Sunday, September 22, 2019

It Cosmetics CC Cream - Worth The Hype?

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I remember reading about the IT Cosmetics CC Cream the first time on The Anna Edit and I was immediately drawn to it. A glowy foundation with medium coverage that is also long-lasting? Sign. me. up. So I immediately went over to Douglas and treated myself. I have now been using it for the past year. So today I thought I would share with you whether or not I think it lives up to its promises.

YES YES YES. For me personally, it has the perfect amount of glow. My skin looks healthy and youthful when I wear it but it's not that glowy that it slides off my face. It just hits the sweet spot of the perfect amount of dewiness. 

Yes and no. I have pretty dry skin, so on me, the cc cream stays on perfectly without looking dry or cakey. However, I can imagine if you have more oily skin this foundation will be too dewy and will simply slide off your face. So if you are in the dry skin club with me, it's perfect. If you have enough of your own oils going on, maybe give it a pass. 

The perfect light to medium coverage. This foundation has enough coverage to cover light blemishes and imperfections completely but it won't cover everything. But this is exactly what I like about a base product. And the best part: it doesn't cling to dry patches. YAY. 

Shade range 
This is the only downside I can find about the cc cream. The shade range is pretty sad. When it first came out IT Cosmetics only released four shades if I am not mistaken. And right now, at least in Germany, you can choose between twelve shades. However, most of them are still very light and pull pretty warm on me. My skin is light but has a neutral to cool undertone. And if you have darker skin you probably have even more trouble finding the right shade. I currently use "Light" in summers. Then I recently got the shade "Fair Light", which I thought would be the same tone as "Light" just a bit.... lighter, well it pulls much warmer. Needless to say, it doesn't look that great on me. I might try out "Fair" soon, but I am afraid this will simply be too fair on me. 

This really is not the cheapest foundation or cc cream ever. But all points considered I still think it's worth it and I will definitely repurchase once I run out. 

Have you tried the cc cream yet?
x Lisa


Sunday, September 15, 2019

The Perfect Winged Liner Guide.

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I have been wearing a winged liner since I was about 14. I just can't do my makeup without it, I literally feel naked. I would rather not do my brows than skipping my liner. With that being said, I feel like I tried many many liners and techniques over the years and thought this would be the perfect post to share with you guys. So here we go.

The Liner
The most important part about getting that perfect winged liner is the product itself. The kind of product you like really comes down to your preferences. I love a felt tip and waterproof black liner. My current faves are the NYX Epic Ink Liner and the Clinique Pretty Easy Liquid Eyeliner Pen. For days when I don't need my liner to last forever, I choose the Charlotte Tilbury Feline Flick. Not my fave for a longlasting wing, but an easy product to use anyway.

The Technique 
First,  you will want to draw a thin line in the inner corner of your eye as close to the lashline as you can. Cover around half to three-quarters of your lash line. Then it's time to define the wing. When you are happy with the wing simply connect the two and fill the gap. YAY!

The Style
There are many many styles when it comes to a winged liner or even a liner in general. Just try out what suits your personal style. This is the fun part!

x Lisa

Sunday, September 1, 2019

The Heat Proof Summer Makeup.

As much as I am craving autumn and the colder days right now, it is still quite hot here in Germany. So today I thought I would share with you my heatproof summer makeup products that I use right now. I never really wear heavy and full coverage makeup anymore. However, in the summer it's even more important to me to use light products. Nobody got time for cakey makeup that is literally melting of your face. So what are the kind of products that I use to achieve my heat proof makeup?

Embrace the dewiness. 
Firstly, embracing the dewiness is key for me. There is no point in trying to stay matte when it's over thirty degrees. So instead of fighting the glow, let's embrace it. The best way to do that is by sticking to cream products as much as possible. A cream bronzer, highlighter, and blush look much more natural, especially in the summer. Whenever I use too many powder products in the heat, a cakey mess is almost guaranteed.

Setting Sprays. 
If you take anything away from this post, then please invest in a good setting spray. It not only makes sure that your makeup lasts longer but it also takes away the powderiness of your base makeup. I always need to set my undereye concealer with a bit of powder. Using a setting spray afterwards makes sure that everything blends in seamlessly.

Ditch full coverage products. 
Nobody is perfect. So try and ditch the full coverage products. And to be honest, sometimes heavy-duty foundations just accentuate your flaws. So maybe try and go for a lighter bb or cc cream instead and just conceal the spots that you really want to have covered. Or maybe ditch the foundation all together? You got this!

x Lisa