Saturday, March 29, 2014

Clean and Simple

After all those colorful make up looks for the Epica video and promo tour, I was up for a natural look that is created within 5 minutes and makes me think that I've slept more than just 5 hours.

I have been rocking this look all week with Burts Bees Rose tinted lip balm. Today I wanted a more peachy lip and searched through my collection.

The Look
  • Foundation - Manhattan's Endless Stay Make Up in Porcelain. This is my favorite foundation at the moment, it stays on all day, has a medium to full coverage and is super affordable. 
  • Concealer - Estee Lauder Double Wear Camouflage (foundation and concealer in one, I just use it as an concealer) This is amazing! 
  • Blush - Illamaqua 'Lover'
  • Lips - MAC Dressmaker Dressmaker (LE)
  • Mascara - Maybelline 'the Rocket'
  • Eyebrows - Catrice 010 (discontinued)


Monday, March 17, 2014

Astor Soft Sensation Lipcolor Butter - Loved Up -

First there was Clinique that launched the Chubby Sticks. Soon all the other brands followed.

There are tints, lipsticks, lip butters, lip balms, every lip product in chubby stick shapes, you name it. My first Astor Lipbutter was 005 Pretty Poppy, a lovely orange coral. For some reason it emphasized the dry patches on my lips and I always needed to give my lips a good scrubbing before using it. Lazy as I am, it ended up in my drawer. 

Limited editions always get to me. The second lip butter was 020 Flirt Natural, a my lips but better color. The texture was better than Pretty Poppy and I was positively surprised. 

Soon my eyes wandered to the other colors in their normal range and before I knew it, Loved Up ended in my basket and I did not regret it. It is a soft nude with pinky undertones and a nice metallic sheen that won't make you look like Miss Doubtfire. 

They are moisturizing, comfortable and super glossy. Exactly what they write on the packaging.
The shape is like a lipstick, so the application is really easy. Only little downside is that the description wears off super fast. They could also just be in a lipstick packaging, but the hype is what catches the eyes and makes you buy them. ;)

The price is around €5 which is great! 

Do any of you own any lip butters, and what are your favorite brands? 


London Drugstore Haul

As promised a little London haul for you!

London is one of the best places to go beauty shopping. They have lovely high street products. I really wanted to get the Collection Lasting Perfection concealer since so many people raved about it and I am always on the search for the perfect concealer. I went to a couple of Superdrugs and Boots to find it. They are sold out almost everywhere! I did succeed after a while and got some other beauty products as well.

  • Eylure Naturalites Lashes
  • Ardell Demi Wispies lashes (I already used these for a show)
  • Batiste mini dry shampoo in tropical and cherry scent
  • Collection Lasting Perfection concealer in warm medium
  • Nivea Double Effect eye make up remover
  • Real Techniques silicone liner brush (really curious if it works)

Not on the picture, but in my tummy are the Cadbury chocolate eggs. Yummy!!


Sunday, March 9, 2014


Long time no see!

Things have been so crazy lately. Epica is in full promo mode and little Vinnie is taking up all of my time. I can't believe he is already 5 months old. At this moment he has 6 teeth and loves to bite me. Even though I repeatedly tell him that mommy is no food, he disagrees.

The Quantum Enigma release is coming closer. Today we rehearsed some acoustic tracks and tomorrow Mark and I will fly to London for two days of promo. Really love London and hope that I can also do some shopping and eat my Ginger Chicken Udon at Wagamama.

Are there any beauty must haves that I have to get while being in London? I already have my list. Curious about the Charlotte Tillbury line. Let's see if I even have time to quickly sneak out.

Beauty posts are coming your way. Maybe you'd like to see a UK haul?

Picture by Tim Tronckoe, edited by Mama Simons :)