There’s something about Tom Ford. It’s sexy, glamorous, mysterious and completely irresistible so when I stopped by the presentation of what’s new in the world of Tom Ford Beauty the other day, I wasn’t surprised to find myself lusting after everything, from the makeup collection to the signature fragrances and private blend perfumes. Even the sparkling water and canapés that I was being served somehow felt sexy.
Velvet Orchid, the latest signature fragrance by Tom Ford, is as seductive as it appears with notes from petals, honey and rum that create a warm and oriental floral fragrance with a touch of freshness. Perfect for those wintery nights (and days) to come.
There is nothing as beautiful as a healthy and glowing complexion, and the look of a sunkissed skin even has the power to make summer last for longer. Chanel’s Les Beiges All-in-One Healthy Glow Fluid complements the skintone and leaves you with a glowing and natural looking complexion all the while it hydrates, softens and protects your skin. As I’m pregnant I try to stick to organic skincare and make-up only but I must admit that this has become my guilty pleasure. The colour is a few tones darker than what I would normally wear as a foundation so instead I’m using it as a bronzer on tired days. A small amount on my cheekbones, forehead, chin and nose instantly makes me feel (and look) better.
Apply it with your fingertips where needed or invest in a kabuki-brush if you wish for a more even result. I love the brush by Chanel, which is perfect to bring in your bag when on-the-go.
I know how to apply a foundation to make my skin look (almost) flawless, I know how to emphasise my cheekbones with a little help from a blush and I know which mascaras work for me and which don’t, but when it comes to eye shadow and liners I feel lost. I’ve watched countless tutorials and every time I’m on a shoot I pay extra attention to what the make-up artist is doing when it comes to my eyes. And yet I still don’t master a smoky eye. Please tell me I’m not the only one struggling with eye shadows and liners?
However, I’m not giving up, so last week I added a couple of Tromborg products to my beauty bag – and so far I’m super happy with the result. The creamy colours in Eye Grease, which btw are perfect for a sunkissed skin, blend easily into each other and I love the natural looking result. Before I apply the colour I dap a little powder on my eyelids for a longer-lasting result and then use the brushes for better control.
As much as I love Eye Grease, my ultimate favorite eyeshadow product is the Natural Active Eye Power in the color Light Brown. It is as good as foolproof and I just started using it on a daily basis on the eyelids and below the lower lashes. It’s barely-there but the kind of product that makes a huge difference to your makeup.
Earlier this year Rudolph Care launched its new sun collection and since I usually love everything coming from the organic skin care label I was really excited to try the products – and especially the face creams available in spf 15, 30 and 50. Usually I would use spf 30 for everyday and spf 50 when on vacation but since I’m pregnant and therefore more prone to pigmentation spots I decided to stick to the spf 50. Does it do the trick? Yes, and I can honestly say that these are the best sun products I’ve ever tried. The Sun Face Cream Spf 50 doesn’t get my skin to break out and it doesn’t make it greasy. Plus it works perfectly over a moisturizer or under a foundation.
Also in my bag I always carry the Sun Stick Spf 50 (not pictured here), which I apply throughout the day on my forehead and above the lips to avoid pigmentation spots.
The Sun Body Oil Spf 30 is another favorite of mine. Not only does it make sure that I don’t get burned when enjoying the sun, it also really makes the skin glow and never greasy, which is quite important when you’re at the beach or wearing your favorite dress.
Read about two of my other Rudolph Care favorites for the body over at Octobernine.dk (I promise you’ll love them even if you’re not pregnant)