Weekly Foundation Rotation #2

Downsizing my makeup stash really helped me ‘find myself’ in terms of finally pinpointing what I enjoy wearing and what looks as good as it feels. I bet that the initial makeup purge seemed a questionable move on my behalf but – this approach saves time as I don’t feel rushed to choose among a huge pile of makeup in a short amount of time anymore (I’m always in a rush as I hate being late for anything). I now actually have envisioned at least five makeup looks which I do tend to switch-up frequently but the basics are there and it feels easier to build around them. One of my ‘staple’ makeup looks is a monochrome bronze-y one. And here comes the Weekly Foundation Rotation #2 into the picture: a gorgeous matte (but not chalky) base which allows me to create such a warm, monochrome canvas. 

Avon Nutra Effects BB Cream Matte SPF 15 was already reviewed at the blog (here) but in a lighter shade (Light). As summer progressed, my skin picked up a nice little tan so I found that the Medium shade suits my complexion perfectly now. This is a classic silicone-based BB cream which definitely blurs out the majority of skin’s imperfections. It does offer a decent coverage for a BB cream and it evens the skin really well. What I love about it is the fact whilst having a matte finish, it doesn’t look or feel drying on the skin. It doesn’t make my face look crepe-y, dehydrated nor do my fine lines look exaggerated. 

At the same time, it allows to play with the base – you can mattify it even further or add some sunkissed glow. I always opt for the glow, it’s just something which sits well with me and does wonders for my face. Brows and lashes are a constant in my looks – a natural approach but with some welcomed definition. I’ve sculpted the cheekbones lightly – would you believe if I said that this bronze-y look, in fact, doesn’t include a bronzer at all? Yup, just a sculpting powder, a warm highlighter and a hazelnut-hued eyeshadow all over the eyelid and a little along the lash line. You’ve asked me for a list of used products so I’ll list one below. Enjoy!

  • Smanjenje kozmeticke kolekcije mi je mnogo pomoglo da ‘pronadjem sebe’ u smislu kozmetickog identiteta – tacnije, napokon sam shvatila kakvu sminku najvise volim da nosim. Vrijeme je i bilo s obzirom koliko godina eksperimentisem i uopsteno koliko dugo koristim sminku. Vjerovatno je prva cistka kozmeticke kolekcije mozda djelovala kao impulsivan akt ali  – ovaj pristup mi je pomogao i vise ne panicarim dok pokusavam pronaci nesto u hrpi sminke, nadajuci se da necu (ponovo) zakasniti – a mrzim da kasnim bilo kome. Sada uvijek u glavi imam zamisljenih pet makeup look-ova koje cesto ‘doradjujem’ i mijenjam po potrebi ali osnova je tu i lako je oko nje izgraditi finese za svaku priliku. Jedan od ‘mojih’ makeup lookova na koje se cesto oslanjam je bronzana monohromatska varijanta. Weekly Foundation Rotation #2 u pricu ulazi sa jako lijepom mat bazom koja mi dopusta da napravim tonalni, topli look koji toliko volim.
  • Avon Nutra Effects BB Cream Matte SPF 15 je vec recenzirana na blogu (ovdje) ali sam tada bila fokusirana na svjetliju (Light) nijansu. Kako ljeto odmice, moja koza je potamnila i sada joj nijansa Medium savrseno odgovara. Ova BB krema je klasicni primjer BB kreme na silikonskoj bazi i ona definitivno zamaskira vecinu nesavrsenstava koze. Za jednu BB kremicu pruza pristojno prekrivanje i ten jako lijepo ujednaci. Ono sto volim kod ove BB kreme jeste sto, iako je mat finisha, koza ne djeluje i ne izgleda isuseno dok je nosim. Inace mi mat finish nekada kozu isusi, istakne sitne borice i fine linije – sa ovom kremicom to nije slucaj.
  • Jos nesto sto mi se dopada jeste sto niste ‘osudjeni’ samo na mat finish – sa puderom kozu mozete dodatno matirati ali, ako zelite, mozete strateska mjesta (poput jagodica, vrha nosa i sl.) uciniti sjajnim na lijep nacin uz pomoc iluminatora. Licno preferiram malo sjaja na tim mjestima jer mi djeluje da ten ipak izgleda zdravije na taj nacin. Obrve i trepavice su uvijek uredjene kada se sminkam – prirodno izgledaju ali definirano. Njezno sam konturisala jagodice a da li bi mi vjerovale kada bih vam rekla da za ovaj topli makeup uopste nisam koristila bronzer? Tacno, samo puder za konturisanje, iluminator toplog podtona i sjena na kapcima u nijansi ljesnjaka. Dobila sam upite za koristene proizvode, koje cu od sada uvijek  navoditi pri dnu ovih clanaka. Uzivajte!

Catrice Prime and Fine Beautifying Primer

Avon Nutra Effects BB Cream Matte SPF 15 | Medium

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade | Medium Brown

Clinique Just Browsing Brush-On Styling Mousse | Deep Brown

Catrice Prime and Fine Eyeshadow Base 

theBalm Nude’tude Eyeshadow Palette (Seductive, Sultry, Sophisticated)

Clinique High Impact Extreme Volume Mascara

Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Powder | Medium

theBalm Mary Lou Manizer Luminizer

Theca Kozmetika Coconut Butter Lip Balm

deBBY Lip Chubby Mat Lipstick | Nude Rose 01

8 Comments

  1. August 7, 2016 / 5:30 pm

    Predivna si! Posebno mi se dopada nijansa ruža, a cijeli look je odličan!

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