Make-up used in December

Month favorites its the most enjoyable post to read and write, it gives me the chance to see what other people have been using and i can make inventory of what i really like from my collection. Of course, this can change every month with all the new releases, season changes and why not hormonal imbalances of the skin.

Especially with the skincare, in December i had two main discrepancies. My skin has been either oily and congested or while i was sick (chest infection), dry and flaky. I think i will do a separate post on what i used to heal my dry face and almost raw hands.

Makeup wise i kept it nice and simple, using the beautiful neutrals from my Naked palette combined with my 2010 holy grail mascara Loreal Volume Million. Used plain black eyeliner only for nights out and sometimes didn’t even bother. 

Foundation wise, I’m still using my Lancome Teint Miracle in 03 and Vichy Aera Teint fluid in 35  which are almost gone, combined with Bourjois Healthy Mix concealer in 53 underneath – great coverage, moisturising, no cakey appearance and wonderful for layering on top of it. Tend to apply it first under my eyes and on the lids, covering the cheekbones as well.

With all the cold weather going on, shine still bothered me so i used a light powder to set the foundation. If i wanted full coverage and a polished look i used La Roche Posay Toleriane Teint Mineral in Beige Clair and if i was in a hurry, i used the Bourjois Mineral Radiance Powder in 02 vanille – mattifies for about 3 hours or so, has a slight pink undertone which i don’t like and the nice smell i liked at first, smells sour on me :(.

I must say I’m very impressed with the La Roche Posay Toleriane Mineral, it is a mineral compact foundation which means it can be used instead of a foundation or on top of it for a maximum coverage. I used it both ways and found it great. On its own, provides full coverage while making your skin feeling very silky and smooth; surprisingly matches my skin tone perfectly as i am extremely ghostly pale during winter. If used on top of your normal foundation, it sets it for longer and hello full coverage. Also has a 25 Spf, fragrance free and no preservatives.

No bronzer was used in December or fake tan on that matter, i just embraced my paleness :). I used a soft shimmery peach blush from Urban Decay in Score. This was my first ever purchase from UD and i think it almost 3 years old (eek!),  but is still going strong. Has the most beautiful undertones, sometimes in the light can look pink and sometimes can look peach. I tend to use it obsessively for weeks and the forget about it for another month, but always come back to it. I’m surprised really that i haven’t hit pan yet.

For my lips i have only used two products: Carmex lip balm and Loreal Glam Shine Juice in Candy Juice (224). I both the gloss from the Turkish duty free on a whim and it ended up to be the perfect shade of pink for me. Its not sticky and has a good pigmentation, what more can i ask?

 Thats about it, i kept my makeup to a minimum and was mainly focused on protecting my skin from the cold.

Looking forward to read your makeup favorites!

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6 Comments

  1. January 3, 2011 / 2:12 am

    I love that your makeup routine is very uncluttered; I’m very simple too. I used some foundation, blush and mascara. I’m still looking for the perfect shade of pink for my lips though! xoxoxoo

  2. andreea
    Author
    January 3, 2011 / 8:28 pm

    Hi Shin, yeah i dont like clutter at all especially when im in a hurry in the morning :). Clean and simple in the mornings, sofisticated for going out xxx

  3. jacqueline
    November 19, 2011 / 10:01 am

    La Roche Posay Toleriane Mineral, can you please tell me what shade is in this picture?
    I have such fair pale skin… and i want to keep it that way! As I cannot find any samples in the drugstores so far, i have no idea which shade to order. but in this picture seems the right one for me

  4. Andreea
    Author
    November 19, 2011 / 10:53 am

    Hi Jacqueline, the shade is no 11 Beige Clair. There is an even lighter version, no 10 not sure how fair you are. If you dust it with a brush, instead of a sponge (you get one with the powder) the color is very subtle.

  5. jacqueline
    November 22, 2011 / 9:51 am

    thank you andreea. unfortunately the mineral version has only three shades available, and only the other comapct foundation simply called Toleriane Teint Compact has the lighter shade 10 Ivory. As i understood the mineral one is for normal to combination skin, and the Toleriane Teint Compact is for dry skin. Anyway, I will eventually end up buying both and see which one suits better… thanks again

  6. Andreea
    Author
    November 22, 2011 / 1:29 pm

    Good luck, have the dry skin version too its a creamy compact foundation (see also Elisabeth Arden Flawless Finish compact) so its best to be used instead of a foundation.

    Let me know how you got on, such a pity that there are no testers in your pharmacy x

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