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Max Factor Lasting Performance Foundation – Time will tell

This blog post contains affiliate links. Please see disclaimer. Last time I visited my DM, I was gushing over the new display of LOV makeup they had put up. New eyeshadows, new blushes, new foundations. The excitement was real! But as always in life, if something new comes in, something old has to go. And sadly, LOV had replaced Max Factor. My current favorite drugstore brand.     Only time will tell if LOV. can excite me as much as Max Factor did (which I can still get, just not…

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Bare Minerals Original Foundation SPF 15 – Clueless

I am a very opinionated woman. And I have no trouble making a decision and sticking to it. In fact, I think that this is my forte. Mr. Loca would probably disagree with the last sentence, but I think it is helpful to be able to make up your mind quickly and not lose sleep over decisions you made. In fact, I rarely ever lose sleep over anything, I am a sound sleeper. If my kids let me, that is.     But every once in a while I come…

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Dior Diorskin Perfect Cushion Foundation – Skin type changing

My skin was very cooperative throughout the last weeks. Just a few days after I filmed my First Impressions video on the Dior Diorskin Perfect Cushion Foundation (what a name!) it decided to act up. It was turning from well-behaved to oil slick, from pretty clear to full of breakouts and then, within 24 hours, to dry, itchy and flaking.     That of course had nothing to do with the foundation, I blame it on the change in weather we experienced, but it gave me the opportunity to really…

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Face of Filming – My foundation and brow routine.

When I started making videos, I had no idea how different my makeup would look on camera as opposed to real life.     Of course I had heard people mention it, but as always you only ever really believe the things you experience yourself. So after a lot of trial and error, all documented on camera of course, I finally have settled for a routine I am content with.

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Catrice All Matt plus Shine Control Makeup – My love for labels

I love it when things are organized. Like in exactly labelled, filed and sorted away. When I started working at my ICU, still doing night shifts, I would spend them going through the documents, organizing them and making sure they were sorted by type and date when everything else was done.     It drove my coworker (male, spontaneous, chaotic – you get the drift) absolutely crazy, especially because I kept asking if he had done the same with his records already, pointing out the many benefits that would come from this system. We…

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The Body Shop Shade Adjusting Drops in “Lightening” and some 80s reference

“Flash – ahaaaa, savior of the universe!” Just be glad that I didn’t make a video on this one, otherwise you would have heard me singing, a thing only children aged below three can appreciate. And no, I am not out of my mind, at least not more than usual. I just keep typing TBS drops in “Lightning”, and that somehow reminds me of the super hero in golden shorts and I chuckle. At my own joke. Sitting in front of the laptop.     I really need more of a…

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Sephora MicroSmooth Baked Face Compact – One for summer

While everyone knows and loves Sephora as a place to shop, I feel like their own makeup line doesn’t get all the love it deserves. Of course, not all of the products they do are outstanding, but there are a few that are well worth checking out.     My biggest problem with Sephora though is the access. You know, I like to feel makeup before I buy it. Smell it, touch it, admire the packaging… The whole sensual experience. Problem is: there is no Sephora in Germany. So I…

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Splashing my face with water – MAC Studio Waterweight SPF 30 Foundation

I think we all are old enough to know that advertisements and reality usually don’t match. Sometimes even the claims sound a little odd to me. Case in point? The new MAC Studio Waterweight SPF 30 Foundation. According to the sales assistant, your face after applying the foundation should look and feel like you just splashed it with water. Hydrated and glowing. If I splashed my face with water, it would feel tight, my eyes would get a little red and my nose would start running. Not really that tempting, hm?…

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So this “Strobing” thing… – MAC Mineralize Foundation SPF 15 Loose in “Light”

Have you heard of “Strobing”? Of course you have, it is hard not to if you are into beauty and makeup. Everyone and their grandma is going on about it, and even though I boldly claimed you wouldn’t hear me talking about it anytime soon, here I am. But not with a “Strobing” tutorial, because I am the last person able to fill you in on it´s secrets. To be honest I don’t even get the whole “new thing” attitude people take, to me it just seems like strategically placed…

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Are you a neutral girl? Then MAC Matchmaster Foundation might be just the one for you

MAC was my first makeup love, and it will always hold a special place in my heart and on my drawer. During my first year of building a collection, all I bought was MAC I am a little embarrassed to admit I own at least one piece of every LE released in 2012, sometimes waiting in front of the store with other beauty lovers on release day, just to make sure I would get my hands on the desired item. And even though these days are long gone and I…

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