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My 3 Emergency Skincare Products

September 27, 2017

So I’ve been very lazy when it comes to skincare products these past few months: a splash of water, a bit of moisturizer, and we’re good to go. After adopting this routine for more than 3 months, SOS products are very much needed. Crash mode activated.

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Flawless : Clarins Everlasting Foundation

November 24, 2015


We’re always searching for that one foundation that offers the best coverage, the best finish, and the best lasting power. It’s that one foundation that you’ll wear every day even though you have three others that you once labelled “favorites” sitting there, staring at you on your vanity table. I might just have found that foundation.

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Flawless : Perfecting Your Base

June 14, 2015


The eventful season is back! Graduations, proms, weddings, and birthdays (put your hands up if you’re born in June too!) are right around the corner and you don’t want to look like either a vampire or an Oompa Loompa in your pictures. I like to perfect my base in 3 easy steps!

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Flawless : Bourjois’s 123 Perfect CC Cream concealer

March 25, 2014

I feel radiant, flawless, fresh, glowy..

Kidding. I’m in bed slowly dying, as we speak. A fever hit me hard this morning. But I’m sure hot tea and Panadol will do the job perfectly. Ever since the beginning of March, I’ve been put under pressure with exams, school work, staying up late and whatever comes with this lovely package. The usual. Can you just imagine how bad my dark circles are?

Luckily, Bourjois’s CC cream concealer came right on time into my life. Now, I’ve already said it previously: CC creams, BB creams.. It’s all the same to me. This CC concealer is part of the 123 Perfect range so it colour corrects by reducing fatigue, redness and dark spots. Loving the sound of it already!

It has a funny silicon tip that I’ve never seen on beauty products before – definitely not on concealers anyway.

It’s very lightweight, provides enough coverage for daily use, brightening, hydrating. And most importantly, it has a very natural/leaning towards dewy finish that I absolutely love. So basically, it makes you look fresh and awake.

I’ve been using this everyday because, well, I really need it which is something very sad to say judging from my age. Nevertheless, it does an excellent job at fooling people into thinking that I’m naturally radiant and flawless. Hashtag I woke up like this.

What is your life saving concealer? Have you tried this one? Leave a comment below! 🙂

– Zein xx

Flawless : Une’s Skin Ideal foundation

December 30, 2013

To continue my Une products saga, I decided to share with you another new product in my collection: Une’s Skin Ideal foundation. Now, I find that buying foundation is the hardest task when it comes to beauty – right after brush cleaning. It’s not easy to match the perfect colour to your complexion, to find the finish that you want depending on your skin type and getting the right amount of coverage.

Skin Ideal is a foundation that gives a youthful effect. It’s marketed for women with ageing skin. Une says that it’s a lightweight foundation and promises radiance. There are 5 shades available and I got the shade i05. I was a bit concerned at first as it looked really light in the bottle (I have light to medium skin, by the way). But it’s actually the right shade for medium skin.

It is definitely a light foundation without a lot of coverage. If you suffer from acne, I wouldn’t recommend this for you. It has a beautiful and flawless finish as it blends seamlessly into the skin. Don’t be afraid of how light it looks in the bottle. This foundation dries way darker than you skin tone. Like, way darker. However, when I apply it with a brush it has more coverage and ends up drying darker than when I apply it with fingers. Weird..

I see why this foundation is made for ageing skin. I enjoy using the most on good-skin days. Not the best foundation for covering up breakouts or acne scars.

I don’t love it. But I really like it.

Have you ever tried Skin Ideal? What is your favorite foundation? 

– Zein xx

Flawless : Maybelline’s Instant Anti-Age concealer

November 23, 2013

My best friend, Yasmine, went to the UK in June and got me the Maybelline Anti-Age concealer, not because I have ageing problems but because a lot of people in the US raved about this and I kept on talking about it. When I first got it, I was so excited to finally try it out as Tiffany from MakeupbyTiffanyd on Youtube said that it’s her holy grail concealer. However, I was a bit disappointed the first time I used it. Actually, I wasn’t impressed at all. I’ve had this in my stash for almost six month, and I didn’t really know what I thought about it until now.

The first problem I encountered was getting to use the product itself. It took about 10000 clicks to be able to use the first drop of concealer. The second problem is that concealer is absorbed by the little fluffy ball on top which prevents from “delivering” the amount that is dispensed. So even with four clicks I ask my self where did the product disappear? I didn’t feel that I was getting any until I realised that my concealer may have a mechanical problem with the fluffy ball. Hence, I kept it at the back of my drawer and forgot about it. 
About a month ago, I decided to give it another go. It breaks my heart to see unused makeup. Surprisingly, I really enjoyed it. I don’t know what changed exactly in it over the months but I feel that I get more concealer out of it. 
The formula can be compared to a liquid. It’s definitely not a creamy and heavy concealer. Au contraire, it’s designed for aged skin which makes it a very lightweight concealer. It enhances the skin by blending seamlessly and beautifully into it, better than any concealer I have tried. The coverage is light to medium, enough for everyday. 
Now, what I don’t understand is why this one is called Instant Anti-age, and the one in the US is called Instant Anti-Age Rewind… I’m pretty sure there is a difference between the two of them because, judging from the videos, Tiffany’s concealer has more coverage than mine. I wonder if it’s because of the mechanical problem I have? Unfortunately, Maybelline’s Instant Anti-Age isn’t available in the UAE. But I’m sure it can be found online.

Have you entered the Benefit giveaway here? Make sure you do before November 29th! 

Have you ever tried this product? Have you encountered the same problem? 
– Zein xx