beauty essentials

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Today I wanted to share some of my personal beauty essentials. So without further ado:

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1. Kiehl’s – Ultra Facial Moisturizer (for all skin types)
I heard and read a lot about Khiel’s, so I decided to give this one a try. It’s a good product, although the texture is just a little bit too heavy for my liking.
2. Manhattan – BB Cream (Beauty Balm)
I like to have just a little bit of color for everyday, so I normally go for a tinted cream.
3. Yves Saint Laurent – Touche √Čclat
I just love this one! Read my whole review here.
4. Catrice – Calligraph (Ultra Slim Eyeliner Pen Waterproof)
For my everyday makeup I like a really thin line, so this eyeliner is just perfect, also it stays on and doesn’t smudge.
5. Catrice – Better Than False Lashes (Volume Mascara Waterproof)
One of those mascaras, that intensifies your lashes, but still lets them look kind of natural. ūüėÄ
6. Labello – Lip Butter Original
My lips tend to get really dry, so this one is a must!
7. Tangle Teezer – Compact Brush
Best brush I had so far. Read my whole review here.

What are your beauty essentials?

xx
Elli

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Manhattan – Eyemazing Effect Eyeshadow

Some days ago I found a limited edition of the Eyemazing Effect Eyeshadow by Manhattan.

I got it in the color “003 traffic jam”, which is perfect for a romantic, but dramatic look.

The texture is highly pigmented and slightly creamy, which gives you an intense color.

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I also got the normal version in “rosy wood 95C” and¬†“got the blues 71W”. Sadly they are not as highly pigmented as the special edition, but I already bought them some time ago, so I think by now the texture has changed to a creamier one, just like the limited edition.¬†Either way you can always use a wet brush to intensify the color.

I especially love the rosy wood pallet for my everyday look!

Most times I finish off the look with a very thin eyeliner line¬†and some mascara. Also¬†I would always recommend to use an eye primer before applying your eyeshadow. I’m using the Eyeshadow Base by Manhattan at the moment.

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Have you tested the Eyemazing Effect Eyeshadow?

xx
Elli

product review: Yves Saint Laurent – Touche √Čclat

This time I wanted to write about a product I have considered buying for a very long time: the Touche √Čclat from Yves Saint Laurent.¬†

I had sample some time ago that totally amazed me and the only thing that kept me from buying it was the price tag. So after some month of looking at it from a distance I finally laid my hands on it and I totally love it!

It is really the best concealer I have tested in my whole life. It does not only cover, but also brighten up your under eye area, so you really look more awake. Still it looks very natural and not at all like a mask. I also love the creamy consistency as I tend to have dry skin, especially under my eyes. This makes it much easier to apply to my skin.

I mainly use it as a concealer, but it also works really well as a highlighter.

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At the beginning I accidentally pressed the pump button, when I put back on the cap, but I quickly got used to not doing it!

The Touche √Čclat comes in twelve different colors, so everybody should be able to find a color that fits their complexion. I use it in the color “2” as you should always take the concealer at least one shade lighter than your makeup. I draw¬†some points or short lines under my eye and then¬†gently tap it in. It is super easy to blend!

Of course the price is quite steep, but I never had a concealer before which was basically like this one from YSL. If you know a cheaper product you think is as good as this one or even better, let me know in the comments! I’d love to hear about it!

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Have you tested the Touche √Čclat?

xx
Elli