Thursday, January 6, 2022

Gucci Beauty Poudre De Beauté Mat Naturel Beauty Setting Powder

Gucci Beauty’s Poudre De Beauté Mat Naturel Beauty Setting Powder in 07 Review, photos, swatches

Gucci Beauty’s Poudre De Beauté Mat Naturel Beauty Setting Powder ($62; is a sheer, satin finish setting powder with a gorgeously creamy, smooth texture. It comes in 11 shades and is great as a setting powder to pair with sheer finish bases like lightweight foundations and tinted moisturizers. I love the packaging and the product comes with a sponge applicator that can be used for heavier application, but I prefer using a sheer powder brush. The shade 07 is a great match for my skintone and leaves a subtle sheen without making it too shiny. I have dry skin and found this powder to be a great since it doesn't have that powdery look most setting powders have. While I won’t call it even as medium coverage, I do like the way it looks overall, when topped off as the final step after makeup. It blurs a tad, but adds a subtle radiance and brightens without making it look like you added powder to set things in. Overall, while not a must have, it is nice to have as a beautiful setting powder that doesn’t flashback, oxidize or look too cakey. It is smooth, easy to blend and very natural looking.

Gucci Beauty’s Poudre De Beauté Mat Naturel Beauty Setting Powder in 07 Swatch

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Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Lancome Renergie H.C.F Triple Serum

Lancome Renergie H.C.F Triple Serum Review, photos

The Renergie H.C.F Triple Serum ($153; is a new serum from Lancome, a triple dose serum featuring a cocktail of ingredients like Niacinamide, Ferulic Acid, Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid that helps plump, brighten and even skintone.The potent formula helps with volume loss, wrinkles and to even dark spots. The texture is a unique blend of gel, cream and emulsion that absorbs quickly, isn’t sticky and feels super lightweight. I use this as part of my night time routine as the first step after cleansing. It layers well under most skincare products, but I only follow up with a moisturizer and eye cream afterwards. It helps smoothen, adds moisture and leaves my skin looking less tired and bright in the morning. I have pretty dry skin this time of the year that is quite sensitive and I found this to be quite gentle as well. Since the formula is a blend of exfoliating acids, I’d recommend a good sunscreen during the daytime. It does have a little bit of an added fragrance that isn’t too strong, but something to note if you have a sensitive nose. Overall, a very luxurious, fast absorbing, lightweight serum that helps brighten, moisturize and fade dark spots. If you have aging skin, dry or lackluster skin, this is one to check out!

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Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Last Minute Limited Edition Holiday Gift Sets From IPSY, Haus Labs, Lanolips And More

Some last minute limited edition holiday gifts from IPSY, OPI, Lanolips and More!

ISPY December Glam Bag. This month’s galm bag has a really nice selection of skincare and makeup with a lot of new brands worth discovering. I’m surprised each month by what I discover in IPSY’s subscription boxes and I have found many new brands as well. It's a great gift to give that can also be curated every month for any beauty lover.

IPSY December 2021 Glam Bag

The Tutti Gel-Powder Highlighter By Haus Labs ($45; is a gorgeous gel to powder highlighter with a super soft, creamy texture. It can be applied with the highlighter brush or fingers as well. It blends beautifully and seamlessly on the skin and the shimmer translates to a sheen without any visible glitter. I also love the Italian Glam Highlighter Brush ($20; which helps blend powder highlighters and eyeshadows evenly.

Haus Labs Casa Gaga Tutti Gel-Powder Highlighter and Brush

Haus Labs Casa Gaga Tutti Gel-Powder Highlighter and Brush Swatch

The Lanolips Fruity Babies Trio ($13; is a cute little trio of three of Lano’s multitasking 101 Superbalms. I use these on my lips mostly, but they can be used as an all purpose balm on chapped spots, cuticles and more. I don’t find the scent on these to be overwhelming and they are amazing for this time of the year. The Bronze Gold 101 Ointment ($16.95; is also new from Lano and the perfect bronze gold for any skin tone. I do prefer this on my lips than on my cheeks though and it is very moisturizing with a naturally dewy finish that I really like.

Lanolips Holiday 2021

Lanolips Holiday 2021 Review, Photos

Lanolips Holiday 2021 Review, Photos

Lanolips Holiday 2021 Review, Photos

The OPI Holiday 2021 Celebration Collection ($10.79; is beautifully festive for the holidays and the mix of holos and creams in there are perfect even for layering. The formula is smooth, even and quick drying without streaking or bubbling too much. I also like the wide brush that is quick and easy to paint with.

OPI Holiday 2021 Celebration Collection Review, Photos

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