Pavera makeup is one amazing brand which lots of you may not have heard of. It has recently opened in Bahrain (seef mall) and I really suggest you try their products if u haven’t!
Their products are highly pigmented & very rich in color! I am in love with their pigments (will do another review soon)-
I absolutely loved their blushers too. So i got this really great palette where they fill it in for you with your chosen colors.
The sizes of the blushers are reasonable not too small and not as huge as kryolan
Below is a hand swatch of those blushes/highlighters- see how highly pigmented they are. FYI- these are only with one application ( i have not applied more than one coat)
This beautiful collection from Chanel “Summertime De Chanel” screams summer. It includes a mixture of sophisticated nude & coral lips, a mix of muted browns and a focus on glowing bronzed skin!
Chanel- always keeping it classy- opt for pretty simple and subtle shades instead of extra bright hues for the summer.
As Chanel describes it, “Sun-kissed cheeks, magnetic eyes, and radiant beauty”.
So I have this bronzer from the collection- and I can tell you- from just seeing it- you will feel that it is the MOST natural bronzer you will ever see, due to its very subtle colors. BTW- this bronzer is used on the model’s face in the above photo.
The bronzer “Harmonie Poudre De Soleil” #907 Sable Beige is the bronzer’s name. The collection does have another one called “Sable Rose” with some pink & gold to give some hint of blush.
It comes in a cute velvety pouch
Sable Beige bronzer has a mixture of beiges & browns. You will notice that the colors range from soft to intense, all in form of blocks! This will make it easier to swipe the different colors and give your face a beautiful mixed glow (light & dark)- Not just dark as other bronzers (orangy result)!
So it has 7 color strips. They blend beautifully and naturally contour (which I LOVE- not a dark shown contour).
If you want a super natural bronzer- this is the way to go. For extra dark bronzed look- this is the wrong choice.
However, it will go beautifully if you are tanned & want to add a hint of a natural glow. You will feel that this bronzer is super lightweight!
I like using these type of bronzers/blushes with a KABUKI brush- easier to use and take on all the different colors.
Can’t wait to be fully tanned again in a week so I can really feel how this bronzer will give me a natural glow!
My swatch is below- notice how very natural it looks- a beautiful reflecting sheen… but you can always add more for it to show
The bronzer’s retail price is 28 BD
Summertime De Chanel Full collection is available in Bahrain. It’s limited editon so get yours asap! It is one of those chanel powders (like Blush De Horizon-pink) which are causing a huge stirr in the beauty industry!
You can get yours at:
I got this blush last week- from the MAC Tres Chic Collection!
The collection was wainly focused on blushes- made up of 6 blushes only. You have the reddish orangy shade, the neutral and the pink/mauve.
To be honest, majority of the shades look very similar to the MAC permanent blushes- so i was hesitated to purchase the rest.
The one I really loved and got is “PEONY PETAL“
A gorgeous pink- with a hint of mauve with it!
Named “Peony Petal”- after the beautiful flower “PAEONIA”
The color is not just pink- it does have some blue undertones with it- So it can be described as a “BRIGHT BLUE PINK”!
The color is candy pink – and the texture is satin/matte.
You can achieve a sheer look with this or intesify it too! So it is easily buildable.
FYI: since the color has blueish undertones- it will go better with cooler complexion. If you have a warmer complexion (yellow undertone) then you should match it with a similar color lip to have something to compliment!
Check out the Swatches below to see the color. As you can see, my skin is slightly tanned- yet it goes beautifully with it!
Summer is here! Well almost.. .. I’m already tanned and found the perfect blush which goes well with a tanned look!
I have tried CREAMY blushes (in pans) but they tend to be sticky and must be blended a lot in order to look natural.
Well, this blush- the one I’m about to show you now is in form of liquid & it is EASILY BLENDABLE… plus it goes BEAUTIFULLY with tanned skin!
This liquid Blush from GUERLAIN, is in the shade “sunny pink”!
This shade is a beautiful pinkish/orangy shade. I describe it as a goldenish rosey shade.
Keep in mind, that warm/sunny weather calls for easy creamy lotions to be applied & this is a simple solution!
What I love about it is that it is more than just a blush. It adds color, yet it highlights/adds shimmer! So it is a 2 in 1 product.
With this product, all you need to do is blend with your fingers the color onto your cheeks (rub it off gently so it will blend with your skin).
The pic (above) shows how the color looks on tanned skin & on fairer skin.
GUERLAIN also sells another shade- a coral shade- “Spicy Coral”.
This product is sold for BD 21.500 in Bahrain & nearly £28 in the UK.
I’ve had this palette for a while and I keep on forgetting to write about it!!
It’s soooooooo useful!! I LOVE IT!
It’s from a brand called ‘Z- Palette’ : used for professionals to place the different shapes & sizes of eyeshadows/blushes.
I get so frustrated as I am a heavy MAC eyeshadow & blush palette user – and MAC’s eye palettes does not fit any type of eyeshadow nor does the blush palette. Some eyeshadows are bigger or some are squared. The best way is to buy the Z-palette for all those weird different shapes that don’t fit. For example: Nars blushes are squared in shape – don’t go into MAC’s circle palette.. so is bobbi browns!
Why use a palette in the first place?
To be honest, it’s wrong and confusing to keep eyeshadows in their little tubs. That way you want be able to see the range of colors & it won’t be easy access. Laying them down all next to each other makes you know the different shades & also makes you actually use them… some of the shades hidden in their own packaging will make you forget them and will never use them!
I love the Z-Palette… and I find it sooooo useful for everything. It even comes with mini magnets for you to cut and place under metal pans of the shadow/blush to stick in the palette.
The palette has a plastic transparent cover which protects your shades. What I love about it is that it’s see through (easy to choose)!
This is how my crazy palettes look like- I KNOW THEY ARE MESSY but that is how I work- quick & on the go…
I ordered mine from www.zpalette.com
The website features a lot of different sizes (mine is the large) .. they also come in different border styles. Mine is plain black- they come in like the pics below:
This blush from MAC is different from the rest. I don’t consider it a “blush”! I feel that it doesn’t only add a hint of color, but highlights the skin to give a beautiful light glow.
It’s called “Springsheen” -It basically gives you a beautiful peachy glow
The picture above is shown when photographed with light.
The photo below shows how the blush looks like with NO light.
Let me describe the color for you. It’s a peach color with a hint of pink & golden shimmers. It will give you a rich, goldish peach color on our cheeks. What’s good about it is the shimmer is not TOO much.
Whichever blush you choose, you can apply, then you can apply springsheen as a highlighter on the top part of your cheeks. It works beautifully if applied to compliment any peachy/pinky/light bronze blush. Can be also used alone!
Amazingly, it matches all skin tones.
Bobbi Brown’s blushes don’t often catch my eye, but this one did. I usually pick out my blushes from Benefit and MAC, but this – “TAWNY” I had to share it with you girls
Bobbie Brown has plenty of matte blushes to offer. Tawny is one of them. It s a beautiful warm peachy but slightly brown color (or to be more specific- a pinky brown). It gives a lovely blush color, not so coral & not so red
Please apply this blush carefully- to not look like a clown. J This shade suits a medium colored skin tone, as I don’t suggest it for extra fair skin. This blush is perfect if you’re running late & need to add a touch of color
Many girls complain that it gives them a MUDDY look. I must say that that happens because they apply it in a wrong way, or just apply to much, or might have added it on top of a bronzer
We have all seen the angled brushes in makeup stores & have brought it and kept it in the makeup vanity and constantly look at it, but not touch it.
Well, I’m sure you know what it is at least used for.
Contouring: shading the areas you want to make look smaller, thinner, narrower.. etc. (with a darker brownish color).
I’m going to concentrate on the MAC 168 Large angled contour brush- (or any similar brush you have)
This post is not about how to contour using this brush. It’s a little tip / trick that I would love to share with you guys on the other uses of this brush.
This brush can be used perfectly as a BLUSH brush.
Trust me, it works.
The bristles of this brush are so soft, which makes it great for blending. Since it is angled, I take this as an advantage to use it with blush to swipe across the cheeks. I always and still use the “kabuki” brush- a really cute small chubby round brush that creates an amazing blush effect on your face. But the contour brush is for more precise application.
I apply the blush with it by swiping it on the apples of my cheeks diagonally (up to down, down to up).
It’s narrow end helps deliver the color to the tight corners in the face, when compared with the chubby kabuki brush.