Everyday Beauty: My 8 favorites





F A C E

I dare to say I have very nice skin that in theory wouldn't even need any coverage. I use foundation mainly to make my skin tone even. I like foundations with light to medium coverage that spread very easily. I was often intrigued by BB cremes. The drugstore versions were always too dark for my pale skin. So I was really glad when I found out I won the  Estee Lauder DayWear Beauty Benefit Creme, since Estee Lauder in my opinion really is a great brand. I got the lightest existing shade 01 Light, which fits me quite well, especially in summer (!). Texturewise this is a lightweight creme, but I suppose it has a bit thicker consistence than your usual BB creme. The cucumber-scent isn't really one of my favorite scents, but it wears off after minutes, so I guess that's okay. This BB creme is a true multitasker: a tinted moisturizer, that provides light coverage, is filled with antioxidants, corrects colour and has SPF 35.  
 Price: around 40-45€.


To me it is very important to protect my skin of UV-rays and pollutants, not just during the summer, but during the whole year. I use Lancaster Sun Beauty Velvet Touch Cream with SPF 30 (UVA + UVB + INFRARED). It came as a free gift when I got Lancaster 365 Cellular Elixir Skin Repair Serum. The texture is quite thick, and smells like every other Aftershave for Men (dear god, why?). That's about the only negative thing I can think of right now. The cream does its job, it absorbs quick and protects your skin. Whenever my other face products don't have any SPF I use this cream. The cream is quite pricey, so I'm definitely not going to repurchase (I'm rather going to try out Rituals Sun Protection Face cream, for which I heard loads of good reviews).  
 Price: around 33€.


My first creamy highlighter was this Kryolan for Glossybox highlighter in shade Cashmere. This is an absolutely marvelous highlighter that's been my favourite ever since I got him. Unfortunately this was a limited edition that Kryolan made in cooperation with Glossybox (subscription Beauty Box). The highlighter transfers very well onto skin. The colour is something inbetween rose and gold. I use it to highlight my cheekbones, cupid's bow and browbone.  
Price: around 10€ (I really don't know anymore).




 E Y E S

I had quite a few mascaras in my life, from drugstore to high-end. I've come to a conclusion that no good formula can fix a bad brush. So when purchasing a new mascara I always take a look at the brush. In my opinion silicone mascara brushes perform best. I want a mascara to give me volume, length and it shouldn't clump. Isadora Precision mascara delivers on all three levels. I had a fullsize one before and now I'm having a mini, which comes super handy. In terms of end results it reminds me of Clarins Be Long mascara which is my absolutely favourite mascara I have EVER tried!
Price: around 17€.


I finally found a brow pencil in a perfect shade, with cool undertone. So cheers to that. My brows are in a quite good shape. So I need some filling here and there. This Benecos Eyebrow-Designer in shade Brown is absolutely great. Easy to apply, longlasting and super affordable (ain't nobody got money for ABH Brow-Wiz. At least not yet/now). I also like the comb and use it every day. As silly as this may sound: this is a huge holy grail product to me! 
Price: around 3€.


I haven't been very fond of Urban Decay palettes. I always take these "oh so popular" products with a reserve. I tried it out a couple of years ago and it didn't really impress me, at least not "Give 50€ for an eyeshadow palette" impress me. I admit, I was wrong. This is a lovely palette with perfectly wearable shades for day and night. I think a good eyeprimer and extraordinary eye brushes are the key to success. The pigmentation is good, with a solid primer even better. These shadows don't flake and they do blend easily. Last couple of weeks I wore these shades almost every day. I'd recommend this palette if you get it on sale, otherwise I think there are many other palettes in the same price range that are even better in quality and shade range or have more matte shades (well that would be my subjective preference). 
Price: depends, 45-55€. 



L I P S 

There's two products that I really like to use, no matter the occasion. When my lips are a bit chapped I grab for Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector. This product truly is everything. The minute I tried it I fell for it. It offers moisture, colours your lips subtley, fills the wrinkles and isn't sticky at all. I have it in shade 01 Reflet Rose, which is a light rose shade. I also bought this for my mom, and she likes it to. I tried the Drugstore "version" from Catrice and it didn't deliver. It just didn't have such a rich texture like the one from Clarins. So if you hate lipglosses most of the time (like me), and you're in search for a great lip-product that gives shine, moisturizes and isn't sticky - I would definitely give this a go. Besides: it smells like marshmallows!  
Price: around 20€ (sometimes you can get a mini version in a set  
along with other products for a great price)    


My other go-to lip product is from korean brand Tony Moly. It's their Petite Bunny Gloss Bar. Never mind the name. This is not a lipgloss. I'd say texturewise it's a sheer lipstick or a tinted lip-balm. It's very lightweight, but the pigmentation is amazing. This product also doesn't dry my lips out. With years I grew very fond of korean cosmetics. I think they have the most innovative products and the packaging is really beyond beautiful and cute (and I'm not even kidding). Actually the Petite Bunny Bar was my first korean product. Back in the days I really loved Kiki Kannibal (I'm not sure if that's a reference for you) and I remember seing this cute bunny crayons on her site. I loved the colours, loved the packaging. I guess back then I had no idea that I was going to discover a whole different world of cosmetics and  other adorable things.
Price: it depends, 4-7€ on Ebay (you can also get it on TesterKorea or Jolse)



14 komentarjev

  1. Highlighter mi zgleda zelo lep odtenek. In mini maskara je tako luškana. Jaz sem verjetno ena redkih, ki se strinja s tabo glede silikonskih ščetk. Prav sovražim tiste bushy zadeve - a-a. Za ločevanje in definicijo ni boljše kot silikonske krtačke. Jaz sem trenutno še vedno obsedena z Maybelline Lash Sensational.

    Korejska kozmetika je itak znana kot ena najboljših sploh negovalni izdelki. Jaz bi tako rada preizkusila kaj od njih...pa je izbira ogromna, da res ne veš kaj bi kupil :).

    Te bom kar zdaj updatala o Zoeva paleti. Meni je res zelo všeč. Senčila so zelo pigmentirana in imajo minimalen fallout. Najmanj od vseh senčil, ki jih imam do zdaj (seveda nimam nekih dražjih) in zelo dobro se obdržijo na vekah. Tako da v mojih očeh je winner :D

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    1. Ja, sem ga swatchala pa mi svetloba ni bila naklonjena in se ne vidi ravno veliko kakšen izgleda (podobno kot pri clarins in tony moly swatchu. Sploh ne vem zakaj sem ga vključila anyway...) Tony Moly je res bolj radiant.

      Se strinjam! Meni je korejska kozmetika tako inovativna. Potem vidiš od kod evropski in ameriški koncerni dejansko dobijo ideje. :D Jaz zdajle šparam, potem bom pa naročila nekaj stvari. Mogoče še kakšen cushion, me zelo mika. Itak bi imela vse, ker so tako lepi kompakti, haha.

      Res? Super! Potem si pa ob priliki kupim eno Zoeva paleto! Moram se samo še odločiti katero :) Decisions, decisions, decisions... :D

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  2. Clarins je tudi moj favorit, sem ga ravno vključila v post za 'best of 2015'. ;)

    P.S. lepe fotke! :D

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    1. Ja, res je dober. Jaz komaj ćakam da mi zmanjka tube, da kupim nov temnejši odtenek :)
      Bom pogledala tvojo objavo!

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  3. Oh tale torbica, s tvojimi izdelki je pa tolk dobra, res, vse bi imela:):)Isa Dora maskara se bere top, in jst semše ena, ki ima rada silikonskekrtačke, čeprav mi je sedaj res dobra za moje trepalnice in mi naredi res vuhuuu volumen od Collistarja tridimensionale mascara, ampak je kalsična ščetka, vendar ima tako močne ščetine, da sploh nimaš filinga, da je klasična ščetinasta. Clarins si pa bom za pomlad omislila v novemu odtenku, ki pridejo, oz. so že odzuni,nova kolekcija Clarinsa je ČUDOVITA, na predstavitvi sem samo gledala in se čudila vsej lepoti:)Mi je pa zanimivo tvoje mnenje (obsedena sem z iskrenimi mnenji)o Urban Decay palettes, ker sem verjetno edina, ki je nimam in sem vedno jo imela v planu, kupit, pa mogoče je ne potrebujem, ali se motim:):)Krasna objava**

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    1. Ja Isadora maskara je kar dobra, res. Jaz sicer ne bi bila pozorna na njo (verjetno je nikoli ne bi kupila) ampak sem jo dobila za darilo ravno, ko mi je zmanjkalo moje maskare :) in jo priporočam. Sam je mal dražja - edini minus. Uuh ja, Clarins imam tudi jaz nagledan! Ta najtemnejši odtenek, yaass. Pa ja veš kaj, saj urban decay je dobra paleta, to priznam. Ampak mislim, da ta hype okoli nje ni čisto na mestu no. Je dobra, ampak po mojem mnenju za ta denar obstajajo še boljše. Jaz imam Clinique in bi rekla da je formula senčk za odtenek boljša, bolj "creamy". Drugače pa je UD paleta nekaj kar trenutno uporabljam vsak dan :) kakšen matte odtenek več ji ne bi škodil :D ampak za te preference imajo verjetno ta manjše basics paletke :D

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  4. Ja naked je itak klasika, Clarinsov glosek (balzam) pa tudi :)

    Me pa firbec matra kakšna je maskara!

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    1. Ja, ljubim Clarins balm! Res odkar sem ga odkrila je moja stalnica. Pa še res dolgo zdrži :) Vsaj menu.

      Maskara je odlična. Tale je moja druga. Prej sem imela taveliko potem sem pa ravno, ko mi jo je zmanjkalo dobila mini verzijo. Res lepo loči trepalnice, doda volumen in jih super podaljša. Te tri stvari v enem ponavadi ne ravno skupaj no :) Ponavadi si se prisiljen odločiti kaj hočeš, ali pa uporabiti več maskar :) Meni je super. Edina, ki mi je bila boljša je Clarins Be Long maskara. Tista je boljša od Isadore predvsem zaradi tega, ker zdrži dalj časa (tale Isadora se po sedmih mesecih začne sušiti) in mogoče še za kanček več podaljša trepalnice. :)

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  5. Js se za naked odločam že kakšni dobri 2 leti ampak ne, 50 evrov je preveč :D

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    1. Je preveč se strinjam. Mislim, ne ravno za to, ampak mogoče kar za paleto nasploh :) Sploh je pa zdaj na trgu res toliko cenejših palet s podobnim izborom odtenkov itd.
      Tako, da bi rekla, da se splača kupiti te drage palete samo, če jih dobiš na popustu. Ali pa recimo, da res investiraš samo v eno paleto in jo imaš in uporabljaš res vsak dan. Potem se splača :) Vse ostalo je pretiravanje in afnanje :D

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  6. Petite Bunny Bar - kako kjuuuuut! :O <3 super objava, ful lepe fotke. :) (Natalija)

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  7. Kok maš najbolj kjut blogec na svetu :) res, waaav. Ful lepe slikce in lep design, maš novo followerko x

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