Guys! I have some serious beauty news to share. And it’s worth so much more than my usual “Catches of the day”. A couple of weeks ago, lovely Grace from BE. Love Grace told me about her fabulous new beauty online shop where she sells Asian sheet masks and asked me whether I was interested in trying them out. Since – as you know – I’m quite conscious about ingredients, I first wanted to know a bit more about those masks. (more…)
What: MAC Prep + Prime Lip
Why: I love seriously red lips when I go out. It gives you that instant Parisian girl vibe. But red lips need to look perfect and mine just never did. Until Angela told me about this MAC lip primer. I now always swipe it on pre-stain for a bold red Parisian lip that won’t smudge anymore. Hooray!
Green Factor: Not at all… Does anyone know a natural lip primer? Then leave your comment!
Where: Manor, Lucerne (CH)
What: Annemarie Börlind Eye Makeup Remover
Why: OK, I think I tried them all. And this eye makeup remover is simply the best. Very gentle, still takes off everything in one swoop and won’t leave oily residue. Plus it lasts forever.
Green Factor: Pioneers of natural cosmetics – from as early as the seventies!
Where: Müller droguerìa, Capdepera, Mallorca (E)
Also available at: drugstores
What: Grown Alchemist Gentle Gel Facial Cleanser
Why: In the morning I don’t have to remove make-up, but I still like to wash my face with a gentle cleanser do get that fresh feeling of freely breathing skin. This one from Australian organic brand Grown Alchemist with its delicate blend of botanical extracts smells fantastic and leaves my face fresh, calm and soothed.
Green Factor: Full of organic botanical ingredients and powerful natural actives. So good!
Where: www.feelunique.com (not available at the moment)
What: Caudalie Premier Cru The Eye Cream
Why: Such a luxurious eye cream! It’s rich, decadent, and sinks into my skin immediately. Another fave of mine!
Green Factor: Full of natural and environmentally friendly active ingredients. Love it.
Where: Pharmacie De L’homme De Fer, Strasbourg (F)
Also available at: Drugstores
What: Yves Saint Laurent Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils Baby Doll
Why: This is my favourite mascara. I have already pretty long lashes, hence I’m rather looking for something that deeply pigments and curls them, so my eyes look more open. This one has it all. The wand coats all my lashes in one stroke and gives me thick, but still flirty and feathery lashes. It also doesn’t flake off my lashes like other mascaras do, but still washes off easily.
Green Factor: There have been greener weeks on The Roaring Prettiness, haven’t there…
Where: Import Parfumerie, Lucerne (CH)
Also available at: pretty much every perfumery
What: Laura Mercier Foundation Primer – Radiance
Why: Seriously? I still don’t really get the whole concept of primers. Do you really need them? If I feel like fancying up my make-up routine, I go for this one. If nothing else, it gives me a super nice glow.
Green Factor: Oops, no.
Where: Sephora, San Francisco (USA)
What: Dior Cheek & Lip Glow
Why: Incredibly pretty, subtle and weightless colour that gives you this post-exercise glow. Without the exercise, it is. The texture is a gel which dries into a seamless, flat stain that you can’t even feel on your skin.
Green Factor: Errrr… unfortunately not… The cute package pulled at my strings. Guilty!
Where: Boots on Piccadilly Circus, London (UK)
Also available at: Perfumeries, Sephora, department stores
What: Team Dr. Joseph Daily Vitalizing Eye Treatment
Why: And another one from Team Dr. Joseph, one of my favourite organic skincare brands. This is a wonderful eye cream: rich and intensively moisturising, and at the same time sinks into my skin immediately. Love it!
Green Factor: Yes, yes, yes!
Where: Adler Mountain Lodge, Alpi di Siusi (I)
What: Bioderma Make-up removing micelle solution Créaline H2O TS
Why: Simply one of the best make-up remover of all times. Works even on waterproof make-up. Simple handling and so gentle on sensitive skin.
Green Factor: Fragrance-, alcohol-, and paraben-free, and it’s hypoallergenic!
Where: Citypharma Du Four Bonaparte, Saint-Germain-des-Près, Paris (F)
Also available at: pretty much any pharmacy in France