly and blending with my Real Techniques Miracle Sponge. It looks very natural on me and I love it.

Blush: Milani Blush in Coral Cove. I am really impressed with Milani products lately. I love this blush and I also love their Color Statement lipsticks. This is moulded into this gorgeous rose. I’ve used this product a lot since I got it and the rose still has it’s shape. It’s a very pigmented product and a little goes a long way. It’s very matte and it’s easy to blend. If I’m being extra fancy I like putting some of the Milani Baked blush in Luminoso over this to give this a sheen. They work really well together.

Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Dark Brown. I bought this product last month and I have since not touched my Sleek Eyebrow Kit. This is certainly my holy grail brow product. Working with this also has a bit of a learning curve. Using too much product with this can make brows look very drawn on. I like using it in areas where I need to fill in and I do so with a very light hand. It matches my brow colour perfectly and I think it looks very natural on me (when I’m not going for a power brow, that is).

Eyeshadow Base: Mac Cosmetics Paint Pot in Soft Ochre. This is a really perfect eyeshadow base for me. I used to use the Urban Decay Primer Potion which used to work well for giving my eyeshadows longevity. This paint pot however, works really well for giving me a blank canvas to work with and it works just as well as the Urban Decay Primer Potion for keeping my eyeshadows in place all day.

Eyeshadows: My everyday eyeshadow look varies a lot from day to day. That said, my skin toned DeliPlus eyeshadow (that I depotted and put in my Z Palette) and the shades Creme Brulee and Latte from Makeup Geek are the start of most of my everyday makeup looks.

Eyeliner: Physician’s Formula 2 in 1 Lash Booster Eyeliner + Serum in Ultra Black and NYC Liquid Liner in Jet Black. I honestly can’t get enough of my Physicians’ formula eyeliner. It’s the easiest eyeliner I’ve ever worked with. It has a brush tip and the product comes out of the brush itself in the perfect amount. It’s very easy to get a very precise line with this. The only downside to the Physician’s Formula eyeliner is that it doesn’t dry matte. I prefer a matte finish for my eyeliner and to achieve that, I go in with my NYC Liquid Liner in Jet Black for that perfect matte finish. High maintenance, I know.

Mascara: Maybelline The Falsies Black Drama. I’m currently using this mascara. I have other open mascaras that I sometimes use but this is certainly my favourite for wearing by itself. It gives me length, volume and it doesn’t flake up on me. Its downside is that it can go clumpy. I find that it’s best to use a lash comb with this to get rid of unwanted clumps.

And that’s it! I hope that you enjoyed my little descriptions of my daily makeup products. I use… A lot. I love makeup. If you ever meet me and I’m not wearing much makeup, just know that I’m probably having a very bad day.