Summer Essentials

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The long-awaited summer is finally here, so we can at last enjoy long afternoons on the terraces, picnics in the parks, getaways to the seaside and all the other joyous activities of the season. Let’s not forget about the thrill of wearing shorts, and skirts, and dresses, being bare-legged, barefoot, and sometimes even virtually naked! While we believe that your gorgeous body and a wide smile are your best accessories for these next three months and we ourselves will be cutting on the make-up considerably, there’re some essentials that will help us to turn up the heat this summer. And we can’t wait to share them with you: Continue reading

Urban Decay Naked 2 vs. Maybelline The Nudes

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Even if you’re not a big fan of eye make-up or maybe haven’t mastered it quite yet, there should be a nude palette in your cosmetic bag for the occasions when you need to look a bit more glamorous and dressed-up. Actually, especially if you don’t apply eye-shadows so often, you should really look into nudes, because they’ll allow you to experiment with different colour combinations without risking to ever look like a circus artist or someone who doesn’t have a clue what they are doing. Continue reading

What to Buy? (April) – Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Fatigue Blur

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In the world of million cosmetics products and limited budgets, we know how hard it can be to choose how to spend your hard-earned money. That’s why we’ve decided to make it ever so easier for you to know where to invest. We’re introducing What to buy? – a selection of must-haves that we can’t live without and soon neither will you. Each month we’ll tell you about a single product that we’ve tested and loved, providing you with the links to webshops where you can order it with worldwide deliveries, so you’ll be just a couple of clicks away from what’s hot right now.

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Deborah Lippmann – Whisper Spring 2015

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Inspired by Deborah Lippmann‘s new Spring 2015 collection, we’ve decided to step up our photo-editorial game and shot a story about imponderable pastel colours, first rays of intangible light, misty mornings in bed, faint whispers and soft touches.

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Best Mascaras According to Aline

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Being a real Russian at heart, I rarely leave home without dressing up and fixing my make-up (if you’re not familiar with Russian tradition of looking gorgeous, you should visit my motherland one day and count how many girls on heels you can spot in one minute: on a Tuesday morning… in a subway). To say the truth, I won’t even take out trash without looking in the mirror and making sure that the hair looks all right. However at the same time as much as I fear being under-dressed, I hate over-dressing and wearing inappropriate amount of cosmetics. My no-matter-what-essential-kit consists of just two products that I put on every morning, even if the world is coming to an end or I’m in an extreme hurry. Those are a perfect-matching tone and an eye-opening mascara.
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Street Beauty from Elite Model Look Casting in Stockholm

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Last week Beauty Pie headed to Täby C in Stockholm where international model management agency Elite was holding a casting for its renowned Elite Model Look contest that discovered top models such as Cindy Crawford, Stephanie Seymour, and Gisele Bündchen. We’ve scouted four young beauties and asked them about their favourite cosmetics, bloggers and YouTube channels. Continue reading

Search for the Perfect Foundation. Part I. MAC

This article (or a number of articles as the title suggests) has begun as a review on MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation. But as I showed its text to Olga and Niina, I’ve realized that I had a lot more to say and research about foundations than a normal Beauty Pie review could handle. So I’ve decided to make it a multiple part story about my explorations on the way to the ultimate foundation. Here’s Part I: my hate and love for MAC.

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