Estee Lauder Perfectionist Makeup review

estee lauder perfectionist makeup

Estee Lauder Perfectionist Makeup is the latest foundation from Estee Lauder, released in the United States in July 2014. There are 21 shades for cool, warm and neutral skin tones. When you shop for this foundation, pay attention to the labeling where W means warm, C means cool (more pink undertones) and N means neutral. For […]

Bakel THIO-C serum review

bakel thio-c serum

This is a review of the Bakel THIO-C serum. According to the company, the Bakel THIO-C Revitalizing Glowing Serum “firms the skin and reduces fine lines with its concentrated formula. Packed with vitamin C and glutathione, skin feels firmer and looks fresh and revitalized. Glycerin and sugar extracts hydrate and face immediately appears smoother and […]

Bakel Antioxidant Serum Review

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This is a review of the Bakel Antioxidant Serum. Bakel is an Italian skin care company based in Udine, whose products include as few ingredients as possible in order to minimize allergies and irritation among users. The company’s philosophy is to eliminate “useless substances” and include only active ingredients that actually do something for your […]

Summer travel carry-on beauty essentials: how to beat the 100ml restrictions

summer travel beauty

Summer travel is becoming more and more barbaric with airlines squeezing people into every square centimeter of cabin space and ill-tempered security theatre airport personnel doing their utmost to imitate prison guards. Add to this the ridiculous number of bags that go missing and you will come to the same conclusion I did many years […]

Top 5 sunscreens for summer 2014

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Now that summer is upon us, it’s time to round up the top 5 sunscreens. It is critical to wear sunscreen everyday and especially when you go to the pool and the beach. You must apply it as well when you go running, hiking and cycling. If you don’t wear sunscreen, your skin will age […]

Clarins Water Comfort One Step Cleanser: quick, effective and non-drying

clarions water comfort one step cleanser

Clarins Water Comfort One Step cleanser with peach essential water (or Eau de Confort Nettoyante Express) has become a permanent member of my beauty routine. In the past, I would use a toner after my foaming cleanser to remove remaining bits of makeup and dirt. The problem was that most toners left my skin feeling stripped and […]

Shiseido UV Protective Stick Foundation: sun protection (SPF 37) with a gorgeous finish

shiseido uv protective stick foundation

Shiseido UV Protective Stick Foundation is the most impressive foundation stick I have tried. It protects my skin from UVA and UVB rays, has SPF 37 and delivers a gorgeous finish. The texture is creamy and it is easy to apply evenly over my skin, creating a luminous look. I have normal-to-oily skin and I […]

Anthelios 50 Tinted Mineral Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid review

anthelios 50 tinted sunscreen

Anthelios 50 Tinted Mineral Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid is a lightweight tinted sunscreen that provides good protection from UVA and UVB rays. It contains titanium dioxide (11%) and claims to be water resistant (40 minutes). Therefore it is an excellent product for hot and humid days when you tend to sweat a lot. You can […]