June has been a great months of new beauty finds for me. I got a bunch of awesome things that I wanted to share with you. Some beauty and some make-up products and of course a lipstick. Isn´t there always a lipstick in my reviews?!
Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream // Ordered it cause I wanted to join the hype and it definitely is the best smelling body cream I have ever had. You can totally feel the Summer after applying it plus the smell last the whole day. It really is pricey but a little goes a long way and it leaves you with an amazing scent on your smooth skin.
Sol de Janeiro Acai Cream // Got the travel size from the Acai smell cause the other scent was magnificent. It is good but not as good as the Bum Bum Cream. Not going to purchase this one again.
Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick in color Rosewood Supreme // Never had a YSL lipstick before and since they had been on sale I finally got one. The color is one of my favorite pink shades. The color goes on super easily, is highly pigmented and the texture is so smooth. It definitely is pricey so I would wait for a sale.
Smooth Sexy Hair Shine Hairspray // I had the Revlon shine spray before and was on the lookout for another shine spray so I tried the travel size of this one. It is really good so I am definitely going to get the big version.
Bumble & Bumble Thickening Dryspun Volume Texture Spray // I have been on the hunt for a texture spray that does something for my hair for a long time now and this one is not bad. I can see small changes in terms of volume but just not enough. I am sure there can be more so I am going to report back when I find a better one.
Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Foundation // Awesome foundation I can only recommend. It has full coverage and blurs out all imperfections. It is buildable and available in a ton of different shades. The Double Wear foundation is the closest to the MAC Studio Fix foundation I have used everyday. The only thing I don´t like is that it has no pump dispenser so it get´s messy really fast.
Kiehl´s Ultra Light Daily UV Defense Cream // My new face cream for Summer time. I was searching for a cream with a high SPF and this one has a 50 so it doesn´t get higher. The cream itself is pretty light and not sticky at all and works fine for underneath my make-up. I absolutely love it. Hated each and every lotion with SPF before but this one is awesome.
FYI: I prepared this blog post before our baby girl arrived so there would still be fresh content on the blog while I am taking a break from blogging. That’s why you’ll still see me pregnant or referencing my pregnancy in some upcoming blog posts!
don´t we all have these special prodcuts we love, use over and over again and also have as a back-up in case they brake or are empty. I am talking about our holy grail make-up products. I have a bunch I used for years and hardly ever swap because once I have found a tried and true favorite which isn´t easy and takes a long time I stick to it.
My Holy Grail Make-Up Products
Benefit Hoola Bronzer // This has been my go-to bronzer for what feels like forever. I first started with the mini version and it lasted me for about three years which has been a few months ago so I got the normal sized version. It is a little pricey but it really lasts a long long time so this totally justifies the price point. You can also use it as an eyeshadow base.
Benefit Porefessional Primer // I have tested a bunch of different primer throughout the years and no one ever created such a smooth and even surface to put my make-up on. A little goes a long way for this product. I really liked it and already purchases it again. The only downside is when you are using to much of the product it shows off very quickly because it starts to crumble.
essence Lash Princess Mascara // The cheapest mascara I have ever tried/used but it is perfect. The black is very deep, the price is under 3 Euro which is unbelievable and the brush is perfect to apply your mascara whithout spreading or smudging the color for both the upper and lower lash line.
MAC Prep + Prime Lip Primer // Also got this one for my wedding as it had great reviews and ended up using it for years now. It is the best base if you are battling dry lips and want to wear dark or matte lipsticks. It evens out your lips and also hydrates them plus works at a great base to make it last longer.
essence matt blotting paper // A few years back I was on the search for blotting papers that worked and didn´t break the bank cause I honestly don´t want to pay 15 Euro for 20 little pieces of paper like some brands offer cause I sweat a lot in the summer and I need about 5 of them a day so I tried the essence matt blotting papers and they work great for me. I have purchased them over and over again and in summer time I probably have one in every bag I use.
Smashbox Spotlight Highlighter Palette // Got this for my wedding a few years back and I ended up loving it and using it on a daily base. The different highlighter shades are all gorgeous and can be build up so well or just a little. Depends on how much you like to wear.
essence blush in color autumn peach // The best peachy blush I have ever found and it is so cheap. It is super hard to find a nice orange shade for the cheeks. I have been looking for years and never found one that is more perfect. It matches great with peachy lip colors and overall is a great shade to wear in the Fall.
MAC Fling brow pen // I have tried a ton of different brow pencils made of wet consitency and pens and gel but I ended up coming back to this one every single time cause it matches my brow color the best and it also lasts for the longest time, on my brow as well as the pencil itself.
MAC Matte Lipstick in color Persistence // My most used nude lipstick. The color looks great for every season and I love that the coverage is super high.
MAC Liner in color Spice // Matching lip liner to the MAC lipstick above. Came in a set as I purchased it but you can also get the items single.
Real Techniques make-up sponge // A great alternative to the Real Beauty Blender as it is super soft and blends in all the make-up and concealer very well. You get two for the price of 10 Euro and I think that is perfectly fine. They also clean up real nice with brush soap. And a huge plus is if you like limited edition look at their site for the big holidays of the year cause they always come up with new patterns and colors.
Sephora Collection powder foundation in color Petal // I tried this by accident cause I ended up forgetting a ton of stuff as we went on our honeymoon so I had to go to Sephora and purchase some things and I ended up trying this powder I now love. It is super covering and works great to seal of your make-up and keep it matte all day. But it also looks great to wear by itself if you are going for a more natural look but don´t want to be make-up less. I have been getting the color Petal for my skintone and always have about two of the powder foundations at home as back up cause you never know.
L´Oréal Paris Color Riche Lipstick in color Paris Cherry // My most used red lipstick. I absolutely love a darker shade of red. It is my go-to for fall and winter and fits a ton of my outfits too. The Color Riche lipsticks have an awesome texturen and smell and wear really well for the price of 10 Euros. I do have a ton of them but the Paris Cherry is my alltime favorite.
Sharing my opinion on make-up is always a lot of work and takes a lot of time to write it all down but I love make-up and love reading other make-up posts and I think it is so worth it comparing items before you finally pull the trigger as it can become very expensive to get all the products for a full face cover and would want to have the possible best working ones.
since I haven´t done much to review the year of 2019 I decided to at least share my favorite in 2019 discovered beauty tools with you. They all have helped me tremendously in getting ready everyday and overall made life a lot easier.
So I am starting right away.
Top 6 Beauty Tools of 2019
One Step Hair Dryer Brush // I have seen the Revlon one step hair dryer brushes all over and everybody who was testing it was quite satisfied so I finally wanted to order one for myself and guess what – they had been sold out everywhere I looked so I went on amazon and found this dupe version of it for a much better price and I love it. I can´t tell if it has the exact same amount of power but it looks very similar and the end result is the same. I always hated to dry my hair after washing it and went to bed with wet hair an uncountable amount of times which ended in really bad hair or still wet hair the next morning. So this tool definitely makes my live easier and it does it quick too.
Mini Fan // This helped a lot to dry my setting spray after doing my make-up and I use it every time. Saves a lot of time.
Remington Hot Rollers // I had these for a few years not but started using them again a lot this year. They are the easiest way to get a lot of volume into your hair that stays the day.
T3 Curling Wand // I actually got this for Christmas last year and it has been my most used tool ever since. I curl my hair once a week and my curls last about 4 to 5 days. The wand has three different barells but I only used the middle one so far. This product is pricey but in my opinion it is totally worth it.
LED Make-Up Mirror // Great tool if you are doing your make-up in dark spaces or in the early mornings were there is no light at all. I have a very similar version to this mirror and use it daily. It runs on batteries but they last pretty long. It has a touch screen and also comes with an extra mini mirror with a 10 times enlargement.
Jade Roller // A jade roller is the perfect tool if you want to depuff your eyes in the morning and also get the eye cream in really deep. If you store it in your fridge it is even better for your under eye area as the cold helps with the swelling and shrinking your pores. They are super affordable but of course you can also get the crystal versions for a lot more money. They look cute but I honestly doubt that they have a different effect.
Most of the pieces are off from amazon which means they are in for prime shipping. I am going to do another tops from 19 post regarding my personal best beauty products for you.