Giveaway: Full Sized Rodial/Radical Skincare/Kate Somerville + Sampler Goodie Bag!

Hey Guys,

I have more Rodial goodies to give away, along with some Kate Somerville and Radial Skincare. I also have a ton of samples from fabulous brands like NARS, Shu Uemura, Sisley and Becca!

I’m going to take all of the samples and put them into this bag…

So…
You guys know the drill. You have to be a public follower to qualify. If I can’t see you, I can’t enter you. You can gain additional entries by following Adventures In Makeup on Facebook, Habibi Bath & Body on Facebook, @shahadakarim on Twitter and @habibibody on Twitter. If you want even more entries, link this giveaway to your blog (and put up a few words in a blog post).

*It helps tremendously if you put your email address in the comments section. Makes it easier to notify you if you win!

THE WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON JULY 15TH. 
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!

FOTD: Buff

I couldn’t wait to use the new Becca Mineral Blush, so I got right to the business of doing an FOTD:

FACE
Koh Gen Do Moisture Foundation (#301)
Koh Gen Do Face Powder
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Ginger
Becca Blush in Wile Honey
EYES
Anastasia Brow Gel in Granite
Burberry Eyehsadow in Gold Trench
Burberry Effortless Mascara
LIPS
Lip Fusion Balm in Buff

Blushed: Becca Mineral Blush in Wild Honey

This is the most ‘natural-looking’ blush I’ve come across in a while. It’s nearly a bronzer on me, but not quite. It adds an overall ‘glow’ to my skin. The first time I wore it, I got so many compliments… people kept saying that I was glowing! 🙂 I’ll take it!

See? Really natural. It does wonders for my warm skin tone… although it’ll suit a wide range of skin tones as well. I highly recommend it for anyone who’s about my color and looking to glow without being obvious, or any fairer skinned  beauties looking for a lovely ‘natural’ flush.

You can find out more about Becca Blush in Wild Honey HERE.

Becca Radiant Skin Satin Finish Foundation (Amber)

I know that I just screamed from the rooftops all the fabulous things about Becca Luminous Skin Colour…
But the company recently released a new foundation (in a million shade ranges) that has more coverage, and a bit of a matte finish. I actually don’t know why it’s called ‘satin’ finish… this stuff’s totally matte on me.

I like it for coverage — and found that it’s best applied with fingers. I don’t think this foundation has a lick of SPF  in it (it’s not mentioned anywhere on the packaging, although titanium dioxide is listed in the ingredients)… so you’ll need to wear a sunscreen under it (which you should wear under foundation anyway). On the up side… no (or low) SPF means less likelihood of flashback.

I wore it a recent FOTD (with sunscreen under it) and it wore well for most of the day. I did start to get oily halfway through the day though.. so I had to blot.

FACE
By Terry Hyaluronic Face Powder
Chanel Blush in Tempting Beige
EYES
Chantecaille Eyeshadow in Sel
Chanel Eye Pencil in Taupe (waterline)
Sisley So Intense Mascara
LIPS
Chantecaille Lip Chic in China Rose

*pr sample

April Favorites

Hey Guys,

Here’s what’s topping my list for the month of April.

Skinetica Anti-Blemish Treatment.

OMG this stuff WORKS! It’s the most gentle, non-intrusive, non-threatening blemish treatment I’ve ever used on this sensitive skin of mine… and it WORKS. It’s ridiculously easy to use… just put a little on a cotton ball and swipe over clean skin. Any acne that you have starts to dry up wihin 24 hours… my skin was ‘flat’ (no bumps) within 72  hours… and dark spots (I have hyperpigmentation) started lightening up by the end of the week. I MUST get more of this before I run out. They ship from the UK so I can’t be completely out by the time I order. I cannot recommend this stuff enough. Get into it!

Becca Luminous Skin Colour. (Nut)

This will be my Summer foundation… no doubt about it. It’s the sheerest coverage you can imagine… but when you put it on, it reflects light and makes you skin look flawless. It beats Senna’s Barely Base for three reasons: 1) It has an SPF of 25, 2) It is completely weightless, and 3) It comes in an insane range of skin colors with special attention to every conceivable undertone. I love it.

Armani Fluid Sheer (6).

This is my favorite of the new Armani Fluid Sheer colors. The coral-orange color just screams summer… and it’s shot through with just enough gold to give you a ‘glow.’ It’s easy to use… I tap it on bare skin or mix with a little foundation to hit the ‘blushing’ points of the face. Perfect for warmer undertones… but can be used from pale to dark skin…. with just a small adjustment in the amount used.

Burberry Eyeshadow (Gold Trench).

This is the perfect eyeshadow… to look like you’re not wearing any. I know, sounds like a waste. But it’s not. On pale skin tones, Gold Trench adds a natural ‘smoke’ that looks really effortless. On warm skin tones… it adds a glow. The color is incredibly neutral and flattering. Good Stuff

The Balm Tinted Lip Gloss (Ruby My Grapefruit).

I’ve been using this lip gloss for YEARS. I can’t tell you how many tubes I’ve gone through. I discovered it in the dusty back of a local beauty supply store (back before anyone had even really  heard of the brand), and fell in love. It stings like DuWop but not nearly as much… leaves your lips soothed and ‘puckered’ all at once. There’s just enough color to enhance your face… and it’s so easy to put on that you don’t even need a mirror. This is the only color I’ve ever liked. There are tons more to choose from, but Ruby My Grapefruit has always been my favorite.

That’s it! Those are my favorites for April. Ciao for now!

FOTD: Sheer Color

Since my skin is doing a bit better (the zit is gone! the zit is gone!), I went sheer for a quick FOTD:

FACE
Becca Luminous Foundation in Nut
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal
Armani Fluid Sheer in #6 (blush)
Ben Nye Banana Powder
EYES
Burberry Single Shadow in Gold Trench 
Burberry Effortless Mascara
LIPS
Burberry Lip Glow in Mallow Pink

FOTD: Becca Bare

Although it’s too dark, I dug in and tried out the Becca Tinted Moisturizer anyway. I just brought it down to my neck so that I didn’t look completely crazy. It works BEAUTIFULLY. I’m getting my proper shade next week.

FACE
Becca Tinted Moisturizer in Nuba
Illamasqua Blush in Expose (very light application)
EYES
RMS Cream Shadow in Solar
Perfekt Beauty Lash Enhancer
LIPS
Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss in Troublant