maandag 22 juni 2015

Essence XXXL longlasting lipgloss

English - Nederlands

What would my blog be without it's lip product reviews? Right, nothing. 
When looking around the drugstore I saw the Essence stand and found this Essence longlasting lip gloss in a matte formula. A matte lip gloss? That sounded interesting so I had to give it a try. 
Let's start with the smell. I'm not a big fan of it to be honest. I don't mind that a gloss has a scent to it but this smells just so overwhelming. I normally love the smell of caramel but this is just a bit to much. Luckily you can't smell it when you have it on your lips. 
I must say that even though I'm not a fan of lip gloss I was pretty surprised! It's more of a creamy matte lipstick in a tube with an applicator than a lip gloss but still, the color payoff wasn't to bad! 
The first lip gloss called '08 soft nude' is a pretty nude color that isn't to light for my skin tone. As I'm very pale it's difficult to find a nude color that doesn't make me look like i'm sick, but this one did it's job pretty  well. The other color is called '15 coral mousse', a nice coral shade that looks great on people with a tan. I must say that coral mousse isn't my favorite as it highlights the lines on your lips, but still a pretty color. 
Both shades don't last that long on the lips, as I expected, but for only €2,39 I applying it again isn't so bad. 

vrijdag 12 juni 2015

L'oreal infallible 24H matte - vanilla

English - Nederlands

Trying out foundations is something I actually really like to do. I find it very difficult to find one that really matches my skin color well, so I'm always on  the hunt for a new one. I think the hunt is over! 
I've seen  so many positive reviews about the L'oreal Infallible 24H matte foundation (god such a long name) that I had to give it a go. It wasn't really cheap for a drug store product, there are cheaper ones, but I think it was worth the money. 
The coverage is really good, as you can probably tell in the pictures, and the product cancels out my spots, blemishes and redness. It doesn't feel thick on the skin, but it feels really and natural. I have to say that I was impressed on the sustainability of this foundation. I go to work from 10-18 and by the end of the day, my face still looks great! Of course it doesn't look as matte as when I applied it, but still, it looks as if my face is flawless. 
The foundation isn't as matte as it says but I personally don't mind, as you can use a powder to mattify your face to your liking. 
So far this is probably my favorite foundation  so I'm gonna stock up a few tubes. Who else loves this foundation and why ? 

woensdag 3 juni 2015

MAC - Bombshell dupe

English - Nederlands

Despite i'm a huge lipstick love, I'm not that keen on dupes. Mostly they are badly pigmented, Don't last long and the color isn't as it should be. 
From what I've seen online, this lipstick should be a soft pink with golden glow. When I applied this it looked more of a coral-red with a golden glow which is a bit of a disappointment. 
The lipstick has a frost finish which means that the lipstick has a high pigmentation but also has a lot of shimmer and shine. Personally i'm more of a sating or mat lipstick kind of girl so for me personally the frost was a bit of a miss. I do like the color with the gold and I have to say that it doesn't look that much as a frost finish as I thought it would. 
The lipstick lasts for 2-3 hours which isn't bad for a dupe. What I do think is a shame is that they didn't managed to copy the sweet vanilla scent that mac lipsticks have. This lipstick has a bad chemical smell so that isn't really what you  want your lipstick to smell like. 
The color is pretty but i'm not as surprised as I was hoping to be. If you  are looking for a Mac Bombshell  dupe, I don't recommend this one as the color isn't as it should be. 

dinsdag 2 juni 2015

Demak'up detox challenge

English - Nederlands

A few days ago I received a package from  the Demak'up team, asking me if I wanted to join the detox challenge. Each package was personalized to the needs of your skin type. As I have combination to oily skin and I use a lot of makeup, they added in some detox tea. Unfortunately I don't really like tea, but my boyfriend was very pleased with it. They also gave each of us some carts with recipes to try out. There were four option, me choosing the one with strawberries. 
You could choose : - green tea and grapefruit juice toner
                                - kiwi, coconut oil and brown sugar scrub
                                - cacao, yogurt, buttermilk and honey mask
                                - strawberries, oatmeal, yogurt and honey scrub

Curious how to make it? Keep reading

You will need:   - 2 (or more) strawberries
                           - 2 tablespoons oatmeal
                           - 1 tablespoon yogurt
                           - 1 tablespoon honey

why  these ingredients ? 

Oatmeal is good for giving your skin a soft peeling. It reduces dryness and itchiness caused by insects or eczema. 
Honey gives your face moist and makes it feel really soft. It also disinfects impurities and contains loads of antioxidants. 
Yogurt contains lactic acid and enzymes that help your skin hydrate and calm. It makes the skin feel soft and flexible. 
Strawberries are filled with vitamins C that give you a glowing complexion. It also works miracles against impurities and pimples. 

In the video I will show you how to make the scrub and how to do a very natural  makeup for everyday. 

xoxo Jana 

maandag 1 juni 2015

MAC prep and prime transparent finishing powder

English - Nederlands

Today I'm going to talk about my favorite finishing powder. 
This one isn't cheap, but I just love it as it works great for my skin. Mac prep and prime is a transparent finishing powder that I use to set my foundation and concealer. 
I love how the little box has a bit of a glitter to it and that the container itself is just sleek and black with a big compact mirror inside. The powder itself a pressed powder that comes off easily when you swirl your brush in it. It doesn't leave a white was on your face but blends in  easily into your foundation, leaving you with a flawless complexion. 
Even though I have oily skin, it makes my foundation last longer without uneven patches on the oily parts like my T-zone. Since I get pimples easily, I was a bit afraid to try this out, but it doesn't clog your pores. It's also easy to take with you during the day for some touch-ups, so I bring it everywhere I go. MAC doesn't come in cheap (€17,00) but it was worth the money for me. Let's say this is my holy grail item and that says it all.