Weekly Foundation Rotation #4

This one is for all those thinking you cannot pull off a face of makeup without a liquid foundation. Yes, I have cheated a little by using a dab of concealer where I needed to but – I assure you the tiniest amount was used. The secret lies in a really good face powder – the one which adds just a bit of color and coverage, without looking dry and cakey. The one which lets skin breathe and the one which mattifies the T-zone without making dry cheeks appear flaky and gross. I'm not a powder girl but this is a powder that I love! 

Bourjois Healthy Balance Compact Powder | Light Beige 53 has outshined a rather solid Bourjois Silk Edition powder just because it looks invisible on the skin whilst the latter can look makeup-y (if you know what I mean). I use it over my liquid foundations but it also performs beautifully on its own. I would recommend using a good face cream and a good dedicated primer underneath because the powder will adhere better and last longer. 


Lately I‘ve been testing the new Estee Lauder Genuine Glow range (including a Priming Moisture Balm and a Priming Moisture Eye Balm). I'm so into my primers lately and am favoring those gorgeous, plumping ones which actually do more than a regular daily moisturizer would. Estee Lauder Genuine Glow combo works really well as you can see – even with a powder on!

I have dotted some of my fave Clarins Instant Concealer | 01 which simply does wonders for my dark under-eye circles. I've finally figured out which shade of blush I prefer during summer and Clinique Ginger Pop is so spot on – warm, apricot-like (almost terracotta), no pale pink, no excessive shimmer (but not flat either). I have skipped highlighter since the primer is so juicy. Eyelids are a bit cooler/taupe than usual. I've used shades Stand-offish all over the lid and Selfish on the outer corners from the theBalm Nude'tude Palette. It has become my fave, along with the original UD Naked and Naked Basics 2 palettes. 

I did opt for a full and a bit glossy lip. I will admit that chalky matte lips are not in my mind at all because my lips are very dry. However, I've used Essence Lipliner | Soft Berry as a base and to line my lips whilst Avon Shine Burst Lipstick | Iced Mocha made them plump and slightly glossy (but not too much). I really love how they look together and I feel they compliment my complexion well. This face was pretty much my go-to for the past week. I cannot wait to see how autumnal trends will influence this Weekly Foundation Rotation series!


  • Ovaj clanak je za sve one medju nama koje misle da se sminka na licu ne moze iznijeti bez ucesca tecnog pudera. Okej, mozda sam mrvicu varala jer sam koristila korektor ali dajem rijec da sam ga koristila mrvicu na strateskim mjestima (tj. ispod ociju). Tajna makeupa bez tecnog pudera lezi u jako, jako dobrom kompaktnom puderu – onom koji ce kozi dati malo bojie i prekriti sto je najbitnije a da istovremeno izgleda prirodno na kozi. Onaj koji kozi dopusta da “dise” i koji matira T-zonu bez isusivanja vec suhih obraza. Nisam tip zene koji inace preferira kompaktne pudere ali u ovog sam zaljubljena!
  • Bourjois Healthy Balance kompaktni puder | Light Beige 53 je u mojim ocima nadmasio cak i veoma solidni Bourjois Silk Edition upravo zato sto djeluje jako prirodno na kozi a radi sve one sitne popravke koje uticu da lice djeluje ljepse – dok se Silk Edition ipak nazire na kozi. Healthy Balance volim nanositi preko tecnih pudera ali je jednako dobar i kada ga samostalno koristim. Ono sto bih preporucila da ispod njega koristite su dobra dnevna hidratantna krema i konkretan prajmer/baza jer ce sa njima ispod ovaj puder jos ljepse “sjesti” na kozu i trajati ce duze. 
  • U posljednje vrijeme testiram novu liniju Estee Lauder Genuine Glow (tacnije Priming Moisture balzam za lice i Priming Moisture balzam za oci). Vremenom sam spoznala i pocela cijeniti ulogu dobrih prajmera koji ce kozu znacajno uljepsati i pripremiti za sminku. A dobar prajmer bih licno prepoznala (izmedju ostalog) po tome sto efekat ipak znatno nadmasuje osvjezenje klasicne dnevne kreme za lice. Ova Estee Lauder kombinacija mi se cini veoma dobrom i kozu cini prekrasnom – sjaj je primjetan cak i sa slojem kompaktnog pudera!
  • Ispod ociju sam nanijela po tackicu Clarins Instant korektora | 01 koji je neprevazidjen u maskiranju tamnih podocnjaka. Ovog ljeta sam utvrdila koju nijansu rumenila preferiram a Clinique Ginger Pop je savrsen primjer – toplijeg, breskvastog podtona (pomalo vuce na terakotu) i bez pretjeranog shimmera (ali ni potpuno mat). Hajlajter sam preskocila posto je prajmer izuzetno efektan. Na oci sam nanijela malo hladniju taupe kombinaciju sjena u odnosu na sto inace nosim. Preko cijelog kapka sam nanijela nijansu Stand-offish a u vanjske kutove kapka nijansu Selfish iz divne theBalm Nude'tude palete sjena. Ona mi je cvrsti favorit, uz originalne UD Naked i Naked Basics 2 palete.
  • Usne su ovog puta blago sjajne. Posto inace imam problema sa suhocom usana, moram reci da mi je pauza od mat karmina prijala. Doduse, za bazu i iscrtavanje linije usana sam koristila  Essence Lipliner | Soft Berry dok je  Avon Shine Burst karmin | Iced Mocha usnama podario sjaj i ucinio da djeluju punije. Ova kombinacija mi odgovara tenu i uopsteno mislim da je lijepa. Ovo je makeup kojem sam bila vjerna protekle sedmice i ne mogu sakriti ushicenje kada pomislim na nove jesenje trendove. Pitam se kako ce da uticu na ovaj serijal postova i kakve cu varijacije makeupa da nosim?


Estee Lauder Genuine Glow Priming Moisture Balm

Estee Lauder Genuine Glow Priming Moisture Eye Balm

Clarins Instant Concealer | 01

Bourjois Healthy Balance Compact Powder | Light Beige 53

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 Palette | Stand-offish, Selfish

deBBY Volum'Experience Waterproof Mascara

Clinique Cheek Pop Blush | Ginger Pop
Essence Lipliner | Soft Berry
Avon Shine Burst Lipstick | Iced Mocha

8 Comments

  1. August 26, 2016 / 8:37 am

    Odličan look.
    Kombinacija Iced Mocha ruža i Soft Berry olovke je predivna.

  2. August 26, 2016 / 4:13 pm

    Lako je iznijeti make up bez tekuceg pudera sa tako savrsenim tenom. Zavidim! Zainteresirala si me za ovaj puder u kamenu, imala sam ga nekad na wl ali nekako nikad nije dosao na red, sad hoce.

    • Septembar 9, 2016 / 10:03 am

      To je varka – ne postoji savrsen ten i moj to sigurno nije, vjeruj mi na rijec.
      Samo je stvar dobre kamuflaze i dobrog tajminga – ne znam koliko bih se usudila furati minimalan makeup tokom PMSa 😀

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