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Let’s Talk Primers

Posted on: October 5th, 2015 by Olena 49 Comments

My HG primers for fall/winter


A good primer is such an excellent product to solve some specific skin problems prior to wearing foundation. Nowadays there are many different types of primers on the market. And although each primer has a different formula, all of them form a smooth film on top of the skin, on which foundation glides on more evenly and stays for longer.

Pro Application Tips:

1)  Apply just a pea-size amount of a primer in a thin Read more

Asian “Beauty Trend”

Posted on: September 25th, 2015 by Olena 50 Comments

Korean Pore Covering Loose Powder SPF30  PA++ by Shara Shara

pore covering powder

Recently Asian makeup products became very popular in Europe. I believe this new “Beauty Trend” started with Lisa Eldridge’s trip to Seoul last year. After she had made a few Korean and Japanese inspired makeup tutorials and hauls, the Internet exploded with endless talks about Asian products. And recently when I was browsing one of my favorite online shops StrawberryNet I came across the “Guide to Korean and Japanese Cosmetics” … Read more

Makeup Tips Everyone Should Know. Part 1 – Foundation

Posted on: September 15th, 2015 by Olena 38 Comments

Follow these pro make up tips for your best makeup ever!



As a makeup artist I often teach women how to apply different makeup products. First of all, let me say that I believe makeup is not a strict dictate of any “beauty standards”. Fashion magazines/blogs can be an endless source of ideas to choose from, especially when you do not have real teachers. But when you replicate your favourite trendy look or follow any makeup suggestions, keep in … Read more

“Smoke and Mirrors” by Jane Iredale

Posted on: September 7th, 2015 by Olena 26 Comments

Smoky Eye Step by Step


I cannot believe how lucky I was with the choice of eye shadow palettes last month! I’ve already raved about “Eyes Are The Window” in “Mind” by Stila and now it’s time for “Smoke and Mirrors” by Jane Iredale.

I had been looking for “all in one” smoky eye palette for quite some time, but everything I could find was either a selection of only brown or only purple or only black-grey shades, etc. So … Read more

“Hydra Veil” by Illamasqua

Posted on: August 27th, 2015 by Olena 19 Comments

Part Hydrator + Part Primer =?


I got to know about “Hydra Veil” by Illamasqua from Wayne Goss on You Tube some time ago. And although after his review I got interested in the product, the price of “Hydra Veil” put me off and after some consideration I decided not to buy it. But recently I had a chance to test this product! I’ve got a sample of “Hydra Veil” with my purchases and the amount of it was more … Read more