Sunday, April 1, 2012

March Favorites

My first post about monthly favorites, and I seriously couldn't decide which products to include, since there are so many that I want to share with you, favorites from previous months too, but I'll do it in my next monthly favorites posts.

So these are only few of the products that I enjoyed using this month.






Face 

 


First let's start with the 2 products that changed my whole foundation routine this month. Clinique Even Better foundation and  Sigma Flat Top F80 brush. Clinique Even Better foundation is not a new foundation of mine, I've had it for more than 2 years, but for some weird reason I didn't like it, I thought the texture was too thick and the color too pink for me. But when I decided to try using it again, this time with Sigma F80 brush,  I realised that all this time I was using it completely wrong, I was using too much that's why the color looked so pink on my face, you only need a bit and  the Sigma F80 does the whole job, because it applies the foundation evenly on my face. A perfect combo!
The color I'm using in Even Better is the 03 Ivory, I'm usually a NC25 at Mac's Studio Fix Fluid and NC20 at Pro Longwear, but both are too yellow for me.



Eyes




Too Faced Natural Eyeshadow Palette
 I don't usually buy premade eyeshadow pallettes, I prefer to make my own, like Mac, because premade palettes always have a shade or two that I know I'll never use, but that's not the case with Too Faced Natural palette, all the shades are soooooo me!! I love neurals, it's what I always use (yeah I'm that boring!!) but I think they suit me best. The colors that I enjoy using the most from this palette are Heaven (browbone), Push Up (all over the lids) and Cocoa Puff  (outer half and crease)

L'oreal Lash Architect 4D Black Lacquer mascara
It's not my HG mascara but it's a decent one, very black, not clumpy, gives great definition, the fibres helps a bit with the volume. I'm using it for 3 months now and it didn't dried up yet, it's as good as new. One negative though ,it smudges after a few hours on my lower lashlines.

Seventeen Supersmooth Waterproof eyeliner #06
I love love love Seventeen's Supersmooth Waterproof eyeliners. Best eyepencils that I've tried for a long time, and I've tried lots of them. They're waterproof indeed, with great staying power, they're smooth and don't hurt my lashlines ( Are you hearing Mac?????)  The #06 is a dark matte brown with no red undertones, that they unfortunately discontinued, and I still haven't found a similar color from other brands.




Cheeks & Lips



Mac Fleurry Blush
One of Mac's best blushes EVER! But of course it had to be limited edition. Fleurry was released with Mac's Spring 2007 collection Strange Hybrid. It's the perfect peachy pink for NC20's and NC25s, and is a Frost. I don't usually like Mac's Frost blushes, but this one gives a really beautiful light sheen, that doesn't make you look like a discoball under sunlight.

YSL Rouge Pur Couture #06 Rouge Bergamasque
After a long search for the best "My Lips But Better" lipstick, YSL Pur Couture #06 won the battle. It's a light warm pink, not nude, with amazing texture, it's like you wear nothing on yous lips, and it's not drying at all. My favorite lipstick, that's all!

Bourjois Effet 3D gloss #05 Rose Hypothetic
In my opinion Bourjois has the best lipgloss texture, even from high end lipglosses like Dior,YSL and Chanel, a texture that is not too thick/sticky but also not watery. I only wish they had more colors. #05 Rose Hypothetic is a neutral pink, neither cool or warm, with silver shimmers, and it looks great on it's own or over any pink lipstick.


Skincare





Avene Cleanance Gel Cleanser
The cleanser that changed my life in my early teens. Not just a favorite of this month but a favorite for 14 years! It saved me from bad acne that I had since I was 6, and even though I'm still acne prone, my skin has completely cleared up. I can't reccomend it enough to anyone that has acne problems or just acne prone skin, or even just oily skin.

Nivea AquaSensation Day Cream
For years now, I'm searching for a moisturizer that won't break me out, 80% of the ones that I've tried broke moe out ( yeah I'm that acne prone), and if they didn't, they completely dried out my skin. I decided to try this moisturizer when they had it on sale for only 6 euros. Finally a moisturizer that doesn't break me out, or irritates my skin! It also helps with dry patches that I have from break outs. Sometimes it makes me a little oily but that's OK, because I mostly use it at nightime, at daytime I use sunscreen.

Korres Yoghurt Mask
The past few months I had some problems with irritations, itchyness and dryness on my skin, but still oily at the same time. This mask really helped with the itchyness and the dryness without being too heavy. It's also a good mask for summetime, after long hours under the sun. Yoghurt does magic for sun irritations.




Perfume



Chanel Chance Eau Tendre
I have this perfume for a year but I only like using it at springtime. Don't ask me to describe the scent because I'm really bad at describing scents, but I have to say that is really fresh and lightweight, with a hint of floral , I can't stand floral scents in general, they make me snizze all the time, but this one doesn't.




Sooo have you tried any of these products?? What were your favorites for this month? Let me know!

23 comments:

  1. το κραγιόν YSL φαίνεται τέλειο!! και συμφωνώ απόλυτα για τα lipgloss της bourjois είναι φανταστικά, αλλά οι αποχρώσεις που βγάζει είναι πάντα γύρω από ροζ- μωβ.. ωστόσο κάνει τα χείλη να φαίνονται πολύ ζουμερά!

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    1. Nαι δυστηχως δεν βγαζουν πιο θερμες αποχρωσεις, αλλα απο ποιοτητα...τελεια!

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  2. The kabuki brush is my favorite brush !! I love it :) The Avene cleansing gel i used to use to help fight acne , at first i found it worked but afterwards i felt like my skin got used to it - if you know what i mean ?!? Filakia xo

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    1. Yep I know what you mean, I've had tried products in the past that did that to me too. The F80 brush really changed my whole foundation application routine, I just love it.

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  3. Great favorites!!
    I really have to try the Avene Cleanser..
    xxx

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    1. Thanks :-) Try it and let me know!

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  4. Για κάποιο ανεξήγητο λόγο προτιμώ το F82 σε σχέση με το F80 για την εφαρμογή του foundation!
    Αυτή η παλέτα από την Too Faced είναι τέλεια, αλλά προσπαθώ να συγκρατηθώ, μιας και έχω παρόμοια χρώματα!
    Το gel της Avene το χρησιμοποιούσα κι εγώ παλιότερα και ήμουν πολύ ικανοποιημένη! Νομίζω πως πρέπει να αναθερμάνουμε τη σχέση μας... xxx

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    1. Βασικα θελω να δοκιμασω ολα τα Sigmax, και το F82 και το F84. Και εγω καμια φορα δοκιμαζω αλλα cleanser, αλλα παντα γυρναω στο Avene.

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  5. Πολύ ωραία όλα! Το ρουζ Fleurry το έχω κι εγώ και είναι τέλειο. Περιμένω πως και πως μήπως και το κάνουν repromote σε καμιά συλλογή για να πάρω άλλο ένα για απόθεμα!

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    1. Απο το στομα σου και στης Μαc το αυτι!!

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  6. Oh I can understand why you rave about this Seventeen pencil, its texture and colour must be amazing! I'm planning to get me a couple of turquoise/blue/green eye pencils come summer, and Seventeen is my #1 stop! Also, I've given a sniff at this Chanel perfume- lush!!! Lovely favourites, hun ;)
    xx

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    1. Thanks!! I don't understand why they discontinued it, it's such a classic and basic color!

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  7. τι ωραια!!! θελω πολυ να παρω ενα ρουζ απο τη MAC εχω διαβασει τοσο καλα λογια..
    εχω αλλη αποχρωση απο το κραγιον ειναι καλο κ μαρεσει που ειναι ματ
    κ η παλετα too faced που εχεις εχει τελεια χρωματα για το καλοκαιρι
    εχω μια με παρομοια χρωματα απο estee μολις μαυρισω θα την ξεθαψω

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    1. Tα ρουζ της Mac ειναι τα αγαπημενα μου, βασικα το 80% των ρουζ που εχω ειναι Mac. Πραγματι τα YSL ειναι ματ χωρις να ειναι παχια και ξηρα.

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  8. I NEED to get this Too Faced palette! And the moment i saw the blush in the picture i thought "such a pretty colour! i should probably get it!" then i read it LE! pff bummer! I hope it's re released at some point!!! xx

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    1. LOL I know I hate that Mac makes all these LE products, I tried to find a similar one from their regular line but I couldn't, Springsheen is somehow similar, but it has more shimmers and they're gold ones.

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  9. Το καθαριστικό της Avene είναι το αγαπημένο μου εδώ και 2 χρόνια! Αν και έχω δοκιμάσει και από Castalia και La Roche Posay τα οποία τα βρήκα πολύ καλά, δεν το αλλάζω με τίποτα!! :)

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    1. Το Effaclar της LRP ειναι εξισου καλο, απλα μου ξερανε το δερμα, ειναι αρκετα δυνατο για μενα.

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  10. Έχω κάνει δώρο όλα τα sigmax στον εαυτό μου και θα τα ανοίξω σε 2 εβδομάδες στα γενέθλια μου, can't wait. Εμένα μου αρέσουν πολύ οι πιο ψυχρές αποχρώσεις των bourjois γιατί ταιριάζουν με την επιδερμίδα μου.Οι παλέτες Too faced είναι φοβερές και σου συστήνω να δοκιμάσεις και την Natural face palette κάποια στιγμή, φοβερη!

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    1. Θελω και τα υπολοιπα Sigmax, αυτο ειναι σιγουρο!! Θελω πολυ να δοκιμασω τη Natural Face palette, αν πετυχω καμια εκπτωση θα το κανω.

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  11. I've been hearing so many things about the benefits of a flat top foundation brush! And I've been eyeing up those TooFaced Palettes for absolutely ages, I'm torn between which one to go for, they're all so pretty...

    I'm definitely going to have a look at that YSL lipstick, I love the look of that colour (i'm a pinky-nude girl through and through).

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    1. The flat top changed completely how fndt looks on my face! The YSL ur Couture l/s are amazing, amazing texture, you forget you're wearing a l/s!

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  12. Την παλέτα από την Too Faced την γλυκοκοιτάζω καιρό! Κι εγώ με αυτά τα χρώματα παίζω κυρίως...

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