Fall Beauty Rocks!

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Beauty / Shopping

Okay so I’m still getting the hang of Polyvore (I’m late on online trends I know) but I was way too lazy to independently research every single item I wanted to include on this must-have list and put them together in photoshop, so here you are!


Urban Decay NAKED Liquid Foundation in Shade 2.0. Lightweight, full-coverage and adequate for oily skin (like mine). Lasts you all day – see that there’s no MAC powder on the set? Absolutely amazing. I’ve tried 10-15 foundations in my lifetime and I think this is the first time I’m deciding to stick to one.

Chanel Blush in Rose Initial is possibly my favourite blush ever. Slightly shimmery, but not sparkly, goes on your skin like a dream and doesn’t make you look like a matrioshka doll. Keep in mind though that I am quite pale and blush is something that varies a LOT from skintone to skintone – I can’t wear redder blushes and bronzer makes me look 40 years old. But if you’re fair or pale with olive undertones, believe me, this is perfect.

Urban Decay Smoked Palette. I have nothing to say about this. Honestly. You all know I love a good smokey eye and this is absolutely perfect. You can pretty much make any combination of smokey eye possible – dramatic, colourful, goth, soft brown hollywood glamour, cat-eye appropriate… It also comes with a sample of UD’s flawless and fabulous eyelid primer. But a good smokey eye, for me, can’t be complete without…

Givenchy Le Prisme Yeux – Acoustic from the new Acoustic collection, the Givenchy Fall 2012 proposition. I’ll be honest and say I bought pretty much everything from this collection, including the Givenchy Couture Mascara that you see up there. Warning – not waterproof. The nifty little eyeshadow quad, while way too glittery to use on your own, gives you four bold and super-sparkly hues that are perfect for pairing with a more matte eyeshadow. For example: take a greyish purple matte eyeshadow, apply it all over your eyelid and them use the glittery purple on the Givenchy quad on the outer corner and crease and blend it outwards. You can do the same with all of the others and the lighter sparkly beige is perfect for illuminating the corner of the eye. It’s a must-have addition for the glam rock lover.

The NARS lipstick I still need to order – it’s the only product here that I do not own yet – but it’s on my wishlist for October. I’m watching you, NARScosmetics.eu

The Givenchy Gloss Interdit in Lune Carmin is replacing an item that I have been in love with for ages, overusing it and is now finally reaching its last days – the Lune Carmin lipstick, from last year’s collection. It is perfect – was perfect – so to see this gloss still being sold, in exactly the same shade, gives me a little hope.

Lancôme Limited Edition Absolue Creme de Mat is seriously amazing. I’ve ranted on and on about getting a matte lip that doesn’t dry out and leave you thirsty even if you just had a glass of water. Truth is most matte lipsticks and glosses leave your lips dry and chapped after a few hours and they need constant reapplying. Not this one. It is, quite simply, fantastic. The colour is gorgeous, perfectly matte and covers your lips perfectly, leaving a velvety look and texture. The colours are bold, vivid and the best part is it stays on even after you eat or drink. At the end of the day, my lips were still stained in a dark pink and I look like I’d just applied a sheer lipstick. If you’re looking for the perfect matte lip, this is your item.

And last, but not least, an item I couldn’t find or add to Polyvore and that I am obsessing about:


MAC Satin Lipstick in Film Noir. It’s dark. It’s very dark. It’s also brown. Touching on all the right buttons. Stays on all day, is very very pigmented – if you’re thinking you can even see your lips after one coat, you’re wrong. It’s also remarkably right in the middle between velvety and shiny – it looks almost natural if it weren’t for being so amazingly close to black. But it’s not black. It’s brown and dark and bold and strong and absolutely perfect. I’m recommending this to everyone and anyone who might be looking for a dark lipstick – with Lune Carmin out of the market and black lipstick being a no-no outside editorials, this is your go-to slightly goth best friend.

The Author

24-year-old Portuguese girl. Bilingual English, fluent in Italian. BA in Fashion Communication. MUA with a proper diploma! MA Creative Media student. Globetrotter and shopaholic, can't seem to be able throw away menswear magazines. Has a serious mental problem when it comes to buying photography books and is working towards being a part of the fashion industry.


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