It feels good to be back!
I haven’t taken the time to sit down and write a very long post so I am pumped.
As you all know, I love love love makeup and transitioning to all cruelty-free was not easy at first.
Now, I have to say, I don’t even question it anymore. Just like being full-time vegetarian (doing Veganuary right now), it does not even cross my mind to even look at something other than cruelty-free makeup.
I know I will probably sound cliche (right about now), but if there is one thing you can do to help in 2017: ditch fur and makeup products that have been tested on animals.
On to the fun stuff now.
I was looking for glitters online last year to avoid buying another eyeshadow palette.
Yes, there are tons of palettes that I wish I had right now but realistically, I only use three to four shades per palette. Unless there is a palette which I absolutely need to buy, I focus on buying either single shadows or glitter dust to switch it up a little bit.
I started with NYX Face&Body glitter in Red, Ice and Blue. I couldn’t take pictures because I literally went through them so quickly (so I apologize).
The glitter looks gorgeous but did not stick to my eyelids with a normal primer which I found really annoying. I had to pack on concealer first for it to last.
Apparently, for Red and Blue to really pop, I need to use a black eyeshadow underneath. The thing is, I would give NYX glitter a second chance if this product was not such a nightmare to find. If you shop in central London like me, to give you an idea, I had to go to the huge Boots next to Picadilly Circus and even there, I could not find it.
So NYX glitter, you are gorgeous and I had to mention you but I hate the feeling of concealer on my eyelids (and I am tired of looking for you).
My favorite is definitely Barry M Fine Glitter Dust. I just bought three new ones because I can not get enough!
Honestly, they just look so good on anyone. The colors are warm and swatches beautifully, even with a brush (because we all know there is a difference between a finger and a brush swatch). I have to say, though, the black is the weakest color to apply compared to the ones I have personally tested.
I haven’t used any filters for the swatches picture and my sister makeup. As you can see, the pink looks beautiful. Her makeup lasted all night and I have to mention that she is not fan of pink makeup (pink everything really).
They are £4.59 each and you can find them online or like me at Superdrugs.
Last but not least for my favorite glitters of 2016: 100% natural glitters from Aromazone.
I talked about this brand a hundred times before, especially for haircare (I will link everything at the end of the post), but basically, you can also make your own cosmetics.
So when I went to the store in December, I picked up three items:
- Poudre de Lumière (2€90)
- Poudre d’or (2€50)
- Natural glitters (2€50)
They had around 10 different shades of natural glitters but I pretty much already had all of them.
Poudre de Lumière is like a super fine brownish powder that slightly sparkles when it hits the light.
I have been mixing it with some coconut oil for my hair and body. I have also used it with my primer on New Years Eve. According to the website, it is meant to reduce poores, capture the light and keep your skin looking young and fresh.
For me, it does not have the same effect as a primer. It does not help with the pores at all. However, mixed with a moisturizer or my benefit primer, my skin looks glowly and healthy.
The second product from Aromazone is called Poudre d’or. This one is definitely up there. The color to me is just so different.
Both pictures were taken in front of my big window. All natural light, no filters and the swatch was on dry skin, without primer, with a brush (FYI).
I have used it as a highlighter and over a bright red lipstick. I honestly swear by it. It holds well and even better on top of another eyeshadow.
Natural glitters will blow your freaking mind if you ever get your hands on it.
I am so obsessed with it it is ridiculous. I usually think that I’ll go for a more subtle eyelook and I always end up throwing some sparkles.
The picture below doesn’t do this glitter justice at all. I will try to take more outside if I can and post them on Instagram.
I hope you liked this post. It was fun to do (it always is).
This post is not sponsored by the way. I know I talk about Aromazone a lot but I genuiely do like their products and I’ll never hesitate to promote brands that are doing it right.
If you want to know more about everything I’ve talked about, I have included links down below.
I know I will probably have new favorites in 2017 but it was fun to look back and just select a few sparkly eyeshadows.
Lots of Kisses