Everyday Favourite Part IV – Concealer

Let’s be honest. We all have those nights, that are way too short to catch some good hours of sleep. Wether we partied too much, worked too much, it’s been to hot or to cold, the mailman woke you or whatever kept you from your much needed beauty sleep. Well, it’s noticeable, especially in your under eye area. And that’s something we do not want, so we need some magical things to make them disappear, as quickly as possible.

And I have a special little treat, to look more awake and fresh. And the best thing about it, it’s absolutely affordable.

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May I present to you the Maybelline Instant Anti-Age Rewind?! I am so in love with this cutie. But why?

Well, first of all, it’s a drug store product and therefore it just costs around 9 €/ 8$. Of course, the price depends on where you’re getting it from. But the good thing is, you can get it almost everywhere – you’ll never run out of it… except they’ll stop producing it, but let’s hope that’s never gonna happen.

I mentioned, it’s a drug store product, so keep that in mind, while rating this product.

I myself love the consistency of this concealer. It’s a medium coverage concealer, with a creamy, but not too creamy texture. You can blend it easily and it feels pretty light on the skin. It does not dry out my skin, which is a highly sensitive point for me, as you may remember from previous posts 😉 I myself do not set it, and it works just great. It tends to sink in the fine lines under my eyes, but just if I don’t blend it properly. I use the shade 01 Fair.

But the thing with the shades is a pretty tricky one. In most drugstores you can choose between 01 Fair and 02 Light. But originally there are 6 Shades to choose from – I’ve never seen more than three, to be honest. I tried to order from the Maybelline site (the German one, since I live in Germany), but there you can pick only from the two shades mentioned before.

01 Fair, 02 Light, 03 Medium, 04 Honey, 05 Neutralizer, 06 Brightener
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In the little plastic tubes with the little puff on top to apply the concealer, all the shades look pretty dark, somehow yellowish, except for the Brightener, but this one I’ve never seen live. Once applied to your skin, the shades will surprise. They aren’t as dark as they appear in the packaging. You can use the puff to apply the concealer and to blend it, you can remove the puff and apply the concealer only with a brush (this will waste less product) or you can apply the concealer with the puff and blend it with a beautyblender – which is my favorite way to apply it… the beautyblender is my holy grail, but that’s a different thing 😀

Another thing I love about this concealer is, that it has no weird smell to it, like other concealers – the UD Naked Skin for example, had one of the worst smells ever. This one smells pretty neutral. And I like that the concealer does not cake and does not need a touchup throughout the day. So that’s a clear recommendation from me! Try it out, fall in love!

For a drugstore product it’s absolutely amazing!!!

 

What’s on my face?

Today I’m gonna break down what I used to achieve a certain look. And today’s look is going to be:

Look 1

Just to be clear, this is a everyday look for me, and I feel you, if you think this is way too much makeup on a daily basis. And it’s okay if you don’t like to smash this much on your face. Makeup should be something you’re comfortable with and you’re supposed to have fun. You don’t need it, and if you’re not into it, it’s totally okay. But keep in mind, everyone is different and you should feel good with the things you’re doing. And if you like to cake your face, go for it. If you’re a mascara girl only, go for it. Just do you and be happy. 🙂

So enough babbling… Here’s what’s on my face.

 

Prepping

  • Cetaphil Crème Hydratante – this is a Creme I got in my Glossybox a couple months ago and first I was kinda skeptical using it, but it is really good for dry skin. It dries pretty quick and there’s no weird smell to it. I believe you can get it in your pharmacy, at least in Germany
  • for my undereyes I use a creme with dexpanthenol to keep everything hydrated
  • Guerlain L’Or – a wonderful base with real gold flakes. A bit pricey, but a little goes a long way

 

Face

  • For Foundation I mix two foundations to achieve the perfect combination for me. The two foundations I mix are both by Lancôme. The first one is the Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation. This one is supposed to stay on 24h has a high coverage and is supposed to don’t need touch ups oh and it’s oil-free. I’m in the shade 01. And the second one is the Miracle Air de Teint Foundation in Shade 02. This one is more fluid, feels ultra light on the skin and is barely noticeable. The coverage is pretty weak, but you can build it up.
  • For contour I use the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Cream Kit in Light. I use the shades Neutral and Java. But to get a sharper Contour I use Java from the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit Light to Medium on top, because it sticks to the creamy consistency and enhances it.
  • The Benefit Hoola lite Bronzer is my go to bronzer at the moment. I love it for fair skin. If you’re a little more tan than me, you can use the Benefit Hoola.
  • Blush: Manhatten Powder Rouge Tender Touch in Fresh Peach
  • As a highlighter I use a couple to be honest. But all are provided by the Anastasia Beverly Hills Gleam Glow KitI use Mimosa on top of my cheek bones, Starburst on my cupids bow and Crushed Pearl on the bridge of my nose.
  • To set my makeup I used Laura Mercier’s Translucent Powder 
  • As concealer for my under eyes I used the Maybelline Instant Anti-Age Effect in Light
  • To Finish it off, I’ve used MAC Prep+Prime F+ – Finishing Mist

 

Brows

As mentioned in my previous blog post „Everyday Favourites Part II – Brow Products“, I have a combo for brows that I use everyday. And that’s the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Ebony and the Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade in Dark Brown. To fix my brows I use the Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel

 

Eyes

I’ve used two pallets to achieve this look, but to just tell you which colors I used would be kinda weird, so I snapped a photo of my pallets (excuse me, they are used and they look that way 😀 ).

The first one is the MAC Mellow Moderns Palette

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So from top left to bottom right, here are the colors: Beaded, Goldmine, Chains of Love, Cork, Persuade, Retrospeck, Greensmoke, Felt, Print, Carbon, Orb, Luscious, Soft Brown, Trax and Plummed.

The second palette is the Lime Crime Venus PaletteThe names of the shadows are printed on there, so I’m not gonna tell you the names 😀

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Before even putting on a shadow, I used the MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Soft Ochre. this is a good eyeshadow primer and I use it every day.

I did a cut crease look with a glitter border. So on my crease I used Soft Brown (Mellow Modern), topped it Cork (Mellow Modern) and then I used Venus (Venus Palette) on the outer corner of my crease I used Muse (Venus Palette). To darken out the outer corner of my crease a bit more I used Icon (Venus Palette). The key is to blend everything so damn carefully and precise. This takes time, so if you’re in a hurry, please don’t to a cut crease. After everything is blended nicely, I took my Paint Pot in Soft Ochre again and „cut“ the crease. After my crease looked sharply cut I put on Retrospeck on my lid, but before I put on the shadow I sprayed my brush with Fix+ Spray. This helps to bring out the foiled look of the eyeshadow. On my lower lashline I put basically the same shadows I used in my crease, just not that intense.

Then I did my winged liner as usual. I first put on a gel liner (Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner 24 h in Blackand then I top it of with a coat of liquid eyeliner to make it more intense. As you can see, I enhanced the liner in my inner corner. On my waterline I used the Anastasia Beverly Hills Darkside Waterproof Gel Liner. This liner ist the best for the waterline, because it does not smudge and does not leave you with panda eyes.

I put on a coat of mascara – Nyx Curvaceous Lush Lashes Mascara and of course there had to be some fake lashes. I used the Daisy Blooming Lashes by Kiss ProductsAnd I love to put a Coat of Mascara on top, to make it more dramatic. There I used the L’Oréal Mega Volume Collagene 24 h Black Smoke Mascara.

And then I put on a thin line of glitter to divide my crease from my lid. My weapon of choice for this one is the Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eye Liner in Glam Rock.

And here’s the finished look! Hope you enjoyed it.- Have a wonderful evening!

Look 2

On my lips I have Limecrime Lulu Velvetine

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