Best eyebrow products: my 4 holy grails

Hello, beautiful women!

Today I would like to share with you some of my tips about the products I use to create a perfect eyebrows shape. So many of us have few hair on their eyebrows because the thin shape was very fashionable before, and a lot of women have destroyed them with tweezers.

Ciao bellissime!

Oggi vorrei condividere con voi un po’ di consigli sui prodotti che uso per creare la forma delle mie sopracciglia. Tante ragazze hanno il problema delle sopracciglia poco folte rovinate dalle pinzette, perché anni fa andava di moda portarle molto sottili.

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Fortunately, there are almost 3 solutions to fix the problem.


1) Eyebrows tattoo

This must be done only by a top quality specialist with many years’ experience, but I already talked about this in my previous article (Semi-permanent eyebrow: what to pay attention to).

2) Eyebrows pencil

I personally do not recommend eyebrows pencils because they are hard and remove the hair bulbs and the eyebrows become more and more thin and do not grow at all.

2) Eyebrow cream

I prefer cream products that should be used with an angled brush. The creams help to draw, sculpt, fill the gaps, obtain a fuller colour with a natural result. The texture is very pigmented, adheres very well, with a long lasting and smudge-free finish.

Per fortuna, però, ci sono almeno 3 soluzioni per risolvere questo problema.

1) Tatuare le sopracciglia

Se si decide di optare per questa soluzione io consiglio sempre di rivolgersi a un esperto con tanti anni di esperienza (leggi il post che ho scritto in proposito: Semi-permanent eyebrow: what to pay attention to).

2) Riempire i vuoti con le matite per sopracciglia

Personalmente non le consiglio perché le matite sono abbastanza dure e tolgono i bulbi dei peli, facendo diventare le sopracciglia sempre più rade.

3) Usare prodotti in crema

I prodotti in crema sono i miei preferiti in assoluto. Le creme aiutano a disegnare, scolpire, riempire i vuoti e ottenere un colore più pieno insieme a un risultato naturale. Si applicano con un pennellino angolato. La texture è molto pigmentata, aderisce benissimo, è a lunga tenuta e non sbava.

My favourite eyebrow products

The eyebrow creams I like best are:

Ecco i prodotti in crema per sopracciglia che preferisco:


Hope my tips were useful for you!

Spero che i miei consigli vi siano stati utili!


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7 best Summer foundations: flawless skin even with hot weather!

 

Hello beauties! Today I’d like to share my experience with different foundations on Summer.

Many people don’t use foundation in summer as they don’t want look overdone, especially in hot and humid climate when the face sweats a lot. But sometimes we go out and don’t have our flawless skin days, and a little foundation can help us.

Hot weather and humidity may challenge our makeup, but if we choose the right product we can be flawless even on Summer! There are foundations with lightweight formulas though long-lasting, so you can easily find a tip that suits you.

Here are the best foundations for Summer in my opinion.


Face and Body liquid foundation by MAC

M.A.C Studio Face & Body is a water-based, water-resistant foundation that provides natural coverage for face and body as well moisturise the skin. Ideal for all skin types, MAC Studio provides very light sheer, natural looking coverage in an easy to blend formula.

Ideal for people who like BB creams and don’t like foundations, though during the day the skin may become shiny and it’s better to have a translucent powder with you. It surely doesn't suit those who like coverage even medium. You can mix this foundation with any other more dense formulas foundations to make them more liquid.


Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation

This summer foundation enhances your natural glow, gives a sheer coverage and lasts all day. Great on all skin types. Even if you layer the foundation for more coverage the final result will always be very light. Ideal for those who prefer a little bit more of coverage.

 

 

 

 


Chanel Vitalumière Aqua Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Sunscreen Makeup SPF 15

This Chanel foundation is no-comedogenic, which means it does not clog pores and has been extensively tested. Included in the formula is SPF 15, it is oil free. It gives a natural youthful looking look to your skin. It looks very skin like.

It’s very watery and you need to shake it very well before using it. It blends very well, for dry skin can be used without powder. Oily skin needs a translucent powder.


BareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream

This product is a hydrating gel cream tint, a tinted moisturizer, a BB and a CC cream. It keeps summer skin looking and feeling great, it has an SPF 30. As with any great summer foundation this one can be layered for additional coverage but it contains an antioxidant.

It has nourishing and hydrating substances, enriched with electrolytes and marine botanicals to give radiance to the skin. It’s better to apply it with your fingers. It’s more suitable for people who like dewy and radiant finish.


Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition

This foundation has a semi-matte finish, it perfectly diffuses light from all directions, that's why skin looks radiant but not too much glowy.

It feels very light on the skin and blends very well. It’s very liquid, but is buildable if you prefer more coverage.

 

 


Becca Aqua Luminous Foundation

This foundation is ideal for those who don’t have a lot imperfections on their skin, as it gives a real-skin finish. It is a bit similar to Bobbi Brown serum foundation. It’s very sheer and blends out very well, the glow it leaves is radiant but not shimmery, dewy but not sweaty or waxy.

Aqua Luminous does not give you a full coverage but it has a fabulous, juicy glow and it sits well on the skin. I’d say that it is more suitable for those with normal to dry skin. Oily skins will need a powder. It surely gives you more coverage than a tinted moisturiser.

 


Light Wonder by Charlotte Tilbury

If you don’t need a lot of coverage this is a great water based foundation with a dewy finish.
It leaves your skin very radiant and dewy but also evens out uneven skintones. It lasts a decent amount of hours and with the right skincare routine can be suitable for all skin types. Though it is buildable and you can achieve from light to medium coverage.

 

 

 


One more tip from a make up artist who is in constant search of perfect foundations: before buying any foundation, ask for a free sample and try it, feel how you feel it on your skin, how it lasts and if the result is the one that makes you feel flawless. And that's all, beauties... I hope my tips were useful!

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It's all about long-lasting make up! My 6 favourite liquid lipsticks.

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Hi, beauties!

As a make up artist I’m in constant search of top quality products. This time I'd love to speak about long-lasting lip paints in make up. I'm personally not a fan of lip glosses, and moreover for my work I need to have on myself only the products that last very long, because in the morning I may work then go to the gym, then have lunch and then going to work again at some event that finishes after midnight.

So gloss on my lips gives me an idea of something sticky, especially when you have your hair loose and its windy, you may finish having your lip gloss all over your face; that’s why I’m in love with long-lasting lip paints; you can apply a gloss on top of your lower lip.

So here are the liquid lipsticks I love.
 

Ciao, bellezze!

Come make up artist sono sempre in cerca di prodotti di alta qualità. Questa volta mi piacerebbe parlare di rossetti liquidi a lunga durata. Personalmente non sono fan dei lucidalabbra: per lavoro ho bisogno di avere su di me solo i prodotti che durano molto, perché al mattino potrei lavorare e poi andare in palestra, pranzare e magari andare a lavorare di nuovo a un evento che termina dopo la mezzanotte

Quindi la lucentezza sulle mie labbra mi dà l'idea di qualcosa di appiccicoso. Soprattutto quando hai i capelli sciolti e c'è vento puoi finire per avere il lucidalabbra su tutto il viso; questo è il motivo per cui amo i rossetti liquidi a lunga durata. Ma chi preferisce il gloss può sempre applicarlo sul labbro inferiore sopra la tinta asciugata.

Ma ora passiamo ai miei rossetti liquidi preferiti.


Huda beauty Liquid Matte Lipstick

Absolutely my favourite one for now is liquid matte lipstick by Huda Beauty. After all products I tried this one is the most pleasant on lips, with extremely thin formula, it doesn't dry and isn't patchy. You can reapply it many times, it lasts all day even if you eat, has great shades especially nudes, it doesn’t transfer, and the most important it feels like you have no lipstick on!

Il mio preferito per ora è il rossetto liquido opaco di Huda Beauty. Tra tutti i prodotti che ho provato questo è il più piacevole sulle labbra, con una formula leggerissima che non secca e non si stende a chiazze. Puoi riapplicarlo più volte, dura tutto il giorno anche se mangi, ha tante sfumature soprattutto per i colori nude, non si trasferisce e la cosa più importante è che dà l’impressione di non avere nessun rossetto sulle labbra!

 

 

 


MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour

I really like Retro matte liquid lip colour by MAC. It has fantastic intense colours, creamy and quite comfortable on the lips; though if you eat it disappears a bit from the corners of your lips, but still you can reapply it.

Mi piace molto il Retro matte Liquid Lipcolour di MAC. Ha i colori molto intensi, è molto piacevole sulle labbra e cremoso. Ha però un piccolo diffetto: se si mangia scompare un po' dagli angoli esterni delle labbra, ma lo si può comunque riapplicare

 

 


MAC Pro Longwear Long-Last Lips

I like also Pro Longwear Long Last Lips by MAC. It has transparent gloss on one side and long lasting lip paint on the other. The colours are very beautiful, especially I love the fair ones; every time you apply, the colour gets more intense. Though dark or red shades don’ts seem very uniform when you apply them and don’t last as long as I expected, disappearing from the corners if you eat; and if you reapply it many times looks a bit patchy.

Mi piace molto anche il Pro Longwear Long-Last Lips di MAC. Ha un gloss trasparente su un lato e un rossetto liquido a lunga durata sull'altro. I colori sono molto belli, in particolare amo quelli chiari. Ogni volta che si applica il colore diventa più intenso. Le tonalità scure o rosse non sono molto uniformi e non durano tantissimo perché quando si mangia scompare dagli angoli esterni delle labbra. Se lo si applica di nuovo sembra un po’ a chiazze.


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Kat von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

It’s a very pigmented creamy lipstick with a matte finish. It has a lot of shades, has vitamin E and sunflower seed wax, it doesn’t transfer much and lasts quite long, though it dries a bit the lips if you wear it for a long time but in general I’m quite happy with this product. The nudes are darker than they seem.

È un rossetto cremoso molto pigmentato con una finitura opaca. Ha molte sfumature e una formula arricchita con vitamina E e cera di semi di girasole. Non si trasferisce molto e dura abbastanza a lungo anche se secca un po' le labbra se lo si porta per lungo tempo; in generale sono abbastanza sodisfatta di questo prodotto, anche se i nude sono più scuri di quanto sembrano dalla confezione.

 

 


Kiko Double Touch

It’s a lipstick of an Italian brand. It’s very long-lasting and has very beautiful shades, but if you reapply it feels very uncomfortable, patchy and dry on your lips.

Il Double Touch di Kiko è un rossetto di un marchio italiano, ha una lunghissima durata e sfumature molto belle ma se lo si applica molte volte secca le labbra, forma delle chiazze e grumetti, e diventa molto difficile da togliere.

 

 

 


Wycon Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick

It has a very nice creamy formula and lots of shades from fair to dark. It’s very comfortable on lips, though as for me it doesn’t last long: if you eat it disappears and you need to reapply it. You can do it easily, it looks nice even after reapplication.

Questo rossetto ha una formula cremosa molto leggera e tanti colori sia chiari che scuri. È molto confortevole sulle labbra anche se per me non dura tantissimo: se mangio scompare proprio rimanendo solo un po’ al centro delle labbra e devo riapplicarlo. È comunque facile da riapplicare e l’effetto rimane bello.

 

 

 


These were my favourite liquid lipstick ever! Hope this little review was useful!

E questi erano i miei rossetti liquidi preferiti in assoluto. Spero questa piccola recensione vi sia stata utile!

How to choose the right foundation: my tips

Hi, beautiful women!

Hope you are doing great and regularly take some time to take care of yourselves, washing your face every morning and evening, putting all fantastic hydrating creams and eye creams! Don’t forget to drink a lot of water, eat fruit and vegetables and do sports. Do everyday something pleasant for yourself, like and accept yourself as all this helps us to be even more beautiful.

Today I wanted to give you some tips on how to choose the right foundation. First of all you need to know your skin type: dry, combination or oily. To choose the colour it’s always important to try it on your neck and go outside, if there is natural light, and see the colour: if the stain remains the colour isn’t yours, if it becomes even and uniform with your neck colour, the colour suits you. Some people tend to have their face more tanned than their neck as the neck is always in shadow, but if we want to have a nice effect and a even colour it should be similar to our neck’s colour: you can create a delicate tanned effect using bronzers and a little bit of blush.

Then, you have to you know your skin type: if your face eeasily becomes shiny during the day, probably you have oily or combination skin. In this case mattifying long-lasting foundations are for you: if you have some solar stains, redness or acne choose foundations that give nice medium coverage such asAll Nighter” by Urban Decay, “Matissime” by Givenchy, “Lasting Silk” by Armani, “Everlasting” by Clarins or “Forever” by Dior. Some people may prefer “Double Wear” by Estee Lauder, but I prefer to add it to other foundations as I personally like to see flawless skin, but not a mask.

If your skin is dry, sensitive and gets red easily, you should choose a radiant and luminous finish. Here there are your foundations: “Teint Miracle” by Lancome, “Tru Radiance And Skin Illusion” by Clarins, “Luminous Silk” by Armani, “Ultra HD” by Make up Foverer and “Teint Couture and Photo Perfexion” by Givenchy. Some of them have UV filter and give medium beautiful coverage. I personally tested all these foundations when I was doing gym and during hot and humid Italian summer.

There are some very lucky people that have normal and beautiful skin and don’t like using foundations: in this case, on special occasions they can add some foundation into their day cream creating BB cream, which will give a nice and uniform colour and radiance to the skin. They can use BB creams and these liquid foundations: “Next to Nothing” and “Face and Body by Mac and “Vitalumiere Aqua” by Chanel.

Try always to find the right product that makes your skin feel comfortable: if you start to have some uncomfortable feelings then stop using the product. A good idea is trying the product before buying it.

I hope these tips were helpful! I will try to write more articles about my experience of various products.

How to make your make up last all day in summer: my tips

Hi, my dear and beautiful women!

Today I wanted to write about a very interesting issue: about some tips to make your make up last longer in hot and humid summer climate. I love make up and for my job I always need to have my face in order as often I work on runways, I meet my clients, I have various appointments in the city centre. Sometimes in the middle of the day I can go to the gym, so I need to have my make up resistant to everything: humidity, hot temperatures, water, sweat etc.

So here I will give you just some general tips that can be useful for everyday life or if you have a special occasion!

Tips to make your make up last all day in summer

First of all to make our make up long-lasting we need to use waterproof products. Use hydrating creams which are lighter and can be a perfect make up base (Biotherm creams are a good option as they are like gel). All pencils for eyes and eyebrows must be waterproof (Aqua Lip or Aqua Brow by Make Up Forever, for example) as well as mascara; but for those who doesn’t like waterproof mascaras there are many that are long-lasting and that you can remove only with hot water (Clinique Lash Powder, Bareminerals Lash Domination, Mac Extended Play Lash).

It’s very important to use a high quality foundation with SPF filters that protects your skin from the sun and lasts all day (my favourite one is Teint Miracle by Lancome).
If you don’t use any primer your eyeshadow won’t last as the skin on eyelids is very greasy; so if you want a perfect eyeshadow it’s better you use a good primer before (I use Urban Decay), translucent powder that mattifies well, especially the T-zone: for me the best is Prep+Prime by Mac.

Last but not least, set your make up with a thermal water (Avene is my favourite) or a setting spray (Fix + by Mac or All Nighter by Urban Decay) to make your make up last longer: you can spray it all day on your face. A good idea is also to apply some powder on the T-zone.

Another important tip is not to touch your face with your hands all the time: remember that you have your make up on! We can melt our make up touching it all the time.

Hope these tips can be helpful to make your make up look flawless even in hot and humid summer days!

Have A great and beautiful summer!