Yesterday was Dutchie time! Family, good food, good drinks, Awesome.
My niece was having a bit of an off day though so figured we’d do some dolling up, and she kindly allowed me to share the after-snap.
Meet my sugar plum, my sassy jelly bean kitten: Marit!
On the eyes! Bold smokes with the MUA Undress Me Too Palette.
Doesn’t she have an awesome eye shape?!
Top left as a highlight, top 2nd shade on the lid and inner corner, top 5th shade as a blending aid, and some matte black along the outer V to define!
Bad days call for liner to stab with right, that opaque matte black liner is Gosh’s Eyeliner Pen.
Lips Nougat Crisp liner from Gosh.
And last but not least: nothing on the face! She downright hates her freckles.
WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU FRECKLED PEOPLE.
You are cute.
One of my favorite easy ways to pop some color on my face is by adding it to the outer corners of my eyes.
Be it blue, red, yellow, green, doesn’t even matter, it always works!
But I feel so bad for red because it seems to have a bad reputation when it comes to make-up!
Sad because your blood is red, a lovely flushed face is red, red can be a such healthy and fresh shade!! :)
Here’s some things I noticed about reds on the:
This weekend my mom took me to a giant covered market on the other side of Belgium, and boy was it WORTH it! :D
We had a bunch of fun hamstering around.
Especially at the beauty stands hehe.
Synthetic lashes galore! And for 1 euro! You usually don’t find that here in Belgium!
Generally when I need a pair of lashes, it sets me back around 8 euros at least.
Anyway needless to say:
I got me soooome.
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Right off the bat, I have no clue whether this BB cream actually works miracles for the skin, I didn’t notice it yet in any case.
The BB creams now might actually be a long way from what they were initially designed to be.
Nevertheless I do love the finish they give to the skin, generally they look like tinted moisturizers, but dewier!
Water, cyclopentasiloxane, CI 77891\Titanium Dioxide, Octyldodecanol,Caprylic/Capic Triglyceride, Polymethylsilsesquixane, Synthetic Wax, Glycerin, PEG/PPG-20/15 Dimethicone, C30-45 Akyl Cetearyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Sodium Chloride, CI 77492\Iron Oxides, Ethylhexylglycerin, Demethicone, Alumina, Silica, Aluminum Stearate, CI 77499\Iron Oxides, Glycerin Soja Seed Extract, Stearic Acid, Benzotriazoryl Dodecyl p-Cresol, Tris ( tetramethylhydroxypiperidinol) Citrate.
Blurgghhhl, the smell somewhat bothers me. :(
It’s sort of an annoying chemical smell.. sealant is the first thing that comes to mind.
Really nice and handy, a sleek black tube.
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So ever since it’s been known that everyone + Jennifer Aniston uses it, there’s been a hype going on about T. LeClerc’s setting powder in Banane.
And seeing as I live in Belgium, it’s super duper easy for me to acquire this hype product! For once! LOL yay!
I buy it at my local pharmacy across the street, and use it every single day, so why not throw my opinion on the worldwide web!
What it is, is a setting powder for your foundation that’s been around for aaaaaages. Since 1881 to be precise! (Amazing right?)
Simple as that.
It has no significant coverage to it, so can’t be used as a foundation by itself.
It mainly consists of rice starch, and is therefore very mattifying.
Besides that it’s hypoallergenic, which is why it’s sold in pharmacies.
Even super sensitive skin should be able to handle it.
But what’s unique about these, is that T. LeClerc powders come in so many different colors for different skin “issues”.
So let’s get into it!
Colors & pigmentation
A lot of the times my skin has the problem that it looks a little dull, it can often do with some brightening. Besides that, it’s yellow-toned.
If you recognize one or both of these things, give Banane a try. You may like it!
However, if your counter sells these powders, they should have samples of all of them anyway.
Give them a whirl and see what they do for you!
In total there are 14 colors available. I’ll go over the special ones LOL.
The purple color, Parme, can be used to visually brighten and WHITEN up the skin and make it look flawless.
So if you have pale skin, and want to look like a doll, this one’s awesome!
The green one, Tilleul, is meant to erase any redness you may have going on.
The pink color, Orchidée, will relieve tiredness, it gives you a subtle flush.
The yellow, like I said, brightens up your face as well as just suit yellow skintones.
All of the other ones are basically meant to cater to any skin color/tone.
If you want more information on them, check the powder section here, on their website.
As far as the pigmentation goes, like I said, there’s no real coverage to it. It just gives a subtle tone to the skin, and sets your make up.
A luxurious feeling, finely milled powder. With a subtle sweet scent to it. (Or maybe that’s just me)
It’s not as soft as other powders I own, but for some reason it blends into the skin perfectly. It just dissapears.
If you have oily skin like me, don’t be afraid to use too much with this fantastic powder.
Keep those golden era movie stars in mind, pack this onto a powder puff, and pat pat away. With all those tiny little particles fluttering away from your face like a dream. ^_^
If you need to reapply during the day, you definitely can. It won’t cake up unlike many other setting powders. This powder is super light!
Staying power & quality
Good, but I own powders that stay put longer on my oily skin. Then again, those tend to be cakey. I’d rather apply this one and go powder my nose later than have a cake face!
It does mattify your skin very well, every single time you apply it. And it just breathes some life back into it as well because of the yellow color.
Sometimes I wish it had a tad bit of a satin finish though, to give the skin just that liiittle more oomph.
The travel cases have loose powder in them by the way, not pressed. So it’s just as lightweight ^_^ they come with a tiny powderpuff in them as well.
Around 40 euros for a full box of 25 grams, and 35 for the 7 gram travel size. Yes, crazy price for so little product.
However, you can refill the travel size, and it has a sifter as well.
So it’s really handy if you travel a lot like me. Just depends on what your wishes are!
Oh and if you can, get one of these cute limited edition ones!
If you’re going to put in the money, might as well get the nice version!
4 stars! I deducted one star for the insane price.
But I have to stay honest, and I do really really love it and use it every day!!
Do you own this powder? Or do you not even need a setting powder? Lucky bastard!
Let me know!