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Clinique Makeup: Blue Smokey Eyes

Blue Smokey Eyes

I Rarely Wear Makeup

I don’t know how to put on makeup. And with laziness, I have difficulty learning! My obsession is more about the care of the skin and hair. Then I met the talented Aïcha, the makeup expert of Clinique Belgium who created a tailored made make-up for me. For day and night, discreet, nomadic and glam! And I love it!

To help you here are the products used (above photomontage):  Photo 1, the blush: Cheek Pop. And the concealer: Airbrush Concealer. Photo 2, the eye shadows: All About Shadow Squad. The eye pencil: High Impact Custom Black Kajal Noir Sur Mesure Impact Optimal (couleur bleue). The mascara: High Impact Extreme Volume Mascara. The lipstick: Clinique Pop Matte Lip Colour + Primer.

As we all have different skins, I recommend you adapt the colors to your skin tone (complexion, blush, lipstick). Have fun and keep it simple!

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Fashion & Beauty For Skiing in Switzerland

My Beauty Kit

Efficiency & Simplicity

What to pack for a ski weekend in Switzerland? Essentials in mini doses: everything has to be weight light, useful and compact. Multi function products with two goals: to moisturize and nourish in depth (picture above). 

An organic olive (or Jojoba) oil which can be used to remove make-up (face & eyes) and as a day and night care for face. I mix it with a moisturizer, the Facial emulsion of Bee Nature. And I also apply my organic olive oil after the shower as a body (and hand) oil and as a hair care! Two sample size masks for face (detox) and for eyes (decongestant and super moisturizing). An ideal sun protection: Ideal Soleil 3-en-1 taches teintes anti-taches noires SPF50 + of Vichy.

My shopping selection: to access the product, click on the image.

For hygiene: a Dove Compressed deodorant, disposables toothbrush with mini toothpastes. And as I was going to the hotel, I didn’t have to carry a face and body cleanser. I was wrong! If you have a very sensitive skin, put in a smaller container, your cleanser. I missed so much my super gentle Huile de douche Atoderm of Bioderma and a moisturizing mist to boost hydration.

The Make-up Kit

A MAC iridescent-matt blush, blush and mascara. And a mini black pencil and two brushes. My almost finished fragrance of Moderne Muse Le Rouge of Estée Lauder.

My shopping selection: to access the product, click on the image.

In My Travel Bags

By Hand

Gone are the days when I charged myself as a donkey for a short or long journey! On the picture above: here is what my unique handbag contains to get to the airport, board the plane and the arrival at the hotel. 1. I prefer a large super lightweight canvas bag, washable and easily foldable. In which I add a leather clutch (2) to tidy up the plane tickets and to go out at night.

3, While travelling, I wear my ski gloves, under ski jacket and after ski boots to lighten my carry-on. 4, Pen and notebook, like for the book : to give me good conscience, LOL! 5. Inseparable (but I managed to loose it on another trip): the charger of my smartphone! 6. A (Spa water-based) hand cream by Bee Nature with a disinfectant, lip moisturizing and of course, my addictive Estée Lauder red lipstick.

My shopping selection: to access the product, click on the image.

7, Un peigne king size, vu ma tignasse, avec élastique intégrés (LOL!). Un rouleau adhésif anti peluche, poil, duvet et autres : essentiel lorsque l’on porte des vêtements noirs! Tout doit être évident à trouver, donc moins il y en a, mieux c’est!  7, A huge comb for my huge hair (LOL!). A lint roller: a must-have when wearing black clothes! Everything has to be obvious to find, so the less is always better!

My Hold Luggage

My bag on wheels is so small, weight light and compact I could keep it in the cabin! The Osprey Ozone Convertible is my big favorite! The best luggage I’ve ever had! Simply awesome, discreet and stylish!

1, My ski jacket. Easy tip: Roll all of clothes for optimum space saving. And put a big ski sock (9) in each shoe. 2, My ski pants. 3, My fleece sweater. 4 & 5, T-shirt and tank tops. 6. A pair of dressed boots for dinners.

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7. A ski cap. 8 & 11. Ski underwears: long sleeve top and underpants. 10. City socks. 12, Canvas bag and sunglasses. 13, Arena Bodylift Swimsuit. And 14, a pouch (which I sewed by hand!) with underwears. And I traveled with the black pants I wore every night.

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My Summer Skin Care Essentials

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I Really Like Oils!

Here are two super gentle oils to cleanse and remove makeup that I apply with light massages and rinse with cold water. I try not to use cotton except when I have to remove heavy make-up. 

L’Occitane Shea Cleansing Oil (above left picture, 2) and the Huile Fondante Démaquillante (Milky cleansing oil with avocado oil extract) of Payot (above left picture, 3), in handy travel size. This mini product lasts I brought with me in several short trips recently. 

Last winter, after a treatment, the My Spa By Payot in Meribel (French Alps) offered me some products, including a travel kit. I knew the brand by name. The products are excellent, with dreamy textures and scents. They perfectly match the needs of my skin! 


As a moisturizing tonic, I spray all over my face the Eau thermale minéralisante de Vichy (a pure mineral-rich water / above left picture, 1). Without waiting for the water to completely dry on the skin, I apply my cream mixed with little shea oil, organic olive or coconut oil. I use this mist anytimes of the day.  

Targeted Skincare

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In Summer, My Combination Skin Overheats

between sun, sweat, sea water, sand, dust, sunscreen applications and cleansing in the morning+before and after the beach+evening (too much!). So I need to boost my routine with a gentle peeling and a recovery mask.

I have finally discovered the famous French brand, Garancia, with the Pschitt Magic New Skin (above left picture, 1). This micropeeling without abrasive particles nor glycolic acid is a foam for daily use to cleanse and refine skin texture. “Its active ingredients “melt” the dead cells and give the skin the ability to regenerate itself from the inside out.

As I have a very sensitive skin, I prefer to use it 2-3 times in the week, usually at night after removing the make-up. Or before going to a dinner. In this case, after applying my moisturizer, I add the new Garancia Hallucinogen, 4-in-1 Sheer Veil Foundation – Liquid powder (above left picture, 2) to brighten the complexion.

Good base for a light makeup that I finalize with the Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Powder Bronzer. And the Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Shimmering Nudes – Pure Color’ All-Over Illuminator (above picture right, 2) which is also my subtle pearlescent pink lipstick and eye shadow. A little bit of black mascara and pencil and basta! I’m not into I don’t do contouring makeup, nor Cleopatra eyebrow.

When I do a peeling, I like then to apply a mask. So I tested the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Concentrated Recovery Powerfoil Mask with 2X Hyaluronic Acid. La pause du masque demande une certaine dextérité (c’est mon premier masque façon “coréenne”). Putting the mask requires some dexterity (well, it’s my first “Korean style” mask). The texture is thick and the skin tingles during the 10 minute pause (!). But what a surprise by removing the mask! My skin is plumped like a baby. 

Serums and creams

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I simplify

I love to test many products of the same range. So let’s start with two moisturizing creams for day and a night, with very pleasant textures and discreet scents : L’Occitane Shea Face Soothing Fluid  (1) and La Roche Posay Toleriane Ultra Intense Soothing Care (2).

I use them all the time! And when my skin is reactive, I stop everything except La Roche-Posay Toleriane (specific for intolerant sensitive skin). I also like their airless container, more hygienic.

I’ve almost stopped using my anti-aging cosmetics for few weeks. I will go back to my anti-aging routine next fall, to repair the sun damage. Nevertheless, several times a week, I apply the Estée Lauder New Dimension Shape + Fill Expert Serum and Expert Liquid TapeThey have a firming effect and I remain faithful to Estée Lauder.

Sun, Sun!

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Please, I Need Sun Without Wrinkles!

I am both lazy and active and I really enjoy outdoors activities and water sports! My selection of sunscreens is very limited but super effective. I’ve almost never travelled without a sunscreen of La Roche-Posay Anthelios (thanks to my acne past!) or Vichy!

My favourite for the face is the Anthelios XL SPF50+ Gel crème Anti-brillance de La Roche Posay (in Belgium and France) / La Roche-Posay Anthelios Clear Skin Face Dry Touch Sunscreen SPF 60 (in the US / picture below, 1). Great for my combination skin that turns oily in summer!

I also really like the body sunscreen Anthelios XL SPF50+ Spray Ultra Légère de La Roche Posay (in Belgium and France) / Anthelios 60 Ultra-light Lotion Spray (in the US / picture below, 2). Nice texture, easy to apply and no white marks. 

For the late summer, I also added in my bag two new products of the Vichy Ideal Soleil range : for the body, the Gel de lait ultra-fondant sur peau mouillée ou sèche SPF30 (in Belgium and France). And for the face, the Soin anti-taches teinté 3-en-1 SPF50+ (in Belgium and France, photo below 3). As always with Vichy, textures are really nice to apply. 

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