HAMPTON SUN – Smart. Serious. Sunbathing*

Tags

, , , ,

I meant to publish this article later, closer to the hot summer months, as everybody seems to realize they need protection from the basking sun rays around that time of the year … Nothing more wrong! You need protection from the sun all year round without exception!

But I’m not going to bore you with the whys and how-tos, since I already did that in a post I wrote a while back, that you can still read here and move on to the star of this review.

MADISON Luxury Perfumery Bucharest LAVENDER CULTURE Summer 2015 Eventanniesbeautyblog4

This above is a gift I received after attending a fabulous beauty blogger event at Madison Luxury Perfumery Bucharest at the end of last summer ( read more here ), that was centered around lavender. Hence the bouquet! I somehow managed to keep the products intact and the lavender bouquet as well until a few days ago when we went fishing!… And after the not too pleasant burning experience of last year’s fishing trip, when nothing saved my skin but the Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate, I definitely decided to prevent that from repeating, and put these Hampton Sun goodies to test!

Hampton Sun® is a complete line of luxury suncare, skincare and parfum products made with only the finest ingredients: vitamins, anti-oxidants and elements from the nature, a brand completely inspired by the high-life and the beautiful beaches of the Hamptons. Need more luxury than that?!

So I got the chance to try a few of their essentials:

  • the Hampton Sun’s Hydrating Aloe Mist – you know how much I love a face mist and this aloe one is so soothing, hydrating ( contains Vitamin E as well ) and refreshing, thanks to the mint extracts in it! The formula is oil-free and fragrance-free, and allows you to enjoy the benefits of its ingredients without any sticky residue left behind on skin.
  • Hampton Sun’s Luxe Sport SPF 35 Continuous Mist Sunscreen gives the benefits of a highly potent sunscreens in an unique, oil-free formula, feels light and silky on the skin, and absorbs instantly with no sticky film. Plus it has a hint of Hampton Sun’s signature Privet Bloom scent for “the perfect touch of sophistication”.
  • Hampton Sun’s SPF 30 Luxe Sport Lip Balm – is the ultimate luxury lip protection, made with amazing ingredients like: Vitamin A, Aloe, Pomegranate extract, Green tea, Cocoa butter, Cucumber extract, Calendula, Canadian Willow Bark, Seaweed extract, all put together to act as a shield against the harmful UVA and UVB sun rays ( the only lip protector I’ve used this far that offers double protection).

MADISON Luxury Perfumery Bucharest LAVENDER CULTURE Summer 2015 Eventanniesbeautyblog6

What I did to protect my skin was to reapply every other hour the Luxe Sport SPF 35 Continuous Mist Sunscreen on my face that I previously cleansed with my Hydrating Aloe Mist and some cotton pads, a little lip balm, and there was no trace of redness, burning, dryness, sore patches, peeling and all that “good stuff I was experiencing last year!

On my sensitive skin was a God-sent; I had no allergic reactions, and because is an oil-free formula the product didn’t clogged my pores causing breakouts either! My skin could breathe, felt hydrated, nourished and protected! Definitely recommend this brand, for as expensive as it might be!

What do you use to protect your skin, Beautiful? Please share your favourites!

See you soon!

xx, Annie

 

 

*products courtesy of Madison Luxury Perfumery Bucharest

 

 

 

To hear it first, make sure you follow me on

Instagram   |   Twitter  |    Pinterest   |   Facebook   |   Bloglovin’

 

New in: TOM FORD picks as of late…

Tags

, , ,

annie’s beauty... New in - Tom Ford

It’s been a while since I saw a product and I instantly felt “the urge” to take it home with me! But if you know me, and how much I love my little Tom Ford collection of goodies, this little haul won’t come as a surprise!… I can’t resist Tom Ford Beauty, for the life of me!!!

  1. Just to take it out of the way, I finally caved in and bought the Tom Ford Lip Color Matte in 09 First Time. I had my eyes on this one ever since I got my other 4(?!) shades, but I always thought that First Time was such a common nude, nothing special about it… And how wrong was I?!… Since I’m loving a nude, everyday, effortless lip at any time, it was just a matter of time until I caved in and get this one as well!… Anyways there was me, always picking the boldest new lip options and leaving the safest ones for later on!?!?!!!…
  2. Speaking about boldest picks… The next one is definitely bold… and daring… and rest assured that you’ll make a statement wearing it! It’s the Tom Ford Patent Lip Finish Lip Color 07 Erotic, an amazing fuchsia-pink with the glossiest finish I have ever seen on a lip product! It’s even glossier than the Dior Addict Fluid Sticks Dior came out a while back… And the name of it is everything! Expect a review coming soon!
  3. The cream eyeshadows from Tom Ford come probably with the best formula in the world… I recently wrote a review comparing the Limited Edition Golden Peach to another amazing formula that comes in a stick rather than a pot – the By Terry Ombre Blackstar in Pink Quartz which is the perfect dupe for Golden Peach ( read that here! )!… Point is everybody’s raving about Tom Ford‘s cream eyeshadows in Spice and Platinium, so leave it to Annie to pick the one shadow that didn’t impressed basically anyone… I simply adore the Cream Color for Eyes in 03 Sphinx! It’s not pigmented but it sure has an absolutely fabulous golden-pink duochrome sheen, that applied as a finishing touch in the middle of the lid creates the most beautiful, luminous, out-of-this-world-gorgeous effect! Couldn’t be happier with my choice! Either way, Spice is next! Uppss!!!

Here you have it! A tiny but very well loved Tom Ford haul! What were your most loved picks lately? Please share in the Comment section below!

As always, thanks for reading!

See you soon, Beautiful!

xx, Annie 

 

 

 

To hear it first, make sure you follow me on

Instagram   |   Twitter  |    Pinterest   |   Facebook   |   Bloglovin’

The Limited Edition TOM FORD Golden Peach & its permanent dupe, the BY TERRY Frozen Quartz Cream Eyeshadows

Tags

, , , , , , , ,

annie's beauty... TOM FORD Golden Peach vs By Terry Frozen Quartz1

Tom Ford‘s Golden Peach was, along with Naked Bronze, the two best sold Limited Edition eyeshadow duos from last year’s Soleil Summer Collection. Everybody wanted it, some lucky ones actually got it and fell in love from the first use!… I got it as well, and it’s safe to say that this is probably my most loved and used cream eyeshadow in my entire collection!

annie's beauty... TOM FORD Golden Peach vs By Terry Frozen Quartz2

But wait! Here comes the best part! I recently found a permanent dupe for Golden Peach! It’s the By Terry Ombre Blackstar in Frozen Quartz. I know that the Tom Ford Golden Peach is a re-promote with the fairly recent launched 2016 Soleil Summer Collection, but the By Terry “Color-Fix” Cream Eye Shadow is just as good, pretty similar in terms of consistency, pigmentation and colour, and it also comes in this very practical and easy to use packaging. Plus it’s less expensive than it’s otherwise glorious dupe!    

I have a complete review on it and all the By Terry Ombre Blackstar “Color-Fix” Cream Eye Shadows in my makeup collection, here.

annie's beauty... TOM FORD Golden Peach vs By Terry Frozen Quartz3

Here you have a swatch-comparison of the two eyeshadows; the only difference you can barely sense between the two is that Frozen Quartz shows up a bit cooler than Golden Peach… Nothing too obvious on the eyelids when applied and gets to set though!

Both formulas are creamy, easy to blend, buildable, great colour pay-off and amazing longevity! Excellent to use as a base for your eye makeup, instead of a primer. Your eye makeup won’t crease or move around the entire day!

Which one would you prefer, Beautiful?

As always, thanks for reading and…

See you soon!

xx, Annie

 

 

 

To hear it first, make sure you follow me on

Instagram   |   Twitter  |    Pinterest   |   Facebook   |   Bloglovin’

In the mood for Spring – annie’s beauty… 2016 Very Pink Beauty Edit

Tags

, , ,

annie's beauty... in the mood for spring beauty edit 2016 2

!!!FAIR WARNING!!!

!!!THIS POST IS HEAVILY PINK!!!

Despite the dreary weather, I’m so inspired by the optimistic pinks of spring lately… I wear pink makeup, my pink trench coat and I love the pink sakura flowers in bloom ( Japan is a miracle of nature at this time of the year! )… So I had to write a pink-inspired post, with all the lovely makeup products I’m loving and definitely recommend to all of you to use right now!

annie's beauty... in the mood for spring beauty edit 2016 3

Let’s start our pink adventure with:

  • DIOR Diorskin Star Foundation, shade 010 Ivory. Although I’m not the biggest fan of pink undertones foundation as I think it accentuates rosiness in my face in a not so flattering way, this foundation is the exception! It has the perfect amount of pink in it,  not to make me look as if I’m burning on the inside… Love the luminous, fresh and healthy finish and of course, the compliments I always get while wearing it!
  • pink cheeks: responsible for that is my absolutely favourite blush of all time, the HOURGLASS Ambient Lighting Blush in shade Ethereal Glow. It pairs with my pale skin to perfection, enhancing its qualities.
  • pink eyes: until I’ll have my hands on the most beautiful BY TERRY Ombre Blackstar in Bubble Gum, launched with their Spring 2016 Collection, I will have to settle for my second favourites, the BURBERRY Sheer Eyeshadow Tea Rose No.11 and BURBERRY Tea Rose No.200 Eye Colour Wet&Dry Silk Shadow ( the new formula ), with a dash of the TOM FORD Cream Color For Eyes in 03 Sphinx for the most incredible mother-of-pearl effect ( review coming soon! ).
  • pink lips: that’s the tough one as the choice is limitless… I managed to narrow my bright pink lipstick choices in my previous post, so please click the link to check that one as well! I really appreciate it!
  • pink perfume: I go for lighter perfumes now. I’m not the floral type-sweet type of girl, since I’m not the “most girly girl” either! So I do like a bit of a floral scent, but a deep, earthy, aromatic one… A floral with a twist! My latest obsession being the MAISON FRANCIS KURKDJIAN Amyris Pour Femme, the most sensual and feminine perfume for spring! Take note! I said “feminine” not “girly”!

annie's beauty... in the mood for spring beauty edit 2016 1

Enough pink already!!!

Now it’s time to share your favourite spring colours and items! Let’s properly welcome spring here, on annie’s beauty…

See you soon, Beautiful!

xx, Annie

 

 

To hear it first, make sure you follow me on

Instagram   |   Twitter  |    Pinterest   |   Facebook   |   Bloglovin’

 

5 Bright Lipsticks for Spring feat. TOM FORD, NARS, CHARLOTTE TILBURY, CHANEL, BURBERRY

Tags

, , ,

5 Bright Lipsticks for Spring 2016 1

We’re hardly seeing signs of spring these days in Romania, with the cold and dreary weather we’re having outside, but I just happen to have the cure for that! No, I can’t bring you warm and bright weather, but I still can brighten your sight with some of the most beautiful lipsticks in my collection.

Cheers for bright lipstick, cheers for spring and warm weather that’s excellent for wearing them! Let’s just hope we’ll have that soon as well!

5 Bright Lipsticks for Spring 2016 2

My picks will contain some old favourites as well as a new one I only wore a couple of times and I love already and an honourable mention, which is not pictured here by mistake, but it’s definitely an amazing choice!

  1. the BURBERRY Lip Glow in Mallow Pink No.19 – you must’ve seen me talking about this one every single spring ( and summer) since I started blogging, because it’s simply one of my favourites. It’s bright, it’s pink, it’s glossy, fresh and young, and I will probably wear it this year as well… although *whispers* I might definitely need to throw it away and get me a new one! *wink*
  2. CHARLOTTE TILBURRY K.I.S.S.I.N.G. Fallen From The Lipstick Tree in Coachella Coral it’s a bright and happy peachy pink colour, that will put a colour instantly on your face. I’ve been in doubt wether to choose Coachella Coral or to go for the MATTE Revolution Lost Cherry… I settled for Coachella Coral, but for the sake of Lost Cherry which I absolutely adore, I will call it my honourable mention.
  3. NARS Audacious Lipstick MICHIYO. My girl Michiyo is the boldest and brightest of them all! A statement lip, that’s what I can say when wearing it! A cooll toned fuchsia pink, in the most amazing creamy-matte formulation you’ll ever have the chance to try. Definitely recommend it!
  4. the TOM FORD Patent Finish Lip Color 07 Erotic has the whole sensuality and grace of the Tom Ford brand concentrated in this little product here. Extremely glossy, so soft on the lips, not tacky at all, gives your lips the most “erotic” colour, I’m sure you’ll find it so hard to resist to! ( The review on this one will be up soon, so keep your eyes away from Erotic and point them at annie’s beauty…! Haha! )
  5. and the last choice it had to be a red of course… But not any red! Away from all those winter/festive and deep/autumn reds, now I need a bright red with some not exaggerated orange undertones in it to cheer me up, especially on a gloomy day!… And like the perfect gentleman the CHANEL Rouge Coco 440 Arthur took its name after, here you have it to save the day. Merci Monsieur!

And we’re up to 5 already!

What do you think of my picks? Did they cheer you up a little? Please cheer me up as well, and share your favourites in the Comments below!

Have a bright and happy day/week, Beautiful! Stay positive no matter what and…

See you soon!

xx, Annie

 

 

 

To hear it first, make sure you follow me on

Instagram   |   Twitter  |    Pinterest   |   Facebook   |   Bloglovin’

FOTD Spring Pinks & 2 Nude Lipstick Options from ESTÉE LAUDER

Tags

, , , ,

annie's beauty... FOTD Spring Pinks & 2 Nude Lipstick Options from ESTÉE LAUDER 1

It’s the weekend, the most blessed part of the week, right?!

Let’s take it easy here, on annie’s beauty… as well and enjoy the colourful spring we’re having right now! Lots of pinks from the blooming flowers, some fresh greens from the leaves, some gold from the sun light… Yes, the spring weather was the inspiration for this post and I hope you’ll enjoy it, Beautiful!

Have a blessed spring weekend!

annie's beauty... FOTD Spring Pinks & 2 Nude Lipstick Options from ESTÉE LAUDER 2

PRODUCTS USED:

FACE:

EYES:

  • BY TERRY Ombre Blackstar #6 Frozen Quartz ( base )
  • BURBERRY Sheer Eyeshadow Tea Rose No.11 and BURBERRY Tea Rose No.200 Eye Colour Wet&Dry Silk Shadow ( the new formula )
  • SEPHORA Colorful Matte Strawberry Macaroon No.42
  • CHARLOTTE TILBURY The Sophisticate Eyeshadow Palette shade Enhance ( transitional colour ) and Prime ( to highlight )
  • DIOR Diorliner Precision Eyeliner #798 Brun
  • CHANEL Le Volume de Chanel Mascara Waterproof 10 Black over the TARTE Lights, Camera Splashes Mascara, as always

BROWS:

  •  shade Enhance combined with the shade Smoke from CHARLOTTE TILBURY‘s The Sophisticate Palette

LIPS:

  • ESTÉE LAUDER Pure Color Envy Lipstick 210 Implusive in the picture above, and in the picture below I’m wearing 130 Intense Nude, since I’ve promised you some lip swatches for them in this post here.

annie's beauty... FOTD Spring Pinks & 2 Nude Lipstick Options from ESTÉE LAUDER 3

I hope you’ll excuse the “unfortunate” natural lighting I had to work with the day I shoot these looks, but the best thing is that I haven’t applied any filters to these pictures! I hope you like them!

Please let me know if your makeup chromatic changed with the changing of the season as well, and which are your favourite shades as of late!

See you soon, Beautiful!

xx, Annie

 

 

To hear it first, make sure you follow me on

Instagram   |   Twitter  |    Pinterest   |   Facebook   |   Bloglovin’

 

 

Breaking news! CHARLOTTE TILBURY – New excinting launches coming soon!!!

Tags

, , , ,

Miss Charlotte sure does know how to make a girl happy!

After the announcement of the new Hot Lips line of lipsticks launching at the beginning of this summer ( see all the new shades and all the details you need, here ) and the #lipstick confidence campaign a while back, Charlotte Tilbury has a couple more new and exciting brand new products launching soon as well!

CHARLOTTE TILBURY BREAKING NEWS APRIL 2016 annie's beauty...

This is the new The 5-Minute Face On-The-Go – the “instant look in a palette”. This is a very compact palette, made out of Charlotte Tilbury‘s most selled/essential products… And I’m sure you’ll be happy to know that if you haven’t tried her Filmstar Bronze & Glow ( one of my favourite bronzing and highlighting products; my review here ), you can find it here along with three gorgeous eyeshadows and a Swish & Pop Blusher ( read the review on my Charlotte Tilbury blushes, here )…

Definitely a lot to try and definitely enough for some natural or smoky makeup looks, good to achieve that “weekend face” effortlessly.

The 5-Minute Face On-The-Go will be available starting next week, 11th of April and it retails for the price of 49£ / 69€.

For those of you that are a bit too impatient, it’s already available on preorder here, until midnight tonight!

You’re welcome!

Insant-Look-Top-Landing-Page

Another new product coming out soon is the Legendary Brow, a brow definer with the tiniest brush and a special formulation, meant to give your eyebrow the most natural definition without that “Instagram brows” fake effect we’re seeing everywhere lately. If you don’t know what I mean, please check this post here! You’ll definitely have a good laugh!

This tiny brush, and the packaging itself, was designed to pick up the right amount of product and deposit it on the tiniest hairs you “had no idea they were there”! And who doesn’t want effortlessly natural, full and awesome eyebrows without looking like a clown?!

And the last Charlotte Tilbury product and the one I’m personally the most excited about, is The Legendary Lashes Mascara. I’m obsessed with mascara and if I choose not to wear makeup one day, I definitely apply at least a tiny coat of that and some lip balm and I’m ready to face the world!

The Legendary Lashes it has special waxes in it that will instantly give you the aspect of individually applied false lashes, but in the most natural way! It coats the lashes, it builds up the volume around them, forcing them to lift up and stay like that all day.

… At least that’s what it promises! And I have never used a Charlotte Tilbury product that didn’t honoured its promises this far! Anyway, I’m all after that “open-eye/bright awake” look, especially in certain mornings when sleep is not enough!

This mascara will be available from the 6th of May 2016 on.

Shh-Coming-Soon legendary lashes Charlotte Tilbury annie's beauty...

These are for now the new exciting launches Charlotte Tilbury worked on for the longest time and is now ready to delight us with!

What do you think? Which one caught your attention?

As always, thanks for reading!

See you soon, Beautiful!

xx, Annie

 

 

 

 

 

To hear it first, make sure you follow me on

Instagram   |   Twitter  |    Pinterest   |   Facebook   |   Bloglovin’

The By Terry Ombre Blackstar Eye Crayons – annie’s beauty… Collection

Tags

, , , , , , , , , , ,

annie's beauty... By Terry Ombre Blackstar Blond Opal, Misty Rock, Frozen Quartz, Beyond Gold, Brown Perfection 1

I really think that no matter how many of the By Terry Ombre Blackstar “Color-Fix” Cream Eye Shadow I might have in my collection, I will always consider that they’re not enough!

The By Terry Ombre Blackstar Fard Fondant Regard ( oh, how cute they sound in French!!! ) have really summed up my eyeshadow use for the first half of the past year! But then at the beginning of the summer a new entry stole my entire attention – the Limited Edition Tom Ford Cream and Powder Color 03 Golden Peach, which after all this time I’m still using as an eye makeup base!

annie's beauty... By Terry Ombre Blackstar Blond Opal, Misty Rock, Frozen Quartz, Beyond Gold, Brown Perfection 2

Bach to the stars of this post now!

I have them in:

  • 3 Blond Opal – a beautiful luminous, pure gold, summery shade which makes such an impact on tanned skin! It’s my absolute favourite golden shade to use for the inner corners of my eyes, to bring some brightness and dimension.
  • 5 Misty Rock is probably the most known and talked about from all the OBS! It’s the perfect balance of taupe, purples and metallic… Such an effortless everyday colour! I have a swatch comparison for Misty Rock with some other taupes in my makeup collection here; but as you can easily see if you click the link, it somehow manages to stand out from all of them!
  • 6 Frozen Quartz is the most recent addition to the collection and it’s a beautiful peachy pink, luminous colour that looks so so flattering on all eyes. You’ll see more of it soon!
  • 11 Beyond Gold is a warm, metallic intense, deep gold which compliments a tan to perfection. One swipe of this on the lids a little blending and you’re done for the day!
  • 13 Brown Perfection is the most neutral of all the shades that I own! It’s a deep, true, dark chocolate shade that’s essential in the crease. If the other shades of the OBS I own have a high sheen to them, Brown Perfection is almost matte but with a beautiful luminosity, still…

annie's beauty... By Terry Ombre Blackstar Blond Opal, Misty Rock, Frozen Quartz, Beyond Gold, Brown Perfection 3

Here you have them swatched side by side… From bottom to top: 3 Blond Opal11 Beyond Gold5 Misty Rock, 6 Frozen Quartz, and 13 Brown Perfection.

Aren’t they beautiful!?

It’s true that these aren’t the only shadow sticks on the market! It’s also true that they aren’t the most unique shades either… But I have to admit that these come in  my absolute favourite formula from all the brands that I have tried!

I absolutely adore using cream eyeshadows when the weather gets hot ( we’re not quite there yet here, in Romania but we’re definitely getting closer, thank goodness! ) and these By Terry shadow sticks are incredibly creamy, pigmented, long lasting, come with the most amazing consistency and in the most beautiful range of colours one can ask for! One more thing! Once applied and set, they won’t be transferring anywhere on your face, no matter how hot and humid the weather is, or how oily your eyelids are! With just one swipe, they will literally glide on the lids, leaving behind the most beautifully pigmented trace of colour, that you can easily bring to the intensity you wish, using your favourite blending brush!

They’re excellent for the “one-product-eye-makeup-look” which all of us prefer, from various reasons! But layered, in one colour for a maximum of intensity or several shades combined, will give you a really chic eye, with a minimum of effort!

So happy to have finally been able to post this complete review on my little collection of By Terry Ombre Blackstar eye crayons! I’ve been using them for such a long time and at a certain point I started thinking that I’m completely selfish and that I’m keeping them only for my personal pleasure!…

But no! Here you have them! And I hope you’ll enjoy reading about my experience with them as well!

As always, thanks for reading, Beautiful! And…

See you soon!

xx, Annie

 

 

 

 

 

To hear it first, make sure you follow me on

Instagram   |   Twitter  |    Pinterest   |   Facebook   |   Bloglovin’

Glam Weekend with By Terry at Madison Luxury Perfumery Bucharest

Tags

, , , , , , ,

IMG_1015

Yet another fabulous event hosted by my absolute favourite beauty supplier in town, Madison Luxury Perfumery Bucharest. They carry some of my favourite brands makeup, skincare and perfume-wise… Plus, the guys there are the most lovely persons I have ever met in retail this far! Thanks to them the atmosphere is warm and cozy, and it feels like we all know each other since… forever! 

I love By Terry as a brand in general! And this event was the very icing on the cake! So I asked the lovely Alexandra if I could be her canvas and her the talented artist… And she was talented indeed! Scroll down to follow the entire makeup process and see the final result! 

Glam Weekend with By Terry at Madison Luxury Perfumery Bucharest annie's beauty...13

And feel free to contact her at any time, whenever you have an event and need to look dashing… Or if you’re just in the Dorobanti area and want to spend some quality time!… You’ll thank me later!

[ To book your appointment, you can find Alexandra‘s contacts, as well as her colleagues’ on Madison‘s website! ]

While Alex was busy retouching my friend’s makeup, of course I had to play with all the goodies in front of me! I loved these two Sun Designer Paletteblush/bronzer/highlighting palettes ( which Alex used on me as well! ) which didn’t impressed me much when they first launched… I have to say that they’re infinite more beautiful in real life than on the Internet, and their quality is out of this world gorgeous… Pigmented, finely milled, they blend flawlessly and look amazing on! Definitely recommend them!

Glam Weekend with By Terry at Madison Luxury Perfumery Bucharest annie's beauty...2

I also loved the new two shades of the Ombre Blackstars that came out with their Spring 2016 Collection: Bubble Glow ( which will definitely be a purchase soon! ) and Nude Milky Way!

And now I also want The Colour Design Palette, which is absolutely fabulous for the upcoming seasons due to the beautiful colour selection in it!

Glam Weekend with By Terry at Madison Luxury Perfumery Bucharest annie's beauty...1Glam Weekend with By Terry at Madison Luxury Perfumery Bucharest annie's beauty...5 Glam Weekend with By Terry at Madison Luxury Perfumery Bucharest annie's beauty...4

Just look how pretty my friend looks here! Isn’t Alex extremely talented?!

Next it was my turn to be spoiled by our “artist” here…

First of all, she prepared my skin taking my own makeup off and applying a very hydrating cream, as my skin is in big need of that with the changing of the seasons and all the allergies…

Glam Weekend with By Terry at Madison Luxury Perfumery Bucharest annie's beauty...6

Then she applied my base ( the coveted Terrybly Densiliss foundation ) with this funny little brush! And good gracious!… It was the most amazing experience ever! The brush is so dense, made with the softest synthetic hairs, that apply your base in a matter of seconds giving you, at the same time, the most relaxing face massage you’ve ever experienced!…

You’ll see me with my eyes closed in most of the pictures, so there! Now you know why! I kind of enjoyed this whole experience a lot, and I’m grateful to Alex for that!

Glam Weekend with By Terry at Madison Luxury Perfumery Bucharest annie's beauty...7 Glam Weekend with By Terry at Madison Luxury Perfumery Bucharest annie's beauty...8

It was my first contact with Jane Iredale products and this powder foundation Alex used to set my makeup and correct any imperfection, is heaven on earth!… Definitely a brand I’ll have my attention on in the future!

Their setting spray was also lovely , as it made my makeup look flawless and kept it intact for hours!

Glam Weekend with By Terry at Madison Luxury Perfumery Bucharest annie's beauty...21

The eye makeup Alex did on me was fabulous! A very soft smokey eye, with soft pinks and browns and a green pop of colour on the waterline and the lower lash line! A lot of blending was involved, a lot of colour applied and re-applied in small doses… Until everything looked effortlessly natural.

Glam Weekend with By Terry at Madison Luxury Perfumery Bucharest annie's beauty...9 Glam Weekend with By Terry at Madison Luxury Perfumery Bucharest annie's beauty...11 Glam Weekend with By Terry at Madison Luxury Perfumery Bucharest annie's beauty...10 Glam Weekend with By Terry at Madison Luxury Perfumery Bucharest annie's beauty...14Glam Weekend with By Terry at Madison Luxury Perfumery Bucharest annie's beauty...12

Here you can see her applying the green mascara on the lower lash line!

Glam Weekend with By Terry at Madison Luxury Perfumery Bucharest annie's beauty...16

Contouring, highlighting and blusher time!… Those two Sun Designer Palettes are on the very top of my wish list now!

Glam Weekend with By Terry at Madison Luxury Perfumery Bucharest annie's beauty...15

The last retouches!…

… And finally the lips! She used this Terrybly Velvet Rouge Lipstick in shade 1 Lady Bare, a beautiful brown nude colour that pulled the entire look together!

Glam Weekend with By Terry at Madison Luxury Perfumery Bucharest annie's beauty...17

And the look was complete!

Glam Weekend with By Terry at Madison Luxury Perfumery Bucharest annie's beauty...3

Now we were able to knock ourselves out and fool around doing some silly selfies… As one does nowadays! We’re cool kids, what do you know! Haha!…

Glam Weekend with By Terry at Madison Luxury Perfumery Bucharest annie's beauty...19 Glam Weekend with By Terry at Madison Luxury Perfumery Bucharest annie's beauty...18 Glam Weekend with By Terry at Madison Luxury Perfumery Bucharest annie's beauty...20

Of course, being the most generous person I know she always is, Alex gave me and my friend a lot of samples to try out… Which I can attest they are amazing! This firming cream from Beauty by Clinica Ivo Pitanguy, a brand totally new to me, exceeded all my expectations! So soft and fast absorbing, nourishes the skin instantly!

Oh! And I also need the Aesop Fabulous Face Oil as it is… well… fabulous indeed!

Glam Weekend with By Terry at Madison Luxury Perfumery Bucharest annie's beauty...22

Another awesome beauty event with Madison Perfumery!… Another day well-spent!… And some new memories were made next to some of the loveliest friends one can ask for!

Thank you guys for being fabulous!

… And thank you so much my Beautiful readers for always being here, so close to me on this beauty journey of mine!

See you soon!

xx, Annie

 

 

 

 

To hear it first, make sure you follow me on

Instagram   |   Twitter  |    Pinterest   |   Facebook   |   Bloglovin’

Loving nudes #12: Same gorgeous colour, two different brands… TOM FORD & ESTÉE LAUDER

Tags

, , , , , , , ,

Loving nudes #12 1

#Loving nudes times 12!

This time is a different one from the usual nude discoveries! This time I want to call to your attention these two lovely shades, extremely similar not only in colour, but in both texture and finish! What makes the difference it’s only the brand they’re labelled under, which obviously dictates the packaging the product comes in…

One is an all-time favourite of mine, the Tom Ford Lip Color in 07 Pink Dusk and the other one ir a fairly recent discovery and it’s the Estée Lauder Pure Colour Envy 210 Implulsive.

So, yeah! They’re definitely luxury dupes for one another! 

Loving nudes #12 2

As you can hopefully see in the pictures above, both come in this beautifully universal nude-pink shade, one of the creamiest formulation I have ever tried, amazing pigmentation and a finish that in our beauty world we call a creamy luminous matte, something between a matte and a cream, but with a bit of luminosity given not by quite some sparkle or a glossy finish, but a luminosity that “comes from within” – if you prefer more of a prosaic expression… They even have the same vanillary scent!

The application of both is so smooth and easy, you won’t have issues with applying either one if you’re on the go and you need to touch up a bit. They literally glide onto the lips, nourishing them with the amazing ingredients both have in their composition ( a blend of beneficial oils and natural extracts ). Both last a good couple of hours on the lips, but they need some retouching now and then!

To see how Pink Dusk and Impulsive look swatched and compared to other nudes in my collection ( which, by all mean, aren’t a few! just a fair warning! ), make sure you check these complete reviews I previously wrote here and here.

Great luxury options, right?! And how unbelievably similar they are!?

I know how hard is to find a dupe for an already excellent product!… What dupes like mine here, have you discovered this far? Please share them in the Comment section below! I’m extremely curious to discover your finds!

I hope you had an awesome weekend this far and that you’ll have a bright week ahead!

As always thanks for reading and see you soon, Beautiful!

xx, Annie

 

To hear it first, make sure you follow me on

Instagram   |   Twitter  |    Pinterest   |   Facebook   |   Bloglovin’