Monthly Favorites: May 2016

Chloé Love, Chloé Eau De Parfum, Clarins Ombre Iridescente Cream-To-Powder Iridescent Eyeshadow Long Lasting in 05 Silver Pink, Sephora Colorful Face Powder Blush in 17 Hey Jealousy!, Clarins Wonder Perfect Mascara in 01 Black, Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro 507 Boudoir, ANNY Cosmetics Nail Polish in Ski Over All
Chloé Love, Chloé Eau De Parfum, Clarins Ombre Iridescente Cream-To-Powder Iridescent Eyeshadow Long Lasting in 05 Silver Pink, Sephora Colorful Face Powder Blush in 17 Hey Jealousy!, Clarins Wonder Perfect Mascara in 01 Black, Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro 507 Boudoir, ANNY Cosmetics Nail Polish in Ski Over All

There is only one word I can use to characterize May – hectic. I have got a ton of new products and there have been quite a lot of new launches on the beauty market this month, but I only managed to try a few. But these products are definitely the top shelf ones and I sincerely love them all!

Clarins Wonder Perfect Mascara in 01 Black Review
Clarins Wonder Perfect Mascara in 01 Black

The first one is quite new to me although I believe it has already been around for quite some time. Clarins Wonder Perfect Mascara ($27.00) has never been on my radar before but somehow I impulsively purchased it during the latest sale in my local beauty store. It promises you everything from length to curl and volume. Although I have already found my holy grail mascara duo (Urban Decay Perversion/Subversion Duo) I love to try new mascaras from time to time. This Clarins one has a wet formula that I prefer and is very buildable. It makes my lashes voluminous and glamorous that I personally love so much!

Clarins Ombre Iridescente Cream-To-Powder Iridescent Eyeshadow Long Lasting in 05 Silver Pink Review
Clarins Ombre Iridescente Cream-To-Powder Iridescent Eyeshadow Long Lasting in 05 Silver Pink

Another Clarins discovery of mine is the Clarins Ombre Iridescente Cream-To-Powder Iridescent Long-Lasting Eyeshadow ($25.00) in shade 05 Silver Pink. It has a wonderful formula – soft to touch, easy to blend and it sets to a delicate soft pearly powder finish that is what you usually get with Chanel Illusion D’Ombre Eyeshadows. It is a dupe for a lesser price as you can get Chanel eyeshadows for $36.00 a pot. There are three more shades available and I am really looking forward to getting them all as this is the easiest way to do your eye makeup look in a couple of minutes and it stays put for ages. Bravo!

Sephora Colorful Face Powder Blush in 17 Hey Jealousy! Review
Sephora Colorful Face Powder Blush in 17 Hey Jealousy!

Pink color rules my world right now. I love everything pink and I enjoy the bright and cheerful look it gives to everything from your cheeks to your nails and lips. My blush of choice is the Sephora Colorful Face Powder Blush ($14.00) in 17 Hey Jealousy! that has this really vivid and eye-catching fuchsia pink shade. It is a very pigmented blush so I recommend working light-handedly with it. It has a very cool-toned base that is perfect for my skin tone. It gives my cheeks such a pretty youthful flush of pink! So sweet!

ANNY Cosmetics Nail Polish in Ski Over All Review
ANNY Cosmetics Nail Polish in Ski Over All

You already know I love nail polishes created by ANNY. It is another gem in my collection and a nail polish I keep painting my nails with for a whole month! ANNY Nail Polish(€9,99) in Ski Over All is the most sophisticated purple-based magenta I’ve ever seen. It is, no doubt, a statement color but it is comfortable to wear at the same time. Besides that, it has amazing wear-time and application characteristics. Love!

Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro 507 Boudoir Review
Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro 507 Boudoir

No surprise that Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro ($38.00) in 507 Boudoir made it to my May favorites. It has such a beautiful medium-dark lavender pink shade with tons of finely mild pink, blue and peachy shimmer. But most of all I love the velvety matte finish it has. It is such a gorgeous lip color that I can’t stop wearing it. It is a smooth, gentle lip product that glides on my lips like a dream, stays put for ages and looks extremely gorgeous! I totally recommend checking out this line of lip products! And I have a detailed review on it as well.

Chloé Love, Chloé Eau De Parfum Review
Chloé Love, Chloé Eau De Parfum

And finally – there is fragrance that has already become a fragrance of the month for me. Chloé Love, Chloé Eau De Parfum (€57,95 – €99,00) comes in 30, 50 and 75 ml and is only available in selected stores around the world. You can purchase it in Douglas in Germany or in Nordstrom in USA, for example. This is the most beautiful and gentle powdery scent I’ve ever tried. I would have never thought I might like anything like that but I really do! The top notes are orange blossom and pink pepper followed by iris, lilac, wisteria, hyacinth and heliotrope in the heart of the fragrance. But the most beauty comes with the base built around powdery musk, talc and rice. If you are into powdery perfumes or very soft and feminine scents in general – this is the one to try!

This is it for my monthly favorites this month. Tell me, what have you been loving in May? What beauty products and makeup items are worth trying and checking out? Share your thoughts, suggestions and ideas in the comments down below!

Thank you very much for your attention.

Have an amazing day!

Hugs and kisses,

Dorothea

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Author: dorotheabeauty

INSPIRATION | MAKEUP | LIFESTYLE

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