I’ve invited my newest style muse Barbara Kovacevic, or @barbieekay as you may know her from insta, to share what’s in her beauty cupboard, to give us all something extra to swoon over. Plus girl can dress, and no explanation is needed as to why she made the cut in the recent My Favourite Street Style Instagrammers post..
Barbara says: “My skin care routine usually begins in the evening, before bed; because doing a full routine at 5am in the morning (due to shift work) just isn’t ideal. I usually start by washing my face with hot water to open pores, then rinse with cold water to close them back up. I then use my Clarisonic Classic Sonic Skin Cleansing System (what a tounge-twister!) which is worth every cent! Before buying it, I thought I was cleaning my skin quite well, but I was seriously misled. It removes every bit of makeup, dirt and oil that I miss cleansing with my hands alone. It has improved my skin tone, helped reduce pores and leaves my skin feeling super fresh and radiant. You can use any cleanser but I like to use the Daily Essentials Refreshing Cleansing Lotion by Nivea. Usually after this, I apply Mabel & Meg Lumilixir Serum which contains vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines (because who wants wrinkles in their 20s?!). I swear by it”.
“My makeup look is usually very natural with lots of bronze tones. I usually use the Brightening & Tightening Complexion Primer Potion by Urban Decay to develop a good base for the rest of the makeup. It has taken me years to find the right foundation but I’ve finally found one that is perfect. Napoleon Perdis Stroke of Genious Liquid Cashmere Foundation is by far the best foundation I have ever, ever used. The coverage is just right so it doesn’t make my face look cakey or shiny – and as an added bonus it has an SPF 20!
Camera Finish Powder Foundation by Napoleon Perdis is usually something I brush on lightly after the liquid foundation to give my face a matte-like look. When the whole contour craze happened in the beauty world, I couldn’t decide which palette to buy so I opted for a cheap version and stumbled across the Sportsgirl Time to Define Contour Pallete. It is actually so perfect so after various Youtube tutorials I think I have figured out somewhat how to do it. I only use this kit when I’m going to events or in need of a more dramatic makeup look. I also use the highlighting powder from the palette on my cheekbones to give me a healthy glow”.
“My go-to bronzer is the Sun Bunny Bronzer by Two Faced which I also use as an eyeshadow. I have eyelash extensions so I don’t really need mascara but for a more dramatic look I draw on a cat eye with Revlon’s Colourstay SKINNY eyeliner. I give my brows a little love by using the Hourglass Arch Brow Scultping Pencil. Lastly, lipstick. My two favourites are Napoleon Perdis Mattetastic Lipstick in ‘Sophia’ and Chanel Rogue Allure Velvet in #34“.
Do you use anything of the above like B, and love them just as much? Share with me in the comments!