Where Have I Been?

It’s been a while since my last post, I know! What have I been doing?

1. I’ve gone on my first Lush shopping spree. I had heard about their products a lot and I had entered one of their stores once, but I guess I had been overwhelmed about all the stuff that they have there and I hadn’t bought anything. Then one day I decided I wanted to buy some bath products as we are heading towards the colder months and I like to take warm relaxing baths at night and Lush seemed like the place to go. Of course I did some research in the beauty community before, to have an idea of the most liked products in order to take a look at them first and not to feel overwhelmed this time. I will do a separate post dedicated to this to show you the things I bought, what I think about them and, in general, about my first Lush experience.

2. I used up quite a few products in the meantime, so a post about them is coming up as well.

3. Once in a while I get the chance to have 20% off at Sephora thanks to their loyalty program and of course whenever I get it I think about if I want to buy something, either a product that I want to try or something that I love and I want to stock up on. This time I bought one for each category: the Diorskin Nude BB Creme and my beloved and trusty Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer. Plus, they gave me a little sample of the GlamGlow ThirstyMud Hydrating Treatment mask and I’m really interested to try that, too.

4. I did some eye tests to know if I can actually have laser surgery to my eyes and it will finally happen in December! I’m so excited and whoever has lived most of their lives seeing the world through glasses or contact lenses will understand me! I can’t wait to wake up in the morning and be able to see everything clearly without having to reach for my glasses.

5. I bought a new Yankee Candle. You probably didn’t know this but I am a bit of a candle freak, I love the feeling and the smell of them burning at home on a cosy day or night, especially during autumn, winter and spring. Yankee Candle is the only acceptable (not crazy expensive and not nauseating) brand that is easily accessible where I live. I don’t love all of the scents but there’s something for every nose. The one that I bought this time is Soft Blanket.

Thank you for reading through my little ramble up to the end if you did!

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Diorskin’s Newest Star?

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I was browsing trough the aisles at Sephora when I spotted Dior’s, or better Diorskin’s, latest foundation. Curious and always eager to find the next best base, I asked for a sample and tried it at home this week.

I was matched #030 by one of the girls that work there which is one of the neutral shades (even though my skin has got more yellow undertones, so it doesn’t match perfectly). If you didn’t know, Dioskin foundation shades generally variate from the lightest #010 to the darkest #070. The ones that end with a zero (i.e. #020) match neutral undertones, the ones ending with 1 (i.e. #031) match yellow/warm undertones, the ones ending with 2 (i.e. #022) match pink/cool undertones and the one ending with 3 (i.e. #023) match peach undertones.

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It’s called “Diorskin Star Studio Makeup Spectacular Brightening Weightless Perfection with SPF30”. As the looong ass name suggests it claims to be brightening, perfecting and weightless.

“Inspired by the professional illuminating techniques and expertise of its makeup artists, Dior offers its first brightening foundation. This weightless fluid makeup is capable of recreating the spectacular and perfecting light of Dior’s studios. Infused with hollow silica beads that capture and diffuse light in a correcting halo that doesn’t leave skin looking shiny, the color-filter pigments neutralize skin tone imbalances, and the anti-“light-trap” skincare ingredients help reduce the appearance of dark areas, pigment spots, and redness.”

It has a beautiful and elegant glass bottle with a pump that’s very similar to their Forever foundation, very pretty on a dressing table but not so practical to travel. It smells good, very perfume-y which is something that I always appreciate. Now, onto what are my thoughts on the actual product.

I applied it a couple of times with my fingers, a couple of times with Real Techniques Expert Face brush and it immediately reminded me of the Diorskin Nude foundation. It has a medium coverage and – thanks to its light diffusing properties – it evens out the skin tone for the most part. I have to say, though, that I’m not having major issues with my skin right now apart from some dark spots (souvenirs of some nasty blemishes) which are still visible. It’s very luminous, indeed, which on my oily skin looks good at the beginning then it turns into a shiny, patchy mess and I feel like it emphasizes pores in the centre of my face. Not the foundation for me, but I’m sure somebody else will love it.

Hope it was helpful!