Trying Beauty Blender For the First Time!

YES, guys!

We’re half way through 2016 and I have NEVER tried Beauty Blender before 🙂 #BeautyBlogger

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Simply because I did not believe in it! The idea of using twice as much (or even more) product was not very appealing, since sponges typically soak up liquids (i.e. foundation, concealer, liquid highlighters etc.)

Soooo, after trying it today for the first time, here’s my review / impressions:

Does it make you use more product by soaking it up? – Yes! But, not us much as I thought it would!

Does it help to make your foundation / concealer /bronzer etc. application faster? – No! (At least I was bouncing for quite a while 😀 )

But why is everyone so obsessed with it?! And I will tell you why right after the first application! -THE FINISH!

Yes, the finish that it gives you will never be able to achieve with any brush, i.e. flawless but at the same time utterly natural look without any cakiness! And I am OK with using a little bit more product than usual, since that’s the whole purpose of it – to give you the desired coverage and beautiful finish that you’re happy with, otherwise why would you keep a foundation, for instance, if you’re not happy with the finish it gives, right?

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Here, with the Beauty Blender I applied my Foundation, Concealer, did some baking with loose setting powder, Highlighter and a little bit of Bronzer.

There you have it! If you are just like me and have never tried it before – you should! It will change your makeup game & don’t forget to wet it before using, of course (#DUH!) 🙂

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Star of the Show – NYX Lip Lingerie

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Makeup Details:

#nyxcosmetics Lip Lingerie in Honeymoon
#dodolashes mink lashes in D105 (use code ‘svetakobaliya’ save 5% + worldwide shipping)
#shaaanxo #bhcosmetics eyeshadow & lipstick palette
#loreal brow stylist definer in blonde, infallible pro-matte foundation in 102
#maybelline instant age rewind concealer in fair
#anastasiabeverlyhills highlighter in crushed pearl
#benefitcosmetics cheekathon palette

REVIEW: NYX Setting Spray – Affordable Alternative ?!

Hello, Beautiful! Thank you for stopping by♥

Today we are going to be reviewing the NYX Dewy Finish Setting Spray.

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In the sea of over hyped & primarily high end setting sprays and finishing mists, it is hard not to be excited about affordable dupes #YAY!!! Drugstore has been seriously stepping it up! More and more drugstore brands are coming out with affordable alternatives. The question is, if the ‘alternatives’ are really such?!

NYX is one of my favorite drugstore brands, so I decided to give a go to its new setting spray.

The one I got for myself is the ‘dewy finish’ one which is perfect for winter since my skin does tend to get dry. However, there’s also a ‘matte’ one, if that’s the type of finish you desire ♥

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  • PRICE! The first advantage of this product is that it is quite affordable (I got mine at CVS for $9.00), especially in comparison with high end ones (over $30.00 on average). You get 2.03 fl. oz / 60 ml, which is not a crazy big amount but considering that, for instance, I personally think that settings sprays is something for a special occasion in order to make your makeup last longer than usual (and that’s how I plan to use it) – the amount of the product is quite decent!
  • FINISH! NYX Setting Spray gives an absolutely beautiful dewy finish that lasts all throughout the day. This is definitely one of the main reasons I fell in love with this product! Nothing has ever made my skin that glowy and healthy looking 🙂
  • LONGEVITY! The spray lasts literally all day, there’s no need to reapply it. Which also means that you’re using a very little amount of product at once (thanks to its awesome delivery system, btw) and it will last you a very long time!

CONs:

  • SCENT! It literally smells like a subtle version of hair spray, which is not the best scent, especially when you spray it on your face. To be fair, the smell does go away in a very little while, so I personally can handle that!

CLICK HERE to watch a video review!

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Always XOXO,

Sveta

JENNIFER LOPEZ GOLDEN GLOBES 2016 Inspired MAKEUP Tutorial

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This year’s Golden Globes ceremony was full of stunning gorgeous looks!

However, the ultimate queen of the night was Jlo ❤ She was rocking a very neutral eye makeup with bold berry lips.

Of course as a makeup lover I felt super inspired to recreate it!

Watch full video tutorial by Clicking Here

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Products Used in Order:

SMASHBOX Photo Finish Pore Minimizing Foundation Primer

CLARINS Skin Illusion Foundation 110 Honey

L’OREAL True Match Concealer 2 Vanilla

RIMMEL Stay Matte Long Lasting Pressed Powder 004 Sandstorm

CATRICE Brow Stylist 020 Date with ash-tone

MORPHE 35B Eyeshadow Palette

L’OREAL Eye Liner 120 Immaculate Snow

ESSENCE I Love Extreme Crazy Volume Mascara

SEPHORA COLLECTION False Eyelashes Flutter

BENEFIT Hoola Bronzer

ELF Blush Palette Dark / Lightest Shade in the Palette

ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS So Hollywood Illuminator

CATRICE Long Lasting Waterproof Lip Liner Red

BOURJOIS Rouge Edition Lipstick 16 Brun Cosmopolitan

GOSH Soft’N Shine Lip Balm 34 Perfect Plum

REVIEW: PACIFICA Power of Love Natural Lipstick

Hello Beautiful! ♥

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                          .07 oz $10.00                                   Recyclable Packaging & Tube itself

In this blog post I would like to share with my first impressions / review on new PACIFICA Power of Love Natural Lipstick.

 

The brand PACIFICA caught my eye because it is vegan and cruelty-free, which is always a great plus for a makeup brand! Also, I am quite positive (from my own experience) products of this kind of brands always work amazingly for me, do not irritate my skin, no allergy whatsoever, etc.

Let me start by saying that there is not a ginormous amount of shade options (only 5), but all of them are BEAUTIFUL and suit literally all skin tones :pacifica


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Nudie Red (my favorite <3), Sweet One, Compassion Passion and  Tender Heart

  • Finish: Power of Love Natural Lipstick has a satin matte finish, however it does not dry out lips. It glides on the lips like a balm, moisturizing them, but looks matte! The feeling of moisturized soft lips lingers all throughout the wear time.

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    Me wearing Nudie Red
  • Pigmentation: It is very pigmented! There’s no need in layering it over and over, the color comes of pretty true to life (just like in a tube) on lips, which is amazing since it’s going to last you a long time! Also, no lip liner needed with this lipstick – seriously! Even if you’re into over-lining, you can do it with the lipstick itself ❤ Untitled
  • Longevity:  Lipstick is quite long wearing, not really like a liquid lipstick but it does last for good 5 hours or so. Also, it comes off beautifully, not patchy, not smudgy or anything – which is also a great plus!
  • Scent: This is probably the only downside for me – it has a subtle oily scent (like sunflower oil) which is not my favorite scent ever 😦 But it does tend to fade away within a few minutes after putting it on.

I really hope this review was helpful! Would love to see you around again!

Always, XOXO

 

 

WINGED EYELINER THE EASIEST WAY

Hello, makeup lover ♥ Welcome to my blog page! 

Hope you are doing wonderful so far ❤

Here’s a super fast tutorial that will make your life a million times easier)

222If you have ever struggled with winged eyeliner application, it will change into better once you follow these simple 3 steps:

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1. Slightly pull the outer corner of your eye towards the ear, draw a line all the way from the inner corner of your eye to the outer corner. Try your best to do it in one stroke, that’s how the line is going to be crisp and stunning looking!

2232. Draw a stroke of a size as long as you want your wing to be, from the outer corner of your eye towards the tail of the eyebrow.

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3. From the end of the wing draw a stroke inwards connecting it with the original one, and… there you have it!

For a detailed video tutorial click here

Hope to see you around again ❤ Always, XOXO

BRONZED SKIN + CORAL LIPS MAKEUP LOOK

Hello, beautiful!

This is the Makeup Look I came up with inspired by the Gorgeous Demi Lovato! Honestly, I absolutely l<3ve makeup looks Demi rocks, almost all of them are stunning and worth recreating!

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This particular one – Bronzed skin, gold eyeshadow & coral lips – is something that is appropriate regardless of the season we’re in, our age or style!

The star of the show is the Super Lustrous Lipstick by REVLON in 677 Siren (very affordable, yet gorgeous!). For the full list of products used for this look, check out my INSTAGRAM page.

Hope, you’re having a wonderful day!

Always, XOXO

REVIEW: EVELINE Cosmetics MAGICAL CC CREAM

Now, whenever there is a word “review” in the title of my blogpost, it usually means I’ve discovered something outstanding that is worth sharing with you ♥
Let’s talk about CC Creams in general: CC stands for Color Correction, this makeup item is basically entitled to even out skin tone and give sort of a veil effect by adding a minimum of coverage to one’s face while still making it look nearly flawless!
One of the greatest advantages as opposed to full coverage foundations is that CC Creams are usually significantly lighter (not heavy on the skin, letting it breathe) & wearing them is more convenient, especially for beginners who are not feeling comfortable when there’s something on the face 🙂

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I have noticed myself reaching out for my EVELINE CC CREAM way much more often than for my foundation for the recent time! Simply because I am hands down satisfied by the way it’s working:
Consistency: comes out white with tiny particles P8104486(resembling a scrub), while
blending it in, easily blends into the natural skin tone, evens it out giving a very subtle glow to it.
Treatment: contains SPF 15, which makes it perfect for everyday use, especially when your face is exposed to the sun for a long period of time (clearly). A go-to must-have, since you reach a desired polished look for your face and protected, as well as treated, by moisturizing the skin.
magical-cc-cream-foundations-and-concealersPrice: EVELINE CC Cream is very affordable! I got mine for a little under 8 USD. Honestly, it is an awesome deal! Especially considering that, for example, such product as “Josie Maran Serum Foundation” costs 42 USD at Sephora! Whereas, it is clearly a ridiculously similar product (imho) to Eveline CC Cream (consistency, coverage, spf, even scent! etc.)
Highly recommend trying it out!
Always, XOXO