04/07/2012

June '12 favourites.


I hope you're not sick of these monthly favourites posts yet;
as much as I'd love to prepare a "products I've used up" kind of thing, I don't seem to finish anything! Well, anything apart from deodorant, toothpaste and soaps- but that's not fun talking about in a beauty blog, now is it?

For the most part, June was a month of no-makeup days: once again, I felt the need to go as "natural" as possible and wear less makeup products. That, and the fact I didn't have the time or the energy to do more elaborate looks...

That's why this attitude is reflected to the products I used the most during past month:
it all came down to the ones that were quick and easy to apply, while looking effortless.


Kiehl's Lip Balm #1: my go-to lip balm during June; I had purchased it during my
Kiehl's skin consultation appointment, as the one I was using in the tube form is prone to melting under summer heat. You wouldn't believe how little I paid for this: €8 for 17gr of product, that's insane considering the Korres Jasmine lip butters are priced at around €6 for only 6gr! I've already documented my love affair with this lip balm, you can read the full review here

Elf Luscious Liquid Lipstick in Baby Lips: as you can see, it's on its last legs... This is pretty much a clear lip gloss that feels minty-tingly on the lips and is a pleasure to apply because of its foam applicator. I'm actually surprised this lipgloss by Elf made it to my favourites list with no Mac lipstick on the side! Read my full review on this product here


Garnier BB Cream, dark: this has saved me from looking somewhat ghostly whenever I mixed Strobe Cream with my foundation! A tiny blob of this baby and, tada- skintone went back to normal. I really love mixing the dark BB cream or the light version with my foundation, it makes me feel like a little makeup connoisseur that does things other than the norm... *


Max Factor Liquid Effect pencil: this is hands-down the best eye pencil I've tried so far. It's so creamy, so pigmented, sooo easy to smudge, and when it sets it acts as waterproof! This was part of the Max Factor makeup bag that Yiannis Marketakis personalised for each blogger over at Makeup Lab, and the one that impressed me the most. *
Note: Please let me know if you'd like me to make a post on the rest Max Factor makeup products I was given; I gotta admit, I always feel a bit "guilty" when I show off products that were given to me for free... But if any of you would be interested in these Max Factor goodies, leave me a comment and I'll make a separate post for you ;)


Radiant Blush Colour #102 Apple Brown: it seems odd I've been enjoying wearing this autumnal shade of blush during June- however, on days when the only products I had on my face were foundation and mascara, this blush colour made my cheeks look warmer, without looking fake like the rest of my bronzers do whenever I have no eye makeup on. Such a pleasant surprise by a product made in Greece, it definitely deserves its own post!


Mac Prep+Prime Highlighter, Radiant Rose: I tried layering it on the high points of my face over foundation, and I loved it! On retrospeck, the yellow version would suit me best- I blame all the Youtube gurus that went on and on about how "brightening" pink-toned concealers look under the eyes, and I got screwed... Nevertheless, it's a handy tool to give some dimension to the face without messing with contouring.

    Swatches of the Max Factor eye pencil, Radiant blush, Mac Prep+Prime Highlighter

That's pretty much everything I loved wearing during June! I know, they might not be as exciting as colourful eyeshadows or bright lipsticks- let's hope July will be all about coral lips and turquoise eyes ;)

Now, share your favourites with me: what have you been loving lately?
Do you have any experience with the Radiant makeup brand? Let me know!

* Products marked with a * were given to me for free. I'd rather mention it every single time I feature a free product- mind you, this is not a given these days... Sharing my honest and truthful thoughts on these products, I woudn't let it be any other way.

Evi   xx

21 comments:

  1. exoume kai xrisimopoioume to idio blush apo radiant :)

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    1. Έλα! Γούχου πολύ χαίρομαι! Άρα καλά μου είπε η πωλήτρια ότι το συγκεκριμένο ρουζ είναι δημοφιλές ;)
      xx

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  2. ston epomeno tono i ora einai radiant (thelo na to dokimaso afto to blsh. exo to peach kai eimai super efxaristimeno apo apotelesma, ifi ktl)

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    1. Κι εγώ έχω εντυπωσιαστεί από την ποιότητά του, το βάζω πιο πάνω από Erre Due και Seventeen! Και η συσκευασία είναι μια χαρά, έχει κι αυτό τη σημασία του ;)
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    1. Hey girl, you're back???
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  4. την αγαπώ την bb cream!επειδή ανέκαθεν είχα ακμή έβαζα πολύ βαριά μεικ απ,τα οποία επιβάρυναν την κατάσταση!τώρα εξακολουθώ να έχω λίγα σπυράκια και σημαδάκια ,το οποία καλύπτω με κονσιλερ,αλλά είναι η μοναδική φορά στα χρονικά που άκουσα καλά λόγια για το δέρμα μου!!θέλω να δοκιμάσω και την ματ εκδοχή!

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    1. Κι εγώ έχω συνηθίσει την ελαφριά κάλυψη, τόσο που όταν δοκιμάζω foundation με μέτρια κάλυψη μου φαίνονται λες και είναι full-coverage! Η ματ BB θέλει προσοχή, είναι ιδανική για το λιπαρό δέρμα- αν όμως έχεις μικτό δέρμα με πιο ξηρές περιοχές, τις τονίζει περισσότερο...
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  5. xmm endiaferon post! mou travikse tin periergia to prep&prime tis mac!

    kisses
    fashionsugarbubbles.blogspot.gr

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    1. Το Prep+Prime είναι άψογο, ειδικά για φωτογραφίες!
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  6. yes thumbs up for max factor eye pencils. my favourite black eye pencil is max faxtor too.

    as far as pink toned concealers, i think(?) that they brighten the eye area if you apply them over the yellow ones. that is, you correct the skin tone and then you brighten it.

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    1. Aha! So that means Max Factor has high standards for eye pencils, interesting...

      Oh I know, I learnt about this little trick by accident! I thought all the beauty gurus meant that pink-toned concealers/highlighters were to be applied directly under the eyes, oops!
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  7. I've been loving my MAC refined golden bronzer. My body is tanned, but since I always put SPF on my face it's kinda pale. The bronzer helps even everything out :)

    Xo

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    1. Gahhh I know, my face is so pale too! I'm literally abusing the Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel whenever I decide to make an effort on my makeup ;) The Mac Refined golden bronzer must be amazing, everyone keeps talking about it!
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  8. το μολύβι της maxfactor μου έχει κλέψει τη καρδιά! τι μαλακό! και με διάρκεια ε;! φιλιά!!!

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    1. Κι εγώ έχω πάθει πλάκα με το μολύβι! Δεν έχω ξανασυναντήσει κάτι ανάλογο, υποθέτω ότι θα είναι στο ίδιο επίπεδο με Avon Supershock ή τα μολύβια Urban Decay!
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  9. Το μολύβι της Max Factor το έχω και γω και είναι απ τα αγαπημένα μου!Αν και μόνο τα αδιάβροχα μου κρατάνε στην εσωτερική γραμμή των ματιών αυτό έχει εξαιρετική διάρκεια και όντως γράφει σαν υγρό eyeliner!Το lip balm από Kiehl's το θέλω και γω ΤΩΡΑ!xo

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    1. Αυτό διαπίστωσα κι εγώ, το μολύβι της Max Factor έχει πολύ καλή διάρκεια! Άσε που μερικά μολύβια ματιών που έχω δε γράφουν καν στο λεγόμενο "waterline", πόσο μάλλον και διάρκεια...
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  10. Ωραία αγαπημένα :)

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    1. Thx κούκλα! Χαίρομαι που σου άρεσαν!
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  11. Καλησπερα!!το prep&prime ξερεις αν υπαρχει σε κιτρινη αποχρωση? κι αν εχει ερθει ελλαδα???

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