Berryful / by emma graef

..... And more new makeup product testing! 

One of my favorite makeup trends for this spring and summer was berryful lips. I see it as a bit more mature version of bright pink and fuchsia trend rolling still a year before. And as you can follow from Fall 2015 shows, berries are still on the lips this upcoming season. 

 Looks from left to right: Trussardi, Dolce&Gabbana and No. 21, photo behind  this link . No. 21 is my favorite with lips that look like applied care-freely by finger, from a bowl of juice berries or the color would be bitten through the lips!

Looks from left to right: Trussardi, Dolce&Gabbana and No. 21, photo behind this link. No. 21 is my favorite with lips that look like applied care-freely by finger, from a bowl of juice berries or the color would be bitten through the lips!

I've found many makeup artist during a couple of season describing their looks as girls had applied them by them self (as on No. 21 look above) or that they had woken up like that after a good party. But I guess a good makeup artist sees where he smudges look the best. ;)

 My favorites (on top of my bible) for berryful lips, both from  Bite Beauty ,  High Pigment Pencil  color  Violet  (well yes, it's very violet, not actually that berry. But still very cool and creamy.) and  Lush Lip Tint  color  Raspberry .

My favorites (on top of my bible) for berryful lips, both from Bite BeautyHigh Pigment Pencil color Violet (well yes, it's very violet, not actually that berry. But still very cool and creamy.) and Lush Lip Tint color Raspberry.

About new products to test. I was very hopeful for DiorSkin Nude Air Serum SPF 20. Many promising words in that name! Serum refers to curative effect and SPF to maintaining younger looking skin and protection. (Though SPF is not suitable for studio photo shoots or events where you're gonna have your photo taken with a flash. SPF foundations can create white zebra spots in the photos.) I poured the foundation on my palette and it was like water coming out of the jar. Extra fluid, I see. I experienced right away the heartbreaking feeling of a foundation waste. I tapped light spots on top of my nose, cheeks, chin and fore head and started tapping and spreading with Shiseido round foundation brush. The texture felt very special! Like spreading oil on your skin. It worked well on my cheeks, but it was catastrophic on t-zone, specially on the nose where the foundation revealed sharply how dry my skin is on the surface. Trying to make it better with fingers and warming the foundation up just made it worse. I ended up swiping the foundation of from t-zone and adding Lush Celestial face cream. After letting it absorb into my skin I gently applied trustworthy foundation (Lancôme Teint Miracle) to safe the daySo as a summary, Dior Nude Air Serum is not for me, but maybe it creates sheer complexion for you, if you're not in need of more than light-medium coverage.

That' all. 

 

Bisous

Emma