25.9.16

Beauty: BE Creative Perfect & Reflect contour kit review

BE creative perfect & reflect contour kit: review

I have been sort of "over" contouring for a while now (too much effort), but there's one product I discovered about two months ago that made me revisit the technique. Let me introduce you to a new favourite product, the BE Creative Perfect & Reflect contour kit.

BE creative perfect & reflect contour kit: review

This contour kit is the first BE Creative product I've tried - I got it in a goodiebag after an event, and when I finally got around to trying it I was very pleasantly surprised. For one, most contour kits contain a rather warm toned contour colour. The easiest, most natural contouring result comes from a cool (but not too cool) toned contour colour that is a bit darker than your skin tone. In addition, the matte highlighting powder makes the contouring process basically foolproof because you can mix the two shades together to create a softer contour, or use the lighter colour around the edges of your contour to facilitate blending.

BE creative perfect & reflect contour kit: review

Since I'm so pale, the highlighting colour sort of disappears on my skin, but the pigmentation is fine. The contour shade is the real star here, though: a perfect neutral brown that is super finely milled, is just pigmented enough (you don't want a contour product that is TOO pigmented), and most of all: it applies smoothly (impossible to make it look patchy) and blends like a dream. I have tried quite a few contouring options up until now, and this one creates the nicest, natural yet noticeable result with the smallest possible effort. I prefer using a fan brush, picking up a bit of product and applying it with a light hand along my cheekbones. The end result creates definition and emphasizes my highlight.

BE creative perfect & reflect contour kit: review

This picture makes the contour seem warmer than it is in real life, because the pictures were taken in sunlight, but you definitely see how soft and natural the contour is even though I made almost no effort to blend it. Trust me, this product makes contouring incredibly easy. Here are some more pics where I've used the BE Creative perfect & reflect contour kit, some more subtle, some a bit heavier.

BE creative perfect & reflect contour kit: review

Obviously, this is a lovely product, especially if you consider its quality packaging (sturdy matte plastic with a nice mirror) affordable price point: €16.95 at ICI Paris XL. It's currently out of stock online, but it is available in stores and is being restocked. A great budget product for those who want to use some contouring, but resent the effort that goes into that Kardashian look.

BE creative perfect & reflect contour kit: review

21.9.16

Beauty: Master Precise Curvy eyeliner review

Beauty: Master Precise Curvy eyeliner review

Let me introduce you to my current favourite eyeliner: the Maybelline Master Precise Curvy. I know, it's kind of a spoiler to already tell you that I love a product before even starting my review, but it also signals that this product is worth your while. Let's get started.

18.9.16

Beauty: Delbôve skincare review

Beauty: Delbôve skincare review

Time for another round in my eternal search for skincare that evens out my complexion. As you may know by now, my skin is pretty even and I hardly ever get blemishes worth mentioning. However, my skin has some discoloration issues: hormonal hyperpigmentation, and loads of redness in my cheeks. Yeay, rosacea! I go through periods of switching up my skincare and I always cross my fingers for finding that magical product that makes all my issues go away, but alas, I have to be satisfied with reducing my issues rather than eradicating them.

For the past two months, I've been using products by Delbôve, a Belgian skincare brand that relies on science as well as a sensuous feeling of pampering yourself. The science part is its emphasis on restoring the homeostasis of the epidermis (top layer of the skin), meaning Delbôve's products bring back your skin's natural balanced barrier that enables it to fend off infection and remain hydrated. The sensuous part is in the natural ingredients and their calming fragrance as well as in the massage that is a central part of the treatment, like giving yourself a facial.

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