Monday, 28 February 2011

My Blush Collection

Hey everyone,
I'm back!! :) YAY ;) Just kidding. I had a great time dancing, but now I'm sore all over ;)

Today's post is another collection post, about my blushes. I also included highlighting powders and bronzers, hope you don't mind :) I already did my nail polish collection back in summer, so go and check that out, too, even though I have to update them ;)
Let's get started, shall we?!

Essence Sun Club LE bronzer in 01 DE-LIGHT-FULLY DELICIOUS

This is a chocolate-flavored bronzer from a limited edition by Essence, and it;'s a brown color with a slight gold shimmer. I don't really like it too much, I used to, but not anymore. I'll try to use it more often so I can finish it up, but I;'m not sure whether I'll be able to.

Essence Return To Paradise LE in 01 The Famous Flamingo

A very light Pink shimmery high;lighting powder, a little to light to be a blush. I like it, but it's not the best thing I ever used.

Essence Go Snow LE Cream Blush in 01 Snow Bunny

A brigh pink color, can be applied sheerly, and it's nice. Not my favorite, though. It's matte.

Essence Crazy About Color LE Multi Color Blush in 01 Colormania

Looks like a Shimmer Brick by Bobbi Brown and is not very pigmented. I like to use it as  a highlighter. It contains 5 different light shades, all shimmery, from cream to pink.

Essence Multi Color Blush in 01 How Cute Is That?

This blush is kinda coral pink colored, but not really pigmented. I barely use it, but if I do, then because it's a nice sheer color that gives a slight sheen. Here's a review *click*.

Yves Rocher Watercolor Effect Blush in Corail Nude

A gel blush from last yea's summer collection. It's coral, easy to apply and I like it for summer. It doesn't contain any shimmer or glitter.

Yves Rocher Touche de Blush

Really cute packaging and a nice brown color that I like to use to contour. It's matte.

Alverde Baked Blush in 10 Peach

Such a pretty color, I love it, it could be claimed to be my favorite. If I had to pick one blush to wear all the time, this'd be it. A shimmery, highly pigmented pink peach brown color. LOVE!! <3

MNY blush in 301

A cute peachy pink color with a gold shimmer. I like it a lot, makes a nice glow!

[b]basic mono eyeshadow in 13

I know that this is an eyeshadow, but the color is a peachy gold that is very glowy, so it's perfect as a blush. I like it for that purpose!

Catrice Urban Baroque LE Illuminating Powder in C01 Masquerade Ball

My favorite Highlighter (okay, I don't own a lot of them...)! Really pretty, cute design and gives a nice glow. Click for a review.

Catrice Floralista LE Duo Blush in C01 As Lively As Ever
My newest blush, and I like it a lot :) It has a pink and a coral side, is matte and well pigmented. Like! *click* for a review.

As you might be able to tell, I pretty much go for the same color scheme all the time. Most of the colors are pink or peach and they mainly contain a slight gold shimmer. I know that I always reach for the same colors, but I think they suit me best :) There is no berry or plummy color, maybe I should try that out some time :) But I've decided that I won't by that many color from my regular color scheme anymore. That just wouldn't make sense, don't you agree?!

I'll see you soon!
xoxo, Misch

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Review: Yves Rocher Active Sensitive Mask

Hey everyone,
today I have a review about a skincare product that I really like to use. It's the Active Sensitive Mask by Yves Rocher. Let's get into the review!
- is made for sensitive skin
- costs 11.50 Euros at Yves Rocher for 75 ml, but it's often on sale *click to see it online*

You're supposed to apply a thin layer over your face, let it soak in for 5 minutes and then take of the left-overs with a tissue. Well, I don't really follow these instructions, I found a way that I prefer. I apply first a thin layer, let it soak in for 2 minutes and then apply another layer and massage that in. Then I let it soak in for about 10 to 15 minutes and then take off the left-overs with a damp washclove. You can do it however you like to, it works fine :)

+ soaks in nicely and quickly
+ you don't have a crazy color on your face, it's just a bit shiny
+ botanical-based ingredients
+ price (when it's on sale at least)
+ cares well and moisturizes nicely
+ it really helps to relax and makes your skin look healthy
+ smells good and kinda soothing

- not too easy to get
(- you might not like the scent)

Bottom Line:
I like it a lot :) I don't use it regularly, only when I feel like I need it :)  I didn't buy it myself, I got it as a present by a friend once, just so you know :)
Do you own it, too??

By the way:
I'm gone this weekend, I'm leaving tomorrow morning to go to a dancing weekend :) So I won't be able to post again until Monday when I return, I'm sorry...but I guess you'll make it without me ;) Have fun the next days and I'll probably see you on Monday!
xoxo, Misch

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Color correctors

Hey everyone,
Today I have a little information post for you about a very special kind of concealer: the color corrector.  I'm combining this information post with a mini review about the color corrector I use, the 3in1 concealer by Essence.
First of, what is a color corrector?
A color corrector is basically a concealer in a different color that is meant to correct some discoloration. Green is meant to correct redness, and pink is there for bluish dark circles, though sometimes there's also used peach for this purpose. The colors used are always the opposite of the color they're meant to neutralise.
Then of course you have to put some normal skintone colored concealer over it, so neither of the colors will be visible.
The Essence 3in1 color corrector:
It contains, as the name says, 3 colors: Pink for dark circles, green for redness and a basic beige for everything else. All of the colors are pretty hard to get out of the pot, you need to warm them before you can really get them out. The colors are also not the most opaque ones, but they do their job.
It lasts pretty long, but not all day long. And, just to warn you, the skintone color is pretty dark, so nothing for the light people out there. For me it's fine, but only in summer, when I'm a little tanner. I use it pretty often during that time.
So, I'd say: I think it's fine, but there are better concealers, and color correctors, out there. Think twice before you get this one, you might not like it too much.

What do you think of this concealer by Essence and color correctors in general?

I'll see y'all soon!
Bye, Misch

Monday, 21 February 2011

LOTD Febuary 20th: Manhattan waterflash lipgoss

Hey there!
I have another LOTD post for you. I'm wearing the waterflash lipgloss in 46D by Manhattan that I already reviewed here *click*. It's a very bright pink and I used it very lightly so it'd be wearable. I did just the same technique I did here *click*, when I made a purple gloss wearable. I basically put a nude lipstick underneath it :)(it's NYX round lipstick in circe) and then applied the lipgloss lightly. 

I still like the gloss as much as I did back then when I did the review, so that's great. I also did a full lip with the bright color, just for comparison. 
Do you like that color? Or is it too summery for you, so you don't wear it now??
I'll see you soon!
xoxo, Misch