Thursday, 27 September 2012

Must Haves

Just a couple of items that I purchased in recent months but I haven't had the chance to share on the blog, yet.
I have used them few time, I really like them - I guess the clue is in the title! ;) - so I can write some reviews now.

Mac Sheertone Blush in Blushbaby
If I need to use one word, I would say this product is brown. I read many bloggers raving about it... but still all my blushes are pinks, really... with a few reds and corals... and just didn't see myself wearing a brown blush.
BUT It did look amazing on people!
Having said that, it's a pinkish beige and I'm so glad I got it as it's become my go-to blush when I don't know what to wear.
It's, definitely, scarier in the pan; it's very sheer on application - again, sheertone... names do mean something sometimes - and build up very nicely so you don't risk to reach the point of no return with some dirty stains on your cheeks.
I think this colour suits many skintones, also very pale ones. I like the matte finish and how understated it looks - it's the safe choice when you do a bold lips look and don't want to look like a clown!
heavily swatched
Clarins Beauty Flash Balm
Another much raved about product and considered a 'miracle in a tube' by many.
First, let me talk about the smell because it's one of things that people comment on frequently: I like it!
The cream is quite highly scented but I don't think it's a strong smell; I find it comforting, actually... maybe a bit old fashion, tho.
My skin looks brighter and firmer - generally, improved and I'm so impressed that I also used it on my wedding.
 Apparently, the trick is in the application: you are not supposed to rub it into the skin but to smooth it over the face and then apply make up immediately.
In fact, I've been using it as a primer really - I never wear it just as a day cream.
Personally, I like it a lot and I could happily use it everyday although I don't do it as Lisa Eldridge herself said she's not using it too often otherwise her skin would get used to it and wouldn't see the full benefits anymore... all I can do is follow religiously the advice! ;)

Do you have any of these two?
Yay or Nay?
xxx

20 comments:

  1. I love both! Blushbaby is my favourite blush, great for sculpting on my pale skin! xx

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    1. Yeah, it works for sculpting on my skin too. :) xx

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  2. I LOVE Blushbaby so much, such a gorgeous blush! x

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  3. Blushbaby is gorgeous! I have been looking for a great plummy blush like that for a while! Adding it to my wishlist!!
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    1. Absolutely, you need it... Believe me - it's the perfect shade. :)

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  4. Hm...I like the sound of them :) Maybe I'll be trying them after all.

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    1. Hehe, let me know if you like them. :)

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  5. the blusher looks gorgeous and I swear by beauty flash balm on bad skin days! x

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    1. Me too, flash balm is a trustworthy ally!! X

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  6. Oh Blushbaby looks amazing. On my wishlist! xx

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    1. Glad you were inspired by this post. ;) xx

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  7. I've never tried the Clarin's Flash Blam - if you can believe it! (I know!) Blushbaby looks right up my street - I just like blushers to make me look 'not dead' so that I can go for a strong lip/eye, as I have redness on my cheeks and find thgat a bright blush can just draw attention to that.

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    1. I know what you mean... Blushbaby is perfect for that, flattering!

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  8. I used to have the Clarins Flash Balm about 10 years ago and didn't think much of it, probably the complete wrong age to be using it haha! xx

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    1. Hehe are you gonna give it another go? :) x

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    1. I'm sure you have other fab products :)

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  10. Yes, gotta listen to Lisa Eldridge haha! She always looks amazing though, I thought she was waaay younger than what she is xxx

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    1. hehe - ops, she does look amazing all the time and she can rock any look! xxx

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