Chances are high that if you love beautiful jewelry, you also love beauty products – just like me. I don’t know if I want to go as far as to entitle myself to be a beauty junky, because honestly, there are days I don’t even moisturize my skin, and just go outside “naked”, and no, I don’t mean without clothes or after spending 2 hours in the bathroom for that perfect “nude” look. But there are other days I just love to dive deep into colors, textures, products and all things beauty, so it is no surprise that the stash of my beauty products is ever growing.
Today I am very excited to announce the first post for my new Makeup Mania category. From now and then, I want to present you my top three favourites of the moment, tested and honestly reviewed by yours trouly. These are actually products I use and love, not just a random assortment of fancy products that are “trending” on the world wide web.
My three beauty faves for Spring 2014
None of your beeswax is a vegan lipbalm. Instead of beeswax which is commonly used in many lipbalms, it’s ingredients feature coconut oil and shea butter. I just love the fresh lemon smell of it, It comes in a cute tin pan which fits perfectly even in the smallest pockets – some people say that this application might not be as hygenic as applicating lipbalm from a stick, but I have no problems with this. My lips are always a bit on the dry side, and “None of your Beeswax” really reliefes and softens the skin. So kiss dry lips goodbye!
Another recent discovery is this miraculous base mascara. My lashes are neither very long nor very thick, so I have to cheat a little bit and support Mother Mature. This base mascara does wonders to boost your dramatic glance – just apply one or two coats first, then add your favourite mascara on top and you are ready for that seductive look!
The must have for hooded eyes! If you have been following beauty blogs for a while, this one might be an oldie for you, but I think it still is a goldie. My eyes are unfortunately heavily hooded, and no matter how much eyeshadow I use or how thouroughly I apply it, without a primer all of the glory creases in my lidfold within mere minutes. This is especially devastating for performance eye make up or the heavy make up I wear on trade shows and events where I sell my jewelry, which often last several hours if not the whole day.
I have experimented with many primers, and to be honest, nothing stood a chance against this wonderpotion. The only problem with this is that it is not easy to get in Europe and the price tag is on the higher side. But one tube lasts a long time for many applications.