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June Favorites ❥ 2016

June Favorites 2016

Time is flying way too fast these days! Summer just started and winter clothes are slowly showing in some boutiques. Next thing you know, we will be buying those dark fall shades. Seems that we have to resign ourselves and just adapt to our perpetual changes of seasons. Speaking of changes, my skincare and makeup routine has evolved so much during the last 3 months that content with my makeup is an understatement; I feel youthful (well, as much as a 4-0 old gal can be!). I’m gravitating towards more natural finishes and less towards powdery, cakey face.

Nails (Feet)

deborah lippmann Lara’s Theme & Sonia Kashuk no 3 – no 4

June Favorites 2016

Are there colors that cry out summer more other than coral, orange and pink? Nope! Want to look bronzier than you are? Orange will do the trick. I’ve exclusively opted to rotate between Sonia Kashuk’s no.3 , no.4 and the gorgeous Deborah Lippman in Lara’s Theme .

Nails (Hands)

Formula X The Fix

 

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At first I was not that impress with the Formula X The Fix 5-in-1 nail treatment but now I can’t live without it. This makes my hands look polish, with a rosy hue and my nails feel strong. Ordinary nail polish don’t last on my hands (I guess I’m too ruff as I’m always in the woods) so this is the best comprise that I found that does the job.

Makeup 

YSL Touche Éclat Radiant Touch

June Favorites 2016

This is a “Where have you been all my life product”. Mix with my concealer, the result is so beautiful. At first, I was using it alone but it was almost too radiant and pale for my under eye area. The only thing I hate is the applicator: I have to press the push button so many times that when the product comes out, it’s way too much. I got mine from the Sephora Favorites “Chic It Easy” set.

Clarins Opalescence Face & Blush Powder

June Favorites 2016

I totally forgot that I had this stunning blush in my collection! Swirling all the colors together, the result is the most beautiful peachy/nude blush ever. I should look into my stash more often, maybe there are more treasures like this one hiding in some hidden places!

Mac Lipglass in Cherry Cherry Blossom

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Personally, glosses are my favourite lip products all year long but, during summertime, glosses are a must! Being a gloss lover, my collection comprises a lot of different shades and high-end brands that make it a little bit hard to choose from. This summer, I mostly wear my Buxom Lip Polish but I also love my Mac Lipglass, especially in the color Cherry Blossom which is a beautiful peachy/rosy, ultra shinny shade that goes with all my makeup look.

Mac Pro Longwear Paint Pots in Perky & Rubenesque

June Favorites 2016

I’ve been enjoying creamy products so much this summer that it’s normal that these two made it in my June favorites. My best shade is really obtained by mixing Perky and Rubenesque together. Simple, easy and very glowy!

Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Highling (01 Hefty Highlight)

June Favorites 2016

This comes as a surprise since I didn’t rank this highlight very highly when I purchased it a while back. I usually don’t go crazy on highlights but a touch of this Clinique Chubby Stick Hightlight on my cheekbones and my cupid bow as been a total revelation. Blends effortlessly, the shade is not too overly shinny and it’s oil-free! Love is in the air!!

Hourglass Ambient Light Correcting Primer (Mood Light)

June Favorites 2016

I was not expecting to like this primer so much. The problem I usually have with primers is that somehow, they disturb my foundation around my nose and cheeks, and I can see a separation. Am I the only one who experience this  phenomenon??? Sadly for my wallet, this Hourglass product works like magic on my skin: prime and correct! What’s not to love!

Note: Unfortunately, I don’t see any additional glow with this product!

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Makeup · Reviews

Clinique Acne Solutions BB cream -Review-

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I just returned this BB cream to Sephora but I HIGHLY recommend it . Confused??? Let me clarify this for you.

No matter what, even after exfoliation or heavy hydration, this Clinique BB cream clung to every dry spots even the ones I didn’t know I had. The result my face looked horrible …

When I first bought this product I thought I could get away with it having REAL combination skin not oily combination: NOPE! BUT if you have oily skin you will love this product. Why?

What it is :

A multitasking SPF cream for oily and acne-prone skins that feels weightless, conceals imperfections, and does not cause breakouts.

This product is non-comedogenic, allergy tested, and 100 percent fragrance-free. It can be worn over moisturizer or alone.

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Lets look at this product more closely:

The very GOOD

♥ It didn’t break me out. (If you have acne prone skin, you know how hard it is to find a sunscreen that won’t cause a massive zits attack!)

♥ A High SPF of 40 (Perfect for summer)

♥ Dries almost instantly. It makes applying the rest of your makeup a breeze, no stickiness whatsoever – A rare fact.

♥ The light coverage is good and evens out my skin tone instantly (It’s totally buildable if you want more coverage)

♥ Although it is mattifying, you don’t end up looking “bla” (It’s not a total matte finish)

♥ The shine control is pretty good. (Not 12 hours as stated, more in the 8hr range)

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The NOT so GOOD

♥ It is very runny/watery in consistency. (You do have to shake the bottle good – NOT really a problem)

♥ It dries fast which can make it hard to blend. (I applied it with my fingers so I had no problems with it. Using a beauty blender you would loose to much product, a synthetic brush works nicely too).

♥ It’s a 1oz tiny bottle (It would have lasted for a month at best, that’s a bummer)

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Bottom Line

With the BIG exception of the product drying my skin like crazy, I love everything else about this product (Ok! The format could have been a little bit bigger). My skin felt like a baby’s butt and it gave me the right amount of coverage for this summer, and let’s not forget about the high SPF 40 protection. All and all, a very good BB Cream if you have OILY  and ACNE PRONE skin type, sadly it was not meant for me. (Unless dry flakey skin becomes a trend)😜

Note: I bought the LIGHT shade that was perfect for my skin but beware if you don’t like slightly pink undertone you might want to skip it!

Shades include Light, Medium Light, Medium 2, Medium Deep and Deep.

Don’t forget to ALWAYS put sunscreen my beauties.

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Disclosure:

All products in this post were purchased (and returned in this case) by me. All reviews are my 100% honest opinion.

Pricing & Availability:

I paid 39$CND (37$US). It’s easily found at  Sephora or at Clinique.