Current Beauty Favorites 

Hey beauties!
I purposely skipped last months “monthly” favorites post coz most of the stuff I was enjoying I only started used like halfway through the month and didn’t want to post about it knowing that I haven’t tested it out long enough to call it a “favorite”

So I decided it be best to combine it all and compile and “current favorites”

So he warned, some of these stuff might have already been mentioned before.
Let’s start with skincare

Avon ClearSkin Professional- Clarifying Toner Pads

I have been obsessed with chemical exfoliants, they work really well on my skin and these toner pads from Avon are just amazing! They’re really affordable at R92 for 45 pads, and they contain both glycolic and salicylic acids
I only use them once a day, in the evenings and they do a great job at keeping my skin texture smooth and my pores clear

The next product is a staple in my routine and I really can’t live without since introducing it into my routine.


Vintage Beauty Facial Tonic
Featured here is the Revitalizing scent, I also do use and love the Invigorating one as well

I use it after cleansing, as a toner, as a primer before makeup and to set my makeup when I’m done

I also use it throughout the day to refresh my skin.

It’s really soothing and refreshing. It works great to prep skin before moisturizer if you have dry skin and really locks in the goodness.


Bioderma Sensibio Micellar Water
I received these as a gift with purchase when I ordered online from Cosmetiques De France

I’ve only ever tried the Garnier Micellar water and while I did love it, it got replaced by my Vintage Beauty Cold Cream.

I like keeping this to quickly remove my makeup when I need to makeup wudhu (ablution)

It’s quick and easy and gets the job done really well.
Now onto makeup 😁

Let’s start with face/base products


NYX Angel Veil Primer
I’ve recently fallen in love with this all over again!

It’s so smoothing and moisturizing to the skin, a great primer for my fellow dry skinned ladies out there.

It does have some silicone in it but doesn’t feel slippery on the skin and definitely doesn’t dry the skin out like some other pore minimizing primers can do.

I’m not sure if this is available in SA yet, haven’t been to a NYX stand in a while, I got mine from Feelunique.com

Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation and Rimmel Lasting Finish foundation

I’ve already mentioned the Bourjois foundation in a previous favorites so I won’t go into in much, I did however buy a mother shade, a shade lighter in 51 Light Vanilla, as far as I know this is only available online from Cosmetiques de France as I’ve only seen the shade 52 and up in store
As for the Rimmel foundation, a new gem in my ever growing foundation collection

I really love this 1. I wanna do a full review on it, so look out for that.

It’s a satin/demi-matte finish. Lasts so long on the skin and looks so good and fresh all day!

It really smooths the skin and minimizes the look of my pores. I absolutely love it and will be repurchasing soon. It’s really inexpensive as well, so that’s a bonus!

*note, I do add yellow colouring to my foundations so that they match me better. Both foundations mentioned above have been adjusted

Cala Makeup Blending sponge

After seeing a few local beauty bloggers rave about this sponge, I decided to pick up 1 for myself.
1st impressions, I was impressed that it was quite soft and squishy and not too dense.

After using it for quite some time, I can say I am really happy with my purchase, it works well to blend foundation and concealer into the skin and leave a flawless finish. I’m gonna be doing a “beauty sponge comparison” post soon, I’m just waiting on my Real Techniques sponge that I ordered to arrive.

RCMA No-Color Powder

If you have dry skin – Get this!
If you have oily skin – Get this!

If you love “baking” – Get this!

If you’re a makeup artist – You NEED this!

This is the best loose powder I’ve tried yet.

It works so well to set the face and for baking. It’s no wonder all the YouTubers have been loving and raving about this.

I got mine from Muse Beauty on Instagram, but I’ve seen a few other online retailers sell it as well. All of them are priced more or less the same.

CATRICE Made to Stay Smoothing Lip Polish 08 What’s your Atti-Nude

This has pretty much been the only lip product I’ve been using for the past few weeks, no lies.

It really does smooth the lips and gives a natural colour to it, like a “my lips but better”

And it does sort of dry down but doesn’t dry the lips or look dry, if that makes sense. 

Also, once it wears off, it leaves a tint on the lips, almost like a bitten kinda look. I love it!


Avon Supershock mascara and MaxFactor False Lash Effect mascara


I’m sure you all know that this Avon mascara is like holy grail status for me. And this Max Factor 1 is pretty awesome as well! But the 2 of them layered 🙏🏼 omg! Someone actually asked me if I was wearing false lashes!

The result: super long, separated, full, luscious lashes! Nuff said!
LA Girl Gel liner in Dark Brown and E.L.F Cream Eyeliner in Black


I’ve been into Gel liners, can you tell??

I use them both on the inner waterline as well as on the lash line for winged liner.

They’re both equally pigmented, they glide on really well and stay all day.

My LA girl Gel liner in black has started to dry up so I started using the ELF 1 and I really love it.

Max Factor Creme Puff blushes and Bourjois Chocolate Bronzing powder

I got these because of the constant raves from the lovely ladies fromAll Dolled Up

And they did not disappoint! I have the shades 01 Nude Mauve, 05 Lovely Pink and 30 Gorgeous Berries

They have a lively sheen to them without looking chunky and glittery, they are really pigmented as well and the look so gorgeous on the cheeks!

They are a little pricey for a “drugstore” products, so I waited for a 3 for 2 sale on Cosmetiques de France and then snatched them 😉

As for the Bourjois bronzer, I finally found a bronzer that looks good on my skin. Warms up the complexion without looking muddy or orange. Its a matte powder but does have some glitter through it but doesn’t really show up as shimmery or glittery on the skin, so it’s pretty much matte to me.

It’s not overly pigmented to where you have to watch how much you apply but it’s not poorly pigmented either, does that make sense?

Anyway I’ve been really loving it. 

Did I mention it smells so yummy?!

Saved the best for last 😉 highlighters


City Colors Highlight Trio, Physicians Formula Shimmer strips in Warm Nude and Essence Eyeshadow in 01 Snowflake

1st of all, all of these are recommendations from Thataylaa on YouTube

I got the City Color 1 from Muse Beauty

These 3 have just been in my rotation for the past 2 months or so

I don’t use any other highlighters. They are all very finely milled and look very smooth in the skin, not shimmery or glittery at all, which is just my kinda highlight

My favorite way to apply highlighter is wet, as to not destroy the powder in the pan, I 1st pick up some product on my brush and then spritz the brush with a makeup spray and apply

I use the Vintage Beauty Facial Tonic, any makeup setting spray will work, such as MAC Fix +
Doing this intensifies the pigment and makes the highlight sort of melt into the skin rather than sit on top of it.

That’s it for my current favorite products! Shew that was long 1!

I hope you guys enjoyed the post and gave you some insight on products you were maybe contemplating on whether or not to buy.

If you guys have any post suggestions, leave a comment below.

I’d also love to know what are your current favorites so drop me a comment and let me know 😊

Thank you for reading, if you wanna see more posts from us, don’t forget t subscribe and follow us on Instagram @makeupastorm
Love and makeup ❤️💋

Fatima

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Current Beauty Favorites 

Hey beauties!
I purposely skipped last months “monthly” favorites post coz most of the stuff I was enjoying I only started used like halfway through the month and didn’t want to post about it knowing that I haven’t tested it out long enough to call it a “favorite”

So I decided it be best to combine it all and compile and “current favorites”

So he warned, some of these stuff might have already been mentioned before.
Let’s start with skincare


Avon ClearSkin Professional- Clarifying Toner Pads


I have been obsessed with chemical exfoliants, they work really well on my skin and these toner pads from Avon are just amazing! They’re really affordable at R92 for 45 pads, and they contain both glycolic and salicylic acids

I only use them once a day, in the evenings and they do a great job at keeping my skin texture smooth and my pores clear

The next product is a staple in my routine and I really can’t live without since introducing it into my routine.


Vintage Beauty Facial Tonic
Featured here is the Revitalizing scent, I also do use and love the Invigorating one as well

I use it after cleansing, as a toner, as a primer before makeup and to set my makeup when I’m done

I also use it throughout the day to refresh my skin.

It’s really soothing and refreshing. It works great to prep skin before moisturizer if you have dry skin and really locks in the goodness.

Bioderma Sensibio Micellar Water
I received these as a gift with purchase when I ordered online from Cosmetiques De France

I’ve only ever tried the Garnier Micellar water and while I did love it, it got replaced by my Vintage Beauty Cold Cream.

I like keeping this to quickly remove my makeup when I need to makeup wudhu (ablution)

It’s quick and easy and gets the job done really well.
Now onto makeup 😁

Let’s start with face/base products


NYX Angel Veil Primer
I’ve recently fallen in love with this all over again!

It’s so smoothing and moisturizing to the skin, a great primer for my fellow dry skinned ladies out there.

It does have some silicone in it but doesn’t feel slippery on the skin and definitely doesn’t dry the skin out like some other pore minimizing primers can do.

I’m not sure if this is available in SA yet, haven’t been to a NYX stand in a while, I got mine from Feelunique.com
Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation and Rimmel Lasting Finish foundation


I’ve already mentioned the Bourjois foundation in a previous favorites so I won’t go into in much, I did however buy a mother shade, a shade lighter in 51 Light Vanilla, as far as I know this is only available online from Cosmetiques de France as I’ve only seen the shade 52 and up in store

As for the Rimmel foundation, a new gem in my ever growing foundation collection

I really love this 1. I wanna do a full review on it, so look out for that.

It’s a satin/demi-matte finish. Lasts so long on the skin and looks so good and fresh all day!

It really smooths the skin and minimizes the look of my pores. I absolutely love it and will be repurchasing soon. It’s really inexpensive as well, so that’s a bonus!

*note, I do add yellow colouring to my foundations so that they match me better. Both foundations mentioned above have been adjusted
Cala Makeup Blending sponge


After seeing a few local beauty bloggers rave about this sponge, I decided to pick up 1 for myself.

1st impressions, I was impressed that it was quite soft and squishy and not too dense.

After using it for quite some time, I can say I am really happy with my purchase, it works well to blend foundation and concealer into the skin and leave a flawless finish. I’m gonna be doing a “beauty sponge comparison” post soon, I’m just waiting on my Real Techniques sponge that I ordered to arrive.
RCMA No-Color Powder


If you have dry skin – Get this!

If you have oily skin – Get this!

If you love “baking” – Get this!

If you’re a makeup artist – You NEED this!

This is the best loose powder I’ve tried yet.

It works so well to set the face and for baking. It’s no wonder all the YouTubers have been loving and raving about this.

I got mine from Muse Beauty on Instagram, but I’ve seen a few other online retailers sell it as well. All of them are priced more or less the same.

CATRICE Made to Stay Smoothing Lip Polish 08 What’s your Atti-Nude


This has pretty much been the only lip product I’ve been using for the past few weeks, no lies.

It really does smooth the lips and gives a natural colour to it, like a “my lips but better”

And it does sort of dry down but doesn’t dry the lips or look dry, if that makes sense. 

Also, once it wears off, it leaves a tiny on the lips, almost like a bitten kinda look. I love it!


Avon Supershock mascara and MaxFactor False Lash Effect mascara


I’m sure you all know that this Avon mascara is like holy grail status for me. And this Max Factor 1 is pretty awesome as well! But the 2 of them layered 🙏🏼 omg! Someone actually asked me if I was wearing false lashes!

The result: super long, separated, full, luscious lashes! Nuff said!
LA Girl Gel liner in Dark Brown and E.L.F Cream Eyeliner in Black


I’ve been into Gel liners, can you tell??

I use them both on the inner waterline as well as on the lash line for winged liner.

They’re both equally pigmented, they glide on really well and stay all day.

My LA girl Gel liner in black has started to dry up so I started using the ELF 1 and I really love it.

Max Factor Creme Puff blushes and Bourjois Chocolate Bronzing powder

I got these because of the constant raves from the lovely ladies fromAll Dolled Up

And they did not disappoint! I have the shades 01 Nude Mauve, 05 Lovely Pink and 30 Gorgeous Berries

They have a lively sheen to them without looking chunky and glittery, they are really pigmented as well and the look so gorgeous on the cheeks!

They are a little pricey for a “drugstore” products, so I waited for a 3 for 2 sale on Cosmetiques de France and then snatched them 😉

As for the Bourjois bronzer, I finally found a bronzer that looks good on my skin. Warms up the complexion without looking muddy or orange. Its a matte powder but does have some glitter through it but doesn’t really show up as shimmery or glittery on the skin, so it’s pretty much matte to me.

It’s not overly pigmented to where you have to watch how much you apply but it’s not poorly pigmented either, does that make sense?

Anyway I’ve been really loving it. 

Did I mention it smells so yummy?!

Saved the best for last 😉 highlighters

City Colors Highlight Trio, Physicians Formula Shimmer strips in Warm Nude and Essence Eyeshadow in 01 Snowflake

1st of all, all of these are recommendations from Thataylaa on YouTube

I got the City Color 1 from Muse Beauty

These 3 have just been in my rotation for the past 2 months or so

I don’t use any other highlighters. They are all very finely milled and look very smooth in the skin, not shimmery or glittery at all, which is just my kinda highlight

My favorite way to apply highlighter is wet, as to not destroy the powder in the pan, I 1st pick up some product on my brush and then spritz the brush with a makeup spray and apply

I use the Vintage Beauty Facial Tonic, any makeup setting spray will work, such as MAC Fix +
Doing this intensifies the pigment and makes the highlight sort of melt into the skin rather than sit on top of it.
That’s it for my current favorite products! Shew that was long 1!

I hope you guys enjoyed the post and gave you some insight on products you were maybe contemplating on whether or not to buy them.

If you guys have any post suggestions, leave a comment below.

I’d also love to know what are your current favorites so drop me a comment and let me know 😊

Thank you for reading, if you wanna see more posts from us, don’t forget t subscribe and follow us on Instagram @makeupastorm
Love and kisses ❤️💋

Fatima

June – July Favorites 2016

Hello again!
Shew it’s been a while since we’ve popped in on here!

Things have just been so hectic recently that the blog has taken the back seat (unfortunately)

But I’m hoping we can get back to it, even if it’s just once a week

This post has been long overdue and we’re already almost halfway through August but better late than never right?

And I was just dying to share these with you guys!

Let’s jump right into it!


Sheet Masks

Sheet masks in general have been a favorite for the past few weeks

I purchased some from Shades of Mink just before Eid, I have just 1 left so that I could include it in this pic 😋 but I’ll be using it asap

I love the way my skin looks and feels after using a sheet mask, my skin literally just drinks up all of the essences and by the next morning, my skin is so smooth and glowing!

You can purchase them from the online store which is linked, Yasmin (founder of Shades of Mink) will be launching a new range of products soon, be sure to follow her on Instagram @shadesofmink for updates and sneak peeks of the new releases

The best part is that if you’re unsure of which products to get, she offers an online skin consultation (via email) you just tell her what skin concerns you have and what type of products you’re looking for and she will advise which ones will be best

That will bring me to my next product which I will talk about in just a bit

Also pictured is a sheet mask from the brand Skin Strategy, the Rejuvenating mask, it also comes with a serum which you use after the mask and this mask is also a firm favorite. It’s also quite inexpensive and easily accessible at Dischem stores
Janssen Cosmetics Bio Fruit Gel Exfoliator 


Another item from Shades of Mink

As I mentioned above that she offers skin consultations, she recommended this to me when I mentioned that I get clogged pores and texture on my skin

And boy oh boy! This has been a game changer

It’s an enzyme/chemical exfoliant and contains glycolic, malic and lactic acids, to name a few

I use it once or twice a week and after about 2 weeks I could see a major improvement in my skin

Absolutely love and will continue to repurchase once this is finished
LiyaRy BioActive Silt


This mask is amazeballs! This Silt is naturally found in Europe freshwater lakes. This mask will help skin retain moisture, pull out gunk from the pores and also regenerate skin cell turnover

My favorite way of using it is by mixing it into my rhassoul clay mask mixture
Sticking to skincare before I move into makeup
Vintage Beauty Rejuvenating Eye Cream


As some of you may know, Vintage Beauty is my own skincare brand.

I started off with just 1 product, the cold cream and have recently introduced an eye cream

This has been the best eye cream I’ve ever used, honestly!

I would like to say it’s a dupe for the Kiehl’s creamy eye treatment with avocado

Because I’ve also used avocado oil in it

It’s super hydrating, high in antioxidants and essential fatty acids 

It’s been a true life saver and so many people have fallen in love with it as well, the results speak for themselves 

Follow my page on Instagram @VintageBeautySA for more info and to see customer feedback on the products, I’m also rebranding and launching new products soon, you don’t wanna miss that 😉

More on the eye cream, I have super dry skin and an even drier eye area, I could never pull off concealer without it looking crepey and cakey, and then there’s creasing, which by setting with powder can fix that, that’s something I could never do because of dry my skin is, it always ended up in a disaster!

This eye cream has been a lifesaver! Not only can I comfortably wear concealer with no dryness and flakiness but I can also set it with powder!!!

Overall my eye area looks a lot more youthful and plump and more even toned, I can definitely see an improvement in dark circles ❤️

Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation


I honestly think this is my ultimate favorite foundation, it provides enough coverage (medium) and looks like skin, it honestly looks so natural that you can tell I have makeup on

I use the shade 52 Vanilla which I’ve added yellow coloring to match me perfectly

And when set with the Bourjois Healthy Balance powder, perfection!

It lasts all day for me, having dry skin I don’t have to worry about oiliness and touching up.

Also, the powder is amazing for setting concealer under the eyes, it’s not drying or cakey looking and almost has a glowy look to it even though it’s not shimmery at all!

Holy grail status products right here!

I purchased these off of the Cosmetiques De France website when they had a 3 for 2 sale on Bourjois and also received free shipping, double BONUS!
Essence Soft Touch Mousse Foundation


Lol 1st off, obviously this is not my shade and I know that, but I use this to contour and bronze up my face 

Almost like a cream contour but seriously even better!

You only need a tiny amount coz it’s super pigmented and blends out like a dream!

This specific shade (60 Matt mahogany) is just perfect, it’s not too warm that it looks orange, yet not too cool that it looks muddy or ashy

*PR sample
Garnier BB Cream for Eyes


I’ve mentioned this in a favorites before and I’ve rediscovered it and fallen in love again

I love using it under concealer to sort of colour correct because of its peachy tone, or on its own when I’m not wearing any makeup/foundation

It blends out so well and it’s really lightweight so it doesn’t cake up under concealer or crease
WOW Cosmetics Eyeshadow in No. 46


I spotted WOW cosmetics at a local pharmacy, when searching eye shadows I found this gem 😍 I use it as a highlighter and not eye shadow

It’s gorgeous! Not shimmery or glittery at all, just gives a nice sheen and look beautiful on the tops of the cheekbones

It’s a slightly peachy champagne colour, which would suit a lot of skin tones

I will be picking up another 1 soon!
So that’s all for my favorites, hope you guys enjoyed seeing what I’ve been loving the past few weeks

Drop me a comment and let me know what’s your current favorite products and any recommendations would be awesome too
Much love

F xxx

March 2016 Favorites 

Hey guys!
Can’t believe we’re already almost 4 months into the year! 

And so I will be sharing with you my most used and loved beauty products for the month of March!

  
• LA Girl Nudes Beauty Brick – Eyeshadow Palette 

This has been well loved and used over the past few months now but mostly in the last few weeks. Whenever I travelled, It was the only palette I took with me.

The shades lean more pinky-purple instead of nuetral-nude shades but they are still subtle enough to be worn on a day to day basis.

I don’t need to go into too much detail coz this already seems to be a best seller and much loved palette.

You can create subtle or glam looks. Whatever floats your boat!


• LA Girl Pro HD Setting Powder
When I saw this on a trip to Dischem I popped it into my basket without hesitation.
I’ve never really seen anyone rave about it though. So that’s a first for me, I always do research before buying any products! Happy to say, another La Girl product that has not failed to impress me.

It is a very very finely milled powder, if you’re not careful, you could end up in a cloud of powder smoke!

But what really excites me is how great it is at setting the face, leaving it looking and feeling flawless and smooth, without drying it out.

I got this tip from a makeup artist on the internet when browsing reviews on silica based powders, he said to use a fan brush and very lightly dust over the face. If you use a dense powder brush you could end up applying too much and that’s when your face feels tight and dry and looks crepey!

That look is not On!

There’s honestly nothing about this that I don’t like. And at under R100, it’s a steal!
• Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara


Another hyped up product. Everyone who has tried this has had only good to say about it.

You know a good mascara when you first apply it. I love the length and volume this gives without clumping. The formula isn’t too wet or too dry, and the wand is just the perfect size! Small enough for the lower lashes.
• Oval Foundation Brush

I’ll be honest and say I got this from AliExpress, straight from China! 

So it’s not branded or anything. Took a while to arrive and I had to reorder. No biggie since it only costs like R20!

I’ve only used it with my Kryolan Supracolor and it’s good enough for me! It’s the perfect pair to achieve flawless, airbrushed skin 😍 

It’s blends the cream foundation so well, doesn’t leave any streaks and really makes a little product go a long way. Because the synthetic bristles are so densely packed, they don’t absorb much product, if any at all!

I must admit, at first, it is a little weird to use and I wasn’t suite sure how to hold it and use it but once I got the hang of it, it’s super easy!
• Catrice Illuminating Blush in Coral me Maybe 😉😉
Such a a cute name for this blush 😉

The product itself is gorgeous too! Not too pigmented so it’s easy to achieve a natural flush.

It is a 2 toned blush and the center part has shimmers through it, hence giving you an illuminated application. 

The shimmers aren’t chunky and noticeable so you don’t end up looking like a disco ball, instead, your cheeks look naturally glowy and dewy! No need to added highlighter if that’s your preference.
• Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick in 43
There isn’t a shade name besides 43…

The perfect Nide lipstick for me! 😍 not too light or dark, just the right amount of peach, pink and brown to it.

The formula is amazing too! Lasts well, feels comfortable on the lips and has a satin/creamy finish.
• Lime Crime Velvetines Liquid Lipstick in Riot


I won this in a giveaway from Iconique Beautique on Instagram. It’s such a pretty colour!

However I’m not a fan of matte (read dry) lips. So whenever I use this, it’s always mixed with something else. Either with the Rimmel lipstick I mentioned above or a gloss like the 1 mentioned below.

But again, the colour is really pretty, it’s almost like a burnt warm nude with a bit of mauve to it. Hard to describe 🙈
• CATRICE Shine Appeal Fluid Lipstick in Pink Macaron


Now even though this is called a lipstick, I’d actually call it a lipgloss. A pigmented lipgloss.
This is great on its own as well layered over other lipsticks.

Amazing colour pay off as well as a juicy glossy shine.

Doesn’t feel sticky or uncomfortable.
• CATRICE Liquid Camouflage Concealer in 020 Light Beige

This has been a favorite for a few months now but I haven’t used it that often, until a few weeks ago.

Love everything about this. Especially the fact that it isn’t drying, doesn’t crease, doesn’t settle into fine lines under the eyes, Ahmad amazing coverage, feels super light on the skin and doesn’t cake up.

Honestly if I had to try this without knowing what it is, I’d think it was high end. That’s how amazing the quality is! 

Unfortunately the only downside is the shade selection, I think there are only 2 or 3 shades available and if you’re medium to dark skinned, these concealer swill be wayyy to light, even for the purpose of highlighting.

My skin tone is light, around NC 20 in MAC, and I use the 2nd shade, which leans to the warmer (yellow) side of of the shade spectrum.
• Totally Wild Aloe 24 7 Organic Aloe Gel -Fro Problematic Skin
This has literally been a life saver! 🙏🏼

I’ll admit, when I ordered this I though it was a 100% aloe gel. And only when I got it I realized I was wrong and it’s got a lot of other ingredients in it. But…. I don’t regret buying it 1 bit!

99.8% of the total ingredients are from natural sources and 55% are from organic farming.

Here are some of the ingredients in it: melon seed oil, rooibos leaf extract, rosemary leaf oil, salicylic acid, lemongrass oil, sunflower oil, chamomile oil
A few week ago I started breaking out so badly, I couldn’t understand why my skin got so bad all of a sudden. Nothing really helped to control it. 

Until I started using this! 

It cleared up existing spots in like 2 days and has since worked well to prevent further breakouts. 

My skin is a lot clearer and healthy looking, it’s getting back to a good place and it’s behaving!

I also found that this has helped hydrate the skin around my eyes and keep it looking smoother.
The way I use it is almost like a treatment/serum. I apply it immediately after cleansing and wait for it to absorb and dry and then apply my Vintage Beauty cream as a moisturizer over top. I got it from a local healthcare stockist, and I paid R110 for it.

Definitely gonna repurchase!!! 👍🏼
That’s all for my favorites.

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Much love xxx Fatima ❤️
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PS: Vintage Beauty is a skincare brand created by me (Fatima)

January/February 2016 Favorites 

Hello my beauties ❤️So we didn’t end up doing a January Favourites and I thought I’d combine these last 2 months as 1, I’ll be honest and say I haven’t bought many new products or even tried many new stuff, just kinda rediscovered older products I already had.

   

   

So I’ll start off with my latest obsession. I haven’t been using black eyeliner in my waterline the past 2 weeks or so, I’ve been going for a softer look and for that I’ve been using the Avon Glimmerstick In Brown Sugar

It’s a bronzey brown shade and has shimmer in it, although the shimmer doesn’t really show up.

It’s just lightly defines the eye without being too intense as a black liner would.
And to add some extra definition to my eyes I’ve been lining my upper lashe line with a deep brown or black powder/shadow.

I’ve just recently rediscovered this Essence Smokey Eyes set in 02 Smokey Day

And I’ve been using the darkest brown shade to line my lash line.

All the shades in this trio are sooo soft, pigmented and super blendable 😍 I often use the light highlight shade on my brown bone and inner corner as well.
Then I just curl my lashes and bam!

The entire look is very natural with a subtle glam.

Maybelline Baby Skin primer and NYX Angel Veil Primer

These next 2 are also not recent purchases and I love them both separately, but a new found obsession, mixed together!
They really smooth out the skin and blur pores like nothing else.

It doesn’t dry out my skin either, or accentuate dry patches, in fact, it actually smoothes everything down so that foundation glides on smoothly.
M.O.D Makeup finishing spray

This is a fairly new discovery/purchase

It’s from Dischem and it was only R85!

(Pssst Dischem have their Beauty Fair on at the moment and this spray is on special again for R85)
I seriously love this thing. It’s really sets makeup and settles any powdery cakiness and make makeup look fresher for longer.

It doesn’t mattify or makeup your makeup dewy but with my dry skin, it works great at keep my makeup looking more fresh instead of crepey and dry.
I’m not surprised why it’s so amazing because the ingredients in this is sooo similar to MAC Fix +

How awesome is that?!

And for like a third of the price 
I also love the spray nozzle, it’s very fine and doesn’t squirt out chunks! 

Wet n Wild Coverall Pressed Powder
Recently I’ve been loving this. Again, another rediscovery. I actually started using it since I saw Lustre Lux using it. She loves it and has dry skin. 

I’ve been using a light dusting of it all over my face and under the eyes as well.

Its such a soft creamy powder and isn’t drying so doesn’t make me cakey.

Overall a great setting powder to tone done the dew on extra dewy foundations or mattify you if you’re oily.

I also like to use it on super light makeup days, just some concealer on spots and a dusting of this powder all over, it just melts and blends into the skin so lovely.
Last but not least, the star of the show!

Vintage Beauty Crème 
My baby!

As some of you might know, Vintage Beauty is my own skincare line.

I will go in depth about the cream and how and why I decided to create it and all the other details, in another post, but for now I will just say why it’s in my Favourites 😉
So this cream has been a part of my skincare routine since December, but back then, I was still testing it out.

Needless to say, I fell in love with it immediately.
Oh btw, the cream itself is called a cold cream, mine is just a sort of recreated version.
Gone are my dry skin days. My favourite way to use it is as a makeup remover/ hot cloth cleansing balm, and wow! Not only does it literally melt away makeup, but My skin has glow, it’s been amazing at keeping my skin looking healthy, hydrated and clear.

I also use it as a moisturizer, day and night.
I don’t think I’ll ever stop using it! It’s just sooo amazing 😍 
If you’re interested in purchasing or you wanna know more about this cream, you can email me at vintagebeautySA@gmail.com

Also give me a follow on Instagram @VintageBeautySA 😘

Much love 

xxx F