Mostly Sunny Summer Favorites: Heat/Humidity-Resistant Makeup

I’ve never managed to do any monthly favorites features. It seems that the timing is never right! Nevertheless, I grasped the opportunity to test out some of my favorite products in Taipei, and before summer is over I proudly present Mostly Sunny Summer Favorites: Heat/Humidity-Resistant Makeup!

From left to right: Make Up For Ever HD Microperfecting Primer, Dior Hydra Life BB Cream, Cle de Peau Translucent Corrector, Kiehl’s Activated Sun Protector

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I See Gold with Chanel Illusion d’Ombre Vision from Les Expressions de Chanel: Swatch, Review, Comparison, FOTDs

Hey everybody!

I hope your Monday wasn’t too rough and your week is off to a good start! I also hope the weather is nicer where you are. It’s been around 10 degrees (around 45 degrees Fahrenheit) and rainy here for the past couple of days. It’s hard to believe it’s already June! I am seriously tempted to turn the heater back on!

After the quick n’ dirty swatches of the three Illusion d’Ombre in Les Expressions de Chanel collection that I showed you yesterday, today I have the swatch, full review, comparison, and FOTDs of Vision (89) for you!

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Want Something That Is Applied in 30 Seconds and Lasts for 24 Hours? Maybelline 24 Hour Color Tattoo Eyeshadows in Bold Gold & Bad to the Bronze Swatch, Review, FOTD & My New Follow Chairman Meow Mug!

Hey everyone,

Happy Sunday! How’s your weekend so far? I have been very much stuck in front of my computer trying to catch up with work, so blogging is like taking a break. Just don’t tell my editor about it!

Today I’m sharing my thoughts on the Maybelline 24 Hour Color Tattoo Eyeshadows with you. These are unfortunately not yet available in Belgium. I was lucky enough to acquire them through a drugstore swap with Jessica from Getting Cheeky. If you haven’t checked out her blog, it’s high time that you did! She is a real lady with beauty radiating from inside, and an insanely talented blogger! I picked the two colors of the line that I am the most likely to use.

The packaging is sturdy and practical. Nothing fancy, but they actually come in glass pots which make them weigh a bit more and feel more expensive. Each pot contains a generous amount of 4 grams too. I’ve been using them for several times now, and I have barely made a tiny scratch in the middle of the surface.

Bold Gold is a shimmery medium gold that also contains slightly bigger sparkle. The finish is almost metallic! The pigmentation of this one is great, but perhaps a tad less saturated than Bad to the Bronze. A tiny bit of building up will suffice though. The texture is slightly rougher than Bad to the Bronze too. It’s not uncomfortable, but I wish it could be just a tiny bit smoother. However, like all gold shadows, this one gives my eyes an incredible twinkle that the 8/10 in opacity and texture can easily be forgiven!

Bad to the Bronze is a bronze with a healthy dose of shimmer and sheen. For my pretty warm undertone, this shade could almost look like a taupe! With that said, I think this is a bronze that those with a cool undertone can sport with ease. The texture and pigmentation of this one is excellent. You really only need a tiny bit for it to show on your lids!

What I find incredible about these cream shadows is that they are very easily to apply. I use my pinky, and in 30 seconds both of my eyes are done. Also, I tested out wear with no primer to begin with, and I never had to take the test further. They both trooped through like real champions, with no creasing, fading, or smudging at the end of the day! I didn’t test them for 24 hours (sorry, but I really don’t fancy going to bed with makeup), but for more than 12 hours they were just fine!

Now onto more FOTDs I did with these. I used Bold Gold for the inner two thirds of my lids, and Bad to the Bronze on the outer third to contour. It was fast, easy, and it stayed put!

Bottom line: At the recommended retail price (6.99 dollars), you really can’t go wrong with these. From what I heard the grand majority of them perform really well, so if there’s a color you like you should grab a pot, especially since it will probably last you forever! Now let’s keep our fingers crossed that they will soon make their way to Belgium!

Random photo of the day:

My Follow Chairman Meow mug! My bestie found out about Chairman Meow a while ago. Being cat ladies (bestie: speak for yourself!), we were totally obsessed with it. When she found some Chairman Meow merchandise online, I knew I had to get something! At the end I chose this mug. It actually has print all over but I can’t get all of that in a picture! You can see it on the website I got it from if you’re interested!

PS: I paid for my own mug and I am not affiliated with Cafe Press in any sense. Just thought I’d share something fun with you! They actually have a whole bunch of really cute stuff. It’s SO hard to browse the site without wanting 100 new things! And no, this doesn’t say anything about my political affiliation either, so please don’t read into it!

FOTD: Happy Saint Patrick’s Day featuring Urban Decay 24/7 in Stash, Mildew, NARS Paramaribo, MAC Humid, & Wet n’ Wild Comfort Zone

Hey everybody, happy Saint Patrick’s! I know by the time this goes up it’ll be past midnight here, but for the majority of you it’s still Saint Patrick’s, so let’s pretend it’s all OK :p

To create my Saint Patrick’s Day look, I used Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Pencil in Stash as base, blended out with my finger. I then put the lighter shade of NARS Paramaribo on the inner half, and then MAC Humid on the outer half. My inner corners are highlighted with the browbone shade on the left column of Wet n’ Wild Comfort Zone. I lined my upper lash line with Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel liner, and my lower lash line with Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Pencil in Mildew. I smudged both out with the crease shade on the right column of Comfort Zone.

I used Cargo Rome on my cheeks, Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess to contour. On my lips I had MAC Butterfly Dream layered on top of MAC Sweetie.

Here are some more pictures so you can see everything from different angles. Do excuse the huge pimple I didn’t manage to cover up on my chin. It has actually been majorly improved compared with how it was a couple of days ago!

For someone who would wear green eyeshadows on any given day, Saint Patrick’s Day is like a happy free-for-all! In retrospect I could have blended everything higher for more drama, but it was actually the first time that I layered eyeshadows on top of a liner, so I still have to practice some more!

Did you guys wear green for Saint Patrick’s Day? Do you have a favorite green eyeshadow? Or is green a color you haven’t found the courage to wear?

I hope you’re having a nice weekend! I’ll be working on the Katy Perry false eyelashes post tomorrow, so you can keep your eyes peeled for that 🙂

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx

FOTD with NARS Paramaribo & Guerlain Coque d’Or (120) Rouge Automatique

Hey everybody,

How’s your weekend so far? The weather feels almost like spring here today, so we went out for a walk and sushi dinner. Since I wanted to test some stuff out, I thought I’d show you an FOTD!

I used NARS Paramaribo for my eyes, with the lighter shade on the inner half and darker on the outer. My inner corners were highlighted with the Browbone shade on the left column of Wet n’ Wild Comfort Zone. My upper lash line was lined with Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Gel Eyeliner in Blackest Black, lower lash line with Urban Decay Bourbon and then smudged out with the darker shade of Paramaribo. I used Tarte Blissful on my cheeks, a bit of Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Bronze, and some Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Soft Matte Bronzer to contour. For some reason, I thought the slightly “retro” Paramaribo would go well with Guerlain Coque d’Or, so that’s what ended up on my lips!

A couple more shots so you can see the eyes better:

I will swatch/review Paramaribo and Coque d’Or soon (expect them early next week), but I can tell you I’m getting a major kick out of both!

One last picture:

I finally managed to keep one post short and sweet! Thanks for reading, folks! For those of you who have stuck around, a big thank you and I will keep trying to keep you entertained 🙂 For those of you who just found this blog, please subscribe or leave a comment if you like what you see, and I promise there are only better things to come!

I hope you’re enjoying a fantastic weekend!

Sunny xx