Just Peachy!

I've noticed this spring that almost every makeup company came out with their peachy coral version of eyeshadows. Too Faced Sweet Peach palette came out last year, then Colourpop brought out their nectar collection and it seems like peach and coral shades are becoming more popular not just for the lips, but also for the eyes. I am a true lover of peach and orange shades, so I wanted to share one of my favorite makeup looks - which I call peachy makeup. Even thought it's more orange peach. 

I started my eye makeup with eyeshadow primer and a bone colored matte shade. For the crease I used light warm brown. Then I added warmth with a yellow toned matte brown. In the outer corners I deepened it with warm redish medium matte brown. 

On the outer part of the lid I used copper orange shimmery shade. On the inner part of the lid I used slightly lighter and more yellow toned peach shimmery shade. For the inner corners I also used peach toned shimmery shade, but a very light one. I did my usual winged liner with a liquid pen liner. 

I applied mascara on the lashed and added natural looking false lashes to give this look a bit more depth, as all the shadows are quite light and monochromatic. 

On my face I used a mix of foundation and BB cream and concealed with a concealer. I also used powder to lock it in and make it look a bit more matte. For the bronzer I used a warm toned shade with natural looking sheen. I also highlighted with a champagne gold highlighter. As a blush I used shimmery orange peach shade that complimented my eye makeup the best.

Because this is a very monochromatic look focusing on peach orange shades, I also used a peach toned lipstick. Firstly I used a very light pastel peach lip liner and because it was almost a bit too light for my skin tone, I went over with a matte light peachy liquid lipstick. 

I love monochromatic looks. In my opinion you can always look well put together if you use shades from the same family. Peachy orange is my favorite color and I love it as a blush, eyeshadow or lipstick. To combine it all in one, makes it even better.

Products used

Revlon Colorstay Foundation 150
Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream 21
Essence Camouflage Full Coverage Concealer 01
Catrice Liquid Camouflage High Coverage Concealer 005
E.l.f. HD Powder Sheer
Catrice Transparent Mattifying Powder
Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer Bronzer
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Moonstone
Milani Baked Blush Luminoso

Etude House Proof 10 Eyeshadow Primer
Zoeva Caramel Melange - Wax Paper
Zoeva Caramel Melange - Universal Delight
Nabla Eyeshadow - Caramel
Zoeva Caramel Melange - Start Soft
Zoeva Caramel Melange - 182°
Nabla Eyeshadow - Clementine
Be Creative Make Up Eyeshadow - 024 Bewitched
Clio Waterproof Pen Liner Black
Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara Black
Ardell Demi Wispies
Duo Adhesive

Terra Naturi Lip Liner 03 So Nude
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Athens
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Review: Wet n Wild Coloricon Blush – Apri-Cot in the Middle

If there's one type of blushes that I absolutely adore, than those have to be peachy and orange variations. Because I have a warm tone to my skin these type of shades just look natural and blend with it.

Wet n Wild is a brand that I haven't tried before. Mostly because we can't get it in physical stores. Shame really, because judging by this product, we're missing some good affordable makeup.

Blush comes in a simplistic black plastic packaging with transparent lid. It doesn't feel super secure, but it's also not flimsy. 

In it is 5.85 grams of product and it costs 3.99€. They have 5 shades in the range.

It comes with a small brush that I never use. It's way too small and not soft enough.

If you look at the shade in the pan, it looks a bit scary. Especially if you have a fair skin tone. Fear not, it actually goes on a lot lighter. It's what I would call a dirty peach shade. The base of it looks more like a brick shade, but it's still a peach, just not a bright one. It has lots of tiny gold shimmer in it which will give you nice glow. That being said, you can easily skip highlighter when you're wearing this.

Texture is more on the dry side, although you can feel some wetness to it. It has nice pigmentation. You can apply it really sheer or build it up to a proper bold color. That is one of the reasons why I love it so much. I'm not huge on really bold blush shades, so I prefer something that I can play down if I want to. It blends easily and applies evenly

On me it lasts really well. I can still see it on my skin at the end of the day, although it obviously fades a bit.

I've compared it with some of my other blush shades. theBalm Hot Mama! has that same gold shimmer to it, but is in fact more of a pink color compared to others. Milani 05 Luminoso is one of my all time favorite blushes and I suspected that these two were going to be similar. Luminoso is actually brighter in the color and a lot more peachy. It doesn't have that muddy brick tone to it as Apri-Cot in the Middle. It's also slightly lighter shade and doesn't have nearly as strong glow. It's more subtle (you almost can't detect shimmer in it) and shimmer looks cool toned compared to Apri-Cot in the Middle. H&M Apricot is slightly more pink toned version (if you wan't something less peachy and orange based) as well as lighter. H&M Brown Sugar is the most brownish and dirty looking among these. Rimmel 010 Santa Rose has that same muddiness to it, but is more pink toned and has cool sheen to it with no visible shimmer. 

Here you can also see how it looks like on my skin. 

I adore its muddy peach shade. Gold sheen to it gives it such a nice glow that you don't even need to use highlighter. It's pigmented, lasts long and applies nicely. There is no critic from my side. For the price I would definitely explore some other shades from this range.

You can also check out how it looks like on Mateja. I have her to thank for this new love. She sure knows my makeup style.
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Review: Rimmel Lasting Finish Soft Colour Blush – 010 Santa Rose

I first saw this blush on Mateja's blog and I knew that I want it. It's such a pretty peach shade that is right up my alley. I was sure that I'm not gonna get it, but then I got a discount on Rimmel and I just grabbed it. It's definitely become one of my favorite blushes.

Packaging is very basic. I almost thought that this was an eyeshadow, because it's so small. It has a square plastic packaging with black bottomtransparent lid and some silver detail. It closes securely, but I wouldn't necessarily drop it. It feels a bit cheap.  

Rimmel is a London based brand and they've decided to incorporate that into their products. It has a Great Britain flag embossed design

In it is 4 grams of product and it costs 5.99€. There's definitely less product in it than in most of my other blushes and it is expensive for a drugstore brand.

Shade 010 Santa Rose is light dirty peach shade. It's not like a regular very light bright peach, but it has some muddiness to it. When you swatch it, you can see tiny silver shimmer in it, but it doesn't look like much on the actual skin. It just gives it a slight sheen. I'd say it has a satin finish, because it has a bit of sheen, but still a lot less than H&M blushes.

I compared it to some other shades in my stash. H&M Apricot looks pretty similar in terms of texture and color. They are both a bit powdery. Apricot is just a shade lighter and has a hint more of that baby peachiness to it instead of being a bit muddy looking. H&M Brown Sugar is the brownest out of this selection, but it also has that warm peachy base to it, but it leans more on the orange side instead of peach. Trend It Up Powder Blush in 020 is in fact the sheerest and therefor seems the lightest shade of these all. It's that perfect baby peach shade. Compared to Santa Rose it's a lot lighter and more of a pure peach shade (pink orange). Milani Baked Powder Blush in Luminoso is the most orange peach shade of them all. It also has the most vibrant color and gold shimmer in it. It's more in the orange group of shades.

Texture is somewhat powdery, although I get some feel of wetness when I swatch it with fingers. It applies with ease and has good pigmentation. I like the fact that it's a lighter color, because it can look really light on my skin. I can also build it up for a more vibrant color. Santa Rose is definitely made for light skin tones and I have a feeling that this could look dusty on darker skin tones. 

I included photo with no blush and with the blush. It's such a light shade that I was afraid you wouldn't even notice the difference. I love that. It's hard to find a subtle blush for fair skin tone, because most blushes show up really bright on the skin.

It has an average staying power. I've noticed that it fades quite a bit through the day and sometimes it gets really light at the end of the day. It may have to do with the fact that the shade is fairly light. 

I am in love with the shade. It's perfect light peach for fair skin tones. It's similar to H&M Apricot, but looks just a tad more peachy which I love. I also like that subtle sheen that it gives to the skin. It's a nice texture, has good pigmentation and an average staying power. I would say that it's expensive for how much you get, but the shade makes it worth it for me. It has quickly become one of those shades that I just grab when I'm in a rush and it goes with pretty much every makeup look.

Don't forget to check out how it looks like on Mateja.
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Review: H&M Pure Radiance Powder Blusher – Apricot

Hey Beauties!

I've already expressed my love for H&M Pure Radiance Powder Blusher in the shade Brown Sugar. It has become one of my favorite blushes. I adored luminous finish of it. Because I liked it so much, I had to get two more shades. One is this pretty Apricot shade that I'll present today.

H&M blushes come in a plastic gold and black packaging in the shape of a honey comb. I adore how thin and small they are, because they're great to travel with. In each is 5 grams of product and the price is 7.99€, but this one was on sale for only 3€

Blush has a very finely milled texture to it. It almost feels a bit wet, which means it has a nice pigmentation, but the shade itself is very light. I love their luminous finish, because it has a bit of sheen to it (very tiny shimmer) and doesn't look dead matte on the skin. It gives a natural flush of color with a healthy doze of sheen. I find that kind of finish more flattering than straight up matte blushes. They call it sheer and this Apricot shade definitely has some transparency to it, but you still have to be careful not to apply to much. 

It applies like a dream and it stays on my cheeks for pretty much the whole day. H&M blushes have one of the best staying power out of all the blushes that I own. 

Apricot shade is a very light muted pinkier peach shade. It doesn't look like an inside of an apricot, it looks more like a ripe side of the apricot, which turns a bit pinkier. I find the shade unique, because you can't say it's pink and it's also not an orange based peach shade. On my warm skin tone this looks like a warm muted mix of pink and peach, but I assume it would look more pink and cooler on cool skin tones. I love the fact that it's the lightest shade of blush that I own and that it has that lovely luminous finish, which looks really natural.

I already had some bronzer around the ear area, when I was applying the blush. Blush is more on tops of my cheeks.

I compared Apricot with some other blushes and found out that it's the lightest shade of the blushes that I own and it has the most unique mix of pink and peach. Brown Sugar, also from H&M, is like a brownish peach variation. Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso is the most orange peach shade and also has a distinct yellow undertone. MAC Pinch Me is a more redish brownish peach shade and is in fact the darkest of these. Catrice Defining Blush in 030 Love & Peach is the most vibrant and the most coral shade (a mix of pink and orange). 

There's nothing I wouldn't like about this blush. Shade Apricot is the lightest and prettiest mix of pink and peach, but still looks very warm on my skin tone. I love luminous finish, which gives you a very subtle sheen, but you can't see any shimmer in it whatsoever. The packaging is cute, small and easy to carry around. Blush has an amazing staying power and the price isn't that bad either. Apricot has been on my cheeks for pretty much all my makeup looks these days. It's juts such a versatile shade. If you haven't tried any H&M blushes yet, but you like muted kind of shades, I highly recommend you to check these out.

Kvina also talked about Apricot shade here
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Review: NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream – Athens

Hey Beauties!

NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams have become my little obsession these couple of months. I find them the best matte liquid lipstick formula for my needs. I've already had Stockholm before and now I also got Athens. In the future I'm planning on getting London as well. 

I like that NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams come in a fairly small and sleek plastic packaging with black plastic top. Shade of packaging should be indicator of the shade that is inside. It has regular fluffy doe foot applicator, which works fine. I mentioned in Stockholm that it holds too much product, but I don't have that problem with Athens. You'll even need to go back in to get more product.

I got mine for a little over 10€ and it is 8 ml of product (which is more than any other liquid lipsticks that I own). It hurts me knowing that these cost like 5$ in USA, but in Europe they are usually a lot more expensive.

Athens is light peachy brown shade. It's definitely one of those nude colors, but warmer and peachier. I think it's one of the lightest lipsticks, especially among liquid lipsticks, that I own. I also like that it's not a true peach, because those can often times make your teeth look very yellow. 

Formula of these is creamy, but almost like a mousse consistency. It's definitely not as liquid as most matte liquid lipsticks. I've noticed difference between Athens and Stockholm. Stockholm is a lot more liquid and Athens seems drier and like there isn't as much product inside. I don't know if that is shade problem or the fact that I might have gotten older product.

Pigmentation is like a medium, because it can go on very sheer. You can obviously build it up and since this is light shade, I don't have a problem with not being even or covering my lips.

It's the most lightweight formula of any matte lip products that I tried so far. Sometimes I even forget that I have it on. This never dries out my lips and it doesn't become super matte and cement like.

It needs 10-15 min to dry to matte finish. Some see that as a con, but I don't have a problem with that. As I've said, the finish is matte, but not that super drying cement matte. 

It lasts fairly well (I don't check it every hour), but it won't survive eating and it's not kiss proof. It goes off evenly and it doesn't look patchy. 

I absolutely adore this shade. It's probably my new favorite nude, because it's peachy nude. It's fairly warm, but I like the fact that the shade is light. Pairing it with warm eyeshadows and peach blushes will make it look extra pretty.

Athens is actually unique shade in my collection. I don't have anything that could pass as a dupe. The closest I got to it was the shade Avon True Colour Perfectly Matte in Au Naturale. This one is a lot more brown, but has that same warm peachy undertone, although it's more yellow based than Athens. It's also a few shades darker. Stockholm is a lot more mauve based brown compared to Athens. It's also a few shades darker.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams are winners in my book. I highly recommend you these, if you don't like that cement matte finish and have naturally drier lips. I also love the fact that there's nice range of nude shades. This is the thing that really bothers me with most matte liquid lipsticks, they're all very bright and in your face, but let's face it, I will mostly wear nudes. It's really hard to find good matte nude shade in our drugstores. These are also really lightweight, have fairly good staying power and go off evenly. I will say that there might be differences in consistency depending on what shade you get, so do research before.
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