Saturday, August 30, 2014

August Favourites | 2014

Hello lovelies and welcome back for another installment of my monthly favourites! These are the products I have been loving this month, if you try them hopefully you will love them too.

Neutrogena Naturals Fresh Cleansing + Makeup Remover
I have been loving this cleanser all month! It's somewhat of a gel consistancy so it's great for oily skin and leaves my skin feeling so clean and fresh. It is also 86% naturally derived with no harsh chemicals, sulfates, parabens, petrochemicals, dyes or phthalates so you're not absorbing those nasties into your body. Also, it really does remove makeup and has kept my skin clear, a big thumbs up from me!

Rimmel Lasting Finish Colour Rush Lip Balm shade 220 Rumor Has it
This is a relatively new product from Rimmel and was released as part of their collaboration with Rita Ora, and these lip balms did not disappoint. I have actually posted a review and swatches on my collection of these last week if you would like to check that out HERE. These are so buttery, moisturising and pigmented, and this shade is just a gorgeous bright fuchsia colour. I think it is great for a pop of colour throughout the day.

Milani Baked Blush shade Dulce Pink
If you've been following me for a while you will know my obsession with the Milani baked blushes. Well obviously Dulce Pink is no exception. It is a gorgeous girly pink shade with gold reflects through it and like all the baked blushes, it's very pigmented, easy to blend and very well priced. I love it.

Rimmel Stay Matte Primer
This is another new product I have been using this month and had to put in here. This primer worked wonders to control my oiliness and I noticed a big difference in the time it took for my makeup to get shiny. If you have oily skin I definitely reccommend checking this baby out, and best of all it was only $13.95! However I'd also like to add it didn't really do much in the way of filling in fine lines and pores so I have also been mixing in a little of my Benefit Porefessional primer just on the areas the need it.

Eye of Horus Kohl Eyeliner in Black
Now I know Eye of Horus isn't that well a known brand on the market yet, but it should be. This eyeliner is amazing, possibly one of the best I have ever tried. Once you apply it you have about half a minute to work with it before it dries and once it dries it isn't going anywhere! It is smudge proof and waterproof. I have been loving this for my waterline because it stays put for hours, doesn't irritate my eyes and is a BLACK black.

Well that's is another month of favourites gone, I hope you enjoyed them. If you use any of these products let me know what you think of them, I'd love to here another persons experience!

-Love Katerina xxx.

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Friday, August 29, 2014

FOTD: Everday Makeup | Daytime and Work Appropriate

Hello beauties and welcome back to another blog post!

Today is another Face of the Day post of an everyday makeup look that is appropriate for work and the daytime. I know it can be hard at times to find the line of what is appropriate for the day and what will make you look out of place. I find for me the best guide is the more natural looking, the better.

Here is my guide to keep your face daytime ready and to avoid looking like a drag queen (but hey if that is the look you're going for, you go girl!):
  • Neutrals are always safe 
  • steer clear of any dark smokey eyes
  • Bright colours are fun but choose the eyes or the lips, not both.
  • Less is always more.

And this is the makeup I wore out to lunch the other day:

Products used:
Mac Studio Fix Fluid Foundation NC25
Rimmel Wake me Up Concealer
Rimmel Stay Matte Primer
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in Translucent
Maybelline Fit Me Powder shade 230
Benefit Hoola Bronzer
Milani Baked Blush in Dulce Pink
The Balm Mary LouManizer
Rimmel Lash Accelerator Endless Mascara
MAC Soft Ochre Paint Pot
MAC eyeshadows: Shroom, Cork, Mystery
Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette
Naked Basics Palette: Crave
Ardell False Eyelashes 113
Jordanna Eyeshadow Pencil Continuous Almond
Sigma Brow Powder Duo Dark
Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel
Rimmel Kate Moss Matte Collection Lipstick 103
Rimmel Apocoliptic Lip Laquer Phenomenon 

If you'd like to see how I got this look you can check out my tutorial here:

I'd just like to say that all opinions are my own and honestly, if you want to wear a bright lip with dark smokey eyes during the day go ahead. It's your body and noone should tell you what to do with it.

I hope you all are having a wonderful day and I will catch you next time,
Katerina xxx.

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Rimmel: Colour Rush Long Lasting Intense Colour Balm | Review

Left to Right: 500 The Redder The Better, 220 Rumour Has it, 100 Give me a Cuddle

Hello beautiful readers and welcome back to yet another blog post, 
recently at Katerina Beauty Blog HQ I have been testing out the new Colour Rush Long Lasting Intense Colour Balm's* (Is that name long enough?!) by Rimmel that was released as part of their Rita Ora collection.

It seems every brand and their dog have come out with this style of lip balm colours and even though Rimmel seemed to be a little late catching on to the trend these lip balms beat many I have tried that have been on the market for a while now.

Upon first trying these I noticed the deliciously sweet vanilla scent of the balms and the colour just glides on so smoothly! These new lip balm are buttery, very moisturising and have decent pigmentation too. They are true to their name and are very long lasting, even once the "balm" has gone from your lips I noticed the colour was still there, obviously not as strong but there was still a tint. 

Overall I would definitely recommend picking these up and only issue I had was the colour 100 Give me a Cuddle seemed to go on a little patchy for me, I'm not sure if this was because of lips were MEGA dry or if it is the formula because the other two colours went on PERFECTLY.  

500 The Redder The Better

 220 Rumour Has it

100 Give me a Cuddle

I hope you found this review helpful and I'd love to hear your own thoughts on these lip balms in the comments below!

Love Katerina xxx.

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